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October 6, 2020

 Ohio Wesleyan Brothers from the Class of 1977 Gather for Annual Golf Trip

Theta Deuteron at Ohio Wesleyan brothers from the class of 1977 have been gathering every fall for their annual golf outing. The group decided to uphold their annual tradition this year while following the appropriate social distancing guidelines. They gathered in Northeastern Ohio in September for a week of golfing. 

Pictured (L-R): Steve Walton (1977), Greg Sponseller (1977), Bob DiBiasio (1977), Chris Swift (1977), Byron Choka (1977), Greg McComas (1977), Rick Goclano (1977), Paul Eddy (1977), Dave Vadas (1977) and Ken Sternad (1977).

 
September 18, 2020

 The Utah Grad Chapter Hosts Weekly Zoom Events Amidst the Pandemic

The Utah Graduate Chapter has adapted to the COVID world and increased our outreach and activities by hosting virtual Zoom Grad Night events every week since March 2020. Dozens of brothers have met virtually from across the country to renew our fraternal bonds of friendship and brotherhood. It has been a great opportunity to reach out and re-engage brothers who live far away. Brothers engage in conversation, and occasionally, a virtual card game breaks out.

Pictured: Ten brothers who attended one of the many virtual Grad Night events.

 
August 31, 2020

 Virginia Commonwealth Chapter Hosts Free Food Drive

Throughout the summer, Mu Pi at Virginia Commonwealth hosted a free meal program, distributing approximately 200 meals every Tuesday and Thursday. Brothers helped purchase, collect and repackage food, while following social distancing and food safety guidelines.

 
August 18, 2020

 Wabash Brothers Win International Scholarships to Study Abroad

Latham Davies (2022) (left) and Solomon Davis (2022) (right) earned Wabash's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad. Latham, a religion major, will study abroad in Rabat, Morocco during summer 2021. Solomon, a religion major and education minor, will travel to Salzburg, Austria to study abroad during the spring 2021 term.

 
July 31, 2020

 Sam Houston State Chapter and Brothers Wins Greek Life Awards

Sigma Eta at Sam Houston State (below) was awarded the Outstanding Non-Greek Collaboration Award at the 2020 Annual Pantheon, the SHSU Greek Life Awards Ceremony. They received the award for forming a meaningful connection with SHSU's Diamond Kats. Additionally, Joseph Oviedo (2021) (left, above) won the Demeter Award, as a leader in service, and David Brooke (2020) (right, above) won the Athena Award, for outstanding academic excellence.

 
July 30, 2020

 Four Brothers from the Florida Chapter Hike Glacier National Park

Earlier in July, four brothers from the Upsilon Phi Chapter at Florida spent a week hiking in Glacier National Park in northern Montana.

Pictured (L-R): David Smith (1983), Chris Buffington (1983), Kenn Kowalske (1980) and Ned Westbrook (1983).

 
July 28, 2020

 Pittsburgh Graduates & Undergraduates Gather for Annual Pitt Fiji Open

Brothers from the Pi Sigma Chapter at Pittsburgh once again held their Pitt FIJI Open this year. Seventeen graduates and 14 undergraduate brothers had a lot of fun at the event, while maintaining social distancing. Max Johnson (2020), who played for the Pitt Golf Team, won the event scoring a 76.

Pictured below: Ben Wallander (1989) handcrafted the event's trophy, which was signed by all the brothers who attended the event, as well as Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975), who Ben visited while driving through Lexington, Kentucky.

 
July 22, 2020

 Harold Brinkley (Georgia Tech 1948) Receives Diamond Owl Certificate

Harold Brinkley (Georgia Tech 1948) received his Diamond Owl certificate, celebrating 75 years as a brother of Phi Gamma Delta.

 
July 16, 2020

 Bill Miller Receives the 2020 NIC Advisor Award of Distinction

Bill Miller (Indiana 1962) received the 2020 NIC (North American Interfraternity Conference) Advisor Award of Distinction for his work as a Purple Legionnaire for the Lambda Iota Chapter. The award “recognizes exceptional commitment to advising a fraternity chapter, Interfraternity Council or fraternity/sorority community. Each recipient demonstrates dedication to guiding and mentoring the fraternity members with whom they work, and exemplifies the highest standards of character, leadership and interfraternalism both personally and professionally.” Bill has been and advisor and volunteer for the Fraternity for over 30 years, serving in positions such as Archon President (2008-2010), Ritualist (1979-2004) and Purple Legionnaire (1996-present). He has also received the Durrance Award eight times, winning first place in 2018. For more information about the award, visit nicfraternity.org/advisor-award-of-distinction.

 
July 15, 2020

 Iowa Chapter Raises Money for National Cares Mentoring Movement

From July 6-11, brothers from the Mu Deuteron Chapter at Iowa raised money for the National Cares Mentoring Movement (NCMM) through their Miles for Mentoring Runathon. Throughout the week, donors could choose to donate to sponsor one of 12 brothers (pictured above) to participate in the runathon. For every $5 donated to an individual runner, meant they have to run one mile. Currently, the Chapter has raised over $4,000 for the NCMM, and they are continuing to collect donations. 

 
July 14, 2020

 Juan Dozier Creates Scholarship to Support Diverse Students at WKU

Juan Dozier (Western Kentucky 2020) established the Juan H. D. Dozier II Scholarship at Western Kentucky University (WKU) in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The scholarship will support a diverse WKU freshman or sophomore student, who has been involved in leadership roles and aspires to be a leader at WKU.

Juan said, "The single-most important reason for me to establish this scholarship was to honor the Black Lives Matter movement. I want to assist individuals who seek to become leaders in their field of study and in their community. If we want to see change occur, it must start with us and our ability to lead other individuals."

Read the full story here.

 
July 10, 2020

 Epsilon at North Carolina Donates Remaining Funds to Help UNC Students

After the pandemic hit, the Epsilon Chapter at North Carolina had remaining funds from dues and gross food costs, which they did not know what to do with. The Chapter's executive committee sent an email to members and parents to determine what to do with these remaining funds, and they voted to donate a portion of their refund, $7,254, to the Carolina Student Impact Fund (CSIF). The CSIF supports students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships due to the pandemic. As of June 16, the CSIF has distributed approximately $2 million to almost 2,000 students. The Chapter hopes to continue making contribution to the fund in the future.

For more information, read the UNC article here.

 

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