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June 12, 2019

 Bill Martin Receives FEA's Distinguished Service Award

On May 30, Executive Director Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975) received the Fraternity Executives Association's (FEA) Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes persons who have contributed outstanding service in the betterment of all college fraternal organizations by such accomplishments as: sustained and successful leadership in Interfraternity affairs and in support of the FEA.

Jonathan Brant (left) of Beta Theta Pi was the other recipient of the Distinguished Service Award this year.

 
 
June 12, 2019

 Amelious Whyte Receives NIC's 2019 Advisor Award of Distinction

Amelious Whyte (Minnesota Faculty), faculty advisor for the Mu Sigma Chapter, received the NIC's 2019 Advisor Award of Distinction. This award recognizing individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to guiding and mentoring a chapter, council or community.

Click the link for more information about the NIC's Advisor Award of Distinction.

 
June 11, 2019

 Oregon Undergrads Host Philanthropy to Support Pediatric Cancer Patients

The Epsilon Omicron Chapter hosted their inaugural Spike Cancer Philanthropy to raise money for Blankets for Cancer (BfC). The event included a spike ball tournament for University of Oregon students with catered food and drinks. The event raised $3,637 for BfC. Additionally, several brothers traveled from Eugene to OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland to deliver blankets and visit pediatric cancer patients (pictured below).

The Chapter chose to support BfC, because it was founded by Blake Arnold's (2020) uncle, Adam Rinde (Arizona 1992).

 
May 17, 2019

 Arizona Graduate Brothers Attend Karl Eller's Memorial Service

Several graduate brothers from the Upsilon Alpha Chapter at Arizona attended the memorial service for Karl Eller (1952).

Pictured (L-R): Brent Moody (1961), Dick Nixon (1959), Ron Harper (1959), Vince San Angelo (1962), J. Craig Barker (1982), John Marietti (1961) and David Engelman (1959).

 
April 23, 2019

 Alabama Wins Order of Omega Outstanding Fraternity Award

The Theta Chapter was named Alabama's 2019 Order of Omega Outstanding Fraternity. This is the second time in the last three years the Chapter received this award.

 
April 9, 2019

 Virginia Tech Graduate Brothers Enjoy a Mini Reunion in Tokyo

Virginia Tech brothers Roel Cuejilo (1988) (left) and Bill Woodward (1989) (right) happened to be traveling to Tokyo in the same week, so they organized a mini reunion happy hour on April 1 with Yuichi “Weej” Kusumoto (1995) (middle), who is a Tokyo native.

 
March 27, 2019

 The Pi Sigma Chapter Wins Pittsburgh's 2019 Greek Sing Philanthropy

The Pi Sigma Chapter teamed up with the Kappa Delta Sorority and Pi Kappa Theta Fraternity for Pittsburgh's 2019 Greek Sing. Greek Sing in an annual philanthropy event that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network. Teams competing in the Sing were given five months to choreograph nine dances to their chosen theme. Pi Sigma's team won the competition, with their "The Office" themed performances.

 
March 7, 2019

 Wittenberg Brothers Start Company to Help Students Move Stuff to College

Wittenberg brothers Nick Ludwig (2013) and Trey Hicks (2017) are currently working on a startup called Stuff2College. Stuff2College is a services that allows students to consolidate their stuff in boxes and ship it together, at an economical rate, to their college. For more information visit Stuff2College.com, and enter the F1J1 promo code to receive 15% off.

Nick and Trey are also looking for brand ambassadors. Email Trey@stuff2College.com if you are interested.

 
February 28, 2019

 Kevin Meiselman (Quinnipiac 2020) Creates Mental Health Podcast

Kevin Meiselman (Quinnipiac 2020) has always been very open about his experiences with mental illness, something many individuals have experienced in some form. Recently, he started a podcast as a platform to talk to individuals about their mental illness and how they have overcome it. Last weekend, Kevin pitched his podcast idea at the Self Employment in the Arts competition in Chicago. He was a finalist in the competition and awarded funding for his podcast, Behind the Mind.

Click on the link to listen to the Behind the Mind Podcast.

 
February 18, 2019

 Three Former Field Secretaries Meet for a Duck Hunting Trip in Arkansas

Former Field Secretaries Wes Martin (Missouri State 2009) (middle), Brett Pytel (Toledo 2008) (left) and Ryan Pigg (North Alabama 2009) (right) went on a duck hunting trip in Humphrey, Arkansas from January 11-13.

 
February 14, 2019

 Iowa State Graduate Brothers Meet for 7th Annual Brothers Ski Trip

Iowa State graduate brothers traveled to Sun Valley, Idaho for their 7th annual brothers ski trip.

Pictured (L-R): Dave Knoernschild (1989), Pete McNally (1990), Bill Westfall (1989), Bryan Young (1989), Mike Hagan (1988), Joe Price (1986) and Sean Cassidy (1987).

 
February 12, 2019

 Clint Johnson Releases 14th Book With Major History Publishers

G. Clinton "Clint" Johnson, Jr. (Florida 1975) published his 14th book with major history publishers, Tin Cans & Greyhounds: The Destroyer That Won Two World Wars. It was released February 12 by Regnery History of Washington, D.C. It traces the history of naval destroyers of four nations; United States, Great Britain, Japan and Germany from the development of the ship class in 1874 through the end of World War II. 

Clint used his journalism degree by writing for scores of magazines and newspapers for several decades. He wrote his first non-fiction book in 1996. Most of his works have been on the American Civil War. Tin Cans & Greyhounds is his first book on naval history.

More details on the book can be found at www.ClintJohnsonBooks.com.

 
February 5, 2019

 Peter Stoddard (Georgia 1979) Publishes His First Biography

Peter Stoddard (Georgia 1979) published his first biography on the late Lewis Grizzard, Georgia's and America's greatest humor columnist, entitled Lewis Grizzard: The Dawg That Did Not Hunt.

The book is available at Amazon (paperback or Kindle). 

 
February 4, 2019

 Brothers from Eight Texas Chapters Gather for Second Texas Fiji Summit

On February 2, eight Texas chapters participated in the second Texas Fiji Summit: Kappa at Baylor, Sigma Eta at Sam Houston, Delta Tau at Southern Methodist, Tau Deuteron at Texas, Alpha Mu at Texas A&M, Tau Chi at Texas Christian, Tau Delta at Texas Dallas and Lambda Tau at Texas Tech. There were 68 undergraduate and graduate brothers in attendance, including three Archons and several graduate volunteers across the state. Archon Councilor Ed Gabe (Hanover 1990) kicked off the Summit with a session on the Fraternity's Ritual and values, and Archon Vice President Jim Link (Ohio Wesleyan 1982) followed with a presentation on Building Courageous Leaders. Undergraduates discussed challenges and successes across their chapters and planned for the upcoming academic year with the graduate advisors. The Summit was organized by Kirk Walden (Texas Arlington 1972) and hosted by David Symonds (Texas Christian 1997) and the Texas Christian Chapter.

 
February 1, 2019

 John Vanek Releases Second Book of a Three-Book Mystery Series

John Vanek's (Case Western Reserve 1970) novel, Miracles, was recently released worldwide (paperback and E-book). Miracles is the second book of the three-book Father Jack Austin mystery series. For more information about John or to order the book, visit www.JohnVanekAuthor.com.

 

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