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November 17, 2020

 Frank Paredes Wins the Chief Probation Officers of CA's Award of Excellence

Special Assistant Francisco "Frank" Paredes (California State Northridge 2006) was awarded the 2019 Award of Excellence from the Chief Probation Officers of California. Read the full story here.

November 3, 2020

 Andrew Carter Named One of Ingram's "20 in Their Twenties for 2020"

Andrew Carter (Missouri 2013) was recently named to Ingram's Magazine "20 in Their Twenties for 2020" list as an emerging leader in the Kansas City area. In 2017, Andrew founded Let it Fly Media (LIFM) with his partner, Ben Walnick. Previously, Andrew worked as a broadcast journalist in sports and news for over four years. He also won the 2016 Heartland Chapter Regional Emmy Award for Weekend Newscast - Medium Markets.

Click here to read more about Andrew on Ingrim's site.

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

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. 


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