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Three Brothers Participate in Bradley's Big Ideas Competition
April 5, 2022

 Beta Pi Brothers Pitch Their Invention at Bradley's Big Idea Competition

Beta Pi Brothers McKeegan Curran (2024) (left), Jerad Grewe (2022) (middle) and Matthew La Haye (2023) (right) participated in Bradley's Big Idea Competition. This annual competition gives students an opportunity to pitch their new inventions and ideas to potential investors. During the year's competition, McKeegan, Jerad and Matthew proposed their idea for a new type of solar powered vending machine using compressed air to rapidly cool beverages on demand.

 
February 24, 2022

 Phi Gamma Delta Is Celebrating Black History Month

Phi Gamma Delta is celebrating this year’s Black History Month by sharing the achievements of some of our Black brothers over the past year: 

  1. Jordan Neely (Embry-Riddle 2018) graduated from the Air Force pilot training in 2021. Jordan said, “it was a very rewarding feeling to see all my hard work pay off, and I feel I owe it to FIJI for setting me up for success." 
  2. Update from George (Idaho 2020) and Patrick Ngalamulume (Idaho 2017), who were featured in the spring 2017 magazine cover story:
    George was elected president of the University of Idaho (UI) Black Student Union, interned at law firm in Boise post-graduation and is now in his first year at the University of Idaho College of Law. He is following in the footsteps of his brother, Patrick, who passed the Idaho State Bar in 2020 and now works as an associate attorney at Parsons, Behle & Latimer.
  3. Tremayne Smith (East Carolina 2011) has had a successful career working as a staffer in both chambers of Congress and at JPMorgan Chase, where he currently serves as business management association for the Global Office of Diversity & Inclusion. He is currently pursuing a post-graduate certificate in social justice at Harvard University. Additionally, Tremayne is a national speaker for The Jewish National Fund, a nonprofit organization that works towards building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
    To learn more about Tremayne, read the spring 2021 magazine "Spotlight" section. 
 
February 18, 2022

 Richard Pan (Wabash 2024) Wins 1st-Generation College Student Scholarship

Richard Pan (Wabash 2024) was awarded the "Realizing the Dream" scholarship from the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI). He was one of 28 first-generation college students selected from a private, nonprofit college/university in the state of Indiana. Richard who is a philosophy, politics and economics major, received a $3,000 scholarship from ICI.

Click here to learn more about Richard's story.

 
February 14, 2022

 The British Columbia Chapter Holds Wreck Beach Cleanup Service Event

Brothers from the Pi Chapter at British Columbia held their Wreck Beach Cleanup community service event on February 12. The event was held in partnership with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Project and the City of Vancouver and the local parks board. Brothers, with the help of friends from the UBC sororities, spent the day cleaning up the beach to help keep their city beautiful.

 
February 7, 2022

 Six Knox Brothers Shave Their Heads to Raise Money for St. Baldrick's

Gamma Deuteron at Knox once again hosted their annual St. Baldrick's philanthropy event. This year, six brothers shaved their heads, raising $2,504 for the event. The Chapter donated an additional $1,500, bringing their total to $4,004 donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which will fund childhood cancer research.

 
January 15, 2022

 Cincinnati Brothers Attend Bruce Ziegler's (1971) Wedding in Florida

On January 9, Bruce Ziegler (1971), Chi Omicron at Cincinnati's first Colony President, got married at Burnt Shore Marina in Punta Gorda, Florida. Several founding fathers of the Chapter also attended the wedding, where they were pleasantly surprised to receive their Gold Owl pins, which celebrate 50 years of membership.

Pictured (L-R): Marvin Larry Sprague (1971), Bruce Ziegler, Chuck DeWitt (1972), Robert Lamar (1971), Dan Adovasio (1971), Bill Dowdney (1971) and Steve Crowe (1972)

 
January 5, 2022

 Arizona State Brothers Complete 750+ Community Service Hours in 2021

In 2021, Alpha Sigma at Arizona State completed 751.5 community service hours, with over 300 hours volunteered at the Salvation Army and over 180 hours volunteered at Feed My Starving Children.

The Chapter's most recent service event was the 2021 Valley Partnership Community Project, benefiting the Salvation Army, on December 4, 2021. Brothers volunteered by landscaping, painting the facility and packing food and hygiene boxes.
Pictured: Several brothers with Tempe Mayor Corey Woods (center) at the Valley Partnership Community Project.

 
December 15, 2021

 Rose-Hulman Brothers Volunteer at the Annual Bike for Tikes Service Project

On December 4, brothers from the Rho Phi Chapter at Rose-Hulman participated in the annual Bikes for Tykes community service project, organized by Terre Haute's Chances & Services for Youth. Brothers helped by assembling bicycles, which were later distributed to deserving local children for Christmas. Additionally, the Chapter had the largest volunteer turnout of any university group.

 
November 22, 2021

 Texas's 1971 Pledge Class Celebrates at Their 50th Anniversary Reunion

On October 15, Tau Deuteron brothers from the 1971 pledge class gathered at the University of Texas chapter house to celebrate their 50th anniversary reunion. There were 25 brothers in attendance, including 22 pledges and three recruitment captains.

Pictured - back row (L-R): Skipper Nelson (1974), Rick Halden (1977), Gil Lundquist (1975), Clay Smith (1975), Stan Caskey (1975), Peter Barbour (1975), Bruce Hotze (1974), Gary Pugh (1975), Scott Shaeffer (1975), Jackson Hooper (1975) and John Thomas (1975). Front row (L-R): Steve Pearce (1975), Doug Barnes (1975), Chris Sharp (1975), Joe Flack (1973), Roger Lutz (1975), John Gordon (1977), John Newton (1975), John Peloubet (1975), Frosty Moore (1975), John Patton (1976) and Clark Covert (1975).
Not pictured: Jack Nash (1975) and Ras Redwine (1975).

 
November 17, 2021

 Arizona State Brothers Raise Over $58,000 By Shaving Their Heads

On November 14, Alpha Sigma at Arizona State hosted the Shave to Save philanthropy event, where 47 brothers shaved their heads to raise money for TGen's Center for Rare Childhood Disorders at the Transnational Genomics Research Institute (The Center). By agreeing to shave their heads, brothers raised over $58,0000 for The Center, far surpassing their fundraising goal of $50,000.

The Chapter chose this philanthropy for two reasons: 1) Jim Harris (1974), who passed away from a progressive neurodegenerative disease in 2020. Jim asked that any memorial gifts be donated to The Center. 2) Braden Belnap's (2023) cousin, Seth, has a rare disease that dramatically affects his quality of life and his life expectancy. The Center successfully diagnosed and prescribed treatment for Seth, allowing him to live with fewer complications and restrictions to his life.

For more information about the event, click here.

^ Pictured: Before (top) and after (below).

 
November 8, 2021

 Kappa Upsilon at Kent State Celebrates at Their Re-Chartering

On November 6, Kappa Upsilon at Kent State held their re-chartering, and 21 brothers were initiated. The Chapter was initially chartered on April 23, 1960.

 
October 22, 2021

 Illinois Fiji Sire & Son Summit the Highest Mountain in Mexico

On October 7, Steve Spontak (Illinois 1985) (left) and his son, Nicholas (Illinois 2019) (right), summitted the Pico de Orizaba in Mexico, which is the highest peak in Mexico and the third highest peak in North America at 18,491 feet.

 

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