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Wisconsin Eau Claire - 50th Pig Dinner - 10 Founding Fathers
April 24, 2023

 Wisconsin Eau Claire Celebrates at Their 50th Pig Dinner

On April 22, Epsilon Chi at Wisconsin Eau Claire held their 50th Pig Dinner. Approximately 130 graduate and undergraduate brothers attended the event, including 10 of the original Founding Fathers (pictured).

George Washington & National Capital Fijis - Pig Dinner
April 17, 2023

 George Washington & National Capital Fijis Celebrate PGD's 175th

On April 15, the George Washington Provisional Chapter and the National Capital Fijis (Washington, DC) Graduate Chapter celebrated the Fraternity's 175th anniversary at their Pig Dinner. Some of the brothers in attendance included Maryland Chapter Founding Fathers Bob Ramsey (1979), Dale Rickenbach (1981) and George Albamonte (1980), who were great inspirations to the GWU undergraduates.

Louisiana State - Max Gruver Award
April 13, 2023

 The Beta Rho Chapter Wins Louisiana State's Max Gruver Award

The Beta Rho Chapter won Louisiana State University's Max Gruver Award, created in memory of Max Gruver, a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity who lost his life to hazing and alcohol poisoning.

This award recognizes one chapter in the Greek community that has prioritized their members' overall health and well-being through their organizations values and brotherhood. Beta Rho received the award because of their dedication to their own members, the Chapter’s commitment to brotherhood development and continuous support of one another and the community as a whole. The Chapter has prioritized bystander intervention through all their member education and focuses on taking the time to be there for each of their members.

Chuck Horner & Dick Grace - Diamond Owl Certificates
March 16, 2023

 Chuck Horner & Dick Grace Receive Diamond Owls at Purdue's Pig Dinner

During Lambda Iota at Purdue's Pig Dinner, on March 4, the Chapter awarded Chuck Horner (1951) (left) and Dick Grace (1951) (right) with their Diamond Owl Certificates, which celebrate 75 years of brotherhood. Both brothers have been active in the Lambda Iota House Corporation and the Alpha (Lafayette, Indiana) Graduate Chapter.

Penn State - THON philanthropy
March 7, 2023

 Gamma Phi Brothers Participated in Penn State University's THON

Early this month, the Gamma Phi Chapter participated in Penn State University's THON, a dance marathon supporting the Four Diamond Foundation (FDF) for fighting childhood cancer. Ethan Lew (2023), Patrick Xander (2023) and Joseph Albert (2023) represented the Chapter, dancing for 46 hours straight. The Chapter raised over $50,000 for FDF, which helped the University set a fundraising record of $15 million.

Jim Tuman (Michigan State 1964)
March 2, 2023

 Jim Tuman (Michigan State 1964) Honored With Kentucky Senate Resolution

On February 28, the Commonwealth of Kentucky Senate adopted Senate Resolution 34 honoring Jim Tuman (Michigan State 1964) for his lifelong work and service to youth with a unanimous voice vote. Jim has been a youth advocate and motivational speaker for over 40 years, making him one of the first youth speakers to talk with youth about suicide and depression. During his career, he has spoken to more than 2 million students in over 2,000 schools nationwide to help them cope with issues like teen suicide, bullying and mental health. Jim is also the founder of Jimmy's Kids, a nonprofit serving thousands of children across the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan area.

Jim Tuman - Kentucky Senate Resolution 2-28-2023

Read the full resolution here.

Upsilon Alpha at Arizona - Award Winners
February 13, 2023

 The Upsilon Alpha Chapter at Arizona Wins 11 Greek Life Awards

On February 4, Upsilon Alpha at Arizona received 11 awards at the annual Order of Omega Greek Awards Ceremony. They received five chapter awards: Chapter of the Year (2022), Olympian Health & Wellness Award, Outstanding Philanthropic Contributions, Outstanding Academic Success Program and Outstanding Programming Award. Also, brothers also received six individual awards: Tobi Adigun (2024) won Outstanding Campus Involvement, Bryce Michael (2024) received the Outstanding Community Service Award, Connor Campbell (2025) was awarded Outstanding New Initiate, Brooks Fanger (2023) won President of the Year and Trevor Henson (2019) received Young Greek Alumni of the Year and Chapter Advisor of the Year. 

Wszelaki Donates Stem Cells with Be the Match
February 8, 2023

 Jake Wszelaki (Wisconsin Eau Claire 2014) Donates Stem Cells & Plasma

In December 2022, Jake Wszelaki (Wisconsin Eau Claire 2014) received a call from Be the Match that he was a match with an individual fighting Leukemia. In February, Jake had completed his procedure to donate his stem cells and plasma, and he is hopeful they will help the individual he was matched with.

Jake joined the registry in spring 2017. He encourages others to register with

Tremaine Hawkins - WKU Gilman-McCaine Scholar
January 26, 2023

 Tramaine Hawkins Named As WKU's First Gilman-McCain Scholar

Tramaine Hawkins (2023) was named Western Kentucky University's first Gilman-McCain Scholar, which is awarded to 100 undergraduate child and spousal dependents of active/activated U.S. military personnel for study abroad per academic year. The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) gifts $5,000 to students for internships or study abroad programs. Tramaine, a health care administration major and business administration minor, will use his scholarship to to study healthcare administration in Tanzania.

Rose-Hulman - Bikes4Tykes Volunteering
December 8, 2022

 Rose-Hulman Brothers Volunteer at Bikes 4 Tykes Event

On December 4, the Rho Phi Chapter volunteered at Rose-Hulman's Bikes4Tykes event by assembling over 250 bicycles for children in the Terre Haute, Indiana area.

Rose-Hulman - Bikes4Tykes

Colorado - Neighborhood Clean-Up Service 2022
November 15, 2022

 Colorado Undergraduates Participate in Multiple Service Projects

This semester, Beta Kappa at Colorado planned and participated in several service events. This included cooking and serving breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House, completing two neighborhood clean-up projects (pictured) and assisting with the maintenance of a local park. 

Ball State - Leaf Raking Service 2022
November 5, 2022

 Ball State Undergraduate Brothers Volunteer By Raking Leaves in Muncie

On November 5, Beta Sigma joined Ball State's Student Voluntary Services Organization for their annual fall leaf raking service event. 25 brothers participated by raking yards for people in need throughout the Muncie, Indiana area.


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