Chapter News & Omegas: January 2018
The following are the submissions received for January 2018.
To submit Chapter News and Omegas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Undergraduate officers can also report updates on their chapter by logging on to LCAOne/Officer Portal and accessing the “Submit Chapter News” form. If you cannot find news from your chapter, then no information has been submitted for this month.
Chapter members helped bake food for the Alpha Psi open house. They also participated in the Greek Week kick off and went bowling.
Arizona State (Zeta-Psi)
James A. McHugh died.
Joseph Cleveland died.
The chapter conducted an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for nine associate members. Ritualist Aengus Walker and Fraternity Educator Frank Cullen co-managed the coordination of this important event.
Indiana State (Iota-Epsilon)
Andrew Molnar died Jan. 31, 2018. He a loving husband and a proud father who loved his children with all his heart. He enjoyed lifelong boating, animals, and searching for all types of unique restaurants and boats.
Thomas B. Roper Jr. died Jan. 3, 2018. After graduating with an industrial management degree from Georgia Tech, he earned his doctorate of law from Emory University and MBA from Georgia State University. His early career path was in financial investments, but he soon found his passion in a very different but much more rewarding type of investment – people. He spent the next 30 years at Kennesaw State University – from business law instructor to associate professor emeritus.
Northern Colorado (Sigma-Omega)
The chapter added new competitions and bylaws to encourage increased focus and participation on academics and philanthropy. During formal recruitment, the chapter added six associate members. One of the chapter’s successful recruitment events was a “Casino Night” where brothers played poker and blackjack with potential new members.
On Nov. 12, 2017, chapter members held a paper bag food drive that collected nearly 1,000 pounds of food for the Heartland Community Center.
South Dakota School of Mines
During the Martin Luther King Jr. day of service, chapter members collected the second highest amount of food for Feeding South Dakota. On Feb. 5, the chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for 12 new members.
The colony donated 230 pounds of food to Feeding Tampa Bay, which equals approximately 192 meals.
Texas – Austin (Alpha-Mu)
Gary T. Wilson died.
Jeff T. Boucher died Jan. 18. He was a proud 28 year retiree of the USAF Reserves with the rank of Lt Colonel. He worked for Gulf Oil, Sinclair Oil, ARCO, and as an oil and gas banker in Houston.
The chapter added seven associate members during spring recruitment. Along with members of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, chapter brothers volunteered their time with the Boys and Girls club of London.
William Jewell (Epsilon-Nu)
Spencer Ruwe spent five days in Washington DC at the Creating Change conference, which was sponsored by the national LGBT Taskforce. Ruwe is a members of the campus’ LGBTQIA+ organization. The conference addressed how a campus leader can improve and strengthen their LGBT group on campus. During formal recruitment, the chapter added seven associate members: Chirs Seward, Spencer Owens, Wyatt Phillips, Joseph Duncan, Jacob Davis, Patrick Rohfling and Aubrey Wiggans.