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Psi Delta Alumnus Appointed to UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees

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This month the North Carolina General Assembly appointed two new members of the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees; Teross Young and Dennis N. Bunker III, Psi Delta 1981. According to Chancellor Philip Dubois, both men “have been actively engaged with UNC Charlotte since they were students and have always looked for ways to give back to their alma mater. I am excited to work with them in their new roles as Trustees.”

Brother Bunker’s current involvement with the University includes a position on the Executive Committee of EXPONENTIAL:  The Campaign for UNC Charlotte. He has previously served on the UNC Charlotte Foundation Board, was President of the Alumni Association Board, and served as an Advisor to our Psi Delta Chapter. After graduating in 1981, Brother Bunker went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and currently engaged in commercial real estate development.

His four-year term on the thirteen-member Board of Trustees began on July 1. Congratulations, Brother Bunker!

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Chancellor of UNC Charlotte Philip Dubois (left) with Kathy and Dennis Bunker III, Psi Delta 1981. Photo courtesy of UNC Charlotte.




  • Alphas and Thetas Academy to be Held in Orlando on January 5-7, 2018

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    An exciting new program has been developed jointly between the Chi Phi Fraternity and the Educational Trust. In 2018, Alphas from across the country will be joined at their annual conference by Thetas – our New Member Educators – at the newly formed Alphas and Thetas Academy.

    After eight years of successfully hosting an event exclusively for Chapter Alphas, we are thrilled to finally have the ability to bring in more Officers to this remarkable program. This “Educating the Educators” program is designed to bring Chapter Presidents and New Member Educators together to better understand their roles as leaders and educators and how they can most effectively introduce change and progress into their Chapters.

    Due to scheduling conflicts with other major events occurring in the Atlanta area during the weekend that Alphas Academy has traditionally been held, the National Office has elected to change location for this year’s Alphas and Thetas Academy. On January 5-7, 2018, these Officers will come together at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, for a weekend of programs led by National Staff, Grand Council and Educational Trust members, Alumni, and other Undergraduates who have previously served as Alphas and Thetas.

    Thanks to grants provided by the Educational Trust and generous Chi Phi donors, this program is provided at no cost to our Undergraduate Officers; only transportation to and from Orlando is required.

    We are very excited to see our Alphas and Thetas in Orlando! More information and registration will be provided as January approaches.

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    The Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida: Site of the 2018 Alphas and Thetas Academy.




  • 2017 Award Winners Recognized at 152nd Congress

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    During an afternoon reprieve from the fast-paced and productive 152nd Congress this Saturday, Chi Phi was able to recognize individuals and Chapters which have helped make the Fraternity what it is today. Congressional Delegates and their guests were treated to a luncheon during the awards ceremony which recognized twenty-five individuals and organizations within Chi Phi who have excelled this past year.

    In addition, during the Congressional Banquet in the evening, Chi Phi was able to recognize seven Alumni members with the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding dedication and service to the Fraternity.

    Please join us in congratulating the following Brothers on their awards!

    Athletic Excellence Award:

    Braxton Baird, Delta Theta Colony 2019

    William D. Parr Chapter Zeta Award:

    CJ Connelly, Delta Theta Colony 2019

    Highest GPA Award:

    Beta Chapter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Outstanding Communications:

    Delta Theta Colony, Clemson University

    Most Improved Chapter Recruitment Award:

    Upsilon Chapter, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Outstanding Recruitment Practice Award:

    Towson Colony, Towson University

    Outstanding Philanthropic Service Award:

    Theta Chapter, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement Award:

    Delta Pi Chapter, Georgia Southwestern State University

    Eta Theta Chapter, University of Maryland

    Bates Block for Campus Involvement Award:

    Phi Lambda Theta Chapter, Bucknell University

    Outstanding Alumni Newsletter Award:

    Pi Theta Chapter, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    Outstanding Alumni Event Award:

    Xi Delta Chapter, Florida Institute of Technology

    Theta Chapter, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Beta Chapter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Alumni Association of the Year Award:

    Eta Delta Alumni Association, University of Southern California

    Delta Xi Alumni Association, West Virginia Wesleyan

    Chi Phi Club of the Year Award:

    Boston Chi Phi Club, Boston, Massachusetts

    Chapter Advisor of the Year Award:

    Charles Allen, Theta Delta 1982

    William M. Byrd Alumnus of the Year Award:

    Gary Simons, Theta Delta 1964

    Faculty Advisor of the Year Award:

    Dr. Warner R. Windborne, Epsilon 1988, Hampden-Sydney College

    Campus Administrator of the Year Award:

    Liz Shayler, Chi Omega Fraternity, Lehigh University

    Thomas A. Gehring Award:

    Eta Theta, University of Maryland

    Phi Lambda Theta, Bucknell University

    Theta Chapter, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Thomas A. Gehring Award: Most Improved:

    Delta Pi Chapter, Georgia Southwestern State University

    Distinguished Service Award:

    Jonathan Rawls, Rho Delta 1985

    Henry “Rocco” Carnevale, Mu 1980

    Matt Van Duinen, Beta 2010

    Matt Apesos, Mu 2005, Pi Delta 2003

    Mario Lento, Xi Delta 2012

    Dave Davis, Theta Delta 1973

    Frank Kovacs, Iota 1973




  • Funds Raised by Pi Theta Presented to Local Organizations

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    This week the Sara Rose Hougom Foundation presented checks in excess of $11,000 to various groups in the La Crosse area, including the local police department and Big Brothers Big Sisters. A portion of those funds was raised by the Pi Theta Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse during their 5th annual Sara Softball Tournament.

    The Foundation promotes violence awareness and prevention and provides positive opportunities by uniting and supporting area youth with community members, businesses, and local authorities to facilitate a brighter, safer future in honor of the founder’s daughter, Sara, who passed away in 2012.

    Sherry Hougom, Sara’s mother, presented the donations during a local little league baseball game and also announced a new initiative of the Foundation; “Share the Love, Sara Style.” Sherry and her volunteers have collected candy, stuffed animals, and school supplies to create care packages for children in need. The care packages will be distributed by local police officers.

    For more information and updates from the Foundation, visit their Facebook page.




  • Delta Pi Celebrates 20 Years – Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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    The weekend of May 26-28 marked the 20 year mark for our Delta Pi Chapter at Georgia Southwestern. The Undergraduates, Alumni, and families celebrated with a weekend-long reunion and celebration of Brotherhood at GSW.

    Events that weekend included a flag football game, a concert by a Brother’s band, and plenty of community meals and camaraderie. Many Founders of the Chapter made a return to Americus, as did Alumni from every era of the Chapter’s existence.

    The celebration culminated on Saturday evening with a banquet and reveal of the total sum of Delta Pi’s Capital Campaign for improvements to the Chapter House. Their fundraising efforts proved more than fruitful, as they far surpassed their initial goal of $10,000. Funds from their campaign will go toward improving common areas and study spaces and providing better heating/cooling throughout the house.

    What a great way to kick off the summer!




  • Did you know that a simple cheek swab can help save a life?

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    Did you know that a simple cheek swab can help save a life?

    Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.

    Patients like Chris Leahy, Gamma 2002, need donors who are a genetic match. Even with a registry of millions, many patients cannot find a match. A simple cheek swab can help determine your compatibility with Brother Leahy and thousands of others like him who are waiting for a blood marrow donor.

    To learn more, visit Be The Match Registry’s FAQ page here. To register in honor of Brother Leahy, visit bethematch.org/ChrisLeahy. By using this link, your willingness to donate will be extended to other patients whose doctors are checking the Registry daily; however, if you wish to be tested only as a potential match for Brother Leahy, you may have your testing done privately.