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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!