a historic celebration of brotherhood

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a historic celebration of brotherhood
Alpha Sigma Phi
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AUGUST 2015
A HISTORIC
CELEBRATION
OF BROTHERHOOD
On July 30 through August 1,
Alpha Sigma Phi held its
International Leadership
Conference in the heart of
downtown Columbus, Ohio. The
2015 edition of Elevate rewrote
the record books, drawing the
largest number of Alpha Sigs as
the Fraternity approaches 170
years of operation.
The weekend also saw two
first-time winners of the Grand
Senior Presidents Trophy,
Epsilon Delta (Maryland)
and Zeta Kappa (Whitewater).
WHAT’S INSIDE
EXPANSION PREVIEW
ELEVATE RECAP
AWARD WINNERS
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3
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CURRENT NEWS, HISTORY, & MILESTONES
ALPHA SIG PARTNERS WITH
AWARE AWAKE ALIVE
Alpha Sigma Phi announced a partnership with its newest
philanthropic beneficiary on July 30. Aware Awake Alive is
a non-profit organization based out of Austin, Texas with a
mission to prevent the senseless loss of young adult lives
from alcohol poisoning.
“We believe that partnering with Alpha Sigma Phi will yield
positive outcomes as this fraternity fosters leadership and
works hard to make the world a better place,” said Lisa
Dow, Executive Director of Aware Awake Alive.
AAA joins RAINN, Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters
and Homes for Our Troops as the five philanthropic
parterns of Alpha Sigma Phi. To learn more, click here.
EXPANSION
I’M AN ALPHA SIG
Alpha Sigma Phi will run a new social media campaign
throughout the duration of the fall semester.
The campaign is called “I’m An Alpha Sig” and is based on
the individuals of our great brotherhood. It is our goal to
collect testimonial-style content from our undergraduate
and alumni members to piece together the message of
what makes Alpha Sigma Phi a life-changing experience.
Submissions will be shared on social media, with the
brother’s photo and his quote.
For complete details and to learn more about I’m An Alpha
Sig, click here.
PREVIEW
FALL 2015
ALPHA ALPHA
THETA DELTA
BETA ZETA
THETA EPSILON
GAMMA GAMMA
THETA ZETA
EPSILON SIGMA
THETA ETA
THETA BETA
THETA THETA
THETA GAMMA
THETA IOTA
OKLAHOMA
HOUSTON
MONTANA
NC STATE
UCONN
AKRON
UTAH STATE
NEVADA
OREGON
AVERETT
MARY WASHINGTON
TEXAS STATE
CHAPTER FOUNDERS DAYS IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST
Epsilon Phi (Sonoma State) - 8/21/2010
Zeta Theta (UNC-Asheville) - 8/28/2012
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ELEVATE 2015 RECAP
A HISTORIC CELEBRATION
OF BROTHERHOOD
Held exclusively every other year, Elevate - International
Leadership Conference provides current undergraduate and
alumni brothers the chance to see the Fraternity on a
broadened scale. While the majority of the fraternal
experience will come at a local level, this program provides
opportunities to network and share in brotherhood with other
undergraduate men, the alumni who came before them, and
Fraternity Staff. The 2015 edition of Elevate was held at the
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, where a record
number of brothers convened in what is now the largest single
gathering of Alpha Sigs in the Fraternity’s storied history.
In the Service & Philanthropy Track, men were sent into the
community to make an impact in Columbus. A total of four
groups served the host city of Elevate. Alpha Sig partnered
up with LifeCare Alliance, Keep Columbus Beautiful, Grange
Insurance Audobon Center and the Salvation Army.
Alpha Sigs
volunteered at
LifeAlliance,
where they
assisted with
Meals on
Wheels
efforts.
A brand new philanthropic
partnership with Aware Awake
Alive was revealed at Elevate
on July 30. Shannon Kostecka,
a spokesperson from the
organization, took the stage at
kickoff to communicate AAA’s
goals within the partnership,
as well as ways Alpha Sigs can
help the cause. Now one of
Alpha Sig’s five philanthropic
beneficiaries, AAA goes in
conjunciton with the value of
Charity.
Brothers
joined forces
with Keeping
Columbus
Beautiful to
clean up
local streets.
During the
Career Prep Track,
attendees wrote a
resume and went
through an extensive
interview process.
Pictured, John Chaney,
Indiana ’67, serves as one
of the interviewers.
The Pi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi at Colorado was honored
during the Manigault/Anderson Awards Dinner on July 31 for
their 100th year as a chapter. Beta Chi (American) and Beta
Psi (Rensselaer) were also honored for 75 years and counting.
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MEETING OUR DONORS
“
Briefly describe what you decided to do with your career after
graduating from college.
My senior year, almost by accident, I interviewed with an insurance company, never
expecting to take a job with them. They offered my a job, I accepted and spent 41
years in the insurance industry. I had a great career and never regretted my career
choice.
How has being a part of the Fraternity helped you in your professional
career?
NAME
RODNEY RUPP
CHAPTER & INITIATION
BOWLING GREEN ’70
(GAMMA ZETA)
SCHOOL & GRADUATION
BOWLING GREEN ’73
DEGREE
BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION
FRATERNITY POSITIONS
PRESIDENT
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
BOARD, CAPITAL AREA UNITED WAY
BOARD, LANCING SYMPHONY
BOARD, STONE CANYON COMMUNITY
FOUNDATION
As a business major, I knew I wanted a career in the business sector. I didn’t
realize until I was well into my career that the leadership opportunities I had in my
fraternity would help me obtain leadership positions in my career and give me
confidence to take on leadership responsibilities.
As an alumnus, what is the most rewarding aspect of donating to
Alpha Sigma Phi?
Donating to worthy causes is like planting seeds; the reward comes later, but only if
the plant is taken care of properly. The rewards which come from donating to Alpha
Sigma Phi will come as the funds are used to grow men ready and willing to make a
positive contribution to our society and become positive role models to other young
men.
What were some of the factors that played a role in you deciding to
make your gifts to Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation?
Looking back, my fraternity experience helped get me to where I am today, in a
position to be able to help others. I hope my gift helps young men have positive
experiences in college which can lead to successful and productive lives.
What do you hope your commitment provides Gamma Zeta in years to
come?
I am hopeful that my contribution, along with many others, will help to ensure a
long future for Alpha Sigma Phi at Bowling Green State University.
BE A MENTOR. BE A GRAND CHAPTER ADVISOR.
If anyone is interested, please contact Denis Beaudoin at [email protected]
IUSB
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA
MOREHEAD STATE
MOREHEAD, KENTUCKY
STIRLING
STIRLING, SCOTLAND
OREGON
MISSOURI VALLEY
EUGENE, OREGON
AVERETT
LOGAN, UTAH
MARSHALL, MISSOURI
DANVILLE, VIRGINIA
UTAH STATE
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2015 AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & CUP WINNERS
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DESERVING BROTHERS
ALUMNI AWARDS
EVIN C. VARNER, JR. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS
UNDERGRADUATE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
MICHAEL E. YOUNG
MURRAY STATE ’94
DR. OTTO SONDER CHAPTER ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
MARK S. BUNDY
ILLINOIS ’77
ALEX BRIZARD
GEORGIA REGENTS ’11
NIK GELO
LAWRENCE TECH. ’12
ARIZONA ’12
ANDREW HALLACY
GEORGIA TECH. ’12
DISTINGUISHED MERIT AWARD
PENN STATE ’55
GSP
Maryland
Whitewater
GOLD CUP
Ohio Wesleyan
Iowa State
NJIT
Georgia Tech.
UNC-Asheville
Virginia
MOST IMPROVED
McDaniel
SILVER CUP
BRAD MARR
WAYNE STATE ’11
JORDAN NAFT
DELAWARE ’14
COLORADO ’13
RYAN STALEY
McDANIEL ’12
JAMES WHALEN
UNC-ASHEVILLE ’11
ANDREW M. HALLACY
GEORGIA TECH. ’12
BRONZE CUP
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Washington
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MAX RAILEANU
FRANK F. HARGEAR MEMORIAL AWARD
STEPHEN T. BROWN
CHAPTER
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GRAND VALLEY ’11
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KLEINOEDER GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
JOSHUA D. TAN
UC-DAVIS ’13
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR
EVAN P. JOHNSON
SOUTH FLORIDA ’13
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