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Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Alumni Board Meeting Notes
During the board meeting held over Blue/White Weekend, alumni, active brothers and advisors came together to speak about important issues for Beta Theta Pi.
Major points of discussion included the treasurer's report, the chapter president's report, an alcohol/hazing update, continued planning for the upcoming 125th anniversary event, and new business regarding ways to get local alumni more involved through events with actives.
Click the headline to read the minutes from this April's Alumni Board Meeting. Continued...
Friday, May 03, 2013
In MemoriamWe regret to inform you of the recent deaths of Brothers Steve Weeks ’74 and Jack Ainsworth Brown ‘52.
Both Steve and Jack will be missed dearly by the brotherhood. Our condolences go out to all friends and family for both brothers.
Click on the headline to read more about Jack, and for details regarding a life celebration event for Steve on May 18th. Continued...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Undergraduate Chapter Welcomes 5 New Members, Congratulates 27 Graduating Seniors
A few weeks ago, the Alpha Upsilon chapter added 5 new members to the Brotherhood. Jeff Stillwell ’16, Jared Hagerman ’16, Alex Gornick ’15, and Kyle Mannion ’16, all were initiated April 25, along with dedicated Chapter advisor, Dr. James Strauss. We are all very proud of their initiation into Beta Theta Pi and we look forward to their commitment and excellence within the fraternity and throughout Penn State.
A whopping 27 brothers will graduate this May, ready to take the values learned as brothers into the start of their careers and adult life. Congratulations to all of the seniors who are graduating this semester and who have made significant impacts on the current brotherhood as well as Penn State. We want to wish them the best of luck in their future successes, whether that be out in the workforce, graduate school, and any other endeavor.
Click the headline for a full list of the graduating seniors' names. Continued...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Rebuilding the Bridge at Alpha Upsilon
Alumni Board President Terry Shine reports on the status of three ongoing goals and the collective effort to repair the "Bridge" at Alpha Upsilon. This letter is featured in the recent print edition of Wooglines
. In case you missed it, read on: Dear Brother Beta,
When we began the effort to reconstruct the “Bridge” at Alpha Upsilon, we set three strategic goals for the efforts of our Brotherhood. I’d like to use this opportunity to remind you of those goals and provide a status report. As you will see, while we have made tremendous progress, the reconstruction project is incomplete.
GOAL ONE: Re-establishment of the active chapter / bringing our charter back to Alpha Upsilon.
Status: Complete. Through the work of many alumni and...
Click the title to read more. Continued...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A Primer on AY BTP Finances
Alumni contributions to the chapter are critical for our financial survival.
We thought it might be helpful to remind everyone that there are three ways to support AY, financially: Continued...
-The Howard Walton Mitchell Fund
-The Abbey Leadership Foundation (ALF)
-The Alpha Upsilon Scholarship Funds through Penn State University
Click to find out more information about these giving opportunities, and how to get involved.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Beta Named THON Overall ChairRyan Patrick
, a current senior at Penn State and an AY brother, has just been named the Penn State 2014 IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon Overall Chair. In terms of competition, this position is one of the most difficult to be elected to as an undergraduate at University Park. Out of the seven applications, only four were granted interviews and after hours of debate between the current Overall Committee, Ryan was official elected as the Overall.
Ryan’s dream and passion has become a reality and we all know that he will do his best and be the best in his position to “inspire tomorrow’s miracles” for the kids. Congratulations once again on this wonderful achievement! Click here to read more from Onward State
Monday, April 01, 2013
"An Incredible Group of Actives"
Thank you to Dan Wilhelm '79
for sending us the following...
'"I got a chance to return to the House after a two-year absence in January. What an incredible group of actives. I stopped by on a night they had a coat and tie dinner social with the Thetas. To the man, they greeted me warmly and engaged in thoughtful conversation.
Still have a ways to go with the alumni but we're getting there." Continued...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013