Beta Gamma Chapter Restored at Charleston
On Saturday, November 21st, 2020, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Beta Gamma Charter to the gentlemen of the College of Charleston Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at Emeline in Charleston, South Carolina.
Since the provisional chapter was established in April of 2019, members have been involved in philanthropy and service within the Charleston community and on campus, including organizations such as the Lowcountry Food Bank Muscular Dystrophy Association and a local children’s hospital throughout the last several semesters. The chapter has participated in school-sponsored activities including IFC Street Sweep and collected jackets for the Veterans Affairs Cold Cloth Drive. In Spring 2020, the chapter participated in the IFC Basketball Tournament Fundraiser which raised more than $6,000.00 for the local children’s hospital. The members have completed more than 80 hours of service per man during their time as a provisional chapter.
Members hold officer positions and membership within extra-curricular organizations including, Charleston 40 Tour guides, Student Government Association, Honors Engage, Greek Emerging Leaders Program, Impact Scholars, Honors Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (ELLC), Honors Ambassador, Student Veterans Association, Department of Geology Benthic Acoustic Mapping and Survey Program, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Outdoors Club, and Hillel Jewish Student Union. Members additionally participate in athletic organizations including the Club Rowing Team, Club Baseball, Club Soccer, and Tennis Club.
Members of the Provisional Chapter were initiated into Kappa Alpha Order on Saturday, November 7th at the Washington Light Infantry in Charleston, South Carolina, by members of the Zeta Phi Chapter at High Point University and Zeta Psi Chapter at Campbell University.
Delta Lambda Chapter was originally established on January 15, 1904.
Re-founding Brothers of Beta Gamma Chapter
Jabez Danielson III
John Cole Marchionda
Prentice McNeeley V
James Robbins III
George Swearingen IV