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Two Alumni Join FGCU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Published on: May 11, 2021

Two alumni brothers of the  Zeta Pi Chapter at Florida Gulf Coast University recently joined the  FGCU Alumni Association Board of Directors; David C.Merrill ’08 and Bradley D. Williams ’12. The FGCU Alumni Association promotes and assists with programs and attends key alumni events, inspiring other graduates to give their time, talents, and financial support…

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Thomason Retires as Keeneland’s President and CEO

Published on: May 10, 2021

In July, Keeneland President and CEO William W. “Bill” Thomason, Jr. (Theta–Kentucky ’74) announced that he would be retiring from the global horse racing and sales company to spend more time with his family at the end of 2020. “Bill Thomason has led Keeneland with passion and integrity and with a commitment to its customers…

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Florida Southern Alumnus Organizes Lakeland’s First Indie Festival

Published on: May 10, 2021

Lakeland, Florida held its first Indie Festival on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at The Yard on Mass with a large turnout from the local community. Music management and business administration graduate, Christopher P. “Chris” Torres (Gamma Pi–Florida Southern ’05), coordinated with the venue to hold an event where local musicians could showcase some of their…

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Delta Alpha Brother Helps Friend Resolve Issue Over Unemployment Benefits

Published on: May 7, 2021

Alton Tisdale, a brick mason from Dinwiddle County, Virginia, had been trying to resolve an issue over receiving his unemployment benefits from the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) for four months after COVID-19 left him and one million other Virginians jobless. “The work got slow, and I was like the last to get [hired] there,” Tisdale…

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Western Carolina Brother Succeeds with Shoe Line 

Published on: May 4, 2021

Having a good idea is one thing, although possessing the necessary qualities to turn that idea into a successful reality is a rare trait. But using his drive, his education, the Internet, and the principles instilled in him as a KA brother, Hayes Brumbeloe (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’04) has created a successful international business in just a few years. Brumbeloe is the founder and CEO of the company…

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Arkansas State Alumnus Named to ASU System Board of Trustees

Published on: March 29, 2021

After increasing the number of board positions from five to seven and extending the appointments to seven-year terms, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchkinson appointed Paul Rowton (Delta Eta–Arkansas State ’95) to the Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees. ASU System President Chuck Welch said the three appointees, which also include Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr….

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Outstanding Beginning Teacher – Branden Beeler

Published on: March 29, 2021

Branden Beeler (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’17) was recently named as an outstanding beginning teacher by the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Branden is a physical education teacher for Bush Elementary School in Fulton, Missouri. To celebrate his achievement, friends and collegues surprised him with a caravan of cars decked out with signs and streamersMonday…

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Westminster Alumnus Committed to Dental Health

Published on: March 29, 2021

A top professional in the field of general dentistry, Dr. Gary Z. Hatutian (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’78) is the owner & operator of Executive Hills Dentistry in Overland Park, Kansas. He and his staff are committed to individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored for unique dental needs and goals. They work…

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MTSU Alumnus Featured in College of Liberal Arts’ Magazine

Published on: March 29, 2021

Jimmy White (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’93) and his wife, Melody, were recently featured in the alumni magazine for Middle Tennessee State’s College of Liberal Arts. While both are from Jackson Tennessee, the article details the unique story of how it took the two foreign language majors to both attend MTSU to finally meet. Read…

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Brewing Success in the UK

Published on: March 10, 2021

Newberry Brother Goes to the UK to Study Brewing Many people graduate from college and take their degrees into the world to start a career in their chosen field. But after graduating with a BA in history and a minor in military science, Benjamin Brooks (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ’07) joined the U.S. Army and is now…

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