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Westminster Brother Named Pitcher of the Week Honorable Mention by NCBWA

Published on: March 25, 2023

Freshman Derek S. Archer (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’22) was recently an honorable mention for “Pitcher of the Week” for the NCBWA and was named the “Rookie of the Week” by the NCBWA.  Derek notched his first collegiate win with a one-hit, nine-inning shutout in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Grinnell College (Iowa). The right-hander, who carried a…

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Beta Tau Number I Named MSU Chapter President of the Year

Published on: January 20, 2023

Matthew J. Frischhertz (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’18) was named Mississippi State University IFC President of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year. Matt has served as Number I, Number V, and Number IX. “He left his chapter better than he found it and created a great foundation for the upcoming leadership,” his nominator commented. “He has…

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Tulsa Brother Named Outstanding Senior

Published on: October 31, 2022

Matt Mangan (Mu–Tulsa ’19), a biochemistry major from Hot Springs, Arkansas, was honored by the University of Tulsa for outstanding achievement as a 2022-23 Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior. The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award recognizes TU seniors who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award is bestowed…

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Louisiana-Monroe Alumnus Receives Professionalism Award from Shreveport Bar Association

Published on: October 31, 2022

Lawrence W. “Larry” Pettiette, Jr. (Gamma Nu–Louisiana-Monroe ’72) is the 2021 recipient of the Professionalism Award by the Shreveport Bar Association (SBA). This award is given annually to attorneys whose practice and personal conduct exemplify the highest level of integrity, dedication, and honor in the practice of law. Larry was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in…

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MTSU Alumnus Recognized for Distinguished Service by Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors

Published on: October 18, 2022

Clemson University Assistant Dean of Students Gary Wiser (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’99) has been named a recipient of the 2022 Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award, given annually by the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA). The award recognizes individuals who have exhibited outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas:…

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Tulsa Leaders Recognized by Fraternity & Sorority Life Office

Published on: July 13, 2022

During the University of Tulsa’s 2022 Greek Banquet held by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, two brothers were recognized. Dominic J. “Dom” Lupo (Mu–Tulsa ’19) received the Outstanding Senior award and Outstanding Chapter President award. Blake A. Chrismer (Mu–Tulsa ’19) received the Outstanding Scholar award. Additionally, the Mu Chapter was recognized for excellence…

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Dawn Wiese Receives Silver Medal from North American Interfraternity Conference

Published on: July 11, 2022

During the 2022 Foundation for Fraternity Excellence (FFE) Awards of Distinction Banquet, Dr. Dawn Wiese received the North American Interfraternity Conference’s (NIC) Silver Medal. The banquet was held on Tuesday, August 30th, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom during the Dual Meeting of FFE and the NIC. The presentation of the NIC Gold Medal and Silver…

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West Florida Recognized for Campus Engagement

Published on: May 2, 2022

The University of West Florida Provisional Chapter received an award from Fraternity and Sorority Life for Campus Engagement. “I believe that campus engagement is a very important aspect of fraternity sorority life,” Number I James “Ryley” Barker said. “Not only does it help the members of your organization see how other organizations work but also…

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Whitehead Named Among Louisiana Legends Honorees

Published on: March 30, 2022

For more than 30 years, Friends of LPB has honored Louisiana’s best and brightest as Louisiana Legends and this year a Natchitoches man is among the honorees. They have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as philanthropy, science, sports, environmental conservation, and the humanities. Thomas N. Whitehead (Gamma Psi–Northwestern State ’72), expert and preservationist for the Clementine Hunter…

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2021 Award for Chapter Excellence

Published on: February 10, 2022

This spring, hundreds of undergraduate officers and future leaders of their respective chapters met at one of five regional Officer Training Conferences throughout the nation. Along with educational programming on scholarship, risk management, sexual misconduct, Ritual, and other areas of chapter operations, chapters were recognized for their achievements for the previous calendar year. Chapters are recognized…

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