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Alumni Twins Win Olympic Gold

Winning their first Olympic gold medal and 79th career doubles crown in tennis were Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, the Stanford University alumni twins, who previously earned a bronze medal in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games. In London, they won five straight matches before defeating a French twosome for their gold medal prize. Two other Greeks from NIC member fraternities made big contributions to the U.S. men's basketball gold medal victory. Serving as managing director for the squad was Jerry Colangelo (Phi Kappa Psi from Illinois), while Jim Boeheim (Delta Upsilon from Syracuse) served as an assistant coach.

University Officials Recognize Chapter's Efforts

Officials from Washington State University's Center for Civic Engagement applaud the Washington Beta chapter for its members' hard work. The men completed more than 750 hours of community service during the 2011-2012 academic year. Some of their projects included their participation with Adopt-a-Block and College Hill Association, two events in which they cleaned up areas of their community.

Flex Out Hunger Tops Totals

Virginia Tech University says the Flex Out Hunger donation program, sponsored by our Virginia Zeta chapter, received a record amount of more than $18,000 this year. The program allows students to donate all, or some, of their flex dining dollars for the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance food pantry. Last year, the food pantry helped 2,182 families, and provided nearly 109 tons of food. To see the group’s TV news coverage, click HERE.

Davidson Alum Makes Incredible Gift for Financial Aid

Edward L. “Ted” Baker (Davidson ’57) a former trustee of Davidson College and chairman emeritus of Patriot Transportation Holdings, Inc, has given the second largest gift in the school’s history. He committed $25 million in support of The Davidson Trust. The fund supports 100 percent of admitted students’ need with grants and student employment without tapping into loans that would give them a financial burden.

ESPN Exec Earns Award

The National Football Foundation has announced that ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer (Denison ’80) will be honored with the organization's 2012 NFF Distinguished American Award. Under his leadership, ESPN acquired significant landmark contracts with such major conferences as the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. The network also acquired rights to the Bowl Championship Series beginning with the 2010 season. Bodenheimer also championed ESPN's philanthropic efforts, helping the V Foundation (named in memory of basketball coach Jim Valvano) raise more than $100 million for cancer research since 1993 and spearheading efforts of employees to contribute 30,000 hours of community service in celebration of ESPN's 30th anniversary. The cable-sports pioneer will receive his award at the NFF's 55th Annual Awards Dinner December 4th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

Archam Gets Dean’s Honor

Leadership School Archam and Innner Circle graduate Weston Ryan (Cal State-San Marcos ’12) received a high honor, one of The Dean's Awards for Outstanding Graduates, recently. Ryan graduated with a B.S. in kinesiology and a B.A. in psychology.

Adviser Recognized by Alma Mater

Bobby Banks (Southern Mississippi ’72), a longtime Mississippi Sigma adviser and Distinguished Service Award recipient, was inducted into his alma mater’s Greek Alumni Hall of Fame for his hard work and dedication to fraternity life.

Presidential Candidate a Member

Gary Johnson (New Mexico Tau ‘75) has been nominated by the Libertarian Party as its official candidate for the next United States Presidential Election.

Collegiates Win Greek Men of Year

Three collegiate brothers earned their schools’ Greek of the Year Award for their leadership and contributions to their chapters. Joseph Patron of Massachusetts Sigma, John King of Massachusetts Epsilon, and Tyler Torres of Virginia Chi took the honors. King and Torres have also been selected to serve as a Leadership School ambassadors this summer.

Northwestern Brother Drafted for NFL

The San Francisco 49ers drafted Illinois Psi-Omega collegiate brother Al Netter for the coming season. The standout senior played for the Wildcats as an offensive lineman and is excited to return to his home state to play for the pros. To see a feature story on Netter from ABC7 Chicago, click HERE.

HQ Sponsors Four for UIFI

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, in support of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, will be sponsoring four collegiate members to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) sessions this summer. The Fraternity covers their tuition, and the program gives brothers a chance to define and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness and commitment to their Greek-letter organizations. The brothers who have earned these UIFI scholarships include: Aaron Birney (Toledo), Alex McGrail (North Carolina-Charlotte), Elliott Wiegman (Worcester Polytechnic) and Daniel Woodcock (Toledo).

YMCA CEO Raves about Chapter

The men of Illinois Psi-Omega received kudos from both Northwestern University’s Vice President for Student Affairs and the YMCA CEO for their work on the True Gentlemen Day of Service. As part of an annual tradition, members washed windows in the Youth Lobby and shoveled more than 500 cubic feet of mulch in the Children’s Center playground on a Saturday morning. Adviser, House Corporation President and Past ESR Dick Lies (Northwestern ’67) pitched in on their labor efforts as well.


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