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Fall P&G Preview

Monday, October 29, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Teri Forsythe
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The fall issue of The Purple and Gold will mail out soon, but before it comes to your mailbox here is a preview of what you will see. In addition to the major articles highlighted below, the issue also includes reports from Trust Chairman Julian Emerson, B '80, and Annual Fund Chairman Steve Rickmeier, EΔ '69, as well as a preview of the 175thConvention.

If you have not been receiving your issues of the P&G, we may have an outdated address for you. Please take some time before November 5 to update your address and ensure that you continue to receive the P&G and other Chi Psi materials.

Chi Psi Entrepreneurs

Jimmy Wilson, TΔ ’73, and James Haltom, Σ ’03, Cook Up Winning Strategy
"It’s been kind of a whirlwind bromance so to speak. The first time I met Jimmy was in passing at the Chi Psi Central Office in Nashville,” James explains. "We were discussing his background as a lawyer-turned-businessman and, at that time, I was thinking about getting involved in my first business outside the practice of law. I mentioned to Jimmy that I was thinking about getting involved in a taco restaurant, and he said ‘Well heck, I used to own a bunch of Taco Bells!”

"My kids do now!” interjects Jimmy.

With 30 years between them, the Sewanee alumnus and University of North Carolina graduate have little in common on the surface, but after discussing their experience and interests, the two realized they could make a powerful team and invested together in that taco restaurant.


The Chi Psi Educational Trust Names the First Tom Brown Scholar
This year, The Chi Psi Educational Trust awarded the inaugural Thomas H. Brown Memorial Scholarship, which was created to recognize Brothers with the entrepreneurial spirit that Thomas Brown, E ’66, personified. After reviewing a number of excellent applications, Adam Moen, N ’12, was chosen to receive the inaugural scholarship to help fund his business project Real EmPowerment Solutions LLC. 

"This scholarship literally allows me to make this business a reality,” Moen says. "It has allowed me to quit my job for a local consulting company and just focus on my consulting business and OURspace.”

 


Good News from The Chi Psi Educational Trust

The Miller Travel Grant: 'Practicing Pro-People Medicine'
By Ekjot Grewal

Chi Psi has worked with the Miller family to repurpose the Peter Paul Miller Scholarship to a travel grant program. This provides undergraduates with financial support for these unique educational experiences. Ekjot Grewal, P '11, received this year's award to fund his research of rehydration therapies in the Dominican Republic.


Sigma Brothers Jenrette & Herring Make Generous Gift
Chi Psi has received a $600,000 gift from Sigma Brothers Leonard Grey Herring '48 and Richard Hampton Jenrette '51. The gift includes $200,000 for the National Fraternity and the same amount for both the Alpha Sigma Alumni Corporation and The Alpha Sigma Foundation.

 


Convention Marks Century at Illinois

Alpha Zeta Delta has been a continuous part of the Chi Psi family and the University of Illinois community for 100 years. As one might expect from such an enduring group, planning for their Centennial celebration has been in the works for 25 years. And it just seemed natural to invite the whole Fraternity to join in celebrating their birthday bash. 

More than 300 Brothers converged on Champaign-Urbana to celebrate the Alpha’s centennial and take part in Chi Psi’s annual family reunion.  The following pages detail for you events, awards, and business from our 171st Convention.    


Membership & Extension Plan Underway

Alpha Alpha at Wesleyan
This fall, our 12 young colonists at Wesleyan University are joined by 15 additional recruits in the work to recolonize Alpha Alpha. Four of these men attended the 171st Annual Convention and Spencer Institute and returned to Wesleyan with the knowledge and resources needed to work towards a petition for Alpha status.

Alpha Xi Delta at Texas Tech
On August 20, Chi Psi's membership and extension team hit the ground in Lubbock, Texas for a major recruitment push in the re-establishment of Alpha Xi Delta at Texas Tech, and after 6 weeks of hard work, have recruited 50 to Texas Tech's top young men.

Alpha Gamma at Ole Miss
Chi Psi is set to return to the University of Mississippi in the spring semester of 2013. Over the last twelve months, the Central Office has been working closely with Alpha Gamma Alumni and the University of Mississippi to develop plans for Chi Psi's successful return to Ole Miss.


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