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2013 Scholars and Fellows Announced!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Teri Forsythe
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Each year, The Chi Psi Educational Trust awards a number of Brothers with undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. Recognizing excellence in academic performance, leadership, community service and a number of other areas, these scholarships and fellowships honor many of Chi Psi’s most influential Brothers while making new opportunities available for our most exceptional young men. This year, $73,250 has been awarded to 26Brothers:

Alpha Epsilon Delta Scholarship
As part of the 2012-2013 Annual Fund Challenge, we award a scholarship in honor of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the dormant Alpha with the highest per capita giving this year.

Logan W. Dodson, Γ ’14, studies mathematics education at the University of Mississippi with a 4.0 GPA. He is an Ole Miss Ambassador, a Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Council member, Mortar Board Representative and Gamma Colony’s current #2.

Tom Brown Memorial Scholarship
After receiving a bequest from the estate of Thomas H. Brown, The Chi Psi Educational Trust established the Tom Brown Scholarship in 2012. The Brown Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate Brother who exhibits strong entrepreneurial spirit and achievement.

Philip M. Lubik, P ’14, studies mechanical engineering at Rutgers University with a 3.77 GPA. The current Alpha Rho #1 has previously served the Alpha as Recruitment Chairman and is active with the Rutgers Dance Marathon, which he served as Assistant Director of Recruitment for two years. Br. Lubik is a founder of Dream for the Kids, an initiative to raise funds and awareness for Embrace Kids Foundation. With the goal of raising $1 million, beginning on July 28, Phil and his team will bike from New Brunswick, NJ to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

James S. Campbell Scholarship
The James S. Campbell Scholarship was created in 2003 by James S. Campbell, Ι ’48, to recognize undergraduate students enrolled in their institution’s business program.

Sean D. Lindsey, B ’14, studies finance and real estate at the University of South Carolina with a 3.85 GPA. The University of South Carolina Woodrow Scholar has served as Chief of Events for the Carolina Finance Club and Lodge Manager and #4.5 for Alpha Beta. Br. Lindsey is also a previous recipient of a Trust Scholarship as well as the Alpha Beta of Chi Psi Fraternity Pledge Scholarship.

David R. Dunlop Scholarship
The David R. Dunlop Scholarship was created in 2013 through a gift from Brother and Mrs. Henry E. Bartels, P ’45, Ψ ’48, to honor Dave Dunlop, Ψ ’59, a longtime Fraternity volunteer and the dean of America’s university advancement professionals. The five inaugural Dunlop Scholars are:

Jesus A. Diaz, Γ ’16, studies biology at the University of Mississippi with a 3.66 GPA. The University of Mississippi Chancellor’s Leadership Student is an Orientation Leader, a member of the ASB Freshmen Council and a Team Leader for The Big Event.

William M. M. Kamin, X ’15, studies political science at Amherst College with a 3.86 GPA. He is an Andrew D. Mellon Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellow and a Research Assistant for the Amherst Departments of Political Science and English. Br. Kamin has served Alpha Chi as #2, #3, #34 and Pledge Class President and is currently a member of the Amherst College Men’s Crew Team.

Anthony J. Rodriguez, P ’15, studies political science and journalism at Rutgers University with a 3.86 GPA. He has served Alpha Rho as Recruitment Chairman, is Director of Rutgers University Television and treasurer of Carpe DM. Br. Rodriguez is a member of the Rutgers 2013 Road to Wall Street Program.

William C. Silkman, ΨΔ ’15, studies international affairs at the University of Colorado with a 3.25 GPA. He is a member of the Student Government Finance Board and has served Alpha Psi Delta as External Vice Presidnet, Greek Week Chairman, Philanthropy Chairman and Historian.

John E. Thilenius, ΨΔ ’15, studies chemical and bioengineering at the University of Colorado with a 3.6 GPA. He is a voting chair member of the University of Colorado Student Government Finance Board and the IFC Justice Board, an intern for the MedAdvance Medical Internship Program and an Eagle Scout. Br. Thilenius has served Alpha Psi Delta as #5 and Standards Chair.

Russ M. Johnson Scholarship
The Johnson Scholarship was made possible by a gift from Russ M. Johnson, Γ ‘31, and was first awarded in 1998.

Benjamin D. Bucinell, Π ’14, studies chemistry and classics at Union College. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of Union’s Varsity Soccer team, Chemistry Club and Mixed Martial Arts Club. He has served Alpha Pi as #4.5 and is currently the Alpha’s #4.

Harold G. Lundberg Scholarships
The Harold G. "Bones" Lundberg Fund for Education was created in 2000 through a gift from Brother and Mrs. Henry E. Bartels, P ‘45, Ψ ‘48, to honor Harold G. "Bones" Lundberg, P ‘24, the long-time stalwart leader of Alpha Rho. The 2013 Lundberg Scholarship is awarded to the following Brothers:

Amit Bansal, P ’13, studies marketing and supply-chain management at Rutgers University with a 3.35 GPA. He is a founding member of the Rho Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity and president of the Childhood Leukemia Foundation.

Graham H. Boyd, Φ ’14, studies biology at Hamilton College with a 3.9 GPA. He is a co-founder of Sidekicks and is a member of the Hamilton College Varsity Men’s Swin Team, Br. Boyd is also the coach and co-captain of Hamilton’s Men’s Water Polo team and has served Alpha Phi as Philanthropy Chair.

Jonathon Graven, ZΔ ’14, studies mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a 3.9 GPA. He is a member of MATRIX Math Club and an undergraduate researcher at the Illinois Geometry Lab. Br Graven serves Alpha Zeta Delta as Webmaster and Illinois Greek Initiative Chair.

Benjamin A. Gold, P ’13, studies history and philosophy at Rutgers University with a 3.63 GPA. Br. Gold is Director of Leadership Development for Rutgers’ IFC and has served Alpha Rho as Alumni Relations Chair.

Blake H. Roth, I ’14, studies information systems and entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin. He is founder, CEO and CFO of technology startup Madison Campus Website Skillwebs LLC. Br. Roth has served Alpha Iota as Steward and Philanthropy Chair, and he volunteers for Special Olympics.

Charlie Smugar, YΔ ’15, studies business and enterprise management at Wake Forest University with a 3.77 GPA. He is male captain of the Wake Forest Univerity Running Club, a Brother of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity and volunteer for Cradles to Crayons.

Peter Paul Miller Travel Grant
In 2000, Brothers Peter P. Miller Jr., Ψ '44; Richard S. Miller, Ψ '56; and their sister Elizabeth M. Francis created the Peter Paul Miller Scholarship to honor their father, Peter Paul Miller, Psi '18. In 2011, the family chose to repurpose the scholarship as the Peter Paul Miller Educational Travel Grant to provide financial support for both packaged study abroad programs and those more freeform and unique educational experiences developed by the participant.

Joshua M. Ford, Σ ’13, is currently earning his MBA at EGADE Business School in Mexico City, Mexico. He previously earned a degree in global studies at the University of North Carolina. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a Morehead-Cain Scholar and has interned with the White House and the FIFA 2010 World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa. While at UNC, Br. Ford was a co-founder and co-president of GenerAction and founder of Project H.E.L.P.

George W. Ray Scholarship
The George W. Ray Scholarship was created in 1996 by Mrs. Margaret N. Ray in memory of her husband George W. Ray, Α ‘30, Ρ ‘31. The Ray Scholarship recognizes academic performance, personal integrity and Chi Psi leadership.

Brian B. Glatt, TΔ ’15, studies biology at The University of the South with a 3.94 GPA. He is a member of the Varsity Swimming and Diving Team, Assistant Proctor for Residential Life and Aracadian Lunch Host with the Office of Admissions. Br. Glatt has served Alpha Tau Delta as #4 and Scholarship Chair.

Peter H. Schenck Scholarship
Peter H. Schenck, EΔ ‘59, an officer and leader at Epsilon Delta during his undergraduate days at Northwestern, continued his involvement through nearly four decades of service to the Epsilon Delta Corporation. Brother Schenck served the National Fraternity through two terms on The Chi Psi Educational Trust and as Chairman of the Trust from 2001 until 2004. This award, created by his loving wife, Ann, honors his selfless dedication to the betterment of his Alpha and Fraternity.

Anthony J. Miner, ΘΔ ’14, studies finance, operations and supply chain management at the University of Washington with a 3.56 GPA. He has served Alpha Theta Delta as #34, Recruitment Chairman and "Stuff the Bus” Chairman and visited Alpha Psi Delta to provide recruitment coaching and assistance. Br. Miner currently acts as Theta Delta’s Undergraduate Recruitment Advisor and is also Vice President of Membership Development of Undergraduate Management Consulting Association.

Sargent H. Wellman Scholarship
The Wellman Scholarship was created in 1991 by Howard Wellman, Χ ‘46, in memory of his father Sargent H. Wellman, Χ ‘12.

Mathew J. Lee, N ’14, studies finance, operations and supply chain management at the University of Minnesota. He has served Alpha Nu as #2, Recruitment Chair, Vice Judicial Chair and representative at Futures Quest Leadership Academy. Br. Lee is also Director of Marketing for the Sports Management Association and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, the Wounded Warrior Project and Relay for Life.

Clifford H. Williams Scholarship
The Clifford H. Williams Scholarship was created in 1961 to honor Clifford H. Williams, Θ ‘02. Brother Williams was the Chairman of The Chi Psi Educational Trust from its inception in 1926 until his death in 1961.

Colin M. Currier, IΔ ’14, studies polymer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology with a 3.68 GPA. He is a member of Briarean Honor Society and has volunteered for Trees Atlanta, Tech Beautification Day and Relay for Life. Br. Currier has served Alpha Iota Delta as #4.

Henry E. Bartels Fellowship
In 2008, Henry E. Bartels, P ‘45, Ψ ‘48 and his wife, Nancy, created a fellowship for The Chi Psi Educational Trust designed to fund the graduate-level education of Chi Psi’s most stellar scholars. Selection for this award honors outstanding scholastic achievement and dedicated pursuit of academic excellence.

Trevor H. Marquand, TΔ ’13, recently earned his degree in biochemistry and classical languages at The University of the South with a 3.86 GPA. At Sewanee, the former #1, Lodge Manager and #5 was a member of the Order of the Gownsmen, Eta Sigma Phi Classical Languages Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society and the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. He is a recipient of the Wilkins Scholarship and the National Latin Exam Scholarship.

Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship
The Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Stanley Birge, X ‘08, I ‘18, was the 14th President of Chi Psi and the 36th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Stanley was the personification of Chi Psi, and he and Jane are Chi Psi legends.

Kevin P. Tobia, P ’12, is pursuing a B.Phil. in philosophy at Oxford University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University. In 2012, he earned his B.A. in philosophy and mathematics at Rutgers University. Tobia is a previous recipient of the Harold G. Lundberg Scholarship and a Rutgers Presidential Scholarship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was among the first class of 15 students across the nation to receive the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship.

Coleman Burke Fellowship
The Coleman Burke Fellowship was first awarded in 1979. Coleman Burke, Φ, was the 42nd recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and a devoted Chi Psi. His two sons, father, brother, cousin, uncle, and brother-in-law are among his Chi Psi relatives.

Jonathan B. Mohr, Ψ ’13, is a Master of Aerospace Engineering candidate at Cornell University. He recently graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell where he served Alpha Psi as #1 and #2 and is a member of Order of Omega. Br. Mohr is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a certified private pilot.

Edmund W. Littlefield Fellowship
The Edmund W. Littlefield Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Brother Littlefield, ΓΔ ‘36, became general manager of Utah International in 1958. His management principles were "integrity and sound judgment." He believes management to be the "main ingredient" to successful business.

Daniel N. Kluttz, Σ ’05, is a Sociology Ph.D. candidate at the University of California where he also obtained an M.A. in sociology. In 2008, Br. Kluttz earned his J.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, and in 2005, he graduated with a B.A. in sociology and psychology from the University of North Carolina. He has two published papers forthcoming and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Br. Kluttz is a previous recipient of the Trust’s Birge Fellowship and the Lynch Fellowship.

Edmund C. Lynch, Jr. Fellowship
The Edmund C. Lynch, Jr. Fellowship was first awarded in 1987. Brother Lynch, KΔ ‘48, is the 89th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and served on the Executive Council and the Educational Trust. His personal generosity helped insure the futures of Alpha Iota Delta and Alpha Omicron Delta.

Daniel W. Kim, X ’10, is a MD/MBA candidate at Harvard Medical and Business School. In 2010, he graduated with a degree in neuroscience and music from Amherst College. The Naitonal Merit Scholarand Rhodes Scholarship finalist is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He is the recipient of the Manstein Family Award, Fowler Dow Prize, James Olds Memorial Award and Dean of Faculty Prize.

Charles E. Merrill Fellowship
The Charles E. Merrill Fellowship was first awarded in 1960. Charles E. Merrill, X ‘08, was the tenth President of Chi Psi and the 18th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Brother Merrill was the founder of the brokerage house that bears his name and, as President of Chi Psi, led a successful campaign to reopen every Alpha after World War II.

Todd M. Schell, X ’09, will enter Harvard Business School this fall. He previously earned his B.A. in economics and psychology from Amherst College in 2009. Since 2011, Br. Schell has worked as a Financial Service Analyst at Warburg Pincus and previously worked for Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. While at Amherst, he served Alpha Chi as #4 and has since been active on the Alpha’s Corporation Board, serving as Treasurer.

Douglas M. Young Fellowship
In 2005, Douglas M. Young, DDS, Σ ‘55, and his wife Ursula created the Douglas M. Young, DDS Fellowship of The Chi Psi Educational Trust. Brother Young recently retired from a successful dentistry practice in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and was instrumental to the founding of Alpha Upsilon Delta at Wake Forest University.

Luke Habegger, Σ ‘07, studies medicine at the University of North Carolina with a 3.88 GPA. He has previously studied curriculum, instruction and urban leadership at the University of Colorado – Denver and biology and English at the University of North Carolina. The second-year recipient of this award, Habegger is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver Graduate School with Summa Cum Laude distinction.


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