Trust 2015 Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients Announced
Monday, July 06, 2015
Posted by: Teri Sloan
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 generous Brothers and present new opportunities to our most exceptional young men. This year, nearly $120,000 has been awarded to 45 Brothers, a new Trust record. This year’s 120 applicants were an incredible group of young men, making this year’s decisions extremely difficult. The 45 2015 Trust Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients are:
Henry E. Bartels Fellowship
In 2008, Henry E. Bartels, P ‘45, Ψ ’48, and his wife, Nancy, created a fellowship to fund the graduate-level education of Chi Psi’s most stellar scholars. Outstanding scholastic achievement and a dedicated pursuit of academic excellence are considered in selecting Bartels Fellows. Hank passed away earlier this year on 16 January 2015, but his legacy lives on through the numerous scholarships he and Nancy have funded since 2000. This year, the Bartels fund grants two Bartels Fellowships to the following Brothers:
Alex Miller, IΔ ‘17, is a Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering candidate at Georgia Intitute of Technology where he earned a BS in mechanical engineering in 2013. Miller is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Ben T. Zinn Combustion Laboratory where he previsouly worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. He has also worked as a Combustion Performance Engineering Intern at the Tennessee Valley Authority. While at Iota Delta, Miller served the Alpha as #1, #2, Academics Chairman, Public Relations Chairman, Lodge Manager and IFC Representative.
Brian Koziara, E ’13, KΔ ‘17, is pursuing a JD/MBA dual degree from Yale University School of Management and University of Michigan School of Law. At Yale, he is a McNay Finance Fellow and, at Michigan, a Dean’s Scholar. Koziara has served Alpha Kappa Delta as President of its Alumni Advisory Board and Alpha Epsilon as Graduate Student Advisor. He is also active with University of Michigan School of Law’s International Legal Society, University Elections Commission and as a Student Advocate to the Central Student Judiciary. Koziara earned a BA in international studies and a BM in music composition from University of Michigan in 2013. He has previously worked as an Anti-Money Laundering Analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
George H. Bargh Scholarship
George H. Bargh, ZΔ '48 served as Faculty Advisor to Alpha Zeta Delta for decades. A graduate of the University of Illinois, he served its administration in a number of Deanships including Dean of Foreign Students. He eventually rose to Assistant to the President of the University, representing the University with the State Legislator and Governor's office. Br. Bargh provided wise counsel and sage advice to numerous #1s and rescued many Brothers from the consequences of their indiscretions. Brother Bargh lost a battle with cancer and was taken from the Brotherhood too early in life.
Daniel Hooks, Γ ’14, earned a BA in biology from the University of Mississippi in December 2014 and plans to attend medical school to pursue a career in medicine. At Mississippi, Hooks was a Provost Scholar, a Group Leader for The Big Event, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society. At Gamma, he served the Alpha as #5. Hooks works as a Research Technician for the National Center for Physical Acoustics.
Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship
The Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Stanley Birge, Chi 1908, Iota 1914, 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.
Anthony Cozart, I ‘14, graduated with distinction, earning a BA in economics with Comprehensive Honors, from University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2014. He is currently considering several prestigious graduate programs in economics and plans to eventually earn his PhD. Cozart currently works as a Research Assistant at Yale Law School and has previously worked as a Legal Assistant at Piedmont Law Partners.
Thomas H. Brown Scholarship
After receiving its largest ever bequest from the estate of Thomas H. Brown, E `66, The Chi Psi Educational Trust established the Tom Brown Memorial Scholarship in 2012. This year, three Tom Brown Memorial Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate Brothers who exhibit strong entrepreneurial spirit and achievement.
Marcus Coleman, Σ∆ ‘15, is pursuing a M.Eng. in biomedical engineering from Duke University where he previously earned a B.S.E. in biomedical engineering. He is a Founder and Partner at CBB Orthodics, a student-run biomedical device startup company which has received funding from the National Institutes of Health R25 Grant and the Duke BME Clinical Practicum program. CBB Orthodics is a member of DUHatch, Duke University’s business incubator, and entered in Round 2 of the Duke Startip Challenge. Coleman is a Research Assistant at Duke’s Neural Prosthetics Research Laboratory and a M.Eng. Fellow of Duke’s Neuro-Innovations Program.
Yietak Hwang, Σ∆ ‘16, studies biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering at Duke Unviersity with a 3.89 GPA. Hwang is Chief Engineer at ViFlex, LLC, a company that was started by two Washington University students in order to manufacture low-cost, adjustable glasses for organizations that distribute glasses in developing countries. The company’s third-generation prototype was featured at Clinton Global Initiative 2015. Hwang has worked as a Biomedical Technician in Moshi, Tanzania and a Research Assistant at Hille Lab at University of Washington. He is currently a Project Leader for Engineering World Health and a Build Team Coordinator for DukeMakers, Duke’s 3D printing organization.
Brandon Taleisnik, E ‘17, studies finance and entrepreneurship at University of Michigan with a 3.63 GPA. He is a Founder and COO of SparkChef, a company he started with two other Michigan students that will deliver pre-measured recipe ingredients to college students to help in preparation of healthy meals on a budget. Taleisnik is also Director of Expansion for Klink Technologies, Sponsorship Chairman for MHacks and Analyst for Tamid Israeli Investment Group. He has previously worked as a Web Developer for iExperience.
Coleman Burke Fellowship
The Coleman Burke Fellowship was first awarded in 1979. Coleman Burke, Φ `34, 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.
Graham Boyd, Φ ’14, is a Doctor of Medicine candidate at Boston University School of Medicine. He graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in biology in 2014. While at Hamilton, he served Alpha Phi as Philanthropy Chair and was Coach and Co-Captain of the men’s water polo team as well as a Co-Founder, Student Leader and Mentor for Sidekicks. Boyd has worked as a Researcher for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Hamilton College.
James S. Campbell Scholarship
The James S. Campbell Scholarship was created in 2003 by James S. Campbell, Ι ’48, to recognize students enrolled in their institution’s business program.
Matt Straus, Σ∆ ‘12, plans to pursue an MBA in the fall. He previously earned a BS in mathematics from Duke University where he served Alpha Sigma Delta as #1. Straus has also served the Chi Psi Executive Council as an Undergraduate Representative. He is currently an Education Fellow for McKinsey & Company and previously worked as a Business Analyst for the company. Straus has been published in the Association of American Colleges and Universities Peer Review and the Contra Costa Times.
David R. Dunlop Scholarships
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. Six 2015 Dunlop Scholarships are awarded to the following Brothers:
Nick Andrade, Σ∆ ’16, studies neuroscience at Duke University with a 3.99 GPA. At Duke, Andrade is Senator for Durham and Regional Affairs for the Duke Student Government Senate and has also served on the organization’s Financial Oversight and Appeals Committee. He has served as a Peer Advisor at Duke Academic Advising Center and volunteers for Duke Patient Support Program, Scholars to College Tutoring, Duke Best Buddies and Duke NeuroCare. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Mitchell Eyerman, P∆ ’16, studies microbiology at Miami University with a 3.60 GPA. Eyerman serves Alpha Rho Delta as #1 and has previously served as #4. He is also a member of Phi Delta Epsilon and volunteers for Monday Night Meal at St. Malachi’s Church and at the West Side Catholic Center. Eyerman works as a Support Desk Assistant for Miami’s IT Help Desk and as an Undergraduate Lab Assistant in the Dr. Boone Ecotoxicology Lab. He has previously worked as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Miami’s Bacteriophage Lab.
Cody Parrott, ΣΔ ’16, studies political science at Duke University with a 3.50 GPA. The Sigma Delta #2 is a Class Representative and Chair of Academic Affairs for the Cardea Fellowship Program, and he has served as President of the Bell Tower Council. Parrot has worked as a Chemistry Tutor at the Duke Academic Advising Center, and he has volunteered in the Surgical Waiting Area of Duke University Medical Center.
Zach Prebay, E 16, studies biomedical engineering at University of Michigan with a 3.65 GPA. He has also studied at Universidad de Navarra in San Sebastian and Pamplona, Spain. Prebay served Alpha Epsilon as #4 and is a Representative for the College of Engineering on the Central Student Government, for which he also served as Vice-Chair of Ethics. He is an Undergraduate Employee at Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative for Quality Improvement.
Keanu Rodriguez, Π ’17, studies mechanical engineering at Union College with a 3.57 GPA. The Alpha Pi #2 is a Student Advocate for the Texting Can Wait Campaign, Club President of Union College Ultimate Frisbee, a Student Office for Union College Campus Security and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Rodriguez has served as a Team Leader for New England Conservatory Maintenance and a Student Leader for The Ironman Outdoor Experience.
Pete Shaheen, Y∆ ’15, studies finance at Wake Forest University with a 3.60 GPA. He has worked as a Fixed Benefits Intern for Liberty Mutual Insurance, Business Manager for The Old Black and Gold, Accounting Intern for The Wilder Companies and Real Estate Investing Intern for Tremont Realty Capital. Shaheen served Alpha Upsilon Delta as #4 and Special Projects Chair. He is also Treasurer for the Wake Forest University Media Board.
Paul Skiba, Σ∆ ’16, studies neuroscience at Duke University with a 3.86 GPA. He works as a Tutor for the Whittaker Psychiatric Residential Therapy Facility and has done research as part of the Howard Hughes Vertically Integrated Program, Howard Hughes Research Fellows Program and Launch into Education about Pharmacology Program. Skiba is a Duke Undergraduate Research Ambassador and Service Learning Facilitator, and he has served as Vice President and Co-President of the Duke Club Swimming Team.
Conrad Tindall, Omicron Colony ’16, studies commerce and computer science at University of Virginia with a 3.85 GPA. Tindall is President of Omicron Colony and a Junior Executive for Consulting Group at McIntire. This summer, he worked as an Advisory Intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Tindall is also an Excursion Co-Leader for Trinity Valley School and Alternative Spring Break. He is an Initiative Leader for Diversity Initiatives, Project Leader for Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development and Prop for the Virginia Men’s Club Rugby Team. He also served as Vice President of the Class of 2016 for UVa’s Class Council.
C. Ray Flynn Scholarship
The C. Ray Flynn Scholarship was created in 2013 to honor the legacy of Stanley J. Birge, Chi 1908, Iota 1914. Envisioned and funded by Col. C. Ray Flynn, B `67, this award recognizes two rising seniors who exemplify the example of Brotherhood set by Br. Birge over his many years of dedicated volunteer service. The 2015 Flynn Scholarship is awarded to these exceptional young men.
Jordan Bravin, K∆ ’16, studies global affairs in international security at Yale University. The Kappa Delta re-founder serves the Alpha as #2 and has served as a Platoon Commander for Yale Navy ROTC, with which he is currently a Training Officer. Bravin has served as an Alpha Company Exeucitve Officer for the U.S. Navy CORTRAMID Summer Cruise and as a Lead Project Designer for Impact Evlation in Uganda. Bravin has worked as an Investment Analyst at Columbus Technologies and Services.
Michael Peretz, Y∆ ’16, studies politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University with a 3.58 GPA. The current Upsilon Delta #1 has also served as Aide to the University President, a Board of Trustee’s Student Life Committee member and a Senator for the Student Senate, which he has also served as Co-Chair for both the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. Peretz has interned with the Republican National Committee, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Winston-Salem’s “Victory Office.” He has also worked as a Resident Adviser for WFU Resident Life and Housing.
Russ M. Johnson Scholarship
The Johnson Scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from Russ M. Johnson, Γ ‘31, and was first awarded in 1998.
Mason Baumann, ΩΔ ’17, studies managerial economics at George Mason University with a 3.90 GPA. Baumann has served Alpha Omega Delta as #2 and has served as an Orientation Leader for the GMU Office of Family Programming and Services. He is an Eagle Scout and has spent a semester studying abroad at University of Oxford.
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 Butensky, BΔ ’15, recently earned a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering from Lehigh University. He has served Alpha Beta Delta as #4, #34, Recruitment Chair and Accreditation Chair. Butensky is a Cadet in ROTC, Lehigh Valley Steel Battalion and violist in the Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra. He works as an Audit Intern for Adjmi Apparel Group and a Campus Ambassador for Southern Tide.
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. Eight 2015 Lundberg Scholarships are awarded to the following Brothers:
Andrew Branagan, P ’16, studies finance at Rutgers University. The current Rho #1 was the spring 2014 recipient of the Rutgers Greek Award of Distinction and is a Scarlet Ambassador for the Department of Undergraduate Admissions and a member of Little Investment Bankers of Rutgers. Branagan is Co-Founder and Vice President of Internal Operations for Rutgers University Business Youth. He works for Johnson and Johnson as a Campus Ambassador and has previously participated in the company’s Global Finance Services Finance Co-Op.
Jesus Diaz, Γ ’16, studies biochemistry at University of Mississippi. Diaz is involved on the Ole Miss campus by serving as an Orientation Leader, ASB Freshmen Council Member, Big Event Team Leader and APEX Summer Mentor. He also serves Alpha Gamma as Recruitment Chair. Diaz is a two-time recipient of the David R. Dunlop Scholarship and has been awarded the University of Mississippi APEX MVP Award.
Justin Dinowitz, P ’16, studies life sciences at Rutgers University with a 3.95 GPA. He is a previous recipient of the Harold G. Lundberg Scholarship. Dinowitz is Vice President of J-Med and serves as a Rutgers University Graduation Ambassador and is active with Dream4TK, Rutgers Hillel and Rutgers Chabad. He has served Alpha Rho in various committee roles and participated in the Gateway to Dentistry Externship Program.
Bradford Feldman, YΔ ’17, studies biology at Wake Forest University with a 3.90 GPA. He is a certified EMT-B and has volunteered with Wake Forest EMS, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kids Against Hunger and through various mission trips. Feldman is a member of Golden Key Honor Society and the American Chemical Society. He has competed in the MCM COMAP Math Modeling Case Competition and is an International Scholar Laureate nominee.
Zachary Gabriel, ПΔ ’17, studies industrial engineering at North Carolina State University with a 3.81 GPA. He works as a Resident Advisor and has served Alpha Pi Delta as Scholarship Chair and Choregus.
Lucas Koch, N ’16, studies mechanical engineering at University of Minnesota with a 3.94 GPA. Koch is a self-employed farmer and works as an Agricultural Assistant and Consultant for PJ Farms, Inc. He has previously worked as an Agricultural Assistant for GK Grain, Inc. Koch serves Alpha Nu as #2 and is a Minnesota Boys State Volunteer and Lead Councilor.
Ryan Manucha, KΔ ’16, studies economics at Yale University with a 3.88 GPA. He is a recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, earning gold, silver and bronze standings. Manucha has worked as a Trade and Economic Policy Intern for the Canadian Embassy and as James Tobin Research Assistant for the Yale Economics Department. He serves as President of the Candian Students Association at Yale and Co-Founder, Co-President of Moneythink and Ecomics Division Head for the Roosevelt Institute. Manucha has also served Alpha Kappa Delta as Recruitment Chair.
Ryan Szemple, P ’16, studies finance, supply chain and marketing science at Rutgers University with a 3.82 GPA. Szemple serves Alpha Rho as #2 and is Goalkeeper for the Rutgers University Men’s Soccer Team as well as Captain of the Rutgers University Dance Marathon Finance Team. He has interned in The Office of United States Senator Cory Booker and works as a Resident Assistant for Rutgers University Residence Life. Szemple is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and has been named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team and the Big East Conference All-Academic Team. He is a recipient of the Scarlet Scholarship and the Jay H. Dakelman Scholar Athlete Award.
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 Educational Trust. His personal generosity helped insure the futures of Alpha Iota Delta and Alpha Omicron Delta.
Brad Beskin, Σ ’05, is a J.D. candidate at Baylor Law School and previously earned a B.S. in Business Administration from University of North Carolina. From 2005-2013 Beskin worked for the Chi Psi Central Office in various roles including Assistant Executive Director, Director of Education and Alpha Visitor. In those roles, he developed and championed what is now the Program for Excellence. Following his time on staff, the fireplace located in the Istock Family Office, the office of the Assistant Executive Director, was dedicated in honor of Beskin’s many years of service. As a volunteer, Beskin is a member and former Chairman of the Program for Excellence Committee as well as a Trust program facilitator.
Charles E. Merrill Fellowship
The Charles E. Merrill Fellowship was first awarded in 1960. Charles E. Merrill, Chi 1908, 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.
Jackson Moore, ΣΔ ’16, studies mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University with a 3.53 GPA. The current Sigma Delta #4 is also President of Time Capsule to Mars, Duke Structures Team and has studied at Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany. He currently works for Injury Biomechanics Laboratory and Duke University Motorsports.
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 1918. 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.
Logan Schlutz, ΨΔ ’15, recently earned a master’s degree in international management from el Insituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. He previously earned a B.S. in international affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder. While at Boulder, the former Psi Delta #1 served the University at Boulder Student Government as Executive Vice President and ex-officio member of the Finance Board. He served the Arts and Sciences Student Government as Representative and Treasurer.
Robert C. Preble, Jr., Scholarship
This award honors Robert C. Preble, Jr., X ’44. Brother Preble is the 102nd recipient of the Fraternity’s Distinguished Service Award, 22nd #7 and past Chairman of The Chi Psi Educational Trust. The scholarship is presented annually in honor of Brother Preble to a Brother who demonstrates all-around excellence in scholarship as well as Fraternity, campus, and community service.
Nick Havens, ZΔ ’16, studies community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a 3.36 GPA. The Zeta Delta #1 has also served the Alpha as Recruitment Chairman. He works as a Breakthrough Improvement Intern at Presence Covenant Medical Center and a Tutor for America Reads, America Counts. Havens serves as Vice-President of Philanthropy for Future Health Executives and Treasurer for Order of Omega. He has volunteered for Carle Foundation Hospital and Concertado La Asunción in Granada, Spain.
Robert C. Preble, Sr., Memorial Scholarship
This award honors Robert C. Preble, Sr., Zeta Delta 1916. The scholarship is presented annually in Brother Preble’s memory to a Brother who demonstrates all-around excellence in scholarship as well as Fraternity, campus, and community service.
Graham Davis, ΩΔ ’12, is pursuing a MA in Higher Education Leadership from the University of San Diego where he also works as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Conduct. He previously earned a BA in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. Davis worked for the Chi Psi Central Office from 2013-2015 as Alpha Services Coordinator and Alpha Visitor. Prior to joining the Central Office he worked as a Supply Chain Technician for FrontPoint Security and earned field experience with George Mason’s S-CAR program in Monrovia, Liberia. Davis also facilitated the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute in 2014 and 2015.
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.
David Hong, A ’16, studies chemistry at Wesleyan University with a 3.65 GPA. He has served Alpha Alpha as Secretary, Standards and Risk Management Chair, and Inter-Greek Council Representative. Hong is also a member of the Wesleyan Student Assembly and 2016 Class Council and has served as an Orientation Leader. He has also been Financial Contact for Wesleyan EMT and the Korean Student Association, which he also served has Freshmen Class Representative. Hong currently works as an Advance Emergency Medical Technician for Acute Rescue and Transport in Boise, ID and has worked as an ER Instructor and Residential Advisor for the Exploration Summer Programs. Hong also volunteers with several hospitals, hospice facilities and EMT programs.
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 to 2004. Created by his loving wife, Ann, the award honors Pete’s selfless dedication to the betterment of his Alpha and Fraternity.
The 2015 Schenck Scholar is Ruben Ruiz, Γ ‘15, a recent graduate of University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry. The Alpha Gamma re-founder and former #1 was active on the Ole Miss campus, serving as an Orientation Leader, Apex Leadership Summit Counselor, member of the university’s Director of Orientation Search Committee, Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholar, Peer Mentor for the Ole Miss Women’s Council, Special Events Committee member for the Student Programming Board, Ole Miss Ambassador, Big Event Team Leader, Freshman Council Mentor, Philanthropy Chair of the Latin American Student Organization, EDHE Mentor and member of the IFC Task Force for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement. He is a member of Mortar Board, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, Freshman Coalition, Columns Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. Ruiz has also volunteered with the Grove Clean-up, Relay for Life and More than a Meal. He worked as a Research Assistant for the University of Mississippi and plans to pursue a Masters of Science in Medical Science.
Frank J. Sposato Scholarship
Frank J. Sposato, P ’73, was a loyal Chi Psi. He made his first annual gift to The Chi Psi Educational Trust in 1975 and never stopped. He truly believed that the programs Chi Psi offers our members help better prepare them for the world beyond college. Frank passed away on 7 July 2014, leaving The Chi Psi Educational Trust more than $125,000. In honor and memory of Br. Sposato, the Trust awards four 2015 Sposato Scholarships to the following men:
JP Franze, E ’17, studies business administration at the University of Michigan with a 3.39 GPA. The current Alpha Epsilon #1 has also served the Alpha as Recruitment Chair and Social Chair. He works as Marketing Manager for 1st Element and has worked as a Wealth Management Summer Analyst for RBC Capital Markets. Franze is a member of the Ross Marketing Club and StatUM and a recipient of the Robert and Shirley Jones Scholarship.
Evan Leibovitz, П ’15, studied biology at Union College with a 3.62 GPA. The former Alpha Pi #4 was a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee, Garnet Society and Academic Affairs Council. He also served as Student Member of the Board of Trustees, President and Treasurer of the Pre-Health Society, Treasurer of the Ski Club and Vice President of Active Minds. He studied and was a Neurology Research Assistant at University College of London and worked for Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Elias Sinaiko, ΔΔ ’15, studied political science and international relations at University of California, Berkeley. He served Alpha Delta Delta as #3 and was a member of Sigma Iota Rho International Area Society Professional Development Committee. Sinaiko has worked as Marketing Intern for Berkeley Sourcing Group and Research Assistant for Goldman School of Public Policy.
Kyle Tillman, PΔ ’17, studies finance at Miami University with a 3.86 GPA. He has served Alpha Rho Delta as #5 and is a member of the IFC Judicial Board and the McKee Hall Community Leadership Team. Tillman works as an Ideas in Architecture Teacher Assistant for Miami University and in Assembly at IMI Norgren.
Sargent H. Wellman Scholarship
The Sargent H. Wellman Scholarship was created in 1991 by Trustee Howard Wellman, Χ ‘46, in memory of his father Sargent H. Wellman, Chi 1912. A true Chi Psi Gentleman, the younger Br. Wellman set a high standard and great example for others while serving as a Trustee.
Mitchell Lee, ΞΔ ’15, studies business administration and management at Texas Tech University with a 3.3 GPA. The former Alpha Xi Delta #1 also served the Alpha as Standards and Risk Management Chair and currently serves the University’ IFC as Vice President of Recruitment. He has assisted the Chi Psi Central Office in providing recruitment support to Alpha Alpha Delta at the University of Georgia and has also worked as a Game Day Operations Assistant for the Texas Tech Red Raider Club.
Clifford H. Williams Scholarship
The Clifford H. Williams Scholarship was created in 1961 to honor Clifford H. Williams, Theta 1902. Brother Williams was the Chairman of The Chi Psi Educational Trust from its establishment in 1926 until his death in 1961.
Alex Krupiak, E ’16, studies biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience at the University of Michigan with a 3.23 GPA. He currently serves the University’s IFC as President and previously served as Vice President of Social Responsibility. Krupiak works as an Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention Program Assistant for University Health Services and has worked as a research assistant in the University’s biopsychology department. He is also Secretary of Students Supporting Doctors without Borders.
Tom Wrightson Scholarship
Before his death in 1999 on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Tom Wrightson, HΔ '53, set up a fund at the Oregon Community Foundation and named Chi Psi as a beneficary. The Trust uses a portion of the funds it receives each year to recognize the academic achievement of a deserving student from Alpha Eta Delta.
Francis Howitt, HΔ ’16, studies history and German with a 3.44 GPA. He is a former Undergraduate Representative on the Chi Psi Executive Council and has served Alpha Eta Delta as Lodge Manager, Risk Management Chair and Philanthropy Chair. Howitt is IFC Vice President of Accountability and a Student Ambassador.
Douglas M. Young Fellowship
In 2005, Douglas M. Young, DDS, Σ ‘55, and his wife Ursula created the Douglas M. Young, DDS Fellowship to reward the academic excellence of Chi Psis pursuing medical, dental, or veterinary post-graduate degrees. Brother Young was instrumental to the founding of Alpha Upsilon Delta at Wake Forest University and provided the founders an example of the mystical and spiritual bond that is the core of Chi Psi.
Stephen Braunewell, YΔ ’15, is pursuing a Masters/MD dual degree from Drexel University. He previously earned a degree in biology from Wake Forest University with a 3.55 GPA. Braunewell has served Alpha Upsilon Delta as Social Chair, Academic Chair and Scholarship Chair and served as President, Captain and Treasurer of the Men’s Club Gold Team as well as Vice President and Events Chair for Health Occupation Students of America. He is a blog writer for the National Collegiate Golf Association and a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society.