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Annual Alumni Luncheon | August 27, 2022

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The Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) and chapter hosted our annual alumni luncheon this past Saturday. We had a great turnout, and more importantly, saw alumni that hadn’t attended before. The luncheon is set for the Saturday before Labor Day weekend every year. Thanks for all that came as well as to Lee and Daniel Epting of Epting Events who once again catered the event. They did a great job again this year.

Our next alumni event will be our annual Founders Day/Golden Legion event on Wednesday, November 16 at Peachtree Golf Club from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will be recognizing our actives for winning the Oxford Trophy for the outstanding large chapter. The trophy will be presented by the President of the General Council, Moe Stephens. 

We will provide additional information as the event draws closer. Thanks for your support. 

Go Dawgs!!

Georgia Alpha Featured in Terry College of Business Magazine

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CLICKE HERE to read the article that was written about the dedication of the Six Ninety Veranda this past year in the Terry College magazine. It is the first gift of this kind by any Greek organization in the history of the University System of Georgia. The legacy is the pride it gives to our current actives and those to follow in the history of our chapter on the UGA campus.

Thanks to the many of you that joined us for the dedication, and to Bill Beckham #1627 who came up with the idea and made it happen.

As a reminder, we hope you will plan to attend the annual Alumni luncheon on Saturday, August 27 starting at 11:30 a.m. We will send our detail information as the event approaches.

On behalf of the CAB, I hope you are having a wonderful and safe summer.

Yours in the Bond,

Mark Chandler #1686
(404) 358-7904

Georgia Alpha 150th Anniversary

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Georgia Alpha celebrated its 150th anniversary this past weekend with several events. Thursday evening November 4, Brother John McGoogan hosted the annual Founders Day/Golden Legion event at Capital City Club-Brookhaven. It was our first one since 2019 due to COVID and we had a record attendance. The highlight of the evening was the Golden Legion ceremony that was conducted by the fraternity CEO, Sean Wagner with assistance from the chapter actives. Twelve brothers received this award and reflected on how much the fraternity and the friends associated with it have meant to them. Sean also presented to chapter president, Matthew Ikard, an accolade from GHQ recognizing Georgia Alpha’s celebration of its 150th anniversary. It was noted that in addition to being the oldest chapter in continuous existence at the University, Georgia Alpha is also the fourth longest of all Phi Delta Theta chapters. Additionally, Sean gave an update of what was going on both locally and on a national level. The fraternity has added chapters at several campuses in Georgia which only helps to make the “brand” better.

On Friday, November 5, the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) hosted a cocktail party at Lee Epting’s venue, The Hill. Over 200 of the current brothers and dates attended the event and had a wonderful time. They greatly appreciated the support to have this event.

On Saturday November 6, The Terry College of Business dedicated the Six Ninety Veranda at Ivester Hall. As reported previously, ten brothers donated the required funds for naming rights for this 1700 square foot open space that is virtually the footprint of the previous chapter house at 690 South Lumpkin. The event included an acknowledgment from Dean Ben Ayers who welcomed a group of 70 plus alumni, actives, and their families. It was a wonderful event despite an early start and chilly weather.

It was a great weekend and thanks to the many of you that attended these events. We will be sending out our annual newsletter in the about a month so please make sure we have your updated information. Click here to do that. As always, we would appreciate you passing this along to other brothers that may not have done this so that they can receive information about upcoming events in 2022.

On behalf of the CAB, I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful holiday season and look forward to sharing more information with you in the year to come.

Yours in the Bond,
Mark Chandler #1686
(404) 358-7904


Founders Day/Golden Legion 2018

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The Georgia Alpha alumni and actives held their annual Founders Day on Wednesday, March 21 in Atlanta. The event was highlighted by the induction of nine brothers into the Golden Legion which recognizes 50 years of membership. The ceremony was conducted by Sean Wagner, Chief Operating Officer of Phi Delta Theta. After the ceremony each inductee shared their experiences as an active and alumni.

Additionally Sean gave an update on the status of the Fraternity nationally as well as a question and answer session.

This event continues to grow in attendance each year. If you missed it, we hope you will join us next spring.

Click here to see photos from the event.

The Summer 2017 Edition of the Georgia Alphan is Here!

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The summer 2017 edition of the Georgia Alphan, the official newsletter of Phi Delta Theta at the University of Georgia, is now available. In this edition, read about the Chapter’s successful spring semester, learn about how the recruitment process changed over the years and find out how you can support the 2017 Georgia Alpha Annual Fund!
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1991 Pledge Class Reunion

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Members of Ga Alpha’s 1991 gathered in Ashville, North Carolina, on March 9-12, 2017 for a reunion. Class member Brian Horton says the group has been getting together for the last 10 years for an annual reunion!