Phi Delta Theta 2019 Fall Semester Report
By: Palmer Thombs #2526 (Public Relations Chairman)

 

This semester has been another successful one for Georgia Alpha. We initiated 30 new members to our chapter and were the first chapter nationally to be recognized as an Iron Phi Chapter in 2019-20, raising money for ALS research. One of our new members, freshman Sam Johnson, raised $1,106 and completed the AthHalf Half Marathon in order to individually be recognized as an Iron Phi this semester, and in 2019 alone, our chapter has had 17 different brothers be recognized for their work raising money for this great cause.

 

In the classroom, the fraternity continues its tradition of great success, ranking sixth among the 25 IFC fraternities on campus with a 3.41 grade point average. Outside of the classroom, brothers are involved on campus in various activities including the campus’ three major organizations (HEROs, Miracle, and Relay for Life), other service projects such as Whatever It Takes (a program where students tutor at risk youth), Terry Student Consulting, the Apollo Society, intramural sports, and working with the Georgia Football program as recruiting assistants for the team, interns in the University of Georgia Athletic Association office, and credentialed media covering practice, press conferences/interviews, and games. We even have members of the fraternity involved in two different bands.

 

We recently elected a new executive board for the chapter and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate brother Seth Currie (Fall 2017) for being elected as our next President. Michael Breithaupt will serve as Vice President, Luc Hebert as Secretary, and Will Hooper as Treasurer. They will serve the chapter through the Fall 2020 semester. For our individuals selected for semester positions: Tanner Hines (Social Chairman), Dylan Bryan (Warden), Seth Phillips (Philanthropy Chairman), Jack Herring (Rush Chairman), Matthew Ikard (Brotherhood Chairman), Tyler Shiflett (Risk Management), Cole Muzio (Academic Chairman), and John Radosta (Phikeia Educator). Several of them will also have vice officers from our Fall 2019 pledge class as we continue to teach our newest brothers about the fraternity and prepare them to shape the future of Georgia Alpha.

 

We are looking forward to another great semester in the Spring highlighted by our formal trip to New Orleans, social events with many of the sororities on campus that we have great relations with including Kappa Kappa Gamma, Chi Omega, Phi Mu, Zeta Tau Alpha, and others, and a Powder-Puff football philanthropy event.