“Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.” -Barbara Bush
Over the course of the last 4 months, Alpha Alpha Delta has undergone major, exciting changes. Our Alpha has nearly doubled in size and our campus involvement continues to grow. We initiated 16 new brothers, bringing our brotherhood to 43 active members: our largest in nearly 15 years.
Our growth has prompted us to start on two major renovations to the interior of the Lodge. We successfully installed a bathroom complex to our upstairs area and are currently undergoing kitchen renovations set to finish up within the month. Within the next two semesters, we hope to take advantage of our upgraded kitchen by establishing a meal plan available to brothers.
This semester we hosted three socials with the following sororities: Delta Gamma, Sigma Delta Tau and Delta Phi Epsilon. Our newly elected social chair, freshman Alex Norton, is already hard at work expanding our social calendar for the Spring.
In November, the brothers of Alpha Alpha Delta and their dates drove up to Gatlinurg, Tennessee for our annual Mountain Weekend. Our cabin this year was a three story complex complete with a pool, multiple hot tubs, and porches on each floor. The event was well-received by all.
Elections were held the week before Mountain Weekend. The results are as follows:
#1 Robert Freese
#2 Jonathan DuPre
#3 Aaron Conley
#4 James Hernandez
#5 John Coffin
#33 Henry Young
#38 Alex Chang
#5.5 (Assistance Pledge Educator): Austin DeFoor
Scholarship Chair: Jacob Mabrey
Alumni Relations Chair: Dylan Loveland
IM Chair: Jordan Rubin
Choragus Chair: Dylan Loveland
Historian Chair: Austin Derrickson
Social Chair: Alex Norton
Philanthropy Chair: Ashmal Ali
Risk Management Chair: Fabio Pagliarulo
IFC Representative: Kevin Smith
Brotherhood Chair: Kevin Smith
T-Shirt Chair: Henry Young
With the semester coming to a close, the brothers of Alpha Alpha Delta are hard at work in preparation for finals. We are determined to continue our recent improvements in the realm of academia. As an alpha, our average GPA has improved by nearly one grade point since last Spring.
While the strides we’ve made this semester are encouraging, there is a sentiment among the Alpha to work harder to retain our momentum and keep moving in the right direction. As gentlemen always in the pursuit of excellence, we are confident that our endeavors, be they academic or social, will result in success.
Yours in the brotherhood,
Brother Austin Derrickson AAD ’19