Undergraduate News

Posted by John | | Sunday 29 May 2011 5:43 pm

April 2011

The spring semester for Gamma Theta Chapter has been a busy one as we transitioned into new leadership within the chapter including our new Chapter President Blake Stanwood and Vice-President Reno Marical.  In late January Gamma Theta was represented by 16 members at the Western Plains Division Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri.  The brothers of Gamma Theta performed an immaculate ritual in front of over 300 other Delts and we were commended by Western Plains Division President Robert Marwill for our performance.  Arch Chapter Treasurer Jim Garboden included Gamma Theta Chapter in his speech over accountability as we have continued to hold our members to the highest standards in all aspects of our lives.

Levi Calhoun became one of the first wrestlers in Baker University’s history to achieve All-American status at NAIA Nationals with a 3rd place finish.  We also had several brothers qualify for wrestling nationals including Brandon Gebhardt, Jacob Nowak, Joseph Pace, and Jordan McGuire.  Christopher Scheideman represented our chapter this year at NAIA Cross Country Nationals after leading the cross country team including Brothers Christopher Duderstadt, Aaron Caldwell, Kellen Kristofferson, and Taylor Nall, as a team captain to a 2nd place finish at HAAC conference.

Gamma Theta chapter finished first among all fraternities at the Greek Week Awards ceremony this year by winning the five-star-chapter award for a fourth year in a row.  Gamma Theta was also accredited with excellence in community service and philanthropy, risk management, and outstanding public relations.  Chapter Advisor Bill Burwell and former Chapter President Bradford Oliva were awarded for outstanding achievement in their roles within the Greek community.

Currently, the men of Gamma Theta chapter are enjoying the newly renovated shelter and preparing for a formal dedication of the Shelter during STAG.  We are expecting a huge crowd at STAG this year and have arranged seating for over 175 brothers.  We remain thankful for our alumni and House Corp members who share a common dedication to the chapter and desire for continued growth and excellence among her undergraduate members.