The Hartley Cornerstone – Update

Posted by John | General | Monday 5 March 2018 4:36 pm

The Hartley Cornerstone Committee mailed (2/18) the attached letter to those alumni that contributed to this five (5) year plan. We are now in the final steps in reaching our goal of being debt free. Please take a minute and read about the success and how it has performed. Our sincere appreciation to all Delts, for continue support and service to their Chapter.

Committee Members: George Blackwood, Vance Beiser, Gary Coleman, Mike Farmer, Darrell Franklin, Terry Hochenauer, Don Rogers, Swede Malm, Jon Stack, Gary Sollars, Bob Andrews (HC Pres.), Bob Selzer, Chris Duderstadt, Andrew Heim ( Chapter Adviser).

2018 Pledge Letter

Stag Night May 19, 2018 – From Brother Don Rogers

Posted by John | General | Monday 19 February 2018 5:34 pm

To Gamma Theta Alumni, Active Chapter Members, New Initiates and Pledges:

Stag Night has become a tradition over the years where Delts could celebrate the end of a school year, the approaching graduation of its seniors and hopefully a successful year for the Chapter and its members. During my 52 years of attending these I’ve gotten to know many other alumni who came well before me or others who had recently graduated. In either case, I’ve made some great friendships.

From a personal perspective, this May is roughly 49 years since I graduated. Others in the classes before me and particularly the last 2 or 3 years I’ve been able to see and reconnect with some men that I probably hadn’t seen again since the late 1960’s or 1970’s and that was great. We’ve had well attended functions some years and other years less so, but usually I saw someone I hadn’t seen for a while and that was special. For an old Delt (71 in April this year), I’d love an opportunity to see as many of those others who will be in that 50+ range and it seems Stag Night is a good place to try and do that.

So I’ve taken this on to try and ‘remarket’ the event to see how many more we could talk into coming to Baldwin for 3-4 hours in the middle of May to catch up. We’ll be working on the usual food and speakers and awards, etc., but in particular having someone here that has a connection to Gamma Theta or Delta Tau Delta who has a special message all of us would like to hear. We’ve had a lot of special guys who have graduated and gone on to do special things in their lives and careers. While I know about some, I’m sure you would be interested in hearing more if we can find that guy.

I’ve also reached out to Delta Tau Delta in Indianapolis to see if anyone there might be free to come out either this year or next and catch us up on where ‘the fraternity’ is. I think we all see in the papers and CNN etc., the challenges for the Greek system. I certainly don’t want to lose what we have nor see it changed appreciably going forward.

So, in short, mark May 19th down on your calendar end get here if you can. You have plenty of time to plan ahead. We’ll keep an updated list of whom else might commit and share that with you. If I find out that Ron Bakeman, as an example among others, is coming I certainly want to be there.

You will hear more from us over the next few weeks with information and reminders, etc. I’d like to see us fill the place for an hour or two. It seems that would be fun.

If anyone has ideas or questions, you can call me at 214-564-7533 or at

Don Rogers ‘69

2018 Active Chapter Officers

Posted by John | General | Tuesday 19 December 2017 3:58 pm

The Gamma Theta chapter held there officer elections. Here is the 2018 Chapter Officers:

President: Houston Chinn
Vice President: Brett Elifritz
Treasurer: Connor Cummings

Congratulations on your election to these vary important positions! Here’s looking to great things in 2018!!!!!!

Fall 2017 New Initiates

Posted by John | General | Tuesday 19 December 2017 3:41 pm

Brothers here is a list of our Fall 2017 Initiates. Welcome and glad to have you all as Brothers – Makes us proud!

Jared Harvey
Brendan Fletcher
Brandon Mueller
Will Smith
Nate Pauly
Calvin Ball
Jacob Sula
Jace Johns
Thomas Clifton
Sam Huckabee
Carter Odell
Jon Scire
John Miller
Jake Van Daele
Luis Salazar
Griffin Johns

Mike Hobbs 2014 Nominated for House Corp

Posted by John | General | Sunday 30 April 2017 6:15 pm

At the 2017 Stag we will be taking a vote of all Alumni present to add Mike Hobbs to the House Corporation.  Mike’s nomination was unanimously approved by all current members of the House Corporation.

Here is a little background on Mike:

Graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law May 2017

Graduate of Baker University May 2014

Bond Schoeneck & King, Law Clerk

Langdon & Emison, Law Clerk

The Law Office of Jeffery Bennett, Intern

UNKC Compliance Office, Graduate Assistant

Kansas City T-Bones, Group Sales Intern

Helena Brewers, Assistant Director of Ticketing

2017 Stag May 20th

Posted by John | General | Thursday 27 April 2017 5:34 pm

Stag this year will be on May 20th at 5pm at the Shelter.

Join Gamma Theta Chapter as we reconnect with fellow Delt brothers, celebrate the chapter’s achievements over the past year.

To register online and include updated contact information, follow this link.

Thank you brothers and we look forward to seeing you at the Shelter on May 20th!



Delt Brother Josh Kock 2 Time First Team All-Conference

Posted by John | General | Monday 19 December 2016 11:33 am

Brother Josh Kock named 2016 Heart of America Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference for a second year and NAIA All-American 2nd Team on the defensive line.


Congratulations Josh, great job!!!

Delt Brother Logan Brettell Named Academic All-American

Posted by John | General | Thursday 1 December 2016 7:01 pm

Brother Logan Brettell was named Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America!

See the article from the Lawrence Journal – World, published Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  Logan Brettell

From Baker’s Athletic Department .

Great job Logan and Congratulations!!!

2016 Stag

Posted by John | General | Sunday 28 February 2016 7:02 pm

Stag this year will be on Saturday, May 21st.  Hope to see you there!

More information will be forthcoming, stay tuned!

2016 Delta Tau Delta Western Plains Division Conference

Posted by John | General | Sunday 28 February 2016 6:58 pm

Gamma Theta

From Thursday February 18th- Sunday February 21st, 8 undergrads and 1 alumni advisor from Gamma Theta set up shop in Springfield Missouri at the University Plaza Hotel for the 2016 Western Plains division conference. During this conference the undergrads and advisor put together goals for the upcoming year as well as attended many breakout sessions to learn about how we can use the FAAR for planning the chapter’s programming this year. The chapter learned a lot and are bringing a lot of these inspiring ideas back to the chapter to help plan out the rest of the year.

Gamma Theta also got to bring home a lot of hardware from conference this year. Overall Gamma Theta won 5 national awards in the year 2015, which were awarded at this year’s division conference. The awards included an award for having the average chapter GPA above the all-male and all fraternity average on campus, Outstanding Academic Programming, Shelter Pride, and our own Kip Unruh was recognized for being the IFC president of Baker University. Then there was the big award. I am happy to announce that Gamma Theta won its second consecutive Court of Honor Award for being ranked in the top 20 of all Delta Tau Delta chapters in the nation. Out of 136 Delta Tau Delta chapter nationwide, Gamma Theta was ranked 19th.

While we are extremely proud to get this honor, our officers and all other members have made a commitment to improve and win a Hugh Shields award in 2016. We want to thank the unparalleled amount of alumni support that we receive from all of our alumni, wherever dispersed around the country and the world. Without the legacy that you continue to leave on this chapter, this would not  be possible.

Gamma Theta Chapter President
Nick Yarbrough

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