On Friday, May 8, 2015, Matt Silva (Psi '12) was awarded his Commission in the Army Reserve, Transportation Corps,as a Second Lieutenant. The Commissioning ceremony took place on the campus of Duquesne University. Brother Silva is a past Chapter President of Psi Chapter (Duquesne University) and past recipient of an Alpha Phi Delta Foundation Scholarship, specifically he was the first recipient of the Foundation's Military Scholarship. Matthew Silva is one of many our brothers serving our nation in the military; we thank him and all of these brothers for their service.
The brothers of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity's Psi Chapter are proud to announce their new officers for the 2015 fraternal year. They are:
Chapter President: Tim Rodak
Chapter Vice President: Jacob Fox
Chapter Secretary: Jeremy Sheehy
Chapter Treasurer: Joshua Darges
Chapter Pledgemaster: John Dylan Kohutka
Chapter Historian: Connor Hochbein
Chapter Chaplain: John Dylan Kohutka
We wish all of our officers and all of the officers in the chapters throughout Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, especially those in the Midwest District, a very successful year in 2015. Faciamus!
Matthew Silva (Psi Chapter - Duquesne University) was awarded a $500 Military Scholarship from the Scholarship Division of the Alpha Phi Delta Foundation. He holds a 3.40 Grade Point Average at Duquesne University.
Matthew is a Supply Chain Management and Information Systems double major. He currently serves as the Psi Chapter President and was head of the National Council Committee, which coordination to the 2014 National Council meeting held at Duquesne in 2014.
Matt Silva, President of Psi Chapter, reported, "I would estimate we did about 1,850 hours of service this year. We hosted four major events on campus that more than 100 people attended." He added that the Chapter's biggest event of the year thus far was their annual Valentine's Day Ball which drew a crowd of over 300 brothers and guests.
The brothers of Duquesne University's Alpha Phi Delta chapter accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! The fraternity has strongly supported this cause since their adviser Dr. Michael Cahill lost his battle to ALS in 2004. Over the past 10 years they have raised more than $75,000 to benefit the ALS Association. This video shows you the brothers in action, taking on the ice bucket challenge.