A colony made up of students from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts was chartered as the Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Delta at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the National Council on February 27, 2020. Epsilon Omicron, our 108th Chapter, is first active Chapter in Massachusetts since our Delta Sigma Chapter (Tufts - Delta Sigma) closed in 2005. Epsilon Omicron was designated to be a chapter in our Connecticut District, along with Gamma Xi and Epsilon Lambda. Additionally, on the same day, a colony made up of students from State University of New York at Cortland was chartered as our Epsilon Pi Chapter. Our 109th Chapter, Epsilon Pi was designated as a chapter of our Upstate New York District along with Beta Iota, Delta Rho, and Epsilon Eta.
The brothers of the Delaware Valley District held their Semi-Annual Dokime-Jeopardy Competition. The chapter vs. chapter competition, delayed from November, saw past winners Beta Phi and Gamma Mu competing for the title of Dokime Jeopardy Champs. The Gamma Mu Chapter -- following Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy and final Jeopardy. This semester another competition will be head in April, and all the chapters of the District will battle for championship title once again.
Thank You Chapter Presidents of 2019!
As the year 2019 comes to end, so does the 2019 term of office for all of our Chapter Presidents. With that in my mind, let us take a moment to thank all of those brothers who stepped up to serve as a Chapter President this past year. And so we thank, for their service, the following 2019 Chapter Presidents:
Allen Yancoskie (Chi); Jarad Chouai (Psi); Ryan Kwiecinski (Beta Beta); Matthew Ramos (Theta Beta); Michael Fanelli (Beta Eta); Bruce Dexter (Beta Theta); John Blashke (Beta Iota); John Nguyen (Beta Lambda); Corbin Dix (Beta Xi); Joseph Schroeder (Beta Omicron); Paul DiPadua (Beta Pi); Joseph Dempsey (Beta Rho); Emmanuel Theodorakis (Beta Sigma); Michael Bergstrom (Beta Phi); Tylor Salomon (Gamma Iota); Joshua Delgado (Gamma Kappa); Cory Redington (Gamma Mu); Joseph Lettera (Gamma Nu); Tyler Rettberg (Gamma Xi); Justin Mastromarino (Gamma Omicron); John Matasker (Gamma Pi); Richard Koch (Gamma Rho); Joseph Castellano (Gamma Sigma); Ethan D'Alessandro (Delta Beta); Christian Earle (Delta Delta); Thomas Lolos (Delta Epsilon); Daniel Statile (Delta Theta); Arthur Boyle (Delta Xi); Roynees Morel (Delta Omicron); Alexander Darling (Delta Rho); Daniel Sullivan (Delta Upsilon); Matthew Casey (Delta Chi); Devin Datwani (Delta Psi); Vincent Maimone (Epsilon Beta); Christopher Scalone (Epsilon Gamma); Vincenzo Farina (Epsilon Delta); Michal Hickerson (Epsilon Epsilon); Jonathan Cangin (Epsilon Zeta); Jason Williams (Epsilon Eta); Jared Henn (Epsilon Theta ); Marc Santora (Epsilon Iota ); Jason Pace (Epsilon Mu); Lucas Kramer (Epsilon Lambda); Dayton Strength (Epsilon Nu); and Benjamin Lugonic (Epsilon Xi). Faciamus!
The brothers of Gamma Kappa Chapter celebrated the Italian Heritage of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity by hosting its first "Italian Dinner Night" on November 20, 2019. Spaghetti with tomato sauce (gravy) and other Italian delights lined the menu of mealtime items for this great event. The brothers of Gamma Kappa are students of the College of Staten Island. This semester the chapter welcomed to new members into the fold with the initiation of its Beta Omicron pledge class, which boasted an average GPA of 3.025. District Governor Christopher Mancusi was in attendance for Italian culture event.
Congratulations to our Beta Omicron Chapter for being selected for the "2019 Best of Youngstown Awards" in the category of Fraternal Organizations (in the Youngstown, Ohio area). Great work, brothers. Faciamus!
Epsilon Nu Welcomes Three New Members
The brothers of Epsilon Nu Chapter increased their membership by three, after initiating its Eta Pledge Class on November 15, 2019. The brothers of Epsilon Nu Chapter are students of the Penn State Altoona campus. The Eta Pledge Class members boasted a cumulative average GPA 3.43!
Delta Theta Plays Jeopardy
During a November 14th visit by the National Chaplain, the brothers of Delta Theta Chapter partook in a Jeopardy! competition based around Alpha Phi Delta history and Dokime information. Six brothers of the Chapter played, while the rest cheered on their brothers and enjoyed the festivities. After two rounds, the brothers played a Final Jeopardy round, which saw Brother Tyler Migliore come out as the winner of this heated contest. During this evening gathering the brothers celebrated with an Italian dinner and some sharing of a presentation on the Fraternity's history. It was a fun evening of education and Jeopardy for the brothers.
Beta Beta Celebrates 90th Anniversary
On November 12, 2019 the Brothers of Beta Beta gathered for a special meeting with the National Chaplain and their District Governor. Following a history presentation about the Fraternity, the brothers received a 90th Anniversary banner to help celebrate the 1929 Chapter founding. The banner features, in the background, the names of all 702 Beta Beta initiates since the Chapter's founding. The brothers are shown here celebrating with their new banner. Congratulations, Beta Beta!
The brothers of Epsilon Beta Chapter celebrated the addition of a new member into their ranks: Zachary Bruno — the lone member of the Chapter’s Beta Iota Pledge Class — was initiated on November 10. Even with a one-man pledge class the brothers went all out to put forth a top notch initiation ceremony that was well attended by the Chapter and National Officers.
On November 1, 2019, the brothers of Epsilon Xi Chapter and members of their Theta Pledge Class -- all students at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology -- paid a visit to the Alpha Phi Delta Archives in Camden, Delaware. While visiting the Archives the men of Epsilon Xi got to see historical items and documents -- including some originally handled by our founders. Pictured above are the brothers and pledges of Epsilon Xi being regaled with stories from Alpha Phi Delta's history by National Historian, Ronald Smé during their visit (at right). It was an exciting visit for the Chapter, and an educational one. The visit was followed by a pizza dinner, before the men of Epsilon Xi headed back to New York.
Our Chapters in Action
Instituted in fall 2019, this page features activities, events, and fraternal moments in the lives of our Chapters and their members.