Eta Chapter Scholarship

 Joe Randazzo


Current Funding Level: $20,800

Scholarship Award: $1,000

The Joe Randazzo Scholarship was established by the alumni of the City College of New York and other friends.  Born on July 21, 1914, Joseph W. Randazzo was inducted into Eta Chapter (City College of New York) in 1934. In 1936 he graduated with a B.S. in Education. Since teaching positions were practically nonexistent, he took a job as a proofreader and eventually worked in the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC.  He was drafted into the Army in March 1943 where he served in Europe for 30 months. After the war, he reestablished residence in New York and returned to his old trade as a printer-proofreader.

In 1962 he joined the Long Island Alumni Club.  As a member of the LIAC, he served in all the offices and eventually took over the duties as editor of the Long Island Alumni Club Newsletter in 1972.  His monthly newsy journal described in great detail the gastronomic offerings of the Roslyn Café, the frequent meeting place of the Club, along with updates on the doings of club members. He continued producing the Club’s Newsletter for some 30 years.

As a result of his endeavors, he was chosen Outstanding Alumnus in 1976.  In 1978, he volunteered to lend his talents to Central Office and took on the responsibilities of National Calligrapher; hundreds of membership scrolls and charters were hand inscribed through the end of 1993.  Brother Randazzo was the first recipient of the Fraternity's Vincent Larcy Communications Award in 1983.  He served as an associate editor of The Kleos, and served as a proofreader of the first two editions, 1973 and 2000, of The History of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity.

Just a few weeks after his 100th birthday Brother Randazzo attended the Fraternity's Centennial Convention in nearby Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with members of his family. He was married to the former Ann Varvano; they had two daughters and four grandchildren.

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You can also donate by mailing a check to:

Alpha Phi Delta Foundation, Inc.

 P.O. Box 23188

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Please note that the donation is for the Eta Chapter - Joe Randazzo Scholarship