For the 64th year, the Pittsburgh Alumni Club bestowed honors at its Annual Awards Dinner on March 31, 2017. This year's event at the University Club in Pittsburgh recognized three Brothers whose life experiences span the decades but shared the same passion for Alpha Phi Delta. Francis "Fran" Prezioso (Psi, '56) was named the Outstanding Alumnus. After a stint in the U.S. Army, Prezioso went on to establish a successful trucking and logistics business. The Outstanding Undergraduate is Tim Rodak (Psi, '14), president of Psi Chapter at Duquesne University. The Adam DiVincenzo Award is named for one of our Past National Presidents and is awarded, only when warranted, to a Brother who distinguishes himself in his public endeavors while remaining faithful to Alpha Phi Delta. This year it went to Dr. Samuel Hazo (Psi,'61). A distinguished professor and poet, Hazo was the alumni moderator to Psi Chapter in the early 1960's. He went on to found the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh and was named as the first Pennsylvania State Poet from 1993 to 2003. Hazo not only enthralled the Brothers with his erudite acceptance speech, he also left everyone with a copy of his just-released book, Outspokenly Yours.
Dr. Samuel Hazo, Fran Prezioso and Tim Rodak pose with their awards at the 2017 PAC Awards Dinner.
PAC President Nick Bell with Brother Paul Russo