White Star Scholarship Awarded

The “White Star” keeps on shining bright.  Five outstanding applicants received the Annual White Star Scholarship, a scholarship awarded by the Chi Eta chapter of Phi Gamma Delta of Western Kentucky University. This scholarship was awarded to incoming freshman males who demonstrated excellence in scholarship, extracurricular activities, and community service.  The White Star Scholarship is funded annually by Steve Wilson, a graduate of Phi Gamma Delta from the Upsilon Kappa Chapter of the University of Kentucky.   He has been a great supporter for the Chi Eta chapter. The five winners of the scholarship are: Steven Kent Jones, Austin-James Scott Lanter, John William Owens, Spencer Wright, who are all new members to the XH chapter, and Daniel Brashear.

During the application process, students were asked to list any extracurricular activities, outside organizations, community service, offices held in high school, and also an optional one page essay describing how the student will make the most of their college experience.  All of the candidates were great and the recipients were certainly top quality and very deserving young men. The men of Phi Gamma Delta, alongside Steve Wilson, are glad to have the opportunity to reward young men for their scholarship, involvement, and hard work.  We are continually looking for excellent young men to apply for this prestigious scholarship.

Historic Epsilon Class

Epsilon Pledge Class
Front Row (L to R): Sam Knott, Trip Carpenter, Nick Bratcher, Ryan DeMuth, Ben Aroh, Kent Jones, Griffin Fruge | Second Row: Jeff Creech, Dylan Ward, Mac Burton, Will Garcia, Will, Owens, Tyler Lockhart, Jacob Hood, Ben Hussung | Third Row: Keaton Brownstead, Corey Johnson, Jason White, Jonathan Caron, Cody Hutchins, Spencer Wright, Austin Lanter

The Chi Eta Chapter was proud to pledge in its first pledge class as a new chapter this past weekend. The Epsilon class is only the 5th group of men to pledge themselves into the ranks of Phi Gamma Delta at Western Kentucky University. The group equates to 23 men, 16 of which are enrolled in the Honors College. Consisting of 20 freshman and  3 sophomores the guys are ready to hit the ground running this fall.

Fall 2010 Fraternity Recruitment

Fall 2010 Fraternity Recruitment begins next week.   We look forward to meeting all the interested men during recruitment week!  Make sure you have registered for formal recruitment.  For more information, visit www.wkugreeks.com.

Mon., Aug. 30 Recruitment Orientation, 8:00 pm, Garrett Ballroom
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Rotation Parties, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Wednes., Sept. 1 Rotation Parties, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Thurs., Sept. 2 Open Houses, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Fri., Sept. 3 Presentation Night, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 4 Bid Day, 12:00 noon, DUC 305

Master Plan Events Scheduled

Interesting in getting to know the men of Phi Gamma Delta?  Come hang out at one of our Master Plan events and learn more about our Fraternity and the brothers:

M.A.S.T.E.R Plan Schedule

Sunday August 22 –

M.A.S.T.E.R Plan Move- In

Monday August 23 –

3pm – Ultimate Frisbee (Lampkin Park)

8pm – Cornhole Tournament (FIJI House)

Tuesday August 24 –

3pm – Soccer (Lampkin Park)

8pm – Poker and N64 Tournament (FIJI House)

Wednesday August 25 –

3pm – Football (Lampkin Park)

6:30pm – Hot Rods Game (Bowling Green Ballpark)

Thursday August 26 –

6pm – Call of Duty Tournament (FIJI House)

Friday August 27 –

2:30pm – Sand Volleyball (Lampkin Park)

6:30pm – Cook Out (FIJI House)

Saturday August 28 –

1pm – Sports (Lampkin Park)

7pm – Cook Out (FIJI House)

Delta Class Initiated

Delta Class Initiation
Pledge Educator John Hellams, Daniel Jackson, Alex Fahnders, Brad Stephens, Nick Burnett, Jordan Kassel, Tyler Wittmer, Jordan Scott, Chris Heil, Chris Kinney and Graduate Initiate Dean Kahler

The last of the Founding Father pledge classes were initiated into the Delta Colony of Phi Gamma Delta at Western Kentucky University.  This is the class initiated before the Colony receives its Charter on May 1st.  Also initiated was Graduate Initiate and Board of Colony Advisor Dr. Dean Kahler.

The colony will receive its charter during Chartering Weekend April 30 & May 1.  Click here for more information.