Phi Gamma Delta - Theta Tau - Graduate Update
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I apologize for the delay on getting the final Spring Update to you all. This summer as been very busy. The second half of the spring semester has been all but boring. Our brother's enjoyed philanthropies, intramural sports, pig dinner, along with other activities. Our brothers are more excited than ever for summer break. We once again, finished the semester strong academically. Most brothers plan on going home for summer break, but a few will be staying in cookeville cleaning and maintaining the house. 
Pig Dinner
I'd like to thank all brothers for attending this years Pig Dinner and making it such a success. Without you guys we would not have had such a great weekend. I would also like to thank our Pig Dinner Chairmen, Tyler Livesay, and our Purple Legionnaire for all the time and effort they put towards Pig Dinner. Tyler and Bobby got on the ball about putting this pig dinner together early, and spent many mornings and late nights tying together all odd ends to make it flow as smoothly as possible.  
Archon President Brian Douglas and Section Chief Brent Ellis.


Phi Mu's "Bonnamu"
Brothers Pete Ramsey (Left), JW Hunt (Right), and Pledge Josh Tuttle (Middle) performing AC/DC's hit Thunderstruck at Phi Mu's philanthropy "Bonnamu."
Kappa Delta's "War of the Wings"
Here is a small collection of photos of our brothers enjoying shamrock week and supporting the beautiful ladies of Kappa Detla. Shamrock week's purpose is to raise money for Child Abuse Tennessee and Child Abuse America. 80% of money raised goes to Child Abuse Tennessee, and 20% goes to Child Abuse America.  Our brothers placed 2nd place in the entire philanthropy, and were responsible for a sizable portion of $25,225 total donations over the course of the week. We had a blast in participating and raising this money, and even got to participate in a Wing Eating competition in the process.
Many of our brother's traveled on the Norwegian Jade cruise ship to Costa Maya, Mexico. It was a great chance to experience brotherhood and represent the Fraternity off of U.S. soil. We had 28 people, all together, in our group on this trip.

Pictured Above
L to R: A brother from the N.C. state chapter, Jordan Hayes, Tyler Livesay, Jacob Scholl, Nathan Engler, Taylor Martin, Luke Shattuck, Stephen English, Zach Rose, Jacob Carson.


This year our brother's decided to ask the lovely ladies of Delta Phi Epsilon to do homecoming with us. Although its their second year on campus, this sorority has some pretty promising numbers heading into the fall semester. Within one year on campus they have already achieved the status of a 4 star sorority, along with panhellenic intramural champions. This sorority has the most successful fall and spring philanthropies and are overall on the uprise. We decided our best chance at winning homecoming this year would be with these ladies. 
As part of asking the lovely ladies of Delta Phi Epsilon to homecoming our chapter slipped into their meeting where brother Taylor Martin gave a speech about why we would love to do homecoming with them. Following Taylor's speech, our brothers passed purple flowers to each and every lady in attendance. (Purple is their sororities color). We also provided cupcakes to the ladies. Last but not least, THEY SAID YES!
Here is a picture of our Mixer with the lovely ladies of Delta Phi Epsilon. They officially announced to us at this mixer that they DO want to do homecoming with us this upcoming fall. We followed the announcement by grilling out, playing volleyball, and watching the Nashville Predators dominate the St. Louis Blues.
UAB Chartering:
Our brothers traveled to UAB on April 1st to assist in the chartering and initiation of the UAB Colony. Brother's who participated in this were: Luke Shattuck, McKellan Gonzales, and Jordan Hayes. They got to meet the several important brothers in the fraternity, such as Bill Martin, and Ed Gabe. They were recognized at the chartering banquet.
Our brothers posing with the new Phi Gamma Delta Alpha Beta Chapter at UAB.


At our annual Purple Garter Formal, we announced Fiji's new sweetheart for 2017. Brooke Norris was voted to represent the chapter as our new sweetheart. Brooke is a Junior Nursing student at Tennessee Tech and is also a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Brooke is from Mount Juliet and is the girlfriend of brother Michael Harris.
Our new Sweetheart, Brooke Norris.
We are pleased to announce that we will be initiating all but 2 of our Spring pledge class, Gamma Iota. We also have high hopes for the quantity and quality of the upcoming fall pledge class. Recruitment Chair Tim Baker has a lot of great idea's to really give us an edge during the fall recruiting period.
Greek Awards 2017
Another dominating year for the Theta Tau's. Our chapter secured another Fraternity Of The Year Award. No one in the undergraduate chapter has ever not won this award. We aren't sure exactly how many years in a row we have been the Best on campus, but rumor has it its been over 20 years. We also were the only 5 star fraternity. Regardless this year was especially successful because we dominated the entire award ceremony.

Chapter Awards: Fraternity of the year, 5 star chapter, Outstanding Scholastic Performance Award (The chapter averaged a 3.1 overall GPA)

Individual Awards: Most Spirited (Elliot Mitzelfeld), Greek Member of the year (Nathan Engler), New Greek Member of the year (Harrison Miller), Best Dressed (Michael Harris), Most Athletic (Reed Allison), Maintaining a 4.0 with less than 30 credit hours completed ( Landon Allison, James McCree, Jordan Hayes), Maintaining a 4.0 with over 30 credit hours completed (Will Byrum). Greek Scholar of the Year (Will Byrum).
Our Brother's celebrating another consecutive Fraternity Of The Year Award. 
Following up another successful year in the classroom, we stood well above the all male average GPA and above all other fraternities. With a 3.1 Chapter wide GPA, we were well deserving of the Outstanding Scholastic Performance award.


Water Polo: In its first year as an IFC intramural sport, water polo has been a challenge for most fraternities to get the hang of. Our brothers caught on quickly with three very lopsided victories over Kappa Alpha, TKE, and SAE. We finished 3-1 heading into the playoffs with our only loss coming to Sigma Chi. We fought hard, and lost by one goal with 10 seconds left. Our brothers stormed through the playoffs with convincing victories over SAE and Pike. The championship was a rematch with The only team to beat us, Sigma Chi. This time it was a turn of tables. We won the championship game 11-4, claiming the first Tennessee Tech IFC Water Polo championship crown in fashion. Below is a picture of our brothers celebrating the win. 
Pictured above: 
L to R: Caleb Walker, James Dutton, Reed Allison, Brant Nickens, Conner Hodge, Bobby Adams, Landon Allison, James McCree.
Holding the flag: Pledges Raheem Mahmoud and Bryan Dimino.
Our brothers killed the competition taking first place in the IFC gold tournament.
L to R: Jarrett Melton, Brant Nickens, Jonathon Rochelle, James Dutton
No pictures were available, but our brothers also placed first in the IFC Disc Golf Tournament. Brothers who participated were Jonathon Rochelle and Patrick Tiesler.
1848 Club

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Jacob Eric Scholl
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p. (615)-934-2399
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