Phi Gamma Delta - Theta Tau - Graduate Update
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Jumping into the Fall 2017 semester, the chapter has a lot to look forward to! With Tennessee Promise students now able to transfer to universities, this years recruitment is going to be one of the biggest ones the university has ever seen. We plan to take full advantage of this fall recruitment period. The chapter roster has gotten a bit slim, of the brothers that are left (about 38), all are fully invested to the chapter. We had more potentials interested in rushing during pre-rush than in past years. Cabinet this semester continues to aim high in terms of what we wish to accomplish. We are aiming to have a record breaking fall rush, stay at the top of the fraternities when it comes to GPA, build relationships with other greek and athletic groups on campus, continue to be the most involved fraternity on campus, and ultimately set up the next cabinet to be successful.
The Solar Eclipse
Brothers and friends enjoying the eclipse from the parking lot outside of Capital Quad on campus. Cookeville was one of the cities to experience the Totality of the recent Solar Eclipse.
L to R: Landon Allison, Gabe Fomby, Tim Baker, Reed Allison, Andrew Norman.
House Clean Up
Brothers Landon Allison, Reed Allison, and Caleb Walker help get the house presentable for Fall Rush.


This fall, recruitment is at the top of the chapter's priority list. We currently have about 35 active brothers in the undergraduate chapter. Of the 35, by the end of the Spring 2018 semester, 23 will be graduated. This being said, this year is the first year Tennessee Promise students can transfer into the university, and the number of students enrolled at Tennessee Tech has sky rocketed. We plan t o take full advantage of this and have one of the biggest fall pledge classes our chapter has ever seen.
Here is a picture of our tent at the annual Dancing On Dixie. Although this is still just pre-rush, we tripled our number of potential new members at the house after Dancing on Dixie compared to the previous night.
Mayweather vs Mcgregor Fight
Brother Reed Allison was generous enough to loan the chapter his projector to watch the fight. We had almost 70 people at the house for the viewing party for the fight. Almost all were potentials wanting to come out to rush. We grilled out, played volleyball, and enjoyed a much anticipated fight. Our viewing party was the largest of any of the other fraternities.
Due to recently enforced Title 9 regulations, in order to have more people involved in rush and pre-rush we have moved some recruiting events on campus. Our brother's along with potentials, tailgated before the Tennessee Tech Womens Soccer game vs Western Carolina. Our guys got really loud and had a great time cheering on the ladies on the soccer team. Our team won in a close, hard fought game with a score of 1-0.
County Fair Night
Left: Brothers Tyler Shanks and Jacob Scholl posing for a picture

Right: A tradition for every fall rush. On county fair night we hold a watermelon eating competition. This year's winner was Landon Allison.
Jersey Night
Not only is brother Luke Shattuck sporting a Phi Gam Jersey on jersey night, but he also decided to mix things up with the Winney the Poo Costume. 
Toga Party was a major success once again.

Here The Gold Chain Gang, which included brothers and friends, poses before they head to our toga party.
Back Row L to R: Landon Allison, Stephen English, Brett Bolton, Emmet Robinson, Tyler Shanks, Caleb Walker, Ben Harnden.
Front L to R: James Dutton, Will Byrum, Reed Allison. 

The Gamma Kappa Pledge Class

It is my honor to introduce to you the newly initiated pledges of Gamma Kappa pledge class. This fall rush was a major success. This is the largest Pledge class that this fraternity has seen in over 4 years. We have gathered 23 of the universities brightest men to pledge the best fraternity on campus.
Cole Bewley
Hometown: Morristown, TN
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Jalen Dangerfield
Hometown: Fayetteville, TN
Major: Accounting

Kalen Dangerfield
Hometown: Fayetteville, TN
Major: Accounting

Cole Davis
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Major: Exercise Science

Jack Emch
Hometown: Kingston, TN
Major: Electrical Engineering

JJ Evans
Hometown: Clarkrange, TN
Major: Business Management

Kyle Fisher
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
Major: Chemical Engineering

Rodney Hall
Hometown: Clarkrange, TN
Major: Pre-Medicine

Brady Hancock
Hometown: Rogersville, TN
Major: Nursing

Peyton Hillsten
Hometown: Allen, TX
Major: Computer Engineering

Lucas Justice
Hometown: Jamestown, TN
Major: Chemical Engineering

Jonathon Lara
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Nathan McCord
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Major: Journalism

Austin Pielsnik
Hometown: Cudahy, WI
Major: Pre-Athletic Training

Andrew Reeves
Hometown: Mount Juliet, TN
Major: Business Management

Riley Roberts
Hometown: Kingston, TN
Major: Environmental and Sustainable Study's

Arwin Ryan
Hometown: Bellevue, TN
Major: Computer Science with a concentration in Cyber Security

Isaac Sidoli
Hometown: Winchester, TN
Major: Nursing

Josh Walker
Hometown: Mount Juliet
Major: Business Management

Adam Newton
Hometown: Kingston Springs, TN
Major: Mathematics

Garrett Smith
Hometown: Kingston Springs, TN
Major: Business Management

Heath Crum
Hometown: Greenville, TN
Major: Chemical Engineering

Gabe Fomby
Hometown: Chattanooga
Major: Biology Health Science

Road Side Clean Up
Our brothers cleaning up our adopted highway. A tradition done every semester.
Homecoming   (Please Read)

This years homecoming is a lot different than any other one in the past. The university wants Greek organizations to raise money for a good cause, instead of spending it all on a float. This year we will not be building a float, but it will be more like a big billboard for the parade. This is meant to save money for the chapters. A Large portion of scoring to win homecoming comes from donations towards the Children's Miracle Network. We have set a goal for each brother to raise $50.00. However, we would like to ask graduate brothers to donate to the Childrens Miracle Network on behalf of the chapter. The more money we raise the higher chance of us winning homecoming. The chapter would appreciate it if you guys would donate for a good cause. 
If you would like to donate

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All donations are greatly appreciated!


Every Semester our Faculty Advisor, Tony Marable, takes each brother who made a 4.0 the previous semester to dinner at Nick's Restaurant. This semester's brother's who received a 4.0 are: Landon Allison, Landon Binkley, Michael Harris, Jordan Hayes, James McRee, Harrison Miller, Jacob Scholl, Luke Shattuck, and Chase Womble.
The first week of the semester our brothers reached out and donated over $200.00 to a little league baseball team in Georgia. Our donations helped to pay for part of this teams travel expenses, and uniforms for the kids. This was special because it was not from chapter funds. Our brother's donated individually out of their own pockets. We hope to continue this each year and make it a tradition.
Brother's Graduating This Semester include:

Luke Shattuck- Mechanical Engineer- (423) 716-3746

Damian Garrett- Electrical Engineer- (931) 490-9778

Ryan Adkins- Pre Physical Therapy- +1 (423) 650-8704

Taylor Martin- International Business and Cultures- +1(865) 684-0524

Landon Binkley- Civil Engineering- (615) 342-9201

Please Reach out to these brothers if you can help them as they are about to be looking to start their careers.


Softball: They changed the intramural sports order this year to try to have indoor sports during the rainy season. That being said, we started the semester off with softball. Our brothers had a double header to start the season. The first game we beat Sigma Phi Epsilon by a score of 13-0. Immediately after we took on Pi Kappa Phi. Our brothers won by mercy rule in the top of the 3rd inning by a score of 29-0. It is safe to say our softball team is GOOD.
As you all know, we have switched our philanthropy from MS to USO. We also are revamping how our philanthropy week is structured. Instead of MS Island, we now are calling it "Fiji-500." We plan on having a Mario-Kart like race on main quad as one of the events too. More details and Pictures will be in the next newsletter.
Upcoming Events

DG Anchor Splash

Jersey Party With Sigma Chi

Chacos and Tacos Mixer with ADPi

Fiji-500 Philanthropy

Family Weekend-Click Here to RSVP

We are also in the works for a potential graduate event towards the end of the semester. Details on this will be coming shortly.
1848 Club

1848 Club is transitioning it's payment system to LegFi. If you would like to become a member of 1848 please click the link below. If you have any questions contact Billy Leslie at

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