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On Saturday, March 23, we celebrated Founders' Day with a two hour tour of AccuWeather's world headquarters hosted by several of their senior executives. The actives (those who are 21 and older, of course) hosted a tour of some of State College's best bars. Following the tours, over 100 Actives and Alums gathered at the Chapter House. A delicious dinner was served, featuring barbequed ribs, mac and cheese and pasta. Everyone had a great time, and the alums met the 25 new Active brothers who pledged in the Fall and the four new pledges for Spring semester. Many thanks to Active Andrew Dreibelbis for his inspired menu and cooking skills, to Active Bryan Boyd for coordinating such a well-organized celebration and the cook, Jen for all her efforts.


founders day 2After dinner, Dick Doherty '59, President of the Alumni Board awarded Daniel Hofmeister the outstanding Active of the Year award, who was selected by the Actives for his outstanding achievements. When it comes to true fraternity and representing the core values of Phi Sigma Kappa, brother Daniel Hofmeister is a true representative and model. His contributions to Phi Sigma Kappa, from Greek Week Chair all the way up to Sentinel, has only enhanced Kappa Chapter. Under his term as Sentinel, he, along with his inductor, led 25 associate members into becoming leading examples of true brothers.

Bill DeGrandis '77, received the Outstanding Alum of the Year. Dick noted that Bill has served 11 years on the Alumni Board, serving as Vice President since 2005. He also was Chairman of the Reason to Be Proud Campaign, which resulted in a successful $ 1.7 million campaign to completely renovate the Chapter House. Bill is also helping organize the new Active Scholarship and Legacy Programs. Bill is an energy lawyer practicing in Washington DC with the Paul Hastings LLP law firm.

Pictured above: Dick Doherty '59 (center) with Alum of the Year Bill DeGrandis '77 (left) and Active of the Year Daniel Hofmeister (right). Click here to view more photos.