Alpha Tau Omega Announces New Officers and Philanthropy Projects at UNK

Eugene Bichlmeier
president of Alpha Tau Omega, 402.270.1122

UNK– Alpha Tau Omega, a fraternity at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, raised nearly $1,800 for the UNK Future Teaching and Learning Community.

Last November, the men held their second annual FlapJack Pancake Feed and raised close to $300. All proceeds went to the Future Teaching  and Learning Community (FTLC).

“The first pancake feed was held last spring in 2008 in honor of remembering Jose Martinez,” said Eugene Bichlmeier ofColumbus, president of Alpha Tau Omega. “He died in a tragic car accident in January of 2008. Now we have the pancake feed in memory of him.” All proceeds of the first pancake feed, $1,500, went to the family Jose Martinez.” Martinez was a FTLC student who lived with the ATOs. The FTLC group resides in University Residence South along with the fraternity.

This semester, Alpha Tau Omega will hold their third annual Bracke-TAU-logy event.

“Bracke-TAU-logy involves a competition with those who fill out brackets for March Madness basketball,” Bichlmeier said. “We give out prizes to the best and worst brackets. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.”

Alpha Tau Omega officers are listed alphabetically by hometown:
-Eugene Bichlmeier, president
-Levi Hilligas, risk management; Freddie Arnold, international fraternity council
delegate; and Mike Gaston, vice president.
Falls City
– Mark Dunn, secretary and summer scholarship
– Eric Campbell, treasurer
Grand Island
– David Kelley, recruitment
– Dustin Scholz, alumni relations and public relations, and Garrett Ritonya, social
– Michael Blunck, intramurals and house manager
St. Paul
– Cody Jorgensen, chaplain and webmaster
– Matt Cass, philanthropy
– Dustin Dye, scholarship
Wood River
– Danny Gill, historian

 -Dean Sullivan, new member educator