Phi Gamma Delta president, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNK- The 41-member social fraternity Phi Gamma Delta has received its official charter at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
“This past weekend was a culmination of our hard work over the past year and is believed to be one of the fastest chartering from a colony to a chapter in Phi Gamma Delta history,” said Scotty Seeba of Bellevue, Phi Gamma Delta president.
This semester, the group volunteered more than 700 community service hours. Since colonization in April 2008, Phi Gamma Delta has contributed more than 1,500 community service hours, according to Seeba. Phi Gamma Delta began as a colony on the UNK campus in early 2008.
“Two representatives from Phi Gamma Delta international headquarters, Jesse Hitt and Marcus Hitt, came to see the UNK campus and see the viability of adding another fraternity,” Seeba said. The two men then recruited 26 men in March 2008 and initiated them in April.
“This class, which is collectively referred to as the alpha class, then was charged with the recruitment of the beta and gamma class,” Seeba said.
“Once we felt that we were ready for chartering, we officially filed a petition to become a chartered chapter instead of a colony,” he said. “Our international fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta took a vote of their undergraduate members and governing body to see if we were fit to become a chapter.”
After voting, the international fraternity agreed and officially named the fraternity the Nu Kappa chapter of Phi Gamma Delta at UNK. UNK has seven social fraternities and five social sororities.
Members of Phi Gamma Delta are listed alphabetically by hometown:
Albion– Dustin McBride
Arapahoe– Aaron McCoy
Bellevue– Mark Gardner and Scotty Seeba, president.
Chambers– Brett Miller
Cozad– Matt Allbright, treasurer.
David City– Chris Hein
Dawson– Ben Clancy
Eagle– Travis Checketts
Fairmont– Phillip Boon, recording secretary.
Genoa– Blaine Drozd
Gibbon– Brandon Bohn and Scott Bohn.
Grand Island– Stephen Carlson and Nate Holmes.
Hartington– Joel Hochstein
Humphrey– Anthony McPhillips
Imperial– Trevor Roenfeldt
Kearney– Josh Brummer, Matt Jensen, Brandon Pettigrew, JT Jelkin, Trenton Talbitzer and Aaron Reier.
Minden– Jamie Christensen and Nathan Speer.
Newman Grove-Josh Kaufman, corresponding secretary.
North Platte– Jon Sandau
Omaha-David Hawley and Andy Miller.
O’Neill– Ryan Lieb
St. Paul– Justin Buchanan, historian.
OUT OF STATE
Sioux City-Scotty Benson
Salt Lake City– Bjorn Lund