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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
September 3
The Beta Delta chapter was pleased to welcome University of Alabama President Dr. Stuart Bell, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. David Grady, and many members of the chapter’s Board of Trustees to the ATO house for a celebratory dinner. Dr. Bell congratulated Beta Delta for winning the national fraternity’s Top Chapter Award at the 2017 Fall Awards Banquet in Indianapolis. Bell remarked that “being a champion requires a lot,” and the chapter has been “great in the classroom and great in how [we] act and serve.” He continued that “we want to be known for our character at the University of Alabama,” and he believes the Beta Delta chapter is an excellent representation of the character the University hopes to portray. Dr. Grady addressed the men of ATO with a powerful message: “the page is blank.” He challenged the chapter to “continue to do those things that got us this award in the future” and walk with integrity every day. Dr. Grady addressed the potential new members to uphold the “great tradition that we have here at ATO,” and concluded that the administration looks forward to seeing “all the great things that happen at ATO in the future.” Accomplishments that contributed to Beta Delta’s Top Chapter award this year include: Most Outstanding IFC Chapter, the 2nd highest GPA among IFC fraternities (3.46), 3,800 service hours and $44,241 donated to philanthropy, and a longstanding tradition of leadership and involvement on campus and in the Tuscaloosa community. 2016-2017 was truly a special time for the Beta Delta chapter, and we look forward to growing stronger as chapter and a brotherhood in the years to come.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
September 11
Last Wednesday, Dean of Students Dr. Tim Hebson spoke to the potential new members of the Beta Delta chapter as a part of our Tau Talk series which takes place every Wednesday of pledgeship. Hebson encouraged the potential new members to “look out for each other” because “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” He continued saying that “no fraternity values academics as much as ATO.” He urged the PNM’s reach out, ask for help, and “(use) all the tools ATO has for you to be successful.” Finally, he offered a bit of insight to the PNM’s saying, “You learn more from adversity and reaching out than being comfortable.” Hebson said that he is excited about what is happening at the Capstone and hopes that ATO is an integral part of that future.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
October 2
The Beta Delta Chapter was proud to welcome back former Worthy Master Peter Inge (‘12) to the house for a Tau Talk with the pledges this week. Peter served as Chapter President 2013-2014 and won the Thomas Arkle Clark award, given to the most outstanding graduating senior ATO in the nation. Peter remarked that “ATO will change you by being surrounded by good people,” and he challenged the pledges to focus on what is important and work towards the future every day. He shared special insight on the chapter’s unique dynamic with the University and how we are strategically positioned for sustainable leadership.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
October 2
Congratulations to William Gray, Nick Ramos, Nick Weaver, and Jonathan Parrish on being selected as members of First Year Council! FYC consists of a diverse group of first-year student leaders striving to improve the freshman experience at UA. FYC members work with the Student Government Association to empower first year students, help them grow as leaders, and provide them with a voice. Through FYC, students form lasting connections with key administration officials, SGA members, and ambitious fellow classmates who want to make a difference on campus. FYC is a qualified group of 65 freshmen chosen from over 800 applicants, and members are equipped with the necessary skills to become dynamic leaders, servants, and activists throughout campus. We are excited for the future of these young men in ATO!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
October 4
Congratulations to Nick Ramos, Sam Sykstus (’17), and Jack Pilleteri (’17) on being selected for membership into the Culverhouse Investment Management Group! CIMG is a student-run investment fund managed by select students at The University of Alabama with oversight from an investment consultant and faculty advisors. The group prepares young professionals for careers in investment banking and other areas of the financial industry.  CIMG uses a value-based, equity-only investing philosophy to actively manage a $500,000 portfolio. The Beta Delta chapter has a tradition of involvement in CIMG with current member Jonathan Burks (’15) and alumnus Jack Goldsborough (’13)
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
October 9
We are proud to have 16 pledges accepted as members of Freshman Forum! Freshman Forum is a network of students seeking personal and professional development through interactive discussion, leadership training, and civic engagement. Members focus on growing as ethical leaders and change agents in the Tuscaloosa community.  Freshman Forum is centered on the values of leadership, scholarship, and service. Through this program, students build a network of peers, faculty, and staff across campus, gain an awareness of campus resources, and develop their personal leadership identity. Back Row: Colin McCullough, Hunter Mace, John Isaac Stafford, Manning Owen, Owen Weis, William Gray, Harris Sanderson, Davis Manning, Scott Edwards, Alex Tedford, Grant Belcher, John Pelham Front row: Luke Miskelly, Kolby Kwarsinski, Jon Pelham, Tommy Jacobs
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
October 16
Congratulations to Brother Marshall Williams (‘16) on receiving a summer internship with Tesla! Williams will be working on powertrain manufacturing for Tesla Models S and X. “It’s still not real. I’m about to spend 3 months in California working for my dream company,” said Williams. Williams has done a number of things in an effort to get this internship. This past summer, he worked in Kansas City for Magna-Plus, a supplier of Ford. Williams was responsible for maximizing efficiency along the company’s production line. “That internship was huge. The production experience was invaluable,” said Williams. He is also a leader on campus with EcoCar3, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and GM in which teams redesign a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid-electric car that will reduce environmental impact, while maintaining the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car. We are extremely excited for Brother Williams as he continues to follow his passion for automotive engineering!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
November 2
Congratulations to our newly elected UA Greek Ambassador Executive Board members Trey Thurston (Secretary and Treasurer) and Bryan Gilliland (VP of Administration)! Congratulations also to our newly selected UA Greek Ambassadors Adam DuCote, Chris Dombrowsky, Daniel Propp, Mason Moorman and William Galloway! In addition, congratulations to Brother Garrett Daffron on being selected as a returning Greek Ambassador! We are extremely proud
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
November 5
Congratulations to our newly elected UA Greek Ambassador Executive Board members Trey Thurston (Secretary and Treasurer) and Bryan Gilliland (VP of Administration)! Congratulations also to our newly selected UA Greek Ambassadors Adam DuCote, Chris Dombrowsky, Daniel Propp, Mason Moorman and William Galloway! In addition, congratulations to Brother Garrett Daffron on being selected as a returning Greek Ambassador! We are extremely proud of these young men.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
November 8
Congratulations to the ATO flag football team for bringing home the fraternity league championship last night! #Studs #WeWantGeorgia
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
November 30
On Wednesday, ATΩ gave out scholarships to numerous brothers for their commitment to bettering Beta Delta. The Carl W. Abritton Jr. Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Michael Montgomery. The Michael Wray Moak Memorial Scholarship was awarded to James Bamberger. The Board of Trustees Scholarships were awarded to Nick Thomas, Tyler Green, William Galloway, Trey Thurston, and Logan Skinner. And finally, the Amos D. Burns Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Britton Webb, Wyatt Robinson, and Carter Helm. We are lucky to have such wonderful alumni who make these scholarships possible. Thank you for your continued support of Beta Delta!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
December 6
Congratulations to the Beta Delta basketball team for bringing home the men's intramural basketball championship! Congratulations also to John "BIg Mitts" Tully on being the MVP of the final game with ten points. #TrustTheProcess
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
January 22
On Friday, January 19, the Beta Delta Chapter hosted the annual Parents' Night celebration, preceding the initiation of the 2017 pledge class. This event at the Tuscaloosa River Market was an exciting night which allowed parents to socialize and gather in celebration of our new members. The night was accompanied by music from Norris Dates and the Power Surge and heavy hors d'ouevres. The entire chapter and parents of all members were able to come together and exchange stories, memories and backgrounds. Parents' Night reflects how truly ATO values our family, and is a testament to the bond and relationships that extend deeper than just within the fraternity.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
January 22
On January 20th, Doug Lindley came and spoke to our newly initiated members following the initiation ceremony. Doug was initiated into Beta Delta in 1964, and he highlighted the importance and magnitude of the relationships formed within ATO. Doug has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, but has been able to look beyond his disease and cherish the relationships and good still ever present in his life. He spoke on how his brothers within ATO were so quick to come to his aid, helping create a fund to support research for a cure to Parkinson’s disease. He noted how important it is to play the role of a brother, and to extend the legacy of this brotherhood in the future. He remarked how it was his brothers who embodied these principles and ideals by supporting him through the trials of life. He read a poem by William Blake, and discussed how the bonds we make in this brotherhood will provide rich joy and goodness in our lives if we continue to nurture and take care of them. As he closed, he left us with this, “gossip, I call gossip the murderer of the soul. Be aware of how hurtful gossip can be. Forgiveness. Forgiveness does as much for the forgiven as it does for the forgiver. Kindness, kindness can go a long way. Mercy over judgement. We have become a very judgemental society. Judgment is God’s business, not ours.” Kindness and love should be the goal in each of our lives, and Doug has truly embodied these ideals. Doug Lindley's passion and love for the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity is a standard we all strive to achieve, and we are honored to have had the opportunity to listen to him speak.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
January 22
Congratulations to the 39 newest initiates of the Beta Delta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega! We’re so excited to see all that you accomplish in your time here! #ruhrah
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
January 22
On Friday, January 19, the Beta Delta Chapter hosted the annual Parents' Night celebration, preceding the initiation of the 2017 pledge class. This event at the Tuscaloosa River Market was an exciting night which allowed parents to socialize and gather in celebration of our new members. The night was accompanied by music from Norris Dates and the Power Surge and heavy hors d'ouevres. The entire chapter and parents of all members were able to come together and exchange stories, memories and backgrounds. Parents' Night reflects how truly ATO values our family, and is a testament to the bond and relationships that extend deeper than just within the fraternity.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 1
Congratulations to Brothers Anderson Bruehl and Sam Perry for being elected VP of Operations and President-Elect, respectively for University Stewards. University Stewards is a student organization devoted to student recruitment through personal interactions. Brother Bruehl and Brother Perry will oversee the program’s success and effectiveness. We are very proud of these young men and can’t wait to see what they will do in the future!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 4
Congratulations to Brother Jack Pilleteri for being selected as a Student Ambassador for the Culverhouse College of Commerce. The Culverhouse Ambassadors are the official tour guides and recruitment agents for the College of Commerce. We are very proud of him and wish him the best of luck as he goes on to represent the University!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 8
Congratulations Brothers Jake Varra, North Patterson, James Bamberger, and William Gray for being selected for Capstone Men & Women. William’s father, Brad Gray, served as a Capstone Man from 1989-1991. William is honored to represent ATO in Capstone, and he remarked that “to be able to follow in my dad’s footsteps and share this experience with him is truly a special thing.” The Capstone Men & Women have served as the official ambassadors for The University of Alabama since 1962. They work within the University President’s office, host alumni during important functions, and give tours of UA to thousands of prospective students. ATO’s presence in Capstone has been a longstanding tradition, and we pride ourselves in being able to carry it further.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 9
Brother Jonathan Burks is this week’s Brother of the Week! Jonathan was accepted into Vanderbilt University Law School! The Vanderbilt Law School is ranked among the top 20 law schools in the nation and is a prestigious institution which has led to an extremely high demand for their graduates. The application process is extremely competitive and only 170 students will join the program in the fall. Jonathan has also been accepted into the Law Program at Georgetown University and The University of Alabama. We wish him the best of luck in his academic endeavors.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 12
This past semester, Beta Delta posted an impressive 3.42 overall chapter GPA with 37 brothers making a 4.0 and being placed on the President's List and 61 qualifying for the Dean's List with a 3.5 or better. Congratulations to these men for their academic achievement.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 14
We would like to congratulate Brother Riley Byars for being selected to serve on the IFC Community Outreach and Wellbeing Committee. The committee works to better the IFC community and maintain good relations with the campus and local community. This involves focusing on the health and well-being of the IFC organizations as well as coordinating events to connect the IFC community with the local community and students. Riley will be serving on the Athletics Sub-Committee and is excited to worked alongside representatives from other fraternities to create strong relations within the greek and campus communities. Congratulations Riley!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 14
Congratulations Brother Michael Holmes on being selected as brother of the week. Brother Holmes has been selected for demonstrating commitment to building community in the Tuscaloosa area and for having the upmost integrity in all situations. He truly embodies the principles we share here at ATO. Congrats Brother Holmes!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 15
Brother David McDowell recently accepted an internship with Shell Energy for the upcoming summer. Shell Energy is among the largest energy marketers in North America and a leading force in developing the energy of the future. David will be working on their Information Technology Team in Houston, TX for 12 weeks. As a Management Information Systems and Spanish double major, David says he hopes to, “better understand the systems that Shell uses to create sustainable, powerful energy for the world and its clients”. Congratulations David!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 16
We would like to congratulate brother Charley Lewis for his outstanding achievements! Charley is currently enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program at The University of Alabama and had the honor of being the Salute of the Game along with fellow cadet Leili Haririan during the Alabama Basketball Game on February 13th. They were recognized for their dedication and commitment to the ROTC program. Last semester, Charley was named AFROTC GMC Cadet Of The Semester as well as Arnold Air Society Cadet of the Semester. He also received the Physical Fitness Excellence Award and the AFROTC Commendation Award. Charley hopes to become a Combat Rescue Officer after he commissions. He mentioned that he chose the Air Force because, “there is no other branch that has this career field where you have the opportunity to save lives like pararescue.” Congratulations Charley!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 16
Brother James Crenshaw is this week’s Brother Of The Week! James is a junior majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering with a Pre-Med Focus on the STEM Program. After his graduation, he plans to travel to Oxford, England to begin his summer internship with the biopharmaceutical company IntraBio, a global leader in discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapies and treatments for rare and neurodegenerative diseases with high unmet medical needs. He also plans to begin medical school in fall 2019. We are very proud of all his hard work and wish him the best in his future endeavors!
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 19
Congratulations to Brother Bryan Gilliland for being selected to serve on the IFC Social Events and Rules Committee. The committee works to regulate social guidelines for IFC organizations on campus and ensures that Fraternities at The University of Alabama adhere to them. Bryan will be working alongside fellow committee members to create a structured guideline and govern any changes made to these rules. Bryan’s involvement with the committee is important to him and he hopes to gain valuable experience from working within the IFC.
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Alabama - Beta Delta
Alabama - Beta Delta
February 21
On Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2018, thirty of our brothers attended the 2018 Executive Leadership Conference in Birmingham. ELC is a conference that allows for ATO chapters throughout the state to gather and learn more about the values of Alpha Tau Omega and how to effectively lead and contribute within our chapters. Our national representative, Jake West, was one of the speakers at the conference and helped lead many of the discussions which offered valuable insight for our members. Brother Colin McCullough attended the conference and said that, “ELC taught me what it means to be part of a national brotherhood, not just my chapter’s brotherhood. I had the opportunity to meet dozens of brothers from across the state, and it gave me a better understanding of what this fraternity truly is.”
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