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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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