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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
August 29
The Theta Delta Chapter is excited to announce the initiation of the Eta Pledge Class this past weekend. These 19 members met our chapter's standards regarding both academics and character this past semester. We anticipate wonderful contributions from each individual during their remaining time here and beyond!
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
October 15
Over the past weekend, the brothers of Alpha Tau Omega at Virginia Tech enjoyed our fall 2018 brotherhood retreat. All members of the fraternity traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and stayed in a cabin holding the entire brotherhood. Brothers were able to enjoy fun activities in downtown Gatlinburg, hiking in the beautiful Smokey Mountains, and bonding with one another at the cabin. This is an event that brings the brothers of the Theta Delta chapter much closer, and we look forward to going again next semester.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
October 16
Our September brother of the month goes out to Andrew Kovach. Recently, Andrew has taken over the Chaplain position in the fraternity and is doing a great job. He is responsible for planning our brotherhood retreat and other brotherhood events in effort to get all 103 brothers closer. On top of that, he runs our mentor program which consists of pairing up our pledges with older brothers who can assist them with academics. Andrew has also implemented into the program four one on one conversations about what it means to be in ATO, how to act in their daily lives, what they want to get out of ATO, and how they think that they can contribute. Andrew is doing a lot for the fraternity and is continuing in his efforts to make ATO the best that it can be.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
October 18
Caroline Bonnes was first introduced to our fraternity when she began dating Brother Chris Koscho. Both are from the same hometown and Chris introduced her to his friends in the fraternity during her first semester at Virginia Tech. Chris left to study abroad in Germany the following semester, but Caroline still found herself spending a lot of time with the brothers in ATO, and met some of her closest friends. She became a sweetheart last year, during the fall semester of her sophomore year. Some of her most memorable experiences are from events like Mountain Weekend and Spring Break. One of her favorite memories includes her “Sunday Movie Night” tradition that she takes part in with a group of brothers. Caroline says, “I love Movie Night because it’s a great break from the stresses of school and extracurriculars, and is a relaxing way to start every week. It’s something I always have to look forward to, and something my week doesn’t feel complete without.” She feels that she contributes the most to ATO by her involvement in our philanthropy. Her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega (AXO), supports the same philanthropy as our chapter, which has given her many opportunities to get involved. She is the internal co-philanthropy chair for AXO and is involved in the ATO philanthropy committee as well. She created the decorations for our signature philanthropy event, the Carnival Cookoff, and helped the co-philanthropy chairs bring the event to life. Beyond philanthropy, she strives to maintain the relationships she has made with all brothers in the fraternity and makes an impact on every brother she talks to. To Caroline, a sweetheart is someone who represents the chapter and provides unconditional support for every brother. She says that the sweethearts bring unique perspectives to the chapter and are expected to hold themselves and the brothers accountable to the values of the fraternity. As a sweetheart, she strives to be a friend to everyone, a link to other communities and organizations, and a meaningful resource to the chapter. Overall, being a sweetheart of Alpha Tau Omega has been one of the most meaningful involvements of her college career. With each memory ATO has given her, she feels more and more lucky to be one of the few women selected to represent a group of men like ATO, and the brothers of the Theta Delta chapter are lucky to have her as a part of our fraternity.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
October 23
This week the Theta Delta chapter at Virginia Tech is supporting Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy raising awareness for domestic violence. Brothers will be participating in AXO’s signature event, Mock Rock, a volleyball tournament, as well as percentage nights at restaurants in Blacksburg to help support.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
October 31
Lucas Mcmillan rushed Alpha Tau Omega in the spring of his Sophomore year where he became a member of the Epsilon pledge class. He says that ATO was the right choice for him because he saw a group of individuals he was comfortable spending time with, and more importantly calling his brothers. Over the course of his ATO experience, Lucas says his most cherished memories are those from brotherhood retreat, a trip per semester to the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee where he says that he found time to grow close to many of the brothers. Lucas feels as if he can be counted on within any aspect of the organization, saying that he joined on the principle of making an impact wherever he could. He believes that is an important part of his legacy. A person does not need a position of authority to hold a significant amount of influence within the organization, and Lucas has exemplified that. Lastly, Lucas says our chapter is meaningful to him not only due to all the brothers, but also because of the diversity of the entire group.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
November 4
This edition of Sweetheart Spotlight is dedicated to Madison Batts. Maddi was introduced to the men of the Theta Delta chapter during her freshman year thanks to her friend, brother Griffin Buscavage. When asked about her first impression of ATO, Maddi responded, “Everyone was so welcoming and were the type of people I wanted to surround myself with. I could really tell the guys were genuine and wanted to get to know me.” Maddi became a sweetheart in 2017, during the spring of her sophomore year. Her favorite memories include bonding with the brothers at the Myrtle Beach formal trip, Virginia Tech football tailgates, and Thursday nights downtown at Big Al’s. Maddi contributes to the fraternity by helping build a relationship between ATO and her sorority ADPi, which she is the president of. Being an extension of the brotherhood, she is constantly involved and is always going out of her way to help whenever she can. She believes that especially as a senior she has a responsibility to help the new sweethearts become part of the brotherhood, as well as teach them how to carry out the values of the fraternity. Many people believe that members of fraternities become less involved their senior year, but that is not the case with the Theta Delta chapter, especially with our sweethearts. Maddi loves to stay involved and meet the new members and is still as excited now as she was her sophomore year to be a part of the brotherhood. We are grateful that we’ve had the opportunity to have Maddi as a part of our fraternity these past few years, and she is prime example of the kind of women we strive to have as sweethearts in the Theta Delta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
November 13
Alex Callaghan rushed ATO in the spring of his freshmen year and became a member of the gamma pledge class. Not many people from Alex’s high school came to Virginia Tech, so he felt it was best to find ways to branch out. Some of the current ATO brothers at the time encouraged him rush, where he found that he enjoyed all conversations he had with ATO brothers. Alex’s favorite ATO memory was Myrtle Beach spring formals in 2017. He felt it was a great way to spend quality time with the brotherhood before the summer break. Alex spent time as our Alumni Chair and planned parents/alumni weekend. He felt he was able to connect with a lot of alumni and form quality relationships. When asked what his legacy is, Alex believes he has always been someone easy to crack a joke with. Whether it be at chapter or walking by on campus, he was able to help everyone to take a second and enjoy themselves.
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