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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
October 3
We are extremely proud to announce that brother Suddy Sriram has officially accepted a full-time position post-graduation with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Investment Banking in their Debt Capital Markets group. Suddy is a senior that has contributed immensely to the success of the Theta Delta chapter as a past Recruitment Chair and as the current President.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
October 3
Brothers Lorenzo Lemise, Blake Askenas, Jack Gutermuth, and Cam Norris golfed this weekend in order to participate in the start of Zeta Tau Alpha's Crown Classic benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. The boys got to work on their game and enjoyed their time at the Auburn Hills Golf Club.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
October 11
Brother Chance Bull has accepted a position as an Engineer III for MPR associates.  It is a huge player in the nuclear industry, and does a ton of Navy, DOD, and DOE contracts. He will be working as a mechanical engineer working in the federal department with the Navy. Chance is a senior and will be graduating in May.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
November 16
Congratulations to brother and newly elected President of the Theta Delta chapter, Jack Gutermuth (pictured middle), for accepting an internship with Fannie Mae. The internship is a Capital Markets internship in Washington D.C., where Jack will be helping their structured transactions group issue (sell) Mortgage Backed Securities.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
November 16
Congratulations to the Christiansburg Cobras for finishing off the final game of their season. The U11 soccer team is coached each week by brothers from the Theta Delta chapter here at Virginia Tech. Pictured is brother Mark Owen, who has spent time each week teaching the kids valuable soccer skills.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
November 16
Brother Breedlove has been selected to be a transportation officer, where he will be training in Fort Lee, Virginia for 4 months after he graduates in the spring. With 17 different branches of the army that have different purposes and training sites, Will was given his top branch choice!
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
December 24
The first annual Presidential Tau Awards are designed to recognized brothers. Given out by our President Suddy Sriram, he stated "We strive to build well-rounded individuals and these brothers are perfect representations of that characteristic". These awards recognize a few of our brothers for "upholding the values of our fraternity while exhibiting selfless Leadership & Brotherhood that has been invaluable to the success of the fraternity”. The Theta Delta Chapter looks forward to giving these awards out in the future!
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
December 24
Alpha Tau Omega at Virginia Tech hosted a percentage night at a local Chipotle to help raise money for the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley. The event helped kick off the spring philanthropy a little early!
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
January 27
Our internal philanthropy officers have begun presenting to many sororities on campus! Bill Norris and Riley Clark pictured above have a goal of raising $25,000 in effort to support the Women's Resource Center in the New River Valley. We look forward to this philanthropy season here at Virginia Tech!
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
January 27
On Saturday January 27th, the Theta Delta Chapter at Virginia Tech welcomed the newest pledge class into the brotherhood as full members of the fraternity. We look forward to all the future endeavors these gentlemen will accomplish with their time here as undergraduates, and beyond!
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
February 2
The first brother of the month this year goes to our very own Matthew Grocock. Matthew has recently been named CFO for the student organization COINS. Commodity Investing by Students (COINS) is the only student-run commodities trading group in the United States and invests a portfolio of up to one million dollars of the Virginia Tech endowment in futures-based ETFs and ETNs. Jack Gutermuth, our chapter's president had this to say on the matter, “Being a fellow COINS member myself, I have seen up close the impact that Matthew has made in such a short time. As the Energy Division Head, he did a fantastic job, and I am looking forward to seeing great things from him as the groups new CFO.”. Congratulations Matthew, and thank you for embodying all that a fraternity man encompasses both inside and outside the class room.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
February 7
Today, the Theta Delta Chapter at Virginia Tech celebrated its' weekly event "Tausday". Tausday is an opportunity for our fraternity to give back to all students on campus during a 15 minuet class change in a prime location on campus. We give back by handing out various gifts to help brighten the school spirit. Our Tausday Chair, Fabian Shelton had this to say on the event, "Tausday is something dear to my heart. When I joined the committee last semester I couldn’t believe how much fun it was. When the Tausday Chair position came open I knew it was a job I wanted to do. Seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they see us makes every Tuesday that much better. Tausday is all about making people’s days and I’m excited to see how far we can take it..". This week we handed out candy, cookies, oatmeal cream pies, and fruit snacks.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
February 12
As each chapter knows, the Emerging Leaders Conferences (ELC) are geared toward preparing underclassmen members of each chapter for leadership roles. The Epsilon and Zeta Pledge classes from the Theta Delta Chapter at Virginia Tech attended the Charlotte ELC this past Saturday, February 10th. Ryan Jarrendt, our current Historian and member of the Epsilon Pledge class had this to say on the event, "It was a great opportunity to reaffirm the values of Alpha Tau Omega, and broaden each of our individual leadership skills". The picture above includes just a handful of members who went to attend the conference. The Theta Delta Chapter thanks Nationals for putting on the event!
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
February 13
"ATO Sweetheart Spotlight" is a new initiative to put on display how integral a part our sweethearts all are to our fraternity's success at the Theta Delta Chapter of Virginia Tech. A sweetheart is a girl who the entire fraternity sees and holds just as important as a brother for their contributions to the chapter as a whole. The first ATO Sweetheart Spotlight features our Sophia Cady. Sophia was introduced to the fraternity freshman year when she met Brother Bryer Palmer. She stated how she began hanging out with everyone, and thought the fraternity was so genuine and funny. After recognizing that she knew "I wanted to be friends with all of them". Sophia became a sweetheart the fall semester of her junior year. Her favorite memory is "The brotherhood dinner when I got sweetheart" she added. In terms of contributions, Sophia had this to say "I contribute by being there for everyone and helping out whenever they need something". Whether that is giving advice or cleaning up an event, Sophia is always there for the Theta Delta Chapter. Sophia mentioned the significance of being a sweetheart by saying "It means a lot to be a sweetheart. I never had very many guy friends in high school but now I have so many guys that I could go to whenever I need. I love being a part of such an amazing group of guys and I love how they always make me laugh and are like big brothers to me.".
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
February 18
Led by our President Jack Gutermuth, Recruitment Officer Andrew Kobylski, and the rest of the entire brotherhood, our Theta Delta Chapter hosted our last rush event of the year Friday February 16th, 2018. The potential new members conversed with the brothers of the fraternity for a good while until it was time for the presentation to begin. Our President and Recruitment Officer both gave wonderful speeches followed by senior Charles Lynam who left closing remarks which depicted the entire impact that is reciprocated upon joining the fraternity. We look forward to gaining another group of young men as the Eta Pledge Class will begin their journey into potential membership.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
February 19
"ATO Sweetheart Spotlight" is a new initiative depicting the significance our sweethearts play in our fraternity's success at the Theta Delta Chapter of Virginia Tech. This second edition of ATO Sweetheart Spotlight features our Diana Doan. Diana, a current senior was introduced to the fraternity her freshman year through her best friends, and current brothers of the fraternity in the Alpha Pledge Class. These three gentlemen (Chris Koscho, Dan Safewright, and Ryan McVicker) brought her out to ATO events whether it was philanthropies, social events, or even just getting food with brothers. To Diana, "These were just the guys I could vibe with the best and be myself with". Diana became a sweetheart spring semester of her sophomore year during Valentine's Day. Her favorite ATO memory revolves around going to Myrtle Beach every year and spending time with "100+ of your best friends" as she put it. Diana contributes to the fraternity by bringing the sorority/fraternity relationship with Alpha Chi Omega. Diana noted "Since we both have the same philanthropy, it was very important for me to strengthen our relations with each other". Diana believes being a sweetheart means being seen as an equal, "Being able to say that I am a sweetheart of ATO means a lot. I know the brothers value me and respect my opinions just as much as they would any other brother". She went on to mention how "many other people don't get the same opportunity and honor that I have received. Growing up, I always wanted a brother close to my age. I feel like now I have over 200+ brothers and alumni I know that will always have my back, and that I will always have theirs". The impact goes beyond college for her as "These are the guys that will be there for my biggest life events like my wedding". After graduation, Diana will in Charlotte, NC working for McAdams, a civil engineering land development firm. We wish Diana the best and thank her for the time she dedicated to our fraternity over the years.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
February 24
This past week, the Theta Delta Chapter at Virginia Tech extended bids to gentleman of which we believe match all that it takes to be a fraternity man a part of our chapter. All available brothers collectively marched among campus under direction of Recruitment Officer Andrew Kobylski. Our sweethearts joined in as well to invite these young men into our fraternity. The Eta pledge class is now set and we at Virginia Tech are excited to watch them grow!
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
March 11
Before jumping into spring break, the Theta Delta Chapter participated in their weekly "Tausday" event. Tausday is a chance for our members to give back to their fellow Hokies with small acts of kindness. During a 15-minute interval between classes, brothers gather outside of a common classroom building to hand out free snacks to any person who walks by. Our Tausday Chair, Fabian Shelton had this to say on the event, "Tausday is always special, but this past Tausday was amazing. There were a lot of pledges that decided to show up, giving us the biggest chapter turnout since I've been in office. It was truly humbling to see the new guys already taking on responsibilities and getting to know some of the brothers better in the process. I definitely think these guys embody everything we look for in ATO men and I'm excited for the future as these guys continue to develop". Under Brother Shelton's direction, the campus at Virginia Tech is enlightened each Tuesday, with handing out different types of candy while putting smiles on faces all around.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
March 11
Already half-way through March, the Theta Delta Chapter would like to take a second and look back. Our February Brother of the month is Kiel Lew. Brother Lew was awarded an internship with Fidelity as a software engineer for their LEAP technology program of undergraduate research where he will be programming humanoid robots. Kiel will be working on distributed development in a collaborative environment, working with Fidelity professionals learning a multitude about the company and profession. We would like to congratulate Brother Kiel Lew for this honor as we wish him the best this summer!
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
March 11
With the senior class set to graduate this May it is time to begin reflecting on their tenure. Please click and select the first picture above in order to read the short article on Brothers Mike Adams and Alex Mansueto. The character limit exceeds the text input within the website. The article gives great insight toward their time as members of this fraternity.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
March 19
Sweetheart Spotlight emphasizes the integral part, and personal story, that women involved with the Theta Delta Chapter play in its’ success all across the board. This edition of ATO Sweetheart Spotlight features our very own senior, Diedre Fitzgerald. In addition to being a part of ATO, she is a sister of the sorority Pi Beta Phi. This is where she met her “big”, Katie. Katie introduced her to the fraternity being familiar with us because she was dating brother, Jay Horin. Ironically this fall, Diedre will actually be a bridesmaid at Katie and Jay’s wedding in November. Diedre became a sweetheart of ATO during the fall of her junior year at a football tailgate where she mentioned being “totally surprised!”. Since then, her favorite memory as a sweetheart is camping for two nights with the fraternity at the Battle of Bristol game versus Tennessee. Diedre contributes to ATO in many ways such as helping set up football tailgates. However, she says the most important things she does for the fraternity revolve around being a listener to brothers, someone they can always count on for a ride home, or even a table in the library. To Diedre, being a sweetheart means that she is willing to go above and beyond for any brother. She says that a sweetheart is someone that the brothers can count on to be there for the greatest and worst moments throughout life. Furthermore, Diedre thinks that her college experience would be totally different without ATO. She is going to miss spending time with the brothers each and every day, but she is excited to come back and visit as an alumnus.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
April 3
This past week, brothers of the fraternity spent time to make breakfast for the Virginia Tech Police. Our Service Chair Hank Rains led the effort. Hank had this to say on the event, "Pancakes for Police has been a great event which we've not only been able to recognize the police for all the work they do but also to increase interaction between brothers and police members. Every semester that we've done this, more brothers have come out and everyone involved has thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope that this event continues to grow and am glad to see the cooperation on both sides as I feel that is fairly unique situation for many college campuses". We look forward to future pancake events with these police officers! A big shout out to the Virginia Tech Police Department for all they do for our community.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
April 3
Our March Brother of the Month is Griffin Buscavage. A very humble and sincere man, Griffin is always involved throughout the fraternity helping out no matter the task size or impact. This award comes with news of his new position. Griffin has been appointed to the Virginia Tech Inter Fraternity Council (IFC) executive board, under the title of Assistant Director of Continuing Member Education. This is a new position of which he was selected out of many applicants. He will be working with Byron Hughes (Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life), IFC executive board, and chapter presidents on campus. During the remainder of this semester as well as through the fall semester of his term, he will tackle the issue of waning chapter involvement in junior and senior members. Serving as the Membership Educator for the past two semesters for the Theta Delta Chapter played a huge role in his appointment. This embodies all that Alpha Tau Omega stands for, our mission of developing leaders. Griffin is excited to hold this first-time position and generate a great impact on the Greek Life community.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
April 5
This is our second installment of Senior Tau, in which we have brothers reflect on their time in this chapter. Please click and select the first picture above in order to read the short article on Brothers Chris Koscho, Charles Lynam, and Ray Morrogh. The character limit exceeds the text input within this website. The article gives great insight toward their time as members of this fraternity.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
April 5
This edition of the ATO Sweetheart Spotlight features our very own, Tessa Dean. Tessa is now a senior at Virginia Tech and became one of our sweethearts during the spring of her junior year. She was first exposed to the fraternity by one of the brothers who has been her best friend since middle school. He introduced her to his pledge class and she has been friends with all of them since then. She says that it has been really fun to watch each brother grow up in ATO and become the men that they are today. Tessa’s favorite ATO memory is when she was awarded with the sweetheart position. She came to one of our chapter meetings that day to give a presentation as a relay for life representative and was confused at first when brothers began handing her flowers. She was super surprised when she realized that she had just become a sweetheart for ATO. Tessa is proud to contribute to ATO by being there for support of any brother or sweetheart who needs it. She also loves getting involved in our philanthropy and service projects, especially pancakes for police. To Tessa, “Being a sweetheart is a tremendous honor. To have friendships and continuous support from over 100 guys is a unique experience, and something that I cherish every day.” She undoubtedly loves and respects all of her brothers and will miss being a part of the fraternity when she graduates in May. However, she has a lot to look forward to. She is currently in the process of deciding between UVA, Columbia, and Tufts for graduate school. Her dream career is to be a School Psychologist in a low-income school district. We all wish her the best of luck for the upcoming times and look forward to her visiting again in the near future.
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Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
Virginia Tech - Theta Delta
April 13
Brother Mike Adams won the "Devil Dog Challenge", a physical training and team contest between the Marine Corps Preaching Leaders Course program and the Marine Corps Raider Company (Marine Corps ROTC program). This contest consisted of a variety of physical activities. The winner brought home the Devil Dog Trophy and the Marine Corps Hammer of Power. Mike went on to mention "And my squad (PLC) won because of the tire flip relay team (the team I was on) where we gained a huge margin of points over the raiders because we destroyed them on that event". We are very proud of Mike and his accomplishment. His dedication to perseverance is uncanny and we will miss his mentality upon graduation this May!
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