100 Years of Diamonds and more: PsiUArchives.org
RPI Brother Works On REGENERON COVID Therapeutic Project
2020 Gilrane Economic Symposium
New Donor Relations Associate!
Social Impact Fellowship & the Psi Upsilon Beacon
Year End Deadline for CARES Act Tax Advantage
2020 George L. Howell, Eta ’55, Psi Upsilon Philanthropist Award
Merit, Need-based, & Graduate Scholarships Open Now!
Annual Fund Update
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The history of Psi Upsilon is long and storied, and has produced many documents, songbooks, magazines, directories, and written works, many of which are stored physically at the International Office in Indianapolis. We love to share these with visitors, but know that many of our alumni can’t make it to Indianapolis.
The Psi Upsilon Digital Archives project is providing access to a selection of the records and heritage materials of the Fraternity archives in support of the Fraternity’s educational mission. We hope to expand this site in the coming years and share more materials with all of you. If you have anything that you would like to contribute, or if you would like to be a part of history and archive committee, please contact Director of Engagement Jonathan Chaffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore the Archives here!
Ines Martinovic Berger RAC, PMP, Epsilon Iota ‘05, (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) is the Associate Manager of Drug Product Project Management at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008 and was the Vice President of Psi Upsilon’s Epsilon Iota chapter. Her work at Regeneron has involved the development of REGN-COV2, an experimental antibody cocktail that is being evaluated for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19.
Ines’ role on the project is managing the process of getting bulk material filled into individual vials, labeled, packaged, and shipped out to distributors. Typically, her group works with the research and development teams over the course of a year to transfer the research process up to large-scale manufacturing. But, in order to rapidly respond to COVID-19, the teams had to work in parallel. “The research team began working on COVID-19 in early 2020, and by early Spring, we learned that a potential treatment would be coming our way quickly,” Ines said. “We needed to prepare for filing, labeling, and packaging it, without having all the details like number of molecules or their properties.” In addition to the physical process, a lot of documentation needs to be in place before any manufacturing work can proceed. Materials need to be ordered and often have a lead time of over six months – yet the team was aiming to have product manufactured and out the door within three.
Upon releasing the data, George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron, stated, “We are running simultaneous adaptive trials in order to move as quickly as possible to provide a potential solution to prevent and treat COVID-19 infections, even in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic.” (In another unrelated Psi U connection, it just so happens George’s son, Luka Yancopoulos is a Tau ’20 (University of Pennsylvania) and a recent alumnus!)
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A group of generous brothers have come together to honor Patrick Gilrane, Psi ‘83, (Hamilton College) for his exceptional networking and relationship skills that have long benefited Psi Upsilon Fraternity. The first Gilrane Economic Symposium was hosted on November 12, 2020.
The GIlrane Economic Symposium hosts a panel of leaders speaking on the outlook of industry trends and related topics that influence business practices and global markets. “Pat is the consummate networker who has really built a great energy around the Psi chapter and International” explains Jeb Beckwith, Psi ’84, (Hamilton College ) a classmate and brother, “its great to honor him this way”.
MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM
John “Jeb” E. Beckwith, Psi ‘84
John F. H. Ong, Gamma ’82
J Martin Brayboy, Gamma ‘84
David A.B. Brown, Epsilon Phi ‘66
Matt Eckenrode, Epsilon Nu ‘04
Tom Fox, Omicron ‘00
Paul S. Freyer, Psi ‘83
Christopher P. Fuller, Zeta ‘89
John S. Keim, Psi ‘81
Christopher N. Kilbourne, Psi ‘78
James D. Logan, Psi ‘74
Jeremy McKeon, Eta ‘08
David K. Nichols, Psi ‘77
John F. H. Ong, Gamma ‘82
Alexander Senchak, Eta ‘06
Thomas P. Spellane, Psi ‘71
George Spencer, Gamma ‘85
Graham S. Stephens, Psi ‘04
Philip Timon, Tau ‘86
Nathan Harris, Psi ‘07
Nathan Harris, Psi ‘07
David B. Holgate, Psi ‘83
as of November 11, 2020
We’re excited to welcome Tara Storm as Psi Upsilon’s new Donor Relations Associate!
Tara joins the Psi Upsilon staff after 14 years experience in direct sales, sales management, and marketing, rising from Sales Manager to Area Sales Leader for Marriott International in both Indiana and Southwest Florida. She graduated from Purdue University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management in ‘06.
The Fall Awards Celebration saw the announcement of our 2020-2021 Cohort of Social Impact Fellows:
Congratulations to these brothers for their important work. Thank you as well to the Brothers and Alumni groups who are supporting the Social Impact Fellowship as we work to create a tailored program for each of these distinguished young professionals to advance their career through coaching and a stipend for skills development. The Social Impact Fellowship runs for a year. Those working in areas for the common good or with questions about underwriting or applying for the fellowship please contact Director of Member Engagement, Jonathan Chaffin, Gamma Tau’00 (Georgia Institute of Technology).
Learn more about the Social Impact Fellowship
The Psi Upsilon Foundation board of directors created the George L. Howell, Eta ’55, Psi Upsilon Philanthropist Award to recognize an individual (or family) with a proven record of exceptional generosity to Psi Upsilon who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding fraternal and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles within Psi Upsilon at the International level.
We’re proud to announce Jack Lageschulte, Epsilon Omega ’59 (Northwestern University) as this year’s recipient. Jack is a past Foundation board member and alumni corporation president, and has contributed to the Psi Upsilon Annual Fund for 50 consecutive years, the longest consecutive giving for any living member of Psi Upsilon.
Save The Date – Thursday December 10th @ 6:30 PM EST
Speaker Series Year End Review – A Speaker Series special event
|Thurs December 10th @ 6:30 PM EST|
Save The Date – Speaker Series Year in Review
Thurs January 28th @ 5 PM PST
Speaker Series – “Admirals & Politicians” and life as a historian, a discussion with Barry Gough, Zeta Zeta ’62
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