The David A.B. Brown, ΕΦ ’66 Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest award which may be bestowed upon an alumni of Psi Upsilon for bringing honor to the Fraternity by exemplifying the true spirit and meaning of brotherhood in all that they do and say, for dedicated and unselfish service in pursuit of the advancement of the Fraternity, and for demonstrating a commitment to serve the educational environment, their community, and their country. The Executive Council is pleased to announce this award has been bestowed on Eldred A. Halsey, Jr., Delta ’58 (NYU) for his lifetime of service to Psi Upsilon and the nation.
Brother Halsey is the son of Eldred Halsey, Delta 1919 (NYU), and like his father his undergraduate experience was interrupted for military service in the U.S. Navy. Upon Brother Halsey’s return to NYU he became the chapter’s Archon and helped lead a rebuild of the chapter after the Korean War. After graduating he became active in the Delta Corporation.
For many, Brother Halsey needs no introduction, but here are a number of the ways El has affected Psi Upsilon:
- He has been a longtime member of the Delta Chapter’s Board of Trustees and always active with the Undergraduate Chapter
- He served as a Director of the Psi Upsilon Foundation
- He helped spearhead the Henry B. Poor, Gamma ’39, Scholarship at the Psi Upsilon Foundation.
- He has attended innumerable Psi Upsilon Conventions and takes time to meet and speak with delegates of all chapters. He has served as a songmaster for decades
- He has helped a number of chapters with retreats and planning and was instrumental in the founding of the Alpha Omicron Chapter at the New Jersey Institute of Technology
When recommending Brother Halsey for the award, Murray Eskenazi, Lambda ’56 (Columbia) had the following to say:
The years have passed, but Eldred A Halsey, Delta 1958, is still as enthusiastic and in love with Psi U as he ever was. In the words from ‘Brothers the Day is Ended’, Eldred is the living embodiment of “a green old age”.
In addition, at the 178th Awards Banquet we were able to recognize a number of individual award winners, including those who have previously been awarded with the David A.B. Brown, ΕΦ ’66 Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Our Director of Engagement, Jonathan Chaffin, Gamma Tau ’00, (Georgia Tech) was able to replicate and modify a prior medallion that was used in the 1990’s and partnered with our current jeweler so we can better recognize and thank our award winners moving forward.