Lifetime of Service: Morris Wolff, Gamma ’58
Stay Involved: Psi U for Life
Zeta Undergrad starts non-profit to raise funds for frontline workers
Xi brother co-founds non-profit supporting senior citizens
Ashley Stein Promoted to Director of Member Services
New Publication: The Psi U Beacon
Social Impact Fellowship
At the age of 83, Morris Wolff, Gamma ’58 (Amherst) still rides his bicycle eight to ten miles a day. Now living in central Florida, Wolff was born and raised in Philadelphia. He considers himself to be a very lucky man as he reflects on his life experiences and enjoys God’s humor and the craziness that life brings about, especially when it comes to the people he has had the opportunity to meet and work alongside with.
In more than eight decades of life, Morris Wolff has worn many hats. He has been a husband, an author, a civil rights lawyer, a teacher, an activist, and an advocate against injustice. He worked many years as a respected and well-known human rights lawyer and has been sought out by many to work in emancipation efforts for various groups of people, often working pro bono.
We’re proud to announce Morris as a recipient of the David A.B. Brown, ΕΦ ’66, Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest award which may be bestowed upon an alumnus of Psi Upsilon for bringing honor to the Fraternity by exemplifying the true spirit and meaning of brotherhood and moral leadership 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. We would like to congratulate Brother Wolff on this award and thank him for all his hard work and reflection on Psi Upsilon. We are honored to have him as a member of our fraternity.
The success of Psi Upsilon Fraternity relies on dedicated volunteers such as yourself. We’ve got numerous ways to stay involved and assist Psi Upsilon from working with a chapter directly, to assisting our programs, or being a part of a committee.
Sophomore Sacha Pritzker, Zeta ’22 (Dartmouth), helped found Fuel Our Heroes, an organization that has raised over $222,000 for PPE for frontline workers fighting COVID-19. Several other brothers have also participated in the effort, spearheading local campaigns.
“Fuel Our Heroes” has been fueled by the donations of college kids themselves. It’s designed to meet the needs of medical workers, like gas cards and other donations. They partnered with UCLA Health for 501c3 status.
There are branches of the project popping up in many major cities.
The money raised goes to the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment, gas cards, and groceries for frontline workers.
See a video interview with brother Pritzker and co-founder Alexander Klein that aired on Fox LA
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Lars Delin, Xi ’22 (Wesleyan) worked with other undergraduates at Wesleyan to co-found Support A Pal to socially support senior citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic. This non-profit venture pairs college students with members of the non-residential Dyckman Senior Center in the Bronx, NY, to facilitate weekly phone conversations in lieu of in-person interaction. Currently, there are 20 volunteers – primarily from Wesleyan University – who speak English, Spanish, or Mandarin, and they are seeking to expand in number and linguistic capabilities.
Read full article here
On July 1st Ashley Stein is being promoted from Administrative Assistant to Director of Member Services for Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Her role will now include working with alumni and undergraduate officers as they utilize MemberPlanet, our online database, to facilitate communication within chapters.
Ashley joined our staff in October of 2019 and prior to that worked in administration, working with animals, and taught English in South Korea. Originally from Fishers, IN, Ashley graduated from Purdue University and also took classes at the University of Rennes in France.
Ashley graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Psychology. She has enjoyed a varied career in administration, teaching, and working with animals. Her hometown is Fishers, Indiana, but she enjoys the challenge of living in other countries. In her spare time, she likes to knit, play DnD, and watch bad reality TV.
Psi Upsilon is Hiring!
Psi Upsilon is searching for a Director of Chapter Services and Director of Growth – we are looking for candidates who have a passion for the mission and values of Psi Upsilon with experience in leadership development, human resources, higher education or related fields! If you would like to learn more please go to our career page here: https://psiu.org/careers/
Beginning in 2020, the Psi Upsilon Foundation is launching a new fellowship program for alumni brothers who are dedicating their professional and personal lives to improving our communities and society. The fellowship aims to highlight their service to society, support their development of effective leadership skills, and inspire others to contribute to the common good.
Nominations of brothers may be made any time of the year and applications are open July 15 – September 15th with the awards announced in October.
Garrett Gleim, Tau ’01 (University of Pennsylvania), is the Vice President of Gleim Publications Inc, a family-run business based in North Florida that provides accounting and aviation exam preparation materials to students. In the 1970s, Garrett’s father, Dr. Irvin Gleim, founded Gleim Publications with the belief that becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) should be attainable for everyone, not just those with financial means. Forty-Five years later, Garrett’s sister manages sales and marketing, his brother streamlines the IT department, and Garrett, as a CPA and flight instructor, is responsible for the content.
Gleim feels an obligation to volunteer for, and contribute to, something he loves: Psi U. Garrett is also a member of Delta Sigma Pi, and his experience in working with multiple chapters within this professional business fraternity excites him to join the international Psi U organization and come head to head with a range of perspectives.
Learn more about brother Gleim here.
A few of our chapters regularly publish chapter newsletters. Click here to see the latest news of our Beta Beta, Xi, and Gamma Tau chapters!
Our Speaker Series continues virtually, but seats are limited. Secure your spot by clicking the links and signing up today!
Jessie Newman, Gamma Tau ’13, will be discussing tips for technical interviews and navigating an early software engineering career, including her own transition starting at Google and moving into a position as an Algo Engineer at Hudson River Trading.
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|Wed July 8th @ 6 PM EST|
Chapter Corporation Presidents and Alumni Advisors Town Hall: Wednesday July 8th 6-7PM EST
Wed July 15th @ 5 PM EST
Archons Town Hall: Wednesday July 15th 5-6PM Eastern
Thurs July 18th @ 5 PM PST (8pm EST)
Virtual Speaker Series: Beer & Brewing
Tom Schmidlin, Eta ’88, Owner/Brewmaster Postdoc Brewing
Thurs July 23th @ 6 PM EST
Virtual Speaker Series: Navigating an early software engineering
and fintech career
Jessie Newman, Gamma Tau ’13, Algo Engineer, Hudson River Trading
2020 Psi Upsilon Virtual Summit
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