Read about recent events, essential information and the latest Psi Upsilon news.
7.3.19 – John Frank Xi ’78 (Wesleyan) named Board of Trustees Chairman
John Frank, Wesleyan ’78, was recently elected to serve as the Chair of the Board at Wesleyan during a recent May meeting. John Frank began his 2 year term July 1.
John Frank is the Vice Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management where he has worked since 2001. Prior to that, he served as a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.
John Frank holds a BA degree with honors in history from Wesleyan and received his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.
5.3.19 – Fraternity mourns the loss of Lew Finkelstein Omicron ’83 (Illinois)
Lew was a devoted brother of Psi Upsilon, serving on both the Executive Council and Foundation Board of Directors for over 20 years; he was also an instrumental part of the Omicron Alumni Association, and a cornerstone of every homecoming in Champaign, IL. Lew passed away on Monday, April 29. 2019.
Lew will be greatly missed, as his ability to connect with people and make them laugh can never be forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Sheree, and sons Joey, Tau Epsilon ’21(Clemson) and Mikey. You can find more information about his service, and leave a memory for his family here.
4.1.19 – Psi Upsilon is Hiring!
We are looking for creative, forward-thinking professionals who are passionate about helping Psi Upsilon members have the best fraternity experience possible. We are looking for at least two recent graduates to join our staff as Chapter Leadership Consultants and help support our chapters and grow the fraternity.
You can find more information about the position, as well as applications and a full job description here.
Applications will be available online November 2, 2019 with a submission deadline of February 15,, 2020. Recipients will be announced in May of 2020. Details are available at www.psiu.org/applications. For further information or questions, contact Bethann Taylor, Director of Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-571-1833 ext. 102
9.10.19 – Announcing the Graduate Student Scholarship Program
The Psi Upsilon Foundation is pleased t announce the expansion of the scholarship program with the introduction of Graduate Scholarships to compliment the successful long-running undergraduate scholarship program. The program is set to launch with the 2019-20 scholarship season commencing in November.
Foundation Chair Alex Senchak, Eta (Lehigh) ‘06 explains “The Foundation has been focused on expanding meaningful programs to support the needs of the many generations of brothers of our organization. We want to encourage the pursuit of further study and professional degrees of members especially for those who show exceptional promise and drive. Graduate studies will engage more fully with all members of our brotherhood.” The expanded offering is made possible through generous gifts to support endowed scholarships and the Foundation will continue the funding of the undergraduate scholarships at the same level. “It was important that we not take anything away from the current program” says Senchak.
The new merit-based program is open degree awarding graduate studies from masters to doctorates in research and other professional degrees. The Foundation’s scholarship committee will review the applications with an emphasis towards the candidate’s commitment to the values of the Fraternity – the highest commitment to moral, intellectual, and social excellence. Selected candidates will demonstrate promise of continued significant contributions which are likely to reflect creativity, originality and initiative with promise to be an influential figure within their fields of endeavor. A significant factor will be how the candidate’s graduate training is relevant to their long-term career goals and is of potential value in enhancing their future creativity and accomplishment. The scholarship will be in the range of $2,500-$5,000 for one year.
Francis C. Hardie, Omicron-Zeta 1918 Award
Roberto Kern, Tau ’21
William P. King, Omicron 1973 Award
Prerit Kothari, Tau ’21
Albert C. Jacobs, Phi 1921
Don Nguyen, Epsilon Nu ’20
Robert W. Morey, Pi 1920 Award
Samuel Rowley, Psi ’20
Benjamin T. Burton, Chi 1921 Award
Mahlon Schaffer, Upsilon ’20
Gardner A. Callanen, Psi 1929 Award
Samuel Vigneault, Psi ’21
Applications for 2020 – 21 scholarships will be available online November 2, 2019 with a submission deadline of February 15,, 2020. Recipients will be announced in May of 2020. Details are available at www.psiu.org/applications. For further information or questions, contact Bethann Taylor, Director of Administration at email@example.com or 317-571-1833 ext. 102
7.1.19 – 2019 – 20 Foundation Scholarship Winners
Henry B. Poor, Gamma 1939 Award:
Stefan Ranoszek, Tau ’21
Wei-Ling Carrigan, Xi ’20
Jonathan E. Persky, Omega 1985 Award
Renato Corghi, Omega ’20
R. DeWitt Wallace, Epsilon 1914 Award
Grayson Beeman, Lambda Sigma ’20
Michael D. Oberg, Theta Theta 1988 Award
Kevin Bonetti, Zeta Zeta ’20
Paul D. Friday, Theta Theta 1927 Award
Matteo Bordignon, Zeta Zeta ’20
Robert W. Parsons,Xi 1922 Award
Haley Brumberger, Xi ’20
Jerome W. Brush, Jr., Delta Delta 1939 Award
William Danon, Tau ’21
R. Timothy Leedy, Phi 1957 Award
Bradley Estes, Lambda Sigma ’20
J. Russell McShane, Delta 1932 Award
Bryce Grundy, Beta Beta ’20
Eric W. Didul, Phi Beta 1990 Award
Ryan Hills, Sigma Phi ’20
Earl D. Babst, Iota-Phi 1893 Award
Orion Keen, Lambda Sigma ’20