Oct. 23 – 2020 Fall Psi Upsilon Awards Presentation
Charles M. Hall ESQ, Nu Alpha ’71, Gamma Tau ’91(H) Honored
New Study Shows Fraternity Members more Engaged & Satisfied
From the Archives: A Hockey Fan’s Point of View
Ambassadors needed for Day of Giving
Bob Dorigo Jones, Epsilon Nu ’85, Honored
Annual Fund Update
Executive Director Thomas Fox, Omicron ’00 (Illinois), gives an early report on how chapters have performed so far this Fall and how the International Office is supporting them. To read the update click here.
Oct. 23 – 2020 Fall Psi Upsilon Awards Presentation
Founder’s Society and distinguished brothers of Psi Upsilon are invited to gather virtually to honor and celebrate the 2020 awardees and those whose generosity contributed to their awards.
Friday, October 23rd, 2020. 4:30-6:30 EST
Join us for awards presentation and keynote speakers, with optional meet and greet before and breakout cocktail hour to follow.
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Optional Meet and Greet – 4:15–4:30 PM EST
Keynotes, and Presentation of Awards – 4:30–5:30 PM EST
Cocktail Hour – 5:30–6:30 PM EST
Ambassador Robert Beecroft
Tau ‘62 (Pennsylvania)
Robert Mason Beecroft retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2006 as a Career Minister-Counselor. Between 2009 and 2016, he returned to the State Department as a Supervisory Senior Inspector, leading inspections of U.S. diplomatic operations in Kuwait, Syria, Taiwan, Vietnam, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and four bureaus at Department headquarters. In 2011, he produced a report for the American Academy of Diplomacy on the professional education and training of American Foreign Service Officers.
Gamma ‘58 (Amherst)
Morris Wolff is a distinguished lawyer and law professor. He is a cum laude graduate of Amherst College and of the Yale Law School, where he studied international law. Morris practiced international law and trial law in Philadelphia from 1970 to 1993 as a partner with the Honorable Harold E. Stassen, former Governor of Minnesota and one of the five original signers of the United Nations Charter. During that period, Morris was also a Professor of International Law and Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and served for two years as the Chief Assistant District Attorney of the City of Philadelphia.
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Since the Nu Alpha chapter at Washington and Lee University joined Psi Upsilon in the fall of 1970, Charles M. “Chuck” Hall, Nu Alpha ’71 (Washington & Lee), the chapter’s President at the time, has been an active member of Psi Upsilon. Chuck has inspired generations of Psi Upsilon brothers striving for bigger achievements and supported them with advice, recommendations, and compassion.
“Psi U changed my life, and in a very good way,” says Chuck. “I came from a small town on the Ohio River in West Virginia and hadn’t been exposed to a lot of the world. When I joined a fraternity, I grew up in ways that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. I learned leadership skills, self-confidence and how to work with and manage people. It was a positive experience—and it helped me in life.”
After graduating from W&L, Chuck received his commission thanks to ROTC and went on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army. After he was released from active service, he attended law school at Emory University in Atlanta, where he remained to practice law. At the urging of William Robie, Epsilon Omega ’66 (Northwestern), Chuck became involved with the leadership of Psi Upsilon on the International level; he is a past Treasurer and past President of the Fraternity’s Executive Council and also Past President of the Psi Upsilon Foundation.
Chuck has guided the Fraternity with distinguished leadership and deep and abiding Fraternal devotion. It is with deep gratitude that we bestow upon him the Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
Read our extended profile on Chuck here
From the North American Interfraternity Conference:
Long-time prominent higher education researcher Dr. Gary R. Pike of Indiana University recently presented conclusions of a study on fraternity and sorority membership at the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence Seminar in advance of publishing these results. The study finds fraternity and sorority members are significantly more engaged than non-members, report greater gains in learning and are more satisfied with their college experiences.
Dr. Pike finds that fraternity and sorority membership is associated with significantly higher levels of engagement on a number of measures including high impact practices, collaborative learning, student-faculty interactions, perception of a supportive campus environment and discussions with diverse others.
Read key take-aways and access the entire study here.
The Diamond of Psi Upsilon Summer 1989 recounts this tale of Charlie S.P. Hodge, Gamma ’68 (Amherst). Charlie served on the Executive Council of the Fraternity and was a longstanding member of the Gamma Chapter Corporation. Passing away in 2018, Brother Hodge made Psi Upsilon a beneficiary of his planned giving arrangements as a member of the Shoepflin Society.
October 22 is the Psi Upsilon Day of Giving, the single most important day for our Annual Fund. We very much appreciate all the brothers who participate in the Day of Giving and who diligently promote and share the event and their positive Psi experiences and memories.
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If you would like to volunteer and help us encourage participation on the Day of Giving please fill out this application.
Generations of Epsilon Nu brothers will tell you that Bob Dorigo Jones, Epsilon Nu ’85 (Michigan State), has been there for them as a mentor and a help to their chapter. From mentorship, to leadership, to fundraising – Bob has been a stalwart and a guiding light for Psi U. He was the President of the Hesperian Building Association (the alumni organization of the Epsilon Nu Chapter) for 20 years and now serves as its Treasurer. Under Bob’s leadership, fundraising and construction began for refurbishing the house and restoring it to the way it was in 1928.
As Bob extols the virtues of Greek life he enjoyed, he’ll tell you that one of the most memorable nights was when Glenn Stinson, Epsilon Nu ’84, and Peter Campbell, Epsilon Nu ’83, talked up the benefits of joining Psi Upsilon. From there he would go on to serve important roles during his undergraduate years. “I had some of the best professors at MSU, but they couldn’t teach me how to lead a group of young men like I learned (more or less) to do as the Epsilon Nu House Manager and later as President.”
We’re proud to announce Bob as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. The 155th Psi Upsilon Convention created the Distinguished Alumni Service Award to recognize those alumni whose service has brought honor to our fraternity.
We would like to congratulate Brother Dorigo Jones 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.
Save The Date – Thurs November 12th @ 6 PM EST
Economic Outlook Symposium – A Speaker Series special event – Live Via Zoom
Save The Date – Thursday December 10th @ 6:30 PM EST
Speaker Series Year End Review – A Speaker Series special event
|Wed October 21 @ 6 PM EST|
10.21.2020 Chapter Corporation Presidents & Alumni Advisors Town Hall
Thurs October 22 @ All DAY!
Psi Upsilon Annual Fund Day of Giving
Ambassadors Needed to spread the word!
Friday October 23 4:15-6:30
2020 Fall Psi Upsilon Awards Presentation
Wed October 28th @ 5 PM EST
Archons Town Hall: Wednesday October 28th 5-6PM Eastern
Thurs November 5th @ 6 PM EST
Virtual Speaker Series: Going to the Dogs with Adam Boyko; Identify & Develop your Entrepreneurial Niche and talk about Dogs
Adam Boyko, Omicron ’99 (University of Illinois) – Associate Professor at Cornell University & Founder of Embark
Thurs November 12th @ 6 PM EST
Save The Date – Economic Outlook Symposium – Live Via Zoom
Thurs December 10th @ 6:30 PM EST
Save The Date – Speaker Series Year in Review
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