Delta Sig Pro Golfer Has His Biggest Payday
In his third season on the PGA Tour, Kevin Streelman, a member of Delta Sigma Phi at Duke University, tied for third at The Barclays and won $435,000 for his 274 total (including a 63) over the four round tournament. His earnings jumped him up to a total for the year so far of $1,135,174 for 18th place on the PGA Tour money list.
Pikes Are Big Winners at the Emmy Awards Show
Three alumni of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity took top honors at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Winning for the eighth consecutive year in the best variety, music or comedy series category was The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Taking Emmys in their categories were first time nominees Jim Parsons as best comedy series lead actor for The Big Bang Theory and Eric Stonestreet as best comedy series supporting actor in Modern Family.
Greeks Nominated for Top Awards at Upcoming Emmy Awards Show
The 62nd presentation of television's Emmy Awards will be on NBC-TV on Sunday, August 29th, and a number of Greeks from NIC member fraternities are up for the big awards. Here are the key nominees: Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series--Larry McDavid (Tau Epsilon Phi) in "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series--Jim Parsons (Pi Kappa Alpha) in "The Big Bang Theory"
Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series--Matthew Fox (Phi Gamma Delta) in "Lost"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series--Eric Stonestreet (Pi Kappa Alpha) in "Modern Family"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in Miniseries or Movie--John Goodman (Sigma Phi Epsilon) in "You Don't Know Jack"
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series--Beau Bridges (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) in "The Closer"
Outstanding Direction of a Mininseries or Movie--Bob Balaban (Phi Kappa Tau) for "Georgia O'Keefe"
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series--Jon Stewart (Pi Kappa Alpha) as host, executive producer for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"; also nominated as executive producer of "The Colbert Report"
SAE Quarterback Wins Anson Mount Scholar/Athlete Award
The September issue of Playboy features its annual Pigskin Preview and the announcement that quarterback Greg McElroy of Alabama, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, is the 2010 winner of the Anson Mount Scholar-Athlete Award as the player who has shined both on the football field and in the classroom. A major in business marketing, graduate school student McElroy has an overall 3.86 GPA with a perfect 4.0 last year, while leading the Crimson Tide to the national championship. He returns this fall for his final season of football eligibility and Alabama's general scholarship fund is the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship in his honor. Named as the Pigskin Preview's Coach of the Year is TCU head coach Gary Patterson, a member of Acacia at Kansas State, and linebacker Michael Mohamed, an SAE from California-Berkeley, is a pre-season All-American first team selection.
General Motors Delt CEO to Step Down on September 1st
After successfully leading the revival of GM since July of 2009 after its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, CEO Edward Whitacre, a Delta Tau Delta alumnus from Texas Tech University, announced that he would step down on September 1st. GM stated on August 11th that it made $1.3 billion from April through June, its second straight quarter in the black and a complete reversal from last year. Whitacre will stay on as GM chairman through the end of the year.
Delta Upsilon Alumnus Inaugurated as President of Columbia
Juan Manuel Santos was inaugurated on August 7th as President of the Republic of Columbia and will serve until 2014. He previously served his country as Minister of National Defense. A native of Bogota, he got his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, where he joined Delta Upsilon. Santos later received Master's degrees from the London School of Economics, Harvard and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Three Greek Greats Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame
On Saturday, August 7th, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio inducted three of the game's leading stars of the past. Running back Floyd Little, a member of Tau Delta Phi at Syracuse University, was welcomed to the Hall along with two more recent members of Phi Beta Sigma: wide receiver Jerry Rice from Mississippi Valley State University and running back Emmitt Smith from the University of Florida.