Delta Sigma Phi’s Streelman Wins First PGA Championship
After competing in 153 tournaments in his professional career, Kevin Streelman (Delta Sigma Phi from Duke University) won his first title at the PGA Tour's Tampa Bay Championship over the weekend. His four round total of 274 (73-69-65-67) was 10 under par and earned him $990,000. He said "Always had a dream of getting here. And so to get this is the culmination of a lot of hard work, time spent late into the evening and getting up early in the morning. And it's really a dream come true." The event's defending champion, Luke Donald (Sigma Chi at Northwestern) wound up in a tie for fourth place and won $227,333. At the Champions Tour Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, California, Tom Watson (Alpha Sigma Phi at Stanford) placed fifth and earned $83,125.
Football Greats Named to the PFRA Hall of Very Good 2012 Class
The Pro Football Researchers Association recently announced its annual selections for the Hall of Very Good in its January/February issue of The Coffin Corner. Four great players of the past, who are alumni of NIC member fraternities, were selected: linebacker Bill Bergey (Kappa Alpha Order at Arkansas State), defensive end L.C. Greenwood (Phi Beta Sigma at Arkansas-Pine Bluff), quarterback Jack Kemp (Alpha Tau Omega at Occidental) and guard Adolf "Swede" Youngstrom(Phi Sigma Kappa at Dartmouth). Each year, PFRA recognizes star players who had outstanding pro careers but have not been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since the organization started its Hall of Very Good selections, several men have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Delta Chi’s Jon Daniels Earns Big Promotion
The American League's Texas Rangers have announced the promotion of Jon Daniels (Delta Chi at Cornell University) from general manager to president of baseball operations/general manager, a title currently held by only one other executive with a big league club. When Daniels became the Rangers' general manager in October of 2005, he was the youngest GM in major league history at age 28. The Rangers have played in their only two World Series since then. Another key executive in the club's front office is senior director of player personnel A.J. Preller, who was a Delta Chi chapter mate of Daniels at Cornell.
Delt McConaughey Wins a Best Supporting Actor Award
The motion picture industry's Independent Spirit Awards ceremony took place in Santa Monica, CA the day before the Academy Awards Oscar celebration. Receiving the ISA trophy for Best Supporting Male Actor for his performance in "Magic Mike" was Matthew McConaughey (University of Texas, 1992).
Delt Golfer Places Fourth at Web.com Event
At the weekend's PGA Web.com Tour event, the Panama Claro Championship, in Panama City, Florida, Scott Dunlap (a member of Delta Tau Delta from the University of Florida) had his highest pro finish of 2013, tying for fourth place with a four round total of 276 (68-70-72-66). For his effort, he earned $24,400.
Nominate Star Players for the 2013 NIC All-Fraternity All-American Basketball Team
The NIC is accepting nominations for its annual All-Fraternity All-American Basketball Team made up of intercollegiate players from all NCAA & NAIA divisions who in members of NIC fraternities. A first team, second team, Coach of the Year and honorable mention press release will be announced on this website after the Final Four. Please send nominations (name, school, fraternity affiliation) to Jay Langhammer at Jlangha132@aol.com. As new names are received and checked out, they will be added to our watch list over the next month.
Click here to see the current watch list. A panel of four Greek sports experts will select the first & second teams and Coach of the Year.
Sigma Nu’s Doug Parker is the New American Airlines Chief Executive Officer
With the recent merger of American Airllines and US Airways, former USA Airways Chief Executive Offcer Doug Parker (Albion College, 1984) has been named as CEO of American Airlines Group Inc., now an $11 billion airline ready to take on all comers. Parker began his aviation career with American from 1986 until 1991 and later worked for Northwest Airlines and American West before becoming US Airways chairman and CEO in 2005.
Call for Programs for Phi Kappa Psi Woodrow Wilson Leadership School
The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity would like to announce the opening of our call for programs and facilitators for the 2013 Woodrow Wilson Leadership School (WWLS), held June 25-30, 2013 at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. The goal of the WWLS is to provide our members and chapter/colony leadership with the necessary tools and best practices to improve themselves and their chapters.
We invite you to submit a program proposal and share your knowledge on a variety of topics with our members. Presentations will be fifty (50) minutes long with ten (10) minutes for questions and answers. Presentations should be focused on one of the seven topic areas:
- Fraternity Operations & Management
- Service Learning
- Academic & Career Success
- Health & Wellness
- Life Skills
Facilitators help lead our small group discussions, called Alpha Group Meetings. Alpha Groups are approximately 15-20 people and will meet several times during the conference. Facilitators are expected to follow the curriculum provided and guide conversation in a way that supplements other conference presentations.
Please share these applications with anyone whom you think might be interested in working with fraternity men. We are excited to be broadening our programming and are looking for new ideas and topics.
To submit a program proposal, please click here for the form
To apply to be a facilitator, please fill out this form
Program proposals/facilitator applications are due on March 15, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. EST.
Decisions will be made by April 1, 2013.
Presenter/facilitator acceptance must be received by April 8, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. EST.
If you should have any questions regarding the program proposal, facilitator application, or the WWLS in general, please contact Nick Estrada, Director of Leadership Development, 317-652-1852.
Two Greeks Help Win a Grammy
At Sunday night's 55th Grammy Awards show, two Greeks from NIC member fraternities helped the Zac Brown Band win the Best Country Album Award for Uncaged. Contributing to the album/CD's success are lead singer Zac Brown (Kappa Alpha Order at West Georgia) and bass player John Driskill Hopkins (Phi Kappa Psi at Georgia).
[Job Posting] Sigma Pi Fraternity Director of Finance
The Sigma Pi Fraternity is seeking a candidate to provide the board of directors and the organization management team with accurate and relevant financial data necessary for budgetary and financial decisions. To oversee the efficient and timely performance of the accounting department. The position is at the Executive Office in Brentwood, Tennessee (just outside Nashville).
The complete job description is availabe on their website: http://www.sigmapi.org/index.php/executive-office/employment-opportunities/10-executive-office/195-employment-opportunity-director-of-finance