Phi Sigma Pi – Beta Sigma Chapter celebrated its 22nd anniversary on March 19th. To recognize this momentous occasion, Alumni Co-Chairs Lauren Pageau and Julie Vernon organized a dinner at the Spartan Hall of Fame Café on Saturday, March 18th. Brothers, along with Alpha Upsilon Initiates, Alumni, and Fred and Nancy Dolehanty shared stories, celebrated Phi Sigma Pi, and ate wonderful food.
President Jack Pooler delivered the State of the Fraternity, underlining the accomplishments made by the Chapter this year, and also discussing areas of improvement. An exciting new development within the fraternity is the new Service Requirement that will help emphasize Beta Sigma’s commitment to our foundation, H.A.W.K., and to continue to grow and expand our philanthropy events. We are also working to expand inter-chapter relations, by reaching out to other chapters to exchange fun facts and traditions, as well as pen-pal letters. As always, Beta Sigma will continue to hold the tripod in high esteem and stress the importance of pursuing excellence as Brothers, and as a Chapter.
Josh Jackson, a senior physiology student, is the Service Key Award recipient for 201-2017. Josh is a member of the Alpha Xi class, who rushed in the spring of 2014, and has help many positions within his time at Beta Sigma, including Webmaster for a semester, Treasurer, and is currently the Corresponding Secretary. Throughout his tenure at MSU, he has participated in community service within Beta Sigma and outside the fraternity as well. After graduation, Josh hopes to attend med school in the fall. Josh truly embodies the tripod in his continuous support and leadership within the fraternity and MSU, his dedication to scholarship, and his undying support and encouragement of any and all Brothers.
Alexis Stark, a sophomore Arts and Humanities student, is the recipient of the Colin Dolehanty scholarship. This award goes to a Brother who shows great strength in their tripod. Alexis is an active leader in her Residential College (the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities/RCAH) where she is an intern with the Center for Poetry and is one of the youngest of their interns. She is always there to lend a helping hand for her fellow Brothers, and sets example for other Brothers by her excellent scholarship.
We look forward to another great year for Phi Sigma Pi – Beta Sigma! Stay tuned for more of our Spring Events!