Congratulations to Lauren Hughes, this year’s Kim Clark Scholar. Metagenes Alumni Association president Phil Buckberg presented the $250 scholarship to Lauren Saturday afternoon following the initiation of 5 new members.
The Alumni Association thanks to all the alumni who have contributed to the scholarship fund and the Alpha Rho Chi Foundation for administering the tax-deductible fund.
For reference, the winners of the Kim Clark Scholarship have been:
Take a look at our chapter report that we presented at convention last weekend in San Jose! We had six brothers attend, including current Worthy Architect, Nathan Strother, our delegate, Bryana Warner, current Worthy Associate Architect, Allison Baker, Leira Carreon, Bryanna Dering, and Aysha AlSane. Of course, we can’t forget Rick Jenkins as our alumni delegate! We’ve had a great year and look forward to our upcoming events, such as Relay for Life, the Big Event, and White Rose!
Rush week is underway at Virginia Tech! We have held informative meetings, complete with ice cream sandwiches and pizza, and we have bowled with the interested soon-to-be pledges! After interviews, as shown above, we have passed out the bids, and pin in is tomorrow, February 4, in Burruss Hall. We are so excited to be expanding the Metagenes chapter!
From March 25th through the 28th, Alumni and Actives from all over the country gathered in Virginia’s Capital, Richmond, for the 63rd National Convention of our fraternity. All told, over 170 brothers were in attendance including 31 actives and alumni from Metagenes. In addition to the daily business sessions at the Omni Hotel, participants participated in several breakout sessions on various professional and fraternal topics. On Friday they toured the recently renovated grounds of the State Capital, designed by Thomas Jefferson, along with other sites around the city. Continue reading “63rd National Convention”
This past weekend, the chapter welcomed its newest members to Alpha Rho Chi. Congratulations!
Our newest brothers are in the front row.
Blair Miller, 1st Year Architecture
Sarah Haase, 2nd Year Architecture
Erin Sanchez, 2nd Year Architecture
(Bear is in the very front, but he is not a member of the fraternity.)
Alpha Rho Chi is coming to Richmond on March 25-28, 2010. With the National Convention returning to the Old Dominion for the first time in over 30 years, we expect to see all Metagenes brothers at the banquet on March 27.
UPDATED HAPPY HOUR INFO Friday March 26, 6:00-? Sine Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St. Richmond
Wow! I can’t wipe the smile off my face, nor remove the lump from my throat! What an emotional yet gratifying weekend. It was great to see all the brothers who attended,… from the Charter Class to the Gamma Eta Class,… you’re all First Class to me! I had a great time, and can’t wait until our next reunion! It won’t be another 40 years,… promise.
This past April, inside a small house on the outskirts of Blacksburg, actives, and alumni gathered to initiate several new brothers. After a long and sleepless night, we welcomed four new brothers into the fold. They are:
Margaret Bozicevich, First Year, Architecture
Amy Frieslander, First Year, Architecture
Amanda Lee. Third Year, Architecture
Jennifer Wilkinson, Second Year, Interior Design
Special thanks to all the alumni who came down to help out, and congrats Gamma Zetas!