Lauren Hughes – 2015 Kim Clark Scholar

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.

Pictured following the presentation (L-R): past winners Rebecca Carle and Nathan Strother, Lauren Hughes, and Phil Buckburg.

For reference, the winners of the Kim Clark Scholarship have been:

  • 2012 – Melissa Nock
  • 2013 – Nathan Strother
  • 2014 – Rebecca Carle
  • 2015 – Lauren Hughes

2015 Chapter Report

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!


2014 Summer Picnic

If you are in the DC area on Saturday July 19th, please join us for the APX DC summer picnic.
All brothers and colonists are invited. Significant others and family members are welcome.

Saturday June 30th
Noon – 6pm [or later]
9109 Coronado Terrace
Fairfax VA 22031

Drinks will be provided, but food is pot luck.  So bring something to share!

If you can come, please RSVP on the Facebook or directly to Michelle LeTourneur at so we know you are coming.

Hope to see you there!

APX Interviews, Spring 2012

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!

63rd National Convention

Metagenes Brothers at Convention

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”

New Gamma Iota Brothers

This past weekend, the chapter welcomed its newest members to Alpha Rho Chi. Congratulations!

Metagenes Chapter 4/25/2010
Metagenes Chapter in chronological order.
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.)

Fortieth Anniversary Weekend

Metagenes 40th Anniversary visits 105 Lucas Drive

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.

-Kim Clark

congratulations graduates

This past May five of our brother’s graduated from college. They are:

Eric Brown [gg], Achitecture
Stacy Corwin [gb], Industrial Design
Holly Harshman [gg], Interior Design
Kara Criggar [gg], Interior Design
Steve Farrelly [gb], Industrial Design

Congratulations guys and welcome to the Alumni Association

gz initiation

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!