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

40th Anniversary Celebration

I hope that by now you have received your invitation for the Metagenes 40th
Anniversary Celebration. Please e-mail me at if you have

As you are making plans to attend, you’ll want to arrange for your lodging as
soon as possible. We have blocked a limited number of rooms at the Courtyard
Marriott on South Main Street in Blacksburg. Rooms are $109 per night. As
stated in our informational letter, you need to reserve these rooms by calling
the local hotel at 540-552-5222, and ask for the “Alpha Rho Chi” rate.

Of course, there are several other lodging options in town. A search this
morning turned up the Blacksburg Days Inn, which is also on South Main St.,
within a mile or so of the Courtyard and Bull & Bones Brewhaus and Grill. The
online rate was about $60 per night, but is subject to change. The Days Inn is
located at 3503 Holiday Lane, Blacksburg, VA 24060 Phone: 540-951-1330. The
Holiday Inn on Prices Fork Road, which is much closer to campus (formerly the
Marriott), is also an option. The online rate is closer to $100 per night.

We look forward to seeing you in April for the celebration of this milestone


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

the meta-historical project

Kent McCullough and Michele LeTourneur are assembling artifacts and memories from past generations.

If you have any items (photo, poster, graphic, newsletter, pledge books, etc) they would love to get it to use it for the MetaHistorical Project.

The intent is to create a historical graphic database by scanning or photographing the image and storing it for future generations.
It’s an ambitious undertaking and can use your help by sending any item you have; the item will be returned if requested.

Please send any item to:

Michele LeTourneur
Please let her know if you want it returned.

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!

new chapter officers

Congratulations to the new Metagenes Chapter officers on their recent election. We wish you the very best for your term. The new officers are:

Worthy Architect – Amanda Erickson
Worthy Associate Architect – Nate Williams
Worthy Estimator – Kim Hyewon
Worthy Scribe – Carlyn Luu
Worthy Clerk – Lauren Shaw
Worthy Superintendent – Kris Duritza

film + architecture – fall 2006

The third installment of our F+A film series will kick off this Thursday, August 31, with Simon Birch. Based on the book A Prayer for Owen Meanyby John Irving, this film chronicles the life of Simon Birch, an unlikely hero who believes that he was made by God for a special purpose.

The film will start at 8:00 in Hancock 100. Upcoming films in the series are listed below:

Sep. 07 – River’s and Tides
Sep. 14 – Magnolia
Sep. 21 – Chocolat
Sep. 28 – Full Metal Jacket
Oct. 05 – Easy Rider
Oct. 19 – Gattaca
Nov. 02 – I Shot Andy Warhol
Nov. 11 – Garden State
Nov. 16 – Paris, Texas
Nov. 30 – Some Like it Hot

Congratulations Gamma Gammas!

Congratulations to the 11 new brothers of the Gamma Gamma Pledge Class! After a long weekend of pouring rain, lighting, and numerous other difficulties, they completed their initiation with flying colors. I’m sure I speak for all of the Metagenes actives when I say that I’m proud to call all of you my brothers.

I also want to extend a special thanks to our amazing alumni, especially Kim Clark and Rick Jenkins, for all their help over the weekend. We couldn’t have done it without you.