The Metagenes Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Megan Kelly is the recipient of this year’s Kim Clark Scholarship, valued at $500.
The Kim Clark Scholarship is awarded each year to a collegiate member of Metagenes Chapter in recognition of dedication and service to the chapter and that brother’s character as a student and as a member of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity.
The scholarship committee based the selection of Kim Clark Scholar primarily on the recommendations shared by members of the active chapter. Those recommendations noted not only the offices she has held within the chapter – including Worthy Associate Architect – but how she “went above and beyond” on behalf of Alpha Rho Chi. That was expressed in her mentoring of younger members of the chapter to representing Metagenes within the national fraternity. As one recommendation noted, “She truly loves her chapter and this fraternity and is willing to help any brother with absolutely anything, from taking younger brothers under her wing to being a convention attendee for 3 years in a row and counting.”
Brother Kelly is the ninth Kim Clark Scholar since 2012 and exemplifes the tradition set by Brother Clark.
Past Kim Clark Scholars 2012 Melissa Nock 2013 Nathan Strother 2014 Rebecca Carle 2015 Lauren Hughes 2016 Allison Baker 2017 Melissa Boudreau 2018 Gates Breeden 2019 Emilie Gick 2020 Megan Kelly
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.