Phi Gamma Delta - University of Texas

Spring 2019 Newsletter

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Page 3 Texas Fiji TEXAS FIJI RUSH Alumni, Send in Your Recommendations W e had a great start to Texas Fiji Rush this year. Our Rush Captains and Rush Assistants were elected in late January. We held several different Rush events this spring, and we are looking forward to a great summer. Our first several events went very well, and the Rush Team is confident we will Rush a strong new member class for next fall. We are excited for the opportunity to meet many potential new members, and we are committed to meeting everyone that comes our way. We always appreciate any input from alumni, so please send any recommendations, comments, or questions to Please make Rush contributions out to Phi Gamma Delta, and send to: Phi Gamma Delta at the University of Texas P.O. Box 4769 Austin, TX 78765 Or donate online at Click on the Recruitment Donations button. This year's Rush Team includes: HEAD RUSH CHAIRMAN Max Holsomback PC '17 Dallas, Texas RUSH CABINET Alex De La Fuente PC '17 Austin, Texas James Tyng PC '17 San Antonio, Texas Joe Heironimus PC '17 Austin, Texas John House PC '17 Dallas, Texas Robert Oelman PC '17 Houston, Texas ASSISTANT RUSH CAPTAINS Bennett Comeaux PC '18 San Antonio, Texas Dillon Burr PC '18 Houston, Texas Jackson Scroggie PC '18 Austin, Texas John Cooke PC '18 Dallas, Texas William Wood PC '18 Dallas, Texas RUSH ADVISOR William Griffin PC '83 Alumni News F. "Kelly" Cunningham PC '76 founded Austin Orthobiologics, a regenerative sports medicine practice for orthopedic surgery and stem cell treatment. Email: Andrew Campbell PC '12 is living in Midland, Texas, working in the oil and gas field. He is delighted to have brothers including Graham Soto- Kean PC '12 and Wilson Jerckovich PC '12 in Midland as well. He also finished his Instrument-rating pilot license with brother James Unl PC '11 in the summer of 2017. Email: William Deer PC '13 attended graduate school at SMU and graduated in May 2018 with a master's in business analytics. He is employed at Hitachi Consulting in Dallas, Texas, where he resides. Email: What you're doing is more exciting than you think We want to hear from you! S hare your story with fellow alumni. Keep an eye out for the next edition of our alumni newsletter, where you can read stories from alumni, learn about Chapter events, see photos, and more! The Texas Fiji newsletter is published to help our members stay in touch and to cultivate awareness and involvement with the Chapter. Alumni news submissions can be sent to our alumni relations coordinator at SHARING THE PASSING OF AN ESTEEMED BROTHER T homas A. Delano Womack PC '52 passed on to Ad Astra at the age of 84 on April 19, 2019. Delano was a legend among Fijis and stands out from all of the impressive men who have passed through the halls of Buen Retiro. Prior to his time in Phi Gamma Delta, Delano led the Austin High Maroons in back-to-back State Championship games in 1950 and 1951 and was named an All-American coming out of high school. While at UT, Delano pledged Fiji, was a Texas Cowboy, started both ways on the Longhorn football team from 1953-55, and graduated with a B.B.A. in marketing and real estate. After his years on the 40 Acres, Delano married and had a long and successful working career. He was highly involved in the Houston community, holding such positions as: president of the Touchdown Club, president of the Houston Golf Association, president of the 100 Club, and head of the Lamb Auction at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More importantly, Delano was a father, family man, and always found the time to support his sons in football and baseball teams. In 2014, Delano was inducted into The University of Texas Hall of Honor. Delano was a wonderful leader and mentor to many Fijis over the years and will be truly missed by the entire Fraternity.

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