Phi Kappa Psi - University of Michigan

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Michigan Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at the University of Michigan

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THE SOPHON Michigan Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Phi Kappa Psi University of Michigan Fall 2019 M ichigan Alpha continues to be the preeminent fraternity at the University of Michigan and within Phi Kappa Psi. Our brotherhood is strong at 103 men, and they've achieved an outstanding cumulative GPA of 3.3. That academic success helped us in earning the Dr. Thomas D. Myers Scholarship Award from the National Fraternity. Our success isn't limited to the classroom, however, as we were Mud Bowl Champions for the 5th time since 2011 last year! While we've experienced great success, we are still battling unforeseen costs in maintaining our chapter house at 630 Oxford. We care for our men and continue to add life-safety features required by the city, including ADA compliance and a fire suppression system. Completing these updates are necessary to maintain our special zoning as a chapter house while providing for our members. To help overcome the significant cost of these improvements, we ask for your financial support. Can the brotherhood count on your support? We want to thank all of the alumni and parents who have supported the chapter this year, we are grateful for your generous support. All gifts are important and will make an impact. Please see the right section of this page to learn more about ways to support the chapter. Live Ever, Michigan Alpha House Corporation Board of Directors Michigan Alpha Works Diligently to Remain Top-Tier Fraternity Alumni Support Essential to Chapter's Success at the University of Michigan Here's how you can give back today: • Recurring or one-time gift option: • PayPal:; ask and we can provide wire instructions • Mail Checks: Michigan Alpha Payment Processing P.O. Box 2187 Columbus, GA 31902-2187 A fter Jared Frost '03 earned his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and master's in financial engineering, he never envisioned himself being in a completely unrelated career field a decade later. Jared established his career in trading equity derivatives on Wall Street during the financial crisis. But after moving to Denver, Colorado, he found another industry that he could thrive in which was far more fulfilling— real estate. The move to Denver and shift to the real estate industry were not part of Jared's plan coming out of college, and both represented big risks that made him that much more thankful for his supportive friends and family. Although a lot has changed since he was a Michigan student, many of his college friendships are going strong—especially the ones with his Phi Kappa Psi brothers. His advice to the men of Michigan Alpha is to value the relationships with their brothers and to expect the unexpected. "As confident as you are in your life plan right now, it's going to change," Jared said. "No matter how it changes, the one thing that will always be able to help you are the relationships that you build and maintain." While Jared admits he retains the same nerdy personality he had prior to joining Michigan Alpha, the confidence his brothers gave him kept him from feeling socially awkward. Despite his brothers living all over—from rural Michigan to cities like Detroit, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco—Jared remains in close contact with several of them and always has a blast when they're together. Meaningful Michigan Alpha Relationships Phi Psi Brothers Give Jared Frost '03 Mile-High Confidence Jared Frost '03 (middle) cheers on the Wolverines against the Army with Tom Brennan '04 (left) and David Nidetz '04 (right). (Continued on page 2)

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