Phi Kappa Psi - University of Iowa

Fall 2022 Newsletter

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

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ALUMNI UPDATES CHAPTER ETERNAL Jon Newsome '61 – February 5, 2021 ALUMNI NEWS Tom Flickinger '58 is living in Las Vegas, Nev., following a relocation from Colorado. Tom earned a master's degree in hospital administration in 1963, and he held executive positions in Chicago, Omaha, Nashville, and Steamboat Springs throughout his career until retirement in 1998. Email: Mark Easler '86 lives in Clive, Iowa. The Easlers are a proud Hawkeye family, as his wife, Jenny (B.B.A. '90), himself (B.A. '89, MBA '99), his oldest son Peter (B.B.A. '20), and daughter Bridget (B.S. '22) all graduated from Iowa. Their youngest, Colin, will soon start at Iowa, while Bridget began at Iowa Medical School in fall 2022. Email: Aaron Parker '05 is expecting baby Parker on Christmas Eve, though the family has yet to reveal their gender, so we won't know about a 2040/2041 pledge until December! The Parker family resides in Nashville, Tenn. Email: Michael Wall '09 resides in Chicago, Ill., and volunteers as a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish of Illinois while serving on the Auxiliary Board for the Big Shoulders Fund. Email: Have an update? Email! 730 441 15 6,615 4.2 32 W e were extremely excited about the applicant pool for the 2022 Nile C. Kinnick Scholarship. We interviewed 441 exceptional candidates from the applicant pool of 730 incoming freshman who had various experiences in academics, leadership positions, community service, and athletics. Our finalists consisted of a class of high academic achievement, including National Merit and State Scholars. Additionally, numerous team captains, student body and club presidents, and truly outstanding citizens in their community comprise the scholarship winners. The scholarship seeks to reward those who emulate Nile Kinnick's qualities: intellectual, moral, generous, and compassionate. It was difficult to narrow down such a qualified group of young men to 15 finalists, but in doing so, we are confident that the finalists are the best of the best. Our experience as Kinnick Scholarship coordinators has been eye-opening. It has helped show us that recruitment is about finding the qualities that exemplify those of the alumni who helped build Iowa Alpha from the ground up, especially the great Nile C. Kinnick '38. The Kinnick Scholarship process exposed us to talent that reinforced quality is better than quantity when inviting men to join our chapter. This summer showed us how strong the legacy of Nile C. Kinnick truly is, as we watched his name and story bring together well over 100 people to grant incoming freshmen with scholarships. Men of Exceptional Quality K I N N I C K S C H O L A R S H I P U P D A T E Hancher Auditorium is a beautiful venue overlooked by our home at 363 N. Riverside Drive, making it easy to attend house tours following the awards ceremony. Our Kinnick Scholarship Coordinators, Avery Hanson '21, Conor Wright '21, Michael Sullivan '21 led a successful summer culminating in this Awards Banquet Alumni John Greenwood '00, Dave Hansen '79, Jaison Marks '13, and Adam Parker '09 are all smiles as they reconnect at the Kinnick Scholarship Awards Banquet Congratulations to our Kinnick Scholarship Finalists! Over the course of the summer, we grew significantly in our interview skills, professionalism, and organizational skills. This summer taught us that communication is the key to successful teamwork, and though it was difficult at times, we were proud of the class that came together and the outcome of the scholarship brunch. By the Numbers Applicants Interviews conducted Finalists selected Minutes spent interviewing Average finalist GPA Average finalist ACT score Robert Barnes Max Beckman Aidan Corbett* Andrew Crocker Owen Dunlap* Will Fairman Hayden Huntley* Andy Kuo Samuel Lococo* Max Mullen Niko Neckopulos* Benjamin Plath Will Schenkelberg Anthony Westfall Samuel Wischmeier* Fraternally, Avery Hanson '21 Michael Sullivan '21 Conor Wright '21 2022 Kinnick Scholarship Coordinators 2022 Nile C. Kinnick Scholarship Finalists *Accepted new members of Iowa Alpha Iowa alpha Chapter page 3

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