Delta Upsilon - University of Kansas

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Kansas Chapter of Delta Upsilon at the University of Kansas

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Spring 2014 The Sunflower A publicAtion of the KAnSAS chApter of DeltA upSilon Homecoming 2013: One to Remember W hile the KU football team turned in a miserable performance at their Homecoming game, Kansas DU posted an impressive win with a tremendous Homecoming event at the Chapter House on a gorgeous Saturday. It was a strong team effort! Here are a few highlights of our efforts and successes: • By all estimates, more than 200 alumni visited the Chapter House throughout the day, including alumni from the '50s through the '00s; brothers from the early '80s, early '90s, and the '00s had particularly strong showings. • Visitors were treated to brunch in the morning and a delicious post-game meal of burgers, dogs, and chicken complete with ample sides and dessert prepared by the DU chef. • A third-party caterer served drinks via a cash bar, and a DJ provided tunes. • Everyone seemed to have a great time! I observed lots of handshakes, laughter, and hugs. I owe a huge thanks to Dan Keating '08 for organizing the splendid event! A special thanks to Housemother Judy Carpenter, chef Nathan and his assistant, Kim, Chapter President Patrick Smith '15, House Managers Spencer Green '16 and Hal McCoy '15, Rod Barleen '97, and Eric Gustavson '87 for their part in making a special day. And thanks to the rest of you for stopping by, wishing us well, and being supportive of our efforts. We're on a mission to make friends, and I think we made lots of friends at the event. It was another good day to be a Kansas DU! Fraternally, Grant Kaufman '92 President Educational Foundation DU alumni, undergraduates, and friends enjoy Homecoming 2013 at the DU house. Frerker Named 2014 Distinguished Alumnus E ach year the makeup of the Kansas DU Fraternity changes thanks to the constant stream of new pledges and cosmetic changes to the house. However, there are traditions of DU that continue on over the years and create the everlasting legacy we are so proud to be a part of. For Phil Frerker '93, the qualities of DU that made his time at KU so special are still alive for the current undergraduates. "The KU DU Fraternity is still a very relevant institution. It helps students have a more enriched college experience, in an environment that encourages them to do their best while still having time for fun." For Phil, the Kansas Chapter provided an environment for academic success and the beginning of a successful career on Hallmark's senior management team, while also allowing him to cultivate strong friendships that have lasted well beyond the college years. While at Kansas, Phil earned a B.S in business and history, and he continued his education with an MBA at Rockhurst University. He also took to heart the importance DU placed on being involved in the Chapter and university by serving as president, VP public relations, VP alumni relations, secretary, and Rock Chalk director (Continued on page 2) Connect with Kansas Delta Upsilon Website: Facebook: Alumni of Kansas Chapter of Delta Upsilon LinkedIn: The Kansas Chapter of Delta Upsilon Twitter: @KansasDU

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