Phi Kappa Psi - University of Texas

Spring 2017 Newsletter

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

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Spring 2017 Texas Alpha to the Top T he dedication ceremony for the Texas Alpha chapter house was held March 31-April 2. More than 200 individuals attended to celebrate the completion of our stunning new home. It was a weekend full of Phi Psi events and those who attended were overwhelmed with chapter pride; the house is sure to be the envy of every other fraternity across campus. Friday night was an open house for the entire University of Texas community. UT administrator Doug Gerrard addressed the crowd and the event was topped off with a ribbon cutting ceremony, formally opening the new Texas Alpha house. Saturday was a time to honor Phi Kappa Psi as a fraternity and thank all who have participated in the Texas Alpha to the Top campaign. Brothers and their guests toured the new house and were stunned with the completed facility. It's safe to say that everyone's expectations were exceeded. We ended the evening with a Grand Opening Founders Day Banquet, where we presented brother Elliot See's '49 daughter, Sally See Kneuven, with the Texas Alpha Public Service Award for the contribution that her father made as a Gemini astronaut. Key members of the campaign were able to address the crowd and thank the dedicated alumni who made this magnificent new house a reality. Former National President Scott Noble '81 was the last speaker for the evening. He thanked everyone for the tremendous support that Texas Alpha Chapter has had throughout the campaign process and reminisced about his days in the chapter house, expressing his pride about how far the chapter has come since then. Scott explained that April 1 was the start of a new beginning for Phi Psi at the University of Texas, and shared his vision for the chapter moving forward. On Sunday morning, the chapter held alumni board meetings and enjoyed a barbecue lunch. Everyone was sad when the weekend came to a close, but all left with a renewed sense of brotherhood and pride in Phi Psi. Although our house is complete, the campaign for Texas Alpha is not over. To date, we have raised $7,386,789 toward our fundraising goal of $8 million. We must ensure we raise the full amount to help pay down our bank loan and position Texas Alpha for a financially secure future. Please ask yourself what impact Phi Psi has had upon your life, and return your gift today using the enclosed envelope, or visit www.phipsitexas. com. Also, many naming opportunities remain so contact me directly if you might be interested. Thank you for your support. In the bond, Kelly E. Fish '77 Campaign Chairman/President Texas Alpha House Board, Inc. (901) 289-5492 or GENERATIONS OF TEXAS ALPHA BROTHERS GATHER FOR CHAPTER HOUSE GRAND OPENING CEREMONY Texas Alpha to the Top Campaign Still Needs Your Support See inside for more photos of the new Texas Alpha chapter house! ere's Still Time! Make Your Gi Today! Texas Alpha alumni leader Scott Noble '81 and undergraduate Zack Irsik '14 cut the grand opening ribbon with a U.T. official representing President Fenves.

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