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Fall 2017 Newsletter

Iota Iota Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at the University of Alabama

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B rothers, family, and friends of Iota Iota, the summer was full of excite- ment for our chapter. Members were able to enjoy quality time with their families and valuable summer work opportunities. A few well-de- served honors came our way, but at the same time, devastating reminders of our mortality and the precious nature of human life. Peterson significant chaPter Iota Iota was named a Peterson Significant Chapter this summer for having attained superb chapter performance, scholarship, and philanthropic effort. Only a few chapters in North America are named Peterson Chapters, and our award this year was the first for Iota Iota since 2011. gold outstanding house corPoration Our House Corporation Board was also recognized, having earned the Gold Outstanding House Corporation designation at Grand Chapter 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island, in June. This is a great honor to our alumni who oversee the fantastic property occupied by the active chapter on the University of Alabama campus. undergraduate rePresentative to international executive committee I would like to extend a big "well done" to Consul Jordan Levy '17, who was elected at Grand Chapter as an undergraduate representative to the Sig- ma Chi International Executive Committee. I cannot adequately put into words what a huge accomplishment this is for Brother Levy. He has earned our chapter a remarkable deal of honor and respect. Our executive commit- tee is comprised of a small body of brothers who are empowered to vote upon and establish International Fraternity policies and directions for a two- SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA | EST. 1876 FALL 2017 year term. Two active members are elected yearly to represent the opinions and sentiments of the undergraduate chapters. This is a wonderful distinc- tion, but a big responsibility, and Jordan was chosen for the position by his peers. I hope all of you join me in my heart-felt congratulations to Jordan. farewell, Brothers With the good comes the bad. Iota Iota received the heartbreaking news in June that undergraduate Chris Dufour was killed in a tragic pedestrian traffic accident while interning this summer in Little Rock, Arkansas. The news came as quite a shock to the active chapter, who honored their late brother by sending a large contingency to Chris' funeral services in his hometown, right outside of Nashville, Tennessee. A month later, Charles "Charlie" Bottcher '82 passed away suddenly while working in his home. Charlie was a regular at UA home games, well-respected in his profession- al and personal communities, and a beloved Sigma Chi brother to all who knew him. With fall comes new opportunity and hope for the men of Iota Iota. The undergraduate members continue to set an example of excellence within Sigma Chi International and on campus. The time will come when mem- bers can enjoy our magnificent chapter house for football games and other memorable events. Let's look forward to sharing those bonds in the forth- coming year. In Hoc Signo Vinces, Will Yeldell '86 President, House Corporation IOTA IOTA NAMED PETERSON SIGNIFICANT CHAPTER receives outstanding house corPoration award University of Alabama President Dr. Bell and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Grady recognize Iota Iota for summer achievements and for winning the Peterson Significant Chapter Award.

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