Alumni & Chapter News

Alumni & Chapter News

By State

By Antecedent

Alabama

Psi (University of Alabama)

Yaron Goldman, 1996, is the CEO of SD Holdings, which also operates McAlister’s Deli and MOD Pizza locations. SD Holdings recently acquired 64 Sonic Drive-In restaurants located primarily in the Southeast. Goldman began his career in franchising in 1996 as an hourly employee at McAlister’s Deli. He founded SD Holdings in 1999 in North Carolina, opening his own McAlister’s Deli locations and building a reputation for strong restaurant operations in the quick service restaurant and fast casual industry. His new Sonic acquisitions include 27 of the brand’s drive-ins in Alabama, five in Georgia, 19 in Tennessee and 13 in Virginia. Read more.

California

Alpha Delta (University of Southern California)

Chapter brothers hosted a reunion in mid-September, including Greg Hoffman, 1969, pictured third from  left.

 

 

Southern California Area Alumni Association

The association’s September lunch was a great success featuring Brother Howard Slavin, Alpha Delta Chapter (University of Southern California) 1962, a trial attorney and former NFL referee. The group also recently hosted a young alumni happy hour at a brewery downtown.

District of Columbia

Greater Washington D.C. Area Alumni Association

The association is working to plan a Day on Capitol Hill event that would network younger brothers interested in a future in politics with brothers who have established careers. If you are interested in being a part of this event, contact Executive Director Laurence A. Bolotin, M.Ed., CAE, Alpha Zeta (University of Florida) 2001, at lbolotin@zbtnational.org.

Georgia

Atlanta Area Alumni Association

More than 25 brothers attended the September lunch gathering at Taco Mac Prado. The guest speaker was Brother Reg Regenstein, Eta of Phi Epsilon Pi (University of Pennsylvania) 1966, a fourth-generation native Atlantan whose ancestors fought in the American Revolution and for the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He is a veteran of the CIA, writes a regular people column for the Jewish Georgian and has authored books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles on foreign affairs, national security, wildlife and the environment. Brother Regenstein has also written extensively and spoken widely about the American Civil War and his family’s experiences. At the lunch, he spoke about The Jews Who Fought For The South then answered questions from the brothers.

Illinois

Chicago Area Alumni Association

The association recently hosted a successful Night at the Races brotherhood event.

Indiana

Beta Gamma (Indiana University)

Ben Cherry, 2006, in May proposed to his girlfriend, Meredith Picker, at the elementary school where she teaches in front of their entire school. It was the students’ last day of school and they were all playing in a kickball game.

Massachusetts

Boston Area Alumni Association

The association recently hosted a charity softball game benefiting a local food pantry.

Alpha Mu of Phi Sigma Delta at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Brothers report the passing of Kate Powers, who was a friend and house mother at the chapter for several years. She and her husband Ed Powers and their two children E.J. and Brendan lived, ate and socialized with the chapter members every day. The brothers considered them family and initiated Ed into the Fraternity.

New York

Omicron (Syracuse University)

Jerry Parmet, 1957, relocated to Silver Spring, Maryland, in September 2016 to be near a daughter and her family.

Delta of Phi Sigma Delta (New York University)

Dennis Mauro, 1965, is retired and recently living in Hilton Head Sun City, S.C., with his wife who is also retired and much more energetic than he. The Mauros are transplants from New York City and happy to be living in the South. Their children are happily living in New York City, New Jersey and California.

New York Area Alumni Association

The association is looking for brothers who wish to be involved with its leadership or who wish to assist in planning events. For more information, contact Executive Director Laurence A. Bolotin, M.Ed., CAE, Alpha Zeta (University of Florida) 2001, at lbolotin@zbtnational.org.

Pennsylvania

Alpha Psi (Pennsylvania State University)

David Rush, 2007, is a 20-time Guinness World Record setter who promotes STEM education through his story and activities, particularly juggling. He is the world’s fastest juggler and world’s slowest juggler. In his most recent World Record attempt in August, he walked 2.05 miles while balancing a pool cue on his chin, nearly double the distance of the previous record. This feat took 30 minutes and 52 seconds. Check out more on his feats at http://davidrush4stem.com/ or email davidrush@gmail.com. Brother Rush is based out of Boise, Idaho.

Alpha Beta (Temple University)

Douglas L. Maine, 1970, is part of the of the Advisory Board of Orbital ATK, Inc. that unanimously approved the sale of the company to Northrop Grumman Corporation. Brother Maine was involved with predecessor company, ATK, which merged with Orbital Sciences on February 1, 2015. With the rise in stock prices over the past two and a half years, OA shareholders will realize 75 percent appreciation in the sale. This is the fifth sale of a company in the past three years where Brother Maine has been on the Board of Directors and all have produced excellent returns for shareholders. Read more on the sale here.

West Virginia

Gamma Epsilon (Marshall University)

Bob Gregg, 1970, has had the article Blundering Into Liability – Accidental Contracts published in the Journal of Medical Practice Management January-February 2017 edition. Another article, Measuring Hours – FLSA-FMLA, will be published in the MPM journal this fall. Brother Gregg is Co-Chair of the Boardman & Clark Law Firm’s Labor and Employment group in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a frequent speaker and author on employment practices.

 

Phi Sigma Delta

Delta of Phi Sigma Delta (New York University)

Dennis Mauro, 1965, is retired and recently living in Hilton Head Sun City, S.C., with his wife who is also retired and much more energetic than he. The Mauros are transplants from New York City and happy to be living in the South. Their children are happily living in New York City, New Jersey and California.

Alpha Mu of Phi Sigma Delta at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Brothers report the passing of Kate Powers, who was a friend and house mother at the chapter for several years. She and her husband Ed Powers and their two children E.J. and Brendan lived, ate and socialized with the chapter members every day. The brothers considered them family and initiated Ed into the Fraternity.

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