Announcing 2018 McKee Scholarship Recipients

First awarded in 2009, the McKee Scholarship program is available thanks to the generosity of the late Hensel McKee, Washington ’30 and his wife Jeanette McKee. The Scholarship is available to undergraduate members and alumni members who are pursuing graduate degrees. To be eligible, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be initiated members of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity in good standing, and be enrolled at a college or university during the academic term.

We are please to announce this year’s recipients:

The Better Man

$10,000 each for men who are a well-rounded embodiment of Delta Sigma Phi values.

Recipient School
Tyler Kozma University of Texas
Dylan Stolz Indiana State University
Robert Weinbaum University of Michigan

Men of Courage

$2,500 each for men who exhibit exceptional leadership.

Recipient School
Grant Bent Ohio State University
Jacob Caponi The Ohio State University
James Constantino The Ohio State University
Maxwell Douglas Indiana University
Jacob Forbes Washington State University
Joseph Howard Transylvania University
Kyle Huffman Ohio State University
Jordan Icenogle Iowa State University
Jacob Kueber Loyola University Chicago
Markus Wesley Gannon University
Daniel Witosky Thiel College

Men of Action

$2,500 each for men who have committed themselves to outstanding service to their communities.

Recipient School
Daniel Cooper Transylvania University
Kian Dalvandi University of Texas at Austin
Carl Higbea The Ohio State University
Gavin Husted Shorter University
Jacob Kordeleski Case Western Reserve University
Andrew Levey University of Michigan
Robert McCoy University of Missouri Science and Technology
Connor McNamara The Ohio State University
Jonathan Staley Indiana State University
Darien Stokes Kansas State University
Mateo Villa Oglethorpe University

Men of Excellence

$2,500 each for men who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance.

Recipient School
James Barr University of Texas at Austin
Brendan Collins Indiana
Patrick Conrey University of Kentucky
Sean Dwello University of Utah
Samuel Finn University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Tom Gallery Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Eli Masjedi University of Michigan
David McGrath Case Western Reserve University
Matthew Mindrup Kansas State University
Brenton Novit The University of Texas at Austin
Kishan Patel Gannon University

Sphinx Scholarship

$2,500 each for graduate students of distinction.

Recipient School
Jean-Luc Banks University of Virginia
Robert Biskupic-Knight University of Oregon
Matthew Coleman Binghamton University
Adam Cooper Stetson University
Ryan Hanson Transylvania University
John Henderson Transylvania University
Alexis Isaev Loyola Marymount University
Jordan Lebovic Columbia University
Kollin Michels University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Alexander Olp UW La Crosse
Roshan Palli University of Kentucky
Charlie Tancula Transylvania University

Nile Scholarship

$500 each for undergraduate men exhibiting exceptional leadership and values.

Recipient School
Cristian Alarcon Stetson University
David Bailey Stetson University
Alex Becker University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Joshua Fox Texas State University
Tyler Gunn University of Louisiana at Monroe
Zachary Kauffman The Ohio State University
Canaan Kerr Loyola University Chicago
Scott La Rochelle George Washington University
Zachary Lewis Missouri University of Science and Technology
Ethan Ramer University of Michigan
Sam Skiljan The Ohio State University
Bretton Stephenson University of California, Los Angeles
Turner Tarrillion Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
John Tyler Wagner Georgia Southern University
Kyle Zeitler Georgia Tech

Announcing our Executive Search

Delta Sigma Phi’s Executive Director & CEO, Patrick Jessee, will be resigning from his position at the end of 2018. We cannot thank him enough for his dedication, forward thinking, and drive for pursuing our mission of Building Better Men.

Like other executive directors before Patrick, you don’t replace the person, but you do try to fill the shoes they wore. We are committed to finding an individual that can fulfill the responsibilities of this demanding role in a manner that continues to drive us toward our Vision 2025 goals.

The executive search committee is actively seeking an empowered, progressive leader with a steadfast dedication to maintaining our member-focused, mission-driven organization. This individual should be collaborative, dedicated, and a staunch advocate for fraternity life. Interested candidates are encouraged to review the position profile available here. To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest and fit for the position by July 15, 2018, to ExecApply@DeltaSig.org.

We’re excited for Patrick as he pursues his next adventure. We know our next Executive Director is out there right now.

McKee Scholarship Application Now Open

The 2018 McKee Scholarship application is now available!

First awarded in 2009, the McKee Scholarship program is made available thanks to the generosity of the late Hensel McKee, Washington ’30, and his wife Jeanette McKee. The McKee Scholarship Endowment issues three kinds of scholarships: for leadership (Courage), service (Action) and academics (Excellence).

Application Requirements: The Delta Sigma Phi Foundation will award up to $10,000 per individual scholarship recipient. To be eligible, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be initiated members of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity in good standing, and be enrolled at a college or university during the Fall 2018 term. The Scholarship is available to undergraduate members and alumni members who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees at accredited college universities. Funds from the McKee Scholarship can also be used for study abroad programs.

Deadline: The application deadline is May 14, 2018 at midnight (PT). To be eligible for the McKee Scholarship, all components of the application must be completed and received by that date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Award acknowledgements and denial notifications will be sent via email the third week of July.

Apply for the McKee Scholarship here.

Frequently Asked Questions: Based on feedback from previous years, here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: “I am a graduating senior, do I apply for the Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarship?”
A: If you are a graduating senior and you are attending graduate school in the fall 2018 semester, you should apply for the Graduate Scholarship.

Q: “I will be completing my undergraduate degree over the summer, can I list this degree as earned?”
A: Yes, but confirmation of completion will be needed prior to any awards being given.

Q: “I am a part-time student. Am I eligible for the McKee Scholarship?”
A: Yes, part-time students are eligible for the McKee Scholarship.

Q: “I am pursuing a certificate at a college or university. Am I eligible for the McKee Scholarship?”
A: No. Unfortunately, the McKee Scholarship is only open to those students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Q: “I am studying abroad. Am I eligible for the McKee Scholarship?”
A: Yes, students who are studying abroad are still eligible for the 2018 McKee Scholarship.

Q: “My chapter has been closed. Am I still eligible for the McKee Scholarship?”
A: Yes, if you are a member in good standing, you are still eligible for the McKee Scholarship even if your chapter has been closed.

Q: “I have won the McKee Scholarship in the past. Am I still eligible?”
A: Yes, past recipients are still eligible for the McKee Scholarship and may apply again.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Caroline Escobar at escobar@deltasig.org.

On behalf of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation, we wish you the best of luck in earning the 2018 McKee Scholarship!

Delta Sigma Phi Welcomes Brittany Ankeny-Dooley, Assistant Director of Educational Programs

Delta Sigma Phi would like to welcome Brittany Ankeny-Dooley as our new Assistant Director of Educational Programs.

Brittany Ankeny-Dooley recently graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master’s in Higher Education and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Missouri State University. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the North-American Interfraternity Conference as a Coordinator of IFC Services where she supported and educated 250 Interfraternity Councils across the country. Before joining the NIC, Ankeny-Dooley served as a Leadership Consultant for her organization, Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. Brittany remains an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, serving as the Team Leader for the Sorority’s National Recruitment Revitalization Project Team and also serves as an NPC Non-Delegate Area Advisor.

As Assistant Director of Educational Programs, Ankeny-Dooley will work alongside professional staff and volunteers to design curriculum and administer educational projects relevant to the organization’s strategic plan, including management of The LAMP, Delta Sigma Phi’s online learning platform, as well as our four premiere “brick and mortar” educational programs. Welcome!

 

Divyesh Jevtani Appointed to Grand Council

Divyesh Jevtani, Illinois State University ’01, has accepted an appointment as a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Grand Council, effective January 1, 2018. Brother Jevtani’s appointment fills a vacancy left by John Knowles, Western Michigan University ’99, who resigned effective December 31, 2017.

Jim Larson, National President of Delta Sigma Phi, said, “We are indebted to Brother Knowles, who has been a dedicated member of the Grand Council for 5 years. He felt it necessary to resign his position at this time because of family commitments and increasingly challenging professional endeavors, and he will be missed on the Grand Council.”  Brother Knowles has served on the Grand Council since 2013 and has previously held many national-level volunteer positions within the Fraternity. President Larson cites Brother Knowles’ tireless work over his two decades of volunteerism, “…as an example for all Delta Sigs to emulate.”

“I reflect in awe of the experiences and cherished memories that will enrich my life forever because of Delta Sigma Phi, and am truly grateful.” said Knowles, on his 18+ years serving Delta Sigma Phi as a volunteer.

Brother Jevtani serves as the Americas Region Communications Senior Manager for Deloitte and lives in the Greater New York City area. He brings strategic and operational communications expertise and a passion for Building Better Men to the Grand Council. His professional background will add to the Grand Council’s collective knowledge as the Fraternity continues to expand and enhance its channels for members to be engaged and to provide feedback and perspective on their fraternal experience.

According to Brother Larson, “Divyesh will bring another level of professional expertise, generational insight, and regional perspective to the Fraternity’s leadership team. His experience in the area of communications will be invaluable for us as we improve our understanding of what our undergraduate brothers and alumni want and need. I expect him to add immeasurably to our “Voice of the Customer” initiative.  As a participant of the Fraternity’s undergraduate training programs, Divyesh is a tremendous testament as to why we continue to invest in and reinforce our commitment to Build Better Men.”

“Our vision is to develop strong leaders, build stronger chapters, and become America’s leading Fraternity,” said Patrick Jessee, Executive Director and CEO of Delta Sigma Phi. “We are excited to have Divyesh join the Grand Council, and see his Fraternity experience come full circle. Divyesh was an active undergraduate brother, serving on the Undergraduate Advisory Committee as the Central Region representative, attending national conventions, participating in several Regional Leadership Academies (RLAs), and graduating from our distinguished learning program – Leadership Institute. Not only was he able to take those experiences back to his chapter as an undergraduate, but he is now in a position to leverage his experiences and help us strengthen our Fraternity.” Brother Jevtani is also a founding member of the New York City Alumni Association and has volunteered at the Northeast RLA, The Summit, and Leadership Institute.

“I am honored to be appointed as a member of the Grand Council and grateful for the opportunity to continue to pay my debt to the Fraternity“ said Jevtani, “and I am excited to serve as the first alumni Millennial and bring new perspectives to the Grand Council.”

Per the Constitution of Delta Sigma Phi, his appointment will run until August 2019 when the biennial Grand Council elections will be held at the Fraternity’s National Convention, to be held in Kansas City.

You can learn more about Brother Jevtani on his LinkedIn profile.

Kristin Fouts Joins Delta Sigma Phi

Delta Sigma Phi is pleased to share that Kristin Fouts will be joining the National Headquarters team on November 30, as Director of Educational Initiatives.

Kristin has a wealth of experience with assessment and curriculum development. Kristin will be transitioning from the North American Interfraternity Conference, where she has lead the Coalition Assessment Project and assisted with the trade association’s educational programs. Prior to the NIC, Kristin worked in Student Leadership Engagement and F/S Life at Wichita State and Western Michigan University.

Kristin joined the NIC staff in 2011 as the Director of the Fraternity & Sorority Coalition Assessment Project. Over three years she tripled the number of campus visits for the Project’s program review service. With the NIC’s transition in 2015, she assumed responsibility for educational program logistics, including recruiting, training and placing volunteers/Lead Facilitators and supporting campus hosts, coordinating the Annual Meeting and annual awards process, and collecting and managing industry-wide academic data and NIC member survey information.

As Director of Educational Initiatives, Kristin will be overseeing the execution of the Fraternity’s educational framework, developing an organization wide strategy on data and assessment, and leading the Fraternity’s Transition Experience.

 

2017-2018 McKee Scholarship Recipients

This fall, 64 Delta Sigs will receive a helping hand from the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation when it comes to paying for their education. In July 2016, Delta Sigma Phi Foundation announced its 2016-2017 McKee Scholarship recipients.

Since 2009, these scholarships have provided much-needed resources for brothers seeking either undergraduate or post-graduate degrees. These funds are made possible through will bequest to the Foundation from brother Hensel McKee, University of Washington ’30, which provided just over $4.3 million to the Foundation.

This year, the Foundation created new scholarship levels with differing dispersement amounts and tying the scholarships to Delta Sig’s ideals of being men of Courage, Action and Excellence.

Congratulations to these men!

The Better Man Scholarship

$10,000 each for men who for well-rounded embodiment of Delta Sigma Phi values.

  • Cameron Cruz, Texas State University
  • Bryant Hovest, The Ohio State University
  • Charlie Tancula, Transylvania University

Nile Scholarships

$500 for undergraduates exhibiting exceptional leadership and values.

  • Taylor Brimer , Texas State University
  • Brandon Evanich , Stetson University
  • Abraham Ramirez , University of Los Angeles
  • Daniel Roth , University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
  • Nathan Wofford, Texas State University
  • Nanhao Chen, Transylvania University
  • Ryan Gallus, Iowa State University
  • Ronald Geho, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Alex Lambert, Miami University
  • Samuel Anderson, University of Utah
  • Brandon Fulwiler, University of California, Irvine
  • John Henderson, Transylvania University
  • Alex Horowitz, The University of Alabama
  • Luke Bakies , Miami University
  • Daniel Cooper , Transylvania University

Sphinx Scholarships

$2,500 for graduate students.

  • Suraj Rama, University of Kentucky
  • Joseph Becker, University of Virginia
  • Joseph Lindsey, Transylvania University
  • Daniel Martin, Transylvania University
  • Gurvikram Boparai, University of Virginia
  • Matthew Coleman, Binghamton University
  • Carl Agner, Transylvania University
  • Eric Joseph de Lara, Loyola Marymount University
  • Fernando Gonzalez Lesniak, Saint Cloud State University
  • John Hann, University of Georgia
  • Peter Trombly, University of Virginia
  • Justin Kiesel, Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis
  • Zamin Raza, The George Washington University
  • Bryan Stinson, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Nick Johnston , Duke University

Men of Courage Scholarships

$2,500 for men who exhibit exceptional leadership.

  • Chanslor Gallenstein, Transylvania University
  • Scott McCormick, University of Michigan
  • Garrett Wilkinson, Kansas State University
  • Spencer Stucky, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obipso
  • Daryl Swartzentruber, Transylvania University
  • Brendan Collins, Indiana
  • Sam Finn, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • William Janousek, University of Georgia
  • Braxton Palmer, Arizona State University
  • Daniel Dunn, University of Missouri

Men of Action Scholarships

$2,500 for those who have committed themselves to outstanding service to their communities.

  • Michael Rafo, Eastern Michigan University
  • Christian Soares, University of Kentucky
  • Nick Bouzianis, Kansas State University
  • Andrew Talamantes, San Jose State University
  • Stephen Johnson, Oglethorpe University
  • Michael Leonard, The Ohio State University
  • Brenton Novit, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Simen Omholt-Jensen, Duke University
  • Ethan Perkins, The University of Georgia
  • Vincenzo Volpe, Case Western Reserve University

Men of Excellence Scholarships

$2,500 for men with exceptional academic performance.

  • Cam Mosleey, Duke University
  • Mason Rodriguez, Texas Wesleyan University
  • George Winsten, Stetson University
  • Tommy McRae, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
  • Nikhil Patil, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jordan Potter, University of Kentucky
  • Mateo Villa, Oglethorpe University
  • Michael Filips, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Ryan Gilbert, University of Pittsburgh
  • Thomas Brewer , Eureka College

Beta Kappa Chapter Named American Red Cross Partner of the Year

Beakie Powell of the West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross works closely with the men of the Beta Kappa chapter. The chapter was recently named the 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year.
“The chapter at The University of Alabama has been a huge asset to the West Alabama
Chapter of the American Red Cross. They have support the Home Fire Campaign over the last two years, installing hundreds of smoke alarms into at risk home and providing important fire safety information to residents.

Through their fundraising efforts they have donated over $20,000 to the local Red Cross chapter. Those funds support the mission of the Red Cross to help individuals in the face of disaster.

The young men of Delta Sigma Phi have been wonderful to work with, each one is a gentleman with high moral character. Their group has given back to the community of Tuscaloosa with their time and respect.

Delta Sigma Phi has been chosen as the Corporate Partner for 2016.”

Recognizing Cameron Carey

Cameron Carey, 2012 initiate of the Epsilon Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Phi at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, has been recognized with the E. Allen James Outstanding Undergraduate Award.

The E. Allen James Award is the highest award the Fraternity can give to an undergraduate brother. On  the award, Tom Cycyota, National President of Delta Sigma Phi, shared “Only one undergraduate brother will receive the E. Allen James Award each year. The honor goes to an individual who truly embodies the mission and values of Delta Sigma Phi, and has consistently gone above and beyond in their service within the Fraternity and their local college community.”

The award is named in honor of E. Allen James, North Carolina State ’65, whose service to the Fraternity has included executive director, member of the Grand Council, and president of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation. Mr. James was present to bestow his namesake award to Carey.

“I am amazed at the accomplishments of Cam Carey during his undergraduate career at University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse. It is clear Cam put into action the many leadership techniques he learned from participating in Delta Sig training events. His chapter, Epsilon Iota, benefitted, as did his University. It was an honor to present the E. Allen James Outstanding Undergraduate Award to Cam and to know he is currently working for the national fraternity. More brothers across the country will now learn from him.”

Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2016, and now serves as a chapter support specialist for Delta Sigma Phi’s national headquarters.

2016-2017 McKee Scholarship Recipients

This fall, 64 Delta Sigs will receive a helping hand from the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation when it comes to paying for their education. In July 2016, Delta Sigma Phi Foundation announced its 2016-2017 McKee Scholarship recipients.

Since 2009, these scholarships have provided much-needed resources for brothers seeking either undergraduate or post-graduate degrees. These funds are made possible through will bequest to the Foundation from brother Hensel McKee, University of Washington ’30, which provided just over $4.3 million to the Foundation.

This year, the Foundation created new scholarship levels with differing dispersement amounts and tying the scholarships to Delta Sig’s ideals of being men of Courage, Action and Excellence.

Congratulations to these men!

The Better Man Scholarship

$10,000 each for men who for well-rounded embodiment of Delta Sigma Phi values.

  • Chad Schweinzger, Delta Delta, Purdue University
  • Suraj Rama, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky
  • Daniel Cooper, Beta Mu, Transylvania University

Nile Scholarships

$500 for undergraduates exhibiting exceptional leadership and values.

  • Henry Booth, Alpha Epsilon, Duke University
  • Nathaniel Gaydosik, Theta Psi, Shorter University
  • Samuel Anderson, Iota Kappa, University of Utah
  • Mason Baker, Iota Epsilon, University of Central Florida
  • Braxton Palmer, Beta Psi, Arizona State University
  • Stephan Montes, Beta, Columbia University
  • Nanhao Chen, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Ryan John, Bradley University
  • Matt Klosterman, Delta Epsilon, Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • James Mullenbach, Alpha Gamma, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Finn Hobson, Omega, University of Pittsburgh
  • Thomas Anjard, Alpha Upsilon, Kansas State University
  • Alex Lebhar, Iota Epsilon, University of Central Florida
  • Garrett Paulson, Epsilon Iota, University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse
  • John Grodhaus, Theta Chi, University of Georgia
  • Justin Kubal, Alpha Alpha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sphinx Scholarships

$2,500 for graduate students.

  • Joseph Underwood, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Shomik Chaudhuri, Beta Gamma, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Eric LaPlant, Theta Rho, University of Oregon
  • Mark Sherman, Epsilon, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Raj Ardeshna, Gamma Zeta, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Christian Suero, Alpha Pi, Michigan State University
  • Quentin Becker, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Martin Seitz, Theta Kappa, State University of New York at Oswego
  • Dongyu Wang, Alpha Gamma, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Arthur Montejano, Beta Nu, California State University, Fresno
  • Donald Gallenstein, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Tyler Violillo, Iota Zeta, Miami University
  • Charles DeLisle, Epsilon Tau, Grand Valley State University
  • Clinton Nelson, Beta Psi, Arizona State University
  • Brett Fountain, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky

Men of Courage Scholarships

$2,500 for men who exhibit exceptional leadership.

  • Adam Benjamin, Iota Zeta, Miami University
  • Elias Hanna, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Usman Virk, Eta Kappa, University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • Ryan Hanson, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Timothy Ellis, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Paul Thomas, Zeta Xi, St. Cloud State University
  • Timothy Lawdan, Epsilon Kappa, Loyola University Chicago
  • Duncan Parsons, Alpha Epsilon, Duke University
  • Matthew LaRoe, Alpha Mu, University of Virginia
  • Ethan Perkins, Theta Chi, University of Georgia

Men of Action Scholarships

$2,5oo for those who have committed themselves to outstanding service to their communities.

  • Chris Kaihlanen, Eta, University of Texas
  • Matthew Doty, Theta Rho, University of Oregon
  • Jacob Spitzmiller, Beta Beta, University of Missouri
  • Brandon Kellinghaus, Iota Eta, Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis
  • Kyle Kubovcik, Delta Omega, Cleveland State University
  • Maxim Belovol, Epsilon Kappa, Loyola University Chicago
  • Asher Zlotnik, Beta, Columbia University
  • Connor Maloney, Delta Lambda, Utah State University
  • Kevin Geck, Alpha Epsilon, Duke University
  • Matt Sparling, Iota Psi, Indiana University-Bloomington

Men of Excellence Scholarships

$2,500 for men with exceptional academic performance.

  • John Hann, Theta Chi, University of Georgia
  • Dylan Stolz, Eta Upsilon, Indiana State University
  • Brett Ross, Iota Epsilon, University of Central Florida
  • Gurvikram Boparai, Alpha Mu, University of Virginia
  • Zachary Donley, Alpha Upsilon, Kansas State University
  • Peter Trombly, Alpha Mu, University of Virginia
  • Sebastian Eder, Eta, University of Texas
  • Michael Fritz, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky
  • John Henderson, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Jordan Potter, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky