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AlUmNi NewS President (Continued from Page 1) Frank T. Grant ’82 – BA, EMBA ’92, of of us) across campus at Ruth’s Chris Steak Nashville was recognized in the VU Alumni House for a fabulous evening of storytelling, Magazine as having been named Chief Sales toasts and a delicious meal. and Marketing Offcer for health care software The Saturday morning initiation ceremony developer Amplion Clinical Communications. was conducted in St. Augustine’s chapel, Frank was also in the news recently for the part right across the street from our house, next he played in helping a young woman struggling door to Delta Delta Delta. In my four years with anorexia. Frank and his wife Louise were on campus, I had never been inside there recently guests on Good Morning America and, I must say , it is just stunning. After after they, along with several others, helped the initiation and then photo op on the save Lauryn Lax’s life. steps of Kirkland Hall, we all moved to the Christopher H. Heaney ’87 Holiday Inn for the Founders Day luncheon - On 12/13/13, Chris assumed celebration. As you might expect, Brother duties as Commander of Byron did a superlative job as MC giving the U.S. Navy’s Eastern background on the history of Founders Day Recruiting Region. Heaney and introducing various speakers including To view the Tennessean article, visit: Chuck Higgins ’67, current GP Brian Rizzo h t t p : / / w w w. t e n n e s s e a n . c o m / s t o r y / n e w s / holds the rank of Captain health/2014/03/25/strangers-intervene-to-save-life-of- in the Navy, and his new ’13 (who gave an unbelievably moving talk anorexic-woman/6866909/ position carries the title of about what Phi Psi means to him) and our Commodore, “quite apropos featured speaker---Gordon Letterman IV. for a TN Deltan!!” Gordon actually had with him his great, great grandfather’s fraternity pin (# 1) and Mark L. Reuss ’83 - Congratulations to Mark the bible he used during his undergraduate Reuss, 2009 – 2013 President of GM North days back in the 1860s. It was something. America, and current Executive Vice President, After lunch, we had the annual meeting of the Global Product Development, Purchasing Tennessee Delta House Corporation. Chuck and Supply Chain, for having great success reported that almost 90% of the total money at the North American Car of the Year at the pledged during the two phases of rebuild / North American redecorate has been received and when we International Auto receive the remainder, we will be right at our Show in Detroit ultimate goal of $ 1.2 M. My sincere thanks to in January. The each of you who helped get us back on track Cadillac ATS in Nashville and have been so instrumental in was named North giving Phi Psi a beautiful physical presence Mark Reuss ’83, center, with GM’s CEO Mary Barra, left, American Car of to use as a solid base as the rebuilding of our and Cadillac Chief Engineer David Leone celebrating after the Cadillac ATS is named North American Car of the Year. the Year! brotherhood continues. If you have not yet visited the ’new house’ have Alumni Waccomplishments, adventures, and photos to our Account Manager and met some of our new brothers, I would e want to hear from you! Send your personal updates, strongly encourage you to do so. Among News? Kasey Breedlove at, or simply fll out us, there probably wasn’t anyone more disgusted than I with how badly the situation the tear-away form at the bottom of your cover letter and return it in the mail. We want to share it in the next issue of The Delta Shield! had deteriorated there in the late 90’s and early 2000s. But I can also tell you, there is hardly anyone more proud of what has been Leave A Legacy accomplished. We especially owe the local alumni a big round of thanks, including, but not limited to, Chuck, Doug, LB and many, Consider a lasting gift that will support Phi Kappa Psi long after you are gone. By including many others who, in addition to donating Tennessee Delta in your estate plans you ensure the long-term health and success of our money, gave so unwillingly of their time and fraternity. Here’s what you and/or your advisor might need to know: Most common ways to energies to make this happen for all of us. include Tennessee Delta are through your will or life insurance. Mota… Sample language: I leave the sum of ($xxxxxx.xx or xx% of my estate) to: Phi Kappa Paul W. Springman Psi Foundation for Tennessee Delta Chapter tax id # (36-6130655) c/o the Phi Kappa Psi #713 Foundation. Laurel Hall 5395 Emerson Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226. I hope you will fnd Paul’s enthusiasm contagious and plan on joining us next year Chapter Eternal for Homecoming and Founders Day! Fraternally, We are saddened to have learned of the passing of the following TN Delta brothers. Our deepest sympathies to their friends and families. William Miller ’03 Billy Powell ’54 Gregory Sheehan ’59 Doug Hirt ’68 Daniel Flowers ’49 Carl Seyfert ’57 President Tennessee Delta House Corporation
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