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Pictured (l-r) President Simon Rodgers, Scholarship Chair Carlos Vasquez, Alumni Chair Delroy Waugh, and National President Robert Stalder
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Phi Kappa Theta Brings Home Honors
Rensselaer fraternity Phi Kappa Theta won top honors during the 2009 Biennial Convention Aug. 6-9 in Columbus, Ohio, where the group also celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding. Phi Kappa Theta won the following awards: the John F. Kennedy Member Development Programming Award, the George Uihlein Alumni Engagement Award, the Michael T. McSweeney Leadership Development Award, the Social Development Excellence Award, the Runner-Up Fraternal Development Award, and the Runner-Up Intellectual Development Award. The Rensselaer fraternity received more awards than any other chapter and the most in the history of the house.

It was in Columbus, Ohio, where the fraternities Phi Kappa and Theta Kappa Phi merged to form Phi Kappa Theta in 1959. “This was a tremendous feat for us and helps encourage our brothers to keep up their outstanding work, especially after we were ranked by RPI as a 5-star house,” said Simon Rodgers, president. “Our fraternity was founded on four ideals: fraternal, our duty to man; social, our duty to society; intellectual, our duty to self and parents; and spiritual, our duty to God.”

To learn more about the chapter, go to http://newyorksigma.phikaps.org/.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 3, Number 9, September 25, 2009
©2009 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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