|Theta Chi Celebrates Centennial
Theta Chi Fraternity celebrated 100 years at Rensselaer on Nov. 8 with a gala dinner at the Heffner Alumni House. Nearly 200 undergraduate brothers, alumni, and guests gathered for the dinner and a football game at the ’86 Field.
Theta Chi’s Delta Chapter came into existence in September 1908 and has occupied four different locations in Troy, including the current house at 2100 Burdett Avenue. The chapter’s alumni corporation is raising $1 million to upgrade that facility, originally designed by Graham Williams ’54.
Notable Theta Chi alumni, who have played important roles in Rensselaer’s history, were honored at the event, including Earl “Dusty” Rhodes ’21, Carl Thomsen ’38, C. Sheldon Roberts ’48, and W. Robert McIntosh ’60. The chapter also celebrated a history of brothers active in campus life, including GMs, PUs, athletic team captains, and directors and presidents of the RAA.
The celebration was chaired by Lew D. French III ’83, and attended by Theta Chi’s national president, Doug Allen, and also by the oldest living member of Theta Chi’s Alpha Chapter (Norwich University), Dan Fleetham Sr.
Theta Chi alumni, shown above, from left, are Greg Willmott ’87, Rich Boroway ’73, Ray Rumanowski ’73, Bob Wright ’72, Max Gowen ’73, and Bob Baker ’73.