Chapter News & Omegas: July-August 2017

The following are the submissions received for July-August 2017.

To submit Chapter News and Omegas, please email Undergraduate officers can also report updates on their chapter by logging on to LCAOne/Officer Portal and accessing the “Submit Chapter News” form. If you cannot find news from your chapter, then no information has been submitted for this month.

Alabama (Alpha-Phi)

Robert L. Harrington died July 4. A famed New Orleans evangelist, known by many as “the Chaplain of Bourbon Street,” died of kidney failure in Stigler, Okla., where he had lived the last seven years with family.

Alberta (Epsilon-Rho)

Chapter President Cole Mackenzie attended Stead Central Leadership Seminar and will be presenting a recap of the events and educational programming to the chapter. Chapter Vice President, Michael Paradis, is planning the chapter’s first philanthropy of the year, Hunger Spike,  a day long volleyball tournament in partnership with a sorority to raise food for the Campus Food Bank. Chapter members volunteered with Capital Care Edmonton and are helping with set up and tear-down for annual dinner and fundraiser, Feast on the Field.

Alistair Anderson died July 21 after a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Three particular highlights of his life included serving on University of Alberta’s Student’s Union, culminating in being elected president in 1967-68, working for the Government of Alberta’s Executive Council under Premier Peter Lougheed, and volunteering with the United Way Alberta Capital Region, where he served as president in 1987-88. Al also served on the Board of Goodwill Industries of Alberta for several years.

Arkansas State (Iota-Theta)

The chapter achieved a cumulative 3.21 GPA for the 2016-17 academic year. In the spring semester, eight brothers achieved a 4.0 GPA, and 40 brothers achieved a GPA of 3.0 to 4.0. Chapter members also completed 907 hours of community service, averaging 13 hours per brother. On Aug. 26, the chapter hosted its second annual Red, White, and Blue barbecue fundraiser and raised $5,406 for wounded veterans in need of a service dog through an organization called Retrieving Freedom. During formal recruitment, the chapter added 27 associate members.

Clark (Theta-Theta)

John Heard died July 21.  The actor, who played the father in “Home Alone,” died at a hotel in Palo Alto, California, where he was recovering from back surgery performed at nearby Stanford Medical Center. He began his acting career off-Broadway in New York City. He was a leading man in his early films, like “Chilly Scenes of Winter,” and he co-starred with Jeff Bridges in “Cutter’s Way.” He transitioned to playing supporting roles in several notable films including “Big” with Tom Hanks and “Beaches” with Bette Midler. He also starred in cult classics like “C.H.U.D.” alongside future “Home Alone” star Daniel Stern, and the more recent “Sharknado.” He received an Emmy nomination for his role as a corrupt detective on “The Sopranos” and had a substantial guest appearance on “Battlestar Galactica.”

Hampton Sydney (Kappa-Eta)

Dilworth Cook died July 1.  He grew up in Norfolk, Va. and graduated from Granby High School in 1950. He graduated from Hampton-Sydney College in 1954 and entered the Marine Corps. during the Korean conflict. He attended T.C. Williams Law School and had a long career in claims adjusting.

High Point (Iota-Phi)

Adam B. Harrell died Aug. 3.

Idaho (Epsilon-Gamma)

Joey Cherek is completing a summer mission trip at an orphanage in Kathmandu, the capital city of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

Illinois (Chi)

Chapter members moved into their renovated house and would like to thank the alumni brothers for their time, talent, and treasure in making this happen. The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for 12 associate members.




Iowa State (Alpha-Tau)

On Aug. 13, a Celebration of Life was held for Ken Schultz. He served Lambda Chi Alpha for many years as facilitator, master steward, and longtime advisor to both our Northwestern University and Elmhurst College chapters. May his impact on our brotherhood continue to keep the flames of those he inspired ever brighter.

Louisiana State (Upsilon)

The chapter added 15 associate members during formal recruitment.

Mercer (Zeta-Omega)

Aaron Scherf received a Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship to fund his graduate study and place him in a position with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As an undergraduate, Scherf triple-majored in international business, finance and economics with minors in global development studies and management. He served as vice president of the Student Government Association and was an active member of Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity and the Enactus Social Entrepreneurship Team, which he founded. He also founded LandLink LLC, a social enterprise focused on making property analytics more accessible.

Millersville (Delta-Tau)

Troy D. McIlwaine died Aug. 4. An undergraduate brother, his 100-watt smile lit up every room and heart, especially during his shifts at Universal Athletic Club. A 2013 graduate of Manheim Township High School and current Millersville University student, Troy loved studying government & philosophy and was a brother in the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

New York (Theta-Upsilon)

David Bravo, Zach Adler, and Nico Gonzalez attended Stead East Leadership Seminar at University of Maryland. The three brothers brought back many memorable experiences and new insights to share with chapter members.




Oklahoma City (Theta-Delta) 

The chapter added 14 associate members during formal recruitment. On Aug. 27, the chapter held a mixer with Phi Mu sorority and also delivered white roses to the sororities.





Oregon State (Alpha-Lambda)

Pictured are the 11 seniors who graduated last spring.





South Carolina (Epsilon-Psi)

Dr. Franklin B. Hines died. After earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Emory University, he practiced dentistry with his father in Hartsville before serving in the United States Navy for two years as a general dentist during the Korean War. In Hartsville, he met and married Josephine Wickliffe, a marriage of 65 years. After serving in the Navy, he earned an M.S. degree in orthodontics from the University of North Carolina where he also completed his residency. From 1956 to 1995, he practiced orthodontics in Columbia, Lexington, Winnsboro, and Batesburg-Leesville.

Joseph D. “Randy” Laney died. His professional career earned him numerous state and national writing awards in his positions as Motor Sports Editor, Sports Writer and SC News Editor at The State newspaper. His two decades with The State were followed by eleven years of Motor Sports Public Relations, marketing and hospitality in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series for companies such as Kodak, Maxwell House, Ford Quality Care, Citgo, Plasti-Kote, Hendrick Motor Sports, Heinz and Folgers.

William J. Lawther died. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an installer by Bell Telephone Co. He was a veteran of the Korean Ware, having served in the Air Force.

Southern Indiana (Phi-Xi)

Five chapter members attended Stead Central Leadership Seminar and will be sharing their knowledge with the rest of the chapter this fall. The chapter held a summer retreat at the International Headquarters in Indianapolis and learned about recruitment tactics taught to them from some of the educational leadership consultants.



Stetson (Zeta-Tau)

The chapter began a fellowship program on Tuesday nights at Brother Rintz’s house in DeLand.

Tulsa (Epsilon-Upsilon)

The chapter held several summer recruitment events, including a float trip in Tulsa. These activities led to the recruitment of 22 new associate members. Alumni brothers donated more than $4,000 to help with chapter repairs and other projects.

Valparaiso (Iota-Sigma)

During Valparaiso University’s Welcome Week, brothers attended a Gary Railcats Baseball game and assisted with freshmen move-in.





Western Kentucky (Lambda-Lambda)

Joseph T. Roberts died July 24. He worked as a registered nurse at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah for 15 years, went back to school at Western Kentucky University, and received a masters degree in healthcare administration.

William Jewell (Epsilon-Nu)

Chapter brothers hosted a barbecue for returning students and freshmen at the end of the first week of classes.

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