Spring 2015 Newsletter

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity

Delta Eta Chapter

The University of Alabama


Delta Eta Alumni,  

As summer comes around, the fraternity is concluding a wonderful academic year. The members of the chapter are all busy preparing for their final exams, working hard to repeat our house’s academic performance of the previous semester. In fact, last semester several of our brothers were able to achieve academic recognition from the university. The following brothers made the President’s List for Fall 2014: Charles Spencer, Lee House, Michael Colby, Michael Keefe, and Zachary Gates. The following brothers made the Dean’s List for Fall 2014: Aaron Conroy, Adam Weinrich, Alex Panzarella, Benjamin Dufresne, Christopher Leppla, Christopher Moore, Colin Strzelcryk, James Kolenda, Lance McCaskey, David Sauers, Richard Terry, Spencer Donnelly, Trent Kepley and Zachary Chambliss. Due to their hard work we have had several of our seniors achieve a great recognition from the school, becoming members of the prestigious Order of Omega Honor Society. These brothers are: Michael Keefe, Lee House, Zachary Gates, David Sauers, Kyle Cummins, and Zachary Chambliss. Additionally, in regards to honors societies on campus, Delta Eta continues its involvement with Jasons Men’s Senior Honorary Society. The two new initiates from our house this spring were Michael Keefe and David Sauers. We have also been continuing to expand our involvement in other groups on campus. Several of our members are involved with their respective organizations and honor societies, with some of our members starting their own organization, the University of Alabama Fly Fishing Club. Furthermore, this year we were pleased to have one of our freshman members, Lance McCaskey, elected as a senator for SGA. Lance is a promising new member who shows great interest in actively participating in SGA affairs.

We are also seeing great improvements to the house itself. Our House Corporation is investing in a remodel of the upstairs bathroom as well as a significant upgrade to the security system. This will not only be a wonderful aesthetic and functional improvement for every member of the house, but it will also serve to raise the value of the shelter. In the past twelve months, we were able to take our recruitment program to a level above what it has been previously. This academic year Delta Eta welcomed a total of 39 new initiates to our house, a group of quality men overall. This was due to our dedicated members in the recruitment program, but also from the help of alumni who informed us of potential new members joining the university. Our recruitment program is now headed by Zach Chambliss, being assisted by is his number two Isaac Higgins. Both of these brothers are committed to improving our rush process even more and therefore would love any and all help you can provide by referring a man. Both their email addresses, as well as the information of all of our exec members, will be listed below. We also would like to request that if you know of any brothers currently in military service to let us know. We are in the process of making a plaque to recognize the members of Delta Eta serving our country, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation. Our last request is to be notified after a brothers wedding so the couple may be recognized in the following newsletter. Thank you again for your help with these matters. I hope that all of you have a wonderful summer.






Michael Keefe


Vice President

Will Wendel



Kyle Cummins


Sergeant at Arms

Alex Panzarella


Academic Director

Lee House


Recruitment Director

Zach Chambliss



Chad Brand




Benjamin Dufresne

Alumni Relations