Southeastern fraternity named a top ten chapter
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND - For the third year in a row, Southeastern Louisiana University’s Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta has been awarded the Hugh Shields Flag, a designation given to the top 10 chapters in the national fraternity.
The award is based on overall performance and programming in the areas of academics, finances, recruitment, membership education, operations, campus leadership, service and alumni relations.
Gene Pregeant, chapter advisor, said Epsilon Phi was recognized especially for its recruitment and academic performance and for its participation in Adopt-a-School, the national philanthropy of the fraternity. The chapter worked closely with its adopted school, Natalbany Elementary.
“Winning the Hugh Shields Flag again is a huge honor,” said Chapter President Brandon Colletti. “It is the result of countless hours of hard work and dedication by the entire chapter. Everyone has made the past year unforgettable, and we are still working as hard as ever in hopes of winning again next year.”
In addition to its Adopt-A-School project, the chapter participated in a number of other community service activities, including Relay for Life, Adopt-a-Street, the Disposable Heroes Project, and Haiti Relief. The chapter also performed campus service work at the Southeastern Laboratory School and at Chefs Evening, the university’s annual fund raising event.
In the area of academics, the chapter’s cumulative 2.837 GPA placed the members first among other Southeastern fraternities.
Members of the chapter and their hometowns include: Landon Andries and Danny Tanner, Addis; Logan Torrance and Andy Zidaru, Albany; Lance Hardman, Alexandria; Daniel Thornton, Bush; Ian Doran, Bryan Kron, Ethan Lowery, John Roberts and Tyler Rogers, Baton Rouge; Patrick Amie, Johnny Braud, David Gutekunst and Chase Lawson, Covington; Dustin Wesley, Denham Springs; Rafael Salcedo, Folsom; Hunter Carter and Clifton Speed, Greensburg; Michael Rivas and Jeremy Stoufflet, Harvey; Levi Brown, Kentwood; Joe Kennedy, Lacombe; Ross Barbier, Bryce Barras and Joshua Thibodeaux, Marrero; Elliot Barcelona and Sean Payton, New Orleans; Michael Scallan, Prarieville; Ben Black, Pride; Evan Fiore, Jordan Leggett, Branden Summers and Malcolm Young Hernandez, Slidell; Marc Vedros, Terrytown; David Cavell, Thibodeaux; Hunter Mullins, Walker; Brandon Colletti and Josh Price, Watson; Ryan Pattison, Westwego; Matthew Hein, Garden Grove, CA; Mujahed Ahmad, Ann Arbor, MI; and Rob Jackson, Glouster, MS. New members include David Foster, Albany; Christopher Simoneaux, Baton Rouge; Hunter Robinson, Luling; Jorge Franco and Andre’ Ladegaillerie, Mandeville; Blake Thomas, Marrero; and Jeremy Troulliet, Ponchatoula.