Southeastern's Delta Tau Delta Chapter earns top award
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Southeastern Louisiana
University is the recipient of the prestigious Hugh Shields Flag, presented to only
the top 10 chapters across the United States.
The Shields flag is the highest award the national fraternity can bestow upon a chapter and is based on overall performance and programming in the areas of academics, finances, recruitment, membership education, operations, campus leadership, service and alumni relations.
Other awards won by the chapter included excellence in academics, chapter growth, alumni programming, and programming for life beyond college. The awards were given at the fraternity’s annual Southern Division Conference held recently in Charleston, S.C.
The award marks the 16th time the chapter has been named among the fraternity’s top 10.
The chapter conducted a number of community service projects during 2015, including involvement in several charitable causes such as Relay for Life, Adopt-a-School, the Hammond, LA Police Union Ball, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the fraternity’s national philanthropy, said chapter president Justin Archote of Independence. Campus service included work at the Southeastern Laboratory School, Chefs Evening, Champagne Bingo, Lion Nation Celebration and the Big Event, a day of giving back to the university community. The chapter also sponsored programs on professional etiquette and suicide awareness, among other topics.
“We are truly excited about the awards that Epsilon Phi received at Southern Division,” said Archote. “I could not be more proud of everything the chapter does on a daily basis, and it comes down to the character of the men that make up this organization.”
Members of the chapter include the following by city or town:
Ama: John Dolese;
Amite: Seth Leto;
Baton Rouge: Landon Brown, Matthew Guillot, Grayson Jackson, Josh Porche and Zachary Rogers, Claudio Franc;
Bourg: Evan Lapeyrouse;
Central: Antonio Ragusa;
Covington: Dominic Armantrout, John Gremillion, Mark Gremillion, Griffin Hakenjos, Brody McDaniel and Richard O’Connell;
Donaldsonville: Trey Capello, and Matthew Reed;
Franklinton: Geron Persaud;
French Settlement: Zachary Edwards and Cade Martin;
Galliano: Ivy Gonzales;
Gonzales: Brennen Waguespack and Tristyn Wheeler;
Hammond: Christopher Hudspeth, Tanner LeBlanc, Joshua Ormand, and Brody Stevens;
Houma: Beau Moore;
Independence: Justin Archote;
Kenner: Cameron Pigeon;
Kentwood: Brady Watson;
Mandeville: Ryan Fonseca, Kevin McNeill, John Scholvin, and Christian Shreve;
Pearl River: Brent Bourgeois;
Ponchatoula: Storm Coates, Daniel Cuevas, Austin Henderson, Josh Magee, and Braie Peterson;
Prairieville: Ross Michel
Robert: Chris Dill
Slidell: Kristian Burns, Johnny Harris, David Nicoletti, Brendan Sundrud, and Oliver Young Hernandez;
Sun: William Busby;
Walker: Chase Corley.