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ATO Alumni Board Presents Fall 2013 Academic Awards

Gettysburg, April 2014
The ATO Alumni Board presented award checks to ATO active members with the best academic results in the Chapter during the Fall 2013 semester. In the photo, ATO Alumni President Dave Raymond '67 (in the middle) stands with the winners of the Fall 2013 Academic Awards: Jordan Weintraub '14 (on the right side) who tied for the best grades in his class, Mark Staub '15 (to the right of Dave Raymond) who had the best grades in his class, Lukas Marker '15 who had the Chapter's best improvement in his grades from the prior semester (to the left of Dave Raymond) and John Lasko '14 (on the left side of the photo) who tied for the best grades in his class. Lawrence Luke Linwood '16, who won for the best grades in his class and in the entire Chapter, was not present for the photo.

 


ATO Chapter Vice President and Alumni President Honored by Gettysburg College with Order of Omega Awards

Gettysburg, April 2014
At the annual Order of Omega award dinner in April, the College presented Chapter Vice President Nick Careghini '15 the Order of Omega Award for the Greek Junior of the Year and presented the award for Greek Alumni Advisor of the Year to ATO Alumni President David Raymond '67.

 


ATO Alumni Board Delivers New Pool Table to Chapter for Achieving its Academic Goal in Fall 2013

Gettysburg, February 2014
The ATO Alumni Board challenged the Chapter to improve its Grade Point Average in the Fall 2013 semester to meet or exceed the All Men's Average for the College by promising to replace the old pool table in the Chapter House with a newer and better one if the Chapter achieved its academic goal. The Chapter's GPA for Fall 2013 was 2.95, which equaled the All Men's Average of 2.95. This result ranked ATO third out of the nine fraternities at Gettysburg College. The photos show the new pool table that was delivered to the Chapter House the first week in February 2014 on behalf of the Alumni Board to fulfill our promise to the Chapter.

 


Chapter Receives Awards from ATO National Headquarters

Gettysburg, October 2013
The Alpha Upsilon Chapter was recognized by ATO National Headquarters with several awards for outstanding achievement in various categories for 2013. The award plaques are displayed in the photo in this order: From top left, clockwise: True Merit Honorable Mention award plaque, Recruitment award plaque and Chapter Excellence award certificate. On the bottom left is a certificate for the Upper Alpha award for the ATO Alumni Board of Directors.

 


ATO Alumni Board Presents Spring 2013 Academic Awards

Gettysburg, September 2013
The ATO Alumni Board presented award checks to ATO active members with the best academic results in the Chapter during the Spring 2013 semester and to the two Seniors who won the ATO Alumni Endowed Awards for 2013-14. In the photo, ATO Alumni President Dave Raymond '67 (in the middle) presented award checks to Owen Rothe '15 (on the left) who had the Chapter's best improvement in his grades from the prior semester, to John Lasko '14 (next to Owen Rothe) who received the ATO Alumni Endowed Award from the College for the Chapter Senior with the highest overall GPA, to Lee Richlin '14 (holding the certificate) who received the ATO Foundation Scholarship for the Best All-Around Chapter Senior and who also tied for the best Spring semester grades in his class, to Mark Staub '15 (to the right of Dave Raymond) who had the best semester grades in his class, and to Zach Riecker '14 (on the right) who tied for the best semester grades in the class of 2014.

 


ATO Alumni Board Presents Fall 2012 Academic Awards

Gettysburg, April 2013
The ATO Alumni Board presented award checks to ATO active members with the best academic results in the Chapter during the Fall 2012 semester. In the photo, Hal Kingsland '76, ATO Alumni Vice President (on the left) and ATO Alumni President Dave Raymond '67 (in the middle) present award checks to Mark Siden '15 (next to Hal) for the best grades in his class, to Daniel Williams '14 (to the right of Mark) who had the Chapter's best improvement in his grades from the prior semester, to Ben Tabor '13 (to the right of Dave Raymond) who had the best grades in the Senior Class and to John Lasko '14 (on the right side of the photo) who received the award for the highest GPA in the Chapter for the Fall 2012 semester.

 


ATO Alumni President Presents College Academic Award to the ATO Senior with the Highest Overall GPA

Gettysburg, January 2013
ATO Alumni President Dave Raymond '67 presented a check for the College Academic Award for the ATO Senior with highest overall GPA to Erick Lapice '13 at a meeting with ATO National Representative Ernest Walker. Dave also presented Erick with a check for the Alumni Board Award for having the highest GPA in his class in the Spring 2012 semester. These Awards would have been presented to Erick at the September 2012 Alumni Board meeting, but Erick was spending the Fall semester abroad in Spain.

 


Story About ATO Active's Remarkable Recovery from a Stroke to be made into Movie on Campus

Gettysburg, September 2012
Cory Weissman, who is a member of our ATO Chapter and a Gettysburg College basketball player, suffered a stroke during his first year on campus and made a remarkable recovery that allowed him to return to the court for one extraordinary moment during his senior year. Cory's inspirational story will be made into a movie that will be shot on campus, and it is expected that one scene will be shot inside our ATO Chapter House. Shooting for the movie 1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story will begin in October.

 


Special Birthday Cake at the ATO Chapter House

GETTYSBURG -- May 2012
On May 4, 2012, the actives of the ATO Chapter hosted a surprise birthday party for two brothers, Andrew Stout '13 and Jonathan Pesce '12. Their parents helped arrange this birthday surprise by ordering a special cake made by Ace of Cakes (seen on a tv show on TLC). This photo shows the three dimensional cake made to look like our ATO Chapter House that the parents of Andrew and Jonathon ordered.

 



ATO Alumni Board Presents Fall 2011 Academic Awards

ATO Alumni Board Presents Fall 2011 Academic Awards

GETTYSBURG -- April 2012
The ATO Alumni Board presented award checks to ATO active members with the best academic results in the Chapter during the Fall 2011 semester. In the photo, Hal Kingsland '76, ATO Alumni Vice President (on the left) and ATO Alumni President Dave Raymond '67 (on the right) present award checks to Christopher Burton '12 (next to Hal) for the best improvement in his grades from the prior semester. Next to Christopher is Tom Bender '12 who tied with Brendan Trelease '12 (who could not attend) for the best grades in the Senior class. To the right of Tom is John Lasko '14 who had the highest Fall 2011 GPA in the Chapter and next to John is Eric Lapice '13 who had the highest semester GPA in the Junior class.

 


ATO Chapter Wins Order of Omega Award from the College as the Most Improved Fraternity
Gettysburg -- March 2012
At the annual Order of Omega Awards banquet which was held on March 21, 2012, the College presented the ATO Chapter with the Order of Omega Award as the Most Improved Fraternity on campus. Order of Omega is a Greek honor society that recognizes faculty, staff, and Greek students/chapters for their overall support and efforts in advancing Greek life – more specifically in advancing Greek life from an academic perspective.


College Veterans Memorial Dedicated on Homecoming Saturday

GETTYSBURG -- October 2011
The new Gettysburg College Veterans Memorial was formally dedicated on Homecoming Saturday (Oct. 22, 2011) in front of more than 200 alumni, students, parents, and friends. Speakers at the dedication included College President Janet Riggs, Major General William Matz '61 and ATO alum Lieutenant Colonel Rich Brunner '58, who started the effort to create an endowment fund for the construction of the Memorial several years ago. The ATO Chapter House Corporation made a contribution to the endowment fund earlier this year. See photos of the Dedication here and see more information about it on the College website at http://www.gettysburg.edu/.

 



ATO Alumni Board Presents 2011-12 Academic Awards

ATO Alumni President Presents ATO Academic Awards and ATO Foundation Scholarship for 2011-12

GETTYSBURG -- September 2011
ATO Alumni President Dave Raymond '67 presented the ATO Foundation Scholarship for 2011-12 to Sean Johnson '12 and the College Academic Award for the ATO Senior with the highest overall GPA to Brian Leshaw '12 at the Alumni Board meeting on September 24, 2011. Alumni Board Awards were also given for Spring 2011 semester grades to Erick Lapice '13 who had the highest GPA for the semester for his ATO Chapter class and Brian Leshaw '12 who had the highest semester GPA for his class. Erick Lapice could not attend, but Chapter President Sean Johnson will deliver Erick's award check to him.

 


On Tenth Anniversary of 9/11, We Remember Doug DiStefano,
a Brother lost at the World Trade Center



Chapter House Memorial Plaque for Doug DiStefano '00

An alumnus of our Chapter was lost in the worst terrorist attack on America's homeland in history. A little more than one year after his graduation from Gettysburg College, Doug DiStefano '00 was working at Cantor Fitzgerald above the 100th floor in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Brothers who knew Doug and alumni who met him unite with all ATO alumni associated with our Chapter in remembering Doug on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11. The photo shows the 9/11 Memorial, museum and new World Trade Center 1 under construction on the ground where the Twin Towers once stood before the tragic day that took one of our own and thousands of others.


Director Emeritus Robert Fryling (1921-2011)

"Robert H. Fryling, 89, of Gettysburg, PA passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Dr. Fryling entered Gettysburg College as a freshman in 1939, joined the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of ATO and graduated in 1943, with a major in mathematics. He joined the Marine Corps upon graduating and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the War, while working on his Ph. D, the President of Gettysburg College asked him to return to the College to accept the newly created position of Dean of Men. He held this position for four years. One of his responsibilities was oversight of fraternities, and twice during his tenure the National Interfraternity Conference rated Gettysburg College’s fraternity system as the best in the nation.

After serving as Dean of Men, Dr. Fryling remained on the College faculty in the Mathematics Department. In 1975, he was appointed Chairman of the Mathematics Department for a five-year term. He retired in 1987 as professor emeritus after 40 years of association with the College. During his retirement years, he remained active as a member of the ATO Chapter's alumni organization responsible for maintaining the Chapter House. He continued to attend our Alumni Board meetings regualrly until recently. He will be missed by all of us on the Alumni Board."



ATO Alumni Board Presents Fall 2010 Academic Awards

ATO Alumni Board Presents Fall 2010 Academic Awards

GETTYSBURG -- April 2011
The ATO Alumni Board presented award checks to ATO active members with the best academic results in the Chapter during the Fall 2010 semester. In the photo, Hal Kingsland '76, ATO Alumni Vice President, (on the left) presents award checks to Ryan Quinlan '11 (next to Hal) for the best grades in his class and to Christopher Jay '12 (in the center of the students) for the best grades in the Chapter for the Fall 2010 semester. On the right of the photo, Chapter President Sean Johnson '12 holds checks for Joseph Delaney '12, award winner for the Chapter's best improvement in grades from the prior semester, and for Larry Geedey, award winner for the best grades in the class of 2013. Joe and Larry could not attend.


ATO Alumni Board Presents 2010 Academic Awards


ATO Alumni Board Presents 2010 Academic Awards

GETTYSBURG -- Fall 2010
The ATO alumni board presented the ATO Foundation Scholarship for 2010-11 to Chris Simard '11 and the College ATO Senior Award for the ATO Senior with the highest overall GPA to Niklas Tama '11 at Alumni Board meeting on September 25, 2010. Awards were also given to Christopher Jay '12 who had the highest GPA for the spring 2010 semester for his class and Stephen Gass '11 who had the highest semester GPA for his class. Photos of the presentation of the ATO Foundation Scholarship and checks for the ATO Board Academic Awards for the highest semester grades in each class are shown on the Gallery page. Niklas Tama is not shown in the photos.


Gettysburg College and Eisenhower Institute Dedicate the ATO Boardroom at EI Offices on Washington Street

GETTYSBURG -- October 2010
Over Homecoming Weekend, the ATO Boardroom was dedicated at the Gettysburg offices of the Eisenhower Institute on Washington Street. The house in which EI now has its local offices was formerly the Chapter House for our Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega from 1915 to 1956 when the Chapter moved into its current house. Ike and Mamie Eisenhower lived in our former Chapter House during the summer of 1918 while Eisenhower was commander of Camp Colt on the battlefield during World War I to train troops in the use of tanks in warfare. This dedication of the ATO Boardroom was made possible by ATO alumni who donated to an Endowment Fund started by ATO Alumni Board member Rod Tosten '85 and his wife. Photos of the Dedication are shown on the Gallery page.


ATO Alumni Board Presents Fall Semester Academic Awards Checks and a Contribution to the College for the ATO-Eisenhower Institute Endowment Fund

GETTYSBURG -- Spring 2010
The ATO Alumni Board presented checks to ATO actives who had the highest grades in each class for the Fall 2009 semester and to the ATO student with the best improvement in his grades over the prior semester. A photo of the presentation of checks by Hal Kingsland, Alumni Vice President, to two of the actives who were present at the meeting is shown here. In addition, the Alumni Board made its first contribution to Gettysburg College for the ATO-Eisenhower Institute endowment fund started by Rod Tosten to name the boardroom at the EI office in Gettysburg for our Alpha Upsilon Chapter of ATO. As noted on our History page, EI has its Gettysburg office located in the former ATO Chapter House. Photos of Dave Raymond, Alumni President, presenting the Board's first contribution check for the ATO-EI endowment fund to the College is shown here.


ATO Alumni Board Presents 2009 Academic Awards

GETTYSBURG -- Fall 2009
"The ATO alumni board presented the ATO Foundation Scholarship for 2009-10 to Bruce Evans '10 and the College ATO Senior Award for the ATO Senior with the highest overall GPA to Alexander Finley '10 at Alumni Board meeting on September 19, 2009. Photos of the presentation of the ATO Foundation Scholarship and checks for the ATO Board Academic Awards for the highest semester grades in each class are shown on the Gallery page. Alexander Finley is not shown in the photos."


2008 Homecoming Events

GETTYSBURG -- Fall 2008
Photos of academic award presentations to two ATO Seniors and an ATO reception at the Eisenhower Institute in Gettysburg on September 20, 2008. Photos can be found here and on the Gallery page.



From left, George Marguglio (ATO Alumni Treasurer), Fritz Hirst '89, Dave Raymond '67 (ATO Alumni President), James Deriu '00 and Chris Holt '89 gather under the ATO Anniversary banner on the porch of the Chapter House on October 13, 2007.

Chapter's 125th Anniversary

GETTYSBURG -- Fall 2007
To commemorate the 125th Anniversary of our Chapter's founding in 1882, a Founders Day dinner was held at the Chapter House during Homecoming Weekend on October 13, 2007 following the Bullets' victory over the Juniata Eagles.

After a reception for returning ATO alumni and wives, an Alumni/Chapter meeting was held at which Julie Ramsey, College Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, and William Lafferty, Assistant Dean and Director of Greek Organizations, extended their congratulations on the Chapter's historic milestone on behalf of the College.

Terry Turman, ATO National Director of Alumni Services, extended his greetings and congratulations from ATO National Headquarters and told some stories about our Chapter's history that he retrieved from National's archives. Our Chapter was only the second Chapter established north of the Mason-Dixon Line (after the University of Pennsylvania Chapter), and Terry noted that ATO Founder, Otis Allan Glazebrook, actually visited our Chapter in the late 19th Century during an earlier anniversary celebration.

Dave Raymond, ATO Chapter House Corporation President, gave some other historical facts about our Chapter and noted that many in attendance were members of ATO before the current Chapter House was built in 1955. Those more senior alumni were recognized, and Dave noted that, when they were ATOs, the Chapter House was the same house located on Washington Street across from the campus that is now the local office of the Eisenhower Institute. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower lived in the old ATO Chapter House during World War I when "Ike" was an Army Captain in charge of training soldiers in the use of tanks at a local Army base (Camp Colt).

Dave then honored this year's winners of the Gold Circle and Silver Circle awards: Alan Bauroth '60 was given the Gold Circle award marking fifty years since his initiation into ATO and Daniel Fearer '85 was given the Silver Circle award marking 25 years since his initiation.

Dave presented a commemorative clock to George Marguglio, alumni corporation Treasurer, recognizing George's outstanding contributions to the Chapter and the ATO alumni of Gettysburg College over recent years, including making the arrangements for the 125th Anniversary dinner. The other members of the Anniversary Dinner Committee, Tim Delaney '89 and Larry Coppock '76, were also recognized.

Following dinner, the Billy Walton Band featuring William Paris '90, ATO alum and member of our alumni board, performed at the ATO party that continued into the night. You can learn about this band of professional musicians at www.billywaltonband.com.

View photos from the Celebration here.


Alumni Board Establishes Award Programs for Chapter Members

GETTYSBURG -- Spring 2007
Three award programs were established by the ATO alumni board over the past year for members of the Gettysburg College Chapter: ATO Award for Academic Excellence endowed through the College, Gettysburg Alpha Upsilon Scholarship endowed through the ATO Foundation and ATO Alumni Board Awards granted by our Board each semester for grades earned during the prior semester. Click here for full details. It was announced in Fall 2007 by Dave Raymond, ATO Alumni President, that Kyle Luciano '08, Chapter President, is the first recipient of the Gettysburg Alpha Upsilon Scholarship from the ATO Foundation.


Total Renovation

GETTYSBURG -- Summer 2006
The Chapter House was totally renovated in the summer of 2006 to install a sprinkler system and upgraded fire alarms to meet the College’s Life Safety Standards, as well as to upgrade electrical and plumbing systems. Photos of the renovation can be found here.


New Front Porch

GETTYSBURG -- Fall 2004
In early June, 2004, ground was broken for a new front porch for the chapter house. The picture to the right (taken by Brian McNamara '89) shows the completed porch in November 2004.

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