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Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Passing of Kent Owen http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/kentowen
Indianapolis, December 8, 2015 - It is with great sadness that the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity must inform brothers and supporters of the passing of Kent Christopher Owen (Indiana '58), Phi Kappa Psi's Mystagogue Emeritus and co-author of The Creed of Phi Kappa Psi. Owen passed away on December 5, 2015.
 
A. Scott Noble, President of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, has declared a thirty-day period of mourning in memory and thanksgiving for the life of Owen. Brothers should shroud their badges and chapter shields in mourning as outlined in The Rituals and Ceremonies of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, effective Tuesday, December 8, 2015 through Thursday, January 7, 2016. 

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Owen enjoyed a reputation for his dedication to the Fraternity and his gentlemanly ways. As one of his larger accomplishments, Owen worked in conjunction with Brother John Henry Frizzell (Amherst 1898) to co-author The Creed of Phi Kappa Psi, which was adopted officially in 1964. Brother Owen was inducted into the Fraternity's Order of the S.C. in 1972 and served capably and with distinction as the Mystagogue of the Fraternity for 28 years.
 
His unfailing dedication to Phi Kappa Psi was recognized at the Sesquicentennial Grand Arch Council (GAC) in Pittsburgh in 2002 with the Fraternity's highest honor: The Phi Kappa Psi Medal of Honor. Several years later (2010), Brother Owen was named the Fraternity's Mystagogue Emeritus.
 
Owen served on the Fraternity's Executive Council as District IV Archon. He also served in additional leadership roles, including the Director of Fraternity Education, Scholarship Director, Area Director, a Chapter Advisor, and Symposiarch at multiple GACs. He also compiled the history of the Indiana University Greek System and edited The Bicentennial Report on the American College Fraternity in the Year 2000.
 
Throughout the years, the Owen family has made it a point to welcome countless Phi Psis into their home. He is survived by his wife, Suzann Mitten Owen, who is a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity, his daughter Marianne* and his son, Jordan Yarling Owen, a Phi Kappa Psi legacy (Indiana '87).
 
Owen's funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, IN. A reception will follow the service and the internment will occur at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, IN. The family will receive friends at their home from 5:00-7:00pm the following week.
 
We will be commemorating Brother Owen's dedication and contributions to the Fraternity in the spring 2016 edition of The Shield. If you would like to share a memory of Brother Owen, please send it to shield@phikappapsi.com. Submissions should be no more than 500 words.

*Correction: Kent's daughter, Marianne, is not affiliated with Delta Gamma

The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith. The Fraternity was founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore.  It currently has 100 chapters across the United States, with over 6,500 undergraduate members and over 80,000 living alumni.
 
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Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Loss of Elma Letterman http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/phikappapsimournsthelossofelmaletterman Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Loss of Elma Letterman


elmaletterman.jpgElma Letterman, widow of the grandson of Phi Kappa Psi co-founder William Henry Letterman and mother of the great-grandson, died March 18 at age 95 at her home in La Luz, New Mexico.

 

Her nursing career spanned over 50 years, a period which included service in the Navy Nurse Corps in the Pacific during World War II. She was a flight nurse in a very small and elite unit of highly-trained and brave specialist volunteers who routinely flew in and out of combat zones -- rare duty assigned women. She and the other members of her unit later would receive a Presidential Unit Citation for their service.

 

For that distinguished service, she was chosen last month as the first recipient of the newly-established Phi Kappa Psi Military Recognition Medal for those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. "Nothing could be more in line with the values and character of the men of Phi Kappa Psi" than to select Elma Letterman as the first recipient of the medal, said Phi Kappa Psi National President A. Scott Noble, Texas '81, Feb. 18 in announcing her selection.

 

She also received Phi Kappa Psi's Ladies Silver Bowl in 1976, a national fraternity award presented every two years at the Grand Arch Council to recognize the contributions to the fraternity by a special "Phi Psi Sweetheart." It sat on her dining room table where she could see it every day.

 

She was born Elma Belle Allen in Monroe, Louisiana, Dec. 20, 1919. The family traces her history in the U.S. to John and Priscilla Alden, he a crew member on the historic voyage of the Mayflower and she a passenger with other members of her Mullin family.

 

As a young woman, Elma trained as a secretary before being licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). After enlisting in the Navy Nurse Corps, she would fly into what had been Japanese air bases as soon as the Marines had taken and secured them, to evacuate the wounded. The danger included her once diving into a trench next to an airfield during a kamikaze attack.

 

She was based in Guam after it was secured and where casualties were first brought to its field hospital. She then would fly with wounded to Hawaii and also served on flights from Honolulu to Alameda Naval Air Station in Oakland, California. As the war ended, she flew into recent war zones to evacuate recently-freed prisoners of war who required medical attention.

 

After the war, she worked with her Phi Psi husband, Dr. Gordon Sparks Letterman, Missouri '38, and managed his office. She ended her medical career upon her husband's retirement. He died March 26, 2001, at age 86, concluding their marriage of 54 years.  Dr. Letterman was recognized last month as the second recipient of the new Military Recognition Medal. His and his wife's awards will be presented to the Letterman family.

 

While still in her early 90s, she continued "feeding her backyard full of birds and turtles, was very active in her church, and walked a mile first thing in the morning to get her day going," said her son, Gordon Roscoe Letterman, West Virginia '72. "She also loved to hear from Phi Psis."

 

She was a good friend of "Mr. Phi Psi," Ralph D. (Dud) Daniel, Arizona '47, longtime Executive Director of Phi Kappa Psi and frequent presence at Phi Psi events throughout the country until his death in January 2011. "She would always call him on Founders Day, his birthday, holidays, and sometimes just to chat," Gordon said, adding with a smile, "She's the one who saw to it that regular checks went out from my dad and me to the Fraternity."

 

Survivors include her son, Gordon Roscoe Letterman, his wife, Ellen, two granddaughters, Elyscia Belle and Laura, and five living brothers and sisters.

 

The family plans private services this fall, at a date to be determined, at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New. Mexico, with internment next to her husband's grave.

 

In lieu of cards and flowers, the family requests any donations be made in her name to the Eternity Baptist Church of which she was a member, located at 1205 25th St., Alamogordo, N.M. 88310.

 

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Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Loss of Richard “Dick” E. Ong http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/phikappapsimournsthelossofrichard“dick”eong FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 


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Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Loss of Richard "Dick" E. Ong

 

dickong.jpgINDIANAPOLIS, IN — It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of current Foundation Trustee and past National President, Richard "Dick" E. Ong Oregon State '55 on Christmas Eve. Dick had been battling health issues for some time including congestive heart failure. These difficulties, despite his strong will and zeal for life, became more exacerbated recently and unfortunately led to his hospitalization and passing. He was 78 years old. As we mourn the loss of Brother Ong, we remember his dedication and love for our country, Fraternity and brotherhood.

 

"The loss of Brother Ong is a huge loss for Phi Kappa Psi," said Shawn Collinsworth, Executive Director of the Fraternity. "Whether it was his time serving the organization as the National President, a Foundation Trustee, advising members of the Oregon Beta Chapter or being a mentor to countless brothers, his leadership in Phi Kappa Psi will be greatly missed."

 

Following graduation in 1957, Dick spent the next thirty years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, retiring with the rank of Captain in 1987. His sea duty consisted of service in U.S. Pacific Fleet destroyers and cruisers. He commanded the USS Francis Hammond (Fast Frigate 1067) home-ported in Long Beach, CA, and Yokosuka, Japan. He was a yearlong resident student at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island on two occasions and earned a Master of Science degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

 

Other shore tours included duty on the staffs of the Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet, Commander in Chief Pacific and the Chief of Naval Operations. From July 1966 to July 1967 he served as Plans Officer, U.S. Naval Support Activity, Danang, RVN and as Naval Plans Officer for the Third Marine Amphibious Force, I Corps, RVN.

 

Overseas assignments included Political Military Officer on the staff of the Commander in Chief - Pacific Representative in the Philippines. Dick was awarded the DOD Superior Service medal, Navy Legion of Merit, DOD Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal w/star, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with five stars and various other awards and service ribbons including the Republic of the Philippines Outstanding Achievement Medal.

 

After retiring from the Navy, Dick was very active in Phi Kappa Psi and various other interfraternal organizations. He served four years as chapter advisor to the California Iota Chapter at U.C. Davis. From 1992 to 1994, he served as National President of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and since 1994 had served as a Trustee of the Phi Psi Foundation.

 

"Dick was a man of many legacies," remarked Ben Nicol, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation. "Working alongside Dick provided the opportunity to witness a true leader, patriot, friend, mentor and brother. His impact on Phi Psi over the years and moreover his volunteerism interfraternally was a testimony to his servant-minded work and belief in the spirit and good works of the Greek community."

 

From 1993 through 1999, Dick served as a Director of the North-American Interfraternity Conference and from 1996 through 1999 Dick served as a Director of Gamma Sigma Alpha, the National Greek Academic Honor Society. Improving undergraduate Greek academic performance was a passion of Dick's. He chaired the NIC Academic Achievement Committee from 1993 to 1998.

 

Dick is survived by his wife Joane in Roseville, California and his two daughters Kathleen and Carolyn. Per the Ong family's requests, there will be no services held, but Phi Kappa Psi has called for an official period of mourning to be observed by members of the Fraternity from January 2, 2014 to February 2, 2014. The traditional emblem of fraternal mourning is a strip of black crepe or silk draped diagonally from left to right across the Fraternity badge.


Memorial Gifts

Gifts in honor and celebration of Dick's life and service to the Fraternity may be made in his honor to the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation (5395 Emerson Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226) or www.PKPFoundation.org).


About Phi Kappa Psi

The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith. Founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore, more than 114,000 men have been initiated into the organization in its history. 


The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation was formed to "aid, encourage, promote and contribute to the education and scholastic attainments" of Phi Psis and other students across the nation. The Foundation, organized in 1914 and celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational foundation whose primary mission is to assist college students in meeting their educational objectives through scholarships, grants, fellowships and assistantships, while promoting learning, high ethical standards and constructive citizenship.

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Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Passing of John Buck http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/phikappapsimournsthepassingofjohnbuck Long-time trustee of the Phi Psi Foundation, Brother Buck was a tireless supporter of the Fraternity.

A memorial service and celebration of John's life is planned for Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church (1115 36th Street, Galveston, TX 77550). Per John's request, donations should be made to the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation, Grace Episcopal Church or Christ Episcopal Church Nacogdoches Foundation (CECN Foundation c/o Edward Jones, PO Box 632765, Nacogdoches, TX 75963)

June 13, 2011 - The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and Phi Kappa Psi Foundation lost a great brother, leader and friend last week. John F. Buck Indiana '75, passed away on the evening of Thursday, June 9, 2011. "Coach", as he was often referred to within the brotherhood, had been battling health issues over the last several years. These difficulties, despite his strong will and zeal for life, became more exacerbated recently and unfortunately led to his hospitalization and passing. John Buck for web.jpg

As a member of the Fraternity's leadership, Brother Buck's dedication to Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternal movement and also to academia is unmatched. As a career professor and lifelong learner, Brother Buck was a great influence on many within the Fraternity. His inquisitive nature and constant quest for good conversation motivated him to be up-to-date on the latest technology, which helped him, even in his 83rd year, to remain connected with brothers he met throughout his fraternal journey.

John began his education in the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. His work toward his degree was interrupted by four years of service in the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Section. He returned to complete his B.S. in Business Administration and then worked for Woodward and Lothrop, Inc. in Washington, D.C., where he programmed the Univac Mark I, the first commercial computer.

He returned to Virginia Tech to become one of the first members and teachers in their new Computer Science Department. During his stay there he served on President Johnson's Commission on the Use of Computers in Education. He left Virginia Tech to teach at Indiana University. While a faculty member in the Computer Science Department, working toward his Doctorate, John was given the opportunity to pledge the Indiana Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi.

He served the chapter for more than 20 years, as Faculty Advisor before and Chapter Advisor after his initiation. He also has served the National Fraternity as Director of Scholarship, as a member of the Commission on Ethics and is a member of the Order of the S.C. Retired from Indiana University and then from Stephen F. Austin State University, John lived in Galveston, Texas for the final years of his life, staying active in his church, by playing as an accomplished organist, playing some golf, and continuing to serve the Fraternity and the Foundation.
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Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Mourns the Loss of “Mr. Phi Psi” Dud Daniel http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/phikappapsifraternitymournsthelossof“mrphipsi”duddaniel There will be a special memorial for Brother Daniel in Indianapolis on Monday, February 28th. Learn more here

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Ralph Dudley "Dud" Daniel Arizona '47, Executive Director Emeritus of Phi Kappa Psi, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Friday, January 14, 2011 in hospice care near his home in Prescott, Arizona. He was 85-years-old. A charter member of his beloved chapter, Arizona Alpha at the University of Arizona, his initiation into the brotherhood of Phi Kappa Psi on September 20, 1947 was the first of 63 years of unmatched devotion to his Fraternity. 

Upon graduating college in 1948, Brother Daniel attended his first Grand Arch Council, the biennial governing convention of the Fraternity, knowing that the Fraternity would soon be in need of a new Executive Secretary. He was offered a job and would work for the Fraternity for eight years before replacing C.F. "Dab" Williams as the second Executive Secretary (later re-titled Executive Director) of Phi Kappa Psi in 1956, a position he would hold for the next 23 years. 

Dud 2.jpgDuring his time on the Fraternity staff, Dud oversaw the expansion of the Fraternity by 27 chapters nationwide as Phi Kappa Psi became an even stronger presence in the interfraternal world. He, more than almost any person, recognized the value Greek life provided in the lives of its alumni and championed for its benefits every day of his life. One of his lasting legacies, Dud oversaw the movement of the Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters from Cleveland to Indianapolis in 1977, prior to his retirement as Executive Director in 1979. 

"This is not just a huge loss for Phi Kappa Psi, but for the entire interfraternal world," said Shawn Collinsworth, Executive Director of Phi Kappa Psi. "Dud touched the lives of tens-of-thousands of Phi Psi men with his leadership, personal attention and dedication to the values of Phi Kappa Psi. He was the epitome of Phi Psi gentleman and will be sorely missed." 

Beyond his work on the Fraternity staff, Brother Daniel was a trustee of the Endowment Fund of Phi Kappa Psi (now, the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation), as well as president of the house corporation for his chapter at Arizona. Until this past year, he had attended every chartering of a Phi Kappa Psi chapter since joining the staff in 1948. This past summer, at the 75th Grand Arch Council in Orlando, Florida, Dud was present for his 32nd consecutive convention. 

Beyond his own fraternity, Brother Daniel was a visible member of the fraternal movement. He served as president of Fraternity Executives Association from 1961-1962, and he received the Distinguished Service Award in 1997, conferred upon persons who have contributed outstanding service in the betterment of all college fraternal organizations. He was alsoDud 1.JPG recognized in 1979 by the North American Interfraternity Conference with the Gold Medal, in recognition of lifetime service to the fraternity movement. His dedication to his fraternity and the fraternity movement led to his proud nickname of "Mr. Phi Psi." 

A recipient of the 2008 National Leadership Award presented by the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation, Dud was proud of his Fraternity and the values it instilled in countless young men. The teaching of those values is what drove him to visit with chapters around the country, reciting a familiar phrase of inspiration... 

"Let us be what we say we are. A Fraternity, not a club, based on ideals and not expediency and run by men and not boys." 

Phi Kappa Psi has called for an official period of mourning to be observed by members of the Fraternity from January 14, 2011 to February 14, 2011. The traditional emblem of Fraternal mourning is a strip of black crepe or silk draped diagonally from left to right across the Fraternity badge.  

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As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation. Gifts should be directed to the Ralph "Dud" Daniel Leadership Award Fund and can be made via the Foundation's website or mailed to the Ralph "Dud" Daniel Leadership Award Fund, c/o Phi Kappa Psi Foundation, 5395 Emerson Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226. The Ralph "Dud" Daniel Leadership Award is the Fraternity's most prestigious scholarship award which annually recognizes a Phi Psi who has made outstanding leadership contributions to his chapter, campus and community. 

About Phi Kappa Psi 
The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith. Founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore, more then 114,000 men have been initiated into the organization in its history.
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Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Loss of Whitney Harris http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/phikappapsimournsthelossofwhitneyharris Phi Kappa Psi and the United States suffered a great loss on Wednesday, April 21st, as it was learned that Brother Whitney Harris Washington '30 passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 97-years-old.

UPDATE: A memorial service for Brother Harris will be held on Sunday, May 23rd in the chapel at the Washington University Campus in Saint Louis.  

Brother Harris was most prominently known for his role as the lead prosecutor of the Nuremberg war-crime trials in 1945, in which several leaders of the Nazi regime were held responsible for numerous violations of human rights. He directly tried Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the senior surviving leader of the Nazi Security Police in addition to assisting with the prosecution of several others.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, Brother Harris was placed in charge of investigating crimes during the war, and, after the Nuremberg trials, he stayed in Europe to continue the investigation and prosecution of nearly two-dozen Nazi criminals.

For more on the life of Whitney Harris, you can read his complete obituary in the Washington Post.

Later in his life, he taught law at Southern Methodist University, chronicled the history of the Nuremberg trials and was a pillar of the community in St. Louis. Both the Washington Alpha Chapter and the Seattle Alumni Association of Phi Kappa Psi honor Brother Harris annually. At each Founders Day, an honored alumnus who has served his community and Fraternity is awarded the Whitney Harris Alumnus of the Year Award.

In 2008, Brother Harris was also honored with the Phi Psi Foundation's highest award, the National Leadership Award, at the Grand Arch Council in Indianapolis.

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Phi Kappa Psi Remembers Peter Graves http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/phikappapsirememberspetergraves

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He died on Sunday after returning from brunch with his wife and children. He was just a few weeks shy of his 84th birthday.

Known most famously for his role in the slapstick movie "Airplane!", Graves was a versatile actor who starred in over 70 films and TV shows. His run as Jim Phelps on the CBS drama "Mission: Impossible" from 1967-1973 earned him a Golden Globe Award in 1971. He was the only original cast member to return to the show when ABC renewed the series for a brief stint from 1988-1990.

More recently, his voice could be heard as the narrator of PBS' "Discover: The World of Science" and A&E's "Biography" series.

Brother Graves was a proud member of Phi Kappa Psi, having earned a National Leadership Award in 1998. He was a regular donor to the Phi Psi Foundation throughout much of his life and an autographed picture of Brother Graves is displayed proudly at Laurel Hall.

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Phi Psi Mourns Passing of Florence Nelson http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/phipsimournspassingofflorencenelson can be found here. We mourn the passing of a great friend of the Fraternity.
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Phi Psi Mourns Passing of Terry Harper http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/phipsimournspassingofterryharper Terrence G. "Terry" Harper, Executive Director of Phi Kappa Psi 1990-1999, passed away the morning of Tuesday, June 3, 2009 due to ongoing complications with recurrent brain cancer. The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity has called for an official period of mourning to be observed by members for one month, from June 3, 2009 to July 3, 2009. The traditional emblem of Fraternal mourning is a strip of black crepe or silk draped diagonally from left to right across the Fraternity badge. Chapter charters may be draped in black, and the Fraternity banner should be flown at half-staff until Friday, 3 July 2009, in remembrance of Brother Harper.


The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation has established a fund in memory of Terry. To donate, please contact the Foundation at 1-800-350-1852. Checks may be sent to the Foundation with "Terry Harper Fund" in the memo line. More information about this fund will be forthcoming.


During Terry's 13 years on the Fraternity staff, he helped create programs such as the Presidents Leadership Academy and The Leadership Experience, and was a key leader as Phi Psi and its Foundation grew financially. Since leaving staff, he has continued to serve Phi Kappa Psi as a Permanent Fund Trustee, Treasurer of the Indianapolis Alumni Association, and most recently as Symposiarch of the 74th Grand Arch Council's closing banquet in 2008.


Terry is survived by his wife Lee Ann, sons Dale and Jace, and countless friends, family and well-wishers.


Terry and Lee Ann bravely kept up a blog through his struggles with cancer. Whether one had the privilege of knowing Terry personally or not, his personality and love of life shine through in his writings, which can be found at http://melonthump.blogspot.com/.


Brothers wishing to pay final respects to Terry may attend his remembrance on Saturday, June 6, 2009 or a party held in his honor Sunday, June 7, 2009. Information about each event can be found on the Harpers' blog mentioned above.

 

The Endowment Fund of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(3) foundation devoted to providing excellence in education for collegiate men across the country.  The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith.  

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Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Passing of Brother Shane Yates http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/shaneyates Shane 1.jpgINDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22, 2016 - It is with great sadness that the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity informs Brothers and friends of the passing of Shane Yates (Ashland '97). He entered Chapter Eternal on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
 
Yates was a devoted volunteer and supporter of the Fraternity. Since 2011, he served as the Chapter Advisor for the Ohio Xi Chapter at Capital University and was instrumental in their chartering. Prior to his involvement with Ohio Xi, Shane worked for the National Fraternity as a Leadership Development Consultant from 1999-2001 and the Director of Leadership Development from 2001-2005. During his time on staff, he helped to develop the Terrence G. Harper Presidents Leadership Academy. He also served in a Director capacity with the American Leadership Academy in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Additionally, he was a frequent scholarship application reviewer for the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation and long-time donor, contributing to several Fraternity funds annually.
 
"Given the hundreds, if not thousands of lives he impacted through his love for Phi Psi, we truly lost one of our greatest servants this weekend," said Adam Miller (Capital '10).
 
A memorial fund is being established in his name, and a Celebration of Life will be held in his honor on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at The Welsh (315 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215) from 1:00-4:00pm. All Brothers and friends are encouraged to attend. 

The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation has developed The Shane Yates Fellowship Fund to commemorate Brother Yates. If you're interested in making a donation on his behalf, you can head HERE
 

The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith. The Fraternity was founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. It currently has 100 chapters across the United States, with over 6,500 undergraduate members and over 80,000 living alumni.

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Spring Shield 2016 Chapter Eternal http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/springshield2016chaptereternal Shield is available. 

Click here to download the PDF.

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Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Loss of Flynn E. Brantley http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/phikappapsimournsthelossofflynnbrantley Indianapolis, Aug. 17, 2016 - It is with great sadness Phi Kappa Psi announces the passing of Flynn E. Brantley (South Carolina '72). Brother Brantley entered Chapter Eternal on August 17, 2016.

James Boyle, President of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, has declared a thirty-day period of mourning in memory and thanksgiving for the life of Brantley. Brothers should shroud their badges and chapter shields in mourning as outlined in Rituals and Ceremonies of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, effective August 17, 2016 through September 14, 2016.

Brantley made an incredible impact in Phi Kappa Psi, most recently as President of the Order of the S.C. He also served as the National Chaplain, a Chapter Advisor, Alumni Association Officer, Director of Protocol and a reservoir of knowledge for his brothers. He also penned many articles in the Shield, speaking to the importance of both the values of Phi Kappa Psi and Grand Arch Councils.  He will be missed by many.

"Flynn approached his participation in the Fraternity with a great deal of integrity and seriousness," said David McDonald (Beloit '82). "We will miss his witty banter and the example he set for devotion to Phi Kappa Psi."

Arrangements for Brantley's services are still being made, and will be announced when appropriate.


The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith. The Fraternity was founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore.  It currently has 100 chapters across the United States, with over 6,500 undergraduate members and over 80,000 living alumni.

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Phi Kappa Psi Mourns the Loss of Mike McCoy http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/mccoypasses Indianapolis, Sept. 8, 2016 - It is with great sadness Phi Kappa Psi must announce the passing of Mike McCoy (Indiana '58). Brother McCoy entered Chapter Eternal on September 7, 2016.

McCoy1.JPGJames Boyle, President of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, has declared a thirty-day period of mourning in memory and thanksgiving for the life of McCoy. Brothers should shroud their badges and chapter shields in mourning as outlined in Rituals and Ceremonies of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, effective September 8, 2016 through October 8, 2016.

A graduate of Shelbyville High School in Kentucky, he attended Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. While at IU, McCoy, like his father, was editor-in-chief of The Daily Student, was active in Air Force ROTC, participated in the Marching Hundred, served as Chapter President of Indiana Beta of Phi Kappa Psi and a member of Sigma Delta Chi, the national student journalism fraternity.

Following commencement in 1961, Lt. McCoy's military assignments took him to France during the Cold War. His tour of duty ended in 1964, when he returned to the States for a job with the Indianapolis Times. McCoy's military service continued through participation in Air Force National Guard in both Indiana and Wisconsin.

Other civic engagement included a local barbershop quartet, community band, train advocacy groups and a Sherlock Holmes society. McCoy served 27 years with the state of Wisconsin, ultimately acting as Public Information Officer for the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations and its successor agencies. He was also a man of faith, holding membership at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison, WI for more than 40 years.

McCoy2.JPGHis Phi Kappa Psi involvement post-graduation spanned decades of meaningful service. While he most recently provided oversight and direction as the National Historian (Emeritus) for more than 20 years, he also served as a Chapter Advisor for the Beloit chapter and Sesquicentennial Chairman. He is a member of the Order of the SC, won the Edgar Fahs Smith Award and has attended 12 Grand Arch Councils. He has rightfully earned recognition in the form of the Eddie Knight Award of Merit and the Phi Kappa Psi Medal of Honor.

"Mike and I first met when he spoke at my Initiation Ceremony in 2003, and our friendship grew ever since," said Timothy Tangen (Duluth '03,) Phi Kappa Psi Archivist. "He became a mentor and the reason why I work at Phi Kappa Psi's Headquarters and why the museum and archive program even exists. His tireless support of all things related to Phi Psi history, and his passion for sharing it will truly be missed."

Brother McCoy's services will take place at the Covenant Presbyterian Church. The final details will be announced when appropriate.


The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith. The Fraternity was founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore.  It currently has 100 chapters across the United States, with over 6,500 undergraduate members and over 80,000 living alumni.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/mccoypasses
The Fall 2016 Shield Chapter Eternal is now available http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/fall_2016_chaptereternal Chapter Eternal listing for the fall 2016 edition of The Shield is now available.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0700 http://www.phikappapsi.com/news/chaptereternal/fall_2016_chaptereternal