The 2010 Grand Arch Council is behind us, but the memories will keep many members excited all the way until the 2012 GAC in San Antonio! Right around 700 people attended this summer in Orlando for the biennial governing convention, making it the second largest GAC on record!
Recap the Action
For those of you unable to join Phi Kappa Psi in Orlando, there are several ways to get a recap of what took place.
1) Hundreds of pictures are now on Phi Kappa Psi's Flickr page. You can visit it using the link buttons above, or by clicking here.
2) Videos from the week in Orlando are uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Despite hot and steamy conditions, several groups braved the weather to compete in the second Founders Cup. Congratulations to our winning foursome:
(From left to right: Jim Boyle Washington '88, Scott Noble Texas '81, Will Haskett Butler '00 and Bruce Jackson Case Western '70)
Thursday saw the recognition of some of Phi Psi's best chapters. The 2010 GAC Awards Luncheon presented the following awards:
Thomas Cochran Campbell Award - Kansas (Kansas Alpha)
Founders Award - Stanford (California Beta)
Alumni Relations - West Virginia (West Virginia Alpha)
Senior Involvement - Kansas (Kansas Alpha)
Griffing-Tate - Stanford (California Beta)
Amici Award - CSU-Long Beach (California Xi)
Edgar Fahs Smith Award - Michael H. McCoy Indiana '58
Ralph R. Haney Award - Stanford (California Beta)
Chapter Public Relations Award - Lycoming (Pennsylvania Phi)
Intramural Excellence Award - Butler (Indiana Zeta)
Outstanding Recruitment Publication - DePaul (Illinois Zeta)
Outstanding Chapter Newsletter - Cornell (New York Alpha)
Risk Management Award - Bucknell (Pennsylvania Gamma)
Outstanding Alumni Association - Indianapolis AA
Alumni Corporation Award for Continued Excellence - Missouri (Missouri Alpha)
Alumni Corporation Achievement Award - Purdue (Indiana Delta)
Hyatt Pat Eby Award - Stanford (California Beta)
Ralph D. Daniel Award for Chapter Management - RIT (New York Theta)
Most Improved Chapter - Beloit (Wisconsin Gamma)
Outstanding Chapter Advisor - Mark Wong UC-Davis '88
Dr. Gordon S. Letterman Award - RIT (New York Theta)
Phi Psi Big Brother Award - Ashland (Ohio Theta)
Membership Excellence Award - Purdue (Indiana Delta)
The Final Banquet also awarded the highest honors in the Fraternity. Don Fites Valparaiso '53 was awarded the Medal of Honor. Rob Parada RIT '92 was awarded the Edward H. Knight Award for Merit. And our chapter at Stanford (Calif. Beta) culminated the night by winning Grand Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi for 2010.
The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation also presented three deserving members with the National Leadership Awards. To learn more about the awards, the 2010 recipients and view their stories, visit the Foundation's site.
Here is a complete rundown of the Fraternity's award recipients at the final banquet:
Anna Ritchie Letterman Silver Bowl - Lee Ann Harper
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Ralph D. Daniel Interfraternal Award - Jon Williamson
Eddie Knight Award for Attendance - Ralph "Dud" Daniel Arizona '47
Eddie Knight Award for Merit - Rob Parada RIT '92
Undergraduate of the Year - Justin Solomon Stanford '08
Billy Mitchell Award -
Medal of Honor - Don Fites Valparaiso '53
Grand Chapter Award - Stanford (California Beta)