Have you recently experienced a milestone event in your life? Maybe you got married. Perhaps you welcomed a new child to the family. Maybe you landed that promotion, earned an award, received a new degree in higher education, and so on. We’d love to hear about it! Submit your milestones to us and we’ll feature them in the next edition of the Shield.
Trelynd Bowles ’16 completed an Executive Fellowship in coordination with the Center of California Studies and the Office of the Governor for the State of California in August. Following the Fellowship, Bowles was appointed as a Policy Analyst in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research where he works on statewide policy issues relating to energy and climate.
Todd Salen ’77 was named Realtor of the Year by the Champaign County Association of Realtors. Salen was honored during the Association’s Awards Gala Oct. 16. In addition to his professional accomplishments, and he also is involved with the Champaign chapter of Habitat for Humanity, The Rotary Club of Champaign, the Champaign County Humane Society, the Illinois Leadership Center, and is an active member of Savoy United Methodist Church.
Nate Mundy ’01 and his wife Christine welcomed Paxton Satoshi Mundy into their family Oct. 2. The family resides in Redondo Beach, California.
Dan Dakhil ’03 and his wife Kristen Ward Dakhil welcomed their second daughter Aug. 24. Reese Elizabeth Dakhil weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 1/4” long. The family resides in Wichita, Kansas.
Adam Sparks ’06 married Laura Dickey Aug. 18 in Chicago. Matthew Sparks ’04 who is Adams’s older sibling, stood as Best Man. Fellow Brothers Todd Brown ’07, Brandon Budd ’06, Andrew Patterson ’06, Richard Zahner ’06 and David Gunter ’07 served as groomsmen.
Andrew Tremonti ’11 is interning at the United States District Court as a Judicial Intern and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Entrepreneurial & Intellectual Property Legal Services Clinic. Tremonti is completing his final year at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
Patrick Dupuy ’17 was unanimously elected Interfraternity Council President at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The last time a Phi Kappa Psi undergraduate member held this position was in 1969.
Adam Cicero ’15 who serves as University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Fraternity Educator, trained and initiated the chapter’s new member class in two weeks. This effort is part of the Fraternity’s New Member pilot program that more than 30 chapters are participating in nationwide.
Richard N. Bien ’76 has been appointed to the Governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation. His one-year term commenced at the end of the Association’s Annual Meeting in August and was renewed for two terms.
New Jersey Epsilon
James Hitscherich ’08 was awarded his first patent titled, “Grid-based measuring and aiming reticle for optical sight.” It was granted on behalf of the United States Government. The reticle design is currently fielded with over 3,000 U..S. Army sniper teams and saved the Government over $4 million in licensing fees. Hitscherich earned his Masters of Engineering Physics with a concentration in Applied Optics from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey in August.
New York Beta
In September, to honor the memories of Brothers Hunter Watson ’15 and Vinny Maugeri ’14 who died in distracted driving related accidents in 2016, the New York Beta Chapter hosted a candlelight vigil and sign-up tables across campus where students and faculty received educational material about distracted driving. Students and faculty were also asked to sign a pledge to not be distracted drivers themselves. In exchange for taking the pledge, they received stickers and wrist bands as reminders to alert and focused behind the wheel. In November, the Alabama Alpha chapter at the University of Alabama held a similar awareness event.
New York Theta
Carlos Cornejo Rojas ’09 and his wife Rosella welcomed their daughter Aissa Cornejo Sept. 6. The family resides in Lima, Peru.
North Carolina Alpha
Steven Gale ’63 received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Dr. Gale has been endorsed as a leader in the education industry. He has written 30 books, 74 scholarly articles, 51 journal articles, 42 essay reviews, 72 chapters, 29 book reviews, 12 production reviews, 24 creative works and performances, and five study guides. His books include “Butter’s Going Up: A Critical Analysis of Harold Pinter’s Work,” “Harold Pinter: An Annotated Bibliography,” “S.J. Perelman: An Annotated Bibliography,” and “Readings for Today’s Writers.” Most recently, Dr. Gale served as an endowed professor of Humanities at Kentucky State University.
Ed Pudlowski ’80 was elected President of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a professional services organization representing 1,300 actuaries across the United States. In this role, he will also serve as a delegate to the International Actuarial Association representing 60,000 actuaries from 110 counties, and as a council member of the North American Actuarial Council that represents actuaries in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Pudlowski is President of MorningStar Actuarial Consulting.
Jacob Poteet ’15 interned at Certain Affinity in Austin, Texas and was promoted to the position of Associate Technical Designer.
West Virginia Alpha
Bryce Cumpston ’10 was promoted to Program Director of Select Rehab’s Winkler Court in Ft. Myers, Florida. Winkler Court is a rehabilitation center providing coordinated, comprehensive services to meet the care needs of individual residents and patients.