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NC Founder's Day

Posted By Jamie L. DeRose, Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Founder's Day is an annual formal event held by our chapter to celebrate our graduating seniors, alumni, current brothers, and our fraternity's fellowship.  The evening started around 6PM with a catered dinner and a keynote speaker.  This year Dr. Sandy Stewart talked with us about his experience with Alpha Zeta, how he grew from it, and the opportunities that the fraternity has presented him throughout his life.  After the speaker, our Chronicler shared a slideshow of what our chapter had been involved with in the past year.  The slideshow also highlighted our graduating seniors and shared their plans for the future. 

The committee spends a lot of time planning and organizing Founder's Day.  The event was held Friday, April 25th at the MacGregor Downs Country Club.  There were 58 people who attended, including brothers, alumni, and friends.

We also include scholarship presentations, including two Chapter Scholarships, as well as the Wakefield and D.S. Weaver Scholarships.  We also recognize brothers with the Commissioner of Agriculture Award, Outstanding Senior Brother Award, Chancellor's Award, Service Award, and a Christmas Tree Award.  After the awards ceremony, our outgoing officers were recognized, and the evening came to a close with music and dancing.

Our Founder's Day banquet is always a fun and relaxing way to wrap up the semester, while speaking with alumni and learning how the fraternity has grown and changed throughout the years.  Our chapter really enjoys this event because it celebrates the four pillars of Alpha Zeta: Scholarship, Character, Leadership and Fellowship.

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Cal Epsilon Panda Express Fundraier

Posted By Nicole Borba, Monday, April 28, 2014
On April 1, 2014 the Cal Epsilon chapter held their first Panda Express Fundraiser. Members passed out flyers for the Panda Express on the Fresno State campus from lunchtime until the informal meeting that evening. Members purchased their Panda Express dinners and ate while we conducted our chapter business. Our chapter raised $210.51!  Money raised will goes towards future chapter activities. Thank you to all the members who passed out flyers and purchased a yummy dinner while helping out the Cal Epsilon chapter!

Tags:  Cal Epsilon  Fresno State  Fundraising 

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Cal Epsilon Meeting with Alumni Guest Speaker

Posted By Nicole Borba, Monday, April 28, 2014
On February 20, 2014 the Cal Epsilon chapter held a formal meeting on the Fresno State campus.Our guest speaker for the evening was Cal Epsilon alum and past chapter Chancellor, Carlos Lopez. Mr. Lopez, a current high school agriculture teacher at Reedley High School, spoke to us about his experiences at Fresno State and being in Alpha Zeta while capturing NALC's theme of harvesting diversity.

Carlos Lopez gave all members in attendance a great honor, he brought his pledge paddle for everyone to sign! Members greatly appreciated all of his kind words of advice and powerful words of encouragement to follow our dreams and embrace the diversity in agriculture. The Cal Epsilon chapter was honored to have such a wonderful guest speaker and cannot wait to have our alumni back to visit with us again.


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Tags:  alumni  cal epsilon  chapter meeting  guest speaker  harvesting diversity 

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AZ Cornell at the Ithaca Polar Plunge

Posted By Sara K. Orlowski, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
With the first days of spring arriving, it’s a perfect time for a swim in Cayuga Lake! This year 9 brave
members of our chapter formed a team to participate in the Ithaca Polar Plunge on March 22nd. The
Polar Plunge is a special event in which teams gather together to run into the frigid waters of Cayuga 
Lake to raise support for the Special Olympics. Our team raised around $1000! We were so excited for 
the event and wore very brightly colored outfits to the plunge. One member even displayed his love 
for Alpha Zeta with an AZ speedo. Needless to say, we were one of the most enthusiastic teams at the 
plunge. After “freezing for a reason” we all gathered together at the Glenwood Pines restaurant for 
some hearty burgers and warm soup. We can’t wait for next year’s plunge!

Tags:  Chapter Development  Community Service  Cornell Chapter  Fundraising  Member Development  Service to Community 

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Seminar 1: Developing a Personal Foundation for Leadership

Posted By Grace E. Poling, Sunday, April 13, 2014
Seminar 1's purpose was to develop the leadership skills of our new members, allow them to bond and grow as a team, and learn about their personal character. This seminar is a vital part of bringing new members into our chapter and is essential to the personal development of our incoming members. Our new members build a bond with each other by participated in a high ropes course, leadership activities, and information sessions.  In order to put on this event time and funds had to be reserved to rent rooms at a camp,  activities had to be planned, speakers lined up and informational packets had to be put together for the members. 

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Tags:  alpha zeta  friends  leadership  New Member Development  Ohio State Chapter Townshend  trip 

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Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art In Brazil

Posted By Grace E. Poling, Sunday, April 13, 2014

Our university regularly has art exhibits available for students and the public to enjoy.  This spring the major exhibit has been a Brazil presentation.  In order to promote diversity, and reminisce on trips to Brazil the Diversity Committee set up a date and time to visit The Wexner to see the contemporary Brazilian art.  The three students who attended recognized pieces of art from their time in Brazil.  This recognition brought sweet memories, and appreciation for the country.  Also, most of the students involved in our chapter of AZP do not spend a great deal of time in art exhibits, so the chapter benefitted by experiencing the culture of two different countries.

Tags:  alpha zeta  Brazil  friends  member bonding  social  the arts 

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The Florida Chapter Inducts 34 New Brothers

Posted By Carolyn A. Huntley, Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Tuesday night brothers of the Florida Chapter gathered for the Induction ceremony of our spring 2014 pledge class. We started with the presentation of the pledge class's paddles which was then followed by the introduction of our guest speaker, Gustav Paulay, who gave a talk on invertebrate diversity on coral reefs. After the talk we enjoyed a nice sit down dinner with many of our alumni from all around our university's campus. Conversations varied from two alumni who were hobbyist flyers connecting over their love of planes to colony collapse disorder in apiaries. After dinner and dessert, the ceremony was held - filling half the ballroom! Afterwards there was time to reflect on our pledge class's accomplishments and mingle with our faculty and deans. We had an amazing time and are so proud of newest brothers 

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Tags:  Brotherhood  Florida Chapter  induction  New Brothers 

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Cornell Chapter Initiates 14 New Members

Posted By Sara K. Orlowski, Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Cornell Chapter is very proud to welcome 14 new members! We recently just held our weekend
chapter initiation event. Because our chapter is both a social and honors fraternity, our members are first initiated into our chapter, and then into the National Organization. Our current new members will be Nationally Initiated later this spring. Our chapter initiation is a weekend-long event that starts on Friday evening and concludes on Sunday morning. It starts with a ceremony on Friday night and
continues with many social events throughout the day on Saturday. One of them being watching one of our house movies, Heartbreak Ridge, over dinner. Alumni also came to the house to join in the festivities. Congratulations to our new members!

Tags:  Chapter Development  Cornell Chapter  Fellowship  Member Development  New Member Development 

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Cal-Epsilon lAZer tag activity night

Posted By Jodi L. Raley, Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Following a busy day of the Alpha Zeta, Cal-Epsilon fundraiser at the Fresno State Panda Express and an informational meeting, members headed to No Surrender Laser Tag for a fun-filled night! Team Alpha, made up of active members and officers, faced off against Team Zeta, made up of prospective members and chapter Censor Brittany, in an epic match.  After 30 minutes of an intense laser tag game, Team Alpha prevailed.  It was a great opportunity for member bonding and to relieve some stress as members face the upcoming weeks of mid-terms!

Tags:  Activity Night  Alpha Zeta Cal Epsilon  Cal-Epsilon Chapter  Member Bonding 

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Florida Chapter's Big-Little Reveal

Posted By Carolyn A. Huntley, Thursday, March 27, 2014
This past Tuesday, brothers of the Florida Chapter gathered in costume to meet their new Littles. The Littles dressed in costumes they were assigned to match their Big. When everyone came together, each Big and Little pair had to find one another in a sea of cartoon characters, famous couples and commonly know pairs (like PB&J). Then everyone sat together for a Pinterest Inspired Potluck that the pledge class had arranged. A great time was had by all and everyone looked great in their costumes!

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Tags:  bonding  Brotherhood  Fellowship  Florida Chapter  New Member Development  social 

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