Gamma Zeta Scholarship Winners Announced at Homecoming Ceremony at Chapter House

scholarship 1Gamma Zeta has 7 named scholarships with an endowment of nearly $500,000 and awards of nearly $20,000 each year. This represents the 2nd largest endowment of any ATO chapter in the country. Since the first of this group of scholarships were first awarded, Gamma Zeta members have received over $130,000. Each scholarship has slightly different criteria but are primarily based upon academics, community service and leadership.  The Heldman Scholarship also recognizes non-varsity athletes, Clausing and Timson are focused on accounting/finance/business majors.  The Sinnock Scholarship is targeted towards a Gamma Zeta going to graduate school.  One of the Simonds scholarships is designed to fund participation in the ATO summer Leadershape education program.  Continue reading

Gamma Zeta Class of 1963 Celebrates their 50th Reunion at Homecoming

63s1This past Homecoming, the Gamma Zeta Class of 1963 celebrated their 50th Reunion with a full slate of activities throughout the weekend. One of the highlights was a visit to the Chapter House for a ceremony where Jack Klues ’77, current President of the Alumni Board of Trustees recognized them with Gold Certificates signifying their 50 years of membership in the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Continue reading

ATO Gamma Zetas Celebrate Homecoming on October 26

jackGamma Zetas from the class of ’63 through our newest pledges all celebrated Homecoming at the Chapter House this past weekend. Here are a few comments from those who attended…

“We had a great time at the reunion. The lunch at the house was good and we were all glad that there is a evolving plan to fix up the house. Thanks again for your help in putting this together.”

Dave Cameron ‘63 Continue reading

ATO Gamma Zeta Classes of ’54 (60th), ‘64’ (50th/Gold), ’74 (40th), ’84 (30th), ’89 (25th/Silver),’94 (20th) and ’04 (10th) MARK YOUR CALENDARS for 2014 Homecoming!!

80s 30thBased upon the successful and fun Homecoming activities from last weekend, we thought that we’d start encouraging classes to begin planning for NEXT year’s Homecoming now. So, MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Saturday, October 25, 2014. – Illini vs. Minnesota. We’ve never heard of a group who has gotten together who has not had a great time. The only complaint that it Continue reading

Gamma Zeta ATO Internship Program

matt massucciMatt Massucci ’96, Partner and Co-Founder of Hirewell has graciously agreed to oversee our Gamma Zeta undergraduate internship matching program again this school year. We launched the first ATO Internship program last spring, and made some great progress. The program kicked off late in the year, but was still able match up four undergrads with local companies.  MB Financial, Belmont Bank, TJM Development, and Hirewell all brought on current Gamma Zetas as interns.  The investment is modest – your company will spend no more than $2000 – $3000.  This is an excellent way to build your company’s talent pipeline, and identify entry level hires. Continue reading

Michael “Cone” Barrett ’80 invites you to the Ringside for Mercy’s Sake annual gala on October 19, 2013

ringsideDear ATO Brothers:

I’d like to invite you to the annual Ringside for Mercy’s Sake annual gala on October 19, 2013 at the Chicago Downtown Marriott.  For 22 years Ringside has raised critical funds to ensure that Mercy Home for Boys & Girls continues to care for more than 700 of Chicago’s most at-risk youth annually, including 135 boys and girls that live at our two campuses in Chicago. We have about 100 live-in boys at the original campus on West Jackson Blvd and about 35 girls at the old Walgreen’s mansion in my old Beverly neighborhood.  As Chairman of Mercy Home Ambassador Board, their mission is one I have gotten to know well and believe strongly in as it provides a nurturing home, opportunity for an excellent fully-funded education, and means for personal growth for kids in need.  Mercy Home is 100% privately funded, so events like Ringside are critical for Mercy Home to continue its mission.    Continue reading