Peter Korst ’76, one of the founders of the Orange Krush


Rick ’78, Lou Henson and Peter Korst ’76

It’s well known that Gamma Zetas have made their mark on the Illini basketball court.  But did you know that we’ve done it from the stands as well?  Check out this article about the history of the Orange Krush which credits our own Peter Korst ’76 as one of the founders.

Cary McMillan ’80 to speak at next ATO Chicagoland Networking Lunch, April 2 at the Chicago Club

cmacWhat:                                      ATO Gamma Zeta Chicagoland Networking Lunch
Featured Guest:                     Cary McMillan ’80, CEO True Partners Consulting
Date:                                       Wednesday, April 2
Time:                                      11:30 AM
Location:                                 Chicago Club – 81 E Van Buren St, Chicago
Cost:                                        $45 – cash or check made payable to ATO House Corp
Note:                                       This isn’t a fundraiser. Cost is for meal and private room.
Dress code:                            Business or business casual… please no denim
Registration:                          Email to

Cary McMillan ’80 is currently CEO and founder of True Partners Continue reading

Chicago 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney ’77 joins 65 Gamma Zetas for networking lunch

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44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney ’77

On February 28, 65 Gamma Zetas got a chance to hear first hand from Tom Tunney ’77 about his time at ATO, his business career as owner of Ann Sather Restaurants and his rise through the Chicago political ranks to Alderman of the prestigious 44th Ward of Chicago which includes Lakeview and Wrigleyville. Phillip Coover ’04 hosted the luncheon at the beautiful University Club in the Chicago loop.

Here are some of the highlights:Continue reading

Introducing Gamma Zeta January 2014 New Initiates

feb 14 new initiatesOn February 10, 2014 Gamma Zeta active members and alumni gathered to initiate our newest class, most who will graduate in 2017. ATO National CIO Wynn Smiley was there to show support along with alumni Jim Dobrovolny ’70, Greg Scott ’76, Jack Klues, Dane Luhrsen, Don Armstrong and Dave Seiler, all 77’s, Dave Krug ’95 and Jeff Eversden ’05.

This is a talented group of guys who came in with a GPA for this past fall of 3.19, which was above the Chapter, Fraternity and All Men’s averages.

Welcome guys!!! Keep up the great work.

Gamma Zetas jump 20 spots in fraternity GPA rankings!

scholarship jumpOur Gamma Zeta undergrads went into the Fall semester determined to make a significant improvement in academic performance. They set a goal to finish above fraternity and university men’s averages and combined with alumni support put several programs in place to help. Their hard work and planning paid off as the chapter jumped an incredible 20 spots in the University of Illinois Fraternity GPA Rankings.Continue reading

Dan Blaho ’92 – “To have no narrower limits within which to work together for the elevation of man than the outlines of the world…”


Dan and Mirka Blaho with Andy, David and Matty

Dan and Mirka Blaho with Andy, David and Matty

(Editor’s note – I started to email with Dan Blaho ’92 simply because from what I had seen on his Linkedin bio, it appeared that he had taken an interesting path that would make for a good story for the Gamma Zeta News. Then, when the news hit of the protests and unrest in the Ukraine a couple of weeks ago, it all took on a new meaning. Despite living and teaching just 15 minutes from the heart of the protests and violence in Kiev, Ukraine, Dan took time to respond for the Gamma Zeta News.)

When Dan Blaho ’92 first learned the words form the ATO Creed, “To have no narrower Continue reading