Congrats to Jack Klues ’77 on being inducted into the Illinois Fraternity and Sorority Alumni Hall of Fame on this past Saturday, April 21! Jim Dobrovolny ’71 presented a nice donation in Jack’s name on our behalf to the Adlon Dohme Jorgensen Greek Life Endowment Fund. Nice mention in the DI too – https://dailyillini.com/news/2018/04/21/five-illinois-alumni-inducted-into-fraternity-and-sorority-hall-of-fame/
Kevin Finke ’92 named Human Resource Executive’s 2017 Rising Star – http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534362515 and http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534362519
Great work Kevin!!
Last night John Stacey ’68 had the honor of inducting John Wright ’68 into the Wheaton High Schools Alumni Hall of Fame at a ceremony and dinner in Wheaton. John was a grade school, high school and college classmate of John’s… and a Gamma Zeta pledge brother. Very cool! Other Gamma Zeta and Wheaton high schools alumni in attendance were Mike Maher and Dane Luhrsen both ’77s.
John was a three sport athlete who received All-State accolades in football and track and field. He was the state champ and record holder in the 180 low hurdles in 1964. John excelled in football and track at the University of Illinois garnering six letters and reaping both All- American and Academic All-American honors. Upon graduation, John was the all time U of I and Big Ten historical leading receiver and ranked 5th in NCAA history. Following college, John was drafted at the top of the second round in the NFL by the Atlanta Falcons. Subsequently he was traded to the Detroit Lions where he played for six years. As CEO of the Wright Financial Group, he grew his office from $750 million to over $9 billion of insurance. He was voted the top speaker at the NFL National Rookie Symposium six times. He’ll be formally inducted at the Wheaton High Schools Alumni Association annual dinner and golf outing on September 10 in Wheaton. Congrats John!!
For anyone that knew Greg, it is a must watch.
Matt Massucci ’96
Last night, Saturday, August 8 Gamma Zetas attended the closing banquet of the 2015 ATO National Congress in Indianapolis. We’re very proud to announce that our chapter was awarded True Merit Honorable Mention status, our first True Merit mention of any kind since 2007. Earlier in the week, Gamma Zeta received Excellence Awards in Campus Involvement & Leadership Development, Communications, Recruitment and Scholarship. Outgoing Worthy Master, Jimmy Kowalczyk ’16 won the National Storm Strap Award and our Board of Trustees were recognized with the Upper Alpha Award. This is a huge step forward for our chapter and recognizes an incredible amount of work and an outstanding year for the chapter. We’ll share more about what went into these awards in upcoming newsletters but wanted to let everyone know about this recognition right away. Congrats and great work to all!!
Gamma Zetas attending included Board of Trustees members John Aymond ’80 and his wife Ginger, Dane Luhrsen ’77 and Dave Krug ’95 and his wife Simona, Board of Trustees Chairman Jack Klues ’77 and his wife Beth, undergraduates Mitchell Talbot ’17 (current Worthy Master) and Jimmy Kowalczyk ’16 (outgoing Worthy Master) and Mark Wilhelmi ’79 and his wife Marcie.
Dave’s new game gets some great press – http://www.businessinsider.com/the-new-cards-against-humanity-2015-7