Pennsylvania Iota at Muhlenberg College celebrated its 75th Anniversary on April 13, 2013. Originally chartered in 1928, Muhlenberg hosts one of the original Tau Upsilon Omega chapters that merged with SigEp in 1938 – and has since graduated over 1,000 SigEp brothers.
Attended by over 250 brothers and guests, some traveling from as far away as California, festivities began with an alumni welcome back barbeque at the chapter house. After brunch the next day, Kevin Gibney, ’01, hosted an alumni/undergraduate career networking event that included a panel discussion with Muhlenberg SigEp alumni brothers Benjamin DiLorenzo, ’99, Neil Freedman, ’06, Dr. Steve Weiner, ’75, and Dr. Ralph Wolf, ’75.
A gala dinner celebration was emceed by Ruben Ortiz, ’00, and included presentations from college faculty and officials such as Michael Bruckner, vice president of public relations at Muhlenberg. Grand Chapter officials including Regional Director Dan Sullivan, WPI ’12, and District Governor Joe Langella, Connecticut ’83, who presented an Anniversary proclamation from Grand President Bert Harris, Florida ’74.
Roy Kehm, ’50, was the chapter’s oldest member in attendance. Special recognition was extended to Rick Slimmer, ’75, the chapter’s long-time AVC treasurer, and his wife, Nancy, for their tireless dedication for the last 35 years. The chapter named their scholarship for Outstanding Brother the Rick Slimmer Outstanding Brother Award.
The Anniversary Committee was co-chaired by Steve Dimirsky, ’01, and Chris Titze, ’00, whose substantial planning and organizing efforts made the festivities memorable for all.