Subject: PIKE Gamma Rho - April Newsletter

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Pi Kappa Alpha - Gamma Rho
Northwestern University
April 2015
Spring Quarter
Chapter & Alumni Association Newsletter
Kicking off 2015
Winter Quarter Recap
   This quarter, the men of Gamma Rho welcomed 19 new brothers to the chapter. A rousing initiation ceremony was held on April 2nd, with brothers and alumni in attendance.

The chapter held a week long philanthropy event to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving, in honor of late brother Mihir Boddupalli. Throughout the week, brothers sold cake pops around campus to raise money for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). The event culminated with drunk driving survivor Sarah Panzau-Evans telling her story to a packed room of Northwestern students. An article in The Daily Northwestern can be viewed here.
Sarah Panzau-Evans speaks to students at PIKE's SADD event last Thursday. Sarah, who lost most of her left arm in a drunk driving accident, urged students to make good decisions concerning drunken driving and to look out for their peers.

The chapter had another successful IM winter season. The basketball team went undefeated in the regular season and made it to the playoffs, where they went 2-1, finishing the season with a final record of 6-1. The hockey team had an impressive 5-2 record overall.

The brothers of Gamma Rho will also be teaming with the lovely ladies of Alpha Phi and fellow IFC fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, for Greek Week, a week of celebration for Northwestern’s Greek community with barbecues, sports tournaments, philanthropies, and a final lip synching contest: Maysong.

Photos can be seen on the Chapter's flickr account here.
PIKE Raises $68,000 for Dance Marathon
   Gamma Rho had another enormously successful Dance Marathon as 37 brothers participated with the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma to raise $68,800, the second highest amount ever raised by the chapter. This year brothers John Gallagher ('13) and Jacob Bergman ('15) raised $4,500 and $2,500 respectively, landing on the list of top 5 individual fundraisers for all of Dance Marathon.

The PIKE/Kappa team, led by seniors Aspen Mori ('12) and David Stillman ('12), gave a strong showing in the special events held by Dance Marathon including winning Dance Marathon Trivia for the second year in a row.

A HUGE thanks to all the alumni who donated to the team this year! Please consider the PIKE Dance Marathon team in your 2015 charitable giving plans!!
From left to right brothers Aspen Mori ('12), Jack McCartney ('13), Demetrios Elias ('12), David Stillman ('12), and David Olodort ('12) with Kappa sisters at Dance Marathon
Senior Profiles
   This is our second installment of a series each month featuring prominent PIKE seniors who have contributed greatly the to Chapter. Each profile includes their plans after graduation, student activities outside of PIKE, personal interests & hobbies, and favorite PIKE memory. 
Kevin Gerner - Wilmette, IL
Major: Economics & Political Science
Post-grad: Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co.

   Kevin enjoys running, golf, Chicago sports, and following international politics in his free time. He was an intern for the Chicago Blackhawks and served as a member of the Executive Board of the Interfraternity Council at Northwestern. Kevin's favorite PIKE memories were the Run For Boston philanthropy event held during his sophomore year and when PIKE won the IM flag football championship this past fall. He served as President and Member-at-Large.
Kiran (KC) Chilamkurti - Gurnee, IL
Major: Economics w/ Kellogg Managerial Analytics
Post-grad: Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co.

   KC was involved with Consultants Advising Student Enterprises (CASE), Associated Student Government, and Campus Solutions during his time at Northwestern. He says he enjoys golf, music production, and DJing in his free time. KC’s favorite PIKE memory was when the chapter attended a Blackhawks game for a brotherhood event last winter.
Yawer Amin - Rye, NY
Major: Economics & Business Institutions
Post-grad: Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch

   Yawer served as director of Northwestern Capital Management and as a mentor in the Investment Banking club on campus. He is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan and loves everything football related. Yawer also enjoys playing golf and hopes to help the chapter move forward as an alumni after  spending two years on the executive board as Sergeant-at-Arms and Member-at-Large. His favorite Pike memory isn't any singular event, but the many times when brothers would get together to play basketball on the weekends.
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    - Discounted event prices
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Saturday May 16th
Location TBD

Annual Alumni Golf Outing

Friday June 19th
Ryan Field
Evanston, IL

157th Annual Commencement
Donation Thanks!
A special thanks to those alumni that have donated to the Chapter either through Northwestern or the International Fraternity this past year.

Shield & Diamond Society
H. Brandon Guest

Gamma Rho Society
Robert Armacost Jr.
Greg Graves
Asa "Geordie" Herald

Society levels are based on lifetime giving to Gamma Rho's Scholarship, Building, and Alumni funds
Founders | $50,000+
Jr. Founders | $25,000
Sabre & Key | $10,000
Garnet & Gold | $5,000
Lily of the Valley | $2,500
Shield & Diamond | $1,000
White Horse | $500
Gamma Rho | $250

Chapter House
Check out the photos of the Chapter House here. This page will be constantly updated as improvements are made.
Shield & Diamond
Gamma Rho's recent house renovations were featured in the most recent winter issue of the Shield & Diamond. Check out the write up and general chapter update here.
Give Back
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