Pledge Spotlight: Dominic Doxen
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:27 pm // wondersma
My name is Dominic Doxen. I am from Clinton Township, MI, but I spend a ton of time Up North in the Leelanau Peninsula out on Lake Michigan, especially during the summer. With that being said, most of my interests are outside and being active, but I also enjoy collecting records and working on some badass classic cars. I did tons of different things in high school, but highlights include captain of the football, hockey, lacrosse, and the FIRST robotics team at my school. I am a diehard Red Wings and Tigers fan, and like many Michiganders I’m still waiting for the Lions to do something (anything?) with their season. Classic rock and country music are my favorite music genres, but there’s not much I won’t listen to.
I decided to be a Mechanical Engineering Major because of my father who is an ME and also because I had some really cool Kettering Alumni mentor me in high school. I currently Co-Op for Chrysler in their NVH department. I chose Delta Tau Delta because it has a diverse, yet strong brotherhood, and a strong academic focus. I look forward to all the good times in years to come.
Pledge Spotlight: Alec Gradl
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:02 pm // wondersma
My name is Alec Meyer Gradl. I was born on May 1st, 1995 in Buffalo, NY. I came to Kettering for the job experience and to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering. I have one older sister named Dana and my parents names are Cindy and Wayne. I am Jewish, but reform so I can still enjoy a nice ham sandwich. I am however not a huge fan of bacon. In high school I was a band geek, but was still super awesome cause I played some kickass jazz trumpet. I took four years of German and hope to visit Germany some day. I am a huge fan of the outdoors going backpacking, mountain-climbing, and camping all over the country. I am a black belt in Kenpo Karate and hope to pick it back up soon somewhere in Michigan. I am so excited to pledge Delta Tau Delta, and every moment I spend with my future brothers reaffirms my decision.
Tenth Hugh Shields Award
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:51 am // wondersma
This past weekend at the Northern Division Conference Epsilon Iota B received its tenth Hugh Shields award and, as a result, retired a flag! The Hugh Shields award is given to the top 10 chapters of Delta Tau Delta across the nation and is a sign of all around excellence. The brothers are all very excited to receive this honor for the second year in a row and are already beginning preparations for next year's FAAR. EI-B also received it's 17th Court of Honor award, which is given out to the top 20 chapters of Delta Tau Delta, and a recent alumnus, Andrew Sierra, was honored for having served as IFC President over the past year. This years conference was a huge success for EI-B and all nine members who attended came away with new ideas and an overall excitement for the term to come.
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:56 am // wondersma
Alumni day was this past Saturday and it was a blast. We had a total of nineteen alumni show up for the occasion. This term we went bowling which was a great time for everyone. After bowling we had a good number of the alumni stick around just to hang out, making a full day of fun with Delts, both past and present. From start to finish, Alumni Day was fun and thrilling, and overall a great success. We would like to extend a big thank you to all the alumni who were able to make it out! We hope to make this event bigger and bigger every term, and we hope to see many more alumni next time.
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:37 am // wondersma
Families, don't forget to come out Saturday, November 16th, and check out the house! We will be having a pig roast and an auction for charity. Anything you could donate to the auction would be much appreciated! There is also a possibility for tournaments in pool and Foosball, if enough interest is shown. Food will be served about 4:00 to 6:00. The auction will start at 6:00. Hope to see you all there!
Parent's day was a blast! We had great attendance and our auction was able to raise over $1,400 for JDRF. Thank you to everyone who came and we hope to see you again next year!
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:44 pm // wondersma
This past week was a ton of fun and very successful. On Monday we had a BBQ Cookout with hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries. Afterwards, we had a hotdog eating contest. Each contestant had to consume seven hot dogs as quickly as possible. It was close the whole way, but Alec Gradl won by emptying his plate in five minutes and fifty-five seconds. Matt Cromer came in a close second.
This week we also had Delt Olympics. With a lineup of events including Turkey Bowling, Glow Dodgeball, Basketball, Broomball, and Darts, there was never a dull moment. Congrats to the victors, Devin Davis and Tyler Wilson! A big thank you to everyone who participated!
This upcoming week we have Casino night on Tuesday. There will be all types of table games to take a crack at. All players will be winning tickets to put in for a raffle on a number of exclusive prizes. Be sure to come on out!
A Good Start to the Term
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:41 am // wondersma
With first week over and done with, the term is officially in full swing. That means some serious work ahead, but why not have some fun too? This past week we had a couple successful events. Dollar Burgers at Bar Louie was an all around good time, and Open Rec Night with Lambda Chi Alpha was a blast. All types of sports were being played from volleyball to basketball, with dodgeball being by far the most popular.
This week we have an event you won't want to miss. At 7:30pm on Wednesday we'll be having our traditional Mini Golf event. We will have a host of home-made holes throughout the house to take a swing at. Be prepared for some interestingly entertaining holes. Scores will be tallied at the end of the night and the person with the highest score will win a prize! Be sure to come out and bring your friends.
Pledge Spotlight: Lance Byers
Wed May 15, 2013 1:34 pm // bwang
My name is Lance Byers. I was born and raised in Montrose. I am married to a beautiful blonde named Berlin. I am studying electrical engineering and I currently work at Consumers Energy. Some hobbies are that I like to spend time with my wife. I like to work out and be active. I like doing anything with power sports. My favorite movies are Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Black Sheep, Tommy Boy, Fast and Furious series, Resident Evil series, and anything else funny or action. Some other facts about me are that I have a B.S in Health Care Administration from UM-Flint. I was a four time state placer and state champ in wrestling.
Pledge Spotlight: Josh Orlando
Wed May 15, 2013 1:30 pm // bwang
Hi my name is Joshua Dominic Orlando. I am an electrical engineering major from White Lake Michigan. I work at Pi-Innovo in Plymouth Michigan. I participated in football, lacrosse, and robotics in high school. I was a senior varsity football captain and captain of the robotics team at my school. I am a very loud and outgoing person. My favorite things to do at Kettering are the sports and late night shenanigans. I choose Delta Tau Delta because of the people and the strive for excellence. I cant wait to become a part of this house.
Pledge Spotlight: Jake Sulkowski
Tue May 07, 2013 9:16 pm // bwang
My name is Jacob Edward Sulkowski. I'm a mechanical engineering major from Brighton Michigan. I work at ASCO numatics in Novi. I was a drama and choir kid in high school. I did all of my sports in middle school including basketball, soccer and hockey. I would consider myself a chill person and I was never active until I came to Kettering. Sleeping and napping used to be my favorite things to do but now that I have no time to sleep, I spend most of my time working out, playing sports, studying and doing shenanigans at the house. I chose Delta Tau Delta because it was the one place where everyone had fun and everyone is welcome. The guys kick ass and there is never a dull moment Click here to see older front-page articles..