Northern Division Conference
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:16 am // mclifton
Last weekend at the Northern Division Conference held in Cleveland, Ohio, Chapter Epsilon Iota B was once again honored for it's Academics, Philanthropy, and Campus Standing. Recognizing the Chapter it's hard work over the last year, we were awarded our 18th Court of Honor, a prestigious award recognizing Epsilon Iota B as one of the top 20 Delta Tau Delta Chapters in America. In upcoming years we hope to earn another Hugh Shields award, the award for the top 10 chapters in America. With some helpful advice received from the Conference, we are confident that this goal is not only obtainable, but within our grasp.
Additionally we were honored for our Philanthropy program, which gathered up over 600 hours of philanthropy work for various organizations such as the Flint Institute of Arts, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the local Flint Elementary School. We were also recognized for maintaining our chapter's average GPA above a 3.0, and Cody Marshall was awarded for his position as IFC President.
This year's 5 members were happy to come back reporting that the conference was a success, and have shared many ideas about how we can improve ourselves as a Chapter, as an Organization, and as a Brotherhood.
From left to right: Joe Sturza, Will Ondersma(Executive Vice President), Ben Hardy(President), Scott Snyder (Chapter Adviser), and Alex Hyden.
Admin & E-Board Retreat
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:03 pm // mclifton
Retreat this past Saturday was a major success. Held at Brother Clark’s stately, lakeside abode, the gathering attracted twenty of the most upstanding Delts in an effort to plan and coordinate this upcoming recruitment term. Business was conducted as usual with each present committee head presenting their current work along with their future plans for their station. After a few hours of business, a number of Delts celebrated the beautiful weather with a boat ride out onto Lake St Clair. A big thank you to the Clark family for hosting us and to everyone who participated. The future is looking bright. Fall term here we come!
New Member Spotlight: Denis Volobuev
Wed May 28, 2014 8:17 pm // wondersma
My name is Denis Volobuev I am nineteen years old. I am from St. Louis, MO. My major is Applied Biology with a biochemistry minor and a concentration in pre-medicine. My class standing as of spring 2014 is freshman two. I am involved in multiple organizations on campus. I am the president of triathlon club and serve on the executive board for Pre-Med Club. I also participate in faculty-sponsored research and currently am working on my own research projects as well. I plan to graduate and continue my education to obtain my MD/PhD. My research objectives include cancer research and endocrine receptors.
New Member Spotlight: Tanay Nagireddy
Tue May 27, 2014 8:23 pm // wondersma
My name is Tanay Reddy Nagireddy, currently a sophomore one, and an industrial engineering major minoring in statistics. I joined the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, because the house is vastly diverse, extremely social and instills leadership. This brotherhood will help me strive to reach my full potential and be the best that I can be.
I am from Bangalore, India; however, when I was around a year and a half, my family and I moved to the states. I have lived in California, Atlanta and Milwaukee. After five years we moved to Canada where I got my citizenship. Then when I was 12, I went back to finish my secondary education, and now I’m at Kettering. Glad that’s over.
I evidently love travelling and am crazy about adventure sports. I used to be a part of the state field hockey team back home; I also enjoy soccer, basketball and running. Music is my drug (although I hate country and heavy metal); I love a good jam session. I appreciate comedians, Russell Peters being my favorite, late night comedies, and sci-fi, action/thrillers on the big screen.
New Member Spotlight: Jon Buckenhizer
Thu May 22, 2014 1:50 pm // wondersma
My name is Jonathan Edward Buckenhizer. I was born on April 13, 1995. I grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan. I am half Filipino and would love to visit the country one day. I am an avid hunter, splitting my time between Hillsdale, Traverse City, and the UP almost every weekend in the fall. My other hobbies include sports, fishing, listening to music, driving, and sleeping. I am studying Mechanical Engineering and am doing my co-op at Inteva Products in Troy. I am excited to be pledging Delta Tau Delta because of the good times I’ve already experienced with the guys during my first term at Kettering and the opportunities that the organization presents me with.
New Member Spotlight: Rob Fisher
Mon May 19, 2014 9:18 pm // wondersma
My name is Robert James Fisher (Rob). I was born November 4th, 1994 and have one younger sister. I currently live in Oakland Township, MI and work at Continental Automotive Inc. in Troy, MI in Purchasing and Sales. I am a Freshmen Two and currently studying ME with a minor in business. My personal interests include art, design, music, fashion, cars, watches and being outdoors. I am also a coffee addict, I enjoy fine cigars and I love tattoos. My short term goals include graduating, attaining membership to Delta Tau Delta and starting my jewelry business. I chose to pledge to this house because of the amazing people I have gotten to know here. I know I have assets to offer the house and in exchange, the house has many lessons in store for me.
I chose Kettering to get my degree because of the large network of alum in the area and the unique co-op experience that it offers to its students. I have already been doing tons of networking and have made some great connections for the future and to even help out my business. I’m very much looking forward to what the next few years have in store for me.
New Member Spotlight: Marcellus Clifton
Sat May 17, 2014 3:32 pm // wondersma
Hello, my name is Marcellus Lloyd Clifton III. I was born on May 19 1995 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I'm an ME currently co-oping at Inergy automotive in Troy, MI. I enjoy autocrossing, playing video games and just chillin with cool people. In high school I played football for two years and taught myself how to play guitar. Learning how to play a musical instrument made me realize how amazing music is. I have a very wide selection of music to chose from, and it is always growing, so feel free to give me suggestions. I rarely sleep because I don't like wasting time. I chose Kettering University because of their history with GM and the co-op program. I just think its amazing to be able to apply all of the things I am learning in class to my co-op, it makes it feel less like an internship and more like an actual job. I recommend Kettering to anyone who wants an engineering job in the automotive industry.
New Member Spotlight: Mitch Drilling
Thu May 15, 2014 10:22 pm // wondersma
Greetings! My name is Mitchell Gordon Drilling. I was born on June 9, 1995 in Traverse City, Michigan. I am working toward a Mechanical Engineering degree and I Co-op at Magna Exteriors and Magna Interiors in Troy, MI. Throughout high school I was always very involved with many activities including basketball, leadership roles, band, and anything else that was going on. In my free time I love to be outdoors. My favorite outdoor activity is kayaking, and I do it almost every day during the summers at my cabin in Traverse City on the Boardman River. Along with kayaking, I enjoy fishing, frolicking, and shooting varmints with large caliber rifles. I chose Kettering University because they made it less expensive to come here than some other schools, though I have no regrets in my decision. The Co-op program is gnarly. Delta Tau Delta stood out to me because of the caliber of persons associated with the house. The atmosphere within this group of gentleman is unlike any other on campus, and I am excited to help add to the unique qualities that make Delta Tau Delta something special!
New Member Spotlight: Matt Cromer
Mon May 12, 2014 9:09 pm // wondersma
My name is Matthew Huston Stanley Cromer. I was born right here in pure Michigan and I’ve lived around the Brighton area my whole life. I grew up in a suburb catching frogs and and tinkering. I’ve always known I wanted to be an engineer, and I’ve fallen into place at Kettering and my co-op quite nicely due to that. I like to spend my free time playing guitar, sports, video games, and being social. I’m really into adventure and trying new things. I hate saying no. The most important thing to me in the world is honesty. Be genuine, and I’ll love ya to death. I am pledging Delta Tau Delta because every person here strives to have a positive impact on the people around them, and I want to be a part of that.
New Member Spotlight: Troy DeLong
Wed May 07, 2014 2:15 am // wondersma
My name is Troy David DeLong. I am a Mechanical Engineering Major from Holt, Michigan. I
work at Dart Container in Mason, Michigan, moving through many different groups throughout
the engineering department there. My parents, Kim and Tyler DeLong, along with my younger
brother Kyle, are a big part of why I am the person I am today. I was a very active person all
throughout my school years Wrestling through Junior High, playing Football and Lacrosse in
High School and lifting weights in the off seasons. I was also an active Business student member
of my High School DECA club my Junior and Senior year. Some hobbies of mine are that I am
really into cars, riding quads, working out, mountain biking, camping, fishing, watching movies,
hanging out with friends and traveling. I chose Delta Tau Delta Fraternity because they focus on
leadership along with excellence, and I felt I fit right in with all the other members in the house. Click here to see older front-page articles..