Alumni Association President Signs Off

Alumni Association President Signs OffBy Moss Walden ‘83

I would like to inform everyone that my term as President of the Alumni Association has come to an end.  I am delighted to share the great news that David Minkoff will be taking over effective immediately.  Mink has held numerous leadership positions on the alumni board over the years, including treasurer from 2011 to 2014, then Executive Director for six months before taking a position with the Smeal College of Business.  Most currently, Mink has been our chapter advisor for over the past two and a half years.  We are extremely fortunate that Mink has graciously accepted to be our new President.  He is uniquely talented and informed on all of our current processes and procedures.  As a matter of fact, Mink was my one stop reference site for anything and everything relating to our beloved fraternity and university. 

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Long-Time Beta Sig Volunteer Assumes Alumni Presidency

Long-Time Beta Sig Volunteer Assumes Alumni Presidency By David Minkoff ‘81

Some people say I’m crazy for becoming president of our alumni association in light of the current issues with Greek Life at Penn State; I say I would be crazy not to.  Others say, “Mink, you have already been alumni association treasurer, executive director and chapter advisor.  Isn’t that enough?”  I say, “no, it’s not.”  As I mentioned at the Founders’ Award dinner back in May, the next few years are going to be critical, not only for Beta Sig, but all fraternities.  I know the operations of the house like the palm of my hand (no comments Lichty), I already have a good relationship with the undergrads, and because of my development position with the Smeal College of Business, I am an “insider” with the University.  I think all of this will help me keep Beta Sig on the right path for years to come.  It also doesn’t hurt that I spend 60-65% of my time in State College.

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Beta Sigs Connect and Celebrate at 2017 Founders’ Dinner

Beta Sigs Connect and Celebrate at 2017 Founders’ DinnerBy Moss Walden '83

If you appreciate unlimited jumbo shrimp, free flowing cold craft beer, laughter and friendship, and I’m just referring to the cocktail hour, and you weren’t at the most recent Founders’ Dinner, you seriously missed out.  The crowd was estimated to be slightly higher than the actual attendance of Don Trump’s inauguration.  We had a tremendous crowd featuring representation from classes dating all the way back to the 1940’s.  Special recognition goes out to this very special crew of Alumni Royalty which included Dan Veloric, Bob Drucker, Sam Firestone, Bob Altman and Stan Jacobs.  Marv Schimmel was also slated to come but unfortunately had to cancel at the last minute.  Hope to see you next year Marv.  

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