Telo’s Gift to Alex: Help Us Raise $10,000

On December 14th, 2013, We lost a dear brother and best friend, Steven Telo.  Those who knew Telo remember him as a dedicated, trustworthy, and reliable guy who was dedicated to our fraternity, as well as his friends and family.

Steve has a little brother, who is 14 years old, named Alex.  Steve is Alex’s idol, and role model, just as he was to many of his fraternal brothers.  Since his passing, we have all had time to dwell on how Steven touched our lives, and through this one of our alumni, Joseph Ciavarelli (Delta, ’13) came up with the idea of starting a scholarship fundraiser for Alex, a college fund of $10,000 that will inspire him to develop into a successful young man. This is not a gift from us.  This is a gift from Steve to his younger brother, because we know Steve is hoping that Alex will become the man that he had always strived to be.  Below is a link to the website where you can donate to the scholarship fund.

http://www.youcaring.com/tuition-fundraiser/telo-s-gift-to-alex/146882

Whether you give a dollar, or a thousand, any amount helps our cause.  Please help us by reaching out beyond our Fraternity and into the WVU community, and all of those who knew and loved Telo just as we did.

We hope you are resting peacefully, Telo. You remain in our hearts and will never be forgotten.  Continue to watch over us brother.  AEKΔB.

On December 14, 2013, Kappa Sigma and West Virginia University lost a great brother, best friend, and Mountaineer. We all gathered on the 21st of December to lay Steve Telo to rest. That day was truly a blessing to Steve’s family to see the amount of people Steve touched with his huge smile, loud laugh, and his huge heart. He will never be forgotten.As a fraternity brother Steve was an asset to our organization. He was a part of the founding fathers who brought Kappa Sigma back to WVU. He served on our Executive Committee and was always a reliable and trustworthy brother. Steve had a unique way of being a loving and caring friend whether it was the first time you hung out or if you had a long relationship with Steve.

The day of the Funeral was a sad day, it brought lots of tears and memories back for everybody. I think its now our time to inspire a young man to grow up to be just like his older brother. Steve’s younger brother, Alex. Alex is 14, I remember seeing him the day of Steve’s wake and it put a lot in perspective to what was lost on December 14. Not just a friend to all of us, but an idol, role model, and probably a hero to young Alex.

What we decided to do is start a fundraiser for Alex. A college fund that will give him the inspiration to succeed and develop into a young man. This isn’t a gift from us. It’s from Steve to Alex, for Alex to someday grow into the man that Steve dreamed of being.

Were asking for a donation to be spread across Steve’s group of contacts. His fraternity brothers, alumni, sororities, other fraternities, and all Mountaineers Steve always showed love to at WVU.

RIP Steve Telo, Gone But Never Forgotten, 12/14/13.

- See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/tuition-fundraiser/telo-s-gift-to-alex/146882#sthash.FnGnQbmk.dpuf

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SPRING RUSH 2014

Rush Week Begins February 3rd and will conclude on the 7th.

Kappa Sigma is West Virginia University’s Number 1 IFC Fraternity.

-Over 130 Members

-Over 100 hours of community service per brother

-Thousands of dollars raised each semester for Military Heroes

-Brand New Chapter House

We will have tables at the Mountainlair, Towers, and other freshman dorms around campus as well as the Rec.  Look for tables and brothers wearing letters around campus for more info.

 

CONTACT: President- Zach Fecsko- (724)-621-9944

ALSO CONTACT RUSH CHAIRMEN

Aaron Washington- (412)-689-9914

Brandon Whyte- (304)-890-8604

Morgan Price- (610)-763-5064

Brandon DiCenzo- (973)-333-7556

Lionel Marshall- (845)-978-4910

Ben Hydrean- (610)-308-9018

**RUSH WEEK SCHEDULE TBA**

Formal Fraternity Rush is open to all undergraduate men in good academic standing at West Virginia University. Come look into an opportunity that can change your entire life.

If you are interested in or have ever considered joining a fraternity, please stop by the formal Rush sign up booth across from JACS in the Mountainlair, which will be available between 11 and 2 p.m. every weekday until January 31st. There is a $10 fee for Rush sign up, but with this you will receive a Go Greek Rush T-Shirt and you will also be entered in a raffle for a new iPad!

“Meet the Greeks,” is our first event where it is possible to talk with representation from every fraternity on campus. This is going to occur from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24th in the Mt. Lair right across from JACS. We are also going to be conducting Greek House Tours on February 1st at 2 p.m. in the Gluck Theater.

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In Memory of Steven Telo, a Good Friend and Even Better Brother

The Gamma-Phi chapter is deeply saddened and disheartened to learn of the sudden passing of one of our brothers, Steven Telo.  Telo was initiated in 2007 as a part of the group of Founding Fathers who worked hard to get the chapter re-chartered in 2008.  He served as Grand Scribe for a year, and was a stand-up guy who strongly reflected the values the fraternity holds dearest; He played a pivotal role in instilling these values into young pledges and turning them into the gentlemen they aspired to become. Telo had the most contagious laugh and smile, and is truly loved and missed by all of us. He is forever in our honor and memories.  We find comfort knowing he is now truly in the Light of God.

To honor him, the chapter held a vigil and conducted the Ritual passing ceremony at the house this past Saturday, December 14th.  Times like these are exemplary of the meaning of the bond we all share as fraternity brothers. “Here’s to you, Here’s to me….” you know the rest Telo.  Rest in peace dear brother. AEKΔB.

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Gamma-Phi Fall 2013 Update

As the fall semester draws to a close and finals week approaches, the brothers of Gamma-Phi are proud to welcome 26 new initiates.  The Lambda pledge class was initiated on November 15th after a strong 60 days of pledging. The chapter now has a few more than 130 active brothers up on the hill at 200 Belmar, making us the largest fraternity at West Virginia University.

In addition to newly initiated brothers, the chapter recently held elections for the new executive committee.  Congratulations to the following brothers:

Zack Fecsko, Grand Master

Sam Smith, Grand Procurator

David Laborda, Grand Master of Ceremonies

Mike Nowicki, Grand Treasurer

Seth Capone, Grand Scribe

Many thanks to brothers Brandon Mong, Matt Barnard, Corey Hall, Gabe Martinez, Kevin Quinn and Charles Fowler who spent the last year as executives working hard to make sure the chapter continued to thrive and prosper.

Looking forward to an even more prosperous and rewarding 2014 and wishing brothers everywhere a happy holiday season.

AEKΔB

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FALL RUSH 2013

RUSH WEEK is approaching fast.  If you are someone looking to positively enhance your college experience, broaden your social network, develop professional connections and above all be a part of an unbreakable brotherhood that will make you a better man, CONTACT:

Devin Neill, Rush Chairman

732-620-0805

Brandon Mong, President

716-225-6409

Kevin Quinn, Grand Master of Ceremonies

610-348-6934

 

 

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Gamma-Phi Initiates 20 New Brothers

The chapter recently initiated 20 fine young men, the Kappa pledge class.  These gentlemen did a great job contributing to the overall prosperity of the fraternity throughout their pledge process while thoroughly learning the teachings of the Bononia Docet and developing close relationships with not only the actives of Gamma-Phi, but more importantly each other.  Congratulations boys, AEKΔB!

The new initiates with their dedicated GMC Charles Fowler

 

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Spring Day of Service 2013

For the Kappa Sigma Day of Service, the brothers and pledges held a car wash in the house parking lot and took donations for Military Heroes.  The warm weather and sunshine provided a great opportunity for brothers and pledges to work together outdoors.

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Kappa Sigma Alumni Weekend 2012

Alumni weekend 2012 was a great success! Brothers from as far back as the 1960′s came to the new house, to see how the chapter was looking for the future, and to catch up with old friends. The event featured speeches by university president James Clements, Grand Master Matt LaNeve, Grand Procurator Paul Guerra, and distinguished Gamma-Phi alumnus Ray Lane. The weekend also featured tours of the new house, which alumni remarked about the wonderful views of Morgantown. The weekend was the first major event at the new house, and the brothers cannot wait for future events in the months and years ahead!

A.E.K.D.B.

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Hillside Clean-Up

Charles Fowler (Treasurer) and Paul Guerra (Grand Procurator)

This past Tuesday Brothers willingly cut out the brush and weeds that have since grown from the last Epsilon class cleanup. Chainsaws, weed whackers  and the enthusiastic chatter of the Brothers brought all other surrounding fraternity’s out of their houses to watch in awe as we devoured the ingrained shrubbery. Two hours of hard work and the land in front of our Kappa Sigma house was stripped to the dirt. Multiple Brothers hope to sod and plant grass in the near future. Even more escalating their dreams to a beautiful deck overlooking Morgantown!

AEKDB

Charles Fowler

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Kappa Sigma Helps Raise Money for Breast Cancer

The brothers helped volunteer for the Party in Pink Zumba event which helped raise money for the Susan G. Koman Foundation. The event featured zumba instructors helping teach the brothers and women in attendance about the dancing, but also featured raffles, and a silent auction. The event raised over 3,000 dollars with the chapter donating over six hundred dollars.

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