Alpha Tau Omega would like to welcome the 7 members who have received bids to join our fraternity. These members are Patrick Andros, Ethan Villavicencio, Ryan Biswas, Andrew Dahik, Cary Pillow, Kyle Parker, and Thomas Ormsby. All 7 of these gentlemen exhibit great personal characteristics that Alpha Tau Omega try to teach their brothers every day. They will be great fits in our organization. Here they are with our Membership Education Chair Danny McNeil at their pledge retreat at IFLY in Virginia Beach. Welcome!
Yesterday, our fraternity with the help of Robert Kaplan initiated our Fall 2016 pledge class into our brotherhood. We welcome Tyler Bernier, Will Boyd, Marc Dion, Grayson Fusaro, Chandler Julien, Johnatan Nunez, Tom Philip, Daniel Rosa, and Josh Tecce. We are also very excited to see where you take our brotherhood in the future.
Yesterday, our brothers and pledges went on retreat to Water Mill Park. We had a lot of fun playing sports and board games throughout the day. After a day of activities, we settled down for a serious brotherhood building activity that involved brothers talking to the pledges about what brotherhood means to us and our favorite ATO memories. Overall, it was a great day, and our chapter has our Chaplain, Andy Bogorad, to thank for organizing this day for us.
Since September 20th, Alpha Tau Omega at William and Mary is very excited about our finalized pledge class. The Fall 2016 Pledge Class will be Tyler Bernier, Will Boyd, Marc Dion, Grayson Fusaro, Chandler Julien, Johnatan Nunez, Tom Philip, Daniel Rosa, and Josh Tecce. The current pledges have proven to have good character and will be great additions to the brotherhood when Initiation happens in November. Kappa Kappa also applauds our Recruitment Chair, Alex Kenney, for an excellent recruitment again.
Earlier this month, Andy Bogorad and Michael Ide went to the 82nd Annual Alpha Tau Omega Congress in Charlotte, NC to represent our chapter. They attended a variety of seminars and presentations to learn how to improve our chapter and the greater William & Mary Greek community as a whole. Our chapter received Excellence awards in Scholarship and Campus Involvement, and was recognized for our high chapter GPA. Our chapter also won the True Merit award, an award recognizing overall excellence as a chapter that is only given to select schools. We are very proud of our accomplishments this past year, and look forward to doing more during the 2016-2017 school year!