St. Louis Karnea - 2018

St. Louis Karnea

The Greatest of all Delt Events

The Fraternity hosted the greatest of all Delt events, the Karnea. More than 600 members and guests assembled to make the 2018 Karnea in St. Louis among the very best. Among the highlights:

  • The Fraternity hosted several accomplished speakers including Jamie Clarke, Kevin Hines and Kristin Lee. All speakers were made possible by the generosity of the Delt Educational Foundation and its contributors.
  • The Fraternity presented the McLaughlin Award for Heroism to Marcus Luttrell (Sam Houston State, 1998), the “Lone Survivor,” who was the only surviving member of his SEAL team in Afghanistan.
  • The Fraternity raised $10,000 to support JDRF during its fourth biennial JDRF walk.
  • Delts took over Busch Stadium to watch the home-team Cardinals best the visiting Colorado Rockies in walk off fashion.
  • The Fraternity presented the Edwin Heminger award for interfraternal service to Ned Kirklin of Holmes Murphy Insurance and FRMT. The Heminger Award recognizes those individuals who have contributed greatly to the advancement of the fraternal movement.
  • Two men were presented with the prestigious Alumni Achievement Award, Austin Brooks (Wabash, 1961) for his contribution to the world of academe and Robert Muhs (North Dakota, 1977) for his accomplishments in commercial aviation.
  • A near flawless Ritual and Rite of Iris ceremony were performed by the men of Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Missouri, respectively.
  • The Karnea passed several important pieces of legislation including:
    • Revisions to the Fraternity member discipline process which creates a standing member discipline committee to adjudicate individual member suspension and expulsion appeals.
    • A revision to the chapter discipline process which equips the chapter honor board with the ability to suspend and expel members.
    • A change to the special initiate requirements which allows for the initiation of men who began the new member process but were forced to quit (e.g., called to active duty).
    • Changed the name and the focus of the Arch Chapter Director of Academic Affairs to the Director of Member Development.
  • Elected new members of the Arch Chapter for the next biennium
    • International President Steve Paquette (Syracuse, 1977)
    • International Vice President Bruce Peterson (Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1975)
    • International Second Vice President John Hancock (Whitman College, 1987)
    • International Treasurer Rosario Palmieri (American University, 1999)
    • International Secretary Anthony Albanese (American University, 1996)
    • Director of Academic Affairs Ashley Wollam (Marietta College, 2008)
  • Unveiled a new strategic plan under the tag line, “True to the Journey.”
  • Honored chapters at Iowa State and Ohio State with the Alexander Calder Award for outstanding shelter projects or renovations.
  • Honored retiring Executive Vice President Jim Russell by inducting him into the Fraternity’s Badge of Honor shrine.
  • Honored retiring International President Jim Garboden by inducting him into the Fraternity’s Badge of Honor shrine.
  • Presented undergraduate programming awards to Eastern Michigan, the University of the South and Vanderbilt for outstanding undergraduate education, Auburn University for outstanding recruitment programming and Northeastern University for outstanding new member education.
  • Presented the James S. Eaton Award for accomplishment by a young alumnus to Dr. Michael Hole (Butler, 2008) for his work in health care policy and child advocacy.
  • Presented the Alfred P. Sheriff Award for outstanding alumni advising to Richard Schmidt (North Dakota, 1976) for his service as chapter advisor to our chapter at Arizona State University.
  • Presented two young volunteers with the William J. Fraering Award for service by a young alumnus, Jeff Keyseear (Southern Mississippi, 2006) and Jason Brigman (Southern Mississippi, 2004).
  • Cited seven men to the Distinguished Service Chapter for service to the Fraternity – Gene Pregeant (Southeastern Louisiana, 1980), Don McKale (Iowa State, 1966), Don May (Sam Houston State, 1969), Wally Evans (Penn, 1970), Thomas Hill (Syracuse, 1968), Jason Feiner (Bradley University, 1997) and Brian Smith (Bradley, 1990).
  • Installed new International President Steve Paquette who set the course for Delta Tau Delta for the next two years and beyond. 

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