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Spring 2014 Officers

Monday, January 20, 2014

The newly elected officers for Spring 2014 are listed below. Here comes another great semester.

Consul: Nik Albarran
Pro Consul: Jake Mooney
Annotator: Brad Eckert
Quaestor: Austin Gromatzky
Tribune: Stephen Rodan
Chapter Editor: Matt Kalinowski
Historian: Kareem Itani
Kustos: Gaga Attah
Magister: George Hartularos
Recruitment Chair: Miles Burr
Risk Manager: Isaac LaJoie
Community Relations: Tyler Finkelstein, Perry Ha
Social Chairman: Ben Collins, Miles Burr, Henry Merrow, David Christoff
House Manager: Tom Altmann, Jake Mooney
Work Week Manager: Jake Mooney, Chris Cook
Steward: Brad Eckert
Assistant Steward: David Christoff
Derby Days Chair: Jake Mooney, Andrew Liotta, Colin Hong
Judicial Committee Representative: Henry Merrow, Matt Kalinowski, Ben Collins, Isaac LaJoie, Thomas Cowan
Undergraduate Association Representative: Keith Galli, Matt Kalinowski
Network Administrator: Tyler Nolan
Song Masters: Colin Hong
Peterson Chairman: Fernando Torija
Web Master: Chris Cook
Athletic Chairman: Miles Burr
Concessions: Thomas Cowan, Tyler Finkelstein
Tea Masters: Brad Eckert
Sweetheart Chairmen: Austin Gromatzky
Assistant Sweetheart Chairmen: Dom Hansford, Thomas Cowan, David Sherwood, Martin Krasuski
Judicial Board (Freshmen): Matt Kalinowski, Matt de la Ossa
Judicial Board (Sophomores): Ben Collins, Andrew Liotta
Judicial Board (Juniors): Andrew Busse, Tyler Nolan
Judicial Board (Seniors): Kenny Siebert, David Christoff
GZ: Tom Altmann

In hoc,

Chris Cook

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '15

Webmaster

Fall 2013 Officers

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The newly elected officers for Fall 2013 are listed below. Here comes another great semester.

Consul: Tom Altmann
Pro Consul: Nik Albarran
Annotator: Isaac LaJoie
Quaestor: Colin Hong
Tribune: George Hartoularos
Chapter Editor: Fernando Torija
Historian: George Ezenna
Kustos: Andrew Liotta
Magister: Andrew Busse
Assistant Magister: George Hartularos
Recruitment Chair: David Christoff
Assistant Recruitment Chair: Brad Eckert
Risk Manager: Tyler Nolan
Community Relations: Andrew Liotta, Jake Mooney
Social Chairman: Brad Eckert, Eben Bitonte, Austin Gromatzky
House Manager: Jake Mooney, Chris Cook
Assistant House Manager: Ben Collins
Work Week Manager: Tom Altmann
Steward: Brad Eckert
Derby Days Chair: Jake Mooney, Andrew Liotta, Colin Hong
Judicial Committee Representative: Miles Burr, Ben Collins
Undergraduate Association Representative: Reva Attah, Nick Diamantoni
Network Administrator: Tyler Nolan
Song Masters: Eben Bitonte, George Ezenna, Nick Diamantoni
Web Master: George Ezenna
Athletic Chairman: David Christoff
Concessions: Jeff Castillo
Tea Masters: Brad Eckert, Ken Siebert, Miles Burr
Corporate Board Representatives: Isaac LaJoie, Stephen Rodan, Andrew Liotta, Jake Shearman
Sweetheart Chairmen: Austin Gromatzky, Jake Mooney
GZ: Ken Siebert

In hoc,

Chris Cook

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '15

Spring 2013 Officers

Monday, February 11, 2013

The newly elected officers for Spring 2013 are listed below. Here comes another great semester.

Consul: Ken Siebert
Pro Consul: Austin Gromatzky
Annotator: Tymor Carpenter Hamamsy
Quaestor: Colin Hong
Tribune: George Hartoularos
Chapter Editor: Jake Mooney
Historian: Reva Attah
Kustos: Andrew Liotta
Magister: Andrew Busse
Recruitment Chair: David Christoff
Risk Manager: Tom Altmann
Community Relations: Andrew Liotta, Jake Mooney
Peterson Chariman: Tyler Nolan, Tom Altmann
Social Chairman: Miles Burr, Stephen Rodan, Tymor Carpenter Hamamsy
House Manager: Tom Altmann, Chris Cook
Assistant House Manager: Miles Burr
Work Week Manager: Tom Altmann
Steward: Brad Eckert
Derby Days Chair: Andrew Busse, Nik Albarran
Judicial Committee Representative: Sean Burke
Undergraduate Association Representative: Reva Attah
Network Administrator: Joao Batalha
Song Masters: Eben Bitonte, George Hartoularos, Reva Attah
Web Master: Brad Eckert
Athletic Chairman: Miles Burr
Concessions: Austin Gromatzky, Reva Attah
Tea Masters: Brad Eckert, James Byron, Brian Oldfield, David Christoff, Miles Burr, Reva Attah
Corporate Board Representatives: Fernando Torija, Stephen Rodan, Jake Mooney, Ben Collins
Assistant Steward: Kevin Lang, Pat Vatterott, Gabe Blanchet, Paul Uche, David Rodriguez
Delegates Council: George Hartoularos
GZ: Paul Uche

In hoc,

Brad Eckert

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '15

Webmaster

Fall 2012 Officers

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The newly elected officers for Fall 2012 are listed below. Get ready for another awesome semester.

Consul: Paul Uche
Pro Consul: David Rodriguez
Annotator: Nik Albarran
Tribune: Tyler Nolan
Chapter Editor: Austin Gromatzky
Historian: Jeff Castillo
Assistant Magister: Andrew Busse
Risk Manager: Chris Cook
Community Relations: Nick Diamantoni
Social Chairman: Tom Altmann, Mike Klinker, Nik Albarran, Pat Vatterott
House Manager: Tom Altmann
Assistant House Manager: Kevin Lang
Steward: Brad Eckert
Derby Days Chair: Gabe Blanchet
Assistant Derby Days Chair: Andrew Busse, Austin Gromatzky
Sweetheart Chair: Austin Gromatzky
Assistant Sweetheart Chair: Kevin Lang
Judicial Committee Representative: Sean Burke, Tyler Nolan, Austin Gromatzky
Undergraduate Association Representative: Reva Attah
Network Administrator: Joao Batalha
Song Masters: Andrew Busse, Colin Hong, Nick Diamantoni
Web Master: Kenny Siebert
Athletic Chairman: Miles Burr
Concessions: George Hartoularos, Brad Eckert, Gabe Blanchet
Tea Masters: Brad Eckert, Chris Cook, Reva Attah
Corporate Board Representatives: Tyler Nolan, Miles Burr, Austin Gromatzky, Andrew Busse
Assistant Steward: Kevin Lang, Pat Vatterott, Gabe Blanchet
Delegates Council: George Hartoularos, Tyler Nolan
GZ: Sean Burke

In hoc,

David Thomas

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '12

Webmaster

Spring 2012 Officers

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The newly elected officers for Spring 2012 are listed below. We are looking forward to a great semester.

Consul: Sean Burke
Pro Consul: Peter Britton
Annotator: Max Ramundo
Quaestor: Kenneth Siebert
Magister: David Christoff
Tribune: Gabriel Blanchet
Chapter Editor: Michael Gibson
Historian: Nick Albarran
Kustos: Revah Attah
Risk Manager: Obinna Okwodu
Recruitment: Kevin Lang
Community Relations: Nick Diamantoni
Social Chairmen: Scott Sundvor, David Christoff, Brad Eckert, Tom Altmann
House Manager: Max Ramundo
Assistant House Manager: Michael Gibson
Steward: Jamie Byron
Judicial Commity Representative: Sean Burke
Undergraduate Association Representatives: Bryan Beller, Steven Zipparo
Network Administrator: Tyler Nolan
Song Masters: Colin Hong, Andrew Busse
Web Master: David Thomas
Athletic Chairman: Miles Burr
Concessions: Michael Klinker, Rory Macdonald
Tea Masters: Eamon Glackin, Brad Eckert
Corporate Board Representatives: Michael Gibson, Andrew Busse, George Hartoularos, Austin Gromatzky, Nick Albarran
Work Week Manager: Jamie Byron
Peterson Chairmen: David Rodriguez, Gabriel Blanchet
GZ: Patrick Vatterott

In hoc,

David Thomas

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '12

Webmaster

Summer Updates

Monday, October 24, 2011

As the Fall Semester moves along, Alpha Theta Sigs reflect on their various summer excursions:

Patrick Vatterott '13 spent the summer working in Regensburg, Germany as an intern for Osram OS, and traveling around Europe, including multiple meetups with fellow brothers Paul Uche '13, Robin Demyttenaere '13, and Ruaridh Macdonald '12.

Max Ramundo '14 worked at Rolls-Royce North America in Indianapolis. He was also able to spend time at home in Detroit.

Charlie Bernstein '12 worked for New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Washington DC.

Scott Sundvor '12 worked as a product development intern in the Device Technology Group in Johnson & Johnson's Consumer Products sector. He was responsible for the mechanical engineering design on several products and helped conceptualize, design, develop, prototype, and test new products for consumer healthcare.

Andrew Pierson '12 spent the summer interning for a consulting company that specializes in environmental engineering and services.

David Thomas '12 researched mathematics in Israel, participated in an Italian fellowship program, and travelled through the Middle East.

Paul Uche '12 interned in Paris, France working on research pertaining to integrating a cell incubator into a micro-electro mechanical system for cell testing and drug trials. He also spent time traveling through Europe and regularly met up with brothers Patrick Vatterott '13 and Robin Demyttenaere '13.

Michael Gibson '13 worked at 24M, a lithium ion battery startup in Kendall Square. He enjoyed his second summer in the house, and taught local high schoolers for an MIT educational program in his spare time.

James Byron III '13 spent the summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains working as an intern at the Wood House Research Farm in Green Spring, WV. He worked on developing alternative agricultural practices, repairing and operating heavy equipment used for farming and forestry. He also built a greenhouse and drove a Bobcat.

Gabe Blanchet '13 took last spring semester off from MIT to hike the Appalachian Trail, finishing at Mt. Katahdin with several brothers. He then spent the rest of his summer working as an MIT admissions blogger.

Sean Burke '13 spent the summer in Hood River, OR working with the unmanned aircraft company, Insitu as a Software Quality Assurance Intern. He was responsible for testing and reporting defects with the flight control software.

After a successful rush and the highest GPA among Fraternities last semester, brothers plan to continue their success through the end of the Fall semester.

In hoc,

Sean Burke

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '13

Webmaster

Fall 2011 Officers

Monday, May 30, 2011

Brothers,

The results of the Fall 2011 elections are listed below, along with previously elected postions:

Consul: Patrick Vatterott
Pro-Consul: Michael Gibson
Annotator: David Christoff
Quaestor: Paul Uche
Tribune: Kevin Lang
Chapter Editor: Obinna Okwodu
Historian: Joao Batalha
Magister: Gabriel Blanchet
Assistant Magister: Jamie Byron
Risk Manager: Max Ramundo
Community Relations: Michael Gibson
Social Chairmen: Jordan Lopez, Ruaridh Macdonald, David Thomas
House Manager: Peter Britton and Brian Oldfield
Assistant House Manager: Peter Britton
Steward: Joey Perricone
Network Administrator: Patrick Vatterott
Webmaster: Sean Burke
Athletics Chairmen: Andrew Pierson
Concessions: David Christoff
Sweetheart Chair: Paul Uche
Assistant Sweetheart Chair: Colby Dunn
Derby Days Chairmen: Scott Sundvor and Kevin Lang
130th Anniversary Coordinator: Ruaridh Macdonald
Tea Masters: Eamon Glackin, Jamie Byron, Bryan Oldfield, Kenneth Siebert
Song Masters: Mike Klinker and Joey Perricone
Corporate Board Representatives: Kenneth Siebert and Joey Perricone
Judicial Committee Representatives: Sean Burke
UA Representative: Steven Zipparo and Bryan Beller
Recruitment Chair: Bryan Beller
Work Week Manager: Jordan Lopez
Kustos: Kenneth Siebert
GZ: Ruaridh Macdonald

Congratulations to all of the newly-elected officers.

In hoc,

Sean Burke

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '13

Webmaster

Spring 2011 Officers

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Brothers,

The results of the spring 2011 elections are listed below.

Consul: Ruaridh Macdonald
Pro-Consul: Scott Sundvor
Annotator: David Christoff
Quaestor: Paul Uche
Tribune: Michael Gibson
Chapter Editor: Pall Kornmayer
Historian: Joao Batalha
Magister: Gabriel Blanchet
Risk Manager: Peter Britton
Community Relations: Kevin Lang
Social Chairmen: Paul Uche, Ken Siebert, David Christoff, Andrew Pierson
House Manager: Sean Burke and Peter Britton
Assistant House Manager: Jamie Byron
Steward: Brian Oldfield
Network Administrator: Patrick Vatterott
Webmaster: Sean Burke
Athletics Chairmen: Peter Britton
Concessions: Patrick Vatterott and Michael Gibson
Tea Masters: Eamon Glackin, Ruaridh Macdonald, Mike Klinker, Max Ramundo
Song Masters: Garrett Winther, Mike Klinker, Joey Perricone
Corporate Board Representatives: Michael Gibson, Max Ramundo, Colby Dunn
Judicial Committee Representatives: Sean Burke and Bryan Beller
UA Representative: Steven Zipparo and Obinna Odukwo
Recruitment Chair: Bryan Beller
Work Week Manager: Jordan Lopez
Peterson Chair: Patrick Vatterott and Eamon Glackin
Kustos: Ken Siebert
GZ: Charles Bernstein

Congratulations to all of the newly-elected officers.

In hoc,

Patrick Vatterott

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '13

Webmaster

Summer Updates

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Alpha Theta Sigs are wrapping up their summers and preparing to move in to the house on August 22nd for a fun and productive work week. Brothers are returning to MIT from various internships, jobs and travels:

Pall Kornmayer '11 stayed in Boston working on a UROP with professor Sanjay Sarma's lab in LMP. He is working on designing a sensor that can move through pipelines and find leaks by detecting large pressure gradients.

Eamon Glackin '12 worked in New York City for Wells Fargo as a financial analyst this summer , which included creating and testing mathematical models in C++ that traders use to valuate potential trades.

John Walton '12 designed a water injected rotary air compressor for a start-up company called OsComp Systems with a team of undergraduates from MIT. He also traveled every weekend visiting friends, family, and guys from our house (Sean Burke).

Charles Bernstein '12 had a 1-month internship doing preliminary design engineering at Sikorsky (helicopter manufacturer) in Stratford, CT. Then worked 9 weeks at a summer camp in Maryland, on the Chesapeake.

Jordan Lopez '12 was in Savannah, GA for an internship with Gulfstream all summer.

David Thomas '12 researched in Cambridge with Harvard Physics Department HeadChristopher Stubbs on atmospheric attenuation in astronomy data and got sent to Mt. Hopkins in Arizona to test an experimental proto-type. David concluded his summer with a surf road trip through Southern California meeting up with brother Spencer Currie '11.

Steven Zipparo '12 worked at Army Research Labs at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD developing armor for the military.

Michael Gibson '13 stayed in the house over the summer and worked in a materials science lab at MIT studying two-phton lithography.

Paul Uche '13 worked in the MIT Ideation Lab, and conducted research on rapid prototyping methods. This involved web and graphic design. His group has come up with products that could potentially be sold at places like the MIT Museum. Outside of the lab, he spent 3 weeks in Toronto, exploring the city, and visiting family.

Brian Oldfield '13 spent the summer traveling to Panama and Puerto Rico as a part of the US Virgin Islands team to compete in Davis Cup and Central America and Caribbean Games. In addition, Brian also dedicated himself to a UROP at MIT's Electrochemical Energy Lab working on fuel cell catalysts.

Gabe Blanchet '13 worked as a summer camp counselor leading hiking and rock climbing expeditions in the White Mountains of New Hampshire before traveling to Chile to ski for the last two weeks before workweek.

Kevin Lang '13 worked as a lifeguard and an assistant swim coach all summer, with a few breaks to visit family in Ohio, go to a wedding in California, and attend BLTW.

Patrick Vatterott '13 spent his summer at the Boeing company in St. Louis working as a Software Engineering intern with the Launch Systems group for the Harpoon Missile. He also took time to attend BLTW.

Some of our alumni also had active summers and will be moving on to great things.

Ben Pope '08 finished his thesis (and master's degree) in course 2 and started working in the iPhone Product Design group at Apple, joining Phil Hum '06 who works at Apple, too.

Dom Kmita '10, Eric Reuland '10, and Mike Demyttenaere '10 visited South Africa this summer and attended three World Cup games, before visiting Holland, Belgium, France and Italy.

Jeffrey Mekler '10 was a finalist for the International Balfour award, and will return to MIT this fall for Grad school, as well as serving as Chapter Advisor to Alpha Theta.

Excitement among brothers is high, and we certainly anticipate a successful beginning to the fall semester.

In hoc,

Patrick Vatterott

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '13

Webmaster

Alpha Theta Brother Pictured in Popular Science

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Garrett Winther '11 is pictured here in the September 2010 Issue of Popular Science.

Garrett, along with several other Brothers, took part in 2.00b (Toy Design) this Spring, which was featured in this article in the most recent issue of Popular Science:

In hoc,

Patrick Vatterott

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '13

Webmaster

Fall 2010 Officers

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Brothers,

The results of the fall 2010 elections are listed below.

Consul: Charles Bernstein
Pro-Consul: Jordan Lopez
Annotator: Garrett Winther
Tribune: Michael Dobson
Chapter Editor: Rory Macdonald
Historian: Joao Batalha
Risk Manager: Sean Burke
Community Relations: Kevin Lang
Derby Days Chairman: Rory Macdonald
Social Chairmen: Gabe Blanchet, Paul Uche, and Eric Roselli
House Manager: Sean Burke
Assistant House Manager: Steve Zipparo
Steward: David Rodriguez
Assistant Steward: Gabe Blanchet, Jamie Byron, Steve Zipparo, Scott Sundvor
Network Administrator: Patrick Vatterott
Webmaster: Patrick Vatterott
Athletics Chairmen: Pall Kornmayer
Concessions: Garrett Winther
Tea Masters: Jamie Byron, Brian Oldfield
Song Masters: Garrett Winther and Paul Uche
Corporate Board Representatives: Mike Gibson, Robin Demyttenaere,
David Rodriguez, and Pat Vatterott
Judicial Committee Representatives: Brian Beller and Sean Burke
UA Representative: Pall Kornmayer
Assistant Magister: David Rodriguez
GZ: John Walton

Congratulations to all of the newly-elected officers.

In hoc,

Patrick Vatterott

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '13

Webmaster

2013 New Initiates

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Brothers,

On January 31st of 2010, the Alpha Theta pledge program concluded and the 13 members of the 2013 pledge class entered our chapter. A pledge program focused on personal and leadership development culminated with an I-week emphasizing introspection and reflection on brotherhood. With the new members' transition to brotherhood, we welcomed to our house the biggest pledge class in two decades and another great chapter in the Alpha Theta Sigma Chi story. It is with great pride that I welcome the following brothers to our chapter:

James Edgar Byron III
Patrick James Vatterott
Brian Karlsson Oldfield
Tymor Carpenter Hamamsy
Robin Oliver Demyttenaere
David Rodriguez Fuentes
Joao Pedro Mina Lopes Batalha
Kevin Michael Lang
Gabriel Vincent Blanchet
Paul Uchechukwu Uche
Michael Andrew Gibson
Peter Edward Quainton Britton
Sean Edmund Burke

I look forward to watching this diverse and charismatic group of young men bring honor to the house and all of Sigma Chi.

In hoc,

Pall Magnus Kornmayer

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '11

Magister

Spring 2010 Officers

Monday, March 29, 2010

Brothers,

The results of the spring 2010 elections are listed below.

Consul: John Walton
Pro-Consul: Ruaridh Macdonald
Annotator: Tymor Hamamsy
Quaestor: Eamon Glackin
Tribune: David Thomas
Chapter Editor: Gabe Blanchet
Historian: Jeff Mekler
Risk Manager: Justin Sousa
Community Relations: Peter Briton and Bryan Beller
Derby Days Chairman: Troy Tamas
Social Chairmen: Steven Zipparo, Spencer Currie, David Thomas, and Troy Tamas
House Manager: Charlie Bernstein and Eamon Glackin
Assistant House Manager: Bryan Beller
Steward: Justin Sousa
Assistant Steward: Gabe Blanchet and Jamie Byron
Network Administrator: Caine Jette and Jeff Meckler
Webmaster: Patrick Vatterott
Athletics Chairmen: David Rodriguez and Peter Briton
Concessions: Bryan Beller and Scott Sundvor
Tea Masters: Eamon Glackin, Robin Demyttenaere, and Ruaridh Macdonald
Song Masters: Garrett Winther and Paul Uche
Corporate Board Representatives: Mike Gibson, Brian Oldfield, and Pat Vatterott
Judicial Committee Representatives: Ruaridh Macdonald and Pall Kornmayer
UA Representative: Steven Zipparo
Recruitment Chair: Garrett Winther
Work Week Manager: Charles Bernstein
Assistant Quaestor: Kevin Lang
Peterson Chair: Pall Kornmayer and Ruaridh Macdonald
GZ: Eric Roselli

Congratulations to all of the newly-elected officers.

In hoc,

Patrick Vatterott

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '13

Webmaster

Chapter pilots "Alumni Career Night" concept

Friday, March 19, 2010

On a recent Sunday evening, the chapter held a pilot "Alumni Career Night" that proved to be a great success.

A panel of five alums from various industries, types of careers and eras (ranging from the class of 1970 through 2003) discussed their current jobs, their career paths to date, lessons learned over the years, and advice for the actives about ways to think about careers and what one wants to do in life.

Three of the Alums joined the actives in person in the Library, while two of the Alums joined in remotely via video conference -- one from Colorado and one from Michigan. Each Alum gave a brief presentation, and then a Question and Answer session was held.

The Library was packed with active brothers, who thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the evening. It was particularly interesting to hear many common themes from the alums -- despite their varied industries, careers and eras at Alpha Theta -- particularly regarding the significant role that Alpha Theta played in their overall education, preparedness for and success in their various careers. Leadership development experience and the experience of working with others in general at Alpha Theta was something that each of the alums, independently, called out as being a very significant part of their overall MIT education.

Dinner with the local Alums in the Dining Room followed the panel discussion, and then a Chapter Meeting followed that.

Photos from the evening can be found here.

Given the great success of this test pilot of the "Alumni Career Night" concept, we're hoping to make it a regular event!

Rush 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sigma Chi 2009 Rush Schedule
5-Sep 1:00 PM House Tours and Snacks Come meet the brothers and tour the Sigma Chi house on 532 Beacon Street.
5-Sep 6:00 PM Third Annual Exotic Meats BBQ We will be grilling all kinds of meats and seafood
5-Sep 10:00 PM Graffiti Party Dance and party the night away under black lights at Sigma Chi. Wear white. We'll provide highlighters for marking people up.
6-Sep 10:30 AM Beach Trip Take a trip to the beach to enjoy swimming, sports, and food in the sun. We'll be serving breakfast before we leave.
6-Sep 6:00 PM Dinner in Boston Join us for a nice dinner in Boston. We promis you won't have to eat another steak and lobster dinner.
6-Sep 11:00 PM South Street Diner Come join us for a late night snack
7-Sep 10:00 AM Brunch Grab some brunch at Sigma Chi before hitting up the driving range
7-Sep 11:30 AM Golf Country Relax, hang out, and work on your swing with the brothers of Sigma Chi
7-Sep 6:30 PM Dinner in Boston Enjoy some unique Boston eateries you may never experience again
7-Sep 8:00 PM Bowling and Billiards at Jillians Bowling, pool, and delicious snacks at Boston's finest bowling alley
8-Sep 10:00 AM Brunch Before F1 Racing Grab some brunch before F1
8-Sep 11:00 AM F1 Racing Race 45 MPH Karts at F1 of Boston
8-Sep 6:00 PM Dinner Dinner cooked by Chef Gerry
8-Sep 8:00 PM Sports on the Turf Meet us at the turf field for frisbee, soccer, football, and baseball.
9-Sep 6:30 PM Dinner Dinner cooked by Chef Gerry
9-Sep 9:00 PM Tea Sigma Chi's weekly party. Music, food, and entertainment.

In hoc,

Michael Demyttenaere

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '10

Recruitment Chairman

Fall 2009 Election Results

Monday, May 11, 2009

Brothers,

The results of the fall 2009 elections are listed below.

Consul: Eric Roselli
Pro-Consul: Garrett Winther
Annotator: Andrew Pierson
Tribune: Jeff Mekler
Chapter Editor: David Thomas
Historian: Eamon Glackin
Risk Manager: Jordan Lopez
Community Relations: Dominik Kmita and Brian Beller
Derby Days Chairman: Troy Tamas
Assitant Magister: Jordan Lopez
Social Chairmen: Eric Reuland, Scott Sundvor, and Charlie Bernstein
House Manager: Charlie Bernstein
Assistant House Manager: Luke Cummings
Steward: Eamon Glackin
Assistant Steward: Eric Reuland
Network Administrator: Caine Jette and Dominik Kmita
Webmaster: Domink Kmita
Athletics Chairman: Brian Beller
Concessions: Charlie Bernstein and Scott Sundvor
Tea Masters: Luke Cummings, Dominik Kmita, Troy Tamas
Song Masters: Garrett Winther and Justin Sousa
Corporate Board Representatives: Spencer Currie and Colin Taylor
Judicial Committee Representatives: Brian Beller and Pall Kornmayer
UA Representative: Pall Kornmayer
GZ: Jeff Mekler

Congratulations to all of the newly-elected officers. Under their guidance, I expect that the fall term will be an excellent one.

In hoc,

Jeff Mekler

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '10

Consul

Class of 2012 Initiation Ceremonies

Monday, February 16, 2009

After a pledge program aimed to educate, integrate, and inspire the development of character, the pledge class of 2012 began their initiation on January 19th. The energy in the house was high as the reflective spirit of I-week captivated the brothers. At Alumni Tea on Wednesday January 21st, we had the honor of presenting David Ashley (Alpha Theta '73) with his well-earned Significant Sig Award and the pleasure of witnessing the life-long bond of brotherhood as David's big brother spoke about him. On the morning of January 25th, the events and traditions culminated beautifully with the admittance of ten new brothers into the Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Chi:

Charles Raphael Bernstein
Andrew Warren Pierson
Jordan Todd Lopez
John Michael Walton
Bryan Matthew Beller
Eamon Michael Glackin
David Rees Thomas
Steven Matthew Zipparo
Ruaridh Reid MacDonald
Scott Erik Sundvor

I am very proud of these ten men and am looking forward to watching them grow and lead with the ideals that they have been taught and bring honor to our chapter and all of Sigma Chi.

In hoc,

Eric Reuland

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '10

Magister

Alpha Theta Spring 2009 Election Results

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Consul - Jeff Mekler '10
Pro Consul - Spencer Currie '11
Annotator - Eric Roselli '11
Quaester - Michael Dobson '11
Magister - Pall Kornmeyer '11
Tribune - Troy Tamas '10
Historian - Steven Zipparo '12
Chapter Editor - Rory MacDonald '12
Centurion - Garret Winther '11
Kustos - Scott Sundvor '12
Community Relations Chair - Troy Tamas '10, Charlie Bernstein '12
House Manager - Eric Roselli '11, John Walton '12
Socials - Doug Halket '09, Joseph McCarter '10, Scott Sundvor '12, Steve Zipparo '12
Work Week Manager - Eric Roselli '11
Assistent Work Week Manager - Bryan Beller '12
Steward - Troy Tamas '10
Assistent Steward - Eric Reuland '10
Athletics Chairman - Brian Beller '12
Webmaster - Dominik Kmita '10
Assistent House Manager - Dominik Kmita '10
Derby Days Chair - Dominik Kmita '10
Concessions Chair - Neil Zimmerman '09
Assistent Quaester - Eamon Glackin '12
Corporate Board Representatives - David Thomas '12, Charles Bernstein '12,
            Scott Sundvor '12, Bryan Beller '12, Rory MacDonald '12, Andrew Pierson '12
Tea Masters - Eamon Glackin '12, John Walton '12, Rory MacDonald '12
Song Masters - Garret Winther '11, Eugene Jang '09
Network Administrator - Eric Roselli '11, Neil Zimmerman '09
GZ - Dominik Kmita '10

Congratulations to all elected officers.

In hoc,

Dominik Kmita

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '10

Consul

State of the Chapter

Saturday, November 1, 2008

As summer came to a close three weeks before the start of classes to allow for Work Week, Orientation, and Rush, brothers flocked back to the house from all over the country and the world for another exciting year at the Institute. Chris Bukowski ('09) finally returned from studying a semester abroad in Spain, while Eric Reuland ('10) and Dominik Kmita ('10) finished up their internships in Germany. Upon the first morning of Work Week, Jeff Mekler ('10) began cracking the whip as the rest of the brothers revitalized the house for another long year of school. Many floors throughout the house were either refinished or replaced, all house surfaces were scrubbed and polished, a new Sigma Chi sign was painted, and a patch of water-damaged ceiling was repaired in the room designated for our RA, Amon Millner. As Work Week came to a close with beautiful weather and a spotless house, we were ready for some new pledges.

This year recruitment was led by Andrew Ji ('09). Rush Week brought a great deal of fun and excitement to the house, and the highlight of the week was our incredibly successful trip to the beach. Everybody enjoyed the warm, sunny weather as we played in the ocean, organized sports on the sand, and picnicked with rushees. Andrew's leadership and our brothers' enthusiasm at that event as well as throughout the rest of the week rewarded the chapter with ten talented and committed pledges. The pledges immediately began integrating into the house and taking great advantage of their new pledge room. They did not hesitate to forge bonds with brothers through interviews or learn about Sigma Chi through weekly pledge meetings. By October our Magister, Eric Reuland ('10), made sure the pledges had begun to acquire a deep understanding of the history, ideals, and traditions of Sigma Chi. Also, for the first time in recent history, Eric organized a house-wide camping trip geared towards fostering the bonds of brotherhood between brothers and pledges.

Throughout this semester, brothers have continued to strengthen our ties with MIT and the greater Boston community through social events and community service. In September, almost half of the chapter participated in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk to support the advancement of Alzheimer care and research. The event doubled as a chance to support a good cause and socialize with the sisters of the Sigma Kappa sorority.

The position of Songmaster was credited with extra responsibilities this term as our chapter created a new band. An electric guitar, a base guitar, the grand piano, and our new drum set make up the ensemble, but it is the brothers' exceptional musical talents and enthusiastic attitudes that make the band great. Although the band has yet to put on any shows, the brothers have promised to perfect their skills and possibly even write some original music by the end of this term.

All these positive contributions to the brotherhood would not have taken place without the great leadership of our officers this term. We have all been busy and diligent in our duties and have tried to set great examples for the pledges and all brothers. We officers cannot take all the credit, though, because we too are fortunate enough to have somewhere to go to when we need assistance. Ben Pope ('08), our very own International Balfour award winner, has come back this year as an MIT graduate student to act as our Chapter Advisor. He has proven to be a valuable source of knowledge about life, leadership, and Sigma Chi, and I am grateful for everything he has done and continues to do for our chapter.

After almost two and a half years at MIT, I am still amazed at how committed, close-knit, and successful our Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Chi has always been. From community service and academics to intramural sports and the house band, our brotherhood and accomplishments have never been so meaningful and numerous. With a smile on my face and a badge on my chest, I can honestly say that I have never been so proud to be a brother of the Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Chi.

In hoc,

Dominik Kmita

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '10

Consul

Ben Pope '08 Wins International Balfour Award

Saturday, August 2, 2008

It is with great pleasure that I am able to report that Ben Pope (Alpha Theta '08) has just been awarded the International Balfour Award by the Sigma Chi International Fraternity!

The International Balfour Award is given each year to one undergraduate student, selected from among all Sigma Chi chapters, and honors that brother as Sigma Chi's most outstanding senior. It is thus a tremendous honor for Ben to receive this singular recognition from the Sigma Chi International Fraternity. The award was presented to Ben this past week at the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop, held at the University of Missouri.

Ben received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (Course 2) earlier this year, and after working at Apple for the past 6 months (iPhone product design) he will be starting a Masters program at MIT this fall in Mech E. Ben is a truly accomplished and impressive young man. As just one example, those of you who were able to attend the 125th Reunion last year heard about his exciting trip to Antarctica as the Boy Scouts of America Antarctic Scout. During his undergraduate years, Ben served the chapter in many capacities including Consul, played on MIT's Ultimate Frisbee and Varsity Soccer teams, and participated in many other campus activities.

I'm very happy to report that Ben has just now started his new role as Chapter Advisor for Alpha Theta, so the chapter will continue to benefit from having Ben around.

Ben joins three other Alpha Theta brothers who over the history of the Sigma Chi fraternity have been awarded the International Balfour Award: Sam Towell '00, John Piotti '83, and Henry Schleinitz '61. We believe that this may be the most International Balfour Awards received by any Sigma Chi chapter. Congratulations, brothers! Certainly an accomplishment of which to be extremely proud. Please join me in congratulating Ben (bpope@alum.mit.edu) on receiving this great honor!

In hoc,

Karl Buttner

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '87

Corporation Board President

Officer Elections for Fall 2008

Saturday, May 3

It is my pleasure to announce the new officers of Alpha Theta Sigma Chi, elected for the Fall semester of 2008:

Consul - Dominik Kmita '10
Pro Consul - Troy Tamas '10
Annotator - Joseph McCarter '10
Tribune - Eugene Jang '09
Chapter Editor - Eric Roselli '11
Historian - Christopher Bukowski '09
Community Relations Chair - Christopher Bukowski '09 and Troy Tamas '10
House Manager - Jeff Mekler '10 and Eric Roselli '11
Social Chairmen - Eugene Jang '09, Spencer Currie '11, and Garrett Winther '11
Assistant Work Week Manager - Brandon Briscoe '11
Steward - Michael Dobson '11
Assistant Steward - Christopher Bukowski '09
Risk Manager - Pall Kornmayer '11
Athletic Chairman - Neil Zimmerman '09
Webmaster - Neil Zimmerman '09
Assistant Magister - Garret Winther '11
Assistant House Manager - Luke Cummings '10
Assistant Derby Days Chair - Spencer Currie '11
Concessions Chair - Pall Kornmayer '11
Assistant Quaestor - Spencer Currie '11
Undergraduate Association Representative - Justin Sousa '10
Corporate Board Representatives - Michael Dobson '11 and Brandon Briscoe '11
Tea Masters - Douglas Halket '09 and Troy Tamas '10
Song Masters - Eugene Jang '09 and Garret Winther '11
Network Administrator - Eric Roselli '11
GZ - Douglas Halket '09

Congratulations to all of our newly elected officers. We wish them the best of luck in guiding Alpha Theta through another successful semester.

In hoc,

Neil Zimmerman

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '09

Webmaster

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Chapter Updates

Sunday, April 27

The last few months have been a roller coaster of up and downs and hurdles for many individual brothers and the chapter as a whole, but as the school year winds down, everything has seemed to piece together perfectly.

The weekend of April 10-13 was MIT's Campus Preview Weekend (CPW). We housed around 10 pre-frosh at 532 Beacon Street, and we were able to meet and befriend many future MIT students who we would love to see at MIT during rush next year. On Friday night, we hosted the Sigma Chi Top Gun Party were we gave away free aviator glasses and played Top Gun - the 1986 movie starring Tom Cruise - on half a dozen TVs and monitors around the house. The library was stripped down and turned into a dance floor, which was packed with enthusiastic dancers all night.

On April 21, we co-hosted a Boston Marathon Day Party with Phi Sigma Kappa on Commonwealth Blvd. Numerous MIT students and Sigma Chis created a massive group next to the marathon course to cheer on Phillip Samayoa ('09), Caine Jette ('10), and Dominik Kmita '10) - three Sigma Chi brothers brave enough to run all 26.2 miles - as they pushed on through their final mile into Copley Square.

All our brothers are taking advantage of great opportunities this summer. Doug Halket ('09) and Scott Pollom ('09) are going to Chicago to work for a trading company. Eric Reuland ('10) and Dominik Kmita ('10) are flying to Munich, Germany and Dusseldorf, Germany, respectively, for different work opportunities. Other brothers are doing UROPS on the MIT campus or working for consulting firms in the Boston/Cambridge area and will be living at the house, which will be inhabited by just brothers and female summer boarders and should be a fun and relaxing experience for all.

Hopefully we can all finish the year strong with Sigma Chi elections next week, and finals and graduation in less than a month.

In hoc,

Dominik Kmita

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '10

Chapter Editor

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Sweetheart

Monday, December 3

We held our Sweetheart Ball two weeks ago on the 17th of November, celebrating our new 2007 Sweetheart, Teagan Andres. It was at the newly renovated MIT museum. We had a delicious dinner. We got to hear our brothers sing creative renditions of songs from our childhood. And we got to play with all the new "toys" and exhibits in the museum. Our dates were beautiful, and quite frankly, we all looked dashing.

From the MIT museum we took two yellow school buses to the Boston Ice Rink and ice skated until our toes and ankles started to bleed. The ladies were impressed by our ice skating talent. To top off the night we came back to the house for a refreshing and entertaining Champagne breakfast.

Sweatheart was incredible but now finals and the Holidays are coming up. Hopefully, we can power through the hard part so that we can quickly enjoy home, family, and a well earned break.

Good luck on finals and Happy Holidays!

In hoc,

Dominik Kmita

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '10

Webmaster

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The End of the Year

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Well, its already the end of the year. We're right in the middle of finals. Graduation is just over a week away.

First, good luck to everyeone on finals.

Second, Farewell to all our seniors who are heading off into "the real world". We wish them all the best:

  • Matt Williams
  • Edgar Torres
  • Austin Ford
  • Aaron Doody
  • Daniel Scolnic
  • Josh Lake
  • Mike Fitzgerald
  • Chris Savage
  • Eddie Scholtz
  • Brian Wilt
  • Matt Kaser
  • Kevin Krsulich ('08)
  • Nick Haschka ('08)
  • Aman Luther ('09)

Also, good luck to Colin Taylor, class of 2010, who will be going on a mission to Northern Japan with the Church of Latter Day Saints. He will be gone for two years, before he returns to us in the fall of 2009.

Dominik Kmita

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '10

Webmaster

Come to Derby Days 2007!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sigma Chi is proud to announce Derby Days, our annual charity event benefiting the Huntsman Cancer Institute! Our main event is going to be a date auction / banquet to take place at 8PM on Thursday, April 26th in La Sala. You can win a date with one of these fantastic individuals:

'10:

  • Laura Aust
  • Mike "Muscles" Demyttenaere
  • Liz Leshen
  • Alex May
  • Eric Reuland
  • Troy Tamas
  • Colin Taylor
  • Ariadne Smith

'09:

  • Chris Bukowski
  • Rachel Kolesnikov-Lindsey

'08:

  • Michele Sullivan

'07:

  • Diana Nee
  • Chris "The Cheat" Savage
  • Dan Scolnic
  • Edgar Torres

Wellesley TZE:

  • Kate Davis
  • Lauren Eline
  • Jen Macarchuk
  • Raashi Mukherji
  • Sophie Nitkin
  • Sandra Tomlinson-Hansen
  • Liz Turpin

What's more, you'll be able to take them on some awesome dates, including:

  • Red Sox Game
  • Pistol Lessons
  • Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise
  • Cake Design Courses
  • $150 Dinner at Miel Brasserie Provencale
  • Skydiving
  • And More!

Once again:

Sigma Chi Derby Days 2007

April 26th - 8 PM - La Sala

All proceeds go to the Huntsman Cancer Institute

See you all there! http://derbydays.mit.edu

Eugene Jang

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '09

Derby Days Chairman

Happy 125th Anniversary, Alpha Theta Sigma Chi!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Just a quick note from the active chapter. Today marks a milestone for both our active chapter as well as MIT history. Alpha Theta turns 125 tomorrow, March 21, 2007. We were installed on that same day in 1882, the first permanent fraternity on MIT's campus. More information can be found on our chapter's website.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion in three weeks!

Guard Well,

Brian Wilt

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '07

125th Anniversary Reunion Coordinator

Consul's Corner

Monday, March 19, 2007

Dear Brothers,

The frigid winter weather has not dampened the spirits within 532 Beacon Street. The Spring semester has begun in earnest, and our brothers have thus far been both successful and enthusiastic. IAP saw our dispersal to a wide range of activities from working in externships or UROPs to traveling in South America or skiing in the Rockies. At the close of January, Magister Stephane Essama '08 oversaw an exceptional I-week, culminating in the Initiation of eleven outstanding men into our order.

At the beginning of the semester we received notification of our earning a spot on the Fall 2006 FSILG Honor Roll, an honor conferred on those Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living Groups ranking in the top third in GPA. In addition, our academic success has continued with the acceptance of several of our seniors into prestigious graduate schools around the country. Best of luck to Brian Wilt '07, Daniel Scolnic '07 and Austin Ford '07 with their decisions!

Even as we reflect upon our successes, we are excited for our upcoming events. We eagerly anticipate hosting a celebration of our Chapter's 125th anniversary this April 13 - 16. The weekend is packed with excellent events highlighted by Saturday evening's formal ball. It is truly something special for the current actives to experience during our undergraduate careers.

Also, this spring has also seen our Chapter's officers excel. Past and current Quaestors Nicholas Haschka '08 and Douglas Halket '09 have collaborated to re-organize and streamline the House's financial structure. Community Relations Chair Daniel Scolnic '07 has mobilized our brothers to tutor underprivileged youth in the production and programming of autonomous robots with the Machine Science program. In addition, we are ramping up for a philanthropic date auction over MIT's Spring Weekend, headed by Eugene Jang '09.

In athletics, our brothers have ad success at all levels. Matthew Williams '07 led our intramural small-league dodgeball team to a runner up finish, and Aaron Doody '07 captained our undefeated hockey team (8-0). At the Varsity level, Ryan Dean '08 is captain of the conference champion Men's Volleyball team; he is joined on the team by Scott Pollom '09, Eugene Jang '09, Eric Reuland '10, Mike Demyttenaere '10, Caine Jette '10, and Troy Tamas '10. Jack Field '08 is once again captain of the MIT Sailing team and Luke Cummings '10 swam to a 6th place finish at the NCAA Championships with the men's 400 yard medley relay team, earning All-American accolades. In addition, Andrew Ji '09, Jeff Mekler '10, and myself are playing on the Ultimate Frisbee team with aspirations of competing in the national tournament.

I am proud to say that our chapter has distinguished itself through members that have become leaders on campus in both the academic and extracurricular realms. In addition, our house has established itself as a role model within the Greek community. We refuse to rest on our laurels, however, and look forward to continued growth and development this semester.

In Hoc,

Benjamin J. Pope

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '07

Consul

125th Anniversary Reunion Update

Monday, January 15, 2007

Dear Brothers,

Welcome to the new version of the Alpha Theta Sigma Chi website, specially prepared to celebrate our 125th Anniversary Reunion. This section of the site provides an overview of the Reunion as well as schedule information and more Reunion details such as hotel accommodations. Please review this information and then register online!

Please help us spread the word about this great event to as many brothers as possible by filling in some of the missing email addresses for alumni and friends.

If you have a chance, maybe try to update your info, or even leave us a note about what you're up to. We always appreciate to hear what our alumni are up to.

This site also has many features to reacquaint you with the chapter and its active members. Please, check out the brand new section "The Chapter Today" to learn about the undergraduates that make up Alpha Theta, and don't miss the house tour of good old 532 Beacon. Also, for Alpha Theta's Centennial in 1982, Mark Robien '84 penned an impressive history of our chapter which has been posted here. In the weeks leading up to the reunion, the historians at Alpha Theta plan on highlighting historical documents from our past. As a taste of what's to come, perhaps check out a letter from Alden "Bat" Thresher which reminisces about the life of a student in the class of 1918! Dr. Thresher was a professor of economics at MIT and the director of MIT admissions from 1936 - 1961.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Reunion coordinators. Hope to see you in April!

Also, please check out pictures from the 120th Anniversary Reunion, held from April 12 - 15, 2002. For someone like me who hasn't ever experienced a reunion, it gives an exciting preview of what's to come!

Looking forward to seeing you all in three months!

In Hoc,

Brian Wilt

Alpha Theta Sigma Chi '07

Webmaster

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