Alumni Spotlight: Buddy Martin (Fall ’59)

Ocala native Buddy Martin thought the brothers who recruited him to join Phi Delt were smart—and they were. They were smart enough to recognize a good potential brother when they saw one, even one in his junior year. After two months of invitations to the chapter...

Summer 2021 House Improvements

House Director Larry Lamb (Spring 1983) has been working hard to get the house ready for the fall semester. “Some of these things were relatively minor, but others, like painting the ballroom ceiling, are a pretty big deal. What we have done will improve the...

A Christmas Gift Finds a Home at Phi Delt

​Brother David Beck (Fall 1966) joined Chapter Grand on September 2, 2017. He will be remembered by many. Thanks to his daughter, Katie Zarajczyk, a drawing of the chapter house she gave to her dad for Christmas 2004 will serve as a lasting tribute to him in the...

Brother John Penney Meets “The Profit”

Brother John Penney (Fall 1984) is not one to seek attention. But last year, attention found him. The opportunity led to a friendship with the star of a hit CNBC reality-series and the chance to help develop a free learning resource for small business owners. Penney,...

Florida Alpha Awarded Gold Star

The Florida Alpha Chapter has been awarded the Gold Star by Phi Delta Theta. The Gold Star recognizes chapters that secure 90% of available criteria within Phi Delta Theta’s Chapter Excellence Awards. The recognition was gratifying for the undergraduate chapter...

Chapter Grand: Brother Bumper Watson

William John ‘Bumper’ Watson, Jr. October 17, 2018 Known to all throughout his life as “Bumper”, William J. Watson, Jr. died at the age of 87 on October 17, 2018. He was a loyal “Gator Great” of the University of Florida where he was a four-year letterman...