Alumni Spotlight: Guy Norris (Fall ’82)

Brother Guy Norris (Fall 1982) is a lifelong Gator. The Lake City, Florida native followed in his dad’s footsteps two-fold, earning his undergraduate degree and his JD from the University of Florida. Professionally, Guy has practiced law for 32 years, primarily in...

Campaign for Florida Alpha Update: Summer 2022

The Campaign for Florida Alpha hit an important benchmark this quarter—more than 100 brothers have participated in the campaign with a pledge or outright gift. The campaign now stands at $1.35 million in gifts and pledges toward a $4 million goal. The campaign website...

Alumni Spotlight: Byron Oldham (Fall ’06)

Byron Oldham (Fall 2006) never planned to take over the company business, but in 2014—just four years after graduation—Byron bought out his dad’s used car business. And only six years after that, Fruitland Park-based Honest Autos was recognized as a business in the...

Campaign for Florida Alpha Update

A new educational foundation for Florida Alpha will help to facilitate tax-deductible gifts to the Campaign for Florida Alpha. The campaign is a $4 million effort to fund the renovation of the chapter house. A campaign committee led by Kevin Wilkinson (Spring 1984)...

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...