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Vadnais Concludes Service; Fraternity Praises Contribution
Oxford, Ohio – 2 May 2014 – Following five years of superior leadership as Beta Theta Pi’s director of leadership and education, the Fraternity regretfully announces the staff departure of Megan Vadnais, Sigma Kappa. She will assume duties in late May as associate director of orientation at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
“Megan has been at the heartbeat of our Fraternity’s evolution and progress the last five years and her departure will leave very large shoes to fill. We are, of course, all happy and enthusiastic for this next phase of her life that includes marriage and a new professional opportunity that will allow her to return to south Florida and continue her work in student development,” said Judson Horras, administrative secretary from Beta’s Oxford, Ohio, Administrative Office. “Megan has gone above and beyond in her service to the Fraternity and will always be an integral part of our Beta family. We look forward to keeping her involved as a deeply loved Friend of Beta by our undergraduates and volunteers.” The
Fraternity’s search for a full time director of leadership and education is already in motion under the leadership of Director of Chapter Services Jeff Rundle, Kansas State ’03.
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Known for its award-winning Men of Principle initiative, Beta Theta Pi ranks among the top 10 fraternities in North America for number of chapters, undergraduate members and living alumni. This past academic year, the Fraternity achieved a 3.18 GPA, the highest mark in its 174-year history.
Notable alumni include United States Senator Richard G. Lugar, Denison ’54, Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden, Purdue ’32, Wal-Mart Founder Sam Walton, Missouri ’40, Nike Co-Founder Bill Bowerman, Oregon ’33, Hall of Fame Baseball Player Mike Schmidt, Ohio ’71, and Retail Guru Bruce Nordstrom, Washington ’55.
Beta Theta Pi was founded in 1839 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and consists of approximately 9,000 undergraduates on 127 campuses throughout the United States and Canada. The Fraternity also serves 126,000 living-alumni members, more than 1,200 volunteers, countless Friends of Beta and the parents of all undergraduates.
The Mission, Vision and Core Values of Beta Theta Pi
Mission: To develop men of principle for a principled life.
Vision: Every member will live Beta Theta Pi’s values.
Core Values: To build lasting bonds of friendship and brotherhood, Beta calls for:
- Mutual Assistance – Betas believe that men are mutually obligated to help others in the honorable labors and aspirations life.
- Intellectual Growth – Betas are devoted to continually cultivating their minds, including high standards of academic achievement.
- Trust – Betas develop absolute faith and confidence in one another by being true to themselves and others.
- Responsible Conduct – Betas choose to act responsibly, weighing the consequences of their actions on themselves and those around them.
- Integrity – Betas preserve their character by doing what is morally right and demanding the same from their brothers.