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By Robert Alexander, '14, Consul
The spring of 2013 has been a busy and exciting season for the Phi Phi Chapter. March 17th saw the initiation of eighteen new members into the chapter. The newest members of our 138 year old Chapter, hail from all over the country, and represent various varsity athletic teams on campus: baseball, crew, football, golf, hockey, and tennis. (See list of all Newly Initiated Brothers). A memorable moment in the Initiation ceremony was having House Corporation President, Mark Kocent '82 on hand to place the White Cross on his son, Matt Kocent '16. Special thanks go to Mark and the following Quaker Sigs: Paul Garvey '82, Ronald Woodmansee '82, and Murray McComas '58 for their spirited participation during this spring's Initiation.

The chapter's leadership at Penn and in our province has been recognized with multiple awards this spring. Kevin Gramza '13 was the recipient of the International Fraternity's Mid-Atlantic Provincial Balfour Award. This marks the third year in a row that the consul of the Phi Phi Chapter has won this award. Kevin also received an award for "Outstanding Greek Leader" by the University during the 2013 Greek Awards Ceremony. The chapter also won the 2013 award for "Outstanding Philanthropy" among all fraternities and sororities at Penn. This award is a product of numerous philanthropic endeavors undertaken by the chapter: Derby Days, Relay for Life, "Movember," and individual community service efforts carried out by the brotherhood. Congratulations are due to our Philanthropy Chairmen: Ray Andruszko '14, Eric Skoritowski '14, and Bruce Chanenchuk '15.

Finally, the week of April 1st-6th marked the annual celebration of Derby Days for the chapter. Twelve teams of Penn women, each led by a Phi Phi captain, signed up to participate in the competition and assist in the cause to support cancer research. The chapter is still receiving and tallying donations from alumni and parents, as we hope to surpass our goal of $15,000 to honor Jon M. Huntsman '59 and his leadership of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. We will publish a complete list of all donors in our next issue of the Quaker Sig. Should you still wish to contribute, please contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.