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Richard Schorr ‘75: The house stood apart from other fraternities at Penn

Richard Schorr ‘75 ([email protected]) says that the day he decided to pledge to πKA, the house grew – a lot. “Twenty friends from my f

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CHAPTER ETERNAL

It is with deep regret to report the passing of the following Beta Pi fraternity brothers into Chapter Eternal: As reported in the spring 2022 issue of

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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Pi Kappa Alpha International Convention Scheduled Pi Kappa Alpha’s annual convention for 2022 has been scheduled for July 20-24, 2022, in Louisville, Kentucky. Available to all PiKA alumni and undergraduates, this event is dedicated to giving all attendees the training and expertis

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CHRIS BEALS FEATURED ON WHARTON PODCAST

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On April 25, 2022, Chris Beals, Beta Pi ’99, was interviewed on the Wharton Business Daily podcast. Chris is the foremost authority on the state of the cannabis industry in the United States. He is the CEO of WM Technology, Inc., parent company to Weedmaps LLC. After graduation from Penn, Chris graduated from

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Philadelphia Magazine Top Dentist Appearing in the March 2022 edition of Philadelphia magazine on its annual list of Top Dentists in the Philadelphia region is Dr. Louis P. Tarnoff, Beta Pi ’66. Brother Tarnoff is an Assistant Professor at the Temple University Kornberg Scho

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KADEN STENGER FEATURED IN SHIELD & DIAMOND

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As part of the annual Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Sports Review that appeared in the spring 2022 issue of Shield & Diamond magazine, two student-athletes were named on the front cover and received full page + coverage inside the magazine. One of them was Kaden Stenger, Beta Pi ’19. These two athlet

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FAUX FOUNDERS DAY 2022 A SUCCESS

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Faux Founders Day, the traditional gathering in New York City to celebrate the founding of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, took place on March 3, 2022 at Draught 55 in midtown Manhattan. This event, organized by Parker Weil, Beta Pi ’85, has built into a nice tradition for both brothers living in the metro area as wel

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CORY BRAY’S COMPANY FEATURED IN WHARTON MAGAZINE

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Cory Bray, Beta Pi ’03, is a cofounder of ClozeLoop, described by Wharton magazine as “A management consulting firm focused on increasing company sales”. This company was recognized by Wharton as a company to watch. Wharton magazine, published by the University of Pennsylvania,

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HOWARD MARKS ENDOWS NEW PROFESSORSHIP

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Howard Marks, Beta Pi ’64, has endowed another professorship at Penn. According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, the purpose of the award is to encourage and support the recipient “to explore an intersection of business and behavior in the industry sector and apply the results to society”. This award

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CHAPTER ETERNAL – JOSEPH A. PERSICHETTI, BETA PI ‘64

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It is with deep regret and sadness to report the passing of Joseph A. Persichetti, Beta Pi ’64. During his time at Beta Pi, Joe was a friend to all and a leader of the fraternity. He was greatly loved by his fraternity brothers who have described him as “easygoing”, “always being in a good and pleasant

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PHILANTHROPY FLASHBACK

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The brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha have a long and distinguished history of charitable fund-raising and public service to the community and the University of Pennsylvania. As reported in the September 28, 1990, issue of the Daily Pennsylvanian, Pi Kappa Alpha took a leading role in the preparation for a 24-hour dan

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DAN FISCHETTI NAMED AS A FORBES 30 UNDER 30

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Ten years ago, Forbes magazine produced a new feature, the 30 Under 30, to introduce young people under the age of thirty who are leaders, innovators, and/or “superstars” in their fields of endeavor. Dan Fischetti, Beta Pi ’11, Eng ’14, Gen ’14, has made the list for 2022.

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FIFTH ANNUAL NYC DINNER A SUCCESS

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On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, twenty-one Beta Pi brothers complied with COVID-19 protocols and defied the cold weather to thoroughly enjoy a fabulous feast at the 5th Annual Beta Pi dinner at the Calle Ocho Restaurant on Broadway at 106th Street in New York City. Jeff Kaufman ’80, the organizer of this even

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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 Founders Day 2022             Founders Day 2022 will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel (3549 Chestnut Street). The event will begin with a cocktail hour (cash bar) at 6:00PM followed by a buffet dinner beginning at 7:00PM. The basic char

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Kaden Stager Newly Appointed Supreme Council International Vice President

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There can be no higher honor that can be bestowed on a Pi Kappa Alpha undergraduate than being named one of the two undergraduate Supreme Council International Vice Presidents. There are now approximately 12,700 PiKA undergraduates in 204 active and provisional chapters. Beta Pi’s Kaden Stenger ’19 has ac

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GENEROUS PIKES SUPPORT THE HERMANATORS

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Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurological disorder. Every year, approximately 60,000 new cases are added to the 6 million people already afflicted with PD. There is no known cure for this disease that has a devastating effect on the physical being of those affected. One of those affected is Jerr

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ALUMNI AND UNDERGRADUATE COOPERATION

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The current undergraduate brothers of Beta Pi are seeking to have an enhanced relationship with Beta Pi alumni. At the request of Protik Nandy ’20, a Zoom conference was held on September 3, 2021, to discuss ways the undergraduates and the alumni could cooperate for the betterment of the Beta Pi chapter. Att

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PATRICK M. MALIN, CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE EXTRAORDINAIRE

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Patrick M. Malin was one of the founding fathers of Beta Pi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha when it was founded on November 30, 1920. He graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, as valedictorian, in 1924. Rather than return to his home in Missouri to work in his father’s bank, he embarked

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BETA PI 1980 MINI GATHERING IN NYC

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With Silicon Valley based brother Jeff Abramowitz making a somewhat rare visit to NYC in mid-July, six members of the Beta Pi 1980 initiation class took the opportunity to gather for dinner at Café Bianco in Manhattan near Penn Station. They also used the occasion to celebrate four of the brothers having rec

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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The summer issue of Pi Kappa Alpha’s Shield and Diamond magazine has given recognition to several Beta Pi brothers for their dedication and support for Pi Kappa Alpha.

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