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Say hello to the new give year! 

This year, brother after brother answered the of question of why it is important to give back to Pi Kappa Alpha and said it was because

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

 Check out all the alumni news and updates for September!   Annual New York City

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SCOTT A. MACKLER 5K RUN/WALK IS SCHEDULED

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                For the last two years, COVID restrictions would not allow in-person participation in the Scott A. Mackler Memorial 5K Run/Walk (Mackler 5K) that is now scheduled on Sunday, November 13, 2022, 12:30pm, at Temple Beth El, 301 Possum Park Road, Newark, Delaware. All proceeds and donations of the Mackler 5K

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A PERSONAL LETTER FROM LINDA HERMAN

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Linda Herman, wife of Jerry Herman, Beta Pi ’72, sponsors the Hermanators, a team of bicyclists riding in the New England Parkinson’s Ride to raise money for Parkinson’s research. One of those affected by Parkinson’s disease is Jerry, a loyal and active member of Beta Pi since his initiatio

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VINNIE LIU DEVELOPS LANDMARK CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM

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Photo Credit: www.bishopfox.com/authors/vincent-liu Vinnie Liu, Beta Pi ’01, is co-founder and CEO of Bishop Fox, the largest private professional services firm focused on offensive security testing of computer programs. “Offensive security” means that his firm takes proactive steps to ensure tha

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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Annual New York City Faux Founders Day Event The annual New York City Faux Founders

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BETA PI MEMORIES

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(Photo credit: www.zaentz.com) Paul Zaentz, Beta Pi ’69, is part owner and executive for Fantasy Films/The Zaentz Company that made three movies earning Oscars for Best Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, and The English Patient. During his life, he has had to

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WHY JOIN PI KAPPA ALPHA?

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The first question that a prospective new member should ask is whether joining a fraternity is the correct and intelligent thing to do. What are the benefits to be derived from the fraternity experience?   The NIC (North American Interfraternity Conference), a trade group that represents 66 national fraternities, including Pi

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Dr. John M. Feder ’83: The support I received far exceeds my monetary contributions

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Feder (far right) with old friends at an alumni weekend. Photo courtesy of John Feder. Dr. John M. Feder ’83 ([email protected]), M.D. looks back on his experience at Pi Kappa Alpha and shares why he gives back to the fraternity. Feder made the

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

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Richard Schorr ‘75 ([email protected]) says that the day he decided to pledge to πKA, the house grew – a lot. “Twenty friends from my freshman dorm decided collectively to pledge πKA,” he says. He says that the house stood apart from other fraternities at Penn. “πKA was more diverse and welcomed

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CHAPTER ETERNAL

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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 Shield & Diamond magazine: Louis Bonaventura Jr. ‘47 As reported in the spring 2022 issue of Shield & Diamond magazine:

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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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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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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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