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SCOTT A. MACKLER MEMORIAL 5K RUN/WALK

Despite a beautiful day for exercise, the Scott Mackler Memorial 5K Run/Walk fell slightly short of expectations for this annual event that is now in its 23rd yea

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FOUNDERS’ DAY 2024 INFORMATION

A personal message from Joel Catania, Beta Pi ’71, Beta Pi Alumni Association Treasurer: Brothers: Our annual Founders’ Day d

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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 Day 2024 get-together with other Beta Pi brothers for drinks and conversation, organized by Parker Weil ’85, is scheduled for 6:00pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at Olde City Cheesesteak & Brew, 66 Madiso

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ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY BETA PI DINNER FOR 2023

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On December 6, 2023, Jeff Kaufman, Beta Pi ’80, hosted an annual cocktail party and dinner for 23 Beta Pi alumni at the Redeye Grill in Manhattan. Once again, the Redeye Grill provided Beta Pi with the premier location within the restaurant for the occasion. In the front room, featuring a full-glass wall for

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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 November/December issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette:                Ralph B. Richardson ‘50                Steven M. S

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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Founders Day 2024 Date is Set  The Beta Pi Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Founders Day 2024 is set for March 23, 2024. Once again, the occasion will be celebrated at the University Sheraton Hotel. The alumni association meeting and the meeting of the Alpha P

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ALAN G. MNUCHIN, WALL STREET INVESTMENT EXPERT

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Alan G. Mnuchin, Beta Pi ’79, has become a valued asset as a financial advisor for new and old firms. Brother Mnuchin, brother to former United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, has proven to be a successful and influential investor and deal-maker on Wall Street. Using the knowledge and wisdom

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PIKE NOW CHAPTER CHALLENGE 2023

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In what has now become an annual fundraising event, organized by Pi Kappa Alpha Inter/National Fraternity (PiKA Memphis), the PIKE Now Chapter Challenge (PIKE Now) for 2023 has come to a close with a record amount of dollar donations. PIKE Now was initially created in 2020 as a fundraising event to deal with the negative effect

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PAUL ZAENTZ ACQUIRES RENOWNED FILM LIBRARY

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The Saul Zaentz Company’s film library has been sold at auction to Teatro della Pace Films, founded and owned by Paul Zaentz, Beta Pi ’69, where Paul is CEO. This film library features three films that captured Best Picture Academy Awards (Oscars): One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Amad

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CONTROVERSY ON PENN’S CAMPUS

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Unless otherwise noted, all information and quotes contained in this article are taken from articles appearing in The Daily Pennsylvanian. Palestine Writes Literature Festival In an article written by Shannon Donnelly for the Palm Beach Daily News, the Palestine Writes Literature Festival (Fes

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ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES

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Scott Mackler 5K The annual Scott Mackler MD PhD 5K run/walk will take place at Temple Beth El in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday, November 5, 2023. The event was created by Harvey Mackler, Beta Pi ’72, and the Mackler family, to honor the legacy of Scott Mackler, Beta Pi ’77. All donations r

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JOHN M. JUTILA MAKES COMPANIES GROW

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One of the most sought-after persons to lead start-ups and/or emerging companies is John M. Jutila, Beta Pi ’76. Brother Jutila has both an engineering and Wharton degrees from Penn, as well as a doctoral degree from Grenoble Ecole de Management in France. Throughout his career, John has held many high-level

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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 Jerry

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SAY HELLO TO THE NEW DONOR YEAR

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Beta Pi brothers have repeatedly answered the question of why it is important to give back to Pi Kappa Alpha and said it was because of how much the fraternity changed their lives. PiKA gave them leadership skills and friendships that have weathered life’s ups and downs. Together, our gifts can make sure that the important benefits o

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THE 2023 PIKE NOW CHAPTER CHALLENGE

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The 2023 PIKE Now Chapter Challenge commenced on September 1, 2023. Originally founded in 2021 with the intention to deal with the negative effects of COVID-19, the event has been a tremendous success. The event was brought back in 2022 by Pi Kappa Alpha Inter/Nat’l (PiKA Memphis) to provide an enhanced emphasis on health and safety

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PI KAPPA ALPHA RELEASES 2022 ANNUAL REPORT

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Pi Kappa Alpha Inter/National has recently released its Annual Report for 2022. Besides commenting on the financial state of the fraternity, the report updates various departments, committees, events, and initiatives on the national level for the coming year. Perhaps the most intriguing of the new initiatives is the creation of

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JAMES G. KECK RECEIVES INAUGURAL AWARD

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Photo by Silas Barker Working for one of the leading institutes in the field of healthcare research and development is Dr. James Grant Keck, Beta Pi ’75. He is presently the Senior Director of Innovation and Product Development at JAX Mice Clinical and Research Services (JMCRS) for The Jackson Labora

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SCOTT A. MACKLER 5K RUN/WALK IS SCHEDULED

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The Scott A. Mackler Memorial 5K Run/Walk (Mackler 5K) is now scheduled for Sunday, November 5, 2023, 12:30pm, at Temple Beth El, 301 Possum Park Road, Newark, Delaware. All proceeds and donations of the Mackler 5K are given to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter (ALS Philadelphia). ALS Philadelphia administers these contr

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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 March/April 2023 issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette: Robert S. Morrison ‘73 As reported in the July/August issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette:

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BETA PI 2023-2024 NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS

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2023-2024 Newly Elected Officer Reporting Elected Positions President - Justin Wang  External Vice President - Phillip Trieu Internal Vice President - Nick Snyder VP of New Member Education - Luke Baber VP Membership Developm

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