ALUMNI NEWS AND UPDATES
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 expertise to lead, inspire others, meet with other Pikes from around the U.S.A. and Canada, and help PiKA devise a plan of action for the future success of the fraternity. Outstanding chapters, undergraduates, and alumni, will be recognized. The event concludes with a celebratory and festive banquet.
All programming and events will take place at the Omni Louisville Hotel. To reserve a room at the PIKE Hotel discount rate of $165 per night plus taxes, you must contact the hotel by June 28, 2002. Registration for the event must be made by July 11, 2022.
Annual New York City Faux Founders Day Event
The annual New York City Faux Founders Day 2023 get-together with other Beta Pi brothers for drinks and conversation, organized by Parker Weil ’85, is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2023.
This year’s event had a large turnout even though some COVID protocols were still in effect. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and greet with your fellow brothers from Penn.
NO EXCUSES. Set aside this date, further details to follow.
The May eletter featuring Cory Bray ’03 and his founding of the ClozeLoop company, described by Wharton magazine as “A management consulting firm focused on increasing company sales”, mentioned that Cory had authored eight books but only three were named. The other five books, all currently available on Amazon, are The Triangle Selling Field Guide, 46 Reasons Your Cold Calls Fail…And How to Fix Them FAST, Triangle Selling, Sales Playbook: The Builders Toolkit, and Hiring, Onboarding, & Ramping Salespeople.
Dr. Mark A. Lopatin Authors Book on Healthcare
As noted in the May/June issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette, Dr. Mark A. Lopatin ’76, has authored his first book, Rheum for Improvement: The Evolution of a Healthcare Advocate. It is currently available on Amazon.
Brother Lopatin describes his book as “…a physician’s account of how corporate medicine has transformed healthcare from a human interaction between a patient and their physician into a business transaction between a consumer and a provider. It describes how bureaucracy interferes with physicians’ ability to properly care for patients, and how the patient-physician relationship has been sacrificed by those who seek to control the healthcare dollar…It should be of interest to anyone who interacts with our healthcare system, but especially physicians who deal with these bureaucratic obstacles on a daily basis”. He also explains how his personal experiences have led him to become a healthcare reform advocate.
Congratulations to brother Lopatin on the publication of his book that is a compelling argument for the necessity of changes in our healthcare system.