We have a number of brothers who will be graduating this May. We are excited to see them succeed and impact the world in a variety of ways.
716: Cody Cox- Winchester, KY; he plans to continue working at Houchens Industries upon graduating.
718: Matthew Bunnell- Glasgow, KY; Matthew plans to attend law school post-graduation.
719: Ethan Smith- Lancaster, KY; he plans to further his education by attending grad school at UK.
721: Josh Wellum- Louisville, KY; post-graduation, he plans to become a mechanical engineer.
722: Collin Ray- Owingsville, KY; post-graduation, Collin will be moving on to UK for grad school.
728: John Reecer- Tompkinsville, KY; he plans to attend grad school.
731: Connor Brooks- Louisville, KY; he plans to attend grad school to pursue a PhD in Computer Science.
732: Tanner Leigh- Stanford, KY; he plans to attend the KY College of Optometry @ Pikeville/IN University School of Optometry (undecided)
740: Gavin Knies- Lexington, KY; his plans post-graduation include becoming a Traveling Consultant for Phi Delta Theta.
742: Shaun Goebel- Owensboro, KY; his plans are to get a job in sales out of state after graduation.
743: Brandon Tucker- Somerset, KY; Brandon plans to pursue a master’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise Physiology.
744: Marcus Browning- Somerset, KY; he plans to obtain a job in the Broadcasting industry post-graduation.
748: Tylor Kelly- Fort Knox, KY; he plans to become a physical therapist for the military.
759: Sal Hernandez- Nashville, TN; Sal’s plans include getting accepted into Capstone Year and going to China for a year.
783: Connor Brown- Louisville, KY; Connor plans to go to medical school post-graduation.
797: Calvin Forester- Brownsville, KY; Calvin’s plans include applying to veterinary school.
801: Mike Fox- Evansville, IN/Bowling Green, KY; he plans to go to LA to pursue a photography career.
Newly Initiated Brothers
At the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester, 31 Phikeia were initiated into our chapter. We know these men will represent our fraternity well both on campus and off. Meet the newest members of Phi Delta Theta KY Eta:
824: Jordan Tackett: Lexington, KY
825: Drew Tucker: Somerset, KY
826: Sam Barnett: Paducah, KY
827: Colton McGlone: Harrodsburg, KY
828: Daniel Stapp: Louisville, KY
829: Brandon Pittman: Stanford, KY
830: Tony Beilman: Louisville, KY
831: Jackson Resser: Paducah, KY
832: Jacob Giannelli: Sacramento, CA
833: Shane Smith: Shepherdsville, KY
834: John May: Lebanon, KY
835: Jacob Cash: Thompsons Station, TN
836: Matt Haycraft: Leitchfield, KY
837: Brian Johnston: Paducah, KY
838: Jose Canchola: Scottsville, KY
839: Derek Hall: Somerset, KY
840: Gabe Orlowski: Paducah, KY
841: Bennett Nolan: Jasper, IN
842: Matt Puckett: Elizabethtown, KY
843: Will Hurst: Campton, KY
844: Evan Woods: Paducah, KY
845: Matt Dixon: Barbourville, KY
846: Tyler Jackson: Brandenburg, KY
847: Will Meyer: Smiths Grove, KY
848: Ben Reeves: Bowling Green, KY
849: Michael Denoia: Rumson, NJ
850: Sam Culton: Greenville, KY
851: Hunter Harned: Elizabethtown, KY
852: Matt Mattingly: Loretto, KY
853: Luke Carver: Hendersonville, TN
854: Ryan Grace: Scottsville, KY
Newly Installed Phikeia
2017 Spring Rush brought us 11 new Phikeia. The chapter is excited about the bright future of this fraternity, and to present to you the Spring 2017 Phikeia class:
Matthew Brewer: Elizabethtown, KY
Isaac Burch: Paducah, KY
Graham Champion: Bowling Green, KY
Logan Cheek: Reynolds Station, KY
Cody Crume: Shepherdsville, KY
Angelo Derrick: Murfreesboro, TN
Josh Ezzo: Grayson County, KY
Connor Frederick: Barbourville, KY
Brendan Gonzalez: Tampa, FL
Rodrigo Valadez: Spring Hill, TN
Nathan Yazdani: Crete, IL
The Kentucky Eta chapter of Phi Delta Theta, since its return to campus, has established a positive reputation among the WKU Greek community. We now boast a chapter of 118 gentlemen, making us the largest fraternity on campus. In addition to this, we are currently gearing up for Greek Week 2017, which begins April 24th. We placed second in Greek Week last year, and are looking to do even better this year. Also, the chapter is in the running for the Reed Morgan award, which is awarded to the best fraternity chapter at WKU each year.
For Founder’s Day activities, the chapter will not be able to hold any events on March 15th, as the chapter will be on their Spring Formal in Gulf Shores, AL. We are still in the process of planning those Founder’s Day events, and we will pass that information on to you once it becomes available. Until then, feel free to check out the Phi Delta Theta-Western Kentucky University Facebook page and @WKUPhiDelt on Twitter for the latest news.
Phi Delta Theta at Western Kentucky University
Alumni Relations: Jackson Resser
Chapter Advisor: Joe Morel