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Indiana Theta (Purdue) Phis Host Successful Founders Day Celebration


in_theta_2013_fd.jpgOn April 13th, the Indiana Theta Chapter at Purdue University hosted its third Founders Day celebration since the tradition was revitalized several years ago. The feature of the event has come to be the Phamous Phis who return to the chapter house as guest speakers. This year being no exception, brother Brian Reichart (MGMT ’72) returned to address the undergraduate brothers and alumni with stories of his days as an undergraduate and an interesting perspective of Red Gold, the family-owned business for which he is President and CEO. Red Gold is the largest privately held, tomato processing company in the world and is based in Elwood, Indiana. Besides providing an entertaining and inspirational talk, Brian also handed out private labeled 503 State Street Phi Delt Catsup to all the attendees. At the end of the event, Brian was presented with an official Purdue Hardwood desk clock which was hand-crafted by brother Jim Leverenz.

The event was extremely well attended by undergraduate brothers and approximately 20 alumni, with Jacob Kingdon in attendance representing GHQ. Information will be forthcoming this fall about next year’s event. An invitation is extended to all alumni, along with a guarantee that they will have a great time. Special thanks to Alumni Relations Chairman Lucio Galicia and President Sam Rymer for a memorable event.