On March 5, 2017, 30 young men recolonized Phi Delta Theta at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. The men were officially recognized as Re-Founding Fathers of the Alabama Beta Colony, and they now embark on their journey to becoming an installed chapter of Phi Delta Theta. The recolonization ceremony filled Langdon Hall with family members, friends, and many Phi Delta Theta alumni from the Alabama Beta Chapter. Province President William “Billy” Stitt conducted the ceremony and extended words of advice and encouragement to the new colony members.
Leadership Consultants Kevin Ireland, Eastern Washington ’16, and BJ Henderson, Wisconsin- Madison ’16, began recruiting and building the organization in early January. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, they developed the foundation for what will continue to be a successful group of young leaders who will now continue this journey with a strong colony, executive board, and chapter advisory board. As a whole, the colony is very excited and motivated.
– Jimmy Webb, CAB Chairmen, Alabama Beta Colony
“We have 30 of the brightest young men on this campus, and we are excited to see where they take things. It has been a tremendous honor being a part of the recolonization of Alabama Beta. These alumni have waited a long time, and they deserve today.”
– Kevin Ireland, Leadership Consultant
“Phi Delta Theta has a great legacy at Auburn, and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead this group of men in bringing it back to campus. The talents of these young men combined with the support from alumni creates a recipe for success.”
-Brandon Stokes, President, Alabama Beta Colony