Mar 22, 2024

Volunteer Profile – Will Ramsey

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Volunteer Profile – Will Ramsey

Thank you for your lifelong engagement to Phi Delta Theta!

Once a Phi Delt, always a Phi Delt. The bonds created at the beginning of membership are designed to sustain each person through every stage of life, keeping all connected through peer-to-peer relationships and via valuable mentor/mentee networking and intergenerational sharing of wisdom. Phi Delta Theta prides itself on having an incredible network of dedicated alumni and supporters who dedicate their time to give back to the organization. A lifelong commitment to the Fraternity by volunteers enables members to become the greatest version of themselves.

Meet Will Ramsey, LSU ’07, a dedicated volunteer with Phi Delta Theta. As a province president, Will has overseen the undergraduate chapters in the Theta West Province. Will also serves as a committee member for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and, on the first Thursday of each month, leads the New Orleans First Thursday with the Phis.

How have you stayed connected with Phi Delta Theta after graduation? 

I’ve stayed connected with brothers of my chapter over the years, but when I relocated to Louisiana, I started up a First Thursdays with the Phis monthly alumni get-together. After living out of state for nearly ten years, I was thrilled to reconnect with alumni from my own chapter as well as those from different generations and other chapters who have relocated to New Orleans and/or are in town visiting family or for a work conference (which occurs very frequently). 

Who from your chapter inspired you? Have you ever told them that? 

A handful of alumni were very influential with me while I served my first chapter role as an alumni secretary. Some of them visited from out of state, some would engage with me to check in, and some would simply reply to my quarterly newsletter updates. Seeing how they remained engaged with the chapter—even with people from different eras—was really encouraging for me to see how our organization is much more than a four-year experience. I enjoyed seeing one of those alumni, Thomas McGuffey, ’83, at the 2024 McKenzie Family President’s Leadership Conference. Reuniting and sharing our life updates from the past eighteen years was amazing. I was attending as a faculty volunteer, and he was attending as one of the distinguished fellows. 

What accomplishments or career milestones are you most proud of, and how do you attribute them to your experience? 

Phi Delt has provided me with opportunities to find my leadership style. As a chapter officer, I gained experience with budgeting, people management, as well as event planning and execution. I use all those skills in my career today while I serve as a regional vice president of operations in a large corporate establishment. 

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