Chi Phi Alumni, through their generous Changing Lives Campaign donations, made the 2014 Alphas Academy a huge success. Forty Chapter and Colony Alphas descended on the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center for three days of training, fellowship and Brotherhood. Alphas spent time discussing what it means to be a Chapter Alpha and how they can serve as a role model for other Brothers.
Alphas took time to assess their leadership styles and how those styles can best serve their individual Chapter. “I learned about four different types of leadership that I can use with my chapter depending on the situation,” stated Kappa Chapter Alpha Eric Underwood. “I believe this will help me be a more effective Chapter Alpha.”
They also heard from Cori Gilbert Wallace, Delta Gamma Fraternity National Vice President of Communication, who discussed what society needs from fraternity men. A panel of Alumni Brothers discussed taking leadership from the chapter room to the board room and the weekend concluded with the Chairman’s Dinner and guest speaker USMC Brigadier General J. Dale Alford, Alpha Zeta 1984.
Dean Eldridge, Psi Chapter Alpha shared, “I liked hearing every Chapter’s perspective from around the nation. I liked hearing how other Chapters face some of the same issues my Chapter faces. I can use the ideas from those Chapter Alphas, those outside ideas, new ideas, to help my Chapter.”
“This is one of my favorite Chi Phi events. I love spending time with our Chapter Alphas, who are a very impressive group of young men. Seeing them developing their Chapter leadership plans and interacting with Alumni to better their skills is what building better men is all about,” stated Trustee and Chairman’s Dinner attendee John McElderry, Eta 1994