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At tonight’s Sam Houston State Univerity Sammy Awards, the Best Social Fraternity Award was won by the Zeta Mu chapter of Alpha Tau Omega! Well done brothers! Ru Rah Rega!
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was founded on September 11, 1865. On September 11, 2001 two ATOs lost their lives in the Twin Towers. Today is a good day to re-read and reflect upon our creed.
The Creed of Alpha Tau Omega
To bind men together in a brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles, with a bond as strong as right itself and as lasting as humanity; to know no North, no South, no East, no West, but to know man as man, to teach that true men the world over should stand together and contend for supremacy of good over evil; to teach, not politics, but morals; to foster, not partisanship, but the recognition of true merit wherever found; to have no narrower limits within which to work together for the elevation of man than the outlines of the world: these were the thoughts and hopes uppermost in the minds of the founders of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
Otis Allan Glazebrook
85% of Fortune 500 executives were part of Greek life. The first female astronaut was Greek. So was the first female senator. And college graduation rates are 20% higher among Greeks than non-Greeks.
Which begs an obvious question: Does being in a fraternity or sorority increase your chance for success?
Read the entire article at USA TODAY College.
In the process of contacting our alumni about the reunion, we learned the sad news that several of our brothers are no longer with us.
- Terry Wall Brady, class of 1977, passed away on July 30, 2011. - Obituary
- Mike Mitchell, class of 1954, passed away on August 29, 2011. - Obituary
- Eddie N. Warren, class of 1960, passed away on September 22, 2010.
Rest in peace Brothers.
Sam Houston State University made the Online Bachelor’s Programs Honor Roll in US News and World Report’s recent survey of Online Education Programs. SHSU was rated #2 in Student Services and Technology just behind Arizona State.
Read the full article at: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education
A senator in Sam Houston State University’s Student Government Association is trying to change the library to a 24-hour system.
Shane Rankin, a senator for SGA, has asked that the Newton Grisham library go to a 24 hour system. VP & Provost of Academic Affairs Jamie Hebert said during the Jan. 24 meeting that they will temporarily open the library for 24- hours during finals week.
During this time, Hebert told Rankin, the library will study the traffic and make an assessment from there.
Congratulations are in order for brother Thomas Greg Mayo (SHSU 1987) who was recently named the 2011 Distinguished Educator of the Year - Secondary Teacher by Sam Houston State University’s School of Education. Greg was recognized for “expertise and outstanding service in the classroom, school, district and community, as well as their contributions to the field and society.”
David Kelley, center, encourages motorists on 11th Street to stop and make donations during the first day of the 5th annual Make a Smile Happen or “M.A.S.H.” toy and food drive. Kelley is a member of Alpha Tau Omega, the fraternity has volunteered for the drive every year since M.A.S.H. originated.
Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases a list of the nation’s best colleges. In the 2012 edition, they also included a ranking based on the amount of debt the class of 2010 had upon graduation. This year, Sam Houston State University ranked 2nd amongst the Colleges With the Least Student Debt.
- Percentage of graduates with debt: 46%
- Average amount of debt: $7,602
Read the entire article at #2-sam-houston-state-university">Time.com.