Alpha Psi Chapter
Founded: May 12, 1928
Ideal Chapter Size: 40
President - Grant Alexander
Recruitment Director - Marion Brown
Alumni Director - Alex Peachy
Grand Chapter Advisor - Donald Adams
Alumni Association President - Drew Casper
Presbyterian Newsletter - Fall 2016
Alpha Gamma Upsilon Bronze Cup -1996
Phi Pi Phi Silver Cup Award - 2014, 2015
Most Improved Chapter - 2014, 1996
Grand Senior President's Award - 2016
Evin Varner Distinguished Service - Evin Varner - 1995
Frank F. Hargear Award -1987
Presbyterian College was established as Clinton College in 1880. It changed its name to Presbyterian College in 1890. Phi Delta Tau was organized at Presbyterian College by nine men including D.S. Blankenship, Presbyterian '28 in the Fall of 1926. On May 12, 1928, the group was installed as Eta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Pi by National President Wilson Hall. When chartered, the chapter had nine undergraduate members, six alumni members, and five new members. First meeting rooms were in the Adair Building, 304 W. Main Street. Upon the merger of Alpha Kappa Pi and Alpha Sigma Phi, the chapter was re-designated Alpha Psi. The chapter won seven scholarship awards from the Fraternity in the 1950's and 60's. In 1975 the chapter added a deck to its lodge. Brad Bryant, Presbyterian '73 supervised the undergraduate brothers in constructing the deck. The chapter awards an outstanding senior award, The Geoff Hall Award, named after an Alpha Psi brother who later served as President of the Beta Delta Chapter while a graduate student at Marshall University. The chapter won the Alpha Gamma Upsilon Award for 1995-96.
The chapter newsletter is The Open Book. Evin Varner, Presbyterian '58, served as Grand Senior President of Alpha Sigma Phi from 1984 to 1985, on the Grand Council from 1978 to 1986, and as Editor ofThe Tomahawk from 1974 to 1986. He received the Distinguished Service Award, and after his death it was renamed the Evin C.Varner Jr. Distinguished Service Award in his honor. David S. Blankenship, Presbyterian '28, served as National President of Alpha Kappa Pi and on the Grand Council of Alpha Sigma Phi. Ben Collins, Presbyterian '48, William Prickett, Presbyterian '62, Blankenship, and Varner, have received Delta Beta Xi keys.
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