We have seven new members of the PSI Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. Last night
in a special ceremony Ian McNally, Randy Stuckwish, Eric Scheller, Frank
Gomez, Geoff Clark, Doug Davidson and Brandon Essington were initiated into
the roles of PSI Chapter. Several alumni including Val Gundling 75’, Hank
Hampton 06’ and Doug Miller 77’ were there to witness and actually
participate in their induction.
I’m very proud to say that the actives who conducted the ceremony did a
fantastic job in the preparation and conduct of the initiation ceremony. Our
active chapter has literally spent weeks uncovering the history of the Beta
Walk along the Old Buffalo where the ceremony was conducted. To do this they
spent countless hours clearing brush, cutting fallen trees and even building
a treated wood bridge to cross a stream.
As a Beta, and especially an old-timer, I felt especially honored to be
there, to be a part of this ceremony. And even though the exact nature and
conduct of the ceremony may have changed over the years, the words, emotions
and feelings of all involved remains the same.
I can not say enough about the young men that make up our Founding Father
class that conducted the ceremony; Justin Elkins, Korey Mullin, Ron Ermlick,
Matt Davis, Anthony Adelianakis, Brandon Curtis and even Adam Henning, who
left Bethany this year and returned to be part of the ceremony. The thought
of the work they did and the commitment they made to honor the lore and
traditions of PSI was unbelievable.
We are genuinely fortunate to have all of these young men as Brothers.
Snap, Snap Snap!