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Bethany College
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Psi Chapter Announces History Archive Project
Rick Snyder '76 # 1061
April 12, 2007

Brothers of Psi Chapter,

During the Homecoming event of 2006, several brothers began discussing the idea of reconstructing the history of Psi Chapter. A team was formed consisting of Byron Shindler “77”, Bill Atwater “76”, Val Gundling “75”, Doug Miller “77” , Rick Snyder “76”, Dennis Pavan “74”, Tim Redman “75” and J.R. Wright “79” to begin studying the idea. We have identified three projects that we hope will bring some of the history back to the Psi Chapter house.

  1. Class composites - We hope to collect as many years as possible of the smaller version of composite (14” x 11”). We will hang the composites in the house by class/year with uniform framing in durable mounting and protection.
  2. Psi Chapter memorabilia - We are looking for trophies, plaques, and documents from alumni. We are basically putting feelers out for some of the memorabilia that exists today. We would also like to consider renovating the trophy case that will display items and keep them secure.
  3. Personal photographs - Surely everyone has a picture of themselves and their friends during their college years.

The plan will be to collect these images digitally and identify them by date and/or class year. Our plan is to produce DVD’s and a history page that will show the life and times of Psi Chapter over the years by class or era.

Our first attempt will be to capture the years between 1970 through 1980. The interest of alumni from other years and their willingness to participate in the project will determine if subsequent DVD’s are produced. We hope to sell the DVD’s to offset the cost of the project.

Instructions for sending (14” x 11”) class composites:

Please check the inventory spreadsheet and the new history page to see what class years are needed. If you have one of the missing years, mail the composite to:

Rick Snyder
32 Keswick Dr.
Hudson OH 44236

Be sure to include a return address label so the composite can be mailed back after it is copied.

Instructions for sending Psi Memorabilia:

We are looking for items such as trophies and plaques that were once in the house and any other memorabilia that you might feel is a part of Psi history. Mail items to:

Doug Miller
2615 Quail Hill Dr.
Pittsburgh PA 15241

You have two options for sending personal photographs:

  1. To send photos digitally, please contact us for e-mailing instructions.  Please be prepared to provide the year, the names of those in the photo, and any information about the activity or event.
  2. To send hard copy pictures if you do not have the ability to scan pictures, mail your pictures along with a return address label to:

1975 and before:
Val Gundling
3953 Hickory Hill Rd.
Murrysville, PA 15668

1976 to present:
Doug Miller
2615 Quail Hill Dr.
Pittsburgh PA 15241

We hope you will want to participate in reconstructing the rich and proud history of Psi Chapter. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or thoughts about the project.

Yours in __kai__,
Rick Snyder 1061

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