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The Delta Signal

Alpha Iota Alumni Newsletter         -              Summer 2015



Happy summer to you all! As I sat down to put this newsletter together, I couldn't believe all of the exciting updates that we had to share with you about the state of Alpha Iota. To the newly graduated alumni brothers, welcome to the next thrilling portion of your Delta Sig experience. I will let the information below speak for itself. Please enjoy the updates, as well as take a look at the engagement opportunities toward the end of the newsletter. As our alumni base grows, the importance of your presence, guidance, and support to our Chapter grows as well.

Stay tuned for an additional update later this summer, featuring information about the Homecoming Weekend programming we have in the works. As always, feel free to send along feedback to better our communication. Enjoy the warmer weather and summer days!

Fraternally yours,

Dylan MacDowell


Words From Our President

Hello Alumni,

It is an exciting time to be involved with Alpha Iota.  This semester we were met with much success on numerous fronts.  As mentioned in our last newsletter, we are working hard to achieve the goals that will set us apart in the Greek community at Ohio State.  Aside from making some by-law revisions, we have made strides in streamlining communication and have seen increased participation from the chapter.  We are also incredibly proud of our philanthropy event, Dog Days, which raised over $1,000 this spring for the American Red Cross.  The end of the semester also brought a first place victory in the Greek Week Variety Show and an impressive trophy that can be added to our collection of ‘90s volleyball championships. 

On a larger scale, Alpha Iota was recognized as Ohio State’s Most Improved Chapter during this year’s Greek Awards.  We are especially proud of this achievement and are excited for next year as we pursue Chapter of the Year recognition.  We are also excited for what lies ahead this summer.  This year’s convention will be held in New Orleans in July and the brothers who will be attending are very much looking forward to taking part in a celebration of brotherhood.  After convention we plan to hit the ground running in autumn semester and look to continue our success here at Ohio State.  As always, I urge all of you to stay in touch with Alpha Iota as we work towards becoming our university’s leading fraternity.


Christopher Wrobel

P.S. If any of you will be attending convention as alumni, please email me at so we can connect you to our brothers who will also be in attendance.  


Meet the Executive Board


Adam Seal-

Vice President

Rank: Senior

Hometown: Stow, OH

Major: Food Business Mgmt.

Other Involvement: Mount Leadership Society

Fun Fact: Failed his driver's test four times prior to passing.


Eizayah Bull-

Vice President of Membership Development

Year: Senior 

Hometown: Mason, OH

Major: Public Health

Other Involvement: Director of Fundraising for BuckeyeThon

Favorite Movie: Inception


Matt Duvelius- Treasurer

Rank: Junior

Hometown: Lebanon, Ohio

Major: Finance

Involvement: Mount Leadership Society, Undergraduate Finance Association, intern at Avent Technologies

Fun Fact: Never have had a cup of coffee



Chris Wrobel- President

Rank: Senior

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Other Involvement: Ohio Staters, Inc

Fun Fact: I have competed at the Collegiate Ballroom Dance National Championship. We did not win.



Matt Spiesman- Secretary

Rank: Junior

Hometown: Painesville OH

Major: Public Health

Other Involvement: Mount Leadership Society and SCF 

Fun Fact: I play trombone and piano



Isaac Caverly-

Vice President for Recruitment

Rank: Junior

Hometown: Maryland Heights, Missouri

Major: Psychology and Political Science

Other Involvement: Bucket and Dipper Junior Class Honorary, PSL Scholars, Missouri Boys State Staff

Fun Fact: I am interning in DC this summer on Capitol Hill.


Chris Poche- Sergeant at Arms

Rank: Senior 

Hometown: LaGrange, KY

Major: Industrial Design & Strategic Communication

Involvement: Industrial Design Society of American  (IDSA)

Fun Fact: I just lavaliered My (Delta Sigma Phi) Sweetheart


Philanthropic News

It was just over a year ago that we had our first annual philanthropy event for the American Red Cross: Dog Days! Besides raising money for our national philanthropy, Dog Days aims to serve stressed out and overworked students before finals week. It was pretty clear that there doesn’t exist a better combination than Delta Sigs and Dogs so our chapter was thrilled to put on our second annual Dog Days event on April 23rd. 

Through a combination of real dogs, grilled hot dogs, the wellness center, and a two man jousting inflatable, our chapter was ready to relieve stress for all in attendance. As our philanthropy events chairman, I set out to reach one of our chapter's short term goals: raise over 1000$ for the Red Cross. Luckily I didn't have to do it alone. By the time the day of the event came, our brothers rose to the occasion and set up shop on the South Oval. The weather wasn’t perfect, but we managed to avoid the rain and still hoped for decent attendance. 

Throughout the day we had 9 different therapy and guide dogs volunteer their time! When it was all said and done, we waited patiently as the money in the cash box was counted. We are thrilled to have reached our goal and raise just over $1000 for the American Red Cross!


John Bailey, Philanthropy Events Chairman


Important Dates

Convention 2015: July 9-12

Seven undergraduate brothers from Alpha Iota will be enjoying the "celebration of brotherhood" at the 2015 National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. We look forward to hearing about their experience, and know that they will represent us well.



            October 9-10 

Our second annual Homecoming weekend celebration will commence on Friday, October 9, with programming and reunion events following through the next day. There will be opportunities to tour the Pyramid, our Chapter facility located at 1952 Iuka Avenue, as well as additional ways to reconnect with brothers. Mark your calendars now!


          Founders Day:                       December  10th 


Save the date for our annual Founders Day. This will be an opportunity to celebrate with active and alumni brothers of Alpha Iota. Details coming soon! 




We hope you enjoyed learning about all that's going on with Alpha Iota. Keep on the lookout later this summer for a detailed look at what exactly is in store for Homecoming weekend, as well as taking a glance at what our new alumni have been up to since Commencement.