February 28, 2013
On Thursday, Feb. 21, 26 members of Shawnee State University's newest fraternity, Phi Mu Delta, celebrated a colonization ceremony that puts the fraternity on a probation period of about 15 months before reaching national recognition.
Phi Mu Delta was nationally founded in 1918 as the first national fraternity to accept men regardless of their race or religious affiliation.
Phi Mu Delta's mission is to provide a positive fraternity experience for today's college man, encourage high personal standards, morally, mentally, and spiritually, as well as to help its members live up to their three core values: Democracy, Brotherhood, and Service.
Pictured from left are, front row, National Representative of Phi Mu Delta Ryan Olsen, Alain Fair, Jimmy Albracht, Kyle Spiegel, Dominic Perrone, Brett Carwile, C.J. Rinehart, Brady Winland and advisor Jonathan James. In the second row are Collyn Downing, Stephen Howard, Travis Davis, Matt George and Zack Ziegler. In the third row are Aaron Shaw, Adam Ogea and Ian Ridgeway. In the fourth row are Bryan “BK” Kelley, Tyler Conn, Michael Skaff, Dustin Allbright and John Ridgeway. In the last row are Thomas Edwards, Leonard “Bubba” Watkins, Don Loughry and Jordon Johnson.