Tech Fraternity Wins $100,000 prize
The Michigan Technological University chapter of Triangle Fraternity has received $100,000 as the first chapter to be awarded the Judy and Larry Garatoni Building Better Men Chapter Endowment.
Triangle is a social fraternity made up of male students majoring in engineering, architecture and the physical, mathematical, biological and computer sciences. It is the only member of the North American Interfraternity Conference to limit membership to these majors.
Ariel Tarosky, director of leadership programs for Triangle, says the Building Better Men program is comprised of five standards; scholarship, leadership, diligence, citizenship and character. Tarosky explained why the Michigan Tech chapter was chosen for this distinct honor.
“The Michigan Tech chapter submitted the strongest application highlighting this year’s achievements in the five standards.”
Tarosky says the Chapter Endowment Fund Program was originally developed by members of local chapters and aims to offer them educational and leadership support. The Judy and Larry Garatoni Building Better Men Chapter Endowment is a three-year program.
She says the $100,000 endowment will not only fund local programs and initiatives but gives potential donors the opportunity to make significant gifts to the education programs of the chapter.
Darien Benner, an electrical and computer engineering undergraduate, is president of the Michigan Tech Triangle chapter. He says the chapter is “overjoyed that we were selected as the winner. A lot of effort went into our application, and we hope to improve the chapter even more for the next application.”
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