Nu Prime Brothers,
The current active members wanted to update our alumni on the current state of our Chapter, a summary of this past school year, as well as information about upcoming events. This past fall, the chapter hosted an alumni open house and tailgate for the Pittsburgh game. We want to thank all of the alumni who came out and showed us that this brotherhood is truly not for a semester or term, but for life. The donations that we received from the event were used for annual house maintenance projects, as well as building a DJ booth (pictured below).
Speaking to more current events, our chapter just finished our spring rush where we welcomed 11 pledges. The chapter has started philanthropy work for this semester with our annual super bowl squares event. We are currently organizing more philanthropy events for later this semester including a food drive with Sons of Saturday and a volleyball tournament at the house for the Military Heroes Campaign.
We would like to inform you of Kappa Sigma’s annual Steven Alonzo Jackson weekend of giving that starts this Friday. For those of you who may not know, the weekend of March 4th - March 6th is a weekend of giving for the Kappa Sigma endowment fund. What makes this weekend special is that 100% of donations go directly towards our Nu Prime chapter’s endowment fund. From this fund, brothers in our chapter can apply for academic scholarships helping to cover Virginia Tech’s ever increasing tuition. The link to this fund is provided below, but please make sure to wait until Friday, March 4th at 12:00 AM to make your donations. Any charitable act is greatly appreciated by the chapter and will go a long way. Once again, we’d like to thank you for your continued support, support that ensures that our brotherhood will be here for years to come.
We initiated 15 new brothers this past fall into the chapter. Their names and years are included below.
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Class of 2025
John Anthony Kadian
Grand Master: Matthew Skipper
Grand Procurator: Cody Wright
Grand Master of Ceremonies: TJ Bullhoes
Grand Treasurer: Dillon Kaldes
Grand Scribe: Hayes Warlick
Nu Prime Chapter Alumni Open House
Location: 413 East Roanoke St – Blacksburg, VA
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 pm
Visit the Chapter House And Enjoy Beverages & Refreshments in the Backyard with Current Brothers and Fellow Alumni.
No cost and please indicate in your Tailgate RSVP if you plan to attend the Chapter Open House.
We look forward to seeing you on October 16 in Blacksburg!
Nu Prime Alumni Pre-Game Catered Tailgate
Location: VT Lot 4, Space 123 (Click for map)
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Cost is $30 per person (Meal/Beer/Bar)
No Meal & BYOB Is Free
Nu Prime Alumni & Guests Welcome.
Please RSVP (and pay for your tickets) by Monday, October 11th to email@example.com and indicate if you are buying the Meal/Beverage and for how many persons.
The Chapter will be hosting an Alumni “cookout style” Open House on October 16th, during Homecoming Weekend. Additionally, there will be an Alumni Tailgate starting 3 hours prior to the game against Pittsburgh.
Nu Prime Alumni Homecoming Weekend
This is a long-overdue gathering so please plan to attend & reach out to your pledge brothers to join us too!
Hotels are already tight but rooms are currently available at the Hampton Inn Christiansburg/Blacksburg on Arbor Dr.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. More details to follow soon.
A few years ago, the Nu Prime Alumni Association established a mentorship program to aid the chapter actives ease their way into the workplace careers. At its most active period, about 40 alumni volunteered and were partnered with actives. However, as actives graduated, few new replacement pairings of actives and alumni were established to allow the mentorship program to grow and thrive.
TJ Wilson, our newly appointed Alumni Advisor who is working closely with the VT chapter, has made a great suggestion:
“Rather than hitch an alumnus to an active that will be moving on in whatever number of years, we set the Alumni up more like a permanent resource available to all the active brothers and newly graduated brothers, as necessary. So there are certain Alumni available continuously as a subject matter expert in their particular field - Finance, Engineering, Business, Communications, Architecture, general / life studies, etc.
That way, whether the active is graduating or not is irrelevant. The Alumni will be available for however long they wish to participate and available to all active brothers and even newly graduated brothers. If there are more than one alumnus willing to participate, they can join in and add multiple voices to the mentoring.
We could provide the active chapter with an updated list each quarter that includes contact information and the active and alum would coordinate each phone call, zoom meeting, lunch (when that's feasible), etc.”
***CALL FOR ALUMNI VOLUNTEERS***
The actives at our Nu Prime chapter have provided the attached list of 2 dozen brothers seeking an alumni mentor. Please review this list and volunteer to mentor one (or more) of these actives.
If you would like to help out an interested active brother or younger alumni and be added to the alumni mentor list presented to the Chapter periodically, please contact the Alumni Association at email@example.com and provide the following information:
Actives and Recent Grads Needing Mentors
As you may already know, tomorrow starts the Kappa Sigma Steven Alonzo Jackson weekend of giving. The purpose of this historic initiative is to raise funds for each Chapter Scholarship Fund. Brothers and other Kappa Sigma supporters will be challenged to donate $5.34, $50.34, $150.34, $340.34, $3,400.34 or more between 12:00 AM EST on Friday, March 5th and 11:59 PM HST on Sunday, March 7th. The Nu Prime chapter specifically has been challenged to raise $2,800 this weekend and we are asking all of our alumni to join the effort to reach our goal. The scholarship fund allows our chapter to recognize brothers who exemplify leadership in all aspects of life just as one of our greatest brothers, Steven Alonzo Jackson, did. We have provided the link below where you can enter your information as a Nu Prime alumni and donate. Thank you for supporting the Kappa Sigma fraternity and specifically the Nu Prime chapter!
Click Here to Donate
Below are some additional insights gathered by alumni Ralph Basile, John Skipper and TJ Wilson during a Zoom call initiated by the Chapter’s Executive Council (EC) after they provided the attached chapter update letter:
The Nu Prime Alumni Association