Early Fraternity Life and Career
Following in the steps of his parents, older sister, older brother, and many other extended family members, Dan decided to enroll at Virginia Tech after graduating from Blacksburg High School, beginning in Fall 2001. As a sophomore, he further followed in his brother Dave's footsteps by rushing Phi Sigma Pi in Fall 2002. After a successful Initiation period, Dan was Inducted into the Chapter with the Chi Initiate Class in November of that year.
Collegiate Years at Alpha Rho Chapter
Dan was very active as an undergraduate at Alpha Rho, and held multiple leadership positions, including the offices of Fundraising Chair, Fellowship Chair, and Treasurer. Dan was also a key member of the Chapter's intramural sports teams, often serving as captain.
Dan was recognized with a variety of superlatives and awards during his time as an undergraduate. In Fall 2004 he was awarded the Chapter's Spirit Award at the Alpha Rho/Beta Delta Founder's Weekend. He also received the Most Exemplary Fellowship superlative for his true embodiment of fraternal fellowship. Other superlatives Dan received during his time in college included Most Eligible Bachelor and Most likely to never leave Blacksburg.
Alumni Years to Present
Dan graduated with a degree in history in May 2006. He then remained in Blacksburg to complete his Aerospace Engineering degree, which he received in December 2007. Currently, he continues to live and work in Blackburg.
At the 2009 Alumni Weekend, Dan was honored for his participation as an Alumnus with the Loren P. Johnson Outstanding Alumni Award. The following year, Dan was elected to a two-year term on the Alpha Rho Alumni Advisory Board (AAB). In 2011, Dan was recognized for his continued involvement and dedication as a local alumnus with the Rexford J. Card Exemplary Local Alumni Award.
Bigs and Littles
Dan's Big Brother is Rich Harris.
Dan has 1 Little Brother:
- Matt Campbell, Expelled
Other Interesting Facts
- Dan's biological brother David is also an Alpha Rho Chapter Alumnus
- Dan is a lego, G.I. Joe, and comics aficionado
- Dan has been a groomsman for two Alpha Rho Brothers, Jared Peck and David Spracher, as well as an attendant for a third Alpha Rho Brother, Anndy Sanders. In all three weddings, both the groom and bride were Alpha Rho Alumni.
|Alpha Rho Treasurer|
|Alpha Rho Chapter Awards - Spirit Award|
|Alpha Rho Chapter Awards - Loren P. Johnson Outstanding Alumni Award|
|Alpha Rho Chapter Awards - Rexford J. Card Exemplary Local Alumni Award (formerly Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award)|
|Heather Grice • Amy Polishuk • Rex Card • Jamie Peck • Dan Spracher|