David Spracher

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David R. Spracher (born 9 March 1979) is an Alumnus of Alpha Rho Chapter (ΑΡ 430) at Virginia Tech.

David Spracher
Name David Spracher
Chapter Alpha Rho
Virginia Tech
Date Inducted Spring 1998
Roll Number ΑΡ 430
Alumni Chapter/Assoc
Honorary Member
Major Mechanical Engineering
Birthdate March 9, 1979
Spouse Erika
Nicknames Dave, Spracher
Awards 2002 AP Most Exemplary Scholarship, 2005 AP Outstanding Alumni Award

Early Fraternity Life and Career

Following in the steps of his Virginia Tech alumni parents, David decided to enroll at Virginia Tech after graduating from high school, beginning in Fall 1997. As a freshman, he rushed Phi Sigma Pi in Spring 1998. After a successful Initiation period, David was Inducted into the Chapter with the Nu Initiate Class in April of that year.

Collegiate Years at Alpha Rho Chapter

During his time as an undergraduate Brother, David was very active within the Chapter. He was a faithful attendee at Alpha Rho events as well a regular at interchapter events. He was especially involved with several of the Chapter's intramural sports teams, serving as captain in many of the seasons. He also helped host many of the Chapter's theme parties.

David demonstrated his pursuit of leadership in impressive fashion, serving 3.5 consecutive years on the Chapter's Executive Board. In Spring 1999 he stepped into the role of Treasurer when the prior Treasurer was unable to complete his term. That spring he was re-elected as Treasurer for the 1999-2000 academic year. The following year he served as Vice President External, and his senior year he served as Parliamentarian.

David's interests were not limited to fellowship and leadership. In recognition of his relentless pursuit of knowledge, in 2002 he was honored with the Most Exemplary Scholarship superlative at the Chapter's annual Semiformal banquet.

Alumni Years to Present

Ageless Wonders Flag Football Team

After graduating from Virginia Tech in May 2002, David began work in General Electric's management program. The program rotated him through multiple General Electric sites. During this time, David lived in Greenville, South Carolina; Schenectady, New York; and Atlanta, Georgia. In Summer 2004 he moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where he continues to live and work as a Compressor Airfoil Design Engineer.

David has remained active with Phi Sigma Pi after graduation, participating in the Chapter's Alumni Buddy program with Initiates and has kept in touch with Brothers through regular trips to Blacksburg for football games and Chapter events. In addition, he was a member of the Ageless Wonders, a flag football team comprised of Alpha Rho Alumni who won the Alpha Eta Hope Bowl tournament three consecutive years from 2003-2005. At Alpha Rho's 2005 Alumni Weekend, he was honored for his participation as an Alumnus with the Loren P. Johnson Outstanding Alumni Award. In March 2006, David was elected to a three year term on the Alpha Rho Alumni Advisory Board. In 2008, he stepped into the role of Chair of the Board, following the completion of Pete Gingrich's term.

On July 28, 2007, David married fellow Alpha Rho Brother, the former Erika Murtaugh, in War Memorial Chapel on Virginia Tech's campus.

National Involvement

Bigs and Littles

David's Big Brother is Chris Lundberg.

David has 2 Little Brothers:

Academic Degrees

Further Resources

Other Interesting Facts

  • David's biological brother Dan is also an Alpha Rho Chapter Alumnus
  • Alpha Rho Brothers Dan Spracher, Pete Gingrich and Jeff Owen were among David's groomsmen
  • David is one of several Alpha Rho Brothers to marry a fellow Brother