Delta Tau Chapter
|Delta Tau Chapter|
|Chartered|| November 14, 2001 |
Mississippi State University
|Location||Mississippi State, Starkville, Mississippi|
|Members|| Collegiate (50) |
|Chapter Colors||Maroon █ and White █|
|Awards||Top in Region (2015)|
Delta Tau Chapter (Founded 14 November 2001) is located at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. The Chapter was founded by Kappa chapter alumnus, Dave Nussbaum (K ???, ΔΤ 36), along with thirty-five other students and belongs to the South Region.
- 1 Chapter History
- 2 Current Leadership
- 3 Executive Board
- 4 Executive Council
- 5 Initiation Program
- 6 Big Brother Families
- 7 Chapter Events & Activities
- 8 National Involvement
- 9 Notable Alumni
- 10 Chapter Honors and Awards
- 11 Gallery
- 12 Further Resources
- 13 In the News
- 14 Disclaimer
Colony Period and Founding (2001-2002)
Delta Tau's history begins in May 2001, when our founder Dave Nussbaum graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Dave moved to Starkville, Mississippi to begin graduate school at Mississippi State University. Phi Sigma Pi's national office contacted him about helping start a chapter at MSU. Once Dave arrived on MSU's campus, he worked with the national office and the university to start a new organization. Once that was complete, Phi Sigma Pi sent down one of the Chapter Development Directors to help him with information meetings and to get the word out about Phi Sigma Pi. After a few months, they were successful in reaching the amount of interested students to start a chapter and on November 14, 2001, Delta Tau was formed. The following summer after the 2001-2002 school year, Dave and another Brother, Terra Kendrick (ΔΤ 15), traveled to the 2002 National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they received Delta Tau's charter. Delta Tau was officially a chapter.
Early Years (2002-2003 to 2006-2007)
Middle Years (2007-2008 to 2012-2013)
Recent Years (2013-2014 to 2016-2017)
The Active Chapter (2017-2018)
Recently, the chapter has really turned around. The Chapter has made a lot of progress in focusing on becoming more successful.
These are Members who hold leadership positions for the 2017-2018 academic year.
- President: Scott Shepard
- Vice President: Hunter Moorman
- Secretary: Kristina Domitrovich
- Treasurer: Kameron Talley
- Historian: Harley Chase
- Recruitment Advisor: Bailee Pipkin
- Co-Initiate Advisor: Logan Smith
- Co-Initiate Advisor: Mack Rather
- Brother At Large: Andrew Dippel
- Brother At Large: Cierra McCaleb
- Scholarship Chair: Hollie Lovelace
- Service Chair: Savanna Yelverton
- Social Chair: Lloyd Dedeaux
- Public Relations Chair: Keishana Johnson
- Spirit Chair: Amber McCord
- Fundraising Chair: Hannah Mitchell
- Inter-Chapter Relations Chair: Samantha Vakos
- Awards Chair: Melissa Mitchell
- Chapter Consultant: Brenna Lightsey
- Chapter Advisor: Chelsey Vincent
- Alumni Advisory Board
Past Executive Board Members
Main Article: Delta Tau Chapter Executive Board
Past Chapter Presidents
Main Article: Delta Tau Chapter Presidents
Past Executive Council Members
Main Article: Delta Tau Chapter Executive Council
Main Article: Delta Tau Chapter Initiate Classes
Big Brother Families
Delta Tau's current Big & Little family lines stem from two Brothers. The Purple Tree stems from Ernest Sanders (Kappa) and the Gold Tree stems from Emma Hughes (Nu). The White Tree is a collection of all the small trees that haven't been traced back.
Chapter Events & Activities
Alpha celebrates the Chapter's founding...
Other Event or Activity
Since Delta Tau's founding, the chapter has hosted an annual Easter egg hunt during the spring semester for the local Starkville residents.
Leadership in Action
Since Leadership in Action's creation, Delta Tau chapter has had several members become Local Facilitators, meaning they have participated in a training course and received Certification to instruct prior to facilitating Local Modules.
- Mandy Hackman (ΔΤ 127)
- Ashley Pecot (ΔΤ 139)
- Mercedes Alberson (ΔΤ 168)
- Alison Stokley (ΔΤ 179)
- Marissa Gonzalez (ΔΤ 198)
- Dallas Brock (ΔΤ 200)
- Donmari Pingul (ΔΤ 228)
- Harley Chase (ΔΤ 245)
- Hannah Mitchell (ΔΤ ???)
Delta Tau chapter has had five members achieve their Leadership in Action certification, meaning they attained 75 points through participating in the program.
- Mandy Hackman (ΔΤ 127), 2011-2012 academic year
- Ashley Pecot (ΔΤ 139), 2011-2012 academic year
- Mercedes Alberson (ΔΤ 168), 2015-2016 academic year
- Alison Stokley (ΔΤ 179), 2015-2016 academic year
- Donmari Pingul (ΔΤ 228), 2016-2017 academic year
Leadership Advancement Society
Delta Tau also has members who have become members of the Leadership Advancement Society, meaning they attained ten or more points per academic year post-certification. The Leadership Advancement Society Members represent a distinguished group of members and leaders committed to life-long learning and continued improvement.
- Ashley Pecot (ΔΤ 139), 2014-2015 academic year
Delta Tau chapter's official mascot is Ozai, the Night Fury. The mascot was made while on a Brotherhood Retreat to Atlanta during the Spring 2015 semester.
Main Article: Delta Tau Grand Chapter Delegates
- Dave Nussbaum (Alpha class)
- Dave is a charter member of Delta Tau. He graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania, and completed a Master's degree at Mississippi State University. He is now a broadcast meteorologist for WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Nakimuli Davis (Alpha class)
- Nakimuli is a charter member of Delta Tau. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2005. Afterwards, she went on to graduate magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She has since become a successful lawyer in the Jackson, Mississippi area and a well-respected member of the legal community. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is now an associate at the Baker Donelson law firm in Jackson.
- Danielle Grimes (Phi Class)
- Danielle is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University. During her undergraduate career, she was inducted into the Bagley College of Engineering's Hall of Fame, while she was also Chapter President. Since graduation, she has been working on her Master degree at MSU in Biomedical Engineering, where she has been conducting engineering education research on what motivates women to go into engineering and the obstructions that women face in the field. Also, she has recently received a fellowship from the National Science Foundation to continue her research and pursue her Doctorate degree.
Chapter Honors and Awards
- 2015 Top in Region Award
- Chapter Service Keys
- 2016: Nicole Birch, Folly Crawford
- 2017: Dallas Brock, Harley Chase, Devin Edwards, Marissa Gonzalez, Bailee Pipkin
- None to date
Other Awards and Honors
- Fourth place on Leadership in Action's Top 25 Chapter list, 2011-2012 academic year
- Third place on Leadership in Action's Top 25 Chapter list, 2012-2013 academic year
In the News
|Delta Tau Chapter|
|Founded November 14, 2001 • Mississippi State University|
|Presidents||Christopher Schaffer • Lisa Rubiano • Josh Hagar • Greg Harris • Katie Jackson • Ernest Sanders • Ryan Poe • Chuck Emerick • Mandy Hackman • Delta Stark • Danielle Grimes • Mercedes Alberson • Alison Stokley • Dallas Brock|
|History||List of Delta Tau Chapter Initiate Classes • List of Delta Tau Family Lines|
|Chapter Service Key Recipients||Delta Stark • Ashley Pecot • Rachelle Thomason • Nina Garcia • Danielle Grimes • Mercedes Alberson • Anna Follett • Alison Stokley • Nicole Birch • Folly Crawford • Dallas Brock • Harley Chase • Devin Edwards • Marissa Gonzalez • Bailee Pipkin|
|National Council Members||None|
|Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter Awards||None|
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