Rex Card

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Rex "Joey" Card (born 8 July 1978) is an Alumnus of Alpha Rho Chapter (ΑΡ 470) at Virginia Tech.

Rex Card
Name Rex Card
Chapter Alpha Rho
Virginia Tech
Date Inducted Spring 1999
Roll Number ΑΡ 470
Alumni Chapter/Assoc
Honorary Member
Major Business Information Technology
Birthdate July 8, 1978
Spouse Erin
Nicknames Joey
Awards 2001 AP Spirit Award, 2002 AP Tripod Scholarship, ABCD Alumni Award

Early Fraternity Life and Career

Rex rushed Phi Sigma Pi in Spring 1999. After a successful Initiation period, Rex was Inducted into the Chapter with the Omicron Initiate Class on April 22nd of that year.

Collegiate Years at the Alpha Rho Chapter

During his time as an undergraduate Brother, Rex was a leader within the chapter, serving as both Initiation Chair and Information Systems Chair. In addition, Rex was actively involved in Alpha Rho service events and fellowship activities and was a regular player on the Chapter's intramural sports teams. In 2001, Rex was awarded the Spirit Award at the Chapter's Founder's Weekend banquet. At the 2002 Alumni Weekend, he received the Alpha Rho Tripod Scholarship for his excellence in all three legs of the tripod.

Outside of Phi Sigma Pi, Rex was a member of the Virginia Tech crew team and an avid ultimate frisbee player.

Alumni Years to Present

Ageless Wonders Flag Football Team

After graduation, Rex remained in Blacksburg, and he continues to live and work in the area today. He has worked for several IT companies as a web developer and is currently employed by Rackspace as an IT Project Manager.

Rex has remained very active with Phi Sigma Pi as an Alumnus. He participates in the Chapter's Alumni Buddy Program with Initiates, attends many of Alpha Rho's events, and has hosted several "Welcome Back" cookouts at his home to kickoff the school year. In March 2003, Rex was elected to a three year term on the Alpha Rho Alumni Advisory Board (AAB), of which the last two years he served as Chair. 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. For his dedication as a local alumnus, he was awarded the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Award by the Chapter in 2004. Two years later, to recognize his continued dedication to Alpha Rho as a local Alumnus, the ABCD Award was renamed the Rexford J. Card Exemplary Local Alumni Award. In 2011, Rex returned to the AAB for a two-year term, joining Pete Gingrich as only the second alum to serve more than one elected term.

In July 2006, Rex was married to the former Erin Collins in a ceremony held in Dublin, VA. They currently reside in Blacksburg, VA.

National Involvement

Bigs and Littles

Rex's Big Brother is Eric Bowerman.

Rex has 2 Little Brothers:

Further Resources

Academic Degrees

Other Interesting Facts

  • During college, Rex was better known by a shortened form of his middle name (Joseph), Joey
  • Both of Rex's Little Brothers went on to become Presidents of Alpha Rho
  • Rex met his wife Erin while playing in an Ultimate Frisbee league
  • Alpha Rho Brothers Michael Brody and Pete Gingrich were among Rex's groomsmen