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
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.
Bigs and Littles
Rex's Big Brother is Eric Bowerman.
Rex has 2 Little Brothers:
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Class of 2002, Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology
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
|Alpha Rho Alumni Advisory Board Chair|
|Alpha Rho Chapter Awards - Spirit Award|
|Alpha Rho Chapter Awards - Tripod Scholarship|
|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|