This page serves as a tool for you to post your noteworthy updates and accomplishments. Did you get a great new job? Get married? Have a baby? Travel some place exotic? We want to know! Use the form below to post your update. Your submission may end up in the next edition of the newsletter!
- Michael Sikorski - 2034
After graduating in 2015, I spent a year in Madrid, Spain on a Fulbright scholarship working on a pretty neat medical research project and traveling all over. I am now in my second year of an MD-PhD program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. I am living in a great row home in Fed Hill only a short walk to the Orioles and Ravens stadiums, and I would welcome a visit from any Phis visiting Baltimore, any time.
Sep 01 2017 03:24AM
- John Charles Ford - 778
Just returned from the July Kleiberg Emerging Leaders program in Oxford, Ohio - 1100 Phis in attendance --, including MD Alpha president, Anthony Busa and TJ Coughlin " Honors College Whole Man Scholars. I was invited as a Fellow and fully participated in all activities in addition to mentoring a group of 20 Brothers from across the global spectrum. My first visit (after 55 years as a Phi) to GHQ and great to know what splendid shape our Fraternity is in. A highlight was a group of Fellows reading the Bond aloud in the "room where it happened" in 1848 - the room in Old North (now Elliott) Hall occupied by Brother Robert Morrison and where the original Bond was composed and ascribed by its six founders. We have a noble heritage indeed. At 75, still working as a consultant full-time along with husbanding and grandfathering in the heart of New York City.
Aug 31 2017 05:58PM
- Delano Jackson Schmidt - 1776
We welcomed our 3rd (and final?) child, Emmett Fitzgerald Schmidt on April 15th 2017 joining sisters Rory (5) and Piper (2). Currently residing in Towson, MD with my wife Meghan (UMD Alpha Phi '04). I have been in the residential real estate business for the last 11 years and currently run my 4th generation family company, Chase Fitzgerald.
Aug 31 2017 03:17PM
- John D. Twining - 724
Retired in 2004 from almost 30 years as an administrator in College Athletics. Live in Southlake, Texas with Lynn. Celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2016. Spend our summers in Frisco, Colorado.
Jun 29 2017 10:34AM
- Nicholas J. Schaus - 818
Just attended my U of M 50th graduation "reunion/celebration." The University gets a high grade for the event. Disappointment was poor turnout, 80 out of 3000. Highly recommend attending, when your 50th occurs. And using this new site to encourage other Phis. Still celebrating my retirement, 16 years, at Friday Happy Hr(s)- Fleet Reserve Club Annapolis! Just renewed U of M basketball for next season- Go Terps!
Jun 27 2017 08:14PM
- John Charles Ford - 778
Moved to NYC right out of grad school in mid-60's and have lived there ever since. Along the way, I married WMUC's "Miss Midnight" (Sandra Sollod) about 30 years after we first met (long but fun story). Have had three careers: 10 years in Wall Street (Merrill Lynch and American Stock Exchange); ten years in broadcasting/cable (CBS. ABC and more recently HBO as VP of HR); and for the last 20, an interesting and varied consulting career working in leadership development with primarily financial firms and entertainment companies. Still do the occasional "voiceover" for kicks. We have a second home in the Western Massachusetts to which we escape on weekends -- often with our two grandkids (the gift God gives us for not killing our own kids). Sing in a choir and lector for my local parish. Serve on four college or university boards and currently chair the Board of Visitors for UMD's Theater, Dance and Performance Studies program in College Park, where we've set up a professorship and scholarship program for the future. My work has taken me to every continent but Antarctica...and that's still on the list. Life goes fast at 74 -- seems like breakfast is every fifteen minutes!
Jun 26 2017 04:45PM
- Christopher James Bopst - 1941
Good Afternoon Brothers, I wanted to reach out to share some information about my career in the mortgage industry over the past 6 years. I began working in the industry a week after graduation in 2011 and haven't looked back since. Being a member taught me how important relationships can be in life and business; so I always looked to other brothers to share this opportunity with them. Between myself and a few others, we have successfully employed over 30 brothers in the mortgage industry! I take great pride in what I do and I am always looking to help other members in any way that I can. Phi Delta Theta and my career have changed my life, and I hope I can continue to pass that on over the years to come. If you or anyone you know is in need of purchasing a new home or refinancing their current home, or maybe just has some questions, I would be happy to speak with them. If anyone is looking for a career change as well I would be happy to assist. Or if you would just like to get back in touch, I am here as well. Have a great week everyone! YITB 1949 https://www.wfhm.com/loans/christopher-bopst/
May 15 2017 02:21PM