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Union fraternity chapter receives visit from national CEO

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 27, 2001 – Union University’s Lambda Chi Alpha men’s fraternity chapter recently received a visit from Thomas Helmbock, the chief executive officer and national vice president of the organization.

“If I could have 200 Union’s across the country, my job would be a cakewalk,” said Helmbock, who met and visited with several key administrators, alumni and fraternity members during his visit. “Union’s Lambda Chi Alpha chapter is one that exceeds the standards that the national fraternity sets, both in academics and operations.” Helmbock attributes the heavy involvement of alumni as one factor that is making the difference.

One only has to look at the awards received by the chapter in 2001 alone to see the chapter’s success. A leader in community service and campus involvement, Lambda Chi Alpha has received several honors including the Warren A. Cole Recruitment Award, Campus Involvement Award, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and the Grand High Alpha Award – the highest award given to a chapter.

“For years the media has portrayed the fraternity as being an ‘Animal House’ type of organization,” said Helmbock. “But the Lambda Chi fraternity is Christian-centered and Christ-based, which is very much in sync with Union and the values it imparts to these students.”

“We are grateful for the presence and positive influence of Lambda Chi Alpha on the Union campus,” said Union President David S. Dockery. “We appreciate the leadership they offer for our students and wish them the best in days ahead.”

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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