Kahlert Academic Recognition Awards Recognize Outstanding Chapter Scholarship

Four Triangle Fraternity chapters were recognized by the Triangle Education Foundation at the 2016 Herb Scobie Leadership School for outstanding scholastic achievement during the 2015-2016 academic year.

The following chapters each chapter received a cash award in recognition of their academic achievement.

Highest GPA:Georgia Tech $2000

2nd place:Kentucky $1000

3rd place: University of Michigan $500

Most improved GPA:Cal Poly Pomona $1500

The awards are made possible through the generosity of the Kahlert Family Foundation in memory of Bill Kahlert minn46.

For more information on the Kahlert Awards or the Triangle Education Foundation, please contact Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Foundation at sbova@triangle.org or 317.837.9641

Three Brothers Join the Triangle Education Foundation Board of Directors

The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce that Ryan Billups kan12, LtGen (Ret) Ted Bowlds miss72 and Jim Schier ky66 will join the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2016.

"We are thrilled to have these three distinguished Triangle brothers join the Foundation Board of Directors. Their professional accomplishments will round out the membership of the Board of Directors and bring fresh perspectives for stewardship of Foundation funds." said Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Foundation.

Billups will serve a one year term as the Undergraduate Board Member. He is currently a sophomore at the University of Kansas majoring in political science with plans to attend law school at KU. He currently serves as chapter secretary and is on the finance committee for the KU Student Senate.

LtGen Bowlds starts his first term as a Board Member. He has over 35 years experience in the military aerospace industry and is the current President and CEO of Innovative Perspectives, LLC, a company that assists companies with strategic planning and government contract proposals.

Schier, President of Schier Construction in Houston, is the last member of the Board of Directors for the 2016 term. He has over 35 years in the construction management industry, specializing in water plant facilities. Schier will serve a three year term as a Foundation Board Member.

Triangle Education Foundation Welcomes New Board Members!

Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to introduce our newest members of the Board of Directors!

Joining the Board for a three-year term are Lawrence “Larry” Garatoni pur58 and John Storm pur71. Christian Huehns marq12 joins for a one-year term as the Undergraduate Board Member.

“The Triangle Education Foundation is fortunate to have Larry and John’s expertise on the Board of Directors!” enthused Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Foundation.

“Their business acumen and love for Triangle make them a perfect addition to our Board.We look forward to learning from them and helping us achieve our long-term vision and goals.The Board of Directors is also thrilled to welcome Christian to the Board.We are impressed with his grasp of the Foundation’s workings and knowledge of our programs, having experienced them first hand.” Said Bova.

Garatoni brings over 40 years as a CEO to the Triangle Education Foundation.Larry started his CEO career by opening a long term care facility. Over the years, Larry started and sold five companies under the Health Quest Group, that all focused on the service aspects of the health care industry.He then moved into purchasing and running software and internet sales companies, including Achieve Healthcare Technology, FurnitureFind.com, and Winesource.com.In 2007, Larry founded HQ Investments to manage investments in public equities, private equities, hedge funds, venture capital and angel investing.

Storm adds his expertise as the CEO of Contour Hardening, Inc. (CHI), a company he founded in 1986 to provide cost-effective heat treatment solutions. CHI developed an advanced computer controlled induction heating technology known and patented as the Micropulse™ Process, used on a majority of car and truck powertrains worldwide.Building on the CHI tradition of technological excellence, in 2003 an engineering development extension of his work with PTO gears, CHI developed the Real Power® line of PTO driven generator systems. These systems have helped people working in municipal, fire-rescue, construction, healthcare, mining, farming and many other vocations to perform work that was previously not possible. These systems can be found around the world.

Huehns rounds out the new Board members by adding his leadership experience with the Marquette chapter.He has served the chapter through the vice-president and president roles and as a facilitator at the Fraternity national event, Leadership and Training Weekend. Around campus, Christian is involved in Tau Beta Pi, Pi Mu Epsilon and as a math and science tutor.

You Are Changing the World

You are remarkable! When you invest in your promising undergraduate brothers, you are making an investment far beyond our chapters. Thank you for giving back to Triangle. Please click on the video below to see how you are changing the world.

Invest In What Matters. Invest In Our Fraternity.

Meet Collin Shale marq14, one of over 1,500 undergraduate members of Triangle that YOU are investing in with your gifts to The Triangle Fund. Click the donate button to make an investment today in the promising, talented young brothers of Triangle and get your name on the 2015-16 Honor Roll of Donors before the school year officially ends on June 30th!

Knebel receives Interfaith Ambassador of the Year award

At the Inaugural Interfaith Banquet in central Indiana the Center for Interfaith Cooperation named Don Knebel pur65 the first Interfaith Ambassador of the Year, Virtually anyone from any faith tradition could partake, a sold-out crowd of community leaders gathered at Christian Theological Seminary to recognize the outstanding contributions of Knebel.

A retired partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Knebel is the founding Board Chair of the Center of Interfaith Cooperation, serving in that roles from early 212 through the end of 2014. He is passionate about the need for members of all religious tradition to have a better understanding of each other and is a frequent speaker.

Don is currently a member of the Board of Directors/Trustees of the American Pianists Association, booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Christel House International, Christian Theological Seminary, and United Way of Central Indiana. He is currently serving as the Vice Board Chair of the Triangle Education Foundation.

On hand to celebrate the occasion with Brother Don was his family members, National Councilman and Past National President Jeff Cottrell mtu94, and Triangle Education Foundation staff members Angie Christie and Scott Bova.

“I was thrilled to represent Triangle at the Interfaith Banquet honoring Brother Knebel. Don has perpetually championed the pursuit of knowledge and truth and he is a great role model for all members of Triangle. I am honored to call him Brother and friend. Congratulations to Don from your Triangle brothers,” said Cottrell.

Hear what our programs are teaching from your Triangle Brothers!

We know you're curious to hear what our attendees are learning at our national programs- so we went straight to the source! Below is undergraduate brother testimony from our Leadership Training Weekend as they were "in the thick of it" Please click on the video below to watch!

Triangle Education Foundation Unveils New Programs At National Convention

Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of three new academic and leadership programs for the 2015-2016 school year.

The Gargani Academic U, Garatoni Building Better Men and the Academic Excellence Awards were formally unveiled at the Triangle Fraternity National Convention in July.

“We are excited to finally be able to share these transformational programs with the Triangle and wider Interfraternal community!” enthused Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Triangle Education Foundation.

“With the addition of these programs, Triangle continues to lead the way with innovative programming to meet the needs of today’s undergraduate members.These programs will provide tools to help chapters succeed both in the classroom and on campus as leaders in the fields of architecture, engineering and hard sciences.We are indebted to the Gargani, Garatoni and Kahlert families for their extraordinary generosity and unwavering confidence in the Education Foundation and our ability to create and deliver cutting-edge academic and leadership programming.” said Bova.

Gargani Academic U was created to give chapters the tools to improve their academic performance.The program will be delivered to members through the Regional Leadership Conferences held in the fall.Participants of Academic U will leave with the resources and tools to create a scholarship program and scholarship improvement plan within one semester of attending.Chapters that send representatives should see a 0.25 increase in the chapter GPA within three semesters of attendance.

The Garatoni Building Better Men program is a truly innovative total-member chapter performance program.Designed to exemplify the values of Triangle Fraternity, the program recognizes that great chapters don’t just happen by the work of a few, but through the hard work and commitment of all.Building Better Men challenges chapters to excel based on Triangle’s values and standards.Chapters that are selected either the $100,000 or $25,000 award winners will have a chapter endowment fund created for their chapter.

Lastly, the Kahlert Foundation Academic Excellence awards will be given to chapters to recognize their academic achievements annually in two categories: Outstanding Academic Excellence and Most Improved Academic Excellence.These financial awards for Triangle active organizations recognize that the chapters have a myriad of membership responsibilities, but the most important responsibility is not only to Triangle, but to self, chapter and community through academic excellence.

For more information on how Triangle Education Foundation is rolling these programs out across the country or how you can partner with us, please call Scott Bova, CFRE, President at 317-837-9641 or email him at sbova@triangle.org

Scholarship Winners for 2015-2016!

The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce that over $65,000 in scholarship monies have been awarded for the 2015-2016 school year! These awards are for Brothers studying for both undergraduate and graduate degrees and can be used toward tuition and books.

Scholarship Committee Chairman, John Gargani pitt82 remarks of the process, "Our work on the Scholarship Committee reinforces that our Chapters have men with not only strong academic credentials, but also men who are very active in the Fraternity, their Universities, and their communities. These are the future leaders that programs provided by Triangle Fraternity, and funded by the Triangle Education Foundation, are further developing. Thanks to the generous support of our alumni, we were able to give scholarships to 17 of the 27 very qualified candidates that applied for the awards. I only wish that we could have provided scholarships to all of these deserving men."

The following members have been selected for scholarships for the upcoming school year:

Chad Booth, Minnesota
Himawan Go, Minnesota
Gregory Haegele, Purdue
Marcello Herrera, Minnesota
John Ladd, Colorado State
Yuzheng Lan, Oklahoma
Joseph Langr, Kansas State
Devasia Manuel, Illinois
Jacob Miller, Kentucky
Jordan Niell, California
Brandon Orth, Minnesota
Zachary Overschmidt, Kansas
Daniel Perales, Houston
Michael Reichenberger, Kansas State
Dean Thomas, Rose-Hulman
Cullin Thompson, Kansas
Andrew Wolford, Kansas State

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