Stevens’ Rho Chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity marks 135th anniversary

Celebration and reunion will be held on April 24 at Stevens

9/20/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - The Rho Chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity will mark its 135th anniversary with a big birthday bash and reunion on campus.

More than 100 guests are expected to attend the celebration, which will be held on April 24, 2010. The event will feature a tent from 2 to 5 p.m. and a barbecue near DeBaun Field, where Stevens men’s lacrosse will battle Nazareth College at 3 p.m. Tours of the Delt house on Castle Point Terrace will also be held during the afternoon.

That evening, Delts and their guests will mingle for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres inside the Babbio Center atrium, starting at 8 p.m.

Bruce Boylan ’63, who is organizing the event, noted that the largest group of alumni returning to campus graduated from Stevens in the 1960s. Several individuals, whose names will be announced at the event, will also be honored.

The cost to attend is $50 for individuals and $75 for couples, with proceeds benefiting the Delta Tau Delta Rho Chapter Scholarship.

The Delt celebration coincides with Stevens’ Spring Sports Day, which includes the barbecue, other events and fireworks over the Hudson River at 10:45 p.m. Visit stevens.ducks.com/springsports day.asp for information.

The Rho Chapter turned 135 in 2009, as the fraternity was founded at Stevens on May 9, 1874. The chapter held its first anniversary celebration in 2000, when it turned 125.

For more information about the 135th anniversary or to register for the event, visit www.rhodelts.org, or contact Boylan at bboylan1963@yahoo.com.

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