Phi Gamma Delta honored

Hampden-Sydney College's Delta Deuteron Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta was recognized at the national fraternity's 162 Ekklesia (biennial convention) when it received an honorable mention in the Condon Cup for the greatest improvement in scholarship, extracurricular activities, and fraternity relationships during the 2009-2010 school year.

Individually, Michael D. Luter '94 received distinguished service honors in the Durrance Award for the most outstanding chapter advisor. For the past eight years he has worked with the Delta Deuteron Chapter, taking students to the biannual convention and the annual leadership academy. He also brings alumni to campus to discuss career options with Fiji brothers.

Mr. Luter, a Tidewater-area entreprenuer, says, "I have stayed involved with Phi Gamma Delta because I owe so much to Hampden-Sydney. My mother got me a good start, but H-SC and Fiji made me the man I am. I feel that I owe the College a debt that I will never be able to repay. Working with these students is how I try to work on repaying that debt. Those of us who love Hampden-Sydney have to choose how we are going to help the students. This is how I help."