Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) March 10, 2014
The Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Toledo announced today that it will honor John C. “Archie” Myers by inducting him into the Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Founder’s Circle.
John served as Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter President in 1974, and due to his amazing leadership and service, will be this years’ inductee into the Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Founder’s Circle. This prestigious Award recognizes outstanding service and leadership as an Undergraduate or Alumni at a critical time in the Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter’s development. Many credit his term as President of Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon in 1974 and his following year as Treasurer as a key building block in the future unprecedented success of Ohio Iota. John’s dedication to excellence and his strict demands for Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter set the standard for future administrations. John was able to recruit new key brothers into the Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter that carried on and expanded his legacy. In addition, he oversaw the movement of the Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter physically and financially from the house on Winthrop St to a new location closer to the University of Toledo campus at 3530 Dorr Street.
After graduating from the University of Toledo, John married Golden Heart Marcia Hanley and together they raised three children – John, Heather, and Kyle. They have two grandchildren, and reside in Marion, Iowa. John has worked in human resources throughout his corporate career, with stints at Owens Illinois and International Paper. He recently retired from his position as Human Resources Director at the Cedar Rapids Paper Company. He is an avid hiker and outdoorsman and has hiked several sections of the Appalachian Trail.
Ted Behnken, President of the Ohio Iota Alumni Corporation noted that “It is no understatement to say that John “Archie” was one of the most important leaders ever at Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon. His vision nearly 40 years ago set Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon on the path that has allowed us to become the amazing organization Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon is today. Thank you Archie!”
About Sigma Phi Epsilon Ohio Iota Chapter at the University of Toledo
The Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon [formerly Chi Beta Chi] at the University of Toledo is the leading Greek organization at the University of Toledo. With an active chapter of 100 men, it is also the largest Greek organization at the University of Toledo. Ohio Iota is a recognized leader on the University of Toledo campus. The Chapter has been ranked the #1 academic Greek organization for every quarter since 2008. Ohio Iota recorded a 3.364 GPA cumulative for the 2013 Spring Semester, the highest overall GPA of all social Greek organizations at the University of Toledo.
Ohio Iota was also recently recognized as the #12 Undergraduate Greek Chapter of any Greek organization on any Undergraduate Campus in the United States, when taking into consideration academic standards, leadership and community service. Ohio Iota also recently received a first place award in the annual Dean Parks Awards ceremony. Dean Parks Awards recognize Greek organizations at the University of Toledo in three areas: academics, athletics and community service. Ohio Iota won first place in academics, athletics and community service for the past calendar year. Men of the Ohio Iota Chapter are involved in a myriad of University of Toledo organizations, including Student Government, Blue Key Honorary Society, Mortar Board Honorary Society, and others.
About Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon, established in 1901, is one of the nation’s largest fraternities, with over 15,000 undergraduates on 240 campuses across the United States. Its mission is building balanced men, which is achieved through a continuous member development program that has contributed to a fraternity-wide GPA of over 3.0, a focus on the principles of Sound Mind and Sound Body, and service learning efforts that allow members to develop leadership skills while giving back to the community.
Sig Ep has been a recognized leader in National Fraternity and Greek organizations. Sigma Phi Epsilon was the first national fraternity to establish a housing trust for all chapters and a separate National Housing Corporation aimed at supporting housing excellence. Sigma Phi Epsilon was also the first fraternity to charter a chapter in all 50 states, and the first national fraternity Educational Foundation to build an endowment greater than $11 million. It was also the first national fraternity to receive a grant from the federal Department of Education to enhance member development programs; provide financial assistance to brothers for graduate school through the Resident Scholar program and the first national fraternity to partner with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy in order to create substance abuse education programs for members.
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