The newly charted Delta Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity at SUNY Oneonta inducted seven new brothers as of March 16th. The chapter and the fraternity as a whole would like to congratulate the Nu Class of the spring 2012 semester. Past National President, and current National Historian, Joseph Rahtelli II came out to Oneonta from his home in Connecticut to facilitate the Induction. Brother Joseph Rahtelli II has been with Delta Rho every step of the way thus far and his presence is often appreciated and looked forward to. The seven new brothers are Jimmy Oliva, Oliver Gulian, Cameron Anderson, Taylor Galano, Joe Sorel, Devon Seegers, and Matt Cintorino. All are freshman less Matt, who recently transferred into SUNY Oneonta. The fraternity now has 26 active brothers in just two years, with two brothers that have achieved alumni status.
The Nu class displayed a very strong sense of brotherhood during the new member process. Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity is confident the Nus will benefit both the community and the college, not to mention the organization itself both on the national level and within the Delta Rho chapter. The newly inducted brothers already showed they are eager to lend a helping hand.
On Saturday, March 10th many of the brothers, and the Nu new member class, traveled to Schoharie to provide a cleanup effort from the damage still left behind by hurricane Irene. The group awoke early on Saturday and traveled an hour to Schoharie where a day’s work in swamp like devastation was accomplished. The guys dug up all sorts of objects washed away by Mother Nature. They also broke up into groups and painted some portions of a house. The seven new brothers have a very promising future. It is clear they will work hard to be leaders and make the right choice.