DU, With Your Help, Will Weather The Storm

My Brothers:

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”  Whether that aphorism is attributed to Joseph P. Kennedy or Knute Rockne, it is of no matter.  It is now the clarion call for Penn State DUs.  I pride myself on repeatedly telling you over the years that the state of our beloved Fraternity is sound.  I repeat that now.  We are financially solvent and we have reserves.  We continue to budget upgrades to our Chapter house.  Come see the new party room floor and renovations.  The parking lot is now fully paved.  We have full capacity of UG Brothers living in the Chapter house (40+) and as many other Brothers out-of-house.  So, things are good.

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The Racket in Room 14

The following is a recollection of two of our beloved DU Brothers, Jimbo and Ralph

Ralph Perri and Jim Barry pledged DU in 1972 and were immediately regarded as charismatic and comedic. Ralph exhibited the good-natured bluster peculiar to western Pennsylvania.  More delicate, Jimbo spoke with a lilting voice and diction evoking Leo Gorcey.

Debates in Room 14 almost always centered on sports or women. Ralph, favoring Pittsburgh teams, loathed Philadelphia counterparts. ("The baseball season is over when the Phillies are eliminated!")

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Thank You Donors!

DU would like to thank the 84 Brothers who have added their name to our Honor Roll this year. Without the loyal support of donors like you, we would not be able to accomplish our goals, so we thank you for playing a vital role. If you haven't yet added your name to the Honor Roll, doing so is quick, secure, and easy. Our 2017-2018 giving year begins September 1- will you be the first name on the Honor Roll? Simply click HERE to make your contribution. Together, we will keep DU strong at Penn State!

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