Website provides easy way to support fraternity

By Website Administrator | Jan 17, 2003

The development of a new website overseen by Kettering alumnus Paul Cloutier '92 will help individuals who wish to make donations to the Sigma Chi house restoration project and scholarship easier and more efficient.

The development of a new website overseen by Kettering alumnus Paul Cloutier '92 will help individuals who wish to make donations to the Sigma Chi house restoration project and scholarship easier and more efficient.

The website, which is at http://zetathetafundraiser.com, provides users a quick and highly accessible way to support their alma mater, the restoration project for the fraternity house at 704 East Main in Flushing, and Sigma Chi members who need scholarship funding to continue the academic studies at Kettering. The website provides specific details regarding scholarship support and the current status of the house restoration project.

Currently, Kettering's Sigma Chi fraternity offers a scholarship of $400 to one A and one B-Section fraternity brother each year. The hope, however, is to attract more Kettering graduates and interested individuals to the zetathetafundraiser.com website to increase the amount of funding available through the Sigma Chi scholarship and support the continuing house restoration project by offering an easy and efficient way for people to make contributions to the fund.

Cloutier, who is a sales manager at Ariba, expects this website to "inspire other Greek alumni to help out their chapters with contributions and Kettering as well."

"I'm excited that websites like this support the Sigma Chi fraternity here at Kettering, and especially the fraternity's scholarship," said Jack Stock, director of Major Gifts and also coordinator of the scholarship at the University. "We will also be looking at developing other links to the Kettering website to support online giving and students with funding during their academic careers."

Some key contributors to the Kettering Sigma Chi fundraising activities through the new website include:

Dale Gordon '80,
Doug Brown '67,
Nick Petouhoff '93,
Tom Kornbau '75 and
Paul Van Norman '98.

The criteria to apply for the Sigma Chi scholarship is as follows:

  • recipients must be active members in the fraternity and in good academic standing;
  • recipients must be sophomores, juniors or seniors who will attend school the following term;
  • applicants must obtain a minimum of two recommendations from the fraternity's top five officers; and
  • applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of Sigma Chi in the areas of scholarship, fraternity, communityservice and involvement in student activities.

The scholarship selection committee is made up of alumni and community leaders. Sigma Chi fraternity members interested in this award may complete an application and submit it to Diane Bice, director of Financial Aid, at Kettering University, 1700 West Third Avenue, Flint, Mich., 48504.

For more information, contact Jack Stock at (888) 884-7741, extension 7873, or via e-mail at jstock@kettering.edu.