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Project Come Together 2012
Articles by Brothers Featured on National Website
The brothers of Alpha Delta colony of Delta Epsilon Psi are honored to receive recognition for our achievements in leadership and service.
I am a Delta written by the Ace of Founding Class, Mrinal “Ignition” Agrawal.
It is in Giving, That We Receive written by the Ace of Alpha Class, Ritesh “Illuminati” Patel.
Rookie of the Year
The Delta Epsilon Psi Rookie of the Year Award is presented to promising individuals who are likely to emerge as the leaders of tomorrow. Viraj Patel, a founder of Alpha Delta Colony and its first president, was awarded the 2011-2012 Rookie of the Year in recognition for his outstanding efforts in establishing Delta Epsilon Psi at the College of New Jersey as well as planning Project Come Together – an unprecedented task as it had never been thrown outside of the Founding Chapter of Delta Epsilon Psi. Viraj is currently enrolled in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Blue Chip Leadership Award
The Delta Epsilon Psi Blue Chip Scholarship is given to those who excel academically, are involved in the community, and exemplify excellent leadership and personal balance. For the 2011-2012 school year, Ravi Shah was awarded the $1000 Blue Chip Scholarship, most notably for his unparalleled academic standings. Ravi is currently a medical student at Columbia University Medical Center
Brother of the Year
Exemplifying brotherhood, discipline, and commitment Delta Epsilon Psi’s 2012-2013 Brother of the Year award was given to Ravi Shah. As the second acting president of Alpha Delta Colony, Ravi took the organization to new heights. He brought together brothers from all over the region with the popular Delta Fest. With Ravi’s leadership and drive, Delta Clinic was born. On Be the Change day, he sought to aid the often troubled Trenton community, organizing a block-wide cleanup. Perhaps most impressively, Ravi managed to maintain an impressive academic profile while planning and organizing all these events.
Colony of the Year
Alpha Delta Colony earned the highest recognition upon receiving Delta Epsilon Psi’s 2011-2012 Colony of the Year Award. In one year since its inception, the brothers at Alpha Delta strived to make Delta Epsilon Psi a more prominent in the College of New Jersey as well as in the Ewing community. The active members managed to organize and throw the first ever Project Come Together outside of Texas. This Delta Epsilon Psi signature event teaches inner city youth the relevance of education in a fun manner. By instilling these beliefs early on, Delta Epsilon Psi hopes to reduce the high school dropout rates in these low income areas. Finally, the brothers of Alpha Delta colony donated $1500 to JDRF, Delta Epsilon Psi’s national philantrophy. Earning recognition as Colony of the Year immediately after becoming established reflects the level of determination for success the brothers of Alpha Delta Colony maintain.
Outstanding Student Leadership Award
In addition to the Brother of the Year award, Ravi Shah was awarded the Outstanding Student Leadership Award in 2013 by the Leadership Development Program at the College of New Jersey for showing exemplary qualities as a leader.
Student Leadership Award – Finalist’s President’s Cup
In 2012 Delta Epsilon Psi received the Student Leadership Award from the College of New Jersey for throwing Project Come Together.
Excellence in Advocacy
In 2013, Delta Epsilon Psi at the College of New Jersey was awarded the Excellence in Advocacy award for throwing Delta Clinic by the Division of Student Affairs at the College of New Jersey.
Outstanding New Member of the Year
In 2013, Ryan Le was recognized as the Outstanding New Member of the Year at the President’s ball for his enormous contributions towards throwing Project Come Together
Brother of the Year
The Brother of the Year award for the 2013-2014 year was given to Parth Patel. During that year, Parth served as the colony’s Treasurer, and the year after he served as Vice President. Parth remained very involved in the fraternity, from leading the Delta Clinic Committee to serving as the Representative at-large on the Student Finance Board, to participating in the College’s new Enhancement Internship Program. Parth always sought to advance the fraternity by having brothers involved in a variety of different endeavors not only in the fraternity but also throughout the College, and his achievements have not gone unrecognized.
Outstanding New Member of the Year
In 2014, Kiran Patel was awarded the Outstanding New Member of the Year award at the President’s Ball. As the new IFC Vice President and the Parliamentarian at Alpha Delta Colony, his hard work and dedication was recognized.
Excellence in Programming
Just recently, Delta Epsilon Psi at the College of New Jersey was awarded the Excellence in Programming award in 2015 for the various events held throughout the year.
After five years of tremendous efforts put in by 41 driven brothers, Alpha Delta Colony was officially granted chapter status at Delta Epsilon Psi National Convention 2016. The brothers only hope to soar to new heights now as Alpha Delta Chapter.