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Iowa State Chapter Named Sweepstakes Finalist for 9th Consecutive Year

The Chapter accepts their Sweepstakes Finalist Trophy.

The Iowa State Delta Upsilon Chapter participated in the annual Leadership Institute in Kansas City, Missouri on July 28-30. Congratulations to the men for taking home their 9th consecutive Sweepstakes Finalist trophy Saturday night in Kansas City. Many factors went into this award including a Chapter GPA of 3.31, 25.3 service hours per man and over $7,000 raised for the Delta Upsilon philanthropy, Global Service Initiative.

The Chapter also won the Innovative Member Development Award. This award was created to recognize chapters that are educating, mentoring and developing members throughout their entire collegiate experience after the Associate Member Education Program.

The highlight of the weekend was spending time with Brother Doug Howell, ’83. Brother Howell was honored with the Sloan-Kettering Award of Merit in Business. He hosted a breakfast roundtable with the Iowa State Chapter and some of the top DU undergraduates on Saturday morning sharing his experiences that has led him to being CFO at Gallagher Insurance.

Camden Troncin Wins 2022 Outstanding New Member Award

Camden Troncin ’22

Over the past two semesters, a new member of Delta Upsilon has shown what it’s like to come in and automatically be both a leader and everyone’s friend all in one. Camden Troncin, a freshman from Urbandale, IA, joined in the fall of 2021 and has bled DU ever since.

He has been involved in both Homecoming and Greek Week events, served as our Community Service chair this past semester, created several new service opportunities for the entire chapter, and has put in countless hours for himself as well. For the upcoming semester, Camden has been appointed Kitchen manager for our house and plans on working with different exec positions to run for one of his own later this fall.

Part of his leadership skills came out when he attended the annual RLA conference in Kansas City. There our Chapter was able to see first hand the level of communication and responsibility that he is able to bring to this chapter. His unique freshman year has set him up to be a great leader within the chapter and we’re excited to see where he takes it.

Not only is Camden a great leader, but he’s also a great friend to everyone in the fraternity no matter their age. Being that he lived in the house this past spring, he is always in other people’s rooms hanging out, no matter if they’re a sophomore or a Junior. His contagious energy is something that has already benefited the fraternity and we look forward to having it for 3 more years. Congratulations to Camden Troncin on winning the 2022 Outstanding New Member Award!

Ben Breeding wins 2022 Chev Adams Award

Ben Breeding ’22

Over this past year, Ben Breeding has committed as many leadership responsibilities as possible without being on exec. Although Ben joined as a Freshman in 2019, he was only able to be a part of the fraternity for a short 3 years, for he earned enough credits to graduate a year early. During his time in DU, unlike many, his involvement increased as the years went by.

In the fall of 2021, he served as our Professional Development Chair, going above and beyond what was expected of him. He conducted countless mock interviews with people, developed several resumes, and helped prepare our brothers for career fairs. In his final year, he participated in almost every Homecoming and Greek Week event, as well as serving as one of our Greek Week General Co Chairs’s for the semester. In that position, he coordinated almost every event that we did ranging from community service to sports events. Our third place finish in overall Greek Week wouldn’t have been possible without his extremely hard work and devotion.  Following Greek Week, Ben also organized our Spring 2022 Philanthropy, a task that was far from easy. He spent the weeks leading up to it making countless phone calls, booking dates with people, making sure tickets were handed out, and organizing time slots.

Ben has left a forever lasting impact on the fraternity and set an amazing example of what it should look like being an upperclassman in DU. He is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and will be incredibly missed around the house and in the fraternity as a whole. Congratulations to Ben Breeding on winning the 2022 Chev Adams Award!