2016 Balanced Man Scholarship

The Balanced Man Scholarship for freshman of 2016

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Our #ChapterSpotlight this week features the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon - Michigan Eta! The national fraternity was founded on November 1, 1901, at Richmond College in Richmond, VA and was chartered here at Michigan Tech in 1965. The fraternity's philanthropy is Big Brothers Big Sisters, their mission statement is Building Better Men," and they were founded on the principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Sig Eps' symbol is the skull and crossbones in a black heart, their flowers are violet and dark red rose, and their colors are purple and red.

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Blotters are in! Every person in every hall on campus will have one, and all money raised from our sponsors goes toward our Balanced Man Scholarship award for incoming freshmen. We've already had dozens of freshmen apply!

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Big thank you to Steven Maurer for coordinating our formal for the year in Copper Harbor. Everybody had a great time and thank you to the alumni that attended as well, it's always a blast to spend time with you guys! ...

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Join us October 8th in our annual Ruck march to bring awareness for Carry The Fallen and in memory of Justin Fitch. Justin is a SigEp alumni of Michigan Eta since 2005, was commissioned as an officer and soon after, he was deployed to Iraq with the 2-27th Infantry. Justin served until 2014, when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Given only months to live Justin dedicated the remaining of his time to the Active Heroes Charity until he passed away late last October. ...

Carry The Fallen - Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck - Houghton, Michigan

October 8, 2016, 12:00pm - October 8, 2016, 4:00pm

Michigan Tech - Walker Lawn Houghton, Michigan

As some of you may know, we lost a SigEp and Michigan Tech alumni, Justin Fitch, to terminal cancer in October of 2015. Justin graduated from Tech in 2005 and was commissioned as an Army Officer via Tech's ROTC program. Like so many active duty service members and veterans, Justin suffered from PTSD from his deployment to Iraq. During a dark point during his second deployment, he contemplated committing suicide. At the last last moment, Justin realized that suicide was not answer. Upon his return from Iraq, Justin sought help for his PTSD and came across the Active Heroes Charity. Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide. Active Heroes' mission is to bring that number down to zero by raising awareness and building a retreat for veterans and their families. Active Heroes does this by doing what service members do throughout their military careers; ruck march. Justin became extremely active in this charity and began to participate in many ruck marches. Shortly thereafter, Justin was tragically diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and was given only months to live. Instead of giving up; Justin made Active Heroes' mission his life's mission. Even in the face of numerous surgeries and aggressive chemotherapy treatments, Justin remained on active duty and kept ruck marching for the cause. Just last year, Justin teamed up with Chive Charities and within a matter of days, raised over $300,000 for Active Heroes. Justin became the face of the charity; inspiring a national movement. You can hear more about Justin's story and Active Heroes from Justin himself at activeheroes.org/final-mission/ and read about Justin being awarded the Michigan Tech Alumni Association Humanitarian Award here apps.alumni.mtu.edu/awards/humanitarian/ . To register for the event and to start fundraising, you can visit this link: fundraise.activeheroes.org/events/carry-fallen-justin-fitch-memorial-ruck-houghton-michigan/e68831 Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity welcomes you to your next local Carry The Fallen event! Join us in Houghton for a three hour ruck march event (Hiking event) to help end veteran suicide. We will begin on Walker Lawn Opening ceremony begins at 12 p.m. so please arrive early for check-in. These Carry The Fallen team hiking events build camaraderie, wellness, morale and connects military families with supporters and peer mentors. Participants carry weight to symbolize the emotional weight that many veterans might carry after war. Everyday, 22 veterans their own lives and Active Heroes is working towards reducing these numbers with these programs: free optional national activities, national resources and peer mentors, the Active Heroes Retreat Center and the Active Heroes Community Center where free activities help to heal post traumatic stress disorder. REGISTER FOR FREE or JOIN THE EVENT AS AN ACTIVE HEROES AMBASSADOR for $50 or JOIN THE EVENT AS AN ACTIVE HEROES PRO AMBASSADOR for $75 and receive a Carry the Fallen shirt, bumper sticker, refrigerator magnet, brochures and an Ambassador thumbdrive. Please note that the Ambassador Shirts change often. Ambassadors will receive a quality cotton t-shirt and Pro Ambassadors will receive a moisture wicking tech t-shirt with their donation. This Oct. 8, 2016 event is being planned and finalized over the next few months. It is in memory of Justin Fitch. The finalized plans for the route are currently in the works. The event will tentatively begin at 12 p.m. and end 5 p.m. Check back often for more updates. Earn great prizes for fundraising to assist Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity: Active Heroes patch...................................... $100 Active Heroes water bottle............................ $500 Active Heroes dog tags ................................. $1,000 Special coin................................................... $1,500 Active Heroes camouflage hat ...................... $2,000 Active Heroes medal..................................... $2,500 Engraved wood from retreat ......................... $5,000 Customized message sign at the retreat ....... $7,500 Travel to retreat or send a military family of choice to the retreat ...................... $15,000 Carry as much weight that you can carry for the entire march but make sure you don't over do it for safety. Please wear an Active Heroes or Carry The Fallen shirt to the event to help spread awareness about reducing veteran suicide through Active Heroes. You can find more shirts and gear at: www.activeheroesstore.org. Safety is very important. Depending on your hiking event the terrain might be on roadways and traffic can be present. Children are allowed to the event but please keep an eye on them for safety. Flashing lights or reflectors belts are encouraged for early morning hiking or night time events. bring plenty of water, sports drinks with no excess sodium, first aide kit and energy snacks. Bathroom breaks are generally planned but keep in mind that Team Leaders are working to keep everyone together to accomplish the long distance event, so stops won’t be frequent unless of medical emergencies. Above all, the Carry the Fallen events are extremely fun and the entire family can join. Learn more about the Active Heroes programs at www.ActiveHeroes.org

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