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Alpha Chi Epsilon’s Founding Brothers Reunite

Alpha Chi Epsilon founding brothers reunion 2019

Front row, from left: Dave Grembi ’75, Pat Querry, Guido Formaini ’70, M’75, Denny Kirkpatrick ’71, and Francis Lorenzo ’72. Back row: Gary Walro ’70, Andy Bodnar ’73, Ron Ploucha ’71, Pete Larioni ’71, Ed Sitosky, John Funyak ’71, Rod Spence ’70, Larry Weary ’71, Roland Snyder ’70, Bill Mitchell ’70, and Clint Page ’70. Ron Whisker ’72 was also in attendance but is missing from the photo.

The founding brothers and pledges of Alpha Chi Epsilon returned to Indiana in October for a 50-year reunion. According to Ron Ploucha ’71, the fraternity was formed by students who came to the Indiana campus in fall 1968 from the Kittanning and Punxsutawney campuses. Eventually, the fraternity became affiliated with Sigma Pi. Reunion highlights included a golf outing, tour of campus, and banquet at Bruno’s Restaurant. During the banquet, those in attendance shared memories from their days as fraternity brothers.

AXE group in 1969

Alpha Chi Epsilon members in 1969, from the Oak yearbook