Marietta Delts win 11th Court of Honor award

From left, Westyn Bennington ’17, Alex Nourse ’15, Viktor Brillati ’15, John Hanna ’15, Trevor Brosnan ’17, Kellen Quinn ’15, Cody Reese ’15, Ian Frantz ’17, Jason Long ’15, Casey McGuire ’15, Adam Garlow ’17 and Blake Szkoda at the 2014 Northern Division Conference, with the Chapter’s Court of Honor award.

From left, Westyn Bennington ’17, Alex Nourse ’15, Viktor Brillati ’15, John Hanna ’15, Trevor Brosnan ’17, Kellen Quinn ’15, Cody Reese ’15, Ian Frantz ’17, Jason Long ’15, Casey McGuire ’15, Adam Garlow ’17 and Blake Szkoda at the 2014 Northern Division Conference, with the Chapter’s Court of Honor award.

The undergraduate Marietta Delts returned from the Northern Division Conference earlier this month with the Chapter’s 11th Court of Honor Award.

The Court of Honor is awarded to Delta Tau Delta’s top 20 chapters. The top 10 of the top 20 also receive the Hugh Shields Award for Chapter Excellence.

“I feel like the guys should get the Court of Honor every year. That is just how good they operate. So long as they keep that up, the [Hugh Shields Award for Chapter Excellence] flags will come,” Assistant Chapter Advisor Rick Neel ’73 said.

The Marietta Delts have won the Hugh Shields Award six times — the most recent was in 2013.

“We continue to be very proud of our Undergraduate Brothers for the hard work they do, and for the example of Delt Excellence they continue to set on the campus and among our fraternity’s 130 chapters,” said Jon Hartshorn ’89, president of the Crescent Colony of Marietta, which is the Chapter’s house corporation and alumni association. “As far as I’m concerned, a Court of Honor gavel is as much a reason to celebrate as a Hugh Shields flag.”

This year’s Delta Tau Delta Northern Division Conference took place in Merrillville, Ind. The Chapter sent an enlarged delegation of 12 undergraduates. The Chapter’s alumni were represented by Chapter Advisor Robert Ferguson ’71, Assistant Chapter Advisor Christopher Law ’10 and Neel.

The Chapter covered the cost of its six mandatory delegates. The Crescent Colony sponsored two more undergraduate delegates, and direct donations from alumni Robert Gibson ’95, Shawn Selby ’92 and Charley Maghes ’95 sponsored the attendance of four more undergraduates.

The Undergraduate Delts attending the Northern Division Conference were Chapter President Kellen Quinn ’15, Vice President Alex Nourse ’15, Treasurer Jason Long ’15, Recording Secretary Ian Frantz ’17, Rush Chairman Casey McGuire ’15, Guide Viktor Brillati ’15, Cody Reese ’15, Blake Szkoda ’16, John Hanna ’15, Trevor Brosnan ’17, Adam Garlow ’17 and Westyn Bennington ’17.

Next year’s Northern Division Conference will take place in Cleveland.