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October 26, 2019

Iowa State Triangle Launches $2,000,000 Campaign


Ames, IA – The Triangle Chapter at Iowa State University launched its Securing Our Future – Triangle’s Home Campaign during Homecoming 2019.  The $2,000,000 Campaign will help ensure the future of the chapter and provide alumni and friends of Triangle the opportunity to invest in the long-term success of the chapter by providing funding for the chapter house at 2136 Lincoln Way.

Since Triangle’s founding on the Iowa State campus in 1964 more than 500 men have been initiated into the chapter. Triangle’s Iowa State brotherhood has had a long history of leadership on campus, in the classroom, and provided a home away from home for generations of Triangle brothers. Acquired in 2018, 2136 Lincoln Way is a new, modern facility in the heart of the Iowa State community that will provide all Triangle brothers a home when in Ames. The new home is the crown jewel of Greek houses at Iowa State and in all of Triangle. The facility boasts state-of-the-art safety and security, suite-style living, plentiful common and study space, in a location directly adjacent to campus.

“Our goal is to ensure that the costs of procuring and maintaining our home does not fall entirely on the newly reinstalled chapter and we are asking alumni to participate to help continue our recent successes. We have already secured $1,340,000 in gifts and our goal is to raise the remaining $660,000 by September 2020,” said Alumni President John Pritchard is82.

The chapter has engaged the Triangle Education Foundation to manage the Securing Our Future – Triangle’s Home Campaign. Alumni and Friends of Triangle will have several options for supporting the Campaign, including both tax-deductible and non-deductible options. Triangle Education Foundation Vice President Aaron Girson will manage the campaign. Girson’s experience includes running the 2012 Campaign for Triangle national endowment campaign that secured more than $7,000,000 in gifts.

With a successful fall new member class of 17 men, the chapter is already demonstrating what it can do with 2136 Lincoln Way as its home. The growing chapter strives to attain a level of excellence while maintaining a friendly and inviting home where lifelong friendships are made.

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About Triangle

Founded in 1907 at the University of Illinois, Triangle is a social, professional STEM organization of Engineers, Architects and Scientists. We are the only national social fraternity that requires specific fields of study and Triangle is one of only three national fraternities that does not have a Greek letter name. Triangle Fraternity currently operates on 37 campuses with more than 1200 undergraduate members, since founding in 1907 more than 29,000 men have been initiated.

The Iowa State Chapter was founded in 1964 and has a strong tradition of recruiting academically focused men. In addition, we strive to find men that live their life with integrity - those who make the choices to be leaders, scholars, professionals and gentlemen in all aspects of their lives. 

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Contact: Aaron Girson, CFRE, Vice President Triangle Education Foundation
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 317-837-9641

 
ISU Homecoming 2019 E-mail


Iowa State Homecoming is less than two weeks away - and Triangle Brothers are finalizing plans for the weekend. Are you going to be there? Let us know!

Now that the game time is finalized, so is the weekend schedule! We've created a PDF for you to use as a reference for the weekend - and there will be printed versions at the Triangle house available for you to pick up on Friday evening. Download the Homecoming Flyer now.


We're looking forward to welcoming you and these brothers back to Ames. Add yours to the list!

  • Ted Settle is64
  • Richard Soukup is64
  • Ed McCracken is64
  • D. Dexter Duhan is65
  • Ted Newton is67
  • David Schwickerath is68
  • Mike Goeser is73
  • Merle Newlon lou73
  • Dennis Rosauer is73
  • Joel Allen is75
  • John Pritchard is82
  • Timothy Sullivan is84
  • Troy Van Caster is86
  • James Meier-Gast is89
  • Lance Juffer is97
  • Dax Kuhfuss is98
  • Clint Rabe is99
  • Matt Bonneau is04
  • Ryan Clemens is06
  • EJ O'Donnell-Lines is14
  • Tyler Fenton is15
  • Samuel Howard is16
  • Anthony House is16

Time is running short. Please make your travel arrangements today!  

Weekend Schedule (final)

Friday, October 25th

  • 5:00 PM - Alumni/Actives/New Member Welcome BBQ at the Triangle House, 2136 Lincoln Way
  • 7:00 PM - Cyclones Pep Rally and Bonfire
  • 8:30 PM - ExCYtement in the Streets-festival in Greek-ville. Triangle is doing a lawn display and cheer at Farmhouse. Come see the show!

Saturday, October 26th

  • 8:00 - 11:00 AM - Alumni/Active/New Member Breakfast at the Triangle House
  • 9:00 AM - Alumni Meeting at the house (all are welcome to attend)
  • 10:30 AM - House Tours
  • 11:00 AM - Tailgate at Jack Trice Stadium (Lot D3)
  • 2:30 PM - Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State football game
    See below for Game Ticket information.
  • Immediately following the game - Alumni Reception hosted by Ana and Ed McCracken 
    (2006 Kildee Street)

Sunday, October 27th

  • There are no organized activities on Sunday but house tours are available upon request.

Register Today


Game Tickets: Tickets are $50 each and we still have a few left. Thanks to Bob Balsbaugh for purchasing a block of game tickets for us. If you want tickets, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and send your check to Dave Schwickerath at 5146 Burnt Hickory Rd. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152.

Hotels: Unfortunately our hotel blocks have expired, but you should still be able to find a room somewhere around the Ames/Ankeny/Des Moines area. 

Suggested Donations: There is no fee for the weekend but the costs to the organization can be significant and donations are always appreciated! The alumni organization would also like to use these donations to purchase a Triangle tent for use at the tailgate or other events as well. We suggest $50 or $100. Please use the PayPal form in the left column at www.istriangle.org or bring a check to the events. 

Register Today


We sincerely hope to see you in Ames for friends, family, fraternity and Cyclone football! It's always great to see our Triangle Brothers, old and new. Send any questions about the weekend to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Go Cyclones!

 
ISU Homecoming 2019 E-mail

We’d like to invite you and all Triangle Alumni back to Ames for Homecoming weekend October 25-27, 2019. Festivities include a BBQ Friday night, the ISU Cyclones vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys football game, an Alumni meeting Saturday morning and an Alumni Reception Saturday night. Spouses and significant others are invited but feel free to come on your own! A little more time to tell stories, maybe. Whatever works for you!


All Alumni are invited and welcome back but we’d ask that those ISU Triangles who graduated with a 5 or a 9 at the end of your graduation year, please make a special effort to return and encourage your classmates to return as well. So, if you graduated in 2014, you graduated five years ago, 2009 ten years ago... let’s go all the way back to 1969! We’d like to start a tradition of inviting all Alumni but let’s get your brothers back if you graduated 5, 10, 15, 20, 25…years ago. You old(er) guys make a special effort because we aren’t going to live forever! In fact, if you are coming back to Ames, bring one of your fraternity brothers with you.

We’ll hold an Alumni meeting at 8:00 AM Saturday morning. We want you to meet Quinn Moran, who joined ISU Triangle as our Leadership Consultant and House Director. Under Quinn and Active President Alex Faucz we have made significant progress with our Recruitment Program. Quinn and the Membership Team will continue focus on recruitment on a full-time basis. Last spring, we had twenty (20) actives and pledges living in the house. We have increased our in-house actives and pledges from twenty(20) last year to twenty-five(25) this semester, 30 next Spring Semester and continuing the growth to reach forty-five(45) men in house a year from now.

Weekend Schedule
(subject to change - Homecoming game time is TBD)


Friday, October 25th

  • 5:00 PM - Alumni/Actives/New Member Welcome BBQ at the Triangle House, 2136 Lincoln Way
  • 7:00 PM - Cyclones Pep Rally and Bonfire
  • 8:30 PM - ExCYtement in the Streets-festival in Greek-ville. Triangle is doing a lawn display and cheer at Farmhouse. Come see the show!

Saturday, October 26th

  • 8:00 AM - Alumni Meeting at the Triangle House
    (all are welcome to attend)
  • 10:30 AM - House Tours
  • 10:30 AM - Tailgate at Jack Trice Stadium (exact location TBD)
  • Noon - Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State football game (time subject to change)
    See below for Game Ticket information.
  • Following the game - Casual get together at the Triangle House
  • 7:00 PM - Alumni Reception hosted by Ana and Ed McCracken 
    (walking distance from Triangle)

Sunday, October 27th

There are no organized activities on Sunday but house tours are available.


Game Tickets: Tickets are $50 each. Thanks to Bob Balsbaugh for purchasing a block of game tickets for us. If you want tickets, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and send your check to Dave Schwickerath at 5146 Burnt Hickory Rd. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152.

Hotels: We have two options for you. Please call them ASAP to make your reservations: 

Country Inn and Suites: 2605 SE 16th St, Ames

  • Phone number to book: 515-233-3935
  • Ask for check-in on October 25th and check out on October 27th and let the front desk know you are with the Triangle Fraternity Room Block
  • What we have blocked off: 10 Double Queen Beds at $229.00 per night
  • Amenities include: 
    • Free, Hot Breakfast
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Fitness Center
    • On-Site Parking
    • Indoor Pool and Hot Tub
  • Cutoff date is 9/6/2019 to book in the block!
  • Questions or issues? Ask for Adam Brungardt at the hotel.

Comfort Inn and Suites: 603 16th Street, Ames

  • BRAND NEW HOTEL - opened August 1st
  • Phone number to book: 515-450-4615
  • Mention that you need a reservation with the Triangle Fraternity Room Block for October 25-27
  • Book online: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/IN74E9
  • We have blocked off: 10 King Beds with a pullout couch, and 5 Double Queen Bed Rooms, at $259.00 per night.
  • Amenities include: 
    • Free WiFi
    • Free breakfast
    • Fitness center
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Copy, print and fax machines
  • Questions or issues? Ask for Bonnie Alley at the hotel.
  • Cut off date is 9/24/2019 to book in the block!


Suggested Donations: There is no fee for the weekend but the costs to the organization can be significant and donations are always appreciated! We suggest $50 or $100. Please use the PayPal form at www.istriangle.org.


We sincerely hope to see you in Ames for friends, family, fraternity and Cyclone football! It's always great to see our Triangle Brothers, old and new. Send any questions about the weekend to me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

In F, S, & C,

Br. David Schwickerath is68
ISU Triangle Alumni Board

 
Referrals Needed! E-mail

July 1, 2019

Hi All!

My name is Quinn Moran, and I currently serve Triangle Fraternity as the Regional Leadership Specialist. This year, I have the opportunity to work specifically with our Iowa State Chapter as we continue to grow our membership as well as increase our operational efficiency, ultimately fueling long term success.

As we are amidst our Summer Recruitment process, we have been utilizing different strategies to locate and recruit potential men for our chapter. At this point in the summer, we have already extended 3 Bids, which is outstanding! As we continue to think strategically moving forward, we want to see if we could tap into our Alumni base for some potential referrals of men to join the chapter.

In order to connect with more potential new members, we have created this form to send to our Alumni base. Anyone with the link can fill it out as many times as they would like, essentially serving as our Potential New Member referral form. I believe that by using these leads, we can directly connect with men who would fit our chapter as well as share that they were referred to us in high esteem, with hopes of securing their interest. Here is the link to the referral form: https://forms.gle/R4qtjDXD9Xy2YzwU8

If you have any potential men you think would be ideal fits for our fraternity, please provide us their information in the form above. We will then reach out and connect with these men, showcasing not only how they can benefit from membership in Triangle, but highlighting how their presence will help us grow and flourish in the coming years.

Should you have any questions or anything to discuss further, please feel free to email me at any time or call me at 319-560-0805!

All the best,

Quinn Moran
Regional Leadership Specialist - Triangle Fraternity
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 319.560.0805

 
Exciting News for the Chapter! E-mail

June 14, 2019

I’m very pleased to share with you some exciting news!


Since the re-colonization of the chapter we have celebrated success in academics, service, and brotherhood while achieving some very impressive milestones, including re-securing our charter and purchasing our new house. However, we have struggled to achieve our goal of a stable, consistent, operationally effective chapter. We realize that, despite our successes, we’re still a young organization without the historical, institutional experience of much older chapters. Over the past several months, we have been actively working to find a way to address this challenge and provide more support to the chapter.

Many of you are already familiar with Triangle National’s Educational Leadership Consultant (ELC) program. ELCs are individuals experienced and trained in the multitude of areas necessary to have a successful chapter. The ELCs periodically visit chapters for a few days to conduct assessments and then work with the chapters to address areas of need. It’s an excellent program but the ELCs are spread very thin and can’t get to each chapter as frequently as we’d like.

We want to leverage this existing program but make it more beneficial to our chapter by getting much more dedicated, on-site, direct interaction with the chapter. A very generous alumnus stepped forward and agreed to fund a fulltime ELC who will be based in the chapter house and who will dedicate 75% of their time to helping the ISU chapter. The other 25% will be to support Triangle National educational programs and a few local chapters. This is an enormous benefit to the chapter – I don’t know of any other fraternity with a dedicated ELC.

In the past month, we defined the position, secured the donation, and began seeking candidates. Last week we identified who we believe is an ideal candidate – excellent relevant experience as an ELC, ISU Greek experience and contacts, and highly recommended by the ISU Director of Greek Affairs. The candidate is not a Triangle. And… the candidate is not male. We believe a non-Triangle is positive – an outside view and new ideas. On the other point, it initially gave us pause (as I’m sure it does for you too). We’ve conducted very thorough due diligence including speaking with multiple key executives in Triangle National, Triangle’s legal counsel, Triangle’s insurance provider, ISU Director of Greek Affairs (multiple times), the candidate’s references, and another fraternity at ISU who utilizes a live-in female graduate student house director. And of course, multiple people have interviewed the candidate. All of the discussions were positive, and the interview results were exceptional. We have a Director’s Suite which provides full living facilities which are distinctly separate from the other living areas of the house. We will specify specific ground rules to reduce the risk of any incidents. But the bottom line is we trust the character of our men and expect they will handle this with the appropriate respect and professionalism.

Here is a summary of Quinn’s qualifications. Quinn Moran is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the successful Past President of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at ISU in 2017. Quinn graduated ISU Summa Cum Laude in Business Marketing in 2018 and has extensive leadership experience at her sorority, at the ISU Panhellenic Council and as a Leadership Consultant for her sorority for the last year. Quinn brings a combination of positive attitude, great communication skills, experience in recruitment at ISU and excellent relations in the ISU Greek community and ISU officials. Quinn understands the system, what it takes to succeed in building a strong chapter and the commitment to work extremely hard and closely with the active chapter and alumni to make it happen. In fact, she has already jumped in with both feet and the board is extremely impressed with her efforts in the first few weeks to help with summer recruitment. Quinn will have a dual reporting role to Triangle National and the ISU Triangle Alumni Board.

This is another incredible benefit bestowed on our men and the chapter. A fully funded, ELC dedicated to teaching and assisting us to become the best chapter we can be. We expect the position will continue for 2 years at which point the chapter should be mature, stable, and self-sustaining. We will provide additional details in the future, but we wanted to quickly announce this to all of you.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me or anyone on the Alumni Board.

In F S & C,
John P. Pritchard
ISU Alumni Board President

 

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