Rush – 2023-2024 Recruitment Sets New Record

Unlike years gone by with large fall new member classes, freshman deferred rush means the scenario flips. Sophomores with a year of school under their belt come out in the Fall, producing a small tight-knit class, while the Freshman swarm the Highlands in the Spring when we see the traditional large classes.

Fall 2023

Rush Chairman Josh Kleinhandler began the new school year with a bang, coordinating Zone Day followed by multiple events at the house to highlight all Chi Phi has to offer. Nine men accepted bids, and 8 were ultimately initiated into the “Chi” Class:

Joey Ajalli – Chadds Ford, PA (Industrial Engineering)

Zachary Amir – Brooklyn, NY (Supply Chain)

Gustavo Ayala – Trumball, CT (Aerospace Engineering)

Eyob Lubin. State College, PA (Criminology)

George Navo – Flourtown, PA (CSD)

Jake Pierce – Bloomsburg, PA (Cyber security)

Jacob Pope – Severna Park, MD (Biomedical Engineering)

Noam Zaremba – Rockville, MD (HPA)

Spring 2024

Following Fall open house events where Freshman looking to live off-campus can visit fraternities, many previewing life at The Kingdom, Spring Rush Chair Michael Menaker assembled a capstone effort to secure bid acceptances from more than 27 quality young men for the “Psi” new member class. As Alpha Delta moved into its centennial, echoes of the 100th anniversary of the 50th Kentucky Derby adorned the thematic accoutrement for the Spring, and Rush was no exception. Rush dinners, hangouts, movie and sports nights all showcasing Chi Phi camaraderie, socials, and brotherhood captured a total of 33 new brothers, including the son of former Alpha and Alumni Advisor, Aaron Gustkey ’92.

Follow this link to see the Spring 2024 Rush Video that kicked it all off!

Max Anderson – Collegeville, PA (Entrepreneurship)

Connor Baker – Montgomery, PA (Undecided)

Matt Bumanlag – Parsippany, NJ (Landscape Architecture)

Beckett Cheddar – Madison, NJ (Finance)

Alexander Dempster – Wilton, CT (Media Production)

Frankie Gallagher – Landale, PA (Broadcast Journalism)

Benjamin Gutskey – Phillipsburg, PA (Architectural Engineering)

John Hannon – Buffalo, NY (Finance)

Ben Jamieson – Bakersfield, CA (Public Relations)

Bryce Kipnes – Cold Spring Harbor, NY (Management)

Kristof Kopecky – Garnet Valley, PA (Mechanical Engineering)

Will Kretkowsky – Silver Spring, MD (Film Production)

Henry Kurtzman – Madison, NJ (Undecided)

Giovanni LaLuna – Reading, PA (Finance)

Patrick McGinley – Bronxville, NY (Accounting)

Matt Morrissey – East Norriton, PA (Economics)

Julio Pereira – Jersey City, NJ (Finance)

Genalie Prezeau – Long Island, NY (Finance)

Ethan Rex – Reading, PA (Human Services)

Zachary Taddeo – Madison, NJ (Accounting)

Max Talia – Rochester, NY (Finance)

Noah Tobias – Rockaway, NJ (Mathematics and Computer Science)

Jack Tyree – Long Island, NY (Energy Business and Finance)

Austin Weber – Ashburn, VA (Undecided)

Thatcher Wilhelm – Yardley, PA (Mechanical Engineering)


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