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by Conrad Eberstein ‘65

Houston, Texas, hosted SigEp's 56th biannual Conclave this past July. Delegate Aaron Johnson, '21, chapter VP/Brotherhood Development, and Alternate Delegate, Nate Dangle, '20, immediate past chapter president, headed the Penn Delta contingent.

Aaron and Nate were joined by Pennsylvania Delta Foundation president Brett Danko '90, PDF board member Conrad Eberstein, '65, Rob Fuller, '99, and Jared Fenton, '17, who rounded out our alumni representatives.

Among the highlights of Conclave, Penn Delta witnessed the awarding of the Fraternity's highest alumni honor, the Order of the Golden Heart, to our District Governor, U/Connecticut's Joe Langella, '83, as well as to long-time Fraternity executive director and Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation president, as well as one-time regional director for Penn Delta, Chuck White, Western Michigan, '62.

A Penn Delta specific highlight of Conclave was the awarding to our own Jared Fenton, of the National Fraternity's Honor of Philias, which recognizes exceptional expressions of Brotherly Love (see following article).

In addition to passing legislation, electing Thomas B. Jelke, Florida International, '90, as Grand President, and picking a new national board of directors, the alumni and undergrads sat together at all of the Conclave award luncheons and dinners, joined by other undergrads and alumni from some of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania chapters.

Delegate Aaron Johnson said, "I did not fully grasp how deep SigEp is all over the country.  Also, the interest and participation of our own alumni was mirrored throughout the proceedings by hundreds of alumni and undergrads from other chapters.

"My attending was inspirational, and I hope to be able to attend the next Conclave in Denver at the end of July, 2021," Aaron added.

(A more complete Conclave article will be published in The Delta Penn this fall, and be sure to catch the SigEp Journal in October for more news.)