Alumni Spotlight - Robert Dovichak '69

“Poker Bob” Reflects on Memories, Regrets and Helping Hands

When Bob Dovichak ’69 had to get his wisdom teeth out, for some reason, he decided to get it done in State College rather than in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. He had surgery the day after classes ended and most everyone had returned home for the break. Of course, after surgery, you can’t drive five hours home, so Dovichak ’69 went back to the House to rest and recuperate before making the trek home the next day. A couple of Brothers were in the House when he returned. Understanding Dovichak ’69 wouldn’t be able to leave until the following day, they stuck around the House to make sure he recovered well enough to drive home in the morning. They postponed their own breaks in order to help a Brother.

“One of the greatest times of my life,” Dovichak ’69 says. “Everyone, without exception, got along and helped each other.”

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Mentorship Program

Kappa Sigma Alpha-Delta Alumni,

The current brotherhood is launching a Mentorship Program to increase and strengthen the ties between the younger and older generations. This program is oriented toward professional development of the actives. Becoming a mentor for an active in your field is an amazing opportunity to give back to our chapter and fraternity. Developing this big brother little brother relationship is not only rewarding for both parties, but is also key to unlocking the potential of an engaged and robust brotherhood. As a mentor, you lend your experiences—pitfalls and successes—to an engaged and attentive active.

The selection process into this program features an online application. If you are interested in learning more about applying to be a mentor, please follow this link to the online application.

https://tinyurl.com/sqzusry

If you have any questions, contact alumni relations committee chairmen

Shravan Asthana

(267) 218 - 4569 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mike Hooks

(412) 613 - 0352 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Stuck at Home and Self-Isolating? Kappa Sig Has an Assignment for You

It’s time to (metaphorically) get out there and create some connections...

If you’re sitting at home right now, quarantined and following your local stay-at-home orders, and the most exciting parts of your day have been breakfast, walking the dog and watching sitcom reruns on television, then you may feel just a twinge of guilt when you see how some are using their newfound free time.

Maybe a fellow PSU alum in your Facebook feed just completed a complex carpentry project. Maybe you’ve seen the many social posts going around proclaiming how Shakespeare wrote “King Lear” during a plague quarantine or how Newton began developing his theory of gravity during a similar quarantine, and so what’s your excuse?

Whatever the reason, if you’re feeling a little down and unmotivated while self-isolating, you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon to feel a bit morose if you haven’t been as productive as you’d like the past few days or weeks — but that’s also a good thing.

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