In the fall of 2004, two men, Jacob Michael Heltzel and Richard Alan Paradiso III, set out to establish a unique brotherhood that had not been seen at Longwood University. Both of their fathers, Robert Tyson Heltzel, Gamma Chi Chapter at Randolph Macon College, class of 1981, and Richard Alan Paradiso Jr., Zeta Pi Chapter at Old Dominion University, class of 1979, are brothers of Theta Chi Fraternity. Inspired by the traits exerted by these men and exemplified by Theta Chi, Jacob and Richard sought Theta Chi as the national fraternity that fully encompassed their ideals. From these initial dealings, the two men began recruiting acquaintances from campus who shared their vision and saw a great opportunity to make a difference. Bound by friendship, the men decided to further their bond and seek a long lasting brotherhood. These resolute men embodied the noble traditions of Theta Chi Fraternity knowing that this brotherhood would build their character as men. The mission of Theta Chi at Longwood would be simple: A brotherhood based on a platform of not hazing, bettering every man that joins, and giving back to our Alma mater.
In the spring of this chapters fifth year these men and the men who had followed came together for a weekend to celebrate the accomplishments of this chapter. I had the pleasure of creating the schedule, and the awards that were presented during the awards ceremony held that weekend.
On the left is a logo that I created for the 5 year anniversary that was placed on the front of the schedule. I created two different templates for awards, one for alumni and one for undergraduate awards. Below is an example of an alumni award.