Spring 1970 Diamond Report
The recent history of our newest Chapter represents a culmination of negotiations and an exciting endeavor for Psi Upsilon–rushing and pledging a Chapter from scratch. Following Dean Gary M. Bledsoe’s initial invitation to Psi Upsilon to consider establishing a Chapter at Georgia Tech, communications between Brother Fretz and the Tech Interfraternity Council pointed out the increased favorability of the situation. Subsequent visits by Brothers Robert W. Morey, Pi ’20, William R. Robie, Epsilon ’66, and Thomas L. Aldrich, Epsilon Omega ’70, preceded final approval by both Psi Upsilon and the Interfraternity Council.
The Fraternity recruited as Chapter president, William Powell, a sophomore majoring in Industrial Design. Bill was given the difficult task of assuming the responsibility of establishing the Chapter and finding a core of dedicated people to join him.
On May 21, Bill introduced the other founders of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Psi Upsilon. They are John Britt Holstun, Eric D. Martin, J. William Navolis, Ernest Ovitz, III, and Edmund Tuten. Four more have since then been added. These young men have dedicated themselves to the successful expansion of their group. Rushing activities have already begun. Formal installation of the Gamma Tau and initiation of the first class of Brothers is scheduled for the autumn. We wish these new Psi U’s well in their noble venture.
Approximately 50 Psi U Alumni reside in the Atlanta area. Many have already shown their support for the establishment of a local Alumni association. This strong Alumni support, especially that exemplified by Brothers A. Leigh Baier, Delta Delta ’64, and William Martin, Phi ’69, will soon be invaluable to our new Chapter, as it seeks to achieve and uphold the great tradition of Psi Upsilon.