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Founder Harold Valentine Jacobs' wife Rose, a first grade teacher, is the "Rose" referred to in "The Rose of Delta Sigma Pi."

Rose Garden

Thank you everyone who helped our Rose Garden bloom during the 2021 Virtual GCC! More than 250 virtual roses were planted in our garden. Thank you to everyone that recognized a special Fraternity brother by making a meaningful gift to Delta Sigma Pi in their honor or in memory. These kind words meant so much to those recognized and touched and inspired even more.
Rose Garden Tributes
Those being recognized are listed on top, with the donor listed beneath in italics.



In Memory of Rick Blevins
--Dean & Heather Ferguson

In Memory of Marc Bowman

"Marc dedicated his life to family, friends and brothers. The world is a better place because he was part it."
--Norm Kromberg

In Memory of Nancy Bush
"Dr. Bush was one of the best chapter advisors I’ve ever known. It’s because of her that I have remained active in Delta Sigma Pi as an alumni. We love you and miss you!"
--Marlena Jones

In Memory of Bylli Daniels
"Bylli was such a beautiful person with a great smile and tremendous dedication to Delta Sigma Pi! You are truly missed!"
--Sylvia Borden 

--Heather Lewis


"Bylli was an absolute ray of sunshine and one of the best brothers we've known. He is certainly missed and loved. Forever in the Rose Garden!"
--Southern Province


In Memory of Joseph Ellis and Jarrett Eleam

"I know that even virtually that this would be one of many rungs that you would have added to your ladder. Thank you for letting me witness the fire of brotherhood in you. You inspire me to this day. Love you."
--Arnel Balcita


In Memory of Anthony Fernandez
--Carla Tousley

In Memory of Jodie Welkes Frazier

--Kathy Lazo-Thompson

In Memory of Scott French

"Miss you, Brother. The world is better because you dwelt upon it."
--James Kuhn

"Remembering you today...and everyday."
--Mary Miracle


In Memory of Christian Galoci
"Chris, I met you at a National Event and we kept in touch though I just learned of your passing. I am saddened that you are no longer with us, but glad that you are no longer in pain. R.I.P my friend. The world is better because you dwelt upon it."
--Arnel Balcita

--Beth Losik


In Memory of Jeffrey Ghazarian

"To my 2007 GCC roomie: Wish I could see your smiling face this year, even if it was on zoom. I miss you, brother.
--Patrick Bonfrisco


In Memory of Timothy Gover

--Alaina M. Gover

In Memory of Michael Hayes
"Even in death, he gives us the secret to living life!"
--Mary Miracle


In Memory of William C. Holper
"In memory of Iota Nu founding faculty member Bill Holper."
--Karen Stebelski


In Memory of Greg Koch

"Over the course of our Deltasig journey there are brothers that make a significant difference for us personally and for the Fraternity as a whole. Greg Koch was one of those brothers, who left us way to early. Miss you, Bro. The world was better because you dwelt upon it."
--Sandy Shoemaker

In Memory of Susan Lackey

"You will never know how much you meant to me and the impact you had. You were a true man of commerce, and my world is a little dimmer without you."
--Kris McDaniel

--South Central Province


In Memory of Charles Ledbetter
Chuck passed too young and too soon, but the world is better because of him. Thank you for all you did for me and Kappa Omicron. You will be missed.
--Kaitlynn Kaminski


In Memory of Joe "Skip" Loomis

"Without Skip's mentorship and encouragement, I wouldn't have stayed involved in DSP after college."
--Claire Roberts


In Memory of Paul Matia

"A spirit that was larger than life.  Your memory always brings a smile."
--Mary Miracle


In Memory of Thomas Mocella
"In memory of my Grand President who became a close friend and supporter. He left us way too young."
--Michael Mazur


In Memory of Kevin Moir

"Kevin was the individual who recruited me into Delta Sigma Pi way back when, starting this incredible 40+ year adventure!"
--Richard M. Garber

In Memory of John R. Nollen
"In memory of my Iota Nu pledge brother John Nollen"
--Karen Stebelski


In Memory of Michael Ramsey

"The world is better because he dwelt upon it"
--Omar Sandoval


In Memory of Manuel Sandoval

"In Loving Memory of my Dad, Manuel"
--Silvia Sandoval Burstein


In Memory of Sparky and Buttercup Sparks
--Dean & Heather Ferguson

In Memory of Richard "Nick" Steinkrauss
--Hillary & Paul Carpinella

--Dean & Heather Ferguson

--Abigail Hewitt

--Patrick Johnson

In Memory of Randy White
--Stephen Black

In Memory of Jimmy Yip

You left us too young! Zeta Tau is here today due to your leadership.
--Lisa Brown


In Honor of Jennifer Aichele
--Gail Baumer

In Honor of Chris Anderson
"Chris, from crashing on your floor before bike rides to friendship in the TC, thanks for being there."
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Adrian Avalos

"$10 for each decade of friendship, brotherhood and mentorship with Karen and I."
--Tony Coe


In Honor of Carissa Bauer
"Carissa, thanks for keeping me involved through the awards committee!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Jeff Berlat

--Gail Baumer

"Thanks for being a friend for over 20 years! From way back when I lived in Texas, across continents, etc."
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Joelle Berlat
--Gail Baumer

"Congratulations on being named 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient!"
--Dean & Heather Ferguson

"Congratulations on your well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award!"
--Karen Stebelski


In Honor of Patrick Bonfrisco
"Thank you for not only your mentorship, for without it I would not have come as far as I have, but more importantly, your friendship."
--Jen Lee

In Honor of Shane Borden

"Thank you for introducing me to such a great organization with so many amazing people. Your 24 years of service to Delta Sigma Pi has been quite the dedication. I look forward to us doing this together as brothers!"
--Sylvia Borden


In Honor of Amy Briggs

"Thank you for nearly 20 years of support, mentorship, friendship, and brotherhood!"
--Meagan Hagerty

"Briggs -- too many memories to count, and that's from before the part where I moved to MN! Thanks for being a constant friend and mentor for 20+ years. Looking forward to making more memories together in the future! CREW ROCKS!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Brothers of Delta Sigma Pi
“In honor of those brothers, both staff and volunteers, that met the challenges of a virtual Grand Chapter Congress and overcame technological issues out of their hands to give the brothers the best experience they could. Thank you!” 
--Chuck Brown

--Jeni Kemnitz

"In honor of my 14th GCC and 31 years in the Fraternity."
--Alison Solotoroff

--Russ Woodman


In Honor of Chuck Brown
"Thank you for being my partner in crime all these years. Love You!"
--Lisa Brown

In Honor of Scott Brubaker

"Scott, thanks for your support and friendship across the years."
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Carrie Burns

"Almost my entire Delta Sigma Pi leadership career, I have always been able to "just call Carrie". My Deltasig leadership experience (and roadtrips) won't be the same without you with me. I may have big feet but you're leaving some huge shoes to fill. Thank you."
--Meghan Hill


In Honor of Kyra Cahill
"Thank you for your leadership and for giving me the opportunity to serve on your team!"
--Patrick Bonfrisco


In Honor of Cody Candee
--Michael Peterson 

In Honor of Stevan Cantero
"In honor of the greatest mentor and big bro, Stevan Cantero."
--Christopher Garcia


In Honor of Paul, Hillary, Isaac, Jacob & Thomas Carpinella
"Paul (and Hillary!), We are so proud of you. You ran the most incredible race. You truly brought people together, reenergized brothers and ran with such integrity, hard work and passion. We are behind you now and always."
--Stacy Heyderhoff & Team Carp

--Beth Losik


In Honor of J. Barrett & Kimberly Carter
"You are more than my brothers, you are the siblings I never had. My "framily". So many of my fondest memories have one or both of you in it and I am honored beyond measure that I get to watch your children grow up."
--Meghan Hill


In Honor of Dustin Casey

--Sara Casey

In Honor of All Past and Present Central Office Staff
"A shout out to all past and present Central Office staff. To our fellow past staffers, cheers to the special bond we’ve formed throughout the years. To current staff, we appreciate all your hard work!"
--Stacy & Shawn Heyderhoff

--Brittany Kyger


In Honor of Michelle Cipolla-Feinstein
"The best Little Brother and Godmother! Love the 25 years of friendship."
--Lisa Brown


In Honor of Samantha Clark

--Kelly Rabin

In Honor of Brian Conti
"B - thanks for leading the way in the Chicago Alumni Chapter for many years!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Tiphanie Contreras
--Molly Rae

In Honor of Nichelle Dawkins

--Kelly Rabin

In Honor of Educational and Leadership Consultants

"Thank you to those who have served as consultants, especially those I have supervised: Jasmin Flores (2018-Present), Chelsey Fix (2019-2021), Haley Spellman (2019-2021), Sara Erl (June 2021-Present), and Aaron Rivera (June 2021-Present)"
--Tyler Havens


In Honor of Epsilon Zeta Alumni & CLF Donors
"Special thanks to Mark and Nicole Wernette, Jarod Bell, Kristen Zaluski, Malory Rinderle, Walter Lambert IV, Mike Brown, and Jenn Gatica. Thank you for investing in creating our future leaders from around the world!"
--Megan Widner


In Honor of Sara Erl
"In honor of Sara Erl, an amazing person and the best Big a Little could ask for!"
--Kendall Zavadovics


In Honor of Lauren Finnegan

--Sarah Majewski

--Molly Rae

"Lauren, Congrats on your leadership in Chicago. I'm positive there's a bright future ahead for you! Thanks for your vision and enthusiasm, but more importantly, your friendship."
--Mike Vitale 


In Honor of FRAC
"In honor of my brothers in FRAC. It has been an amazing experience to meet and get to know so many great brothers, even if only virtually!"
--Karen Stebelski

In Honor of Linda Fritschy

"Thank you for continuing to show your passion for the fraternity to the members of the Beta Xi chapter!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Gayle Gerhardt

"Thanks for all that you do for the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter. You are a true Rose in the Delta Sigma Pi garden!"
--Mary Miracle


In Honor of Jim Gerhardt
"Thanks for all that you do for the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter and for all of the chapters that you help."
--Mary Miracle


In Honor of Golden Council Brothers

"In appreciation to all the Golden Council Brothers I worked with as Executive Director."
--
Bill Schilling

In Honor of Ram Gopal
"Ram - Your leadership in Chicago brings back great memories of good times and friendship.  Thank you!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Shanda Gray

"The commitment, support, and love shown to new volunteer leaders is beyond measure! Thank you for the years we served together and always being there for me! You make me proud to be a Deltasig and helped me keep my sanity through it all!"
--Carrie Burns

In Honor of Meagan Hagerty

--Gail Baumer

"To my brother-sister wife! You are a wonderful person, and I am so happy to be able to call you friend and brother. "
--Kris McDaniel

"Thanks for being my rock for the past 3+ years. Can't wait to see what our future together holds! Love you, Madam Chancellor."
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Zachary Hanson
--Molly Rae

In Honor of Tyler Havens
"I can't thank you enough for the dedication and support you have shown all of us, but especially the chapters! Knowing that you and the Chapter Services team were helping guide them and advise us gave me such peace of mind! Thank you!"
--Carrie Burns

"Tyler, thanks for your leadership and time on staff. It's been great getting to know you, and I'm proud to call you both a Brother and a friend. Congrats, Chicago Alumni Chapter #2!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Trey Hernandez

--Molly Rae

In Honor of Vito Honey
"Thanks to your vision, you have given GCC virtual attendees several ways to network. Thru FRAC and it's subset entities, we have a way to connect with our Brothers. Thank you for giving us a way to make more GCC memories."
--Arnel Balcita

“This is honor of Vito Honey and all the incredible brothers who have participated in FRAC calls.” 
--Jeanette Buie

--Joe Goldblatt

--Molly Rae


In Honor of Jerry Hotwagner
"For always being the ideal brother and just being amazing."
--Kris McDaniel

--Katie Whalen


In Honor of Onuka Ibe
"Thank you so much for your leadership these past eight years!"
--Patrick Bonfrisco 

"For taking the time to find me a role in the Fraternity years ago and making sure I stayed engaged."
--Jessica Butchko Boucher

"Onuka, Thanks for all you’ve done for Delta Sigma Pi.  Your leadership has resulted in much growth and overall success."
--Shanda Gray

"You are a true role model, being able to hold your head up high and maintain your integrity. Enjoy your new role as Past-Past Grand President."
--Kris McDaniel


In Honor of Iota Nu Chapter
--Karen Stebelski 

In Honor of Kathy Jahnke

"Kathy motivated me to a leadership path in Delta Sigma Pi - she recognizes potential and inspires her brothers to act."
--Joelle Berlat

"In honor of Kathy Jahnke's Birthday!"
--Karen Stebelski 

"Thank you for everything over the years -- from leadership development to friendship!"
--Mike Vitale

In Honor of Ruben Johnston
--Molly Rae

In Honor of Stacy Jordan

--Jessica Butchko Boucher

"Stacy, You are an exceptional leader and brother. We make Delta Sigma Pi a better Fraternity due to your selfless service."
--Mary Miracle


In Honor of Crystal Justice
"I am proud to have been our District Director."
--Lisa Brown


In Honor of Colleen Kendzierski

--Gail Baumer

In Honor of Charlie Kenney
"Thank you for being a friend!"
--Sara Casey

"Congrats on being the PVP! You will do an amazing job, and if you don't you will know."
--Kris McDaniel

--Molly Rae


In Honor of Bill Kinsella

"Thank you for being "my" Grand President -- and also for selecting me for the installation team at Mu Omega!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Erica Kolsrud
"Thank you for your leadership and for giving me the opportunity to serve on your team. Congratulations on being elected to the Board of Directors! I'm very excited for you, and for the future of the organization!"
--Patrick Bonfrisco


In Honor of Norm Kromberg

--Gail Baumer

--Sandy Shoemaker

"Thanks for being a Brother and friend for 20+ years, Stormin!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Claire Kuhn
–“You have been a great support to your Dad. I truly hope that in 14 or 15 years, I will be able to attend your initiation into Delta Sigma Pi. Keep coming to our events! I hope to see you soon!”
--Mary Miracle


In Honor of James Kuhn

"Thank you for the passion and dedication you bring to the Fraternity. Your work has impacted many and I am excited to see what your future holds with the Fraternity."
--Andrew Bare

"Thank you for all that you have done for the East Central Region and the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter. You are a truly amazing brother...always have been!"
--Mary Miracle


In Honor of Mindy Kuhn
“Thanks for all that you have done to help Jim and the East Central Region during the past 4 years. You are truly an unsung hero.....but you are no longer a secret. I appreciate you!” 
--Mary Miracle

In Honor of Brittany Kyger
“Brittany, thanks for all your help with the foundation!” 
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Lady Province

--Whitney Mardis

In Honor of Brad Lazar
"Too many travels and memories throughout the Midwest to mention. Thanks for 20+ years of shenanigans."
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Leadership Foundation Trustees Elect
"Thank you, Joelle Berlat, Conchita Dixon, and Tosin Odesanya, for your generous support and willingness to serve in this important role!"
--Heather & Dean Ferguson


In Honor of William Leonard

"Thank you William "Bill" Leonard for your brotherhood, mentorship, plus leading by example!"
--Laurie Senko


In Honor of Jeremy Levine
"Congratulations on your new role as Interim Executive Director. Thanks for all you do."
--Cheryl Campbell

"
Good luck on future endeavors! You are an amazing brother. I am proud of what you have accomplished - it was truly amazing to be part of the team."
--Kris McDaniel

"Thank you for your leadership and friendship. Congrats on your new role as Interim Executive Director."
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Fred Lipsey

--Gail Baumer

In Honor of Kayleigh Lot
--Sean Rosney

In Honor of Katie Magoon
--Jeanette Buie

In Honor of Whitney Massey

--Molly Rae

In Honor of Alexandria Malone

"Roses to my Big!! Thank you for helping me become the person I am today! #bestbig&little"
--Jasmin Flores


In Honor of Henry McDaniel
"Congrats on being GCC Chancellor. I am so proud of you!"
--Kris McDaniel

--Jodi Schoh

In Honor of Henry McDaniel & Jodi Schoh
"Loved sharing a bathtub with you!"
--Lisa Brown

In Honor of Kris McDaniel
"Thanks for being an awesome National Chair with me. You were a sounding board when I needed it.
--Lisa Brown


In Honor of Kris & Henry McDaniel
--Morgan Schomburg

"Who knew we could go from 'they're someone I wave to as we pass in the hallway' to brother-sister-wife-partner-whatever's so quickly?  Love ya both, and thanks for your service and dedication to Delta Sigma Pi!"
--Mike Vitale

In Honor of Noel Miller
--Gail Baumer


In Honor of Mary Moon
--Gail Baumer

In Honor of Joan Nason
"You are my "not-sister-brother". You got me to my first GCC and told me when it was time for me to run for RVP. I don't even remember meeting you, but I can't imagine brotherhood or even life without you. I simply can't thank you enough."
--Meghan Hill


In Honor of Ron Neto-Taylor
--Molly Rae

In Honor of Kevin Novak

"Thanks for being a great Big Brother, and for showing me the passion you had for the Fraternity so many years ago!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Laura O'Connell
--Molly Rae

In Honor of Nicole Orlando

--Molly Rae

"I'm proud to have served on your regional team and look forward to serving with you provincially in the future."
--Alison Solotoroff


In Honor of Dick Parnitzke

--Gail Baumer

In Honor of Belinda Pacheco
"One of the most supportive and inspiring mentors! Thank you for encouraging and motivating me throughout my journey."
--Ana Frias


In Honor of Past Western PVPs
"It is a privilege to have served with such an awesome group of Brothers"
--Lisa Brown


In Honor of Katie Paulsen
"Katie, thank you for being a friend and helping me learn how to be a leader so many moons ago."
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Kevin Rabin

--Kelly Rabin

In Honor of Molly Rae
--Morgan Schomburg

In Honor of Justine Ramsey

“Thank you to brother Justine Ramsey, Buffalo, for donating her time with Geico to offer brothers her expertise in resume building and interview tips. She is a true resource.”
--Chuck Brown


In Honor of Steve Kuptsis Ramstack

--Gail Baumer

In Honor of Marc Robbins
--Gail Baumer

In Honor of Claire & Mark Roberts
--Gail Baumer

"Claire, Thank you for all your support and for being a great brother and friend."
--Jeanette Buie


"With gratitude for all you both have done for Delta Sigma Pi."
--Karen Stebelski


In Honor of Josh Robinson
"Thank you for your friendship and mentorship! You have given me big shoes to fill!"
--Sara Casey


In Honor of Brittany Salazar

--Kevin Salazar

In Honor of Kevin Salazar
--Brittany Salazar


In Honor of Lori Pulley Saviers
--Heather Pulley

In Honor of Laurie Senko

"To one of the most dedicated Deltasigs ever!! Thanks for your brotherhood and friendship over 40 years!"
--Theresa Drew


In Honor of Bill Schilling
"Thank you for being the only Executive Director I knew in my 25 years with Delta Sigma Pi and doing it with such commitment. What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing, it just waved. Here's me, always waving at you and cheering for you and what lies ahead for the future."
--Carrie Burns

"Bill, Thank you for all your contributions to Delta Sigma Pi's success."
--Shanda Gray

"Because you asked nicely, Bill"
--Henry McDaniel

"Thank you for all you have done for the fraternity. I hope you are able to enjoy your retirement, but don't forget to ask for money. :)"
--Kris McDaniel


"Thank you Bill for your 26 years of service as Executive Director…and thank you for your great words of wisdom that you bestowed upon me at my first GCC in Palm Springs…Water Good!"
--Kyle Reilly

"Bill, Whether Executive Director or Executive Vice President, your leadership and vision has been a constant North Star for our organization for 26+ years.  Thank you for everything you've done for us!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Jodi Schoh
"You are a beautiful person, inside and out. I am proud of all you have accomplished within the Fraternity. Keep it up! "
--Kris McDaniel

"Jodi, it's been great to be your friend for all these years. Your leadership continues to keep Delta Sigma Pi strong!"
--Mike Vitale

In Honor of Morgan Schomburg

--Molly Rae

In Honor of Sam Shaheen

"45+ years of brotherhood...and counting!"
--Mary Miracle

In Honor of Joe Shaver
--Molly Rae

In Honor of Tricia Smith

"Thank you, Tricia, for all that you've done for the organization these past four years. Your dedication is BEYOND inspiring! While I'm (a little) sad that your term as GP is quickly coming to an end, I look forward to what you will accomplish as PGP!"
--Patrick Bonfrisco

"For providing me with an opportunity to work with you on the provincial and national levels."
--Jessica Butchko Boucher

"You are amazing! Words cannot express how proud I am of you and what you accomplished in your four years as Grand President. I wish you luck on the next 2-4 years as Past Grand President!"
--Kris McDaniel


In Honor of the 2017-2021 South Central Province Team Members

 "Thank you for your service to the South Central Province and Delta Sigma Pi these past four years!"
--Mark Wernette


In Honor of the 2017-2021 Southern Province Leadership Team
"Thank you for your years of service to Delta Sigma Pi and for being shining examples of brotherhood. I couldn't have done it without you! #SoPro #ChickBros"
--Carrie Burns


In Honor of Alison Spring
"Thanks for being a friend and mentor for many years.  :)"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Michael Spurlock

--Kevin Hitchcock

In Honor of Bill Stebelski

"Recognizing Brother Bill Stebelski who left a rose outside the door of Brother Karen Barkey (now Stebelski) on the night they met at GCC in St. Louis; and for all both they have continued to give back to Delta Sigma Pi."
--Jane Spurgeon


In Honor of Jacquie Stephens

--Eddie Stephens

In Honor of Cory Stopka
--Molly Rae

In Honor of Robert Tavarez

"Thank you for sharing with me your continuing passion for Deltasig so many years ago in Texas."
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Milan Tullock

--Kelly Rabin

In Honor of Vivian Valentine

--Nevaeh Jenkins

In Honor of Linda Vawter

"Thank you Linda Kay Vawter for your friendship and Fraternity support! Your leadership efforts are much appreciated!"
--Laurie Senko


In Honor of Erica Verderico
"Erica -- Thanks for being a great travel buddy. We've been to 5 continents together over the past decade. Congrats on finishing the entire set! Thanks even more for being a great friend."
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Mike Vitale

--Gail Baumer

"Thank you for three years of adventures - here's to a lifetime more! Love you!"
--Meagan Hagerty

"Thank you for your friendship and all you have done over the years. I am so happy to have gotten to know you better over the last couple of years."
--Kris McDaniel

In Honor of Joe & Kim Ward
"Thank you for the years of friendship. Looking forward to many more."
--Lisa Brown

In Honor of Tyler Wash
"Tyler, Thanks for your leadership as Executive Vice President, and best wishes in your new role. Thanks for being Chicago Alumni Chapter initiate #1!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of James "Duckie" Webb
"Thanks for being a friend for over 20 years. Great times, great memories!"
--Mike Vitale


In Honor of Mark Wernette
"Thank you for your service and leadership to the Fraternity! Your dedication to building up other leaders inspires me every day!"
--Sara Casey

"Thank you for your four years as PVP. You did an amazing job!"
--Kris McDaniel

--Nicole Wernette


In Honor of Nicole Wernette
--Morgan Schomburg

--Mark Wernette

In Honor of the 2009-2013 Western Leadership Team
 "Thank you for teaching me the power of colors."
--Lisa Brown


In Honor of Darrick Williams
--Weslie Higdon

In Honor of Nate Woerner
--Molly Rae