Theta-Chi Frater Wins Homecoming King, Raises Money for Alzheimer's
FROSTBURG, MD. - Student good deeds far outweigh reckless acts of a few.
It is the nature of the news business that the plane crash hits the front page, while thousands of safe landings every day don't make the news at all.
So it is, all too often, when students at Frostburg State University get into trouble, and the story lands on page one. For every such incident, there are numerous examples of students who help the community, and receive little or no recognition. Such was the case last week with a story in the community section about student fundraising activities.
In a neat twist to an age-old rite of college, this year's homecoming king and queen were crowned based on how much their member organizations raised for charity. Seven participating fraternities and sororities together raised $19,200 for six different charities.
Homecoming Queen Darcie Stern, representing Delta Zeta, raised $7,000 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Alleghenies. Homecoming King Frater Curtis Donald (current Crysophylos), and the Theta Chi Chapter, raised $2,400 for the Ronald Reagan Alzheimer's Research Institute.
Other candidates raised nearly $10,000 for breast cancer research, Habitat for Humanity, the Dove Center for domestic violence in Garrett County, and the March of Dimes.
In addition, FSU students and friends, including Laurie Gibralter, wife of University President Jonathan Gibralter, sewed jester-like hats for critically ill children. And, in another homecoming tradition, students fanned out on a citywide cleanup sponsored by the FSU Student Government Association.
We will go on reporting the problems, of course, because it's our job. But it's our pleasure to report all of the good things FSU students do. Without a doubt, the good far outweighs the bad.
Adapted from Cumberland Times News. If you would like to see your chapter news here, contact Communications Coordinator Tom McAninch.