On December 11, 2016, 46 young men recolonized Phi Delta Theta at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. The men were officially recognized as Re-Founding Fathers of the Kentucky Epsilon Colony, and they now embark on their journey to becoming an installed chapter of Phi Delta Theta. The recolonization ceremony filled room 108C of the William T. Young Library with family members, friends and many Phi Delta Theta alumni from the Kentucky Epsilon Chapter. Province President Tony Ambrose conducted the ceremony and extended words of advice and encouragement to the new colony members.
Kevin Ireland, Eastern Washington ’16 and Nick Liberator, Central Connecticut State ’16, leadership consultants from Phi Delta Theta’s Headquarters began recruiting and building the organization in early October. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, they developed the foundation for what will continue to be a successful group of young leaders who will now continue this journey with a strong colony, executive board, and chapter advisory board. As a whole, the colony is very excited and motivated. After receiving their pins and manuals, the group moved outside to take pictures.
“It has been an exciting day! Seeing it all come together, meeting alumni and parents, and celebrating Kentucky Epsilon’s return has been amazing. I look forward to working with these men and seeing what we accomplish in the future.”
– Jacob Jones, President, Kentucky Epsilon
“Working with the men of Kentucky Epsilon has been a great honor. Our efforts have brought forth some of UK’s best and brightest and I look forward to calling these men my brothers.”
-Nick Liberator, Expansion Consultant
“These past two months in Lexington have been amazing. We have recruited a group of young men who are ready to defy common stereotypes and set a new standard for fraternities at UK.”
-Kevin Ireland, Expansion Consultant