Bonds of brotherhood spell success for today's Flyers
Many organizations at UD have come and gone through the years, but the Delta Tau Nu fraternity continues to make its impact on students with the help of giving day donors.
Delta Tau Nu was formed on campus in 1962 to create lasting bonds with Flyers in the name of unity, brotherhood and pride. The fraternity left Dayton two decades later, but the Delts have deep roots in the campus community. Their legacy lives in their charitable contributions through the Help A Delt program and a scholarship fund.
The Delta Tau Nu Scholarship Fund has been awarded to seven Flyers since its inception in 2014. The scholarship is awarded to the descendants and relatives of the fraternity’s more than 300 brothers.
Former DTN president Rich Miskewicz ’75 has contributed to the fund, donating several times over the past few years. He and other Delts have kept the scholarship thriving to support Flyers and the fraternity’s core values that once supported them.
“UD provided so much to each of us in many different ways — academically, socially and spiritually.”
“UD provided so much to each of us in many different ways — academically, socially and spiritually,” Miskewicz said. “Our brothers’ ongoing contributions to the Delta Tau Nu scholarship fund is our way to support past, current and future students to achieve their goals and aspirations.”
The DTN Alumni Committee supports and promotes programs like the UD scholarship fund. The committee’s president, Joe Vandura ’72, said he hopes to further DTN’s reach in the Flyer family.
“DTN brothers are proud to give back and support UD students, and we look forward to growing the DTN Scholarship Fund — and the number of recipients and amount of awards going forward,” Vandura said.
DTN has expanded its fund by taking part in One Day, One Dayton, UD’s annual 24-hour giving day, to be next held April 14, 2021. In 2019, the event raised $10,300 for the fraternity’s scholarship and added to the fund’s nearly $130,000 raised throughout the last several years.
The most recent recipient of the Delta Tau Nu Scholarship fund is first-year mechanical engineering major Christian Reynolds. His uncle was an honorary member of the fraternity and remains connected with the Delts. He introduced Reynolds to the scholarship and helped him network with DTN alumni to apply.
Reynolds said the generosity of the Delts, along with other donors from One Day, One Dayton, allows him to not have to worry about the financial strain of college.
“Thanks to the generosity of the fraternity, I’m able to continue my journey at UD.”
“[The scholarship fund] perfectly demonstrates how you can meet amazing people and make lifelong connections at UD,” Reynolds said. “I try to represent the scholarship well through academic excellence and hard work, and thanks to the generosity of the fraternity, I’m able to continue my journey at UD.”