Alumni Updates

Brother John Hale “Egg” Eggertsen ’68: “My time with Michigan Delta Chi was different from most.”

Brother John Eggertsen ’68 admits that his Delta Chi experience was unconventional. Since his parents lived in Ann Arbor, John turned to Greek life to avoid living at home. However, Greek life wasn’t as popular in the ‘60s and the Chapter House experienced financial tension, though it survived when others didn’t. John managed to “lose” the Army draft lottery and went on to receive a law degree with honors from the University of Toledo and establish a very successful law career.

Click below to read more about John’s time in Delta Chi and what he’s been up to since.

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Gary Mervak ’74: “It’s a small world when you’re a Delta Chi!”

The years Brother Gary Mervak ’74 spent as an undergraduate member of Delta Chi at Michigan weren’t always easy, but they resulted in a bond that would never break and some incredible memories that will never be forgotten. No matter where his life choices have taken him, he has always felt at home with Michigan alumni and Delta Chi Brothers he’s run into along the way. Gary’s last visit to the house was before it had been torn down for reconstruction, but he knows that its spirit is still there, just as members have come and gone, but the brotherhood remains.

Click below to hear about Gary’s time in Delta Chi in his own words.

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Dan Hughes ’74: “I would like to think that anyone … would say they are better for that relationship with me.”

Though Delta Chi at the U of M was referred to as a “geek house”, Brother Dan “Hugs” Hughes ’74 said that the brothers wore the label proudly and made countless memories together. Dan makes it a point to stay in contact with several brothers and has found that he can pick right back up where they left off years ago. In fact, close friendships and bonds are a sort of specialty for Dan, and he hopes that those who have met him would say that they are better for that relationship.

Though his nickname is “Hugs”, Dan has proven to be one tough cookie, having been divorced once, had double cardiac bypass surgery and achieving great success in his career despite not receiving a U of M diploma.

Click below for a full Q&A with Dan about his time in Delta Chi and what he has been up to since.

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