Sigs join Alan Hanbury for 7 Lights Awards in Providence

Delta Psi brothers from New England joined Alan “HJ” Hanbury celebrated his 7 Lights service award (see the Award  Story) at Sigma Chi’s 81st Grand Chapter on June 24, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Brothers joining HJ included Larry Mentz ’68, Bill Wurst ’71, Bob Shortle ’74 (with Marion), Greg Chilson ’75, Jim Manocchi ’75 (with Pam), Bob Bedard ’75, Greg Hasko ’77 and John Baldwin ’77.

Brother Hanbury will be recognized by the Delta Psi chapter at Work Party 2017, August 2017, at the Pomeroy Chapter House at 58 Pinewoods in Troy, New York, if we can get the hammer and saw out of his hands.

Hanbury photo 1Greg Chilson ’75, Jim Manocchi 75, Bob Shortle 74, John Baldwin 77Hanbury photo 2Alan Hanbury ’74 and John Baldwin ‘77
Hanbury photo 3Alan Hanbury ’74 and Bob Bedard ‘75aHanbury photo 4Jim Manochi ’75 , Bob Shortle ’74, Bill Wurst ’71,  Alan Hanbury ‘74, John Barnes ’77, Greg Hasko ’77, Bob Bedard ’75, and Pam Manocchi Hanbury photo 5
Alan Hanbury ‘74, and Bob Bedard ’75Hanbury photo 6Marion Shortle, Pam Manocchi, Bob Shortle ’74 and Alan Hanbury ‘74



RPI Greek Community Honors Bob “Justa” Eckart ‘73

In May 2017, Bob “Justa” Eckart ’73 was honored by the RPI Greek Community.  They awarded Justa his second consecutive Chapter Advisor of the YeEckart Awardar, and, wait for it, they renamed the award the Bob Eckart Chapter Advisor of the Year Award.  John Pfaff ’71 gushed proudly, “I can’t begin to tell you how proud we are of Justa, and it’s wonderful to know that RPI’s Greek community recognizes Bob’s accomplishments and talents.”

Additional Comments:

I have only known Justa for about 40 years. A gentleman – always.  I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor. – Larry Mentz ‘68

Special congratulations to Bob (Justa) Eckart for all he does for the betterment of Sigma Chi, Delta Psi, and the entire Greek system at RPI. – Dan Hudson ‘70

“How do we continue to refer to the chapter advisor who now defines the term – whose picture you see when you look up the term in the dictionary – how do we continue to refer to him as Justa Chapter Advisor?”  – Tom Hey ‘72

Well done to “Justa”! – Jim Board ‘75

Wow!   Many congrats to the chapter for such a great job, and especially to JUSTA!!   – Jim Manocchi ‘75

Congratulations to Justa! – Phil Cichanowicz ‘81

Congratulations to Justa.  Great recognition for a Sig who has always put delta psi first!  – Bill Casey ’81

Justa, an award was never more deserved.  Congrats! – Ed “V” Anderson, ‘84

We all know that he’s Justa best. Congratulations! – Richard Antaya, MD “Idiot”  ’85

Congratulations to Justa! Such an outstanding honor for him to receive, and he deserves it so so much. – Chaz Goodwine, ’12