Don Burgio '89 wins Distinguished Alumnus Award
At Carlson Leadership Academy, our Director of Alumni Relations, Don Burgio '89, received The Distinguished Alumnus Award. This award recognizes the devoted and productive service Don has provided for the chapter and fraternity over the last 25 years. Recipients of this award have produced positive, tangible, and sustainable results for the betterment of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Don was presented with a pewter Jefferson Cup and a standing ovation at Carlson's closing banquet.
As an undergraduate, Don served New York Delta as Comptroller (now VP of Finance) and Chapter President. He has been a volunteer on the NY Delta AVC for the past 25 years with a focus on alumni relations and was a lead organizer for NY Delta’s 50th (as an undergrad) and 75th anniversary celebrations. He also set up NY Delta’s 501(c)(3) chapter Scholarship Fund in 1998. In 2015, he received the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Director’s Award. He lives in Dallas, Texas where he tries to bring order to the NY Delta Dallas Alumni Chapter (along with several alums sharing Dallas Stars season tickets) and enjoys running and playing ice hockey (yes, they have ice rinks in Dallas), the later a sport he first learned as a member of NY Delta's legendary Inepts Intramural D-league hockey team (one of several hockey teams in the house at the time).
Congratulations Don! Thank you for all you do for your brothers.