The Newsletter of the Johns Hopkins Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi
President’s Report improvements and repairs is greatly appreciated
by all brothers.
Greetings Brothers, Noel Hodges „02, secretary, kept the
After a long summer out at Fort Lewis, undergraduate brothers in contact this summer
Washington training with the United States by publishing the most extensive phone and
Army, I returned to a remarkably clean 5 East email list in recent memory.
33rd St. And then I opened the front door. Old Jahon Jamali „01, treasurer,
furniture and appliances cluttered the hallways. demonstrated in the waning weeks of last year
However, the mess was dealt with in short order his proficiency in keeping the Chapter‟s books.
through a combination of brothers‟ cooperation Jahon is also serving the International in his role
and some outside help. as Undergraduate Member to the Board of
The vast majority of the newly initiated Governors, a position held by Drew Hammitt
were comfortably settled in when I arrived and „02 the previous year. To touch on last year
they have made serious efforts to improve the briefly, 100% of brothers‟ dues were collected.
conditions of their individual apartments. I The Hopkins football team is captained
would also like to take this time to say that the for a second year by brothers Scott Martorana,
apartment lovingly known as the “Pigpen” has not sure what year he is graduating, and Marc
a quartet of brother occupants that gutted it Della Pia „02. The Blue Jays are poised to make
entirely and removed all reminders of the another run at the Centennial Conference title.
notorious room. I feel very comfortable with In recent years, the University has not allowed
the new brothers and am impressed by their kegs in the parking lot, but we will yet again test
focus and pride they have shown in the out this policy at the home opener on 8
fraternity. September at noon against Washington and Lee.
As I was away for the entire summer, Also, the annual “Around the Wa” will be held
Mike Overstreet „02, vice president, did an after the Franklin and Marshall which is also the
outstanding job maintaining the day to day day of the Bull Roast.
operations of the house. His tenacity in dealing The baseball team enjoyed a successful
with our landlord in regards to house trip to Italy this summer and the boys of
summer are eager to get into fall ball. They still Miller ‟01 and Don Lauer „96, WaWa now has a
get mad at the football team for tearing up the web page and the beginnings of a database.
outfield. Don and I have been in contact and hope to
We started off this year aiding the Office make the WaWa web page more diverse and
of Housing and Dining Services with useful to alumni and undergraduates alike. To
Sophomore Move-In Day. Thirty brothers view the web site please visit
helped the returning sophomore class into their www.JHU.edu/~adphi. To reach me directly
new rooms in either Wolman or McCoy with questions and comments please feel free to
Residence Halls. write me at email@example.com.
The brothers of the Hopkins Chapter This is both an exciting and
have elected an extremely capable executive progressively forward moving year. There are
branch that is motivated to do a tremendous job many opportunities of which we may take
this year. I look forward to serving as president advantage and will. We hope to work together
and leading my brothers in the right direction. I with the alumni to build greater bonds and
have plans to make more of a positive impact in relationships. With the executive board and the
the community in and around Hopkins. Any brothers of the house, we are extremely hopeful
suggestions that you may have would be for a productive and enjoyable year.
appreciated. My email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org which I check daily. Drew Hammitt
Alumni Chair „02
Michael Patrick Halas „02
Alumni Chair Report
The 2001 edition of the Johns
Hopkins football team embarked on one of the
It is the end of the beginning of a new
most ambitious schedules in school history. The
year here at Johns Hopkins and we at the Alpha
Blue Jays faced four teams that participated in
Delta Phi house are as enthusiastic and excited
post-season play last year. Head coach Jim
about this year‟s prospects as we‟ve ever been.
Margraff (13th season) had 66 returning letter
We‟re running on the inertia begun last year and
winners and 15 returning starters in his stable
hope to continue to steam forward with renewed
that had the team gunning for its first Centennial
vigor while we participate and plan the events of
Conference Championship. An offense
featuring First Team All-Centennial performers
I‟d like to personally thank all those who
Scott Martorana (RB) and Zach Baylin (WR)
attended the Homecoming Weekend events of
and a defense anchored by senior All-Centennial
last spring. It was great to see all in attendance
performers Erich Hellmold (DE), Marc Della
at Casino Night, the cocktail hour after the
Pia (LB), and Craig Reinert (LB) were the
lacrosse game and the following Boxer Bash
cornerstones of any success the Blue Jays
party. We hope to see the same enthusiasm this
achieved this season. Della Pia ‟02 and
Martorana ‟02 (two Hopkins Alpha Delts) were
So far, we have several events planned
captains of the Blue Jays for the second straight
for the coming spring. This year, we are also
better connected. With the efforts of Craig
After opening up with two non- Delta Phi representation among this group,
conference victories, the Blue Jays suffered a either. The defensive front is anchored by
defeat at the hands of nationally ranked (No. 3) senior Adam Seidman (DE), junior Pat Doyle
Bridgewater who later went on to lose in the (DL), and sophomore Hayes Griffin (DL).
Division III Championships. Following the Senior Marc Della Pia is joined in the linebacker
loss, the Jays got back on track with two big corps by sophomore Colin Slemenda. Senior
conference victories before dropping another Mike Halas (current President of the Johns
conference contest to Muhlenberg. However, Hopkins chapter of Alpha Delta Phi) starts at
Hopkins remained in the driver‟s seat with three right cornerback.
games to go. For more detailed information on
The Hopkins team went on to lose a Hopkins football, player profiles, and day-to-
heartbreaker by 14–17 against Dickinson in day updates, check out the Blue Jays on the
overtime. The loss, however, did not stop the Internet at www.HopkinsSports.com.
Blue Jays from continuing in their pursuit of
victory. The following week, they Marc Della Pia „02
overwhelmingly beat Franklin and Marshall at Thanks to Ernie Larossa
The true cornerstone of the season, Hall of Fame Inductees
however, and also the highlight of four years for The following brothers have been inducted into
all seniors, was the defeat of nationally ranked the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame:
Western Maryland in the last game of the
season. The Jays played an outstanding football Pete Blohm (Lynbrook, NY / St. Paul’s) –
game, dominating play and eventually coming Baseball
out on top by 21-14. Johns Hopkins hadn‟t won
a game against Western Maryland since their Blohm was a key member of the Johns
home victory in 1996. The Hopkins win also Hopkins baseball program when the Blue Jays
broke a 33-game Centennial winning streak for first made their mark on the national scene.
the Green Terror. Western Maryland‟s last From 1984-1987, he helped guide JHU to a 105-
Centennial win came against Hopkins in 1996. 40-1 (.723) record, two MAC Southeast
Paving the way for senior running back Championships (1986 & 1987), and one
Scott Martorana was a host of Alpha Delts. appearance in the NCAA Tournament (1986).
Steve Stache ‟03 (FB), Mike Spears ‟03 (TE), Hopkins posted a staggering 33-5-1 record in
all-conference performer Kevin Kostibos ‟03 1986, setting them school records for victories
(OL), and Wayne Bugel ‟02 all have a hand in in a season and winning percentage.
blocking responsibilities. Sophomore Ben Blohm concluded his career with a
Stopper ‟04 played well at running back in record of 25-7. His 25 victories, .781 winning
Martorana‟s absence and has flourished as a percentage, and 22 complete games all tanked
kick and punt return man. Lastly, sophomore second in school history at the time of his
Jason Lehman adds punch to the receiving graduation and he still ranks among the top 10
corps. in school history in all three major categories.
The Blue Jays‟ defense has played Amazingly, he completed 22 of the 29 games he
exceptionally well and is ranked nationally in started in his career and posted a career ERA of
several categories. There is no lack of Alpha 2.85. In addition, he ranked third all-time in
strikeouts (191) and innings pitched (239.0) at on the Johns Hopkins record book, but also on
the conclusion of his career. the books of the NCAA. Enfield holds JHU
Blohm posted a perfect 9-0 record to records for free throws made (431) and free
help lead Hopkins to the 1986 MAC Southeast throw attempts (466), which translates into an
title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. He NCAA record of 92.5% accuracy rate. This is a
earned First Team All MAC South in 1987, career record for all divisions of NCAA play
when he was also named a First Team South which still stands. In addition, he set a then
Region All-American. NCAA Division III record for single-season free
After graduating from Johns Hopkins, throw percentage by hitting 123 of 129 (.953) as
Blohm continued his baseball career in the a senior. The record has since been broken, but
professional ranks. He was originally drafted by still ranks third all-time in NCAA Division III
the Atlanta Braves and over the course of a six- and sixth all-time in all divisions.
year professional career, spent time in the Enfield also posted impressive numbers
Orioles, Pirates and Blue Jays‟ organizations. in the classroom as he became the first of four
He spent three of his six years pitching at the JHU men‟s basketball players to earn an NCAA
Triple A level and was scheduled to make his Postgraduate Scholarship. He twice earned
major league debut in 1994 before the players‟ GTE Academic All-America honors and earned
strike was settled. the Champion/NABC Scholar Athlete of the
Year Award as well.
Andy Enfield (Shippensburg, PA/ Enfield went on to spend several years
Shippensburg) as an assistant coach in the NBA, working with
the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics.
Arguably the most decorated men‟s basketball He also remains the only men‟s basketball
player in school history, Enfield helped lead player in school history to garner All-America
Johns Hopkins to a four-year record of 68-48 honors as he was a Third Team NABC All-
(.630), two trips to the NCAA Tournament American in 1991.
(1990 & 1991), including one appearance in the
Sweet 16 (1990), and one Middle Atlantic
Conference South Championship (1991). The Frank Gangemi (Pottsville, PA/Pottsville)
20 victories the Blue Jays amassed during the
1989-90 season en route to the Sweet 16 were a Perhaps the last of Hopkins‟ truly
then school record. outstanding two-way players, Gangemi starred
Enfield‟s name sits at or near the top of for the Blue Jays from 1987-90. His efforts
numerous statistical categories at Johns along the offensive and defensive lines was
Hopkins. His 2,025 career points are nearly recognized by his coaches, teammates and
more than any other player in school history has opponents alike.
scored, while he is also the career leader in field Gangemi earned All-Centennial honors
goals made (680), three-point field goals made all four years as an offensive lineman, including
(234), career scoring average (18.8), and three- First Team All-Centennial status as a junior and
point field goal percentage (.451). senior. He was the first JHU offensive lineman
While those numbers are certainly to twice earn First Team All-Centennial honors
impressive, Enfield saved his best work for the and he remains one of just four Blue Jay
free-throw line, where he not only left his mark
offensive linemen to twice garner First Team More than serving purely aesthetic
All-Centennial status. purposes, cleaner rooms serve practical ones as
As if his performance on offense were well. Moritz was asked whether or not the
not enough, Gangemi also played defensive line changes were worth the effort and quickly
as a senior and promptly earned First Team All- replied, “Certainly. Now you can walk around
Centennial honors there as well. In his only in your bare feet.”
season on defense, Gangemi posted 50 tackles While the changes that have been made
and led the team with 8.5 sacks and 13 tackles in the house may not last long, they do make the
for losses. stay in WaWa a little bit more comfortable.
Eleven years later, Gangemi remains the They also reflect the growing awareness of
only player in the history of the Centennial brothers for the upkeep and maintenance of the
Conference to earn First Team All-Centennial house and their sense of responsibility towards
honors on offense and defense in the same those ends.
season and he is one of just six players in school
history to be named First Team All-Centennial Drew Hammitt „02
three times (regardless of position). Alumni Chair
With Gangemi‟s leadership, the Blue
Jays posted a 5-4-1 record in 1990 and came New Officers
within one win of capturing the Centennial
Conference title. That season jump-started what Voting for offices and other positions
would become the winningest decade of football took place last spring and in the fall. The
in school history. following brothers have won positions:
Brothers Rejuvenate the House President: Mike Halas „02
Vice President: Mike Overstreet „02
Brothers in recent months have taken it Treasurer: Jahon Jamali „03
upon themselves to refurbish their respective Secretary: Noel Hodges „02
apartments throughout the house. Everything Social Chair: Garrett Gleeson „03
from simple painting and dusting, to more Alumni Chair: Drew Hammitt „02
complicated carpeting and plastering have taken Board of Governor Member: Jahon Jamali „03
place in an effort to provide a cleaner, more Pledge Educators: Kevin Kostibos ‟03, Steve
comfortable living environment. The most Stache „03
notable apartment rejuvenation has occurred in Rush Chair: Jeremy Brown ‟03, Mark Gengarro
15, 21, 25 (formerly named the Pig Pen), 31, 42 „03
and 45. IFC Representatives: Rob Bates ‟04, Colin
When Matt Moritz ‟03 of apartment 42 Slemenda ‟04, Bill Stolting „03
was asked why he and his roommates put so Housing Chair: Andrew O‟Dell „03
much effort into their apartment, he explained Literary Chair: Steve Silverman „04
that it was a combination of too much time Fund Raising Chair: Jeremy Brown ‟03, Hayes
during the summer with nothing better to do and Griffin „04
as a reaction to the filth of the previous year. Networking Chair: Brian Dietze ‟02, Andrew
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING ALUMNI BROTHERS WHO HAVE PAID DUES TO STAR
& CRESCENT, INC. IN 2001
John W. Chesley, Jr.
W. Brett McCone
P. Olen Snider
Representative Drew Hammitt, 02
(email@example.com) updating us on your
Dear Brothers, life events and career events. We would like to
add a section in the next newsletter that profiles
I hope this letter finds everyone safe after the our alums.
tragic events earlier this month. Many thanks
are due Bob Torrey ’95, making us proud Finally, what‟s a letter from the President
working on the World Trade Center recovery without a financial plea? Well as you can guess,
operations with the FDNY. Times like this our treasury looks like Morgan Hoffman’s
make our country come together in a way (’95) piggy bank when he was 4 years old. We
similar to the bond that ties Alpha Delts from have about $300 in cash as of October 1, 2001.
Hopkins to our brothers from other chapters in In this newsletter is a list of all those brothers
the U.S. and Canada. who have stepped-up and paid dues for calendar
year 2001. As you can see, we need
This year is showing signs of becoming a participation by more brothers to strengthen our
promising year for Star & Crescent as well as cause and to provide for future alumni events
for Alpha Delta Phi. Three of our alumni will such as Homecoming and Initiation and to help
be inducted in the JHU Hall of Fame: Frank offset major repair costs. (The boiler will have
Gangemi, ‘91, Andy Enfield, ’91, and Pete to overhauled prior to this winter.) On behalf of
Blohm, ‘87. Once again, the Johns Hopkins Star & Crescent, I ask that you when you send
Chapter has representation on the International‟s in your personal update and stories of other
Board of Governors. Ed Donahue, ‘68 alums, that you attach a check for your dues.
continues as President and Jahon Jamali, ‘03 ($60 for graduates before 1995 and $30 for
was elected as Student Governor. Hearst alumni from 1996 to 2001.) Believe it or not, if
Entertainment will be filming a “documentary” we can keep only seven hundred dollars in our
for MTV in the ever-popular genre of “reality account, we won‟t have to pay a $12/month
TV.” Chapters already slated for filming bank fee! That‟s enough to pay for six ties for
include Cal Berkley and Wisconsin; other new Initiates right there! Sounds trivial, but we
chapters (WaWa???) will be added as the series need your dues to keep the JHU Chapter strong.
continues. The first segments should air in the Please bring your dues current. Don‟t be that
first quarter of 2002. The International will weak link!
receive substantial consideration from MTV,
and will allocate funds received on a basis of XAIPE.
one-third to those chapters participating in the
filming and two-thirds for the remaining
chapters. Michael Miller „93
As this is only the advent of a great year, I invite Star & Crescent, Inc.
all of you to send an email to Alumni
This edition of the Paean is dedicated to the three brothers who lost their lives in the events of
September 11th. We remember Bro. Jeremy Glick, Rochester ‘92, Bro. Patrick Murphy Virginia ’87
and Bro. George Spencer, Phi Kappa ’73.
– Fall 2001
Please complete and mail to: Star & Crescent, Inc.
5 East 33rd Street, #12
Baltimore, MD 21218
Regular Alumni Dues, 2000:
Graduated in 1995 or later, and in graduate school - $25
All others - $60 _____
Additional contribution for chapter house improvements _____
(Opportunities for named gifts exist; contact Ed Donahue at 301.731.1123 days; 410.974.6071 evenings.)
Name: ___________________ Class:
Telephone: Day - - Evening - -_________
Comments/Alumni Updates for next issue of Paean :
– Fall 2001
WaWa sends its blessings in this holiday season.
Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas.
Have a Happy New Year!
– Fall 2001
With brothers rejuvenating their rooms, apartments like 42 have never looked so good.
Alpha Delta Phi
The Johns Hopkins Chapter
5 East 33rd Street Apt. # 32
Baltimore, MD 21218
Forward & Address Correction Requested
– Fall 2001