Delta Sigma Pi Funds New Scholarship with Golf Outing



The Delta Sigma Pi Golf Tournament was in the concept phase when brothers Colin Gerner ’14 and George Gerner ’11 came along. The plan? “To create an environment where company representatives and students can get to know each other, and expand the DSP relationship with professional organizations in an attempt to create a long-lasting and mutually beneficial event for everyone involved.” It worked. The pair put thoughts into action, resulting in a successful tournament in 2012.

Though the inaugural tournament was not expected to make a profit, the group netted $500. Colin said, “It was a good first year.” But not as good as the second annual event, which saw an almost doubling of attendees, from 40 to 70, and six times the profit, from $500 to $3,000.

Foursomes matched two students with two business professionals. Among the alumni in attendance was Norm Snyder Jr. ’83, a generous donor who visited campus last fall to give a presentation to the Zeta Psi chapter.

The event was held at the Links at Union Vale, in Dutchess County with bus transportation provided to students. There were prizes for the winning teams, and individual hole contests. After the last ball was sunk, non-golfers joined the duffers for dinner.

The Delta Sigma Pi Open Scholarship awards $500 to a junior in the School of Business who demonstrates academic excellence and continued leadership in extracurricular activities. The 2013 winner is James Schiaffo ’14, who is pursuing majors in accounting and business, and is active in the Albany Business Mentorship Program, and Albany Business Leaders Emerging.

Delta Sigma Pi has put aside $1,500 to fund the scholarship for the next three years. The remainder of the profit will fund other DSP initiatives. The third annual tournament will be held in the spring of 2014. You won’t want to miss it. Email Colin.Gerner@gmail.com to be added to the event mailing list.