The brothers of Theta Chapter attended National Convention VIII in Austin, Texas this July in numbers. Many of our alumni and undergraduate members traveled to Texas for national updates, workshops, networking, elections, and a large reunion of our nationwide network where we get to spend time with our close friends spread across the country. Everyone had a great time and NC is always the highlight of the year and is indescribable seeing the culmination of every chapter in the country all living by the same principles and demonstrating that level of brotherhood at events like this. Theta Chapter had a very good showing at elections once again this year demonstrating the quality leaders Beta Chi at Vanderbilt raises by voting on three alumni to the National Executive Board including National President. After the workshops, elections, and alumni reunions there was an awards dinner were announcements were made about the voting and awards were rewarded for outstanding chapter and individual achievement. Theta Chapter received two chapter awards for Outstanding Alumni Programming and for the first time in our chapter’s history the prestigious award of National Chapter of the Year. Two brothers were recognized individually for their outstanding commitment to the fraternity as well. Brother Abinash Joshi was awarded the National Alumnus of the Year award for going above and beyond what is expected of the fraternity to contribute to the chapter and national organization and characterizing the brotherhood we pride ourselves on holding above all else. Brother Max Hammond was awarded the National Brother of the Year award for his hard work as president for over a year as well as his national involvement at the North-American Interfraternity Conference Congressional Hill Visits and serving as National Presidential Intern last year. We are extremely happy for the brothers recognized for their achievements and elected to our national leadership. We pride ourselves as being one of the flagship chapters of the fraternity and this National Convention has certainly proven that.