2017 Dr. Otto Sonder Chapter Advisor of The Year
Name: John Blake
College and Initiation: Milton '60
Alumni Positions: Gamma Gamma Chapter - Grand Chapter Advisor
John Blake has served as Grand Chapter Advisor for the Gamma Gamma Chapter at the University of Connecticut since 2015. As Grand Chapter Advisor, he sought out dedicated professionals as he built his team of chapter council advisors, serves as a mentor and personal inspiration for many of the chapter’s members, and—despite living over an hour from campus—consistently attends chapter meetings on a weekly basis. He is a constant presence among the Gamma Gamma chapter and is presently working to help lay the groundwork for Gamma Gamma’s alumni association.
One of his many nominators stated, “John is an incredible wealth of knowledge and advice. He has been tremendously useful in the development of our chapter—especially in professional settings such as meetings with the staff of our Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life. John is a constant reminder of the strong and important brotherhood that Alpha Sigma Phi creates. The dedication and passion he has for this fraternity - while in his 57th year as a brother - are a testament to that.” In fact, John’s dedication to brotherhood extends so far that his grandson was inspired to become a Founding Father of Alpha Sigma Phi at the University of Maine!