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Chartered on June 24, 1856, Lambda Chapter has been part of the DePauw community for 158 years, and is the oldest chapter of Phi Gamma Delta in continuous existence--a remarkable legacy by any measure! Throughout these years, Lambda brothers have been campus leaders, outstanding scholars, athletes, and noted for accomplishments in life after DePauw. Many have been leaders of DePauw after graduation, serving on the board of trustees, alumni board, and strongly supporting DePauw to enhance the educational experience for students today and in the future.

Pig Dinner 2016

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "Press On" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. As most of you know, this quote is from Calvin Coolidge, a Phi Gam from the Amherst class of 1895 and the 30th President of the United States. I first heard this quote in this very house here at 916 S College Avenue and it has stuck with me ever since. I reference it so much, in fact, that my wife Heidi, who is here tonight, immediately rolls her eyes and starts shouting "persistence, yada yada, blah blah blahhh" whenever I try to encourage her to press on with whatever struggles that particular day brings. I, myself, found the need for persistence in life much sooner than I had anticipated ...

Click here to continue reading Matt Cahill's speech from 2016 Pig Dinner!