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February 10-12, 2017

Camp Lone Star: 2016 Camp Lone Star Rd, La Grange, TX 78945

 

SPEAKERS & FACILITATORS

Brendon Albert
Temple University, ‘13

Previous to his current role as a national collegiate football scout, brother Brendon Albert served as Phi Kappa Theta's Director of Membership Education. In his time on staff, Brendon was tasked with chapter Quo Vadis, Phi Kappa Theta's Achieve program and Regional Leadership Conferences. This year Brendon will serve as a facilitator and will mark 8th RLC. As a collegiate Brother, Brendon severed as a successful recruitment chair as well as in three different executive board positions while helping recharter the Pennsylvania Iota chapter at Temple University.

Brendon's desire to mentor extends beyond the Fraternity and onto the football field as a coach. During the spring of the IMG Academy's (Athletic & Sports Performance Training) inaugural high school football season, Brendon worked under former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Chris Weinke. While with IMG Academy, Brendon worked with the 2013 NFL combine class, training more than 60 current NFL athletes preparing for the NFL.  Brendon served as Defensive Backs Coach at Carmel High School in Indiana, with Carmel ranking Top 50 in the country both seasons.

Brendon now reside in Henderson Nevada serving as National Collegiate Football Scout for NCSA (Next College Student Athlete) while also coaching the defensive backs at Coronado High School.

Adrian Gonzalez
University of Texas-Austin Texas, '78

Adrian Gonzalez graduated with a Bachelor of Science in History and Spanish and later went on to obtain a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. He also has doctoral hours towards an EdD in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. Adrian currently serves as a Dermatology Specialty Representative for Valeant Pharmaceuticals of North America. His career in pharmaceutical sales spans over twenty-eight years. He is a member of the Grand Chapter having worked for the Fraternity as a chapter consultant from 1979 through 1981. He has held posts such as District Governor, PKT Properties President, Alumni President of Texas Alpha Pi, Southern Province President, has been a member of several Fraternity committees. Adrian has also served on committees for the Texas Exes Alumni Association at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University Alumni Association in San Marcos. Adrian has past involvement with Knights of Columbus and enjoys Sunday mass choir at his parish, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.

Wally Kronzer - Foundation Board
University of Houston, ’76

Wally currently serves as President of the Phi Kappa Theta Foundation. He received his J.D from South Texas College of Law in 2007 and currently acts as President and owner of Walter James Kronzer, III, P.C. Wally is a member of Rotary International, South Main Baptist Church, and Galveston Country Club. Wally serves as a board member of the Rotary Club of West U (Houston) and the Dorothy and Jim Kronzer Foundation. Wally resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Kathy, and enjoys travel, hiking, and diving.


Stephen Lee - Staff Liasion
Lewis University, ‘10

Stephen Lee joined Phi Kappa Theta while attending Lewis University in the Spring of 2008. Stephen served in multiple leadership roles including secretary, social, philanthropy, and recruitment chairman. He also created Philanthropy Kaps Care, a call to increase involvement in community service and a means to highlight the outstanding service of our fraternity. He continues to write articles in The Temple, and also creates newsletters for Illinois Kappa Phi. Upon graduation, Stephen served his country as a proud AmeriCorps member at Harvesters Food Bank, one of the nation’s top non-profits. He taught nutrition and healthy cooking to hundreds of low-income children and elders. He also planned large-scale volunteer projects. Stephen is proud to continue this tradition of service with his beloved fraternity.

Carlos Nichols
University of Texas–Pan American, '14

Carlos Nichols Graduated with a Major in Criminal Justice and Minor in Political Science. He served several leadership roles in the Tau Mu chapter including Vice-president, Recruitment, Ritual and Member Educator. Carlos helped push his local chapters philanthropy efforts by obtaining local radio and television segments for Movember and used his University Employment at the time to establish relationships between Tau Mu and other organizations and outside philanthropies. He has been active in expansion efforts in Texas and is a founding member of the PKT Alamo Alumni Association in San Antonio, TX.

He greatly enjoys the member education process and together with other Alumni has organized educational presentations for brothers and associate members from a life after college perspective. Carlos currently works sales for the Sherwin Williams Paint Company and is currently awaiting a final decision as a federal agent with the Department of Justice for the US Court Systems.

Manuel Rivas
University of Texas-Pan American, ‘11

Brother Manny held many leadership roles as a member of Texas Tau Mu chapter, including President, Vice President, Treasurer, New Member Educator and Philanthropy. He was honorably discharged from the United Stated Marine Corps and shortly after, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics with minors in Mechanical Engineering and Spanish. Before graduation, he was recruited from the University of Connecticut to pursue his graduate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering. After his first year, he obtained a prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship which led the way to a NASA CT Space Fellowship. Days after defending his Master of Science in 2014, he attended a summer internship at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in the outskirts of Washington D.C. His internship was extended and he is now a Defense Contractor at ARL. While working at ARL, he is obtaining his PhD, expected to finish in December 2017. His research involves studying the effects of radiation on materials he creates for space applications. Manny is a member of Freemasonry, where shortly after obtaining his Master Mason degree he became one of the officers of his lodge. He now resides in Gaithersburg, MD where after the lab, he is the Chief Operations Officer of the startup company FitRec that recently launched its app. During his little free time, he enjoys helping out a newly started church in his community and volunteering at food banks.