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Governor Bill Richardson Honored at Delta Tau Delta’s Biennial Convention

William B. Richardson Honored at Delta Tau Delta’s Biennial Convention

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity presented its Alumni Achievement Award to William B. (Bill) Richardson (Tufts University, 1970) at its biennial convention in Austin, Texas. Alumni Achievement Awards are extended to alumni of the Fraternity whose achievements in their fields of endeavor have brought honor and prestige to Delta Tau Delta. Richardson joins the ranks of exceptional Delts who have previously received this prestigious award, instituted in 1966.

Richardson is a recent governor of New Mexico, having completed his second term in December 2010. Prior to his election as governor, he served as a congressman for 15 years, representing New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District. In 1997, Richardson served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; and in 1998, he was confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, serving through the end of the Clinton Administration. Since entering life as a private citizen, Richardson was named chairman of APCO Worldwide's executive advisory service Global Political Strategies, and in January 2011, he was named special envoy for the Organization of the American States. During his undergraduate years at Tufts, he served as chapter president and pitched for the Tufts' baseball team. He is a Delt legacy at Beta Mu Chapter - his father, William B. Richardson, Sr., graduated in 1915.

The fraternity’s biennial convention Karnea, which was held Aug. 1-5 at the Hilton Austin, has been dubbed “The Greatest of all Delt Events.” The time spent at Karnea is divided between legislation, brotherhood events and learning.
Delta Tau Delta has 130 chapters and colonies in 39 states and the District of Columbia with a membership of more than 8,000 undergraduates and 115,000 living alumni members. The Fraternity posts a GPA of 2.97, making it one of the highest achieving men’s fraternities in academics.

Delta Tau Delta is a values-based fraternity founded in 1858. Its mission, “Committed to Lives of Excellence,” is what the Fraternity seeks to represent at its host institutions. Delta Tau Delta strives to develop its members’ leadership skills, seeks superior academic achievement, promotes community service efforts and helps its members launch successful careers.

Brook Pritchett, Director of Communications
Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity
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