The Fraternity welcomed a new faculty/staff advisor in the Fall of 2016, our own Alumni board member, Dr. Mike Tanner ’07 (pledged Fall 2003). The fraternity’s previous advisor, Dr. Jason Freund, was no longer able to fulfill the role at the start of the 2016 school year. Fortunately, the University recently relaxed the requirements for student org advisors to include part-time employees and staff which allowed Mike to be eligible for the role. He has been serving as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Chemistry at Carroll since 2015. During his years as an active, Mike held many positions with the organization, including Treasurer and Pledge Warden. After graduation from Carroll in 2007, Mike earned a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. He returned to Milwaukee and worked for Aurora Health Care in their Forensic Toxicology laboratory. In 2011 he enrolled full-time in the graduate program at the Medical College of Wisconsin and recently earned his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2016. He currently lives in Milwaukee and manages a clinical toxicology testing facility on the north side of Milwaukee. Mike has served with the DRU Alumni Association since 2009. When asked about his new role within organization, Mike said,
“I’m happy to be able to serve the Fraternity in this capacity and help the organization remain in good standing by meeting the Greek Life requirements set forth by the University. I think it’s a unique position I am in to serve as the school’s employee representative for the fraternity as well as an alumnus of the fraternity. I hope to be able to provide meaningful contributions to both interests but of course look out for our guys.”
The fraternity is very fortunate to have a caring group of Alumni that are willing to contribute their time and energy into making helping the organization and ensuring it endures for many more years.