Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay and Board of Trustees member Joe Caruso joined alumni and active brothers from the Zeta Sigma chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha on July 8 in Palm Bay for the groundbreaking ceremony on the fraternity’s new house.
McCay and Caruso, an alumni brother and chairman of the ongoing $1.25 million capital campaign for the new, 40,000-square-foot home, both addressed the 100-plus guests who gathered outside the fraternity’s house on Riverview Drive.
The new house will be built in front of the existing one, with site work set to start in August and completion scheduled for July 2018. Once the new house is occupied, the old one will be razed.
MH Williams is the general contractor.
The chapter’s roots go back to 1965, when Florida Tech was Brevard Engineering College. Zeta Sigma colonized in September 1967 and was chartered in March 1, 1968, on Pi Kappa Alpha’s 100th anniversary. The Florida Tech chapter is one of three Centennial Chapters and the longest continually chartered chapter in Florida.
IN THE PHOTO: Florida Tech President T. Dwayne McCay, left, and Board of Trustees member Joe Caruso, an alumni brother of the Zeta Sigma chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, look at blue prints for the fraternity’s new house.