August 20, 2014

The Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity was established in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 2, 1883.

Dean Albert B. Prescott of the College of Pharmacy began this fraternity with 11 other members to advance the science of pharmacy and its allied interests. In addition, they fostered and promoted a fraternal spirit among its brothers that still exists today.

Once a year, the fraternity honors the memory of these men through an event known as Founders’ Day. Brothers from chapters across the country are invited to the fraternity’s birthplace to reflect on the bonds that have been created over the years, as well as celebrate the advancements the pharmacy profession has made since that time.

This year, Founders’ Day takes place during the weekend of the University of Michigan’s Homecoming.

The Alpha Chapter would like to extend an invitation to all alumni brothers of Phi Delta Chi to cheer on the Maize and Blue while donning their Old Gold and Dregs of Wine. Brothers are invited to walk amongst historic landmarks, including the house of Dean Prescott and the building of the first Phi Delta Chi meeting, while reminiscing about the early beginnings and current happenings of the fraternity.

Interested alumni brothers are welcome to join on Sunday, November 2 at 12pm in the lobby of the College of Pharmacy for an hour-long tour.

For more information about the event, please contact Nadir Zara, Worthy Vice Counselor, at nzara@umich.edu.