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May 2017 Print

Beta Phi Consul

Brothers, I just wanted to provide a short update about the chapter.

We finished 2016 with a 98 percent on our standards of excellence score. The school creates this score based off of involvement, and overall standing with the school. It is used by the school to gauge the status of the chapter. This was the highest score in the Inter-Fraternity Council. It makes us a chapter of excellence for another year.

The active chapter finished fall semester with a 3.2 gpa, the second highest in IFC.

After spring rush, we extended 14 bids and have 12 new pledges.

We are putting the finishing touches on Derby Days.

The semester is off to a strong start, we are looking forward to the rest of the year. As always, we greatly appreciate your support.

Consul Riley Campbell

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Significant Sig

Brother L. Richard “Rick” Fried Jr. has become the 27th Beta Phi to be selected as a Significant Sig. 

He is a highly successful Hawaii lawyer and civic leader who graduated from the University of Arizona law school in 1966

Brother Fried is one of the founding members of the Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina and Fairbanks law firm in Honolulu and has practiced law for over 40 years. He has a national reputation in the fields of medical malpractice (having obtained 50 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million) and aviation law.

He is listed in a number of lawyers' directories including the Best Lawyers in America. Brother Fried was in 1984 and 2001 the president of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii. He was the recipient of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii's first trial lawyer of the year award in 1994.

He was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Hawaii State Supreme Court to serve on the Judicial Evaluation Committee for the State of Hawaii and the Chief Judge of the Hawaii Federal District Court to serve as a delegate to the federal district judges’ conference.

A lifelong tennis player, Brother Fried was the captain of the University of Arizona varsity tennis team where amongst other world class opponents he played Arthur Ashe. He ranked as high as number 3 in his U.S. age group in singles and number 4 in doubles.

During college Brother Fried joined the Arizona Air National Guard. After completing navigator school, he was based at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu whose squadron mission was to deliver supplies to Viet Nam. Post active duty, Fried served for several years with the Hawaii Air National Guard and then became the Liaison Officer Commander for Hawaii for the Air Force Academy. He retired as a lieutenant colonel.

He has been the campaign chair for the Honolulu Symphony, vice chair of the Hawaii Theatre Board of Directors, and on the Shriners Hospital for Children Campaign Steering Committee, a member of the Board of Directors.

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