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Mick never met a stranger. He could make anyone feel important. He made a great social chairman. He did a great job of finding connections between our new fraternity and other fraternities and sororities. 

Mick's enthusiasm was contagious and he made every situation fun. During a spring break trip to Florida with Phil Callasen, Rich Barber, Mick and myself, Mick spotted trees that he had never seen before. We informed him that they were orange trees. He said we had to get some oranges, pulled over, hurdled the fence and started throwing oranges back to us. 

He lived life to the fullest but was taken from his wife Lori, children Galen and Molly, and all of us way too early.

— Mike Tippin (Phi-Mu 45)





I remember Phil as an incredibly personal and fun guy. He was never one that looked for the spotlight but you could always count on him to do anything. You always wanted Phil to be wherever you are and he was. Always there, always fun, always a great friend and brother.

— Scott Dupes (Phi-Mu 26)





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If you have any further information, photos or would like to write a tribute, please contact Rob Stalder.





Matt Campbell was a Spartan. 

I know, you’re all thinking I meant to say Falcon, but I don’t mean Spartan like a mascot – although that’s another role Matt would gladly take on – I mean Spartan as in stoic, courageous, getting the job done under any conditions and with whatever resources were available, and usually Matt found a way to have some fun in the process. That was a trademark of his quiet leadership. 

Matt and I were roommates for several years in college. It didn’t always work out that we found fun in those tougher jobs at the same time, and often that would result in the one who wasn’t having the fun moment getting a little upset with the one who was having the fun moment. Eventually, we chose not to be roommates anymore, but we never stopped being friends, mostly because Matt was the kind of guy who never stops being your friend. We never stopped driving each other. 

Most people think their lives will be defined by some big moment, some challenge they will magically rise to and conquer, but the reality is, that’s just not how most lives work. Even for folks who have faced something big, life is defined in the moment-to-moment way that we move about, how we affect others, the little decisions we make day in and day out. 

Very few of us will have some giant moment to define us. Most of us will remember Matt for always being everyone’s buddy, bravely, quietly getting the job done, day in and day out.

— Chris Adams (Phi-Mu 93)





If you have any further information, photos or would like to write a tribute, please contact Rob Stalder.





If you have any further information, photos or would like to write a tribute, please contact Rob Stalder.





How do I sum up the life of my brother Tom in a few words?  For those of you that knew him; I think it’s safe to say that using just a few words is not possible.  Tom’s personality was bold and full of life; there was never a dull moment if he was around.  He was always there to make you laugh, or tell you like it is; whether you wanted to hear it or not.  Tom was always willing to drop everything to help you in a time of need.  Tom meant so much to so many people.  He touched so many lives in so many different ways.

In the spring of 2006, a drunk driver tragically killed Thomas Hayn in an automobile accident in his hometown of Parma, Ohio.  When Tom was prematurely taken from us, he was a 21 year old, junior at Bowling Green State University, and the President of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.  Tom was an outstanding young man who was well respected in his community.  He was known for his integrity among his friends and family.  Even in his passing, he found a way to help others.  Tom donated his organs to help others live a longer, healthier life.

In his honor, the Thomas D. Hayn Memorial Scholarship Fund was created the year of his passing at Bowling Green State University.  The scholarship fund has been made as an Endowment with the BGSU Foundation. For nearly 15 years we held a golf outing in his honor.  To this day we continue to see donations to the fund and it has now surpassed over $100,000 in value.  At these levels, that fund will be able to provide scholarships to BGSU students indefinitely.

We miss you Tom.

— Rich Hayn (Phi-Mu 227)





Alex was a recent Computer Science graduate from Bowling Green State University and a 2011 graduate of Padua Franciscan High School where he participated in marching band, track, and lacrosse. 

As a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha, he held several leadership positions within the fraternity including High Gamma. His hobbies included building computers, home automation, speeding on his Ducati, mountain biking, scaling the sides of downtown Bowling Green buildings, exploring the tunnels under campus, and spending time in the outdoors. He camped from the time he was a baby, loved Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. 

As adventurous (and perhaps reckless) as he was, Alex tragically, and ironically, passed away in his sleep. His legacy has left an impact on his brothers' lives and mine especially. I’ve learned to be more grateful for what I have and appreciate the current moment at hand—because at any time that could all change. I make a point to live life adventurously and try all the things he would have done. His spirit and curiosity for the unknown lives on through his brothers.

— Matthew Hawkins (Phi-Mu 428)

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