Do you know a Brother who has made a difference to our Chapter? All Brothers of the Toronto Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi who are in good standing are eligible for the Robert L. Pepall Award – our Fraternity’s highest honour for lifetime contributions to the advancement of our Fraternity’s cause.
While the House Company approves the final recipient, we turn to our greater Alumni base to nominate fellow Alpha Delts for this special recognition.
The Robert L. Pepall Award was created in 1989 to recognize the contributions of Graduate Brothers to the Fraternity. The award is eponymous of Br. Robert Pepall 3T2. Upon graduation from Osgoode Hall in 1935, Br. Pepall went on to a successful career in corporate law as a partner with Holden, Murdoch and as General Counsel to Noranda Inc. He was also appointed Queen’s Counsel. During the Second World War, Br. Pepall served as Brigade Major of the Royal Canadian Artillery and in 1945, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his military service. He was a consistently engaged alumnus, assisting in the operations of the Active Chapter and House Company throughout his life. He was an excellent communicator of the accomplishments of fellow Brothers, and was known for his role in being the voice of the Active Chapter amongst the Graduates, and vice-versa.
The Award seeks to recognize the efforts of Graduates who endeavor to strengthen our Brotherhood, as Br. Pepall did. The key criteria that are considered are as follows:
Academic: Has demonstrated strong academic achievement during his years as an Alpha Delt.
Fraternal: Has made an active commitment and significant contribution to the ADP organization and to the Toronto Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi; and
Social: Over intervening years, has shown a noticeable commitment to developing and supporting a strong fraternal bond within the graduate brother community.
Nominations will be collected by the HC Secretary over the sixty days following the circulation of the nomination form. The HC Board will review all nominations and vote to select one Brother, to be announced at the Alumni Banquet. If a suitable candidate is not found in a given year, the award will not be presented. Only one award will be presented each year.