I. “Jay” Levine, Ph.D. Named International President
Of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
November 26, 2003 --
Forty-three years after gradating from the University
of Virginia, Jules I. “Jay” Levine,
Ph.D., was installed as the international president of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
As international president, Levine intends to work on the continued organizational
improvement of the fraternity and to plan for the stabilization of the number
of chapters, which is expected in the not too distant future.
fraternity, founded in 1913 at New York University, currently
has 125 chapters
and colonies throughout the United States and Canada and numbers more than
4,000 active undergraduates and 60,000 living alumni.
a University of Virginia undergraduate, Levine served as
president of the institution’s Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter
and played an active role in the U.Va. Inter-Fraternity
Council. After graduating from U.Va., he served in the
U.S. Navy for three years and then worked for Westinghouse Aerospace Division
in Baltimore for five years before returning to the university to pursue
graduate work. Levine joined the university faculty in
1972 and currently serves as
associate vice president for the U.Va. Health System.
Epsilon Pi is the only remaining Jewish fraternity on
college campuses in North America and continues to enjoy
an exceptional rate of membership and
chapter growth. The fraternity was founded to provide opportunities for
Jewish college men seeking the best possible college and
as well as to develop Jewish and civic leaders. Central
to this mission is the
of undergraduates regarding their Jewish heritage and the undertaking of
philanthropic work in support of their communities.
fraternity’s current international philanthropy is
Magen David Adom (MDA), the emergency ambulance service
in Israel. Alpha Epsilon Pi has come very
close to meeting its goal of raising $100,000 for MDA, and expects to
present a check in that amount to the emergency ambulance
service during a trip
to Israel at the end of this calendar year.
the University of Virginia chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi raises
money each year for the U.Va. Children’s Medical
Center and participates in other community and university
and his wife, Sandra, have two children and one grandson
and reside in Charlottesville.
Carol Wood, (434) 924-6189