Since January 2009, the Alpha Alumni Association and a few key Alpha Alumni, have been working tirelessly to raise the $10,000 to endow the scholarship.
The Donnoe Scholarship is named after Alpha Alumnus Ryan M. Donnoe '97. Born December 3, 1977 in Houston, Texas; Donnoe graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 1998 with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. While at VU, Donnoe became an active member of the Alpha Chapter and sat on the Executive Council as the Chapter’s Treasurer.
Other achievements included his membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, as well as being the recipient of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from the Vincennes University Greek Council in 1998.
After graduating from Vincennes, Brother Donnoe continued his education at Indiana University where he majored in Psychology and graduated in December 2000 with honors.
Sadly, Brother Ryan M. Donnoe passed away to the Adytum on High on September 8, 2005 due to unforeseen complications brought on by pneumonia.
His commitment to academic excellence was inspiring and his loyalty and dedication to Sigma Pi made Brother Donnoe a role model with the Fraternity. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them on family trips and vacations and during the holidays. He was an outstanding musician, lyricist, and vocalist and was apart of two bands during his time in Bloomington.
Brother Donnoe had a tremendous pride in his affiliation with Sigma Pi and a bond with his fraternity brothers that lasted until his passing.
If you have not yet contributed, please consider a tax-deductible gift today to help a future VU Student. Several Alpha Alumni have stepped up and joined the 1897 Society by contributing $18.97 a month, for a yearly donation of $227.64...only .62 cents a day! Join the other Alpha Alumni by supporting this important cause and honor Ryan's memory by making a difference in a student's life by donating today.
Give now at alumni.vinu.edu/give. Select the last option 'An existing Scholarship or College Fund'. From here, you can search "Donnoe."
All donations to the Ryan M. Donnoe Memorial Scholarship are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
You can find more information on the Ryan M. Donnoe Memorial Scholarship here.