For David Gondak ’68, the Penn State Connection Lives On

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A special thanks to David Gondak '68 for responding to this spring's alumni outreach. In this Q&A, David reflects on his favorite Phi Kappa Theta traditions and the advice he might give to our younger generation of undergraduate brothers. David is also still a die-hard Penn State fan.

If you could go back in time, what's the one piece of advice you'd give to your college-aged self?
Work hard, study harder, and join Phi Kappa Theta! They are a great group of brothers.

What is your favorite Phi Who tradition?
Phi Kappa Theta traditions were here long before Phi Who traditions. The best traditions were the formal parties, even wearing a three-piece suit to football games.

Share an update on your life.
I retired from public school teaching and have enjoyed retirement since 1999. My wife Nancy retired in 2005, and since that year, we have traveled to most Penn State Football games and bowl games. Our oldest son, John, is Associate Head Track Coach at PSU. We spend a lot of time in State College with him and our two grandchildren, Jessica and Jeffrey. Our youngest son, James, and his wife, Becky, live in Annapolis and they have three boys—Carter, Logan, and Bennett. I have enjoyed the "Beta Gamma Statesman's" rebirth!

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