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Iota Chi Upsilon fraternity and members were dedicated to instill, foster, promulgate and perpetuate a spirit of loyalty, appreciation and support within the student body of John Carroll University and all such other persons and activities which will affect the success of the various departments of John Carroll University.

Included in the purpose is the promotion of the internal brotherhood of Iota Chi Upsilon. The bonds of brotherhood united the fraternity as students and continued forever as alumni.

Service As Students

Iota Chi Upsilon fraternity and members were dedicated to instill, foster, promulgate and perpetuate a spirit of loyalty, appreciation and support within the student body of John Carroll University and all such other persons and activities which will affect the success of the various departments of John Carroll University.

The fraternity’s charter included giving campus tours to prospective students, hosting Homecoming activities, publicizing all student activities and representing the University in Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day parade and float competition. Our Booster heritage promoted leadership and school spirit in all aspects of campus life.


Service As Alumni

IXY alumni continue to serve John Carroll University – as University Board members , Alumni Board Presidents and every alumni leadership opportunity.

Board Service

IXY’s who are serving/have served as John Carroll University Board members:

Bob Hager ’84
Dave O’Brien ’72
Dave Short ’81
Dennis Winchester ’70
Jack Winchester ’67
Jim Winchester ’65

The Iota Chi Upsilon (IXY) Scholarship was established in 1984 to benefit undergraduate students in good academic standing at John Carroll University, and who have a family connection to Iota Chi Upsilon. Recipients of this scholarship must be the son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, great –grandchildren grandnephew, or grandniece of an Iota Chi Upsilon member.

John Carroll’s admission application asks each applicant if she/ he is an IXY legacy. The Brotherhood invites each member to encourage our extended family to attend JCU and to apply for the IXY scholarship, regardless of whether the applicant is an incoming freshman or already attending JCU.

The IXY’s continue to have a great impact on John Carroll University, both as alumni leaders and through this important scholarship.  Please join over 180 brothers who have contributed to this scholarship in our goal to double the scholarship endowment to support John Carroll and IXY legacies.  Join us in this IXY Forever campaign to serve future generations!

Since 1994, over 25 students have received the IXY Scholarship to John Carroll University. Here are notes from two recent students:

“I was not aware that my grandfather was in a fraternity at John Carroll until early in my junior year of high school. My father told me about the IXY Scholarship during the admission process. I didn’t get a chance to know my grandfather very well, but getting the IXY scholarship is, in my mind, a connection to him that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.”

   - David Haas ’17 (grandson of David Haas ’64)

“Receiving the IXY Scholarship is special to me because the fellow scholarship winners and I have the opportunity to carry on the Iota Chi Upsilon tradition. My uncle, George (Jerry) Mackey, was an IXY. In 1969, he was awarded the Beaudry Award. I believe that this award speaks volumes about IXY as a fraternity, as well as all of his brothers.

   - Mary McDonnell ’16 (niece of George Mackey ’69)

If you have a question about applying for the scholarship, contact Claudia Wenzel at cwenzel@jcu.edu or 216.397.4270.

If you have a question about how to make a gift (check, gift of stock or a planned gift), contact Karen Krokowiak at kkrakowiak@jcu.edu or 216.397.4345.

We honor and recognize the members of Iota Chi Upsilon who have passed away. 

  • Charles A. Beringer 1975
  • Thomas P. Bettendorf 1965
  • Paul A. Boyce 1961
  • John A. Breen 1964
  • Casimir R. Bukala 1954
  • Howard M. Burgh 1970
  • Robert S. Carey 1967
  • William L. Carr 1965
  • Gary J. Cassiol 1965
  • Michael J. Collins 1964
  • William C. Cunningham 1971*
  • Robert Michael Durkin 1991
  • J. Peter Fegen 1959
  • Arthur L. Gleason 1969
  • Joseph P. Goch 1970
  • George M. Growney 1960
  • David A. Haas 1964
  • William R. Harmon 1960
  • James J. Kaiser 1960
  • David M. Keefe 1960
  • James M. Kniskern 1992
  • Frederick J. Krum 1973
  • Martin V. Lindstrom 1972
  • Robert J. Lombardi 1980
  • James M. Mackey 1971
  • James V. Marquard 1966
  • David W. Marr 1960
  • Robert G. Martin 1959
  • Michael L. Mazzucca 1965
  • Robert W. McClenahan 1970
  • S. Donald McCullough 1965
  • Eugene F. McEnroe 1962
  • Ronald E. McEvoy 1967
  • Richard K. Morgan 1963
  • Robert J. Munz 1963
  • Jerry B. Murray 1962
  • Raymond K. Pawlowski 1975
  • Paul T. Peebles 1963
  • Daniel A. Pietragallo 1973
  • Gregg M. Pill 1977
  • William S. Rainsberger 1976
  • David J. Reuter 1964
  • J. David Ross 1959
  • John D. Smith 1962
  • Donald L. Springer 1959
  • Robert J. Steele 1985
  • William J. Stowe 1963
  • Frank R. Tesch 1956
  • Michael L. Tracy 1959
  • Robert P. Trauten 1969
  • Craig M. Vecchiola 1973
  • Louis P. Vitullo 1966
  • John P. Walker 1963

* Denotes former president of IXY
Note: The list above are all members of IXY who have passed away that are listed within the John Carroll University database. When available, links to obituaries are provided. 

Contact Tim Freeman’78, IXY, JCU Advancement staff

Questions About Applying for a Scholarship or Making a Gift?