Monday, July 13, 2015

Brotherhood Spotlight: Joe Minichiello

The moment you've all been waiting for has arrived: the undergraduates are bringing back Brotherhood Spotlight for 15X. In an effort to continually improve connections between undergraduate members of the brotherhood and graduates, we will be asking a few brothers to share a little bit about themselves--proudest accomplishments, ambitions, passions, whatever they'd like. We first shine the spotlight on Joe "Mini" Minichiello, a '17 human biology and psychology double major on the pre-med track. 


Cheers from Hanover! My name is Joe Minichiello, and I have lived in Pelham, NH for the last 15 years. Growing up, I loved taking camping trips with my family and spending time in/on the water. I graduated from Pelham High School and also attended the St. Paul's School Advanced Studies Program. I am also a HOBY NH alumnus.

Joe and his sister Kaitlyn are both avid Boston sports fans.

I am the Tri-Kap Risk Manager for the full year and the Academic Chair for 15X. Outside of Tri-Kap, I am heavily involved in Dartmouth EMS as an EMT, CPR instructor, and board member. I have been a UGA in East Wheelock, currently in Gile, and in the Choates starting in the fall. I have also been a mentor in the First-Year Peer Mentors program. To top it off, I'm a TA in the genetics lab and will be a TA in the organic chemistry lab starting in the fall.
 Joe and Brian White '15 at CPR class. 

This past year, I was the Community Training Officer for Dartmouth EMS. When I took over the position, Dartmouth EMS' First Aid and CPR program was operating under DHMC, which was a logistical mess. I worked on a proposal that was passed at the end of winter term for Dartmouth EMS to become its own American Heart Association Training Site, gaining independence and cutting expenses in the process. I am now the Training Site Coordinator for this program, supervising and overseeing the First Aid and CPR program at Dartmouth, which certified 435 students, faculty, and community members in spring term alone. I am the Director of Dartmouth EMS for 15X and will be the Operations Officer all of next year.

Joe in EMS gear with brothers Andy Solares '15 and Keaton Renta '16.

Tri-Kap means a lot to me. In high school, I lost my best friend to brain cancer. At Dartmouth, I began meeting brothers like Brian White '15, Robbie Bhattacharjee '15, Sanders Davis '14, Andy Solares '15, Chris Loughlin '17 and others with whom I began to gain close friendships with again. I loved the genuine brotherhood that defines Tri-Kap and could not imagine having gone to any other house.

Joseph Minichiello '17

In the fall, Joe will be applying to the Geisel School of Medicine Early Assurance Program with hopes of continuing at Dartmouth for medical school. After medical school, Joe hopes to practice medicine either in the Boston area or at DHMC.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

July 4th Update


We hope this post finds you and your families well. This July 4th weekend, the brothers of Kappa Kappa Kappa celebrated the country for which our founder Harrison Hobart fought so bravely. The weekend commenced on Friday at a popular barbecue with Kappa Delta sorority, featuring board games, brews, and barbecue. Saturday, the brotherhood traveled to the Ledges (pictured below), a beautiful setting outside of West Lebanon featuring cliffs, swimming holes, and rapids. As we basked on the rocks and lounged in the water, the brothers sang patriotic tunes to the surrounding pines. That afternoon, our Grill Master Joe Minichiello '17 cooked up some amazing barbecue for the brothers. As night set in, the brotherhood celebrated together in our temporary home on West Wheelock.

 The celebration continued on Monday and Tuesday, which featured two straight wins in IM softball (including one a 19-1 win over Beta), and our Summer Treasurer Chris Loughlin's 21st birthday. 

Despite the lack of access to our hallowed halls on 1 Webster this summer, the brotherhood remains as strong as ever. We cannot wait to continue our adventures this summer with a cabin trip, potential road trip to Rhode Island, and further exploration of the Upper Valley. 

The brotherhood takes a trip to the scenic Ledges.
Top (left to right): Eric Do, Sam Agler, Phil Yom, Vince Puzak, Chris Loughlin
Bottom (left to right): Ronak Kanwar, Jeff Lang, Arun Reddy, Joe Minichiello, James Howe

Left: Grill Master Joe Minichiello on grill duty.
Right: Chris Loughlin scales a cliff at the Ledges.

Jeffrey Lang '17, Summer VP

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Groundbreaking at 1 Webster Ave

A Vision Realized

After decades of history and brotherhood, Tri-Kap's hallowed halls are closed as we renovate our home at 1 Webster Ave. On June 20, 2015 the brotherhood held a groundbreaking ceremony on the lawn. In attendance were Dartmouth College administrators, undergraduates and Tri-Kap alumni spanning decades to commemorate the occasion.

(R to L: Assoc. Dean of the College Liz Agosto, Anka Tezcan '15, Michael Brasher '10, Bruce Williamson '74 and James McKim '83)

Breaking Ground on the Future

After remarks from James McKim '83 on the history of Kappa Kappa Kappa at Dartmouth, Michael spoke about the Capital Campaign that made the event happen and the considerable fundraising effort it represents both in the past and future. Bruce Williamson '74 detailed the construction effort, explaining the necessary improvements and upgrades to the house. Anka Tezcan '15 affirmed the undergraduate's commitment to the house's future maintenance and Associate Dean of the College Liz Agosto closed by stating the College's appreciate for the brotherhood's commitment to the Dartmouth community through leadership, diversity and achievement.

Check out full renovations plans on our website:

Over 50 people from the brotherhood and Dartmouth community in attendance

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College President Phil Hanlon '77 Stops By