DELTA UPSILON International Fraternity recognized Bill Messick ’68 with its Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. The highest honor the fraternity bestows upon its members, it recognizes brothers whose efforts and exemplary service have had a direct impact on the fraternity.
Messick, president of The Messick Group, Yardley, Pa., served as DU’s international chair from 2003 to 2009. Prior to that, he was a member of the board of directors for three years.
“Delta Upsilon stands taller and more proud as an international fraternity because of the steadfast and focused leadership of our brother, Bill Messick,” said E. Bernard Franklin, president of Delta Upsilon International, at the presentation Aug. 4 at DU’s 2012 Leadership Conference in Chicago. “He has made a profound impact on the lives of hundreds, literally thousands, of men across North America.”
Stephen Crane, Class of 1894, the noted author, is the only other Lafayette alumnus to receive the honor, awarded posthumously in 2007.