Mark Helmstetter, Theta Upsilon (Delta State) ’03, has been selected to serve on the National Staff as the Fraternity’s new Director of Programs.

Brother Helmstetter holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education with emphasis on euphonium performance, and brings professional experience as head of the music department at Pillow Academy in Greenwood, MS. He served his chapter as President, Fraternity Education Officer, Warden, Historian, Alumni Relations Officer, and Music and Ritual Coordinator. On the province level he has served as FEO Coordinator, Webmaster, ACPR, CPR, and PAC. In addition, he has been involved with the chartering of the Jackson MS Area Alumni Association and has been on his chapter’s Alumni Advisory Board. Brother Helmstetter has served on several national committees and has attended numerous national events over the past ten years. He brings to our National Headquarters a wealth of knowledge and experience with the Fraternity’s operations and traditions, and we are looking forward to having him join our outstanding team at Lyrecrest.

Brother Helmstetter will begin work at the National Headquarters on March 4. Notes of congratulations are encouraged – he can be reached via e-mail at