Cameron "CJ" McKenzie '90 - Alumni Profile

Click Here to Fill Out Your Own Alumni Corner ProfileCameron McKenzie - 1990
Big Brother: Russ Marky
Little Brother: Bob Kurek
Offices Held: Pool Chair, Little Sister Chair, Recording Secretary

OX: Why did you join Theta Chi? 
CJ McKenzie: High school party studs Tom Stella and Tom Scary were "allegedly" brothers, so once I picked up a set of their darts...I never looked back.

OX: What is your favorite Theta Chi memory or story? 
CJ: he Commando Story...Shane tells it best. Mark Woehrel started a fight he couldn't possibly finish.

OX: What kind of influence has the fraternity had on your life since graduation? 
CJ: Reinforcement of comraderie and strength in numbers.

OX: What is your nickname? How did you get it? Did anyone in particular give it to you? 
CJ: "Socrates" was a pledge bolt nickname: Occasionally found to be under the influence of various substances, was known to philosophize on the front law of "the ranch" at VTech.

OX: Did you live in the house? If so, who were your roommates? Tell us about a memorable time with them. 
CJ: Dan Kahl (neat freak = key), Mark Franz (engineer a plus), Tom Scary (total letdown).

OX: Where did your pledge class go on their bolt?  What brothers did you take?  Any funny stories you can tell? 
CJ: VTech trip (2 bolts): 2nd was a rendezvous with a certain Southern Belle.

OX: With whom do you stay in contact?
CJ: Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Scary, Tom Stella, Russ Marky, Bill Herron, Shane Balcik.

OX: Is there anyone with whom you’ve lost touch that you would like to find?
CJ: NO ...I have a contract out on a few...

OX: What other activities or organizations were you involved with during your college days? 
CJ: PSU Beach Happy Hour in Dewey Beach; annual PSU group Tailgate each fall (arranged by Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald); Blue-White game (occasionally).

OX: Tell us about your family. Have you married? Do you have children? 
CJ: Married to the fabulous Angela Ortenzi (PSU '92); have two fuzzy kids---Airdale Terriers, Ferguson McTavish and Ashley

OX: What do you do for a living? 
CJ: Marketing Manager, Mars North America

OX: What hobbies do you enjoy? 
CJ: Hang out with Fitz, golf (without the "L"), exercise, travel, feed the bear.

OX: What are your goals for the next few years? 
CJ: educe my current goal set by 50%, transition career into other industries and eat a whole pizza for breakfast.

OX: What organizations are you involved with in your community? 
CJ: Honorary Penn State Delaware chapter member.