Psi Chapter Leadership Launches Alumnus’ Career
Spotlight on Bill Waechter ’92
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Bill Waechter ’92 arrived at the University of Alabama without knowing a soul. Looking for a place to call home, Bill went through open rush and received a bid from DKE. Bill says, “When I arrived at the University, I didn’t know anyone. John Jeffries ’90, Tommy Boudreau ’90, and Guy Cook ’90 took a chance on me, and I was very fortunate to find a home at the DKE house.”
Bill enjoyed serving as house manager his junior year, during which the old house underwent one of its last major renovations. “It was an incredible old place in so many ways. I truly hated to see it go a few years back.”
Recalling his time at DKE, Bill identifies his last semester when Alabama went undefeated and won the national championship as one of his favorite memories. Last fall, Bill was able to visit the new Chapter House several times during football season and was fortunate to meet up with several old friends.
After earning a degree in public relations with a minor in English, Bill went on to begin his career with Gulf City Body & Trailer Works Inc., which is owned by Barry Gritter ’64. Gulf City sells and services new and used transportation equipment throughout the Southeast. Today, Bill covers east Alabama, Florida, and Georgia as a sales representative for Gulf City.
To his younger brothers in the active Chapter and those who have recently graduated, Bill offers some advice. “Utilize the contacts you made through the DKE house. Numerous friendships and certainly every job I’ve ever had, always, in some way, tie back to the DKE house. I owe a great deal to the Chapter.”
In his spare time, Bill enjoys hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Shea, have a daughter, Palmer (8), and a son, Will (6), and reside in Mobile, Alabama. To contact Bill, you can e-mail him at email@example.com.