Brother Anderson looks back at his early years in Fiji as being a part of a special group of young men. They all shared a commonality of pride and unity. Pat grew up in Tucson and attended PaloVerde High School. He attended the U of A and played baseball and pledged Fiji.
While at the Fiji house Pat served as president in 1969-70 during which time Upsilon Alpha won the Cheny cup. Pat’s father in law, William Chander ( HOF 1999) and his brother in law, Steve Chandler, are also Fiji’s.
Brother Anderson went on from the U of A to USC where he received his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1974. Pat spent his first ten years practicing dentistry as the associate of another Fiji, Dr. John Waddle, (not for college days alone). Dr. Anderson now has his own practice and has been serving Tucson as an outstanding dentist for thirty years. Brother Anderson has given back to his profession by serving on the state of Arizona Dental peer review committee. Adhering to the Fiji principle “not for college days alone” brother Anderson returned to Tucson to practice dentistry and serve Upsilon Alpha. He took on the important and time consuming position of Purple Legionnaire while also serving on the board of chapter advisors from 1980 to 1985.
Brother Anderson served the Tucson community since 1987 by coaching little League and Pony League baseball. He has also served on boards for both leagues and is currently president of the Tucson Pony baseball League. Brother Anderson founded and is president of the Southern Arizona Baseball Association. He also co-founded the Tucson Coaches league, which is a high school summer baseball league. Brother Anderson was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of fame in 2002.
Brother Anderson states: “the Fiji brand of brotherhood” has carried over to his private life. He states, “his closest friends are Fijis that he met during his college years. The Fiji experience has shaped my future life endeavors.” Brother Anderson lives with his wife of 30 years, Carol. He has two sons, Jason twenty four and Jared twenty two.