Phi Kappa Theta - Iowa State University

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Iowa Xi Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta at Iowa State University

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FKQ CLONE Ames Phi Kappa Building Company P.O. Box 393 Ames, IA 50010-0393 Address Service Requested Congratulations, Graduating Seniors Nick Bailey '20 is moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he will continue to search for employment. He hopes to make use of his chemical engineering degree. Email: Keegan Bloedel '20 is moving back home to work at Open Systems International in Medina, Minnesota. Email: Jack Hatting '20 is moving in late May to Portland, Oregon, to work as a project engineer and estimator for Anning Johnson, a specialty commercial contractor. Email: jhatting@ David Mercer '20 is moving to Wisconsin, where he will be a supply chain lead at Frito- Lay. Email: Nick Redmond '20 is moving to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to start his schooling for DNAP. Email: Zach Vaske '20 is moving to Illinois, where he will be a production associate with AgReliant Genetics. Email: Greek Week was also canceled for the 2020 spring semester. However, this has not stopped our members' efforts to make us proud and prove every day that we are trying to be the best men we can be. Iowa Xi is excelling across the board, as our leadership team is persistent in the effort to keep the chapter moving in the right direction. We strive to get through these troubling times, in hopes of coming back next fall better than ever. We hope to continue Iowa Xi's legacy and are open to new ideas to further benefit the chapter. Support from alumni is always welcomed and greatly appreciated. Fraternally, Jake Stratton '22 Chapter President Phi Kaps supporting our pairing at Homecoming intramurals. Looking Ahead (Continued from page 3) Please let us know if you have not been receiving emails about alumni news and events, or if your contact information has changed. We would like to make sure we are reaching everyone possible for upcoming events. Send updates to Clayton Short '15 at or Paul Peterson '01 at CHAPTER ETERNAL Edwin Carr '47 passed on to chapter eternal on April 5, 2019. Ed was born in Des Moines and attended Iowa State before enrolling in the V-12 Naval Training Program. Ed finished his mechanical engineering degree at the University of Minnesota where he played football for the Golden Gophers. After college, Ed was a com- missioned officer in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Bremerton in the South Pacific. After the war, Ed worked for General Electric and later went on to earn his law degree from Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Boston where he lived with his wife, Joan, and his son, Ted. Ed loved music, history, and international travel. He will be missed by his friends, family, and Phi Kappa Theta brothers. Thomas E. Bottin '66 passed on to chapter eternal on August 1, 2019. He was a Navy veteran and worked in finance at IBM, at one point overseeing all finances in the Australia and New Zealand over- seas companies. Tom remained dedicated to the Phi Kappa Theta brotherhood throughout his life through his generous gifts and volunteerism. In addition to being a major donor in our recent campaign, Tom also acted as an "era leader" to help inspire members from his age group to follow his lead. He will be missed by his friends, family, and Iowa Xi brothers. WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS Charlie Atkin '23 • Barrington, Ill. Jacob Cavner '23 • Iowa Falls, Iowa Matt Dunn '23 • Sherwood, Md. Zach Frost '23 • Cedar Rapids, Iowa Stefan Grutkowski '23 • Randolph, N.J. Brandon Karnes '23 • Dakota Dunes, S.D. Jonah Magneson '24 • Des Moines, Iowa Sam Lebarbera '23 • Naperville, Ill. Kyle Mcentee '23 • Castle Rock, Colo. Thaddeus Tomczyk '24 • St. Paul, Minn.

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