Sigma Pi - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Pi at the University of Missouri Science & Technology

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SIGMA PI Missouri University of Science & Technology P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address service requested THE CROSSING A. I. SP The CROSSING Merle remembers talk of building a new house when he was a college senior, and when the campaign to finally make it happen was announced, he was happy to do his part. "I have been fortunate in my life due primarily to my education, including my time in the house," he said. "I would like to offer my congratulations to the Building Association and everyone who made it happen." Merle and his wife, Linda, have not yet had a chance to visit, but they drove by last summer on their way home to Illinois and were impressed with the look. Merle describes himself as "patient, persistent, pragmatic, and sarcastic." He is the proud father of a son and daughter in the Dallas area and grandfather of two. When he remarried seven years ago, the family grew as Linda has two daughters and five grandchildren. If you'd like to reconnect with Merle, he can be reached at Growing as Brothers (Continued from page 1) Visit Us Online f i l i Sigma Pi Fraternity at Missouri S&T @sigma_pi_mst @SigmaPiAI Sigma Pi Fraternity, Alpha-Iota Chapter Kenneth Wilhelms '45 is 96 and lives with his wife, Betty, in the Meramec Bluffs Assisted Living Center in Ballwin, Mo. Email: Lanny Evans '57 is enjoying retirement. He lives in Danville, Ky. Email: Walter Steinmann '60 is looking forward to Homecoming. He lives in St. Louis, Mo. Email: Bob Zagar '70 recently received the 50- Year Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Bob had both Dr. Saur and Dr. Howell as HVAC professors. He retired from Jacobs Engineering after 50 years in the HVAC field, designing mechanical systems for a variety of buildings, including arenas, high-rises, data centers, schools, and military installations. His career took him to many exciting places such as Saudi Arabia, Chili, and Japan. Bob now works part time at Home Depot, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the St. Louis County Board of Elections. He is also involved in numerous activities with Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Grace, Mo. Whatever free time Bob gets is spent with his grandchildren, fly-fishing, tying flies, and reading. Email: Greg Zweig '72 and his wife, Becky, have thoroughly enjoyed retirement by spending time with their children and grandchildren. They had a great time at the Alpha Iota chapter house grand opening. Greg and Becky live in Germantown, Tenn. Email: Ted Cottrell '76 retired in 2019 after 43 years of service in the oil and gas industry. He designed and supervised the drilling and completion of oil and gas wells domestically and internationally. Ted lives in Keller, Texas. Email: Gary Ordelheide '79 retired after 10 years in the engineering industry and 30 years of owning a bicycle store. He's excited to see what all retirement has to offer. Gary lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Email: Kevin Bayliss '90 retired from the Army National Guard after 26 years of service and two combat deployments. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colo. Email: Alumni News Troy Lizer '94 started 2020 by accepting the position of technical sales director-North America for Provectus Environmental Products. He lives in Louisville, Ky. Email: Robert Rogers '05 lives just outside of Boston with his wife, Julie, and their children, Max and Lucy. He works at the largest contractor in Boston, which is also one of the largest in the nation. Robert's latest project was the Encore Boston Harbor Hotel and Casino, the first in Massachusetts' history. Anyone looking for a job can email Robert at or call him at (617) 756-9738. Travis Dunbar '10 and his wife, Salina, welcomed their daughter, Adeline, on October 8, 2019. They live in Marion, Ill. Email:

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