Kappa Sigma - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Beta Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma at Missouri University of Science & Technology

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Beta Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma University of Missouri Science & Technology P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested ΚΣ C lumns Beta Chi Alumni UPdate Chapter Celestial Sean Macrorie Weisenfels '18 of Kansas City, Mo., sadly passed away on June 13 at the age of 20. Sean had a passion for reading, animal welfare, wrestling, and martial arts. He held deep respect and admiration for our military and hoped to serve his country one day. His loyalty and respect toward his friends and family was unwavering. Those who loved Sean will miss his sharp wit. Through intellectual discussions, it was clear that Sean had a perspective on life, death, honor, loyalty, and friendship that showed maturity beyond his years. No matter the degree of his personal success, Sean gave credit to his friends, family, teammates, instructors, coaches, teachers, and superiors. Sean will be missed by his friends, family, and Beta-Chi Chapter Brothers. Alumni News George Calkins Jr. '69 shares that his highlight of 2020 has been the 50-year new member class reunion in Naples, Fla. Snowbirding in Florida worked out well for George last winter, but he will try Arizona this time. He has enjoyed helping his granddaughter with teaching virtually during the pandemic. George lives in St. Louis, Mo. Email: gcalkins2227@gmail.com Richard Leifield '70 retired in December 2017 after 42 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His last position was chief of the engineering division. Richard and his wife, Vivian, are enjoying retirement and their grandchildren. He has fond memories of Beta-Chi and wishes all his Brothers well. Richard lives in La Crescenta, Calif. Email: rleifield@earthlink.net Tom "The Giant" Gredell '76 lives and works in Jefferson City, Mo. His wife, Carla, retired in May, but Tom is still working with no firm retirement date in sight. They have eight grandchildren, and they enjoy deer and turkey hunting and fishing when the opportunity arises. "If you are ever nearby during the week, stop by and see me! We're harder to find on weekends!" Email: tomg@ger-inc.biz On September 11, Brothers extended a thank-you to the Rolla Police Department and the Rolla Fire Department for their service on the front lines. Brothers Gary Yerby '19, Connor Howe '19, Cameron Mitchell '19, Connor Costello '19, Michael Schwetz '19, and Eric Wilhelm '19 participating in the tradition of beating fake snakes with shillelaghs during St. Patrick's week.

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