Kappa Sigma - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Spring 2021 Newsletter

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

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ΚΣ C lumns Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Missouri University of Science and Technology | Spring 2021 Beta Chi A Return to Normalcy As We Near the End of the Pandemic, Alumni Events Are on the Horizon T hings are finally getting back to normal at the Missouri University of Science & Technology, with more and more classes being held in person. While the university still has COVID-19 protocols in place that must be followed, they began holding live recruiting events in February. ere have been no reported positive cases of COVID-19 at Missouri S&T for several weeks. I look forward to getting back to our regular alumni events, having a Homecoming celebration, our Christmas happy hour, and the annual golf tournament. Our recruiting team is working hard to fill the Chapter House with quality members. ey have been doing interviews and events almost every weekend. If you know of any young men heading to Rolla who would make a good fit for the Beta-Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma, please pass their names along to Michael Crane '19, our vice president of recruitment, at mac6ky@ mst.edu or (314) 805-0480 As many of you know, Brother Jim DeVous '72 passed away earlier this year. Jim had been a recruitment chairman and was a dedicated Brother throughout his life. Members of his class and several other Brothers donated to the Beta-Chi Educational Foundation in his memory. ese donations will go toward helping undergraduate members in financial need. A special thanks to Jim Pelger '72 for organizing these donations. Again, I want to congratulate the undergraduate members for winning the prestigious Founders Award for Chapter Excellence. is award is the national benchmark in Kappa Sigma, recognizing the very best undergraduate Chapters. Please stay safe and healthy. I look forward to seeing you at one of our events in the near future! A.E.K.Δ.B., Robert Hoffman '78 Alumni House Fund Association President Going All in at Kappa Sigma Greg Raymer '83 Shares Some of His Poker Strategies with Beta-Chi's Collegians W hether it's marrying the love of your life or celebrating the birth of your child, there are likely some common grand events that many of us have been blessed with in our respective lives. For Greg Raymer '83, marrying his wife, Cheryl, and welcoming his daughter, Sophie, into the world certainly qualify for two of the grandest events in his life. Greg also realizes that there are grand events in life that only a seldom few are fortunate to celebrate. His life changed forever on May 28, 2004, when he won the Main Event of the 35th Annual World Series of Poker. He has accrued a plethora of poker accolades since then, including winning a record fih Heartland Poker Tour Main Event in 2020. "When one of those times happens, try to be in the moment as much as possible, and really get all you can from the experience," Greg said. "It is those moments of our greatest joy that can sustain us later when things aren't going as well." roughout the pandemic, Greg has competed virtually in some of the game's most prestigious tournaments. With Greg's travel schedule significantly reduced, he graciously took the time to meet with Beta-Chi's collegians over Zoom to share some of the lessons he's learned from playing poker professionally. Above: Greg Raymer '83 with Jason Alexander at the 2009 Main Event. Below: Greg wins the 2004 World Series of Poker. (Continued on page 2)

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