Sigma Pi - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Spring 2021 Newsletter

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

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Page 2 • Pledges with 3.25 or better: Austin Burnett '24, Logan Ostermann '24, Isaac Bleighler '24, Colton Helms '24 • Pledge of the Year: Presley Clark '24 • Active of the Year: Justin Carlsen '19 • Brother of the Year: Tyler Bartholomew '21 In support of the work above, the AIEF board of directors has grown. Current members are: Mike Munsell '93 (president), PJ Weber '95 (vice president), Mike King '93 (secretary), Jeff Ostermann '96 (treasurer), Bernie Ebert '64, Troy Ganson '04, and Tim Kamp '88. This group is meeting virtually every other Saturday to iron out the details of the new scholarship and grant programs. AIEF FUNDRAISING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS As you think about your estate plans, the AIEF asks that you consider including us. AIEF is putting together a more formal program to assist brothers who want to put these provisions into their estate plans in a tax-efficient manner. Estate donations can have a tremendous impact on the lives of so many within the undergraduate community at Missouri S&T and can support and sustain Alpha Iota for future generations of Sigma Pi men. Please contact Mike Munsell '93 at (314) 807-1516 or mmunsell@atllp. com if you have any questions or would like more information about AIEF's programs, donations, or volunteer opportunities. AIEF RESPONSIBILITIES EXPAND (Continued from page 1) 2 021 has been a busy year, as several alumni volunteers of Alpha Iota Chapter are working behind the scenes on projects with the undergraduates to continue to elevate Alpha Iota Chapter. AIEF has done a great job establishing new scholarships to support incoming freshman to MS&T and to assist with recruitment. AIBA and Jeff Tottleben '91 have been working directly with the undergraduate chapter and Th!nk Tank Marketing to rewrite the playbook on how Alpha Iota recruits new members and presents the chapter to the world. CHAPTER WEBSITE – Th!nk Tank is developing a new website for the chapter, and it will go live in the next month. Newly designed and streamlined, it will serve as a hub of information for prospective new members, undergraduates, and alumni alike. The website will make it simpler for alumni to update their contact information, get updates on alumni events, and contribute to the Building Association and Educational Foundation. ALUMNI DATABASE - Thank you to everyone who helped me update the alumni database. We increased our email list by 20%, got updated contact information from several alumni, and in the process got many of the updates found in the "Alumni Update" section in this newsletter. Unfortunately, another result was learning of a number of brothers who entered Adytum on High in recent years. We honor their memories in this newsletter as well. SOCIAL MEDIA - If you are on Instagram, you should follow @ sigma_pi_mst; the chapter is posting some great pictures and content that give us a glimpse into life at 206 E. 12th St. If you are on Facebook, join the "Alpha Iota of Sigma Pi Alumni Group"; and on LinkedIn, join the "Sigma Pi Fraternity, Alpha Iota Chapter" group. These are the simplest ways to stay up to date on upcoming activities and to join the alumni conversation. HOMECOMING 2021 - The next big task that AIBA is working on are plans for Homecoming 2021. MS&T will be celebrating its 150th anniversary, Sigma Pi Fraternity will be nearing its 125 th Anniversary, and we want to reconnect with our brotherhood and celebrate our successes with as many alumni as can make the trip to Rolla. We are planning some great activities for the weekend including a Rolla pub crawl, dinner and party at the house, as well as our annual meeting of the Alpha Iota Building Association. AIBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS – I'd like to welcome the following new members who have joined Kurt, Jeff O., Jason, and me on the board: Chris Brannan '98, Sam Gard '14, and Jack Moore '17. If you are interested in volunteering for AIBA, AIEF, or the active chapter, please reach out to me. Stay tuned for upcoming alumni events. I will post more information about these events on the Facebook and LinkedIn pages and via email. Lastly, if you are receiving this Crossing newsletter but not my emails, please send me your email address so that I can update the database. We still have around 270 alumni in our database without an email listed. Fraternally, Jeff Mockaitis '96 AIBA Alumni Director (773) 648-3951 Letter from the Alumni Director O ne of the unfortunate consequences of updating the alumni database is that we've learned of many brothers who have passed away in the last couple years that hadn't previously been reported to the chapter. Here is a list of brothers who have entered the Adytum on High. We remember them here and cherish the bonds of brotherhood we've had with them. Adytum on High Jean Janssen '46 Paul H. Stovesand '46 Marco Bogantes '47 James J. Casler Jr. '47 William H. Hiatt '48 Slave A. Eftimoff '50 William L. Bevan '51 Charles E. Hewett '52 Robert Kelahan '52 Richard W. Gotsch '53 Glenn E. Borgard '54 Billy T. Pope '57 Robert Gustafson '60 Dr. Sotirios Grigoropoulos '63 Thomas P. Johnson '64 Franklin Woodbury '67 Arthur J. Jacobsmeyer '69 Gregory L. Julian '70 William J. Peach '75 Mark J. Lochmann '76 Charles G. Laughlin '78 Dana L. Witt '78 Terry E. Brackman '81

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