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 3 SP George Tomazi '58 has been gainfully retired since 1993. "I am unaffected by COVID-19 in that I am fully embalmed with 18-year-old scotch." George is planning a cruise to Brazil later this year. Email: Fred Bondurant '69, Bob Niehaus '68, Peter Doran '20, and undergraduate brothers Evan Williams '21, Alex Martin '22, and Tarun Pasupuleti '21 attended the funeral of Frank Woodbury '65 in Joplin, Mo., in April. They all served as pallbearers, in keeping with Frank's wishes. Charles Armstrong '74 retired as a physician in diagnostic radiology in late 2019. He lives in West Plains, Mo. Brent Babyak '84 and his wife, Patti, are celebrating their 36th anniversary this year. Their two adult children, Meagan (31) and Drew (28), are both planning weddings in the fall of 2021 and 2022, respectively. Brent and Patti reside in their dream home near Saverton, Mo., which has a great view of the Mississippi River. They continue to work through their bucket list of vacation destinations, including an upcoming trip to Alaska. "Hope this finds everyone doing well, especially the pledge class of 1981. Reach out and say hello when you have a chance!" Mobile: (217) 257-2564 Tim Holland '91 lives in Holts Summit, Mo., and has worked at the Callaway Nuclear Plant for 22 years. He has three children out of college and a fourth who will be a sophomore in college next year. Email: Mike Anderson '05 works at P&G in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on global initiatives. His wife, Jocelyn, owns and runs a gift shop downtown, and Mike has branched out into investing in rental properties. "I am always looking for another deal, which keeps it interesting. Our kids are now 8 (Ellie) and 6 (Cole), so that keeps us on our toes at all times!" Email: Gavin Risley '08 works at the engineering firm Klingner & Associates and was the 2020 recipient of the William H. Klingner Award. The award honors an employee "who personifies the goals, values, and vision of the firm; gives to the community; and is respected personally and professionally by their peers." He lives in Baylis, Ill. Mike Drewel '17 summited his first "14ner" (14,000-foot mountain), Mount Langley, in early 2021. He also became PADI certified as an open water scuba diver and spent time cruising the Pacific Coast Highway. He loves living in California. Email: Andrew Kueny '18 got engaged to his girlfriend, Amanda Kubiak, in Cancun on February 15. He lives in Saint Inigoes, Md. Email: Alumni News D espite the pandemic putting a damper on some chapter activities, Alpha Iota thrived this semester. We raised over $1,300 during philanthropic events such as the St. Pats Can Drive, Omega Sigma t-shirt fundraiser, and Out 'til Midnight. We performed over 210 hours of community service, including cleaning up a section of highway we adopted as well as Schuman Park. We had three new members join in the spring, and we have 10 signed bids thus far for the fall semester. Eight members achieved a 4.0 GPA in the fall of 2020. Our chapter received both the Grand Council Award as well as the Grand Chapter award during the last Biennium. We hosted our first ACE Week in a few years, which ended in a large bowling event with University Police. Greek Sing returned this year, and three of our members represented Sigma Pi in the competition. We are excited to work with Th!nk Tank on recruitment and website updates, and we are so thankful to the alumni who helped fund the new scholarships established by AIEF. As vaccinations increase and restrictions began to loosen, we can't wait to welcome you back to the chapter house for visits this fall. Hope to see you then! Fraternally, Jacob Brownfield '22 Sage ALPHA IOTA KEEPS UP THE PACE Chapter Maintains Strong Grades Throughout Pandemic Our spring 2021 officers. Thank you for all you've done, brothers! Brothers enjoyed our Semi-Formal in Rolla, Mo., this spring. Brothers participate in our Adopt-a-Highway philanthropy. From left: Drew Kircher '22, Evan Williams '21, John Kaminski '22, Tyler Willis '24, Chris Steinbach '22, Presley Clark '24, Alexander Martin '22, and Austin Burnett '24. The fall 2020 class (from left): Presley Clark '23, Alonzo Edmond '24, Issac Bieghler '24, Tyler Willis '24, Robert Marquart '23, Logan Ostermann '24, Joseph Vrabel '20, and Austin Burnett '24.

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