Beta Theta Pi - MIT

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Page 3 of 3 f BetaMIT BACK BAY BETA Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested FOLLOW US ONLINE Ken worked in the chemical and aerospace industries for nearly 30 years, including living and working in Germany for seven years as well as China and the U.K. for five years each. Now retired, he volunteers 25 hours a week with Beta; EarthCorps, a Seattle-based Americorps nonprofit that trains recent college graduates in environmental leadership; and SCORE, which helps small-business owners and entrepreneurs start and improve their businesses. Ken and his black Lab, Gracie, also work as a Pet Partners therapy dog team, helping K-2 students improve their reading skills. "My Beta experience changed my life in many ways, and I want other men to have an equally great experience," Ken said of his alumni service. He encourages undergraduate Brothers to get involved in the Chapter and really get to know one another. On the professional end, he recommends "following the fun" in career choices rather than simply following someone else's expectations of you. "at worked out for me both personally and professionally." Ken lives in Seattle and is in touch with many of his Brothers. He can be reached at kenbryan05@ Following the Fun (Continued from page 1) ALUMNI NEWS Al Wechsler '55 is fully retired. He and his wife, Nancy, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. ey live in a large retirement community in Peabody, Mass. ey are fully vaccinated and are hoping to embark on some adventures soon. Email: Al MacLaren '60 hopes to attend a Beta gathering in 2022. He lives in San Jose, Calif. Email: Phil Robinson '61 enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, and traveling. He and his wife, Sally, have been married for 60 years. ey live in Lake Oswego, Ore. Email: Jim Giffin '64 shares that his wife, Jackie, is still working. His son, John, and daughter-in- law, Monica, graduated from MIT. His son, Doug, and daughter-in-law, Robin, graduated from UC-Berkeley. Jim and Jackie have three grandchildren and live in Walnut Creek, Calif. Email: Jack Elder '66 retired seven years ago. Pending the status of the pandemic, he plans to resume singing and performing with the Boston Cecilia and Metropolitan Chorale. His singing career started at the Beta House! Jack also hopes to resume traveling with his wife. He lives in Brookline, Mass. Email: SAVE THE DATE Mark your calendars for the Chapter installation on April 30, 2022. We hope to see you there! Franck Belemkoabga '24 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Hillel Dei '24 Accra, Ghana Harry Heiberger '24 Brandon, S.D. Henry Heiberger '24 Brandon, S.D. Evan Hong '25 Sugarland, Texas Randy McLaughlin '24 Winter Springs, Fla. Jian Ming Chen '25 Oakland, Calif. Ian Lacy '23 Willard, Mo. Ibrahim Suat Evren '24 Denizli, Turkey Alvaro Tejada-Silva '25 San Juan, Puerto Rico Daniel Wang '25 Ann Arbor, Mich. Ian Williams '25 Mankato, Minn. Isias Workeneh '25 Houston, Texas Brandon Worrell '24 Tyrone, Ga. Welcome, New Members! Chapter President Keith Mokry '22 Internal Vice President Brian Avendano '23 External Vice President Kyle Markland '22 Vice President of Finance Jordan Wilke '23 Vice President of Recruitment Luke Woodcock '23 Vice President of Member Education Ivan Marshall '23 Vice President of House Management Zachary Rolfness '22 Vice President of Communications Ashar Farooq '23 Vice President of Programming Justin Schiavo '23 CHAPTER OFFICERS

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