Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Kansas State University

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Kansas Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Kansas State University

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CHAPTER ETERNAL Stanley Knowles '58 entered Chapter Eternal on February 7, 2021, after a battle with COVID-19. His wife, Sandra, passed on February 10, 2021. In 2001, Stan and Sandra moved to SaddleBrooke Country Club in Tucson, Ariz. Here, they continued to entertain an ever- growing list of friends and family, travel, play golf and mahjong, sing along to Toby Keith in the car, and toast their mountain view most evenings with a glass of wine. Give online to the House Association at or send your contribution by check to: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kansas State University, Payment Processing P.O. Box 2187 Columbus, GA 31902-2187 3 Make Your Contribution Today! W hen you're 18 years old, it's hard to know what choices are the right ones. For those joining Greek life, deciding where to call home can be daunting, but for Gen. Richard "Dick" Myers '65, it was a gut feeling that led him to Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Due to the comfort and ease that the men of SAE emanated, Dick decided to become a brother. Kansas Beta Chapter has given Dick leadership opportunities that he would not have had otherwise. The biggest thing the chapter did for him, however, was to help him learn how to prioritize, as college is one of the first places people begin to juggle more than one thing in their life. "Between work, studies, a band, and SAE, the chapter really helped with prioritizing life," Dick said. "I think that's a skill you need pretty early; it took me a while, but I think I finally learned how to make that priority list." Dick is now back on campus and serving as the president of Kansas State University. It was never his intention to become president, but when he returned to campus to serve as the interim president, he fell in love with the community, from students to faculty and staff. "I'm so happy that I put my name in the hat for the job and that I was chosen. I've had the honor and privilege of serving here," Dick said. "To be able to serve in the military for 40 years and rise in the ranks to unimagined heights, and then to come back and be part of the community that helped me achieve that is wonderful. Now, we can work to help other young people be successful as they go forward." The campus has remained a special place for Dick He and his wife were married on campus at the All-Faiths Chapel, which is just a stroll away from the president's residence. Dick has come full circle with Kansas State and his SAE brothers, who served as groomsmen for his wedding. Being on campus also been beneficial to helping him stay connected to the active brothers by allowing him to attend events held at the house or around campus. "I am so proud of the chapter and all they've done," Dick said. "This is a wonderful group of young men who have had so much success from a national level and local level. It warms my heart, and I couldn't be prouder of them and how they're developing into great young men." Outside of work, Dick and his wife enjoy traveling. One special trip includes a "no adults allowed trip," where they spend quality time with just their grandchildren. When he's not traveling in his RV, he enjoys golfing, hiking, motorcycles, and reading for fun. RISING TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS Gen. Richard Myers '65 Shares the Lasting Impact of Kansas Beta Chapter As an alumnus, Dick enjoys making new memories when he reconnects with his brothers or connecting with brothers that came before him. You can connect with Dick at All 2021 contributors will be recognized in the spring 2022 newsletter.

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