Beta Theta Pi - MIT

Spring 2022 Newsletter

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

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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 CHAPTER ETERNAL Henry "Rip" Young Jr. '57 entered Chapter Eternal on February 12, 2021, at the age of at 85. Aer graduating from MIT, Rip received his juris doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law, specializing in patent law. He worked for Goodyear for 63 years, first as a chemical engineer and later as a patent attorney, before retiring in 2019. Henry loved sailing. He was a member of the Portage Lakes Yacht Club and served as commodore in 1973. He was a 50-year member of the Akron Sail and Power Squadron and sailed to many ports of call over the years. He was an avid cyclist as well and enjoyed volunteering for local events in his later years. Henry enjoyed any type of travel, whether locally or globally, with his close friends. His greatest passion was managing the Young-Martin farm in Missouri, keeping meticulous records, and planning, with great gusto, all of the family gatherings there. 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 this year. Email: Al MacLaren '60 hopes that there will be some sort of gathering scheduled 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 has been retired since 2014. Pending the status of the pandemic, he has been planning 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: Alumni Update FOLLOW US ONLINE BetaMIT On April 30, 2022, Beta Upsilon will formally be revived aer a decadeslong venture in restarting our Chapter. e number of obstacles we have jumped through to get to where we are now reinforces the pride we feel for our beloved Chapter. Patience, first and foremost, made all the difference, and we are finally en route to reveling in the joy of a reinstated Chapter. Of course, the Chapter received a boost of encouragement to persist from our loyal alumni. Whether they share words of support, a monetary donation, or time and energy in a board position, those efforts do not go unforgotten. We are looking forward to hosting our long-awaited ceremony aer COVID-19 postponements, and we are thrilled to share the excitement with you, the core of Beta Upsilon, on Saturday, April 30. Visit to get in on the fun. A Momentous Occasion Stay Tuned for Beta Upsilon's Formal Installation Ceremony President Ivan Marshall '23 Internal Vice President Pedro Colón '23 External Vice President Justin Schiavo '23 Vice President of Finance Ashar Farooq '23 Vice President of Recruitment Eeshan Tripathii '23 Vice President of Member Education William Nolan '24 Vice President of House Management Mohammadou Gningue '23 Vice President of Communication Joshua Kuffour '24 Vice President of Programming Randy McLaughlin '24 Maximo Machado '23 Philadelphia, Pa. Cruz Soto '24 Fresno, Calif. Kevin Tong '24 San Jose, Calif. Chapter Officers Welcome to Beta Upsilon, Brothers!

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