Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Purdue University

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Indiana Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Purdue University

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indiana Beta Chapter of Sigma alpha Epsilon p.o. Box 442100 lawrence, KS 66044-2100 address service requested The Lion's TaLe Robert H. Harden '42 served in the Army Air Corps for three years during WWII. For 36 years, Robert was an engineer for Allison Division of General Motors. He shared 62 great years with his wife, Ellen, until her death in 2010. He writes, "Would I repeat? Yes. I will spare you the details, but there have been so many, predominently good and pleasant." Robert has three children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandson (SAE 2030?). Addison Terry '48 has three sons who are all SAEs: Addison Jr., a lawyer, Jeb, an investment banker, and Tim, an architect. He has nine grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, and is the author of a memoir, The Battle for Pusan. Dwight L. Marsee Jr. '52 has fond memories of life in the chapter house at Indiana Beta. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Auburn, Ala. They have one son, Robert, and one grandson, Ryan. E-mail: James A. Whitmer '52 enjoys retirement with his wife, Sylvia. They spend the winter in Sarasota, Fla., summers in Michigan, and the remainder of the year on a farm in South Bend, Ind. E-mail: A. Thomas Sprich III '53 and his wife, Tina, are happy and healthy. The couple lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. E-mail: Ralph H. Witham '57 and his wife, Muriel, celebrated three years of marriage in December. He remarried after his first wife, Shirley, passed way in 1999; they were married 41 years. Ralph had open heart surgery last year and received an LVAD and three valve repairs. He lives in Laguna Woods, Calif. E-mail: Thomas C. Pritchard '64 has retired from Eli Lilly. Now he serves as chief operating officer for a small software company. He has fulfilled one bucket list item and bought a quarter horse. He and his wife, Donna, live in Frisco, Texas. E-mail: Richard L. Ratliff '67 recently published a book of poetry illustrated by his son, Jason '04. Find it on richardratliff. Richard and his wife, Barbara, have two children and live in Indianapolis. E-mail: Daniel C. Ehman '78 and his wife, Joan, have three grandsons and a granddaughter. The couple recently celebrated 35 years of marriage with a trip to Cancun. Daniel enjoys staying in touch with many of his SAE brothers on Facebook. He lives in Noblesville, Ind. E-mail: Mark A. Overstreet '80 and his wife, Diane, have three children: Derek, Kari, and Kristen. Derek has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Arizona State and is the founder and CEO of Sonora Bioisciences. Kari has a B.S. in nursing from the University of Michigan and works at Children's Hospital of Atlanta. Kristen has a B.A. in business and works at CVS/Caremart and Panera Bread. She is also a member of the Starlight Ramblers, a bluegrass acoustic group, playing mandolin and vocals. E-mail: Maurice D. Galey Jr. '85 celebrated his 50th birthday with his family at a local pub and a trip to Key West. He and his wife, Karen, live in Apex, N.C., with their son, Michael. E-mail: alumni update We are happy to announce our newly revamped website, Visit today to stay connected with the chapter and other alumni. Don't forget to check out the Phi Alpha Explorer, which gives you full access to the Indiana Beta alumni directory, and make an online donation to support our efforts while you're there. Indiana Beta Chapter's third annual Gala was held on April 5. It was a great formal evening. We are nearly 150 True Gentlemen strong at Purdue and growing. (Continued from page 2) Gala Recap

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