Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Kansas State University

Fall 2014 Newsletter

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

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The lion's lore page 2 Positive Momentum Continues at the Active Chapter Alumni Involvement Needed for Sustainability I am pleased to report that the actives are providing strong leadership and the chapter continues on the upswing. For the fall 2014 semester, SAE has the largest pledge class on the KSU campus. See the list of new members on page 3. The men are taking the academic side of their college experience seriously and grades continue to improve. The house is in good physical condition, and we completed a series of needed repairs and upgrades during the summer of 2014. The chapter budget is in solid shape as well, with a modest surplus available to help fund the summer repairs. Recruitment is the lifeblood of the chapter. If you are aware of any potential new members, please fill out and return the document on page 4 or contact me or Zach Keller. As I have become more involved with Kansas Beta and the Greek system at KSU over the past couple of years, it is clear to me that the most successful fraternities on campus have the strongest alumni involvement and support. While we have a small but active core group supporting the chapter at present, we need to expand alumni involvement at Kansas Beta. Our alumni involvement needs are in the following areas: • Recruitment • New member education • Fundraising • Summer internships for chapter members If you can help in any way with the areas noted above, please contact me. We initiated an annual giving campaign in the spring of 2014 for the ongoing chapter needs. I was pleased with the response to our initial outreach—more than $15,000. Our goal is to raise at least $25,000 by December 31. Please be generous in the next mailing that you will receive in mid-November. I promise you the money is carefully managed and invested in the future of Kansas Beta, which is bright. Yours in the bonds, Steve Lacy '76, '77 House Corporation President (515) 284-3895 Fraternity Experience Helped Alumnus Create Valuable Relationships Strong Connections Inspire Tom Mistler '63, '65 to Give Back to SAE W hen he arrived on the Kansas State campus, Tom Mistler '63, '65 knew he wanted to benefit from the experience of living and working with a group of men. He soon found fraternity life, specifically Sigma Alpha Epsilon, was the best choice for him. "The fraternity experience is quite broadening and does help create some valuable relationships," Tom said. "It forces awareness and accommodations that expands those that come from living in the dorm or alone. It forces us to learn more about people, what drives them, and how to support them. I found that it also adds to the focus of achievement and helps everyone learn how people are truly different but have a lot of similarities as well." Some of his favorite memories as a Kansas Beta include growing the size of the chapter through aggressive recruiting, developing strong standards for chapter activities, and developing friendships that helped him grow in knowledge of people. "I have wonderful memories of many of my fraternity brothers, which seem to come up more in the last few years as I watch my children and grandchildren grow in life," Tom said. Although he moved away from Kansas, Tom still values the connections he developed through SAE. These friendships are what inspired him Tom Mistler '65 and his wife, Joan Watts Mistler. (Continued on page 4) Thank You, Loyal Alumni, for Your Support W e are truly grateful to the following alumni who have donated more than $15,000 to our annual campaign during 2014. Your donations help complete necessary projects and ensure our legacy lives on. Thank you! Phoenix Club ($1,000 and above) Bruce E. Hughes '50 Pelham E. Adams '55 Thomas Mistler '65 Stephen M. Lacy '76, '77 Brian E. Calovich '82 Patrick J. Kellerman '89 Phi Alpha Club ($500 to $999) Chester C. Wilcox '61 Jerry D. Prather '66 C. Jerome Chandler II '78 Shad P. Metcalf '96 Purple & Gold Club ($250 to $499) Frederick C. Kramer '47 James R. Breneman '64 Dixon Landers '69 John R. Hatfield II '77 Thomas Banta '79 Paul J. Lacy '81 John Lowe '88 Mark Lacy '89 Violet ($100 to $249) L. Bruce Johnson '43 Robert M. Allingham '50 John A. Logan '51 Peter A. Martin '54 John R. Stack '55 M. Mal Skinner Jr. '57 Robert M. Kissick Jr. '58 Richard Long '58 Mike L. Stout '58 Frank C. Chrisbens '59 David Chelesnik '61 Scott Cochran '62 Joseph H. Stout '67 George T. Miserendino '69 T. Mark Anwander '72 Frederick Sackbauer III '72 Michael Vandenberg '72 Donors (Up to $99) Richard L. Mettle '51 Kenneth Underwood II '67 Darryl W. Graves '71 Michael E. Debold '72 Terrance J. Garvert '77 Joshua R. VanHecke '02

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