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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page 3 sigma alpha epsilon K ansas Beta hosted the annual Province Zeta Leadership School on September 12-14. Eminent Supreme Archon Brad Cohan, Arizona '85, was the honored speaker on Friday and Saturday. He also met with the presidents and education directors to answer questions concerning the new True Gentleman experience. The program continues all four years of a member's college experience and includes recruits being initiated 96 hours after they have signed a formal bid card. It was the largest province event in recent history, with 175 attending. Many were impressed with the Kansas State Alumni Center and Leadership Studies Building—K-State proud! After the last session on Friday, there was a brotherhood event at the chapter house showcasing all of the renovations and updates. On Sunday, a food packaging philanthropic experience occurred where $1,000 was raised from all the chapters packaging food for Liberia to aid in the Ebola epidemic. Fraternally, John Hatfield '77 Chapter Advisor Province Zeta Leadership School Hosted at Kansas State Brothers packaged food with other chapters at the Province Zeta Leadership School in September. Kansas Beta hosted the largest annual Province Zeta Leadership School in recent history, with 175 in attendance. Scott Barnow Mission Hills, Kan. Nick Baron Springfield, Mo. Jacob Belfield Lake Quivira, Kan. Connor Bivins Shawnee, Kan. Gabe Caldas Manhattan, Kan. Eli Camp Winfield, Kan. Kent Chrest Wamego, Kan. Nick Crippen Owasso, Okla. Chase Cunningham Shawnee, Kan. Ryan Deters Manhattan, Kan. John Dillard Wichita, Kan. Matthew Gayton Kingman, Kan. Chris Graves Shawnee, Kan. Jack Hutchings Omaha, Neb. Zachariah Jalilpoor Leawood, Kan. Colton Jenkins Overland Park, Kan. Eric Kley Sewickley, Pa. Avery Kostelac Shawnee, Kan. Sawyer Like Leawood, Kan. Sean Maxwell Fairway, Kan. Liam McGuire Leawood, Kan. Cameron Neimtschk Andover, Kan. Jacobe Nguyen Olathe, Kan. Johnny Nguyen Omaha, Neb. Garrison Olds Manhattan, Kan. Jake Putnam Spring Hill, Kan. Drew Rash Springfield, Mo. Arturo Sanchez Great Bend, Kan. Garrett Sanders Lexington, Mo. Mason Shreve Wamego, Kan. Ryan Strickland Blue Springs, Mo. Tanner Tavis Bonner Springs, Kan. Matt Worley Leawood, Kan. Welcome, New Members Chapter Eternal William Harrington '49 entered Chapter Eternal on March 30. He was a former Graybar employee and a retired salesman for Sunflower Electric Company. William and his wife, Lois, have three sons, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great- grandchildren. Edwin Wingate '51 entered Chapter Eternal on July 6 from pancreatic cancer. While at Kansas State, he led the debate team, was a member of ROTC, and, after service as a captain in the United States Air Force, graduated in 1959 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Business. He worked for a decade specializing in labor negotiations for Southern California Gas Company and Continental Airlines and moved to the Twin Cities in 1971 as a human resources vice president at Toro. He also worked at Pillsbury in Minneapolis and at Shaklee in Emeryville, Calif., and was Dayton- Hudson's senior VP of human resources from 1980 until his retirement in 1997. He served as an elder at Faith Presbyterian Church in Minnetonka. Paul Jones '54 entered Chapter Eternal on September 12, 2013. He was the long-time publisher and editor of the Lyons Daily News and former four-term mayor of Lyons, Kan. Paul was awarded the annual Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award in 1989. He was chairman of the Christmas Bell and Star committee for more than 30 years and founded the Bell and Star Foundation, which now provides financial support for many of the yearly expenses of the famous Christmas decorations. He and his wife, Judith, were avid travelers, having been to all 50 states. His travels took him to five continents and 39 foreign countries. James R. McConnell '62 entered Chapter Eternal on June 16, 2013. He was a highly sought-after high school athlete and was offered a professional baseball contract but opted to attend Kansas State University and play basketball under head coach Tex Winter. At Kansas State, he met his wife, Nancy Becraft, and they were married for 46 years. After graduating, Bob and Nancy moved to Overland Park, where he began work as a chemical engineer for Bendix Corporation. He continued to play handball, tennis, racquetball, table tennis, and golf, and would gladly accept any invitation to compete, sometimes playing left-handed so that his opponent would have a fair chance. He later switched careers and worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as a computer programmer.

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