Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Kansas State University

Spring 2016 Newsletter

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

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page 3 sigma alpha epsilon Thank You, Loyal Alumni, for Committing $25,000 in 2015 Your suPPort is needed to reAch our $30,000 goAl in 2016 - - l @sae_ksu W e are truly grateful to the following alumni who donated nearly $25,000 in 2015. Your gifts help complete necessary projects and ensure our legacy lives on. Thank you! Phoenix Club ($1,000 and above) Bruce E. Hughes '50 Richard Mistler '62 Jarold W. Boettcher '63 Thomas Mistler '63 Stephen M. Lacy '76 Patrick J. Kellerman '89 Mark Lacy '89 Shad P. Metcalf '96 Phi Alpha Club ($500 to $999) DCP Midstream Edward L. Giffin, M.D. '55 James D. Murray '58 Jim R. Grier III '60 Lawrence Wagner '61 Chester C. Wilcox '61 Edward A. McConwell '63 Robert E. Judd '67 Al Enlow '69 John W. Morgan '75 Jeffrey Hughes '76 Terrance J. Garvert '77 Brian E. Calovich '82 Randall Garvert '81 Purple & Gold Club ($250 to $499) Frank C. Chrisbens '59 Richard Myers '65 Jerry D. Prather '66 Robert E. Judd '67 James Shucart II '69 Thomas Banta '79 Paul Lacy '81 Violet ($100 to $249) Frederick C. Kramer '47 Richard L. Mettle '51 John Costello '52 W. Herman Wilson '52 Joe A. Wilcox '58 David Chelesnik '61 Roger W. Coulter '61 Warren C. Hixson '62 Spencer A. Puls '64 Joseph H. Stout '67 Richard B. Sigwing '69 Don K. Tomlinson '71 T. Mark Anwander '72 Max I. Miller Jr. '72 Frederick Sackbauer III '72 Gregory L. Hattan, D.D.S. '74 Jack R. Ernst '76 Thomas Bowles '77 John Wornom '77 Cabot Sweeney '81 Brian E. Calovich '82 Mitchell S. Fiser '82 Eric A. Hartenstein '82 Randy J. Gassman '83 Edward F. Wettig III '89 Ryan D. Turner '98 Philip B. Connealy '07 Donors (Up to $99) Gene A. Stauffer '54 Daniel E. Fankhauser '67 Joel M. Burrow '75 Paul C. DeVore '76 John R. Hatfield II '77 Steven R. Brewer '78 Thomas E. Miller '79 Eric A. Hartenstein '82 Joshua R. VanHecke '02 A testAment to the true gentlemen exPerience Jim Grier '60 Appreciative of Kansas Beta, Opportunities, Friendships J im Grier '60 says that his time at Kansas Beta was some of the best years of his life. He made great friends, many of whom he still maintains contact with today. As an undergraduate, there were not many men's dorms at K-State. Fraternities were a viable option for young men to live near campus. After Martin Eby '56, Jim's future brother- in-law, invited him to the chapter house, he knew that the men and the camaraderie were right for him. The True Gentlemen Experience provided new ways for Jim to live the values of friendship, scholarship, and service. He served as pledge trainer and vice president as an undergraduate, and as an alumnus he is on the house corporation endowment board committee. "Being in Sigma Alpha Epsilon helped me in the True Gentleman Experience," he says. "It taught me to live with other people, compromise on decisions, and to get along with others." After graduation, Jim went to work at Eby Construction in Wichita, where he has served as chairman of the board since 2004. Although he is semi-retired, Jim still goes into the office every day. Jim's advice to younger Kansas Betas is to stay in contact. "Keep your good friends and stay in touch with them," he says. "Get involved with the chapter and learn to have good friends and make them for life. Kansas Beta gave me a tremendous background. I want to see it be successful for others to have the same experiences." Jim lives in Wichita with his wife, Carolyn, and has three children. He has remained good friends with Steve Bressler '58, Jim Kadel '62, Mike Stout '58, Joe Stout '67, Stan Knowles '58, and Bob Kissick '58. Several of them were in his wedding. Their two sons, Michael and Kurt, run Eby Construction. Jim and Carolyn love to travel and have a "ranchette" in Chase County that they frequently visit. Jim can be reached at Stay Connected with Kansas Beta

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