Sigma Chi - Montana State University

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at Montana State University

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BOBCAT SIG Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested Attention: is newsletter is intended for alumni and parents. If your Sigma Chi son is still attending Montana State University, he will receive a copy at the chapter house. If he has graduated, please send us his permanent address to update our records. ank you. Your Gi Helps Tremendously W e would like to thank the alumni who contributed to previous house improvements. We still need funds for alumni communication, house maintenance and renovations, and other important projects at the Beta Rho house. To make your non-tax deductible gift, mail a check made out to Beta Rho Sigma Chi House Company, c/o Brother Rick Dissly, 6651 Leyland Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95120. Also, please pay your alumni membership dues to continue to fund the Bobcat Sig and other alumni activities. You can go to the Beta Rho website at to pay alumni dues. Your support of Beta Rho is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference! given puzzle. He and Virginia traveled exten- sively in their retirement, including attending his Yorktown VT-3 Torpedo Bomber Squadron reunions annually for 25 years. He loved his country and family, and he taught his family many valuable life lessons with discipline, love, and generosity. Harold L. Aure '60 entered Chapter Eternal on February 5, 2015, of lymphoma complications. He enjoyed the outdoors where he golfed, skied, fished, and hiked. He was a sports enthusiast, especially for University of Utah football and Utah Jazz. John M. Shanholtzer '76 entered Chapter Eternal on September 30, 2015. A veteran of the Vietnam War, John was stationed in Korea, Japan, Hawaii, and Ft. Sill, Okla., during his 20-year military career. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1984 and worked in Huntsville, Ala., for Whittaker Corporation, Nichols Research, Inc., and Tec Masters, Inc. ALUMNI NEWS Jack J. Cassidy '52 retired from Bechtel Corporation as the manager of geotechnical and hydraulic engineering in 1994. He was named a Bechtel Fellow of 1985 and worked on Bechtel projects worldwide for 22 years. He now works as a private consultant on water resourc- es and lives in Walnut Creek, Calif. E-mail: James O. Schagunn '59 and his wife, Kay, enjoy good health and volunteering. He is in his fourth year at Catholic Charities and his second three-year term on the board of directors for the Good Shepherd Clinic. James also delivers Meals on Wheels and encourages other retirees to do volunteer work. He lives in Muskogee, Okla. E-mail: Alumni Update (Continued from page 3) for Beta Rho's 100-Year Anniversary in 2017 Mark your calendars for Beta Rho's 100th anniversary the weekend of September 8-10, 2017. Please note that this is not Homecoming weekend. See below for a schedule of events. Friday, September 8: Golf tournament, floating activities, dinner banquet Saturday, September 9: Alumni tailgate, football game, open house Sunday, September 10: Ritual S a v e t h e Da t e Dan P. Eacret '60 has been retired for 21 years and still enjoys downhill skiing. He will be spending a few weeks in the South this year. Dan and his wife, Wendy, live in Spokane, Wash. E-mail: Tom A. Overturf '64 is still doing real estate development in Las Vegas. He shares that he is part of a Saturday Bobcat football watch group at Buffalo Wild Wings. He is proud of the active Beta Rho members and enjoys seeing what they're doing each year. Tom is looking forward to seeing his brothers at Homecoming 2016. E-mail: Erik A. Bostrom '01 continues to grow his business throughout Colorado with a dozen locations and new locations in development for 2016. He and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their first child, Claire, last April. E-mail: R.J. Waggoner '01 left his job in the golf industry four years ago to pursue an opportunity to work with his father-in-law in crop insurance. The goal was to purchase the agency from him, allowing him to retire as soon as it was official on September 1, 2015. His daughter started kindergarten and his son recently turned 3 years old. Robert enjoys staying in contact with other alumni and seeing their successes. E-mail:

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