Phi Kappa Theta - Iowa State University

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Iowa Xi Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta at Iowa State University

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FKQ CLONE Ames Phi Kappa Building Company P.O. Box 393 Ames, IA 50010-0393 Address Service Requested PHI KAPPA THETA BUILDS ON SUCCESS Undergraduates Strong in Recruitment and Brotherhood I owa Xi started the semester by recruiting a large new member class—signing 14 new members. We expect to sign at least another five in the spring, but our goal is to recruit 10. Last semester we brought on a new faculty advisor, Jenny Gibbs. She works at the Hixson- Lied Student Success Center, and she aids members in anything from academic help to setting up tutoring sessions to career fair assistance. Under Jenny's guidance, members' grades are improving. We hope that with the help of Jenny and the hard work of the men in our chapter, we can work toward achieving one of the best GPAs in the Greek community. As a chapter, we are doing our part to participate in our campus community. This semester, we were paired with Alpha Omicron Pi and Alpha Gamma Rho for Homecoming activities. A fun time was had by all those involved. We've also competed in our annual Reformation Bowl football game against Beta Sigma Psi. Along with community involvement and connection, we are building the connection within the chapter through brotherhood. We started the semester with a float trip and had Phi Kappa Theta Leadership Institute Quo Vadis! in early October. Both are great examples of avenues we pursue to maintain and improve brotherhood within the chapter. Alumni are always welcome to stop by the chapter house. We would love to have you visit and look forward to getting to know you better. Fraternally, Brandon Devine '18 Chapter President Brothers study and prepare for the Career Fair in the Stand in the Gap Study Room. Chapter Eternal_______________ James "Jim" Herring '47 entered Chapter Eternal on May 15 at the age of 92, as a resident of Marion, Iowa. Jim retired from Collins Radio in 1986, where he worked as a mechanical engineer. He and his wife, Ethel, spent their entire married life in the Cedar Rapids/Marion area. Jim was a talented piano player, enjoyed classical music, and spending time at his family's farm. William "Bill" Kopish '62 entered Chapter Eternal on February 3, as a resident of Newark, Del. Bill worked for the DuPont Company as a chemist and new product developer until he retired in 1999. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, woodworking, reading, and exploring Indian ruins in the Southwest. Bill will be dearly missed by his wife of 53 years, Ann; his daughters, Paula and Lisa; and his four grandchildren. Alumni News__________________ Larry Wolff '64 is semi-retired in Dubuque, Iowa, but stays busy managing real estate in Texas, Kansas, Minnesota, and Michigan. E-mail: Michael Bellinger '69 was disappointed to miss ISU Homecoming this year, but he was busy walking his daughter, Leah, down the aisle at her wedding in Florida. Michael and his wife, Beverly, live in Kansas City, Mo. E-mail: Nathan Blayer '08 is a finance advisor running his own Edward Jones branch in Marshalltown, Iowa. He and his wife, Ashley, stay busy running their children, Siena (4) and Jaxon (1), to preschool, dance, and gymnastics. E-mail: Ryan Roberts '14 married his sweetheart, Mykenzie Buzard, on September 4 in Chicago, Ill. The couple met at ISU in the fall of 2011 and they live in Peoria, Ill. The Phi Kap groomsmen were: Johnathon Vonderhaar '14, Peter Ries '14, Justin Runge '14, Clayton Short '14, Ben Neuzil '14, and Patrick Ahern '14. E-mail: ALUMNI UPDATE

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