Sigma Chi - University of Nebraska

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 3 of 3

Attention: This newsletter is intended for alumni and parents. If your son is still attending the University of Nebraska, he will receive a copy at the Chapter House. If he has graduated, please send us his permanent address. Thank you. Greater Nebraska Area Alumni Chapter P.O. Box 95141 Lincoln, NE 68509-5141 Address Service Requested THE HUSKER SIG Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Nebraska Asked what "life advice" he gives to his undergraduate charges from Sigma Chi, Al said, "Never take no for an answer. Learn as much as possible. Value each and every opportunity. Understand that there will sometimes be unwelcomed and inaccurate stereotypes associated with men in fraternities. Don't fall into those stereotypes, but be a real leader on campus and lead with the principles the Fraternity teaches. You only have one life, make the best of it." That advice is music to our ears. In Hoc, Scott Ayers '19 Alfonzo "Al" CoopEr sEttlEs in As housE dAd (Continued from page 3) Visit AE Online W e publish a hard copy of The Husker Sig twice a year with support from your annual dues to the Greater Nebraska Area Alumni Chapter. We hope you enjoy it. Remember to "fill in the blanks" between the printed editions of The Husker Sig by visiting our website, which is dedicated to undergraduate and alumni interests alike. We're working on getting better and faster at posting news, and the more you use it, the better we'll get! Visit Alpha Epsilon at Brothers and Families reunite For homecoming 2016 The Weekend Featured the Presentation and Pinning of Half-Century Sig Pins H omecoming 2016 rocked. The alumni couldn't have asked for much more. The welcome given to returning Sigs, wives, and families was superb throughout the weekend. On Friday, September 30, the Greater Nebraska Area Alumni Chapter hosted a reception at the N Club for about 60 Sigs from far and near. The views, the food, and the hospitality set the tone for the weekend. On Saturday morning, October 1, the undergraduate Chapter hosted a very special pre-game reception at the Sig House. About 80 alumni, wives, and family members were in attendance to witness a fine Homecoming display created by the undergraduates (they took second in the campus-wide judging and were miffed that they didn't get first!). Each new pledge had the opportunity to stand up before this august crowd to introduce themselves and suffer the requisite ribbings by their classmates. Also on the agenda was the presentation and pinning for the Half-Century Sig pins by the undergraduates to their alumni brothers who have been members of Sigma Chi for over 50 years. Believe it or not, some 25 brothers from around the country were also there to receive their pins in a very touching ceremony. Another poignant presentation took place at the house as Mary Dragoo, the widow of Brother Mick Dragoo '64, gifted a large, beautiful, handmade piece of furniture to the house, shipped in from San Diego. The piece, which had been part of the Dragoo household for over 30 years, was designed by Mick, carved out of teak, and featured the Sigma Chi Coat of Arms. It now stands in the main living room of 1510 Vine Street with an appropriate brass plaque acknowledgement attached to it. The presentation was made all the more meaningful as a number of Mick's contemporaries were in attendance. This gift to the Chapter House comes on top of the generous lead gift of $250,000 the Dragoos made to the Chapter during the capital campaign drive. Capping off a perfect day, the Huskers came back from a first-half deficit and ripped Illinois on the last quarter heroics of Tommy Armstrong and Terrell Newby, 31-16. A footnote: the Sigs of the Sixties got together that evening for their every-other-year dinner at Wilderness Ridge. These old chaps, of whom I am one, continue to amaze as they celebrated another Homecoming with some 50 Sigs and their wives in attendance. A reminder to you young guys that "once a Sig, always a Sig." Happy Homecoming! In Hoc, J. Steve Davis '67 The 2016 Sigma Chi Chapter House Homecoming display won second place. There's No Place Likeā€¦the Sig House at Homecoming.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Sigma Chi - University of Nebraska - Winter 2017 Newsletter