Tau Kappa Epsilon - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Beta Eta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Missouri University of Science & Technology

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BETA ETA DATA Beta Eta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon P.O. Box 307 Wentzville, MO 63385-0307 Address Service Requested Attention: This newsletter is intended for Tau Kappa Epsilon alumni and parents. If your son is still attending Missouri University of Science & Technology, he will receive a copy at the Chapter House. If he is no longer in school, please send us his permanent address to update our records. Thank you. S ince 1979, David Kramp '79, BH645 has attended every St. Pat's with the exception of one year: 1989 (the birth of his daughter, Lara, preempted this one). This March, Dave returned to Rolla where he was surrounded by nearly 100 Beta Eta alumni decked in green and ready for a good time. Loving to reconnect with old Fraters, this year was particularly special for the 1979 pledge class, as Bob Heligman '79, BH640 returned to Rolla for the first time in 33 years. "You don't know what you're missing," David says to alumni who have lost touch with Beta Eta. "We had eight visiting from my pledge class this year—Chuck Caesar '79, BH653, Mark Downer '79, BH655, John Gabris '79, BH650, Bob Heligman '79, BH640, Greg Sedrick '79, BH641, and Ed Smith '79, BH651—and had a blast!" For David, the mantra "work hard, play hard" has served him well throughout his collegiate and professional careers. As an undergraduate, while he enjoyed the social aspect of the fraternity, Beta Eta was also structured to keep Fraters accountable and David recognizes the responsibility he learned as social chairman. In his role as director of solutions and services for LeverX, David has always managed to keep himself busy while also enjoying the work he's doing. "My wife always says I live my life like it's a fraternity party and it's served me well," he said. "If you work hard and have fun, good things can happen." Throughout the years, David has served on various roles in alumni organizations and is impressed with the perseverance current Fraters hold. Knowing that undergraduate Tekes pride themselves in meeting alumni and are working hard to attract new members despite having a Chapter House that's at the end of its life motivated David to contribute to the capital campaign. "I never would have graduated without the TKE house," he said. "My contribution is paying back Beta Eta for the opportunities it gave me. The house at 1107 State St., she's past her prime." For Tekes who are hesitant to donate to the campaign, he asks them not to see their donation as a withdrawal from their bank account, but one more month of work at the end of their careers. "Can you volunteer to work for one more month out of your life?" he asks. "Don't think of it as taking money out of the bank to give to the Chapter House; instead, think 'I can work one more month at the end of my career to donate to Beta Eta.'" David and his wife, Sue, have four Greek daughters: Anna, Lara, Cynthia, and Kristiana. In his free time, David enjoys working on cars, being outdoors and around water, and is an amateur sausage maker and München Oktoberfest junkie (number 13 this year). David and Sue live in Eureka, Mo., and he can be reached at dbkramp001@yahoo.com. Follow Us Online "I never would have graduated without the TKE house. My contribution is paying back Beta Eta for the opportunities it gave me." Save the Date Homecoming and Chapter House Dedication OCTOBER 27-28 BROTHERHOOD FOR LIFE David Kramp '79, BH645 Proves His Dedication to Beta Eta F F Website: www.tkebetaeta.com Facebook: Tau Kappa Epsilon – Beta Eta Chapter Alumni Facebook: TKE Beta Eta Alumni Association Facebook Group: Rolla Tekes Twitter: @TKE_BH Instagram: tke_bh

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