Beta Theta Pi - MIT

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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BACK BAY BETA Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address Service Requested Attention: This newsletter is intended for Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi alumni and parents. If your son is still attending MIT, he will receive a copy at the chapter house. If he has graduated, please send us his permanent address to update our records. Thank you. 2017 Recruitment Review T he Beta Upsilon colony of Beta eta Pi is proud to announce our largest recruitment class since the recolonization in 2012. A class of 15 pledges puts the colony on a solid track toward rechartering, and is a large step forward in the last area needing improvement: recruitment. We were proud to induct the following young men on September 17 as pledges of Beta eta Pi: Chapter Eternal William "Jim" H. Austin Jr. '58 entered Chap- ter Eternal on July 28 at the age of 80. He was a loving father and grandfather, Air Force veteran, and retired civil servant. Jim studied aeronauti- cal engineering at MIT and was an engineer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for 37 years where he was the chief designer of the F15 fighter jet. He lived in Rome, Ga. Alumni Update Donn W. Barber '42 and Paul Sommer '42 are the only living members of their pledge class. Paul's health is poor, and Donn does his best to keep in touch with him. Donn lives in a retire- ment community and is still able to drive his car. E-mail: Arthur A. Wasserman '51 completed a full rough dra of his life memoir in November 2016. In 1988, and again in 2016, Art suffered from heart attacks, but has since recovered and was even able to provide his seventh vocal recital at St. John's in mid-August 2016. On December 2, Art turns 90 years old and says, "I don't know how that hap- pened when I wasn't looking." He lives in Milwau- kee, Wis. E-mail: Robert C. Brigham '56 is no longer running half marathons but can still run up to six miles at a time. Bob retired as professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Central Flori- da in 2004, but continues to do some research. He also has been writing mysteries and encour- ages Brothers to visit his website, www.robert- Bob and Patricia live in Orlando, Fla. E-mail: William G. Roeseler '65 got together with Mead Wyman '62, Greg Brown '62, and their wives for a boat ride around Lake Washington in Greg's boat. "We sang some Beta songs and remembered life at 119 Bay Street Road." Billy lives in Kirkland, Wash. E-mail: Peter J. Bowers '69 and his wife, Sarah, spend half of the year in Cape Neddick, Maine, and the other half in Italy. Peter retired in 2005 and has three grown children. E-mail: Gary L. Gibian '71 is easing toward retirement and works 20 hours a week now. With more time on his hands, Gary spends his days playing in- struments, working in the yard, and spending time with his wife. e couple lives in Potomac, Md. E-mail: N. Carter Noble, M.D. '72 is enjoying the gen- tler pace of life aer medicine, focusing on rela- tionships with his loving wife of 42 years, family, and friends. Carter and Carol are trying to model kindness and gratitude in a world that seems ever more angry and self-absorbed. e couple lives in Appleton, Wis. E-mail: Parker Bass • Rogersville, Mo. Colin Chaney • Orlando, Fla. Lantian Chen • Changsha Hunan, China Alex Craig • Ellicott City, Md. Jacob Edison • Chiefland, Fla. Ki Fredeen • Anchorage, Alaska Kai Masterson • Westerly, R.I. Ivan Mosqueda • Charlottesville, Va. Erik Porter • Naples, Maine Nicholas Salinas • Pasadena, Calif. Tyler Schoulte • Cedar Rapids, Iowa Swochchhanda Shrestha • Greenacres, Fla. Michael Teodros • Richmond, R.I. Carlos Trevino • Mexico City, Mexico Josh Verdeo • Bronx, N.Y. On September 17, 15 new members were in- ducted into Beta Upsilon. Follow Us Online Website: Facebook: betamit

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