Kappa Sigma - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Beta Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma at Missouri University of Science & Technology

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2 Beta-Chi Columns Generous Alumni, We Thank You $13,883 Raised So Far in 2015 W e wish to thank all those who have supported the annual program. Alumni who have contributed to the 2015 appeals are listed by initiation year under the appropriate giving levels. If an error has been made in recording your gift, or your name has been mistakenly omitted or listed improperly, we sincerely apologize. Please send corrections to the Beta-Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma, Alumni House Fund Association, P.O. Box 31611, St. Louis, MO 63131-1611. Thank you, again, for giving back to the Chapter—it truly does make a difference! Grand Master Reno Reed '13 Lee's Summit, Mo. (816) 352-2261 / rwrq44@mst.edu Grand Procurator Alexander Ernst '13 Lee's Summit, Mo. Grand Master of Ceremonies Tyler Howe '14 O'Fallon, Mo. Grand Scribe Ryan Howe '14 O'Fallon, Mo. Assistant Grand Scribe Josh Morris '15 Naperville, Ill. Grand Treasurer Ryan Ristau '14 Manchester, Mo. Assistant Grand Treasurer Joe Aleman '14 St. Charles, Mo. Inner Guard Ryan Halley '13 Hazelwood, Mo. Outer Guard Mason Lampe '14 O'Fallon, Mo. (618) 406-7718 / mblqh4@mst.edu Benefactors of Beta-Chi ($251 and above) Kappa Sigma Parents Club Norman E. Hart '53 Charles R. Hoffman '55 Bill Ricketts '58 Wayne B. Ruck '58 Theodore M. Fiedler '62 Gary Forsee '69 Gary E. Roebke '74 Edward C. Jantosik Jr. '76 Greg A. Weeks '77 Robert J. Hoffmann '78 Richard T. Bradley '84 Fred W. Niemeier '92 Matthew E. Hopkins '94 John M. Schappe '95 Supporters of Beta-Chi ($250) William S. Kirchoff Sr. '60 M. Thomas Barber '61 S. Craig George '71 Stewart A. Scott '71 Thomas R. Gredell '76 Glenn J. Mabie '76 Edward J. Bradley Jr. '81 John M. Remmers '81 Steven E. Ederle '84 Shane Mitchell '90 Dwayne R. Doshier '93 Grant J. Mabie '02 Gregory C. Moore '04 Friends of Beta-Chi (Up to $249) Walter S. Knecht '45 James O. Murray '57 W. Dave Phelps '57 Terry L. Mills '58 Timothy M. Handla '64 Michael A. Perkins '65 Timothy M. Vicente '67 Richard J. Lacavich '69 David R. Breece '73 K en Staab '76 lives by the motto "do what makes sense and what feels right." The bonds he felt with the active brothers during recruitment gave him the sense that Kappa Sigma was the right place for him. "Just being associated with a great group of people and living with them; I was proud of all the things we accomplished collectively." Ken graduated with a degree in civil engineering. A job opportunity with Exxon allowed him to move to west Texas. After working there for a couple of years, he then joined a start-up company as an engineer in 1985 called XTO Energy. The company began with seven people and grew into the largest natural gas producer in the United States. "I was fortunate as a young engineer to be offered the opportunity to work with the company." In 2009, the company was sold to Exxon. Ken stayed on for three more years, working as the senior vice president before his retirement. In his retirement, Ken is a part owner in a classic car dealership, Hardway Classic Cars. He appreciates the life lessons he learned in Kappa Sigma and acknowledges that the Fraternity played an important role in his career success. "It taught me the ability to work with people, create goals and priorities, and how to blend them together to have a successful organization." Ken's advice to undergraduates is to find a balance between the academics and social experiences. "Make your studies a priority and find a balance so you can attend every party, float trip, and activity. You usually know when those activities are happening, so you can plan your studies around them. It gives you the best college experience and teaches good time management." Admittedly, Ken has not stayed close to the Chapter since graduating, but not by intention. He says the natural progression of everyone spreading out after graduation and his move to Texas contributed over time to the distance with the Chapter. He has kept up with brothers sporadically saying they always pick up where Ken Staab '76 Rekindles Ties to Beta-Chi they left off and the bond remains as if they still saw each other every day. Ken lives in Southlake, Texas, with his wife, Kerry. They have two sons, David and Michael. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, golfing, classic cars, and spending time with friends. C H A P T E R O F F I C E R S Save the Date Beta-Chi Christmas Happy Hour Saturday, December 26, at 5:30 p.m. Llewellyn's Pub Game Room Webster Groves, MO

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