March 2014 - South Dakota Sigma
Sigma Alpha Epsilon | South Dakota Sigma
On March 29th, South Dakota Sigma hosted
the annual Founder’s Day celebration at the
Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, SD.
Overall, roughly 90 people were in attendance.
The event had social hour, dinner, and an
awards ceremony immediately following.
Brothers with a 4.0 GPA earned a $100
Ryan Blake (Senior, Pierre)
Samuel Haglund (Junior, Canton)
Dakota Junkman (Junior, Neola, IA)
Jeff Nickolas (Sophomore, Aberdeen)
Junior of the Year—Ryan Boyd (Junior,
Seth Rombough (Sophomore, Miller)
Jake Schneider (Sophomore, La Mars, IA)
“Ma” Raymond’s Senior of the Year—
Chris Jahr (Senior, Rapid City)
Brandon Weber (Junior, Mitchell)
William Whitlock (Sophomore,
Nathan Wunder (Sophomore, Sioux Falls)
Mason Cahoy (Freshman, Mitchell)
New Member of the Year—Dylan
Kirchmeier (Freshman, Webster)
Sophomore of the Year—Seth Rombough
James Payer II
Phillip Becker (Senior, Mitchell)
a cumulative 3.5 and above GPA.
Awards went to the following individuals:
In an effort to promote scholastic excellence as
well as honor brothers with a high GPA, the
Chapter awarded scholarships to brothers with
Jos Foss Award—William Lewis
David J. Lorenz Scholarship—Sam Haglund
Alumnus of the Year—Regan Smith
Phoenix Award—Ryan Blake, (Senior,
The awards list continues on page 2.
5th: Province Tau
12th: MOM’s Club
18th: Easter Break
Regan Smith & Marcus Mahlen
Ryan Blake & Chris Jahr
Continued from page 1.
Brothers with a 3.50—3.99 GPA earned a $50
Dawson Baker (Junior, Douglas)
Thomas Bickett (Senior, Rapid City)
Taylor Casey (Junior, Rapid City)
Jarrett Fowler (Sophomore, Sturgis)
Tyler Hagen (Sophomore, Webster)
Christopher Jackson (Sophomore, La
Tyler Larsen (Senior, Yankton)
Samuel Parkinson (Junior, Rapid City)
John Paul (Sophomore, Sturgis)
Steven Payne (Junior, Sioux Falls)
Michael Ronayne (Sophomore, Aberdeen)
Bodhi Schultz (Sophomore, Aberdeen)
Joseph Snyder (Sophomore, Pierre)
Sean Turgeon (Sophomore, Sioux Falls)
Dylan Kirchmeier (Freshman, Webster)
Kyle Scholten (Freshman, Sioux Falls)
Brothers of the Class of 2012
2014 Founders Day Alumni
The Chapter hosted two socials in the month of
March. On March 21st, the “Around The World”
On March 31st, Timeflies performed at the USD Dakota Dome for USD students. Many SAE’s attended
social was held with Alpha Phi and March 22nd,
and Jeff Nelson (Sophomore) captained the event
“Decades” social was held with Alpha Xi Delta.
through his position at the Campus Activities Board
Returning from a hiatus, USD Club
Lacrosse has made a comeback thanks
to Alex Peterson, a 2013 young alumni.
Through his knowledge and leadership,
USD Club Lacrosse played South
Dakota State University, University of
Nebraska at Lincoln, and Creighton
University. Ethan Netz and Andrew
Weckman are also on the team.
The Spring Intramural season is in full
swing. The Chapter currently has
three softball teams (two in the
recreation league and one co-ed team
with Alpha Phi) and a volleyball team.
The Indoor Soccer seasoned ended
with a loss to Pi Kappa Alpha.
TG of the Week
The TG of the Week went to Jeff
Nelson in appreciation of all his work
with the Timeflies concert. Jeff also
has been elected to the Campus
Activities Board again for next year.
(Jeff pictured below).
Top: Nicholas Urban
(featured top left) serves on
the 2013—2014 Cheerleading
Team as a stunter.
Middle: Mathew Glanzer,
Matt Falk, and Joey Snyder
playing a little prank in the
Bottom: The 2013—2014
Edith Team during the halftime ritual of twinkies and
chugging a Coca-Cola.
Paddy Murphy Week
For the second straight year, Paddy Murphy
Week was held this year March 4th—6th. The
Chapter held various events to help fundraise
for Children’s Miracle Network. These events
Tuesday—BBQ feed at the Vermillion High
Wednesday—Bowling Tournament at
Howlers (formerly known as Pro’s)
Thursday—Paddy’s Girl & Talent
Competition at the MUC Student Union
Overall, more than $1,700 dollars were raised
throughout the week.
Top-left—Marcus Mahlen & Matt Glanzer cooking
Middle—Dawson Baker handing out sandwiches
Bottom—Joey Snyder helping handing out
Wire Me Awake
Wire Me Awake conference aims to
help student entrepreneurs gain new
insight into innovation, collaboration,
leadership, and risk-taking. (SAE’s
pictured right John Bloom, Taylor Casey,
Sean Turgeon, Ryan Boyd, and Chad
2014 Talent Show & Paddy’s Girl Competition
Talent Show & Paddy’s Girl
The Paddy’s Girl Competition was new this year to the Talent Show.
Similar to a beauty competition, it consisted of three different
criteria. First was a Q&A, then a talent, and third was a trivia contest
with categories ranging from Paddy Murphy, the University of South
Dakota history, and other miscellaneous material.
This year, Krissy Zalud of Kappa Alpha Theta was crowned the first
ever Paddy’s Girl from SDSI.
The Talent Show had many entries including Ethan Netz (SAE) taking
first on guitar, Sopida Trageser taking second on piano and third was
Zach Fuller and Marley Hanson with a dance routine.
Closing Founder’s Day Event
The “Paddy Murphys”