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Theta Xi /Winter 2003-4
INSIDE: THETA XI FOUNDATION ACADEMIES / 2012 FOUNDATION DONORS
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JANUARY 2013
T HE C HAIRMAN ’ S M ESSAGE
Brother Stephen D. Baker, Delta 814
The Official Magazine of
Theta Xi Foundation
Distributed Electronically to 18,675
January 2013
Remembering Jim Vredenburgh
On Friday, January 18, 2013, more than 100 of Theta Xi’s best
and brightest undergraduates will gather in St. Louis to travel
Managing Editors:
Jeff Vernetti
Manager of Communications and
Special Projects
Janet Horvath
to Theta Xi’s 14th annual Presidents Academy and 8th annual
Rising Stars Academy. The Presidents Academy is Theta Xi
Foundation’s premier educational event: an intensive four-day
retreat dedicated to providing newly-elected Theta Xi chapter
presidents with the leadership and chapter management skills
Copy Editors:
Ron J. Trucks, Janet Horvath,
they will need to be successful. These skills include learning
Magazine Design and Layout:
Jody Toth/Becky Otte
Art Director at Large
empowering chapter members towards engagement, and improving decision-making
The FORUM is published under the
direction of the Trustees of Theta Xi
Foundation, PO Box 411393
St. Louis, MO 63141
Telephone: (800) 783-6294
Fax: (314) 993-8760
Email: [email protected]
Board of Trustees
Chairman:
Stephen D. Baker, Delta 814
Treasurer:
Kenneth A. Miller, Omicron 752
Trustees:
Walter S. Brock, Beta Pi 103
David A. DeMuro, Sigma 896
Robert G. Dietrich, Kappa Tau 331
Fred J. Howlett, Alpha Epsilon 481
Michael A. Pitcher, Alpha Omicron 634
Donald S. Meringer, Iota 1093
H. Robert Veenstra, Jr., Mu 740
how to inspire followers to grasp a shared vision, motivating and
skills. The Presidents Academy is consistently mentioned by attendees as the highlight of
their undergraduate Theta Xi career.
This year’s Presidents Academy will be especially memorable— and poignant—
because the Foundation’s Trustees voted last spring to honor late Executive Director Jim
Vredenburgh by naming the academy in his memory. Jim championed the academies
and spent countless hours making them a reality. He believed that leadership training is
critical to the success of Theta Xi, and his vision for the weekend was the driving force
behind this outstanding event. I’m pleased to report that members of the Grand Lodge
and Foundation Board of Trustees will join with Jim’s family in January to celebrate Jim’s
memory at the Vredenburgh Presidents Academy. We believe this is a fitting tribute to
Jim’s legacy with Theta Xi.
The Rising Stars Academy is intended to groom future leaders of Theta Xi. Started in
2006, the academy is for first-year initiates and concentrates on providing attendees an
opportunity to assess and develop their leadership styles and skills in an interactive and
TABLE
Honorary Trustees:
Donald G. Allison, Omicron 758
David C. Auten, Omicron 558
Duane J. Fox, Mu 727
Dr. Richard C. McCormac, Beta Epsilon 131
National President:
Dennis Marstall, Alpha Iota 587
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CONTENTS
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The Chairman’s Message
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Campaign for All True Men
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James Vredenburgh Memorial Fund
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Academies: What is it you do again?
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Academies: Meet the Volunteer team
10 Academies: Risen Stars
12 Theta Xi 2012 Annual Report
14 Theta Xi 2012 Donors to the Foundation
COVER
LARGE PHOTO: Back (L–R): Michael Garramone, Nate Wilson, Nick Constantine, Danny Mackey,
Dennis Marstall, Jacob Bolin, Brian Coleman, Ken Miller, Adam Schaffer, Chris Blackburn.
Front seated: Brian Lichter, Emilee Danielson, Lauren Moran, Tanner Marcantel. TOP PHOTO:
(L–R): Jeff Lacey, Ryan Kight, Tanner Marcantel. RIGHT PHOTO: Don Morris. LEFT PHOTO: Adam
Schaffer (L) and undergrad Michael Meilinger.
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experiential setting. Along with meeting new members from across the country,
attendees gather ideas they can take back to strengthen their chapters in the areas
of recruitment, membership education, and overall operations. The Rising Stars
Academy was undertaken by the Foundation in response to the success of the
Presidents Academy; chapters and alumni associations across the country asked
for permission to send one or more additional delegates to the Presidents
Academy.
I’ve had the good fortune to participate in the academies on several occasions,
first as a member of the Grand Lodge, and more recently, as a member of the
Foundation Board of Trustees. It is an incredibly rewarding experience, and one
that I wish many other alumni could share. The enthusiasm of the undergraduates
for Theta Xi is infectious: they believe in the Fraternity and remind us why we do
what we do.
The academies do not happen in a vacuum; they take the effort of the entire
Theta Xi’s All-True Men Campaign
fraternity staff, plus the work of more than a dozen volunteer alumni and other
facilitators, some of whom are highlighted in this issue.
Theta Xi Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a
501(c)(3) public charity. All gifts are tax deductible
And, of course, the academies cannot happen without the generosity of the
for federal income tax purposes to the extent per-
many alumni who contribute towards the cost of presenting these programs each
mitted by the law. The Foundation’s Board of
year. For the academies to be successful, they have to be affordable for our under-
Trustees has made the commitment to utilizing gifts
graduate students. Accordingly, except for a nominal registration fee, the entire
to the Foundation to support the essential program-
cost of the program—room, board, tuition costs and materials, and transport from
ming of the Foundation, which includes:
St. Louis—are funded by the Foundation. Our goal is to endow the Vredenburgh
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Presidents Academy so that it becomes self-funded; we estimate that this will
require an endowment fund of about $750,000. If you would like to help support
the Vredenburgh Presidents Academy with an endowment gift, please simply note
this designation on your gift to the Foundation. Unrestricted gifts will support the
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Rising Stars Academy and other Foundation programs.
If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to join me in supporting the
Foundation with a year-end gift; your gifts make these outstanding programs possible. With your help, the Theta Xi Foundation really is building tomorrow’s leaders
today.
Vredenburgh Presidents Academy
Rising Stars Academy
Newell District Leadership Academies
Chapter Educational and Leadership Grants
Chapter Housing Loans
The Campaign for All-True Men has been proceed-
ing for the last several years with the lone goal of
supporting Academy programs. The overall goal is
to build a permanent endowment fund of $750,000,
the investment income of which will support the
Yours in the Bonds,
Vredenburgh Leadership Academies.
If you are interested in learning more about this
program, which positively impacts the personal
Steve Baker, Delta 814
development and leadership skills of our undergrad-
Theta Xi Foundation Chairman
uates for years to come, contact Acting Director Ron
J. Trucks at [email protected] or 800-783-6294.
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Donors to the
James E. Vredenburgh
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Theta Xi Fraternity lost a great leader and dear friend
this last year when our Executive Director of more than
thirty years passed away in March 2012. We extend
our deepest appreciation to the many donors whose
contributions have established the James E. Vredenburgh
Memorial Fund. Your gifts and support will help to
endow our annual Presidents Academy and continue to
bring educational opportunities to our undergraduate
members.
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Adam J. Schulman
Alan Siegerist
Alan L. Gardner
Albert Becker, Jr.
Allan L. Chow
Allen Spelman
Andrew Nestor
Andrew Wilcox
Anne L. Case
Anthony P Butler
Anthony P. Hetchler
Arthur Hoey
Arthur D. Ickes
Ashley Ann Dye
Benjamin Olson
Bob Duncan
Brian Coleman
Bruce Gamble
C. Bart Melton
C.F. Cole
Carmela Vredenburgh
Carol and Howard RubinSchlansky
Catherine Sohor
Chad Alberg
Chad M. Harris
Chad M. Ronholm
Charles Kleintop
Charles Schmidt
Charles R. Shive
Colin McKenzie
Craig Allen Field
David Carico
David Hansen
David Hirsch
David A. DeMuro
DeForest Trautman
Donald P. Gunther, Jr.
Donald S. Meringer
Durward Owen
Edward E. Kirklin
Edwin L. Noble
Elizabeth Spoth
Eric Craver
Eric Wright
Eric J. Cervenka
Frank Semcer
Fred J. Howlett
Gannon Frain
Gary and Judy Green
Gary L. Eppersom
Gerald B. Curtis
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James E.Vredenburgh Memorial Fund
Glynn Young
Grant White
Hamilton F. Smith
Henry (Ted) Likes
James Carico
James Davis
James Wentz
James P. Hutchison III
Jane M. Gilbert
Jean and Roy DuBail
Jean and Roy Silbereisen
Jeff Vernetti
Jeffrey McCarthy
Jerry Core
Jerry T. Warner
Jody Toth
John Hrom
John Spooner
John Raveill
John and Judy McSorley
John T. Cvelic
Joseph Kulp
Josh Kasdan
Jud and Janice Cairns
Ken Miller
Ken Tracey
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Kirby Montgomery
Larry R. Nelson
Larry Stanton Wiese
Laura G. Gross
Lawrence Maloney
Lois M. Leslie
Louis Swallow
Lowell R. Mitchell
M. Douglas Kenealy
Mark Bestvina
Mark Timmes
Mary Lou Frank
Mary Lynn Brophy
Matthew Bachmann
Matthew A. Herman
Matthew J. Clipper
Michael Breidenbach
Michael Seibert
Michael Tchang
Michael S. Louviere
Michael T. Abraham
Miles Doolittle
Milton Steiner
Pam Marcantel
Peter Likes
Philip Josephson
Pramodh Sundaram
Randy and Karen
Woodson
Ray Galbreth
Rich McCormac
Richard P. Rushton
Robert Heuermann, Jr.
Robert Meyer
Robert Richardson
Robert Romero
Robert Thomas
Robert A. Biggs
Robert James Cimasi
Rohnda F. Roehrs
Ryan Tracy
Sam Bessey
Sandy Rothschild
Sean Staton
Seanpreet S. Ahluwahlia
Stan Roth
Stephen Schmidt
Steve Baker
Steven Stehlik
Susan F. Kinney
Thomas Spiker
Thomas King Neely
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Tom Davis
Verlin O’Keefe
Walter S. Brock
William Tracy
William Mannel
William Yonker
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
Alpha Kappa Theta Assn.
of Theta Xi, Inc.
Alpha Nu Association
of Theta Xi
Interfraternity Council
at Louisiana State
University
Iota Club of Theta Xi
Kappa Alpha Order
Lambda Chi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc.
North American
Interfraternity
Conference
Omega Financial, Inc.
Alpha Sigma Alpha
Sorority
Omega of Theta Xi
Association
Alpha Tau Omega
Phi Delta Theta
Foundation
Delta Gamma Fraternity,
Foundation & Staff
Fraternity Executives
Association
FRMT, LTd
Gabriel Group
Gale R. Wiley
Gamma Mu Chapter
of Theta Xi
Gamma Sigma Alumni
Association
Pi Kappa Alpha
Corporation
Stone Carlie Wealth
Advisors, LLC
Swett and Crawford
The Phi Kappa Tau
Fraternity
The Grand Lodge of
Theta Xi Fraternity
TX Housing Corp. of
Delta Chapter
Willis Organization
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By Phil Barrineau (“Dr B”), Gamma Pi 23
Director of Leadership Development and Expansion
t’s a question that I get asked pretty
often by friends and acquaintances
outside the Fraternity: “What is it you
do again?” My answer to it produces
responses that range from “Oh, that’s
cool” to “Say what?” I get it. It is an
uncommon thing for a 50-year-old man
to leave a career in counseling and higher education to join the staff of his fraternity … and to spend nearly seven years
(and counting) engaged in the work of
leadership development with undergraduate men. But I know the answer to the
question. I know what I do; I also know
why I do it.
I do what I do because I made a commitment a long, long time ago, that I was
going to try and change the world. It’s
really that simple. And I believe that I get
to do this on a daily basis… one undergraduate-emerging leader at a time!
While the work certainly goes on year
round, the January Leadership
Academies are the highlight for me. It’s
not where ALL of the leadership development work is done, but it is at those
academies that we get to shine the light
most brightly and have the greatest
impact on the largest number of young
men at one time.
At the Vredenburgh Presidents
Academy, newly named but approaching
its 14th anniversary in January, the chapter presidents from across the country—
most of them brand new in their
offices — gather in the Missouri Ozarks
for four intense days of experiential education based on some core leadership
competencies: motivating others, decision making, and the stewardship of
influence and power. With the facilita-
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tion of alumni who do this sort of thing
professionally, and a carefully-selected
team of peer facilitators who are, themselves, past chapter presidents, the presidents engage, connect, and begin to
sharpen their emerging skills. Through
outdoor education, classroom interaction, intense small-group work … and
even the annual dodge ball competition
among cabins, our young men work,
learn, play, and do “leader learning”
together.
Rising Stars Academy, held in conjunction with the Vredenburgh Presidents
Academy, has a very different, but equally
exciting, focus. Now in its 8th year, RSA
is designed for our newest members.
Young men who have been initiated less
than a year gather for a weekend of activity and education that is all about “selfassessment” for leadership development.
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Essentially, this Academy poses the question: What have you learned about yourself so far that will predict the kind of
leader you will become in your chapter,
and beyond? Though we allow the guys
to grapple with the answer to that question using a variety of learning methods
that engage them intellectually, emotionally, and physically, they come away with
increased self-awareness AND at least one
very measurable outcome. As many as 70
percent of them go on to take executive
leadership roles in their chapters within
two years and, best of all, an impressive
number of them return as Presidents
Academy attendees one or two years
later! As vital signs go, it’s a very good
way to measure the effectiveness of our
program.
I have a very interesting job description when it comes to those two
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Academies. It’s my job to make sure that
they happen. Whether it’s recruiting and
training the 30 or so facilitators it takes to
run the Academies (training the trainers), or designing curriculum… or making cabin assignments, stuffing binders,
or inflating dodge balls (okay, I admit it;
I delegate that one!), every piece of it
allows me to have an impact on the life
and development of a younger brother.
The work is a team effort, of course,
and is multifaceted; some things have
more nobility than others. But it’s all
significant.
I make connections and begin to build
relationships at the Academies that last
throughout the following year… and
beyond. In my personal quest to change
the world, it’s the most important time of
the Fraternity year for me. Academy
weekend provides a capstone for the pre-
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vious year through reconnecting with our
young leaders, seeing former Rising Stars
back as Presidents … or return as peer
facilitators (we call them Risen Stars!).
But it also looks forward, and launches
another year of connections, relationships, and “leader building.” Whether it’s
helping a young leader learn the value of
sleeping on something before he reacts,
or listening to a president who just needs
to talk through some challenges, or
teaching a young man how to tie a Full
Windsor knot that lays nicely for the job
interview…it all has value.
I’m an Academy Benefactor, because I
know what happens there and I want to
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support it with my money, in addition to
the time and energy that I’m privileged
to give to it by virtue of my job description. For me, it’s all about that personal
quest— changing the world. And I’m
convinced that I do. I rarely get to see
the “end of the ripple” I have hopefully
started, but I don’t need to. I believe in
what we do, and I’m as certain as I need
to be that I (and we, together) am changing the world through this work with our
young men. We are helping them
achieve things that are good and useful
for now and for their lifetimes. It is the
thing to which, all of us called.
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Ken Miller, Omicron 752
University of Pennsylvania
Role at Academies:
Facilitator Rising Stars Academy
Chapter Involvement: Chapter President,
member Penn’s Intrafraternity Council;
Omicron Chapter Advisor, Houseman,
Theta Xi Foundation Trustee
Graduation Year: 1972
Profession: retired, ex-investment banking
Residence: Morristown, NJ and Sea Island,
Georgia
Why do you give back to Theta Xi’s future
leaders?
There is nothing more important than
future generations. Theta Xi gave me the
opportunity to step beyond an academic
environment and learn to work through
issues that confronted the chapter. It
enabled visible personal impact, pride in
accomplishment, disappointment in fail-
ure, and most importantly, a platform on
which to turn difficult or impossible situations into successes. For what Theta Xi
gave me, I am honored to be able to give
back. Theta Xi is much more than a “college home environment.” It’s a place to
be able to begin a successful career and a
place to realize that your limits are way
beyond what you thought they were.
How does your training help undergraduates beyond their undergraduate
experience?
They can see (I hope) that, even many
decades ago, Theta Xi faced the same
issues, the same concerns, and the same
challenges. There are literally hundreds—if not thousands—of brothers out
there to lend a hand. And when they feel
stressed, they know they are not alone.
They also can look at the achievements
of alumni brothers and other undergraduate brothers and see the possibilities in
their own lives. What do you get out of being involved?
The knowledge that Theta Xi is in
good hands with today’s brothers. That
may be, if I can touch one man to reach
a little further, I have made an impact
that is immeasurable.
Emilee Danielson, Delta Zeta Sorority
Role at Academies: RSA Facilitator
Chapter Involvement: Panhellenic
Council, VP Membership Selection,
VP New Member Education, Fundraising,
Song Chair, Public Relations, Ritual Guard,
Chaplin
Profession: Graduation Year:
Undergraduate 2004, Graduate 2006 Profession: Current Profession: Assistant
Dean of Students & Director of Fraternity
& Sorority Life, Shippensburg University
Residence: Shippensburg, PA
Ken Miller, center, with Rising Star attendees in January, 2012.
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Emilee Danielson with her RSA cabin group in 2012.
Why are the Leadership Academies
important?
RSA is important because it helps new
initiates start to see themselves as chapter
leaders. It gives them a visual early on in
their membership of what successful
chapter leadership requires and how to
get there. Additionally, it gives them an
opportunity to meet members of the
Grand Lodge, distinguished alumni, volunteers, and headquarters staff, so that
they can put names and faces with the
people who help to move their fraternity
forward. How does your training help undergraduates beyond their undergraduate
experience?
Hopefully, they see that fraternity is
something you take beyond college, no
matter what they may be doing. The skills
learned through fraternity — time management, leadership, running a meeting,
confrontation, and conversation skills—
and the values discussed in ritual, are
going to be able to be used throughout
their lives. What do you get out of being involved?
I laugh a lot! I’m glad to help the fraternity. It’s also a great opportunity for
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Newell District
Leadership Academies
February 23, 2013
Registration Open Soon
Emilee with fellow RSA facilitator, Michael
Garramone Kappa Sigma 761.
District
Northeast
Host Chapter
Gamma Xi
Allegheny
Beta Sigma
Cal U
Southeast
Gamma Phi
Georgia So
Ohio Valley & Midwest (Combined)
Kappa Sigma
Kettering
West
Beta Epsilon
Great Plains Alpha Eta
puses and hear their thoughts and
ideas. It helps me see what the students
on my campus may be dealing with
through different eyes.
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School
Monmouth
Bayou Hill Beta Xi
UC Davis
Colorado
UNO
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Smitty Oakes KO306, Billy Pitman KO322, and Mike Meilinger KO343 (left to right) at the wedding of Michael Jarrett KO315)
Risen Stars
The effect of the Brotherhood Initiative
The centerpiece of Theta Xi’s
ongoing undergraduate programming is the annual Leadership
Academies—the Vredenburgh Presidents
Academy and the Rising Stars Academy.
These two leadership academies are held each year in St. Louis and
have impacted literally thousands of brothers across the country.
The Vredenburgh Presidents Academy is entering its 14th year of
operation and is an exciting program that enables each chapter president to improve his personal skills and chapter operations by joining
with his peers for a high quality leadership and educational weekend.
It focuses on learning to apply a set of leadership skills that are essential to chapter presidents.
The Rising Stars Academy is entering its eighth year and is
designed for first-year initiates only. The event coincides with the
Vredenburgh Presidents Academy and it concentrates on providing
attendees an opportunity to assess and develop their leadership
styles and skills in an interactive and focused setting.
As alumni, you have seen information on these programs for years,
but have you ever seen their true impact? Well, now you can. Meet
Robert Oakes, a Theta Xi Brother who has been through both
Leadership Academies and is now an alumni member attending grad
school.
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Through his eyes you will truly be able to see the impact that the
Theta Xi Leadership experience has on its participants.
Robert “Smitty” Oakes, Kappa Omicron 306
Brother Oakes is from Hickory, NC and currently is a Graduate
Research Assistant at the University of Utah. He is a 2009 Graduate of
Lenoir-Rhyne University with a B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Theology.
Which, if any, offices did you hold?
Chapter President, Senior Steward, Philanthropy Chair, Alumni
Relations, House Manager
In high school, did you plan to join a fraternity during college?
I did not plan on joining a fraternity while in high school.
Academics were a major concern of mine and, honestly, the fraternity stereotype didn’t play into my plans. I grew up in the town that
my undergraduate university was in and my mom is a professor at
Lenoir-Rhyne. So, I was ready to get my education and move on to
graduate school outside of Hickory as soon as possible. I was actually planning on doing my first two years at Lenoir-Rhyne, then transfer to finish my degree at a technical institute. This was all before I
heard about Theta Xi, made the choice to stay, and made lifelong
brothers.
Don’t get me wrong, however. I love Hickory, NC. It is my hometown and some of the best people in the world live there.
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Robert “Smitty” Oakes
Initiated as Kappa Omicron 306 04/06
Attended Vredenburgh Presidents Academy 01/07
Attended 143rd Anniversary Convention 08/07
2006
2007
President 12/06
2008
2009
Elected Membership Educator 09/08
Attended the Newell District
Leadership Academy 02/07
What is one thing that surprised you about fraternity life? (good
or bad . . . )
How much work it takes to run a chapter and run it right.
Everything from recruiting to socializing takes coordination and planning to ensure success. Of course, it never hurts to have a great
group of guys.
You won’t develop a deep bond with every brother in your chapter, but there will be a few who stick with you for the rest of your life.
You won’t love all of them but you will gain respect for a more
diverse group of people than you had prior to fraternity life.
Facilitator at Presidents Academy 02/09
church. I had been a Brother for a month and there they were, leaving their summer vacations to be there. My chapter would go on to
honor my brother during my junior year by initiating him posthumously into the bonds. His name is Samuel Ross Oakes and he is
Kappa Omicron 316.
What did fraternal life teach you and where would you be without Theta Xi?
I might have never developed the leadership and interpersonal
skills needed to stand out in an increasingly competitive academic
and job market. I would have never met the men who will stand at
my side on my wedding day and who will lower me into the ground
after my last day. I would have never understood the diverse background of people and the challenges that have shaped their lives. I
would not know how to deal with people in difficult situations and
how to direct an argument towards a positive outcome.
To be fair, I would have learned many of these life lessons eventually, but my chapter and Brothers helped me to learn them all during
my undergraduate years. Being in the fraternity created some of the
best memories of my life and some of the best points on my curriculum vitae (or resume).
What made you decide to apply to attend your very first off-site
leadership venue, and which event was it?
I was elected to the position of President in my sophomore year. I
believe it was necessary for me to attend the Presidents Academy,
since we were pursuing an All True Men status. I don’t think I really
decided to go, as much as it was expected of me to attend.
Please describe any eye-opening moment(s) you experienced at
that event or any subsequent leadership event you attended.
As far as leadership events go, I attended the Presidents Academy
as both a president (2007) and as a facilitator (2009). In 2009, as a
facilitator, I came down with one of the worst 24-hour illnesses I’ve
ever had. Luckily, Jim Vredenburgh and Dr. B had some Alka-Seltzer
cold and sinus medicine, which helped to get me through the
Academy. I was very thankful to have a room in the lodge where I
could duck in to rest between activities. I wouldn’t really call this an
eye opener, but the concern by Jim and Dr. B for my health exemplified the quality of their mentorship.
Honestly, the most dramatic and impactful moment in my life was
the loss of my biological younger brother during the summer of my
freshman year. I had just been initiated about a month earlier, when
he passed away. This moment in my life dramatically shaped the person I am today. I remember at the service, looking up to see the
Brothers of the Kappa Omicron Chapter, my chapter, file into the
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Graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne 05/09
Are there any ways that you have “passed on” the learning you
gained? (i.e., maybe you’re a mentor or you informally help
guide your chapter or offer expertise, etc . . . )
Being a sophomore president allowed me to serve in a mentor
position for my junior and senior years. When you are dealing with an
organization of young men that is constantly changing and evolving,
I found it beneficial to set success-oriented precedents, not just a
goal, but something you made happen. These precedents can range
from philanthropic, socializing, or campus involvement.
My mother serves more as a mentor to the chapter, now that she
is their faculty advisor. I’ll get a question every once in a while
through her about the chapter.
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[ T H E TA X I F O U N DAT I O N ]
2012 Annual Repor t
2012 Annual Report
of Theta Xi Foundation
• Progress on Leadership Initiative
• Donor Recognition
Progress On Leadership Initiative
2. Programming directed to strengthen chapter operations:
Adopted 9 Standards of Operations— to help establish consistency among our chapters and develop a guided support structure, a system of operational standards were also introduced in
2006. While components of the program have been adjusted and
tweaked through the years, the formal 9 Standards of Operation
(Ritual, membership, scholarship, finances, membership education, chapter operations, campus and community service, alumni
relations, and risk management) have raised the bar on chapter
operations. The average chapter met 3.9 of the 9 Standards the
first year these expectations were introduced. Since then, there
has been steady, positive progress to improve; and for the
2011–12 year just completed, the average has increased to 7.3 of
9 Standards.
The Chapter Annual Accreditation Program was also introduced in 2006 to hold chapters accountable to Theta Xi’s historic core values (in effect, a return to our roots). To be accredited, a chapter must demonstrate that it meets at least 7 of the 9
standards. Eighty-three percent of chapters met that requirement this past year.
The All True Men Chapter Designation provides a challenge
for undergraduate members and their alumni leaders to take their
chapter to a higher level of operations. All True Men Chapters
adopt a contract of mutual promises with the Grand Lodge,
whereby the chapter commits to high achievement in return for
additional resources in terms of visits, mentors for undergraduate
officers, and funding to support leadership programming.
Currently, 11 chapters have received All True Men Chapter status.
Beginning in 2005, Theta Xi Fraternity introduced our
Leadership Initiative, committed to supporting and developing
our membership as they strive to become the leaders of today
and tomorrow.
Over the past seven years, the Leadership Initiative has moved
steadily forward. Here’s a review of our progress thus far:
TWO MAJOR COMPONENTS OF
THE LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE:
1. Programming directed towards building leaders at the
individual level:
The undergraduate chapter experience is a daily leadership
laboratory that will continue to be the best opportunity for an
undergraduate Brother to hone his personal leadership skills.
With the Leadership Initiative, we are further enhancing the personal development of our young leaders:
Beginning in January 2013, the
annual gathering of our newly
installed chapter presidents has been
renamed the Vredenburgh Presidents
Academy. The four-day event is the
primary component of this initiative
and has been in place since being
introduced in 1999. The Presidents
Academy has distinguished itself as
Theta Xi’s premiere leadership training program. Over its 13-year history,
it has impacted over 550 Brothers. In
James E. Vredenburgh
2012, 48 of 50 chapters and colony
presidents were in attendance—a record 96 percent.
Rising Stars Academy is a values education and leadership
training weekend for first-year initiates. Almost 500 newly initiated Brothers have attended the Academy since it was founded in
2006, and more than 60 percent of attendees step up to chapter
officer positions within a year of attending the Academy. In 2012,
48 of 50 chapters and colonies (96 percent) with a total of 80
first-year initiates participated.
Newell District Leadership Academies (NDLAs) are a revamping of the former Regional Conferences which had a chapter
operations focus. The NDLAs are split 50/50 between personal
values education and individual leadership skills training. Over
the past seven years, more than 2,000 undergraduates and alumni volunteers have attended and overwhelmingly raved about
their NDLA experience. In 2012, 94 percent of chapters and
colonies (47 of 50) sent 336 Brothers to these academies.
FOUNDATION FORUM
• Report on Finances
Donor Recognition
THE CHALLENGE WE FACE TODAY IS SIMPLE—funding
current programs and allowing for future initiatives. Our ability
to positively impact our undergraduate members in their development as future leaders is limited only by the resources our
alumni provide.
All of this progress would not be possible without the voluntary gifts provided by alumni and friends of Theta Xi. On the following pages we are pleased to recognize all donors who have
made gifts to the Theta Xi Foundation during the 2011–2012 fiscal year (July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012).
The Theta Xi Foundation Board of Trustees thanks all donors
and encourages each to renew his or her support this year. In
addition, it is our intent that this report of progress encourages
more alumni to step forward to make a gift this year to support
the work of the Foundation to enhance the leadership experiences we make available to this and future generations of Theta
Xi undergraduates.
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Your support of the Foundation is vital to making leadership training experiences available to these and future undergraduate brothers.
Finances
2011–2012 Sources of Income
Total - $229,423
Theta Xi Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3)
public charity. All gifts to the Theta Xi Foundation are tax
deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent permitted by law.
Memorial and Friends - 11.2%
Undergraduates - 6.0%
The Board of Trustees is committed to utilizing these gifts and
the endowment funds of the Foundation to support the essential
work and programs of the Foundation including:
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Alumni - 65.6%
Investments - 13.7%
Presidents Academy
Rising Stars Academy
Newell District Leadership Academies
Scholarships and Academic Awards
Chapter Educational & Leadership Grants
Chapter Housing Loans
Miscellaneous - 3.5%
2011–2012 Expense Allocation
Total - $232,597
A summary of 2011–2012 income and expenses is included
within the donor recognition lists on the following pages.
Educational and Scholarship
Grants - 22.8%
Fundraising - 28.9%
Ron J. Trucks
Acting Director
Theta Xi Foundation
PO Box 411393
St. Louis, Mo 63141
800-993-6888
[email protected]
www.thetaxi.org
Programming
Presidents Academy
- 9.0%
Rising Stars Academy
- 11.7%
Newell District
Leadership Academies
- 3.5%
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Administration - 24.1%
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Alpha RPI
619 - Robert McNeally C5
678 - William Dean 2
721 - Bruce Goodale 2
780 - Joseph Mansfield 3
785 - Howell Jones A5
802 - Donald Simek A4
804 - James Leather D6
849 - Peter Bostock 3
876 - Malcolm Romeiser 2
909 - Glen Ryan 2
981 - Franklin Vanrensselaer 2
1029 - William Vrooman 1
1184 - Thomas Kelly 1
1185 - David Insardi C4
1196 - David Carlson A3
1630 - Dagmawi Yifru
1648 - Brian Deignan
1652 - Christopher Salva
1653 - David Miller
1654 - James Lee
Gamma Stevens Institute
of Technology
487 - Courtney Alvey 5
544 - Robert Meyer 6
586 - Robert Mattlage 3
609 - Carl Hevert A3
659 - Joseph Colandrea D8
683 - Robert Lautenschlager 1
729 - Alfred Filskov A3
747 - Andrew Aldrich A2
763 - A. Course 3
806 - Arthur Baily A2
823 - Frank Semcer F12
830 - Gerard Osborne B5
832 - Donald Pearson C6
919 - Frank Grapkowski C10
1076 - James Konek A4
1112 - Andrew Cartaina A1
1217 - Steven Stehlik B2
1232 - Christopher Wetzel
1267 - Nicholas DiCola
1271 - Jakub Hojdas
Delta MIT
107 - Pedro Salas
500 - Glenn Meader B4
536 - Thomas Roberts A3
537 - Charles Henry
634 - Robert Roach 1
680 - David Himmelblau A3
708 - William Young 2
717 - Stan Roth 2
725 - Michael Dziekan C5
814 - Stephen Baker F11
849 - John Davis A3
979 - Matthew Bachmann D6
1036 - Matthew Carvey A1
1047 - Matthew Herman 1
1135 - James Yeung
1140 - Wei-Sheng Chen
Zeta Cornell
453 - John (Jack) Gilbert A3
FOUNDATION FORUM
460 - Ray Gildea A
486 - Alfred Ginty A2
494 - Thomas Trafzer D5
632 - Jon Santemma A1
657 - Thomas Hunter 2
687 - Edward Collins C4
799 - Don Verdiani A2
Eta Lehigh
431 - Hellmut Bauer 4
432 - Edwin Fenton A5
447 - Kenneth Hendrix 5
462 - Jesse Hasson 2
481 - Charles Messler 2
483 - L. Robert Libutti 1
548 - Kenneth Horch
561 - Paul Doxey A6
589 - John Schroeder A5
617 - Richard Johnson 2
622 - Joseph Schulter 4
710 - Thomas Peters A4
719 - Preston Crabill 4
845 - Eduardo Fernandez 4
1224 - Sean Ohnmeiss
1233 - Eric Rosenbaum
Theta Purdue
402 - Roger Beal A6
451 - Edward (Pat) Beutler A4
479 - Samuel Blackmore B4
506 - Russell Altherr
559 - Joseph Francel A6
571 - Gilbert Metz B3
577 - John Sturt
601 - William Ryan A4
617 - David Dye D6
658 - Walter Wagner A4
659 - Bruce MacCall A2
725 - Darrell Huck
765 - Gerald Campbell C8
825 - Michael Murphy 4
836 - David Breedlove C8
840 - Donald Gray A2
844 - R. Harrison 2
892 - Richard LeRoy A1
912 - Donald Lord 2
957 - Allan Chow
980 - Nelson Martin A1
995 - Bruce Drake 5
1080 - James Healey B3
1114 - Brian Coleman B8
1132 - Michael Jefvert A5
1193 - Joe Strickland A3
1599 - Dimitris Karabinis A
Iota Washington University
454 - Elwood Rosenkoetter 2
455 - Charles Schmidt A4
472 - Charles Wilson B5
506 - Charles McGehee B4
524 - Frederick Conrad
538 - Albert Schaefer A5
540 - Robert Waites A6
552 - Oliver Belzer A3
563 - Russell Gieselmann B6
2012 D o n o r s
570 - Charles Pohle 2
574 - Alan Siegerist D5
594 - David Pearce A5
604 - Donald Kaley A4
639 - Don Kuhn A4
640 - Henry Likes A4
648 - Anton Bettendorf 3
652 - Jean Dubail A4
661 - Robert Mullen 2
667 - Louis Swallow B6
672 - Albert Becker 2
673 - Jack Bentzinger A4
697 - Robert Saltsman
708 - Peter Likes C6
710 - James McDonald B5
732 - Karl Kammann A5
754 - William Gatley 3
773 - Robert Conklin 2
801 - Bill Thiele A3
804 - Richard Kammann B4
834 - Gary Halls A7
858 - Brian Cunningham A4
869 - Robert Wagoner A3
901 - William Been 1
907 - Robert Hays 2
914 - Sandy Rothschild A
915 - Brian Spillers A
934 - James Gamble C6
1004 - Robert Cimasi E9
1005 - Michael Breidenbach A4
1006 - Bruce Gamble A5
1059 - Frank Romell
1093 - Donald Meringer F10
1135 - Robert Robeson 3
1168 - Sean Sperkowski 1
1219 - Kevin Mayes 2
1451 - Craig Oeswein 2
1489 - Adam Schulman
1528 - Daniel Jansen
1538 - Adam Schaffer C2
1540 - Arthur Schmidt A3
1597 - Todd Schiller B2
1656 - Christopher Cassidy
1657 - Jonathon Koo
1670 - Timothy Norman
1673 - Michael Kim
1677 - Aaron Fleischauer
Kappa Rose Hulman
211 - Robert Dispennett 3
507 - Henry Jackel B5
551 - Robert Ransford
606 - James Summers 1
639 - John Klausman A5
1049 - Raymond Prendergast
Lambda Penn State
283 - William Selkirk 5
424 - Vernon Rodgers 1
440 - Howard Faust A3
474 - James Duncan 3
506 - Bryan Troutman A2
514 - David Norris A4
528 - Andrew Nestor A6
529 - David Black A3
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545 - Mike Margerum B4
549 - Theodore Kennedy A2
560 - James Wentz A4
594 - Edward Zimmerman 2
598 - Donald Shiffler 3
603 - S. Mazza A4
664 - George Will C7
840 - Ernest Derrickson B3
926 - Joseph Kulp C4
Mu Iowa State
272 - C. VanHouweling A4
337 - John Vondracek C7
357 - James McCall 2
384 - George Bussey 3
432 - Frank Bartos C3
505 - Robert Wagner 4
564 - Thomas Lubbert A2
591 - Dennis Craney 3
613 - Larry Nelson C2
619 - Loren Engrav A2
675 - John Hawley A2
709 - M. Douglas Kenealy A
717 - Robert Alexander A5
727 - Duane Fox F12
740 - H. Veenstra F11
765 - Craig Field A6
1089 - Erick Kandl 3
1091 - Brian Maxine C4
1107 - Ryan Jones D7
1197 - Ryan Kight C4
1311 - Lucas Havick
1312 - Alexander Van Alstyne
1313 - Alex Edwards
1318 - Cole Brenden
1319 - Alvadore Cram
Nu UC Berkeley
421 - Kirby West 4
495 - Merrill Newman A6
502 - Richard Abbott 2
503 - Henry Leighton A5
530 - John Killian 4
539 - Donald Abbott 2
547 - Winton Mather A5
700 - Richard Rushton D6
702 - David Hansen A4
Xi Iowa
310 - Duane Means 4
442 - A. Trask
468 - Herbert DePrenger 2
518 - Richard Graalmann 2
590 - Eric Craver A4
Omicron Penn
435 - Francis Gift B4
446 - Henry Clay A3
451 - George Schiele B4
456 - Frederick Mackenbach C6
467 - Robert Hill 1
500 - Charles McClelland A
541 - Birk Stathers 2
545 - Nick Fisfis 2
553 - Karnig Harootunian 3
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558 - David Auten E9
561 - David Cresson 2
570 - G. Michel D5
589 - Hank Smith 2
596 - E. Wiesner A5
627 - Edward Eve 3
655 - Thomas Jones A4
672 - Walter Carr 3
706 - Barry Coyle 3
741 - Lee Smith 2
752 - Kenneth Miller F10
758 - Donald Allison E10
763 - John Fischer 1
1033 - Douglas Sieg A
1092 - Randy Gornitzky B2
Pi Carnegie Mellon
357 - DeForest Trautman A2
389 - Frank Lee A4
443 - Conrad Mitchell 3
460 - Ludwig Benner 3
510 - Carl Zorowski 2
540 - William Mannel C6
559 - Charles Cooke 3
560 - George Dreistadt A2
584 - George Fischer 1
637 - Robert Patten D6
671 - Edward Margolis A5
741 - Harold Eberenz 4
743 - Charles Hawkins A2
751 - Rodney McDowell A3
782 - Evan Komito 1
976 - Thomas Atkinson B4
1016 - Daniel Lewis A4
1037 - Marc Archambault A4
1117 - Jonathan Kaplan B2
1188 - Mark Digman A1
1268 - Rohit Mulgund 2
Rho Texas
351 - Robert Turner A4
457 - Wilfred Dawson 4
471 - Gene Norman A4
560 - Herbert Seidel A1
697 - James Horn
698 - James Feibelman 1
737 - Donald St. Martin B6
758 - C. W. Fisher 2
780 - Thomas Meier C6
822 - Steve Fruechtenicht 2
944 - Philip Geis A5
1000 - C. Melton A3
Sigma Michigan
448 - Jack Lawrence A3
478 - Richard Schmitz 3
507 - Donald MacKinnon A4
518 - Robert Ilgenfritz A3
608 - J. Moore 3
616 - Roger Levy 2
748 - David Hansz 2
781 - David Moss 6
896 - David DeMuro E10
919 - Steven Garris 2
929 - Jeffrey Parker 3
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Thanks For Your Support
975 - Russell Wiitala A4
1063 - Joseph Betten B4
1261 - Bryan Shaver B2
1317 - Michael Tchang
1435 - Tyler Bernstein
Your gifts to fund the work of the Foundation are the
essential component that enable us to help our undergraduate
brothers become leaders.
Tau Stanford
948 - Harry Torimoto A4
In addition to saying thank you once again, the Board of
Trustees has also established donor clubs and societies to
publicly recognize the generosity and loyalty of brothers and
friends of Theta Xi who make financial gifts.
Chi Ohio State
249 - Lewis Merrill 2
255 - William Krauss 2
314 - Thomas Yerina A3
In this issue, we recognize all donors from the 2011–12 year
and we use the legends explained here to acknowledge the
level of annual Fund Drive and lifetime support.
Upsilon UW
479 - Joseph Casolaro 2
589 - William Tracy C6
593 - Edwyn Buzard A4
664 - Richard Donofrio 1
815 - Robert Pfau A1
820 - Marc Effron C5
898 - Michael Eaton E9
1122 - Will Beebe
1162 - Eli White
Your ongoing gifts, along with those of other loyal alumni,
make it possible to provide our undergraduate brothers with
quality programming year after year. Thank you!
ANNUAL GIVING CLUBS
A = 6294 Club
$62.94–$148.99
Psi Minnesota
B = Anniversary Club
$149–$249.99
377 - Keith Fligge 2
408 - Don Sherwood 1
447 - Gary Peterson A4
C = Leadership Club
$250–$499.99
Omega Washington State
E = Rensselaer Society –
Patron Level
$1,000–$2,499.99
F = Rensselaer Society –
Founder Level
$2,500+
D = Rensselaer Society –
Benefactor Level
$500–$999.99
277 - Daniel Roberts 2
340 - John Hensel A5
346 - Kenneth Weeks 2
371 - Uriah Orr 2
520 - Michael O’Neil A2
567 - Curt Anderson
673 - Andrew Allinger A2
756 - Tony Torelli A
LIFETIME GIVING SOCIETIES
This legend recognizes the level of lifetime giving to
the Theta Xi Foundation:
1 = Pearl Society
$125–$249.99
Alpha Alpha LSU
387 - John Savage B2
425 - Robert Wilson B8
660 - Donald Keller D6
702 - Leland Williams 4
745 - Jack Skains A4
747 - Lawrence Tarbell A2
792 - Thomas Woltz A3
851 - Paul Stanley A2
926 - Glynn Young A2
1043 - John Cole B4
1107 - Robert Romero A1
1161 - Robert Lawrence A5
1265 - Bradford Patt B6
1675 - Joseph Marcantel C4
1692 - Bryan Jeansonne 2
2 = Ruby Society
$250–$628.39
3 = Diamond Society
$629.40–$999.99
4 = Sacred Badge Society
$1,000–$1,863.99
5 = Maj. William H. Wiley
Society
$1, 864–$2,499.99
6 = William S. Mason
Society –
$2,500–$4,999.99
7 = Nathaniel Henry
Starbuck Society
$5,000–$6,293.99
Alpha Beta Illinois
362 - George Smith B6
374 - Stephen Van Clay D8
397 - James Thon 1
404 - Charles Larson 2
413 - Joseph Boris 1
524 - Robert Gabrielli A3
542 - William Stewart A4
8 = 6294 Society
$6, 294–$9,999.99
10 = Henry Harrison
Farnum Society –
$25,000–$49,999.99
11 = Samuel Buel, Jr.
Society –
$50,000–$99,999.99
12 = George Bradford
Brainerd Society –
$100,000–$249,999.99
13 = Christopher Champlin
Waite Society –
$250,000–$499,999.99
14 = Ralph Gooding
Packard Society –
$500,000–$999,999.99
15 = Peter Henry Fox
Society –
$1,000,000 and higher
9 = Thomas Cole Raymond
Society –
$10,000–$24,999.99
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2012 D o n o r s
Recognition of Memorial Gifts
With sincere gratitude, we recognize those who have given gifts in memory, in honor of,
or as friends of Theta Xi.
In Memory of …
Sandra Frye McDaniel by Mark Garber
Sandra Frye McDaniel by Joseph Matthews
Sandra Frye McDaniel by Carl Cruse
Sandra Frye McDaniel by A. Stokes Gatewood
Warren H. Sturmer by Judith Sturmer
Ronald L. Smith by Esther Edwards, Jim and Patty
Russell, and Sally and Bob Sylijebeck
Harold Thomas by Marian Thomas
Robert Helms by Rev. Jeffrey McCarthy
Jack McSorley by John and Judy McSorley
Oliver Vortriede by Mrs. Oliver Vortriede
In Honor of …
David Schwab by Stanton Cadow
Friends of Theta Xi Foundation …
Robert Heurmann
Robert Morrison
Michael Haase
Gamma Sigma Alumni Association
Joe Heyen
Mrs. Vortriede
Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
Patty Russell
545 - John Strout A5
613 - Milton Otto 4
645 - Richard Ollila A4
707 - Eugene Santi 3
748 - Thomas Ernst B3
785 - Gordon Greene C6
790 - Paul Stone B3
851 - John Hamman 1
864 - Timothy Crowley A4
872 - James Lundgren A4
955 - Craig Cinotto A1
1024 - Jeffrey Hunter A4
1057 - Gerald Wagner C4
1078 - David Hirsch B9
1275 - Jay Hallberg A1
1715 - Eric Freese A1
1774 - Brian Freese A1
1987 - Jeffrey Geldmyer
Alpha Gamma Ilt
435 - Norman Brabec 4
447 - Glenn Workman 2
456 - Dean Johnson D6
579 - John Malo 4
778 - Walter Stasioski B7
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Alpha Delta Oregon State
127 - Lyman Seely 2
274 - Edward De Groot E9
326 - Edwin Noble B2
328 - Ralph Spaulding A3
370 - Lyman Oelrichs 1
448 - Jerry Street 2
470 - David Schreiber A5
Alpha Kappa Theta Association of TX
Durward Owen
Friends of Don Meringer
Gary Green
Richard Jungman
Verlin O'Keefe
Lois Leslie
James Carico
Alpha Tau Omega
Fraternity Executives Association
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Jonathan Haase
Iota Club
Alpha Nu Association of TX
Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority
Marian Thomas
Omega Financial
Ray Galbreath
Roy Silbereisen
Judith Sturmer
Kathleen Connor
Omega Alumni Association
John and Judy McSorley
Wayne and Margaret Janus
1097 - Brian Lichter 3
1354 - Adam Olson
1417 - Kevin Wilkinson
1419 - Trenten Meyer
1430 - Brennan Downs A
1438 - Jordan Janssen
Alpha Zeta UCLA
130 - John Kalinowski 2
138 - Louis Hayward A4
316 - J. Clancy A5
318 - Hugh McHugh 1
357 - R. S. Hoyt E7
377 - Karl Stahl A3
382 - Steinar Tweiten A4
425 - Julian Randolph A1
471 - James Johnston A6
476 - Allen Hatheway 3
501 - Gaetano Belcore A6
505 - Gene Hersh A4
509 - David Mangold
532 - Eric Bruck A2
550 - James Pike E8
561 - Greg Jackson
573 - Taylor Bazley
577 - Sean Oswald
585 - Craig Littenberg 5
591 - Gilberto Urdaneta
Alpha Epsilon Nebraska
200 - Thomas Brown C6
282 - Howard Duncan 2
333 - Milton Clark 2
354 - William Doole 2
362 - Donald Roberts 3
389 - Leonard Barker 3
422 - Leroy Jack A1
432 - John Nelson A4
475 - Richard Tempero 3
481 - Fred Howlett F9
491 - Robert Kovarik 4
521 - David Krecek A3
528 - Kent Hildreth 2
586 - David Schreiner 3
646 - Ronald Sack A5
835 - Christopher Hayes 4
896 - Thomas Geu 4
1057 - Howard Burns 2
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807 - Jeffrey Graham A5
830 - James Allen A4
851 - John Trapnell A3
Alpha Eta Colorado
239 - George Ivans A5
249 - Donald Salyards 2
329 - R. Adlesperger A4
357 - Jeffrey Arnold E6
389 - Christopher Lehr E7
526 - Michael Seibert A1
644 - Kenneth Dayley D2
711 - Robert Olson
740 - Bryan Morton
781 - Sean Moser
807 - Spencer Anderson
822 - Jonathan Talley
1114 - Brian Coleman A
1282 - Garrett Jaso
Alpha Iota Kansas State
119 - Maurice Arnold A6
190 - Kenneth Kern 3
193 - Clyde Olson 2
235 - Elton Arensman
260 - Leon Stanton
273 - Terry Quinn A6
286 - Richard Nickum A4
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327 - William Stephans A5
339 - Richard Small 2
348 - Gale Wiley A3
419 - Grant White C3
488 - M. Comfort A4
506 - Craig Wallace C6
522 - Kyle Kelly B4
529 - Jerry Hall B3
576 - Michael Church 2
587 - Dennis Marstall D6
606 - Shannon Casebeer B2
683 - Christopher Hansen A4
705 - Bradley Laubhan A2
734 - Brent Grecian D6
735 - Joseph Rottinghaus C4
749 - Luke Deets B4
758 - James Keller A3
825 - Andrew Wilcox
919 - Blaine Warden
964 - Tyler Peterson
Alpha Kappa Northwestern
130 - Ralph Lidge 2
176 - Donald Botsford 1
218 - Thomas Naumann 3
240 - John Dever A8
282 - Thomas McAboy C7
394 - George Sengstock 3
419 - Edward Syrup A2
438 - Alex Bart 3
451 - Everett Roberts A2
459 - Culvin Edwards A1
549 - Douglas Bellaire 2
Alpha Lambda Alabama
126 - Paul Comisarow 1
328 - George Broadbenta A3
481 - Harry Niendorf 3
485 - John Hrom A2
Alpha Mu Amherst
353 - Robert Sowersby
415 - Warrick Robinson 3
Alpha Nu USC
14 - Munson Little 5
229 - Richard Finley 5
260 - Clyde Boothe A3
322 - Oscar Denenberg 2
350 - George Root C6
379 - Gerald Monahan A4
383 - Ray Hopkins A5
510 - H. Zuber A2
627 - Larry Weber C6
656 - Richard Reyes 4
692 - Bruce Lilly A3
865 - David Gibbs D7
929 - Carl Enockson
1037 - Christopher Connelly
1050 - Andrew Tenno
Alpha Xi Mississippi State
16 - Earl Greer 2
110 - Jerald Herring 2
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Alpha Omicron UL-Lafayette
4 - James Fitzgerald 3
370 - John Cottrell 3
505 - E. Wood 5
632 - Joseph Leone C4
658 - Timothy Whipple
709 - Dwight Maness A1
815 - Michael Louviere A
835 - Bart Hains A1
1012 - Carey LeBlanc A2
1032 - James Staton A1
1049 - Eric Coles A
1053 - Bernard Lemoine D3
1091 - Nicholas Roszczynialski
1098 - Jacob Guidroz
Alpha Chi Trinity
1 - William Robinson A5
12 - John McGaw 2
73 - Robert Heins B6
Alpha Psi Missouri S&T
42 - Roy Miles 2
101 - Eugene Russell A4
135 - Douglas Gaertner 4
150 - Joseph Myslinski 2
250 - Michael Fahy A2
266 - Robert Valleroy 2
270 - Robert Wright A1
272 - Chris Wilson D9
284 - John Bruns 2
359 - Eugene Porter A3
453 - Matthew Clipper A1
582 - Brian Mahan
584 - Dylan Crowder
588 - Matthew Connelly
Alpha Pi U Conn
88 - Walter Collins
178 - Robert Christie 4
221 - Salvatore Cianci 2
264 - Richard Kosikowski 2
310 - Philip Connell C4
337 - William Burgess 3
367 - John McCarty
414 - Charles Ford 1
421 - Arthur Girard 3
457 - Richard Brusie A2
483 - Robert Doyle A4
485 - Joseph Brown A2
Alpha Omega Michigan State
151 - Dale Davis A1
Beta Alpha Georgia Tech
25 - Jack Webb C6
41 - John Graddick
94 - J. Coursey A2
116 - Gabriel Pellicciotti 2
126 - Charles Preetorius C6
147 - Larry Balkin D8
232 - Frederick Dischman A4
258 - Keith Boulware 2
308 - Scott Swix 5
374 - Henry Harvey A4
389 - David Lester A4
576 - Joseph Watson C3
Alpha Rho Oklahoma
10 - Billy Moore C2
162 - Don Wiesen 2
Alpha Sigma Bradley
165 - Charles Skillman A3
176 - Willliam Cheffer A2
202 - Robert Hains A5
260 - Ralph Grandle 3
355 - Roger Sables A3
411 - David Joseph A4
551 - Joseph Conklin A5
755 - Matthew Ault 3
803 - Craig Janus D6
806 - Jon Kujanski A2
807 - David Jarvas
813 - Charles Stone 1
824 - Timothy Heyen A2
851 - Nicholas Jones
901 - Clifton Holly
922 - Graham Flinn
Beta Beta San Jose State
201 - Phillip Boyce E9
232 - Fred Schoonmaker A2
260 - James Fritz A4
Beta Zeta Auburn
139 - James Staton
152 - R. Craig Knapp
162 - Francisco Carrera-Justiz
166 - Daniel Thomas 2
338 - Charles Martin A4
476 - Allen Chapman 1
626 - Andrew O’Reilly 2
634 - Alan Gardner B3
697 - Scott Yates E8
865 - Zachary Jones
Beta Eta Northern Colorado
117 - Lawrence Snyder 3
262 - Craig Munn
Beta Iota Mizzou
4 - James Geisert B2
Beta Kappa Clarkson
14 - Francis Hynds 1
466 - Scott Owens A2
Beta Lambda IUP
38 - James Barr 2
Beta Mu Central Arkansas
255 Jerry Core A1
Beta Nu UNK
66 - Gary Junker 1
288 - Milton Steiner 2
Beta Delta SIUC
3 - Carroll Cox A1
87 - James Hurst 2
142 - J. Franklin Sharp F9
257 - James Zeller B4
351 - Peter Stoltz A2
395 - Gerald (Jerry) Selvo 2
424 - Robert Aikman A2
432 - John Mullins
526 - Robert Richardson 4
868 - Marshall Murove
994 - Gregory Dampf
Alpha Tau Indiana
75 - John Apple 2
84 - Donald Rahe 4
120 - William Lambert A4
133 - Arthur Wallace 2
190 - James Davis A6
284 - John Lyman C6
376 - Philip Dixon A1
384 - C. Cisson 3
413 - Joseph Lanzone A1
415 - Michael Woods D8
528 - Dean Ekman 4
582 - John Felts D6
635 - Mark Douglas 1
764 - Tim Karman A1
1019 - Sean Ruel A2
Beta Epsilon UC Davis
11 - William Seaver A4
66 - Norman Nielsen
96 - Bruce Carter 3
131 - Richard McCormac E9
139 - William Charlson A6
182 - Douglass Miller A1
197 - John Osborn A7
283 - Terence Prechter A4
Alpha Upsilon Louisiana Tech
104 - Jack Painter 1
Alpha Phi South Dakota
10 - Harold Harms 4
63 - Harold Moulton A4
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Beta Xi UNO
33 - James Bentley A2
71 - Gary Nunemacher 3
159 - Daniel Rooney A3
175 - Donald Gunther C3
Beta Omicron Clarion
487 - Dan Leech
Beta Pi SLU
53 - David Schwab C9
77 - Robert Duncan B2
83 - Lester Summerell A1
103 - Walter Brock F11
156 - Joseph Macaluso D2
164 - Stanton Cadow B6
183 - Earl Luminais C3
768 - Daniel Smith
FOUNDATION FORUM
[ T H E TA X I F O U N DAT I O N ]
2012 D o n o r s
Beta Rho Emporia State
Gamma Epsilon SEMO
69 - Charles Moore A1
86 - Donald Morris D5
321 - Chad Ronholm
326 - Jeffrey Vernetti B3
553 - Erik Hunter
Beta Sigma Cal U
543 - Cory Strennen
545 - Zachary Anderson
Beta Theta Western
Michigan
86 - Thomas Sternal B4
206 - Charles Haffey A
Beta Upsilon Slippery Rock
61 - Thomas Neely 2
63 - F. Riegelnegg A2
160 - Thomas Naskoviak
360 - Paul DiTomasso
Beta Psi UL-Monroe
24 - Gregory Pizzigno B4
Beta Omega Virginia Tech
1 - John Spooner 3
9 - James Hutchison A
11 - James Vredenburgh D9
16 - James McKown D6
19 - Francis Terminella 3
26 - Ronald Bartelt 3
30 - Jeffrey Doughty D2
31 - Arthur Hoey E8
46 - Benjamin Olson F9
49 - Robert St. John A4
70 - Jerry Warner C4
72 - Steven Bacon E5
77 - Louis Sanders B4
80 - Theodore Cairns C2
93 - Christopher Spoth A4
129 - James Martin B4
145 - Matthew Sullivan C4
153 - Leonard Frank 4
212 - John McLaurin A3
245 - Mark Harris 2
317 - Andrew Johnson C5
387 - Ralph Compton B4
449 - David Dorsett A
481 - James Kiefer
503 - Brandon Stine
Gamma Eta Nicholls State
Kappa Eta Glenville State
71 - Daniel Gooding A3
114 - Charles Wentz A4
289 - David Booth 2
Kappa Theta WIU
339 - Joseph Vidoni B2
512 - Mark Bestvina A3
825 - Bradley Malone 1
829 - Kyle Pletsch B2
851 - Alec Edwards
883 - Gregory Faloona
Kappa Kappa Ball State
169 - William Schafer 1
193 - Charles Oberlie A6
637 - Anthony Butler A1
Kappa Lambda Old Dominion
77 - Jesse Lewis
Kappa Nu Defiance
3 - Douglas Rychener
10 - Carroll Dick C4
24 - Daniel Jenkins 4
Kappa Omicron Lenoir Rhyne
66 - Bobby Brown 3
83 - Broadus Reese B5
347 - Cameron Chandler
353 - Jordan Wilson
Kappa Pi Wayne State
Kappa Zeta Charlestown
13 - Matthew Byock 2
170 - Robert Wilson C2
FOUNDATION FORUM
229 - Alvis Gatewood 3
285 - Michael Cheek D6
287 - Joseph Matthews A
288 - Jeffrey McCarthy A5
312 - Carl Cruse 1
346 - Frank Rubino 6
368 - Donald Janney D6
404 - Mark Garber B2
445 - Ted Segar C5
526 - Eric Bolger C4
683 - Garrett Frank
687 - Zachary Perry
Kappa Rho Ferris State
Kappa Sigma Kettering
49 - Lawrence Shoemaker 1
195 - William Collett 2
435 - Matthew Vannoy
Kappa Phi WCU
155 - Gregory Ford A2
Kappa Beta Arkansas
Kappa Gamma Fairmount St
14 - Gerald Curtis A3
175 - Lee Sherman A3
238 - Harry Willis 4
321 - Michael Townsend A2
331 - Robert Dietrich F10
376 - Andrew Carlson E9
442 - David Ford A3
514 - Steven Nelson 4
636 - Charles Harvey A2
691 - James Owrey 1
706 - James Paugh 1
821 - Michael Mugo
186 - Roger Linde A5
30 - Edward Lariccia 3
39 - J.T. Ross A3
Kappa Tau WVWU
Kappa Mu RIT
18 - Gary Degner 1
175 - William Stewart D6
230 - John Agnone A6
Kappa Alpha Youngstown St
298 - Harry Poston A3
331 - John Oldani 3
350 - Cody Robbins
485 - James Denton B1
512 - Jon Robertson A4
550 - Jerry Wallace A6
581 - Timothy Rocco A3
583 - Timothy Wahl C4
585 - Gerard Lilly A4
613 - Daniel Tremblay B4
633 - Ronald Manche 2
658 - James Mulders B3
679 - Kevin Moore A3
685 - Stephen Savoie A2
711 - Lawrence Maloney A5
746 - Howard Larsen 2
880 - Michael Chrzanowski 1
908 - Eric Stasser B4
957 - James Walker B3
1338 - Efrain Quezada
11 - Robert Ryder 2
25 - Philip Hughes A1
36 - James Bentley 2
38 - Miles Doolittle B4
44 - Michael Kasprzyk A1
87 - Wayne Cypress 3
120 - Robert Williams 3
183 - Arthur Ickes C6
185 - Robert Patterson 2
217 - Robert Watson A2
244 - Robert Thomas 4
257 - David Look A4
287 - Dean Moody 2
Gamma Beta FIT
142 - Robert Edwards A4
Gamma Gamma USA
51 - Leo Pose C6
Gamma Delta Loyola
45 - Brad Galland D4
233 - Corey Henderson
Gamma Theta LSSU
18 - Anthony Hetchler B2
178 - Miles Ouimette 1
184 - Alan Bloch
Gamma Iota ERAU
221 - Adam Roberts D4
247 - Danny Lacore A2
283 - Ron Trucks E8
292 - Eric Estes
295 - Domenic Narducci A1
307 - Sean Christner
335 - David Riddle
340 - Shawn Carter
345 - Kevin O’Kuinghttons
Gamma Kappa UIC
216 - Robert Targosz
258 - Oliver Boryszewski
Gamma Lambda Edinboro
88 - Ben Carbaugh 2
Gamma Mu Montclair State
6 - Gregory Spitzer B2
221 - Ethan Gavurin
Gamma Pi UNCP
23 - H. Barrineau D8
105 - James Campbell B2
136 - Adam Hughes
154 - John Thomas B1
Gamma Sigma UW-Stephens
Point
13 - Chad Alberg A2
117 - Tanner Thorne
121 - Damarr Purifoy
126 - Brent Beiderwieden
127 - Mitchell Krahn
128 - Michael Pfahning
Gamma Upsilon Greensboro
1 - Daniel Mackey E4
Gamma Phi GSU
11 - Benjamin Stringer A
60 - Andrew Briggs
Gamma Chi Shippensburg
8 - William Earp
1 - Jonathan Tullo B2
12 - Eric Cervenka
105 - Christos Baboulas A1
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1864 Club
Thanks from the Undergraduates!
More than 85 undergraduate
members stepped up this past year and
made a gift of their own to support the
work of the Foundation. What better
endorsement of the quality of the
Foundation’s Academy programming can
one ask for than for the attendees themselves to reach into their own pockets to
express their thanks for the opportunity
provided them?
We recognize and appreciate the
undergraduate Brothers who attended a
Foundation Academy and valued their
experience enough to make a voluntary
gift of at least $18.64. Here are the
members of the 1864 Club for 2011–2012!
Dagmawi Yifru, Alpha, 1630
Brian Deignan, Alpha, 1648
Chris Salva, Alpha, 1652
David Miller, Alpha, 1653
Andrew Cartaina, Gamma, 1112
Christopher Wetzel, Gamma, 1232
Pedro Salas, Delta, 1107
James Yeung, Delta, 1135
Wei-Sheng Chen, Delta, 1140
Seam Ohnmeiss, Eta, 1224
Eric Rosenbaum, Eta, 1233
Christopher Cassidy, Iota, 1656
Jonathan Koo, Iota, 1657
Cameron McRae, Iota, 1669
Tim Norman, Iota, 1670
Seong (Mike) Kim, Iota, 1673
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Aaron Fleischauer, Iota, 1677
Raymond Prendergast, Kappa, 1049
Lucas Havick, Mu, 1311
Alexander VanAlstyne, Mu, 1312
Alex Edwards, Mu, 1313
Cole Brenden, Mu, 1318
Alvadore Cram, Mu, 1319
Tyler Bernstein, Sigma, 1435
Will Beebe, Upsilon, 1122
Eli White, Upsilon, 1162
Jeff Geldmeyer, Alpha Beta, 1987
Adam Olson, Alpha Epsilon, 1354
Kevin Wilkinson, Alpha Epsilon, 1417
Trenten Meyer, Alpha Epsilon, 1419
Jordan Janssen, Alpha Epsilon, 1428
Brennan Downs, Alpha Epsilon, 1430
David Mangold, Alpha Zeta, 1509
David Mangold, Alpha Zeta, 1509
Greg Jackson, Alpha Zeta, 1561
Taylor Bazley, Alpha Zeta, 1573
Sean Oswald, Alpha Zeta, 1577
Gilberto Urdaneta, Alpha Zeta, 1591
Robert Olson, Alpha Eta, 711
Bryan Morton, Alpha Eta, 764
Sean Moser, Alpha Eta, 784
Garrett Jaso, Alpha Eta, 805
Spencer Anderson, Alpha Eta, 807
Brian Vernaza, Alpha Eta, 818
Jonathan Talley, Alpha Eta, 822
Tyler Peterson, Alpha Iota, 964
Chris Connelly, Alpha Nu, 1037
Andrew Tenno, Alpha Nu, 1050
Nick Roszcynialski, Alpha Omicron, 1091
Jacob Guidroz, Alpha Omicron, 1098
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Cliff Holly, Alpha Sigma, 901
Graham Flinn, Alpha Sigma, 922
Brian Mahan, Alpha Psi, 562
Dylan Crowder, Alpha Psi, 584
Matthew Connelly, Alpha Psi, 588
Greg Dampf, Beta Delta, 994
Zachary Jones, Beta Zeta, 865
Daniel Leech, Beta Omicron, 487
Daniel S. Smith, Beta Pi, 768
Cory Strennen, Beta Sigma, 543
Zach Anderson, Beta Sigma, 545
Greg Faloona, Kappa Theta, 883
Cameron Chandler, Kappa Omicron, 347
Jordan Wilson, Kappa Omicron, 353
Efrain Quezada, Kappa Sigma, 1338
Cody Robbins, Kappa Sigma, 1350
Garret Frank, Kappa Phi, 683
Zach Perry, Kappa Phi, 687
Erik Hunter, Gamma Epsilon, 553
Corey Henderson, Gamma Eta, 233
Eric Estes, Gamma Iota, 292
Sean Christner, Gamma Iota, 307
David Riddle, Gamma Iota, 335
Shawn Carter, Gamma Iota, 340
Kevin O’Kuinghttons, Gamma Iota, 345
Robert Targosz, Gamma Kappa, 216
Ethan Gavurin, Gamma Mu, 221
Tanner Thorne, Gamma Sigma, 117
Damarr Purifoy, Gamma Sigma, 121
Mitch Krahn, Gamma Sigma, 127
Michael Pfahning, Gamma Sigma, 128
Andrew Briggs, Gamma Phi, 60
Will Earp, Gamma Chi, 8
FOUNDATION FORUM
Contributions to the Theta Xi Foundation make it possible for undergrad
members to attend the Vredenburgh Presidents Academy, the Rising Stars
Academy, and the Newell District Leadership Academies in addition to
travel expenses for other educational endeavors.
Think about making the
gift of Theta Xi for a
brother this year!
MAKE AN INVESTMENT IN THETA XI . . .
. . . and help us to maintain the progress Theta Xi has achieved
over the past year. Please help by supporting the Theta Xi
Foundation today! It’s easy to renew your support or step forward
to make your first gift to the Theta Xi Foundation.
To make your tax-deductible donation, visit the Foundation Donation
Page at http://goo.gl/9scQV or, if you prefer, you can print out this page and return the form below. Thank you for your
investment in Theta Xi!
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