kentucky beta newsletter - Bowling Green



kentucky beta newsletter - Bowling Green
FALL/WINTER 2012 – 2013
March 2013 / Brother Grant Williams
Fall 2012 was a great semester for Kentucky
Beta, ending with the initation of 25 outstanding
members into the chapter. During Fraternity
Recruitment, the chapter took the potential new
members out to do many fun and interesting
acitivites to get to know them and for them to see
the brotherhood we have. We went paintballing,
had a large poker tournament, played football in
the park, went to a few Bowling Green Hot Rods
home baseball games, and hosted an Alumni Night
with talks by older brothers.
WKU’s Homecoming, during October 2012, is
one such example. Our Fraternity had the distinct
privilege of being teamed with the ladies of Chi
Omega Sorority to work on the float that we all
designed. A delicious brunch, coordinated by
alumnus Andy Wilkins and his wife Libby, got
everyone ready for tailgating and the football
game. That evening, The Clarence Dobbins Band,
a terrific classical jazz band, played at the house.
Alumni and actives alike had a great time enjoying
the performance and dancing. Thank you to all
alumni who shared Homecoming with us!
“Fall Pledge class of 2012”
“Homecoming Float”
One of the most
memorable nights
we had was when
all the potential
new members were
invited to the house
for a large dinner
provided by one of
our alumni – Dale Augenstein. Dale’s chef from
Steamer Seafood prepared delicious food,
complete with a whole roasted pig. Many other
prestigious alumni also attended.
Rush week and pledging were fun and
successful this year, but many other important and
memorable events took place as well.
Paddy Murphy week was also another busy
time in the fall. It was a week of fun, but it also
had an important charitable fundraising aspect.
Each day of the week, a sorority would paint our
famous lion in front of the house a different color
and design to represent Paddy Murphy week. The
week ended with a dance for brothers and their
dates. Over $2,000 was raised for the Kelly
Autism Program.
Our chapter also did a great job in intramurals.
We came in first place in football and badminton
and second place in dodgeball.
HOMECOMING: 10/26/13
The Kentucky Beta House Corporation has
been revitalized with the addition of new
members. The newly elected President is Ron
Miller, a Delta Kappa Nu member who was a
founder of Kentucky Beta. Board Members
include: Adam Burden, Kevin Brooks, Phil
Cunningham, Scott Sivley, Joe Richards, Lucas
Davidson, and Greg Pryor. A hearty Phi Alpha to
Jordan Carter for his years of service as President!
“Dr. Gary Ransdell and Brothers”
Alumni Involvement with Kentucky Beta is at
an all-time high and together, the chapter and
alumni are strengthening Sigma Alpha Epsilon on
the WKU campus. As part of a new tradition,
many alumni have been invited to speak to the
pledge class and the active chapter on a variety of
The speakers thus far include: Dr. Gary
Ransdell, John Minton, John Ridley, Randy
Schocke, Donald Smith, Scott Sivley, Lucas
Davidson, Steve Wilson, Ron Miller, ESR Blaine
Ayers, Province Archon Don Bartholomew, SAE
Regional Director William Winstead and others.
Our alumni are also serving in several advisory
capacities. These include: Dale Augenstein
(Alumni Commission Chair); John Perkins
(Chapter Advisor); Steve Wilson (Pledge
Advisor); John Minton (Ritual Advisor); Chris
Williams (Philanthropy Advisor); Jordan Carter
(Financial Advisor) and Andy Wilkins (Alumni
Working together, alumni and the chapter have
rewritten the pledge program, set new goals for
philanthropy, placed new emphasis on academics
and campus involvement, and worked to improve
the maintenance of the Chapter House.
The Kentucky Beta Lion has come alive in
many forms lately, thanks to the creativity of the
brothers. In December, the spirit of Christmas
was on display at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon House
(see above) and in October, our lion helped the
chapter support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(see below). Phi Alpha!

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