Rusty Whaley and Jeff Benton
The weekend was a huge success for both alumni and undergraduates as Brothers enjoyed catching up with each other. During our Saturday morning business meeting (above), Georgia Southwestern President, Dr. Neal Weaver, spent time with us that was extremely valuable. We had a discussion about our missions and purpose align with the University's; the Greek System has an important role to play.
Many thanks to Jeff Benton for his leadership as he completed his last term as Grand Master for the Alumni Foundation. Jeff, we appreciate all you have done to make our order and chapter better. Let's keep the momentum under the new leadership of Donny Wall and all our other new officers (see post below).
Gentlemen, we all appreciate your willingness to serve our chapter!
Grand Master - Donny Wall
Grand Procurator - Jason Westbrook
Grand Master of Ceremonies - Rob Whaley
Grand Treasurer - Larry McQuarter
Grand Scribe - John Teate
Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) honored alumni from each college/school on campus and inducted one former athlete into the GSW Athletics Hall of Fame at the 2nd Annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet. The event, which recognized six Outstanding Alumni, took place Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Private Dining Room within the Thomas O. Marshall, Jr. Pavilion.
The Outstanding Alumni Award was developed to recognize the distinguished personal accomplishments and professional achievements of Georgia Southwestern Alumni. Patricia Stark (’59), who was honored in 2016, will serve as the featured speaker. The Leewynn Finklea Alumni Award recipient will also be announced during the event.
The 2017 GSW Outstanding Alumni Award recipients are:
Jeff Benton, ’92 and ‘96, School of Business Administration
Calvin Rhodes, ’90, School of Computing and Mathematics
Allen Fort, ’75 and ‘78 School of Education
Greg Slappey, M.D., ’88, College of Arts and Sciences
Judy Tingley, D.N.P., ’97, School of Nursing
J.P. Griffin, ’14, GSW Athletics Hall of Fame
“This is a big day for our campus community,” said GSW President Neal Weaver. “It is important for our current and prospective students to see the University celebrate alumni success. We are honored to recognize such an accomplished group during our 2nd annual Outstanding Alumni Banquet.”
Today we reflect on those tragic events that took place 16 years ago. In remembering the lives we lost, we also honor those first responders that valiantly fought to save them. These heroes fight every day to protect our communities and that is why last year we established 9/11 as Kappa Sigma First Responder Day. Today, Kappa Sigma recognizes our campus and community first responders for the work they do day in and day out to keep us safe. Thank you for your tireless service. #KappaSigmaCares
Remember these Brothers and all who were taken from us that dayFredric Gabler ’90 (Alpha-Kappa, Cornell University)
Jeffrey B. Gardner ’84 (Gamma-Upsilon, Rutgers University)
Andrew H. Golkin ’91 (Delta-Phi, Hobart College)
Richard B. Madden ’85 (Gamma-Xi, Denison University)
James R. Paul ’62 (Beta-Nu, University of Kentucky)
William P. Tselepis, Jr. ’88 (Alpha-Gamma, University of Illinois)
Kappa Sigma is committed to making a difference in the lives of others. It is this commitment that has provided the inspiration and vision for A Greater Cause – the Fraternity’s bold initiative to promote volunteerism, citizenship and service to the community. During the 2015-2017 biennium, Kappa Sigma members raised more than $6.7 million for charity and volunteered over 1.4 million hours of community service as part of the initiative.
Register Now for the 48th Kappa-Kappa Annual Founders' Day Celebration. Festivities will begin on Friday, November 17 at the John V. Harper Chapter House followed by Saturday, November 18 at the Griffin Bell Golf Course and Conference Center. Our host hotel this year will be the Windsor Hotel. Please click below for more information and registration information.