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Zeta Chapter during the 1920’s. The only Brother identified in this photo is Edgar Kuhl, Zeta ’26. He is the man with his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him, on the left side of the photo. Do you recognize any others?
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Alumni Profiles Regional Conclaves A Decade of Growth Financial Industry Network Daydreams and Automobiles
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One of these four men is Howard B. Ortner, Beta ’19, national executive secretary from 1936-40. Which one is he? Who are the others?
From the President t’s good to visit with all 17,000 of you again and be able to update you on various items of progress and Fraternity news. All of us on the National Board, as well as the National Office staff are highly committed to work on issues and projects that will strengthen KDR. We take very seriously our responsibility — as a Board of Directors entrusted with a care-taking role of 95 years of heritage and tradition that each of you no doubt can, and do appreciate. The Fraternity is making significant progress on a number of fronts, which include: • Communications • Chapter and Alumni visits • Advisor training • Streamlining the National Office and procedures • Improving the KDR Website • Recruitment • Alumni relations As you read this Quill and Scroll you will be updated on specific accomplishments within these listed areas. I am happy to say that the National Office staff is operating on the basis that COMMUNICATION and SERVICE to the chapters and alumni is the top priority. In order to accomplish this goal the staff is traveling a great deal so that team building and training can be done on-site. Field visits this year far exceed those of prior years, and they will be increasing. The goal next year is that all chapters will be visited at least once, and I assure you that it will be accomplished. Just to be sure that everyone understands the change in our respect for the importance of field visits, Chris Miller has implemented a belief in this standard at the National Office that could only be more clearly stated by a sign reading “Desk Jockeys Need Not Apply.” If you have a question or need help on a problem, give Chris and the staff a call — you won’t be disappointed. I guarantee. I’m sure that it will come as no surprise to know that we also have had to confront issues that required “fire fighting,” putting us into a reactive rather than proactive mode. Too many times this year we have had to deal with violations of alcohol and misbehavior that could have been easily avoided. Most of these violations were the result of a serious lack of leadership, and a lack of understanding of the responsibilities that members assume when they accept an office in the Fraternity.
KDR has had, does have, and will have many wonderful leaders. We are fully committed to help our members develop leadership skills - if that is what they desire. But as Lee Iacocca said, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” We all need to remember that when we accept a National, Alumni or Chapter office or position, we no longer have the option of “follow, or get out of the way.” We now “lead” and become accountable at a higher level. The education role that the Fraternity plays here is enormous; but that’s one of our basic reasons for existing — to help build leaders. We have the talent to make this happen, and we will. It may take a little time, but we are KDR and we will get there. In my visits to various KDR chapters and alumni organizations I see many great examples of what I believe the KDR experience to be — brothers helping brothers to grow, having fun doing it, and always enjoying the memories of the past. I thank you all for the welcome reception you have given me and for letting me be a part of your chapter. Visits are too short, but the memories that are revived can go forever. I also want to thank the ever-growing number of volunteers who continue to offer their services at all levels, and for many differing aspects of KDR. Without your significant infusion of time, effort and money we would be “gasping for air” right now. My personal thanks and those of KDR go to each of you with deep gratification. It’s time to wrap this up, but I hope to see many more of you in person over the next few months — many at KDR chapters and alumni events, and, I hope, many at our next annual convention in Chicago, which will take place August 5, 6, 7. You will find details in this Quill and Scroll. The evening of Friday, August 6 looks like it will be a “barnburner,” and will include both undergrads and alumni having an opportunity to interact at a Financial Industry Network meeting and then a Chicago Area Alumni event will follow. Don’t miss this, and end up having to read about the good time you missed. Take care — see you in Chicago. Fraternally, Robert L. Swinney, Sigma ’58 President
From the Executive Director
he 1998-1999 school year was incredible for KDR. Each of the three areas that make up KDR, the Chapters, the National and the Alumni has been strengthened. Specific, measurable goals were formulated and then exceeded in each area. This is Bob Swinney’s threelegged stool analogy. Quite frankly, the stool is standing taller and stronger after a very successful year. We have just begun. Realistically, the finish line will never be in sight. It’s the journey and the progress that count. Progress is not an option for KDR, it is, and will continue to be, a reality.
Building Health and Strength in our Chapters Scott Johnson and I aggressively traveled and visited with chapters this school year. Combined, the two of us performed 69 separate chapter visits at 35 of 41 chapters. Each of these visits has been extremely aggressive. Mere maintenance and superficial checklist visits have not and will not happen. The focus has been on increasing recruitment, building and improving chapter standards and operations. We have been able to motivate and unite chapter members to achieve these goals, which are in line with the National Fraternity goals and objectives. Five Regional Conclaves were held this year with a total of 120 students from 28 chapters participating. This is an incredible attendance figure. During the 1997-1998 school year no Regional Conclaves were held, and in years prior to last, attendance averaged significantly lower than this year’s results. Next year our goal is to have 150 students from 34 chapters participate. Between the chapter visits and the Regional Conclaves, every KDR chapter was impacted by our programming. This is our expectation for each and every year from now on. The spring 1999 recruitment numbers are up 21 percent over spring of 1998. Combined with the fall 1998 increase of 35 percent over fall 1997, the recruitment increase for the year was 30 percent. The second Advisor’s Institute will be held at the end of June. There are three times more Chapter Advisors
attending the Institute in June than attended the first program last November. The National Office took the feedback that was offered by Chapter Advisors at the November Institute and turned it into action. Many chapters have lacked the mature, concerned guidance of an advisor. Our goal is to have each chapter’s advisor participate in the Institute over the next three years. We have made serious progress in achieving this goal and will continue to move forward. Build interest among the alumni in the “Continuation of Brotherhood” The National Office and the Board of Directors’ Alumni Affairs Committee have continued to plan events that help bring the alumni brothers together to share in the “Continuation of Brotherhood.” The Alumni Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors have set a goal of three nationally organized events each year. The next event is Friday, August 6 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The Financial Industry Network-New York met in January and again in April. You may notice that the FIN has been renamed with “-New York” added to the name. This is because we will be adding a “-Chicago” group this summer. Their first event will be during the convention, a special treat for all of the undergraduates who are in attendance. These programs have proven to be beneficial to alumni and undergraduate brothers alike because of the fantastic atmosphere and networking opportunities at the events. The ability for undergraduates to learn real-life business experiences and career development practices is unparalleled. Details are supplied inside of this edition. Build strength in the National Office When I last wrote to you through the Quill and Scroll, I shared the aggressiveness with which we were recruiting undergraduate brothers to work at the National Office after graduation. I am very pleased to report that a highly competitive interview process closed with the hiring of two Programming Coordinators — Jonathan H. Lay and Wm. Scott Bradley. (See page 4) This will more than double our programming impact with undergraduate chapters and alumni brothers — please see Scott Johnson’s update for the details on this subject. You should expect great things from all of us, and it will be our Honor to exceed those expectations. In addition to field visits, technological advances have greatly leveraged our resources in developing positive two-way interaction with the membership. “E-mail the information to me.” “Post that solution to the discussion server on the KDR Website.” “I’ll E-mail the documents to you immediately.” One year ago, none of this could have been said. Next year, with cell phones and notebook computers I’m happy to report that the National Office will never sleep. The KDR Website continues to be an extremely powerful means of communication, with more than 100 people per day visiting and chapter materials readily available through downloads. John Dempsey, Upsilon Alpha ’90 (St. Louis University), volunteers an extraordinary amount of time to make this project so successful. John has been kind enough to write a separate article for this edition of the magazine that sums up our plans for growth in the technological area. All of our office policies and record-keeping procedures have
National News.........................................4 Alumni Submissions...............................5 Alumni Profiles.......................................6 Regional Conclaves ................................8 Foundation ...........................................10 Financial Industry Network .................14 Chicago Area Alumni Event ................15 Chapter Eternal....................................16 Legacies ................................................18 Directory ...............................................19 Quill and Scroll (USPS 605-402), an educational journal, is published two times a year by Kappa Delta Rho, Inc., 331 South Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601. Forward all correspondence, manuscripts, and changes to the National Office. EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Christopher B. Miller, Tau Alpha ’97 CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Paul A. Downes, Gamma ’68
been simplified to be more effective and efficient. As a part of this process, we have discarded hundreds of pounds of nonessential equipment and administrative files. All historical and chapter information has been retained and is being properly organized. We are currently in the process of cleaning, organizing and cataloguing all of the fraternity’s archives. The beginning of a regular series on the photographic history of KDR appears in this edition. As always, there are setbacks. Alcohol and inappropriate behavior problems consume an inordinate amount of time and other resources from the National Office that should be spent creating positive experiences for the brotherhood. We have, and will continue, to strongly confront problems when they arise. All of these issues are completely preventable, and occur as a result of a weakness or lack of leadership that doesn’t prevent them. KDR is a value-based organization that requires strong leadership because of the expectations that we accept as members. We will continue to develop our younger members’ leadership skills, not only as a means of survival, but as a means of success. I look forward to seeing a great turnout at the Williams Leadership Academy and National Convention this August in Chicago. As always, please call on the National Office when you need assistance. Fraternally, Christopher B. Miller, Tau Alpha ’97 Executive Director
New Staff and Programming Goal Achievement In Chris Miller’s article he stated, “the finish line will never be in sight. It is the journey and the progress that count.” KDR must continue to remain in a constant state of growth, in the areas that strengthen our fraternity. One of these areas is the National Office, and the success that we experienced this year has resulted in the strengthening of this area. After a competitive interview process with a very impressive group of candidates, I am happy to announce the newest additions to the Kappa Delta Rho National Staff. Jonathan H. Lay and Wm. Scott Bradley have recently joined the office as Programming Coordinators. (See below) So, now that we have more people, what are we going to do with them? Succeed. With a larger staff comes the potential to do more, and that is what we are going
to do. Chris Miller’s article touched on a couple of very key statistics in chapter visitations and attendance at programs: 69 chapter visitations affecting 35 of 41 chapters, total recruitment increasing 30 percent, 120 students representing 28 chapters at the Regional Conclaves. If we can turn in these impressive numbers this year, just imagine what are going to be able to achieve with twice the programming staff. We have set our goals, and they must be reached if we want to continue to grow. Twice the staff . . . more than twice the success. So what do Programming Coordinators do? As with the rest of the staff, the chapters are their number 1 priority. When a chapter calls, everything else is put on hold to address their issue or concern. Jon and Scott will be working on and implementing programming for the chap-
ters. Be it risk management, recruitment, or chapter finances, these two are able to handle and address any situation thrown at them. Desk jockeys need not apply, huh? Bob Swinney and Chris Miller couldn’t be more right. As I reflect on the past school year, I realize that Chris Miller and I traveled over 65 percent of the year. It won’t end there. Between chapter visitations and planned conferences, it appears that we are going to be on the road even more this year. The best way to help a chapter is to be there, on site, before they need you. Fraternally Scott A. Johnson Director of Programming and Member Services
Meet your new PROGRAMMING COORDINATORS JONATHAN H. LAY graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in May of 1999. He pledged himself to KDR through the Mu Beta Chapter in the spring of 1995. During his undergraduate time, Jon served on the chapter executive board as the Quaestor in 1996 and then as Consul in 1998. During 1997 he spent the fall semester abroad in Florence, Italy. Jon also served as an Advisory Board member, a member of Order of Omega, IFC Representative, Chapter Relations Chairman and Scholarship Chairman. On campus he was a member of the Architecture Student Organization and the American Organization of Architectural Students. Jon is also a member of the Order of the Peregrine Falcon, the KDR Foundation undergraduate giving society. “I am excited about being given this chance to work at the National Office. It gives me the chance to meet and interact with many more of our brothers than I would have been able to meet otherwise. I also look forward to helping increase the strength in our chapters over the next few years. This is a special time for the Fraternity as a whole, with the current staff setup I have faith we will be able to do more to help the individual chapters throughout the year.”
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WM. SCOTT BRADLEY will graduate from Tarleton State University with a major in agricultural business in December of 1999. After graduation he will travel north to join everyone in the office in our successes. Scott pledged himself to KDR through the Zeta Beta Chapter in the fall of 1995. Since then he served two years as Social Chair and one year as Senior Tribune. Scott was one of the featured presenters at last years Recruitment and Retention program that was conducted by the Zeta Beta Chapter. Scott is a member of the Order of the Peregrine Falcon, the KDR Foundation undergraduate giving society. In addition to KDR, Scott has served on the Student Government Executive Council for three years and is currently serving on the freshman orientation camp planning committee. Since the National Fraternity focus has been on increasing the strength of our existing chapters, Scott was a perfect choice. “I know that with the dedication that all of us at the National Office, our strength will be even greater than imagined. I truly look forward to meeting more of my brothers and visiting chapters all over the country.”
FRATERNITY Christopher B. Miller Executive Director Chris@kdr.com Extension 12 Suzanne M. Balash Office Manager Sue@kdr.com Extension 10
Front, l to r: Sue Balash, Sarah Sullenberger, Bill Paris, Chris Miller, Lorraine Coy Back, l to r: Wm. Scott Bradley, Scott Johnson, Jon Lay 4 Q&S
Lorraine M. Coy Assistant Director of Gift Planning and Development Lorraine@kdr.com Extension 15
Scott A. Johnson Director of Programming and Member Services Scott@kdr.com Extension 13 Sarah J. Sullenberger Archivist Sarah@kdr.com Extension 11 Wm. Scott Bradley Programming Coordinator Bradley@kdr.com Extension 17
Jonathan H. Lay Programming Coordinator Jon@kdr.com Extension 14 FOUNDATION William J. Paris Director of Gift Planning and Development Foundation@kdr.com Direct 1-888-243-6357 or Extension 16 at the National Office
National Office • 331 South Main Street • Greensburg, PA 15601 1-800-536-5371 • www.kdr.com
RECRUITMENT CONTINUES TO GROW
ÒBonesÓ Remembered Again Dear Sir, Well as the wise man said, it is a small world. I opened my Winter, 1999 issue the other day and found the article entitled “Skies Over Middlebury Bring Memories of Bones”. That sent me scurrying to my archives where I dug up the enclosed copy of a photo from the Burlington Free Press. Bones is in the front row and Robert is on the right in the third row. I find I have close ties with KDR brothers that I did not know I had. I then spent quite a bit of time on the phone with three of the pilots and an old sergeant who all knew the Hunt brothers well back in those days. All four fondly recalled many hilarious memories of the two. It seems that both were considered “characters” from their antics but well liked. Bones was rated as the better pilot of the two, if lacking a bit in air discipline. Robert was the more studious. In fact, he was remembered by all three pilots for his tendency to drift away from a formation and getting lost because of his habit of reading a book while on long, boring cross-country flights. Incidentally, Robert was known by his peers as “Glub-Glub.” The source of this moniker is cloudy. One recalled that it had something to do with Robert’s Navy service in WWII but another said it reflected his manner of military dress, which tended toward the sloppy. I will leave it to the reader to choose. The 134th Fighter Squadron was formed at the Burlington airport in August of 1946 with an initial cadre of WWII veterans. The unit was called to active duty in February, 1951 for service during the Korean War. I have a copy of the activation order that includes the names of 1Lt. Richard Hunt and 1Lt. Robert Hunt. As was the case with most of the Air National Guard squadrons called up, the 134th was broken up and its members assigned as individuals to existing Regular Air Force units. Bones stayed on active duty after the 134th was returned to Reserve status in November, 1952 and the local folks lost track of him. It appears Glub-Glub was assigned stateside
during his tour and returned to this area after release, running the small airport in Middlebury for a while (probably before he went to work for Hughes). As for the connection, I watched the flight of sixteen F-47s (including two piloted by the Hunts) fly overhead as they proceeded down to the inaugural parade in Washington, DC. I was a young Ladd of the ripe old age of eleven in Ticonderoga, NY at the time. I enlisted in the 134th Fighter Squadron as an Airman Basic in 1959 and retired from the Vermont Air National Guard as a Brigadier General in 1997. I, of course, did not know the Hunt brothers personally but I flew and served with and/or knew about half the men in this photo. Pilots are famous for spinning “war stories” about the old times and the old heads. Thus, I have heard many tales about Bones and Glub-Glub during the years of my career. I have enclosed a stamped envelope in hopes you might forward a copy of the photo and my letter to Curt Norris. I thought he might enjoy hearing a little more about our mutual brothers in their younger days. Sincerely, David L. Ladd, Beta ’58
Lt. Ray “Bones” Hunt, Alpha ’51 is in the first row, third from right. Lt. Robert “Glub-Glub” Hunt, Alpha ’50 is in the third row, far right. Originally printed in the Burlington Free Press.
In 1997 Oldsmobile Division of General Motors asked him to be a part of its 100-year anniversary celebration at the Indianapolis 500 race. “A few years back I bought a 1950 Olds convertible and restored it. It was in terrible shape when purchased, but it’s a beauty now. Oldsmobile doesn’t build convertibles anymore, and they needed open cars for the pageantry. My car was one of 33 selected by them to be in the pageant. We made two laps around the track just before the race with one of the 33 Princesses, as well as the previous day’s parade with a race
Daydreams and Automobiles
Roy Asbahr looked out the window of his high school classroom, in May of 1955, and directly across the street from the school was a billboard advertisement for a red and beige ’55 Chevy Bel Air convertible. There were four graduates in the car, and the top was down. The billboard tag line was “Class of ’55.” “At the time I had a 1928 Model A Ford, that I bought for $15.00. In fact, I took my wife Beverly to the Junior Prom at Oregon State in my Model A. But, I dreamed of owning that Chevy convertible from the time I saw it out the window on the billboard.” Brother Asbahr graduated from Oregon State University in 1959. Roy didn’t have any brothers or sisters growing up, and his experiences as a member of the Sigma Chapter of KDR helped him learn to live and work in harmony with 50 brothers. “I did a lot of growing and maturing as a member of KDR. I really enjoyed living there. I stayed in the KDR house all four years, never living out or getting an apartment. It helped me to get involved in my college experience — much more than if I’d sat around in a dorm room. KDR was a big part of my growing up.” Roy’s degree was in Building Construction, and his father was a contractor. “My whole life has been spent building.” Roy worked with his father throughout school, building a house at the age of 19 that he sold for tuition money. After college, Roy built homes, apartments, and small commercial properties. He was able to work all three phases of the business, building, brokering, and land development. He served as President of Portland HomeBuilders Association — Brother Jim Goodrich, Sigma ’60 (Oregon State University) is the Executive Director. Roy’s current “semi-retirement/employment” focus is on property management. Brother Asbahr lives on his 26-acre farm with 21 head of Hereford cattle and 1 horse. Mt Hood is 50 miles away, the beach is 100 miles to the west, and the desert is 100 miles to the east. His hobbies include farming, fishing, travel and antique cars. He has a collection of about 15 cars, primarily Chevys, Oldsmobiles and a Cadillac from the 1950’s. Roy has done most of the restoration work himself. The cars are displayed in a replica of a 1950’s rural car dealership that Roy built on the farm. The dealership is accurately decorated with memorabilia that would be found in a dealership at that time: classic oil cans, neon signs — even the clocks on the walls are vintage. Outside the dealership is a replica of a Tidewater Associated “Flying A” gas station with original pumps. “There are several cars that are particularly special to me. One is a 1932 Studebaker that my grandfather bought new, and gave to me when I was 15 —- I still have that car. Another is a 1951 Chevy Bel Air hardtop that is an exact duplicate of my main college car that I sold upon graduation. I was able to buy one a few years ago, and restore it. I also still have the Model A Ford. I have all three of the cars that I had throughout my school years, ’32 Studebaker, Model A Ford, and the Bel Air.” 6 Q&S
Photos courtesy of Roy and Beverly Asbahr
Roy Asbahr Sigma ’59
driver aboard.” Roy also has a duplicate of the Oldsmobile that won the 1950 Mexican Road Race. Oldsmobile again brought Roy and Beverly with this car, to Daytona, Florida in 1997, also as a part of the 100-year anniversary celebration during the Daytona Speed Week. One of the clearest points that Roy makes is that you have to get enjoyment out of life by being active in your life. He drives all of the cars, and does a lot of touring in them. “You can’t have life static and on display. It is the satisfaction of the work with these cars and the accomplishment that is so enjoyable.” “In 1974 I finally bought that 1955 Chevy Bel Air convertible that I’d dreamed about since high school. By all rights, it should have been turned into scrap metal. I was able to completely renovate and rebuild it.” “My wife of 39 years had been hearing about that billboard outside of my high school and the car ever since we met. She ran across an old billboard poster at an antique shop in 1990. The storeowner had a series of them. She was able to find an identical copy of the billboard that I stared at in high school, and gave it to me for Christmas. That billboard is now displayed in the dealership building behind the car.” Brother Asbahr’s 60th birthday party was held in the dealership. Everyone who came in a classic car parked around the gas pumps at the Flying A gas station. Those who drove modern irons had to park on the side of the road. Roy said his kids tell him, “It isn’t 1957 anymore, dad.” Roy says, “I am not so sure, because it looks like it could be from here.” Executive Editor’s note: Thanks, Roy, for all of your help with this article!
In the early 1960’s, Bill Siverling and Gary Nalbandian were both brothers of the Zeta Chapter at Penn State University. In fact, in 1964, his senior year, Gary was consul of the chapter and its representative on the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC). On the IFC, he served on the board of control, which enforced IFC rules and decisions involving the various fraternities. After graduation, both brothers moved to the Harrisburg area. Neither set out to be a real estate agent, but needing jobs after graduation they both ended up working at the Nelson firm in Harrisburg. The two made a good team. Gary thought up the ideas and Bill carried them out. Today, they operate CommercialIndustrial Realty Co. (CIR) - New America, the Harrisburg area’s largest commercial real estate firm. Commercial realty brokers primarily deal with the sale and lease of office and factory space. They don’t sell houses although they might sell a large tract of land for a development. Last year CIR racked up over $200 million in sales and leases. The early days were a challenge for the duo. In the beginning, there were
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no firms specializing in commercialindustrial real estate. Bill and Gary developed their own expertise. Specialization developed in the 1970’s with the growth of franchise chains like McDonald’s and Burger King. When they opened their doors in 1970, CIR had two employees, Bill and Gary. According to Gary, “Every day was hard times. When you’re straight commission, it takes awhile to get the pipeline filled.” The Arab oil embargo in 1973 was a blow. Once that was past, growth was slow but steady. Leasing has become one of CIR’s strong points. According to Gary, matching clients’ needs with the needs or demands of building owners can be tricky. Although still very active in their business and the community, both Bill
*Our thanks for this article go to Bill Siverling and Gary Nalbandian. In addition, this article was based on an article originally prepared and published by the PatriotNews in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 25, 1993.
Bill Siverling (left) and Gary Nalbandian pause in front of their office.
Historical Society of Dauphin Co. John Harris — Simon Cameron Mansion
TWO ZETA BROTHERS TOOK THE MEANING TO HEART
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and Gary are beginning to take more time for things they enjoy. For instance, Bill recently returned from a trip to Africa where he and his wife along with a group of friends climbed Katmandu.
REGIONAL CONCLAVES A SUCCESS The spring 1999 Regional Conclaves were a great success. 120 students from 28 chapters participated. They were held on five campus locations throughout the months of February and March. The students participated in interactive workshops on recruitment, goal setting and strategic planning, financial management, officer transition and risk management. The attendees represented the full range of undergraduate brothers from current officers to pledges. This was a great opportunity for the National Fraternity to affect the performance of the chapters in key areas. The undergraduate members also had excellent opportunities to meet other chapters’ members and share ideas with each other. As a special treat, the Ratti Stone “went on tour” to most of the Regional Conclaves so that the undergraduate brothers could have a chance to find a physical connection with the heraldry and history of KDR. These programs were made possible through an educational grant from the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation. A special thanks goes to the host chapters and volunteers that made this program a success. No more is necessary — we’ll let the pictures tell the rest.
© Steve Karam, Iota Beta ’00, leads a Robert’s Rules workshop at the Northern Conclave.
Program Volunteers Jon Kapell, Eta Beta ’95 (West Chester) Assistant Director of Greek Affairs for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Lori Neff, Epsilon Chapter Advisor (Franklin College) Director of Residence Life and Chief Judicial Officer for Franklin College Frank Hattula, Nu ’94 (Indiana University) Assistant Director of Student Life for the University of Detroit Mercy Vernon Hurd, Pi Alpha ’97 (University of Toledo) Pi Alpha Chapter Advisor
§ Shawn Whiting, Phi Alpha ’00, discusses a point during the Northern Conclave, while Ken Brodeur, Iota Beta ’00 and Ken Royer, KDR Society-Alpha Chapter ’00, look on.
¶ Midwestern Conclave at Epsilon Chapter. Ratti Stone held by Shane Krahl, Pi Alpha ’00.
¶ Chris Miller facilitates a breakout session on officer transition at the Eastern Conclave.
Central Conclave at Eta Alpha Chapter (Robert Morris College) Tau Zeta Eta Alpha Theta Alpha Iota Alpha
Eastern Conclave at Alpha Beta Chapter (University of Delaware) Psi Alpha Beta Eta Beta
Midwestern Conclave at Epsilon Chapter (Franklin College) Epsilon Eta Theta Nu Pi Alpha Upsilon Alpha Beta Beta Zeta Beta University of Detroit/ Mercy
Northern Conclave at Iota Beta Chapter (Rochester Institute of Technology) KDR Society– Alpha Chapter Beta Delta Phi Alpha Iota Beta Mu Beta
Southern Conclave at Omega Beta Chapter (UNC Asheville) Tau Alpha Sigma Beta Upsilon Beta Chi Beta Omega Beta
¶ Undergraduate Brothers digest a presentation on goal setting.
¶ Scott Johnson leads a recruitment round table at the Northern Conclave.
§ Eastern Conclave at Alpha Beta Chapter.
120 STUDENTS FROM 28 CHAPTERS PARTICIPATED
¶ Andrew Friedman, Mu Beta ’99, discusses a parliamentary procedure point.
© Southern Conclave at Omega Beta Chapter. Ratti Stone held by Lance Richards, Chi Beta ’00. Q&S 9
Chapter Particpants in Conclaves
Kappa Delta Rho Foundation From the President A short time ago, trustees Andrew Barth, Nu Alpha ’83 , and Robert Corrie, Beta ’53; Director of Gift Planning and Development William Paris, Eta ’87, and I had the pleasure of having lunch with Lee Idleman, Iota ’54. Exchanging ideas and views with friends and associates is a very important part of our KDR brotherhood and tradition. But this lunch turned out to be a very provocative one. About half way into the luncheon, Brother Idleman asked each of us to tell him what we thought KDR would be like 50 years from now. The answers were very diverse, from a smaller, but stronger KDR to a KDR with 200 chapters. We also discussed the issues of fraternity relevance in today’s campus climate. Of course, there were no right or wrong answers, just an attempt to delve into some scenarios that may become reality. And, that is what the KDR National Board of Directors is doing — delving into scenarios and mapping out a blueprint for the success of KDR in the next century. Brother Paris has often mentioned that “KDR is a laboratory of life.” From its beginnings 95 years ago to today, KDR is a continuous tapestry of solid lifetime accomplishments. Everywhere I travel, I see those accomplishments in action with our undergraduate members, and particularly with our alumni. And, every year our alumni base is growing stronger and stronger. In just six years, a very dedicated group of alumni have guided the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation to a new sense of responsibility and achievement. For example, scholarship dol-
lars have increased more than ten fold. Grants to the National Fraternity to promote new and exciting programs to enable undergraduates to attain their chapter and personal goals have doubled. This kind of achievement has not been the result of some casual, “out-of-the-sky” phenomenon, but from a well-thoughtout plan that involves alumni participation at all levels in KDR. Our alumni are the movers and shakers in KDR. Time and again, they have proven to me the “essence” of what it means to be a KDR brother. The legacies of our alumni give us strength and courage to round the next corner in the road to an emotionally and financially secure KDR. Yes, there are even greater plans in store for the KDR Foundation in the not-to-distant future. And, those plans again involve our alumni. A very adulterated paraphrase from an old saying states it best: “KDR alumni never die or fade away, we just find bigger and better things for them to do.” Fraternally, Paul A. Downes, Gamma ’68 President
AFTER 84 YEARS . . . A DECADE OF GROWTH The First Attempt - 1960 The first time Kappa Delta Rho made an effort to form a Foundation was in 1960. At that time, a group of alumni volunteers believed that the Fraternity and its chapters would benefit from programs that a Foundation could sponsor. A Foundation was formed and, over a period of several years developed a narrow mission. The focus of the Foundation at that time was to assist chapters with improving their libraries and with scholarship recognition. Several grants were made to chapters to purchase suitable books as additions to their libraries. In addition, a National Scholarship Trophy was purchased and used to recognize those chapters with top academic achievement. The effort was small, and with the challenges confronting the Fraternity in the middle to late 1960’s energy and interest 10 Q&S
in continuing the Foundation ceased. Thus, by the end of the 1960’s the first attempt at forming the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation was dormant. As many alumni know, the National Fraternity coasted through the 1970’s with a minimal degree of activity. Then, in 1980, the Fraternity began to expand. With the Reagan era of conservatism, the Fraternity system rebounded in popularity nationally. This time, KDR took advantage of the interest and began to build. As part of the building process, in 1983, the National Staff and Board of Directors recognized that a strong Foundation could play a vital role in the future of KDR. So, in November of 1983 with a very generous lead gift of appreciated stock from alumnus Alvah Borah, Eta ’32, the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation was officially incorporated.
MISSION The Kappa Delta Rho Foundation Financially supports the educational, leadership, and character development programs undertaken by the National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho. Through these programs, members learn the value of service, acquire skills to confront the challenges of society, and make a lifetime commitment to place honor above all things. The Kappa Delta Rho Foundation also administers scholarship programs and makes awards to members of the National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho The Early Days Up until the formation of the Foundation, and for a period of a few years thereafter, the General Fund to benefit the National Fraternity was conduct-
ed by the National Fraternity. No fund raising was done by the Foundation. During these first tentative years, alumni volunteers were recruited to be trustees. Paperwork was filed with the Internal Revenue Service and the volunteers and staff completed other basic organizational issues. In 1988, the Foundation and Fraternity received the first major gift in their history. A $50,000 challenge gift from almnus Bob Jones, Alpha ’59. Bob was a trustee and, in his words, “I wanted to raise the level of expectation as to what was possible for KDR. Too many alumni, myself included, had placed KDR very low on our giving list. And, yet, many of us credit our experience with KDR as one of the most profound in our college experience.” As a result of Brother Jones’ gift, the Foundation’s assets, which had slowly grown
scholarships were started. In addition, the trustees raised the minimum scholarship award to $500 so as to make the individual awards more meaningful.” Today the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation has assets of slightly less than one million dollars. Through the General Fund, over 1,300 alumni contribute each year to invest in the programs supported by the Foundation. Program grants to the National Fraternity, this fiscal year, will be nearly $100,000 or nearly 20 percent of the Fraternity’s budget. In addition, the Foundation will award nearly $37,000 in scholarships to over 30 members of the Fraternity.
A DECADE OF GROWTH The past ten years have truly been a Decade of Growth for KDR and the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation. For many alumni, the thought of growth and strength in KDR was desirable but seemingly unattainable. However, with quiet diligence the Foundation has grown. Many alumni fail to realize the vital role the Foundation plays in the structure of KDR. To understand this role requires an answer to a fundamental question . . . why does the Foundation matter? TODAY, the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation, as stated in its mission, has two primary functions. The first and largest function is to provide financial support to pay for various educational programs sponsored by the National Fraternity. These program grants, this fiscal year, will equal nearly $100,000 or 20 percent of the National Fraternity’s budget. With grants now available from the Foundation, the Fraternity implemented an Advisor’s Institute to recruit, train, and support volunteer advisors to support each chapter. This is a tall order, but one which in the long run will have a tremendous positive impact on the undergraduate chapters. The Fraternity is also increasing their staff to provide additional support through direct visitations to the various chapters. Additional efforts are underway to continue to enhance on-line communication through the KDR Website at www.kdr.com. And, efforts are also underway to support a new networking program for members begun at The KDR Financial Industry Network. How has all this been made possible? Alumni support! Kappa Delta Rho and the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation are membership organizations not unlike your college, church, or local
YMCA. In the past 10 years, the KDR Foundation began to visit with our membership and discuss the importance of the programs supported by the Foundation. And, the Foundation asked people for support. According to William J. Paris, director of gift planning and development for the KDR Foundation, “It is not uncommon to meet with an alumnus who feels that the Fraternity system today is not what it was when he was in school. In some ways that’s true, the system will always change as society changes. But, the basic experience available in KDR is the same. We are a laboratory for life. The members learn to live together, work together, motivate each other, manage
money, and handle discipline to name a few. These all may be intangible experiences, but they are at the core of the value of the experience we offer. And, that experience is as valuable today as it ever was.” The second major program administered by the Foundation is the scholarship program. Ten years ago, the Foundation had assets of less than $100,000 and awarded scholarships of less than $2,000. This year the Foundation will award nearly $37,000 in scholarships to over 30 members of the Fraternity. According to Paul Downes, Gamma ’68, president of the Foundation, “We are very pleased with the progress we have made with the scholarship program. Many new endowed
WHY DOES THE FOUNDATION MATTER? With grant support of $100,000, nearly 20 percent of the Fraternity’s operating budget, the Foundation is helping to enable the Fraternity to offer greater support and services to its chapters and members. This amount of support is largely due to an increase in the number of alumni supporting the General Fund each year. As a result, the Fraternity has good programs. In the future, the Foundation will strive to increase its resources to enable the Fraternity to have great programs. In short, the Foundation will provide the margin of excellence in various programs the Fraternity may choose to offer. In the meantime, the Foundation is ever vigilant to try and maintain the strength of the General Fund. An economic downturn or unanticipated illness, death or financial reversals for major donors could impact the Foundation. According to Paul Downes, Gamma ’68, Foundation president, “Ever since my college years up to the present, it seems all I can remember is that KDR was fairly small and lived hand to mouth each year. We always felt it was difficult to compete without a strong national organization. In the next few years, we’re going to change all of that. No longer will KDR live hand to mouth. We have a vision for the future which I feel is very exciting” Q&S 11
to about $30,000 over the first five years of existence, shot up to $84,000. A very modest endowment, but, for KDR, the start of something far greater.
ORDER OF THE PEREGRINE FALCON NEW PEREGRINE FALCON MEMBERS (between December 11, 1998 and May 28, 1999) Karl O. Merz, Beta Douglas R. Black II, Epsilon Thomas J. Del Rossi, Zeta Ty F. Ostrognai, Nu
Jeremy S. Platt, Rho Michael S. Godwin, Alpha Alpha Allan I. Cohen, Alpha Beta John R. Freeman, Jr., Eta Beta
HERITAGE SOCIETY The Kappa Delta Rho Foundation would like to thank the following brothers who notified the Foundation that they have generously made provisions for the Foundation in their estate plans. The Heritage Society is the planned giving recognition society for the Foundation. Those members who have notified the Foundation that the Foundation is included in their estate plans (and not requested to remain anonymous) are on the roster of members. By including the Foundation in their estate plans, these brothers, through their generosity, are helping to ensure that future generations of KDR’s enjoy top quality programs to supplement their academic experience. Ferd B. Ensinger, Alpha ‘44 Robert A. Jones, Alpha ‘59* James W. Kitchell, Alpha ‘51 Paul A. Downes, Gamma ‘68 Thomas R. Jensen, Zeta ‘50 Mrs. Alvah Borah, Eta ‘32 Arthur S. Nelson, Eta ‘32 William J. Paris, Eta ‘87 John C. Carl, Theta ‘51 J. Gregory Carl, Theta ‘80 Daniel R. Johnsen, Theta ‘62 Michael P. Pumilia, Theta ‘71 John D. Winters, Jr., Theta ‘55 George J. Peer, Theta ‘45 Lee H. Idleman, Iota ‘54
Allan Shumard, Kappa ‘30 Christopher Harley, Lambda ‘74 Max H. Schulze, Nu ‘61 Harold F. Lemoine, Xi ‘32 Maurice F. Ronayne, Xi ‘51* James F. Edgeworth, Psi ‘56 Nien-Tzu Chen, Alpha Alpha ‘94 Thomas B. Delac, Pi Alpha ‘94 Dean B. Rissolo, Rho Alpha ‘89 James D. Carroll, Alpha Beta ‘93 Joseph W. Rejuney II, Epsilon Beta ‘90 Bradley S. Witzel, Lambda Beta ‘94
Memorial Gifts In Memory Of Dr. Frederick J. McNulty, Lambda ’30 By Ruth McNulty In Memory Of Harry H. Powell, Iota ’47 By Erika M. Powell In Memory Of Wally Miller, Theta ’59 By William J. Paris, Eta ’87 By Robert D. Corrie, Beta ’53 By Scott A. Bailey, Zeta ’69 In Memory Of Richard A. Ferrari, Beta ’54 By Robert D. Corrie, Beta ’53
*New since the last edition of the Quill and Scroll
FOUNDATION GRATEFULLY WELCOMES NEW FOUNDER’S SOCIETY MEMBERS The Founder’s Society recognizes those alumni who contribute in the top categories to the General Fund each year. Their generous financial support, along with the support of hundreds of other alumni makes the Foundation’s support of Fraternity programming possible each year. There are four giving recognition levels within the Founder’s Society. Benefactor ($1,000 - $2,499), Philanthropist ($2,500 - $4,999), Patron ($5,000 - $9,999), and Grand Patron ($10,000 and higher). The Foundation is both pleased and grateful to welcome the following brothers as new members of the Founder’s Society at the Benefactor level of giving. GEORGE A. KING, DELTA ’81. Brother King is a 1981 graduate of the Delta Chapter at Colgate University. He is Managing Director of Hudson A.I.P.F. in New York. George is a past director of the National Fraternity and currently serves as a Trustee of the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation. He resides in New York with his wife and children. GARY J. BUCHMANN, IOTA ’79. Brother Buchmann is a 1979 graduate of the Iota Chapter at Bucknell University. He is Vice President and an Owner of B&S Sheet Metal Co, in Hawthorne, NJ. JOHN R. BEHRMANN, IOTA ’54. Brother Behrmann is a 1954 graduate of the Iota Chapter at Bucknell University. He is an investment advisor and owner of Highbourne Deer Farms. V. RICHARD MILLER, THETA ’63. Brother Miller is a 1963 graduate of the Theta Chapter at Purdue University. He is CFO of MMM Invest, Inc. and resides in Syracuse Indiana with his family.
THE INTERNAL TRACK In the past, each National Office staff member generally maintained their own records. Also, incompatible software programs and filing systems were used by staff members working in the same office. Currently, the National Office staff is implementing an active data management plan to store all files (electronic and paper) in common locations for access by the entire team. Not only does our staff maintain the current status of the membership and the chapters, but it retains the historical information as well. Our plan utilizes a dynamic design to identify a single storage location for each and every type of information utilized by the staff. For a staff of a half dozen or so, communication, organization, and easy access to the information are key parameters for serving the membership effectively. The next advancement of the plan utilizes web-based applications to access the electronic data. Throughout the next year, static and dynamic web based applications shall be implemented to create a menu driven, easy access system to
Improving Communication with the Membership By Implementing Electronic Technology in the National Office retrieve, edit, create, or distribute any information of interest to our National Office staff. The process will reduce the need for additional software licenses and establish a foundation for membership data procedures and policies. In addition, it establishes a foundation of data management for future use on the external track.
More than a hundred different individuals access the website every day.
THE EXTERNAL TRACK
The number of individuals that access the Kappa Delta Rho website, www.kdr.com, continues to grow. More than a hundred different individuals access the website every day to obtain current and historical information about National Office programs, chapter events, and member information. During the school year, the website access rate from the membership is even larger. Even though the website is approaching its 5th year of continuous existence, I believe that it is still in its infancy. There is a long way to go. Presently, most member registration, chapter information, and convention/ leadership school forms are available on the website. In the next year, all membership, registration, and application forms will be integrated for direct electronic submittal to the National Office. Although paper forms will be available for those not able to access the website, the preferred mechanism for transmitting information will be electronically. This process will greatly reduce the time and effort to complete
and process the forms. In addition, the website hosts a member E-mail address and web page information database sorted by chapter. An online form enables a member to directly submit new information to store in the database and dynamically link the Internet addresses to the chapter listing. Since the members and our values are our strength, our National Office staff must be able to access member and chapter information while visiting our chapters and alumni members. Our vision incorporates the use of a virtual office for our traveling consultants and leaders. The internal track web based process shall be modified for use, in an external capacity, by our traveling staff and the membership at large. Secure portions of the website and National Office server are under development for use by members requiring special access to the data.
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER As the internal track matures, the external track shall benefit with additional information available for the website. Similarly, the external track shall provide the data for the internal track. With the continuous addition of new capabilities, each track shall supplement the other track to a greater extent, until the tracks blend into a single process. At that point, the communication among the membership and with the National Office staff surge past any level of communication that I have seen since I was initiated a member in 1988. Although I push the electronic mechanisms for communicating with the membership and storing key membership information, one key element will always remain — communication in person. Since our National Office staff is committed to provide you with the best service possible, they will continue to connect with each member via all means of communication. The electronic technology provides another track for the members to communicate with each other or with the National Office staff. John Dempsey, Upsilon Alpha ’90 KDR Web Guy firstname.lastname@example.org
ITEMS NEEDED! Are you or your company upgrading any systems? Wondering what to do with the older equipment? Give them to KDR! There may be income tax advantages to doing so. We’ve leaped ahead by decades in just the last year in the technological area, and we’ve pushed all of our equipment to its limit. The following are equipment and minimum hardware specs that the National Office would like to have to continue improving our efficiency and communication abilities: Up to 3 Notebook computers (any Pentium processor) Up to 3 Desktop computers (Pentium/100mhz CPU or better) Up to 3 Color monitors for desktop computers If you are in a position to make any of these items available, please contact Christopher B. Miller, executive director, at the National Office.
ery recently, the computing and staff member capabilities of the National Office jumped considerably. With the installation of the Microsoft NT Server and networked Windows 98 computers, the staff easily shares common files, utilizes the same software, and communicates with the membership. The technological plan, established to facilitate an exponential growth of communication and services for the membership, is designed as a two track route that builds off each other. “Office Data Management and Accessibility” is identified as the internal track and “Communication with the Membership” is defined as the external track. The tracks, although separate today, shall develop into a single entity in the near future.
FINANCIAL INDUSTRY NETWORK
FINANCIAL INDUSTRY NETWORK CHICAGO The Board of Directors of Kappa Delta Rho is pleased to announce the formation of the second chapter of the Kappa Delta Rho Financial Industry Network (“FIN”). The first meeting of the FIN - Chicago Chapter will be held on Friday, August 6 at 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott in Schaumburg, Illinois. Immediately following the FIN - Chicago program, the National Fraternity is hosting an alumni social event for all alumni brothers and their guests from the Chicagoland area. The FIN meeting format will include the following: two career development tracks (in-house corporate financial management and analysis, and investment banking and asset management), general résumé and interviewing tips and a career development open forum. This program will benefit undergraduates as well as established and developing professionals. Brothers interested in attending should contact Chris Miller, executive director at 1-800-5365371 x12, or via E-mail at email@example.com.
Financial Industry Network Participation from an Undergraduate Perspective My first meeting of the Financial Industry Network was in the fall of 1998 at the headquarters of a major Wall Street firm, in a conference room a few floors below street level. As I walked into the cavernous building, I felt slightly intimidated by the armies of blue-suited men marching briskly through the lobby and out the large revolving doors. After receiving my visitor’s pass and descending into the basement, I sat down in a conference room full of peers and KDR alumni and listened as a panel of four Alumni spoke about their careers. Between them they had almost 80 years of experience in the Financial
FINANCIAL INDUSTRY NETWORK - NEW YORK The FIN - NY Chapter has been a fantastic success. The first event was held on October 22 in the offices of Credit Suisse First Boston in New York City. Since that meeting, two additional programs have been held. In January, a special venture capital program took place. Brother George King, Delta ‘81 (Colgate) brought the event together. Keith Brintzenhofe, chairman of Design-Intelligence, presented a display of the company’s technological innovations to a mock venture capital fund panel assembled for demonstration purposes. The panelists posed questions to Mr. Brintzenhofe and discussed the critical elements of a positively viewed venture capital opportunity. Mike Kiernan, Omicron Alpha ’88 (Rutgers) and David Bernstein, Omicron Alpha ’88 (Rutgers) participated as panelists along with Mr. David Gottstein, a guest of Brother King. In April, a full program was held with undergraduates and alumni discussing the various career paths available in the financial industry in addition to an intriguing, interactive discussion about current trends in the financial markets and banking industries. Lee Idleman, Iota ’54 (Bucknell), Al Fiacre, Alpha ’72 (Middlebury), and Ray Strong, Alpha ’91 all served as panelists for this program. The next FIN - NY program will be held during the fall. More information will be made available through the Quill & Scroll, chapter mailings, The Sentry, the KDR website (http://www.kdr.com) and registration.
Services Industry. An unaccustomed stranger to the world of which they spoke I listened intently as they spoke of the culture of Wall Street and the things they underwent in order to achieve their current status. After hearing their presentation and suggestions to the young KDRs, I decided to venture to the front of the room to ask questions of the panelists, none of whom I had met before. As I extended my hand and introduced myself, I did not know what to expect; the man seemed stern and had no expression on his face. However, as we conversed, I noticed the thought and care he put into each of his answers and realized that he was in fact an extremely friendly guy who seemed to care about helping and educating young KDRs with regards to finding a job on Wall Street. As I continued to meet people throughout the night, I found that everyone was gregarious and seemed to be willing to help out in one way or another. The value of this experience, to me, lies in the exposure to the inhabitants of the professional world, and in the information they provide. Through the FIN I have met Investment Bankers, Asset Managers, Securities Traders, and Entrepreneurs, all of who I maintain contact with today. My conception of Wall Street and the business
world greatly changed as I progressed though the semester and the following year; I was no longer intimidated by it but intrigued and motivated. Through a number of office visits, a spring internship, and mock Venture Capital presentation, I have become more comfortable interacting with business professionals. This past spring, in part because of my experience with FIN, I successfully landed a summer internship with a major Wall Street firm in its Investment Banking Division. Meeting the right people is the best and sometimes to the only way to get jobs in competitive fields such as these. Any KDR can greatly increase his chances of landing a well paying job with unlimited career potential by going to these meetings, listening to what they have to say, and introducing themselves to the speakers and audience members. These people can give you the benefit of their experiences, their successes, and their mistakes in order to help you make right decisions for your own career. The FIN has helped me obtain tangible results and I hope more KDRs take advantage of this opportunity. Omar Dessouky Nu Alpha ’00 (Columbia)
KAPPA DELTA RHO CHICAGO AREA ALUMNI EVENT On Friday, August 6, 1999, in conjunction with the 88th Annual National Convention, the National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho will host a social event for all Chicago area alumni, their families, and all convention delegates. The social will begin at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott, Schaumburg. The evening will include a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to renew old friendships, start new ones, and network with KDR’s from across the country. This event, with more than 120 already registered, is going to be the largest single gathering of KDR brothers this year. If you are interested in meeting brothers from around the “Windy City” and across the country, please fill out the form below and send it to Kappa Delta Rho, 331 South Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601. For more information, or to register by phone, please contact Scott A. Johnson at 1-800-536-5371 ext. 13, or via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. FYI. The next National Alumni Event will be held the weekend of December 3-5, 1999 in Denver, CO. More details to come . . .
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CHAPTER ETERNAL Executive Editor’s note: Small biographies have been published on those for whom we received additional information. Richard Alan Ferrari, Beta ’54 (Cornell University) – March 31, 1998 Brother Ferrari received a BA in chemistry in 1954 and a masters in food science in 1955, both from Cornell University. In 1959 he received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. Brother Ferrari was a research chemist for Sterling Winthrop Institute from 1959 until his retirement in 1994. In addition to KDR, he was a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, the Fort Orange Stamp Club, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and St. Peter’s Episcopal church, where he was an usher and a member of the Top of the Hill Gang. Joseph Edwin Howell, Mu ’30 (University of Michigan) – November 8, 1998 Brother Howell began working for the Tulsa Tribune in 1921 as a paperboy at the age of 11. After his undergraduate degree, he worked for the tribune for 58 years as a reporter. His reputation in Oklahoma was built on decades of faithful service. Some of his accomplishments and honors include: The Governor of Oklahoma and the Mayor of Tulsa both declared his 80th birthday “Joe Howell Day”; he was a member of the Half Century Club of the Oklahoma Press Association; the Department of the Army recognized him with the Patriotic Civilian Service Award; the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation gave him the Beachy Musselman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Journalism; he was an Honorary Transportation Commissioner, appointed by the State Secretary of Transportation; he was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame; and the Oklahoma Good Roads and Streets Association named the annual Joe Howell Excellence Award after him. Les W. Ingalls, Alpha ’41 (Middlebury College) – September 30, 1998 Brother Ingalls served KDR as National Executive Secretary from 1943 to 1945. He also distinguished himself through his dedication to higher education. Middlebury College hired him in 1943 to serve as director of admissions and personnel, alumni secretary, and associate editor. An entire staff would currently carry each of these positions — a life-long catchphrase was born from this: “let Ingalls do it”. He retired from these three positions to attend Harvard’s Business School, receiving an MBA in 1948. For the next 36 years, Brother Ingalls served the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York as executive secretary. In 1973 he received a Citation for Distinguished Service to Higher Education in New York State. Brother Ingalls was heavily involved with Middlebury College and the Alumni Association as a member of the MCAA Board of Directors, class secretary, and co-chair of his 50th reunion and chair of the Major Gifts Committee. Claude T Rich, Nu ’29 (Indiana University) – February 10, 1999 Brother Rich, an Ordo Honoris recipient, was a longtime IU official and Bloomington, IN civic leader. Over 47 years, he served the university as alumni secretary for the IU Alumni Association, director of the IU Sesquicentennial and director of university relations. After his retirement in 1976, he continued to work with the IU Alumni Association as an adviser until 1990. His community posts included president of the Central Lions Club, district governor for Lions International, member of the American Red Cross, Bloomington Chapter, board of directors and the advisory board to Bloomington Hospital and president of both the Bloomington and Indiana State Junior chambers of commerce. Brother Rich was recognized with many awards during his life including Sagamore of the Wabash, the IU Distinguished Alumni Service Award and IU Athletic Hall of Fame. George H Stoll, Alpha Alpha ’60 (Indiana University of PA) – September 25, 1998 Dear Alpha Alpha Brothers: I am writing to let you know of George’s death on September 25 of this year. He had been ill for the last three years. As you know, he was one of your founders. He had good memories of those first days and I know some of his old friends may still be around. You have permission to circulate this information and my address. I’d be pleased to respond to any of his old friends. My best to you and KDR. He proudly wore his class ring and the KDR emblem his whole life. Sincerely, Doris Stoll 3180 N Lakeshore Dr #10E Chicago, IL 60657
Louis G. Caiazza, ’34 Montebello, CA
Jason D. Kuhn, ’98 Arlington, VA
Bruce D. Gevertz, ’83 Armonk, NY
Joseph A. Ponce, ’52 Orange, CA
Les W. Ingalls, ’41 Middlebury, CT
Robert C. Edson, ’30 Ship Bottom, NJ
Dr John W. Hunt, ’35 Sanford, ME
R. Merl Hess, ’54 Roaring Springs, PA
Dr. S. Peter Nikitas, ’43 Pittsfield, MA Bruce E. Wilson, ’52 Weare, NH
Ellsworth M. Smith, ’55 Waynesboro, PA
Lawrence D. Clark, ’31 Wilmington DE George Clavert Crary, ’33 Liberty, NY Alan A. Cruickshank, ’33 Palmyra, VA Dennis M. Drohan, ’83 Victor, NY Richard A. Ferrari, ’54 Delmar, NY Samuel L. McCarthy, ’32 Arcadia, FL Richard C. Rea, ’28 New Philadelphia, OH Andrew J. Schroder II, ’27 Lynchburg, VA Frederick C. Wall, ’44 Manlius, NY
James E Wharf, ’31 Peoria, AZ
Ralph F. Urbain, ’32 Indianapolis, IN
Frank E. Baker, ’25 Greenville, PA
Robert E. Juditz, ’50 Camp Hill, PA
Edwin A. Glover, ’30 Knoxville, PA
Rev Richard Tome, ’48 Hollidaysburg, PA
Hedrick C. Ravenell, ’34 Oxford, PA
Austin Tuttle, ’54 Waynesboro, VA Gary V. Weigel, ’72 W Hartford, CT KAPPA
Charles C. Heitsman, ’52 Hamilton, OH Thomas S Tilbrook, ’31 Fort Meyers, FL MU
Joseph E. Howell, ’30 Tulsa, OK
William D. Baldwin, ’48 Cortland, NY
Robert S. Innes, ’38 Mancelona, MI
Herford A. Smith, ’27 East Greenbush, NY
Gerald W. Lewis, ’32 Grand Rapids, MI NU
Gilbert B. Tybring, ’42 Madison, WI
Leonard V. Campanale, ’49 Granger, IN
Hal Cook, ’41 Palm Desert, CA
Harry E. Colwell, ’35 Houston, TX Lyndsay D. Fowler, Jr., ’38 Lowville, NY Donald T. Ruby, ’38 Walnut Creek, CA Gerald J. Slade, ’41 Stuart, FL John H. VanDyke, Sr, ’35 Telford, PA
Henry M. Boaz, ’33 Oconomowoc, WI
Donald C. Martin, ’60 Latham, NY
James L. Williams, ’65 Lafayette, IN
George W. Henderson, ’28 San Antonio, TX
Richard C. Caprio, Jr., ’73 Bakersfield, CA
Claude T. Rich, ’29 Bloomington, IN
Lt. Col USAF (RET) Paul A. Hartmann, ’68 Burke, VA
Roswell W. Corwin, ’25 Amityville, NY David M. Jones, ’32 St Louis, MO Douglas F. Jones, ’41 Wilmington, DE Ray D. Goulstone, ’96 Lewisburg, PA Emlyn R. Griffiths, ’54 Tenafly, NJ Stephen G. Hall, ’50 Leesburg, FL Rev. Frank E. Magor, ’35 Orleans, MA Charles P. Rogers, ’33 New York, NY UPSILON
Richard Turini, ’51 Madera, CA OMEGA
Ralph H. Ingersoll, ’57 Export, PA ALPHA ALPHA
George H. Stoll, ’60 Chicago, IL TAU ALPHA
Bernarrd C. Hoff, Jr., ’49 Surprise, AZ
Keith S. Wilbourne, ’87 Roanoke, VA
Dr Joe Jewett, ’39 Indianapolis, IN
Herbert G. Ludlow, ’36 Bloomington, IN Barry L. Mills, ’70 Fort Wayne, IN
Paul R. Over, ’90 Sterling, IL
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Jason Kuhn is Inspiration to many at Franklin others we will gladly share with anyone who cares to take the time to listen. I wish I could turn back time. I wish that, for one day, I could take the time to pay attention as he walked through the house singing, lounged in the balcony sun, or showed up in my door with a wicked grin on his face. I last had a conversation with Jason on December 26, at Indiana University Hospital in downtown Indianapolis, it was during a visit not unlike any other. I visited with him for about two hours that day. We talked about a lot of things, but often had to pause because he would nod off due to his morphine intake. That was all right with me, though, because when he would start talking again, he picked up right where he left off — a fact that made both of us laugh when I made him aware of it. He still had tremendous attitude, and some of the trademark grin I had grown to love — no amount of pain could ever rob him of those attributes or his will to live, for that matter.
Jason made sure that everyone around him knew it, too. Jason may have been dying, but he certainly never took one minute to stop living. With his passing, his family lost a son, brother, uncle, and cousin; my friends and I had lost not only one of the best friends we have had or will ever have, but a brother; and the world lost a great human being. We will never know what Jason was capable of doing, or how his intelligence would have affected our world — that’s left to the imagination. Believe me, the sky was the limit for that young man. I know that Jason’s 24 years on this earth were not in vain — he lived a tremendously full life that was cut short, tragically, before he even came close to his prime. I also know that I have become a much better person because of the six years that I knew Jason, the past two-and-ahalf of which I saw my brother and friend show an outstanding amount of strength and courage in his battle with cancer. Nothing can bring back our brother, but, with the help of his family and our Epsilon family, we’re going to keep his name with us. Brothers Jeff Carroll, Adam Decker, Marc Steczyk, and Andy Wilson have began efforts to start two scholarships in Jason’s name at Franklin College. One Jason D. Kuhn Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a member of our chapter. A junior will earn the other scholarship, also awarded annually, in the advertising/public relations sequence at Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism. We know it is not the norm to solicit funds from other chapters, but we would like to provide an opportunity for our brethren to lend support. Any contributions may be made to Franklin College, Attn: Kristy Brown, 501 East Monroe Street, Franklin, IN 46131. Attach a note or write in the memo line of your check that the contribution is being made to the Jason D. Kuhn Memorial Scholarship Fund. We feel this is the best way that we can honor our fallen brother and to always keep him in our hearts and minds. Jason, you are already missed. You will never be forgotten. But you already know that. Submitted by Jeff Carol, Epsilon
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have written literally hundreds of stories in the past four years, using thousands upon thousands of words to try to convey precisely what I am trying to express. This assignment, however, is by far the toughest I have ever had. Tuesday, February 9, 1999, the Epsilon Chapter lost a fine alumnus and a wonderful man, Jason Kuhn, who died of complications from cancer at about 6:45 p.m. Jason fought the disease for over two years after his initial diagnosis with Hodgkin’s Disease, struggling through various treatments, side effects and false signs of hope to earn his degree after first semester last year. Jason was a 1993 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and advertising/public relations major at Franklin College. He also happened to be one of the best human beings I have ever known. A man I am proud to say was a good friend. Guys wanted to be around him, girls constantly asked about him, and professors loved to have him in class. He is directly connected to most of my best memories of my first two and a half years at Franklin. Even on one of the last times I saw him, at a fellow fraternity brother’s wedding, he showed more interest in what was going on in my life than in his own circumstances. It is hard to memorialize Jason without slipping into what may seem like cliches. However, with him, they are all true. Everyone who ever had the opportunity to spend time with him should feel lucky and honored. There are so many stories to tell, many that we who were close to him will keep to ourselves, and
10 10 Year Year Anniversary Anniversary Red Red Rose Rose Formal Formal Through Through Alumni Alumni Eyes
by Brett Kemp, Zeta Beta ’97 This year the Zeta Beta Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho, in little Stephenville, Texas, celebrated its 10th annual Red Rose Formal. Most of us couldn’t believe that ten years had gone by so quickly. It seems like it was just yesterday when our 19 founding fathers didn’t find what they were looking for in the Greek system at Tarleton and decided to bring KDR to Texas. But, sure enough, it had been 10 years, 21 pledge classes, around 170 initiations and enough memories and friendships to last a lifetime. We started off the festivities, as we have for the past several years, with a four-man golf scramble early Saturday morning the day of formal. Prizes are awarded to the winners, and the team with the worst score. More than forty individuals played in the tournament. Alumni, actives, and parents all had a great time. The Zeta Beta Alumni Foundation held one of its semi-annual meetings between the golf tournament and the formal. We were fortunate enough to have 27 individuals present at this meeting, three of whom are Chapter Founders, as well as Scott Johnson, Director of Programming and Member Services of the National Fraternity. Most of the active chapter’s officers were present, as our meeting is open to undergrads as well as Parents. This year’s hot topic was the Zeta Beta Foundation of Kappa Delta Rho Alumni finding and purchasing a house for the undergraduate chapter. Now on to the event we had all been waiting for. Scott Johnson and Scott Bradley Over one hundred and sevenbefore the Zeta Beta formal.
ty people were dressed in their best and ready for an incredible time. The evening began with an opening prayer by the out going Pontifex. After dinner — chicken of course — it was time to conduct the business end of the Formal. The outgoing Consul called the formal to order and began a presentation of awards, special recognitions, and scholarships. This year the Alumni Foundation presented the incoming Consul with a Scholarship to help defer the ever rising cost of school. One of
Alumni Brothers that returned for the Red Rose Formal. our Founders made a speech about how Zeta Beta got started and it made all of us realize just how lucky and blessed we were that they made such a wonderful decision. The active chapter presented all alumni with a 10-year commemorative glass pitcher that was decorated with a list of our chapter’s 19 founding fathers. It was NICE. The slide show presentation from the undergraduate chapter was next. It was a look at the past year’s events with a few Kodak moments thrown in from the years gone by. The presentation lasted around 10-15 minutes and was a blast. After the slide show the outgoing Consul turned over the gavel to the new Chapter Consul who gave a small speech, asked the incoming
tures. This is becoming more and more difficult with the number of brothers in attendance. In my book that is a trade off I am willing to live with. This party lasts into the morning hours. Unless, of course you are an Alumnus — each year I seem to call it quits earlier and earlier. This year my wife and I called it a night at midnight. Boy, am I getting old or what? But at least I have one more incredible memory to add to my KDR collection. Formal has always been a special time for me because I asked my wife to marry me in front of 140 people at the Red Rose Formal of ’97. Since I became an alumnus it has grown to mean even more. Here’s to looking forward to next year.
Jared M. Ciereck, Mu Beta ’02 Geoffrey Ciereck, Mu Beta ’01, brother
Travis A. Smith, Alpha Beta ’02 Trevor Smith, Alpha Beta ’99, brother
Issac M. Gerrietts, Eta ’02 George S. Gerrietts, Eta ’76, father
Jeffrey R. Sturges, KDR Society-Alpha Chapter ’99 William W. McDonough, Alpha ’33
Jeffrey A. Gill, Eta Alpha ’01 Jeremy N. Gill, Eta Alpha ’00, brother
Pontifex to close with prayer, and called the 10th annual Red Rose Formal officially over. Now it was time to party!! We like to have a dance immediately following Formal. So the D.J. cranked up the music, the cash bar was officially opened and the lights were turned down. After a two-step or two (we are from Texas, after all) many of us alumni like to socialize and catch up on who moved where, who got married, how many kids someone has etc... We always take time out from dancing to take a couple of group pic-
KAPPA DELTA RHO FRATERNITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS President (2000) Robert L. Swinney, Sigma ’58 Executive Vice President Christopher B. Miller, Tau Alpha ’97 Vice President/Standards and Risk Management (2002) Joshua L. Smith, Alpha Beta ’93 Vice President/Finance (2000) Chairman Long Range Planning Douglas M. Rammel, Pi Alpha ’90 Vice President/Education (2000) Mark N. Lundgren, Nu ’70 Vice President/Alumni Affairs (2000) Mark S. West, Upsilon Alpha ’88 Secretary (2000) Gerald L. Murray, Theta ’66 Treasurer (2000) Edward B. Curtis, Rho ’62 Director/Insurance Programs (2002) J. Hall Jones, Lambda Beta ’91 Directors (2002) David Bernstein, Omicron Alpha ’88 Richard O. Jones, Nu ’64 Christopher K. Gordon, Zeta Beta ’95 Directors (2000) Shawn M. Hoke, Phi Alpha ’95 Brian Lewis, Lambda ’99 Eric Duff, Zeta Beta ’00 Jay Johnson, Omega Beta ’99 Directors Emeritus Robert D. Corrie, Beta ’53 Robert D. Lynd, Iota ’67 James F. Edgeworth, Sr., Psi ’56 Ordo Honoris Selection Committee John E. Booth, Zeta ’51 and Robert D. Corrie, Beta ’53 - Co-chairmen Loran L. Stewart, Sigma ’32 Gordon R. Stanley, Delta ’59 Alumni Affairs Committee Mark S. West, Upsilon Alpha ’88 - Chairman Christopher K. Gordon, Zeta Beta ’95
Judiciary Committee Joshua L. Smith, Alpha Beta ’93 - Chairman Shawn M. Hoke, Phi Alpha ’95 Richard O. Jones, Nu ’64 Christopher B. Miller, Tau Alpha ’97 Finance Committee Edward B. Curtis, Rho ’62 - Chairman Suzanne M. Balash, Office Manager David Bernstein, Omicron Alpha ’88 J. Hall Jones, Lambda Beta ’91 Christopher B. Miller, Tau Alpha ’97 Douglas M. Rammel, Pi Alpha ’90 Robert L. Swinney, Sigma ’58 Expansion Committee Eric Duff, Zeta Beta ’00 - Chairman Shawn M. Hoke, Phi Alpha ’95 Brian Lewis, Lambda ’99 Gerald L. Murray, Theta ’66 Marketing and Communications Committee David Bernstein, Omicron Alpha ’88 Jay Johnson, Omega Beta ’99 Nominating Committee James F. Edgeworth, Sr., Psi ’56 - Chairman Brian Lewis, Lambda ’99 Christopher B. Miller, Tau Alpha ’97 Douglas M. Rammel, Pi Alpha ’90 Mark S. West, Upsilon Alpha ’88 - Chairman Convention Committee Scott A. Johnson, Phi Alpha ’95 - Chairman Wm. Scott Bradley, Zeta Beta ’99 Jonathan H. Lay, Mu Beta ’99 John D. Lee, Zeta Beta ’00 Mark N. Lundgren, Nu ’70 Dominick L. Schirripa, Beta ’99 Gerald E. Stebbins, Phi Alpha ’88 Chapter Awards Committee Scott A. Johnson, Phi Alpha ’95 - Chairman Scott L. Chesky, Iota ’94 Frank K. Hattula, Nu ’94 Vernon E. Hurd, Pi Alpha ’97 Raphael E. Isaac, Iota Beta ’91 Jonathan D. Kapell, Eta Beta ’95 Eric W. Mitcheltree, Alpha Alpha ’90 Doug Vogel, Tau Alpha ’96 Corey Waltz, Tau Alpha ’96
BOARD OF TRUSTEES President Paul A. Downes, Gamma ’68 Vice President/Investment Secretary Ray C. Hunt, Rho ’53 Treasurer Robert D. Corrie, Beta ’53 Trustees Andrew F. Barth, Nu Alpha ’83 James H. Buterbaugh, Zeta ’55 John C. Carl, Theta ’51 David R. Hamrick, Zeta ’57 George A. King, Delta ’81 Thomas C. Lockwood, Nu ’56 Robert D. Lynd, Iota ’67 Director of Gift Planning and Development William J. Paris, Eta ’87 INVESTMENT COMMITTEE Ray C. Hunt, Rho ’53 Chairman Andrew F. Barth, Nu Alpha ’83 Robert D. Corrie, Beta ’53 William J. Paris, Eta ’87 Robert P. Youngman, Alpha ’64 SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE John David Reed, PhD., Eta’64 - Chairman Thomas L. Guthrie, Theta ’62 Dr. Alan T. Lord, Kappa ’72 LAW SCHOLARSHIP Paul W. Upson, Alpha ’66 ORDER OF THE PEREGRINE FALCON COMMITTEE Michael Higley, Beta ’97
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Fred Hawker, Bob Planisek, Phil Harris, Tom Shideler and John Doddridge, all of Theta Chapter, lend a hand as the Grand Prix crew. John was featured in the last Quill & Scroll in the article on “Automotive Industry Giants.” KDR must have been an inspiration . . . .
Four of the founders of the Delphic Society, predecessor of Lambda Chapter. Left to right: Bros. Babin, Stanley, Greene and Thum.
Delphic Society 1922 (predecessor of Lambda Chapter). Official photo sent to KDR with petition of intent.
Zeta Chapter during the 1920’s. Can anyone identify these individuals?
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