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FROM THE EDITOR As I hope all of you know, Lambda Chi Alpha has Seven Core Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service & Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. In this November 2012 edition of the Cross & Crescent we highlight our six U.S. congressman and our six state supreme court justices, some of whom are running for re-election on November 6, 2012. As you also may know, Lambda Chi Alpha has a long and storied past with regard to brothers who have been prominent and influential politicians. As you might guess, the greatest of these would probably be former President Harry S. Truman (Missouri). Today, more than ever, we need our politicians and brothers to truly live our Seven Core Values. As we know, it’s not enough to just say them, you must exemplify them through your actions, both personally and professionally.

Tad Lichtenauer Director of Communications/IT

When it comes to modeling the way, party affiliation is irrelevant. As brothers, we’re all in this together and having more Lambda Chis in political offices can only make our world a better place with a brighter future. We hope you enjoy this issue of the magazine.

(317) 803-7322 In ZAX & friendship, Tad Lichtenauer Editor, Cross & Crescent Magazine

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The Cross & Crescent editorial staff profiles six Lambda Chi Alpha brothers in Congress, five of whom are running for reelection this November.

By Andrew Talevich (Washington State)



Six state Supreme Court Justices who are also Lambda Chi Alpha brothers are profiled in this political issue of Cross & Crescent.

By Andrew Talevich (Washington State)



The Grand High Alpha Award is presented to our chapters who have maintained superior operations and fraternal spirit for a minimum of three consecutive years. One of the recipients this year was Florida Southern College, the sixth time since 1987 that the chapter has won the award.

By Jon Williamson (Maryland)



After the death of her husband, Maria DeChellis encountered an incredible outpouring of Lambda Chi Alpha support as fraternity brothers carried on the legacy of Lawrence Ray Sisk III (South Carolina 1996).

By Maria DeChellis



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Chapter News Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death

Arizona State (Zeta-Psi)

Butler (Alpha-Alpha)

With the help of the women from Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, the chapter brothers participated in a paint-a-thon during which they painted a home for charity. At this year’s homecoming the chapter built a float, participated in the traditional lantern walk, and attended the football game.

Bowling Green State (Phi-Mu) In conjunction with the North American Food Drive, chapter brothers are collecting food and money donations through December 1, 2012. To date, they have collected more than 1,200 pounds of food from 200 houses.

Bradley (Kappa-Upsilon) As a part of the North American Food Drive the chapter collected more than 5,000 pounds of food during annual events including Watermelon Bash and the Crescent Girl Pageant.

Thirty chapter brothers participated in the building of houses with Habitat for Humanity. Kent Rollison (1990) hosted undergraduate and alumni brothers for a pig roast at his home. Chapter brothers volunteered to help serve meals at a shelter for men that focuses on providing food and shelter for the underprivileged. The brothers helped prepare the dinner plates and cleaned the facility afterwards. Paired with the women of both Delta Gamma sorority and Schwitzer Hall, the chapter placed first in the overall homecoming competition. This marks the first time in 20 years

The chapter added nine associate members during fall recruitment.


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Colorado State-Pueblo (Delta-Omega)

the chapter has won homecoming. The combined team placed first in participation, first in Yell Like Hell, and second in homecoming floats.

Brother Cayman Fredenhagen was sworn into the university’s Associated Students Government as an academic senator for the College of Engineering, Education, and Professional Studies. Both representatives for CEEPS are Lambda Chis.

Cal State-Chico (Phi-Chi) John Hollister (1984) died September 16, 2012.

Delaware (Lambda-Beta)

Cal State-Northridge (Beta-Rho)

Robert V. Russell (1972) died October 18, 2012. A former chapter president, he worked as a family counselor and marina operator before becoming a full-time farmer. For the past 28 years, Russell and his wife operated Bob Russell Custom Grower in Lewes, Milton, and Milford. They have supplied more than 100 varieties of herbs, vegetables, edible flowers, and microgreens for many of the resort area restaurants.

The chapter added 21 associate members. The chapter will begin its Pumpkin Bash on November 6, 2012. This will be a week-long event benefiting low income children of the San Fernando Valley. The chapter will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original chartering this coming November 16, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the CBS Radford Studios at Studio City.

Denver (Alpha-Pi)

The House Corporation will convene for its annual dinner meeting at the Golden Hunan Restaurant in Northridge at 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 2012.

Case Western Reserve (Alpha-Nu) Dr. Robert A. Hiatt died September 17, 2012. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he later worked for 37 years as a radiologist at West Volusia Memorial Hospital.

Central Florida (Beta-Eta) White House officials recognized the City of Austin’s Chief Communications Director Doug Matthews as a “Local Innovation Champion of Change” at ceremonies in Washington, D.C. The program honors those who dedicate their lives to creating a more resident-centric form of government.

The chapter held its annual celebration to present its 20112012 contribution to the National Sports Center for the Disabled. This year, for the third year in a row, the chapter’s raised $20,000 for NSCD through a variety of fundraising


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Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death activities, including the chapter’s signature Moustache Bash concert. The chapter has now raised more than $100,000 to support NSCD. Accepting the check on behalf of NSCD were Ashley Skriedlant, special events supervisor, March Urich, ski racer and NSCD Ambassador, and Lacey Henderson, record holding NSCD track star and University of Denver alumnus.

Tyler Picotte was named IFC’s Greek God. The chapter also earned the highest all-fraternity GPA for the spring 2012 semester. The chapter held its annual “can-treating” on October 31, 2012. During this event, the undergraduate brothers divided into teams with participating sororities and collected canned goods instead of candy within the community.

Drexel (Epsilon-Kappa)

On behalf of the chapter’s alumni association Frank “Pizza” Purrachio delivered supplies and donations to Hogar De Ancianos Santoventa, a senior citizen/disabled seniors home in Havana, Cuba.

The chapter held its first Smash Bash, which included more than 60 participants from Greek Life and the Drexel community. They raised more than $1,700 for the North American Food Drive.

Elmhurst (Pi-Zeta) On October 13, 2012, the chapter held a homecoming event to welcome back alumni brothers. Afterwards, the brothers attended the football game together, wearing letters.

The chapter participated in a recruitment workshop led by Master Steward Scott Reikofski (Northern Colorado).

On October 19, 2012, the chapter paired with the women of Phi Mu sorority and performed some volunteer work for the local YMCA. This included dressing in costumes and playing games with the children.

The chapter extended 28 associate member bids during recruitment.

Edinboro (Beta-Delta)

Evansville (Iota-Mu)

Jared Schneider was crowned the 2012 homecoming king, the first time a brother in the chapter has received this honor.

F. Gene Roby (1960) died May 15, 2010. He served in the Air Force in Seoul, Korea, during the Korean War. After graduating from the University of Florida he went to work for the accounting firm of Tornwall, Lange, and Lee in St. Petersburg, Florida, and in 1968 was a founding partner of the accounting firm of Lovelace, Roby, and Company, with offices in Orlando and Sarasota, Florida.

Florida (Epsilon-Mu) Attorney David A. Wolf (1987) has authored his second book, Florida Day Care Center Injuries-Building Blocks of Knowledge for Parents. The book covers legal issues and the laws in place


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Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death for the protection of children who are enrolled in day care centers. Wolf is a former chapter president and graduate advisor who has dedicated his legal career of more than 22 years to issues affecting the rights of children.

The chapter held its annual Watermelon Bust on October 2, and its annual 5k run on October 13, 2012. On September 22, 2012, the chapter held its fourth hall of fame induction ceremony. The inductees were David Ritchey (1962), Alvin Pfeffer (1955), Joe Osceola (1963), and Jack Holzman (1973). More than 60 alumni brothers attended this event that included remarks by Director of Chapter Services Nick Zuniga. On October 1, 2012, Eric Chumbley (1989) was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the 173d Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Oregon. He has 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force.

Florida Tech (Beta-Nu)

Florida Gulf Coast (Colony 292)

Stephan Kies collected old jeans for the Recycle Rejean campaign, which turns jeans into denim insulation for use in building houses for hurricane victims.

The chapter held a mixer with the women of Chi Omega sorority Chapter brothers volunteered their time at the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

The chapter participated in a fundraiser which yielded $1,400 for the United Way Foundation, the school’s homecoming philanthropy. Chapter brothers participated in a road cleanup, conducted team building exercises on campus, and then proceeded to a brother’s house for the Fight Apathy bonfire which addressed the lack of interest and participation in nonsocial events.

Florida Southern (Epsilon-Xi) Virgil Goode, a 2001 Order of Achievement recipient, is running for President of the United States for the Constitution Party. He is a former politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009, first as a Democrat. In 2000 he switched to the Republican Party. He represented the 5th congressional district of Virginia. He lost his seat in the 2008 election to Democrat Tom Perriello.

Idaho (Epsilon-Gamma) Steve Hanna has written a book entitled A Home Called Your Own: A Journey Across Six Generations. He is a sixthgeneration descendant of a small but determined band of Bohemian immigrants and now lives in Boise.

Georgetown (Kappa-Omega) The chapter was named Songfest champions.

Indiana (Alpha-Omicron) The chapter has established an alumni networking program whereby undergraduate brothers and chapter alumni exchange career-related mentoring and advice. All interested alumni may contact Alumni Relations Chairman Ryan Thie at rythie@


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Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death On October 5-6, 2012, the chapter held its annual Homecoming Celebration for its alumni. The weekend featured a golf outing, a tailgate, and a cookout at the chapter house following the homecoming football game. A networking event was also held that weekend during which 15 alumni and 15 undergraduate brothers exchanged career-related advice. The event was a huge success, and a similar event will be held at next year’s homecoming. The chapter’s annual A Nightmare on 3rd Street haunted house philanthropy is being held from November 1-3, 2012. The women of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority will be helping with the event. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity and the Arthritis Foundation, the sorority’s national charity.

ChildServe, an organization that helps families with children who have special health needs and disabilities. The brothers have had success in the past years with the Gorevile attraction, raising over $100,000 for ChildServe. Ray Sorensen in recognition for his work with veterans and the Freedom Rock won a pizza party for his hometown and $5,000 from the Casey’s Famous People Contest.

Kansas (Zeta-Iota) L. Philip Larsen (1996) died September 27, 2012. After transferring to and then graduating from Purdue University, he was hired as the chief meteorologist at WOAY-TV in Beckley, West Virginia. After moving to Minnesota for his wife’s nursing job, he decided to pursue several other professions. He loved cycling and participated in multiple charity bike rides for Get Your Guts in Gear after his diagnosis with Crohn’s disease in 1997. As his pancreatic cancer progressed, Larsen embraced social media in dealing with his disease and demonstrated great strength and humor.

Indiana State (Iota-Epsilon) Ralph K. Bedwell (1962) died March 7, 2011. He retired from IPS Broad Ripple High School where he developed and supervised the Magnets for Humanities and Performing and Visual Arts. William A. Gaskey (1961) died October 22, 2012. Deeply committed to education, he was employed by School City of East Chicago for 37 years, first as a business education teacher at Washington and Central High Schools and then as counselor at Block Junior High. After retirement he was an adjunct professor in the Education Department of Indiana UniversityNorthwest.

Kutztown (Sigma-Gamma) Robert W. Panick (1981) died October 1, 2012. He was employed at B Braun Medical, Inc. for more than 30 years, and most recently served as the director of marketing channels.

Lehigh (Gamma-Psi) On September 28, 2012, the chapter co-hosted an electionthemed event which included a debate and booths by various school organizations. With introductions to issues by political science professors, the students debated voter registration and the on-campus political organizations.

Iowa State (Alpha-Tau) On October 19-20, 2012, the chapter held its annual twistedcarnival themed haunted house, named Gorevile Manor. The brothers dressed up in costumes and made students jump at every corner of the scary maze. Proceeds from the event went to


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Maine (Beta)

Memphis (Zeta-Theta) Held on October 30-31, 2012, the chapter partnered with the university and Life Blood to host a two-day campus-wide blood drive.

Miami-FL (Epsilon-Omega) The chapter hosted alumni brothers for its annual Homecoming Reception at the chapter house. Validity Screening Solutions, the company run by alumni brother Darren Dupriest, has been named as one of Kansas City’s Best Places to Work by the Kansas City Business Journal. This is the third consecutive year that Validity has received the “Best Places to Work” distinction. Each year the “Best Places to Work” awards are determined based on input from employees who rate their company on team/manager effectiveness, retention probability, work engagement, and whether they feel valued.

The chapter hosted a great homecoming weekend that included the best alumni turnout in years. The chapter hosted a successful Bowl-A-Thon, with much of the university’s Greek life in attendance. The chapter will be visiting the Bangor National Guard Air Force Base for an educational session regarding the core value of Duty.

Michigan Tech (Phi-Phi) As a part of the North American Food Drive, chapter brothers collected food donations for the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly annual food pantry collection. Their goal is to collect 10,000 pounds of food.

Marietta (Kappa-Alpha) Roger C. Jacobs (1963) died May 27, 2012. He was a retired senior vice president of Paine Webber in Boston. An active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scituate, Massachusetts, he was also a past president of the Scituate Rotary Club and a bicyclist in the Pan Mass Challenge to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. He had also served on the board of Scituate’s Community Christmas and was a member of the Marine Reserves from 1965 to 1969.

Montevallo (Sigma-Epsilon) The chapter has raised more than 2,000 pounds for the North American Food Drive and hopes to add to that total after its annual Pumpkin Fest philanthropy event. The chapter won three of this year’s campus philanthropy competitions, including Zeta Phi Beta’s Step Show, Delta Gamma’s Anchor Splash, and Alpha Delta Gamma’s Lip Jam.

Maryland (Epsilon-Pi) Stan Lore (1934) is a 100-year-old alumnus brother who was recognized during halftime of a recent football game for his passion and continued support at all home football games. He is one of the chapter’s original, founding fathers.

The chapter is planning its first White Rose Formal in years and it will take place on November 30, 2012.


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Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death Chapter Advisor Brandt L. Montgomery will become a fully ordained priest on December 2, 2012.

New Orleans (Lambda-Alpha)

Nevada-Las Vegas (Delta-Lambda)

On October 27, 2012, the chapter held its annual Watermelon Bust to benefit the North American Food Drive. The event is the fraternity’s biggest philanthropy event all year and was honored by university President Peter J. Fos who stopped by to cheer the Greeks on, and even agreed to judge the watermelon eating contest. Sorority members participated in the week-long event that concluded with different field events using watermelons. Last year the chapter raised 211,810 pounds of food during the event, the most of any Lambda Chi Alpha chapter.

The chapter won six of seven sorority philanthropies, including Diamond Games 2012, Turtle Tug, and the UNLV Greek Week Skit/Dance Competition.

New Hampshire (Alpha-Xi)

North Carolina State (Gamma-Upsilon) William C. Friday (1948) died Oct. 12, 2012. An Order of Achievement recipient, he was president emeritus of the University of North Carolina and an icon of American public higher education. In 1955 Friday became secretary of the University and was named acting president the following year. He was chosen to take the position permanently and remained until 1986, becoming the longest-serving president of the 20th century. That same year a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) study ranked Friday the nation’s most effective public university president.

The chapter added 11 associate members. The chapter hosted a fire demonstration at the chapter house. The brothers were tasked with wearing fully-weighted firefighting equipment and “rescuing” a stranded brother from the chapter house.

North Carolina-Wilmington (DeltaSigma Colony) The chapter hosted its inaugural Teeter-Totter-a-Thon, a 54hour event benefiting the North American Food Drive. The chapter raised $400 and also won the university’s Campus Activities and Involvement Center’s Piece of CAIC Award, which recognizes a student organization that makes an outstanding effort to assist the community.

New Mexico (Zeta-Mu Colony) During Thanksgiving, the colony brothers will be serving food to the homeless and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.


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Ohio State (Gamma-Tau)

Oklahoma State (Alpha-Eta)

The chapter, paired with the women of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, participated in homecoming. Their theme this year was The Life, The Legend, and The Legacy. Chapter brothers have held successful brotherhood events this fall by attending a wide variety of sporting events to show school spirit, recruit new brothers, and positively promote the Lambda Chi Alpha brand and core values.

Oregon (Zeta-Omicron)

Oklahoma (Gamma-Rho) The architectural rendering depicted shows how the chapter house will look after the renovations are completed in 2013. Dr. Adam Smith was elected president of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. The group is committed to assuring excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships. Smith is the chief surgeon and founder of Fort Worth Lap-Band速 located in Ft Worth, Texas, which also consists of a team of surgeons and medical professionals. The chapter added 27 associate members.

Oklahoma City (Theta-Delta)

The chapter held its annual Pumpkin Smash that included various competitions between the sororities. The event raised more than 900 cans of food for worthy causes in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.

Chapter brothers held their annual GastroParesis Walk that raises awareness for this disease which afflicts the sister of undergraduate brother Brian Cash.


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Pittsburg State (Lambda-Chi)

Coordinator at Children’s Cancer Connection), and alumni brother Kory Ellerbeck.

For the second consecutive year, the chapter won the Yell like Hell competition.

Simpson College presented Derek Weimer (1996) with the Distinguished Recent Alumni Award. He was elected to the position of county attorney for Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, in 2007, and was appointed to the position of district court judge by the governor of Nebraska in 2009. He is the youngest to be so appointed. Weimer also remains active in the community and was recently named a member of the 40 under 40 in Scotts Bluff County.

Gerald Neidens (1968) died October 5, 2012. He was a charter member of the chapter and a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran.

Richmond (Alpha-Chi) The chapter brothers celebrated homecoming and had a successful Watermelon Bash which raised food for their philanthropy, Feedmore.

Simpson College presented Robert Larsen (1956) with the Humanitarian Award. A member of Simpson’s music faculty since 1957, he established a program of operatic training and chaired the department for 34 years. In 1973, Larsen co-founded the Des Moines Opera. He received the first Governor’s Award in Iowa for musical contributions to the state in 1974 and the Iowa Arts Award for outstanding contributions to the arts in 1998.

Samford (Theta-Alpha) Dr. Hugh C. Bailey (1950) died October 5, 2012. He was a member of the Samford University faculty from 1953 until 1975 and later served as president of Valdosta State University. He was the author of seven books; six on Southern history. A popular lecturer, he won Samford’s John H. Buchanan Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, and various other awards. Bailey was named dean of Samford’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences in 1970, serving until 1975 when he became academic vice president and dean of faculties at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. He was named president of what was then Valdosta State College in 1978.

Dr. Kennon Shank (1942) died October 13, 2012. Originally a member of Theta Kappa Nu, he was professor emeritus of Speech and Hearing Sciences and former chairman of the department at Indiana University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1942 at the age of 21 and served in the Philippines during World War II. He was discharged as a captain in 1946. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Simpson College, and Master’s and Doctorate from Denver University. In 1995 he was recognized by Simpson College with an outstanding alumnus award. He joined the faculty at Indiana in 1965 and retired in 1986.

Simpson (Theta-Lambda)

South Carolina-Aiken (Pi-Alpha) The chapter added nine associate members.

As a result of its Teeter-Totter-a-Thon fundraiser, the chapter presented a $574.88 check to the Children’s Cancer Connection. Pictured are chapter Vice President Chris Schaben, chapter President Lucas Trainer, Kirbie Totten (Development


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South Dakota (Alpha-Gamma)

first place for People’s Choice Yard Art and Tug of War, second place for their homecoming theme video, and third place in the Buffalo Wing Eating contest. The chapter also earned third place overall for its Gateway to Victory Saint Louis theme. The chapter added three associate members.

Southern California (Zeta-Delta) Peter Yobo (2012), the 2011 Duke Flad recipient, has started a social enterprise called Manché Clothing to provide a unifying brand for all Africans, the African diaspora, and all those who have a passion for Africa and its people, through the rooted foundation of leadership, discovery, and exploration.

Approximately 100 alumni brothers and guests attended the 96th Annual Dakota Days Homecoming. The chapter brothers are helping to make Vermillion a safer place by offering sober rides in return for a monetary donation. Every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., the fraternity offers sober rides to anyone, to and from any place within Vermillion city limits, for $3. All of the money raised will benefit the North American Food Drive.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy (Pi-Lambda)

The chapter teamed with the women of Pi Beta Phi sorority for its annual Haunted House. The chapter will perform the first Initiation Exemplification Ritual for Colony 298 at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology at 5 p.m., November 10, 2012, in Rapid City, South Dakota. All initiated brothers are welcome to attend. The chapter added seven associate members.

Southeast Missouri State (Delta-Phi)

Chapter brothers and friends completed the Tough Mudder Missouri, with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

At this year’s homecoming, Corey Culbreath, Greg Felock, and Derek May were nominated for the university’s 2012 Man of the Year, and May won the title. In addition, the chapter also won


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Tarleton State (Phi-Rho)

Texas Christian (Iota-Pi)

The chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for 16 associate members, which was followed by the Big Brother Ceremony.

On September 14, 2012, groups of chapter brothers spent the day volunteering at six different locations for the Fort Worth Boys and Girls Clubs.

The chapter cleaned a two-mile stretch of adopted highway in late September. The chapter has been a partner with the Texas Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program for nearly a decade, with brothers removing litter along U.S. Highway 377 near Bluff Dale several times each year.

The chapter added 40 associate members. Sam Butts and Caten Hyde were accepted into the Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honors Society. The chapter raised more than 22,000 pounds of food for the North American Food Drive.

During homecoming week, the chapter won the Yell Contest for the second consecutive year. Members who participated in the event wore matching pink shirts and at one point during the routine made the formation of a ribbon in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The chapter then participated in the annual Homecoming Parade with the women of Alpha Gamma Delta and the men of Alpha Gamma Rho. The float entry earned one of only four awards given out during the parade.

Marc Bove (1979) was elected to the Board of Trustees of St. James’ Episcopal School and to the Vestry of St. David’s Episcopal Church, both in Austin, Texas. He is the past chairman of the Board of Goodwill Industries of Central Texas. He is the president of The Bommarito Group, an architectural and interior design firm in Austin.


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Texas-El Paso (Zeta-Epsilon)

Virginia Tech (Sigma-Lambda)

On October 20, 2012, the chapter hosted its annual homecoming alumni tailgate. On October 29, 2012, the chapter worked with the women of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority to host its annual Trick or Can event. The event raised more than 350 cans of food in just one hour. Maj. Dennis J. Maher, executive officer to the commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, was recently promoted to the rank of major.

Vincent Kong and Andrew McCracken, construction engineering and management majors, have started a program called Concrete for Kids as a side project for the American Society of Civil Engineers. This project involves going to local elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools and teaching students how to mix concrete and form beams.

Valparaiso (Iota-Sigma) Ernest P. Johnson (1960) received the university’s 2012 Alumni Community Service Award. This award honors alumni who have enhanced the prestige of the university by virtue of their character and integrity through outstanding service in their community. He began a 30-year career with IBM in 1961, then established Six Sigma Communications, a consultancy, to work with applicants for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He retired in 2003 and has been an active volunteer in many civic and community activities in Fort Worth, Texas, where he lives. Among his roles, Johnson has been a member of his city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment and the mayor’s Advisory Commission on Homelessness; was president of Senior Leadership Associates (affiliated with the national Retired and Senior Volunteer Program); and is currently a volunteer carpenter for Habitat for Humanity, the Fuller Center for Housing, and the Texas Ramp Project. He has also been an active university volunteer, a member of the Valparaiso Admission Network, and a past member of the Valparaiso University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Wake Forest (Theta-Tau) The chapter added five associate members. The chapter held its annual Watermelon Bash, benefiting the North American Food Drive.

Wisconsin-Whitewater (Lambda-Iota Colony) Paired with local sorority Alpha Sigma, the chapter participated in a Teeter Totter event that raised money for the North American Food drive and the American Cancer Society.


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On October 20, 2012, approximately 55 alumni brothers gathered for a reunion. This reunion was called the “Last Roundup” as it included brothers who graduated more than 40 years ago. Attendees included one brother who traveled from Greece, and another brother and his wife who traveled from Australia to attend. The university’s chancellor spent time visiting with the brothers in attendance.

Kremchek served as the medical director and chief orthopedic surgeon for the Cincinnati Reds for more than 15 years, as well as the team’s minor league affiliates. He has taken an active role in teaching orthopedics and sports medicine, and he has been published in professional journals, featured on HBO’s Real Sports program regarding youth baseball injuries, and quoted in ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today regarding medical health topics.

Wittenberg (Nu-Zeta)

On September 28, 2012, the chapter held an Associate Member Ceremony for five new members. On October 6, 2012, the chapter hosted alumni brothers from the 1950s. The reunion included sharing stories, singing songs, and brotherhood. Chapter brothers participated in Trunk or Treat, an event to distribute candy to the young children in the Springfield community. Dr. Tim Kremchek (1981) spearheaded a fundraising effort to renovate the athletic training room in Wittenberg’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center. In light of Kremchek’s lead gift to the project, Wittenberg’s Board of Directors moved to name the new athletic training room in his honor. In addition to being the university’s orthopedist,


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Politics in Action The Cross & Crescent editorial staff profiles six Lambda Chi Alpha brothers in Congress, five of whom are running for reelection this November. By Andrew Talevich (Washington State)

As the political season heats up, the names of politicians become much more familiar to the American public. The faces of these politicians air on commercials; they are seen at speaking events, and can be heard on the radio. Of the 435 current members in the U.S. House of Representatives, six are Lambda Chi Alpha brothers and five are running for reelection this November. While their political stances may vary, one constant remains; each has learned from his Lambda Chi Alpha experience. The lessons they garnered

during their undergraduate years continue to shape their political careers. The six Lambda Chi Alpha brothers who currently hold office in Congress are profiled below. The aim of this article is not to take a political stance on the issues each individual represents, but simply to spotlight the fact that six of the top decision-makers in our country are brothers of our bond.


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Rep. Tom Rooney (Washington & Jefferson 1993)

Congressional District: 16th District,

and what’s important to you.’ That stuff really started at Lambda Chi Alpha.” -Cross & Crescent, February 2009.

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Rep. Ron Paul (Gettysburg 1957)

Years in Congress: 2009-presentCurrent Congressional Committees and Subcommittees: Committee on Agriculture; Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry (Chairman); Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture; Committee on Armed Services; Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces; Subcommittee on Military Personnel; Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Biography: Rooney grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He attended Syracuse University followed by Washington and Jefferson College where he was initiated into Lambda Chi Alpha in 1992. Following graduation Rooney received his Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Florida, and his Juris Doctor at the University of Miami School of Law. Rooney spent the next four years with the JAG Corps for the United States Army. In 2004, Rooney worked as an assistant attorney general. After leaving the attorney general’s office, Rooney was appointed as the CEO of The Children’s Place at Home Safe, a safe haven for victims of child abuse and domestic violence. Florida Governor Jeb Bush appointed Rooney to the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County Board of Directors. On Nov. 4, 2008, Rooney assumed the position of congressman for Florida’s 16th District. He resides with his family in Tequesta, Florida. Rooney on Lambda Chi Alpha: “I’m not making too big a stretch here to say [my time in Lambda Chi Alpha] definitely helped in my campaigning to be able to reach out to people. You have to be able to put your hand out there and say ‘Hi I’m Tom Rooney, it’s nice to meet you. I’m running for Congress. I’d like to learn about your interests

Congressional District: 14th District, Texas

Years in Congress: 1976-1977 (22nd District, Texas); 19791986 (22nd District, Texas); 1997-present (14th District, Texas)

Current Congressional Committees and Subcommittees: Committee on Financial Services; Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology (Chairman); Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade; Committee on Foreign Affairs; Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Biography: Paul was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Gettysburg College where he joined the ThetaPi chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha. He then attended Duke University School of Medicine where he earned a Doctor of Medicine. Throughout the 1960s Paul served as a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard where he achieved the rank of Captain. In 1968 Paul began his medical practice in Brazoria County, Texas. In April 1976 Paul successfully transitioned his career from medicine to politics when he won the seat for the 22nd District of Texas in a special election. Since then Paul has served in Congress for two different periods: 1979 to 1985, and 1997 to the present. Outside of Congress, Paul has embarked on several business ventures including Ron Paul & Associates, Inc., a company that published newsletters dealing with political issues; Ron Paul Coins, a mail order coin dealership; and he worked on various projects with the Foundation for Rational Economics and Education such as publishing newsletters and producing a public policy series that aired on Discovery Channel and CNBC.


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Paul has garnered numerous awards and honors from institutions such as the Ludwig von Mises Institute, National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, and the Council for a Competitive Economy. He is the author of several books, including Challenge to Liberty; The Case for Gold; and A Republic, If You Can Keep It. Paul garnered enormous popularity as a presidential candidate in 1988, 2008, and 2012. He currently lives with Carol, his wife of 55 years, in Lake Jackson, Texas. They have five children and 18 grandchildren. Lambda Chi Alpha Fact: Paul served as house manager and chapter secretary at the Theta-Pi chapter, as well as the president of his pledge class before he was initiated. He received Lambda Chi Alpha’s Order of Achievement Award in 2001. Paul on Lambda Chi Alpha: “Every fraternity has different reputations: some were only sports, some were only the playboy types, but Lambda Chi Alpha was well-known for academics and having a lot of well-rounded people in a lot of different activities as well as sports.” -Cross and Crescent, November 2007

Web site: *Ron Paul is not running for reelection in the House of Representatives

Rep. Jack Kingston

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

Biography: Born in Bryan, Texas, Kingston moved to Georgia where he has spent the majority of his life. He attended college at the University of Georgia in Athens and joined the Nu chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha in 1976. Following graduation, Kingston sold insurance for agribusinesses for a decade. In 1982 Kingston was named vice president of Palmer, Cay, and Carswell, a professional services firm located in Savannah, Georgia. Kingston began his political career in 1984 when he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, where he served until 1993. That same year Kingston assumed office as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 1st District of Georgia. He has remained in that position for eight consecutive terms. Kingston and his wife, Libby, live in Savannah, Georgia, . Lambda Chi Alpha Fact: Kingston serves as Rep. Kevin Yoder’s big brother in the House of Representatives. He also received Lambda Chi Alpha’s Order of Achievement Award in 2001. Kingston on Lambda Chi Alpha: “My experience taught me how to work with a large number of people holding different points of view in a team effort to get things done.”

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(Georgia 1978)

Congressional District: 1st District,

Rep. Kevin Yoder


(Kansas 1998)

Congressional District: 3rd District,

Years in Congress: 1993-present


Current Congressional Committees and Subcommittees: House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies (Chairman); Subcommittee on Defense;

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Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government; Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.

Biography: Yoder was born in 1974 and grew up on a farm in Yoder, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas where he joined the Zeta-Iota chapter during his sophomore year. He would eventually become the student body president for the university as well as the president of the Kansas Union Memorial Corporation Board of Directors, and a member of the KU Athletics Corporation. After earning his degree in Political Science, Yoder enrolled in the University of Kansas School of Law. There Yoder served as the student bar association president and interned for the Kansas Legislature. Shortly after graduating law school in 2002, Yoder secured an open seat in the 20th District of the Kansas House of Representatives. Yoder spent eight years in the Kansas House of Representatives where he was chair of the Appropriations Committee and Legislative Budget Committee. In 2010 he successfully ran for Congress. Yoder also serves on the board of trustees for Gallaudet University, a liberal arts university for the deaf and hard of hearing, located in Washington, D.C. Yoder lives with his wife, Brooke, in Overland Park, Kansas. On July 28th Yoder received the Order of Achievement Award at Lambda Chi Alpha’s General Assembly and Leadership Seminar. Lambda Chi Alpha Fact: As an undergraduate Yoder served as the treasurer, vice president, and president of the ZetaIota chapter and as a member of the Student Advisory Committee and International Ritual Team. As an alumnus, he served as the alumni advisor and Housing Corporation president of his chapter.

Yoder on Lambda Chi Alpha: “I really look back and my experience at Lambda Chi as really the beginning of my leadership potential. I found the fraternity was a way to make a home for myself in a rather large and ominous university and quickly found a real liking to the responsibilities and leadership within the fraternity.” -Cross & Crescent, March 2012

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Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas-Austin 1967)

Congressional District: 25th District, Texas

Years in Congress: 1995-2005 (10th District, Texas); 2005-current (25th District, Texas)

Current Congressional Committees and Subcommittees: Committee on the Budget; Committee on Ways and Means; Subcommittee on Trade; Subcommittee on Social Security; Subcommittee on Human Resources (Ranking Member).

Biography: Doggett was born in Austin, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he joined the Alpha-Mu chapter. During his senior year he served as the student body president for the university. He would also receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. In 1973 he was elected in the Texas State Senate where he served for the following twelve years. After leaving the State Senate, Doggett became a justice on the Texas Supreme Court. He worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law. Doggett has been a member of Congress since 1995. He represented Texas’s 10th District from 1995-2005. After a district realignment in 2003, Doggett was elected to represent Texas’s 25th District.


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Doggett received the national AARP 2008 Legislative Achievement Award for his work with Medicare. Last April, Doggett was honored with the American Bar Association’s Justice Award.

office on Jan. 3, 1997, and has represented the 8th District of Texas ever since.

Doggett and his wife, Libby, live in Austin. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Lambda Chi Alpha Fact: Brady was awarded the Order of Achievement from Lambda Chi Alpha in 2001. He also spoke at Lambda Chi Alpha’s Centennial Celebration in 2009 and the 54th General Assembly and Stead Leadership Seminar last July.

Lambda Chi Alpha Fact: Doggett received the Order of Achievement Award from Lambda Chi Alpha in 2001.

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Rep. Kevin Brady (South Dakota 1977)

Congressional District: 8th District, Texas

Years in Congress : 1997-present

He resides in The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston.

Brady on Lambda Chi Alpha: “At the end of the day, as men, some will judge us by our careers, by the size of our house, by what kind of cool car we have. At Lambda Chi we judge each other by a different standard. It’s by how we give back. Winston Churchill said, ‘you make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.’ It’s that service that defines us and makes our life complete.” -54th General Assembly and Stead Leadership Seminar, 2012

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Current Congressional Committees and Subcommittees: Committee on Ways and Means; Subcommittee on Trade (Chairman); Subcommittee on Social Security; Joint Economic Committee (Vice Chairman).

Biography: Brady was born on April 11, 1955, in Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota. He graduated from Rapid City Central High School and earned his degree from the University of South Dakota where he joined the Alpha-Gamma chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha. Following graduation Brady worked for the chamber of commerce in Rapid City, South Dakota. He then moved to Texas and worked for the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and later the South County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce. In 1990 Brady began his political career when he was elected to represent the 15th District in the Texas Legislature. Brady won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 when the incumbent Republican Congressman, Jack Fields, decided to retire. Brady assumed


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High Court Six state Supreme Court Justices who are also Lambda Chi Alpha brothers are profiled in this political issue of Cross & Crescent. By Andrew Talevich (Washington State)

In addition to an impressive batch of congressmen, Lambda Chi Alpha also hosts an array of brothers from another branch of government; the judicial system. Six Lambda Chi Alpha brothers currently sit on their respective state’s Supreme Court. Orderly, dedicated, and moral, these justices are confronted, year after year, with significant issues that impact the fabric of our nation. Equipped with a firm understanding of their state’s constitution, each justice relies on sound judgment and years of experience to justly interpret laws.

In a recent interview with Cross & Crescent, North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle shared his thoughts about his tenure of nearly 40 years on his state’s highest court. VandeWalle described justices as individuals who are frequently busy, love the law, enjoy research and writing, and are often reserved in their day-to-day life. Above all else, justices are open-minded to the people and the opinions that are presented before them.


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“The idea of being a justice is to listen to others and respect their viewpoints and sometimes they convince you that they were right and you were wrong. And that can be humbling and it can be fulfilling. It is very much a learning experience,” VandeWalle said. In many ways, the highest court is emblematic of certain teachings offered by our Fraternity. One of the main symbols of Lambda Chi Alpha is the Greek lamp, that represents learning. Each of these brothers has risen through the ranks to become a master in his field by continually striving to gain knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. Furthermore, Lambda Chi Alpha’s open motto “Vir Quisque Vir” or “Every Man a Man” suggests that a true brother uses his knowledge for the good of society. It is clear that each justice has dedicated much of his life to his legal profession and gained an immense knowledge that in turn benefits the citizens of this country.

Justice James W. Hardesty (Nevada, Reno 1970)

Nevada Supreme Court Hardesty was born and raised in Nevada. He enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno and joined the Epsilon-Iota chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha. He was also elected as the student body president of his campus. In 1970 he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno. Hardesty went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1975. He began his legal career in private practice where he remained for more than 20 years. In 1998 Hardesty was elected district court judge for the Second Judicial District Court of Washoe County, Reno, Nevada. Two years later he was elected as the chief judge of that district. He served as the president for the Nevada District Judges Association in 2003. Hardesty transitioned from District Court to the Supreme Court in late 2004. He was appointed as chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court in 2009.

After his six year term expired Hardesty won reelection to his Supreme Court seat in 2010. His current term lasts until 2016. Aside from his commitments to his legal career, Hardesty has been involved with his daughter’s softball teams; the University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association; Foster Grandparents Programs; the Rotary Club, and the Nevada State Board of Education. Hardesty has been married for 40 years to his wife, Sandy, who is a retired school teacher. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.

Justice William C. Mims (William & Mary 1979)

Virginia Supreme Court Mims was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on June 20, 1957. He attended The College of William & Mary and joined Epsilon-Alpha Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha. He graduated William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in 1979. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor at George Washington University in 1984, followed by his Masters of Law degree at Georgetown University in 1986. In 1992 he began his political career in the Virginia House of Delegates where he served until 1998. He continued his Virginia State Legislature career in the Senate from 19982006. Mims was appointed as Chief Deputy Attorney General for Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell. In 2009 McDonnell resigned from the attorney general’s office to pursue a campaign for governor. Mims completed McDonnell’s term as Virginia’s attorney general from 2009 until 2010.\ In March of 2010 Mims was elected by the Virginia General Assembly to fill the vacant seat of Justice Barbara Milano Keenan, who had decided to retire. Mims formally became a member of the Virginia Supreme Court on April 9, 2010. He is currently in the second year of a 12 year term on the state Supreme Court.


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Mims has served on various boards including the Board of Lead Virginia, the Board of Richmond Behavioral Health Arthritis, the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association, and the Board of Voices for Virginia’s Children.

Associate Justice Glen A. Severson

Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss

Severson was born on March 9, 1949. He served in the South Dakota Air National Guard from 1967-1973. Severson also enrolled in the University of South Dakota where he was a member of the Alpha-Gamma chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1972 and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1975.

(Kansas 1975)

Kansas Supreme Court Nuss was born in Salina, Kansas, in 1952. He attended the University of Kansas on a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship. While an undergraduate at the University of Kansas he joined the Zeta-Iota chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha. Upon graduation Nuss was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. After his discharge from the military in 1979, Nuss earned his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1982. Nuss went on to practice law at the firm of Clark, Mize & Linville Chartered for the subsequent 20 years. While in private practice Nuss became involved with various organizations including the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees of St. John’s Military School, the Board of Directors of the Salina Child Care Association, and the Board of Advisors of the Coronado Area Council of Boy Scouts. Under Governor Bill Graves, Nuss was appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court in August 2002. He was the first individual in more than 20 years to be appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court directly from a private law firm. He became the chief justice in 2010. His current term lasts until 2016.

(South Dakota 1972)

South Dakota Supreme Court

In 1975 he began serving as Deputy State’s Attorney for Beadle County, South Dakota. Between 1977 and 1992 Severson served as the Huron City Attorney and was also a member of the Fingerson and Severson law firm. In 1993 he was appointed as a judge for the Second Circuit of South Dakota. Severson became the Presiding Judge of the Second Circuit in 2002. Severson was appointed to the South Dakota Supreme Court by Governor Mike Rounds in 2009. He was sworn in as South Dakota’s forty-eighth supreme court justice. Severson is up for a retention election this year. He has served with various associations throughout his legal career including the American Bar Association, the South Dakota Bar Association, the Second Circuit Bar Association, and the South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources. Severson and his wife, Mary, have two adult children, Thomas and Kathryn.

Chief Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle

Nuss is a member of the American, Kansas, and Topeka Bar Associations.

(North Dakota 1955)

North Dakota Supreme Court


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VandeWalle grew up in Noonan, North Dakota. He attended the University of North Dakota and became a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha, Epsilon-Zeta chapter. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree VandeWalle earned his Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude. Following law school VandeWalle was appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General of North Dakota in 1958. He would work in the North Dakota Attorney General’s office for the next 20 years. In 1975 VandeWalle accepted another appointment and became the First Assistant Attorney General. On August 15, 1978, VandeWalle was appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court. He has been reelected for three consecutive terms: 1984, 1994, and 2004. On January 1, 1993, VandeWalle was elected by fellow judges as the chief justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court. He has remained in that position ever since. His tenure on the state Supreme Court has lasted 34 years. VandeWalle has served as the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Admission Committee, chair of the FederalState Tribal Relations Committee of the Conference of Chief Justices, the president of the Conference of Chief Justices, and chair of the National Center for State Courts.

received his Juris Doctor in 1975 from the University of Virginia School of Law. Woodall’s legal career began in private practice in 1975 and continued until 1996. He was first employed by Rives and Peterson law firm from 1975 to 1991. He earned recognition as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Birmingham Business Journal while he was serving as the managing partner for Rives and Peterson. In 1991 Woodall started the firm Woodall and Maddox, P.C., and continued there until 1996 when he was appointed by Alabama Governor Fob James to be a circuit court judge in Jefferson County. Woodall was elected to the Alabama Supreme Court by a popular vote in 2000 and was reelected during the 2006 General Election. Woodall’s second term as a justice for the Alabama Supreme Court expires at the end of this year, however he is not seeking reelection. Woodall has been involved with numerous associations throughout his legal career. They include the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Foundation. Woodall and his wife, Debbie, a teacher, have been married for 40 years and have three children.

Justice Thomas A. Woodall (Millsaps 1972)

Alabama Supreme Court Born in Meridian, Mississippi, in 1950, Woodall went on to graduate Meridian Senior High School as a National Merit semifinalist. He enrolled at Millsaps College where he joined the Theta-Eta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, along with other honorary societies such as Eta Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa. Woodall graduated magna cum laude in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. He


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Sustained Excellence Header The Grand High Alpha Award is presented to our chapters who have maintained superior operations and fraternal spirit for a minimum of three consecutive years. One of the recipients this year was Florida Southern College, the sixth time since 1987. By Jon Williamson (Maryland)

The Grand High Alpha Award is awarded to our chapters who have maintained superior operations and fraternal spirit for a minimum of three consecutive years. One of the recipients this year was Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. This was the sixth time since 1987 that the chapter won the award. I consider that sustained excellence. Our chapter at Florida Southern had its origin as a local fraternity, Theta Kappa Psi, that was founded in 1926 and was installed as our Epsilon-Xi chapter on April 2, 1938. The evening program from that event survives in our archives and, as I reviewed it, I noted that Maurice Felton, later to become a Methodist minister, was the chapter president. Among those also attending the banquet were Noel Sergent, the international president of Lambda Chi

Alpha, and Mickey Cochrane, who would later be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Theta Kappa Psi had established a record of excellence in scholarship, intramurals, and campus leadership which, after becoming a chapter of Lambda Chi, continued from 1938 into the early 1950s. However by 1960 the chapter had failed to continue their commitment to our standards. The chapter was closed and lay dormant until 1980.

Chapter Advisor Mike Crawford is the Assistant Dean of Student Development at Florida Southern and the chapter advisor. “I came to Florida Southern in the early ‘80s and I didn’t know what I was going to do. I loved the school, but I


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never intended to join a fraternity. I thought of the movie Animal House when I thought of fraternity. I was a music major, and the extent of my involvement with a group in high school was in a church youth group and in marching and concert band. I lived in Jenkins Residence Hall when I arrived on campus and became friends with a small group of young men. The campus had deferred fraternity recruitment. I was invited over to the Lambda Chi dorm we don’t have houses - to watch TV, have dinner and just hang out. My small group of friends became friends with these fraternity men. Through this friendship we developed a sense of belonging and felt we were people of worth who others were interested in, which was new to me. I realized that they had some type of special bond and circle of friendship. This was transformational to me. We all joined. All of us went through the new member process as associate members, being treated as equals. I experienced the ritual, which was one of the most transformational experiences in my life. I fell in love with the ritual and was subsequently elected ritualist for two years. During those years my door was always open to my brothers and my parents felt that I was majoring in fraternity. Afterwards, I ran for and was elected as chapter president. In that position I matured, becoming more self assured and more sensitive to other people’s needs. During this time the chapter began thinking of risk management issues and as a group we matured and began following the National Fraternity guidelines and rules.”

What was the chapter like in the early ‘80s? “We were known as the milk and cookies boys. In intramurals other fraternities couldn’t wait to play us, regardless of the sport, so they could run up the score. When I joined, my group thought we could change the chapter culture. We had returned to the campus only a couple of years earlier. We quickly realized we needed each other if we were to make positive changes. We became

strong leaders on the campus and went from being the smallest fraternity to the largest, having 72 men when I graduated.” The year after you graduated the chapter won their first Grand High Alpha Award and this year you were presented with your sixth. To what do you attribute the chapter’s success? “This year the chapter became the first fraternity on the campus to win the Dean’s Cup. It is awarded to the Greek organization that has the highest GPA, is the most involved organization on the campus in terms of leadership, and is the most involved in philanthropic activities. I credit our organizational roots, and who we are today. Twenty of the brothers in the chapter are totally involved in the ritual. They believe that if everyone strives to live the ritual on a daily basis, then the world will really be a better place. It is the way we should live our lives. We are also involved in the Inner Circle process. Joe Citro was a tremendous help in this transformation. Originally the men did not want to become an Inner Circle chapter. They worried about creating a class system within the chapter and they discussed it in depth. Some brothers went through the first process and they became supporters. Then more and more brothers became involved. The chapter recruited a group of alumni to present ‘evolutions’ and we also developed alumni mentors to be paired with our new members. Seventy to 80 percent of the brothers are now involved in the Inner Circle. In fact, the members voted that a brother can’t have a little brother unless he has gone through the Inner Circle process.” “Next year we will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary and we are fortunate to have Evan Roberts, our current High Alpha, leading us as we prepare for that.”


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Chapter President Evan Roberts is a senior majoring in business. “I joined in the fall of 2009. My sister had also gone to Florida Southern so I had already been exposed to the men of Lambda Chi Alpha. I felt comfortable with them and was confident it would be a good fit in chemistry.”

Describe the chapter today.

The chapter continues to be recognized on the campus for excellence, especially in academics, intramurals, and philanthropic work. “Again, it goes back to recruiting. We look at high school grades when we recruit, and we also enforce study hours by requiring all associate members to attend study hours. Grades are the chapter’s #1 focus. Brothers who attain a ‘C’ or below must also attend study hours in that course. We have won the intramural championship 10 of the past 11 years. Our chapter has the highest percentage of its members participating in one sport or another. I feel very proud when I walk into the campus gymnasium and see the intramural championship banners with Lambda Chi Alpha on them. The chapter supports Lighthouse Ministries which takes in people for a bed and a meal, and also provides education programming to help people get back on their feet. The chapter gives the Ministries canned goods, raising over 200,000 pounds last year. Every other week the brothers serve the food and then clean the dishes and the eating area of the Ministries.”

“We have 59 actives, 21 associate members, and they are very active in leadership positions on the campus: Robert Bledsoe and Sean Sullivan are vice presidents of the IFC; Mitchell Meyer serves as the secretary of the IFC; Rick Briggs and Jared Goodwinn are vice presidents of Student Government; Robert Bledsoe is the secretary of Student Government; Mitchell Varnum is president of Beyond Ministries while the worship leader is Joseph Miller; Joseph Miller and Jerrod Flanagan are on the varsity baseball team; Matthew Angelo is the battalion commander in ROTC; Stephen Emery and Kawon Hunter are leading actors/performers; we have several brothers who have been inducted into academic honor societies; and Mitchell Varnum has the highest GPA in the chapter.”

How do you account for your chapter’s success? “The major aspect of our chapter for a number of years has been our unity. We are a unified group of men, which helps in every aspect of fraternal life. Unity leads to success in all areas. Everyone does good things together because they want to be successful, not because it is required. We strive for brotherhood. Another reason for our continued success is our recruiting. It is the most important area within the chapter. When I joined, the chapter handed out 18 bids and

all 18 accepted. We always focus on quality over quantity. We are intentional in recruiting and we understand why we recruit an individual. We seek to continue the unified cycle and continue to grow.”

Does the chapter have a special tradition? “Yes, a brother, Lt. Charles Rubado, was killed-in-action in Iraq several years ago and is now buried in Clearwater, Florida. Each year we explain to the associate members who he was and give them the background of his involvement in the chapter. Then, as a chapter, we drive to the cemetery where at times we have been met by his parents. This builds unity within the chapter. We won’t forget him, not only as a soldier, but also as a brother. A picture of him is maintained

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in our chapter room. We also have a brotherhood event once a month where we meet for wings and soda after a chapter meeting.”

Notable Epsilon-Xi Brothers

• Hugh T. Adair Jr., presentation editor with the Rich-

When did you learn that the chapter had been selected as a Grand High Alpha chapter? Robert Bledsoe and I were sitting together at the final banquet this summer when Drew Hunter (Grand High Alpha) began to announce the winners. I leaned over and said to Robert, ‘That is something we need to aim for.’ At that same moment Drew announced Florida Southern. I thought I had heard it wrong. It was completely unexpected. I was caught completely off guard. We took pictures of the plaque and posted them on the chapter’s Facebook page.”

What is next? “At our recent High Zeta retreat we had already asked that question, regarding resting on our laurels and avoiding complacency. We decided to focus on one area a year and establish excellence in it so that at the end of the next four years we will have excelled in those areas again.”

mond Times-Dispatch • Dr. Howard J. Barnum Jr., member of Lambda Chi Alpha’s Living Legacy; former doctor in California; past member of Grand High Zeta from 1956 to 1958 • Dr. Luther M. Beal, retired dentist, Lakeland, Florida • William C. Bergquist, executive director of civilian operations for Lee County Sheriff • Dr. Thomas K. Blain, retired dentist, Kissimmee, Florida • Dr. Phillip E. Bly, dentist, Indianapolis • Dr. Gordon C. Bond, former dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University; library is named in his honor • Dr. Franklin D. Bressler, former physician in Columbus, Ohio • Maj. Mark E. Brown, state trooper of the Florida Highway Patrol • Dr. John A. Burnett, doctor, Lakeland, Florida • Dr. Elmer W. Burnette, retired professor at University of Texas Health Science Center • Rev. Mark C. Caldwell, minister; regional director of the Board of Trustees for Florida Southern • Dr. David A. Campbell, periodontist, Lakeland, Florida • Casualties of World War II: Samuel Pitman Cole, Jr., George F. Hayman, and Philip T. Wolking • Joseph L. Clark Sr., PGA master professional golfer, Plymouth, New Hampshire • Michael D. Crawford, assistant dean of students at Florida Southern College • Walter H. Daran, photographer for Life Magazine • Frank C. Decker, owned construction company, owned minor league baseball team; inducted into the Florida State League Hall of Fame • Dr. Eric R. DePetris, dentist, Fort Myers, Florida • Cpt. Jason Dillashaw, U.S. Army • Daniel Lester Dominick, chair of the Music Department and conductor of the Sherman Symphony, Austin College, Sherman, Texas • Educational Leadership Consultants: Howard Barnum (1942-1943), Herbert Crawley (19451946), Ralph Newton (1947-1948), Howard Rollins (1949-1950), Thomas Luposello (19551956), Grover Neill (1955-1956), Lon Turner (1988-1989), Michael Hudson (1991-1993), A. Todd Sapp (1995-1996), Christopher Hall (20042006), and Patrick Voldness (2008-2010). • Eric J. Eisnaugle, member of the State of Florida House of Representatives • Richard A. Fenwick, former director of information systems for IBM, New York • R. Douglas Firestone, president and CEO of StaffMasters USA, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


• Dr. John B. Funderburg Jr., retired professor and head of Biology Department, Florida Southern

• Cpt. Robert N. Grant, commercial airlines pilot, Kansas City, Missouri

• Dr. Jeffrey S. Grove, physician, Largo, Florida • Dr. Andrew D. Hall, dentist with U.S. Army, Hawaii • Vincent F. Iosue, reporter/writer with the Catholic New York Newspaper in New York City

• Yutaro Iwamura, corporate director with Mitsukoshi USA, Inc. in Orlando, Florida

• Terry W. Ketcham, retired teacher and soccer coach at Hofstra University

• Bill C. Langston, dean of student development, Florida Southern College

• Audree F. Long, retired vice president/controller with Piedmont Airlines and USAir

• Dr. Thomas J. Luposello, professor of management at Davenport College, Holland, Michigan

• William S. Mitchell, U.S. Army • Jeffrey M. Munn, battalion operations officer, U.S. Army

• Cpt. Harvey S. Parrish, retired U.S. Navy • Jason M. Pilecki, part of team that won an Emmy for ESPN at 26th Annual Awards

• Dr. C. David Price, retired surgeon • Dr. Daniel O. Price, retired social statistics professor at the University of Texas

• Christopher D. Torguson, vice president of Legends

Entertainment Group of the Major League Alumni Marketing, Tampa, Florida • Father David Toups, bishop of the St. Petersburg, Florida, Parish • Dr. Harold Tyus, research scientist at the University of Colorado @ Boulder • Benjamin T. Whitfield, 1st president of South Arkansas Community College (SouthArk) serving for 22 years; classroom and scholarship named in his honor; served one term in Florida State House of Representatives • David Wingfield, medical lab scientist for the State of Florida; adjunct professor at Hillsborough Community College, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida • Stephen R. Wise, Florida state senator, Jacksonville, Florida • Steven Woda, president and CEO of, Arlington, Virginia • Rev. Tim Wright, chaplain at Florida Southern, Lakeland, Florida • Quillian S. Yancey, member of the Florida State House of Representatives, Lakeland, Florida • Terrell H. Yon III, professional engineer, Orlando, Florida • Marcus Zillman, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church, Hobe Sound, Florida

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A Wife’s Stor y: Remembering a Husband, Fat her, Frater nity Brot her After the death of her husband, Maria DeChellis encountered an incredible outpouring of Lambda Chi Alpha support as fraternity brothers carried on the legacy of Lawrence Ray Sisk III (South Carolina 1996). By Maria DeChellis


e met at a fraternity event. It was a typical

Lambda Chi Alpha event located at the fraternity hall at the University of South Carolina in 1996. My sorority sisters and some future Lambda Chi wives were getting ready, and since we had such a positive relationship with the brothers there I decided to join them that night. For me, looking back, nothing about that night was typical. I met my husband and best friend, Lawrence Ray Sisk III, and it proved the start of something amazing.

After 15 years and two beautiful daughters, I remember that night fondly. It changed my life. The men who were Lawrence’s fraternity brothers were the ones who would play a defining role for us. We lost Lawrence on December 21, 2011, very unexpectedly. I don’t think anyone would blame me if I took the opportunity to tell you that he was a wonderful man, a great father, and an active fraternity brother, but I also want to use this forum to describe the type of men that embody the values of Lambda Chi Alpha.

From the day that our lives changed for the worse, his fraternity family, led by his best friend and fraternity brother Chad Rucker (South Carolina), became a protective circle around me and my daughters. They called on a regular basis, checking up on us continuously. They offered to provide support around the house and to perform other tasks when my attention was scattered and my focus was lost. For most people who are managing the demands of a family, job, and children, these extraordinary men could have easily met their humane responsibility of keeping us in their thoughts and eventually fading back into usual routines. But that was not to be the case. Chad notified me in the spring of 2012 that through the extraordinary generosity of Maker’s Mark, in particular Rob Samuels (South Carolina), he and the fraternity would like to have an event to sell specially developed bottles to Lambda Chi Alpha members, alumni, and friends with the funds donated to my daughters. I was stunned. It was all planned from the design, production, event, and invitations. Chad, Kevin Hunter (South Carolina) and others orchestrated all components, and I was suddenly taken aback by the meaning of what they were doing. Lawrence was that fraternity brother who could make you laugh with the infectious way he used to howl. He was steady as a rock and a phenomenal friend who was there for each of his brothers’ big events: marriages, births and unfortunately funerals, as the brothers had already lost one of their own a couple of years prior. And it was because of these men that my daughters would understand their father from a different facet of his personality. More than the great dad, more than my best friend and husband, he was a Lambda Chi Alpha brother, a fact that he and his fraternity brothers took so seriously when he joined. They inspired pledges to be extraordinary men, to help others, and support the world in which they live. It never made a bigger impact to me than that day.


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During the event, which was the night before the South Carolina/Georgia game, (Lawrence was an avid Gamecocks fan) nearly 100 brothers, family, and friends turned up. With the sale of the bottles, and additional auctioned items so generously donated by Maker’s Mark, nearly $16,000 dollars was raised for my daughters. They didn’t deserve to lose their father so young, but looking around at all of the people in attendance and the incredible amount of warmth that I felt, I realized how much Lambda Chi was a family of theirs too. This brotherhood extended out into a far wider range than I had thought when we associated with the Greek system so many years prior.

democracy, and courtesy toward all with whom they may come in contact.”

I went back to the website of Lambda Chi Alpha, trying desperately to express how I feel about the generosity of his brothers, when I noticed the visionary words from the fraternity’s founder:

I know without a doubt how special Lambda Chi Alpha is to the men who associate. And now each day I remember that Lambda Chi Alpha has produced some extraordinary men. But to me, the most extraordinary one was him, Lawrence Ray Sisk III, Epsilon-Psi 851.

There was no better way that I could have said it. Lambda Chi Alpha succeeded in every way imaginable in those years when Lawrence and his dear friends and brothers were members. My daughters will never know all the wonderful, funny, and monumental experiences that we had with Lambda Chi while we were at South Carolina, since time is quiet cruel to detailed memory. However, they will never forget that night or the men who played such an instrumental role in making the fundraiser happen.

“To foster a high moral and spiritual standard of life based on Christian ideals; to promote honorable friendship; to cultivate intellectual excellence; to secure for members the greatest advantages in college life; to establish brotherly love, mutual aid, close personal connection between alumni, undergraduates and colleges; and, to bind them together for mutual pleasure and interest in college, as well as after life by testing each with courage, self-control, obedience,


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In Memory of James R. Favor

Favor died October 23, 2012, after a sudden illness. A 2012 George W. Spasyk Interfraternity Award recipient, his agency has been the sole provider of Lambda Chi’s insurance since the mid-1980s.

By Bill Farkas (Butler)

On October 23, 2012, the Greek world lost a true visionary: James R. Favor, who died after a sudden illness. Jim (and his firm—James R. Favor & Company LLC) had been the sole provider of Lambda Chi Alpha’s insurance for more than a quarter century, beginning in the mid-1980s when securing insurance for a fraternity was nearly impossible. Lambda Chi Alpha’s risk management program grew along with the Favor Agency and Jim had been one of our best and closest allies in providing the healthiest chapter environments for our brothers. This summer Jim was awarded the George W. Spasyk Interfraternity Award, something that I know he accepted with honor. Personally, I will miss his passion for the fraternity movement and his unique style. I admired and learned a great deal from Jim and I will miss him very much. The following is the official obituary that was published.

James R. Favor Obituary James Robert Favor, 66, Aurora, Colorado, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Parker Adventist Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Chicago on October 25, 1945, to Phyllis M. and Robert T. Favor. Jim graduated with distinction from Colorado State University in 1969


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with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. While at Colorado State, he played football, baseball, and was on the wrestling team.

Fraternity’s Richard H. Sudheimer Interfraternal Leadership Award. Jim was preceded in death by his mother and father. Services are to be held Friday, November 9th, 1:00 p.m. in the Little Ivy Chapel at Fairmount Cemetery at 430 South Quebec, Denver, CO 80247. A reception will follow the service.

After college, Jim was a catcher in the Chicago Cubs organization for a year, was briefly called up to the major league, and was always an avid Cub fan. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Denver professional sports teams and liked individual sports too, especially skiing and golf. In the winter he frequented the slopes of Winter Park and other ski resorts, and never turned down a round of golf with his friends and business associates.

Memorial donations can be made in Jim’s name to the American Cancer Society at Jim will be remembered for his loyalty to his companies, his clients, and his employees as well as for his professionalism, integrity, and philanthropy.

After spending several years with a major insurance agency, in June, 1979, he founded James R. Favor and Company. Soon thereafter, he found his niche. He was a staunch supporter of fraternal organizations and soon dedicated himself to creating the first risk management and insurance program for college-based fraternities and sororities. Jim devoted the rest of his professional career to serving the insurance and risk management needs of his valued customers in the Greek community. Jim earned his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1991, and his Certified Risk Manager designation in 2006. He was granted coverholder authority on behalf of certain underwriters at Lloyd’s London and was personally thanked by the Lloyd’s Chairman in September of 2010. The occasion celebrated the 25 year anniversary of the Lloyd’s/ JRFavor and Co. relationship. Jim authored much of the current Lloyd’s Fraternity insurance program which has been tested and upheld in a number of federal courts. Because of his expertise, he was frequently called to be a professional witness in insurance related cases. Jim’s lifelong passion was helping to protect the interests of his clients. He was recognized for his efforts with various awards including Pi Kappa Alpha’s distinguished Order of West Range Award, Sigma Alpha Mu’s Sidney H. Guller Interfraternal Service Award, Phi Delta Theta’s Order of the Sword & Shield, and Triangle


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Educational Foundation Updates: Regional Alumni Receptions and Purple, Green, and Gold Corrections By Andrew Talevich (Washington State)

a Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Educational Foundation Publica tion THE PURPLE, GREEN & GOLD

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October 18 - Denver Area Alumni Reception

2012 General Assembly Recap

2010-2012 Donor Listing

Expressing Our Gratitude To Those Who Make A Difference

Investing in Future Leaders Update

Regional Alumni Receptions are in full swing this year with the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation hosting these events in cities across North America. The first two receptions of the year, at Denver and Philadelphia, gave undergraduates and alumni a chance for networking and fellowship. Members from the General Fraternity staff, Foundation Board of Directors, and Grand High Zeta are present at these receptions to highlight the achievements and progress of our Fraternity. Here is a recap of these first two Regional Alumni Receptions:

On Thursday, October 18th, the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation hosted the first Alumni Reception of the year at the Denver Athletic Club. Grand High Alpha Drew Hunter spoke about the state of the Fraternity to the 51 undergraduate and alumni brothers in attendance. His speech included updates on the TRUE Brother Initiative, recruitment numbers, and Lambda Chi Alpha’s co-curricular involvement. Also present at the reception were members from the Young Alumni Council, and the Denver Area Alumni Association.


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October 24 - Philadelphia Alumni

If you would like to find out more about Regional Alumni Associations, please visit alumnireceptions.

Purple, Green & Gold Donor List Corrections The following donors to the Educational Foundation were inadvertently listed with the wrong university in the Foundation’s Purple, Green & Gold donor issue. Our sincere apology to the following donors:

Alberta Kyle Brant Vladimir Brecka Peter Foster Maurice Landry Dr. John Lingas James Lore Marshall Lawrence Serediak James Stewart Winston D Stothert

Reception Fifty-five undergraduate and alumni brothers gathered at The Union League of Philadelphia for the second Regional Alumni Reception on Thursday, October 24th. Mark Bauer, CEO and President of the Educational Foundation, addressed the state of the fraternity to all attendees. Bauer stated that Lambda Chi Alpha is as good as it has ever been. Associate Director of Alumni Relations Travis Smith led a discussion with all attendees about new ideas for alumni programming in the future.

Alfred University Shawn Michael Allan Joshua Emil Arzt Dr. Daniel James Gesek, Jr. Paul F. Kiesow Robert K. Mangels Christopher Earl Roesch Robert R. Sinclair Robert Snyder Andrew Philip Sosnick David Eugene Thompson

Upcoming Receptions November 15 - San Francisco Area Alumni Reception November 28 - Indianapolis Area Alumni Reception If you have any questions regarding the Regional Alumni Receptions hosted by the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation please contact Travis Smith, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at TSmith@lambdachi. org.

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New History Book Excerpt (Part 3) South Dakota and Nevada, Reno have produced many distinguished members with distinguished public service records. By Mike Raymond (Miami-OH)

In keeping with the political theme of this issue of Cross & Crescent magazine, you will find two brief excerpts concerning the public service activities of three of our chapters.

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Jon Williamson (Maryland) has provided most of the information found in these excerpts. Jon is a remarkable Lambda Chi. Among his many contributions to our Fraternity, and the fraternity world in general, is an assemblage of information about prominent members of our Fraternity. No matter the area of service, from business to arts and entertainment to politics, he has them well documented.

The following excerpts from our new history book catalog the public service record of some distinguished members of our chapters at the University of Nevado, Reno (EpsilonIota), the University of South Dakota (Alpha-Gamma), and the University of Utah (Zeta-Kappa) from 1931 to the present.

The following tidbits just scratch the surface of his work. Most of information is a product of Jon’s meticulous, and I would even say relentless, research into the accomplishments, service, and good works of members of

Jon, thank you for your steadfast work on behalf of our Fraternity.

South Dakota’s Public Service Lambda Chi Alpha’s chapter at the University of South Dakota has a long and distinguished history of political involvement on both the state level and nationally. The tradition began with Everett D. Roberts, who served


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on the South Dakota Supreme Court from 1931 to 1970. Charles R. Hayes spent two years serving in the state legislature, and from 1947 to 1951 was a justice on the South Dakota Supreme Court. George T. Mickelson was the attorney general for South Dakota from 1943 to 1947 and then was elected governor, serving from 1947 to 1951. Later he was appointed a United States district judge, a position he held until his death in 1965. Ellis Yarnal Berry served as a U.S. representative from 1951 to 1971. His manuscript materials from his political career are housed in the E. Y. Berry Library-Learning Center at the Black Hills State College in Spearfish, South Dakota. Harold O. Lovre served as a U.S. representative from 1949 to 1957. Sigurd Anderson served as attorney general of South Dakota from 1947 to 1951 and then was elected governor of the state, succeeding Mickelson, and served from 1951 to 1955. He also served from 1964 to 1975 as a circuit court judge and during that time was appointed as a commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission. George S. Mickelson, the son of George T. Mickelson, was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was elected governor of South Dakota, serving from 1986 until 1993 when he was killed in a plane crash.

Nevada, Reno’s Public Service Our chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno also has a long history of involvement in the political affairs of its state. Charles H. Russell served as a U.S. representative from 1947 to 1949. In 1951 he was elected governor of Nevada and served until 1959. Harold T. Johnson served as a U.S. representative from the state of California from 1959 to 1981. A portion of a highway and an interchange are named for him.

law practice, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1954 and served in that capacity until his resignation in 1974. While a member of the Senate, Bible concentrated his efforts on issues dealing with the District of Columbia as well as concerns of the typical small business man. Clarence Young, president of his chapter as a senior, served as a U.S. representative from 1953 to 1957. Young became a member of the Nevada Supreme Court in 1984, which presaged a tradition. Beginning in 1967 Lambda Chi Alpha has continuously had at least one brother on the Nevada Supreme Court, often serving as the chief justice. Cameron Batjer began the tradition in 1967 and continued as a justice on the court until 1981. Charles Springer joined the court in 1981, serving twice as chief justice. Tom Steffen (Utah) began service on the court in 1982, retiring in 1997. William Maupin began service on the court in 1997 and served as chief justice through 2009. James Hardesty became the newest Lambda Chi on the court when elected in 2004.

History Book Progress Our history book project continues to move forward. It is a slow and deliberate process that should result in a superior product. The book is written and laid out for production. It needs a final edit and appropriate approvals before going out to a printer. We are still looking at a December 2012 date for publication. Your patience and continued support are most appreciated. Naught Without Labor.

Alan Bible began his political career as a county district attorney in Nevada. In 1938 he became the attorney general for Nevada. After spending a few years in private


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