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Cross & Crescent

a Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity publication

July/August 2009 路 XCVI 路 Issue 7/8

Cross & Crescent a Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity publication Features Chapter News 3 Chapter and Alumni News History 7 A tribute to Raymond H. Ferris. 8 True Brother Undergraduate Serving in Iraq 17 Fraternity News Master Steward Summit III


Old Gold & Black Over the years, our chapter at Wake Forest has produced an amazing number of outstanding alumni brothers. Two of the most iinteresting ones are the creator of the Demon Deacon mascot and a Hall of Fame ffootball coach. By Jon Williamson


Obama’s Newest Appointment Max Cleland has spent his life dedicated to veteran affairs, serving as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Carter Administration, the U.S. Senator from Georgia, and most recently was appointed Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission by President Obama. By Chris Barrick


Harry Truman’s Influence Philip Brooks Jr., son of a National Archivist for the Truman Library, joined Lambda Chi Alpha after a brief but important recruitment visit with President Truman By Jon Williamson



Publisher: Bill Farkas Editor: Tad Lichtenauer Assistant Editor: Chris Barrick Illustrator: Jeff Reisdorfer Layout: Thomas Roberts Photographer: Walt Moser Assignment Editor: Jon Williamson Historian: Mike Raymond Contributing Editors: Jono Hren George Spasyk

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Chapter News Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death Angelo State (Beta-Alpha)

brothers, and guests were in attendance; including alumni Rob Press, Matt Siegrist, Anthony Pinkett, Pat Duffy, Chris Dyer, Spencer Schmerling, Cesar Ayllon, and Rick Childs. Chapter Vice President A.J. Jaegle served as the Emcee. Jessie Arciniega was given the Brother of the Year Award. Officer of the Year honors went to former Recruitment Chairman Drew Singer, who orchestrated the recruitment of 19 new initiates in the fall. Fraternity Educator Gregg Stevens received the Most Outstanding New Member Award.

The chapter earned the highest all-Greek GPA for the spring semester.

Arizona Area Alumni Association

The Arizona Area Alumni Association has launched a new website (http://www.phxlambdachialumni.com/).

Arkansas (Gamma-Chi)

Several alumni brothers attended the university’s 50th anniversary alumni reunion on April 25, 2009, including Josh Lodolo, Dr. Rick Gross, Doug Green, Dennis Crain, Anthony Pinkett, Shane Hermanson, and Robert O. Galletly (UC Berkeley). During the event Rick Childs, High Rho Jordan Pierson, and Spencer Schmerling manned one of more than two-dozen booths set up under tents around the perimeter of the Oviatt Library lawn.

J. Fred Patton (1929) died July 10, 2008.

Bradley (Kappa-Upsilon)

Jerry Foster (1962) serves as the founder and chairman of the Pirates, part of the Panhandle ParrotHead Club in Navarre Beach, Florida. Last year they raised more than $10,000 for The ZOO Northwest Florida and this year’s event will be a fundraiser for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.

Bucknell (Delta)

Robert McLaughlin (1947) died February 24, 2009.

Butler (Alpha-Alpha)

Gary Thomas received the National Service to Youth Award on May 8, 2009, for his highly successful fundraising efforts for the Boys and Girls Club in the San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles area.

Alan Dowd (1993) is a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute, conducting research into defence and security, and is the senior editor of Fraser am.eri.ca. He is a contributing editor with both The American Legion Magazine and World Politics Review. Before joining the Fraser Institute he was a senior fellow with the Sagamore Institute and, earlier, director of the Hudson Institute’s corporate headquarters.

Central Florida Area Alumni Association

California-Berkeley (Mu)

The Central Florida Area Alumni Association (http://www. cflxa.com/events/2009_07_12_picnic/index.html) will hold its annual picnic on July 12, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moss Park, Orlando. This is a family event and there will be food, beverages, and lots of fun. The cost is $8 per adult while kids eat FREE! Please see the attached link for full details. You may register via their website.

Robert W. Blandin (1948) died May 23, 2009.

Cal State-Fresno (Iota-Gamma)

Gary J. Sexton (1965) died February 9, 2009.

Cal State-Northridge (Beta-Rho)

The chapter held its White Rose Formal on March 28, 2009, at the midtown Hyatt Regency Suites Ballroom. The chapter spent almost two years raising funds to support the event and approximately 75 active members, alumni


Coe (Zeta-Alpha)

Derby Thompson (1957) died June 3, 2009. A U.S. Army veteran who served in Europe, he was a retired Educational Supplies Salesman.

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CHAPTER NEWS in as the 50th president of the Florida Justice Association. Other achievements include serving as past president of the Miami-Dade Justice Association and serving as a member of the American Association for Justice (Inadequate Security Section) and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Connecticut (Zeta-Lambda)

Robert A. Anderson (1953) died June 1, 2009. Dallas-Fort Worth Area Alumni Association

Dallas-Fort Worth Area Alumni Association Florida Tech (Beta-Nu)

On Thursday, June 18, 2009, 48 area alumni brothers attended the Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros baseball game at the Ballpark in Arlington. -

Dan Machowski (1976) is the first American president of the International Guild of Knot Tyers and was featured May 17, 2009, on the television program CBS News Sunday Morning.

Denver (Alpha-Pi)

Kansas State (Gamma-Xi)

Robert D. Buell died April 16, 2009. Following a brief stint with United Airlines, he joined Continental Airlines in September 1941 as a dispatcher at Stapleton Airfield. During the war years his role was centered on Continental’s conversion of B-17s and B-29s for the U.S. Army Air Force. During the 1940s and 1950s Buell worked for the Denver Advertising Club and was a member of the Park Hill Masonic Lodge. He joined the board of Continental Federal Credit Union in 1952, where he served until his election as director emeritus in 2005. Buell was promoted to Director of Flight Control and Meteorology when Continental transferred its headquarters to Los Angeles in 1963. There he focused on CAL’s expansion into Micronesia. He retired in 1983.

Jimmy C. Burkholder (1962)

Massachusetts (Gamma)

Alumni brothers who are interested in being kept informed about chapter alumni reunions and future chapter development progress are encouraged to send their contact information to Bill Whitmore at billwhitmore@comcast.net.

Missouri-Columbia (Gamma-Kappa)

Neil Stanglein (2006) was named the private institution representative to the 2009-2010 Executive Council for the Missouri College Personnel Association. He is currently the coordinator of Greek Life and Student Involvement at William Woods University.

Duke (Gamma-Theta)

Donald Doss (1958) died June 1, 2009.

Eureka (Theta-Chi)

Mississippi State (Epsilon-Chi)

Varsity basketball players Mark Darnall (2009) and Bruce Darnall (1966) recently published an on-line article entitled “Former AIA Player Makes It To The Big Leagues (http://www. athletesinaction.org/news/),” through Athletes In Action, the sports ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. The article is the story of Tampa Bay Rays baseball player Ben Zobrist who shares his thoughts about his climb to the major leagues and how his faith in the Lord has played an important role in his life.

George R. Jones Jr. (1952) died October 15, 2008.

Nebraska-Omaha (Iota-Delta)

Ronald L. Jenkins (1955) died December 11, 2006.

New Orleans (Lambda-Alpha)

The chapter currently holds the three highest positions in Student Government: Eric Gallatin, president; Justin Cottrell, vice president; and Lucas Funderburk, treasurer.

Hugh Wisher (1932) died June 1, 2009

Chapter members Nick Neal, Justin Bourgeois, and Josh Faubert hold three out of four IFC positions.

Florida State (Zeta-Rho)

Michael Haggard, partner at the Coral Gables, Florida, based Haggard Law Firm attended the National Crime Victim Bar Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. He made a presention on “Destroying the Defense Security Expert.” His trial practice in personal injury litigation specializes in pool drownings, premises liability, negligent security, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Haggard was recently sworn


Northern Michigan (Lambda-Upsilon)

Dr. Ronald J. Zulkiewski, M.D. (http://www.miningjournal. net/page/content.detail/id/529281.html?nav=5007) (1997) died June 23, 2009. He served his residency at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn where he became chief resident. He returned to Gwinn in 2006, working with Dr. Catherine Kroll until joining the hospitalist program at Marquette General Hospital in December of 2008. He was named chief hospitalist in June.

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Northwestern (Alpha-Iota)

Oregon State (Alpha-Lambda)

Lee Graber (1968) was named the president-elect of the American Association of Orthodontists and is the past president of the World Orthodontists Association.

Cody Thompson (2009) died June 19, 2009. A health science major, he served the chapter as the fraternity educator, a member of the Executive Committee, and most recently as rush chairman. On campus, he was president of the Oregon State Student Foundation; an organization that works directly with alumni foundation to fund student ventures. Thompson was instrumental in adopting the True Brother Initiative within his chapter and in moving the chapter into the Inner Circle, having attended both the Memphis State 2007 Leadership Seminar and the Phoenix 2008 General Assembly.

Roy Brinson (1979) died October 7, 2008. Ohio State (Gamma-Tau) Nine alumni brothers met in Columbus, Ohio, for a reunion.

Oklahoma (Gamma-Rho)

The chapter won the President’s Trophy for The Most Outstanding Fraternity at the University of Oklahoma. During a ceremony at the Museum of Art, University President David Boren presented the brothers with the Traveling Trophy, the permanent trophy, and a $5,000 cash award. The brothers have voted to donate 10 percent of their cash award and use the remainder for improvements at the chapter house. The chapter has won the President’s Trophy in four of the 13 years it has been presented; placing in the top three the other years.

Pittsburg State (Lambda-Chi)

Tom Roche (1984) was chosen to be a member of The International Ritual Team for the Ritual Exemplification, which will take place during the Centennial Celebration at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis on July 31, 2009. Bill Steuernagel (1981) is heading a competitive BBQ group called Team Okie Boys Que, competing all over the Midwest.

The chapter earned a 3.128 GPA for the spring semester.

Rensselaer (Epsilon-Eta)

Arthur D. Guydan (1977) died June 18, 2009.

Campus and Community involvement played a large role in this year’s success with many brothers winning individual awards as well. Some of those individual awards were: Outstanding Sophomore, Outstanding Junior, Big Man on Campus (Junior), Big Man on Campus (Senior), Homecoming King, and

Rose-Hulman (Theta-Kappa) An alumnus has donated more than $100,000 to the chapter in order to start three different scholarship programs. The scholarships will be given based on the following criteria: the New Initiate Academic Star Scholarship will be presented to the new initiate with the highest quarterly GPA during the first winter quarter after, or during which, he completes initiation; the Academic Commitment Award will be presented to the active brother whose cumulative GPA experiences the highest overall percentage rise during the Spring Quarter; the Decker Brotherhood Award will be presented to the active brother who best lives and demonstrates a heartfelt commitment to creating brotherhood, supporting his brothers, and building the Fraternity’s best face on campus and in the community.

Outstanding Senior Man in the College of Arts & Sciences. The chapter also won the intramural championship for the fifth year in a row; outdistancing the second place fraternity by more than 200 points.

Shippensburg (Phi-Tau)

Nick Kolokithas (1997) died June 17, 2009. Nick worked in internal sales for Witmer Associates in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, for four years.

Old Dominion (Sigma-Iota)

Southeast Missouri (Delta-Phi)

Gary White (2002), a captain in the U.S. Air Force, is raising awareness as well as funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through his participation in triathlons.

Nolan Ryan (2010) was named Greek Week Director for Greek Week 2010. He is currently a vice president of community relations for IFC and the chapter’s vice president.

Oregon (Zeta-Omicron)

Syracuse (Alpha-Upsilon)

Bobray Knollin (1950) died June 29, 2009.


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CHAPTER NEWS Paul J. Traub (1944) died May 12, 2009. A former chapter president, he served in World War II, was commissioned as a lieutenant, and became a bombardier in the Army Air Corp. Traub later worked as an accountant for several different companies before retiring in 1985 from the Army Finance Center after 22 years.

Baker has earned an international reputation in the design and construction of deep foundations and is the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Lifetime Design Award, National Academy of Engineering Award, and the Deep Foundations Institute Distinguished Service Award. Kenneth A. Himmel (1968) is president and CEO of Related Urban Development in New York City and is one of America’s leading innovators in blending retail and entertainment uses. His many accomplishments include the Time Warner Center in New York, Pacific Place in Seattle, Reston Town Center in Virginia, and 730 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

West Texas (Iota-Xi)

Following 17 years as president of East Texas Baptist University, Dr. Bob E. Riley (1964) will retire on July 16, 2009. His tenure at ETBU has numerous highlights: record enrollments; significant increase in the endowment; organized the university into seven schools, with deans; completed over $25 million in capital projects; expanded institutional and instructional technology; moved from NCAA Division II (scholarship athletics) to NCAA Division III (non-scholarship athletics); elected to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, appointed to the Executive Council; served on the Marshall Chamber of Commerce Board; was president of the Marshall Rotary Club; and Deacon at First Baptist Church, Marshall.

Mark Kelso (1985) is best known for appearing as a safety with the Buffalo Bills in four consecutive Super Bowls from 1990-1993. He was a former first team Academic All American for William & Mary in 1984 where he also served as a cocaptain during his senior season. Kelso played eight years in the National Football League, all with Buffalo, and is a member of the William & Mary Athletic Hall of Fame. Bobby Jackson ((1990) was recently profiled in the William & Mary Alumni Association News. He grew up in the Midwest, was educated at the College, and is now back in the nation’s heartland using his psychology degree for only the forces of good. He’s currently an acquisition and development freelancer in the Kansas City area.

Western Carolina (Beta-Zeta)

Since chartering in 2008 the chapter has grown in numbers and currently has 27 active members. At the Greek Life Awards the chapter won the IFC chapter of the Year Award, IFC Outstanding Community Service/Philanthropy Award, and IFC Outstanding Academics Award.

Wisconsin-Madison (Alpha-Beta)

William Jewell (Epsilon-Nu)

Franklin G. Nuernberger (1933), died 2005.

Andrew D. Shields (http://www.kansascity.com/115/ story/1232543.html) (2007) died May 28, 2009. He was an international business major with an emphasis in German and served as chapter vice president.

William & Mary (Epsilon-Alpha)

Jonathan Converse (http://www.wm.edu/giving/features/ jonathanconverse.php) (2009) is the inaugural recipient of the Gerald L. Tuttle Jr. Scholarship. Established in 2007, the scholarship memorializes the William and Mary Class of 1990 alumnus whose life was unexpectedly cut short in January 2007. By providing assistance to a junior or senior government major — preferably one who also belongs to Lambda Chi Alpha — the endowment benefits any student, similar to Tuttle, who deeply values his membership in Lambda Chi Alpha and his government degree from the college. The chapter added three new alumni brothers to its Alumni Hall of Honor. Clyde N. Baker Jr. (1951), who later earned a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from MIT, has served as a geotechnical engineer or consultant on eight of the 20 tallest buildings in the world including the three tallest buildings in the world; one of them being the Sears Tower in Chicago. Mr.


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Celebrating Lambda Chi’s Legends & Leaders As part of a 12-month series, our eighth month pays tribute to Raymond H. Ferris. Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted from Lambda Chi Alpha: A Historical Perspective.

In the period of World War I, he and Dr. G. D. Hadzits took care of the delicate negotiations that saved the Pennsylvania house and led to quick rehabilitation of the chapter after the signing of the Armistice. He was chairman of his chapter’s rushing committee in 1912, the first year of the groups existence; was a member of the Epsilon (de facto national) emblems and ritual committee from 1912-13; and actively contributed to early songbooks.

Raymond Henry Ferris (Pennsylvania 1912), an important figure in some of the major areas of Lambda Chi Alpha’s early development, died Saturday, April 8, 1972, at his home at 240 S. 45th Street, Philadelphia. He had suffered a stroke four years to the day from the time of his death and subsequently spent approximately 30 weeks at various times in hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

For a number of years he was the Fraternity’s ritualist and directed ritualistic work at general assemblies and seminars. He was also a prolific contributor to the Fraternity’s magazine in the days when it was difficult to produce a creditable periodical. Brother Ferris was a scholarly individual who had an extensive knowledge of Greek and Latin. He has been credited with making the first suggestions that led to substitution on the badge of the Greek letters “Delta Pi” for the previously used “Delta Phi,” redesigning the badge, and suggesting the motto “Naught Without Labor.”

Ray Ferris came into the Fraternity when there were only 17 other members--nine registered on the rolls of Alpha at Boston, and eight on the rolls of Gamma, which had been installed at then Massachusetts Agricultural College only a few weeks earlier.

Ray and Mrs. Ferris traveled overseas on several occasions, and at one time their itinerary took them to the scene of activity of the Order of the Crescent, which figures in the legendary background of the Fraternity’s Ritual. While on that visit, Mrs. Ferris, a skilled artist, made a painting of the castle of King Rene--head of the Order--which subsequently was presented to the Fraternity’s Office of Administration.

He was No. 7 on the rolls of historic Epsilon, and with him in the charter group were two other men who had exceptional influence in the development of Lambda Chi Alpha: Albert Cross, No. 1, and John Edward Mason, Jr., No. 6. Cross was a prodigious worker in early expansions and organization efforts; Mason was exceptional in his work on ritual, emblems, publications, and many other Lambda Chi Alpha programs and also served as Grand High Alpha from 1930-33. Ray Ferris worked somewhat in the shadows of these two Lambda Chi Alpha giants, but his extensive and valuable collaboration was always appreciated.

Always interested in educational matters, Ray was for several years an assistant to the dean of the University of Pennsylvania, and was also a frequent contributor to periodicals and vocational texts. In addition, he also did some extensive broadcasting for local stations around Pennsylvania. Most of Ray’s working years were spent with the Sun Oil Co. at Chester, Pa. After his retirement from business life, he was for several years connected with the offices of Drexel University.

When Ray received the Fraternity’s Order of Merit after his election as one of the first five members, he was described as “one of the earliest workers in the Fraternity in the fields of emblems, ritual, and organization.” The Fraternity magazine continued: “Ferris...is further declared to have exerted a most constructive force in the development of Lambda Chi Alpha, has been a stabilizing guide in the administrative work of his chapter at Pennsylvania...and in alumni work generally in the Philadelphia area.


By Tony Ungaro (Lake Forest)

The Philadelphia native received an A. B. at Penn in 1912 and a master’s degree in English and anthropology two years later. He was a member of the Zeolosophic Society and Anthropological Society of the University.

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Undergraduate Serving in Iraq TRUE BROTHER

By Thomas Roberts (Edinboro)


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TRUE BROTHER ditor’s Note: As we celebrate Independence Day on July 4, 2009, we want to recognize and thank all of our brothers who are currently serving in the military and helping to keep the United States and Canada free and safe. David Barbour, an undergraduate from Edinboro University, is currently serving in Iraq. He took a few moments to answer a few questions via email. Core Values form the foundation of Lambda Chi Alpha’s approach to brotherhood. As a part of the True Brother Initiative, our Seven Core Values — Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service and Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage — once learned and internalized, equip each Lambda Chi Alpha undergraduate brother and associate member with a clear moral compass, always orienting him, no matter the environment or consequences, toward making ethical decisions. For Lambda Chi Alpha, it is not enough simply to know how to do things the right way; more importantly, it is to do the right things, for brotherhood and leadership are ultimately about action, about doing.

Core Values in Action: Loyalty and Duty

Why did you choose to join the service? I have always considered myself to be a patriot, and as long as there were people in the world that stood against this great nation we live in, it really wasn’t a choice for me. I just knew what I had to do. So I enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard at the age of 17 and haven’t thought twice about my decision. The fact that the Army pays for school is nice but I would’ve joined the Guard even if they didn’t.

Edinboro’s David Barbour is currently deployed with the 56th Stryker Brigade.

Where are you stationed and what do you do? I am currently deployed with the 56th Stryker Brigade in Taji, Iraq. I am with B Battery 1/108th. The 1/108th was the first Field Artillery Unit in the 28th Infantry Division to fire a round in combat since World War II, and I am more than pleased that I can say that I was a part of that piece of history.

Why did you join Lambda Chi? How much has it impacted your life/personal development? When I first got to school I was just hanging out with my buddy Ferg and some of the guys who were in his fraternity. They all seemed pretty cool, so I decided to join at first for basically something to do with my free time. I still wasn’t all that sure I wanted to join a fraternity, but at least I liked the guys I was hanging out with. Then my dad died and I had absolutely no desire to go back to school, and probably wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for this guy that we all called TR. Something as simple as a text message made me realize that the guys I had been hanging out with in this fraternity really did care, not only about the guys who were already brothers, but even someone they hardly even knew - like myself. Yeah, so that’s basically the reason I joined LCA. I don’t fully know how LCA has impacted my life, but I do know that without it I probably wouldn’t be planning on returning to school and finishing up my degree. So it has definitely improved my life.

How long will you be there? Do you have to go back in the future? I was deployed September 19, 2008, and we don’t know any hard dates yet, but we should be back this fall sometime. I was pulled for this deployment to go with the 1/108th FA, however my home unit is B 1/107th FA. My home unit is being deployed in the near future. I don’t know where, but there is a possibility that I will be coming back - maybe not to Iraq but somewhere.

Will you go back to Edinboro afterwards? I plan on going back to school as soon as I am able. I might not be able to go right back to Edinboro - it depends on the date that we get home - but as of right now I fully intend on graduating from the ‘Boro...someday.

Do you see similarities between the Guard/ military and the True Brother Initiative/Core Values. Can you share some examples?

What is your major? What are your plans after graduation? HA,HA....well I guess that if you looked at the classes I have taken I would be considered a business major, but I really don’t think I have a major as it stands right now. It’s always been a dream of mine to open up my own restaurant someplace close to home, but I still have at least three more years of school to figure out what I am going to do.

Well, LCA actually got our Core Values from the Army, so there are a lot of similarities between the two of them. For example, loyalty is a core value as well as an Army value; you feel a great deal of loyalty towards the people that you serve with, as well as towards your brothers - never wanting to let them down and always being there when one of them needs you.

Where are you from?

Any other meaningful Lambda Chi stories or “shout outs” you’d like to give to your chapter brothers?

Is the middle of nowhere considered a place? I grew up on a farm about 15 miles away from the town of Stoneboro and attended Lakeview High School. It’s only about an hour south of Edinboro, so it’s really not that far of a drive to get to college.


Yeah, I just want to say hello to all of my bros back stateside and that I can’t wait for the first “BDC” meeting when I get back!! See you all soon and hope that you are all doing well!

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Master Steward Summit III Approximately 40 volunteer alumni brothers attend third annual conference.

From June 11-13, 2009, in Indianapolis, the Professional Staff of the International Headquarters hosted approximately 40 alumni brothers from across North America during the third annual Master Steward Summit.

Key training and programming highlights from this year’s training event included: * A tour of the International Headquarters

As a key component of the True Brother Initiative, Master Stewards are selected by the General Fraternity based upon their service, experience, and geographic location. Upon selection, each Master Steward is required to make a three-year commitment.

* Review of roles, responsibilities and expectations

In addition to attending the annual Master Steward Summit, Master Stewards are required to: *

Serve as a small-group facilitator for Lambda Chi Alpha summer conferences and regional conclave efforts throughout the academic year (both large-scale and small-scale)

* Serve as a resource for High Pis/Chapters working on the Outer & Inner Circle programming * Attend and/or orchestrate at least one regional or multi-chapter retreat focusing on True Brother and the Outer Circle *

Support with his conclave’s ELC, as part of developing a stronger relationship with traveling staff to depend on one another for assistance, guidance, and chapter support

* Serve as a trusted confidant and resource of the General Fraternity regarding chapter management * Aid in the development of programming and resources as identified by the General Fraternity

By Tad Lichtenauer (Denison 1987)

* Discussions about the nature of advising

* Overview of True Brother programming today in Lambda Chi Alpha * Presentation and facilitation skills training * Outer Circle training for new Master Stewards, including Cole Recruitment, Call to Brotherhood, and Exoteric Mysteries * Inner Circle Training * Brain research & Millennial Generation overview * Dealing with strong emotions * True Leader I & II presentations * Fraternity update from Executive Vice President Bill Farkas * Coaching techniques & leading reflection One additional milestone occurred at this year’s summit when former Grand High Alpha Dr. Murphy M. Osborne Jr. (High Point * Review of Centennial Conclaves 1958) completed the required evolutions and and planning for next year took the oath to become a Master Steward. This occassion follows on the heals of last * True ID (Interpersonal year’s when former Grand High Alpha Rev. S. Development) program review George “Doc” Dirghalli (Florida 1950) also joined the ranks as a Master Steward. * Stead Leadership Seminar and Centennial Celebration Overview

If you are interested in learning more about * Crisis and conflict management discussion the Master Steward program, please contact Director of Education Tim Reuter (Simpson 2003) at treuter@lambdachi.org.



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Current Active Master Stewards Atlantic * Jim Bond * Scott Reikofski Bluegrass Conclave * Bobby McDowell Colonial * Dr. Cliff Lowery * Todd Shoemaker Great Lakes * Greg Braun Great Plains * Kent Donaldson * Jeff Emrich * Mike Kellar * Ken Schultz


Great South * John Hendricks Gulf Coast * Wayne Gossard * Rick Scauzillo * Blake Schindler * Rick Vasser Midwestern * Dr. Elgan Baker * Charlie Frick * John Schmitz * Jon Williamson Northeast * Eric Berger * Roger Grice


* Ray Lutzky * Fletcher McElreath Ozark * Justin Browne * Lynn Chipperfield * Rennie Cook * Rodger Lalli * Walt Moser * Aaron Wright Pacific Northwest * David Leathers * Dr. Jeff Steele Pacific Southwest

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* Ken Greenman Peninsula * Nick Kallin * Bill Mercer * Michael Saunders * Greg Smith Rocky Mountain * Milo Gonser * Drew Hunter * John Orpe * Cody Siewert * Mike Smith





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Football is (almost) in the air. Yes, I know it is hot in many parts of the country but everywhere I go fans are getting ready for fall -- fantasy team selections, tailgating parties, noise, marching bands, and watching the bruising gladiators of the gridiron come running out of their respective tunnels.



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Our story begins in 1895 with the appearance of a tiger with gold and black stripes as the accepted mascot. By the early 1920s the various sports teams had suffered through some dismal seasons. In 1923 the football team Br. Chic Forbes upset Trinity (later to become Duke University) in football and for the first time a reference was made in the school newspaper to those “Demon Deacons.” This was an obvious reference to their Baptist heritage. Then in 1941 a Demon Deacon mascot made his first appearance. Charles “Chic” Forbes ( Wake Forest 1960) is remembered by his friends and brothers for a great sense of humor, creative talent, and generosity. One of his proudest moments occurred in 1957 when he created and designed the current Wake Forest University mascot, the “Demon Deacon.” In 2005, his original drawings were framed and are presently on display in the formal Lambda Chi chapter lounge. But let’s hear it in Chic’s own words. “About a half century ago I was approached by several Wake Forest folks that knew I did occasional art work for school annuals, magazines, and newspapers to redesign the ‘Demon Deacon’ mascot,” he says. “The human Deacon then had no molded costume as does the current Deacon. He

The dreams of going undefeated and being bowl-bound have yet to come face-to-face with reality. One o f m y f a v o r i t e p a r t s o f college football traditions is the mascot. At Wake Forest University the mascot and Lambda Chi Alpha are forever intertwined. wore a tuxedo with tails and a high silk hat. I did several drawings that were taken from some of the previous drawings and submitted them to a committee. My final instructions were to draw the Deacon in the center of the drawing. I am pleased to see that our selection has endured for such a long time. When my wife, Laquita, and I are watching one of our WFU games on television, she will say to me, ‘Your son is on television again’ (that’s the son that belongs to the entire Wake Forest family).” Forbes died July 3, 2008. Our chapter at Wake Forest has produced many outstanding brothers, a few of whom are identified in the side bars. One brother, Leon Brogden (Wake Forest 1932), was inducted into the Wake Forest University Sports Hall of Fame in 1974, and was named a distinguished WFU Alumnus in 1971.



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In the words of Mike Queen (Wake Forest 1968), senior pastor at the First Baptist Church in Wilmington and a trustee at WFU for 16 of the past 19 years, Leon was a very special person. “He was the most admired man in the community, and as great a coach as he was (associated with 55 state high school championships), he was a better person.” Queen went on to add, “Leon, known as ‘coach,’ was a Deacon in the Baptist Church and was the most humble of men.” Unusual for a high school coach to have one of his players become an NFL quarterback, but Brogden had two: Roman Gabriel and Sonny Jurgenson in the NFL at the same time. When they played one another the students took up a collection to send Brogden to Los Angeles. He sat on one sideline for one half before shifting to the other sideline for the second half. Many great and positive stories continue

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to be told about the man, but an accurate summary was made when he was inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame: “The field of athletics has produced no finer example for us to honor.” Queen, senior minister of the First Baptist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a member of the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees for 16 of the past 19 years and will return to that responsibility next year. Serving with him on the Board of Trustees are two other Lambda Chis: Jim Judson (1980) and Don Leonard 1965).

Notable Wake Forest Alums Robert M. Brady (Wake Forest 1971), Chief District Court Judge. Edgar Christman (Wake Forest 1950), retired chaplain of Wake Forest University Stephen H. Davis (Wake Forest 1974), chief marketing officer for Arby’s brand I. Beverly Lake (Wake Forest 1955), Chief Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court from 2000-2006 John Charles Martin (Wake Forest 1965), Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals from 2004 to present. Ollis J. Mozon, Jr. (Wake Forest 1975), founded the Wake Forest University Gospel Choir in 1974. Presently, he is a captain (U.S. Navy) serving as chaplain with the U.S. Marine Corps. Heber ‘Dick’ Newsome (Wake Forest 1932), former major league baseball pitcher Thomas O’Toole (Wake Forest 1978), college sports editor at USA Today Rupert Pate (Wake Forest 1940), former professional football player James Perdue (Wake Forest 1973), COB and CEO of Perdue Farms Morris Rozar (Wake Forest 1954), retired Superior Court Justice in Arizona Emory Marlin Sneeden (Wake Forest 1951), Brigadier General, Chief Judge in the U.S. Army. James T. Turner (Wake Forest 1960), judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ralph A. Walker (1958), former Superior Court Judge in North Carolina.



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Obama’s Newest Appointment Max Cleland, head of D.C. monuments



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Chris Barrick (Butler 2004)


Max Cleland has spent his life dedicated to veteran affairs, serving as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Carter Administration, a senator from Georgia, and most recently was appointed Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission by President Obama. As American’s celebrate their independence on this Fourth of July holiday, we are celebrating the men and women who have come before us defending our freedom. Having lost three limbs during Vietnam, there are few better representatives of this defense of freedom than Max Cleland.



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Cleland was recently at the 65th anniversary of the invasion at Normandy because his organization runs the cemetery at Normandy.

On April 8, 1968, Cleland was injured by a grenade, shredding both his legs and an arm. Ultimately, both legs were amputated above the knee along with his right forearm.

“I was honored to be there with the President. I liked to go back just to look at the gravesites,” says Cleland. “Just to look at that beach; every American ought to do that and come away with the question that was on the lips of the man whose life was saved. Did I earn it? That is the question.”

Following his return, Cleland reentered Stetson University and Lambda Chi Alpha. “I came back after I was wounded and I was greeted by the young men, then in the ‘70s, who treated me as a long lost brother,” says Cleland.

The Fraternity and Vietnam

Cleland says Lambda Chi gave him structure at Stetson.

Cleland first attended Stetson in the fall of 1960, when the draft was still active. The majority of the chapter was in ROTC and assisting the detachment commander, who was also the fraternity president

“I trusted that structure and it did not disappoint me,” says Cleland. “The powerful meaning of the brotherhood is still powerful and it grows through the years. The examples of leadership that I learned on campus from men…have not disappointed me.”

“Tony Purino set the standard for us all; for excellence, for leadership, for surviving, for finishing Stetson and going on to serve in the military and in public service.” says Cleland. “I learned very early that’s what you did if you were a Lambda Chi. You learned to lead in your fraternity and you learned to lead in the military and you learned to lead in your world.”

He looks back to his college days and is not only grateful for the social aspect but for the brotherhood, friends, and people that cared about him, leaders, and focus Lambda Chi Alpha provided. “I trusted that structure then and I honor that structure now,” says Cleland. “It fulfilled its mission.”

Cleland left Stetson before graduation for the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of captain. He received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for various combat missions.

Cleland has continued to give back to his university. He has served on the board of trustees, and led an effort to put together Leadership Stetson. There is also a Max Cleland collection on display at the university which includes his fraternity badge.

Veterans Affairs “They once asked President John Kennedy how he became a war hero, and he said, ‘simple - they sank my boat,’” says Cleland. “So, how did I get involved in veterans affairs and stuff? Simple - the grenade went off.” Cleland became a passionate advocate for treatment of veterans in the VA Hospital system. At the age of 34 Cleland became the youngest president of the VA ever (now known as Secretary of Veteran Affairs). It was only seven years earlier when Cleland had been a struggling patient at the VA. www.crossandcrescent.com


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“I got to focus on the returning Vietnam veterans and put together the Vets program which is now modeled for returning Iraq and Afghan veterans in terms of counseling,” says Cleland. “So, you know, maybe we made a small contribution back in those days.”

“In many ways, I deal with what is past; World War I, World War II and the service and the sacrifice thereof that are memorialized in those cemeteries, mostly in Western Europe,” says Cleland. “But unfortunately, it has become prolonged that young Americans are asked to put their lives on the line for the rest of us.”

“I learned very early that’s what you did if you were a Lambda Chi. You learned to lead in your fraternity and you learned to lead in the military and you learned to lead in your world.”

Cleland’s recent presidential appointment as secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission has him running the 24 cemeteries abroad. These cemeteries are where slain American soldiers are buried and memorialized. “I will say this; that in terms of those monuments, and those gravesites in Western Europe, they did change the history of the 20th century and the 21st century in the sense that they gave us a more peaceful world for tens of millions of people.

Cleland went on to become an advocate for veterans and the disabled in the Georgia State Senate and as a member of the US Senate. “I guess the good Lord meant for me to spend my time and energy dealing with veteran’s issues and those who served in the war and who were wounded in battle, and, as Lincoln would say, their full measure of devotion in the war.” says Cleland.

“So, in many ways, you are dealing with the past and the service and sacrifice of the past. But, in so many ways, that begs the question, did I earn it?” says Cleland. “One would hope that the service and sacrifice of this generation moves the cause of peace a little bit further forward.”

American Battle Monuments Commission

Back at the 65th anniversary of D-Day, Cleland is asking himself what’s it all about?

There is line in the archives building in Washington DC that reads “Past is Prolonged”.

“As President Obama says, that generation, those men changed the course of history for the 20th century and now, those of us who are living, we get a chance to put together a new America and a new Europe, and argue for peace rather than war. I think that is a powerful, positive thing.” “For now I will focus on the job at hand and make sure that the slain Americans around the world are given their due,” says Cleland. “And that is what my mission is, given to me by President Obama. To read more about Max Cleland look for his biography, Heart of a Patriot, being released October 6, 2009.



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Philip Brooks Jr., son of a National Archivist for the Truman Library, joined Lambda Chi Alpha after a brief but important recruitment visit with President Truman. By Jon Williamson (Maryland College Park)

Harry Truman’s Influence FEATURE


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“I was rushed by the President of the United States.”

Doesn’t that sound like a tabloid headline or the title of a “B” movie in the 1950s? It’s actually the middle of an interesting family history.

Chapter One

Franklin Eli Brooks was born in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in 1860. He graduated from Brown University in 1883, and while in attendance, he was a member of Delta Phi fraternity. He received his law degree from Boston University in 1888, and in 1891, moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he established a law practice. He was elected as a U.S. congressman from Colorado, and served from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1907. He was involved in land development and also served on the Board of Trustees of Brown University before passing away in 1916.

Chapter Two

Congressman Brooks’ son was Philip C. Brooks Sr. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan where he was also a member of Delta Phi fraternity. He obtained his doctorate from the University of California. In 1935, he was selected as one of the 35 individuals hired by the National Archives, a newly established government agency. When the Truman Library was established, President Harry. S. Truman asked for the National Archives to send its best archivist to be the library’s director. Phil Brooks Sr. was selected and held the position of director from 1957 until 1971.

Chapter Three

Philip C. Brooks Jr. (Kansas 1962) is the son of the director of the Truman Library, which is located on U.S. Highway 24 in Independence, Missouri. It houses tens of thousands of documents, photographs, and pieces of memorabilia related to Harry S. Truman and the United States Government. Phil Brooks Jr. remembers well the former President.

“He was a kind, warm, and gracious individual who reached out to everyone, and the former first lady was a lovely person.”

outstanding political science program and also because friends of the family were on the faculty.” By this time, Phil Brooks Jr. knew the former President and it was during his initial year at KU that he happened to meet him at the Truman Library. Phil Brooks Jr. explained that he was considering joining a fraternity, one of which was Lambda Chi Alpha. President Truman, without hesitating stated, “Lambda Chi Alpha is a great fraternity of which I am an honorary member. I went down to Jefferson City to become initiated and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As a Mason, and former Grand Master of Freemasonry in Missouri, I was familiar with the Ritual.” At that time, President Truman took Phil Brooks Jr. to the personal office complex part of the Truman Library “where he showed me his certificate of membership from Lambda Chi Alpha which was proudly displayed on the wall.” The rest is history since Phil Brooks Jr. subsequently joined Lambda Chi Alpha at Kansas. He is presently retired, an active writer, and resides with his wife, Sue, in Williamsburg, Virginia. [edit] Chapter Four The family story doesn’t end there. Anthony Franklin Coolidge Brooks (Texas-San Antonio ) is the son of Phil Brooks Jr. He attended the University of Texas-San Antonio before transferring to and graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 1995. While at UTSA he became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. And that, as brother Paul Harvey would have said, is “The rest of the story.”

Phil Brooks Jr. began his undergraduate college experience at Claremont College, but after his freshman year decided to transfer to the University of Kansas because “of their



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Profile for Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

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Cross & Crescent (ISSN 1930-1278) is an online alumni magazine featuring stories about prominent and interesting members. Its mission is to...

Cross & Crescent (July 2009)  

Cross & Crescent (ISSN 1930-1278) is an online alumni magazine featuring stories about prominent and interesting members. Its mission is to...