THE ALUMNI N EWSLE TTE R OF THE BETA NU CHAPTER OF PI KAPPA PHI
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dose of adversity serves as just the challenge we need to stay interested and continue over-achieving.
Pi Alpha update
Sure enough, by the time Debbie and I had our gear unloaded into our room, the rain had stopped and the pool was full of rambunctious Pi Kapps. Through that first night, we were able to renew our relationships with a few brothers and sisters before hitting the pillows and dreaming of a new day sandwiched between a sunny sky and a cool river, confident that the freak spring thunderstorm had passed safely out of the area. (continued on next page)
Beta Nu circa 1956
Who Was That Old Man At Rose Ball? Rose Ball 2010 By Mike Pryor My wife Debbie is an Alpha Class Beta Nu Rose. As such, I was honored to accompany her to the annual Rose Ball events past May. This is something we both look forward to doing every year for as long as the actives will put up with us. A generous turn-out of brothers and their dates got the three day event started on Sunday night at Brady’s Landing on the ever-picturesque Houston ship channel.
After a nice long night of drinks, dinner, drinks, dancing, and drinks, we regrouped the next day in New Braunfels at our favorite lodge by the Guadalupe River. When Debbie and I pulled up under the car port to check in, the wind was propelling cold heavy rain in a vertical direction. Lesser humans would feel a twinge of disappointment. Is our trip ruined? But seasoned Pi Kapps all know that inclement conditions of any degree – be they mosquitoes or tornados - cannot deter the hardy pursuit of fun we all share. In fact, a healthy
MARRIAGE AND BABY ANOUNCMENTS: Births:
Keith, Amanda, and Gavin Moreno welcome Mia Moreno.
Johnny, Danyelle, and Aubrey Moreno welcome Alec John Moreno.
Rob and Ashley Olvera welcome Ariana Olvera.
Bob and Anna Nettles welcome Sarah Grace Nettles. Marriages:
Matt and Kate Marici Brett and Allison Livingston
Alumni Spotlight: Richard Art Viguerie Pi Kappa Phi Hall of Fame member and Beta Nu Initiate #44
Robert and Deborah Matusek Rob and Ashley Olvera Richard and Kim Min Sun Bentke
Richard Viguerie was honored a few years ago by being inducted into the Pi Kappa Phi Hall of Fame for pioneering the field of political direct mail and excellence in political fundraising. He has authored four books and is a prominent conservative figure in American politics. He is also a 1956 initiate into the Beta Nu chapter of Pi Kappa Phi and I had the opportunity sit down with him and learn a little about his life at the University of Houston, and
how his experiences with Pi Kappa Phi helped make him the successful man he is today. What brought you to the University of Houston? I am a native of Pasadena, TX, and I went to school for three and a half years at Texas A&I in Kingsville, which has since become Texas A&M Kingsville. I wanted to be in politics and most politicians at the time where lawyers so I transferred to the University of
Houston for law school in 1956. I was the president of a local fraternity at A&I and served as president my senior year.
What brought you to Pi Kappa Phi?
Michael Starkey and Lindsay
At some point I was contacted by Pi Kappa Phi in an attempt to incorporate the local fraternity at A&I to a national chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. I do not believe this ever happened but the men at UH did contact me to (continued on next page)
Brandon Wheeler and Krystol
Cody Watts and Anna Quinn Chris Leger and Kathryn Burton Roberts Brockermeyer
Gil Allen and Heidi Novosad *I know that I missed some. Please send any corrections or updates to JCarterAllen10@gmail.com and we will get them in the Spring.
Beta Nu - Summer 2010 Newsletter