Chapter News & Omegas: June-August 2018

Chapter News & Omegas: June-August 2018

The following are the submissions received from June-August 2018.

To submit Chapter News and Omegas, please email editor@lambdachi.org. Undergraduate officers can also report updates on their chapter by logging on to LCAOne/Officer Portal and accessing the “Submit Chapter News” form. If you cannot find news from your chapter, then no information has been submitted for this month.

Akron (Gamma-Alpha)

Terry R. Bowlin Jr. (1997) died Aug. 8, 2018. He worked for Orchard Hiltz and McCliment Inc. in Reminderville as a community representative for six years. He was an advisor for the Lambda Chi Alpha chapters at the University of Akron and Kent State University.

Edward Curley (1952) died July 6, 2018. 018. He served with the 138th Engineer Combat Battalion in Europe during World War II. He worked at the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. for 44 years on engineering projects in Akron as well as other Firestone plants throughout the United States and Canada.

Alabama (Alpha-Phi)

G. Stephen Phillips (1977) died on Sunday, July 1, 2018. He a well-known figure to the television sports world.  He worked for WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama before moving to WKRN in Nashville, Tennessee. Steve was co-host and producer of This Week in Country Music on The Nashville Network before joining Knoxville, Tennessee’s WBIR as sports director and anchor.

Alberta (Epsilon-Rho)

Chapter members participated in the Pride events around the city. Second floor renovations are finished and work has begun on the main floor.

Arizona State (Zeta-Psi)

William J. Hosking (1956) died July 26, 2018. A military veteran, he retired from the State of Illinois Department of Human Services as a public service administrator in 1999 after 36 years of service.

Ball State (Iota-Alpha)

Loren R. Holbrook (1957) died June 20, 2018, peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family. He cherished spending time with his family and especially enjoyed working on the farm, watching his grandchildren grow up and participating in numerous activities and events and volunteering his time at Ball Memorial Hospital and his church’s food pantry. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and retired from Guide in Anderson, Ind., a division of General Motors after more than 30 years.

California-Berkeley (Mu)

 Thomas J. Mattis died March 8, 2018. He entered the Army after his graduation in 1945 and was stationed for two years in Tokyo, Japan as part of the post-war occupation force. Following his graduation, he went to work for Northrop Aircraft as flight test engineer monitoring the performance of experimental aircraft engines. In late 1950s, he was hired by Hughes Aircraft and eventually became a well-respected project manager for one of the teams that developed the Snycom satellites for NASA – the first geostationary satellites. In the mid-1970s, Mattis would temporarily leave the aerospace industry and purchased a commercial glass company in Bakersfield which he ran until 1988. He then returned to Hughes Space and Communications, later Boeing Satellite, where he continued to develop both commercial and military satellite contracts before retiring from Boeing in the year 2000.

Colgate (Alpha-Zeta)

Leland E. Murdoch Jr. (1953) died May 29, 2018. He owned and operated Scotsglen Farms in West Winfield and served as a past president of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Colorado State-Pueblo (Delta-Omega)

Demetrius Marrow was inducted as the vice president of Colorado State University Pueblo’s Associated Student Government along with side Dr. Timothy Motette, president of Colorado State University Pueblo.




Connecticut (Zeta-Lambda)

Walter W. Duarte (1990) died June 26, 2018. From 1991 to 1993, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chad, Africa as a sanitation worker and also worked on the Africare River Blindness Control project. He had considerable expertise in computer language, excelling in IT networking and security.

Denver (Alpha-Pi)

Former Visa chairman and CEO Joe Saunders (1967) and his wife, Sharon, gave $5 million gift to the University of Denver to establish the Saunders Leadership Academy, one of the largest endowed gifts in support of scholarships to the university in its history. Saunders also was presented with the university’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Drexel (Epsilon-Kappa)

Chapter members participated in the Delta Zeta Splash benefitting Starkey Hearing Foundation. On Aug. 11, the chapter hosted an alumni versus undergraduate member softball game. During the summer, the chapter received a Powelton Village National Historic Landmark plaque that is mounted on the porch to the left of the door.

George N. Vanderbilt (1955) died June 225, 2018. A former chapter president, he entered the US Navy Officer Training Program after college and served three and half years of active duty. Afterwards, he was employed by Commerce (formerly Citizens’) Bank as a teller, trust officer, and assistant vice president of data processing. After 18 years there he was employed at City Utilities where he was manager of computer operations. He retired in 1997.

East Tennessee State (Iota-Omicron)

Ronald R. Coleman (1973) died on July 3, 2018. He was a part of a talented band in his younger years named “Bobby Boyd and the Playboys.” Some of his favorite hobbies were playing golf, Traveling, and experiencing new and different restaurants.

Florida State (Zeta-Rho)

J. Scott Monroe (1990) died July 25, 2018. He worked in the industrial equipment sales industry for over 25 years. He owned several businesses including SMI Equipment and Consulting and AWS Construction.

Jack W. Rogero (1957) died June 28, 2018.He served his country in the Air Force from 1950 until he was honorably discharged in 1954. He returned to Florida and taught in both Dade and Putnam County schools from 1957 until he retired in 1996.

Franklin (Kappa-Gamma)

Robert O. Peckinpaugh (1948) died June 4, 2018. He interned at the Naval Hospital, Long Beach, CA and had an internal medicine residency at the Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD. He was certified by the American Board of General Preventive Medicine. He served in the U. S. Navy for 30 years retiring in 1972 with the rank of captain. While in the Navy, he was awarded eight service medals and decorations including the Meritorious Service Medal. Before retiring in 1986 he was employed in clinical research by Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois. During his career he authored or co-authored over 35 scientific articles dealing primarily with infectious diseases.

Georgetown (Kappa-Omega)

Louis C. Ison died April 5, 2018. Born February 5, 1944, to the late Louis Francis and Alma Ray (Sanders) Ison. He was a graduate of Mercer Co. High School and Georgetown College. He taught Chemistry and Physics at West Jessamine High School for 32 years, was a lifelong member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Active in his community, he served as Farm Bureau president and secretary, and served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, Mercer County Conservation, Farm Services Agency, and Board of Adjustments.

Georgia (Nu)

Lynn A. Kenton died June 18, 2018. He started his career at Georgia Power, and went on to become a manager at Aetna. Next, he became an independent agent at Warringer Insurance and in the 1980s, became a partner in Townley Kenton Insurance Agency, until his recent retirement.

Hampton-Sydney (Kappa-Eta)

Earle R. Ware II died Aug. 2, 2018. He retired from United Va. Bank in 1987 as a senior vice president and spent many wonderful years fishing on the Essex Mill Pond and Cohoke Pond.

Idaho (Epsilon-Gamma)

The chapter added three associate members: Brycen Grout, Marshall Marklund and Stefan Zucktriegel. Chapter brother Jojo Mulcic spent three weeks in Fort Knox, Kentucky practicing small infantry tactics in the field as a member of ldaho’s Army ROTC program.

Indiana (Alpha-Omicron)

Ross E. Springer (1962) died July 16, 2018.

Indiana State (Iota-Epsilon)

More than 30 alumni and 25 undergraduate brothers attended a golf outing. Even though the golf was rained out, the brothers spent time having lunch and talking about the chapter’s future.

Kansas (Zeta-Iota)

Chayton Conway became the chapter’s newest associate member, accepting a bid during the Kansas City Royals baseball game.

Louisiana-Lafeyette (Iota-Omega)

Henry L. Breaux (1967) died June 16, 2018.

Louisville (Zeta-Sigma)

Theodore B. Morrison (1970) died June 1, 2018.  He was the former owner of Gym & Swim Leisure Concepts and was currently employed at Watson’s of Clarksville.

Marshall (Zeta-Zeta)

Andrew R. Filchak died June 14, 2018. He was born Sept., 10, 1959 in Teanack, NJ to Joan Filchak and the late George Filchak. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, a graduate of Marshall University and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was the owner and operator of AAMCO Transmission. Along with Betsy, he was the co-host of Bumper to Bumper, a local radio show on WLAP

Maryland-College Park (Epsilon-Pi)

Charles D. White Jr. (1959) died June 20, 2018. He entered the US Army in 1952, serving in East Africa, obtaining the rank of sergeant. After graduation, he was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 35 years, working in the field of Radar. During this time he helped design, build and manage radar programs for the United States and numerous foreign countries. He was instrumental in launching the Westinghouse Subsidiary, TCOM Corporation which specialized in balloon born electronics (a forerunner of today’s broadcasting and reconnaissance satellites). After retirement he sold real estate with Long and Foster.

Miami-OH (Zeta-Upsilon)

Dr. Allen E. Segrist  (1953) died July 24, 2018. After graduation, he was drafted into the US Army to serve in the Korean War where he spent two years in South Korea and Japan. He then earned a master’s and doctorate counseling education from Ohio State University. He taught at Ohio State and in Shaker Heights, Ohio before relocating to Indiana where he spent the majority of his adult life in the West Lafayette community. He was a professor in the Counseling Education Department at Purdue University for 30 years where he retired as the department head in 1996.

Millersville (Delta-Tau) 

The chapter started a partnership with Angel Flight East, an organization on the East Coast that helps the families of children in need of medical attention receive flights across the country for free. Chapter vice presidents Alex Amerman and Josh Crawford attended the 57th General Assembly & Stead Leadership Seminar in Jacksonville.

Morehead State (Beta-Lambda)

James B. Buzard Jr. (1966) died July 2, 2018. He worked for Bluegrass Mailing Services for 30 years, retiring in 2014.

Muhlenberg (Nu-Epsilon)

Beneval H. Schoellkopf died July 1, 2018. A retired business administrator and board of education secretary for the Haddonfield School System, he retired in 1998 after more than 25 years of service.  

Nevada-Reno (Epsilon-Iota)

Major General (Ret) Mark William Yenter died May 25, 2018. A former chapter president, he was commissioned in 1981 as a second lieutenant of engineers in the regular Army. Following graduation from the Officer Basic Course and US Army Ranger School, he served multiple assignments and was promoted to assistant chief of staff, J3 for US Forces Korea and later retired from an assignment as the deputy chief of engineers for the United States Army in June 2017. He served multiple tours of combat duty in Bosnia-Herzogovina, Iraq, and Afghanistan and was highly decorated for his service in peace and war.

New Hampshire (Alpha-Xi)

Maurice A. Boutin (1956) died July 3, 2018. He played the clarinet in the Nevers Band in Concord, New Hampshire and served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

New Orleans (Lambda-Alpha)

Richard E. Clark Jr. (1972) died May 31, 2018. He spent his career with the Federal Aviation Administration. His years with the FAA brought him to Washington, DC; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fort Worth, Texas and Houston, Texas. He was an expert with computers. He received numerous awards throughout his career and retired in June 2012 after 38 years of service.

North Carolina – Chapel Hill (Gamma-Nu)

In May, 13 brothers graduated: Noah Berkelheimer, John Verderame, Austin Taggart, Thurman Smith, Hunter Hammond, Ryan Herrera, Avery Joseph, Ben Kovach, Scott Krawczyk, John Lucas, Joe Mclean, Grant Neal and Tommy Pan. Archie Fallon (2004) became president of Gamma Nu Foundation, Inc., the chapter’s house corporation. In addition, Jack McCallus (Lycoming) and Robert Barbour (East Carolina) are the two additional standing members of the Foundation. These changes follow the departures of long- standing members Alton Britton (1962) and John Doyle, Jr. (1966) whose service to the chapter had been instrumental to its success for decades. Following his transition from chapter advisor to secretary of foundation, McCallus was succeeded by Lee Albertson (Miami) who previously worked with the chapter as an advisory board member.

North Carolina – Charlotte (Beta-Upsilon)

Charles R. Bridges died June 29, 2018. He was a former human resources recruiter at Nortel.  An avid tennis player, he was a certified USTPA pro and truly enjoyed teaching as well as playing tennis.

North Dakota (Epsilon-Zeta)

Howard Bartholomay died May 28, 2018. He began working at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Fort Worth, Texas in 2014 which opened up an opportunity to transfer to a facility in Shakopee, Minnesota in 2016. He was also involved in teaching curling at the Chaska Curling Center.

Northeastern State (Delta-Beta)

Howard J. Bartholomay (2012) died May 28, 2018. He began working at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Fort Worth, Texas in 2014 which opened up an opportunity to transfer to a facility in Shakopee, Minnesota in 2016.

North Texas (Iota-Zeta Colony)

The colony will host its chartering banquet on Sept. 22, 2018.

Northwestern (Alpha-Iota)

On June 2, saxophonist Austin Klewan performed on the main stage of Dillo Day, the largest student-run music festival in the country. Other artists sharing the stage included Young the Giant, Daniel Caesar, and Joey Bada$$.

Nade O. Peters (1950) died Aug. 26, 2018. He was born on Oct. 15, 1925 in Walcott, Iowa, and died peacefully and without regret in Frontenac, Missouri, at the age of 92. He was happily accepted in marriage by Nancy Jane Crowley of Berkeley, Missouri, in 1956, and she unhappily preceded him in death in 2010 after a lengthy and debilitating illness. Peters was the last of four children born to Dr. Arthur and Mrs. Jane Peters – Dorothy Mae, Edward Frank, and Dr. James Arthur, all of whom are deceased. He leaves five children – Dr. Edward (Angela), Andrew (Jennie), Timothy (Ling), Linda, and Susan (Dr. Russell Henderson). His extended family also includes 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Peters was privileged to have spent several years of his early youth in the idyllic environment of Greenup – a small southern Illinois town with a (then) swimmable river! His high school years in Danville, Illinois, during the early 1940s were cut short of graduation by “greetings” from President Franklin Roosevelt, with an “invitation” to join him in World War II. During the war, Peters served in the U.S. Army with duty in Europe. In 1950, he graduated from Northwestern University (with the grateful assistance of the G.I. Bill), where he lettered in varsity basketball, joined the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and earned a bachelor’s degree in English. He was employed in St. Louis at McDonnell-Douglas Corp. for nearly 40 years. He worked at MDC in the Engineering Laboratories, in Airplane Advanced Design, and, for 20 years, served as the editor of a technical magazine distributed to military users of the corporation’s fighter aircraft. Peters was a founder, mentor, and Associate Fellow of the St. Louis Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. He was a long-time volunteer in the Cub, Boy, and Girl Scouts of St. Louis and an enthusiastic supporter of all the athletic activities of his children – often, according to them, somewhat too vociferously. He greatly enjoyed traveling, both in his work and with his family, especially in searching out ancestral connections in Germany for himself and in Ireland for his colleen. All-in-all and upon reflection, he often expressed himself as having, at least in his opinion, used his allotted years reasonably well, and leaves the future to those who will experience it. And at his conclusion, he respectfully requests all who knew him to honor the phrase that essentially governed his life: “This, too, shall pass.” He experienced many more good times than bad, but they all passed – including this one. In accordance with his wishes, and because he has somehow managed to outlive most of his peers, there will be no visitation. Interment with Nancy at beautiful Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis will be private.  He welcomes a visit should you ever find yourself in the neighborhood.

Oklahoma City (Theta-Delta)

The chapter room of the house was repainted and had new LED lights installed. The granddaughter of chapter brother William Karns donated a shirt from 1939 when he attended Oklahoma City University. The shirt has been framed and hung up.

Gordon Rickard died August 2018.



Oklahoma (Gamma-Rho)

Sydney F. Jones Jr. (1959) died May 15, 2018. After being honorably discharged from the US Navy, he went on to have a lengthy and successful career in the oil and gas industry. He was registered as a professional engineer in Texas and Louisiana and was a 58-year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Oklahoma State (Alpha-Eta)

Orel D. Irby died July 29, 2018. He enlisted for active duty in the US Marine Corps and achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant and served in World War II. After his honorable discharge in June 1946, he began a career in public accounting spanned for 61 years in addition to being a faculty member of the University of Tulsa where he taught many classes in petroleum accounting.

Oregon State (Alpha-Lambda)

Nineteen chapter members graduated last May: Mike Jansen Garret, Eisenbrandt, Dominic Sanchez, EJ Albaugh, Carter Reynolds, Ryan Hansen, Dante Gigliotti, Nick Jones, Brock Hulse, Alan Waggoner, Sam Walker, Sean McDermott, Evan Davis, Kenneth Semenko, Nick Jacobs, Alex Anokhin, Ryley Martin, Tim Bourque and Tristan Reed.

Pennsylvania State (Zeta)

Carl K. Lunde (1954) died June 5, 2018. A former chapter president, he was a member of Navy ROTC and received the Outstanding Midshipman Award his senior year. He began his active duty service in June 1954 and received an honorable discharge in September of 1957. He spent his professional life working for the Aluminum Co. of America (ALCOA), eventually ending this 35-year career as a sales administration manager.

Pittsburg State (Lambda-Chi)

Brother Mark Horn has teamed with the Kansas City Police Department to collect used bikes and equipment to refurbish and give to needy children.

Richmond (Alpha-Chi)

Earl R. Spence (1963) died July 12, 2018. Farming was his life his job, his hobby, and his daily challenge. He worked with Frank T. Williams Farms for more than 50 years and he followed crops from planting to harvest with eager enthusiasm from dawn to dusk.

Milford A. Weaver (1950) died August 1, 2018. He served in the Navy where he was a radar operator aboard the USS LSM147. His ship aided in liberating many of the Pacific islands occupied by Japan in World War II. Upon his graduation he began his career by organizing Virginia Blower Co. with his father-in-law, where he served as president and then CEO until 2017.

Samford (Theta-Alpha)

James W. Keenum (1951) died May 27, 2018. He served a tour in the U.S. Navy Air and was employed for 19 years with a local CPA firm. On January 1, 1982, he started his own accounting practice.

South Carolina (Epsilon-Psi)

John P. Cunningham (1953) died June 28, 2018. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Air Force Aviation Cadet Program. As a pilot, he rose to the rank of captain, flying many missions in Korea. From there, he was stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Southern Methodist (Gamma-Sigma)

William A. Frazee (1969) died July 7, 2018. He obtained a master’s degree in accounting from Southern Methodist before moving back to Memphis to work in his father’s accounting practice. In 1997, Bill started Frazee Investment Consulting. For the last five years of his life, he had the great privilege of working with his son, Robert.

James W. Leftwich (1951) died July 23, 2018. During the Korean Crisis he served in the US Air Force. He then enrolled in the SMU School of Law, where he studied law while teaching math and science at Highland Park Junior High School. He practiced law for 47 years.

Tennessee-Knoxville (Epsilon-Omicron)

William Cloud  (1962) died June 13, 2018.  In 1969, he started Cloud Enterprises, doing business as Cloud’s Cubberd, a chain of convenience stores located across Alabama.

Texas-Austin (Alpha-Mu)

Fred D. Spencer III (1978) died July 8, 2018. He lived as a successful small-business entrepreneur, accomplished photographer and gentle father. An Eagle Scout,  he passionately understood the essential impact of honesty, loyalty and integrity in our daily lives. Through passionate leadership and constant rigor, he practiced the nurturing value of eternal friendship and selfless community building

Tulsa (Epsilon-Upsilon)

Chapter brothers replaced the house’s fence, repainted the chapter room, cleaned all the floors in the house, and power-washed the house’s exterior. During formal recruitment, the chapter added seven associate members. The chapter held its annual float trip down the Illinois River near Tahlequah, Oklahoma with alumni and undergraduate brothers.



Valparaiso (Iota-Sigma)

The chapter earned the second highest chapter GPA on campus and chapter member Ulises Hernandez scoring a perfect 4.0. Hernandez and Ben Ganswindt are studying abroad in Cambridge and brother Noah Bruce is in Germany. Brother Nate Weber participated as a member of the International Ritual Team. Brothers Max Shiller, Joshua Williams, Justin McClain, Garret Gilmartin, and Marcus Clark are Resident Assistants this year! Brother Terry Wade is serving as a Peer Minister. The chapter has volunteered to be the big brother chapter for Illinois State University. Brother Matthew Stutzman is currently in bootcamp for the U.S Army. Brother Andrew Webb is on a service trip in Senegal, Africa.

Vanderbilt (Gamma-Delta Colony)

The colony has 19 brothers and one associate member after its first semester recolonizing. The colony hopes to be ready for chartering in 2019. Several brothers attended the Nashville alumni reception where now Board Chairman Jeff Stuerman (Culver-Stockton 1982) was in attendance to speak. In addition, a new chapter house is under construction with a completion date of January 2020.



Wabash (Alpha-Kappa)

Robert S. Kamm (1976) died June 18, 2018.  in Viera, Florida at the age of 66. He recently retired as executive director of the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization where he worked for 31 years helping shape innovative transportation projects across Brevard County. Bob was passionate about learning and enjoyed reading and researching history; collecting books, art, and antiques; and attending chamber music concerts with close friends Becki, Marilyn, Bette, and Laura.

Wake Forest (Theta-Tau)

The chapter earned a cumulative 3.38 GPA, highest of all fraternities on campus. Half of the chapter members made the  Dean’s List last year. This summer chapter brothers traveled abroad to England, New Zealand, China, Ireland and Germany. The chapter held alumni brother dinners in Atlanta on August 3 and New York City on August 11.

William Jewell (Epsilon-Nu)

This summer, chapter member Ethan Hawn interned in Washington DC working on sustainable agriculture. Ian McBride traveled to Amman, Jordan to study their tactics against terrorism and the Arabic language.

Charles N. Trump Jr.  (2004) died June 26, 2018. He spent his career in Crop Insurance living in Kansas, California and North Dakota. His love for his family and the farm brought him back to Missouri, most recently working with his dad in business and on the family farm.

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