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Brothers John Austin (0120) and "Disco" Don Turner (0075) enjoyed the most recent Atlanta Alumni Dinner again at Hudson Grille in Roswell. That makes 2-3 in a row, so they are fast becoming regulars just as they were when we started the tradition in the mid-80's. The only question is - when will you be there? They are looking forward to the next one and have committed to attend it again, plus bring 5-6 more alumni each. John was our 11th Eminent Commander from 1977-78 and served as an Alumni Commander during the early-80s. Don was our Southern Greek Housing (SGHC) alumni representative during the negotiation and purchase of the land for Greek Row and was deeply involved in the early years with Billy Hickman (0062) in SGHC.
Brother Bob Brown (0001) is enjoying retired life with his wife Kay in Harlem, GA. Bob was our 2nd Commander and the Commander when we submitted our original chartering application in 1970. He recently updated his alumni records and profile, so take a peek at Bob's picture. Bob graduated from GSC in 1970 with an Industrial Technology degree and worked for Bell South until retirement.
Brother Ross Butler (0156) lives in Cumming, GA where he and his wife Rae, operate Sunbelt Media and Forsyth Mailing. Ross was instrumental in helping to restart our alumni program in the Mid-80's by printing newsletters and rush materials at no charge or at cost. He also provided the House Dedication printed invitation for free. Thank you Ross for all that help! He and Rae have a 14 y/o daughter, Savannah, who will soon be 15. They look forward to getting re-engaged in the chapter alumni events and making the trip to Homecoming 2013 complete with a designated driver.
Brother Jeff Dudley (0201) is the President & General Manager for WMAZ-TV in Macon GA, a Gannett Company. He and wife, Lucy, enjoy life in Middle Georgia. Jeff was the 20th Commander of the Chapter and a Rush Chairman. He presides on the Alumni Advisory Board for the College of Multimedia & Communications Arts. Jeff also converted the House Dedication VHS tape to DVD and hosted past Regent, Joe Gilman, at his station to record a video message for Grand Chapter and video updates provided to the collegiate chapters.
Brother Travis Epperson (0377) is married to Dr. Monica Epperson, a research scientist for the CDC Atlanta. They live in Peachtree Corners and have 2 children, Carter (6), and Ansley (3). Travis is the Director of Construction for Meadows & Ohly, LLC a Healthcare Real Estate firm. His father, Tom, is a Sigma Nu from the University of Florida (Ep Z 1368), so I am sure we will be seeing Travis and Tom at this year’s GSU at Florida Gator match-up. Travis just submitted an Alumni Tidbit after getting his recent newsletter.
Brother (Steve) Lefty Garner (0116) sold his business Tailored Business Solutions and has acquired a SERVPRO Franchise for the Statesboro-Bulloch County area. Thank you to Lefty for letting us annually mooch off his Club Membership at Forest Heights, so we can play our Homecoming Golf Tourney there. Lefty served as our Alumni Chapter & House Corporation Treasurer from 1990-1996 and has served as a House Corporation Trustee since 1988.
Brother Chris Garretson (EpR 933, Michigan State) serves as the Scholastic Advisor on the AAB to the Chapter. He is one of three non-Theta Kappa alumni who assists the Chapter and travels to meetings from Hinesville, GA. Chris hold a PhD and he is a former Principal in the Liberty County School System; today he serves as an Title 1 Improvement Director for the First District RESA helping schools and faculties improve their educational environment.
Brother Bill Geddy (0219) has started his own firm providing consulting services on sales, sales leadership, and market development as well as selling for companies under contract. He is excited about the prospects and challenges. Bill is currently the Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) for Theta Kappa and assists with alumni communications. He and wife, Meg, live in Macon GA with their daughter, Lizzy, a junior at Mount de Sales Academy. They have all enjoyed travelling to Statesboro for each game this year to see another fun season with the GSU Eagles and the adventures of tailgating under the flags at the RAC. Bill was our 19th Eminent Commander from 1985-1988.
Brother Bruce Groberg (DA 722, Case Western Reserve) recently enjoyed playing Homecoming Golf with Brothers Robert Williams (0258), Jim "Tuffy" Rawlins (0030), and Ronnie Norris (0006). He is the CFO of Revenue Optimization, Inc. which specializes in helping organizations identify, secure and prevent supplier errors across the Procure to Pay Process. Bruce is a member of the Theta Kappa Alumni Advisory Board where he advises the area of Financial and Treasury Operations and he advises the Treasurer. He is one of three non-Theta Kappa alumni who assists the Chapter and travels to meetings from Wilmington Island, GA.
Brother Tom Harjung (0248), and wife Courtney, live in Alpharetta GA. They helped plan and organized the last two Atlanta Alumni Dinners at the Hudson Grille in Roswell, GA. Thank you Tom & Courtney - they were both very successful. Look at our Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/sigmanugsu/) for more details and future events. A little known, but important Sigma Nu House trivia fact is that both Tom's father and uncle helped select, build, and get installed at a discount our premium columns on the front of the house from Hartmann-Sanders, which are made of california redwood in the Roman Corinthian, Fluted Inconic style.
Brother Sean Harrison (0424) moved to Atlanta from Savannah in April where he is now the Project Manager at Dekalb Medical Center. Sean recently linked us to about 10-14 of his chapter brothers on Facebook to our group (www.facebook.com/groups/sigmanugsu/) using the "Add" feature. Sean is an avid GSU Eagle fan and we hope to see him soon at a playoff game.
Brother Billy Hickman (0062) is a Partner at Dabbs, Hickman, Hill, & Cannon CPAs, where he was the Managing Partner for over 10 years. Billy now heads their Forensic Accounting Practice at the firm. He currently serves on the Business Advisory Council of the College of Business Administration and on the School of Accounting Advisory Council of Georgia Southern University. Billy and his wife Joann enjoy their time with family and grandchildren. He continues to serve on the Theta Kappa House Corporation. Billy's son Rusty (0515) is a Theta Kappa alumnus as well. As most of you remember, Billy was our House Corporation Treasurer from 1976-1990 and was responsible for arranging the financing of our Southern Greek Housing land purchase as well as the construction loan and financing of the house in 1988.
On April 6, 2013, Brother Hickman was recognized as the 2013 GSU College of Business Administration Alumnus of the Year for his professional achievements and dedication to the GSU COBA. Congratulations!
Brother Preston Hobson (0469) works for WSB-TV in Atlanta and lives in Marietta, GA. He served as Worthy Lt. Commander with Shane Ragan in 2002-2004. Preston and his wife, Nikkole, live in Marietta and just had their first child, daughter Madison, who was born on December 3rd - congratulations!
Brother Steve Hunt (0204) had an intern at his company this summer that turned out to be the Collegiate Commander (Zach Hesson) of Sigma Nu at Birmingham Southern. Bill Geddy met the young man at Grand Chapter this past summer and verified he did know or know why Steve's nickname was Stony. He and wife, Jill, live in the Atlanta area with the rest of the Hunt family. Steve is sporting a beard, speckled with gray, these days.
Brother Tripp Johnson (0526) is the Branch Manager for Academy Mortgage in Columbia, SC and he recently updated his alumni files and profile. Tripp was our 32nd Eminent Commander during the 2000-2001 term.
Brother Steve Joiner (0004) just joined our Facebook site demonstrating he is alive & well living in White Plains, GA (Near Greensboro GA - yes I had to look it too), but he is traveling for work around the world. We found Steve through a Facebook connection with Jim McBrayer (0005), so everyone needs to keep connecting and referring members to our site! Steve was the Treasurer under Commander Bob Brown (0001) and was the Student Government (SGA) President at Georgia Southern for the 1969-70 Academic Year. Steve was in England at the time of this update, so he was able to receive a newsletter and fax an "Alumni Update" from a cross the pond. Thanks Steve!
Brother Alvin Lee (0210; Irv/Al) retired from Active Duty as a Colonel in the US Army Engineers in September 2011. He and his wife Dee live in Mandeville, LA. Al served as the Corps of Engineers Commander of the district responsible for Hurricane Katrina restoration after a couple of leaders before him stumbled - it must of been that determination learned as the Pledge Trainer! His role was to rebuild and restore the faith in the Corps of Engineers, which was resounding a success, but there is always more to do! But things have not slowed down since his retirement, he rejoined the US Army Corps of Engineers in Senior Executive Service (SES) right after retirement. Most recently he served as the Joint Task Force Commander with members from the US Navy, USCG, and US Army to "unwater" all the critical tunnels and subways in Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy. In January he will deploy to Afghanistan to serve as the Director, Joint Program Integration Office for General Allen. Sounds like life in retirement has not slowed down! Irv we salute you for your service! If you want to catch up with Irv his profile and email are on the website.
Brother Greg Lukens (0145) lives in Minneapolis, MN and works for EPS Settlements Group, where he is a consultant helping settle personal injury claims. He doesn’t get down to Atlanta much anymore, but misses it. At last check he had 12 inches of snow and it was a whopping 17 degrees during the warmest time of the day. Greg’s son, Blaine moved West to go to college, but soon decided working on a North Dakota oil rig was more fun! Greg recently joined the Facebook group, our website, and submitted an Alumni Update as part of the “Information & Registration Campaign”, so thank you and welcome to the groups. Give him a shout!”
Brother Randy Marchman (0223) recently moved back to Georgia with his wife, Elizabeth, settling in Blue Ridge GA, where they own "The Cave & Whatnot". Blue Ridge is just a stone's throw from the border of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee as you might expect by the name. He will be opening a Frozen Yogurt shop in Blue Ridge in 2013, so we look forward to that. Randy recently filled out and returned an Alumni Update to Theta Kappa.
Brother Jim McBrayer (0005) was recently elected the Chairman of the Rockdale County School Board. He was elected the school board two years ago with the help of his campaign treasurer, Robert Williams (0258). Jim retired from the Rockdale County Schools several years ago, but continues to give back through service to the board. Jim is an active alumnus too participating in numerous alumni dinners, golf events and is a perennial Homecoming attendee. Congratulations Jim!
Brother Tom McLean (0298) is living and working in Minnesota and is hoping to survive his first winter there. Check back in the next month for updates on how Tom is preparing and doing with the Minnesota winter.
Brother Steve McWilliams (0042) is the Executive Director and President of the Georgia Forestry Association & Foundation (www.gfagrow.org), which is located in Forsyth, GA. He was recently seen in a newspaper article presenting a check for $37B (yes Billion) to several legislators of South Georgia for the economic impact of forestry in Georgia. The Georgia Forestry Foundation recently commissioned a study to quantify the value of Non-Timber Ecosystem Services for Georgia’s Private Forests seeking to public policy that promotes Georgia’s working forests.
Brother Eric Moore (0273) took a new job as Business Development Manager - National Accounts at Component Hardware Group and this fall, his son Drew, started at GSU as a freshman. Eric and his wife Ginger (a GSU KD) enjoy coming to Statesboro, tailgating at the RAC, making homemade Peach Cobbler, and plans to have something special worked up for the first playoff game. Eric is the Recruitment & Manpower Advisor for the Theta Kappa Alumni Advisory Board and travels from Atlanta (Dacula) to participate.
Brother Ben Moxley (0098) says hello to all his brothers from beautiful, warm Daytona Beach and looks forward to seeing everyone in Gainesville next year at GSU vs. Florida next November 23rd. Go Eagles! Ben is alive and well in Daytona Beach. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ben recently joined our Facebook group (SigmaNuGSU).
Brother Clint Murphy (0448) is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Savannah GA. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Savannah and while at GSU he was the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the SGA. Clint also served as the Recorder and is serving as the Recorder for the Alumni Chapter for 2012-2014. Clint just completed an Alumni Information Update as part of our "Update Campaign" - thanks Clint!
Brother Brent Myers (0295) is a partner with DI Construction Services in Cumming, GA. Brent and his wife Tama hosted a great tailgate party at the GSU-UGA game in Athens and even wore GSU colors for a day. He had great BBQ, even better Bloody Mary's, and small glasses of Jagermeister.
Brother Drew Palmer (0558) was recently elected Worthy Commander of the Theta Kappa Alumni Chapter for the 2012-2014 term. He resides in Macon GA, attended our most recent Alumni event in Macon, and works in Milledgeville. Drew looks forward to continuing the growth and development of the Alumni Chapter. He was our 34th Eminent Commander during the 2002-2003 term.
Brother Scott Petty (0284) is married with 4 children living in Woodstock, GA with his wife Lisa. He is the Director of Print Production at Miller Zell in Atlanta. Scott recently sent in his alumni information update. He attended the 1996 GSU-UF football game with Sigma Nu friends, became part of the Fall 1986 Pledge Class and then later the Pledge Marshal and Social Chairman for the chapter before graduating in 1990 with a BST in Printing Management.
Brother Jim Rawlins (0030) organized and hosted the most recent Theta Kappa Memorial Golf Tournament at Homecoming 2012 at the Forest Heights Country Club. He is planning a Spring Golf Event in Atlanta for May 2013. Thank you Jim for your assistance with this!
Brother Eddie Reeves (0229) lives in Calhoun, GA with wife Stephanie and two children. He is the Director of HR Operations for Shaw Industries in Dalton, where he has worked for over 25 years. Eddie is also a member of the Calhoun - Gordon County Chamber of Commerce (and past Chairman), member of the United Way of Gordon County (and past Chairman), and a member of the Calhoun City Schools since 2009. While at Georgia Southern he served as the Treasurer, IFC Rush Chairman, and IFC President as well as being a Resident Assistant throughout college and Hall Director for his last two years at GSU. Eddie was always very active in Rush (and Intramurals) and was instrumental in our growth during the 1985-1989 timeframe due to his roles and efforts.
Brother Keith Roughton (0373) is the AAB at GSU responsible for NCAA Compliance and Student-Athlete Services, where is has made a significant impact in improving academics for athletes, serving the academic programs needs of student atheletes, and with NCAA Athletic Compliance for GSU. Keith is a 1992 graduate of GSU and has worked with the Athletic Department since his graduation. He is a member of Alumni Advisory Board and assists the Faculty-Univerisity-Academic advisory team. Go Eagles - GATA!
Brother Larry Sands (0325) is the General Manager for Valley Crest Landscape Companies location for Savannah to Charleston, He and his wife, Tonya, live on Wilmington Island GA. Larry is the Vice Chairman and LEAD Advisor for the Theta Kappa AAB as well as a tailgate party host - he can be seen at his latest adventure at: http://sigmanugsu.celect.org/tailgate-videos.
Brother Dave Sholtes (0160) recently made the trek from Gainesville, FL to attend the GSU Homecoming Game against Howard University, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Dave is an owner of Ambient Air Services, which is an environmental consulting firm specializing in air emission related services including planning, engineering, permitting and monitoring. Dave also recently purchased and donated to the Chapter a lawn mower for the Alumni Clean-up & Work Weekend this August. He recently submitted an Alumni Update as part of the “Information & Registration Campaign”, so thank you Dave!
Brother Robert Sigler "Ziggy" (0292) is the Contracting Officer, Land between the Lakes NRA Forest Preserve and lives in Clarksville, TN. He has joined the Tailgate Parties for a couple of games this year and brings his son, Michael. Caution though - if you are planning on buying some GSU Wear at the bookstore on a game weekend just make sure you get there before Ziggy & Michael do - they tend to buy out the store.
Brother Nat Taylor (0491) is the CFO for Boston University in Boston, MA. He lives in Pembroke MA with his wife, Stevie, who is an ADPi. Nat & Stevie have a new son born June 8th of this year. Nat recently submitted an Alumni Update, so thank you and congratulations on the new addition to the family!
Brothers Jim Walker (0150) enjoyed the most recent Atlanta Alumni Dinner at Hudson Grille in Roswell. He is looking forward to the next one and committed to attend it again. Jim was our 14th Eminent Commander from 1980-82 and served as an Alumni Commander during the mid-80's as well. He lives is Roswell with his wife and family.
Brother Marty Williams (0114) and wife Angie were unable to make it to Homecoming 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. He was asked to go up and help support clean-up operations for SERVPRO due to the longtime and expansive franchise operation he runs. We hope to see Marty & Angie at a playoff game as they always tend to be the life of the party and rarely miss Homecoming celebrations – unfortunately due to the storms they were unable to attend this year, but we are sure they will make up for it soon. Marty just submitted an Alumni Update as part of the “Information & Registration Campaign”, so thank you and welcome to the groups. Give him a shout!
The Alumni Brothers that attended the most recent dinner at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs were: Don Turner (0075), John Austin (0120), Jim Walker (0150), Bill Geddy (0219), Tom Harjung (0248), Ken LoCurto (0249), Tom Houlihan (0251), Brian Johnson (0281), Scott Petty (0284), Steve Gibbs (0319), Greg Houlihan (0334), Rick Winters (0367), Rob Winton (0382), Preston Hobson (0469), Josh Brown (Bet 1735), Nick Brown (0712), and Chris Zoll (0740). Preston Hobson gets the award for most dedicated for showing up with a new born (2 weeks old) at home. Thank you to everyone and congratulations to Preston & Nikkole, on their new daughter Madison! We all got to see the pictures from the proud dad! Scott Petty gets the award for the longest "dry spell" since attending a Sigma Nu event - 20 years.
Each alumnus committed to getting 5-10 other alumni to the next dinner on Tue., March 19th and was given an "Honor Sigma Nu ~ ETT" black & gold wrist band, which can be viewed at: http://sigmanugsu.celect.org/sigma-nu-wrist-band. Thank you to alumnus parent Josh Brown, B Et 1735 (Indiana), father of Nick Brown, ThK 712, for supplying those. Visit Josh’s company website at: http://www.joshbrowncompany.com/. A new tradition was born and according to Sigma Nu lore if you see another Sigma Nu brother and you produce the wristband (around your wrist) and your fellow brother does not have one or is not wearing his, then he is required to buy you a drink, so remember to wear and honor Sigma Nu.