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Double the Impact of Your Gift

Now that the Residence Hall is built, let’s get it paid for! The Capital Campaign officially ends December 31, so here’s my challenge to you:  I will match the total amount of gifts made to the Tau Legacy Capital Campaign dollar for dollar — up to $100,000.  

This is your chance to double the impact of your donation. Can I count on you to make your gift today?

Tito Beveridge ’81

Tau Legacy Capital Campaign Committee

Campaign Chairman
Danny Grant '79

TKSEF Board of Directors
Jim Pritchett '71
Mike Sharpe '79
Reggie Tuck '69
Brian Miller '79
Tim Herman '63

Steering Committee
Rob Lippincott '67
Loren Singletary '67
Joe Bailey '73
Rick Warren '78
John Sarvadi '85

Campaign Team
Joe Russo '52
Johnny Cochran '61
Mike Rose '67
Roy Markum '69
Mike Doherty '72
John Kincade '79
Drew Kanaly '80
Joel Fontenot '81
Bill Stubbs '81
Johnny Byrd '83
Bryan Plater '84
William Boyce '85
Bill Jackson '86
Wyeth Wiedeman '86
Bobby McGehee '89
Vinny Pilegge '93
Avery Alcorn '06
Hayner Rude '06

Design & Construction Team

Dan Burck '51 (in memoriam): alumnus and former Independent Chairman of the Board of American Campus Communities

Bob Ellis: father of Robert Ellis '15, owner/operator of Southwest Corporation Construction Services

Tim Herman '63: alumnus, T.K.S.E.F. board director and law partner with Howry, Breen & Herman LLP

Hagen McMahon '66: alumnus, business consultant, advisor to the T.K.S.E.F. Board and Chairman of the Building Committee

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Bob “Daddy-O” Wade ’61 to be Honored as Tau Man of the Year 2017

Iconic artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, who has earned international acclaim as a sculptor, painter, and photographer, will be awarded the Chapter’s  highest honor as Tau Man of the Year at the 2017 Tau Trustee Reunion on November 11.

Daddy-O is best known for his oversized sculptures and hand-tinted vintage photographs transferred to large canvases. His larger-than-life works include the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots at North Star Mall in San Antonio and the 40-foot iguana sculpture, “Iggy,” once a rooftop landmark above New York’s Lone Star Cafe and now atop the roof of the Fort Worth Zoo. 

Arriving as a pledge at the Kappa Sig House in 1961 in his customized 1951 Ford hot rod, with slicked-back hair and hipster style, an older Kappa Sig, Bob “Bullet” Pettit ’59, quickly nicknamed him what would become his lifelong moniker, “Daddy-O.” 

An art major, he soon became the in-house artist, creating elaborate works of art that were enjoyed by his Kappa Sig brothers and envied by other fraternities around campus. Now, 57 years later, he is currently working on a hand-tinted canvas with a “Kappa Sig Cowboy” theme that he, along with other Kappa Sig collectors of Daddy-O’s art, will soon present as a gift to his Tau brothers to be displayed in the new Kappa Sigma Residence Hall. 

Daddy-O holds dear his lifelong friendships with his Kappa Sig brothers. “For a guy from isolated El Paso, it’s been an unbelievable journey of friendships and networking,” he said. “Pledging Kappa Sig was one of the best things I ever did.”  

Tau brother and close friend Monk White ’60 has enjoyed a lifetime of adventures with Daddy-O. “Wherever Daddy-O goes, the fun follows,” said White. One of those adventures was a trip to the Biennale de Paris to exhibit the “Texas Mobile Home Museum,” which had to be transported by ship from Houston to France, arriving at the exhibition site in Paris with just hours to spare. It proved to be worth the trouble. “The French were blown away,” White said. 

Daddy-O earned a BFA from UT Austin and an MA from the University of California at Berkeley. He has produced three books, with a fourth to be published soon, and has received three NEA grants. His work has been exhibited in Biennials in Paris, France; the Whitney Museum of Art in New York; and New Orleans, LA. 

He lives in Austin with his wife, Lisa. Their daughter, Rachel, graduated from the College of Fine Arts at UT Austin and is also an artist. His oldest daughter, Christine, lives in San Diego and has three children.

Tito Beveridge Chosen International Kappa Sigma Man of the Year

Bert B. “Tito” Beveridge ’81 has been selected by the Supreme Executive Committee of Kappa Sigma Fraternity as Man of the Year for 2017.

Tito, founder and master distiller of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, was recognized by the national fraternity at the Grand Conclave in Las Vegas last month, where he delivered the keynote address.

The official award presentation and dinner will be held December 2 in Austin at the Tau Chapter’s new Residence Hall.

More information will be coming to you soon about the celebration.  


Upcoming Events:

Friday, November 10

Tau Chapter Parents’ Weekend & Dinner



Saturday, November 11

2017 Tau Man of the Year Presentation and Tau Trustee Reunion



Saturday, December 2

Kappa Sigma International Man of the Year Celebration to honor Tito Beveridge




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