KS Banner
Volume 2, Issue 1               
                                                      March 2011
In This Issue
New Job Network
KΣ Executive Committee 2011
Pay Dues Online
Nash Phillips Remembered
2011 Denton Cooley Tau Classic
Spring Events

JobsKappa Sigma Tau Chapter  

Job Network


Does your company or law firm have an internship, summer job or post-graduate full-time job opening that a Tau Chapter student or graduating senior might be well suited for? 


If so, please e-mail us the job description along with contact information and we'll post it to the Tau Trustees website. 


Please e-mail notices concerning intern or employment opportunities to editor@kappasigtauut.org.


Kappa Sigma

Executive Committee 2011

President:  Matthew Ziemnicki



Vice-President: Ernest Hotze



Treasurer: Jonathan Evans



Assistant Treasurer: Will Thomson



GMC Fall (North TX): David Ahmuty



GMC Spring (S. TX): Tom Peacock



Grand Scribe: Scott O'Neil



House Manager: Colton Moseley



Philanthropy Chair: Seth Koslov



Head Rush Captain:  Preston Key  



Social Chairs:

Ryan Naivar, email 

John Wallace, email 

Parker Key, email  


Webmaster : Greg Pruss



Pay Dues Button

Now you can pay your dues safely online with a PayPal account. 
Just Click below.

Click Here to Pay

Tau 125

The Tau 125 Campaign has been a huge success - but we're not there yet. 

Before we begin construction on the new Chapter House, we must reach our fundraising goal of $5 million. We're now only $1.7 million shy of reaching that goal in pledges.

If you have not yet contributed, please accept the challenge to raise your class's level of participation and pledge your gift today. Your gift will help Kappa Sigma continue its legacy as the premier fraternity at the University of Texas.

Denton A. Cooley, MD (Tau '38) expressed so well, "This is an opportunity for all alumni to pay our respects and our debt to Kappa Sigma."

Please take those words to heart and pledge your Tau 125 Campaign gift today.

Send Us Your News
Please share the latest news in your own life for the "Alumni News" segment.  We welcome news and photos of your recent accomplishments, honors, recognitions and family news (e.g., anniversary celebrations, new babies, grand babies, special travel experiences, etc.).  Please send news and photos to editor@kappasigtauut.org. 

Chris Bailey Photography
Quick Links

Nash Phillips 2

Nash Phillips Remembered

1920 - 2011


Nationally recognized home builder and developer Nash Phillips (Tau '38) passed away on February 7, 2011. 


A man of enduring faith, unyielding perseverance and undaunted character,  Nash Phillips personified the best of Kappa Sigma.  He is remembered not only for his own drive to be the best, but for encouraging and supporting those around him in their efforts to succeed. 


A founding partner of Nash Phillips Copus and later Wilshire Homes, he created two of the most successful home building and residential development companies in the nation. 


One of the first in his industry to combine the building of homes with the marketing and selling of homes, he helped create the "realtor" profession as we know it today. 


Named "Builder of the Year" in 1984 by Professional Builder magazine, NPC was then the largest privately owned builder in the United States, building homes in communities throughout Texas, Arizona and Colorado. 


NPC was also active in the commercial and multi-family housing markets, building office parks, hotels, shopping centers, apartments and condominiums.  The NPC planned community was a forerunner to the "new town" concept that is popular today.  


Nash Phillips 1In 1991, Mr. Phillips co-founded Wilshire Homes to focus on home building and neighborhood development in Austin and San Antonio.  Recognized by his peers for an extraordinary career that spanned 65 years and provided more than 80,000 homes, he was inducted into the Texas Homebuilding Hall of Honor in 2009. 


The son of an army surgeon, Nash McDowell Phillips was born at Ft. Bliss, Texas on November 28, 1920.  After graduating from the University of Texas, he served his country in World War II as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Fleet Air Wing 12, stationed in the North Atlantic. 



Nash Phillips 3

Nash Phillips and grandson Nash Horne.

Mr. Phillips is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Phillips Horne, her husband, Ed Horne, and grandson, Nash Horne, who pledged Kappa Sigma  at UT Austin in 2010.  He is also survived by two granddaughters, Kathleen and Rosemary Sharp, and a large extended family. 


To honor his remarkable life, memorials can be made to The Nash Phillips Memorial Scholarship, Tau Chapter of Kappa Sigma, at 2508D Quarry Road, Austin, TX 78703. 

Tau Group Shot

The 2011 Denton Cooley Tau Classic Enjoys Record Turnout

Denton Coley

Denton Cooley, MD  

(Tau '38) enjoying the day.

It was a great day for the Tau Chapter Kappa Sigs who played in the fifth annual Denton Cooley Tau Classic Golf Tournament on February 22 at Houston's Memorial Park Golf Course.  More than 80 people participated (as players, sponsors or supporters), raising close to $7,000 for next season's rush. 

"The Cooley Tau Classic has proven to be a terrific way to raise funds to support rush activities while enjoying a fun day together playing golf," said tournament director and event organizer Jim Pritchett (Tau '71). 
The Winning Team

"The winning team: John Eidman (Tau '72), Walt Schoenvogel (Tau '74) and Charlie Stoddard (Tau '72).

Thanks to Hagen McMahon and Ed Cowan for taking the pictures.Click below to view complete gallery of photos.

Denton Cooley Tau Classic 2011 

Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series  

Starting in April

Dear Tau Trustees & Alumni,

SpeakerI'm excited to announce the Tau Chapter's "Distinguished Alumni Speaker" series beginning this spring.  During the series, the Chapter will host a monthly evening get-together featuring a Tau Chapter alum who will share with the chapter his experiences, pivotal moments and paths taken throughout his career that might be interesting and helpful to our members in making choices for their own futures.  Additionally, each speaker will share what Kappa Sigma was like during his time at UT and what being a Kappa Sig has meant to him both personally and professionally after graduation. 


Dr. CooleyDenton A. Cooley, M.D. (Tau '38) has graciously agreed to be our first speaker.  Although it's not possible for him to be with us in person, he will record a video presentation for viewing in April's inaugural  session. 


Dr. Cooley's presentation will get this series off to a great start, but we need a variety of speakers to make it a continuing success.   


If you are interested in being a speaker, please contact me at regtuck@ktc.com.  We plan for these monthly get-togethers to be fun, relaxed and memorable evenings for speakers and members alike. 



Reggie Tuck

Reggie Tuck (Tau '68)

Board Director

Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation

Upcoming Events in 2011


Spring Parents' Weekend

April 1-2, 2011


Serranos   Moms and Sons Buffet Dinner/Senior  


  Friday Night, April 1

  6:30-10:00 pm

  Serranos, 1111 Red River


  Attire: Festive Casual 



Dads and Sons Lunch and UT BaseballUT Baseball

Saturday, April 2

Lunch - 11:30-1:30 pm

Abel's on the Lake,  

3825 Lake Austin Blvd.


Attire: baseball casual  

Head to Baseball Stadium, Group tickets included

UT Baseball vs. Missouri Tigers 2:00 pm First Pitch



cooking class   Moms' Cooking Class (optional)  

   Kappa Sig Lodge 

   Saturday, April 2, 11 am 

   Chef Mike will teach a cooking class and  

   provide recipes featuring several of our sons'  

   favorite dishes.  Class limit:  25 attendees.   

   Please make your reservation now. 



HotelHotel Reservations

The Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin

111 E. Cesar Chavez

(512)478-9611 or (800) 333-3333 Kappa Sigma Moms room block www.radisson.com/austintx  promotional

code KAPSIG $144 per night (first come, first served  

but no later than March 10)

Parents' Weekend Event Form  


Questions - Julie Tysor Taetz @ 713-502-6805 or julie.tysor@colliers.com




GolfTau Open Golf Tournament

will be held
April 29 & 30 at Lakeway

Contact:  Rick Warren