Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter
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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
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John Wallace, email
Parker Key, email
Webmaster : Greg Pruss
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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.
As 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.
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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.
In 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 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.
The 2011 Denton Cooley Tau Classic Enjoys Record Turnout
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).
Thanks to Hagen McMahon and Ed Cowan for taking the pictures.Click below to view complete gallery of photos.
"The winning team: John Eidman (Tau '72), Walt Schoenvogel (Tau '74) and Charlie Stoddard (Tau '72).
Denton Cooley Tau Classic 2011
Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series
Starting in April
Dear Tau Trustees & Alumni,
I'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.
Denton 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan for these monthly get-togethers to be fun, relaxed and memorable evenings for speakers and members alike.
Reggie Tuck (Tau '68)
Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation
Upcoming Events in 2011
Spring Parents' Weekend
April 1-2, 2011
Moms and Sons Buffet Dinner/Senior
Friday Night, April 1
Serranos, 1111 Red River
Attire: Festive Casual
Dads and Sons Lunch and UT 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
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.
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 email@example.com
Tau Open Golf Tournament
will be held
Contact: Rick Warren
April 29 & 30 at Lakeway