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Volume 3, Issue 3
October  2012
In This Issue
Wittliff is KS Man of the Year
New User-Friendly Profile Update
Pay Dues Online
Tau Alumni Win Top Honor
Warren is Tau Man 2012
59 Pledge KS Tau
Parents' Association News

Bill Wittliff '59 Set to Receive Kappa Sigma's Highest National Honor 

Austin-based artist, writer and film producer Bill Wittliff '59 will be honored as the 2012 National Kappa Sigma Man of the Year on January 12, 2013 at the Tau Chapter Lodge. Wittliff was nominated by his Tau Chapter Brothers and then selected for the top honor by the Supreme Executive Committee of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.  

Tau 125 Campaign Phase II:  Please Make Your Pledge Today 

Tau 125


Dear Tau Trustees & Alumni,


Time is running out to reach our pledge goal of $1.5 million -- the amount needed to begin construction on the new Kappa Sigma House in 2013.  If we do not have pledge commitments by October 20 for the full $1.5 million, construction plans will be delayed.  


We appeal to you today to make your pledge to the Tau 125 Campaign so that Phase II -- the Kappa Sigma House -- can be completed on schedule.  


The Kappa Sig Lodge -- one of the finest fraternity facilities in the state -- is here for today's Tau Chapter and for future Chapters because you stepped up and honored your commitment to your Kappa Sigma brotherhood.  


We ask that you step up once again and make your pledge today.  Our contact information is below.  


Let's continue the proud Tau legacy for today's and tomorrow's UT Kappa Sigs.  


Thank you in advance for your support.



Joel Fontenot  Joel Fontenot

Fundraising Co-Chair 

Cell:  (214) 202-3876 




Bill Stubbs Bill Stubbs

Fundraising Co-Chair

Cell:  (832) 276-1964 


P.S.  The preliminary designs and specifications for the Kappa Sigma House are illustrated in this downloadable brochure.


You're Invited

Howry Breen & Herman LLP

Tau Trustee Tim Herman '63 cordially invites you to celebrate UT football season at his law firm's 17th annual party.  


Friday, October 19, 2012

7 PM - 10 PM


Howry Breen & Herman LLP

1900 Pearl Street

(512) 474-7300


Complimentary Valet Parking

Music by Wallstreet




New User-Friendly Page to
Update Your Profile
update profileNow One Simple Form for KS Alumni, Parents & Actives

To provide a more efficient way for you to update your contact information to receive Tau eNEWS and event notices, we have created a new Update Profile web page -- one simple form to be used by Alumni/Trustees, Parents and Actives alike.

When you access the page -- either through the button below or through the website -- you will be able to select the types of emails you would like to receive, with the option to choose any or all.  

This data collection system is secure and meets all current privacy laws and regulations.

Please update your information as needed, as you are a valued member of the Tau community and we want to make sure you get your news in a timely manner. We also encourage you to forward this eNEWS edition to fellow Kappa Sigs who haven't yet signed up to receive Tau eNEWs.  

Please send any questions or comments you may have to editor@KappaSigTauUT.org

Your Tau eNEWS
Publications Team

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Pay Your Dues Online 
Now you can pay your Tau Trustee dues  online!   

     Tau Alumni Dues $100:
Dues Button      Tau Trustee Dues $500:*
Trustees Pay Dues
dues and contribution to KS Military Heroes Campaign

If you would like to pay your dues by check, please mail to:  

Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation / Tau Trustees Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 470061
Fort Worth, TX  76147
Attn: Field Lange  
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Tau Alumni Win Top Honor

at 2012 National Leadership Conference 

Tau Trustees
Tau Trustees Mike Sharpe '79 and Jim Pritchett '71 accept leadership award on behalf of the Tau Alumni Chapter from Worthy Grand Master Christian Nascimento.

There was much to celebrate for UT Kappa Sigs who attended the Kappa Sigma Eastern Region's Leadership Conference in New Orleans, LA on July 27 and  28. Chosen from a field of 252 North American Chapters, the Tau Alumni Chapter was awarded Kappa Sigma National's "Alumni Chapter of the Year."  


"This award is presented to the Tau Chapter alumni for the great work they have done this past year and in recent years," said Mitchell (Mic) Wilson, executive director of Kappa Sigma Fraternity International. "They have organized the alumni into a tremendous resource for Kappa Sigma and especially for the undergraduate

Tau Chapter Officers
Tau Chapter Officers enjoying the leadership conference are Hayden Witte '10, treasurer; Bryce Healey '09, president; and Preston Key '09, vice-president. 

Chapter. The Brotherhood in this Chapter is as strong as I have seen," he added. 


Jim Pritchett '71 and Mike Sharpe '79, Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation president and  treasurer, 

respectively, accepted the award on behalf of the Tau Alumni Chapter.  



This year's leadership conference was the largest gathering of Kappa Sigs ever -- with more than 2,000 members in attendance.  



Parents' Weekend

October 19th and 20th
Alumni News

Chapter Announces Rick Warren '78  

as Tau Man of the Year



The Tau Trustees & Alumni Association has selected John R. (Rick) Warren, Jr. '78 as this year's Tau Man of the Year. Warren is a venture capitalist, philanthropist, world-traveling outdoor sportsman and major fundraiser for the Tau Chapter. He was instrumental in launching the Tau 125 Campaign and has expressed plans to stay active throughout the completion of Phase II. This award will be presented to Warren on October 20 with deep gratitude for his outstanding contributions to the Chapter.    


Alumni Speaker Series Begins a New Term 


KS Speakers

Our Distinguished Alumni Speaker series for the new term offers an exciting line-up of Kappa Sig alums who are among the best in their fields. 


Energy investment banking specialist Jay Chernosky '78, Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities in Houston, is scheduled to speak Thursday, October 18.  


On the horizon for future speaking dates are Legislative consultant Nick Kralj '62 and Austin-based attorney Joe K. Longley '63, both former "Tau Man of the Year" honorees.  


Nick Kralj, now a top lobbyist at the Texas Legislature, began his career in politics as an aide to Ben Barnes during his terms as Texas House Speaker and Lt. Governor.  


Joe Longley was named to Texas Lawyer's list of "100 Legal Legends" in 2000 and received the State Bar Insurance Section's Insurance Legend award in 2011.  


We have tentative commitments from several other alumni and we'll announce those names and dates when they are confirmed.  


Thanks so much for your support of this great program.  




Reggie Tuck '69  

Board Director

Texas KS Educational Foundation  



Chapter News

59 Pledge Kappa Sig at UT this Fall 

KS Tau Chapter 2012 Pledge Class




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Tau Alumni host pledge orientation on September 9, conducting a full day of interviews and discussions concerning the Kappa Sig Fraternity's required code of conduct. 



Will Parsley

Ty Templin

Zachary Hughes

Cliff Beasley

Tyler Zorn

Cameron Spence

Austin Rampy

Jason Dimitrion

Luke Little

Alan Loudermilk

Tarek Darouiche

Alex Bennit

Scott Smith

Edward Taussig

Jake Wheeler

Stuart Mcnulty

Nicholas Bradley

Tyler Hope

Timur Tura

Riley Standridge

Barett Black

Austin Scott

Michael Cisarik

Jack Keogh

Alex Bradley

Joe Galati

John Masters

Ryan Doyle 

Nathan Templeton

Travis Lipscomb

Will Tosch

Blake Naivar

John Van Anglea

Dylan Betts

Mathew Sowards

Daniel Martens

Mark Roberson

Tanner Horn

Hayden McMurry

Ben Patterson

Chance Summers

James Chilcoat

Dylan Morel

Sam Mannetti

Alexander Stewart

David Camilleri

Kyle Burke

Web Beard

Nick Howard

Nick Rossi

Matt Colwill

Wes Diaper

Zac Gioffre

Claiborne Myers

Clark Connett

Brad Eral

Jake Hood 

Jackson Simons 

Zac Grogean



Parents' News

Dear Kappa Sigma Families,


We welcome 59 new pledges and their parents to our Kappa Sig family this new school year. Fall parent gatherings are underway to give active parents and pledge parents the opportunity to meet and discuss KS activities. This year those gatherings will be held in Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and  the Hill Country (Austin/San Antonio/Kerrville). I encourage you to attend your area's event and get involved. 


Auction GFX

Our Fall Parents' Weekend will be held October 19 and 20, the weekend of the UT/Baylor game. We will feature a silent auction to raise money for kitchen appliances and repairs for the Lodge and Chapter house. If you have a vacation home you could lend for a long weekend, valuable art pieces in your attic or if you would like to donate a gift certificate to a restaurant (for four or more) or a spa retreat, these are the types of items that bring good bids.  The auction is fun and a great place to shop for Christmas gifts!


Money raised from last year's auction paid for much needed upgrades to the Lodge and house. We purchased a commercial convection oven for meals and a new drink cooler for meal service. We refinished the Lodge floor and replaced carpet in the residence hallway, along with remodeling an unused room in the residence building, giving the chapter another room to rent out. Our hard-earned money also paid for senior remembrance gifts for those men graduating.


I look forward to seeing you at Fall Parents' Weekend. Remember, I am here for you and your son.




  E. horne

Elizabeth Horne  


Tau Chapter Parent's Association


2012 Parents' Association Officers:  


President:   Elizabeth Horne     Letter

President-elect (2013): Dawnelle Doughtie           

Parents' Weekend: Rhonda and Reggie Tuck    

Communications Chair:  Sally Clayton                       


Area Reps:

Houston                Leigh Stubbs    

Dallas                   Diana Alexander    

Ft. Worth              Dana Sager