a BIG Success
Dear Tau Trustees, Alumni & Parents,
Thank you for making this year's rush campaign one of the Tau Chapter's most successful ever. We send our deepest gratitude to our 2014 rush contributors listed below:
John F. Austin
Denton Cooley Tau Classic Golf Tournament
Rob Lippincott, Guero's Taco Bar
John (Mike) Rose
Joe Bob Shirley
Steve & Heidi Black
Philip C. Musgrave
Edward Taussig II
J. Ryan Alcorn
Charles S. Boyd
William H. Holstien
Donald J. Malouf
John C. Roberts
John L. Wren
John & Suzanne Caram
Thank you so much for supporting the Tau Chapter!
Grand Master of Ceremonies (Spring 2014)
Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter
Grand Master of Ceremonies (Fall 2014)
Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter
|Tau Open to Celebrate 30-Year Anniversary in 2015|
Next spring will mark 30 years since Kappa Sigma's first Tau Open was held in 1985. The tournament is scheduled to return to Lakeway's Yaupon and Live Oak golf courses next year on April 17 and 18.
We hope to make this a very special event by recognizing those who helped start this wonderful tradition that has been enjoyed by hundreds of Kappa Sigs over the years. We will also add a new twist to next year's Tau Open with an invitation to Kappa Sig wives or girlfriends to participate as members of foursomes.
Please mark your calendar for what promises to be a fun and memorable Kappa Sig weekend.
Steve Horn '73
2015 Steering Committee Director
Tau 125 Campaign Phase II: Please Make Your Pledge Today
Dear Tau Trustees & Alumni,
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.
Cell: (214) 202-3876
Cell: (832) 276-1964
P.S. The preliminary designs and specifications for the Kappa Sigma House are illustrated in this downloadable brochure.
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|2013 Parents' Association Officers|
Co-Presidents: Heidi Black
Treasurer: Dawnelle Doughtie
Directory: Mary Taussig
Texas Area Reps for
Austin: Elizabeth & Steve
Dallas: Nancy Langhenry
Fort Worth: Vivian Norment
Houston: Jan Whealdon
Look for your Parents' Weekend invitation in a few weeks and book your reservation now!
Suggested hotels in Austin:
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
W Hotel, Austin
Hampton Inn & Suites @ University/Capitol
Courtyard Marriott Downtown
Doubletree Guest Suites
Four Seasons Hotel
Holiday Inn Town Lake
La Quinta Inn Capitol
Inn at Pearl Street B&B
Carriage House B&B
Radisson Hotel on Town Lake
Kappa Sigma Parents' Weekend
Tau Trustees & Alumni Reunion
November 7 & 8, 2014
Bobby Stillwell '56 Chosen as 2014 Tau Man of the Year
The Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation will honor University of Texas System Regent Robert L. "Bobby" Stillwell as Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter's Man of the Year on November 8, in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the Tau Chapter and the University of Texas System.
Regent Stillwell has served on The University of Texas System Board of Regents since 2009 and is Chairman of the Health Affairs Committee.
He serves on the Board of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), is a Regental representative to the M.D. Anderson Services Corporation Board of Directors, serves on the Texas Medical Center's Board of Directors and is an Athletics Liaison.
He has also served on UT Austin's Task Force on University Excellence and Productivity and the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council Executive Committee.
A retired partner of Baker Botts LLP and former legal counsel to T. Boone Pickens, Mr. Stillwell joined with Mr. Pickens as an original director of Mesa Petroleum Company in 1964. He continued his directorship for Mesa Petroleum and Pioneer Corporation until 2001 and was a principal with TBP Investments management from 2001 to March 2013. As a trustee of the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, Mr. Stillwell helped direct $700 million of educational, scientific, and health care gifts to nonprofit organizations, including gifts to UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Dallas.
Mr. Stillwell earned a Bachelor of Business from UT Austin in 1959 and a Juris Doctor from UT Austin School of Law in 1961.
Dan Burck '51 Honored on Wall Street for
Dan Burck and his wife, Penny, at the 2014 Inaugural Leadership Awards ceremony in New York on June 19.
Dan Burck was honored at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Governance Services Inaugural Leadership Awards ceremony on June 19 as a top finalist for Nonexecutive Board Chairman of the Year.
Nominees for this award are selected for their "passion for advancing principles of good governance throughout the organization, the ability to objectively solve the most difficult boardroom challenges, and the experience to offer independent, sound guidance when the company faces both hurdles and opportunities."
Burck is Independent Chairman of the Board for American Campus Communities (NYSE), a position he has held since 2004. Among his many other achievements, he served as Chancellor of The University of Texas System, held a top-ranking management position with Getty Oil Company for 29 years, and helped create and launch ESPN, the first cable TV sports network.
The red carpet event featured cocktails on the NYSE floor, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. "It was a wonderful evening, a great honor, and a very enjoyable opportunity to interact with leaders from other companies," said Burck.
"R.D. Burck/American Campus Communities" as it appears on a Wall Street banner announcing the 2014 NYSE Governance Services Inaugural Leadership Awards.
Dan Burck '51 Chosen for McCombs School
of Business Hall of Fame
Dan Burck will be inducted into UT Austin's McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame on November 7. This honor is bestowed upon "former students, faculty and other dedicated supporters who have made outstanding professional contributions to the business community and who, by their exemplary civic, philanthropic, and educational activities, have advanced humanity."
Burck is a former Chancellor of The University of Texas System. He now serves as Independent Chairman of the Board for American Campus Communities (NYSE), a position he has held since 2004.
For a guy who grew up gazing at the UT tower, dreaming of the day I could go to school there, this is a very humbling experience.
Dan Burck '51
Burck was the first advisory director appointed by The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), a nonprofit corporation created by the UT Board of Regents to manage investment of all assets over which the board has fiduciary responsibility.
A top-ranking executive with Getty Oil Company for 29 years, Burck managed its worldwide holdings and oversaw the construction of its 36-story headquarters in Los Angeles. In 1979, he helped create and launch ESPN, the first cable TV sports network.
He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the University of Texas System Chancellor's Council and on numerous other advisory and community boards. He is a former board member of the Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation and was honored as Tau Man of the Year in 2001. As a Tau Chapter active, he was twice elected Grand Master.
He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from UT Austin in 1956 and attended South Texas School of Law in Houston.
Tau Chapter Welcomes 57 New Pledges
Dear Tau Alumni, Parents & Actives:
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. Thank you for helping us make this year's rush one of our most successful of all time! Our GMCs, Will Parsley and Claiborne Myers, did an incredible job with fundraising and coordinating rush activities and we appreciate your support of their efforts.
We have 57 guys pledging Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter this season, all of them class acts. They are:
Ben de Alavarez, Houston
Matt Bertini, Houston
Chance Brewster, Dallas
Chandler Chappel, Longview
Mitchell Clarke, Dallas
Will Cook, Southlake
Jack Cozort, Houston
Grant Curran, Clear Lake
Scott Dickey, Southlake
Wes Dooley, Kingwood
John Elder, Austin
Ryan Fraissinet, Kingwood
Nick Garza, Dallas
Chas Golson, Austin
JP Goyne, Coppell
Harrison Grant, Houston
Travis Groos, Richardson
David Harris, Houston
Drew Hillhouse, Round Rock
James Horton, Houston
Justin Johnson, Plano
John Kellagher, Houston
Bryce Keller, Richardson
Clay Kelly, Aubrey
Chase Lansdale, Flower Mound
Chandler LeMaire, Sugarland
Thomas Loudermilk, Cupertino, CA
Adam Luna, San Antonio
John McAnalley, Dallas
Austin Michaels, Houston
Darya Molavi, Houston
Davis Moore, Dallas
AJ Nelson, Houston
Eric Nichols, Richardson
Cy Obert, Richardson
Joey Parker, Houston
Austin Perryman, Ft. Worth
Tommy Price, Southlake
Conner Rambin, Dallas
Austin Reeves, Plano
Alex Reynolds, Southlake
Matt Roberson, Houston
Shane Rowley, Lufkin
Vince Saldana, Kingwood
Ben Sarvadi, Houston
Stephen Schneider, Austin
Thomas Schwab, Austin
Stuart Stedman, Houston
Blake Swonke, Houston
Michael Timte, Houston
Edward Toohey, Dallas
Kevin Tovson, Coppell
John Urmin, Dallas
Sam Veatch, Dallas
Adam Vinall, Houston
Ryan Weidner, Cypress
Andrew Wheeler, Houston
We look forward to another exciting semester working to keep our chapter among the finest fraternities on the UT campus. We appreciate all that the alumni do for us and know that without you we would not be the great chapter we are today. We welcome any alumnus to join us for tailgate parties during football season and look forward to seeing you during Parents' Weekend in November.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.
Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter
Kappa Sigs Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
In the true spirit of Kappa Sigma brotherhood, the Tau Chapter responded to the ALS ice bucket challenge last month in honor of Debbie Glauser, who has been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Debbie, who was a Kappa Sig Little Sister, is married to Tau brother R.G. Glauser. Her brother, John Fosdick, and brother-in-law, Billy Doherty, are also Kappa Sigs. The Tau Chapter extends its best wishes to Debbie and R.G.
Taking the challenge: Grand Master Matt Stubbs '11 (center), along with (left to right) Drew Cossu '11, Grand Procurator Dax Damrich '11,
Jeff Brooks '11, John Menefee '11, House Manager Ryan Shaffrey '11,
Grand Treasurer Brandon Klinger '11, Brock Humphrey '11, Jim Sallans '11 and Andrew Reisdorf '11.
Tau Chapter Leadership Attend National Kappa Sigma Conference
"Leading in full force" was the theme of this year's Kappa Sigma East Leadership Conference, held July 18 -20 in New Orleans. More than 1,500 Kappa Sigma brothers attended. Kappa Sigma is the fastest growing fraternity in the world, with chapters established on 315 college campuses throughout the United States.
Conference attendees (Left to Right): Tau Trustee Hagen McMahon '66, TKSEF Board Chairman Jim Pritchett '71, Grand Master Matt Stubbs '11, Pledge Educator Ryley Caton '11, Grand Procurator Dax Damrich '11, and Grand Treasurer Brandon Klinger '11.
Dear Kappa Sigma Families,
Welcome to another great year with the Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter! The Parents' Association supports the Kappa Sigs in so many ways, including the organization of two Parent Weekends (fall and spring), fall hometown gatherings, distribution of a directory, and fulfilling chapter "wish list" purchases through funds raised and donations given during parent events.
This year's Fall Parents' Weekend will be November 7th and 8th. Friday evening will be a party at the Kappa Sigma Lodge. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. Saturday will include brunch or lunch (determined once game time is announced), introduction of the new pledges, the "Tau Man of the Year" presentation with the Tau Trustees and Tau Alumni, and the UT-West Virginia football game. An invitation, schedule of events, registration, and list of volunteer opportunities will be sent to all very soon. In the meantime, make your hotel reservations and plan on a fun weekend with your sons!
Please consider putting together a gift basket, donating seats for a football game, or possibly donating a weekend getaway for our silent auction to be held during Parents' Weekend. (See below for an abbreviated list of items the Parents' Association has purchased in recent years.)
Please remember to sign up to receive your Tau eNews and Kappa Sig Parents updates by clicking on the green "Update Profile" button on the left. We use this website to communicate and distribute all messages/information from both the Parents' Association and the Tau Chapter - we don't want you to miss anything!
We look forward to seeing everyone on November 7th and 8th! Please feel free to contact either one of us if you have any questions.
Heidi Black and Jill Parsley
Parents' Association Co-Presidents
Items and Services the Parents' Association have Provided to the Chapter in Recent Years:
- Purchased 4 leather couches for the Lodge
- Purchased 3 washer and dryer sets for the Chapter House
- Carpeted the floors in the Chapter House
- Installed sprinkler system on property
- Purchased a drink cooler for the Lodge
- Purchased a commercial convection oven for the Lodge
- Purchased 5 wooden benches for the front porch of the Chapter House
- Added stone walkway/stairway to house from parking lot
- Refinished flooring in the Lodge