Published by South Carolina Delta Chapter of
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at the University of South Carolina
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA www.hometown.aol.com/scdeltac SPRING 2001
ALUMNUS CONTINUES TO GIVE
Marshall T. Mays ’51 and his wife, rean War. Marshall served in the their charitable work. Longtime sup-
Jane Brooks, support the causes that Frankfurt, Germany, headquarters of porters of USC, they established four
inspired them. They went to distant the US Commander-in-Chief-Europe, charitable gift annuities to support
parts of the world; now, in their retire- where he helped negotiate NATO Sta- their alma mater.
ment, they continue to make a differ- tus of Forces treaties. Most significant to the Mays is that
ence right here at home in Columbia, The couple, who met at USC while they are able to support programs most
after leaving Virginia. Marshall was completing his law de- important to them. Interested in keep-
An American Red Cross volunteer gree, was married in Germany in 1953. ing a strong liberal arts emphasis in
since her college days at USC, Jane Their careers took them to Washing- higher education, Jane established two
Brooks wanted to contribute to the ton, DC, where Marshall was charitable gift annuities to benefit the
U.S. war effort in Korea. She em- president of the Overseas Private In- Jane Brooks M. Mays Scholarship
barked on an 15-month tour of the vestment Corporation. Jane returned Fund. Her scholarship will support
tumultuous country where, as a to the Red Cross, this time as an asso- students in the College of Liberal Arts.
“Doughnut Dolly,” she served coffee ciate financial development officer. Marshall wants to help keep South
and doughnuts to American soldiers Between Jane’s work in develop- Carolina’s brightest students in the
on the front. ment and Marshall’s expertise in in- state, so he established a charitable
Marshall also left the comforts of ternational business and finance, the gift annuity to benefit the USC Hon-
home to support his country. A US couple knew that charitable gift annu- ors College. His strong ties to the
Naval Academy graduate and WWII ities were a viable way to help their School of Law, combined with his in-
veteran, the South Carolina attorney university. Jane and Marshall retired terest in international business, in-
was recalled to duty during the Ko- to Columbia, where they continue spired him to make another gift.
Marshall’s second charitable gift an-
Alumni Establish Scholarship nuity benefits three programs: the
Honors College, his wife’s scholar-
The South Carolina Delta Alumni bution. The goal is $5,000 in 2001. ship, and the joint juris Doctorate-
Association is raising money from Eligible recipients must be Master of International Business
alumni voluntary contributions to fund members of South Carolina Delta Studies program.
an undergraduate scholarship. The Chapter, undergraduates, with Get in touch with Marshall at (803)
scholarship is dedicated in memory of appropriate academic credentials. 790-7477, or by writing to him at 1100
Capers Bouton, class of 1972, from An alumni committee will be Glenwood, Columbia, SC 29204.
Greenville, SC. appointed to accept applications and
All donations are 100 percent tax select the finalist. You should be
deductible, and will be invested with receiving letters soon about the
the ΣΑΕ Foundation for annual distri- program.
Plan Now to Attend Homecoming 2001
Plan now to attend Homecoming contact John Dillard at jdillard@
2001 at the University of South Caro- scbankers.org or (803) 779-0850, or
lina! Festivities for alumni begin on Walter Burch ’00 at wburch@
Friday, October 19, with a Homecom- newsouth.com or (803) 744-7407.
ing Reunion from 8-11:30 p.m., loca- You can also attend the game, USC BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom
tion to be announced. The cost is $20 vs. Vanderbilt, on Saturday. For tick- Hennelly ’84 (front), David Yacu ’86,
per person and 50-year certificates ets, contact the USC Gamecock Club Louis Griffin ’84 and Todd Collins
will be awarded. at (803) 777-4276, or the USC Alumni ’86 at the USC vs. Brazil soccer game
If you are interested in attending, Association at (803) 777-4111. on July 20, 1996.
Page 2 DELTA DRUMMER Spring 2001
Alumnus Nominated as US Attorney
Strom Thurmond Jr. ’95 has been versity of South Carolina School of analyzing and meeting with clients.”
nominated as the youngest US attor- Law in May 1998. After law school, But, he added, he doesn’t believe trial
ney in the country as he becomes Thurmond worked for Pete Strom’s experience is “critical” for the US
South Carolina’s top federal lawyer. firm for about a year, handling crimi- attorney’s job.
The 28-year-old, son of US Senator nal and civil matters, before joining “The real key is to have leadership
Strom Thurmond, has practiced law the Second Circuit Solicitor’s Office skills and to be able to work with oth-
for three years as an assistant solicitor in April 1999. ers,” he said. South Carolina’s new
in Aiken County. He has successfully tried five US attorney will have the benefit of
Thurmond’s supporters, which in- felony cases as an assistant, and he has working with seasoned, career law-
clude the state’s Republican and assisted in 15 other trials, including yers, Strom said, noting that when he
Democratic party chairmen, maintain murder cases. had the job, he supervised about 50
he can handle the US attorney’s job. “I Sen. Thurmond will nominate lawyers in the Columbia, Florence,
have never met anyone his age who South Carolina’s new US attorney to Greenville and Charleston offices. In
has the ability to digest complex legal Bush. Under federal law, US attor- his nearly two years in Aiken,
issues the way he can,” said former neys, who serve four-year terms, are Thurmond has successfully tried four
US Attorney Pete Strom, who gave appointed by the president and con- armed robbery or burglary cases, and
Thurmond his first job out of law firmed by the US Senate. With Re- a fifth-offense shoplifting case, So-
school. publicans in power, it is probable that licitor Morgan said. Sentences ranged
Strom said South Carolina has a a number of US attorneys will be re- from 10 years in prison to life without
history of appointing young US attor- placed. A US attorney prosecutes fed- parole.
neys, noting he was the youngest in eral criminal laws and represents
the country when named at age 34. federal agencies in civil matters. Certificates Awarded
Under federal law, there are no mini- Pete Strom said he couldn’t remem-
mum age or work experience require- ber if Thurmond Jr. ever tried cases Twenty-five and 50-year certifi-
ments for US attorneys. while with his firm, describing his cates were recently awarded to the
Thurmond graduated from the Uni- main duties as “researching, writing, initiation pledge classes of March 19,
1951, January 22, 1976, and April
Remembering Those in Chapter Eternal 1976. Those honored were:
March 19, 1951
Leon D. Harvey ’70 died on Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Mayo Clinic,
Henry M. Fairley ’53
following a brief illness in which he suffered liver failure. Joseph B. Phillips ’53
As a pledge, Lee’s ramrod posture led to his nickname of “Board.” When his Winchester Smith III ’54
younger brother Tommy Harvey ’71, pledged the next year, it was only natural Daniel Coy Peach, Jr. ’53
that his nickname was “Splinter.” Samuel T. Carter III ’52
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the ΣΑΕ Dr. Frank N Boesnch, Jr. ’54
Scholarship Fund in memory of Capers Bouton ’72, a friend of Lee’s. Make Robert B. Bland, Jr.
checks payable to ΣΑΕ and send to: John Stringfellow, 4929 White Oak Rd., Thomas Olin Berry
Charlotte, NC 28210-2324. (Contributions are tax deductible.) Anyone wanting January 22, 1976
to send condolences can contact Tommy and his wife, Judy, at 7913 Bainbridge Robert Greenlee, III ’79
Rd., Alexandria, VA 22308, by telephone (703) 765-7678, or e-mail them at David W. Carpenter ’77
email@example.com. Henri “Ree” G Hart ’77
Rusty Burress ’70 Frank P. Hamilton ’77
April 23, 1976
We also take this opportunity to remember these other brothers: Ben F. Hagood, III
P. Ransey Bowers
John W Farnsworth ’66 of Greenville, SC, in December 1997.
Thomas B Scott ’33 of Columbia, SC on November 2, 2000. Contact his son, Delta Drummer is published by the men
Tom Jr., at (850) 484-7723 of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at the
ΣΑΕ Housing Corporation Project News
University of South Carolina for members
Alumni news items, photographs and
The Housing Corporation has a fund-raising goal of $1.5 million, of which, to change of address notices should be sent to
date, $600,000 has been raised. Plans are to start construction on the house in the South Carolina Delta of Sigma Alpha Epsi-
fall of 2001. If you would like to donate to the project, contact Bill McElveen ’80 lon, c/o Newsletter Program Headquarters,
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South Carolina Delta Alumni News
Charles “Chip” L. Nagle IV ’76 is a John Mills ’98 joined Meyer, Duffy Joe B. Pearce ’53 retired as CEO of
senior vice presi- & Associates in 1995 as a partner. PYA/Monarch in Greenville, SC.
dent and stock- Meyer Duffy focuses on emerging He and his wife, Jo Lynn, have four
holder with Tyler technologies and services which en- children, Lane, Leslie, Mary Butler
& Company, an able the operators of mission critical and Joan.
executive recruit- networks and data centers to manage Joe is a former eminent archon and
ing firm in At- those assets more efficiently. his number is (864) 297-8583.
lanta, GA. He is a graduate of the USC Busi-
Chip is an as- ness School with a concentration in Charles D. Fitzsimons ’84 and his
sociate of the finance and marketing. John also is on wife, Sabrina Greene (ΧΩ ’84),
American College of Healthcare Ex- the board of directors of Equinox So- former ΣΑΕ Sweetheart and president
ecutives. He serves as a member of the lutions, Arc eConsultancy and Tribeca of the 1982 ΣΑΕ Little Sisters, have
Hospital Management Information Software. John can be reached via three children, Charley, 10, Carolina,
Systems Society, the Healthcare Fi- e-mail email@example.com or via 9, and Christopher, 6 (see below).
nancial Management Association and his office phone, (646) 282-9260. His Charles is a CPA and lobbyist with
the American Association of company Website is www.meyerduffy the South Carolina Commission on
Healthcare Consultants. Chip is also a .com. Higher Education in Columbia. His
certified healthcare consultant in the office phone number is (803) 737-
AAHC, one of a handful of executive Doug Hamer ’92 is president of 2260 and his home phone number is
search professionals so recognized. AllSouth Communications, located in (803) 738-3768.
Chip earned his master’s degree in Greenville, SC. He and his wife have a Charles’ immediate family were all
health systems from the Georgia daughter, Anna, 4. Doug was social ΣΑΕs, including brother Robert ’81,
Institute of Technology, and has been chairman while in ΣΑΕ. an attorney in Columbia; his late fa-
active both professionally and person- Doug can be reached via e-mail at ther, Chris Fitzsimons ’40 and late
ally in the healthcare community for firstname.lastname@example.org or at his office num- grandfather, Chris Fitzsimons ’13.
many years. ber, (864) 235-6009.
In addition to executive search and
human resource management exper- Collin Mackie ’91 is senior vice presi-
tise, Chip has a broad base of func- dent with Greenville First Bank in
tional healthcare experience, Greenville, SC. A former outstanding
including organizational development, USC football player, Collin is married
strategic planning, operations plan- to Cammie and has two children,
ning and control and decision support. Drew, 1, and Clare, 2.
He is a frequent speaker for a variety Collin can be reached at his office
of groups on the topics of strategic number, (864) 679-9030 or email him
resource management, operational at cmackie@ greenvillefirst.com.
effectiveness and human resource de-
Currently, he is working on finding Chapter Contacts
senior level executives for managed John Stringfellow ’75
care, healthcare delivery systems and Newsletter Editor
consulting organizations. (704) 527-7627
4929 White Oak Rd. Charlie and his family.
Legacies Needed! Charlotte, NC 28210-2324
We are looking for legacies to
William Snyder ’02
Watch for Directory!
rush Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Eminent Archon Alumni, you will shortly be
USC. If you have suggestions, fill email@example.com receiving a new South Carolina
out the rushee recommendation P.O. Box 85128 Delta Chapter Directory with up-
form at http://www.sae.net/ University of South Carolina dated addresses and phone numbers
undergrad/rush.htm. or contact Columbia, SC 29225-5128 of our alumni, to help you reconnect
Rush Chairman Phil Cox, Sigma with your brothers. Keep an eye out
Alpha Epsilon, Box 85128, USC, Coming Soon! for it in the mail and don’t forget to
Columbia, SC 29225. New website: www.scdelta.com send in your contribution!
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More Chapter Alumni News Briefs
Thomas C. Rowland ’55 is an OB- E. Rex Bull Jr. ’56 owns a Heavenly
GYN with Palmetto OB-GYN in Ham franchise in Des Peres, MO. He Raymond Messemer ’77 works in
Columbia, SC. A former eminent ar- and his wife, Martha Ann Morgan, production with Nucor Steel in
chon, Tom can be reached at (803) have two grown daughters, Margaret Moncks Corner, SC. His wife, Lynne
254-1300. and Catherine. Caison, and he have two grown chil-
His e-mail address is marscorp@ dren, Jamie and Mike.
Christian Bassily ’00 is a marketing hotmail.com and his phone number is Raymond can be reached via e-mail
rep. with Comdec Business Systems (314) 579-9669. at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
in Charleston, SC. He served as rush phone at (843) 899-2327.
chairman and philanthropy chairman John S. Graybill ’49 is in securities
while at USC. He can be reached via sales and investments in Columbia, David Levite ’91 works in non-profit
e-mail at email@example.com or via his SC. Married to the former Susan management with the Archdiocese for
office number, (843) 744-5966. McElveen, they have four grown the Military USA in Washington, DC.
daughters, Susan (wife of Brother He resides in Alexandria and can be
John W. Collins ’82 is vice president David Hodges), Lucy, Margaret and reached via e-mail at dlevite@
of Collins Direct in Greenville, SC. Elizabeth Suber. Jack can be reached milarch.org or by phone at (202) 269-
He is married to the former Whitney at (803) 343-8834. 9100.
Goldsmith and has three children,
Jack, 11, Bayne, 8, and Elizabeth, 3. Michael Washburn ’83 is a realtor James S. Simpson ’81 is in conven-
He can be reached via e-mail at with Exit Realty of the Carolinas in tion planning with Adventures in
firstname.lastname@example.org or via his Sullivans Island, SC. He was social Charleston, Inc., in Charleston, SC.
office number, (864) 678-2122. chairman while at USC; his e-mail ad- Married to Cordes Geer, they have a
dress is email@example.com. daughter, Carolina, 12. “Simp” was
James M. Blake ’66 is a physician voted Best Active while at USC, and
and gastroenterologist in Annapolis, Richard “Jobie” Dixon ’65 is retired served as secretary, house manager
MD. He graduated from MUSC in ’72; and living outside Georgetown in and super dance chairman. His e-mail
his office number is (410) 224-2116. Debordieu. Married to Celeste, they address is firstname.lastname@example.org and
have three grown children, Chris, his phone number is (843) 577-6060.
C. “Mike” Bryant Adair Jr. ’61 and Watts and Dean. Jobie was EDS and
his wife, Anne Wallen, reside in rush chairman at USC. He is listed in Paul B. Byrum ’55 is a retired Air
Merritt Island, FL, where Mike is a Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Force officer living in Brevard, NC.
retired sports photographer, mechani- Finance & Industry and International Married to Lynne Campbell, they have
cal engineer and photojournalist. Mike Who’s Who. six grown children, Paul, Robin,
was eminent deputy archon and emi- Jeanne, Dorothy, Lauren and William.
nent warden while at USC, and won David A. Yacu ’86 is sales manager Paul’s phone number is (828) 862-
the Senior Award. His e-mail address for Datascope in Birmingham, AL. 8377.
is email@example.com and he can be Married to the former Lisa Ervin, they
reached by phone at (321) 452-6758. have two children, Blakely, 11, and Thomas D. White ’87 is an attorney
Elliott, 1½. David was social and with Altman Kritzer & Levick in At-
housing chairman at USC. His phone lanta, GA. A native of Atlanta, he
number is (205) 879-6200 and his practices in the area of commercial
e-mail address is david_yacu@ real estate. White is a member of the
datascope.com. State Bar of Georgia. He received his
BA degree from USC (cum laude), his
William A. Schoneburger ’56 owns MSt. from Oxford University and his
Schoneberger Communications in JD from the University of Georgia.
Malibu, CA. He has one grown son, E. His office phone number is (770) 951-
William. Bill has received the Lyman 6781 and his e-mail address is
Award for excellence in aviation writ- firstname.lastname@example.org.
ing, Jaycee Young Man of the Year,
and is president of the Aero Club, HOMECOMING REUNION
Aero Exhibits (Spruce Goose). He can Friday, October 19, 2001
be reached via e-mail at wascom.aol 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mike and Anne or by phone at (310) 454-1041.
Spring 2001 DELTA DRUMMER Page 5
More News of Our Alumni
Joseph Dewey Sistare Jr. ’79, is a in 1949-50. sional with the Nike and PGA tours.
corporate banker with Compass Bank He resides in Columbia, and can be
in Jacksonville, FL. He took a five- J. Hank Sitton III ’75 is president of reached via e-mail at davidseawell
year stint with First Union in Nash- the Sitton Buick Pontiac GMC on @hotmail.com, or via his office num-
ville, but moved back to Jax two years Laurens Road in Greenville, SC. Mar- ber, (803) 779-2323.
ago. He is working on his master’s in ried to Karen, they have three chil-
sports management so he can change dren, Mari, Coley and McKennon. Geoffrey A. Wolpert ’80, a
careers in the near future. His e-mail address is hanksitton@ Gatlinburg, TN, restaurateur, received
Married to Karen since 1981, they sittongm.com and he can be reached the Volunteer of the Year Award from
have two children, Caroline, 9, and via phone at (864) 288-5600 or (864) the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce
Cameron, 3. His phone number is 286-3969. in recognition of his service on com-
(904) 886-0305. His e-mail address is munity boards and committees, and
SistareC@aol.com. Dean A. Sinatra ’92 is senior busi- his presidency of the Gatlinburg Gate-
ness development manager with way Foundation. Geoff owns the Ped-
Michael Carmody ’82 is a broker Innuity Inc. Check out their Website dler Park Grill (http://www.
with C.B. Richard Ellis Carmody on at www.innuity.com. Dean and his peddlerparkgrill.com/). He and his
Meeting Street in Charleston, SC. He wife, Karen, are located in Greenville, wife have three children, Jana, 22,
and his wife, Nancy, have one child, SC, and his e-mail is dsinatra@ Jacob, 13, and Jordan, 11.
Kenner, 4. Michael’s e-mail address is innuity.com. His home phone number Brother Wolpert’s e-mail address
email@example.com; his Website is is (864) 250-9133 and his office num- is GeoffreyAW@aol.com and his of-
www.cbre.com, his office phone num- ber is (864) 271-3655. fice number is (865) 436-3800, ext.
ber is (843) 577-0702 and his number 101.
is (843) 881-7806. C. “Mike” Bryant Adair Jr. ’61 and
his wife, Anne Wallen, reside in
Hugh Deveaux Wilson Jr. ’66 is Merritt Island, FL, where Mike is a
owner of and a botanist at Plantations retired sports photographer, mechani-
International in McClellandville, SC. cal engineer and photojournalist. Mike
Married to Cynthia Dobson, they have was eminent deputy archon and emi-
two sons, Bill and Josh. While at USC, nent warden while at USC, and won
Hugh was the eminent treasurer. His the Senior Award. His e-mail address
e-mail address is hughbabe@webtv. is firstname.lastname@example.org and he can be
net and his office phone number is reached by phone at (321) 452-6758.
(843)887-3263. Hugh can also be Charles D. Fitzsimons ’84 and his
reached via his home number, (843) wife, Sabrina Greene (ΧΩ ’84),
887-3263. former ΣΑΕ Sweetheart and president
of the 1982 ΣΑΕ Little Sisters, have
Henri G. “Ree” Hart ’77 is an ac- three children, Charley, 10, Carolina,
count manager with SCT Corp in Co- 9, and Christopher, 6. Charles is a CPA
lumbia, SC. SCT sells software and and lobbyist with the South Carolina
services to utilities around the world. Commission on Higher Education in
His e-mail address is rhart@sctcorp Columbia.
.com, the company Website is His office phone number is (803)
www.sctcorp.com, his office number 737-2260 and his home phone number
is (803) 935-8000 and his home phone is (803) 738-3768. Charles’ immedi-
number is (803) 738-9420. ate family were all ΣΑΕs, including
brother Robert ’81, an attorney in
Benjamin M. Badger ’50 retired as
stores accountant with South Carolina
Columbia; his late father, Chris
Fitzsimons ’40 and late grandfather,
Electric & Gas. He has two daughters, Chris Fitzsimons ’13. One of the most interesting sto-
Dorothy and Coles. Ben resides in ries to come out of our recent
Charleston, SC, and his phone number David Seawell ’96 has joined the alumni history is about the late John
is (843) 795-2610. He was captain of Shandon Group Real Estate Services Murphy ’62. “Murphys” Bar, in
the USC track team in 1950 and held as a sales agent. Before joining the Yesterdays Tavern, was named af-
the state and conference pole vault title group, David toured as a golf profes- ter this alumnus.
Page 6 DELTA DRUMMER Spring 2001
Alumnus Begins New Job
Wilson McDonald ’86 has left his lina, the US District Court for the Dis- Prior to joining the firm, McDonald
law firm, Pratt-Thomas, Pearce, trict of South Carolina and the US had been in-house legal counsel at two
Epting & Walker, PA, in Charleston, Bankruptcy Court for the District of national mortgage companies head-
SC. Wilson left private practice to South Carolina. He is a member of the quartered in Columbia, SC. He serves
work for another company beginning South Carolina Bar (including the as a disaster relief volunteer for the
in mid-February 2001. His new e-mail Young Lawyers Division), the South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyers
address is mcdonald@wpmedia. Charleston County Bar Association, Division and has served on the faculty
com. the Mortgage Bankers Association of at a Young Lawyers Division CLE en-
He was admitted to the South Caro- America, the National Home Equity titled “Marketing for Young Law-
lina Bar in 1990. He graduated from Mortgage Association, the South yers.” He has also volunteered for
USC School of Law with his Juris Carolina Association of Realtors and several charitable organizations, in-
Doctor Degree in 1990. McDonald is the Greater Columbia Association of cluding the United Way and City Year.
admitted to practice in South Caro- Realtors. His phone number is (843) 727-2242.
C. “Mike” Bryant Adair Jr. ’61 and
his wife, Anne Wallen, reside in
Merritt Island, FL, where Mike is a
retired sports photographer, mechani-
cal engineer and photojournalist. Mike
was eminent deputy archon and emi-
nent warden while at USC, and won
the Senior Award. His e-mail address
is email@example.com and he can be
reached by phone at (321) 452-6758.
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