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                                            Published by South Carolina Delta Chapter of
                                   Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at the University of South Carolina
  COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA                                                 SPRING 2001

   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- or (803) 779-0850, or
lina! Festivities for alumni begin on       Walter Burch ’00 at wburch@
Friday, October 19, with a Homecom- 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.
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    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                                                                                 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
                                                                                        and friends.
                                                                                           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,
at (803) 254-4190 or via e-mail at                             P.O. Box 7311, Macon, GA 31209-7311.
Spring 2001                                       DELTA DRUMMER                                                    Page 3

    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 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 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@
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                   receiving a new South Carolina
 out the rushee recommendation                      P.O. Box 85128                  Delta Chapter Directory with up-
 form at                   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:            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 and his phone number is         Raymond can be reached via e-mail
rep. with Comdec Business Systems        (314) 579-9669.                          at 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 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 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 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             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 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 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
                                                          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-
                                         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               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 , 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 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                           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 Dean and his 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 His home phone number           Brother Wolpert’s e-mail address; his Website is           is (864) 250-9133 and his office num-     is and his of-, 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 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), 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,
                                                                                        Alumnus Fact
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.
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                    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 and he can be
reached by phone at (321) 452-6758.

   Alumni: Keep
   Us Informed!
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any address changes you may have.
You can notify South Carolina Delta
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