Join our email list—Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org NC Theta Chapter, Davidson College—Fall 2004 Lions Roar Alumni Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4 Fall 2004 Chapter House Renovated Davidson College spent over $250,000 renovat- ing the fraternity house on Patterson Court over the summer. The changes include eliminating the old apartment and providing a new kitchen. There is a chapter room and storage also. Homecoming September 25, 2004 A Homecoming social will be held at the House on Patterson Court im- mediately after the Davidson/Butler football game. Dedication of the renovated house is included. Several alumni will be recognized, includ- ing the donors that helped furnish the chapter room for the renovations. The chapter room is named in honor of late brothers Collier Lilly, ’89 and Kirk Orwell, ’88 (see below). In addition, the donor plaque will be named after Brother John Hayes Crichton, ‘42, of San Antonio, Texas. Inside this issue: In Memory of: Donors to NC Theta 2 • Collier Cobb Lilly, 1967-1987 Spotlight—Dawson 2 • Kirk Raymond Orrell, 1966-2001 Spotlight—Rittman 2 “United in Fraternity, separated from us in death. They were heroes of men who Alumni Notes 3 loved life, loved Davidson and loved being North Carolina Theta SAEs. We think Spotlight—Covington 3 of them often and will never forget the contribution they made to our chapter, our college and our community. “ Chapter Eternal-Codington 4 Calendar/Officers 4 Mark Weir, Class of 1989 PAGE 2 NC T HE TA C H AP TER , D AV I DS ON C OLLEGE — FALL 2004 V OLU ME 1 , I SSUE 4 Donors to NC Theta Chapter Our thanks to the following alumni for their contributions to the Chapter of $100 or more. Your names will be placed on the donor plaque in the new chapter room. If anyone was left off, please notify John Stringfellow at email@example.com: 1. Robert L Avinger III, ‘90 36. Lewis G. Norman III, ‘65 19. E Blair James Easton III, ‘01 2. William Parks Bray, ‘89 37. Otis Borders Northington, ‘88 20. Eric B. Farmer, ‘91 3. David B Burns Jr, ‘54 38. Herbert S Norton ‘56 21. Charles L. Fonville Jr., ‘89 4. Frederick C. Butler III, ‘84 39. J Fleming Norvell, ‘53 22. D. Nicholson Guy Jr., ‘77 5. Robert B. Cameron, ‘67 40. Douglas L Odom, ‘88 23. Dr. Jefferson D. Hanks Jr., ‘65 6. Charles Morton Chitty III, ‘89 41. George Hampton Oliver, ‘86 24. David Kemp Hall, ‘91 7. James Reece Combs, ‘90 42. Bryan M. Overcash, ‘89 25. DeWitt F. Helm, Jr. ‘56 8. William S. Cowan Jr, ‘97 43. Carl N. Patterson Jr., ‘73 26. Albert Lynn Himes, ‘70 9. John Hayes Crichton, ‘42 44. Thomas L. Powell Jr., ‘47 27. Dunn D Hollingsworth, ‘88 10. Oliver Roane Cross Jr., ‘69 45. Morgan W Savage, ‘94 28. James Wimberly Kellett, ‘64 11. Patrick Wade Currie, ‘90 46. Frank S Shaw Jr, ‘54 29. Frank M Lacy Jr. ‘69 12. Bruce V Darden, II, ‘78 47. James D. Simpson III, ‘63 30. Dr. Caleb Loring IV, ‘93 13. Robert Gage Davidson Jr, ‘89 48. Lana H. Sims Jr., ‘79 31. Dr. John W. Mann III, ‘83 14. Buzz M L C Donald, ‘88 49. Perry Austin Sloan Jr., ‘39 32. William Nelson Mathis, ‘88 15. Edwin L. Douglass III, ‘87 50. Edwin M Thomas, ‘94 33. Donald F I Meng, ‘76 16. James Kye Dorsett III, ‘74 51. James Burton Vance, ‘81 34. Dr. Mark Donald Monson, ‘74 17. Stuart B. Dorsett, ‘82 52. James A. Walker, ‘77 35. Charles Bradley Morris III, ‘94 18. Charles O. DuBose Jr., ‘90 53. Mark D Weir, ‘89 Robert L Dawson, Class of 1973 Robert L Dawson, Class of 1973, is one of the founders of Empow- then choose a health plan from a menu of options. Empowered Benefits ered Benefits in Charlotte. Dawson was a former president and chief is one of only a handful of companies nationally to offer this type of executive of Advica Health Resources Inc. and an executive with Aetna health insurance plan. Called a consumer-driven health plan, it gives U.S. HealthCare. Founded by a group of industry veterans and funded employees a greater say in who provides their healthcare and how by an undisclosed amount of private investment, Empowered Benefits much they're willing to spend on everything from prescriptions to sur- hopes to capitalize on a trend in health insurance called defined contri- gery. Robert can be reached at 704-369-0200. The company site is bution. Under a defined contribution plan, employers pay a set amount www.empoweredbenefits.com. of money to employees to cover health insurance premiums. Employees Bruce V. Darden, II, Class of 1978 A lifetime resident of North Carolina, Bruce earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his M. D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, and was awarded a fellowship in spine surgery at Texas Medical Center in Houston. He joined the practice in 1988, and in 1990 became an integral part of Char- lotte Orthopedic Specialists. Bruce, a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society, the North American Spine Society, and a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society, has distinguished himself in spine surgery, including the cervical spine and scoliosis, and has served on the teaching staff at Baylor College of Medicine and at Carolinas Medial Center. He is active in the Charlotte Rotary Club and has worked with Charlotte 3 on 3, Inc., a basketball tournament benefiting Habitat for Humanity. In his spare time, Bruce enjoys rooting for the Charlotte Hornets and the Davidson Wildcats. He also enjoys tennis, skiing, and run- ning. He is married to Debbie (Davidson '78), and they have 3 children: Susanne, Thad, and Steven. Bruce was social chairman while in the chapter. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 704-364- 3603. V OLU ME 1 , I SSUE 4 NC T HE TA C H AP TER , D AV I DS ON C OLLEGE — FALL 2004 PAGE 3 Alumni Notes Frank S Shaw, Jr., Class of 1954, is Joseph W Moss, Jr., Class of 1988, they have one child: Isabelle Grace. chairman of Shaw Securities in Tal- has joined the Bishop, Capitano & Will can be reached at lahassee, Florida. Married to Sara, Abner, P.A. law firm in Charlotte, email@example.com or 860-687-9845 they have two children: Frank III NC. He can be reached at jmoss@bca- and Sally S Hyde. Frank attended law.com or phone 704-716-1200. Joe David B Burns, Jr., Class of 1954, is Davidson 1950-51, then transferred obtained his JD Degree from Wake president of Manufacturers Hanover to Florida State (Florida Beta) 1952- Forest University, cum laude, in Corp in Knoxville, Tenn. David was 54, served as eminent archon, then 1993. He then served as Law Clerk to Eminent Archon of the chapter, and was there for grad school 1955-57. the Honorable N. Carlton Tilley, Jr., was originally initiated at Tenn Kappa He can be reached at 850-668-3335 U.S. District Judge, Middle District Chapter. He can be reached at case- of North Carolina, 1993-1994. He was firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 865-523- Thomas L Powell, Jr, Class of also with the Kennedy Covington law 7714. 1947, is retired and also self- firm in Charlotte. Joe's speciality is employed, in bonds and insurance, Commercial Litigation, Construction Donald Lee Moore, Class of 2001, Law, and Civil Litigation. writes: " I wanted to let everyone know residing in San Antonio, Texas. Mar- that Ihave recently accepted a new job ried to Jane, they have 2 children with Bank of America in New York. James R Combs, Class of 1990, is in and 1 grandchild. Tom was an emi- The transition will be a great opportu- loan syndications with Wachovia nent recorder at NC Theta. He can nity for me and a nice step in my ca- Bank in Charlotte. Married to Lisa, be reached at 210-826-3305. reer. As my wife (Stephanie) is from they have 3 children: Davis, Will & Connecticut, she is thrilled about mov- Katie. At Davidson, James was Emi- ing home. New York is a win-win for Eric "Flea" B Farmer, Class of nent Archon and Service Chairman. both of us, and we are very excited. I 1991, is vice president of the Triad James can be reached at lisa- am truly sad to leave so many great Region for Atlantic Corporation in email@example.com or phone 704-896- friends in the South; however, this Winston-Salem, NC. Married to 5862 in Davidson. world is surprisingly small and I am Betsy, they have two children - Sara positive that our paths will cross again. Carter and Marh Banks. Flea can be Thank you for making the last 7 years John Marvin Butler, Class of 1981, in North Carolina such a great experi- reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or ence. Stephanie and I promise to return is Senior Pastor at First Baptist phone 336-721-0831. as much as possible. My first day in Church in Matthews, NC. He can be New York is June 21st. I hope that I r e a c h e d a t p a s t o r - Jeff Storms, Class of 2002, writes: have the opportunity to see most of you email@example.com or phone 704- prior to my departure. Thank you again "I am currently a first year student at 849-7005. for everything." Lee can be reached at the University of St. Thomas School firstname.lastname@example.org or of Law in Minneapolis. Everything is phone 704-387-2401. O. Roane Cross Jr., Class of 1969, going very, very well here. I am cur- is a financial advisor with Forsythe rently ranked 9th in the class, and Edwin M. Thomas, Class of 1994, is Management Company in Winston- was just offered and accepted a sum- in commercial real estate with RJS Salem, NC. He can be reached at for- mer research position with the chair Properties in Charlotte. A former Emi- email@example.com or phone 336- of the legal writing department. I nent Archon, he can be reached at 748-1200 and 336-725-6017. hope all is well in North Carolina, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-661- and hopefully I will speak with you 3353. Will S Cowan, Jr., Class of 1997, is soon." He can be reached at a Sales & Business Development Ex- email@example.com. ecutive with SS&C Technologies Inc in Windsor, CT. Married to Georgina, Alumni Spotlight: Howard “Champ” W Covington, Jr, Class of 1966 Howard "Champ" W. Covington Jr., Class of 1966, is president of the Windsor/Aughtry Company in Greenville, SC. The company has proven its expertise in commercial development through the acquisition, construction, and expansion of shopping centers in North and South Carolina since 1987. In addition, the company has proven its excellence in resi- dential development and marketing by completing and selling over 2000 single family homes in 35 subdivisions in South and North Carolina since 1987. Champ has been recognized many times over. He has been named Greenville's Most Influential Person of the Year and has received the Greenville Urban League's prestigious Whitney M. Young Hu- manitarian Award. He created the Thornblade Classic, turning his lifelong love of golf into a way to bring resources and attention to public education and charities in the Greenville area. Davidson College awarded Champ the John W. Kuykendall Award for Community Service, on the occasion of the Class of 1966's 35th Reunion, April 21, 2001. He has received South Carolina's Order of the Palmetto twice. Champ can be reached at 864-271-9855 or 864-255-5695. John Stringfellow NC Theta Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon 4929 White Oak Rd Charlotte, NC 28210-2324 ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED Chapter Web Site: http://getit.at/nctheta www.sigmaalphaepsilon.info • Change of Address? Fill out the online form at: www.sigmaalphaepsilon.info/contact.htm. • Rush recommendation? Complete the online form at this site: www.sigmaalphaepsilon.info/rush.htm • Claim your online account with SAE, at www.saeforum.net. • Want to purchase SAE merchandise? Go to www.sae.net and choose Marketplace at the bottom of the page. Chapter Eternal Calendar 2004-2005 • Aug 23: Classes begin Dr Herbert A Codington, Jr., Class of 1941, of Asheville, NC, born Oct 7, 1920, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2003 at Deerfield • Sept 10: First Night Down (Fall Rush Be- Episcopal Retirement Center. He then retired to an Episcopal re- gins) tirement home. Herbert's father was an SAE at Mercer in Macon, GA. He was born in Wilmington, NC on October 7, 1920. Herbert • Sept 25: Homecoming Reunion was the husband of 53 years of the late Mary Littlepage Lancaster • Oct 9-12: Fall Break Codington. He was preceded in death by a daughter Julie, and a son, Philip. Following their marriage on April 8, 1949, they sailed • Nov 23—28: Thanksgiving Break for Korea to begin a medical ministry which would span 25 years in Korea and 25 years in Bangladesh. He is survived by a daughter, • Dec 16: Fall semester ends Mary Page Surratt, of Shelby, Herbert E. Codington, a Presbyterian • Jan 10: Spring semester begins pastor in South Carolina; David Codington, a Captain in the US Army serving as a Chaplain in Iraq; Lewis Codington, who works with Christian Literature Crusade International in Sheffield, Eng- Chapter Officers: land; a sister Mrs. Helen Macdonald of Columbia, SC; twenty-four Nick Jones, EA, firstname.lastname@example.org grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral service was Dallas Kaplan, ET, email@example.com held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 20, at Black Mountain Presbyterian Chris Parkes, Past EA, firstname.lastname@example.org Church with the Reverend Dr. Robert Ratchford officiating. A pri- Matt Monson, EDA, email@example.com vate burial preceded the funeral service. In lieu of flowers memorial Alex Phillips, Rush Chm, firstname.lastname@example.org contributions may be made to The Presbyterian Church (USA), for Matt Wagner, PE*, email@example.com world missions or to, CLC International, for the development of Jackson Herlong, Social, firstname.lastname@example.org their Outreach Bookstore in Moscow. Please sent to: Lewis Coding- Wilson McBee, Scholarship, email@example.com ton, 17 Hartington Road, Sheffield, S7 2LE England. Funeral ar- Mary Vasquez, Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org *Pledge Educator rangements were entrusted to Brigman's Funeral Service in Black Mountain.