Delta Drummer ENews June 2012 South Carolina Delta Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Web www.saeusc.com Editors Note: Welcome to the Delta Drummer ENews. Questions or comments are welcome to John Stringfellow, email email@example.com. Alumni Reunion Announcement The alumni reunion will be Friday evening, October 6, 2012 (weekend of the USC Georgia Football Game). We have reserved the Palmetto Club in downtown Columbia from 8 pm until 11:30 pm with food and beverage. Parents Weekend The parents weekend is scheduled for Friday, Nov 16 – Sunday, Nov 18, the USC Wofford game. Mother Sons Weekend The Mother Sons Weekend, sponsored by the Mothers of Minerva, will be the weekend of Feb 22-23, 2013. Summer Rush Parties Columbia, Saturday, June 23 Many thanks to a number of our alumni and their spouses that helped sponsor our rush social in Greenville this past Sat (June 23) - Andrea and Tom Creech, Bubba Watts, Henry Sullivan, Rusty Copsey, Pano Stathakis, Kelly Sullivan, Gena and Bob Runnion, and Al Hagood. If I left anyone out, let me know! Charleston, Saturday, July 14 On Saturday, July 14, your association will sponsor a social at the Old Town Restaurant, 229 King Street in downtown Charleston, 6-8 pm. Food and beverage will be provided, and like other rush socials, anyone may attend. Old Town is owned and operated by Brother Athan Fokas. Karen Dunaway Karen Dunaway, mother to Brother Connor, has agreed to be chairperson for Mothers of Minerva weekend in Feb 2013, as well as Parents Weekend Nov 9. Chapter News The grades are in, and the chapter did well for spring semester 2012. The Chapter achieved a cumulative semester GPA of a 3.02, and a new member GPA of 3.14. This is a huge, positive accomplishment for the members. 1 Questions or comments are welcome to John Stringfellow, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Delta Drummer ENews June 2012 South Carolina Delta Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Web www.saeusc.com Chapter Eternal Our sympathies to brother Tommy Foster, who's father passed away, Robert "Jack" Foster, Class of 1958, on May 7, 2012. He was also a member of our chapter. Details here. William A. "Bill" Carr, 86, Class of 1946, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Cairo, GA, a son of the late William A. and Ethel Lewis Carr, Mr. Carr was a graduate of Erskine College and received his Masters degree from the University of Georgia. He was head football coach at Liberty High School, Easley High School and Spartanburg High School from 1948 to 1980 and served as Mayor of Easley from 1983 until 1999. Mr. Carr was on the Board of Directors of Peoples National Bank and a member of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg. He was National High School Coach of the Year (1978), received the Order of the Palmetto (1978), and was inducted into the South Carolina Coaches Athletic Hall of Fame (1994). He was also in the Easley High School Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the City of Easley Civic Hall of Fame. In 1999 he received the Silver Crescent. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Doris Lewis Carr of the home; two daughters, Pam Carr of Greenville and Kitty C. Smith and husband, Steve, of Spartanburg; two grandsons, Brandon Smith and Alex Smith; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Carr was predeceased by a brother and one half-brother and by a sister and two half-sisters. National The SAE Record Issue is now online here. Community Service SAE’s First Annual Fund Raiser for Balefire was held on Friday afternoon, April 13 in Columbia at the AMF Columbia Lanes on Bush River Road. Balefire is a local organization that reaches out to teenagers with substance abuse problems. Organizations, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends participated. Each team was made up of six people. The entry fee was $150 per team or $25 per person (included two hours of bowling and cook-out at SAE). Businesses were encouraged to sponsor a team(s) and we provided the bowlers. Much of the success of the program can be credited to our service chairman, Tom McHugh (email email@example.com or phone (703) 989-7650). 2 Questions or comments are welcome to John Stringfellow, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Delta Drummer ENews June 2012 South Carolina Delta Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Web www.saeusc.com Alumni News Evan Strobel ’10 has joined Morgan Stanley as an Analyst-Global Stock Records in Baltimore. He was with New Day Financial as a compliance manager after graduating from Carolina. Evan graduated with a Risk Management and Finance Degree. A native of Ellicott City, Maryland, he attended Mt Hebron High School. Contact Evan at email email@example.com. Rocky Baker ’05 is now in Anchorage, Alaska where he is working for CH2M HILL in project controls. He was formerly with the Fluor Corporation in Greenville. Married to Liz, he is from Swansea, SC. He graduated from Clemson in 2010 with an MBA, and Carolina with a BA in Finance and Economics. Contact Rocky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ian Schneider ’06 has been a Cash Equity Sales Trading Analyst with Morgan Stanley in London, England since 2011. He was also a golf professional, having formed Schneider Golf LLC from June 2007 to Sept 2010. He was competing nationally on the NGA Hooters Tour, EGolf Tarheel Tour, and Monday Qualifying events for PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour. He also competed globally in Canadian Tour and Tour De Las Americas (TLA) events. Ian is a 2009 Member of the European Challenge Tour. Reach out to him at email@example.com. Joshual A Cavallin ’02, is now in McDonough, GA where is an Account Executive with Brasch Insurance Associates, Inc. He relocated from Moody, Alabama. He graduated from Eagle's Landing High School and attended Carolina where he received an English degree in 2002. Married to Jordan Gill-Cavallin, he worked for Sentry Insurance from 2002 until 2009. Contact him at Cavallin.Josh@gmail.com or his office at 678-221-8362. Gordon Smith Shuford, ’05, is an Employee Benefits Consultant with Sean Dunn Insurance in Raleigh. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a minor in Hotel, Tourism and Restaurant Management. Prior to joining Senn Dunn, he was an Account Executive for a national, full-service employee benefits communication and enrollment company. Gordon specializes in group medical, dental, vision, disability, life and all voluntary programs. Married to Jamie Grace, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hal A Lovett ’02, is an engineer in the US Navy and is located in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Dreher High School in 1997, amd attended Carolina where he obtained an Engineering Degree in 2002 and a Masters in Nuclear Engineering in 2006. He is also employed with the Glenoak Therapeutic Riding Center. Reach out tohim at email email@example.com 3 Questions or comments are welcome to John Stringfellow, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Delta Drummer ENews June 2012 South Carolina Delta Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Web www.saeusc.com Josh Nexsen ‘05 Josh and Kathryn are the proud parents of a 7 lb 15 oz baby boy, Joshua Teber Nexsen, Jr., on Sunday evening, June 24 at 6:37 pm. Seen Around Jay Hicks, Molly McDonald,Bunny Hicks, Tom McDonald and Harriet McElveen Rice. Rush We are accepting rush recommendations for summer and fall rush 2012. Please recommend an outstanding young man using our online form here. Rush chairmen this year are: Lawson McAbee, at email email@example.com and phone 864-908-7178 Connor Dunaway at email firstname.lastname@example.org and phone 980-258-5983 Orientation meeting will be Sunday, Aug 26 on campus, and open house begins Labor Day, Sept 3. Rush Week 2012 is Sept 3-7. 4 Questions or comments are welcome to John Stringfellow, email email@example.com. Delta Drummer ENews June 2012 South Carolina Delta Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Web www.saeusc.com Spotlight Benjamin L Johnston, ’01, and his brother, Don C “Chip”Johnston, III, ’00, are franchise owners of Zaxby Restaurants in Charleston (Apogee Partners LLC and TCB Foods). The quick-casual chain specializes in made-to-order chicken fingers, Buffalo wings, sandwiches and salads. The other local licensees are Tripp Clayton, Chap Johnston, Brad Dailey and Matt Kilpatrick. The business partners opened their first Zaxby's in Summerville in 2005 and since then have built seven more in the area, in North Charleston and Moncks Corner and on James Island. Their restaurants have provided continued community service through the Make A Wish Foundation of South Carolina. “We are proud to serve the Lowcountry and are happy to help out a great organization like the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” said Chip Johnston. Ben was married to Allison Meredith Hill of Charleston on Nov 13, 2010, and Chip was married to Heather Lynn Peebles of Summerville on Sept 24, 2011. Ben is from Spartanburg, attended Spartanburg High School and was Eminent Archon of the chapter in 1999-2000. Kevin W Mims ‘98 Kevin is a founding equity partner of Luzuriaga Mims, LLP. He has been involved with the defense of numerous complex construction defect cases, representing general contractors, developers, subcontractors and owners. His practice also includes products liability, general civil litigation, and defending concurrent jurisdiction claims brought under the South Carolina Workers Compensation Act and the Longshore and Harbor workers' compensation Act. Kevin, a native of Greeleyville, is a 1998 cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina and a 2001 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. He enjoys a BV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Kevin is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the South Carolina Bar Association, including the Tort & Insurance Practice Section and the Construction Law Section. He also holds memberships in the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association and the Defense Research Institute. Kevin previously served as the Ninth Circuit Representative for the YLD of the South Carolina Bar and on its committee for professional development. He was an Eminent Archon of the Chapter. Reach Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Will Lewis ‘91 Will started his own law firm effective April 2012. He can be reached at Lewis Law Group, LLC in Charleston, www.williamlewislaw.com, and his email is email@example.com. 5 Questions or comments are welcome to John Stringfellow, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Delta Drummer ENews June 2012 South Carolina Delta Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Web www.saeusc.com Lost Alumni Help us find these missing brothers. Do you have an email, address or phone number? Contact John Stringfellow at email email@example.com. More detailed list here. Alvin Alexander, Robert Allison ,John Anderson, Ned Andrews, James Black, Danny Blackwell, Charles Branham, Doug Briggs ,Stan Busteed, Ken Butler, Spencer Cannon, James Carson, Teddy Dunn, Herbert Eades , & Walker Floyd Several of our members were featured in a recent issue of the Columbia Odyssey Magazine State of the Chapter Meeting On Saturday, April 15, 2012, the chapter advisors organized a state of the chapter meeting which included an agenda and presentations on how to improve management and performance of the individual officers and members. Among the guest speakers were Clayton Hunt ’94 (see right photo) of Greenville, former province archon. He updated the brothers on our ritual. 6 Questions or comments are welcome to John Stringfellow, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Delta Drummer ENews June 2012 South Carolina Delta Chapter Sigma Alpha Epsilon University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Web www.saeusc.com Meet our New Officers For a complete list of officers and names, visit our web site here. Eminent Archon: Justin Mims; Eminent Deputy Archon: Crawford Long and Ton Petrozza; Eminent Treasurer – Woodie Williams; Rush Chairmen – Connor Dunaway and Lawson McAbee. Weston Adams ‘60 Weston was a clerk in the law office of Louis W. Ingram, Columbia, SC, in 1963. From 1963 to 1966, he was Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, United States Air Force. He was a trust officer, South Carolina National Bank in Columbia, from 1966 to 1970. He served as associate counsel on the Select Committee on Crime, United States House of Representatives, in Washington, DC, 1970 - 1971. From 1971 to 1972, he was an associate attorney in the law office of Albert Watson in Columbia, SC, and from 1972 to 1974 was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. From 1972 to the present, he has been self-employed as an attorney in Columbia. Mr. Adams received his A.B. in 1960 from the University of South Carolina and his LL.B. in 1962 from the University of South Carolina Law School. He attended the University of South Carolina Graduate School in 1962 - 1963 and the American Institute of Banking in 1968. His foreign languages include reading comprehension in French and German. He was born September 16, 1938, in Columbia, SC. Mr. Adams is married to the former Elizabeth N. Nelson, and they have four children. He was appointed to serve as the Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi on May 7, 1984. 7 Questions or comments are welcome to John Stringfellow, email email@example.com.