SAE SC Delta Drummer Fall 2008 Newsletter FINAL

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                                  Delta DrummerPublished by Delta Chapter of
                                   Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of South Carolina
                                  Columbia, South Carolina                                            Winter 2009
     Alumni Officers                Homecoming 2008 a Great Success
         John Dillard ’00
         Chapter Advisor          Three hundred alumni, parents,              The following brothers received awards:        wives, brothers and dates attended
                                  the annual 2008 Parents Alumni                          Drew Davies
         Eddie Stivers
                                  Dance during Homecoming Weekend                       True Gentleman
    Chapter Financial Advisor        2008. This year, the event was held                    Mitch Haselden
        Bill McElveen ’80         at the Marriott Hotel on Friday,                            GPA
   House Corporation Advisor      November 7 before the USC-Arkansas     game. Awards were presented to                          Keith Wallace
         Bill Rogers              worthy brothers at the event.                            Intramurals
   Community Service Advisor                                                             Ellison Neese
                                                                                        Eminent Archon
        Tony Veschusio
        House Manager                                                                      Sam Bailey                                                                    Best Pledge
      John Stringfellow ’75
     Alumni Assn. President                                                          Bray Pemberton, EDA                                                                Best All Around
                                                                                 Tony Veschusio, House Father
    Chapter Officers                 Eminent Archon Ellison Neese with
                                     his mother and brother at this year’s       John Dillard and Eddie Stivers
          Ellison Neese                    Parents Alumni Dance.                    Bud Mann Alumni Award
        Eminent Archon
          Drew Davies
        Eminent Deputy
                                                    Running for a Cause               Brothers Team Up to Benefit Cerebral Palsy
        Matt Mubarak
       Eminent Warden             The chapter’s special philanthropy is      Austin, who is autistic. This became        Running for a Cause, shared jointly        the framework for an annual
       Ben DeCastrique            with Alpha Delta Pi. This year’s           tradition. Runners from SAE and
        Eminent Warden            event was held during the 2008             ADPi solicit money from family,       Kiawah Island Marathon/ Half               friends and local businesses. The goal
          Dan Touma               Marathon on December 6-8 with              for the 2008 event was to raise $8,000
        Eminent Recorder          the run on Saturday, December 7.           and donate $4,000 to two different         Entering its third year in existence,      families. This year’s recipients are two
           Don Lowry              Running for a Cause involves SAE           boys suffering from cerebral palsey.
     Eminent Correspondent        and ADPi teaming up together each              More information can be found        year to raise money for medically          at
            Wes Lyon              challenged young people.                   php. Please contact Ellison Neese at
       Eminent Treasurer             In its first year, the money was or (803)
                                  donated to one young boy named             984-1666 if you have further interest.
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    Donations to the Chapter Education
       Fund to Honor Late Brothers                                                           Chapter Eternal
For 2008, we are dedicating any             earns interest at the Foundation,                       Ryan DeLoach
donations to the Chapter Education          which is used toward the national                Ryan, 20, son of Robert Allauid
Fund to honor the following alumni:         leadership school tuition fees for the             DeLoach and Linda Annand,
T. Preston Reid ’75, Gary C. Banks, Jr.     members of the chapter. The CEF had             died October 8, 2008 on Pawleys
’56, W. Elliott Wardlaw ’53, and William    approximately $27,381.15 as of June 1,          Island, SC. Ryan was majoring in
Rhea, Travis Cale, Justin anderson,         2008. Interest from the fund covers the       advertising. He attended St. Helena’s
T.C. Cox and Ryan DeLoach.                  cost of brothers to attend the annual             Episcopal Church and was an
    Classmates and friends of these         John Moseley National Leadership                           acolyte there.
dear departed brothers can send tax-        School.                                        An avid outdoorsman and animal
deductible contributions to:                   Special thanks go to Brother John           lover, he enjoyed hunting, fishing,
Sigma alpha Epsilon 35022 Eagle             Weiss ’10, and his parents, David and           and being “down” the river. Ryan
Way Chicago, IL 60678-1350. Checks          Kathy Weiss, who donated $1,000 to the           is remembered as a loving son,
should be made out to SC Delta CEF,         Fund this month in honor of our late           brother and devoted grandson. In
and a note enclosed asking that the         brothers. John is from Gainesville, GA         lieu of flowers, the family suggests
donation be credited to the SC Delta        and attended Gainesville High School.         that donations be made in memory
Chapter Education Fund. The Fund                                                           of Ryan to: Running for the Cause
                                                                                             - a fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy
                                                                                              sponsored by the Sigma Alpha
                                                                                            Epsilon Fraternity at USC, checks
  Pledge Class, Brothers and Members                                                           should be made out to “SAE-
                                                                                          Running for the Cause” and sent to:
     Enjoy Retreat at Cedar Creek                                                           Ellison Neese, Pres., SAE, P.O. Box
                                                                                          85128, USC, Columbia, SC 29225 or
The fall pledge class, 35 brothers and 13 members, spent their annual retreat this          WWF - World Wildlife Fund, 1250
semester canoeing and kayaking down Cedar Creek.                                          Twenty-Fourth Street, N.W., P.O. Box
    On the first day at Cedar Creek                                                           97180, Washington, DC 20090.
Landing, they followed the river for 10
miles until it flowed into the Congaree.                                                          Douglas McKay ’38
    Brothers had to manually lift the
boats around a steep clay wall and tree                                                   Douglas passed away on September
together. After settling on the river side                                                     10, 2008. He received a Juris
for camping that night, they fixed dinner                                                   Doctorate from the University of
and conducted the famous SAE grip                                                           South Carolina School of Law in
circle. The next morning they went down                                                      1941. At the university, he was a
the remaining 10 miles and got out at                                                       member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
                                               The 2008 fall pledge class enjoyed a
Highway 601.                                     retreat at Cedar Creek Landing.            Fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa
                                                                                          honorary fraternity, and the boxing
                                                                                                      and track teams.
            In Memoriam:                                                                    Doug practiced law in Columbia
                                                                                           beginning in 1941 with his father,
       One Year After the Tragedy                                                             Douglas McKay, at the firm of
                                                                                             McKay & Holmes. He practiced
                                                                                             law for many years with McKay,
                                             Tripp Wylie stands in front of a portrait      Sherrill, Walker and Townsend in
                                             of his fraternity brothers who died in       Columbia. He later formed the law
                                             a house fire on Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.
                                                                                            firm of McKay, Cauthen, Settana
                                             in October of 2007. They are, from left,
                                                                                             and Stubley where he practiced
                                             William Rhea, Justin anderson and
                                             Travis Cale. Wylie survived the fire by
                                                                                             until retirement in 2003. He was
                                             jumping from a third story window. The         licensed to practice before many
                                             portrait hangs in the Mack I. Whittle, Jr.    courts including the United States
                                             Room in the SAE fraternity house in the                  Supreme Court.
                                             USC Greek Village.

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                                    Brothers in the Spotlight
Mark Cantey ’81                                  Ryan was honored by being named a              In February of 2004, Screen Tight (now
Mark has started his own business, MRC       Professional on the Fast Track by H Texas      a subsidiary of G2 Corporation) acquired
Publishing in Charlotte, NC.                 Magazine in 2007. He can be reached via        Phoenix-based Royal Wood exterior trim
   “I started my own publishing              email at or by           components. “Royal Wood developed a
company a short time ago and I have          office phone at (713) 624-4100.                truly revolutionary wood replacement
my first book going to press in the next                                                    product and a very loyal customer base,”
30 days,” says Mark.                                                                        offered Guerry. “We certainly intend to
                                             Guerry E Green ’82
                                                                                            maintain and build on the user base and
   “I’m a one man show and my first          Guerry is                                      we believe it is a great fit with our Screen
project is doing a book celebrating          president and                                  Tight products.”
General Motors 100th Anniversary. A little   founder of G2
more than I bargained for with my first                                                         Guerry can be reached at via email at
                                             Corporation in
project, but I couldn’t turn it down. I’m                                          or office phone at
feverishly trying to get people to order                                                    (843) 527-7658.
                                             SC. In 1991, he
the book directly from me at www.            sold his home I’m trying to get          improvement                                    C. Brody Glenn ’99
the book finished and to the printers in     business, Proper                                   Brody is president of Centennial
Canada,” says Mark.                          Seal, based in                                 American Properties in Greenville, SC,
   We ask all brothers to help Mark out      Charleston,                                    a company that develops and sales
by ordering his book when it becomes         and took two            Guerry Green ’82       properties, as well as manages and leases
available on the above website. Mark can     employees with                                 real estate.
be reached at 704-579-9678 or via email      him. He then launched a new business,
                                                                                                Brody has been with Centennial since
at                         Screen Tight, operating out of an old
                                                                                            August of 1999 when he graduated from
                                             garage on Pawley’s Island.
                                                                                            the University of South Carolina with
R. Ryan Lindsay ’00                              Today, Screen Tight operates out of a      a double major in Management and
Ryan is an                                   100,000-square-foot plant in Georgetown,       Real Estate August of 1999. Since joining
attorney in the                              South Carolina and employs 90 people.          Centennial, he has had multiple duties
Fullenweider                                     Following the success of Screen Tight,     that include leasing of shop space, tenant
Law Firm located                             Green spent five years developing a new        representation and site selection. Brody
in Houston,                                  screen door made of a solid foam plastic       looks forward to Centennial’s growth in
Texas. A graduate                            that could be trimmed like wood but            Florida and is excited about the current
of the University                            had the durability of vinyl. “That was a       projects they are working on with national
of South Carolina                            calculated risk,” he says, but one that paid   tenants. He can be reached via email at
Honors College,                              off. Screen Tight now claims 50 percent or office phone at
he majored in                                of the swinging screen door market in the      (864) 271-3894.
Economics. Prior                             United States.
to earning his         Ryan Lindsay ’00
                                                 Green also gives credit to his wife
degree, Ryan                                 of 20 years, Fran, who “believed in me           Planning a Vacation to
was inducted as a member of Phi Beta         and tolerated the long hours from the             the Charleston Area?
Kappa. While at USC, he spent time           beginning.” The Greens have three
in Washington, DC interning for his                                                         Contact Brother Jim Simpson ’81 at his
                                             children: Martha, Hayes and Guerry.
congressman and working for a large                                                          company, Adventures in Charleston,
                                             Naturally, the children have an interest
lobbying firm.                                                                                if you are planning a vacation and
                                             in the family business and most family
    Upon his graduation, Ryan did                                                             sightseeing tour of our port city in
                                             vacations have centered around home
post-graduate work in a masters                                                                 South Carolina. AIC is a service-
                                             shows across the nation. Once, when the
in public health program on a                                                                 oriented destination management
                                             family traveled purely for pleasure to the
Rotary International Ambassadorial                                                           company that caters to professional
                                             Bahamas, the kids were the first to notice
Scholarship in Cape Town, South                                                             meeting and travel planners. His email
                                             Screen Tight products on Bahamian
Africa. He attended law school at the                                                              is
University of Houston Law Center.                “I didn’t even know we had a market
Ryan began work at the firm of Donn C.       there,” Green says. “The kids were so
Fullenweider in October of 2005.             excited.”

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  Chapter Involved in Mentoring Program at Local
                Elementary School
                  Brothers Help Students Build Self-Esteem and Confidence
Members of the chapter are helping            “These kids come from rough
students at a local elementary school      places and need someone to believe in            SC Delta Welcomes
through a new mentoring program.           them,”” McKeown said. The program
Beginning with SAE’s 2007 fall pledge      mainly focuses on helping students that          New Faculty Advisor
class, many brothers of the SC Delta       come from troubled homes.                     The SC Delta Chapter welcomes new
Chapter now devote their time to              Brothers are paired up with                faculty advisor, Dr. Dan Freeman, Director
mentor young students at Saxe Gotha                                                      of Undergraduate Chemistry Labs,
                                           students, mostly young boys. Mentoring
Elementary School.                                                                       General Chemistry Prof. and Physical
                                           sessions often include helping students
                                                                                         Chemistry Prof at the University of South
                                           with their studies, eating lunch together     Carolina. Dan has been on the faculty
  “Since the program’s inception,          and even sometimes joining the young          since 1995. He also serves as an advisor
     parents and teachers have             kids for recess.                              for the Carolina Board Sports Club at
                                              “This is the first program in              USC (snowboarding, wakeboarding and
   seen a huge improvement in                                                            surfing). Dan can be reached via at email
                                           the district to establish this type
    the behavior and academic              of mentoring program,” said Dina              at or by
        achievements of the                McKeown, psychologist for Saxe Gotha          phone at (803) 777-2926.
        mentored student.”                 Elementary School. “It is a pilot for the
                                           district and psychologists from other
                                           schools are amazed.”
   Dina McKeown, the school’s
psychologist, contacted SAE with the          Bert Jones was a member of the SAE
idea of partnering USC students with       pledge class that participated in the
some troubled students at the school.      program. “It’s really good for the kids
McKeown came up with the idea              and I would recommend it to anyone
because the school, though very loving     who has time,” Jones said. “It’s a really
and supportive, could not meet all of      great thing to do.”
the students’ needs. She hopes the            Since the program’s inception,
mentors can provide self-esteem and        parents and teachers have seen a
confidence for the students. “Many of      huge improvement in the behavior
the kids have no real role model and       and academic achievements of the
need guidance,” McKeown said. “They        mentored students.
get attached to their mentors quickly.”

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