- Our Chapter
- Rush SigEp
April 15, 2015
Thank you to all who attended ACR IV: A Red Door Affair.
At ACR IV we recognized two gentlemen who have recently stepped down from active Alumni Board duty. During their tenure of over 10 years, the chapter has won twenty-nine awards including multiple excelsior cups, AVC excellence, Ruck leadership awards, and the first Buchanan cup since the 1980s. With their leadership and guidance the chapter has grown from 120 to 245 men, consistently been in the top 3 of campus GPA, and became an accredited RLC (Resource Learning Center) in 2010. Both have received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the regional Carlson Leadership Academy. And they paid off the debt used to build our current House at 701 College.
Jason, and his wife Julie, were like the adopted parents of the Fall 2013 Pledge Class. And as fate will do, their son Bubba succumbed to a fatal heart condition shortly after he was initiated a year ago…and then the Pledge Class adopted them and continues to wipe their tears.
Brett is the brother-in-law of brother Steve Couch who lost his life at an early age with two infant sons, twenty-one years ago. Brett was instrumental in helping with the annual Steve Couch Memorial Golf Tournament which Sig Eps and friends put together in an effort to fund college for the young boys. When that goal was accomplished, Brett and his wife Kimberly made a substantial kickoff donation to the Educational Foundation and now the golf tournament is a Sig Ep Scholarship tournament.
Wayne has worked with and around a group of 8-10 Sig Eps that meet almost daily for lunch in NW OKC. When Rich was ready to step down from Alumni Board Treasurer duties, nobody jumped up to fill his shoes. Wayne had the background and tools and the bylaws do not require Board members to be Sig Eps. We approached Wayne with the idea, and he did not hesitate for the opportunity to serve his business brothers. Little did he know his business brothers yearned to call him a Sig Ep Brother…and now we are proud to do so.
After a 20 year career as a legal assistant, Kelly’s hobbies include traveling and boating
primarily at Lake Texoma. She is the wife of Brett Wimberley and with Brett has established
the Steve Couch Memorial Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Beta.
Mom Sandy has been the House Mom at Oklahoma Beta for almost 9 years. She likes to say she has 3 children, 3 grandchildren and over 200 sons. It’s a job that takes heart, logic, and nerves of steel.
Finally, we want to recognize a woman who has been involved with Sig Ep at OU for over 13 years. Few have had as large an impact on the financial well being of our fraternity as our next Golden Heart – Kathy Pritchard.
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