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Rob Lippincott '67 Honored as Tau Man of the Year 2015
Austin entrepreneur and business developer Rob Lippincott was honored as Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter's Man of the Year on November 7 at the 2015 Tau Trustee Reunion and Parents' Weekend luncheon. A crowd of more than 350 Kappa Sigma brothers and family members attended the annual celebration held at the Kappa Sigma lodge. (Read More)
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Ben Sarvadi '14
Conner Rambin '14
Dear Tau Brothers and Kappa Sigma Family,
We received the heartbreaking news of Tau initiate Calvin Stewart's death just as the final edits were being made to the Spring 2016 Tau eNEWS edition. Profound sadness has this week replaced the usual light-hearted mood at the lodge as the Chapter mourns the loss of a brother who left them much too soon.
The Chapter held a candlelight vigil in Calvin's honor Monday evening. His memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2, at 2 P.M. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano. Our deepest condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
Jim Pritchett '71
Kappa Sigma House Construction Ahead of Schedule
Architectural planning, engineering details and the arduous permitting process required by the City of Austin has consumed much of the last eight months, but construction for the new Kappa Sigma Residence Hall is now moving forward at a steady pace.
After removing 550 truckloads of clay to hit bedrock, foundation soil was laid and drilling began for the pier and beam foundation at a 39' depth. Once the rebar was set, the concrete columns were poured and the foundation, encompassing close to 3/4 of an acre, was poured and trialled. The first level and walls for the parking garage have been poured and rebar is now being laid to form the foundation base for the first floor, which will be 14' above garage level.
"We expect to have all four floors above the parking garage framed within the next three to four months," said project manager Hagen McMahon '66. "At this point, we're ahead of schedule."
Kappa Sigma House Construction Ahead of Schedule
Dear Tau Alumni & Parents,
The construction of the new Kappa Sigma Residence Hall is three months' underway and we couldn't be more excited. With four stories providing 40,000 square feet of living space, including 36 bedrooms, the new living quarters will be one of the largest and finest fraternity houses in the country.
On behalf of the Tau Chapter, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all alumni and parents whose generous donations are making this new house possible. The construction process is amazing and I encourage all alumni and parents to visit the property to witness the magnitude of this alluring structure.
I'm pleased to report another successful fundraising year for our philanthropy cause, the SEAL Legacy Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing support to families of wounded and fallen U.S. Navy SEALS. We doubled ticket sales in our most recent campaign, raising $5,000 more than the previous year, for a total of $45,000 in contributions. We continue to coordinate events with the organization in the fall and spring and encourage everyone to donate to this great cause.
I'm also very proud of the chapter's academic ranking within the Interfraternity Coucil. We achieved an overall GPA of 3.234, placing us 7th among the 27 fraternities on the UT campus.
As Tau continues to prosper, we remain humble and focused on our goals. With an outstanding rush team, the lodge and new house, we expect this year to be the most successful rush season in Tau history. The recently elected Grand Masters of Ceremonies for spring and fall, Ben Sarvadi '14 and Conner Rambin '14, are already working hard to launch this year's rush fundraising campaign. Rush-related events are scheduled for late April in Houston and Dallas and all alumni and parents are invited. More updates to follow in the upcoming months.
In closing, I want to again thank all alumni and parents. Your participation, guidance and support play a huge role in our success and we will be forever grateful.
Michael Swayne '13
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