A LPHA DELTA
A PUBLICATION OF THE ALPHA DELTA FRATERNITY AT WASHBURN UNIVERSITY
Fall Issue September 2009
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INSIDE: 2—From the Editor...3—Masthead...4—From the Alumni President...4—-Linkedin...5—From the Field…
6—Milestones…7—From the Faculty Advisor...8—From the Active Chapter ...9—Founders’ Day 2009...10—Calendar…
10—-From the Alumni Secretary/Treasurer...10—AD Ddirectory,,,11—Annual Giving Donors…12—100th Anniversary
FROM THE EDITOR
In the summer of Bobbie, spent many an hour working to
2008, Brother Lloyd insure that our House was in
Fleming approached tip top shape. Often, these
me to talk about put- two put in time and half to
ting together another make the House right! All of
edition of the Alpha us owe them a big debt of
Delta Triangle. He thanks for the caring they
would serve as the have had for Alpha Delta. Lloyd Fleming
editor if I would assist Thank you, Lloyd & Bob-
him by doing the Phil Menninger bie!!
graphic work. Over
the years I have worked on a number of
newsletters and he thought together we This past year I was selected to be the
could put together a new edition of the Alumnus of the year. What made this
Triangle. I agreed to work with him and special for me was when I looked at the
we were successful un putting out four list of recipients, I noted that my father,
issues of a new Triangle. William Claire Menninger, was the first
to receive this award in 1966, and then in
Unfortunately, Lloyd has resigned as the 1986, my Uncle Edwin Menninger was
editor of the Triangle and I have taken on a recipient as well. I felt very please to
the responsibility of editing it for another join my father and Uncle as a member of
year. Without Lloyd, there would have the Alumni of the Year for Alpha Delta.
been no more Triangle. I am grateful for
the effort he put forth this past year to I am also indebted to Brother Lloyd for
assist in getting the publication to our my having earned this esteemed award.
alumni. Without his efforts this project He got me involved in working with the
would have not come to pass and I am Triangle and then proposed my name to
therefore dedicating this issue to Lloyd the Board as a candidate for the Alumni
for the vast amount of time and effort he of the Year 2009.
took to make this project happen.
It has been a fun year working with
Not only did Lloyd edit the Triangle, but Lloyd and for Alpha Delta. I am hopeful
for the past several years he has spent a that my health will hold up so that I can
great deal of time working at the House. be present for the 100th Founders’ Day
I can remember seeing the House when it Banquet.
was a literal mess, and Lloyd was there
working to make sure it would be ready Editor Phil
for the Fall Term. He and his wife,
THE ALPHA DELTA TRIANGLE
ALPHA DELTA Each
MEMBERS 2008 –
MEMBERS Editor: Brother Phil Menninger
2009 – 2010
Associate Editor:- Brother Rich Miller
Triangle Database Manager: Brother Clayton
Vice President Pykiet
Steve Obdyke email@example.com
John Minnick Nathan Graybill
Resident Directors Gerald Kunkelman
Lance Quilling firstname.lastname@example.org
Lquilling@usd434.us Terry Marshall
Stephen_mcintosh@hotmail.com Clayton Pykiet
Matt Wilkins email@example.com
Hayden St. John Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayden St. John
John Burns Tomsuther1971@yahoo.com
Gary Zook email@example.com
Non-Resident Directors Director Emeritus
John Burns www.alphadelta.org
Larrie Bates Jim Sloan
Non-Resident Directors firstname.lastname@example.org
Lowell Hahn Please send any e-mail changes to:
FROM THE ALUMNI PRESIDENT
Finally it has happened! My wife and I have state mandated sprinkler system
sent the last of our seven children off to for fire protection. Thank
college. One would think that by now, I goodness we remain fortunate
would have young adults all figured out. to continue the services
Entering my second year as the Alumni Housemother Moira Brouddus.
President one would also think my
experiences, with actives, pledges and A year ago I was quite blunt in
my evaluation of the future of Bruce Jones
alumni would also be reasoned out. Guess
what, I'm still learning! I have learned that Alpha Delta. I can enthusiastically state this
persistence does pay dividends. Alpha Delta year is off to a fantastic improvement My
this school year (2009-2010) appears at this sincere thanks to the Actives, Alumni
writing, to be positively improved over last Board, Mac Vicar Foundation and the many
year. other Alumni that have stepped forward this
The active chapter is larger with
more involved young men. They have In 1916, author William J. H. Boetcher
grown enormously in maturity and positive penned "One cannot help men permanently
attitude. The pledge class has been better by doing for them what they could and
vetted. A number of recent alumni have should do for themselves." This is the
stepped forward to lend their experiences advisement philosophy we must practice
and advise. with our young men at Alpha Delta. Your
assistance and involvement at many levels
Needless to say, new challenges have also is necessary as we approach our 100th
found their way into our fraternity, i.e.-a Anniversary.
The Active Chapter is embarking on a different approach to recruiting and retention and the
Alumni play a key role in this. They are implementing a process geared towards leveraging
the Alumni database to show perspective pledges what AD can be to, and do for them. The
process is built on edification of the Alumni and Actives based on the goals of the
perspective pledge. Our goal is to leverage ourselves in a new and ambitious way that Clayton Pykiet
capitalizes on the years of experience and success the Alumni have. We want to recognize
the success and victories of the Alumni and show our new members what is possible and probable.
My request is for you to encourage Alumni already on Linkedin.com to join our group and update their
profile if necessary. If you know of an Alum who is not on Linkedin.com, encourage them to join so we
can begin to recognize each others achievements and leverage our skills.
If you would like more information on how we are implementing this process or are concerned about pri-
vacy please do not hesitate to contact me.
Pykiet Clayton [email@example.com]
FROM THE FIELD
Mike Bradbury reported that his wife,
Sarah, delivered their second child on 8/31 His grand-parents are Dale and Alice
@ 9:21pm. They named her Leah Evelyn Schnoor, Hooper, Neb., and Hilda Ray,
Bradbury. She weighed 6lbs 15oz and was Winfield, and the late Frank Ray.
20.5'' in length.
They will wed Oct. 10 at Faith Lutheran
Church in Topeka.
Topeka Capital Journal, 8-23-09
Leah Evelyn Bradbury.
Jack Shutt participated in the 2009 Na-
tional Senior Games in Colorado Springs,
Robert Bond and CO. in the game of Ping Pong.
Kimberly Bond, both
of Topeka announce the
engagement of their
daughter, Sara to Mark Ross, bba ‘83, Overland Park Kan-
Michael Ray, son of sas, is a new member of the Washburn
David and Sally Ray of Alumni Association.
Sara is a graduate of Washburn Rural High
School ('04) and Washburn University (08), Jim Sloan is trying to locate any old copies
with a BS in Nursing. She is a Registered of the Triangle to put in the WU
Nurse at University of Kansas Hospital. Library. He has found an AD section in
the WU Library with some old Triangles
Her grandparents are Donna Neu and the and wants to add to the collection. Any
late Claude Bond. member willing to contribute their
Triangles send them to Jim Sloan at
Michael is a graduate of Win-field High 349 SW Woodbury Ct. N., Topeka KS
School (‘00) and Washburn University ('06) 66606. If he get duplicates, the extra copies
with a degree in criminal justice. He is FAA can be put in the fraternity house.
traffic controller in Olathe and serves as a
crew chief for a KC-135 in the Kansas
City’s Air National Guard’s Air Refueling
FROM THE ACTIVE CHAPTER
Alpha Delta had its annual Wine and
Cheese on September 24 at Reynolds
Lodge on Lake Shawnee. All four
sororities were invited and they all had an
excellent time. The fraternity is currently
preparing for Homecoming week. Alpha
Delta is currently facing a fortunate trend
of increased recruitment numbers. Alpha
Delta represents almost every organization MOTHER BROUDDUS CONTINUES
on campus, with two new members sitting TO SERVE US WELL
on WSGA senate. The Pledge Master,
Daniel McElroy, has said this is the best House Mother Moira
pledge class Alpha Delta has seen in years. Broudddus continues to
Alpha Delta has also had a good semester serve our Fraternity very
in volleyball and flag football in well. She manages to
intramurals. The organization is standing keep the House in order
strong with excellent leadership. The and Fraternity Members in line. She has
leadership has shifted strategies and is also been very helpful to the Triangle
currently focusing on to set the example Editor in getting news from the Chapter.
in front of the pledges by the actives with We are very fortunate to have this fine
“servant leadership“, Each day it is lady managing our Fraternity House!
improving itself by focusing on
Communication with its members, with
the actives, pledges and alumni. This
communication is also extended to other
organizations, fraternities, and sororities
Rayburn Alan “Spanky”
Submitted by John Henderson, Chapter Secretary Richard Reid Zachman died 9/30/2009.
[R], and Daniel McElroy, Pledge Master, [L].
John is the grandson of former WU President John
FROM OUR FACUALTY ADVISOR researching the input of millennial students on
Greek organizations. Some Greek organizations
Recruiting & Retaining have already adapted their philosophies to this
the Millennial Student changing student body, and there is much that can
John Burns, MS, ATC be learned from their experiences.
Resident Alumni Director So who are these millennial students?
Millennials are American students born
During Founder’s Day, I was between the years 1982 to 2002. The
asked by a fellow alumni brother, oldest entered college in 2000, thus the
“What’s wrong with the current term “Millennial.”
Washburn Students? Why don’t they want to join They are the most racially and ethnically
Alpha Delta?” It’s a legitimate question asked out diverse generation in US history and are
of frustration from dwindling active membership, open and accepting of racial, ethnic, and
difficulty with member retention, and a general lifestyle differences.
misunderstanding of the current college student. Obviously, they are fascinated with, and easily
At the time, I was hesitant to answer, but now I master new technology. Their births were
feel compelled to respond. announced on cell phones and their
pictures were immediately available on the
The short answer is nothing. There is nothing internet. They’d give up television before
“wrong” with the current students. They are just they’d give up their computer or cell
generationally different. Since the beginning of phone.
the 21st century, there has been a change in the They communicate via text message,
characteristics of students entering college. Tom Facebook , and “tweets”.
Brokaw wrote about the “Greatest Generation.” These students were wanted and planned for
Many of you reading this are “Baby Boomers.” by their parents, and thus, they were raised
Personally, I am a “Gen X’er,” and the current that way. They feel individually and
cohort of college students are “Millennial.” collectively special as a result. This
generation is highly connected to their
Each of these generations brought different parents, and their personal values mirror
characteristics and values to Alpha Delta, and their parent’s values.
through the years, the fraternity evolved to meet They are high achieving, intelligent, and optimistic, but
these changing qualities. Alpha Delta is once are often “under prepared for the challenges of
again attempting to evolve to meet the characteris- independent living.”
tics of this “new” generation. It is important that Most likely the lack of preparation is a result of
over-protective parenting and sheltering. After all,
we, as alumni, recognize the distinct qualities of they are the generation of car seats, seat belts, air
the millennial generation and provide generation- bags, bicycle helmets, knee pads and a myriad of
ally relevant guidance to perpetuate the revitaliza- other, often legislated, protections.
tion of the brotherhood. We must understand that The students on campus in the fall of 2009
this generation exists in the age of information and grew up in a country at war. They were
socialization, and provide tools they need to only 10 or 11 on September 11, 2001.
become leaders in the 21st century. They know the names of terrorists, the
Unabomber, and other home grown
I feel it is important to communicate the character- dissidents, but lack vision of who are
istics of this new generation to the alumni “enemies” really are. They feared school
membership. There are many sources that are violence, anthrax laced letters, beef from
mad cows, and viruses from birds and them.” Either way, we definitely have to
swine. understand that it’s going to take more than just
Most of the students of this generation are one contact or rush event to sign them up.
highly motivated, assertive and confident.
They believe college is to prepare them for Finally, we have to provide some life preparation
the workplace and they expect to advance training; things like time management, conflict
rapidly once they get there. resolution, and leadership training. Know that this
They are team oriented and want to be part of transformation has already begun. Through the vision
the group. While these may seem like of Alumni like Bruce Jones, Gary Zook, and Clayton
good characteristics for Alpha Delta, they Pykiet, a personal development and leadership training pro-
also tend to value achievement over gram is already being implemented, and ideas are being
personal development as they want to considered to further enhance our offerings.
clearly see “what’s in it for them”. Maybe we initiatives and am excited to be a part of
them.eed to consider developing an alumni
So what’s this mean for Alpha Delta? It means mentoring program or possibly even develop
that this generation of student is “right” for Alpha internship opportunities within our alumni
Delta and that we should be excited about what network. These won’t be overnight transforma-
they can bring to the brotherhood. It doesn’t mean tions, but I believe are essential for future success.
we need to change our core values or beliefs. We I fully support these
just need to change our presentation.
The strategies that are being implemented are
First, we have to prove our value to the students, geared toward meeting the needs of the current
not just tell them about it. Our beliefs and the generation. The current active membership is a
value of brotherhood must be lived out by our good group of men. I believe, with the right
active members and by alumni. We have to show training and leadership, they can perpetuate Alpha
them the value in lifelong brotherhood. Personally, Delta well into the future.
I believe the Alumni Board of Directors has to
transform itself into a group of leadership mentors I’d be happy to hear from any of you with your
rather than a disciplinary committee set on ideas on thoughts. Feel free to contact me at
enforcing policy. We have to show them that we firstname.lastname@example.org.
are not “big brother” looking over their shoulders,
but rather we are teammates. We have to expect References:
integrity and we have to back that up by our own Howe and Stauss, Millenials Rising – The Next
Gleason, Paula, Meeting the Needs of Millennial
Second, we have to recruit new members, not Students, In Touch Newsletter, Vol. 16, Number 1.
“rush” them. This generation won’t be “rushed” Presentation by: Spencer, Edward, Associate
into joining a group, and they probably won’t join Professor for the Department of Higher Education
without consulting Mom and Dad. We have to and Student Affairs, Virginia Tech.
accept parental involvement; maybe we even need
to plan opportunities for it. Have we ever thought
about having a “rush” party for parents? I’m an
athletic trainer and work closely with the Kenneth Logan, bba' 53 from Warner
Washburn football team. Maybe we need to copy Robins, Ga. participates in the Georgia
some recruiting techniques from the sports world State Senior Olympics. In 2006, he placed
and starting visiting students in their living rooms second in the over 70 age group and in
and high schools. Then bring them and their
2008, he won first place in the 5,000 meter
parents in and really show them “what’s in it for
time trial in the over 80 age group.
FOUNDERS’ DAY 2009
WHO CAME THE FARTHEST?
Bruce Jones with Chris & Joe Casper
from Mandeville, Louisiana
In the last issue of the Triangle two Alums were listed as having
traveled the furthest to Founders’ Day 2009. The Editor his apologizes
to Chris and Joe Casper, who traveled 679 miles from Mandeville,
Louisiana to attend this event.
The Active Chapter will be serving Apple Cider and doughnuts Oct 17th
at 9AM for all Alums at 1919 SW MacVicar Ave., before the Homecoming
Parade. This will be in the parking lot across the street from the house.
For your Halloween Party, have a
on Alpha Delta
From the Alumni Secretary/
Brothers, Since the first Annual Giving Program
was launched last month we have received over
$6,000.00 in donations which is a good start.
We are asking each alum to donate
at least $100.00 or more for the
upkeep of the fraternity house and
to pay for alumni communications,
alumni events and the postage and
printing expenses that it takes to
accomplish everything we need to
John Minnick do. Several years ago we had a
dues program which we stopped
Triangle Editor Phil is putting together a pictorial
directory of all AD Alums. If you would like to be
in 2001 as the Heritage Campaign began. With
included in this directory, please send your picture, Heritage concluded, except for collecting
e-mail address, degree earned and grad year to unpaid pledges, we need to establish an annual
email@example.com. source of income for ongoing maintenance and
alumni relations. The board decided an annual
giving program would be a better approach than
a dues program.
The next issue of the Triangle will come in December.
If you have any news that can be included in that
issue, please send it to the editor by December 1, at
Don C. Roehl '57
Remembering deceased brothers........You can Lowell Hahn ‘58
also donate $100.00 or more for a deceased Philip F. Lyon '58
Don B. Rolley '58
brother so that his name can be added to the Dr. Douglas Wilmore MD '60
recognition list of donors. We plan to purchase David R. Oldham '60
glass display cases for the fraternity house in James S. Maag '61
which the names of the Annual Giving Cam- Hayden B. St. John '62
paign Donors will be prominently displayed all Larrie C. Bates ‘63
year long. Terry L. Marshall '63
Robert M. Harvey '64
Edward B. Soule '65
Listed below are the brothers who have gener- John H. Resing '66
ously sent in their donations as of September Michael L. Worswick '68
29, 2009. We will be giving recognition to all do- David W. Mize '68
nors and have special levels for larger dona- C. J. Perney '68
tions. Please help us add your name to the list Charles S. Joss Jr. '69
below by sending in your check for $100.00 or Bruce E. Jones ‘70
Edward L. Glotzbach ‘70
more to College Ave, Building Co. Inc., P.O. John D. Minnick '70
Box 1383, Topeka, KS. 66601. Your support of Ronald E. Wurtz '70
this effort will help us to ensure that our facilities Richard D. Ross '71
are well maintained , alumni communications Keith D. Adams ‘72
are improved and that we will be able to arrive Charles A. Morgan III '75
at our 100th Anniversary in 2012 as the strong- Martin L. Toews ‘82
est fraternity at Washburn University! Keith A. Doel '83
Mark K. Ross ‘83
Whitney B. Damron '84
Fraternally, John Minnick, Alpha Delta Alumni James F. Zimmerman ‘85
Secretary Michael J. Kuckelman '86
David A. Uphaus '87
Bryan J. Sterling '87
Jeffery N. Young '88
Annual Giving Donors - Summer 2009 John W. Burns ‘92
Total Raised: $6,750 Jon J. Lang '92
As of September 21, 2009 Clayton D. Pykiet '00
Steven R. Obdyke '00
Alpha Delta Spirit Squad ($100 to $499) Scott Tatman '04
Robert K. Petro Michael L. Quilling ‘06
Thomas J. Schultz James B. Griebat, ‘71
Carl C. Nordstrom '38
Joseph P. Logan '39 Others (Up to $99)
Ronald R. Rhodes '50 David W. Mize '68
Jack C. Richmond '50 Jon J. Lang '92
Richard J. Miller '51
Donald E. Moore ‘51 As of today. $6,750.00 is the total so far. We are call-
James W. Sloan '52 ing this effort "The Alpha Delta Annual Giving Cam-
Frederick R. Guild '52 paign" and it will run until July 1, 2010, and every
Harold L. Hula ‘52 twelve months thereafter. We are purchasing glass
William H. Walters '53 display cases to hang in the house to give year-round
Leo J. Albrecht '53 recognition to the donors to this campaign.
Aspet V. Merijanian Ph.D. '54
Alan W. Rolley '55
Rod W. Brown '56
James T. Blackburn '56
Gary A. Cook '57
IN ONLY 3 YEARS
ALPHA DELTA WILL CELEBRATE
ITS HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY!!
STAY THE COURSE!
BE THERE ON
APRIL 25, 2012