Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship Fund–List of Donors

Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship Fund as of December 22, 2011
We thank these brothers for generously contributing to this effort.
Please, if you have donated and are not recognized below, or if there are errors, contact Daniel Webb webbd@southwestern.edu.
If you wish to make a donation to the Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship Fund, go to the web site http://southwestern.edu/pkacentennial/ or 
Send Gifts To: Daniel Webb (AO ’05), Gift Programs Office, Southwestern University, PO Box 770, Georgetown, TX 78627-0770. Apologies for transcription errors or typos.

Centennial Circle – $5,000+
Peter Gosselink AO ’90
Tom Oliver AO ’87.5
In honor of Mike Rossman AO ’70 and in memory of Earl Moseley AO ’81
Steve Ressling AO ’79
In memory of Robert Whitecotton AO ’78.5
 
Steve Raben AO ’59
In honor of the Sessions Family, James Draeger AO ’61, David Lemons AO ’59, Thomas Singletary AO ’95, Mitch Barnett AO ’04 and in memory of Joseph Mundy AO ’61

Naming Level – $2,500+ 
Joe Bashara AO ’60
In honor of Steve Raben AO ’59
Milton Dare AO ’73
Mark Danheim AO ’78
In memory of Robert Whitecotton AO ’78.5 and in honor of Dustin James AO ’78.5
Louis Davis AO ’72.5
In honor of Mike Rossman AO ’70
James Draeger AO ’61
In memory of Joe Wayne Johnson AO ’57
William Fair AO ’60.5
In memory of Dr. Ralph E. Hamme
Matthew Henry AO ’85
Timothy Kiker AO ’77
In memory of Gary Querbach AO’76
David Lemons AO ’59
In honor of Steve Raben AO’59
Steve Lufburrow AO ’78
In honor of Joan Lufburrow and in memory of Gary Querbach AO ’76 and Mike Brabandt AO ’78.5
Charles Mayfield AO ’70
In memory of Merle “Tubby” Waggoner AO ’10
Danheim AO ’78, James AO’78.5, Ressling AO ’79
In memory of Robert Whitecotton AO ’78.5
Pete Sessions AO ’76.25
In honor of Bill Sessions AO ’08
Thomas Singletary AO ’95
In honor of Mike Rossman AO ’70
The Pledge Class of AO ’81
In memory of Earl Moseley AO ’81
Mark Wood AO ’77
In memory of Mike Brabandt AO ’78.5

Gold Level – $600+
Glenn Adams AO ’76 
Barry Bain AO ’86
Steven Bass AO ’82 
John Foster AO ’72
Edwin Franklin AO ’59
In memory of Edwin Franklin Sr
Thomas Herzig AO ’82
Lloyd Huff AO ’58
Dustin James AO ’78.5
In memory of Robert Whitecotton AO ’78.5
Ray Page AO ’81
In memory of Earl Moseley AO ’81
Richard Pinger AO ’65
In memory of Dan Rea AO ’66
Stephen Robertson AO ’78
Eric Smith AO ’75
Joe Taylor AO ’71
David Vander Straten AO ’86.5
Lynn White AO ’63
Joseph Widner AO ’90
Paul Young AO ’82.5

Garnet Level – $300+
Audie Alcorn AO ’81
In memory of Earl Moseley AO ’81
Kyle Babick AO ’77
In memory of George McDaniel AO ’77
Ted Caryl AO ’73
Andrew Hamblen AO ’81
In memory of Earl Moseley AO ’81 
Scott Heaslet AO ’84
Alex Jansen AO ’07
Ken Pool AO ’81
In memory of Earl Moseley AO ’81
John Raish AO ’63
In memory of Dan Rea AO ’66
Brian Ratliff AO ’95
William Richter AO ’78
Kenneth Rossy AO ’77
In honor of Teresa Rossy
Christopher Speier AO ’83
Daniel Webb AO ’05
Ben Woods AO ’03
Drew York AO ’99

Centennial Donors
John Barnes AO ’92
Bradford Barron AO ’01
Randy Bowden AO ’82
Theodore Caryl AO ’73
Stuart Colburn AO ’88
Craig Crosby AO ’70
George Cruz AO ’92
In memory of Maurice Edens
Richard DeVere AO ’74.5
William Dodge AO ’66
Richard Eason AO ’70
Addison English AO ’08.5
In memory of Roger Berry III
Jarrod Fergeson AO ’97
Robert Frenzel AO ’70
James Gaeta AO ’84
Bruce Gilmour AO ’71
Henry Guevara AO ’76
In memory of George McDaniel AO ’77
Ken Holley AO ’69
In memory of Franklin Harshman
Michael Lade AO ’85
David Leggett AO ’94
In honor of George Cruz AO ’92
Leslie LeGrand AO ’63
Donald McDonald AO ’59
Christopher Miles AO ’97
Stattler Mood AO ’81
In memory of Earl Moseley AO ’81
Dennis Moore AO ’92
David Neahusan AO ’74
John Nowlin AO ’82
Kevin O’Neil AO ’06
Alex Pacelli AO ’07.5
Jack Parker AO ’09
Mark Revis AO ’90
Thomas Richardson AO ’69
David Ross AO ’79
Paul Ross AO ’81
In memory of Earl Moseley AO ’81
Mike Rossman AO ’70
John Seale AO ’64
Donald Sherwood AO ’73
In memory of Mrs. Karen Cory
Cody Smith AO ’08
Ramsey Smith AO ’04
Kearby Swofford AO ’66
David Wallace AO ’65
Mark Watkins AO ’65

Alpha Omicron Celebrates It’s Centennial Year at Southwestern University

The Alpha Omicron chapter celebrated it’s 100th year at Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, during the University’s annual Homecoming and Reunion Weekend on November 5-7, 2010. Over 200 brothers, their families and friends, gathered for a weekend celebration that included the Centennial Banquet, the initiation of a pledge class and much camaraderie and celebration. In the process, AO completed a $100,000 fundraising campaign to endow the Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship Fund, which will distribute a need-based scholarship to an active AO brother annually. Distinguished guests included International President Kevin Virta (EP ’83), Regional President Blake Monroe, Southwestern University President Jake B. Schrum, and Congressman Pete Sessions (AO ‘76.25).

Centennial Banquet Table Setting

Centennial Banquet Table Setting

AO’s Centennial Celebration was a culmination of several years of planning led by Centennial Planning Chair, Dustin James (AO ’78), Alpha Omicron Alumni Association President, Daniel Webb (AO ’05), Centennial Scholarship Fund Chair, Mark Wood (AO ’77) and countless other alumni and active brothers. These men utilized a network of 20 other alumni brothers, each responsible for 2-3 pledge classes, to share news and updates about the Centennial Celebration throughout the year leading up to the big weekend.

Centennial Banquet Commemorates 100th Year

Congressman Pete Sessions and Pike International President Kevin Virta

Congressman Pete Sessions and Pike International President Kevin Virta

With the Crest as a backdrop, the marquee event of the weekend, the Centennial Banquet, kicked off the weekend on Nov. 5, in the largest ballroom on campus. Rev. John Raish (AO ’63) gave the invocation and Webb welcomed over 200 brothers and their guests to the Centennial. University President, Jake B. Schrum, thanked the men of Alpha Omicron for 100 years of service to Southwestern University as a vibrant contributor to the campus community and through the contributions of it’s many alumni volunteers and donors.

The chapter then welcomed International President Kevin Virta who noted that, “Alpha Omicron has been a flagship chapter in Texas since being the first chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha chartered in the state. In addition to its success at the chapter level, and as an outcome you would expect from that success, Alpha Omicron has produced outstanding alumni who have gone on the serve Pi Kappa Alpha, Southwestern University, their communities and our country.  Some who come to mind would be Wallace Lowry who served Pi Kappa Alpha as a Supreme Council Vice President from 1968 to 1970 and received the Fraternity’s Loyalty Award in 1977 for his years of dedicated service to Pike at the local, regional and national level. And of course, Congressman Pete Sessions, the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award.” Alpha Omicron is in rare company as a chapter to have have alumni recipients of both the Loyalty Award and the Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Virta specifically recognized Chapter Advisor Mike Rossman (AO ’69), who has served the fraternity for over 36 years and welcomed Congressman Pete Sessions as the keynote speaker. Sessions spoke of the importance Alpha Omicron has had in his life and concluded by reminded those in attendance that “when you go against a Pike, you go against the best!”

Centennial Banquet Speaker Congressman Pete Sessions

A great evening concluded with a report by Mark Wood (AO ’77) on the fraternity’s progress toward raising $100,000 for The Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship Fund.

After Wood’s presentation, Sessions rose from the crowd and exhorted those present to pledge additional funds to reach the goal. By the end of the weekend, the goal was met through gifts and pledges from over 65 alumni brothers.

AO Brothers at the Centennial Banquet

AO Brothers at the Centennial Banquet

On Saturday morning, Nov. 6, over 300 AO brothers, friends and area runners competed in the 10th running of the Jameson 5K in memory of AO brother Jaysn Jameson (AO ’87). AO was a “Gold Level” sponsor of the race. Proceeds from the event benefited an endowed University scholarship in Jaysn’s memory that to date has raised over $57,000.

Later that day, the Alpha Omicron Alumni Association recognized chapter adviser, Mike Rossman, with the creation of the “Mike Rossman Award” for outstanding service to AO. Avery Sheppard (AO ’07) was awarded the AOAA’s “Steve Raben (AO ’59) Award” for outstanding recent graduate leadership and later in the day, was elected President of the AOAA.

The crowd at the Pike House for the Centennial Celebration

The crowd at the Pike House for the Centennial Celebration

Alumni, Actives, Little Sisters and Dream Girls

Alumni, Actives, Little Sisters and Dream Girls the Pike House for a Group Photo

Pikes Gather Around the Flag Pole to Sing Down in Old Virginia

Pikes Gather Around the Flag Pole to Sing Down in Old Virginia

At Southwestern University’s Alumni Association Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, Nov. 6, three of the six awards given were received by AO alumni brothers. Robery W. Dupuy (AO ’66) and Taylor Garrett (AO ’97) received Distinguished Alumni Awards and Congressman Pete Sessions was awarded a Medal of Honor, the highest award given.

The weekend culminated with the initiation of the chapters fall pledge class in front of over 100 alumni and active brothers. With assistance from alumni, the active chapter conducted the initiation under candlelight in a cave, not far from the chapter house, a tradition re-created from 1960’s that had not been seen in over thirty years. What an outstanding way to bring Alpha Omicron’s Centennial Celebration to a close and an unforgettable moment for AO’s active brothers.

Alpha Omicron hoped to host the largest gathering of AO alumni and active brothers in history in an effort to strengthen brotherhood and leave a lasting mark for the next 100 years. The chapter accomplished all of this and is confident this success will carry it for years to come.

Written by Dustin James (AO ’78) and Daniel Webb (AO ’05)

Centennial Weekend Schedule

Friday, November 5

Pirate Golf Classic, 11 am. Registration includes lunch, post-round snacks, a silent auction and raffle prizes with all proceeds benefiting the Athletics Department. Individual players are welcome. Tee time will begin at noon with a shotgun start. Visit www.southwestern.edu/athletics/athletics-pgc.php to register by Oct. 29. Teravista Golf Club, 4333 Teravista Club Dr., Round Rock 78664.

Pi Kappa Alpha Centennial Reception, 7:00 p.m. Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Bishops Memorial Lounge in the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center.

Pi Kappa Alpha Centennial Banquet, 7:30 p.m. ($30/ticket – Click HERE to register for the banquet) in the ballroom at the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, McCombs Ballrooms.  Special guests include Pi Kappa Alpha International President Kevin Virta.  The keynote speaker will be Congressman Pete Sessions.  We will celebrate 100 years of Alpha Omicron at Southwestern University and look forward to 100s more years of Alpha Omicron at SU.  In addition, we will recognize those brothers who helped us in raising over $25,000 in gifts and pledges to the Alpha Omicron Centennial Fund.  Dress is coat and tie or slacks/nice shirt for men, whatever matches that for women (I put that in there because someone did ask).

After banquet reception, at the Pike House on campus.

Saturday, November 6

10th Annual Jayson Jameson 5k, 8 a.m.  AO is a Gold sponsor of this event, which has raise over $50,000 in scholarship funds. Start/Finish Line on Southwestern Blvd. next to Joe S. Mundy Hall.  For more information and to register for the run, go to www.jameson5K.org.


Homecoming Picnic,
11:30 a.m. Roy H. Cullen Academic Mall.  You need to buy a ticket when you register for Homecoming.  AO Pikes will have a table where we can gather.

AOAA Business Meeting, 1:30 p.m.  The state of the chapter and the alumni association will be reviewed.  AOAA officers will be elected.  At the Pike House.

Pike Alumni and Active Photo, 3 p.m.  Panoramic photo will be taken; photographer will take payment on the spot.  “Down in Old Virginia” will be sung! In front of the Pike House.

Pike Dreamgirls and Little Sisters Reception 3:15 p.m.  At the Pike House.  All AO Pike Little Sisters and Dream Girls as well as those who would have been Little Sisters if the organization still existed are invited.  A panoramic photo will be taken; photographer will take payment on the spot.

Open House, all afternoon, at the Pike House.

There are pledge class and/or pledge class era reunions planned in the early afternoon and evening.  Ask around.  Such as the following:

AO 69-71 Pledge Class Reunion, Saturday, November 6, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All pledge brothers from this era along with their Special Guests (Spouses, Dreamgirls, Little Sisters, Pledge Masters, etc.) are invited to join the reunion at the home of Chris (AO-69) and Beverly (Little Sister) on Berry Creek Golf Course in Georgetown. Admission is free to Centennial Scholarship donors and Special Guests.  Contact: Bill Smith.

The Association of Southwestern University Alumni Awards Presentation and Dinner. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Association presents its annual awards. Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center, McCombs Ballrooms. At least one Pike is receiving an award.  Cost is $25, pay when you register for Homecoming.

Special Pikes Only Event TBA, 9:30 p.m.

For questions about the Centennial Weekend schedule, please contact Dustin James at dustin@rice.edu.

For information about the Centennial Scholarship Fund, visit http://southwestern.edu/pkacentennial or contact Mark Wood AO ’77 at mwood2020@aol.com.

The Alpha Omicron Alumni Association Forms the Centennial Scholarship Fund

Brothers,

This fall the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha will celebrate its 100th year. Join us at Southwestern during Homecoming Weekend on November 5-6, 2010 for our Centennial Celebration!

To mark this momentous occasion, the Alpha Omicron Alumni Association has formed the Centennial Scholarship Fund. Our chapter has lost two initiated brothers in the last two years because they and their families could no longer afford to fund their education at SU. This endowed fund will support an undergraduate brother through an annual need-based scholarship. You will receive a mailing in the next few weeks; you can support the undergraduate chapter by contributing to this fund in the following ways:

  • Mail a check to me made out to Southwestern University (return envelope enclosed in the mailing).
  • Visit http://southwestern.edu/pkacentennial to give online.
  • Return the pledge form enclosed in the mailing.  You can satisfy your pledge over 1 to 5 years.

Your tax-deductable contribution will help us ensure that all brothers are able to have the same quality experience that you and I had as Pikes at Southwestern. For more information about the opportunity to contribute to the Centennial Scholarship Fund and for information about our upcoming Centennial Celebration, please visit http://alphaomicroncentennial.org/.

Enclosed you will find additional information about the Centennial Fund and plans that are developing for our Centennial Celebration. Thank you for your continued support of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha. I look forward to seeing you this fall.

In the bonds,

Daniel Webb AO ’05

President, Alpha Omicron Alumni Association

Centennial Scholarship Fund

OverviewThis endowed fund was organized by the Alpha Omicron Alumni Association (AOAA) in collaboration with staff at Southwestern and voted on by the alumni in attendance at Founder’s Day, March 6, 2010. This fund will create an annual scholarship which will be allocated by Southwestern’s Office of Financial Assistance to the undergraduate member of our fraternity who demonstrates the highest degree of financial need each academic year. In the event that there is no such brother, the annual scholarship will go to descendants of AO alumni attending Southwestern. If this too is not possible, the Office of Financial Assistance will allocate the scholarship to a Southwestern student demonstrating financial need.

$100,000 Goal – The AOAA has set a goal of $100,000 for this campaign. To endow the Centennial Scholarship Fund, we need to first raise $25,000.

Why GiveOur chapter has lost two initiated brothers in the last two years because they and their families could no longer afford to fund their education at SU. As the cost of education continues to increase, this fund will help ensure that all brothers are afforded the same opportunities to benefit from the Southwestern Pike Experience as we were.

How to Give ­– Listed below are the methods of giving to the Centennial Scholarship. Should you wish to talk to an officer of the AOAA about your gift, please refer to the contact information listed on the cover letter.

  • Mail a check to me made out to Southwestern University (return envelope enclosed in the mailing).
  • Visit http://southwestern.edu/pkacentennial to give online.
  • Return the pledge form enclosed in the mailing.  You can satisfy your pledge over 1 to 5 years.

Donor Recognition

  • Centennial Circle – $5,000+
  • Naming Level – $2,500+
    • Give your gift in honor of or in memory of another brother.
  • President’s Club – $125/mo., $1,500/yr.
  • Lonestar Leaders – $100/mo., $1,200/yr.
  • Gold Level – $50/mo., $600/yr.
  • Garnet Level – $25/mo., $300/yr.

Class Agents

Steve Raben AO ’59

John Raish AO ’63

Richard Pinger AO ’65

John Curry AO ’67

Bill Smith AO ’70

Ted Caryl AO ’73

Dustin James AO ’78.5

Steve Ressling AO ’79

Audie Alcorn AO ’81

Randy Bowden AO ’82.5

James Morrison AO ’84

Mike Lade AO ’85

George Cruz AO ’92

Thomas Singletary AO ’95

Patrick Jennings AO ’97

Drew York AO ’99

Bradford Barron AO ’01

Jason Modglin AO ’02

Ben Woods AO ’03

Daniel Webb AO ’05

Earl Moseley, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Announced

Dear Alpha Omicron Brothers, Little Sisters, and Friends,

As the remaining members of the AO ’81 PKA pledge class, it is indeed our honor to be writing to you on behalf of the legacy of Earl Lee Moseley, Jr. Many of you have already heard that our dear fraternity brother, Earl, passed away on February 25th in San Antonio, after a 10-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

For those of you who were able to attend Earl’s funeral in San Marcos on March 5th, and/or the memorial service at Southwestern the next day, it was so good to get together with you and to share in our memories, our tears, and our laughter. For those of you who could not attend, your presence was felt, and you were in our hearts, our minds, and our conversations.

The purpose of this post is to announce to you the establishment of the Earl Lee Moseley, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund at Southwestern, and we are asking for your support in helping make this memorial a reality. You may read about Earl, and about the founding of this scholarship, on Southwestern’s website, at http://www.southwestern.edu/giving/story.php?id=2311 .

But we do not really need to explain to you the greatness of Earl as a brother and as a friend. He was an inspiration to us all, and we miss him terribly.

Earl never married, and had no children, and yet he influenced so many – directly, one-on-one, and through the many organizations which were important to him and to which he devoted his infinite love, spirited energy, and careful guidance. What better way to help perpetuate Earl’s legacy than by establishing a scholarship in his name, at one of the institutions that Earl loved, Southwestern University, and to thereby carry on the work of helping other young people – as Earl himself helped so many – to develop and nurture the kinds of talents that Earl possessed and so freely shared.

Please help us do this. The university requires a sum of $25,000 in order to activate this scholarship. Once activated, the scholarship will be awarded each year to one or more junior or senior Southwestern students who demonstrate campus leadership, civic engagement, and financial need. Among such students – as identified jointly by the Offices of Civic Engagement, Student Affairs, and Financial Aid – further consideration will be given to those students who are from under-represented groups at Southwestern.

Earl knew a few things about raising money. He knew the importance of large gifts in helping to make a dream become a reality. But he also knew about the ‘power of the people’ – how the combined efforts of many, however small individually, compounded together to create something that was, in the end, greater than the sum of its parts. So, in whatever way you are able to help us commemorate Earl, we ask you to do this – to help us establish this scholarship in Earl’s name, at his alma mater.

Gifts may be made online at http://www.southwestern.edu/giving/moseley/ or by calling Southwestern at 512-863-1482 or 1-800-960-6363.

Many people asked us, at Earl’s funeral, what they could do, to commemorate and honor Earl, our good friend. Here is a great opportunity, to help carry on through others what Earl did as a way of life.

Please consider making your gift today, so that we may reach our goal sooner rather than later. Thank you.

Lastly, please forward this information to others that may share an interest in giving to this scholarship fund.

Fraternally,

The Alpha Omicron Pike Pledge Class of 1981

Audie Alcorn

Andy Hamblen

Mark Lewis

Stattler Mood

Ray Page

Ken Pool

Paul Ross

Les Sanders

Clay Traylor

Russell Wickman

Founder’s Day Re-Cap

Brothers,

Almost 100 Pike alumni, family and friends gathered in Georgetown last Saturday to celebrate Founder’s Day. It was great to see so many there. Below is a re-cap of what transpired.

  • Earl Moseley AO ’81 Memorial – Over 100 members of the Southwestern community gathered at the theater on campus to remember and celebrate Earl’s life. Earl was loved and respected by many.
  • Centennial Celebration – November 5-6, 2010: Mark your calendars for our chapter’s Centennial, to be celebrated during Homecoming Weekend 2010. Dustin James AO ‘78.5, the Centennial Planning Chair, is organizing activities for the weekend. He is finalizing plans for a dinner party on campus, Friday, Nov. 6, and additional activities throughout the day on Nov. 6. More will come on this in months to come.
  • Earl Lee Moseley Memorial Scholarship Fund: Through the hard work of alumni brothers Ray Page AO ’81 and Audie Alcorn AO ’81, a scholarship fund is in the process of being created through Southwestern to honor the life of Earl Moseley that will provide a scholarship on an annual basis to a student who demonstrates financial need, leadership and involvement with civic engagement.
  • Alpha Omicron – Pi Kappa Alpha Centennial Scholarship Fund: Those in attendance at at Founder’s Day voted to commemorate our centennial year by creating an endowed scholarship fund through Southwestern that will annually benefit a Pike undergraduate who demonstrates financial aid. Mark Wood AO ’77 has been charged with organizing this initiative and has set a goal of raising $100,000. More information will be provided shortly about how to contribute to this scholarship. With your help, we will reach this goal.
  • Active Chapter – Addison English, Chapter SMC, provided those in attendance with an update on the chapter. AO is healthy and thriving. Thirteen pledges were introduced and we learned of the successes our chapter is having as campus leaders.

Below are photos from the day. Should you have any questions about the chapter or the AO Alumni Association, please feel free to contact me. I encourage you to start talking to your pledge brothers about attending Homecoming Weekend for our Centennial Celebration. I look forward to seeing you there.

In the bonds,

Daniel Webb AO ’05
President, AOAA

Daniel Webb ’08
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Southwestern University
800-960-6363
http://sualumni.net

Alpha Omicron Brothers Remembering Earl Moseley

Alpha Omicron Brothers Remembering Earl Moseley, AO '81 at the Memorial Service on Southwestern's Campus 6 March 2010.

AO Founders' Day

About 100 members of Alpha Omicron gathered in Georgetown, Texas for Founder's Day on 6 March 2010

"Down in Old Virginia"

The members of Alpha Omicron circle up to sing "Down in Old Virginia"

Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship Fund Established

At the business meeting on Saturday, March 6, 2010, the Alpha Omicron Alumni Association approved the following recommendation of the Centennial Scholarship committee:

“The Committee recommends the establishment of an Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship with the following elements:

1. We set up an endowed scholarship through Southwestern University. Annual withdrawals would be calculated using the regular distribution percentage used by the school.
2. Distributions would be made to provide scholarship funds to active Alpha Omicron Pikes on the basis of need.
3. We would hold back the first $2500 from the endowment effort to fund the first year’s scholarship award.
4. Single or combined gifts totaling at least $2500 would be eligible for naming honors in tribute or memorial.
5. If there is no active chapter at S.U. the proceeds of the endowment would go to the benefit of S.U. students who are descendants of Alpha Omicron Pike alumni.”

Immediately after this recommendation was approved, brother Mark Woods, Chair of the Centennial Scholarship Committee, announced that $12,000 had already been pledged to the fund.  Brother Steve Raben then announced that the first named scholarship would be the “Sessions Scholarship” in honor of U.S. Representative Pete Sessions (AO ‘76.25), his brother Mark Sessions (AO ‘76,5) , Pete’s son Bill Sessions (AO ’09) and the Honorable Judge William Sessions (Pete and Mark’s father, Bill’s grandfather).

The goal of the Centennial fund is to raise at least $100,000 in pledges by the Centennial Anniversary in November.