Updated: Mar 2, 2022
Endowment Established for Local Chapter
Brother Colin Campbell (EK ’88) recruited alumni members from Epsilon Kappa to pledge $25,000, creating an endowment scholarship for the active chapter. The scholarship, $1,000 per year, will be in the perpetuity of Epsilon Kappa, with funds nested by HQ. This annual scholarship will be awarded to an executive board member, with a 3.0 or higher GPA, and will be selected by the Midsouth Alumni Chapter. The selected member should not only display a commitment to the Chapter, but also a commitment to campus and the community at large.
Brother Campbell has issued a challenge to other age groups of alumni to come together and create multiple endowments for the chapter that will provide scholarships to other active officers. On behalf of the Alumni Chapter, we are thankful to all those who donated and their continued commitment to the active chapter.
The Annual Toy Drive is Coming Soon
The Holiday season will soon be upon us and as always, we will be partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis for the toy drive. Last year our chapter made a significant impact in both toys collected and money raised. Let's work to top that in 2021. Details will be coming soon. If you have a business and would like to be a drop off point, please let us know.
Congratulations to Trevor Beahm
During our August brunch event, our alumni members presented Alumni Chapter Member and Epsilon Kappa Alumni (2008) Trevor Beahm with the International Fraternity's Seven Lights Award.
The award is presented to alumni members who have demonstrated significant service to the Fraternity. Brother Beahm is the 3rd alumni from Epsilon Kappa to win this prestigious award.
Help Wanted/Expanding the Board
As our Alumni Chapter is growing, we are in need of a few good men to join the chapter's Leadership Team. What we need is energy, new ideas and a willingness to jump in and help in any way. If you are willing, we can find a role for you. The time commitment is minimal, but the impact is large. Will you answer the call? Let us know at midsouthsigs@gmail,com
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Stephen Evers
From time to time, we spotlight an Alumni Chapter brother to help us get to know each other better. This month, we catch up with the ultimate Sigma Chi glue guy, Stephen Evers.
Name: Stephen Evers
College: University of Memphis
Year of Initiation: Jan 1993
Current City: Memphis, TN
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Occupation: Senior Manager for Sysco Corporate out of Houston
What has Stephen been up to?
Single and enjoying life and my large family. Currently exploring “the delta” and its rich contribution to the arts in music and literature along with my family's role in it. I’ve also started to research and learn more about the Civil War.
His best Sig memory:
The Men. The men I pledged with and lived with while I was an active are still some of the best men I’ve ever known. To this day, I’m still honored to call them my friends and confidants as they are men of distinction and great character.
Brothers he keeps in touch with regularly:
A ton of them. Jack Yates, Kirk Caraway, Mike Price, the Van Epps, Bob Musolf, Andrew Ruhland, and so many more. Heck, Jeff Matthews and all my PB folks like BVB…lol I could go on, but I’ve been fortunate to meet and fellowship with our chapters brothers from decades dating back to the 50’s.
Lessons learned as a Sigma Chi that have served him well in his life/career:
I learned early on you either talk about it or you get busy “doing it”. Having different roles during my active years, I learned how to work on committees, collaborate and work with others to set goals and accomplish them.
Why he chose to become a member of the MidSouth Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter:
We have great Sigma Chi Brothers that live in the MidSouth. I joined because I enjoy the fellowship and I’m inspired by what our brothers are doing professionally and personally.
Here is a fun fact about him that most people would not know:
My active brothers would know but I was part of the “flip boys”. Jack Yates and I were cheerleaders. By the time we were seniors just about every male cheerleader was a Sig.
Advice he would give to someone considering Sigma Chi
Best decision I made in my teens. Fraternities are meant to have some fun but as my father drilled into me, I was going to school to graduate, learn a profession and get to work! Sigma Chi’s focus was fun for sure but most importantly, it was more about living the “standard” and making my life, those around me and my community I live in a better place.
His favorite quote:
I’ll keep it simple. Kirk Caraway, told me one time in reference to life but specifically Sigma Chi, “Think globally but more importantly, act locally.”
A message to his fellow alumni brothers:
If I can ever be of service, please contact me. One of my favorite things about Memphis is the people. I love to “connect” someone to another brother or friend that can help them in a time of need. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of some nice groups, CBHS, UofM, catholic schools, cheerleading, etc. and being a part of Sigma Chi has been a great pleasure and joy in my life.
Finally, I would be remised if I didn’t mention Brent Morel. As an active he was one “tough son of a gun”. I wasn’t as close as others to Brent but those of you that don’t know his story, he is an American Hero. Captain Morel was killed in action while leading his men. For his actions, Captain Morel posthumously received the Marine Corps 2nd highest honor in the Navy Cross.