Sigma Chi - Montana State University

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at Montana State University

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2 BOBCAT SIG investments and is working toward an advanced degree as a CCIM in commercial real estate. Looking back, some of Larry's fondest memories were the chapter functions, the spring party, intramural sports, great summer weddings, and the best Little Sister program on campus. Larry visits the Beta Rho chapter house often, as he attends all Montana State home football games and tailgates with a number of Brothers. "I have seen the chapter grow and fall," Larry said. "When on its slide, I saw those Brothers I graduated with step in and give a little breath of life to get them back on their feet." Larry gives a special thanks to Walter Smith '85, who took matters into his own hands and found a cook for the chapter house when Beta Rho lost their cook due to finances. "That nightly meal was so important in holding that brotherly bond together." Staying in touch with Brothers is an important part of Larry's life and has been easier in recent years thanks to technology. "We have a very active group text, and we all meet yearly to tell the same old stories," he shared. Larry recently visited Russell Newberry '84 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, to celebrate his retirement from the Discovery channel show, Deadliest Catch. Other Brothers who made the trip were Walter Smith '85, Terry Bruckbauer '82, Robert Morton '82, and Bryan Henson '84. Larry urges Beta Rho graduates to reach out to their Brothers now. "There is no time like today to give them a call. It will feel like yesterday," Larry said. "It's not a four-year commitment; it's a lifelong friendship." Larry has two children with his former wife, Sheila Larsen: a daughter, Lauren, and a son, Austin, who is a 2014 member of Sigma Chi. Larry resides in Billings, Montana, and enjoys traveling, hunting, skiing, and playing golf in his spare time. E-mail: Larry Larsen '82 Gained Confidence, Built Character through Beta Rho Brotherhood (Continued from page 1) T his semester has been one of the finest that Beta Rho has had the fortune of experiencing. We implemented new programs to help keep our 20 new members involved and to prepare them for the obligations and privileges of Brotherhood. The new attitudes of the Brothers and the incoming class are truly making a difference in our everyday lives. These changes and improvements that the chapter is seeing will guarantee success long into the future. One substantial change that the chapter made was its involvement on campus and in the community. More than ever, Brothers are taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference through the student body government, Interfraternity Council, and summer orientation leader programs, as well as devoting more than 173 community service hours to God's Garden, a local farm that supplies Bozeman's food bank. Even with all of this involvement, the undergraduate Brothers have been able to maintain their 3.0 GPA from the spring semester, while still enjoying the social side of college. With all of this success, there is inevitable improvement of our public reputation. This semester, we have been diligently improving our relationship with the police, university officials, and especially the sororities, which have all paid off greatly. It is with great pleasure that I can say, Sigma Chi is the leader on campus. We are what the other chapters aspire to be, and we will continue to prosper for years to come. We thank you for your endless support and hope that we will continue to make you proud to be a Sigma Chi. In Hoc, Colt Coffee '17, Consul (406) 855-6028 ONWARD AND UPWARD Undergraduates Clock More Than 270 Service Hours, Maintain 3.0 GPA, Recruit 20 Congratulations, Chris Eddlemon '16, for being crowned Homecoming King. Blake Bowman '17, with Karen Waarvik and Sam McCue '16, received the Karston Waarvik Memorial Scholarship for his dedication to the chapter and the Montana State University campus. Reilly Parisot '17 and Matt Moriarty '16 represent Beta Rho on the Sigma Chi pirate ship float during the Homecoming parade, which we received the award for "best float".

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