37th National President Tom Morgan presented a charter on Saturday, November 10, to the Kappa Provisional Chapter of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in Whitewater, WI. The installation ceremony was held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater for the men who helped restart the chapter, officially welcoming them to the Brotherhood of Sigma Tau Gamma.
More than 100 people, which included parents, university officials, significant others, alumni and collegiate members, attended this event. Notable alumni in attendance included: National Philanthropy Chairman Jeremy Daus, Lakeland District Director Erik Kahl, Kappa Alumni Advisor Richard Burnes, and Director of Expansion Michael Smoll. Several collegiate members from the Gamma Xi Chapter at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville also attend to show their support for their fellow collegiate members.
Andy Tretow, who served as the first provisional chapter president, was also a featured speaker, along with UW-Whitewater’s Associate Director of Career and Leadership Development, Jan Bielgen, Kappa Alumni Association President Kevin Kolter, Kahl and Smoll. Morgan wrapped up the speeches with the Installation Address, which focused on striving for the Principle of Excellence.
It is always exciting to re-charter a chapter especially one that has such a rich history as the Kappa Chapter. The collegiate members have worked hard to see the Kappa Chapter re-chartered and they should be commended for their efforts. I am also very thankful for the tremendous support that the UW – Whitewater staff has provided to Sigma Tau Gamma and the many alumni brothers who volunteered their time to help re-charter the Kappa Chapter, said Smoll.
The Kappa Chapter was originally chartered on April 28, 1928 and was active until 1970. The Headquarters staff conducted the initial on-campus recruitment efforts lead by Director of Chapter Development, Addison Schopp.