Society of Seventeen Inductee Greg Rumpf Enters Chapter Eternal

Published on December 4, 2017 in News, Press Releases, Foundation

GREENSBORO, NC – Sigma Tau Gamma Headquarters has learned that Society of Seventeen Inductee and former Board of Directors Member Greg Rumpf, Truman State ’76, entered Chapter Eternal on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Greg has been a volunteer for over 35 years, serving in several different capacities on a national and chapter level.

Greg was a graduate of Truman State and was initiated into the Beta Chapter in 1976.  One short year after his initiation, Greg was elected Chapter President. He not only served his chapter, but he served his university. Greg served as president of the Truman State Student Government Association during his undergraduate career and was selected as the 1979 Dent Man of the Year Winner.

“From the first day I met Greg when he was Chapter President at Beta, and I was on the Sig Tau Staff, followed by our many years together living in Greensboro, his love for the Brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma was never-ending,” said Foundation Trustee Michael Matznick, Illinois State.

Greg had a very successful career in many different fields, serving in city management, financial services, commercial and residential real estate, brick manufacturing and even cattle breeding.

Chief Executive Officer Steve Latour, said of Greg, “Brother Rumpf was someone who exemplified our Principles and wanted to do everything he could to see our undergraduates succeed. I am thankful I had the opportunity to work with him and to see him inducted into the Society of Seventeen.”

His list of accomplishments for Sigma Tau Gamma is endless. Greg was the Central Region Vice President and Beta Alumni Association President from 1982-1984. He served as a Foundation Trustee from 1986-1992 and again from 1997-2002. He served on the Fraternity Board of Directors for eight years from 2004 – 2012, and also received the Professor Grubbs Advisor of the Year Award in 2014. In 2016, he was inducted into the Society of Seventeen at the 47 Grand Chapter in Orlando, FL.

“He was a Brother of all Brothers,” WPN Housing Company Chairman and Society of Seventeen Inductee Buz Barlow, UW – Oshkosh said. “Greg’s incredible commitment to Sigma Tau Gamma and deep love for our brotherhood is legendary among those of us who were privileged to have shared in the joy that was his life.”

Information about Greg’s arrangements can be found below.

Visitation – Wednesday, December 6, 2017

6:00 – 8:30 PM

Forbis & Dick Funeral Home

1118 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

Funeral Service – Thursday, December 7, 2017

1:00 PM

St. Paul Apostle Church

2715 Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro, NC 27401

*Updated Dec. 5, 2017


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