Parents club will be having a meeting on May 7th at 7:30 PM at the Chapter house. Hope to see you all there.
This years Beta Bash philanthropy event is to raise money for the Colby Liston Recovery Fund. For those of you who are not familiar with that name, he is a 2012 graduate of Derby High School that was in a vehicle pedestrian accident that caused him to lose his legs. Please join us and register online[...]
Way to go Delta Gamma Chapter!!! 2 years running!!!
(How’s THIS ONE to start Founders Commemoration Day?!) Johnny Kehr ’14, newly elected colony president at Centre College. Just an average young Beta, right? Well, what would you think if you knew his full name is John GORDON Kehr – as in Founder Thomas Boston GORDON, Miami 1840, “of ever honored memory”?! That’s right… We[...]
(Founder John Reily Knox, Miami 1839: 5/20/1820-2/7/1898) “Reily was 19 when the Eight founded Beta Theta Pi. Studious, notably modest, manly and a splendid character in every way. He did not take to athletics, not being a rugged boy, and seldom played football. His college life was a dead level on a high plain and[...]
(Samuel Taylor Marshall, Miami 1840: 2/26/1812-6/13/1895) “Born on a farm near Oxford and a member of the Union Literary Society, Taylor, the oldest, was 27 when the Eight founded Beta Theta Pi. He drafted Beta’s first constitution and arranged for the design and production of the first badges. ‘I was really an athlete and could[...]
(David Linton, Miami 1839: 1/30/1815-8/10/1889) “Dave was 24 when the Eight founded Beta Theta Pi. Broad shouldered and chunky, raised on a farm. He was a little older than any in our class save one. He was a good debater, a thinking man, and was very methodical. Member of the Erodelphian Literary Society, he was[...]
(James George Smith, Miami 1840: 8/20/1819-9/16/1849) “’Leb’ or ‘Jimmy George’ was 19 when the Eight Founded Beta Theta Pi. Grandson of a Revolutionary War soldier, he was born to pre-statehood Ohio settlers from Virginia on a farm in Waynesville, Ohio. Member of the Union Literary Society, Smith was Marshall’s roommate in Old Main and was[...]
(Charles Henry Hardin, Miami 1841: 7/15/1820-7/29/1892) “Charley was 19 when the Eight founded Beta Theta Pi. Born on a farm in Kentucky, he spent his childhood in Columbia, Missouri, entered Indiana University in 1837 and transferred to Miami in the spring of 1839. Member of the Union Literary Society, Hardin was a bright student, and[...]
(Michael Clarkson Ryan, Miami 1839: 4/23/1820-10/23/1861) “Mike was 19 when the Eight founded Beta Theta Pi. [He] was a splendid fellow, whole-souled and all heart; had more heart than half a dozen boys ought to have. He had fits and starts of study and was kind of an athlete, too. Member of the Erodelphian Literary[...]