"I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth"
~Sigma Chi Creed, George Ade ΔΔ 1887

Homecoming 2011 -- A Great Day For All

Great day! Great game! And a great gathering of Sigs and their families as they converged at 202 Littleton Street for Homecoming 2011. With the large contingent of brothers returning for reunions and a chance to see old friends, it was a fun filled weekend for all who returned.

Class of ’81: Front row, L-R: Charlie Conley, Corby Thompson, Bob Andreone, Tom Shurig, Lee Sterry and Will Lylesback Back row, L-R: Todd Kaminski, Tom Kendall, Tom Trotter, Jon Lamb, Mark Herrmann, Bill O'Brien, Tim Hull, Joel Storrow, Bart Burrell and Tim Waymouth

Classes of 1981 and 1986 Celebrate

The Class of ’81 started it off Friday night with their pledge class celebrating their 30th reunion at the chapter house with dinner for the 14 brothers and their wives who were able to make it back. It was fun to see how much fun everyone was having as they reminisced about their college days.

The Class of ’86 held a joint reunion with the Chi O’s to celebrate their 25th reunion. They met before the football game and spent the day catching up on old times.

Alumni Tailgate

The Homecoming Committee hosted the largest Delta Delta Alumni tailgate to date. Perfectly situated right outside Ross Ade Stadium, over one hundred Sigs, family members and friends gathered to celebrate a Boiler victory over Illinois and catch up with so many Sigs of different eras. It was even reported that Robbie Hummel stopped by to hang out with the undergrads that joined the alumni. Special thanks to Jeff and Dixie McKean, Bob and Tara Burlas, and a number of other brothers and spouses who helped pull this grand tailgate together.

Class of ’86 (L-R) Chris Booze, Drew Eddy, Jeff McKean, Neil Heeke, Jim Hawkins, Rob Barkett, Chris Orbaugh, Jeff Witmer and Bob Burlas. Steve Jones missed the photo.

Homecoming at 202

Alumni Relations Chairman Jack Lynch ’12, coordinated the undergrad’s activities and got Saturday morning started off by providing coffee, juice and bagels for all the guests who returned to the chapter house. The Great Hall buzzed with conversations as brothers met up with classmates and then headed out for the game.

House Corp Meeting

The annual House Corporation meeting led by Bart Burrell ’81 took place early Saturday morning with over 30 alumni brothers in attendance. Updates on all aspects of the House Corporation duties and undergraduate chapter activities were given. New House Corp members were elected. They are Brian Griffith ’95, Guenter Haines ’95 and Brandon Cortez ’10.

Alumni gather at annual House Corporation meeting.

Make Plans for 2012

It’s never too early to start thinking about returning to Delta Delta for next year’s Homecoming celebration – especially if you are part of a reunion class – Class of 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007. Contact Phil Steele at steele202@comcast.net for class lists.