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100 Years Ago

In August of 1915 Sigma Nu Fraternity held its 17th Grand Chapter in Denver, Colo. with a very important initiation occurring during the event. Governor Carlson had been elected as Governor of Colorado the year prior but his involvement with Sigma Nu began during his undergraduate years at the University of Colorado where he graduated in 1902. Governor Carlson was a member of the local organization that petitioned for a charter but “for personal reasons Bro. Carlson found it impossible to be initiated at the time the chapter was installed.” This was rectified at the 17th Grand Chapter where Governor Carlson, with the concurrence of Gamma Kappa Chapter and the Grand Chapter, was initiated into Sigma Nu Fraternity by the Grand Officers.

50 Years Ago

In the summer of 1965 over 400 collegians descended upon Lexington, Va. for College of Chapters at Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute. A special groundbreaking ceremony was also held for the new Headquarters wings. The shovels served as a good symbol for College of Chapters with Grand Councilman Lester Newkirk (Colorado) sharing his advice to those present, “I hope each of you who came to this College of Chapters with problems have been doing some digging. In fact I hope that you kept digging until you feel that you can now go back to your chapters you’ll have some of the answers. And, I hope you’ll continue to dig deeper until you get all of the answers.”

25 Years Ago

The Fall issue of The Delta in 2000 featured Sigma Nu’s All-Century football team. The selection committee was made up of Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Larry Peccatiello (William and Mary), former Denver Broncos head coach and College Football Hall of Famer John Ralston (California), Regent Dan Rodriguez (Arizona State), Seattle Seahawks trainer Jim Whitesel (Washington), former Regent and Rose Bowl player E.G. White (Indiana), and legendary broadcaster Bob Wolff (Duke). Their choice for quarterback was Archie Manning (Mississippi) and leading the defensive All-Century team at linebacker was Professional Football Hall of Famer Mel Hein (Washington State).

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