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By Dave Kline '64

“After almost 16 years, as the Alpha Chi chapter Adviser, I have decided to retire at the end of the spring 2017 semester. As I look back over the last 16 years I realize that I have been in contact with over 450 undergrad Sigma Chi brothers. Hopefully, I was the mentor and set the example for them to be successful after graduation.

Many have gone on to be attorneys, doctors, teachers, and professionals in almost every walk of life. Seeing their success has been a high point of being a Chapter Advisor. The Chapter has grown from an active membership of around 60 to over 100; we have sent members to the Horizons Leadership training in Snow Bird, UT, almost every year, our attendance at the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (BLTW)has often exceeded ten every year; several Peterson Awards; Dance Marathon (THON) donations approaching a quarter million dollars every year; being recognized as a major donor to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation through our Derby Days activities; claiming $23,000 annually in Sigma Chi Foundation scholarships; and having the highest GPA out of 50 Penn State fraternities.

My son, Greg, will be taking over as the Advisor and I am sure that you will support him as you have me. He has a passion for young people and will continue to monitor and mentor our young Alpha Chi men.

Sandy and I plan to spend more time with the grandkids, travel more, and certainly do more hunting and fishing. I hope to research and write Alpha Chi history; so if you have any old pictures, articles, or any other history-type information please let me know. In some way this isn’t the end it’s just the beginning.

Thanks to all of you that have supported my duties as the Advisor. To those who are not here any longer like Cal Stuckeman ‘37 and Glenn Kirsch ‘70, whom I could always depend upon for help, I also thank them greatly. We have an excellent fraternity that builds character and leadership skills in our young men. In these days when the Greek World seems to be full of negative news and under fire for something all the time, you can be proud of the men who are members of our fraternity.”

In Hoc,

David A. Kline ‘64

AX Chapter Advisor