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  • In Memoriam - Bray Pemberton '09

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/10/21 09:33:00 PM

    Robin Brayden, “Bray”, Pemberton, 35, of Charlotte North Carolina, passed away on September 8, 2021. Bray was born on October 3, 1985, in Mecklenburg County to Robin and Lisa Pemberton. He is survived by his loving wife, Brooke Pemberton; son, Jayden Gray, daughter, Brixlynn Pemberton; mother, Lisa Pemberton; father, Robin Pemberton, brother, Briggs Pemberton, and numerous extended family and friends. More here: 

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    In Memoriam - Robert McElveen '62

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/01/21 09:09:00 AM

    Robert Elliot McElveen
    June 28, 1939 - August 30, 2021

    Columbia, South Carolina - Robert Elliot McElveen was born on June 28th, 1939 in Columbia, South Carolina to George Raymond and Susan Powers. Robert was the brother of Susan McElveen Graybill and Raymond and Powers McElveen. Robert was the baby of the four (by many years) and his mother enjoyed having him remain at home with her playing Go Fish, rather than attend the neighborhood kindergarten.

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    In Memoriam - Samuel T Carter '52

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/28/21 10:23:00 PM

    Parents Weekend 2021

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/11/21 11:15:00 AM

    Parents Weekend for the chapter will be Fri and Sat, Oct 15-16, 2021, during the USC Vanderbilt Football Game. Details will be available soon.

    New Housemother!

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/11/21 10:57:00 AM
    Robyn Cranmar has been hired as the new SAE house mother. We should have more details soon, but you can welcome her at email She will start this fall.

    In Memory of Dr Tommy Rowland '55

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/24/21 01:40:00 PM

    GEORGETOWN - Thomas Clifford Rowland, Jr. MD '55, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his home. He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Isabelle Hall Rowland; his son, Thomas Clifford Rowland, III (Jane Green Rowland) of Georgetown, SC; daughter, Mary Rowland Fagan (Roy Otho Fagan) of Reidsville, NC.


    More here... 

    Clayton Burrous '09

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/21/21 01:56:00 PM
    Clayton is CEO of Grand Strand Brewing Company. They are opening a new location in Myrtle Beach, the Arts and Innovation District. He is from Charleston where he attended Porter Gaud High School. At Carolina he majored in Marketing and Human Resources
    Grand Strand Brewing has about half a dozen beers on tap for when it opens next week.
    It’s a grind,” said Grand Strand Brewing Company CEO Clayton Burrous. “Beer’s a ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Charles A Harden '45

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/07/21 10:19:00 PM

    Charles A Harden '45

    SC Delta Chapter's oldest living alumnus passed away in May 2020. From Norfolk, he was born on Dec 25, 1925. He s survived by his wife of 51 years, Billye Bryant.


    He entered the U.S Navy at age 17 through the V-12 Navy College Training Program and attended Hampden-Sydney College and the University of South Carolina, graduating in 1945 with a BS in Naval Science/Mechanical Engineering and a commission as an Ensign. His ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Jack Graybill '49

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/12/20 10:42:00 AM

    January 22, 1928 - December 8, 2020
    Columbia, South Carolina - Jack Shelton Graybill passed into the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ, at home on Tuesday, December 8,2020.


    In Memoriam - Andy Greenberg '11

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/12/20 04:59:00 PM

    In Memoriam - W Stephan Aldridge '10

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/12/20 04:17:00 PM

    Our deepest regards and sympathies to David, '79. father. in Atlanta

    William Stephen Aldridge went to be with The Lord September 5, 2020. 

    New Officers for Fall 2020

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/09/20 04:57:00 PM

    New Officers for Fall 2020

    Eminent Archon - Zachary Hunter
    Past Eminent Archon - Charles Nastopoulos
    Eminent Deputy Archon - Mac Boney
    Risk Manager - Wells Coleman
    Treasurer - Ben Trafton
    Recorder - Jack Hunt
    Social Chairman - Colin Dukes
    Recruitment Chairman - Ford Pugh
    Education Chairman - Chapman Robinson-Brown
    Eminent Warden - Patrick Aitchison

    Fall Rush 2020

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/09/20 03:50:00 PM

    Fall Rush 2020
    Anyone with recommendations for new True Gentlemen can complete our rush rec here,, or contact Ford Pugh, Rush Chairman, at email or cell (803) 369-5026

    In Memoriam - Alvin H Donnan Jr. '74

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/01/20 06:33:00 PM

    Alvin Henry Donnan, Jr., age 67, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Regency Hospital of Greenville.


    He was born in Clinton, SC and was the only son of the late Alvin Henry Donnan, Sr. and Frances Jones Donnan. He was a graduate of Clinton High School and the University of South Carolina of Columbia.


    He was the manager of BC Moore Department Store in Simpsonville, SC for 15 years, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Manly E. Hutchinson

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/19/20 09:58:00 AM
    COLUMBIA - Dr. Manly Eskew Hutchinson, Jr., 83, passed away peacefully at home May 16, 2020. Born October 9, 1936 in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Manly Eskew Hutchinson and Hildegarde Schroeder Hutchinson. Growing up in Columbia,
    Manly attended Schneider and Hand and graduated from Dreher High School in 1954. After spending a year at The Citadel, he transferred to USC and graduated in 1958. He was a member of SAE Fraternity. Manly ... Read More

    Curran Wins Scholarship Award

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/08/20 09:50:00 PM


    Trevor Curran, SC Delta '23, has been awarded the W. Emil Forman Award (for Community Service) of $3,000 for 2020 by the SAE Foundation. He is from Greenville and attended J L Mann High School.

    COVID-19 Donations by the Chapter

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/16/20 02:25:00 PM

    The South Carolina Delta chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon won’t have a Spring Formal or their traditional Paddy Murphy party this semester, but the money that would have funded those and other social events will be shared by several area philanthropies.


    In honor of fraternity brother Mathew Grossman, who took his own life in the fall, they are donating $4,000 to Hilinski’s Hope. “Ryan Hilinski has been very supportive and ... Read More


    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/01/20 09:00:00 PM

    April 1, 2020 - Columbia, SC - The University, and Greek Village, are closed for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester due to the coronona virus pandemic. Classes will be conducted online, and SC resident and students are requested to "stay in shelter". The University and Greek Life will be working on a pro rata redfund related to housing, meals plans and parking fees. This will be calculated in April then sent to the students and their ... Read More


    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/03/20 04:30:00 PM
    SC Delta Chapter Community Service
    Support Long Live Grossmann as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness University of Georgia Campus Walk .
    We are joining thousands of people walking in hundreds of campuses across the country this spring in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
    Matt was a friend to so many and his ... Read More


    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/24/20 02:47:00 PM



    Andrew is president and CEO of WiffKieffer in Atlanta, a global executive search firm dedicated exclusively to organizations that improve quality of life in healthcare, education, the life sciences and the not-for-profit sector.
    He is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Xavier University Graduate Program in Health Administration’s Advisory Board while also acting as a ... Read More

    Carolina Greek Bowl II

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/21/19 07:55:00 PM

    Carolina Greek Bowl II

    IFC is partnering with SAE at Carolina and Dance Marathon to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network to help them reach their goal this year. It's like the Super Bowl but instead it features the University of South Carolina's fraternities competing in a flag football tournament. Tickets will be available to watch the tournament.


    Come out and watch your friends compete while supporting Dance Marathon. The event ... Read More

    2020 New Officers

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 11/24/19 01:52:00 PM

    Welcome oour new officers for Spring 2020:



    • President/EA - Zach Hunter
    • Vice President/EDA - Patrick Aitchison
    • Treasurer - Ben Trafton
    • Risk Manager - Wells Coleman
    • Eminent Warden - Sam LaCroix
    • Past EA/VP/Senior Advisor - Charles Nastopoulos
    • Eminent Recorder - Patrick Layson
    • Social Chairman - Griffin Carrouth
    • Education - Chapman Robinson
    • Recruitment - Mac Boney

    In Memoriam - Reed Kernodle '83

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 11/12/19 10:54:00 PM

    Donald Reed Kernodle Jr., age 59 of Marietta, passed to his heavenly home on November 11, 2019.


    He was born to Dr. and Mrs. Donald Kernodle Sr. on April 14 1960 in Burlington, NC. A graduate of Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, VA 1979 and University of South Carolina, BA in 1983. A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and he was a Gamecock fan. His business career in the wine and spirits industry was focused mainly in the ... Read More

    In Memoriam for a Lost Brother

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/01/19 02:16:00 PM

    Students held a vigil honoring the life of a USC student and Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity member Thursday evening, Aug 29, 2019 at Strom Fields. The student died by suicide in Greek Village this past Tuesday, creating a shockwave in the community.


    Hundreds of students attended the event to pay their respects and offer support to one another, creating a mass of Greek letters at the field. Handheld candles were lit and passed around at ... Read More

    New SAE House Mother

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/08/19 02:17:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - Aug 8, 2019 - Katie Lisle has been hired as the new House Mother for the SC Delta Chapter of SAE at Carolina.


    She writes: 

    First, I want to say how excited I am to be a part of SC Delta!  When interviewing for this position in April I knew there was something special about this place and this fraternity.  When I received the job offer, it only took me but a matter of minutes to have my paperwork signed and ... Read More

    Edward C Mann III Dues Scholarship Winners

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/23/19 09:18:00 PM
    Two brothers have been selected to receive the Edward C Mann III Mann Dues Scholarship for Fall 2019 Semester:
    Jackson McKim is the finalist, and Cameron Chase Baueris the semi finalist. Congratulations Gentlemen!
    The scholarship, donated by Brother Bud Mann, is provided to those members that struggle to pay their own dues without financial support from parents and friends.

    National SAE Newsletter Award

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/11/19 06:56:00 PM

    National SAE Newsletter Award

    We are pleased to announce that SAE Fraternity has chosen the SC Delta Chapter as the Winner of the Outstanding Alumni Association & House Corporation Communication Award that recognize groups that excel in communicating their messages to specific audiences.


    Printed Newsletters - Winner: South Carolina Delta Alumni Association


    Rankin '20 Elected as Student Body President

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/02/19 10:25:00 PM

    Luke Rankin, Class of 2020, was elected president of the student body at CarLukeolina for 2019-2020. 


    Rankin, a junior political science major, defeated junior sports and entertainment major Lyric Swinton in a runoff election that ended Wednesday.


    “I was ecstatic. It’s still very, very surreal,” Rankin said of when he learned he had won. “I’m so honored to have won and can’t wait to get to ... Read More

    SC Delta Chapter Award

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/24/19 07:28:00 PM

    Province Rho of SAE Fraternity, State of South Carolina, has recognized SC Delta Chapter with the Scholastic Achievement Award, representing an over all chapter grade point ratio of 3.1 for the fall semester. This is the best in the state of 5 chapters, and quite an accomplishment for 120+ members.

    Announcement from Brother Luke Rankin Jr. '20, Chapter Vice President

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/14/19 08:40:00 AM


    I am extremely excited to announce my candidacy for Student Body President at 

    Lukethe University of South Carolina. Growing up in South Carolina I have always been a Gamecock fan, but I never knew the love I would have for our University would be as strong as it is today. Over the past three years I have had the honor and pleasure to serve in numerous student organizations representing many facets of campus life. I look forward to sharing ... Read More

    SC Delta Alumni Commission Announced

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/14/19 08:36:00 AM

    Chapter Update 
    The chapter has been placed under an alumni commission, effective now. After several investigations into risk management violations conducted back in the fall, Greek Life and SAE National decided it was best to protect our charter. Therefore the commission will run the chapter for the next 2 years or less, depending on meeting goals that have been set.


    A membership review was held Jan 25-27 on the campus of all members. ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Porter G Barron '66

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/04/19 11:14:00 AM

    COLUMBIA - Porter Gable Barron died on November 4, 2018. He was a son of the late Dr. William Townsend and Eve Gable Barron, born December 4, 1942.


    Mr. Barron graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in English and a Ph.D. in English Literature. After serving as secretary and then chairman of the South Carolina Committee for the Humanities, he taught English at Erskine College. Later, he farmed at Wateree, in lower ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Dick James '61

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/15/19 06:01:00 PM

    William Richard "Dick" James, Class of 1961, passed way on Jan 15, 2019.


    Dick was the founder of the Dick James Law Firm in Greenville. He was born in Gaffney, South Carolina on July 9, 1937 and attended college at the University of South Carolina, graduating with a B. A. in Political Science in 1961. He then attended the USC School of Law and achieved his LLB in 1964 and his JD in 1970. His areas of legal practice wereSocial Security ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Jeff Steele '74

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 10/15/18 02:13:00 PM

    Jeff Steele, '74, of Boise, ID passed away on October 8, 2018. Jeff was born in Washington, D.C. April 17, 1952 to Ira and Pat Steele. While spending his childhood in the area, he developed a great love for baseball and the Washington Redskins. 

    After high school, he attended the University of South Carolina where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance and enjoyed his time as a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

    Jeff ... Read More

    George T Gregory, III '77 - Legendary Fan

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 10/05/18 02:37:00 PM

    George T Gregory, III '77
    George, an attorney with Elliott Coastal Living in Myrtle Beach and a native of Chester, has not missed a Carolina Football Game in 63 years. He was honored Sept 8 as the Legendary Fan of the Game. His late father, George Gregory, a former SC Supreme Court Justice, did the same.



    Justin Mims '13

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/29/18 10:35:00 PM

    Justin Mims

    Justin has joined the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLC in Charlotte. He is from Murrells Inlet and attended Hannah-Pamplico High School. After Carolina where he majored in Economics and Management, he obtained his JD Degree from UNCCH Law School in May 2018 and recently passed the bar exam. Justin is a past president/Eminent Archon of the chapter.

    In Memoriam - Julius McKay '49

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/29/18 04:56:00 PM

    COLUMBIA - Funeral services to celebrate the life of Julius "Jay" Walker McKay, 95, of Columbia was held at 11 o'clock, Monday, July 9th, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201, with The Very Reverend Tim Jones officiating. Interment followed the service in the churchyard, afterwhich a reception for family and friends was held in Satterlee Hall. McKay passed away on July 6, 2018. A native of Columbia, McKay was born ... Read More

    J. Stanfield Gray '93, Charleston, SC

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/26/18 11:00:00 PM


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    As founder of the DIG SOUTH Tech Conference, Stanfield Gray is making sure his part of the country doesn’t get left behind in the digital revolution. Gray says his two kids helped inspire him to leave the world of strategic communications and pursue the idea back in 2012, because he didn’t want them to grow up feeling like they “basically had to leave the state” in order to succeed in the startup world. 

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    In Memoriam - Jay Worthy '96

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/20/18 02:52:00 PM



    Not much detail, but my understanding is that Brother James William "Jay" Worthy Jr. of Spartanburg has recently passed away. Jay was a graduate of Spartanburg High School. Hope to know more soon.

    William D Britton, '70

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/15/18 03:19:00 PM

    Charleston, SC - April 13, 2018: William "Bill" D Britton was presented with the SAE 50 Year Certificate in recognition of his membership. He was initiated on Oct 16, 1967. The award was presented at the Supreme Council SAE Spring Meeting in Charleston on Friday evening, April 13, 2019 by Thomas Dement, Eminent Supreme Archon, at the alumni reception..


    2018 SC Delta Officers Elected

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/14/18 06:01:00 PM

    Welcome our new officers for 2018-2019!


    • President: Robert Byrd
    • VP Internal: Charles Nastoplous
    • VP External: Luke Rankin
    • Risk Management: Thomas Price
    • Treasurer: Patrick Layson
    • New Member Educator: Walker Ross
    • Social Chair: Daniel Geoffrey
    • Rush Chair: Chase Achille

    EA Award Presented

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/10/18 01:22:00 PM


    Brother Bernie Herbkershman, SC Delta Eminent Archon, is presented with the SAE Province Rho Eminent Archon of the Year Award, in recognition of his service and leadership to his chapter at the University of South Carolina, during the Province Rho Leadership School, Sat, Feb 24. Presented by John Stringfellow, Province Rho Archon.


    Chip Huggins '87 Recognized

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/10/18 01:02:00 PM



    Chip Huggins, Class of 1987 SC Delta, receives the SAE Province The Highest Effort (T.H.E.) Award (category Government/Military) in recognition of his service to the State of South Carolina, serving in the SC House of Representatives. He has represented his Lexington County district since being elected in 2000 to succeed André Bauer.

    Presented by John Stringfellow, '75 SC Delta, Province Rho Archon.



    SC Delta Receives Award

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/10/18 12:32:00 PM



    Bernie Herbkershman, EA for SC Delta, accepts the SAE Province Rho Scholastic Award, presented by Province Rho Deputy Archon Steadman Boston, at the 2018 Province Leadership School in Columbia, Feb 24.




    In Memoriam - Sidney Paine '61

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/26/17 03:05:00 PM

    Sidney Paine ObituarySidney Betts Paine of Greenville, S.C., beloved husband of Marie Elaine Brooks Paine, died on September 5, 2017 in Burlington, Vt. Sid, who was born in Greensboro, N.C. on June 26, 1936, was the elder son of the late Sidney Lake Paine and Margaret Delaney Betts Paine. Besides his devoted wife of 58 years, Sid is survived by daughter Elizabeth Paine Weaver, her husband William Bennett Weaver, and their children Matthew Bennett Weaver, his wife Erin ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Billy Cave '60

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/26/17 11:24:00 AM

    Billy Furman Cave, 80, passed away on August 22, 2017, at his home in Debordieu. The son of the late J.M. Cave and Louise Morris Cave, he was born in Olar, SC and grew up in Walterboro, SC. Mr. Cave was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

    Mr. Cave was an investment banker on Wall Street associated with several firms in his long professional career, eventually returning to the ... Read More

    Spring 2017 GPA Released

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/12/17 10:42:00 AM
    The chapter achieved an excellent 3.14 grade point ratio for the spring 2017 semester at Carolina, based on 121 members. There are now 27 fraternities on the campus, with average membership per chapter of 89, total of 2,227 members (average sorority membership is 225 per chapter). The overall GPA for fraternities is 3.12.

    In Memoriam - Carter Willson'11

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/22/17 08:38:00 AM


    Brother Willson passed away in a tragic accident on Friday morning, July 14 in Colorado. His funeral will be Tuesday, July 25 at 12 pm at St Peters Church, 2900 Olney Sandy Spring Road, in Olney, Maryland. You may contact his sister Laura Willson on Facebook for more details. Carter attended Sherwood High School and was from Silver Spring, Maryland. Most recently he resided in Charlotte. Our sympathies and love go out to his family and ... Read More

    SC Delta Chapter Receives Award at 2017 SAE Convention

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/08/17 01:00:00 AM
    July 6, 2017 - Boston, MA: The chapter was recognized with the Outstanding Alumni Association/House Corporation Communication Award Newsletter-Print at the 161st Anniversary Convention in Boston. John Ross Miller, Chapter Delegate, was presented with the certificate. Congratulations members!

    In Memoriam - Jerry Sifford '62

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/21/17 08:58:00 PM
    Ernest Jirard Sifford, Jr. (Jerry) peacefully entered into his eternal life on June 20, 2017, in his home after a six-month illness, and with his wife of 47 years, Nancy Price Sifford, at his side.
    Jerry grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated from Myers Park High School. He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated from the University of Georgia. In 1986 he and Nancy relocated from Charlotte to Charleston, which became ... Read More

    In Memoriam - John E Johnston, Jr '55

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/19/17 08:54:00 AM
    We just saw this. John passed away on Sept 2, 2016.
    John E. Johnston, Jr., a Greenville giant, and a well-loved and respected member of the South Carolina legal community died in his home on September 2, 2016, six days before his 83rd birthday. Johnny, husband of the late Caroline Cannon Johnston, has left his footprints all over this town, and our city, county, and state are better because of it. - See more  ... Read More

    In Memoriam - DJ McMurchie '11

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/07/17 06:40:00 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Duncan James "DJ" McMurchie, 27, Charlotte, died instantly on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from injuries sustained in an accident. DJ was born June 24, 1989, and was a lifelong Charlotte resident. He had recently completed his double major in Business and German at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is survived by his mother and father, Tonia and Tim McMurchie; his brother, Tripp Shealy and wife Sutton Shealy and nephews Hawke, ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Bernard Bourne '60

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/03/17 10:07:00 AM

    WEST COLUMBIA: Mr. Bernard Oscar Bourne, Jr., 81, of West Columbia died Saturday December 3, 2016 at the Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center. Born June 1, 1935, in Georgetown, SC, he was a son of the late Bernard Oscar and Elise Jacobs Bourne. Bernard graduated from Winyah High School in 1953 where he was president of the senior class and a well-rounded athlete in Football, Basketball and Track. He went on to the University of South ... Read More

    SAE Reports Fall 2016 GPA

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/20/17 02:27:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - SC Delta Chapter achieved a 3.17 overall grade point ratio for fall semester 2016, ranking 23rd out of 46 Greek Life Organizations at the University of South Carolina. Even better, the new member fall class averaged a 3.23 GPA. Scholarship is a strong indication of membership quality and participation in academics.


    Greek Life at Carolina statistics:


    • Total # of Undergraduates* = 22,771
    • Males* = 10,451, Females* = 12,319 ... Read More

    2017 SAE Officers of SC Delta Chapter

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/08/17 04:51:00 PM

    Please welcome the new chapter officer volunteers!


    Bernie Herbkersman, President
    John Ross Miller, VP External
    Tommy DiBona, VP Internal
    Ben Hoopes, Treasurer
    George Loizou, Risk Manager
    Nicholas Pizzo, New Member Educator
    Stephen Humphreys, Social Chairman
    Harrison Lapin, Philanthropy
    Luke Rankin Jr., Recorder
    Robert Byrd, Intramural Chair
    Jackson Dunaway, Rush Chairman
    Buist Kerrison, Assistant Rush Chairman
    Coby Haasis, Assistant Rush Chairman
    Chase ... Read More

    New Eminent Archon

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/25/17 12:06:00 AM



    Bernie Herbkersman '19 has been elected the new Eminent Archon/President for SC Delta 2017-2018.


    In Memoriam - John Tucker '58

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/16/17 10:13:00 PM

    John TuckerAiken, SC - Dr. John Wesley Tucker Sr., 79, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 surrounded by his family. Dr. Tucker was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and finished dental school at the University of Alabama. He then served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. After serving his country he received his masters in orthodontics from Georgetown University. He settled in Aiken, S.C. in 1967, where he ... Read More

    SAE Seniors Night - SC Delta Chapter

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/13/17 03:03:00 PM

    Mark your calendar now for a Fun Night of Senior Celebration


    •  THURSDAY, MAY 4th
    • 6:30pm- 10:00pm
    • Rooftop Bar at Carolina Ale House


    This event is for all Senior SAEs, family, and friends. Regardless of your status as an active or inactive or when you plan to graduate, we hope to have as many of you attend as possible. We have reserved the rooftop at the Ale House and confirmed the DJ. The menu and pricing are still being working ... Read More

    Merritt Francis '18

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/16/17 11:03:00 AM

    Merritt Francis '18
    Merritt has been elected Student Government Treasurer at the University of South Carolina. A native of Lebanon, NJ, he joined SAE at Wofford then transferred to Carolina. He attended Voorhees High School. Congratulate him at email

    Spring 2017 New Members Announced

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/03/17 11:38:00 AM

    Columbia, SC - Jan 22, 2017: The SC Delta Chapter is pleased to announce the members of thew Spring 2017 Class:


    • Johnathan Anderson
    • Robert Byrd 
    • Jordan Callender 
    • William Cox 
    • Carter Law 
    • David Lawson 
    • Kyle Michel 
    • Jennings Owens

    Announcement from Ellison Neese, SC Delta Chapter Advisor

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/25/17 11:47:00 AM


    I am pleased to announce that the Fall 2016 Chapter GPA rose to 3.17 overall for all active members. This exceeds the overall USC Fraternity average of 3.01. The new members achieved an impressive 3.23 cumulative GPA.


    It is through the hard work and persistence of the Executive Officers that the Chapter continues to improve in not only academics but also financial management, intramural s and responsible risk management practice

    ... Read More

    In Memorian - M Berry Foran '69

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/10/16 03:46:00 PM

    B ForanOn October 30, 2016, Berry Foran passed away after a lengthy fight with cancer, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in August 1947, in Columbia, South Carolina, the third child and only boy, born to Dr. William Andrew Foran and Katharine Elizabeth Berry Foran. He spent his youth in Columbia, graduating from high school in 1965. While attending high school many of accomplishments mirrored the man he became. He worked as an orderly at the ... Read More

    39 New Members

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/08/16 06:46:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - Sept 7, 2016 - SC Delta Chapter at Carolina is proud to announce 39 new members in the Fall 2016 Semester class. Those members include: Thomas Achille, Matthew Anderson, Mike Berry, Parker Blin, Jacob Boone, Robert Byrd, Rex Carter, William Chandler, Daniel Geoffroy, Andrew Gung, Coby Haasis, Will Hair, Edward Hennelly, Tristan Jenkins, Tanner ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Dr. Julian Alexander Salley “Nat”, ‘45

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/21/16 10:00:00 AM

    Dr. Julian Alexander Salley “Nat”, ‘45, from Columbia, died Jan. 2, 2016, at home after a long and courageous fight with multiple myeloma. He was born in Orangeburg on Aug. 24, 1927, to Newell Hodges Salley and Austin Bull Salley. At age 17, he volunteered for the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Providence, Rhode Island as a Hospital Corpsman, First Class. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1945, second in his ... Read More

    David Seawell '96

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/20/16 11:56:00 PM

    David Seawell

    In Memoriam - Ellison Capers, IV '51

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/26/16 07:07:00 PM

    E CapersCOLUMBIA, SC - A funeral service for Ellison Capers, IV, '51, 93, of Columbia, was held at 12:00 noon Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.


    Mr. Capers, beloved husband, father and grandfather, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 15, 2015. Born in Columbia on November 10, 1921, he was a son of Ellison Capers III and Catherine Rice Capers. In 1947 Ellison entered ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Theron Hester '54

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/26/16 09:21:00 AM

    COLUMBIA — Theron E. Hester Jr. (Herb), 84 of Columbia, S.C., passed away peacefully on August 27, 2015 at Agape Senior Hospice in Columbia.


    Born in Pickens, S.C., he was the son of the late Mary Viola Hendricks and Theron Earle Hester of Pickens, S.C.


    He attended Clemson College and graduated from the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


    He was retired from the SC State Employment ... Read More

    SAE Tee Shirt Sale Announced

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/17/16 12:48:00 PM

    Tee ShirtColumbia, SC - June 17, 2016: The SC Delta Chapter is now offering our alumni, parents and undergrads fraternity tee shirts from Minerva Promotions,Inc.


    There are several styles to choose from, and each purchase contributes $5 towards the chapter education fund. The shirts are personalized with the SC Delta Chapter and the SAE logos.


    Click HERE for the link!


    Help us to grow our fund and proudly display SAE from the SC Delta ... Read More

    Additional Advisor Added to Alumni Board

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/08/16 11:58:00 PM

    Note from Ellison Neese, Chapter Advisor


    "It is with great excitement that I announce that Garrett Givens has agreed to serve on the Alumni Advisory Council in the role of the direct Adviser to Eminent Treasurer Anthony Fontana.  Garrett brings years of expertise in the banking industry to the Chapter to help develop a comprehensive working budget, review spending policies with regards to risk management and assess past dated debt from ... Read More

    In Memoriam - JP Gamble '51

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/09/16 05:12:00 PM

    JP GambleJulius P Gamble, III, Class of 1951, 87, of Lane, SC died peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born on April 11, 1928, to Samuel Wayne and Theresa Register Gamble in the Gourdin community near Lane, SC.  He was educated in Greeleyville schools and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in business administration in 1950.  At USC, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon ... Read More

    Joseph Stuhrenberg - IFC President

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/30/16 11:31:00 PM

    Joe SColumbia, SC - March 30, 2016: For the FIRST time in a long time, an SAE is now president of IFC (Fraternity Council) at Carolina. Joseph Stuhrenberg has succeeded to that position due to the unfortunate closing of the Sigma Chi Chapter, and the resignation of the current president and member of that fraternity. Congratulations to Joe, who will serve out the rest of the term through December 2016. He can be reached at email

    ... Read More

    Chapter Philanthropic Event - 2016 David Simone Softball Classic

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/30/16 05:30:00 PM

    David SimoneColumbia, SC - March 30, 2016: On Sunday, April 17, the brothers of SC Delta are having our 3rd Annual Simone Softball Classic philanthropy event. Like we have done in the past, all the proceeds will go to help pay the medical bills of brother David Simone.

    David is now cancer-free after 2 full years of chemotherapy; he is now in the post-chemo recovery process.

    The event will be held at Pacific Park ( 200 Wayne St, Columbia, SC 29201) from 1:30 pm ... Read More

    Two brothers combine their talents to raise funds and build homes for veterans

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/28/16 10:06:00 PM

    Jim and JasonJason Brownell ’91 recently founded HeroHomes, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to providing deserving veterans the pride of home ownership. ( The flagship project in the beautiful town of Purcellville, Virginia located in the heart of Loudoun Valley, represents the first step in our mission to make Loudoun County the showcase area for homes dedicated to wounded veterans. “In 2015 Jason, was asked to manage a ... Read More

    Change in Officers

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/22/16 11:48:00 PM

    Anthony Fontana will be the interim EA at SC Delta until elections in late April. Joseph Stuhrenberg, current EA, has taken a position as VP of Conduct with the USC IFC, a position that will not allow him to be president of SAE at the same time. We hate to see Joe leave early, but this is something he wanted to do and will strengthen SAE’s involvement in IFC at Carolina. This will be a very smooth transition. Congratulations to Joe ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Zerno Martin '59

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/11/16 03:26:00 PM

    Zerno E. Martin Jr. ObituarySpartanburg, SC - January 11, 2016: Zerno Martin '59 of Spartanburg passed away on Saturday, Jan 9. In case you didn't know, Zerno was working with Ryan Gaylord to develop the Spartanburg Alumni Association. In fact, Zerno kindly made arrangements for us to meet at Brickhouse, his son’s restaurant, for the last function. Please, keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. He was a graduate of Orangeburg High School, USC and the ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Henry S Laffitte

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/01/16 12:34:00 PM

    HLHenry Spann Laffitte ‘65,  died Thursday, December 31, 2015, in Allendale, SC. He was born August 30, 1941, in Estill, SC, a son of the late Charles Atkins and Rosalie Spann Laffitte. A graduate of Allendale-Fairfax High School, he attended The Citadel and graduated from The University of South Carolina with a BS and a Masters of Business Administration. He served as President of the Carolina Commercial Bank in Allendale, SC. Upon its ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Rex Bull '56

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/27/15 02:08:00 PM

    RexKirkwood, MO - Dec 18, 2015: Brother E Rexford Bull Jr '56, passed away on Dec 18, 2015. 


    He remained committed to SAE and life in the Delta Chapter. His memorial service will be held at Kirkwood First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood (Missouri) on January 9 at 10:30 A.M. Rex was a retired Colonel in the USAF.


    After graduating from Carolina, he obtained an MBA from Harvard in 1968. For many years he owned a Heavenly Ham franchise ... Read More

    Community Service for Families in Columbia

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/12/15 09:27:00 AM

    Columbia, SC - December 11, 2015: The chapter presented $1,000 from the 2015 SC Delta Alumni Reunion to Palmetto Project’s families-helping-families at Richland Mall (on Forest Drive) on Dec 11. The presentation was live on WIS-TV. The Chapter matched that donation with another $1,000. Many thanks to Bobby Price '83, for providing the additional funds from the November reunion.


    SAE Commnity Service



    Dixon Collins and Henry ... Read More

    SAE National Scholarships

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 11/05/15 02:19:00 PM

    Our 2016 Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation Scholarship Applications are now available. SAE members who are pursuing degrees in either undergraduate or graduate study are eligible to apply. Through the generosity of our alumni and friends who have endowed these scholarships, $83,000 will be awarded to assist our members in their academic pursuits in various fields and interests. All applications will be due on March 1, 2016.

    The scholarship ... Read More

    Greenville SAE Alumni News

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/14/15 11:55:00 AM

    Greenville Alumni Association News - Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

    Greenville, SC - August 14, 2015: Brother Josh Roach, '02 SC Delta/USC, has stepped up as the President of the Greenville Alumni Association for 2015-2016. He is a financial advisor and partner with the Norris Financial Group. Contact him at email or cell (864) 907-2388.


    The alumni committee now consists of David Sigmon ('03 ... Read More

    2015 Summer Alumni BBQ

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/24/15 09:06:00 AM

    We have finalized a summer alumni and rush BBQ in Columbia for Saturday, August 8 at 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Attire is casual and food/beverage provided (non alcoholic).

    Brother Field Wardlaw, SC Delta '83, has agreed to host the social at his home, 4374 Chicora Steet, in Columbia. His email is and cell is (803) 920-7910.

    If you would like to help sponsor the social, feel free to contact him for further information.

    ... Read More


    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/27/15 08:41:00 AM

    This year's Parents Cocktail will be on Friday, October 16th at the Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel located in the Vista.  Friday's event will be held in the Sheraton's National Republic Ballroom beginning at 8:00 PM.  More details will be sent out as the date approaches.  


    Because this is the weekend of a home football game (Vanderbilt), as well as USC Homecoming, parents are urged to make hotel arrangements soon.  For ... Read More

    David Simone Classic Philanthropy Success!

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/19/15 01:23:00 PM

    TGColumbia, SC - April 19, 2015: The SC Delta "David Simone Classic" was successful over the weekend. A softball challenge and highway cleanup were included in what is called the "True Gentleman Day of Service" by our National HQ.


    Publicity included the following with video:


    WLTX Channel 19 CBS - Fraternity Raising Funds For Friend With Cancer


    ABC Columbia - Striking Out Cancer


    WACHFOX Columbia - USC Fraternity Raises ... Read More

    New Chapter Officers Elected

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/13/15 10:43:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - April  2, 2015: Congratulations on the new officers for the SC Delta Chapter of SAE Fraternity, 2015-2016:


    • Eminent Archon - Joe Stuhrenberg
    • Eminent Deputy Archon (Internal) - Jamie McClement
    • Eminent Deputy Archon (External) - Anthony Fontana
    • Eminent Treasurer - Lucas Bayless
    • Eminent Recorder - Jonathan Quesnel
    • Correspondent - Ben Miller
    • Herald - Brennan Lyles
    • Social Chair - Spencer Horne
    • New ... Read More

    South Carolina Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter Goes to Bat Once Again To Help Brother with Cancer April 18-19, 2015

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/11/15 11:08:00 PM

    In the fall of 2013, the members of the Delta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of South Carolina was shocked to learn that one of their brothers, David Simone, had been diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma, a form of lymphatic cancer. David appeared to be in perfect health until he went home feeling sick one weekend. He was diagnosed rather quickly, and was unable to return to school. Needless to say, everyone in the chapter was stunned ... Read More

    Ira H. Hoell Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/09/15 10:42:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - April 9, 2015 - Michael Otten, Eminent Archon (President) of the SC Delta Chapter, announced the creation of the Ira H. Hoell Scholarship for Academic Excellence. This

    prestigious scholarship is presented to those members that achieve a GPA of 4.0 while taking a minimum of 15 course credit hours. This brother or brothers is honored with a financial reward, or split among co-recipients totaling the cost of 1 semester of social ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Jim Hartell '93

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/16/15 04:40:00 PM

    JImSpartanburg, SC - Monday, March 16, 2015: Brother James Prescott Hartell, Class of 1993, SC Delta, died in a jet ski accident today.


    Jim was a teacher at James F Byrne High School in Spartanburg.


    He was a past Rush Chairman and Pledge Educator in the chapter. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of South Carolina. 


    More information here...

    Michael Otten Honored with Inner Circle Recognition

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/14/15 09:12:00 AM

    MOIt is with pleasure to announce that Michael Otten, '16 SC Delta, has been chosen as one of 30 collegiate members to be a part of the 2015 Inner Circle with Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.


    The Inner Circle is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for  the top undergraduate leaders in our Realm.


    These brothers are selected by the Supreme Council. The Inner Circle takes place March 27-29 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Michael, along ... Read More

    Initiation Night!

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 01/27/15 08:54:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - Tues, Jan 27, 2015: We are pleased to announce that tonight we initiated 6 new members to Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Congratulations to Zachary Smith, Andrew Hobensack, Nicholas Vecchiolla, Timothy Beard, Thomas Leonard, and Helgi Nati.


    SCDE Spring 2015 New Member Class



    In Memoriam - Riley A Bradham '47

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 11/29/14 12:27:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Riley Augustus Bradham, Jr, Class of 1947, passed away on Wednesday, November 26.  Mr. Bradham was born March 26, 1923, in Sumter, SC, to the late Riley Augustus Bradham, Sr. and Mabel Bowman Bradham. He attended Sumter city schools, Davidson College, and received a B.A. degree in English from the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He would ... Read More

    Trick Or Treat With The Greeks!

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 11/02/14 09:43:00 PM

         This past thursday was the annual "Trick Or Treat With The Greeks" event held in the greek village. The event is for all children of USC faculty and staff, and is a great way that Sc Delta likes to give back to the community. The brothers gave out candy all evening, and had games for the children to play on the front lawn of the chapter house. Everyone involved had a blast and many childrens' nights were made!



    Beau Outfitters Opened by Peter Price '85

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 10/28/14 12:37:00 PM

    Brother Peter Price, '85 SC Delta/USC, has opened a new mens clothing store in Charlotte, Beau Outfitters (www.beauoutfitters.comon 1530 East Blvd.


    Clothing lines include the first Southern Tide Admiral Shop (mid November), plus Old Dog, Yeti Coolers, Scott Barber, Vineyard Vines, Bills Khakis, Smathers Branson, Mountain Khakis, Southern Proper, and Over/Under.


    Visit the store or call 980-209-0432 for more information. Reach ... Read More

    SC Delta Mothers Weekend A Success! Letter from EA Mike Otten

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 10/24/14 10:34:00 AM

    I want to thank all of the parents who came this weekend to spend time with us. I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of parents, while the others hopefully I will get to introduce myself to in the near future. I thought the cocktail was a blast, thanks in large part to our brother Ben Miller. The True Gentleman Award, the Best All Around Award and the Best New Member Award all went to some extraordinary brothers: Beck Dugas, Austin Boyd, and Will ... Read More

    Gant Family Donates Umbrellas For Back Patio

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 10/03/14 03:20:00 PM

    Sc Delta would like to formally thank the Gant family for donating these umbrellas for our back patio last spring. They look great and the brothers are thoroughly enjoying them! Thank You!





    Sc Delta Initiated 34 of its Newest Members

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 09/10/14 11:00:00 PM

    This evening at 6:56 p.m. the Sc Delta chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon initiated 34 of its newest members. Congrats men!


    fall '14 initiation

    Charlie Bones '81 Donates Grandfather Clock for Chapter House

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 09/08/14 01:05:00 AM

    SC Delta would like to thank brother Charlie Bones '81 for his generous donation of this grandfather clock for the house! It will be a great new addition and we are fortunate to have such great alumni who help us out in ways such as this! Thanks Charlie! Phi Alpha.


    Grandfather Clock from Charlie Bones '81

    “Back 2 School” Blood Drive With American Red Cross

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/23/14 11:01:00 AM

    Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Epsilon Delta

     Team Up To Host “Back 2 School” Blood Drive With

    American Red Cross

    Friday, August 29th from 10-5

    Gamecocks Can Help Save Lives!


    August 23, 2014 -- COLUMBIA, SC – Michael Otten, president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Cameron Kahn, president of Alpha Epsilon Delta National Health Pre-professional Honor Society have organized a “Back 2 School” Blood ... Read More

    Exec Meetings and Planning for 2014-15!

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 07/20/14 10:36:00 PM

    This past weekend was the final rush weekend for the summer. It was a very successful one not only in the recruitment of potential new members, however. Chapter executives met to discuss the upcoming year, and "a very successful and fun year is sure to ensue", says Eminent Archon Mike Otten. The social calendar will be posted soon and upcoming philanthropy in the fall is in the works also! Stay tuned!



    SC Delta Adopt-a-Highway

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 07/14/14 04:31:00 PM

    This past spring the chapter set out on a hot Carolina day to better the local community by picking up trash. The brothers spent the afternoon cleaning up Bluff Road near the stadium, in an effort to show The True Gentleman way. Each year sc delta participates in the Adopt-a-Highway program to show their support in the community.




    James R Shirley '75, In Memoriam

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/28/14 04:21:00 PM

    Jim ShirleyCharlotte, NC - James R Shirley, Jr., '75 SC Delta, 60, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Bluffton and Irmo, SC, passed away at home on June 25, 2014. Jim was the beloved husband of Jo Shirley; father of Abbie Shirley Warren (Jason), James R. (Trey) Shirley III (Ashley), Kristen Martin (Chase), David Rosati and Lauren Rosati; brother of Dot Shirley Hardin (Allen); uncle of Kathy Brown Bowie (Brad); brother-in-law of Robert Brinkmann (Lisa), Jean ... Read More

    William E Eidson '62, In Memoriam

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/03/14 11:58:00 AM

    Bill EidsonWilliam E "Bill" Eidson, Class of 1962 SC Delta, 74, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Lucile Doughty Eidson, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.


    William was born September 20, 1939 in Elkin, North Carolina, son of the late Robert Paul Eidson and the late Doris Harpe Eidson. He was a sales representative. He was a graduate of Fork Union Military School and the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of the ... Read More

    SC Delta gets notorioty for Simone Softball Classic

    Submitted by Geoff Marston on 04/23/14 11:08:00 PM

    A recent article by The Huffington Post points out greeks around the country for their good doings. Our very own SC Delta chapter was listed in the article as one of only five fraternities! The Simone Softball Classic was a huge success and final numbers for it will be posted shortly. Keep it up SC Delta! Phi Alpha.


    Chapter Elects New President

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/08/14 01:59:00 PM

    Mike OttenColumbia, SC -  April 8, 2014 - The SC Delta Chapter elected a new president (Eminent Archon) for 2014-2015 - Brother Michael Otten, '16.


    Mike is from Omaha, Nebraska where he attended Millard North High School. Mike's dad is also an alumnus. Reach Mike at email


    We appreciate all the efforts that out going president, Brother Edmund Gant, accomplished! Thank Edmund at email Phi ... Read More

    Chapter to Sponsor Philanthropies for Brother

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/18/14 11:06:00 PM

    David SimoneColumbia, SC - March 18, 2014: SC Delta Chapter of SAE Fraternity at Carolina is sponsoring two events to raise funds for a fellow member's battle with cancer - David Simone.


    The chapter's Mothers of Minerva dinner on Sat, March 22 will donate the profits from the raffle and auction to David's medical bills. In addition, the chapter will sponsor a "Simone Softball Classic and Cheer Off" on Sunday, April 13 at noon on the Dreher High School ... Read More

    Rick Blenko Appointed President of SC Delta Alumni Assn

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/31/14 01:54:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - Jan 31, 2014: The South Carolina Delta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of South Carolina announces the appointment of Richard Blenko to President of the SC Delta Alumni Association. Mr Blenko is a past President of Blenko Glass Company and a Public Broadcasting (PBS) television host and film director. He has appeared in over 300 US cities nationally with four PBS films for fundraising.


    He is also a alumus ... Read More

    Tyler Jacobson '11

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/23/13 06:50:00 PM


    Tyler Jacobson

    Tyler Jacobson, '11, has been promoted to Vice President at the S L Nusbaum Realty Company in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated with Cum Laude Honors with a B.S. in Business Administration majoring in both Management and Real Estate from the University of South Carolina. Tyler currently works in the Shopping Center Leasing Department and is responsible for landlord/tenant lease negotiations, and leasing new and existing properties in the ... Read More

    In Memoriam - A Crawford Clarkson, Jr. '41

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 11/21/13 09:13:00 AM

    Crawford ClarksonAndrew Crawford Clarkson, Jr. '41 of Columbia, SC died on September 27, 2013. He was the son of Andrew Crawford Clarkson, Sr. of Columbia, SC and Jennie Louise Taber of Fort Motte, SC. Born in Columbia December 17, 1919, he was educated in the Columbia city schools graduating in 1937 from Columbia High School. In 1941 he was graduated in absentia from the University of South Carolina having received a commission as Ensign USNR. In 1949 he married ... Read More

    New Print of SAE House Available

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 11/09/13 08:16:00 AM

    SAE House

    Brother John B Hopson '92 has created a beautiful original print of the SC Delta Fraternity House, SAE Fraternity, at USC (Carolina). You can review the various sizes and styles available on his web site here. The products are available for a small fee. Part of the cost will be donated to the SAE Foundation in care of the SC Delta Chapter Education Fund. Located in Richmond, VA, reach out to John at email

    Dr. John Roger Rowe '63

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 11/09/13 07:56:00 AM


    John Roger Rowe, MD, (SC Delta 1963), 72, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013. His Funeral Service was Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben Street at 2:00 pm. Roger was born May 17, 1941 in Walterboro, South Carolina, son of the late John McCuen Rowe and Jessie Hiott Rowe. As a long-time physician in Mt. Pleasant, he co-founded East Cooper Family Practice. Roger was a ... Read More

    Billy Shuman Running for House

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/06/13 09:11:00 AM

    Billy ShumanColumbia, SC - Sept 6, 2013 - Brother Billy Shuman is the Republican nominee for the South Carolina State Senate District 42 in Charleston County. The special election will be held October 1, 2013. 


    Billy was born in Hampton County in the town of Cummings, South Carolina. After graduating from Wade Hampton High School, Billy became the first member of his family to go to college. He attended the University of South Carolina, ... Read More

    Annual Alumni Reunion Announcement

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/05/13 11:25:00 AM

    SAE House

    Columbia, SC - Sept 5, 2013: The SC Delta Alumni Association announces our annual alumni reunion for 2013.


    Alumni are invited to attend on Friday, November 15, 2013 starting at 7:30 pm (day before the USC Florida Football Game). Cost will be $15 per person or $30 per couple


    The event will be held at the Hayhill Garden Market at 625 Bluff Road near the Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia.


    An open bar with food is included in the ... Read More

    SC Delta Class of 1960s Reunion

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/31/13 01:12:00 PM

    SAE HouseColumbia, SC - The classes of 1965 - 1970 will hold a reunion on Friday, September 13, 2013 (weekend of the USC Vanderbilt Football Game). The event will be held on the roof of the Carolina Walk Condos, 900 S. Stadium Road., in Columbia (directly across the street from Williams-Brice Stadium at the intersection of George Rogers Boulevard and Bluff Road) starting at 6:30 pm. Food, beverage and music will be provided. Cost is $25 per person, and ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Tom Stubbs and Gene Scarborough

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/19/13 10:55:00 PM


    Thomas McAlpin Stubbs, Jr.'48  died on Friday 14 September 2012 after a long illness. Tom was born in 1925 in Atlanta to Thomas McAlpin Stubbs and Beatrice Jefferson Stubbs, and was the eldest of three sons. After high school he joined the Navy and completed his pilot training at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi Texas during 1945, before studying Government at Harvard University on the GI bill, graduating in 1948. Tom also ... Read More

    Spring 2013 Academic Report

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/10/13 09:06:00 AM

    SAE House


    Columbia, SC - June 10, 2013 - The USC Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life released the Spring 2013 Grade Report here. Once again, the SAE chapter exceeded 3.0, with a 3.12 grade point average.



    • 22,040 total students at Carolina
    • 22 fraternities, 1.398 members, average 64 per chapter
    • 19 sororities, 3,260 members, average 192 per chapter
    • Greeks are 21% of the student body
    • 84% of Greeks graduate compated to 69% of non ... Read More

    New Alumni Advisors Appointed

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/18/13 10:31:00 AM

    SAE House


    Columbia, SC - May 17, 2013: Ellison Neese '10, chapter advisor, announced the appointment of two new advisors to the SC Delta Chapter Board: Justin Mims '13 and Crawford Long '13.


    Justin Mims is a Past Eminent Archon and recent USC Graduate. He will transition into the role of the direct Eminent Archon Advisor for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Justin will directly advise  Edmund Gant, recently elected EA.  Both ... Read More

    SAE Greenville Rush Party Announced

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/27/13 12:13:00 PM

    Greenville, SC - April 27, 2013 - SAE is pleased to announce our second annual rush social this summer in Greenville. Alumni, parents and rushees in the Greenville area are invited to attend. The event will be held at the Pavilion in the Greenville Drive Stadium (home of the Greenville Drive) for the baseball game scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Guests should plan to arrive by 6 pm.


    We can have up to sixty people at ... Read More

    New Officers Elected for Chapter

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/27/13 11:51:00 AM

    Columbia, SC -- April 27, 2013: New officers were elected for the coming academinc 2013-2014 year. That includes:


    Mothers of Minerva Sponsor Furniture for Chapter

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/07/13 09:56:00 AM

    SC Delta Chapter House


    Columbia, SC - Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - The Mothers of Minerva announced the purchase of patio furniture and rockers for the SC Delta Chapter fraternity house on Lincoln Street.


    The chairman, Karen Dunaway, stated: "The True Gentlemen added the tables and chairs to the back patio today and enjoyed dinner on the patio this evening! Thank you for all of your contributions as these tables and chairs were provided by the proceeds from ... Read More

    Chip Limehouse for Congress

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/14/13 03:48:00 PM



    Columbia, SC - March 14, 2013 - Chip Limehouse '85 from Charleston, is a Republican Candidate for United States Congress South Carolina - District 1. He is a real estate broker and owner of Limehouse Properties. Visit his web site here. Chip is serving in the SC House of Representatives from District 1, being elected in 1994. He attended the University of South Carolina where he played on the polo team.His father, Harry Limehouse, Jr., ... Read More

    Joe B Pearce '53

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/10/13 11:11:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - March 10, 2013 - Joe Butler Pearce, '53 (SC Delta/USC), of Greenville, husband of Jo Lynne Lambert Pearce, died Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at home after a lengthy illness.


    A 1949 graduate of Greenville High School, he received his BS Degree in Business Administration from USC in 1953. While at USC he was a member of SAE Fraternity and ODK honorary Fraternity.


    After serving two years overseas as a First Lieutenant in ... Read More

    SAE Fall Grades Improve

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/05/13 05:53:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - March 5, 2013 - USC Greek Life reported that the SC Delta Chapter of SAE Fraternity had an overall fall 2012 semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.04, and the new member class was 3.09 (total of 91 members). The overall Greek GPA was 3.32, the Fraternity GPA was 3.05, the Male GPA was 3.14, and Undergradute GPA was 3.21.


    Statistics: 1,488 males in 22 fraternities and 3,478 females in 17 sororities, total of 4,936 Greeks. ... Read More

    SAE Mothers Sons Weekend a Success

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/04/13 12:22:00 PM

    SC Delta


    Columbia, SC - March 4, 2013 - SC Delta Chapter at Carolina celebrated a successful Mothers Sons Weekend March 1 and 2, sponsored by the chapter's Mothers of Minerva Club.


    Karen Dunaway, chairman of the event, stated: "The event was INCREDIBLE!  We had 53 people for dinner at Monterrey's Friday night.  Then we had over 100 attend the Saturday night dinner at Windemere."  


    She continued: "We are proud ... Read More

    In Memoriam - Larry Ladue '58

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/05/13 09:36:00 PM

    Funeral services for Laurence "Larry" K. Ladue, Jr., ('58 SC Delta) were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at St. Martin's In The Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, SC. Inurnment followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.


    Larry was the son of the late Brigadier General Laurence K. Ladue, US Army and Caroline Hampton Mullally Ladue and was born in Arden, NC. He was a graduate of Christ School, Arden, NC and the ... Read More

    Aaron Harkins '10

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/08/12 09:19:00 PM

    Aaron HarkinsAaron P Harkins '10 of Asheville has joined Metrolina Greenhouses as a Sales Analyst. Metrolina Greenhouses is a family-owned, wholesale plant and services company that started business in April 1972. Located in Charlotte, they are the largest single site heated greenhouse in the United States. Aaron was a  Replenishment Maanger with Costa Farms in Asheville. At Carolina, Aaron majored in Corporate Finance and Real Estate, and served as an ... Read More

    Ross Early '00

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 11/29/12 09:11:00 PM

    Captain Ross Early '00 has formed a new business in Islamorada, FL - an offshore fishing charter with his boat, named “Earlybird”.  Earlybird is a 43’ Alex Willis custom Carolina sport fishing boat.  Earlybird is docked at Holiday Isle Marina at The Postcard Inn at mile marker 84 oceanside, in the sport fishing capital of the world.  Ross will be running full day, ¾ day and half day, and swordfishing charters ... Read More

    Members Elected to IFC

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 11/27/12 10:19:00 AM

    Columbia, SC - Nov 27, 2012 - Two members of SC Delta Chapter were elected to the Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Carolina. Brennan Lyles (Fall 2012 Pledge Class) is Assistant Vice President of Recruitment and Alex Spears (Fall 2011 Pledge Class)) is Vice President of Scholarship.

    SC Delta Pledges 39 New Members

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/30/12 12:56:00 AM

    Columbia, SC - The SC Delta Chapter had a very successful rush with 39 new members for the Fall 2012 Semester.


    These new members are listed on our web site here.



    SC Delta Community Service Event with Balefire

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/25/12 01:17:00 PM


    The chapter sponsored philanthropy is an organization called Balefire in Columbia. This is a start-up non-profit organization. Balefire deals with substance abuse mainly in teens and adolescents. The members, with the assistance of Tom McHugh (Philanthropy Chairman), were able to help them raise the money needed to apply for their 501 c-3 status last year. The chapter is continuing their partnership this year starting off with a new event.


    ... Read More

    Charleston Rush Party July 14

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/29/12 12:25:00 AM

    On Saturday, July 14, your association will sponsor a social at the Old Town Restaurant, 229 King Street in downtown Charleston, 6-8 pm. Food and beverage will be provided, and like other rush socials, anyone may attend. Old Town is owned and operated by Brother Athan Fokas.

    William A. "Bill" Carr, '46

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/29/12 12:18:00 AM

    BillWilliam A. "Bill" Carr, 86, Class of 1946, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Cairo, GA, a son of the late William A. and Ethel Lewis Carr, Mr. Carr was a graduate of Erskine College and received his Masters degree from the University of Georgia. He was head football coach at Liberty High School, Easley High School and Spartanburg High School from 1948 to 1980 and served as Mayor of Easley from 1983 until ... Read More

    SC Delta Announced Spring Grades

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/17/12 07:56:00 PM

    SAE USCColumbia, SC - May 18, 2012 - USC Greek Life reported that Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Carolina improved its overall spring grade point ratio to a 3.02 based on 73 members, and 3.14 for the new member pledge class.


    Ellison Neese, Chapter Advisor, stated: " I believe this is the first time the Chapter has broken the 3.0 scale since I have been involved in an advisory capacity. Congratulations to the members for their hard work on improving their ... Read More

    SAE Rush Party June 23

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/14/12 12:31:00 PM

    SAE RushGreenville, SC - The SC Delta Chapter Alumni Association will sponsor a summer rush party for prospective rushees from the Greenville, Anderson and Spartanburg area on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Thornblade Country Club at 1275 Thornblade Boulevard in Greer.


    The event is scheduled for 6 to 8 pm, with food and beverage provided. Rushees, their dates, their  parents as well as chapter members, their dates and parents and our ... Read More

    SC Delta Graduating Seniors, Class of 2012

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/24/12 06:16:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - SC Delta Chapter congratulates the following 45 graduating seniors, the Class of 2012:


    SC Delta Brother Hometown State
    Abbot H   McClintic Jr. Raleigh NC
    Alex   Chandler Hemingway SC
    Andrew   Lane Siegel Atlanta GA
    Andrew   Morton Greenberg Columbia SC
    Austin   Tyler Williams Greensboro NC
    John   Brewer Knox Fayetteville NC
    Brian F   Ray Atlanta GA
    Carl   ... Read More

    2012 SAE Officers Elected

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/15/12 07:50:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - Sunday, April 15, 2012 - New officers for SC Delta Chapter were elected today. They include:


    • Justin Mims, President (Eminent Archon) from Pamplico
    • Crawford Long, Vice President/External (Eminent Deputy Archon) from Atlanta
    • Tony Petrozzi, Vice President/Internal (Eminent Deputy Archon) from Statesville
    • Tony Dattoli, Eminent Recorder (Secretary) from Silver Springs, MD
    • Woodie Williams, Eminent Treasurer from Raleigh
    • Zak Holt, ... Read More

    SAE Service Event for Balefire

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/04/12 04:58:00 PM
    SAE USC Balefire


    Columbia, SC - April 4, 2012: SAE’s First Annual Fund Raiser for Balefire is scheduled for Friday afternoon, April 13 in Columbia. Balefire is a local organization that reaches out to teenagers with substance abuse problems. Details follow:


    • Friday April 13, 2012 from 4 – 6 pm*
    • 1733 Bush River Rd
    • Columbia, SC 29210

    *Cook-out for all participants to follow at SAE house


    Organizations, ... Read More

    SC Delta Chapter Adds New Members

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/01/12 02:48:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - Feb 1, 2012 - SC Delta Chapter at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce the members of the Spring 2012 Pledge Class:


    Craig Callahan Westfield, NJ
    Paul Cooper Matthews, NC
    Carroll Hart, Jr Greenville, SC
    Trevor Hubbard Dallas, TX
    Tommy Marcheschi Glen Ellyn, IL
    Lawson McAbee* Greenville, SC
    Eric Moss Rock Hill, SC
    Thomas Pritchard Warrenton, VA
    Davis Whittle* Aiken, SC



    ... Read More

    2012 Mother Sons Weekend Announced

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/21/12 09:06:00 AM



    Mother SonsColumbia, SC - Jan 21, 2012 - SC Delta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Carolina announced today the 2012 SAE Mothers Sons Weekend in Columbia on Saturday, Feb 18 and Sunday, Feb 19. The schedule will be posted to our web site at


    The cost will be $140 for mother & son.  Additional sons/ SAE members are $70 each. All activities, Saturday meals, T-shirts and Photo-Op ... Read More

    William A Schoneberger '45

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/01/11 04:42:00 PM

    Bill SchonebergerWilliam A Schoneberger '45 passed away Aug 31, 2009. 


    Author, historian and former aerospace executive William A. (Bill) Schoneberger has died at his home in Santa Barbara following a lengthy illness. He was 83.


    A native of Cincinnati, he spent more than a half century participating in and chronicling the progress of U.S. aviation, though never an aviator himself. He was the author of nine books of aviation history and played a ... Read More

    Blake Lofgren '06

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 11/27/11 07:51:00 AM

    Blake LofgrenRobert "Blake" Lofgren '06, is now a physician with the United States Navy at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.


    Blake graduated from Carolina with a Business Administration and Biology degree, then completed his medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2011. He was social chairman in the chapter.


    A native of Mauldin, SC, Blake graduated from J L Mann High School in ... Read More

    SC Delta Announces Community Service Project with Oliver Gospel Mission

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/12/11 11:59:00 AM



    Columbia, SC - Sept 12, 2011: SC Delta Chapter has selected the Columbia based, Oliver MissionGospel Mission as its primary community service and philanthropy project for this year.


    The pledges and active members will be helping to serve meals and assist with cleaning. The members will be putting in a chapter total of between 30 to 60 service hours per week. The pledges will also put in 2 hours per person per week, working around their ... Read More

    Fall Pledge Class Announced

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/31/11 12:24:00 PM

    HouseSC Delta Chapter is pleased to announce the members of the Fall 2011 Pledge Class.


    The brothers were inducted in a pledging ceremony on Tuesday evening, August 30, in the Rutledge Chapel on the USC Campus. A list of the new members is provided on our web site here.


    The pledge class president is Stephen Sexton from Austin, Texas. He can be reached at email The pledge educator is Carson Jackson from Greenville, ... Read More

    Brother Jerry Sifford '62

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/31/11 12:10:00 PM

    HouseJerry Sifford SC Delta '62 was initiated as an active brother during the SC Delta Chapter ritual ceremony on Tuesday evening, August 30, 2011 in the Rutledge Chapel. Jerry pledged in the early 1960s and was unable to go active at the time. He was accompanied by his pledge brother, Morris Cave SC Delta '65.


    Jerry writes: "Thank you for the kind expressions of friendship and assistance which you have extended to me during this special ... Read More

    USC halts fraternity recruitment

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/19/11 11:06:00 AM

    Officials say widespread alcohol issues plague rush process

    Friday, August 19, 2011 


    USC officials postponed fraternity recruitment late Thursday night in a move called unprecedented by Jerry Brewer, USC’s longtime associate vice president of Student Affairs.


    The decision, delivered to fraternity presidents late Thursday, came after widespread alcohol issues plagued the rush process, said Anna Edwards, USC’s director ... Read More

    Welcome Linda Carlan

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/06/11 12:20:00 PM

    Linda CarlanLinda Carlan has accepted the position of House Director for SAE Fraternity at USC, replacing Tony Veschusio who retired in May.


    Linda is an alumnus of Georgia State University with a graduate degree in MBA in Marketing and undergrad in Psychology. A native of Birmingham, she spent the last 4 years as house mother to the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Georgia Tech. 


    Linda can be reached at

    Open House Sunday Aug 6

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/28/11 09:52:00 AM

    We are excited to announce that we will be having an open house on Sunday, August 7th, 2011 at 1pm at the SAE SC Delta Chapter House in Columbia, on the USC campus. I know that this is before the house officially opens, but it corresponds with the Officer Retreat taking place that same weekend.


    We have already talked with all of the parents and brothers who are moving into the house for this year and they are planning on being in attendance. ... Read More

    USC IFC Rush Starts Aug 14

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/21/11 10:29:00 AM

    Rush for IFC fraternities at the University of South Carolina begins on Sunday, August 14. Prospective members will attend the orientation meeting in the Russell House Ballroom at 10:00 pm. SAE's schedule will be released soon at our home page,


    Rushees that want to learn more about the fraternity system at Carolina should download and read the 2011 Guide.


    The 18 fraternities that are members of IFC participate in ... Read More

    W Gordon Parrott '60

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/08/11 12:48:00 PM

    Gordon ParrottGordon Parrott, 72, beloved husband of Judith Swofford Parrott, died Friday, December 10, 2010 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.


    A native of Chattanooga, TN, Gordon was a son of the late William Gordon Parrott, Jr. and Mary Carolyn Arnold Parrott. He attended Porter and Baylor Schools and graduated from University of South Carolina. He built a career in banking and was a former senior vice-president of Farmers & Merchants Bank from 1979 ... Read More

    Tony Veschusio Retires

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/01/11 09:20:00 AM

    Tony Veschusio, SAE Housing Director and Chef, retires effective May 15, 2011. He and his wife lived in the SAE House at Greek Village since it was built and occupied in 2002. Tony was well liked by the fraternity residents as well the housing director staff at USC. He will move into his condo in Forest Acres where he will continue to provide catering services to organizations. Tony was initiated as an honorary member of SAE in 2010. He can be ... Read More

    William Edwin "Ed" Hazel, Class of 1968

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/17/11 04:36:00 PM

    William Edwin "Ed" Hazel, Class of 1968, a native of Anderson, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 20, 2011.

    Ed was a retired partner of Horizon Builders. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and an enthusiastic volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

    Surviving, in addition to his wife Emily, are a son Will and his wife Mollie; and two grandsons, Aron and Connor.

    A memorial service was held on Thursday, January 22, ... Read More

    Additional New Officers Named

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/14/11 02:44:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - April 14, 2011: Other officers have been appointed to the following positions at SC Delta Chapter:


    • Zain Jiwani - Eminent Herald
    • Bryce James - Eminent Recorder
    • Pierce Wiley - Co-Rush Chair


    They join the executive officers for 2011. More details under the chapter section of



    Ryan Principe Joins AccountSource Inc

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/14/11 02:37:00 PM

    Ryan J Principe, '08 from Greenville, has joined AccountSource Inc as a staffing specialist. 


    RPAccountSource is a professional staffing company with offices in Columbia and Greenville, specializing in the placement of accounting and office professionals. It is dedicated to aiding you in finding a temporary and/or permanent accounting or financial position with one of many respected companies in those areas. The staff has over 45 ... Read More

    New Officers Elected for 2011

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/11/11 10:35:00 AM



    Columbia, SC - April 11, 2011 - New officers and executive council were elected by the SC Delta Chapter at Carolina. They include:


    • Wes Van Duser, President (Eminent Archon)
    • Austin Williams, Vice President (Eminent Deputy Archon)
    • Crawford Long, External Vice President (Eminent Deputy Archon)
    • Carson Jackson, Pledge Educator
    • Alex Gahafer, Rush Chairman
    • Justin Mims, Scholarship Chairman
    • Brewer Knox, Eminent Treasurer
    • JJ Bakhaus, Eminent ... Read More

    Mother Sons Weekend Report

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/04/11 04:31:00 PM

    Pictures from the successful SAE Mother Sons Weekend in February 2011 have been posted to our home page. Mother Sons


    Mac DunbarThe Mothers and Sons donated some funds to a Kappa Alpha Fraternity Pledge, Mac Dunbar. Mac, a freshman at USC, was struck by an automobile on an early Sunday morning while crossing Assembly Street on foot after having eaten at Sonic.  He has sustained multiple internal injuries, including collapsed lungs, damage to the right ... Read More

    Jack Crawford '37

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/04/11 11:40:00 AM

    Jack Crawford '37 of New York passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011. He was the chapter's oldest known



    He was a poet. EXPLODE and OTHER POEMS is a collection of more than 50 poems. The poems have appeared in Potry,

    as well as The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review and the Southern Poetry Review literary journals.


    Jack is also the recipient of the Theodore Roethke Award from Poetry Northwest.


    His wife Susie ... Read More

    SC Delta's New Service Project

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/28/11 12:36:00 PM

    Adopt A HighwayColumbia, SC - Feb 28, 2011: SC Delta Chapter has signed up for the South Carolina Adopt A Highway Program. The assigned street is Bluff Road, near Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia. The chapter is dedicated to philanthropy service projects that involve the members and builds an appreciation for our community and citizens.


    In 1988, the Adopt-A-Highway program began in South Carolina, and has been one of the most successful programs in ... Read More

    Ellison Neese Appointed Province Deputy Archon

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/25/11 09:05:00 AM

    EllisonColumbia, SC - Feb 25, 2011 - Blaise Stevens, Province Rho Archon (SC), announced that brother Ellison Neese, SC Delta '10, has been appointed Province Deputy Archon. Ellison is from Rock Hill where he attended Northwestern High School.


    At Carolina, he was Eminent Archon and now serves as the chapter alumni advisor and on the advisory board. Ellison recently joined Principal Financial Group as a Financial Service Representative and relocated ... Read More

    SC Delta Spring 2011 Plege Class Announced

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/17/11 02:39:00 PM

    SC Delta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, founded in 1882 at the University of South Carolina, is pleased to announce our newest members of the Spring 2011 Pledge Class:


    Brothers Selected for Leadership School

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/16/11 04:38:00 PM

    SC Delta Chapter selected their first two delegates to attend the annual SAE National John O Moseley Leadership School this summer:


    • Tony Petrozza, '13, from Statesville, NC, attended McCallie School, and
    • Justin Mims, '13, from Pamplico, SC, attended Pamplico High School.


    Both delegates will have their tuition covered by the SC Delta Chapter Education Fund, which was set up with the SAE Foundation in 2005. Started in 1935, the ... Read More

    Wilton McKinney Passes Away

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/21/11 05:43:00 PM

    Greenville, SC -  Jan 8, 2011 - Wilton J "Skinny" McKinney, 89, of 238 Byrd Boulevard in Greenville, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 at McCall Hospice House of Greenville after a period of declining health. He graduated from Greenville High School and the University of South Carolina, where he was Student Body President, Captain of the Gamecock Tennis Team and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Later he became the coach of the Greenville ... Read More

    Andrew Bennett New Treasurer

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/21/11 05:39:00 PM

    Columbia, SC - Jan 21, 2011 - Andrew Bennett of Statesville, NC has been elected the new Eminent Treasurer at SC Delta Chapter (USC). Andrew was IFC Rep and Risk Manager before becoming Treasurer. He can be reached at email

    Citizens for Ray Ricchi

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/15/11 11:50:00 PM

    Ray Ricchi '85 is running for reelection to City Council in McKinney,  Texas. Visit his web site here, and his FACEBOOK page to give him your support. Reach him at email or phone (972) 747-8248. He is general manager of the Ballfields at Craig Ranch.

    Johnston Joins Edens & Avant

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/24/10 09:53:00 AM

    Dec 24, 2010 - Columbia, SC: S Gordon Johnston, III '99 is with Edens & Avant in Columbia as a Capital Markets Associate. Gordon received his MBA from UNC in 2009. Edens & Avant develops, owns and operates community-oriented shopping places in primary markets throughout the East Coast. He works with fellow brother Paul M Clark '76. Gordon was formerly in the Development Leadership Program at Grubb Properties and Development at Zapolski ... Read More

    R Craig Thrift

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/17/10 01:42:00 AM

    Craig Thrift

    Dec 10, 2010 - R Craig Thrift, '01, has joined the Littlefield Group of Companies in Knoxville as General Counsel and Vice President of Business Development. He is also current Chief Operations Officer at Boat-N-RV. Craig obtained his JD degree from Washington & Lee University after graduating from Carolina with BA in Management and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Originally from Charlotte, Craig graduated from Myers Park High School. He ... Read More

    Bill Britton '70

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/07/10 11:26:00 AM

    William "Bill" D Britton, '70, announed a recent career change from economic development and real estate to join Noble Automotive, LLC and Making U Mobile, LLC, as a consulting career in Myrtle Beach. Bill writes: "Both company's are family owned and headquartered in Myrtle Beach. My primary focus will be assistant to the Owner, as well as product development and marketing." He went on to say: "The company's main product ... Read More

    George O Short, III '80

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 09/06/10 09:42:00 PM

    George Short, '80 SC Delta, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2010 from an extended illness in Greenville, SC. Born February 19, 1957 in Montgomery, Alabama, he was a graduate of Wade Hampton High School and The University of South Carolina.

    George was a Certified Public Accountant for 27 years. He was the Shareholder and CEO of George O. Short and Associates, PC from January 2007 to December 2009, and a partner in George O. Short and Associates ... Read More

    Fall Rush 2010

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 08/14/10 01:03:00 PM

    Fraternity Recruitment begins on Sunday, August 15, with an Orientation session at 10 pm in the Russell House Ballroom and concludes on Friday, August 20 in the Russell House Ballroom at 2 or 4 pm with Bid Day


    Freshmen have to sign up with Greek Life here, FRATERNITY RECRUITMENT REGISTRATION.


    Those that are interested in the recruitment guide can download a copy, 2010 RECRUITMENT GUIDE.


    Students interested in SAE should contact ... Read More

    Robert E Stepp '72

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/15/10 06:34:00 PM

    Bobby SteppBobby Stepp was one of six members of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC named to the 2010 list of South Carolina Super Lawyers®, with Bobby being one of three firm lawyers ranking among the top 25 in the state. He was listed in the annual publication, which is distributed across the United States and reaches more than 13 million readers. It's the third consecutive year that the he earned Super Lawyer designations. Bobby's ... Read More

    William F Cave '60

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 07/15/10 05:38:00 PM

    William F Cave '60

    Billy Cave, managing principal with Reliance Trust Company in Atlanta, has been elected to the board of directors of the Tara Hall Home for Boys in Georgetown. The home serves abused, neglected, and troubled boys. Cave is also president of the Georgetown area USC Alumni Assn. He lives at DeBordieum Colony outside of Georgetown. Bilyl transferred to Carolina from the SC Phi Chapter at Furman in college. Contact Billy at ... Read More

    House Manager Honored

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/26/10 08:43:00 PM

    Tony VFor those of you that know Tony Veschusio, you met the person behind the scenes of our chapter at Carolina. He is the current house manager and chef, and has been since fall of 2002 when the house opened at 509 Lincoln St. The chapter voted to initiate him into SAE as an honorary member, and the ceremony was conducted in April.


    Tony is a hard working, easy going personality that most of the guys like. At times he has to crack down on poor ... Read More

    2010 Furniture Fund

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/25/10 04:38:00 PM

    Our new furniture has arrived at the fraternity house to replace the older sofas and chairs. We still have a $5,000 bill to pay to the manufacturer, and we can really use your financial support. Please send your voluntary annual contribution of $25 or more by completing our online form here. You can use a debit or credit card or draft for quick processing. Or, you can mail a check made out to SAE to our treasurer, Josh Nexsen, at PO Box 11521, ... Read More

    SAB Enterprises, LLC

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/11/10 07:47:00 PM

    SAB Enterprises, LLC headquarters are in Greenville, South Carolina. Founders Doug Hamer and Brian Higgins formed SAB Enterprises in order to provide a new and exciting way for young adults to enjoy an alcoholic beverage in nightclubs, bars and resorts worldwide. SAB builds profits for bar owners and event planners while enhancing entertainment and socializing for their patrons. The SAB concept is based on the popularity of alcohol shot sales ... Read More

    Homecoming 2010 Reunion

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/10/10 12:57:00 PM

    Friday, Nov 5, 2010 will be the 10th annual SAE Homecoming Reunion at the Palmetto Club in downtown Columbia. Food, beverage/open bar and music (new) will be provided this year. Alumni, parents, brothers and spouses will be welcome. Start time is expected to be 8:00 pm. Cost will be provided later (sponsors welcome).

    Parents Weekend Sept 17-19

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/10/10 12:42:00 PM

    Parents Weekend is Sept 17-19. The Parents Committee has selected Friday, September 17 for a social at the house on the campus. Time to be decided. Food, beverage and music will be provided.


    For feedback on the type of event you want to have, contact David Burelli, president of the parents association, at email


    Other events will include tailgating before and after the football game on Sat, Sept 18.


    ... Read More

    Leadership School Delegates

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 05/05/10 04:52:00 PM
    • Four brothers are attending the 75th Leadership School in Miami:


    Haydon Goer

    Tyler Jacobson

    Wes Van Duer

    JJ Bakhaus

    Russ Purdy

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 04/29/10 08:09:00 AM

    Russ Purdy




    Russ Purdy was named Greek Man of the Week on April 6.





    Newly Elected Officers

    Submitted by Austin Williams on 03/30/10 09:15:00 AM

    Congratulations to the newly elected offers for 2010-2011 school year.  The chapter is excited about the new people on the executive board and feel like we will be able to accomplish many things this next year and keep on the positive track.  The remaining offices will be appointed by the President in the next week.  


    Election Results


    EA- Haydon Goer

    EDA- Tyler Jacobson

    ER- Austin Williams

    ET- Russ Purdy

    EW- Wes Van ... Read More

    Running for a Cause Update

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/18/10 11:56:00 AM

    On Sunday March 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm, we will donate the money raised from the chapter's Running for a Cause to the Dalton Help Foundation at the Alpha Delta Pi House on the USC campus.


    SAE and ADPI will present (2) checks worth $5,000 each to the Foundation. Food will be provided by Walt Cockfield's father's BBQ catering and music will be provided by the SAE band  "E Harmony Shakedown". At the end of the dinner we will ... Read More

    Chuck Timmons '72

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/15/10 11:05:00 AM

    Charles "Chuck" M Timmons '72 of Greenville, announced his retirement in November 2009 after 37 years as president and CEO of Canal Insurance Company.


    Chuck joined the company in 1972 after receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. After a brief time away to obtain his MBA from Georgia State University,


    Timmons returned to Canal and was eventually promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He served ... Read More

    Alumni Board Named

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/15/10 12:23:00 AM

    The new chapter alumni board has been named and will be starting its responsibilities upon chapter elections of new officers at the end of March. Board members must attend a few meetings each semester, server for a term of one year, and act as a mentor for an officer.  Also, you must have graduated at least 2 but not more than 12 years.


    Along with John Dillard and Courtney Leavitt, additional members of the Alumni Board are Josh Nexsen, ... Read More

    3 Brothers Admitted to Grad School

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 03/03/10 02:01:00 PM

    Hunter Hastings, Russ Purdy and Carl Zimmerman have been accepted into the Masters in International Business School (MIBS) at USC. Only about applicants are selected each year in this top ranked program. The members' languages include German for Carl, Spanish for Hunter and Chinese and Spanish for Russ.

    Larkin B Ellzey '05

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/15/10 12:45:00 PM

    Nexsen Pruet announced Nov 17, 2008 that Larkin Ellzey joined the firm as as associate attorney.


    Larkin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was book editor of the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal.

    Jeff Antonelli '88 Forms New Company

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 02/02/10 10:05:00 PM

    New Company - AHRG International LLC


    Jeff AntonelliJeff Antonelli '88 announced the formation of a newly formed company called AHRG International LLC ( specializing in International Human Resource consulting.


    He is partnered with Talent Scope, a premier HRIS software provider and positioned business for potential sales of over $150,000 of implementation fees and subscriptions.


    Over the last four months, his ... Read More

    2010 Annual Alumni Meeting

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/25/10 07:00:00 AM

    The annual meeting of the SC Delta Alumni Association, as required by SAE National Laws, is Monday, January 25, 2010, in the conference room of the law offices of Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, P.A., from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. The offiice is located at 1501 Main Street, 5th Floor in downtown Columbia (Carolina First building). Thanks to Bill McElveen, '80, for providing the space (his direct line is 803-212-4957).

    There is no charge for the ... Read More

    IFC Rush Spring 2010

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 01/13/10 08:49:00 PM

    IFC Rush begins on Monday, January 18 (Martin Luther King Day).

    New Eminent Archon

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 12/22/09 07:43:00 PM

    Brad Larson was elected the new Eminent Archon (President) of the NC Nu Colony for spring 2010. He replaces Saxby Stradinger, who server as the interest group and colony's first president. Congratulations can be sent to Brad at email

    Delegates to Leadership School

    Submitted by John Stringfellow on 06/30/09 10:24:00 PM

    Brothers Andrew Lynn and Zach Carlton attended the 2009 SAE 74th John Moseley Leadership School in San Diego. Unlike previous schools which were held in Evanston near the Levere Temple, the last few years the schools have been on cruise ships departing from Miami or San Diego.