David Kelley, center, encourages motorists on 11th Street to stop and make donations during the first day of the 5th annual Make a Smile Happen or “M.A.S.H.” toy and food drive. Kelley is a member of Alpha Tau Omega, the fraternity has volunteered for the drive every year since M.A.S.H. originated.
The Sam Houston State University Bearkats football team has now won a total of 12 games in the 2011 season and continues to hold its #1-ranking in NCAA Division 1 FCS (Football Championship Subdivision). The Bearkats defeated the Stony Brook University Seawolves 34-27 in round 2 of the subdivision playoffs on Saturday, December 3 before a crowd of 8,100 fans at Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, TX.
Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases a list of the nation’s best colleges. In the 2012 edition, they also included a ranking based on the amount of debt the class of 2010 had upon graduation. This year, Sam Houston State University ranked 2nd amongst the Colleges With the Least Student Debt.
- Percentage of graduates with debt: 46%
- Average amount of debt: $7,602
Read the entire article at #2-sam-houston-state-university">Time.com.
As alternative to the traditional social mixer, Zeta Mu has teamed up with the Alpha Delta Pi’s, Delta Mu Chapter, for a service mixer. For the mixer, the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi came out and participated in our monthly highway clean-up. The event was such a great success that we have already begun to plan another highway clean-up with the ADPi’s. We thank them for there support, and look forward to our next service mixer with them
The ‘swearing-in’ ceremony for Brother Mac Woodward as the new mayor of Huntsville, Texas will be held Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Huntsville City Hall, 1212 Avenue M. Huntsville, Texas.
There will also be a Reception at 5:00 p.m., prior to the ceremony. Brothers are encouraged to attend.
Generous donations by Alumni Brothers, often as Memorials in lieu of flowers for Brothers that have passed on to the Chapter Eternal have funded Five One Thousand Dollar Scholarhips for James Gutowsky (3.07 cumulative GPA); Drew Milburn (3.6); Zac Crowder (3.34); Shane Rankin (3.12) and Sean Kelly (3.26). They were recognized with a steak luncheon yesterday at the Face to Face Scholarship Luncheon. These undergraduate Brothers continue the tradition of nothing less than a 3.0 GPA that we all carried when we were undergraduates. Thank you for your support!
Brother Mac Woodward is the new mayor of Huntsville!
The final numbers are in. Congratulations Mac!
Early voting results: Mac Woodward 921, Karl Davidson 212, and George Russell 75.
Final: Woodward 2220, Davidson at 539 and Russell at 199.
I sit here tonight with a heavy heart as I write this message. Yesterday Brothers Eddie (Magic) Johnson Zeta Mu and Jim Johnson Gamma Eta (University of Texas) lost their father Dr. Edward D. Johnson (also an ATO from the University of Texas).
For those that do not know, Dr. Johnson was instrumental in keeping the Zeta Mu chapter together in the early 1980’s. After we lost the house on 16th and Ave J, a Limited Partnership was formed with Dr. Johnson being the General Partner and a group of other ZM Brother’s being the Minor Partner’s. The partnership then purchased a couple of houses on 15th and Ave I so that we would have a place to call our own.
There will be a Memorial Service for Dr. Edward D. Johnson at 11:00 this Saturday at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston.
Please keep Eddie, Jim and their sister Diane in your thoughts and prayers as they have now lost both of their parents this year. As any further details come to me I will post them.