Brother Chuck Humphrey Enters Chapter Eternal


  Brother Charles William “Chuck” Humphrey, Beta Phi, ‘61, of Savannah, Ga., March 17, 2014, of lymphoma.


Brother Humphrey, a native of Phoenix, retired after 37 years of service with The Coca Cola Co. His career took him from San Diego through Phoenix and Portland, Ore., to Atlanta.  Brother Chuck’s life always centered on his family while enjoying travel, hunting, fishing and his friends.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Sandra Lee Humphrey; two daughters, Jill Kolbe and her husband, Robert, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Jane Williams and her husband, Primo, of Portland, Ore.; a son, Charles William “Chuck” Humphrey Jr. and his wife, Michelle, of Franklin, Ky; and four grandchildren

Remembrances: Lymphoma Research Foundation, at or to Bethesda Academy – Post Office Box 13039, Savannah, GA, 31416.

All honor to his name.

Beta Phi Sweeps Greek Awards

The Beta Phi Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Arizona cleaned up at the annual Greek Awards ceremony on April 1.

The chapter won the Robert Svob Award as the outstanding fraternity on campus. This is the third Svob award in the last four years. The award is named after Robert Svob, a Sigma Chi at the University of Arizona who graduated in 1942. Svob served the university for almost 40 years, retiring in 1983 as dean of students.

Sigma Chi was named the outstanding Community Service recipient for IFC fraternities.

Lisle Payne, ’64, was named the Inter-Fraternity Council’s inductee into the Order of Omega Greek Hall of Fame, Chuck Colton, ’69, was named Chapter Advisor of the Year, and senior Aaron Whitelock was named Greek Man of the Year. Payne joins brother Flip May, ’80, who was named to the Hall of Fame last year.

New Order of Omega members from Beta Phi are Taylor Ashton, Alec Demetre, Brian Ely, Adam Friedman, Forrest Gmitro, HL Niles, Brandon Roth Nicholas Valdez and Matt Yalung.

Two brothers, Kevin Murney and Andrew Cusik were selected for drawing the winning design for the new Greek Heritage Park, which will be just east of the former house at 1510 East First St. The architectural contest was conducted by the in the UA College of Architecture.

Order of Omega vice president Brian Chacon, a Beta Phi senior and the UA football team’s long snapper was the evening’s master of ceremonies.

 The inductee into the Order of Omega Hall of Fame (fraternity member) is once again a Beta Phi. Congrats to Brother Lisle Payne, Beta Phi 1964 on this well deserved honor. This is two brothers from Beta Phi in two years as last year it was brother Flip May, Beta Phi 1980.

The Order of Omega Greek Man of the Year is Bobcat member brother Aaron Whitelock, Beta Phi 2014.

Brother Chuck Colton, Beta Phi 1969, was named Chapter Advisor of the Year.

Sigma Chi was named the outstanding Community Service recipient for IFC fraternities.

Aside from numerous other awards and being named a Chapter of EXcellence, I am most pleased to announce we received the Robert S. Svob Award for the third time in four years. Since Bob is a Sig, it has rightfully come home.

Congrats to all these individual brothers and to the Beta Phi chapter. If anyone wondered how the chapter would do without a house, I hope this answers that question. Wait until next year when we have 1511!!! IN HOC


The Order of Omega is a national Greek honor society. Membership is based upon academics, service to the community, leadership within the chapter and Greek community, and participation in University activities, clubs, and organizations. Membership in the Order of Omega is limited to juniors and seniors of the University of Arizona and the total number of new members each year does not exceed more than 3% of the total Greek membership of the University of Arizona.