June 2017 Print

Sigma Chi Leadership

Congratulations to Steve Schuyler and Joe Beers for their selections to two important positions in the the international fraternity at the 81st Grand Chapter convention at Providence, Rhode Island, which ended June 24.

Schuyler,  ’79, was elected to served  as the fraternity’s Grand Pro Consul for the next two years and is in line to become Grand Consul. It  that happens he would become the third Beta Phi to serve as Grand Consul along with Swede Johnson and Jack McDuff. Only Purdue has had three members at that top  spot.

Beers, ’83, was appointed as a grand trustee, a postion Schuyler served in for two years.

Joining Schuyler and Beers at Grand Chapter were McDuff; Bill Scott, senior director of  Undergraduate Services and Consul Riley Campbell.

81st Grand Chapter convention photo
Bill Scott, Steve Schuyler, Jack McDuff, Joe Beers and Riley Campbell
gathered at the Grand Chapter in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Chapter Eternal

Brian Nagel

Brother Brian G. Nagel, Beta Phi ’92, a financial planner, died of an apparent heart attack in Scottsdale on June 13, 2017.

He was born on Sept. 29, 1967, in Orange County, California and grew up  in Arizona. He pledged Sigma Chi in 1988. While at the UA, he was a member of Bobcats, Arizona Ambassadors and Order of Omega. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree cum laude in 1992. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2004.

Brother Nagel was a cast member of the Up With People from 1986-87 and a member of Phoenix 20-30, a philanthropic group dedicated to improving the quality of life of children in the Phoenix area, for 10 years. He served as vice president of the  Children in Need Foundation for five years. The club was founded in 1932 by Brother Barry Goldwater.

He was a financial planner at SagePoint Financial.

Brother Nagel married Yvonne Brzozowski on Oct. 26, 2007, in Scottsdale. She survives him as does his mother Marilyn.

A celebration of his life was held June 24, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Church in Scottsdale.

All Honor to His Name.

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Beta Phi News

Beta Phis Ready for Grand Chapter Conference

Beta Phi alumni and undergraduates will be well-represented at the Sigma Chi International Fraternity’s 81st Grand Chapter conference in Providence, R.I. from June 22-25, when new Grand Chapter officers will be elected and legislation will be considered that will affect the fraternity’s governance.

Beta Phi’s Steve Schuyler, ’79, a Grand Trustee, and Joe Beers, ’83, will be attending the conference along with Bill Scott, ’80, Sigma Chi’s director of Undergraduate Services, and undergraduate Consul Riley Campbell.

In other Beta Phi news, Kevin Tarr has become one of 13 new Bobcats at the University of Arizona. He joins the list of more than 125 Beta Phis who have been selected to the UA senior honorary since 1922. He will intern at Altria in San Francisco this summer.

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