• Sigma Nu Mentoring Program a Win-Win

    Thomas Mahoney (GA #2114), a senior studying Civil Engineering from Savannah, was looking to expand his network in both the professional community and the Sigma Nu community. Through his mentor relationship with Frank Spears (GA #1326), consisting of regular emails and monthly lunches, he has been able to visualize a plan of action for after graduation to reach his long-term goals in his professional and personal life.

  • Oh, What a Homecoming!

    What a Homecoming weekend for the record books! Tech won in an exciting last-minute blocked-field-goal-turned-78-yard-return-for-a-touchdown win over Florida State.

    We were having such a great time that we forgot to take pictures. If you’d like to share photos from your collection for our albums, please click here to upload them or send an email to our editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Alumni Homecoming Reception Friday, October 23

    The Gamma Alpha Alumni Association is pleased to invite you to join us Friday evening, October 23 (GT Homecoming weekend) for our annual Gamma Alpha Alumni Reception. This event is FOR ALUMNI OF ALL AGES! If you haven’t attended this event in recent years, you don’t know what you are missing – we have a great turnout and a fantastic time every year!

  • What's Your Best Football Story?

    The GT football experience is unlike any other, and we know you have some great memories you’ve shared with fellow brothers at games, tailgates, or pre- or post-game parties.

    Share your best Sigma Nu football stories—either from your undergraduate days or a more recent reunion. Click here to join the discussion.

  • Calling All Brothers to Keep Alumni Program Thriving

    In order to continue a thriving alumni program, it is our goal to have every brother donate $100 every year, at a minimum.

    Your gift helps to maximize the alumni experience, through great events, frequent communications, and a solid alumni network. It also helps us guide a strong active chapter, continuing our historic legacy on campus.

    To date, we have received generous donations from 104 alumni contributors. Will you help us reach our goal by the end of 2015? Click here to make your donation.

  • Share Your News in Rose & Star

    We're working on the fall issue of Rose & Star and want to share your news, updates, memories, and photos.

    Click here to make your submission for our upcoming issue.

  • What's In It for Me?

    Every year, you’re asked to give back to Gamma Alpha of Sigma Nu, and you may be asking WHY? Why should I give back?and What’s in it for me?  It’s the answer to these questions that will keep our brotherhood strong, connected, and active through the years to come.

    Giving back has invaluable benefits that remain steadfast year after year.

  • Gamma Alpha Welcomes 28 New Members

    The active chapter had an amazing fall rush, with 28 rushees accepting their bids.  This new pledge class is very diverse, with guys from around the globe.  Only 11 of the 28 new members are from the state of Georgia, with four countries other than the US being represented by the remaining 17.  The chapter is excited about the future of these young gentlemen and can't wait to see them grow to be campus leaders and continue to push Gamma Alpha in the right direction. 

  • In Memory of Rob Roberson (GA #1080)

    Frank Roberson '89, sadly reports the passing of his father, Carl (Rob) Roberson (GA #1080). “My father was a great man and was most proud of his association with Georgia Tech and Sigma Nu,” says Frank. Click here to read the full obituary.

    We'd also like to thank Ken Byers and the Byers Engineering Co who have made a generous donation in Honor of Colonel Carlton "Rob" Roberson to the Sigma Nu Housing Corporation. The gift will assist in helping pay down the mortgage on the new Sigma Nu house.

  • The Return of the House Mother?

    With so many negative fraternity headlines in the news these days, this article caught our eye. Officials at the University of Michigan are considering reinstating the role of the house mother--or a live-in housing director--in fraternities on their campus.

    What are your thoughts on this concept? Is the way of the house mother a dated part of history? Or would fraternities thrive with live-in advisors guiding the way? Share your thoughts in the discussion forum.

  • From Tech to the Music Biz

    Erwin Schemankewitz '12 has taken an unconventional career path following his graduation from Georgia Tech: he landed a gig as a booking agent and manager in the music industry.

    In this Q&A, Erwin shares more about his lucrative career and how his Sigma Nu experience helped him get to where he is today.

  • Alex Zdanov '18 Wins $1,000 New Member Scholarship

    Congratulations to Alex Zdanov ’18 for his receipt of the 2015 IFC New Member Scholarship, an award worth $1,000. In this Q&A, the Electrical Engineering major from San Francisco weighs in on his new member experience with Sigma Nu, and how the brotherhood helped him to earn this achievement from the Tech Greek Life office.

  • Catch the Buzz! Just a Few Weeks 'til Kickoff

    Will you be at Bobby Dodd Stadium this season for big games like FSU and Georgia? Or plan to make the trek to South Bend to watch the Yellow Jackets take on the Fighting Irish? Share your football tailgate and travel plans with fellow Gamma Alpha brothers on the discussion forum.

  • Did You Find Career Success Thanks to Sigma Nu?

    Last month, we shared the stories of two Gamma Alpha alumni who credit part of their career success to their time spent in Sigma Nu and the network they formed there. We’d like to hear stories from other alumni who may have found career success thanks to a fellow Sigma Nu brother. You can share your stories below via Facebook by clicking "Read More" (you must be signed into Facebook to comment), or email them to our editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Throwback to 1955

    According to Blueprint, 1955 was quite a year for the Serpent crew, with great parties, some notoriety stopping by 750 Fowler Street, and many brothers standing as leaders on campus. 

  • Congratulations to Our IFC New Member Scholarship Winner

    Congratulations to Alex Zdanov for winning the IFC New Member Scholarship of $1,000! He displayed excellence in all the criteria for the award: leadership, academic achievement, and involvement. Look for a full profile about Alex in next month’s issue.

  • Mentoring Program Allows Gamma Alpha Alumni to Pay Forward Critical Career Advice

    Sigma Nu alumni have something special to pass along to our undergraduate brothers: invaluable mentoring and career advice.

    Last school year, the alumni association created a mentor program for the Sigma Nu actives, which turned out to be a great success. As a result, we are launching another round of pairings between alumni and actives. The purpose will be for each alumni mentor to be available to their active mentee for advice and guidance over the next 12 to 18 months.

    Several alumni brothers have already signed up for the second round of mentoring, including Adam Fuller and Scott Hall. Both say that they want to help groom the next generation of Sigma Nus by sharing their life and business experiences.

  • Throwback to 30 Years Ago

    Can you believe it's been 30 years? Back in 1985, Sigma Nu placed fourth overall in athletics, taking titles in water polo, soccer, and volleyball. Fond memories of the year include the seventh annual Winnebago trip to Auburn and the ski weekend to Beech Mountain, NC. The White Rose formal and Spring Island Party proved to be the two wildest nights of the year.

  • Send Your Rush Recs

    We are looking for a few good men! Send your rush referrals our way. Email names and contact information to Chapter Rush Chair Nic Matarazzo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Alumni Rush Contact Jonathan Sangster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • It's Time to Change the Narrative

    Maj. Gen. Kelly McKeague GA #1493 Reflects on Sigma Nu’s Mission to Develop Ethical Leaders Inspired by Love, Honor and Truth

    Brother Kelly McKeague GA 1493 has at one time been identified as “pledge,” “cadet,” “IFC president,” and even “eminent Commander” in his time at Georgia Tech. These days, he is addressed as major general, a promotion he received from the U.S. Air Force in 2008 and a status that a select few officers will ever receive.

  • GA Alum Ranked in Forbes 30 Under 30: Food & Wine

    Congratulations to Brother Rob Rhinehart (GA #2005) for his recognition as an up-and-coming leader in the food industry, ranking #26 in Forbes 30 Under 30: Food & Wine.

  • Carpe Diem! Make a Gift that Commemorates Your Sigma Nu Days

    College days … here and gone. Kids … babies one day, teenagers asking to borrow the car the next. Before you know it, your honeymoon has turned into your 20th (or 30th or 40th) wedding anniversary. Funny how the time flies, but at certain points, we stop the clock. We do something to make sure we remember the people, times and places that made our lives special. As we approach the midpoint of our 2015 annual fund giving year, we are asking you to do just that. So, CARPE DIEM! Stop for a moment and make a gift that commemorates your Sigma Nu days at Georgia Tech. Click here to make your gift today.

  • Sigma Nu Brother Wins IFC Award

    Congratulations to undergraduate brother Alex Zdanov for winning the IFC New Member Scholarship of $1,000. According to the IFC, he displayed excellence in all criteria for the award.

  • Sigma Nu and the Super Bowl

    A new year means it's time to kick off our "Sigma Nu and the Super Bowl" campaign, a reminder to make your annual fund gift in conjunction with the timing of the big game. It is our goal to have every brother give $100/year - every year - at a minimum, and we hope that this annual Super Bowl campaign helps you to remain a brother in good standing every year through your continued support of the annual fund. Annual fund donations enable us to support our thriving alumni association, continue communications, host alumni events, and guide our strong active chapter. We count on your financial support year after year to keep our program going strong.

    Kick off the new year by making a gift toward our "Sigma Nu and the Super Bowl" efforts in 2015. Click here to make your annual fund donation.

  • Last Call for 2014 Honor Roll

    It is our goal to have...Every Brother...give $100 /year...every year...at a minimum.

    To date, we have raised $18,921.00 from 121 of our brothers who have offered their support to the annual fund this year. Thank you to all donors for your continued support!

    Yet, we are still well short of our goal for the year! We have only received donations from about 7% of our active member population. It takes all of our support to run the Gamma Alpha of Sigma Nu Alumni Association. All of the funds we raise through the Annual Fund go directly into our operating budget.

    Click here to make your 2014 gift and add your name to the Honor Roll before the giving year ends December 31.

  • Are You On the Naughty List?

    Approximately 175 of our alumni are. Well, we're considering them naughty because they haven't kept us updated with their full contact information. How else is Santa Sigma Nu going find them?

    The Gamma Alpha Alumni Association runs a comprehensive alumni communications program to keep our brothers connected via frequent email and print publications. If you haven't been receiving our snail mail communications, check to see if your name is on the naughty (lost) list. Follow the instructions to update your mailing address information, and that of any other brothers you may be in touch with. Our database is used solely for Sigma Nu communications and will never be traded or sold.

     

  • Happy Holidays

    The Gamma Alpha Alumni Association and Sigma Nu House Corporation wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year! We look forward to connecting with you in 2015.

  • Homecoming Photos Posted

    Thank you to the numerous Gamma Alpha alumni who came back to Sigma Nu for Homecoming 2014! Attendees had the opportunity to see the recent Rock Chapter Award presented to Gamma Alpha, have a first-hand look at those of the 72 living past Commanders who were in attendance, and recognize Gary Jones (GA #1290) for his induction into Georgia Tech's Greek Hall of Fame.

    Click here to view many more pictures of our Homecoming festivities and to share your own.

  • Golfing for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Foundation

    On Sunday November 2, a gathering of active brothers and alumni descended on The North Fulton Golf Course in the heart of Chastain Park in Atlanta for the annual Sigma Nu Alumni Golf Tournament to Benefit the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Foundation. The weather turned out to be perfect for golf and to allow actives and alumni to meet, reacquaint and compete in a friendly match that included prizes for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and overall low team score. Food, beverages and golf gifts were provided and everyone seemed to have enjoyed the day.

  • Be a Sigma Nu MVP

    Have you added your name to the Honor Roll yet this year? We're looking within our ranks for our MVPs - most valuable patrons - to help finish our giving year strong. Will you be one of them?

    Just as Tech's football season is strong, we want to finish with a winning record too. The annual fund serves as the operating budget for Gamma Alpha Alumni Association to maintain our alumni relations program. The more support we have, the more we can do to enhance your alumni experience. As we approach the end of our fiscal year on December 31, we still need to raise $9,000 to exceed last year's annual fund totals.

    Click here to make your donation and to expand the list of Sigma Nu MVPs as we finish our year. Thank you for your continued support of Gamma Alpha!

  • Happy Veterans Day

    To all of our brothers in uniform, Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for all you've done and for your sacrifices for our country.

    If you are active duty military or a veteran, share your stories of service in the alumni updates section of our web site.

  • Sigma Nu Homecoming Golf Details Announced

    Join us for the second annual Sigma Nu Golf Tournament to Benefit the Wiskott-Aldrich Foundation (formerly the "For Pete's Sake Foundation"). This year's event is Homecoming Weekend for Georgia Tech, so let's make it a full weekend of Yellow Jacket action.

  • Gamma Alpha Welcomes 24 New Members

    This fall we welcomed 24 of the finest Georgia Tech has to offer into the 2014 pledge class of Gamma Alpha and we are excited to turn them into men worthy of being called Sigma Nu's. 

  • Gamma Alpha Brothers Rock! Permanent Financing in Place

    Thanks to Brother Adam Fuller (GA # 1701) and his scouring the financial landscape for a deal on a mortgage, we were able to finalize very attractive permanent financing on the house with a long-term mortgage of $1,775,000. Compared to the daunting amount of $5.0 million for the entire project when we started, the brothers of Gamma Alpha have come a long way.

  • The First Timers’ Club

    We'd like to give special thanks to the following alumni, who made their first-ever gifts to the annual fund this year: William Poole '60, Paul Steinichen '79, and Jason Plamp '03. By making their first gifts, they affirm that their Sigma Nu experience is for life and prove that it's never too long after graduation to begin showing yearly support of the annual fund.

  • Annual Fund 2014 Update

    It is our goal to have...Every Brother...give $100 /year...every year...at a minimum.

    To date, we have raised $13,061.00 from 81 of our brothers who have offered their support to the annual fund this year. That's about 7% of our active member population. We are well short of our goal!

  • Buzz about Your Football Experience

    Have you cheered on the jackets in their 4-0 start to the season? Have you celebrated with fellow Sigma Nu brothers at tailgates or watch parties? Share the buzz from your experience this season through stories and pictures of Sigma Nu reunions. Send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have them published on our web site.

  • Conan Picks Up Seven Handle Circus Video

    Did you catch Seven Handle Circus on Conan? Well, rather, on Conan O'Brien's web site, www.teamcoco.com? The band, comprised of mostly Gamma Alpha alumni, had their video premiere of their bluegrass cover of A-ha's 1984 synthpop hit "Take On Me" featured on the web site.

    Click here to watch the video.

  • Kick Off Football Season with Sigma Nu

    Gamma Alpha is excited to usher in the 2014 Yellow Jackets football season on Saturday, August 30 for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff against the Wofford Terriers! The Sigma Nu house will be open before and after the game (it's a great place to spend time waiting for traffic to subside) for alumni and friends. Please feel free to stop in, see the house, visit with friends, and meet our new Fall 2014 Pledge Class.

  • Soylent Catches a Buzz

    Have you seen the buzz surrounding Soylent, a food-replacement product concocted by our very own Rob Rhinehart (GA #2005)? Rob has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and even Comedy Central's Colbert Report for his nutrition-packed beverage.

    Click here to learn much more about Soylent and Rob's business.

  • Fall Rush is Underway

    The Gamma Alpha Chapter is gearing up for another great academic year, with fall rush kicking off on August 14. The brotherhood thanks the alumni who sent rush recommendations to the chapter.

    Stay tuned to our web site and September eLetter for more information about our fall new member class.

  • Sigma Nu Gets Kudos from GT President

    News of Gamma Alpha winning a Rock Chapter Award at this year's Sigma Nu Convention. The chapter was congratulated by Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson, VP Bill Schafer, and head of Greek Affairs, Tanner Marcantel. All we can say is WOW...DOUBLE WOW!

    Click Read More to read the email chain of congratulations. 

  • Joe Gammie Selected as Alpha Affiliate

    It is with great pride that we announce that Joe Gammie (GA #2032) has been selected as one of ten Alpha Affiliate Award recipients for 2013-14. This is a tremendous honor. Joe will be recognized by the 66th Grand Chapter this summer in Nashville.

    A note in Joe's recognition letter from Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. reads "Your commitment to the Mission of Sigma Nu, as evidenced by your great body of work, is one of distinguished proportion. We are grateful for your dedication to honor and excellence. Your name will be added to the Alpha scrolls alongside Founders Hopkins, Quarles and Riley."

  • Mentor of the Year

    Alex Brown (GA #1759), president of the Gamma Alpha Alumni Association, has been named one of the Top Mentor Jackets of the Year by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.

    Mentor Jackets is an alumni-to-student mentoring program supported by the GT Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association and is a valuable, impactful, and rewarding way to volunteer for Ga Tech. Current Tech students are paired with Tech alumni in a year-long program where alumni have the opportunity to influence their mentee's personal and professional development.

    Mentoring young students comes naturally to Brother Brown, who has been providing guidance and direction to young Gamma Alphas for over 7 years now.

    Congrats Alex Brown...it is Brothers like you that makes Sigma Nu so special.

  • Join the Club

    Thank you to the most recent donors who added their names to the 2014 annual fund Honor Rollin the past few weeks, including Randy Blackmon (GA #1627), Edward Owen (GA #560), Michael McCloud (GA #1562) and Trae Pop (GA #1825). Thanks to the support of all of our 2014 donors, we have been able to maintain our alumni communications this year, provide support to a thriving active chapter (which boasts an Alpha Affiliate Award recipient!) and host alumni reunions, events and other activities.

    We count solely on alumni donations to continue operations. Please join these fellow contributors and add your name to the Honor Roll in support of our alumni organization. Any gift, big or small, makes a difference. Thank you for your support!

  • What It Means to be Greek

    In a day and age where negative fraternity-involved events make for juicy headline news, and where the Greek culture seems to be changing from a values-based, character developing undergraduate experience to a fun-filled four-year party, it is more important than ever that we, as alumni, join forces to preserve the true legacy of the Greek experience.

    This blog post is a great testament to the lifelong experience of being Greek, and hopefully a good reminder to you to honor your commitment to and renew your participation with Sigma Nu in your alumni years.

    An excerpt from the blog reads "Being Greek means being a part of something far bigger than yourself. Not only are you part of a community, but you're also part of a history and a tradition. From the moment you're initiated until the day you die you're expected to honor your founders, breathe your values, and live your creed. While it takes someone special to receive a bid, it takes someone even more special to become an official member of one of our organizations. Being Greek is both a responsibility and a privilege."

    What are your thoughts? After reading the blog come back to weigh in in the comments section.

  • A Hall of Famer in Our Ranks

    Congratulations to Gary T. Jones (GA #1290) for his induction into the Georgia Tech Greek Hall of Fame. This is its inaugural year, and Brother Jones was among a very select group of impressive Georgia Tech Greeks who have made exceptional contributions to the betterment of school and community. Thanks for all you do Gary!

  • A New Way to Give Back to Sigma Nu

    The actives are looking for alumni or parent volunteers to champion Food for Finals and keep them fueled during finals week 2015. Our resident uber parent Tenley Stephens, better known to the actives as "Miss Choo-Choo", is stepping down from the role as her son Boice McGrew graduated this spring. 

  • Happiness = Greek Life?

    Does Greek Life truly equal happiness? A recent study by Gallup and published in The Wall Street Journal seems to indicate so. After interviewing more than 30,000 US college graduates, the study found that "...fraternity and sorority members are more likely than all other college graduates to be thriving in each of the five elements of well-being (purpose, physical, social, financial, and community). Thus, fraternity and sorority members are more likely than their non-Greek counterparts to find fulfillment in daily work and interactions, to have strong social relationships and access to the resources people need, to feel financially secure, to be physically healthy, and to take part in a true community."

    Click here to read more about the survey, then come back and click Read More to share your thoughts in our comments section.

  • Planning a Visit to Atlanta? You Should Be!

    Summer is the time for reunions, vacations, and relaxation. What better place to enjoy all those things then the city that shaped your college years- Atlanta!

    Getting a lot of publicity lately, Atlanta was ranked #2 on Movoto's "America's 10 Best Cities for 2013". Reminisce about the great times you had while grabbing a bite at The Vortex in Tech Square, or one of the hundreds of Atlanta staples. Take a tour the Tech campus (without having to deal with hordes of undergrads) and while you're there why not drop by the Sigma Nu house!

    The Atlanta Tourism Guide's site is full of great information to keep you updated on hotels, restaurants, sporting events, concerts, and more. Check out www.atlanta.com for the complete guide on everything you love most about Atlanta.

    While you're planning your trip don't forget to check out USA Today's 10 Best Things to DO in Atlanta. So come back to Tech, where you can relive memories and make new ones.

  • Senior Sigma Nus Transition to Alumni- Congrats Grads!

    Over 2,000 undergraduate degree candidates celebrated Georgia Tech's 274th commencement at two separate ceremonies held on Saturday May 3. Among the graduates were several Sigma Nu brothers. Congrats to these new members of our alumni association!

  • Contributing to the Annual Fund- Your Gift Makes a Difference

    As you know, the Annual Fund is the lifeblood of Sigma Nu; the generous donations from our Brothers like yourself sustain this organization. The Annual Fund is the basis for alumni relations. Gifts to this fund perpetuate the lifelong bonds of the Sigma Nu experience.

    The support we receive goes directly back to you in the form of communications, events, and other opportunities to grow the fraternal bonds. Undergrad brothers deserve the same great benefits we once enjoyed from Sigma Nu—like philanthropy opportunities and a support network after graduation. Donations to the annual fund support these valuable initiatives.

    To date, we have raised $8,516. This is 28% of our total goal of $30,000. Halfway through our giving year, we are relying on your support to increase these numbers.

    A lapsed donor mailing was sent mid-May to all brothers who have monetarily contributed to Sigma Nu in the past, but have not renewed their gift yet this year. The lapsed donor mailing is a reminder that Sigma Nu counts on your gift—every donation brings us one step closer to reaching our goal of $30,000.

    Please help us by contributing to the Sigma Nu Annual Fund. Your participation is critical to the Fraternity's continued success.

    Make your gift online at www.sigmanugt.com or by calling 1-800-598-4050.

  • Last Reminder: Annual Poker Tournament this Saturday!

    Just sending a last minute reminder: the Annual Poker Tournament is this Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 4 p.m.
    We encourage you to attend the Annual Gamma Alpha of Sigma Nu Alumni Poker Tournament at 750 Fowler St.

    Register Now by Clicking Here!

  • Find Your Brothers!

    Have you been wondering what Robert Bohannon '56, Robert Tatum '72, and Jeremy Atcheson '05 are up to? Help us track down our "lost" brothers by clicking here!

  • Greek Week at Tech

    Greek Week's fun and friendly competition wrapped up last Thursday. Full of events that showed the Tech community how great it is to be Greek, this year's partners included Tech Beautification Day, Relay for Life, the American Red Cross' Blood Drive, and a fundraising social to support the Atlanta community.

    Sigma Nu took part, gaining 25 points by participating in Flag Football, Super Splash, the Eating Contest, Mt. Olympus, and Relay for Life. Check out the great pictures posted by Greek Week, here.

    Click "Read More" for a list of events and breakdown of Sigma Nu's scoring!

  • The Rose & Star - Coming Soon!

    Keep an eye out for Sigma Nu's upcoming Spring 2014 Newsletter! Packed with chapter and alumni updates and more, the newest copy of The Rose & Star will be hitting your mailboxes in late April. Update your mailing address by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure you receive your copy. Archived issues of The Rose & Star are available on the Sigma Nu Alumni site- click here to catch up!

  • Attend the Annual Poker Tournament April 12th!

    We encourage you to attend the Annual Gamma Alpha of Sigma Nu Alumni Poker Tournament at 750 Fowler St. on Saturday, April 12th, 2014.  This annual tradition is one you surely won't want to miss!  Click "Read More" for the event details!

  • Anonymous Challenge Fund

    In order to encourage those Brothers of Gamma Alpha who may have fallen behind on their pledges, we have been able to round up several Brothers who would like to fund and issue an anonymous challenge match to those Brothers who make a payment on their pledge before June 1, 2014.  Click "Read More" to learn how you can be a part of this great gift-matching opportunity and help the chapter!

  • Lost, but not Forgotten!

    Do you know William Harrison Jr. '55, James Howell '70, or Neron Hinton '85? As brothers move and change email addresses we sometimes lose touch with them because of outdated contact information. Help us reach as many alums as possible with Gamma Alpha Chapter communications by emailing contact updates to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Visit our website homepage, HERE, and look for "Lost Lists" towards the bottom to view full lists of our lost brothers and submit missing information!

  • Is Pledging Becoming a Thing of the Past?

    Earlier this month, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) made a formal announcement that represents a significant shift in the way the fraternity approaches new-member policies and practices. The simple answer? Really, there will no longer be special policies and practices for new members. As stated in their official press release, "Effective March 9, 2014, new-member (pledge) programming will be eliminated completely from our operations, and the classification of new member (pledge) will no longer exist. All chapters and colonies will be required to implement this important change."

  • Taking Back the T

    A tradition since the 1960s, Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson is looking to retire the tradition of “stealing the T” from the North Avenue Tower.  Click "Read More" to learn how this tradition was started and share your thoughts!

  • BUZZzzzing Into 2014

    Spring is finally on the horizon as Georgia Tech announced the date for the 2014 spring football game! The game will be held on Friday, April 18. Game time will be announced at a later date, so look out for more details to come!  Click "Read More" for more about the 2014 football season!

  • Gamma Alpha Poker Tournament - Save the Date!

    We would like to invite all alums to the Annual Gamma Alpha of Sigma Nu Alumni Poker Tournament on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  The tournament will be held at 750 Fowler Street and will start at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Click "Read More" to learn what's in store for this night of fun!

  • 7th Annual Leadership Conference a Success

    On Sunday, February 9 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm, the Gamma Alpha Alumni Association held the 7th annual leadership conference with the officers from the active chapter. Every year we host this seminar for the actives in an effort to foster and hone quality leadership skills, as well as offer up 'best practices' advice on running the chapter. This event was very well attended by roughly 40 active brothers.  Click "Read More" to learn more about this great annual event!

  • Looking for Lost Brothers

    Attention!  Do you know: George Tatum '67, David Adams '73, Arthur Genereux '80, Michael Shea '99, or Brandon Fierro '04?  Click "Read More" to help us find and reconnect with these missing brothers and many more!

  • Thank You Donors!

     Our Annual Fund Campaign began on January 1st, 2014, with a goal of $30,000. To date, we have received donations totaling $1,500, which means we have raised 5% of our goal.  Donations have been given from 5 brothers, with an average donation amount of $300. Brothers who have already made a donation this giving year can be found on the Honor Roll, HERE.  Click "Read More" to see the full annual fundraising update!

  • Sigma Nu and the Super Bowl

    Happy 2014! It's time again for Sigma Nu and the Super Bowl! Set the annual NFL championship game as your yearly reminder to make your contribution to Gamma Alpha. For the same price as what you might spend on pizza, wings or beer each month, you can make a meaningful donation to our chapter in support of our goal.

  • The "Why" Behind Visionary Leadership

    This year's College of Chapters was all about visionary leadership. We--as leaders in our community, work, family--must inspire others to take action with a specific vision in mind.  Just recently, Sigma Nu Commanders attended the College of Chapters to learn more about leadership, strategies for growth, and the "why" behind it all. 

  • Acknowledging our 2013 Leaders in Giving

    We can't kickoff the new giving year without first thanking those brothers who so generously donated to our Annual Fund in 2013. Brothers are listed by giving level and then by initiation year. Click "Read More" to see the full list of men who donated to the Annual Fund between January 1 and December 31, 2013!

  • Advice for the New Year: Go Greek or Go Home

    Let's face it.  Most of us, like many young freshmen, start off college with a rather narrow view of the fraternity experience and all the benefits it has to offer.  We envisioned parties, social events, secret rituals, and lots of laughter.  Oh, yes...there was plenty of that.  But the true benefits of brotherhood carry on long after graduation.

  • Gamma Alpha Capital Campaign Phase II: $100K Down ... $400K To Go

    In our last report, we officially launched PHASE II of our Capital Campaign for the new Sigma Nu house announcing a goal to raise $500,000 to reduce our mortgage down from $2.0 million to $1.5 million.

  • Food for Finals: A Bit of “Home” for Hungry Brothers

    GPAs at Gamma Alpha have been on the rise! We all know the obvious reason grades go up is because guys are focusing more on their studies and have fewer distractions. However there are often less obvious factors at play...stress and fatigue to name a couple. It is just plain hard to hit the books and efficiently absorb material and perform well on exams when you are running on junk food and lack of sleep, all the while missing the comforts of home.

  • Happy Holidays from Sigma Nu

    Wishing you a Season filled with many loved ones, beautiful moments and cherished memories...

    Happy Holidays from your Brothers at Gamma Alpha

    "The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless." – Ezra Taft Benson

  • Newsletter is Now Available Online

    The fall 2013 issue of Gamma Alpha's alumni newsletter, The Rose & Star, is now available online.

  • This Just In...

    A plethora of news reports from the lives of our Sigma Nu brothers has just been posted to www.sigmanugt.com. Check them out to see who is kicking a** and taking names in their personal and professional lives. Click hereto read these updates and to submit your own.

  • SNGT House Corporation is Considering Options on How to Pay Down the Mortgage

    As the SNGT House Corporation celebrates reducing the house mortgage to less than $2 million, thanks to recent contributions from alumni donors, Treasurer Adam Fuller gives a breakdown of the ins and outs of the House Corporation and how it works to provide a house for actives and alumni to enjoy.

  • Annual Fund Needs Every Brother, Every Year

    Currently, only seven percent of our active members have supported the annual fund. It is our goal to have...every Brother...give $100 /year...every year...at a minimum.

  • Alumni Golf Tournament Update

    IMPORTANT REMINDER: Support for the Wiskott-Aldrich Foundation is desperately needed, whether you are able to attend this weekend's Alumni Goft Tournament or not. Also, this is your final opportunity to sign up for the tournament. Registration closes tomorrow night, 10/3 at 9 p.m.

  • Georgia Tech Football and Greek Society a Match Made in Tailgate Heaven

    From the Rumble Seat, a Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets online publication, recently lauded the always-fun Greek section at football tailgates. What’s your favorite tailgate tradition or memory?

  • Greek News on Campus: Fraternity Back in Business, Greek Women Celebrated

    Beta Theta Pi’s suspension is remanded, Greek women are recognized for their philanthropic efforts and a new committee is formed to aid in funding for Greek events on campus. Oh, and did we mention it’s also the 120th anniversary of Greek life on Georgia Tech campus?

  • FSPAC Fights for Tax Break Legislation

    With nearly 70% of all Congressmen and senators belonging to Greek organizations, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC) is rallying to gain their support for a tax break bill that would mean massive changes for every Greek organization. However, recent negative media coverage of the legislation threatens to derail FSPAC efforts so far.

  • Sigma Nu’s Website Gets a Makeover

    Have you seen the changes on our website? To improve your online experience, we are excited to share our revamped web platform, complete with a visual overhaul and new features to make reconnecting easier. The website is still available at www.sigmanugt.com, but your username and password have changed temporarily (you can change yours back when you login the first time).

     

  • Gamma Alpha Academics Breaking Records

    I am delighted to announce that our chapter GPA for the spring semester came in at 3.24, the highest in fourteen years! This placed us fifth among IFC fraternities, well above the all fraternity average (3.08) and all men average (3.05). I couldn't be more proud of our academic success.

  • Frank Spears on Sweethearts, Tradition, and Staying Involved

    We’d like to thank Frank Spears '73 for participating in this month’s alumni Q&A:

    What is your favorite Sigma Nu tradition?
    White Rose…fun evening and a chance to get “formal” once a year!

    In what ways have you stayed connected with Gamma Alpha in your alumni years?
    I managed the building of our new house in 2006/2007 and am an active participant in the Sigma Nu/Gamma Alpha Alumni Association, etc.

  • George P. Burdell: A Student of Mystery, a Student of Legend

    Like all enduring legends, the story of how George P. Burdell made his debut at Georgia Tech has remained a mystery. But a likely account was told by William Edgar "Ed" Smith, BS 30, to theAtlanta Journal-Constitution Magazine in 1977.

    Smith, an Augusta, Ga., businessman, claimed creation of Burdell in 1927, when he was filling out his enrollment papers. He decided to turn in duplicates on George P. Butler, his high school principal and a staunch University of Georgia alumnus. After writing in George P. Smith got cold feet and finished the entry with the last name Burdell, the maiden name of his best friend's mother.

    Smith then added Burdell's name to the class rolls. He even took duplicate tests using Burdell's name, altering the handwriting just enough to disguise his writing and fool the professors into believing Burdell was indeed a student in their classes.

    By 1930, George P. Burdell had taken enough tests to "earn" a bachelor's degree from the Institute - he later received his master's degree and he became an official alumnus. At the same time, he has managed to maintain his student status.

    During World War II, George P. Burdell served in the armed forces on many fronts, his name appearing around the world. He was listed on the flight crew of a B-17 bomber, flying 12 missions over Europe with the 8th Air Force in England. However, when a Tech graduate became the new operations officer for the crew, he immediately recognized the name on the flight log, and Burdell's flying days were over.

    When Georgia Tech computerized its class-registration process in 1969, Burdell signed up for every course - over 3,000 credit hours. And despite subsequent fail-safe procedures to prevent it, he did so again in 1975 and 1980.

    The spirit of George P. Burdell remains alive. He continues to post letters to the editor, baffle insurance salesmen, and get paged at football games. He's also displayed a generous nature - his signature has appeared on numerous product rebate checks.

    Reprint from: www.gtalumni.org/Publications/magazine/spr98/div02.html

     

  • Gamma Alpha Brothers from the 60s Are Tops in Donor Participation

    As part of our annual decade challenge, we'd like to honor the top group of alums who had the largest number of individual donors to our annual fund. This year, we'd like to thank our brothers from the 60s for stepping up to support the legacy of Gamma Alpha.

     

  • Campaign Update: Goal to Raise $500K

    Dear Brothers of Gamma Alpha,
    As you know, several years ago we embarked on a rather ambitious goal to raise $4.0 million to build a new Sigma Nu fraternity house at Georgia Tech. Amazingly, we received $3.4 million in pledges from the proud & loyal Brothers of Gamma Alpha which was truly remarkable and allowed us to complete one of the nicest fraternity houses on campus in 2007.

    Little did we realize that we were heading into The Perfect Storm of Recessions with a very challenging economy that has adversely impacted our fund raising and our collections. As a result, not only were we $600k short of our goal......over $500,000 in good-faith commitments from several well - intentioned Brothers have not been received as they and their families continue to face financial challenges. This adds up to a $1.1 million shortfall.

    This has put us in a very difficult situation as we have incurred debt in the form of a $2.2 million mortgage. We need to reduce this mortgage by a minimum of $500k so that the cash flow from the room rents can service the debt.

    Net Net.... Our goal is to reduce our mortgage by $500,000 before December 2013. That gives us 8 months.

    I am reaching out today to ask you to help Gamma Alpha of Sigma Nu pay down the mortgage on our new fraternity house . We desperately need your help!

    We are making some progress. New gifts include:

    Pat Risen....GA # 1169.....$2,000
    Joel Johnson....GA # 960....$5,000 (gift from widow )
    Col George F Smith.....GA # 2101.....$1,000
    Jerry Williams.....GA # 1385.....$1,000 ( increase from $5,500 already paid....)

    This is in addition to the recent gifts we received from:

    Pearce Connerat.....GA # 1046 ; Bill Lamb....GA # 1662 ; Al Hackney.....GA # 1262 ; Bill Loftis.....GA # 1431 ; Tom Carney..... GA # 1542 ; Tom Rawls.....GA # 1332 ; & Mike Skrynecki.....GA # 1600. Thanks To ALL !

    Checks can be made payable to: SNGT HOUSING CORP & mailed to:
    CAMPAIGN FOR GAMMA ALPHA OF SIGMA NU
    GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Capital Campaign Center
    P.O. Box 7007
    Albert Lea, MN 56007-8007

    or if easier, mail it to me @ :

    42 W. Brookhaven Dr., N E
    Atlanta, Ga 30319

    Fraternally.....Gary T. Jones - Gamma Alpha # 1290....(c) 973.214.3003

  • The Last Hurrah of College

    Exams are over, the boxes are packed, and the cap and gown is pressed and ready for the big event. Graduation day is such a bittersweet moment in our lives, as we say goodbye to the youth and vitality of college life, and usher in a new era in our lives: full-blown adulthood. Think back to your own time and tell us a story about your graduation day. How did you spend your final days as an undergraduate member of Sigma Nu? Were there any last hurrahs or memorable moments with brothers that especially stand out?

    Share your story below or on our message boards.

  • A Very Special Campaign Gift

    Special thanks to Mrs. Nell Johnson, widow of Joel E. Johnson GA #960, who was initiated in 1956, for her very generous donation to the capital campaign for $5,000 in memory of her husband Joel.

    She says, "Joel loved Georgia Tech and Sigma Nu and would be proud to know the chapter continues to succeed."

    Follow in Nell's footsteps. Click here to make your gift to the capital campaign.

  • Brent Reid Was Recently Named to Atlanta Business Chronicles WHO'S WHO

    Brent Reid GA #1507, president and CEO of The Winter Companies, continues to make a difference one brother at a time. This past month, Brent was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicles WHO'S WHO among business leaders who drive commercial real estate in metro-Atlanta, recognizing him as one of the most influential real estate personalities in the southeast.

    Brent graduated from Georgia Tech in 1982 with a B.S. in civil engineering. He received his MBA from the prestigious University of Chicago and joined The Winter Companies in 1984, where he started in an entry level position and became president and CEO in 2001. He now runs all of The Winter Companies (comprised of both Winter Construction and Winter Environmental), which is a major general and environmental contractor throughout the southeast.

    He continues to give back as a board member of Midtown Alliance and serves on the advisory board for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. He and his lovely wife Darcelle have three wonderful children: Brooke, age 24; Matthew, age 20; and Audrey, age 14.

    Brent is proud of his affiliation with Sigma Nu and continues to support the Alumni Association and the Housing Corp. He still stays in touch with many of the brothers of this era and is certainly proud of the following DNA:

    Matt Mckenna GA #1447; Bob Moore GA #1452; Steve McLeod GA #1460; Steve Schaetzel GA #1465; Jonathan Sangster GA #1467; Mike Edenfield GA #1480; Major General Kelly McKeague GA #1493; Christopher Troutman GA #1514; Greg Stevens GA #1522; Doug Sylvester GA #1532; Mark "Grandpa" Fouraker GA #1550; John Mize GA #1560; and Mike McCloud GA #1562.

    Who says this is the LOST GENERATION?

    MAJOR "ATTA BOY" for BROTHER BRENT REID. Another brother who walks in the way of honor. Thanks, Brent, for all you do to MAKE US PROUD !

  • A 20 Year Old with 48 Extra Years of Experience

    We recently came across this great story in the New York Times, featuring a 68-year-old man who enrolled in college – and chose to join a fraternity – at age 65. It's a great read and a testament to the true fraternity values and the definition of brotherhood.

    Would you do it all over again, and relive your fraternity experience in today's day and age? Share your response below.

  • Strong Support of Sigma Nu and the Super Bowl

    Thank you to the alumni donors who contributed $7,651 in February as part of our Sigma Nu and the Super Bowl annual fund campaign, making this the best annual fundraising month we've ever had!

    Join the momentum and help us turn the best annual fundraising month into the best annual fundraising year! If you haven't yet made your annual fund contribution, click here to make your 2012 donation.

  • Active Chapter News

    By Grant Norwood (GA #1673)

    The chapter as a whole is progressing well academically and landed an overall GPA of 3.02 for the fall semester, setting them ahead of the campus average of 2.9 and the fraternal average of 3.0.

    Joe Gammie GA #2032 handed over the Commander's gavel to Pete George (GA #2036) and the chapter will continue to develop and improve under his leadership. The chapter is on pace to achieve status as a Sigma Nu "Rock Chapter," which would be the first in Gamma Alpha history. Joe was elected to High Council, which is a first for a Gamma Alpha. Congratulations to you for your personal achievements, Joe, and for leading the chapter in the right direction.

    This semester, in addition to their focus on academics and philanthropy projects, the chapter (with support from the Alumni Association) will launch a house maintenance program to ensure that our valuable asset on 750 Fowler Street is being well taken care of in a cost effective manner. A complete systems review along with a detailed maintenance schedule will be the outcome. Understanding the breadth and depth of maintaining the property, the Alumni Association has granted its full support and active cooperation with this endeavor to "protect the investment."

    Additionally, with respect to alumni involvement, it is expected that the much anticipated Gamma Alpha Online Career Site will be launched this winter. Simply put, this tool will allow actives and alumni to share career and business opportunities. Unlike what was available during most of our time as actives, alumni are now available to mentor brothers, provide career advice, and participate in Leadership Council sessions. The interaction has proven to be a two-way street as the actives are now reaching out to various alumni and are planning events to involve the alumni, like golf tournaments and parties.

    Having just completed a Leadership Development Meeting that included 95% of the active chapter and a group of alumni, I can tell you that the chapter is in good shape and is full of strong leaders and a diverse set of personalities. They have recruited a strong group of honorable young men as pledges and are expected to have a 100% retention rate with this group. You all should be proud.

  • Gamma Alpha Leadership Seminar Continues to Promote Excellence

    On Sunday, January 27th, the Gamma Alpha Alumni Association hosted its 4th annual Leadership Seminar in the College of Management. The purpose of this event is to pass along valuable management advice and counsel from our alumni to the active chapter. Our first session was in 2010 and was such a huge success that we have continued the tradition each year, following the election of the new slate of officers.

  • Brothers Go Bald in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

    "March 24th will commence the last day of Spring Break but also the start of a new look; a lot of bright red bald heads around the house! For the third year in a row the active brothers are participating in a St. Baldrick's (stbaldricks.org) event two days before the start of Spring Break. The basis of the event is to shave your head and raise money in solidarity of children with cancer. Over the past two years, we have raised $5,400 and have had 19 heads shaved representing Sigma Nu. This year we have a goal of $3,000 in donations, and 10 brothers shaving their heads. If you would like to watch the event, it is held at the midtown RiRa Irish Pub location on March 14th at 6 PM. Click here to make a monetary donation. All donations go to local hospitals and fellowships (Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Children's Oncology Group). Scalp friendly sunscreens can be dropped off at the house." -Sam Eichenblatt (GA #2025)

    It is events like this that make us all proud to be members of Sigma Nu! Please make your gift to the 2013 Annual Fund! Remember, it is our goal to have every brother give $100/year, every year. We look forward to an incredible 2013 for all Gamma Alphas!

  • What Do You Miss Most about Living On Campus?

    No matter how far away you are today, you share a great experience with 1,214 other brothers: getting to spend four (or more!) years living in Atlanta.

    What do you miss most about living on campus? Share your story below or on the message board.

  • Rose & Star in the Works

    Watch for your copy to arrive in the mail!

  • Capital Campaign: The Second Round

    By Gary Jones (GA #1290)

    We wanted to give you a progress report re the Capital Campaign for the new Sigma Nu fraternity house. As you know, we have been working on this campaign for 10 years...and in so many ways, we have a great deal of which to be proud. However, we still have some fundraising to do.

    As you know, several years ago we embarked on a rather ambitious goal to raise $4 million to build a new Sigma Nu fraternity house at Georgia Tech. The overall total cost of the project came in over $5 million.

  • Sigma Nu and the Super Bowl

    Each year, when you are watching the Super Bowl (or even hear about it in some way), we want you to think of making your donation to the annual fund. "Sigma Nu and the Super Bowl" should be your reminder to make your donation for the year. The two will become synonymous.

    Remember, it is our goal to have...every brother...give $100/year...every year....

    Please make your annual fund contribution after this weekend's big game. We look forward to an incredible 2013 for all Gamma Alphas!

  • Ain’t Young Love Grand?

    There's nothing quite like romance in college. In the spirit of Valentine's Day this month, tell us your stories:

    • Describe your best or worst date from your college days? Did it lead to long-term love?
    • Do you think it was easier to find a girlfriend because of your association with a fraternity? Why?
    • How much do you think you spent on a typical date during college? And where did you take her?
    • Have you ever been set up by a fellow brother?
    • Any dating advice you'd like to pass on to our young undergraduate brothers (or suggestions of places to take dates)?

    Share your story below or on the message board.

  • Photos of Finals Week - December 2012

    We wanted to share a few pictures from finals week. The Parents Club provides meals & goodies for the brotherhood. It is a wonderful tradition and one that is certainly appreciated and enjoyed by the brothers!

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  • Staying True to Sigma Nu

    McKinney V. "Mac" Taylor '52 shares what it was like to be in the original House, what the chapter was like then, and what life is like now. Thank you, Mac, for the update and for staying true to Sigma Nu... for 60+ years!

    How has Sigma Nu influenced your life?
    I entered Georgia Tech in 1947 and pledged Sigma Nu that fall. I had just graduated from high school in Owensboro, KY but was privileged to be in Gamma Alpha with a lot of returning veterans: Rodger Brown, Bill Maier, Gene Bowers, and others. These mature, seasoned veterans were a very positive influence and were very instrumental in the survival of our chapter when we lost our house. We met in a classroom for chapter meetings. Eventually and successfully, we built a new frat house which has just been replaced with a new one.

    I thoroughly enjoyed being one of the first occupants of the new frat house and serving as the house manager. It was certainly a home away from home and I have many fond memories of my three years living in the new frat house and helping with the work it took to make it our home.

    Update
    I just had a triple heart bypass and I'm recovering on schedule. Jan and I are the proud parents of five children, 20 grandchildren and currently five great-grandchildren. I retired from the precast/prestressed industry at age 79 and we have successfully downsized to a lovely apartment at 4841 Garden Spring Lane, Apt. 103, Richmond VA 23059, where we receive visitors.

    If you wish to reconnect with Mac, you can reach him at 804-264-1255 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

  • Making an Impact 2012

    In an effort to increase alumni participation in our communications program, we will be asking questions each month that will hopefully prompt some funny, meaningful and creative responses.

    Get involved by answering this month's question: How are the values you learned in Sigma Nu still making an impact in your life today?

    George York '66 writes: The values I learned at Sigma Nu have helped me appreciate the importance of maintaining relationships with old friends and giving something back to the community.

    Share your answers below or on the message board.