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Sunday, January 5

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    Two Washburn Phis kept the faith honorably serving as prisoners of war.
    LT Robert L. "Bob" Richmond, USAAF - As the co-pilot of a B-26 Marauder assigned to the 387th Bombardment Group {POW_Medal.jpg} The Prisoner of War MedalBrother Richmond was shot down over Germany on March 2, 1945. Three of the six members of his crew bailed out only to spend the remainder of World War II as prisoners of war. Upon his return home he attended Washburn where he was initiated as Bond number 541 in 1946. Undoubtedly, no Kansas Beta pledge has ever found the trials of pledgeship so easy to tolerate. After leaving Washburn, Brother Richmond spent 26 years as an entertainer and radio station executive and then 13 years as an executive with Pizza Hut. He entered the Chapter Grand on March 16, 2002.
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    at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton." Stutz was one of at least 11 Phi flyers to have been held as POWs during the war. He returned
    Washburn Phis in Uniform
    More than 300 Washburn Phis have joined a different band of brothers to serve our country in uniform. More than 50 are known to have served in World War I while the 1944 Kaw states that more than 200 Washburn Phis were in the armed forces during World War II. The tradition of Washburn Phis serving our nation dates back to days soon after the founding of the chapter and World War I. Colonel Harwood Benton '93', who was then a lieutenant, won the Distinguished Service Cross in France's Argonne Forest for rescuing two comrades by crossing an open field under enemy machine gun fire. Recently, at least eight Kansas Beta Phis have served in the uniform during the global war on terrorism including Lt. Colonel Theron "Buddy" Sims '916', Major Brian Bigham '1409' and Captains Adam Long '1455', Phil Kaberline '1468', Raymond Hanson '1510', Lieutenants Tyler Abel '1539' and Kyle Sissom '1536' and SGT Marc Limon '1493.'
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    George M. Allen '346' - World War II
    Theodore L. Cook '510' - World War II {Memorial_Stone.JPG} Memorial at General Headquarters to Phis killed in WWII
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    World War IIII, Lost at sea February 11, 1944 in the Pacific
    LT (jg) Richard C. Glenn '393' - U.S. Navy, World War II; survived the attack on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor; lost at sea in 1942 aboard the USS Juneau
    LT (jg) Whitney C. Keys '439' - U.S. Navy, World War II; killed while flying as part of a carrier task force in the Pacific in 1943
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    LT (jg) Whitney C. Keys '439' - U.S. Navy, World War II; killed while flying as part of a carrier task force in the Pacific in 1943
    LT (jg) Theodore Rhodes '404' - U.S. Navy, World War II; killed while serving aboard the destroyer USS Duncan during the Battle of Cape Esperance in the Pacific
    LT LaurenceLawrence A. Schmidt '699'
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    Cresco, Nebraska inon April 6, 1956
    Three Washburn Phis serving on active duty died during the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919. In total, four Washburn Phis are known to have fallen victim to this virulent strain of the flu including public health officer Edward A. Ingham '23'.
    LT Glenn E. Haughey '13' - U.S. Army Medical Corps (1918)
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    Notes - This page is under development and in many places still a rough draft. Please add information yourself or you can send comments, corrections and pictures to James Clarke '1402' at //jamesgclarke@gmail.com//.
    Added 10/10/10 - John Waltz '1076' inducted into Washburn Athletics Hall of Fame. Story.
    Added 10/10/10 - The Kansas Beta sections of Washburn yearbook for more than 100 years have been scanned and are available herefor 1906-1952 and here for 1952-2009. (Thanks to Tony Ahrens '1543' for his help with these.) (Google email account required, we'll get these moved to the main site eventually)
    Kansas Beta Chapter - Washburn University
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    in 1910. This year, 2010, Kansas Beta celebrates its centennial. In its first centurycentury, nearly 1,600
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    the military, 910 killed in
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    2 POWs
    133

    133+
    men elected
    63 surgeons, physicians and dentists
    57+ Washburn student body and class presidents
    2829 Washburn scholarships
    23 largest pledge class initiated (January 1943)
    21 federal, state or military judges, including two Kansas Supreme Court justices
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    12 members of the Washburn Athletic Hall of Fame
    10 housemothers
    99+ bank presidents/CEOs
    5 General Headquarters trophies {KS_Beta_Triangle.JPG}
    5 campus buildings or facilities named for Phis
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    Recipients of the McAtee Scholarship
    {2009_Award_Presentation.JPG} Brady Rothrock (R) receives the first ever award of the McAtee Scholarship from James Clarke
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    Ryan Mohwinkle.
    The McAtee scholarship follows in the footsteps of the Robert Morrison Scholarship funded by Rick McCaffrey. Jonathan Schmucker and Andrew Gower received scholarships in 2002 and 2003, respectively. The McAtee scholarship is awarded annually at the Topeka Founders Day dinner in April. Kansas Beta is one of less than 30 Phi Delta Theta chapters with its own fully endowed scholarship fund.
    2009 - Brady J. Rothrock
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Saturday, January 4

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    Recipients of the McAtee Scholarship
    {2009_Award_Presentation.JPG} Brady Rothrock (R) receives the first ever award of the McAtee Scholarship from James Clarke
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    Ryan Mohwinkle. The
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    2009 - Brady J. Rothrock
    2010 - Briton Alexander
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    2010 - Briton Alexander
    2011 - Kameron Hertel
    2012 - Patrick Towle
    2013 - Patrick Barry,Barry & Mario Garcia
    Phi Delta Theta Foundation Scholarship Recipients
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    2007 - Kyle Sissom
    2010 - Lucas Mullin (King)
    2013 - Patrick Barry
    2013 - Patrick Towle

    Sagamore Members
    {Sagamore_Society.jpg} The Sagamore Society is Washburn's most elite and prestigious honor society for men.
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    Flemming Place at 10th and Gage in Topeka is named from Ned N. Fleming '129'. He was initiated at Kansas Beta in 1918 and affiliated with the Pennsylvania Zeta Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania in 1921. Fleming was the CEO of Fleming Companies, Inc. once the largest food distribution company in the country. Fleming was a past president of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce. He served on several boards of several groups including the Midwest Research Institute and the Menninger Clinic. Fleming entered the Chapter Grand on January 24, 1990. Fleming's former home, the Fleming Mansion, was relocated from 10th and Gage in 2004 and is now located at 6th and Wannamaker.
    Washburn Scholarships, Awards and Major Gifts Endowed by Phis
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    At least 2829 different Washburn
    Richey Scholarship - Awards are based on academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, and leadership and service to the community {Richey_Scholarship_Luncheon.jpg} Washburn President Jerry Farley at the Richey Scholarship Luncheon. Phi and former Washburn Dean Al Dickes is shown (bottom left).
    Free Society of GNIP-GNOP - Established by nine Kansas Beta Phis in 1947; recognizes the best note and comment at Washburn Law School
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    Terry and Ann McAdam Mathematics Scholarship - Awarded to the best junior mathematics major.
    Harold S. Herd Law Scholarship - Awarded to deserving law students.
    James G. Clarke STEM Scholarship - Awarded to students majoring in the sciences, technology and mathematics.
    In addition to these scholarships, Washburn's School of Business is home to the Clarence W. King Endowed Chair in Finance. Brother King was initiated as Bond number 196 on October 8, 1923.
    Recipients of the McAtee Scholarship
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    George M. Allen '346' - World War II

    Theodore L. Cook '510' - World War II {Memorial_Stone.JPG} Memorial at General Headquarters to Phis killed in WWII
    Ensign Dale O. Gillan '459' - U.S. Navy, World War II
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    2010 - Briton Alexander
    2011 - Kameron Hertel
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    2013 - Patrick Barry, Mario Garcia
    Phi Delta Theta Foundation Scholarship Recipients
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Sunday, July 7

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    2013 - Patrick Barry, Mario Garcia

    Phi Delta Theta Foundation Scholarship Recipients
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    2010 - Tony Ahrens
    2011 - Chris Huber
    2012 - Patrick Towle
    2013 - Derek Shreve

    Washburn Student Body and Class Presidents
    During the last century, more than 50 Washburn Phis have been either president of their class or student body president. [UNDER DEVELOPMENT]
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    Norman L. Wilson, USN - U.S. Navy SeaBees (1948-1950); owned Wilson Florist in Topeka
    LT (jg) Fred T. Wilkin, Jr., USN - Executive officer aboard the USS Pinto (1944-1946); later president of the Kansas Land Title Association
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    member of the CiviltheCivil Aeronautics Administration
    Paul S. Wise, USN - U.S. Navy, World War II; later president of the American Mutual Insurance Alliance
    Colonel Loyd R. Wolfe, USA - U.S. Army, Lieutenant during World War I, retired as a colonel in Kerrville, Texas
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    J. Patrick Birkbeck, MD '1372' - Member of the Board of Directors, Dennison State Bank
    Arthur J. Collins '396' - Chairman, President and CEO of Hutchinson National Bank & Trust Company
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    Cass County Bank, Plattsmouth,Bank,Plattsmouth, Nebraska
    Asa P. Dean '312' - Vice President, Great Falls National Bank (1941-1963) {Commerce_State_Bank.jpg} Commerce State Bank, circa 1959
    Grover L. Dunn '41' - President of the Union State Bank; Four term Kansas State Representative; Original member of the Board of Directors of Kansas Blue Cross
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