Congratulations to Brother Brett Weiss (1999) and his wife Abbey, as they welcomed their son Braelin to the world today. The newest addition to the Weiss family was born today at 12 noon. Braelin weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20″ long. Many congratulations the entire Weiss clan from the Alumni Association!
Archive for the ‘1990-1999’ Category
Thanks to Brother Darren Hafford for sending us this photo of the large group of Alumni in Milwaukee. The group broke bread together in memory of Brother Andrew Ullrich. Click the photo to view/download the full-size version.
I created this desktop wallpaper a couple years ago and am now posting it because of recent requests. It features the Lambda Chi Alpha Badge on a field of black, surrounded by the names of our Lambda-Iota Zeta Brothers.
Click on the appropriate size below and download/set it as your desktop image.
If you have questions about the wallpaper or are unsure how to set it as your desktop, feel free to email me, Jeff, at
Congratulations to Brother Jay Matusin, LI 798 who recently received a Silver award from The Davey Awards, an international advertising competition. Jay received the award for his submission of an original corporate logo design. Jay graduated UW-Whitewater in 2003 with a BA in Advertising with a minor in Graphic Design.
The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms worldwide. The 2007 Davey Awards received over 4,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms.
The Davey is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), and underwritten by The Creative Group, the leading creative professional staffing company in the world and Adweek Media.
Dain was a great Philanthropic Chairman while we undergrads together. He really put his heart into all community outreach efforts.
For everyone that wasn’t in school with us, Dain, what years were you in Whitewater and what did you graduate with?
I was an undergrad from 1998 to 2003…and I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
What are you doing now, professionally?
I’m a political operative for a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. After the campaign is over, I hope to return to the Wisconsin Capitol as a Legislative Aide
Many of you may know Don Reinbold from your years in school or as the Vice President of the Alumni Association. But let’s find out some things you may not know about Don!
For those that don’t know you, Don, tell us when you were an undergraduate at Whitewater and what did you study?
From 1987 – 1992 attained a BBA in Marketing and MSE in Business Education.
What are you doing now, professionally?
I am a local consultant who assists over 450 schools in 5 countries in building their library collections and purchasing materials for student circulation.
Merry Christmas to all of our friends!
Here is another composite for all of you to enjoy.
Be sure to look for:
Alumni Association Secretary, Andrew Ellinger
Kevin “Doggers” Grabowski
Christopher “Roach” Rollette
Alumni Association Treasurer, Robert Hazod
Alumni Association Vice President, Don Reinbold
Michael “Ninja” Reden
Mark “Lurch” Litscher
Patrick “Toucan” Watson
Robert “Schep” Scheper
and a favorite from my undergrad days Mark Sperbeck
If you have some of these composites from your undergrad years, please scan them and send them to: to get them posted on the website.
After joining Facebook and creating the Lambda Chi Alpha : Wisconsin-Whitewater group, I re-connected with Brother Peter Jacquin. I remember Pete from our undergrad days, Pete was the charismatic Scholastics Chair. He and I have been corresponding through Facebook ever since. (This is my soft-sell for joining Facebook and our Chapter’s group). I interviewed Pete for the website and I am pleased to share it with you now!
What did you major in while you were at Whitewater?
Political science and Psychology
What are you doing now, professionally?
I am a skydiving instructor living in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Be sure to check out the latest Cross & Crescent (available online).
Features include articles on our Brothers (Presidental hopeful) Ron Paul, (Award winning poet) H.F. “Pete” Fairchild and (Soccer star) Cobi Jones.
Remember, our own Fuzz Martin hosts the Official Cross & Crescent Podcast each month! Available free on iTunes* or streaming live on the Cross & Crescent website!
*You must have iTunes installed to subscribe to the Podcast via iTunes
Also, visit the Chapter News Section which has a column on Wisconsin-Whitewater’s own, Darren Hafford!
Congratulations to Brother Mike Hintz (1999) and his wife Jenny on the birth of their second child Abbigail Rose. Little Abbigail was born on October 15, 2007 at 4:42 P.M. and was 20.5 inches long and 9 lbs. 3 oz.
Abbigail is pictured in the photo held by her big brother Tom.
If you have Alumni news you would like to share, email it to us.
Fuzz introduced me to this great site called Project Playlist.
From time to time I will create and upload collections of music from different generations/rememberances of our Undergrad days.
Some of the songs in the collection are not available online, so they won’t show in the playlist, but you can view and download the cover/track listings and make your own cd with your own songs. Copy and paste the images into iTunes to make your own playlists, as well!
Be sure to check back for new collections of songs.
U.Vid is a UW-Whitewater student video competition where participants are asked to make a 30-second commercial promoting the University of Wisconsin Whitewater to future students. Our Brother Darren Hafford is involved in this contest. Of the 4 final videos, Darren has 2 of them!
Follow this link: http://www.madisonscw.com/SubPage.aspx?page=1530 and watch the videos.
Darren’s are Video 3 and Video 4. He would appreciate all of you taking time to watch and vote for his videos!
The winning video will be aired on Madison’s CW during the season finales of “Beauty and the Geek” and “America’s Next Top Model”. Aside from the public acknowledgement, the winner receives $500 cash and an Internship in production with the CW Network.
I am proud to present an extended interview with our Brother and Renaissance Man, Darren Hafford.
Darren, for those who may not know you, can you give us a little background (full name, Rush class, Iota #) on yourself?
Well, my full name is Darren Lee Joseph Beaulieu Hafford. I grew up in Beloit, WI. I rushed, man this is going to date me here, in the Spring of 1994. My Iota # is 696.
Today, we celebrate Memorial Day. This post is a tribute to our Whitewater Brothers who have served our Country with Pride and Honor.
This is the list we have, but it is incomplete (I also apologize if your info/order is listed incorrectly, please send corrections!). Please comment to this post with the names, Iota numbers, services, and branches of our Brothers (CDR, DK, and LCA) who have served America with bravery and honor.
From Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa, and Lambda Chi Alpha Brothers, we recognize:
Joseph Adamson: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Iraq
Peter Agerholm: United States Marine Corps
Mike Fitzsimmons: United States Navy
Jerry Perez: United States Army
Michael Ramig: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Iraq
Darren Hafford: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Bosnia
Pat Sykes: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Iraq
Gary Garber: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Iraq
Matthew Nelson: United States Marine Corps
Michael Terpstra: United States Marine Corps
Tim Bein: Iraq
Jonathan Nathan: United States Army, Fort Carson, CO (LI-905)
As of this morning at 8:20, Claude (LI744) and his wife, Mary, are the proud new parents of an 8lb. 0 oz., 21.5″ little girl.
Brandon Eggert and his wife, Rachel, are the proud parents of a little girl, born May 15th! She was 20.5″ long and 6lb. 8oz at birth!
Congratulations to our new dads!
(Left-Right): Tim Bein, Pat Courtney, Joe Pajerski, Jay Matusin, Kevin Brown, Mike Terpstra, Fran Joyce, and Bryan Gorski.
(*Note: Brother Tim Bein had just got back from a tour in Iraq and Brother Mike Terpstra was visiting Milwaukee from NYC)
Here are pictures of some of the people who helped with the House Cleanup on May 5. Click on a thumbnail to view the full size pictures. Thanks to Brother Mark “Lurch” Litscher for the photos, and thank you to everyone who was able to attend and help with the cleanup! Your work is appreciated by all of us!