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A Festive Founders’ Day
John Greener ’79 Honored with Alumni Fidelity Plaque
On March 9, Montana Beta held what is hoped will be an annual happening, a Founders’ Day celebration. It was the 163rd anniversary of the founding of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Alabama. Alumni were invited to attend the event, which included two special ceremonies.
Longtime Chapter Advisor John Greener ’79 was awarded the Alumni Fidelity Plaque for all he has done and does for Montana Beta over the last 16 years. John has gone above and beyond to make sure Montana Beta survives and flourishes. The plaque he received reads, “Montana Beta gratefully recognizes steadfast devotion to the high ideals of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and their home at the University of Montana. In honor of John Ralph Greener.”
The Alumni Fidelity award was first awarded to Brother Ron Cole ’81, and it is the highest individual award Montana Beta alumni can receive. Congratulations to John, and many thanks for your service!
Another special Founders’ Day moment occurred during a ritual ceremony, in which our esteemed house director and chef, Bill Buseman, became Brother Bill. He joined the chapter as a member and was welcomed by us all. Bill is a fine addition to our rolls.
A catered dinner at 1120 Gerald followed. We hope we have reestablished a Founders’ Day tradition and get a large alumni group next year.