500 Sunset: Building on the Legacy

Building on the Legacy

The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi has a storied tradition dating back to 1914.  With more than 2,000 initiates, the Gamma Epsilon Chapter has influenced the lives of numerous men, cultivating lasting friendships in the process. Beta taught us the importance of the cultivation of the intellect, responsible conduct, and mutual assistance, which have been integral to our personal success and helped make us the men we are today.

Most of us can trace the roots of this brotherhood to one place: 500 Sunset. The Beta experience is certainly more than the stone, mortar, and ivy of our home but the chapter house plays a significant role in the development of our brothers and is a proud symbol of our shared values and goals. This facility has been a part of Gamma Epsilon’s legacy for nearly 90 years and is showing its age. We must make a major investment in our chapter house to remain competitive and provide a quality living environment.

We ask that you join us in the Building On the Legacy campaign and encourage you to explore the links below to learn more information.

Yours in _kai_,

Courtney Rogers '72
Campaign Chairman

Campaign Announcement Newsletter - Sent May 2022

Campaign Brochure - Sent June 2022

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An investment in the future of Gamma Epsilon will ensure its continued success at Kansas State and provide a legacy upon which to build an even greater brotherhood. Show your support for our project and for the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi by submitting your commitment using the form below.

Contributions to Beta Holding Company are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Please contact our campaign coordinator at (785) 843-1661 with any questions.

Thank you for your support!

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Donor List

Gamma Epsilon Legacy

($500,000 and above)

500 Sunset Society

($25,000 to $49,999)

Loving Cup Society

($10,000 to $24,999)


Graham Hunt ’53

Rick Calhoun ‘76

Sphinx Society

($250,000 to $499,999)

Tom Machin ’55

Griff Hawkinson ‘76


Dan Weaver ’63

Jeff Rundle ’03

Warren Staley ’65

Graham Hunt ’53

Brad Scheu ’07


Woody Swain ’71

Patrick Karcz ’08

Tau Omega Sigma Society

($100,000 to $249,999)

Bill Manning ’80

  In memory of Patrick Manning ’54

Kim and Matt Coleman ’09

Gamma Epsilon Undergraduate


Brian Frazier ’00

The Rock Society

($5,000 to $9,999)

H. Phil Howe ’54

Michael Kramer ’86

Taylor Merrill ’62

Larry Bramlage ’73

Christopher D. Miller ’86

Tom Purinton ’63


Gilbert Benschoter ’87

John R. Campbell ’77

Wooglin Society

($50,000 to $99,999)

John Hummer ’87

Kyle Kramer ’91

Nicholson Family Gift

Randall S. Regehr ’87

Bernie Haney ’97

  Bill Nicholson ’61

  Larry Nicholson ’63*

  Mike Nicholson ’90

  Eric Nicholson ’93

  Drew Nicholson ’25

Lee Family Gift

  Patrick Lee ’92

  Aidan R. Lee ’24

Patrick C. Woolley ’90

Scott Scrogin ’88

Matthew D. King ’07

Josh Parker ’10

Andrew M. Waldman ’14

Perry Peine'43

Bill Nicholson ’61

  In honor of the 1957 Pledge Class

Matthew Dassow ’89

Edward “Brian” Ward ’90

Chris Jarvis '71

Todd Bleakley ’77

Michael L. Nicholson ’90

1914 Society

($1,914 to $4,999)

1974 Pledge Class


 Ralph McFillen ’64

  Randall Groves ’78

  Jeffery Jones ’78

  Daniel L. Otto ’78

  Patrick Robinson ’78


 Balkenbusch Family Gift

  Nathan Balkenbusch ’14

  Chuck Balkenbusch ’17




David Shepard '92



Mike Sanders ’80



Rob "Splat" Wilkerson ’89



Scot Tenpenny ’98



Dalton J. Savage ’16



 Kyle J. Rieger ’17





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