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Chapter Eternal is Sigma Nu Fraternity’s reference to those brothers who have passed from their current existence into the greater meaning. It is referred to as Chapter Eternal as it is our intent to never forget those who were members nor the lessons we have learned in life through our fraternity.
Initiated at Homecoming 2012, the chapter began a process of formally honoring those brothers who had passed during the previous biennium. At the annual alumni meeting every two years (even years), the chapter honors brothers who have recently passed to the Theta Kappa Chapter Eternal based on the report provided to the General Fraternity for announcement at Grand Chapter. At Homecoming 2012 was the first ceremony we did, so we did this as a time to “catch up” and instill a bi-annual tradition to honor our passed brothers.
This will be a facet of all future alumni meetings at Homecoming every even year. We have initiated a permanent memorial space on our website as you will see an area for each alumnus plus a summary slide we prepare for the Grand Chapter for distinguished alumni. These pages are a "work in progress" and we welcome your input, stories, pictures, and feedback – we need information on each member as they pass including an obituary, photos, and a summary of fraternal life. This will be easiest for those in the future, but we also need to complete our records for those in the distant past.
The Theta Kappa Chapter has adopted the tradition of signifying the passing of a brother or the family or loved one of a brother with Three White Roses. This is a tradition started by some alumni in the early 2000s and formalized in 2012 when two founding alumni passed within a few months of each other. Prior to that we addressed each occasion uniquely and often erratically. The White Rose is a symbol of our great fraternity representing the purity of purpose and change – in this case the change or transition to Chapter Eternal or the passing of a close one. It is also an outward symbol extended to a brothers’ spouse/sweetheart, his mother, and his sister. A single white rose or three white roses may be presented upon the passing of a mother, father, sibling, child or spouse of a brother in a similar manner. Of note: the official white rose is not generally commercially available, so standard white roses are used in place of the official flower.
The Three (3) White Roses represent:
To download our PDF document on the "Three White Roses" click here.
To read the profile on the brother, please click on the hyperlink on their name. To read or add your own tribute to the brother, please click on the word "Tributes" next to their name. To provide information on a member you must be logged into the site or they will need to be sent to alumni@SigmaNuGSU.com. We invite all members, family, and friends to provide information or review what we have and again we are always looking for suggestions or additions – please excuse any errors or omissions, but we will be happy to rectify as soon as they are brought to our attention.
The Theta Kappa Chapter Eternal Committee
August 13, 2015
We are saddened to learn of the passing to Chapter Eternal our brother Michael A. Hammond (Mike), ΘΚ 322 of Alpharetta, GA. Mike passed away on Wedneday, August 12, 2015. Services will be held Roswell Funeral Home, Roswell, GA on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm. His memorial is at:
Initiate # Chapter Eternal Profile - Tributes
THK 0050 Emory D. Ellis - Tributes
THK 0192 John R. Sanders - Tributes
THK 0322 Michael A. Hammond - Tributes
THK 0423 Jimmie E. Villines - Tributes
THK 0468 Mark A. Smith - Tributes
THK 0588 Jason A. Edwards - Tributes
THK 0654 Michael W. Reed - Tributes
THK 0680 Tyler R. Broadrick - Tributes
The PPT Slide Show above is the presentation for the Chapter Eternal Remembrance Ceremony done at Homecoming 2014 on Sat., Oct. 11th and had been done in its entirety in 2012.
If you know of someone that is missing from the list or you have information, pictures, or memories to share on anyone for this ceremony, please send to alumni@SigmaNuGSU.com or you can upload on the website (see the instructions above).