This page contains
the reports and pictures from all of the Epsilon Gamma
Events & Meetings held over the past year or so.
Older event reports
and pictures can be found on the
Archived Events page.
2014 Golf Outing
2014 Three Fires
2013 Three Fires (Fall)
2013 Golf Outing
2013 Pig Roast
Three Fires (Spring)
Homecoming 2014 & Bubba's Beta Brunch
October 4, 2014
By Scott Nadeau '89, Chapter Counselor & Housing Corp. President
For the first time since 2009, the Chippewas
won their homecoming game by defeating the Ohio U Bobcats 28-10! We
also set a new record for people in our ticket block as 53 Betas,
family and Friends of Beta took advantage of our group rates.
The day started at 10:00 a.m. with Bubba's Beta Brunch at the
house featuring the home cooking of Barbara and Paul "Bubba" Koehn.
A version of this brunch has been taking place at the house since
1994; this was our ninth annual version since officially naming the
The Homecoming parade was a bi-polar weather
experience. It was sunny for parts and rainy for others. Despite the
drastic changes in weather, we had a good crowd out by the curb
supporting our fellow Chips and community members.
that we had somewhere between 70 - 85 folks through the house that
morning. Thanks (as always) to Bubba and Barb! Without their
generosity, this event wouldn't happen each year. It takes
"superstars" to run the events that make the Central Michigan Beta
family special, and they are certainly two of the brightest.
The official CMU alumni tailgate village continues to grow each
year. Hundreds of CMU alumni and friends meet near rose ponds for
free food, giveaways, reminiscing and a bit of silliness. If you
ever decide to come to a homecoming game in the future, be sure to
make the Alumni Village a stop during your trip - it's great to see
such a welcoming atmosphere for us "old guys."
undergraduate tailgate area was a rockin' with loud music, lots of
dancing and and plenty of folks having a good time. The atmosphere
reminded me a lot of the large parties we saw in the late 80s and
early 90s that were usually dismantled by the local police. Now, the
party is allowed to happen, and you see CMU and Mt. Pleasant's
finest in the area helping to keep everyone safe.
thing I think that's missing from our Beta Homecoming experience is
our very own alumni tailgate party. It would have been nice to have
a rendezvous point prior to the game to hang out, have some adult
beverages, and hang with the bros in an area that is a little
quieter than the undergrad area. If any alumni member (or members)
wants to take this on and host the official alumni tailgate in the
future, please let me know so that we can get you the support you
Finally, special thanks to Chapter Alumni Relations
Chair Anthony Rizzo `15, who did a great job organizing everything
for the chapter. The house looked great the day of homecoming, and
everything went off without a hitch.
If you want to see the
photos I took that day, visit the link below:
CMU has also posted a ton of photos on their Facebook page.
Three Fires Photos
March 21-23, 2014
Three Fires Photos
October 25-27, 2013
The chapter's trip up to National City for Three Fires this
semester took place the weekend of October 25-27th. The
weekend, hosted by Norm "Pappy" Andersen, served as a team building
retreat for the chapter, and a chance for brothers to spend quality
time building the bonds of brotherhood.
Here's a few photos:
Homecoming & Bubba's Beta Brunch - October 19, 2013
by Scott Nadeau '89, housing corporation president
Special thanks to Barb and Bubba Koehn for the delicious
breakfast! Homecoming just wouldn't be the same without a
home-cooked meal from Bubba & Barb. There was a lot of traffic
through the house in the morning, and several alumni stopped by
during the day.
Instead of rattling on about the day, please take a few moments
to look at the photos. If you have any suggestions for next year's
event, or would like to host the "official" Beta Theta Pi Alumni
Tailgate, please contact me.
Annual Golf Outing - July 13, 2013
By Jon Eadie `93 and Mike Wharton `93, golf outing chairmen
The 24th Annual Alumni Golf Outing was another
success. Congratulations to the 2013 A Flight
Champions, Thomas Ahearn `11, Brett Marquardt `09
and Matt Petrusha `11 who shot a 1 under par score
of 69. The Marty Kaiser `01 and Kyle Russell
`01 team won the B Flight with a score of 78.
Closest to the Pin honors went to Tom Olver `98 and
Jon Eadie `93, while Steve Siler `89 and Thomas
Ahearn `11 each winning a Longest Drive. The
Texas Hold'em tournament was won by Jon Eadie `93
who outlasted the Steiner family, particularly Dave
Jr . `99 who took 2nd Place.
Thanks again to
the volunteers, Norm Andersen, Scott Nadeau, Tim
McGovern and Jake Anglebrandt and our generous hole
sponsors Kyle Russell, Scott Nadeau and Steve Siler.
Additional thank you's to Trevor Wisniewski, Tim
McGovern, Glenn Cross, Jamie Riley, Kyle Russell,
Matt Mularoni, Tom Olver, Chad Saha, Cody and Don
Williams, Grand Traverse Distilleries, CMU Alumni
Association, and the Pohl Cat-Mt. Pleasant for their
As we put this golf outing
to bed we are looking forward to July 19, 2013
(tentative date) which will be the 25th Annual
outing, we hope to see you there!
April 27, 2013
Robert A. Seeber/Lenny Varner International
By Scott Nadeau `89, housing corporation president
The 26th Annual Seeber/Varner Pig Roast couldn't
have been better! For the first time in several
years, Mother Nature cooperated and gave us a
beautiful day with tempatures reaching near 70. For
many undergradates, the Pig Roast was known as a
cold and windy event, so it was nice for our Juniors
and Sophomores to experience a
Pig Roast. This was the largest Pig Roast in history
with estimated attendance at 191.
As always, Doug Varner prepared a hearty helping
of pork, while the Seebers chipped in with some of
their own venecin. The amount of food provided by
all of the Beta families was bountiful. Joy and
Scott Ayala, parents of Nate Ayala brought a
brand-new combination bounce house/slide and a
popcorn machine which enhanced the event like never
Following the feast, Chapter President Adam Cable
`15 gave a great speech highlighting the many
accomplishments of Epsilon Gamma this school year.
Next, Alumni Relations Chairman Dave Kobel `15
hosted the Founders' Awards ceremony. Congratulations to the
following people for earning accolades from the
- Randall S. Helman Outstanding Beta of the
Year: Adam Cable `15
- Matthew F. Baad Outstanding Pledge GPA: Fall
2012 = Allan Sulier `12, Spring 2013 = Josh
- Thomas J. Bussineau Most Philanthropic Beta:
J.D. Sterba `16
- Steven A. Swindell Beta Spirit Award: Dan
- Gregory M. Compton Beta Gentleman Award:
Dave Kobel `15.
- Stephen A. Martineau Outstanding Alumnus:
Robert Lane `12
Our thanks go out to the originators and sponsors
of the event: Robert A. and Robert F. Seeber without
whom none of this would be possible; Alumni
Relations Chairman Dave Kobel, who set a new bar for
the organization of the event; Joy and Scott Ayala,
as well as the many other Beta parents who helped
organize the food and all who attended and supported
We'll see you next year!
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please send them to
& Bubba's Beta Brunch
October 20, 2012
By Jake Ulreich `14, alumni relations chairman &
Barbara Koehn, Beta mom
Thank you to everyone who made it out for another successful homecoming
especially Bubba and Barb for cooking us a delicious breakfast! I know I had
a good time and I hope everyone else did as well. Hope to see you all next
year and at the Pig Roast in the spring!
Once again we absolutely were thrilled with the turnout of Betas for Bubba's
Beta Brunch!! As a Betamom since 1994, I have watched many young men come
through the Beta House.
Each year I have noticed there are less parents - I would like to extend an
invitation to ALL Beta's and their families to attend the Pig Roast and
Homecoming - These activities were made to share with your families!
Next year I would like to send notes to the parents, inviting them to
Bubba's Beta Brunch for Homecoming!!
We are so very proud of how far this chapter has come in the past 8+ years
but I think we are lacking in parental participation. If we get parents on
board, the undergraduates could get lots of homecooked meals, they could
receive donations for the chapter, and by showing BETA PRIDE, you can show
parents what your chapter does to win all those awards you so proudly
display! So let's give this some thought!
Thanks to Jake for gtting up so early to help unload and thanks to the
Seebers who brought bagels, fruit and cream cheese!
Paul (Bubba) and I enjoy cooking for you and if you have any additions or
subtractions to the menu, drop me an email! (email@example.com)
Once again, thanks for coming to the brunch, see you again soon!
23rd Annual Golf
Thanks once again to everyone who participated in this year's EG Alumni
Golf Outing. We had 40 players on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The staff
at Brae Burn GC could not have been more accommodating letting us take over
the course for a while. It seemed that the free golf lessons before the
event paid off as the scores were better this year.
The team of Jeff and Tom Wandzel won the two man scramble A-Flight with a
score of 72 (+2), besting Tim McGovern and Marc Rosa (who also had a 72
(+2)) on the first tie-breaker, scoring a par on the #1 handicap hole-the
Monster. Dave Deighton and Bil Boyd won the B Flight. Dave also won one of
the two closest to the pin contests, Paul Deroche won the other and Alex
"Alpena" Scull won the longest drive. The Andersens, Norm and Mark went
head-to-head in the Poker Tournament, finally won by Mark. Chris Hayes came
in third. Jeff Wandzel, in what certainly must have been the greatest day of
his life, won the 50/50 drawing.
The Golf Outing Committee would especially like to thank Scott Nadeau,
Matt Brauer, Norm Andersen and Matt Bush who sponsored holes; Trevor
Wisniewski, Matt Brauer, Chad Saha, Dan Bigelow, Steve Desmet, Tom Bussineau
for donating fabulous door prizes; Tim McGovern for running the skins game
and creating a British Open quality scoreboard; Steve Desmet for running the
poker tournament; and Drew Mason and Dan Milligan for their help in running
We will see you next year.
Michael Wharton EG121
Jonathan B. Eadie EG122
A. Seeber/Lenny Varner
International Pig Roast
Thanks to all of you that made the trek to Mt. Pleasant for the
Seeber/Varner International Pig Roast.
More than 100 Betas, Families and FOBs enjoyed a day at the park filled
with brotherhood, good food, rousing conversations and a bounce house. (As
well as a bounce house obtacle course.)
Special thanks to Scott and Joy Ayala, parents of Nate Ayala, who own a
party rental business. They brought both bounce houses, a fresh popcorn
machine, and helped with a lot of the food organization and distribution.
As aways, we can't thank Bob & Bob Seeber enough for dreaming up the idea
so many years ago and staying involved with the chapter since the
Alumni Relations Chairman Jake Ulreich also gets a share of the thanks
for keeping things organized at the chapter level.
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments about the event,
please send them to
Three Fires Weekend -
Our chapter's Three Fires weekend was held March 23-25
at the home of Chapter Counselor Norm Andersen. Here are photos from the
Looking for pictures from an older
event? Look at the
Archived events page.