The Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Chi has, since its founding in 1883, sent over 2000 graduates out into the world. We have produced demonstrably good results in preparing young men for responsible, productive and, in many notable cases, strong leadership positions after college.
Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and communities.
Please make plans to attend the Greater Nebraska Area Alumni Chapter fall luncheon Thursday, Oct 22nd from noon to 1pm at the Lincoln Country Club. During our luncheon, the Alumni Chapter will recognize the Alpha Epsilon Chapter for their recent Peterson Award that was presented to our brothers that attended Balfour Leadership Training Workshop this summer. The Chapter has not received a Peterson Award since 2002. In addition, the Chapter members would like to share the progress they are making at 1510 Vine Street.
You should have already received a “Save the Date” postcard for the reunion of the Sigs of the 70’s (pledge classes 1968-1978). The Sigs of the 60’s have enjoyed enormous success promoting the reunions. No reunion effort specific for the Sigs of the 70’s has been put together, until now.
On Husker homecoming weekend, September 25th and 26th, 2015, we will be getting together on Friday ... more
The Alpha Epsilon brothers were honored with a Peterson Significant Chapter Award on August 1st at the Balfour leadership Training Workshop in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Peterson Significant Chapter Award, sponsored annually by the Sigma Chi Foundation, is the highest honor that the Fraternity bestows upon an undergraduate chapter. Named for 38th Grand Consul J. Dwight Peterson, INDIANA 1919, the award recognizes excellent, but not impossible, performance by chapters in all major areas of operation and programming. For many years, the Peterson plaque has been a symbol of dedication, idealism and achievement.
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It is hard to believe it, but the 2014-15 academic year at UNL is about to end. It has been a jam-packed year at 1510 Vine and one that bears witness to our hard-earned momentum. Alpha Epsilon’s full reinstatement by the University on May 1, 2014, has been a major boost and one the Chapter guards carefully, especially in this particularly difficult media environment for Greeks across the country. The house is filling up nicely, with 35 members living in this spring term. We fully expect that our goal of being at capacity will be realized next fall. Once again, the alumni involvement and support in rebuilding the ho... more
Gerald W. Ferguson ’51, age 86, entered Chapter Eternal on Friday, July 25, 2014, with his loving wife, Beverly, close by his side. Jerry was born in Scottsbluff, Neb., on July 19, 1928, and attended Scottsbluff High School where he excelled in multiple sports. He attended the University of Nebraska and joined the United States Air Force in 1951, attending Officers Training School. Prior to his deployment to Okinawa, Japan, he met Beverly and they were married on November 28, 1953. As a coach, teacher, and athletic director, Coach “Ferg”, a man of integrity, leaves behind a legacy regarded as one of the most successful and respected high school football coaches in the Santa Clara Valley.
Fred E. G. Bruening ’52 entered Chapter Eternal on August 27, 2014. Born February 19, 1930, in Hartington, ... more