Fraternity Honors 24 Brothers for Alumni Service

The Sigma Chi International Fraternity has presented its 2017 Seven Lights Alumni Award to 24 brothers during the inaugural Celebration of Giving Back luncheon at the 81st Grand Chapter in Providence, Rhode Island. Each year, Sigma Chi presents the Seven Lights Award to alumni who have provided years of exceptional volunteer service to the Fraternity at the local, provincial or international levels. Each candidate must be nominated by at least three brothers, at least one of whom is a current Grand Praetor, Grand Trustee, alumni chapter president or chapter advisor. This year’s winners are:

  • Kevin Bidenkap, ARIZONA STATE 1990
  • John Brown, BRADLEY 1962
  • Tom Brodnax, EMORY 1968
  • James Connell, CAL. STATE-SAN BERNARDINO 1996
  • Michael Davis, KENT STATE 1994
  • Leo Fackler, FURMAN 2003
  • William Folland, UTAH 1962
  • Sonny Freeman, ILLINOIS WESLEYAN 1970
  • Philip Genereux, RHODE ISLAND 1993
  • Bart Graves, NORTHERN ARIZONA 1979
  • Dirk Greene, OHIO STATE 1993
  • Al Hanbury, RENSSELAER 1974
  • John Leighton, SOUTH CAROLINA 1999
  • Jim McFerrin, WASHINGTON (ST. LOUIS) 1967
  • Rusty Pumphrey, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 1986
  • Tom Ross, KENT STATE 1993
  • Douglas Sain, SAN DIEGO STATE 1985
  • Jim Salter, EMORY 1959
  • Johnny Santora, KENT STATE 2002
  • Vince Siren, WYOMING 1956
  • Steve Smelley, HOUSTON 1980
  • Ben Trachtenberg, YALE 2001
  • Charlie Westerfield, MURRAY STATE 2006
  • Brad Wimpy, ARKANSAS STATE 1999