Eighteen alumni recently received an invitation for membership into Sigma Chi International Fraternity's Order of Constantine for their commitment and volunteer service to the organization.


Induction into this select group is considered to be the highest honor Sigma Chi can bestow upon one of its members. Order of Constantine members have volunteered for the organization for more than 20 years.


Members of the 2014 class of inductees are:


Willis Allen, TULSA 1968;

Dave Asselin, GEORGE WASHINGTON 1989;

Rick Benton, FLORIDA STATE 1971;

Ed Blessing, SAN DIEGO STATE 1960;

Jim Booth, WILLAMETTE 1964;

Curt Denker, NEBRASKA 1977;

Hank Erkel, AUBURN 1965;

Robert Fair, VIRGINIA 1950;

David Fuller, WYOMING 1976;

David Kline, PENN STATE 1964;

David Lawton, CENTRAL FLORIDA 1989;

Douglas Miller, KANSAS 1971;

Keith Moody, CONNECTICUT 1989;

Steve Schuyler, ARIZONA 1979;

Tony Thompson, MISSISSIPPI STATE 1992;

Chad Ward, TEXAS-ARLINGTON 1989;

Tom Wimberly, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 1978; and

Jim Vaux, CAL. STATE-FRESNO 1968


The new inductees will be honored at a formal luncheon at Grand Council in Skokie, Ill., in the company of Fraternity and Sigma Chi Foundation leadership, family, friends and sweethearts. Others will be recognized at local ceremonies hosted by their respective alumni or undergraduate chapters.


The Fraternity has inducted 685 brothers into the Order of Constantine since its inception at the 47th Grand Chapter in Seattle in 1948.