As we celebrate Beta Mu’s 100-year anniversary in 2020, we, the alumni, turn our attention to completing a modern, safe and competitive home for our fraternity, refreshing 2400 Leon for the new Beta Mu century. We are pleased that construction commenced on June 1, 2019, for the new Pike House and soon concludes in summer 2020.
Together with our active members, the volunteer leadership of the Beta Mu Building Corp (Bert Dement ‘66 president), the House Campaign Committee (John Rathmell ‘76 chairman and Tom Peel ’73 is managing the Era and Pledge Class Leader fundraising programs) and the Alumni Advisory Board (Russ Keene ’80 chairman, Doug Phelan ’65 vice chairman) are committed to this major undertaking with the help of dedicated alumni donors.
The new Centennial House project is being closely managed by the Beta Mu Building Corp Board of Directors. Recently elected to new one year terms are: Bert Dement ’66, president; Russ Keene ’80, first vice president; Doug Phelan ’65, second vice president; Dr. Jim Shaw ’84, treasurer; Cinco Cocke ’80; Steve Dunn ’77; Mack Gibson ’67; Dow Hickam ’65; Aaron Motsinger ’09; George Neill ’65; John Scofield ’76; and, Don Flournoy ’66, Chairman Emerti.
The support of our alumni and the Pike family has been generous to date, and we invite final commitments and gifts through July 2020 to complete the campaign. The commitment we make today cannot be underestimated—it will have a far-reaching effect on the lives of our brothers for years to come.
As we enter the final months of the campaign, we have already received commitments of more than $4 million towards our $5 million goal. The new house will be delivered in August 2020 at which time the re-dedication will mark Beta Mu’s 100th year at the University of Texas at Austin.
For more information on the Centennial Campaign for Texas Pikes please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.