This email was sent this morning by Sigma Chi Executive Director Mike Church informing us of the passing of 62nd Grand Consul Douglas R. "Spook" Carlson.

It is with the heaviest of heart that I inform you of the passing of 62nd Grand Consul Douglas R. Carlson. Doug entered the Chapter Eternal at 4:45AM this morning after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was in hospice care at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul, MN for the past month and passed peacefully in his sleep. A legend in so many ways, it is only appropriate that I offer those words that provide us some small comfort in moments like this: “Death cannot kill what never dies, nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in friendship.” Though gone from us in physical presence, Doug’s impact on so many of us – and on Sigma Chi as a whole – will be his lasting legacy that will ensure his spirit stays among us. Finally, I offer my strong arms to each and every brother who knew Doug and, in closing, wish to praise him with one final… “All Honor to His Name.”
Guard Well,



In order to facilitate communication to all the Sig alumni in the mid-Missouri region, I've created this Google group as a replacement for our website-based mailing list.  This will help us all in several ways:

  1. Most importantly, it will allow us to avoid the recipient limit imposed by Gmail, which causes problems every time I send out a mailing since our mailing list is larger than that limit.
  2. It will allow for communication between members rather than just one-way from the chapter.
  3. It will allow you to have more control over how you receive messages from us.
  4. It archives all messages on the Web, so you can always go back to look at anything you may have missed because of your spam filters or any other reason.

The new list will be accessible online at

I'll gradually be adding members to the Google group and removing them from the website mailing list, so watch for changes!

Andy Kassel, IO 1995
President, Central Missouri Sigma Chi Alumni

Military Service Recognition PinSigma Chi is pleased to recognize honorably discharged or currently serving members of the U. S. and Canadian armed forces, remembering that the White Cross that we wear is the emblem of sacrifice. The virtues displayed through one’s service to country brings honor to name of Sigma Chi.

The award may be bestowed upon a brother who has met the following criteria:

  • Currently serving or honorably discharged from the armed forces
  • A member in good standing of Sigma Chi Fraternity

If you know of someone who should receive this recognition, or if you would like to request a pin for yourself, please click here for a nomination/request form. Please send the completed form to:

Sigma Chi HQ – Military Pin
1714 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Or e-mail the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Or fax it to Sigma Chi International Headquarters with the subject title, “Military Pin” to (847) 869-4906.

The Huntsman Cancer Research Foundation

Please remember that you should mention the Central Missouri Alumni Chapter, your college and chapter, or both in the comments section of the online donation.