Category Archives: Chapter

Brotherhood Matters

Many of us would admit that the reason we survived at Trine (TSC, TSU) was due to the bond we made at Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi.  Some Brothers have reignited that bond during the past few Homecoming events and the building of the new    "OLD GAL".

Two Brothers, pledging fifty years a part, have formed a uniques bond which may impact their futures.  Two years ago, Nick Santino, #657, returned to Homecoming and visited the Innovation Center at Trine University.  Nick owns Swimming Reaction Lights and he committed to the University that he would work jointly with them to develop a new system.  Unbeknownst to Nick, the University assigned Nathaniel Scroggins, #1171 to be the leader on this


Nathaniel Scroggins shows a light for swimmers that he redesigned during his internship at Trine University's Innovation One.   Photo by Dean Orewiler

Nathaniel Scroggins, a senior design engineering technology major fromHanover, IN is a Lilly allocation recipient who works for Innovation One on Trine University’s main campus. He “focuses on designing or redesigning products, creating test fixtures for companies, and doing computer-aided design work for Trine or outside companies.” According to Scroggins, this opportunity has allowed him to get his foot in the door at many area companies and has given him more resume-worthy experience. Nathaniel worked on redesigning the light tubes used in competitive swimming for hearing-impaired swimmers. Nathaniel's redesign improves the aesthetics and functionality of the rpoduct while drastically cutting the cost of production.

Recently, Nathaniel traveled to New York to visit owner and developer, Nick Santino. While there he learned first-hand those manufacturing methods currently being used by SRL of NY. He then returned to Angola and developed and proposed to the Innovation One group an on-site manufacturing process. Subsequently, Mike Bock Senior Vice President of Trine University, has approached Mr. Santino on forming a Joint manufacturing process on the Trine campus. The proposal will include hiring Nathaniel upon graduation as the project engineer where he will assume all responsibilities of production and distribution, using students on campus thru a work study program. This proposal has progressed to the point where legal documents are currently being written and manufacturing is scheduled to start right after the 2015 Homecoming events. Nick and Nathaniel will be at the 2015 Home Coming and I am sure will be more than willing to discuss
this project and more with anyone interested.

Nick and his Daughters Shannon and Traci recently traveled to San Antonio Texas to launch the new reaction light system at an International Swimming Championship meet. It was well received and overwhelming approved by all the competitors from the countries participating. You can find more details about SRLofNY by going to their web site,

It was also recently announce that several track and field organizations have contacted Nick as to making this system adaptable to track and field. Both Nathaniel and Nick are currently working on proto types for approval.

This is a win/win/win/win for everyone. It has provided Nick and his company an innovative product; provided Nathaniel an internship and possibly a future job; Nick is donating some of the proceeds to Trine University and
will work with Trine on a manufacturing facility; and Nick will donate some the proceeds to the Beta Omicron chapter. But the biggest win is for the pride and strength of the Beta Omicron Brotherhood.

Our Newest Alumni

We have eight Undergraduate Brothers that will receive their degrees from Trine University on Saturday, May 8, 2015.  These Brothers have contributed significantly as Undergraduates and we look forward to their transition to active Alums.   Please drop them an congratulatory email (all addresses are under the tab for Undergraduate Brothers on this site)



Cameron Aldrich, #1152

Cameron's degree is Design Engineering Technology.  He received a job from Ariel Corporation in Mount Vernon, OH as a Manufacturing Engineer.  Cameron plans to live in Mount Vernon upon graduation.


Nick Gulde, #1154

Nick has a degree in Criminal Justice and is now a Correction Officer for Wayne County Sheriff's Office in Richmond, IN.  Nick is living in Cambridge, IN.


Josh Easley, #1155

Josh has a degree in Design Engineering Technology and has received a job as a Transformer Designer for Schneider Electric in Huntington, IN.  Josh will be living with fellow Brothers, David Curry, #1147 and Brandon Snell, #1156 in Fort Wayne, IN.


Brandon Snell, #1156

Brandon's degree is Golf Management.  He will be the Assistant Golf Professional at the Ft. Wayne Country Club.  He will be residing in Ft. Wayne along with Brothers Easley and Curry.


Joseph  Buchman, #1158

Joseph will receive a degree in Electrical Engineering.  He has received a job working in the Engineering Leadership Development Program for BAE Systems in Endicott, NY.  Joseph will all reside in Endicott, NY.

claryJames Clary, #1161

James will receive a degree in Social Studies Education.  His goal is to land a teaching job in the near future.  Many schools do not take applications until after the annual budget has been approved in July.  We wish him well in his search.  James will live with his parents on Lake James in Angola, for now.


Kyle Clark, #1168

Kyle has a degree in Information Technology and has accepted a job as a Help Desk Specialist at Trine University.  Kyle is living back home with his parents in Montpelier, OH and making the drive to Angola daily.  Kyle is working with the University and our website technician to install a camera that will provide updates on the progress of our new "Old Gal".


Austin Carmony, #1170

Austin's degree is in Design Engineering Technology and has received a job working as a Project Engineer for General Motors in Bedford, IN.  Austin will be living in Bedford, IN as well.

final property closing


Terry Carter has asked me to email you to say the property exchange has completed. Chairman Ruegamer has signed all the papers. The House Corporation now owns the land on which the new Old Gal will rise. Terry said to tell you that due to an administrative delay, there is no possible way construction can begin until after lunch.

President Earl D. Brooks, II adds his congratulations and looks forward to attending Your building dedication in October.

Dareen K. McClelland
Executive Assistant
Trine University


Clockwise, beginning at lower left,

Mike Bock, Trine University Senior Vice-President
Gene Tierney. Alumni Association President (850, 2/71)
John Goudy, House Corporation Vice-Chairman(758, 5/67)
Paul Ruegamer, House Corporation Chairman & CEO (913, 4/76)
Dr. Earl D. Brooks, II; Trine University President
Terry Carter, House Corporation Treasurer (604, 6/59)
Jody Greer, Trine University Vice-President & CFO


Seated in the photo:
L to R:
Paul Ruegamer, House Corporation Chairman & CEO (913, 4/76)
Dr. Earl D. Brooks, II: Trine University President
Terry Carter, House Corporation Treasurer (604, 6/59)

John Goudy, House Corporation Vice-Chairman(758, 5/67)
Gene Tierney. Alumni Association President (850, 2/71)
Mike Bock, Trine University Senior Vice-President
Jody Greer, Trine University Vice-President & CFO
Beth Beech, Angola Real Estate Attorney