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Brother Jon Henderson (EI 1979) Memorial Fund Established at SDSU and Kappa Sigma

Jon Henderson (Epsilon-Iota '79)

Jon Henderson (Epsilon-Iota '79)

HENDERSON, JONATHAN C., 49, passed away after a long, courageous and inspirational battle with Cancer, on April 24, 2008 near his home in Boulder, Colorado.

Predeceased by his late father, David Sr. in 1989; Jon is survived by siblings, David Henderson, Jr., Susan (Henderson) Tyler, Jeffrey Henderson, and his puppy, J.T. He will be missed by many other close friends and extended families.

Jonathan was born on August 30, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The son of a very successful broadcast executive, Jonathan grew up moving from television market to television market, from Philadelphia, PA to Westfield, NJ, to Wellesley, MA, to Berwyn, PA, to Ruxton, MD, to Oyster Bay Cove, NY, and finally to East Greenwich, RI, where he graduated High School in 1976. In 1981, Jon graduated from San Diego State University where he was a proud member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, initiating at the Epsilon Iota Chapter in the Spring of 1979.

Jon was a man of many talents, a gifted singer-songwriter, a marketing entrepreneur, Co-founding Henderson Shapiro, Inc. in Atlanta and a television and film producer. But what Jon will be remembered for the most is his inspirational 9 year battle with cancer and his willingness to help and inspire others who shared his battle.

Jon worked with the local Boulder music community and organized 4 annual Beating Cancer Benefits, which donated all proceeds to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Foundation. Jon produced a DVD Documentary and Soundtrack CD called the Big C Project with the purpose of informing and educating newly diagnosed cancer patients about all aspects of living with and battling cancer.

Jon also remained very loyal and supportive of San Diego State University and with the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In his will, he left a contribution to SDSU for the Film and Broadcasting Department so they can provide scholarships to those students who may not have a chance on their own. He also provided another contribution so his legacy within Kappa Sigma could go on. Brothers David Schofield (Epsilon Iota – Fall ’78) and Dieter Baier (Epsilon Iota – Spring ’82) and Jon’s younger brother Jeffrey Henderson, have been appointed the Board of Advisors for the new “Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund”, which will be used to provide scholarships for Kappa Sigma undergraduates in the greater San Diego area. Today that consists of the Chapter at University of California at San Diego (UCSD), but will also be applied to the Epsilon-Iota Chapter (SDSU) once they are re-instated at SDSU and any other Chapters which are established in the greater San Diego area. The scholarships will be based on GPA, Leadership within the Fraternity, support of Community Services and overall adhering to Kappa Sigma’s Brotherhood principles. Two $2,500 scholarships will be given out annually.

Jon was a great person, a great friend and a great brother. His legacy does live on.

If anyone wants more information on this scholarship program, please contact David Schofield

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Kappa Sigma Founder’s Day Celebration – San Diego (SDAAA)

SDSU Alumni Center

SDSU Alumni Center

It is that time of year again for our annual Founders Day Celebration. This year’s event will be a very special one because we will be having as our guest speaker, Kappa Sigma/Epsilon-Iota alumnus, Brian Sipe, who as all of you know was a NFL star, all pro and MVP during his days with the Cleveland Browns. Brian is currently the Quarterback coach for the rejuvenated SDSU Aztecs. With his and the entire coaching staff’s support, we will see the Aztecs get back to their glory days in the very near future. Brian will speak to us about his days as a Kappa Sigma at SDSU, but more importantly about the lessons he has learned in life as a pro athlete and now successful coach.

We have limited space for this event and now with 2 chapters here in the San Diego area, the available spots will fill up fast. This will be “first come, first served” so please get back to me as soon as possible with a firm commitment on your attendance. If you are planning to attend, please respond directly back to me at [email protected]. I need to finalize the headcount no later than Monday, November 30th.

Here are the details for the event:

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009
4:00pm – 7:00pm

– Alumni – $40 per Person
– Active Kappa Sigma Undergrads – $30 per person
the new SDSU Alumni Center, located on the campus at SDSU, just down the way from the Kappa Sigma, Epsilon-Iota Chapter House by Cox Arena
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This is going to be a great event and I hope you can all attend. Get back to me as soon as possible with confirmation on your attendance.


Dave Schofield

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Jon Henderson Memorial Beating Cancer Benefit

Beating Cancer Benefit 2009

Beating Cancer Benefit 2009

During the 2009 SDSU Homecoming Festivities, the Kappa Sigma Alumni raised some funds, about $600, for the RMCCF, in memory of our dear friend and brother, Jon Henderson. Jon created the “Beating Cancer Benefit” event to live on beyond his legacy and create a recurring event to help local cancer patients supported by the RMCCF.

If you would like to donate money, please contact the RMCCF directly or Dave Schofield for more information.

For more details and information, please visit their website: Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Foundation

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SDAAA Homecoming Weekend 2009 A Success!

Alumni Golf Tournament 2009

Alumni Golf 2009

While the SDSU Aztecs enjoyed close competition, Kappa Sigma Alumni enjoyed a great weekend of brotherhood and entertainment.

Starting with the Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday (October 16, 2009), over 40 brothers gathered to play an exciting and fun-filled tournament at the Double Tree Golf Resort.

We also enjoyed a stunning display of Aztec Football on Saturday (October 17, 2009), giving a decent showing against BYU. The tailgate prior to the game was a great time to reacquainted with other Alumni and reconnect on recent events.

Keep your calendar open for Dec 6th, 2009 (Sunday) as Founder’s Day will be an event you will not want to miss! We’re having a very special guest speaker who has recently achieved new status as a local Kappa Sigma Epsilon-Iota alumni.

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New Website Layout – Easier for You!

Our goal at SDAAA is to always keep the Brotherhood informed of new events and community related functions. We are developing this new site to make it easier to keep updated as well as informed on any events coming up, as well as those that have passed.

Stay tuned for more information!