“Illinois Iron Man” – Jack Chamblin ’55

Jack Chamblin’s ’55 cousin has written a book about Jack’s life from Robinson, IL to West Point to U of I (and ATO) and back to Robinson.  Jack was MVP of the Illini football team and went on to a very successful business career.  Here’s a link to an article about the book –


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Chapter Eternal – Jack Allison Young ’54

Waldo Peterson called this afternoon to report the sad news that Jack Young ’54 passed away last week.  Here is a link to his obituary  – http://www.malonefh.com/obits/obituary.php?id=571156

This picture is Jack 4th from left along with Ed Ptacek ’54 , Waldo Peterson ’54, Jack ’54, Dane Luhrsen ’77, Paul Luhrsen (Sigma Chi ’54) and Big Young ’54 when they gathered after the Illini football game in Soldier Field in 2013.

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Please welcome our newest Gamma Zetas!

12033035_411733359032535_4228559273444949758_nPlease welcome our newest Gamma Zeta’s – the new member class of 2019!  Welcome guys to a lifetime of ATO!!  Congrats to our rush team led by ’17s Sam Selby, Juliano Florio and Michael Weinstein who brought in this great class.  Very cool that it includes at least three legacies – Will McCarty, son of Bill McCarty ’79, nephew of Matt McCarty ’90 and Grandson of Bill McCarty ’54.  Sean Ewert, son of Dr. Greg Ewert ’82 and Matt Kleinhans, brother of Joe ’17 and Robert Kleinhans ’15.  Sorry if I missed any more.  This class is in good hands now with Joe Hagerty ’17 who will take over as VP of New Member Training.
Meet the ’19s…
Adam Maksimovich Burr Ridge IL Political Science
Andre Kohn Palos Park, IL Actuarial Science
Billy Barbour Orland Park Chemcial Engineering
Clay Dargert Frankfort Kinesiology
Colin Michels Downers Grove, IL Consumer Economics and Finance
Connor Sklena Glenview Undecided
Dan Gilbert Woodridge,IL Biology
Daniel Reinke Elmhurst Business
Dino DeVivo Norridge, IL Finance / Accounting
Doug Garza Cheltenham, PA Aerospace Engineering
Emery Parker Wadsworth, IL Accountancy
Eric Denby Downers Grove Undecided
Fayez Hneiti Palos Hills, IL Biology
Hayden Chromy Homer Glen Actuarial Science
Joey D’Alessandro South Elgin, IL Undecided
John Nolan Chicago Economics
Ketan Patel Chicago Industrial Engineering
Mark Diamond Lockport, Il Undecided
Matt Kleinhans Elmhurst Business
Matt Wicks Skokie, IL Kinesiology
Michael Kozyra Elmwood Park Undecided
Neal Currie Jerseyville, Il Undecided
Robert Dunn Elmhurst, IL Civil Engineering
Steve Vogrich Lake Forest Engineering Undeclared
Steven Berg Elmhurst Biology
Tigue Chimack Bartlett undecided
Tyler Kalinich Elmhurst I-Health
Will McCarty Winnetka Econ
Brandon Gilligan Naperville, IL Political Science
Josh Chopra Queens, NY Mathematics
Ross Tizes Chicago, IL Economics
Quinn Gaughan Lake Forest, IL Business
Sean Ewert Lake Forest, IL Engineering Undeclared

Chapter Eternal – Hal McReynolds ’63

halmcreynoldsChapter Eternal – Sorry to share the sad news from Kathie McReynolds that that Hal D. McReynolds ’63 ATO died on July 9, 2015. this summer. Hal graduated from U of I in 1965 and continued on at Loyola University in Chicago and receive a Doctoral degree in Anatomy. He taught at the Dental Schlool of Loyola University but resigned from Loyola in 1987.. He then went into business until he retired in 1996..

He was a loyal member of ATO and always enjoyed visiting Gamma Zeta when in town. During his retirement, he suffered for 8 years with Lewy Body Dementia which includes Parkinson’s Disease. It would be wonderful if some of his ATO brothers would make a donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (http://www.lbda.org/ ) in his honor. It is the second most common form of dementia next to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Hal and I married in 1966 and we have 3 grown daughters and 7 grandchildren. Our family misses his smile and laughter about his experiences at ATO and U of I. We hope that some of our grandchildren will follow in his footsteps to U of I and ATO.

Sincerely his wife,

Kathie Yeast McReynolds “64 AXO, graduated in 1966 from U of I

Landscaping Phase 1 installed

IMG_1057 (1) IMG_1056 IMG_1055This past Saturday, a joint alumni/undergrad team with support from Fernando installed Phase 1 of a multi year landscaping plan for our chapter house. Rob Ebl ’93 was the alumni leader and Patrick Cosgrove ’17 led the undergrads. They did a lot of work and it looks great. Once everything blooms in the next couple of weeks, it will look even better for Homecoming. Thanks guys!! Great work!!

Entry Sales Opportunity from Patrick Olson ’04

19f0fe2Here is a link to apply for an Office Representative position at my State Farm Agency. The primary responsibility of Office Reps will be client relationship building and sales of our insurance and financial services. Compensation packages and commission structure will be discussed directly with qualified candidates.


Any interested candidate should use the link to apply and/or call me directly.

Obviously any fellow Gamma Zeta would be a great candidate, especially recent grads within the past few years. Here is what I am looking for:

Position Overview
Are you outgoing and customer-focused? Do you enjoy working with the public? If you answered yes to these questions, working for a prospective independent contractor State Farm Agent may be the career for you! You will receive the necessary training needed to pursue this opportunity.

Competencies Expected for This Role
Enthusiastic and persuasive in soliciting customer interest in / application for sales of insurance and financial products to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.

Core Competencies Include
Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and listening
Team oriented

Organization skills required
Dedicated to customer service
Experience with computer applications, such as Windows

Patrick Olson State Farm
Insurance & Financial Services
Agent Intern | Elk Grove Village, IL