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About the Goetze Educational Foundation

The Goetze Education Foundation was chartered over 45 years ago in 1967 as the agency through which members and friends of Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma could assist the fraternity in implementating its program of scholarship, leadership, citizenship and service. Founded by Keith C. Dinsmore, '65, the Foundation was named after John C. Goetze, advisor to the chapter for more than 20 years. The broad objectives have been to assist students to 1) achieve and maintain high scholastic standards, 2) complete their college education and 3) contribute to their knowledge in developing leadership abilities and help them make the  most of their educational opportunities.

OFFICERS (2015-16)

 President                                 Jay Hemenway, ’82 -- Bethany, Mo.

VP – Collegiate Programs     Judge R. Carl Mueller, ’83 – Lee’s Summit, Mo.

VP – Career Programs           Gregory S. Brown, ’84 – Columbia, Mo.

VP – Development                  Rev. William F. Koch, ’67 – Gallatin, Mo.

Treasurer                                 Patrick Thornton, ’92 – Lenexa, Kan.



Terms Expire 2019

John C. Adams, ’85                             Barrington,  Ill.  (Managing Director, Lazard –Freres,  Inc.)

Tom L. Ballard, ’69                              Granger, Ia. (President, ST Aviation, Inc.)                                   

Charles M. Foudree, ’67                       Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Retired CFO. Harmon Industries, Inc.)

Fredric L. Brown, ’65                           Jefferson City, Mo. (Director, Field Services, Missouri State Med. Assn.)

Joseph K. Hasenstab, ’61                     Nevada City, Calif. (Founder, Performance Learning Systems)

J. Jay Hemenway, ’82                          Bethany, Mo. (Attorney at Law)  

Walter H. Ryle IV., ’54                         Kirksville, Mo. (Retired Professor and A. D., Truman State)

Thomas M. King, ’69                           Carl Junction, Mo. (Retired VP – Mfg., TAMKO Building Products)

Patrick Thornton, ’92                          Mission, Kan. (Supply Representative, Propane Resources)

Terms Expire 2018

Benjamin J. Beard, ’72                        Kirksville, Mo. (Partner, Beard Paint and Decorating)

Gregory S. Brown, ’85                        Jefferson City, Mo. (President, Learfield Communications)

D. W. Cole, ’81                                 Columbia, Mo. (V. P. – Client Development, True Media LLC)

Mark Bersted, ’82                              Olathe,  Kan.  (Vice President, Aldi Inc.)

Richard H. Holmes, ’74                       Greeley, Colo. (Retired Marketing Executive, Safeway Stores)

Darold F. Frenzen, ‘73                        Kansas City, Mo. (C.F.O., Kessinger-Hunter Real Estate)

R. Scott Troester, ’81                       Overland Park, Kan. (Tech. Mgr., Veyance Technologies)

Judge R. Carl Mueller, ’83                   Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Administrative Law Judge, State of Missouri)        

Todd E. Ditmars, ’89                         Seminole, Fla. (C. E. O., SofTek, Inc.)

Terms Expire 2017

Bernard A. Buckman, ’62                  Lake St. Louis, Mo. (Pres./Owner, Buckman Wire & Cable)

Dr. Gerald D. Roberts, ’65                Farmington, Mo. (Osteopathic Physician)

Rev. William F. Koch, ’67                 Gallatin, Mo. (Retired Dist. Supt., United Methodist Church)

Walter J. Podraza, ’80                     Sterling Heights, Mich.  (V. P., Tech. Services, Comerica Bank)

Dr. Lanny C. Morley, ’62                  Kirksville, Mo. (Retired Vice President, Truman State U.)

Kenneth W. Slaughter, ’73               Cedar Rapids, Ia. (Exec. V. P., Gazette Communications)

Ralph H. “Pete” Stevener, ’65           St. Louis, Mo. (Retired Agent, All State Insurance Co.)

Judge Kevin L. Walden, ’84              Carrollton, Mo. (Associate Circuit Judge, State of Missouri)

Chad S. Stockel, ’96                        St. Louis, Mo. (Staff Attorney, UniGroup Inc.)           


Goetze Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 414630
Kansas City, MO 64141
Phone: 913-909-7917

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