SU Awards Iota Endowed Scholarships

The Iota Alumni Association is proud to announce that current active grand master, Dillon Betros, has been awarded both the Kappa Sigma Iota Endowed Scholarship and the Lori and Erik Harpst Endowed Scholarship.

Dillon is a Senior from Cameron Texas and majors in French.

The two endowed scholarships have enjoyed generous support from alumni and friends of the chapter. The Association sends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has contributed to these funds since their inception.

The Kappa Sigma Iota Endowed Scholarship goes to deserving students with a financial need and helps cover tuition.

The Lori and Erik Harpst Endowed Scholarship goes to deserving students with a financial need and covers the cost of student housing — such as the rent paid to live in the fraternity house.

We invite you to make an end of year contribution to either or both of these funds through the Southwestern online portal.

To make a donation by mail, remit with specific instruction for either one to: Southwestern University, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown TX 78627-0770.

Ben Aderholt Recognized as Outstanding Adjunct from the University of Houston-Downtown

This news item, like so many, comes from Brother David Wilson, who came across an article about Brother Ben Aderholt in the Texas Bar Journal:

Ben L. Aderholt, a member in Looper, Reed & McGraw, P.C., received the 2012 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award from the University of Houston-Downtown.  Aderholt has taught a commercial law course at the university for more than a decade.

Congratulations Brother Aderholt!

Bernard Schleien, Living More for Less

Thankfully Bernard had many more interesting things to say than I had prepared Olla verdequestions to ask… I’ll get better as we go I promise!

A few follow-up questions I missed: 1) Why isn’t Peru Bernard’s favorite soccer team? 2) What kind of art does he like to collect? 3) Just how did he break his arm anyway?

For answers to these questions, you’ll have to ask Bernard himself.

Please enjoy our second Iota Alumni Profile.


Bernard Schleien (Pledge – Spring 94)

After graduating with a major in history, he founded Latin America For Less in 2001 and has ever since devoted his professional life to building memories of Peru and Latin America for all. He has learned that there is much more to life than the ever so constant work day, and is one of seven founding members of Peru Futbol – a Peruvian NGO that aims to bring thousands of Peruvian children out of poverty, while instilling values through the teachings of soccer. Bernard has a love for Peru (especially Cuzco), like so many, and finds it extremely gratifying at the end of each day that he is able to sell something that he truly believes in. He has lived in Cuzco for 6 months, and goes there at least 4 times a year. Other interesting factoids about Bernard: Seinfeld fanatic, Cienciano del Cuzco soccer club team rooter, independent rock music, biking, creative writing, cooking and eating out, micro-brewed beer (beer builds better brothers).

Raheem M. Sarcar, Emerging IT Leader

This evening, I had the pleasure of interviewing my long time friend and pledge brother Raheem Sarcar via Skype.

Inspired by the initiative and social media entrepreneurship of Raheem, this post kicks off what I hope will become an enduring and valued series of “Professional Profiles” of Iota Chapter alumni.Raheem Sarcar_IT Leaders Today

In this recording, you’ll get the story of Raheem’s name change straight from the source. It’s a really cool story – something this PB was really glad to learn. You’ll also learn about Raheem’s work in IT and his new social media project, IT Leaders Today (

This audio recording a.k.a. “podcast” runs about 16 minutes. It’s basically unedited. Today’s storms in North Texas caused a lost connection you’ll notice about five minutes into the interview. Enjoy and please post your comments, feedback, and ideas for future alumni profiles.


Raheem Sarcar (pledge class – Spring 95) is a systems administrator at a non-profit in New York City. In his spare time, he runs a website about leadership and management in information technology called IT Leaders Today ( His interests include technology, entrepreneurship and travel. He can be reached at