Richard (Rick) Foxworth '74

Q & A With Richard (Rick) Foxworth '74

1/20/2004

Q) Why did you join?
A) After going through rush I realized that the Sig Ep house was a good fit for me. I met guys with a variety of interests. I knew the house had solid academics and also was well recognized on campus for intramurals, fund raising projects, and social activities. I also found it to be a very affordable alternative to living in a dorm or an apartment.

Q) Tell us about your favorite memory of the fraternity
A) My pledge trip to Knoxville. Also, the sudden mass exodus of the Kappa Sig house one cold rainy night. It seems they had an unidentified odor that caused them great concern. Otherwise, just the general day-to-day living in the house with a great bunch of guys.

Q) What kind of influence has the fraternity had on your life since graduation?
A) I still have a great deal of pride in having been a member of a great brotherhood. I do believe my membership and affiliation with Sig Ep made me a better student at Carolina than I would have otherwise been. Looking back at the guys in our house during those years, I see many men who have had great professional success in law, medicine and business.

Q) With whom do you still stay in contact? Who would you most like to find?
A) Over the years, I have been able to have some contact with Sid Aldridge, Ron Woodard, Kim Fadel. Being 400 miles away has made regular contact difficult. I still return to Carolina football games and run into brothers once in a while. I would love to hear from anyone from the 1972-75 era.

Q) Tell us about your family: Have you married? Do you have children?
A) Debbie and I have been married 29 years now and have two daughters, Katie, age 24 is a graduate of UGA and Julie, age 19 is a freshman at UGA.

Q) What other activities or organizations were you involved with during your college days?
A) I played in a band with Noland Thuss and Dan Campbell for a good portion of my senior year. The band (with a new drummer) even played at our wedding reception.

Q) Did you live in the house? If so, who were your roommates? Tell us about a memorable time with them.
A) Yes. I roomed with Don McIntosh and Mike Berry.

Q) What do you do for a living?
A) I have been practicing law in the Atlanta area since 1979. Also, in addition to my prcatice, since 1983 I have served as a DeKalb County Magistrate Court Judge, presiding over felony preliminary hearings, bond hearings and our small claims civil court.

Q) What affiliations do you currently have and/or public service do you participate in?
A) For several years I was involved on a pro bono basis in assisting with Title IX complaints against various Georiga school systems for violations of gender equity laws. As stated above, I have been serving DeKalb County Georgia in the Magistrate Court.

Q) What hobbies do you enjoy?
A) Golf, camping and reading.

Q) What are your goals for the next few years?
A) Stay healthy and continue doing what I am doing.

Larry Withrow '60

Q & A With Larry Withrow '60

5/31/2004

Q) Why did you join?
A) These were the type of people that I wanted to spend time with during my college career... a place that I felt was home.

Q) Tell us about your favorite memory of the fraternity
A) My girlfriend became my wife on aNew Year's Eve my senior year. We eloped and told no one. I recieved a card that said "to my husband". I announced it to the fraternity and someone put the card on the bulletin board. My father dropped by the house a couple of weeks later and saw the card. He didn't tell my mother until Kitty and I announced it to them. That was 45 years ago.

Q) What kind of influence has the fraternity had on your life since graduation?
A) Not enough. Being 1500 miles away from Chapel Hill never helped any. I have become friends with several Sig Eps here in Kansas, one of them being Bob Fischgrund from Chapel Hill.

Q) Tell us about your family: Have you married? Do you have children?
A) Kitty and I have three living children, four grandsons counting an adopted grandson, and if you count my son's foster children... another grandson that has a daughter... somewhat making me a great grand parent.

Q) What other activities or organizations were you involved with during your college days?
A) Scouts. youth baseball, theatre, although I haven't performed since Charlotte.

Q) What is your nickname, if applicable, and how did you get it?
A) Still Larry.

Q) Did you live in the house? If so, who were your roommates? Tell us about a memorable time with them.
A) Yes, Bill Black and Ned

Q) What do you do for a living?
A) Sales, sales management and marketing. Still claim to be semi-retired as I still have my own company that pays a few residuals.

Q) What hobbies do you enjoy?
A) Golf, tennis, basketball- still play them all. Gave up organized sports about tem years ago.

Q) What are your goals for the next few years?
A) Enjoy my grandkids, and life in general.

Walt Sherlin ’71

Being a SigEp was One of the Outstanding Experiences of My Life

For Walt Sherlin '71, two of the best things about being in SigEp were friendship and closeness.

"Obviously, the great friendships that have endured over time," he said. "Also, the fraternity was a way to make a big university personal."

Graduating in 1971 with a degree in English Education, Walt still keeps in close contact with several brothers after 35 years.

Most noteworthy, he says about 16 brothers get together regularly for golf outings.

"It takes about five minutes for everyone to get comfortable with each other again."

Walt and his wife, Mary Penn, have also taken trips to Hawaii with a few brothers and their wives. Six couples also had dinner with Sterling Hennis '52 for the campaign to raise money for the house. A bridge group also unites a couple of brothers several times a year.

During his years at the house, Walt served as intramural director and was vice president his senior year.

He remembers being the hated DUs in football and winning the fraternity basketball championship.

Walt recommends fraternities to any guys interested but said everyone has to find the fraternity that is right for them.

"I suggest that folks check out SigEp and then make up their own mind," he said.

But Walt does recommend the fraternity to any guy interested in joining one, specifically SigEp because of the friendships he made and continue to share today.

"Being a SigEp was one of the outstanding experiences of my life."

Giving back is important to Walt because it is a way to say "thanks" and a way to support others in having the same kinds of experiences he and his brothers had, he said.

Today, Walt is a retired educator, having worked as a teacher, principal and a district administrator. He is currently working as an educational consultant.

He has been married for 36 years to his wife, Mary Penn, who works as a manager at a pharmaceutical company. They have two songs, David and Will.

David is a lawyer in Raleigh and has two children, Addison and Austin. Will worked in publishing in New York City for six years and currently works for a phone applications company in Washington D.C.

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