Donate to PSE’s National Educational Foundation
Help Pi Sigma Epsilon members get the education they need.
With your donation, we will be able to provide more resources for our members. There are several options for you to choose where you want your generous donation to apply. If you don’t have a preference, please select the NEF General Mission Fund and we will apply it where it is most needed.
There are three easy ways to give back to Pi Sigma Epsilon:
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Arno Karl Kleimenhagen, founder of the Marketing Department at UW-Whitewater, grew up in Wisconsin Dells, where he met and married Betty Thomas, his beloved wife of 63 years. Arno’s daughter Louisa was born while he was working toward his MBA at UW-Madison and their son Arno while he was serving as a second lieutenant in Fort Benning, GA. He ran his family’s shoe and clothing business in the Dells, while earning a PhD from UW-Madison and then taught marketing at UW-Milwaukee, until he was invited to form his own department at UW-Whitewater, where a professorship was endowed in his honor. Arno chartered four student organizations at UW-Whitewater including the Beta Gamma Pi Sigma Epsilon chapter and a Mu Kappa Tau chapter. He was frequently awarded for excellence in his field and, particularly, for his commitment to his students. He served as Beta Gamma’s Faculty Advisor during the seven consecutive years that the chapter was recognized at the Top Gold Chapter. Arno served as the National Education Vice President PSE, was the PSE National President in 1983, was the National President of Mu Kappa Tau from 1990 to 1992 and served as the National Secretary for the Pi Sigma Epsilon National Educational Foundation. He was recognized by Pi Sigma Epsilon as Honorary Life Member, the highest form of recognition awarded by PSE. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Betty, brother Dick, daughter Louisa, son Arno, daughter-in-law Peggy, grandson Ryan and his wife Michelle, and great-granddaughters Nora and Isla, and by many friends and family.
Trenton Haack was a 1994 alumnus of Miami University of Ohio and the PSE Gamma Gamma chapter. Trenton served in various Executive Board positions in the chapter. After graduation, Trenton was Gamma Gamma’s Alumni Advisor for 10 years. He was a three-time recipient of PSE’s National Award – Top Alumni Advisor. Trenton was a member of the PSE National Council from 2001-2009. Trenton served as the National Secretary on the Council and was slated to be PSE National President in 2010. Collegians will remember his role in leading the case competition at national conventions.
Professionally, Trenton was the Director of Qualitative Research with Burke, Inc. an international marketing research firm. He earned his MBA from George Washington University with a concentration in International Business. Trenton’s family has requested that donations be made in his honor to the PSE National Educational Foundation. Trenton dedicated so much of his life to Pi Sigma Epsilon and truly loved the organization. He would have been very proud to give a scholarship in his name.
Debbie (Baar) Khalil was a 1979 alumna of Beta Gamma, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Debbie joined the PSE National Headquarters staff in July of 1979 and served as the 1979-80 Field Representative. It was at the National Headquarters that Debbie met her future husband, Mark Khalil, alumnus Alpha Rho, University of South Carolina, past PSE Managing Director, past PSE National Council President and past PSE National Educational Foundation Chair. Debbie was an ardent supporter of the PSE National Educational Foundation Scholarship Program having served as Scholarship Chairperson, presenter and judge for many years. She had deep and true dedication to bringing the ideals of Pi Sigma Epsilon to students across the nation.
Initiated by the Iota PSE chapter at Arizona State University, this scholarship honors Marvin D. Loos. Marv is a charter member of the Iota chapter (April 22, 1958) and was its two-term President. In those two years, Iota received the Lewis F. Gordon Top Chapter Award. He served on the PSE National Council as Secretary, Treasurer, Administrative VP, and the first Alumni Vice President. He was elected to serve as the PSE National President from 1992-1993 and continues today as the Alumni Advisor to the Iota chapter.
With over 50 years of continuous commitment to Pi Sigma Epsilon as involved alumnus and national leader, Marv is PSE’s official historian. A close personal friend of founders Lew Gordon and Dr. William H. Harris, Marv brings to the fraternity an understanding of PSE that few have had the opportunity to acquire first-hand from the individuals who made our fraternity a reality. Additionally, Marv has attended 48 of the 52 PSE National Conventions. Marv is a PSE life member and its 17th Honorary Life Member, the highest award bestowed by the PSE National Council.
Pi Sigma Epsilon is truly appreciative of Marv’s generosity and dedication to the principles, purposes and mission of PSE for over 50 years.
Initiated by Dr. William R. Thomas, PSE National President 1978-1979. Bill Thomas has been a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon since joining the Alpha Gamma chapter in 1964 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was active as a collegian, then an alumnus, and later as Faculty Advisor to the Alpha Rho chapter at the University of South Carolina. During Bill’s leadership years with PSE, his involvement resulted in expanded programs, ongoing development and a movement to allow women to become Fraternity members. He served in various capacities on the National Council before becoming PSE National President.
One of Bill’s proudest achievements as PSE National President was the substantial increase in financial support provided by alumni members. Once again, Bill is reaching out to Past PSE National Presidents to give back to their fraternity in a way that will go on and award students scholarships for years to come.
The PSE National Educational Foundation recognizes the following individuals belonging to the PSE Legacy Club. These individuals have generously chosen to support the mission of PSE in fostering sales and marketing education and the encouragement of high scholastic achievement in those fields. Cumulative charitable contributions and commitments will be recognized by the PSE Legacy Club at increasing levels beginning at $5,000.
It is never too soon to prepare a Last Will and Testament and/or Trust Agreement. If you have been thinking about preparing or amending a Will or Trust, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees encourages you to join a growing number of PSE alumni and corporations who have generously taken the necessary steps to include the Foundation in their Wills and/or Trusts. An endowed scholarship in your Company’s name, your name, or the name of a loved one is just one way to leave a lasting legacy. Please start today and become a recognized member of PSE’s Legacy Club. If you would like more information sent to you, please contact Joan Rogala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSE NEF Legacy Club Members
Dr. Michael d’Amico
Sarah Baker Andrus
Larry W. Bonds
Deb and Brice Brown
Tim and Ann Devine
Tim and Natalie Hyland
Mark E. Khalil
Lee Melancon III
Dr. GM Naidu
Dr. Don Norris
Paul and Chrissy Schneider
Dr. Lois Smith
Dr. William Thomas
Tony and Dorothy Whan
Amber and Chris Wooten