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Jim Jenkins S'58
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It is with tremendous sadness and an overwhelming sense of loss that I must inform you of the passing of Chairman Emeritus James L. Jenkins S'58 on January 26, 2013. Jim's death is both a deeply personal loss and a great deprivation to the entire Sigma Phi Society.

From the day he was Swung, his commitment to the Society was absolute. Over his more than fifty years of service, he served as Chairman of the National Society, Virginia's Delegate to the Society's Standing & Advisory Committee, a founding director of the Sigma Phi Educational Foundation, President of the Virginia Alumni Corporation, and a member of the Virginia Alumni Board. Perhaps most importantly, he initiated every Virginia brother since the 1970s. He was the epitome of a true gentleman in all that he did and exhibited that "spirit of pure and eternal friendship" unique to our Society. In short, he modeled for all of us the three precepts of Sigma Phi: Friendship, Love, and Truth; and our love for him "shall never ceaseth, never waneth until the end of time."

Arrangements are currently being made for a service, and we will keep you informed as details become available. A Facebook page (the link is at the bottom of this message) has been established where each of us can share our memories of Jim. In addition, the National Flagship Fourth of March banquet on March 9, 2013 in Alexandria, Virginia will be a tribute to Jim. You can register to attend the banquet at the Society's website:

James "Vinny" Cole S'87

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