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Past ESA Passes to Chapter Eternal

Glen T. Nygreen (Washington [Washington ’39]), the senior-most Past Eminent Supreme Archon, passed into the Chapter Eternal on February 16 at his home in Scarsdale, New York. He was 91 years old.

Nygreen was retired as Senior Vice President and Professor emeritus of Lehman College, City University of New York. He held earlier appointments with the University of Washington, Kent State University, Hunter College and Columbia Teachers College.

He was best known for being one of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s longtime educators and faculty members for the John O. Moseley Leadership School. His seminars covered topics ranging from pledge education to scholarship to the meaning of the insignia. In addition, he held many roles, including Province Lambda Archon (1946-1948) and Eminent Supreme Archon (1963-1965).

Most recently, Nygreen sat down with staff members for a series of interviews that will be used in conjunction with the 75th Leadership School. The Fraternity Service Center has digitally restored many of his recordings from the past few decades and will feature a tribute to him in the next edition of The Record.

Nygreen was actively involved in a number of other organizations and associations, and he received many honors for his leadership in American higher education. He was married to Beverly Holiday, who passed away in 2003, for 63 years. They are survived by one son, Dr. Ted Nygreen of White Plains, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned at the Scarsdale Congregational Church on Friday, February 26, 2010, at 12:00 noon. Donations in his name may be made to the Scarsdale Congregational Church, 1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Furthermore, donations in his memory can be made to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation, 1856 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201-3837.

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