Tom Fox Memorial Pledge Award

While attending Redlands High School, Tom Fox was a leader among his peers, and an outstanding athlete.  He participated in basketball and baseball, but in his senior year his activities were cut short by incurable cancer.  This did not stop him from becoming Student Body President at Redlands High School.

His father was a UR alum & Kappa Sigma Sigma alum, so the UR was his first choice for college.  He was admitted to the University of Redlands with honors.  Buoyed up by his fighting spirit, he played freshman basketball and gained widespread respect throughout the University.

In the Fall of 1960, Tom pledged Kappa Sigma Sigma.  He was pledge captain for his class.  1960 was the first year to experience a completely revised pledging process, due to the implementation of new state laws regarding hazing  Tom and his fellow pledges were reported to be the most united group ever to go over the High Sierras.  His enthusiasm and attitude served as an inspiration to his pledge class and to the active chapter.

Tom passed away on the 12th of December 1960.  He was remembered by his Redlands High School counselor Miss Mildred Stevens "I don't think Tom ever met a stranger in his life because he would never let anyone remain so".

In 1961, the Tom Fox Memorial Pledge Award was established in his honor, to be presented annually to a newly inducted brother who, like Tom, typifies the ideals of Kappa Sigma Sigma.  The award is presented at the Rendezvous.

Brother Tom Fox

PREVIOUS TOM FOX AWARD WINNERS:

Barnie Martinez

Jim Russell

Dave Ronquillo

John Hoak

Ken Tolar

John Taylor

Ken Bement

Gary Young

Chuck Day

Robert Williams

Kenny Karnes

Tim Norris

Jon Rains

Gray Shavannes

Miguel Rodriguez

Andrew Levack

Steve Grebing

Sean Calahan

Adam Rich

Aaron Fletcher

Michael McDowell

Sam Kristensen

Mike Clarke

Jason O'Donnell

Ryan Johnson

Kyle Ledesma

Colin Mitterlehner

Jordan Kalebaugh

Connor Tindall

Spencer McMaster

1961-62

1962-63

1964-65

1965-66

1967-78

1969-70

1970-71

1971-72

1975-76

1977-78

1980-81

1981-82

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1984-85

1986-87

1988-89

1990-91

1992-93

1994-95

1996-97

1998-99

2000-01

2001-02

2003-04

2005-06

2007-08

2009-10

2011-12

2013-14

2015-16

Larry Francis

Jim Carlson

Pete Konrad

Ron Gault

Tom Schumacher

Ron Smitter

Trent Lyon

Jake Friedman

Brad Steward

Ron Ruhl

Rich Zenko

Larry Weiss

John Gillen

Jim Castle

Sean Roby

Adam Utter

Dan Dickenson

William Haynes

Bob Paulhus

Joe Van Elk

Kyle Dahl

Adam Foley

Sam Kristensen

Will Shippee

Alex Strand

Kory Skarbeck

Bret Anderson

Jordan Suazo

Paul Smallman

John Jepson

Matt Sanders

1961-62

1963-64

1965-66

1966-67

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1970-71

1972-73

1974-75

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1979-80

1980-81

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1995-96

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2014-15

2016-17

1960 Letter to Kappa Sigma Sigma

from the 1960 Pledge Class led by

Pledge Captain Tom Fox

2016 Tom Fox Award
Matthew Sanders