Dr. Kirk P. Arnett ’68 (1946-2013)
Brother Arnett passed away on December 19, 2013, after a long hard fought battle with cancer.
Brother Arnett made great contributions to Delta Chi over the years. As President of the MSU Delta Chi Building Corporation (DXBC), he was very involved with the colonization process in the mid ’80s and helped us rent and then purchase the North Jackson property. He continued to serve on the DXBC board for many years thereafter. In recent years, Brother Arnett made generous contributions to the Annual Appeal of the Delta Chi Alumni Association and the Campaign for Delta Chi as both a donor and a volunteer. He served as a Class Agent for the Campaign and was responsible for soliciting donations from his classmates. Needless to say, he was very excited about our new home on campus.
Brother Arnett was an MSU Management Information Systems professor for 36 years, so many Delta Chi’s actually knew him in that role. He received recognition for outstanding undergraduate teacher, graduate teacher, and researcher and was a member of numerous professional organizations.
He loved sports and was an avid tennis player and played some golf as time allowed. He served the Starkville youth sports community as Director of the Starkville Youth Baseball Association for 15 years when his kids were young. He was also a huge fan of MSU Athletics and served as Faculty Athletic Representative from 1996-2005.
Brother Arnett was a native of Columbus, MS. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Max, and his 3 children, Will, Brian, and Carrie Couvillion all of whom are very supportive of the golf tournament.
Delta Chi is proud to honor such an exemplary Brother.
The motto of the V Foundation is “Don’t Give Up… Don’t Ever Give Up!” as quoted by Coach Jim Valvano who died of cancer in 1993 at the age of 47. The foundation carries on Jimmy V’s fight against cancer by funding cancer research. For more information, go to jimmyv.org.
The V Foundation has been the preferred charity of Delta Chi International Fraternity since 2006. Delta Chi chapters have raised almost $600,000 since then.