John S. Porter '93

Q & A With John S. Porter '93


9/30/2004
Why did you join?
The friends I made during the early part of my freshman year were all interested in becoming Delts. Once I met the upperclassmen, it seemed like an organization which I would enjoy.

Tell us about your favorite memory of the fraternity.
Almost too numerous to mention all of the fond memories I have of my time in the fraternity. What I remember most are the friendships and the four years of fun.

What kind of influence has the fraternity had on your life since graduation?
It provided me with a keen sense of what a true friend really is.

With whom do you still stay in contact? Who would you most like to find?
Unfortunately, I have lost contact with most of my classmates. I would love to talk to Josh Phillips and Greg Endress.

Tell us about your family. Have you married? Do you have children?
I am married and I have a sixteen month old son named Andrew.

What other activities or organizations were you involved with during your college days?
I was involved in the Rugby club and the Honor's History Program.

What is your nickname, if applicable, and how did you get it?
Fortunately, I was not tagged with a nickname.


Did you live in the house? If so, who were your roommates? Tell us about a memorable time with them.
I lived in the house for two years, and then I moved into the Lodge for my senior year. My roomate senior year was Greg Endress. Living in the Lodge that last year was the best. Having the place to ourselves in the middle of the woods was really enjoyable.

What do you do for a living?
I am an attorney in Wilmington, Ohio.

What affiliations do you currently have and/or public service do you participate in?
I am a member of the local, state, and federal bars.

What hobbies do you enjoy?
I enjoy watching Ohio State football, golfing, reading, and spending time with my family.

What are your goals for the next few years?
My goals are simple. I want to be a good father and a husband.


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Tim Stautberg

Tim: Stautberg: Former Chi President Keeps Pledge Class United


9/20/2004
Why did you join DTD at Kenyon?
Several friends were being rushed by the Delts, and we all pledged together.

Tell us about your favorite memory.
I have two favorite memories: the annual Delt Christmas parties and the Friday afternoon cookouts at the Lodge during the spring and fall. I lived in Middle Leonard my sophomore through senior years. I loved living on the south end of campus, especially my senior year. It helped me stay connected to the younger, more energetic members of our chapter. It also meant most classes were two minutes away.

What kind of influence has the fraternity had on your life?
Each day, I rely on the social and leadership skills developed in college. I also feel a strong connection to Kenyon because of the fraternity. When visiting the campus, I always drive out to the Lodge, and the memories come flooding back.

With whom do you still stay in contact?
I just spent four days in April playing golf with fellow Chi Delts Stuart Gutsche '86, Chris Pisano '85, Bill Taylor '85, Rennie Worsfold '85 and Harvey Stephens '85. [Hey guys, how about a 20-year reunion next year?]

Tell us about your family.
I have been married for 15 years to Katherine Thornwell Stautberg, Class of '87. We began dating my junior year. We have four sons: Jack (11), Braden (8), Cole (6) and Reid (3).

What other activities or organizations were you involved with during college?
Most of my energy was directed toward serving the chapter, first as rush chairman and then as president.What do you do for a living?I oversee corporate communications and investor relations for a diversified media company.

What affiliations do you currently have and/or public service do you participate in?
I am a trustee of several nonprofit organizations in Cincinnati and also a Cub Scout den leader. I am also serving as a member of Kenyon's alumni council.

What hobbies do you enjoy?
I still enjoy playing golf. Four kids will keep my handicap high for the foreseeable future.

What are your goals for the next few years?
I want to continue to work efficiently in order to spend more time with my family and to help Katherine in preparing our older boys for junior high and high school.

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