Meet Brother Allen Anderson

By - Steve
04-13-2021 12:16 PM

Why did you pledge Acacia Fraternity?

I heard good stories about fraternities from my brother-in-law, so I followed his example.


What are some memorable experiences from your time in the chapter house?

Lots of fond memories, including my pledge brothers, housemothers, building floats, theme dances, etc.


In what way(s) has your membership in Acacia influenced your life?

Probably learning to be polite and respectful to others.


What career(s) have you had?

I served in the United States Marine Corps and saw action in Vietnam.

I was a right-of-way agent for the Oregon Department of Transportation for 28 years and then as a private contractor for another 9.

Completely retired in 2009.


Do you have any comments to share about being a member of Acacia Fraternity?

I attended Illinois Wesleyan from 1963 to 1966 and lived in the chapter house at 915 N. Main most of that time.

Although I had good times at that house, I regret that I did not take my college studies seriously.  I lost my scholarship and could not afford to finish my senior year at Wesleyan.