Awarded by Knight Commander Darren S. Kay at the 80th Meeting of the Advisory Council before the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
Stephen was initiated into Beta Chi Chapter in January of 1968 at West Virginia Wesleyan College, in Buckhannon, West Virginia. As an undergraduate, he served as the recruitment chairman and the as Number I for Beta Chi Chapter.
Upon graduation from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1970 with a degree in Chemistry, he worked for twenty-five years with Union Carbide Corporation in sales and marketing, as president of Amerchol Corporation for five years, and seven years as vice president of sales & logistics for Roquette America. Most recently he has served for ten years as the executive director of the Upshur County Development Authority and president of Foster Consulting LLC in Buckhannon, West Virginia.
For the past four years, Steve has served as a member and president of the Beta Chi Housing Authority and the Commander of William Sprigg Hamilton Province. He is a member of the Hamilton Province Court of Honor, the Loyal Order, and the Crimson and Gold society. He was also a donor to the Sesquicentennial Campaign.
Steve and his wife, Kathy, have two daughters and one grandson, and they are involved with many community activities, including the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Foundation. Steve enjoys golfing, travel, choral singing, and spending time with his grandson; a future KA.