Among the perks of being a Sigma Chi in John Bradford's day: “Our house was strategically located ust down the street from DeLuxe Lunch & Billiards," home to "the best fish sandwich I have had anywhere in the world," says the Class of '80 grad and Houston attorney.
"The DeLuxe had full-size billiards tables — I learned the game on those full-size tables and then reduced my college bar bill by playing pool for beers on the small bar-sized tables on campus.
“Through Sigma Chi, I also became active in the Interfraternity Council, the men’s fraternity governing body. I was fortunate to be named chairman of the Statesmen and Students committee.
"Our role was to bring state and national elected officials to campus to interact with the students. We took state and national legislators to our classes so they could see the benefits of the money they were allocating to the university. We even helped bring President Ford to campus.
“Through my involvement with IFC, I met my wonderful wife of 38 years, Nancy Budd Bradford. Nancy was president of the Panhellenic Council, the women’s sorority system governing body. We met at an IFC-Panhellenic Council sponsored event on the campus of Millikin University. We were there to help out the Millikin Greek system.
"I knew at that moment she was the woman I would marry. I got up to get two beers at the party that night, and came back to her talking to another guy, so I headed down the street to a local bar and shot the best pool of my life.
“Anyway, we connected again on campus and the rest is history, as they say.”