To show our appreciation, we’re recognizing a number of dedicated SigEp volunteers who give their time to support our chapters and mentor our undergraduate brothers. We’re grateful for the commitment of each of SigEp’s more than 3,000 volunteers.
For nearly a decade, Dr. Brian Kassar has served as faculty fellow and chapter counselor to SigEp’s Montana Beta chapter at Montana State. Among his many accomplishments is spearheading a learning community committee that resulted in a faculty lecture series that’s open to the entire campus. A Renaissance brother, he connects undergraduates to other faculty members and is a major factor in the chapter’s positive relationship with university officials. A 2020 recipient of SigEp’s University Partner of the Year Award, Brother Kassar has facilitated at the Carlson Leadership Academy and also received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013.
Why do you volunteer with SigEp?
I volunteer with SigEp because it’s an organization whose values I believe in. The men of the Montana State chapter are great and I want to help them reach their personal and chapter goals.
How has serving as a SigEp volunteer impacted your life?
It has impacted me professionally and personally: it’s given me leadership skills and professional experiences I wouldn’t have gained otherwise, and it’s given me a huge brotherhood. Growing up, I always wanted a brother, and now I have hundreds. I think male friendships, and inter-generational friendships, are vital in men’s lives, and SigEp has given me many of them. Being with the guys inspired me to finish my first half-marathon!