The Exemplary Service Award recognizes SigEp volunteers who have tirelessly served the Fraternity and modeled the way for others for more than 20 years. The following alumni received their awards at the culmination of the 2018 Carlson Leadership Academies.
Alumni & Volunteer News
University Partners of the Year 2018
The University Partner of the Year Award recognizes faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond to create a meaningful partnership with SigEp on their campus.
Georgia’s Mike Macdonald follows his heart to the NFL
The typical pathways to an NFL coaching position would be to play college or professional football, or to be born into a football coaching pedigree. Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald, Georgia ’10, isn’t typical. When he enrolled at the University of Georgia as a finance major, he didn’t have plans to become an NFL…
Alumnus heads FEMA during trying year
Brock Long, Appalachian State ’97, was confirmed in a 95-4 Senate vote to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency in June 2017. Since then, Long has overseen the agency’s response to a series of natural disasters, including the largest wildfire in modern California history and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
SigEp named editor of Greek research journal
Jim Barber, Grand Valley State ’95, was recently named editor of “Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.” Barber is an associate professor of higher education at the College of William & Mary. Oracle publishes peer-reviewed articles on research topics that impact students participating in Greek life.
Alumnus appointed VP at US Office of Investment Policy
Ryan Brennan, Truman State ’95, was named vice president for the Office of Investment Policy at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. The agency works with American businesses to facilitate private investment in emerging markets to create new jobs and promote economic development in places where access to capital is limited.
Rookie reporter joins two Olympic regulars in PyeongChang
Sports journalist Mitch Goldich, Lehigh ’09, joined reporters Dan Hicks, Arizona ’84, and Kenny Albert, NYU ’90, in covering the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang. Hicks, a 2017 SigEp Citation recipient, covered Alpine skiing and marked his 11th NBC Olympic broadcast with the event. Albert covered his sixth Olympic Games, his fifth as a hockey…
Brothers replace OGH medallion after Hurricane Harvey
Longtime volunteer Lamar Roach, Lamar ’60, was one of millions impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Among the items he lost to the storm was his Order of the Golden Heart medallion. Roach received the award in 2001 and has become close friends with fellow recipients like John Tyler, Texas-Austin ’63. After learning about Roach’s loss, Tyler…
Hurt creates opportunity through venture philanthropy
Longtime SigEp donor and volunteer Jay Hurt, Davidson ’88, committed $5 million to his alma mater to fund innovation and entrepreneurship efforts at the school. His gift will establish The Hurt Hub@Davidson, a 23,000-square-foot facility that will host local entrepreneurs and innovative companies as well as students and faculty. The gift also supports ongoing programs,…
Alumnus among NASA’s newest astronaut class
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick, San Diego ’04, was selected to join NASA’s 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He was one of 12 candidates chosen from a record-breaking 18,300 applicants and began a two-year training program in August 2017. Following training, he will be assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office while awaiting a flight…
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