40 years since touchdown
This fall is the 40th anniversary of the day I parachuted into Autzen Stadium in Eugene at halftime of a Duck football game with my SigEp flag. Yes, I still have this flag! I was a senior at Oregon at the time; I was the only student in the group of four jumpers.
— Mike Kobelin, Oregon ’79
When I was 18, I was fortunate to join a fraternity where I was encouraged to be myself. From trying new things, running with my crazy ideas, and getting extremely involved with my academics: marketing, they truly pushed me to be the best version of myself. (as cliche as that sounds, it’s true) I do not know where I would be without SigEp: the people, the mentorship, and guidance was paramount to who I have become today.
— Josh Roush, San Diego State ’11, founder of Movetic and 2009 Honor of Philias recipient
It is 58 years since my installation as a brother of SigEp. I am proud of our Fraternity and the evolution of this great organization. I am the immediate Past National President of Sertoma, a large service organization of clubs in 42 states and Canada and Mexico. I am currently the president of Hearing Charities of America, which is a cooperative effort of 8 charities that have a hearing mission. I have found that service to my fellow man is the most self-fulfilling thing that you can do in your life. SigEp in no small measure prepared me for life’s challenges. I love our Fraternity and the way it prepares young men for their future.
— Don Bartelmay, Youngstown State ’63
SigEp helped me all the years of my education. I have been a teacher and administrator for 52 years and being a SigEp helped me in so many ways. It changed my character and made me a better person. It made me a leader.
— Bobby Hulse, Henderson State ’66
Mailbag captures the best of what we’ve heard from SigEp alumni and friends. If you’d like to share your own commentary on the Fraternity’s impact, send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on this article. We are unable to publish all comments, and submissions may be edited for brevity and clarity.