David T. Bertorello
After graduation, David Bertorello worked for SigEp as a regional director, traveling Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia. He went on to volunteer with his Evansville chapter and was appointed district governor in Indiana. Bertorello facilitated at EDGE since the program’s inception and attended every Carlson Leadership Academy since 1985. He was a loyal and generous donor to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors giving society. He was named a SigEp Distinguished Alumnus in 2014.
Outside of SigEp, Bertorello was a CPA and owner of BTS Lending Corporation, a residential mortgage brokerage based in Indiana. In each of the past five years, he was recognized as one of the top residential mortgage originators in Indianapolis.
Somehow Bertorello managed to find the time to volunteer with other organizations like Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, where he served as their Indiana corporate president for the past 12 years as well as international chairperson for their national volunteer training institute.
On August 22, 2015, Bertorello married his long-time girlfriend and love of his life, Laura Burton.
Bruce H. Hasenkamp
After graduating cum laude from Dartmouth, where he served as chapter president, Hasenkamp went on to serve as an Army officer in Korea. While overseas, he acquired a deep appreciation for Korean culture and began collecting Korean art, especially ceramics. His collection became the largest outside Korea and is now housed at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
After Hasenkamp returned from Korea, he attended Stanford Law School and graduated with honors. He practiced law in New York City before returning to Stanford as assistant dean of the law school.
In 1974, he moved to Washington, D.C., after being named director of the White House Fellowship program and served under Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. Later, Hasenkamp held several other public affairs positions and served as president of a large San Francisco hospital charitable foundation.
Hasenkamp held many roles with SigEp during his lifetime. He was chapter counselor at two chapters and a district governor for several districts. He served on SigEp’s National Board of Directors and was Grand President from 1991 to 1993. In 1983, brother Hasenkamp was inducted into the Order of the Golden Heart in recognition of his lifelong service to SigEp.
Although he had many accomplishments throughout his life, one of his greatest achievements came as a young undergraduate at the 1959 Grand Chapter Conclave, where he led the effort that passed legislation opening SigEp to members of any race, religion or creed.
Bruce was happily married for 41 years to his wife, Inta, who passed away in April. He is survived by his son, Peter Hasenkamp, Dartmouth ’98, daughter-in-law Allison, and grandsons Evan and Tyce.