As part of National Volunteer Month, 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.
Steve Fallick is a 1968 graduate of our New York Delta Chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. From his first volunteer role in the early 1970s, Brother Fallick has been a dedicated supporter of the Fraternity’s undergraduates. He’s served on New York Delta’s Alumni and Volunteer Corporation for many years and has been a lieutenant district governor since 2017. In early 2020, Brother Fallick received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from SigEp.
Why do you volunteer?
SigEp’s New York Delta Chapter provided outstanding leadership opportunities that helped develop the business talents, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence that served as the foundation for my life after college as well as for my professional career. This practical, hands-on leadership experience complemented the technical and managerial education I received at Rensselaer.
Roles on several chapter committees and campus activities, including the campus humor magazine, the IFC and serving as chapter president provided the people and process skills needed for my future business leadership roles with General Electric, the Caterpillar Dealer Network and as an executive recruiter. Volunteering is my way of “paying it back” by helping to assure that similar opportunities exist for future generations of SigEps.
How has serving as a SigEp volunteer impacted your life?
I’ve served on the New York Delta Alumni Corporation as a director, president and vice president for over 17 years. In addition I’ve served as lieutenant district governor for the past three years looking after New York Delta and New York Chi Chapters. Mentoring and building relationships with undergraduate brothers and alumni, and continuing to engage with them as they graduate from college, develop their careers and start their families has brought the benefits of being part of their individual accomplishments and of maintaining long-lasting friendships. These impacts have continued over the 55 years.