The following Tragos Quest to Greece Scholars were announced at the 2019 Carlson Leadership Academies.
Joshua Andree, Lawrence Tech
Josh is a senior in an accelerated five-year program who will graduate with a master’s in architectural engineering and currently has a 3.58 GPA. Currently, Josh serves as his chapter’s vice president of recruitment and has been Phi Challenge coordinator and served on the standards board. He’s a Ruck Scholar and has attended Life After College. Interested in theology, architecture and fitness, this brother will especially appreciate the buildings of Greece. He’s involved in Greek Council and a suicide prevention organization as well as intramurals. He’s held multiple engineering jobs and internships and helps lead his school’s first year mentor program.
Frederick "Van" Augur, Connecticut
Van is a political science major with a 4.0 GPA who will graduate with a Masters degree in public policy. He has served his chapter as chaplain and BMS chair, in addition to several other academic support positions. Van has also attended the Ruck Leadership Institute, Life After College and Grand Chapter Conclave. He’s involved in selecting speakers for his campus’s TedX event, writes for the school’s political review, and is active in the law society. He enjoys Brazilian jiu-jitsu and frequently jogs and hikes. He also holds a co-op with a government contractor, managing export issues.
Martin Barnard, Cleveland State
Marty is a film major with a 3.88 GPA, he plans to help build the Cleveland film scene after graduation. Currently his chapter’s president, Marty is a Ruck Scholar and Conclave attendee who is in the honors college and is a recipient of several scholarships. He’s vice president of a campus organization that provides professional development and philanthropy opportunities as well as being a mental health advocate and co-founder of a student film organization. While he’s balancing a ton of academic work and involvement in and out of SigEp, he manages to keep a sound mind and body.
Gabriel Crocker, Nebraska-Kearney
Gabe has taken an unconventional path to success. After a freshman year where he felt he spread himself too thin, he realized he needed to change course. He entered a year-long exchange program at LSU, then returned to Nebraska-Kearney to focus on two areas of involvement: student government and SigEp. Majoring in chemistry with a health science focus, Gabe minors in business administration. He plans to attend dental school, and has already held a dental internship. A consistent member of the Dean’s List, he holds a 3.75 GPA.
Hasan Dagher, California-Riverside
Hasan is a mechanical engineering major who has held an engineering internship and is an advocate in an organization against violence. He has served his chapter as VPMD and President as well as being an assistant to his school’s fraternity and sorority involvement center, he is also involved in the IFC. Before college, he overcame significant adversity in his family, and has been a positive voice in his chapter. A Ruck scholar with an interest in philosophy and mythology on top of his engineering studies, this brother plays chess daily to stay sharp. He hopes to pursue a career in the aerospace industry.
J. Scott Gann, Florida
Scott is a civil engineering major with a minor in urban and regional planning at the University of Florida. He is vice president of member development for his chapter and has been Phi Challenge coordinator. A Ruck Scholar, he’s on the club lacrosse team at his school and is involved in Engineers Without Borders, where he’s currently supporting a water project in Peru. Active in religious groups and interested in the intersection of faith and Greek life, this brother also has a summer job with an ocean rescue organization.
Zach Goldberg, South Carolina
Zach is a double major in public health and Spanish at the University of South Carolina and has served as his chapter’s president and IFC president. A leader in student government, he is secretary of Greek Affairs and chair of the Greek Advisory committee, working with diverse groups to improve Greek life. Active in a community safety organization, he works with university administration and law enforcement to ensure student safety. He’s also held four research internships, one at his university and three at health companies. Zach has had a litany of honors, including president’s list, multiple prestigious scholarships and membership in two honor societies.
Daniel Green, Rochester
Dan is a constant on the Dean’s List at the University of Rochester where he’s a biomedical engineering major with a psychology minor and a member of the Order of Omega. He’s a university tour guide, and he plans to become a neurologist. In addition to serving his chapter as president, Dan works with a student government group that addresses gender-exclusive campus groups, advocating for the fraternity and sorority community. He’s also a member of the biomedical engineering society and the club baseball team.
Nick Johnson, Montana State
Nick is studying cell biology and neuroscience, exercise science and nutrition science, and is interested in medicine and healthcare at Montana State and has a 4.0 GPA. He’s served as his chapter’s VP of Communications and Phi Challenge coordinator. A music and dance enthusiast, this brother serves as music director for an acapella group. He’s a recipient of SigEp’s National Commendation Scholarship and multiple university scholarships and is a member of his school’s honors college. He’s an advocate for people impacted by violence, working shifts on a 24/7 crisis hotline. He’s also a caregiver at a senior living center, a volunteer at an emergency room, has served other students as a tutor, a licensed EMT and a member of the university’s outreach council.
Jacob Levang, Northern Iowa
Jacob has been heavily involved in student government and has an interest in politics as well as student health and safety. He’s served his chapter as VP of finance and chaplain, and as the IFC VP of programming. On the IFC, he helped create standards that brought the Greek community’s GPA to the highest it’s ever been. He truly cares about fellow students, using his position as speaker of the student senate to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence. He’s trained in CPR as well as suicide prevention, and has attended the Ruck Leadership Institute. An organizational leadership major, Jacob has lobbied in the state legislature and held an internship in the field of insurance.
Luis Reyes, Barton
Luis has served his chapter as VP of finance and attended Ruck. An orientation leader at his school, he is also an RA. A business administration major, Luis is in a business Greek-letter organization. He’s held an internship with American Express in New York, and another business internship in London. A member of the varsity swim team, Luis received a national first place award for an economics project and was Greek Man of the Year and is a member of an organization for the top 20% of business school students.
Ethan Sammons, Louisville
Ethan is a finance major with a deep interest in philosophy. He’s served his chapter as president and Sigma Challenge coordinator, and is very involved on campus. He’s been active in leadership in his school’s massive fundraising dance marathon and is a campus tour guide and orientation guide. He’s part of the business school’s student council, and a volunteer for his school’s sexual assault prevention center. Ethan has spent time mentoring and tutoring underprivileged students and has been on the dean’s list. He’s won awards in student advising, and plans to attend law school and pursue justice in the community.
Jacob Schozer, Stevens
Jake has served in a variety of roles in his chapter, and as vice president of programming for the IFC. He recognized the value of a well-functioning IFC, and he spearheaded the school’s first Greek Awards ceremony, in addition to other interfraternal events. He’s a mechanical engineering major with a 3.9 GPA and a minor in computer science. He’s led his chapter as Brother Mentor challenge coordinator, academic support plan chair, and BMS chairman. Jake also expands SigEp’s reach on campus by hosting reviews before tests, leading 10 per semester that have been attended by 80-100 students. He’s also a tutor and leads the honors college’s planning committee.
Jeffrey (Will) Stiltner, Johns Hopkins
Will has helped bring presidential candidates to campus as part of a nonpartisan political group. He plans to become a neurosurgeon, majoring in neuroscience as well as French with a 3.85 GPA. He’s shadowed a neurosurgeon, and is a member of the department’s honor society. He’s a lab technician at the medical school, assisting with research into substance abuse, a role he also performed at another university in the Midwest. Will has served his chapter as vice president of communications and president, helping rebuild the chapter after a difficult membership review and establish a functioning BMP and BMS.
Nathan Swanis, Nevada-Reno
Nathan is a Ruck Scholar, a biology major and chaplain for his chapter. He’s been on his school’s honor roll multiple times, interned with a Senate campaign and volunteered at his school’s gym. He’s a member of the American Medical Students Association. A lifelong baseball player, he lost a college baseball scholarship at a different school due to injury his senior year of high school but he’s recovered from the injury and returned to be a starter on Nevada’s club team and credits baseball for much of his personal growth. With a 3.86 GPA, Nathan plans to attend graduate school and be a doctor or lawyer.
Logan Wilcox, Missouri S & T
Logan has attended the Ruck Leadership Institute and is a recipient of multiple scholarships. A computer engineering major, he serves as chapter president and has also been VP of programming and Phi and Sigma challenge coordinator. A member of the Order of Omega, he cares about the wellbeing of his campus and is involved in several health-focused organizations. As part of his school’s student health advisory council, Logan facilitates presentations on bystander intervention and budgets for wellness projects. A member of Air Force ROTC who plans to serve as an Air Force officer, Logan lives out values shared by SigEp and the military.
Clark Williams, Tennessee
Clark has been vice president of communications, chapter president, and has served on the IFC for his chapter. A Ruck Scholar, this brother transferred and joined the SigEp chapter at UT, where he’s held an advisory role. An honors student and involved in student government, he’s managed a large group of camp counselors at his summer job, and received a chancellor’s scholarship. Clark was in the honors program at his first school, and is now on the dean’s list. With experience in two different SigEp chapters, this brother is a supply chain management major with an information management minor.
Desmond Worrell, Western Carolina
Desmond has been very active in starting a new chapter, where he served as VP of Member Development. A Ruck Scholar, he’s active in student government and is on the Dean’s list. He received the chapter’s endowed scholarship as well as a national scholarship, and he’s active in his school’s marching band. With a political science, business and law major, this brother plans to pursue law school after graduation. Last year, he studied abroad for a semester at a business school in France.