Guided by alumni mentors and university faculty, these Tragos Quest to Greece Scholars will depart for Greece this June to study the influence that Greek philosophy, governance and the arts has and continues to have in everyday life. Selected from a competitive pool of applicants, these brothers will explore Greek culture and reflect upon the origins of SigEp’s values and the Balanced Man ideal.
The scholars were revealed in surprise presentations made coast to coast at their chapter meetings and events, made by past Tragos Quest scholars and mentors.
Colin Anderson, Washington State ’23
Colin maintains an impressive 3.86 GPA and is passionate about economics, management and entrepreneurship. Outside of serving the chapter as president, he has also been involved in the local Pullman community. From adopt-a-block, to decorating the town, to working with park services, this scholar has made a positive difference in the community. Colin is dedicated to fostering the ideals of Sound Mind and Sound Body within himself and his chapter brothers.
Will Andrews, Lynchburg ’24
Will is a biomedical sciences and chemistry major who’s also fascinated by business administration. He has served his chapter previously as president and vice president of recruitment. Outside of SigEp, Will is a member of the Westover Honors College and a teaching assistant for chemistry. He’s also involved in various health and wellness-related clubs and initiatives on campus. He is passionate about giving back to the larger community and is a firefighter/EMS.
Ryan Bresingham, Pepperdine ’23
Ryan maintains an outstanding 3.97 GPA and is passionate about filmmaking and production. Involved in various film clubs and activities at Pepperdine, this scholar focuses on telling stories, creating art and exploring the world of film. In addition to being involved in Pepperdine Graphic Media, Expressionists and Cine Club, he also has served as an intern for a commercial marketing firm and Future House Publishing. Ryan hopes to work in the entertainment industry at a film studio or writer’s room.
John Donnelly, Connecticut ’23
John intends on living a life of service to others. He has been active in his chapter through various capacities, many of them involved with making sure that the chapter is on the right path forward during the pandemic. He also played an integral role in the chapter’s successful efforts applying for a Buchanan Cup in 2021. Passionate about his faith, he is involved with local Catholic FOCUS ministries. Additionally, he serves our country in the Connecticut Air National Guard, just coming off a recent deployment.
JohnMichael Filippone, Arizona ’24
JohnMichael is passionate about photography and film, capturing special moments, and creating art. A pre-business major, he maintains a 3.73 GPA, all while running his own clothing company, working in various media capacities, and serving as a board member for a non-profit organization. JohnMichael’s also a writer and has had dozens of articles published just within the past four years. This scholar truly embodies brotherly love through his passion for building strong connections and relationships with others, especially his Fraternity brothers.
Nicholas Fitzmaurice, Montana State ’23
Nicholas is an industrial and management systems engineering major and maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA. He is passionate about learning more about the effects of climate change and the best solutions for mitigating its effects in the future. In addition to serving as an officer within his chapter, Nicholas has served on the Campus Sustainability Advisory Council, as a senator for the College of Engineering and on the MSU Annual Climate Conference planning committee. He is also an MSU Presidential Scholar.
Adam Genereux, Maine ’23
Adam maintains an impressive 3.89 GPA and has been on the dean’s list every semester since starting at Maine. An involved servant leader, he’s served the chapter in various capacities since joining, many of them focused on recruitment and bringing the right men into the chapter to experience how transformative SigEp can be. In addition, Adam is committed to providing valuable experiences outside of the chapter for other Maine students. He’s been involved in various clubs and organizations, ranging from major-specific affinity groups to organizations targeted at easing the transition for first-year students.
Deniro Gomez, Sacramento State ’23
Deniro plays an integral role in his chapter’s success through his various leadership positions and a commitment to maintain and foster a valuable SigEp experience. He is an involved leader within the campus community and has left a positive mark through his work in the Sexual Violence Support Center, Sac State Unique, and the University Galleries. Deniro is also passionate about filmmaking and telling stories. He has even used his gifts and talents in this area to raise awareness around homelessness and mental illness in Sacramento.
Dan Lentini, Stevens ’23
Dan is a mechanical engineering major and maintains an impressive 3.827 GPA. He is passionate about cuisine and would love to travel around the world to learn about different food cultures. Dan has served his chapter as president, guide, Phi challenge coordinator and Epsilon challenge coordinator. Outside of SigEp, he is involved in club baseball, Movember Men’s Health initiatives and running the Humans of Stevens Instagram page. Dan plans on attending officer candidate school and hopes to be deployed on a battleship as a surface warfare officer.
Garett Michel, Iowa ’23
Garett has made a positive impact on his community through various service commitments. From arranging beds in homeless shelters, to serving as an after-school volunteer for kids, to packaging meals for underprivileged people overseas, he truly embodies servant leadership. Interested in history, Garett is curious about learning more about the strategies and impacts of war. Additionally, he is focused on maintaining a sound mind with a sound body through consistent meditation and exercise.
Connor Miller, American ’23
Connor maintains an impressive 3.89 GPA and is a heavily involved student leader. Passionate about politics and civic engagement, he has served within the university community in various capacities. From being an SGA senator, orientation leader, and teaching assistant, among other roles, Connor has truly made a positive difference on the American University community. Additionally, he is interested in event management and committed to providing positive experiences for others.
Manu Nair, Louisville ’23
Manu has an impressive 3.93 GPA, studying biology. Passionate about growth, he has served in various recruitment-focused roles within KY Beta, ensuring that more and more men on Louisville’s campus are able to experience the transformative SigEp way. Manu’s also involved on campus in RaiseRED, Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, and the Indian Student Association, to name a few. Committed to the ideals of Sound Mind and Sound Body, he has taken significant steps over the past few years to create a routine to focus on self-care. After graduation, he intends to enter the medical profession.
Lukas Parrish, Missouri ’23
Lukas maintains an impressive 3.9 GPA and has played an integral role in Mizzou SEC’s growth over the past year and a half. Fascinated by politics and media, he has gotten involved in various capacities around the university with reporting news and sports updates, keeping the Mizzou community informed on what’s going on. Valuing Sound Mind and Sound Body, Lukas maintains a consistent schedule to guard his mental and physical well-being, no matter the circumstances. Additionally, he recently was accepted to a selective, accelerated master’s program, which he’ll complete after finishing his undergraduate studies.
Josh Pastrana, Lawrence Tech ’23
Josh is committed to giving back to others and making a positive difference in his community. A heavily involved student leader, he is a coach, leader and friend to many through his service as a first-year student mentor, the program director for the National Organization for Minority Architecture Students and a chairman on the Greek council, among many others. Josh also is passionate about suicide prevention and has participated in a walk of life in downtown Detroit, supporting strong advocacy for mental wellness. Within SigEp, he has served the chapter in various capacities, committed to strong leadership and ensuring that the chapter stays on the right path forward for years to come.
Casey Petrae, Ohio State ’23
Casey is an involved student leader, both within and outside his chapter at Ohio State. All while maintaining an impressive 3.719 GPA, he has taken on leadership roles in the Ohio Union Activities Board, Collin’s Law Advocacy Committee and the Park Stradley Hall Council. Casey has received various awards and accolades surrounding his outstanding work and leadership on campus. On top of it all, he prioritizes and values balancing a sound mind with a sound body, upholding a routine that allows himself to be his best.
Preston Raines, Memphis ’23
Preston is passionate about marketing, psychology, sociology and philosophy. As a marketing management major, he maintains a 3.65 GPA. In addition to having served his chapter as president, vice president of finance, and philanthropy chairman, Preston is involved on campus in the Honors Student Organization, Interfraternity Council, Order of Omega, and University of Memphis College Republicans. In maintaining a sound mind and sound body, he enjoys playing basketball and taking his dog to the park. Preston aspires to attend law school or earn a master’s degree in business management in the future.
Seth Sloan, Mississippi State ’23
Seth maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA, majoring in accounting and minoring in pre-law. He is heavily involved both on and off campus, committed to making a positive difference in the Starkville community. Seth has made the president’s list every semester at Mississippi State, is ranked #1 in the class of accounting majors and is a double scholarship recipient at the university. After graduation, he plans on attending law school and ultimately becoming a law professor.
Chris Dillion, Illinois ’03
Chris is an exceptional SigEp volunteer and commercial real estate executive. As president of Campbell Coyle, Chris leads sustainable development and district-scale revitalization efforts, producing highly transformative real estate projects in a growing number of urban and micro-urban communities. His past work includes the development of over 2.75 million square feet of retail, residential and mixed-use real estate. Chris also has served the fraternity in various capacities, ranging from a key local volunteer for Illinois Alpha, district governor, Carlson faculty member, national task force member and Ruck facilitator. Currently, he serves as a director on SigEp National Housing board.
Mike Duggan, Missouri State ’74
Mike has an impressive list of Fraternity achievements and honors. He was a student member of SigEp’s National Board of Directors during his days as an undergrad at Missouri State; is a longtime member of the Board of Governors and the NUTS! McAuliffe Society; the recipient of the Exemplary Service Award, Distinguished Alumnus, Volunteer of the Year Awards; and was recently inducted into the Order of the Golden Heart. Professionally, Mike is a recently retired vice president of sales in the foodservice industry and currently serves as CEO of Dubuque Coffee Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently serves as a district governor.
Jared Fenton, Pennsylvania ’17
Jared is an enthusiastic SigEp volunteer, dedicated to improving the Fraternity’s mental wellness initiatives. He currently serves on the Fraternity’s mental health committee. Jared is the founder and executive director of The Reflect Organization, a nationally recognized nonprofit with program sites at multiple colleges and universities. Reflect is dedicated to empowering students to foster a culture of authenticity, self-love, and allyship on campus. In 2019, Jared was awarded the Honor of Philias at the 56th Grand Chapter Conclave for his work on raising awareness and creating space for crucial conversations and crisis management support for mental health on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus.
Billy Maddalon, North Carolina State ’90
Billy currently serves the fraternity as Grand President and has devoted decades of service to SigEp. He has served as a regional director, district governor, national director and Grand Secretary. Billy got his MBA in 1993 from Duke University and spent time in state politics. After leaving politics, Billy moved back to his hometown of Charlotte to begin his own business. In 1998, he was recognized by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce as their Entrepreneur of the Year. Today, Billy is the Managing Owner of Unique Southern Estates, a boutique hotel and hospitality management company.
Pat Githens, West Chester ’18
Pat currently serves as the Leadership Programs Director on the Headquarters staff. He is passionate about education and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration full-time at William & Mary. Pat is the Tragos Quest to Greece program coordinator, 2017 undergraduate scholar and 2021 mentor. He is passionate about creating and fostering transformative experiences and environments for students within higher education.