February 24th, 2013 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
Here is the latest brotherhood profile from out Eminent Correspondent Bobby Borovsky. Enjoy.
Tell me about yourself:
I’m from Oakbrook Illinois, I’m studying biology and Spanish, and I plan on going to Med school next year. I enjoy traveling with my family, and last year I spent a semester studying in Madrid. I also spent a summer in high school studying in Barcelona.
What have your experiences in SAE been like over the years?:
I have had only great experiences with this fraternity. I pledged in the fall my sophomore year. I really like how we have maintained our small fraternity mentality. Even as the chapter has grown over the years, I still feel close to every brother and can see myself hanging out with everyone.
What has been your favorite position held in SAE?:
My favorite position was Social Chair. I enjoy planning events and organizing things with girls.
What are some of your life goals?:
I want to become a physician. I also would like to be married by the time I’m 28, and have a kid by the time I’m 30. I would also like to travel to some places I’ve never been, like South America and Australia.
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?:
I’d like to stay in Chicago. I want to live in the city until I’m 40, and then maybe move back to the western suburbs where I grew up.
What are your favorite childhood memories?:
Snow football over thanksgiving break was the best. I also loved taking weekend trips with my friends to go snowboarding in Wisconsin. I also used to go to a lot of Bulls games with my family. Watching MJ play live was pretty cool.
American History X and Gladiator
Red Hot Chill Peppers and The Strokes
I hate bees. I’ve been stung 13 times. It sucked every time.
Favorite type of Taco:
Some people consider me a connoisseur of tacos. I’d have to say my all time favorite is a soft shell taco with black beans, fake ground beef crumbles, taco seasoning, Sargento Mexican cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, jalapenos, lettuce and diced tomatoes.
Thank you for your time Rahul. You are a gem.
Until next time,
Bobby Borovsky signing off
December 10th, 2012 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
After the successful completion of the pledge process, the brothers of the Missouri Beta chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are delighted to welcome five new True Gentlemen into our brotherhood. These new initiates are:
• Aaron Cohn
• Paul Drabinski
• Noah Felvey
• Kevin Kramer
• Steffan Seok
October 8th, 2012 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
Eminent Chronicler again, bringing you Eminent Correspondent Sam Donohue’s latest brotherhood profile. Today we meet our president…
I’m here with junior Mike Zissman, current Eminent Archon of SAE MoBeta hailing from Newton, Massachusetts. Tell us a little about yourself Mike.
Well, as you mentioned I am currently a junior at Washington University (in St. Louis). I am also majoring in Economics & Strategy. Beyond school and SAE, I very much enjoy cooking and shopping at local farmer’s markets. However, running SAE does take up most of my time.
I am currently eating your homemade fish tacos and let me tell you they are just delightful. Anyway, tell us about you experience in SAE Mo Beta.
Why thank you Sam. The trick is to marinate the tilapia in a little lime juice before grilling so that it soaks up the flavor right away. Anyway, my experience in SAE has been incredible. I have made many life-long friendships through SAE; it has also been a great way to meet other people involved with Greek Life in other fraternities and sororities. Overall, joining SAE has been one of the greatest decisions I’ve made at school.
Why did you want to become the Eminent Archon (president) of SAE? Have you enjoyed it thus far?
I wanted to become Eminent Archon because it is obviously a very important position in our chapter and I thought I could do a good job. I also saw it as an opportunity to give back to the chapter that has given me so much. So far I have enjoyed it very much. It has been an incredible amount of work but it has also been very rewarding and I enjoy being involved in every aspect of the fraternity.
Keep it up buddy; you’re doing a great job. Have you ever considered running for president of the United States?
Yes. You would be my running mate.
You’re too kind. Stop it. On a related note, what is your favorite flavor of non-fat sugar free froyo?
Definitely cake batter. Not often done, but when done, it’s done well.
What is one thing you want to protest for or against?
I would protest for better protesting. People are terrible at it these days.
That’s so meta. What drives or motivates you?
My family definitely motivates me through their undying support. I also like to push myself on a daily basis. My greatest fear in life is to be stagnant.
Who do you admire most (besides me)?
That’s a tough question considering I admire you the most. I would once again have to say my parents; they’re great. Also, all the previous Eminent Archons, especially Sam Knopf. This is a tough job and I think they deserve credit for doing it so well.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I want to make money in finance. I would be content with a middle management job. Then, settle down in the suburbs and have three kids. The first would be a boy; he would taller than me for his sake.
Shoot for the stars Mike. Lastly, what is something you want to leave the readers with?
Be all you can be. Never say never. Love your neighbor’s neighbor (specifically the one on the other side of you neighbor, not yourself).
Wow, that is some insightful stuff Mike. Thanks again for your time. Stay tuned for more profiles from our brotherhood.
September 22nd, 2012 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
The brothers of the Missouri Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are proud to welcome our latest fall pledge class! The members of the Fall 2012 pledge class are as follows:
• Aaron Cohn
• Paul Drabinski
• Noah Felvey
• Kevin Kramer
• Steffan Seok
We look forward to seeing this great new group of pledges learn the ropes and evolve into True Gentlemen. Under the tutelage of our Pledge Educators- brothers Adam Lousararian and Brett Kopin- they will spend the coming weeks as probationary members of our great chapter.
September 10th, 2012 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
Eminent Chronicler here, coming at you with the latest Brotherhood Profile from our Eminent Correspondent, Sam Donohue. Read on to learn more about senior Eric Peterson…
Tell us a little about yourself Eric
Well Sam I am a senior at Wash U majoring in Economics and Math (that’s a double major). On campus I like to participate in Club Baseball. I’m both the coach and 1st baseman. Also, one of my hobbies is bass fishing.
Very interesting Eric. Double major huh? That’s got to be quite the course load. Anyway, what do you want to do with you life in the future? Any big plans?
I want to make the world a better place.
You already have Eric, you already have. What is your favorite part about being a brother in Sigma Alpha Epsilon?
Beyond being around my best friends all the time it would definitely have to be you Sam.
I’m flattered. Describe yourself in 3 words or less.
Neat, spiffy, and nifty.
Interesting. That’s exactly what I was thinking for you. What is you favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memory was traveling with my youth hockey team to Canada for a hockey tournament. It was a very exciting trip and we even won which made it even better. Also I got to go Canadian bowling, which is almost as fun as regular bowling.
Do you consider yourself more of a dreamer or a realist?
Definitely a realist. Honesty is the best policy. Does that make sense?
Not really. What is your greatest fear?
Motorcycles. I’m so afraid that the riders are going to fall off. They make me a very nervous driver.
Thanks for your time Eric! Stay tuned for more profiles from our wonderful brotherhood.
May 18th, 2012 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
Congratulations to the graduating seniors who, after four years as brothers of the Missouri Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, must venture out and face the real world:
• Sam Barnes
• William Barshop
• Zachary Cupkovic
• Thomas Eggers
• Jordan Grimstad
• David Handloss-Stern
• Matthew Mighty
• Robert A. Peters
• Alex Poon
• Daniel Rusk
• Garrett Schreiber
• Eli Sokol
• Kenny Sommer
• Chris Valach
• Rohit Venkat
• Chris Wilson
• Alex Wood-Doughty
• Jason Young
Good luck in your future endeavors.
May 7th, 2012 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
After lengthy deliberation, all positions for this coming fall have been filled. Congratulations to all the new officers!
• Eminent Archon- Mike Zissman
• Eminent Deputy Archon- Andrew Acevedo
• Eminent Treasurer- Julian Phan
• Eminent Herald- Charlie Southwick
• Eminent Correspondent- Sam Donohue
• Eminent Chronicler- Mark Rowland
• Eminent Warden- Jake Feinerman
• Eminent Recorder- Dom Frecentese
• Pledge Education Chair- Adam Lousararian
• Pledge Education Co-Chair- Brett Kopin
• Risk Manager- Jeremy Sherman
• Recruitment Chair- Jonathan Katz
• Social Chair- Jason Wan
• Brotherhood Chair- Matt Miller
• House Manager- Juan Alban
• Philanthropy Chair- Andrew Martahus
• Community Service Chair- Bobby Borovsky
• Scholarship Chair- Brett Goldberg
• Intramural Sports Chair- Matt Guiang
• Alumni Chair- Ben Prager
• Brand Management Chair- Jonathan Katz
• Parents Chair- Sam Knopf
• Chaplain- Eric Peterson
• Sophomore Standards Reps- Wayne Chang, Matt Nutter
• Junior Standards Reps- Charlie Southwick, Julian Phan
• Senior Standards Reps- Rahul Bhansali, Jeff Shevach
Light is cast on the sadness of departing seniors by the anticipation of another great semester this fall.
February 23rd, 2012 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
SAE MoBeta proudly welcomes the fourteen members of the Spring 2012 Pledge Class:
They are currently undergoing the process of becoming full members of the fraternity through the chapter’s pledge education program, led by brothers Max Coll and Joe Winograd. The chapter is fortunate and glad to accept them into the brotherhood.
-The Missouri Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
November 27th, 2011 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
I’m sitting down with Senior Alex Poon from Pacific Palisades, CA. He’s an eager volunteer for our first official online Brotherhood Profile.
Tell us about yourself, Alex…
I’m an English major and I’m pursuing minors in writing and political science. I am currently applying to Law School, and I’m a potential Fulbright scholar. I’m also a mid fielder on the lacrosse team as well as a former social chair, risk management chair and eminent recorder of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
What is your favorite aspect about the brotherhood?
The bond that we all share… knowing that we all hold the same principles dear.
Riveting. What do you think you’ve gained from the fraternity and what have you given?
I’ve gotten an amazing brotherhood and a great sense of responsibility, a feel for time management, and the ability to lead. In turn I think I’ve given back three amazing terms as social chair, as well as taking the lead in several SAE philanthropy contributions such as the annual Kappa Karaoke dance contest.
You’re known around town as the Zen Master choreographer of the annual Kappa Karaoke dance contest; With a new group coming in each year, how do you continue to come up with new identities and entertainment?
I think the key to all of it is finding the individual identity of the pledge class. It changes every year and it’s about adapting and about bringing out the best in each class. When you can find what each class does best you want to highlight that. For instance last spring we had a lot of talented dancers that we wanted to spread out over the less talented dancers and make each group look good. Ultimately it proved very rewarding and we had a top 3 finish for the third year in a row.
With challenges on and off the dance floor, what is your guiding motto?
“They said it couldn’t be done.”
Wise words indeed. Shifting gears, do you have any role models?
Eric Greitens… He is a navy seal. I’ve seen him speak multiple times and had the chance to talk with him. He embodies determination and selflessness coupled with a deep knowledge and his responsibility to serve. Another one would have to be Ray Rice because he’s a small guy but he refuses to back down in the face of larger opponents
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I will have hopefully graduated from law school, and be practicing at a large firm in corporate law or alternative dispute resolution.
Now for some random rapidfire… Describe your style.
Casually rakish splashed with conservative rebellion.
Brooks Brothers, Gatorade, and Nike
Who is your favorite NBA bench player?
JR Smith… he’s always about the bottom line. I once saw a game where the nuggets were up by 20 but he had 37 points and he kept trying to shoot 3’s just to finish with an even-numbered stat line.
Is there anything else that you’d like our devoted readers to know about you?
Get your hustle on, keep your muscle strong. I know about the blocks you hustle on.
Alex, on behalf of myself and the rest of the staff here at saemobeta.org, we’d like to thank you for your candid demeanor as well as taking the time out of your day to let the readers know a little bit more about the real Mr. Poon.
It’s been a pleasure.
Stay tuned for more interviews with brothers of Missouri Beta as we give you a closer look inside of our chapter.
Eli Sokol, Eminent Correspondent
October 25th, 2011 / Comments Off / by Eminent Chronicler
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fall Recruitment 2011
SAE MoBeta proudly welcomes the five members of the Fall 2011 Pledge Class:
Reed Gerberick–Cincinnati, OH
Sam Johnson–Mountain Home, AK
Danny Lee–Bethesda, MD
Andrew Martahus–Shaker Heights, OH
Julian Phan– Needham, MA
They are currently undergoing the process of becoming full members of the fraternity through the chapter’s pledge education program, led by brothers Ben Kallen and Jeffery Shevach. The chapter is fortunate and glad to accept them into the brotherhood.
The Missouri Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon