Epsilon Kappa is proud to announce that we have pinned a 30 man pledge class for this fall. We are excited to teach these men about Sigma Chi and see them grow as individuals over the next few months. Hopefully, we will be able to call all of them brothers in January!
The Delta Tau Pledge Class:
- Robert Allen
- Corbin Barron
- Trey Blankenship
- Robby Cowan
- Luke Davis
- Andrew Dickey
- Jack Dudley
- Chase Elliot
- Brennan Emerson
- Luke Enzor
- Ryan Estes
- Steven Genshaw
- Jeremy Harbert
- Sam Hedge
- Chris Hodges
- Colton James
- Billy Johnson
- Garret Lowrance
- Blake Mayfield
- Thomas McCaslin
- Paul Montray
- Joe Pascarella
- Jonathon Ramsey
- Jared Rogers
- Jodi Saliba
- Ren Summerford
- Sean Tucker
- Mark West
- Eli Willard
- Remington Wilson
Cayce Ritter, our brother from University of Northern Alabama’s Eta Rho chapter, transferred to the University of Memphis this fall. Our chapter unanimously voted for Cayce to affiliate with Epsilon Kappa. We are excited to welcome him into our chapter. We know he will make great contributions to Epsilon Kappa.
On August 1st-4th, 8 brothers went to the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop at Purdue University and Epsilon Kappa received three awards. Epsilon Kappa was awarded a Peterson Significant Chapter Award, a Legion of Honor, and a RMF award and grant of $1000. This is the tenth time in the last eleven years that our chapter has won a Peterson. The Legion of Honor is only awarded to the top six scholarship programs in the nation, and the RMF award and grant are only awarded to the top 5 risk management programs nationwide. These three awards exemplify the work that our brothers have put in to maintain our chapter’s high standards. Congratulations to our brothers for theses great awards!
Epsilon Kappa Chapter had the highest GPA out of all the fraternities at the the University of Memphis for the 2013 spring semester. This is the 3rd straight semester that Epsilon Kappa has been first in grades in the IFC. Sigma Chi had the second highest GPA in the entire Greek community. Epsilon Kappa also had the highest new member GPA for the 9th time in the last ten semesters. Congratulations to all of our brothers and keep up the good work!
Kaylee Willis with brother Taylor Oaks (’13)
Kaylee Willis has been elected the 2013-14 Epsilon Kappa Chapter Sweetheart. Kaylee is a senior sports and leisure major from Munford, TN. She is also the president of her sorority, the Zeta Omega Chapter of Kappa Delta and on the Up ‘Til Dawn executive board as the Publicity Chair. Congratulations and welcome to our new Sweetheart! We look forward to an exciting year with her.
Epsilon Kappa Chapter is proud to announce that it’s Spring 2013 pledge class, Delta Sigma, has been initiated into Sigma Chi. Congratulations to our new brothers, Steven Vagnone and Charles Uffelman!
Epsilon Kappa chapter had the privilege to volunteer with Special Olympics of Greater Memphis and be a part of their track and field event of 2013 last weekend at Rhodes College. Brothers spent the day with the incredible athletes and watched them compete in various track and field events. Bonding with the athletes was a great experience for our brothers and Epsilon Kappa Chapter looks forward to working with Special Olympics more in the future.
Brothers John Stevenson and Taylor Oaks won major awards at the University of Memphis Journalism Awards Banquet. Brother John Stevenson was awarded Outstanding Advertising Student of the Year, and Taylor Oaks was awarded Outstanding Public Relations Student of the Year. Congratulations to our brothers for their hard work and dedication to achieving these awards and representing Epsilon Kappa Chapter.
Epsilon Kappa is proud to announce that our Chapter Sweetheart, Micky Pietkiewicz, is a finalist for Sigma Chi International Sweetheart.
Every two years, a committee appointed by the Grand Consul narrows the chapter Sweetheart nominations down to three finalists, and undergraduate representatives select the new International Sweetheart by a vote at Grand Chapter.
Micky will represent Epsilon Kappa at the Fraternity’s 79th Grand Chapter June 27-30, 2013 in Washington D.C. We are very grateful for her contributions to the chapter, and we look forward to the possibility of her representing the Fraternity at an international level.
Sigma Chi received six awards at this year’s University of Memphis Greek Awards:
- The Highest IFC GPA for the fall of 2012 for the 2nd time in three semesters.
- Highest New Member GPA Fall 2012 for the 7th time in the last 8 semesters.
- Pillar of Excellence in Intellectual Development and Academic Support.
- Fraternity Man of the Year was awarded to Brother John Stevenson.
- Greek Unsung Hero was awarded to Brother Mathew Schwartz.
- Chapter Advisor Brett Collins won Advisor of the Year.
Congratulations to the individual brothers for their honors and to the rest of the Brothers of the Epsilon Kappa Chapter for their contributions to our hard-working chapter.