Sigma Rho Fall Newsletter
by Kyle Tebelman '18 Sigma Rho VP of Communications
Sigma Rho would like to congratulate the Spring 2018 class on their initiation. We are proud to call them brothers of the finest fraternity at the University of Illinois.
| We proudly present Sigma Rho's Gamma class:
1st Row (From the left): Jake Toutloff, Ayush Singh, Dylan Rigsby, Matt Paolucci
2nd Row: Jim O'Brien, Nick Castelvecchi
3rd Row: John Chapman, Robert Finedore
Moreover, Sigma Rho once again had a successful rushing season. For those not familiar with "rush", it refers to the recruitment process of the chapter. Active members of Beta Theta Pi spend three weeks at the beginning of each semester talking to and giving out bids to new members that we believe will excel in their endeavors and wear the Beta letters proudly upon their initiation. Thanks to Vice President of Recruitment Curt Olbrich 17.5', we were able to bring in a class of 32 impressive young men for the Fall semester. We look forward to seeing all of them grow as individuals and join us as brothers upon their initiation.
This spring we hope to continue the trend with a strong spring recruiting season. Newly elected VP of Recruitment Cole Senesac 18' will take over for Curt next semester. If you have recommendations for potential new members contact Cole to let him know.
Grant Richardson - Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
- Major: Global Studies
- Roll no. & graduation year: 2235, May 2018
- About Grant: Grant has spent the past year traveling all over the world meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. He spent his winter term traveling to South Africa with a group of students in the global studies program. Over the summer, Grant went to Ningbo, China (pictured above) and taught english to Chinese students.
-Why you went Beta:
"During recruitment Beta had the most genuine guys of all of the houses I went to and I knew I would fit in well here. I also saw the legacy and the potential that this house has on this campus."
-What you hope to accomplish this year:
"I want to keep my grades high and continue to experience as much of the world as I can. I also want to enjoy my short time in college by spending as much time as possible with my friends and fraternity brothers."
-Best memory of Beta thus far:
"My best memory is walking up to our house and looking up at the imposing pillars that tower over you from atop the hill at 202 E. Daniel. Every time I come back to the house, I know we have the best fraternity house on campus."
Finally, I would like to congratulate and highlight the newly elected executive board for the Sigma Rho Chapter of Beta Theta Pi.
President: Aaron Reinsbach
VP of Brotherhood: Roland Dewgard
VP of Finance: Saurav Patnaik
VP of Communications: Kyle Tebelman
VP of Recruitment: Cole Senesac
VP of Education: Matt Paolucci
VP of Programming: Travis Kittell
VP of Risk Management: Tobi Ijose
House Manager: Dylan Rigsby
They are all well deserving of their new positions and will continue to lead Sigma Rho to be the chapter that we are all proud of!
Feel free to contact us at any time and enjoy the holidays!
-Kyle Tebelman '18
Sigma Rho VP of Communications
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