Sigma Phi Epsilon - Purdue University

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Indiana Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Purdue University

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Inside: Thank You, Loyal Donors t 3 Alumni Engagement Comes in Many Forms t 3 Lifestyle Piece t 3 From the heart A PUBLICATION FOR ALUMNI OF INDIANA ALPHA t SIGMA PHI EPSILON t SPRING 2019 PURDUESIGEP.ORG IndIana alpha BecomIng model for recolonIzatIons, alumnI engagement AVC Reflects on 2018 Improvements B rothers, as the Alumni Volunteer Corporation (AVC) reflects on the accomplishments of the past year to gauge the health of the organization, we understand how our actions are cultivating more strength for the Indiana Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. In this time period without an active undergraduate chapter, our success is measured in increased alumni engagement. For instance, we have spent time partnering with Pennington & Company to update and correct our alumni database, resulting in nearly 1,700 database fields updated between the dates of November 1, 2017, and October 31, 2018. In contrast, only 183 fields were updated for the year of 2016-17 when we managed the membership updates on our own. Our annual campaign welcomed 20 alumni as first-time donors and more than 30 renewed their giving after a two-year or more lapse. Also, in support of building out the mentoring board for the chapter redeployment, we have received more than 15 alumni to-date interested in helping. Finally, the attendance soared from two guests to 22 guests from 2017 to 2018 at our annual Alumni Homecoming Banquet. The message is clear: Indiana Alpha is rising from the ashes to be strong, sustainable, and a model for other chapters to follow. Recently, your board members were approached by alumni from other chapters who faced similar circumstances. They wanted to learn from our approach of engaging alumni and working together to rebuild our chapter. We recognize that we have a long road ahead of us rebuilding the chapter, but we also want to take time to celebrate the accomplishments and invite the alumni group to be a part of the movement. Please feel free to check out our new website,, or the Indiana Alpha SigEps Facebook page. We also welcome you to contact any member of the AVC to learn more. HFF, Brian Rodell '98, AVC President 2018 Brought Changes for the Better guests at annual Homecoming dinner CHANGES MADE TO DATABASE first-time donors renewed donors T hanks to the efforts of New Chapter Development Directors Shawn Cable, Texas Rho '17, from Baylor University, and Erik Angus, Ohio Theta '17, from the University of Cincinnati, Indiana Alpha has welcomed 16 new members as part of our spring 2019 recolonization class. As development directors, Shawn and Erik are helping Indiana Alpha recruit and train the next generation of young men to build SigEp's newest legacy at Purdue University. Continue reading on page 2 for their testament to the work being done at Purdue and with SigEps nationally. sixteen Men Join Indiana Alpha's Recolonization Class SigEp Directors Oversee Recruitment and Training Sixteen men are making history as the 2019 recolonizing class of Indiana Alpha! They bring a cumulative GPA of 3.68 and represent Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, California, Colorado, and Hawaii. (Continued on page 2)

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