I came to the College in the Fall of 2007 knowing no one and wanting to become involved and make lasting friendships. Both of these came to me in the form of my fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi. I became of aware of the strong brotherhood during my pledge period. I was going through a number of personal problems, not involving the fraternity, and when the older brothers heard about it a few of them pulled me aside at different times to talk about it and support me through it. For me, seeing people show compassion towards someone that they have just met and help them through hardships solidified the fact that AEPi was where I wanted to be. This brotherhood has become very important part of my life, giving me the opportunity to grow as a person and I have found those few people in your life that without question would give me the shirt off of their back. My experience in AEPi has only made me love my fraternity more having served in various leadership positions including serving as Secretary on the Executive Board this past year. The more friendships I make and the experiences I have in AEPi only make me want to be more involved and do anything I can to help the fraternity as a whole and any one of my brothers. There has never been a time that the thought of not being a part of this fraternity has crossed my mind. The thought that my years of being an active brother will be ending when I graduate in May of 2011 is sad but I am proud to say that I will be an AEPi till the day that I die.
Richard Newcomb ’11, Political Science