Alumni & Communications At Work

It’s been just over  a month since I stepped into The Mitchell House to begin my new role as your Alumni Services & Communications Consultant for Sigma Pi. My focus since then is to simplify all streams of communications between you, the alumni, and your Executive Office. Since, we’ve introduced this very website, The Emerald Online. […]

118 Years of Excellence

Our Fraternity is the premier men’s social and personal development fraternity in North America. Sigma Pi men embark on a quest to enrich their lives the moment they take oath to join our ranks, and first clasp on the golden greek cross over their heart. The brotherhood that four ambitious men dreamed of in 1897 is a […]

5 Minutes With: Joe Palazzolo – Alumni Volunteer

In this piece, I provide my two golden rules of alumni volunteering as well as some thoughts around each of those rules. The ideas below are not just applicable to Sigma Pi Fraternity, they are also applicable to any organization where there is a mentor/mentee relationship between individuals or groups. In May 2003, I graduated […]

France Celebrates Fraternity

One of our fundamental civil rights took a blow as Paris, France suffered a week of terrorist bloodshed that left 17 dead. On January 11, the world watched dignitary leaders, and the citizens of Paris unite and celebrate the French motto. Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. The Motto’s History Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, is the national motto of France […]

50 years of Brotherhood

These brothers haven’t stopped since their college days. They’ve gotten together every year for over half a century to celebrate their friendship and brotherhood. Nowadays, it is a year-end, black-tie, formal-only gala in commemoration of Orchid Ball memories as undergraduates. How did this 50-year affair begin? After brother and professional dancer Bobby Burgess (BO, Cal State-Long Beach ‘63) – of […]

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