Spring 2017 Newsletter

Greetings active brothers, alumni, and friends of Sigma Nu fraternity!


It has been a busy spring semester so far for the Eta Rho chapter and we are proud to share some of our accomplishments and current events.

Spring 2017 Pledge Class

This year we were able to extend bids to six young men who hope to join the Legion of Honor. Their names as well as their hometown are as follows:

Tyler Joyce , Louisville, Kentucky
Greg Deason, Hendersonville,TN (legacy)
Jacob Tucker, Louisville, KY
Chase Sheehan, Lexington, SC
Ryan Langford Hendersonville, TN
Kyle Young, Franklin, KY

Spring 2017 Rush official picture.
Spring 2017 Rush official picture


Congratulations to these young men as they pursue their journey of honor and knighthood into the Legion of Honor.


2017 Sweetheart elections

This year we elected Heather Hall to be our new Eta Rho Sweetheart. Heather is a Sophomore from Western Kentucky University pursuing a double major in International Business and Arabic. Heather is from Cadiz, Kentucky and is currently a member of the Delta Zeta sorority on campus. Congratulations to Heather Hall on becoming Eta Rho’s newest Sweetheart!

Newly elected 2017-2018 Sweetheart Heather Hall (left) with 2016-2017 Sweetheart Taylor Berry (right)
Newly elected 2017-2018 Sweetheart Heather Hall


Current Events/Accomplishments

This has been a great year for the Eta Rho chapter in not only brotherhood involvement but campus involvement as well. Here is an update on what has been going on:

  • Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 2017: On April 6th, 2017 we had six Sigma Nu’s (including one alumni) participate in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes campaign. This event raises awareness of sexual assault, rape, and gender violence.
Pictured left to right: Gabe McCoy, David Chan, Ben Bertram, Ted Williams, Andrew Rash (alumni), Hunter Reynolds
  • Alpha Xi Delta flag football champions to help raise awareness for Autism
Pictured left to right: Alex Ogaz, Hunter Reynolds, Leland Phelps, Daniel Bolster (sitting), Michael Steitz (sitting), Riley Reynolds, Jack Childress, Ethan Gardner, Turner Davis
  • WKU Intramural athletics 5 v 5 and 3 v 3 basketball champions
5 v 5 champions. Pictured left to right: Skyler Geralds, Ben Bertram, Venton Curry, Ryan Weddle, Chandler West, Luke Rogers


  • WKU Greek Academic Banquet: We had eight men of honor able to attend the WKU Greek Academic Banquet along with a few hundred other WKU Greeks in recognition of making a 3.6 or higher GPA in the fall of 2016.
WKU Greek Academic Banquet at the WKU Knicely Center. Pictured left to right: Riley Reynolds, Rob McDearman, Braxton Powell, Chris Brokamp, Ben Bertram, Taylor Hilliard, Jake Wagner, Hunter Reynolds


  • Executive Council members at the Sigma Nu Leadership Institute where they learned valuable leadership qualities and instructions on improving their offices within the chapter.
Pictured left to right: Chris Brokamp, David Chan, Hunter Reynolds, Austin Black, Riley Reynolds, Grant Weise, Turner Davis
  • “Pledge/Active”: On Saturday, April 8th, many active brothers and pledges participated in a brotherhood event in Gallatin, Tennessee on brother Cody Sherburne’s farm. It was a great bonding event with lots of fun and fellowship.

 Upcoming Events

While it has been a busy semester, it is not over yet. Here are a couple things that will be going on within the next few weeks.

  • Sigma Nu Eta Rho philanthropy week, Snake Days, April 17th- April 22nd. Stay posted for the flyer detailing the events for each day!
  • Brotherhood retreat, April 22nd
  • Alumni ceremony for those active brothers going alumni (most likely the last chapter of the semester, stay posted for the specific date)


 Stay Connected!

For the alumni reading this newsletter, I hope we have kept you updated on the well being of not only our chapter as a whole, but made you feel included in the every day lives of individual active members. We strive for perfection in everything we do and seek to better everything we are a part of. We continue to soar through expectations and break the boundaries of self limitation.

Stay tuned for more updates, newsletters, and event calendars that will be available all throughout the year. Be sure to check any updates on Facebook, as well as Twitter and Instagram.


Braxton Powell HP 969
Alumni Relations Chair

Would you like to give back to Eta Rho? Any donations are greatly appreciated!
Please make your donations here: https://legfi.com/fundraisers/243

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