Brother of the Month: Justin Fryer

Justin Fryer is a rising senior in the School of Hotel Administration. He is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America's Culinary Arts Program. On campus, Justin is a member of Cornell Cuvée, Cornell University's first blind wine tasting competition team. In addition to that, he is also a Teacher's Assistant for the two Culinary Arts courses offered at Cornell. He recently returned from Switzerland, where he represented Cornell and his country in the 5th Annual Millesime Blind Wine Tasting Competition. 

Justin hopes to pursue a career in the Food & Beverage field. In his free time, Justin enjoys working out, listening to music, playing drums and hanging out with his brothers.

Brother of the Month: Stefano Barbier '17

Stefano Barbier ‘17 is an Electrical and Computer Engineer from Boston, MA. Not only is Stefano a triple citizen (Venezuela, Italy, U.S.A), but he is also a triplet with two other brothers. As a Junior Olympic ski racer, he has travelled the world in pursuit of his athletic goals while playing tennis, mountain biking, sailing, windsurfing and even playing on the Cornell Ultimate Frisbee team. His career interests span a wide spectrum from business and economics to programming, electronics, renewable energy and start-ups. Stefano’s future ambition is to start and manage his own company.

Will Moore '16 Secures Highly Competitive NBC Internship

Will Moore '16 secures highly competitive NBC internship for spring. The brotherhood is sad to see Will Moore departing us this semester for NYC, where he will be interning at NBC in the legal division. Extremely passionate about law, Will intends to use this internship to expand his knowledge of contracting and legal frameworks in the media industry while one day hoping to use this knowledge to start his own broadcasting company.

SigEp will not be the only organization sad to acknowledge his absence this spring, Will is highly involved in a number of campus activities including Cornell Concert Commission, Afrikka Tikkun and Residential Student Congress.

Meet SigEp's 2015 Executive Board

For each calendar year the NY Beta Chapter elects a new Executive Board composed of seven brothers. These seven are responsible for running all chapter activities including Philanthropy, Recruitment, managing the Chapters finances, Programming, and Member Development. This gives undergraduate members the opportunity to not only positively impact the members of NY Beta but also gives the undergraduate members valuable leadership experience to prepare them for the professional world. Here are the 2015 elects: President Nate Baker: Nate is a sophomore from Altoona, Pennsylvania. Since coming to Cornell, he has become involved in numerous extracurricular activities. Not only is he a member of Cornell's Mock Trial and Club Volleyball Teams but he recently joined the Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity. Nate is has a passion for traveling the world and is very excited to be on the 2015 Executive Board. VP of Programming Joe Bell: Joe is currently a member of Cornell CMAA, NHC, and Cayuga's Watchers. Originally from Key West, Florida, Joe is very passionate about maintaining his physical fitness and participates in every intramural sport that he can. Joe is a sophomore in the Hotel School. VP of Finance Matt Thomas: The only returning Executive Board Member, Matt is a sophomore from York, Pennsylvania. He is an avid outdoorsman who likes doing any outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and fishing. Matt is also a member of Cornell's Club Volleyball Team. VP of Member Development Spenser Cardenes: Spenser is a sophomore in the Hotel School from Ocean City, Maryland. Some of his hobbies include listening to a variety of music, watching football, and fashion. Spenser is a member of Cornell's HEC as well as the Nightlife Hospitality Club. VP of Recruitment Harrison Reinisch: Harrison is one of two juniors on the 2015 Executive Board and is an economics major from Berkeley, California. As a member of the Cornell Board of Portfolio Managers, the Federal Reserve Challenge Club, and a Research Assistant at the Johnson Graduate School of management, Harrison is very involved in Cornell's financial community. Chaplin Alin Barsan: Originally born in Romania, Alin spent most of his youth in Bellevue, Washington before coming to Cornell University. At Cornell, Alin has been a Auxiliary Police Officer, a student web programmer, and has also worked on numerous independent web development projects for various organizations across the country. In his free-time Alin enjoys working out, spending time with his family and coaching youth football. VP of Communications Surya Pochareddy: Surya is a sophomore from Plano, Texas and is very interested in pursuing a career in Finance. While studying at Cornell he has been a part of the Cornell Alpha Fund as well as the Club Swim Team. Outside of schoolwork and extracurricular activities, Surya likes reading, playing chess, and playing pick-up basketball.

2014 Walt Geggis Balanced Man Scholarship Banquet and Recipients

Another successful year of celebrating and recognizing our scholarship recipients was held on November 1, 2014 at the Statler Hotel. Amongst us were our very active alumni board members, our Resident Scholar Austin Duggan, our Regional Director Joe Toth, and many parents of our winners. This year we recognized nine outstanding young men whose characteristics and qualities demonstrate the values of living a balanced life. It was very rewarding to share our special moment remembering Brother Geggis commitment to our chapter and continuing our tradition of rewarding men who share our values. A special thank you to Brad Olson for his active participation and assistance in our interview process this year as well as to Paul Barber. Here is a brief biography on our nine recipients this year. Congratulations to these outstanding young Cornellians!

Brendon Frankel: Brendon is from Charleston, South Carolina, where he lives with his parents and two younger sisters. He currently is studying biology in the college of arts and sciences, premed, and is considering studies in Spanish, business, and economics. He has been involved in a lot of research, community service, and student run organizations such as student council in high school, and plans to do much more of the same here at Cornell.

Stephen Day: Stephen is a freshman in the College of Human Ecology, pursuing a degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society. He is from New York City, and attended Xavier High School where he founded and headed the microfinance and lacrosse clubs. On campus Stephen has joined the mens club lacrosse team, a pre-health society within his college called PATCH, and is pursuing opportunities in healthcare outreach. Stephen's goal is to be an oral surgeon within the US Navy.

Liam Hughes: Liam is currently studying in the College of Arts & Sciences on a pre-medical track with an intended double major in biology and history. He is from Moorestown, New Jersey, which is a town just outside of Philadelphia. Outside of his academics, Liam is an avid golfer and played all throughout high school. Liam is also passionate about debate and public policy.

Ezra Pak-Harvey: Ezra was born at Duke University regional hospital and grew up in the South in a small town called Efland. He is a graduate of Durham Academy, an independent school in Durham, North Carolina. In addition to his interest in chemistry and mathematics, Ezra spends his free time practicing and performing violin repertoire, hunting for wild game (namely deer and boar), fishing, and playing a variety of sports, especially basketball.

Trey Crumbley: Trey is a Posse Scholar from Chicago, Illinois. His balanced skills in leadership, communication and adaptability has aided him in teaching elementary students, studying abroad in China, working for Architectural firms and working with the Boeing Company to impact the Chicago community. He also has a love for playing a variety of sports; football, basketball, volleyball, frisbee, biking and ping pong. Trey is currently enrolled in the College of Arts of Science and is undecided in his major.

Alec Hunsaker: Alec is majoring in Environmental Science and Sustainability in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and is attending Cornell on an Army ROTC scholarship. He resides in Port Tobacco Maryland. Alec really enjoys running, hiking, cycling, and playing tennis in his free time. 

Chris Gerazounis: Chris is from Long Island, New York. He is majoring in Industrial & Labor Relations, pursuing a minor in Business. Chris is a member of the Cornell Strategic Consulting club as well as the Sports Marketing Group. In his free time, Chris loves to read, listen to music, play basketball with friends, and learn new things.

Kieran McShane: Kieran is a freshman attending the College of Agriculture and Life Science, studying to be a bioengineer. He comes from a farming town that is just an hour north of New York City. Kieran recently joined the Cornell's club lacrosse team is hoping to bring his charity, called Hats, Gloves, and Socks for Tots, to Cornell; which is a clothing drive for migrant worker's children in his hometown. 

Zachary Schmetterer: Prior to coming to Cornell, Zachary graduated from Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio.  In high school, Zack divided his time between an academically rigorous course load, competing on his school's debate team, working with local government to do charity work, playing on his school's tennis team, and numerous other activities. At Cornell, he is majoring in Policy Analysis and Management and currently a member of the Alpine Ski Team and the Recreational Fencing Club.

Brother Andriano Runs Marathon for Team Fox, Raises $1,500

Brother Tyler Andriano, a NY Beta undergrad, ran the NY Marathon for the Michael J. Fox Foundation over Halloween Weekend 2014. After months of training and fundraising Tyler was able to complete the marathon in four hours and twelve minutes and also raised $1,517 for Parkinson's Research. Team Fox is a grassroots community fundraising program where each year 1,600 members worldwide participate in unique fundraising events and athletic feats. To date, Team Fox has raised $27 million for Parkinson's research. The brothers of NY Beta are very proud of Tyler's accomplishment and glad a SigEp contributed to such a great cause!