About Me & Contact
I was initiated into Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity at North Carolina State University in the fall of 1997. I joined a very young chapter; I was initiated the weekend after we were chartered, and was able to see the chapter grow from its infancy.
I would go on to become the president of my chapter for two years as well as the IFC president of the university. I was also elected to be the undergraduate representative to Pi Lambda Phi’s International Executive Council. These organizations thrived under my leadership, and I was recognized with the following awards:
- Brother of the Year – NC State University Chapter of Pi Lambda Phi
- NC State University Fraternity Man of the Year
- Rafer Johnson Upsilon Achievement Award – presented to the most outstanding brother nationally in Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity
After graduation I took a job as a robotics engineer for an Italian robotics company. However, when the Gulf War broke out, I decided to join the United States Air Force.
As an Air Force officer I deployed to the Middle East twice. That is where this website started. I started to compile the things I had learned as a successful fraternity leader during my free time in Balad, Iraq. I knew I could offer a lot to the Greek community, and I envisioned this as a way I would be able to give back.
Unfortunately, I let my writing sit for a few years. I had lost the passion due to being so far removed from my chapter and my fraternity. But a chance encounter with an undergraduate brother in my fraternity reignited my desire to help Greek Life.
I launched the site in the summer of 2009, and it has been a huge success. Thousands of visitors have read my columns, and it is very rewarding to think that I may be able to help them make their fraternity better.
I sincerely appreciate you visiting the site, and I welcome any feedback you can give. My hope is that this site becomes a favorite resource for fraternity brothers everywhere.
Best of luck in your journey as a fraternity leader; I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I did. — Pat