For this brother spotlight Ross Cameron sat down with Andrew Jent, the New Member Educator at SAE for the fall 2014 semester.
What attracted you to SAE?
I came from a smaller high school and was the only student from there to attend IU. Knowing absolutely nobody, I tried to make the campus feel smaller, more manageable. Then, during rush, I met a few guys from SAE and it felt right.
What does your role as New Member Educator entail?
My main goals and responsibilities are educating the newest class of members about the fraternity. I believe our fall class has a diverse group of guys which is awesome for a fraternity to have. We don’t want a fraternity full of the same cookie cutter type guys.
What is your passion outside of SAE?
Outside of SAE I love to play sports. I played football and baseball in high school. Now, I really enjoyed playing golf as it fills the void that was created after I stopped playing high school sports, and I am considering a career in it, maybe as something such as PGA professional. I started golfing in high school, but I haven’t had the time to excel at it until now.
How are you preparing for a career in golf?
Back home, I work at the local country club on the greens crew in the mornings; this entails mowing the grass and fixing the bunkers. Then, in the afternoon, I work in the pro-shop and help set up the course for any possible tournaments or events for the day. Also, this past summer I had an internship with the Indiana Golf Association, in which I got to travel the state and help set up various golf tournaments.
Has your passion for sports extended into the community?
It has. I actually work with YMCA as a coach for kids. I had a professor tell about the opportunity near the end of my sophomore year and I decided to take the opportunity to coach 5 and 6 year olds with another SAE brother. I really enjoyed the experience so I recently decided to contact the director of the program and am now coaching 11 and 12 year olds.
Some fun questions:
Favorite actor? Ben Affleck
What movie makes you cry? Titanic
What do you fear the most? Heights
Boxers or Briefs? Briefs
Do you collect anything? No