With spring around the corner and the weather finally showing some life, Indiana Gamma held it’s father/son ceremony for it’s newest initiates, the Nu class. The ceremony took place at the house, held by Eminent Herald Jacob Wainwright and officiated by Member Educator Scott Kincannon and Eminent Archon Nick Martell. The process went smoothly, and Wainwright had the following to say: “I was very pleased with the ceremony and I look forward to watching the relationship between mentor and mentee grow with time”.
Without further ado, here’s the list of fathers and their corresponding sons.
And some pictures of the new families.
Nick Prewitt and Brian LaManna
Anthony Nasti and Brennan Haug
Taylor Bezzote and John Padgett
Little Brother Matt Pappas with his Big Brother, Tommy Nguyen.
This past week the brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon observed yet another Big Brother Little Brother ceremony. Every new member class goes through this ceremony, and this past week was Mu class’s turn. In Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the importance of such an event is immense. As brotherhood is one of the most respected aspects of our fraternity, the Big Brother Little Brother ceremony helps to strengthen these bonds through numerous methods.
Little Brother Andrew Cowie with his Big Brother, Noah Roush
The ceremony involves the official bond being created between the new Big and Little Brother tandems. Each new member has the opportunity to pick an elder member who they desire to be their Big Brother, and Big Brothers are also asked who they would choose as their son. In the end, the Loyalty Educator is tasked with picking sons for older members. Once the ceremony has completed, it is the duty of the big brother to mentor the younger brother further in the ways of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Through further instruction by the Big Brother, the Little Brother becomes more integrated into the chapter, as well as being enlightened in the ways of a true gentleman.
Little Brother Eric Gerbers with his Big Brother, Nick Prewitt
True friendship is something that should never be taken for granted, and through the big and little brother bond, a strong relational foundation can be develope. Being a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is truly a special experience that many are not fortunate to be a part of. As a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, ritual events such as the Big and Little Brother ceremony remind us of the unfaltering brotherhood that we are fortunate to have.
Big Brother Ryan Schroeck and Little Brother Matt Ellsworth
Big Brother Jacob Wainwright with his Little Brother, Theo Berndt