Last Saturday, in conjunction with the Indianapolis mini-marathon, AEPi brothers from around the country ran 13.1 miles to raise money for the AEPi Repair the World Fund in the first annual Lion Run. Terry Hugo (Kent State, 2016) was one of those brothers.
“I had never run a half marathon before, but I was committed to it. Although it was difficult to train—I injured my ankle and got sick a couple times—and fund raise, everything fell into place. I made it to the finish line and raised the funds thanks to the support of my brothers.”
Giving of his time to others is something Brother Hugo truly enjoys. In his four years at Kent State, he has served as AEPi’s lieutenant master, exchequer, scribe and internal philanthropy chair, as well as the president of Kent State’s Order of Omega, VP of philanthropy & community service for IFC, a student ambassador and numerous other volunteer and on-campus involvement capacities.
“I really like having a lot going on—juggling many different responsibilities—so I do as much as I can.”
Due to Brother Hugo’s commitment to AEPi and his on-campus involvement, he was recently awarded Greek Man of the Year from Kent State’s Fraternity/Sorority Life office. The award is given to individuals who have contributed to the betterment of their organization and the Kent State Fraternity and Sorority Community through scholarship, leadership and service.
“Our Greek community is full of many wonderful leaders, so when I heard my name, I was speechless. I am beyond proud to be this year’s recipient.”
In addition to Brother Hugo, the Phi Deuteron chapter at Kent State received seven awards this year: IFC Chapter of the Year, Excellence in Philanthropy, Excellence in Parent and Alumni Involvement, Excellence in Risk Management Education, Excellence in Chapter Educational Programming, Outstanding Educational Program for Yom Hashoah/We Walk to Remember, and Emerging Leader of the Year for Brother Ezra Katz, 2019.
“Our chapter has learned and grown so much over my four years, and every year we have done better than the last. These awards are a great gauge of how well we are doing and a morale booster for the chapter.”