FRATERNITY NEWS

AEPi Voices: How My Son Became My Brother

Brother David Ogman (Florida, 1998) was recently honored at our South Florida Celebration Gala on Sunday, December 8, 2019 for his contributions to AEPi. He is the founder and president of the AEPi South Florida Business & Professionals Alumni Network. David is a wealth advisor at Merrill Lynch and his wife, Stacey, is a senior state attorney representing abused, abandoned and neglected children. At the event, their son, Jordan Ogman, had the honor of being initiated into the fraternity by Supreme Scribe Scott Knapp (Florida State, 2002). Jordan is fighting a debilitating, fatal, neurodegenerative Jewish genetic disease. Because of the [...]

FridayPiday: Norman Hoffer (South Florida, 2016)

Tucked away in Nassau, Bahamas, the Hoffer family has remained a beacon of their small Jewish community for four generations. The family has become a household name among Bahamians with their sportswear and urban fashion business, Hoffer Sport. For the last 40 years, Brother Norman Hoffer (South Florida, 2016) and his two brothers have run the family business. With the passing of their father and the patriarch of the family, Harold Hoffer, last year, full responsibility for the business has been turned over to them. Brother Hoffer has been running the business since he graduated from the University of South [...]

FridayPiday: Dr. Jay Golden (Arizona State, 1986)

Dr. Jay Golden’s (Arizona State, 1986) lifelong commitment to service, leadership and education predates his 2019 appointment as President of Wichita State University. As an undergraduate at Arizona State University, Dr. Golden put himself through school by moonlighting as a police officer. As a Brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Dr. Golden learned leadership and responsibility. Following a storied career in environmental protection and higher education, Dr. Golden was appointed by the Kansas Board of Regents to be the 14th President of Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Hailing from Los Angeles, Dr. Golden’s father and godfather were both Brothers of [...]

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FridayPiday: Norman Hoffer (South Florida, 2016)

Tucked away in Nassau, Bahamas, the Hoffer family has remained a beacon of their small Jewish community for four generations. The family has become a household name among Bahamians with their sportswear and urban fashion business, Hoffer Sport. For the last 40 years, Brother Norman Hoffer (South Florida, 2016) and his two brothers have run the family business. With the passing of their father and the patriarch of the family, Harold Hoffer, last year, full responsibility for the business has been turned over to them. Brother Hoffer has been running the business since he graduated from the University of South [...]

FridayPiday: Dr. Jay Golden (Arizona State, 1986)

Dr. Jay Golden’s (Arizona State, 1986) lifelong commitment to service, leadership and education predates his 2019 appointment as President of Wichita State University. As an undergraduate at Arizona State University, Dr. Golden put himself through school by moonlighting as a police officer. As a Brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Dr. Golden learned leadership and responsibility. Following a storied career in environmental protection and higher education, Dr. Golden was appointed by the Kansas Board of Regents to be the 14th President of Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Hailing from Los Angeles, Dr. Golden’s father and godfather were both Brothers of [...]

FridayPiday: Daniel Krause (Illinois, 2012)

Brother Daniel Krause (Illinois, 2012) is trying to make a name for himself in Wicker Park, a bustling neighborhood with more than 25,000 people in West Town Chicago by answering an age-old question while serving up some delicious food on Milwaukee Avenue. His restaurant there, Cracked: The Egg Came First, is his second in his growing chain. In between serving customers on a busy weekday, Brother Krause gave some insight on the struggles and successes he’s faced. “Growing up nearby in Wilmette, I came to the city often and dreamed about being part of this scene. It’s rewarding to finally [...]

FridayPiday: Ary Manzhukh (Maryland, 2011)

For Brother Ary Manzhukh (Maryland, 2011) the journey of 2,192 miles began with a single step. The Appalachian Trail—stretching from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Maine’s Mount Katahdin—is the longest hiking trail in the world and is considered a destination for lovers of the great outdoors. The trail is long and tedious but takes hikers through some of America’s most beautiful natural wilderness, such as Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains. Hiking the trail was always on Brother Manzhukh’s bucket list. As he was considering a series of life changes like a new career and getting back in [...]

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AEPi Voices: How My Son Became My Brother

Brother David Ogman (Florida, 1998) was recently honored at our South Florida Celebration Gala on Sunday, December 8, 2019 for his contributions to AEPi. He is the founder and president of the AEPi South Florida Business & Professionals Alumni Network. David is a wealth advisor at Merrill Lynch and his wife, Stacey, is a senior state attorney representing abused, abandoned and neglected children. At the event, their son, Jordan Ogman, had the honor of being initiated into the fraternity by Supreme Scribe Scott Knapp (Florida State, 2002). Jordan is fighting a debilitating, fatal, neurodegenerative Jewish genetic disease. Because of the [...]

Voices: Remembering Brother Michael Lertzman

Brother Alan Dreiman (Cal State - Northridge, 2019) is a senior at California State University – Northridge and was chapter master (president) at the time of Brother Michael Lertzman’s untimely passing. Brother Lertzman was a sophomore who was killed in a murder-suicide at his home on Wednesday, September 11, no more than five minutes from the Chi Nu chapter. Below is Brother Dreiman’s story on how this affected him as well as the brotherhood and Northridge community. It started as a normal day. I woke up, got ready for my shift and went to work like I would do any [...]

Voices: A New Beginning

Jonathan Handler (UC Riverside, 2019) I remember the day clearly. It was April 13th, 2016. I had class at noon so I was just waking up and starting to get ready when I heard the email notification coming from my phone. “Chi Rho Decision Letter.” My heart jumped a beat, “nationals” had finally gotten back to us! I open the email expecting us to be fine. Remember, I had just gone through the New Member process and was finally a Brother. I was ready for AEPi to change my college experience. The first two sentences read, “We regret to inform [...]

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