FRATERNITY NEWS

VOICES: Supreme Master Knapp Urges Brothers to Fight Hate

Yesterday, I woke up to news of yet another horrific act of hate and senseless violence. On behalf of AEPi, I want to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the five people killed at Club Q in Colorado Springs. May their memories be a blessing. At the same time I offer Refuah Scheleimah to the many others who were physically injured and those mentally scarred from the incident. However, I cannot stop there with a simple acknowledgement and words of sympathy. The world cannot simply sit back and expect a miraculous and necessary cultural change without [...]

Brother Alex Teplish — (Stonybrook, 1998)

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness” – Ellie Wiesel It is hard to believe that in the year 2022, we still have to work to make sure that our broader community is aware of the atrocities of the Holocaust and its impacts on European Jewish communities. But, here we are. Brother Alex Teplish (SUNY-Stonybrook, 1998) has taken on that challenge by retelling stories from his Holocaust survivor grandparents and creating a virtual environment for school children and others to explore and learn about survivor stories. “I grew up with my grandparents in my building. They told [...]

Brother Doctor Aaron Carroll (Honorary)

At a time when so much focus has been put on the mental and physical health of college students, an AEPi Brother has assumed responsibility for ensuring healthy students on one of North America’s largest campuses. Brother Doctor Aaron Carroll (Honorary) is the Chief Health Officer at the Indiana University and has been integral to the health of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brother Carroll was born outside of Philadelphia and moved to the suburbs soon after. His father was a  surgeon and he thought from a very early age he wanted to be a doctor. “That was my career goal.” [...]

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Brother Alex Teplish — (Stonybrook, 1998)

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness” – Ellie Wiesel It is hard to believe that in the year 2022, we still have to work to make sure that our broader community is aware of the atrocities of the Holocaust and its impacts on European Jewish communities. But, here we are. Brother Alex Teplish (SUNY-Stonybrook, 1998) has taken on that challenge by retelling stories from his Holocaust survivor grandparents and creating a virtual environment for school children and others to explore and learn about survivor stories. “I grew up with my grandparents in my building. They told [...]

Brother Doctor Aaron Carroll (Honorary)

At a time when so much focus has been put on the mental and physical health of college students, an AEPi Brother has assumed responsibility for ensuring healthy students on one of North America’s largest campuses. Brother Doctor Aaron Carroll (Honorary) is the Chief Health Officer at the Indiana University and has been integral to the health of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brother Carroll was born outside of Philadelphia and moved to the suburbs soon after. His father was a  surgeon and he thought from a very early age he wanted to be a doctor. “That was my career goal.” [...]

Lee Seidner (James Madison, 2011)

Getting close and in-person to a major sport event either requires a lot of money or a lot of luck but Brother Lee Seidner (James Madison, 2011) has spent the last 18 summers on the court at the U.S. Open. Going to lessons and group clinics on the weekends, Brother Seidner enjoyed playing tennis from a young age. “I grew up playing tennis, soccer, baseball but tennis was always my favorite.” He played varsity tennis in high school. Unfortunately he was not at a D1 or D2 caliber, so Brother Seidner played club tennis at James Madison University (JMU). Brother [...]

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VOICES: Supreme Master Knapp Urges Brothers to Fight Hate

Yesterday, I woke up to news of yet another horrific act of hate and senseless violence. On behalf of AEPi, I want to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the five people killed at Club Q in Colorado Springs. May their memories be a blessing. At the same time I offer Refuah Scheleimah to the many others who were physically injured and those mentally scarred from the incident. However, I cannot stop there with a simple acknowledgement and words of sympathy. The world cannot simply sit back and expect a miraculous and necessary cultural change without [...]

VOICES: 24 Hours Later and I’m Still In Shock

By: Andrew Neiberg (Florida State, 2007), AEPi International’s Director of Campus Operations (Editor’s Note: Brother Andrew Neiberg and his family were with Supreme Governor Michael Waitz (DePaul, 2009) and his family at yesterday’s Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Il along with scores of other AEPi alumni and family members. Brother Neiberg wrote this first-hand account of the shooting and the immediate impacts on his family. To our knowledge, no one in the AEPi family was hurt at the parade but, given the community, it is almost certain that many AEPi Brothers have a connection to someone who was […]

VOICES: I Never Thought I Would Be a Role Model Because of Who I Am

By: Supreme Master-Elect Scott Knapp (Florida State, 2002) (Editor’s Note: AEPi wraps up pride month with this amazing article written by AEPi’s Supreme Master-Elect, Scott Knapp. Pride is an AEPi value. And, we’re very proud of Scott’s honesty and courage to pen this piece.) On August 13th, I will be installed as the 76th Supreme Master in the 109-year history of Alpha Epsilon Pi. I cannot wait to assume the chair and have the opportunity to lead our amazing fraternity. I look forward to reuniting in person with so many Brothers and also having the opportunity to meet many more […]

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