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Reunion News 2016

Nearly 100 alumni returned to 11 Webster Avenue during Dartmouth Reunions 2016 and a great time was had by all. The Class of 1966 celebrating their 50th Reunion was particularly well-represented:

Left to right: Mrs and Steve Rugg, Tim Barnard and spouse, Barry Harwick '77 (Dartmouth Track Coach), Ben Day, Todd Kalif, Dave and Sandy Cross, Herb Philpott '85 (AVC President), Rick MacMillan (AVC Board member), Greg McGregor, and Jeff Fellows.

Congratulations to the Summer 2016 Officers

Elections were held on Sunday, 4/10/2016, for the Summer 2016 Term. 

President: Justin Ferrer
VPP: Liam Stevens
CFO: Jonathan Gonzalez
VPBD: David Herrera
House Man: Chris Huberty
FPM: Neil Tapiavala
Risk Man: Sebi Nakos
Social: Connor Regan
Social: Javier Garcia
Rush Chair: Will Shafer
Chaplain: Eric Brunner
Alumni Chair: Walker Chieffe
Secretary: Trammell Saltzgaber

SigEp Class of 2015 Transition from Great Undergraduates to Great Alumni

6/12/2014, Hanover, NH - Between the GLOS Awards and the amazing fundraising efforts, the Class of 2015 has distinguished itself as one of the greatest in quite a while. Read about their Graduation exploits, their fundraising, and where they're off to next.

SigEp Dominates 2015 GLOS Awards

Hanover, NH (5/20/2015) - SigEp NH Alpha had a tremendous night at the Dartmouth Greek Life Awards celebration at the Roth Center on 5/20/2015. The chapter received the O'Connor Prize,awarded to the best fraternity as evaluated in nine categories including scholarship, member development, new member program, chapter management, chapter advisory program, alumni relations, risk management, community relations, and community service.This was the fourth year in a row that NH Alpha won this award


The chapter also received the Service Award for the highest amount of community service hours, and the Leadership Program Award for co-hosting the Experiential Learning University in the chapter house. Receiving individual awardswere Arts "All Star" Max Gottschall '15, Scholarship "All Star" Colin Walmsley '15, and Greek Man of the Year Eli Derrow '15. 


Left to right: AVC President Herb Philpott '85, undergraduate CFO Jon Xu '15, undergraduate President and Greek Man of the Year Eli Derrow '15, GLOSDirector and SigEp AVC Advisor Wes Schaub, undergraduate President Joe Clyne '16, Arts All-Star Maxx Gottschall '15, Academic All-Star Colin Walmsley '15; and Greek Leadership Council Accountability Chair Taylor Watson '16.


Academic All-Star Colin Walmsley '15, a double major in Anthropology and Government, wrote two Senior Honors theses, one in each department. For Anthropology his senior thesis focused on "Queer Youth Homelessness in New York City" and his Government thesis focused on national secessionist movements. He is a Rufus Choate Scholar, played for Dartmouth rugby, was named Academic All-American, sings with the a cappella group the Brovertones, and hosts a radio show on 99 Rock. He was a Great Issues Scholar and a War and Peace Studies Fellow and is currently a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow. He has studied in France and New Zealand and has been named a Rhodes Scholar. As a Rhodes Scholar he plans to study transgender homeless youth in London and rural English communities and to study social anthropology at Oxford. 


Arts All-Star Maxx Gottschall '15, a double major in Theater and Government, is a director, actor, and composer. Whether it be for a new arrangement for a cappella, an original classical piece, or a transcription of a musical theater score, this all-star devotes his time to the arts. This brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity served as the Aires musical director and was instrumental in arranging a multitude of songs for the Aires album that was recently nominated for Best Male Collegiate Album by the Contemporary A Cappella Society. He has been a cast member in HOP productions: HairsprayAngels in America, and Spring Awakening. For his senior thesis in the Theater department he served as both the director and the musical director for Stephen Sondheim's musical Merrily We Roll Along. Every aspect of the production was completely student-run and this all-star had the responsibility of casting all actors, teaching the music to both the band and actors, directing all scenes, and coordinating the theater department personnel and stage management.


Greek Man of the Year Eli Derrow '15 graciously accepted hisaward

Eli Derrow '15 accepts Dartmouth's Greek Man of the Year Award
Eli Derrow '15 accepts Dartmouth's Greek Man of the Year Award


Eli and Colin make it two years that SigEps have won the Greek Man of the Year and Academic All-Star Awards, respectively. Last year brothers Elliot Sanborn '14 and Joseph Singh '14 took home those honors.


SigEp brothers of all ages salute our undergraduates on these great achievements.

SigEp Announces Faculty Fellows

SigEp New Hampshire Alpha is proud to announce three faculty advisors for the coming year: Government Professor Brendan Nyhan, Engineering Professor Vicki May, and Comparative Literature & Spanish Professor Rebecca Biron. 

Adding female faculty advisors was one of the important recommendations in President Hanlon's "Moving Dartmouth Forward" initiative, and while many organizations have struggled to meet this requirement, SigEp's positive relationship with the faculty is well-reflected in the strong level of engagement the fellows have already had with the chapter. More...

2015-2016 Officer Elected

The undergraduate members elected Joe Clyne to serve as chapter president for the 2105-2016 year along with 13 other executive officers. Read their profiles here.

NH Alpha Board supports "The Greek Proposal"

11/06/2014, Hanover, NH - The Dartmouth SigEp AVC Board unanimously supports "The Greek Proposal" for Moving Dartmouth Forward developed by the Greek Leadership Councils with input from alumni advisors.

AVC President Herb Philpott noted in a message to the Board, "I'm happy to lend my support to the Greek Proposal, for what it's worth, because the document represents a willingness and even eagerness to change Greek Life at Dartmouth from within." Herb said that SigEp already practices many of the reforms proposed, having adopted the Balanced Man Program over 20 years ago, and with the Chapter's financial aid program, zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault, and its faculty fellow program.

The Board of Trustees asks all SigEp NH Alpha alumni to show their support for reform from within by signing "The Greek Proposal" and leaving comments today!

New Trustees Elected to Board of AVC

10/18/2014, Hanover, NH - Members of the Dartmouth SigEp (NH Alpha) Alumni & Volunteer Corporation (AVC) elected brothers Jason Dimarino '97 and Jeff Wagner '07 to the Board of Trustees during the Annual Meeting held on Saturday during Dartmouth's Homecoming Weekend. Retiring from the Board after 18 years of diligent service, Chris Vale '95, was given the "Distinguished Alumni Service Award" from the AVC.

The Board reviewed and approved the 2014-2015 Operating Budget presented by VP of Finance Sam Reckford '81, and took reports from Chapter President Eli Derrow '15, fundraising chair Mike Chapman '76, and Herb Philpott '85 on facilities management and campus issues.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 10AM on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the site of the SigEp Carlson Leadership Academy at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, CT. All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.


NH Alpha Dominates at Dartmouth Greek Life Awards

5/12/2014, Hanover, NH – The New Hampshire Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity took home numerous organization and individual awards at the Dartmouth Greek Letter Organizations and Societies’ (GLOS) annual awards ceremony last night.

For the third year in a row, SigEp won the O’Connor Cup and the Scholarship Cup. The O’Connor Cup, Dartmouth’s highest Greek honor, is presented annually to the chapter that have been the most outstanding in the principles of scholarship, leadership, service, being inclusive, brotherhood/sisterhood, and accountability.  The award is named after the late Proctor John O'Connor who served Dartmouth College for eleven years. The Scholarship Cup is presented to the fraternity with the highest cumulative GPA for the Academic Year. SigEp’s GPA for the year was 3.592, highest of the 15 fraternities, and more than a tenth of a point above the all campus average.

At the 2014 Dartmouth Greek Letter Organizations and Societies (GLOS) Awards Banquest, from left to right: Balanced Man Steward Josh Hamilton  (Cal BB ’09, Tuck ’15); former Greek Leadership Council (GLC) Moderator Elliot Sanborn ’14, winner of the Greek Man of the Year Award; current GLC Moderator and Chapter Risk Manager Alistair Glover ’15; former Chapter President Connor Watumull ’14, inducted into the Order of Omega; current AVC President Herb Philpott ’85; and NH Alpha Chapter Counselor Derrick Smith ’07.


In addition to the Chapter awards, SigEp was well-represented in individual awards.

Elliot Sanborn ’14 was named the Greek Man of the Year. Elliot served as the Chairman of the Greek Leadership Council (GLC) Executive Board. He worked to create and administer the first-year harm reduction policy meeting individually with all the first-years caught breaking the policy and crafting their personal plans to get their recruitment eligibility restored.  Elliot was involved with the Student and President committee on Sexual Assault. He crafted the Dartmouth Code of Standards policy to improve respect and inclusion within the community, and helped amend the GLC constitution adding two new positions of accountability chair and vice chair.  He drove a campus-wide program to provide the Dartmouth Bystander Initiative (DBI) training to all students and making it a requirement for recruitment.  And he guided the process to create a Greek judicial board modeled after SigEp’s Standards Board.  Elliott is a member of Order of Omega (Greek leadership society) and Gamma Sigma Alpha (Greek academic honor society).  The Greek Man of the Year Award recognizes Elliot for his dedication to improving Greek Life at Dartmouth College.

Joseph Singh ’14 received the Academic All-Star Award. A Government major, Public Policy minor, Joseph is an inductee of Phi Beta Kappa and a Rhodes Scholar. He participated in the Government FSP to the London School of Economics after which he was awarded the 2012 Angulo World Experience Award for best academic performance on a Dartmouth FSP. At Dartmouth, he served as the Head Writing Assistant at RWIT and as a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow. He interned at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, Center for a New American Security, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, and Policy Directions Inc. Additionally, he is a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Analyst in the Policy Research Shop at Rocky, a member of the Global Policy Practicum on Economic Development in India, and was a previous James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar in the Government department. He has won the Dutton Woods and Foster Burnap scholarships for academic excellence, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy Grant, Dickey Center for International Understanding Class of 1966 Fellowship, and was a winner in Foreign Affairs magazine's 2012 Student Essay Competition.

The National Greek Honor society, Gamma Sigma Alpha, also recognized graduating seniors with a 3.5 GPA. Receiving a graduation cord to be proudly worn at commencement were SigEps Elliot Sanborn and John Hong.

The National Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society prides itself on selecting the top 5% of Greek students on campus who excel in leadership, scholarship, service and character. SigEps receiving this honor were Connor Watumull, Elliot Sanborn, and Michael Berger.

SigEp brother and incoming Greek Leadership Council Moderator Alistair Glover ’14 closed the GLOS Awards ceremony congratulating all the winners and encouraging continued improvement.


2015 SigEp Annual Fund



This will be the third year of the SigEp Annual Fund.  Many thanks to all of you who donated last year!  When a SigEp brother calls this year, pick up the phone, listen to him and please make a donation to the Annual Fund. 


As we did last year, we’ll be keeping track of donation participation by decade.  Help your decade top the participation list and have bragging rights for the year!  Last year, the 70's just barely edged out the 80’s with a participation rate of 12.56%.


Our Annual Fund goals this year are $15,000 in donations and 15% participation.  We now have two ways to donate to the Annual Fund:


  • Unrestricted donations:  These can be used for the purchase of furnishings for specific rooms at the Chapter House, maintenance of infrastructure items (structure, electrical, electronic, plumbing), support for Alumni reunion events, operating expenditures, etc.  Unrestricted donations are non-tax deductible.
  • For unrestricted donations, use PayPal



or send a check made payable to:

Sigma Phi Epsilon NH Alpha AVC

28 Ridge Terrace

Short Hills, NJ  07078

  • Restricted donations:  These can only be used to service the debt on the loans for the new Chapter House.  Restricted donations are tax-deductible.
    • For restricted donations, use the *SigEp National website and select "New Hampshire Alpha Residential Learning Community Annual Fd" from the Chapter Housing Campaign menu.


* Please note that although you are donating through the SigEp National website, 100% of your donation will go to the NH Alpha (Dartmouth) chapter.


SigEp meant so much to all of us in our undergraduate years.  How many of your friendships established then continue to this day? Consider saying “Thanks” by making a donation.


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