My name is Juan Laverde. I am majoring in Marketing and Business Process Management with a minor in Portuguese. This semester as Senior VP I really plan to make rush as exciting as possible. I want people to see all the incredible opportunities we offer for our brothers through the rush process. For out pledges I plan on helping with their professional growth by working with the other members of the fraternity. This way they can be confident when it comes to seeking professional opportunities in the future.
This fall I am very excited to welcome the next generation of Deltasigs into our fraternity. I will help them integrate into our unparalleled brotherhood. We will also prepare our pledges professionally through various workshops and opportunities. A highlight of our semester will be a pledge retreat that will include a ropes course and activities that foster brotherhood and educate pledges on our fraternity.
My Goal as VP Finance is to ensure that everything stated in our National Policy is completed in an efficient and effective manner. It's also to help all other executive and committee members in planning and budgeting their events so that they can be successful as possible.
My main goal for this year is to facilitate communication within the executive board so that we are better able to identify and accomplish our goals as a chapter. In addition, I also hope to help the board branch out to other members to get every brother in chapter more involved in our activities. By keeping brothers informed of opportunities and events, I believe our chapter can continue to grow and make a big impact in our community through business and philanthropy.
I plan to uphold the rich and diverse traditions of Delta Sigma Pi.
Ben: As Vice President of Professional Affairs this semester, I will expand the professionalism of the fraternity both internally and externally. Internally, we plan to create a variety of databases and pledge development curriculum. Externally, we shall bring new events to chapter in order for brothers to effectively network with sponsors.
I want to foster a philanthropic environment by giving chapter many opportunities in the community where brothers can give back and help others. Tree of Hope raises money for the Developmental Services Center and the Suicide Prevention Walk are two large events that will happen in the fall. Other events throughout the semester include an Illini Service Dog fundraiser, soup kitchen, clothing and can drive, Special Olympics, nursing homes, purchasing holiday gifts for underprivileged children, and many more. I hope with an abundant of volunteering opportunities, Delta Sigma Pi can make a difference in our surrounding community.
As Vice President of Scholarship next semester, I plan to launch several new initiatives to enhance the scholarly aspects of the fraternity. I will be hosting a GPA achievement dinner for all brothers who achieved Dean's List in Spring 2015 and will be looking to develop four-year plans for the younger members of the fraternity. Furthermore, I will organize weekly study sessions, send out a chapter RSO involvement list, and implement a case competition workshop. Overall, I am extremely excited about this position and looking forward to a great semester.
As VP Alumni Relations I am striving to strengthen the communication between the active chapter and its successful and amazing alumni. I plan to do this with new and creative ideas for events. To start things off, I plan on setting up two events in Chicago during the 2015 Summer. These two events will include a Chicago Cubs Game and a North Avenue Beach get-together. These events will tailor towards the Chicago Alumni as these events will be held right in their backyard. Regarding on campus, I am implementing the first Alumni-Chapter Golf Outing. This will give alumni interested in golf a structured opportunity to get involved with Chapter in Champaign. These events in accordance with Homecoming and Dad's Day festivities will enhance the communication between brothers on campus, and the graduated brothers around the world.
My name is Claire Martersteck, and I will be serving as the Internal Vice President for the Fall 2015 semester. I'm really looking forward to the position. My main goal is to oversee and organize a group of dedicated and inspired committee chairs. I want to help each committee position holder succeed in his or her position, and I want to use my position to help the fraternity in many different areas. I hope to raise awareness and attendance for all events through use of the calendar and communication through committee chairs. I'm excited to hold weekly committee meetings where I will emphasize the importance of committee chair positions and help them become strong leaders in the fraternity.
Ginger: My name is Ginger Yen and I am a junior pursuing a dual degree in Accountancy and Finance. As a Vice President of Fundraising of the Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, I hope to fundraise for causes such as the American Cancer Society for leukemia and the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund for 9/11 victims and heroes, expand fundraising events to increase chapter involvement, and further develop College of Business relations. Our goal this semester is to introduce fresh and exciting ways for chapter to get fundraising hours, positively impact and excite the executive board, and reach our semester goal of $6,000.