Meet the Thetas: Fall Rush 2016

Our chapter recently held its initiation of the largest rush class in our history at Grand Valley. We would like to introduce you to the 29 Brothers of our Theta class: 

  Name:  Michael Barbee  Class:  Freshman  Major:  Biomedical Science  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because joining a fraternity is something special - it allows me to be a part of something bigger than myself. I saw Kappa Sigma as a great way to network and better myself as a person.  

Name: Michael Barbee
Class: Freshman
Major: Biomedical Science
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because joining a fraternity is something special - it allows me to be a part of something bigger than myself. I saw Kappa Sigma as a great way to network and better myself as a person.
 

  Name:  Zac Capel  Class:  Freshman  Major:  Computer Science  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because I immediately felt a sense of true brotherhood. This was the one fraternity that truly stood out from all of the rest on campus.  

Name: Zac Capel
Class: Freshman
Major: Computer Science
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because I immediately felt a sense of true brotherhood. This was the one fraternity that truly stood out from all of the rest on campus.
 

  Name:  Steven Colantone  Class : Freshman  Major : Mechanical Engineering  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because I've always wanted a sense of brotherhood that I never really had growing up. I really liked how close all of the members are and thought they would provide me with what I was looking for. I also wanted the connections that you get from being a part of fraternity.

Name: Steven Colantone
Class: Freshman
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because I've always wanted a sense of brotherhood that I never really had growing up. I really liked how close all of the members are and thought they would provide me with what I was looking for. I also wanted the connections that you get from being a part of fraternity.

  Name:  Matt Gitlin  Class:  Freshman  Major:  Biomedical Science  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because it was by far the friendliest and most accepting fraternity to me, and within the few months of pledging it made me happier than I've ever been.   

Name: Matt Gitlin
Class: Freshman
Major: Biomedical Science
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because it was by far the friendliest and most accepting fraternity to me, and within the few months of pledging it made me happier than I've ever been.

 

  Name:  Ronald Johnston  Class : Sophomore  Major : Computer Information Systems  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I played football in high school which provided me with a sense of family and fellowship, so when I came to college I was looking for that same thing. Kappa Sigma's brotherhood is stronger than any other fraternity's on campus and that's what sold me.

Name: Ronald Johnston
Class: Sophomore
Major: Computer Information Systems
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I played football in high school which provided me with a sense of family and fellowship, so when I came to college I was looking for that same thing. Kappa Sigma's brotherhood is stronger than any other fraternity's on campus and that's what sold me.

  Name:  Logan Kirnbauer  Class : Freshman  Major : Accounting  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I chose to rush Kappa Sigma because I saw it as an opportunity to better myself with a group of great guys, bring my set of skills to the table and help improve the fraternity in return.   

Name: Logan Kirnbauer
Class: Freshman
Major: Accounting
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I chose to rush Kappa Sigma because I saw it as an opportunity to better myself with a group of great guys, bring my set of skills to the table and help improve the fraternity in return. 
 

  Name:  Trevor McMahon   Class:  Freshman  Major:  International Business  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I chose to join Kappa Sigma not only for the support and brotherhood, but for the connections that come along with the fraternity. Going into business, I feel this would be a great step forward as well as something to help single me out in the middle of a crowd.

Name: Trevor McMahon
Class: Freshman
Major: International Business
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I chose to join Kappa Sigma not only for the support and brotherhood, but for the connections that come along with the fraternity. Going into business, I feel this would be a great step forward as well as something to help single me out in the middle of a crowd.

  Name:  Ethan Mouw  Class : Freshman  Major : Entrepreneurship/Marketing Double Major  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  Not only is Kappa Sigma the #1 fraternity in the world, they also have the most down-to-earth members on campus. Much like many of my pledge brothers, I rushed Kappa Sigma for the strong brotherhood they provide and to have a group of lifelong friends.   

Name: Ethan Mouw
Class: Freshman
Major: Entrepreneurship/Marketing Double Major
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
Not only is Kappa Sigma the #1 fraternity in the world, they also have the most down-to-earth members on campus. Much like many of my pledge brothers, I rushed Kappa Sigma for the strong brotherhood they provide and to have a group of lifelong friends. 
 

  Name:  Telo Saad  Class:  Freshman  Major:  Mechanical Engineering  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  Coming from Dubai to study in the United States I did not have any friends or family anywhere close to me. But once I met some of the brothers of Kappa Sigma, they acted like my second family in the U.S. and this is why I decided to join.   

Name: Telo Saad
Class: Freshman
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
Coming from Dubai to study in the United States I did not have any friends or family anywhere close to me. But once I met some of the brothers of Kappa Sigma, they acted like my second family in the U.S. and this is why I decided to join. 
 

  Name:  Conrad Schultz  Class : Junior  Major : International Relations  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because this fraternity has a variety of guys from many different backgrounds and I saw that as the best opportunity to be a part of a unique, well-rounded brotherhood. I also have some friends from my hometown that are part of Kappa Sigma.

Name: Conrad Schultz
Class: Junior
Major: International Relations
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because this fraternity has a variety of guys from many different backgrounds and I saw that as the best opportunity to be a part of a unique, well-rounded brotherhood. I also have some friends from my hometown that are part of Kappa Sigma.

  Name:  Marcus Smith   Class:  Freshman  Major:  Hospitality & Tourism Management  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I joined Kappa Sigma because they stand for fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service. These are the four components my life is centered around and the brothers of Kappa Sigma proudly display them all, so I knew I would feel at home.

Name: Marcus Smith
Class: Freshman
Major: Hospitality & Tourism Management
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I joined Kappa Sigma because they stand for fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service. These are the four components my life is centered around and the brothers of Kappa Sigma proudly display them all, so I knew I would feel at home.

  Name:  Jeff Stevens  Class : Junior  Major : Finance/Economics Double Major  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because I wanted to meet more people while at school and make an impact on the community.  

Name: Jeff Stevens
Class: Junior
Major: Finance/Economics Double Major
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because I wanted to meet more people while at school and make an impact on the community.
 

  Name:  Amari Swain  Class : Freshman  Major : Undecided  hy did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I've moved four times in my life so I have never really had a sense of true brotherhood. When I met Kappa Sigma and started coming around more, it immediately felt like home and I finally felt like I had the sense of brotherhood I've been looking for and I never looked back from there!  

Name: Amari Swain
Class: Freshman
Major: Undecided
hy did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I've moved four times in my life so I have never really had a sense of true brotherhood. When I met Kappa Sigma and started coming around more, it immediately felt like home and I finally felt like I had the sense of brotherhood I've been looking for and I never looked back from there!
 

  Name:  Zach Walker  Class:  Freshman  Major:  Biomedical Science - Pre-Med  hy did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I decided to rush Kappa Sigma because the brotherhood is so strong throughout the chapter and everyone is so welcoming, not to mention all of the connections that the brothers have. It was the perfect fit for me.

Name: Zach Walker
Class: Freshman
Major: Biomedical Science - Pre-Med
hy did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I decided to rush Kappa Sigma because the brotherhood is so strong throughout the chapter and everyone is so welcoming, not to mention all of the connections that the brothers have. It was the perfect fit for me.

  Name:  Brit York  Class : Freshman  Major : Nursing  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma simply because it's the oldest, largest fraternity in the world and the best at Grand Valley. 

Name: Brit York
Class: Freshman
Major: Nursing
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma simply because it's the oldest, largest fraternity in the world and the best at Grand Valley. 

  Name:  Sam Booms   Class:  Freshman  Major:  Undecided  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  One of the foundations of Kappa Sigma is brotherhood and that was the biggest thing for me. I liked how welcoming they were as an organization and how close all of the brothers are with each other and thought they would give me a home away from home.

Name: Sam Booms
Class: Freshman
Major: Undecided
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
One of the foundations of Kappa Sigma is brotherhood and that was the biggest thing for me. I liked how welcoming they were as an organization and how close all of the brothers are with each other and thought they would give me a home away from home.

  Name:  Bubba Chester  Class:  Freshman  Major:  Nursing  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma to help build relationships that would last a lifetime. Brotherhood is important in the fraternity and I saw that they would be able help me while I am at school and in my life ahead.

Name: Bubba Chester
Class: Freshman
Major: Nursing
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma to help build relationships that would last a lifetime. Brotherhood is important in the fraternity and I saw that they would be able help me while I am at school and in my life ahead.

  Name:  Dylan Dunsmore  Class : Freshman  Major : Undecided  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because of the environment that they provide for their members. The brothers are very welcoming to everybody and care a lot about the brotherhood and that is something that made them stand out from the other fraternities to me. 

Name: Dylan Dunsmore
Class: Freshman
Major: Undecided
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because of the environment that they provide for their members. The brothers are very welcoming to everybody and care a lot about the brotherhood and that is something that made them stand out from the other fraternities to me. 

  Name:  Ryan Hilbert  Class : Freshman  Major : Product Design/Manufacturing Engineering  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because I wanted to become the best version of myself. Being part of the biggest and best fraternity in the world gives me lifelong friends, unique opportunities for community service and more than 50 brothers to look to for help if I need it.

Name: Ryan Hilbert
Class: Freshman
Major: Product Design/Manufacturing Engineering
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because I wanted to become the best version of myself. Being part of the biggest and best fraternity in the world gives me lifelong friends, unique opportunities for community service and more than 50 brothers to look to for help if I need it.

  Name:  Tommy Kalensky  Class : Freshman  Major : Nursing  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because I wanted to meet a group of people at school that would help keep me on track with school as well as give me have a "home" away from home, which is what the brothers of Kappa Sigma would be able to do.  

Name: Tommy Kalensky
Class: Freshman
Major: Nursing
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because I wanted to meet a group of people at school that would help keep me on track with school as well as give me have a "home" away from home, which is what the brothers of Kappa Sigma would be able to do.
 

  Name:  Mike Mancini  Class : Freshman  Major : English Secondary Education  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma in order to become a part of something that's bigger than myself and, by doing that, to better the world. Kappa Sigma strives to be the best and have a positive impact on the community and I can't wait to help contribute to that. 

Name: Mike Mancini
Class: Freshman
Major: English Secondary Education
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma in order to become a part of something that's bigger than myself and, by doing that, to better the world. Kappa Sigma strives to be the best and have a positive impact on the community and I can't wait to help contribute to that. 

  Name:  Kyle Molloy   Class:  Freshman  Major:  Advertising/Public Relations  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because I never had a big group of guy friends in high school and I've always wanted to have a sense of brotherhood that came with being in a fraternity. Joining has hands down been the best decision I have made since I started college.

Name: Kyle Molloy
Class: Freshman
Major: Advertising/Public Relations
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because I never had a big group of guy friends in high school and I've always wanted to have a sense of brotherhood that came with being in a fraternity. Joining has hands down been the best decision I have made since I started college.

  Name:  Larenz Rivero  Class : Sophomore  Major : Sociology  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I decided to rush Kappa Sigma because I had never been treated like family so quickly after meeting a group of people. From the very first time I met some of the brothers, the vibes were all positive and outgoing. From the beginning I really could see myself growing with these people for the years to come.

Name: Larenz Rivero
Class: Sophomore
Major: Sociology
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I decided to rush Kappa Sigma because I had never been treated like family so quickly after meeting a group of people. From the very first time I met some of the brothers, the vibes were all positive and outgoing. From the beginning I really could see myself growing with these people for the years to come.

  Name:  Kolbe Schmidt  Class : Junior  Major : Film & Video  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma to gain lifelong friendships and because they proved to me that they're the best fraternity on campus. My dad and two of my brothers were in fraternities and I knew Kappa Sigma would provide me with the same great experience they each had. 

Name: Kolbe Schmidt
Class: Junior
Major: Film & Video
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma to gain lifelong friendships and because they proved to me that they're the best fraternity on campus. My dad and two of my brothers were in fraternities and I knew Kappa Sigma would provide me with the same great experience they each had. 

  Name:  Zion Silguero  Class : Freshman  Major : Business Economics  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because I felt that they are the most diverse fraternity on campus and for all of the benefits that the organization will offer me socially, academically and professionally after graduation.  

Name: Zion Silguero
Class: Freshman
Major: Business Economics
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because I felt that they are the most diverse fraternity on campus and for all of the benefits that the organization will offer me socially, academically and professionally after graduation.
 

  Name:  Tommy Southwell  Class : Freshman  Major : Undecided  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I decided to go Greek to find a group of people that I can come to for advice and to have brothers away from home. After talking with Kappa Sigma, I thought that they were the best fit for me and provide me with what I was looking for in Greek life.  

Name: Tommy Southwell
Class: Freshman
Major: Undecided
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I decided to go Greek to find a group of people that I can come to for advice and to have brothers away from home. After talking with Kappa Sigma, I thought that they were the best fit for me and provide me with what I was looking for in Greek life.
 

  Name:  Hunter Sutton  Class : Freshman  Major : Occupational Safety & Health Management  hy did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma to be apart of something bigger than myself and to help make a positive impact on campus and in the Grand Valley community as a whole.

Name: Hunter Sutton
Class: Freshman
Major: Occupational Safety & Health Management
hy did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma to be apart of something bigger than myself and to help make a positive impact on campus and in the Grand Valley community as a whole.

  Name:  Dylan Thompson   Class:  Freshman  Major:  Behavioral Neuroscience  Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?  Kappa Sigma is number one second to none. I came to college to change the world and leave my mark and that is exactly what Kappa Sigma is here to do. I wanted to be apart of a brotherhood of  people like myself, and the only answer was Kappa Sigma.

Name: Dylan Thompson
Class: Freshman
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Why did you rush Kappa Sigma?
Kappa Sigma is number one second to none. I came to college to change the world and leave my mark and that is exactly what Kappa Sigma is here to do. I wanted to be apart of a brotherhood of  people like myself, and the only answer was Kappa Sigma.

  Name:  Carter Wilmot  Class : Freshman  Major : Special Education  hy did you rush Kappa Sigma?  I rushed Kappa Sigma because I thought it was a good way to refine myself and polish myself as a gentleman. After these first few months, I'm confident that joining Kappa Sigma will help me accomplish these things and more.

Name: Carter Wilmot
Class: Freshman
Major: Special Education
hy did you rush Kappa Sigma?
I rushed Kappa Sigma because I thought it was a good way to refine myself and polish myself as a gentleman. After these first few months, I'm confident that joining Kappa Sigma will help me accomplish these things and more.


Our chapter is confident that each of our new Brothers will soon grow as individuals and as Kappa Sigma's, benefiting the organization while the organization benefits them. We are looking forward to all of the contributions that they will bring to our chapter in the future. 

To the Theta class - congratulations on officially being part of the largest fraternity in the world that is number one, second to none!