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Q: Why did you join Lambda Iota in the first place?
A: Because many people that I knew and respected were members of the house.

Q: What’s your favorite memory from the chapter?
A: The shared experiences we had in the house, attending football games, parties/dances, Fiji Island, Pig Dinner, etc.

Q: Do you still keep in touch with any of your brothers? Who?
A: Not on a regular basis.  I keep in touch with brothers through LinkedIn. My dentist, Rich Newton, is a brother, as was my former dentist, Mark Morrissey.  Talked to Mike Bullis recently, have called on Bill Gettings, CFP; Dr. David Crabb; Joseph J. Mamlin, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Internal Medicine at Eskanazi Health Hospital; and Dr. Jamie Pratt, Professor of Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University for advice and assistance.  I met Pete King (Zeta chapter) in Columbus through Rotary International.  A fraternity is not for college days alone.

Q: Tell us about your career.
A: I worked as a professor for Indiana University at three campuses, New Albany, Kokomo and, now, Columbus.  I taught courses in Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand.  I conduct research in franchising and international corruption.  I’m currently responsible for the undergraduate business and MBA programs at the Indiana University Purdue University Columbus campus. Check out his current title here.

Q: How did your time in Fiji help to prepare you for that role?
A: At many events in the house we talked to people from different backgrounds, which taught us to build relationships with many people—an important skill for networking, sales, teams and leading organizations.  I learned persistence is truly omnipotent—Calvin Coolidge’s saying is still in my mind and I have repeated it to many people. Persistence has guided my life and attitude through difficult experiences.

Q: Tell us about your family and hobbies.
A: My daughter will graduate from Indiana University in December. My son works in Louisville, KY.  I have no hobbies (not a good thing).

Q: What advice would you give to future members of Lambda Iota members?
A: Show up for each class, meeting and opportunity in life.  Success is 80% showing up.  Be prepared when you show up with your best effort.  Quality work is always obvious.  Persistence—go after what you want in life with gusto and don’t give up until you achieve your dream.  Don’t ever give up!

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