A message from John Ganem, EA:
I'm John Ganem, the current president of the NC Alpha chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. I'm from Greensboro, NC and am in my junior year at North Carolina State University. I'm a Political Science major, a brother of two sisters, an Eagle Scout, and honored to be the leader of such a solid group of collegiate men.
Traditionally, SAE at NCSU has a strong following. Our chapter alumni base is nearly 1500 strong and was opened at NCSU in 1946 by a group of 12 WWII veterans. We pride ourselves on our tight-knit bonds as brothers, and we focus on recruiting quality men rather than a quantity of men. Our chapter holds highly revered ideals common in the south as well as our SAE creed; The True Gentleman. Our ideals manifest themselves through our philanthropies, The Todd Davis Golf Tournament, Loaves & Fish, and Dan Allen cleanups.
In the recent years it has been the goal of the chapter to model us not just by the standards of SAE, but the standards of Greek Life as well. Through continued efforts by the brotherhood, the brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are paving a new path for the future of the chapter. We had fallen on hard times since I was a freshman but as a demonstration of just how much this brotherhood means to us; we picked ourselves up by the bootstraps and made the necessary changes to become the best fraternity possible.
We are proud of who we are, and our brothers share a bond that will last beyond the four year of college. The only direction we are looking is forward and the only steps we are taking are forward. We look onward to the coming years not as a challenge of our mettle, but as an opportunity to continue the greatness that has existed long before our time.
“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”
John Ganem ('15)