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Spring Rush 2015 Recruits

Congrats to the undergrads on another successful recruitment period.

Austin Burns – Searcy AR
Ben Clapp – Richardson TX
Brandon Cueva – Fayetteville AR
Patrick Guirguis – Colleyville TX
Craig Smardo – Fayetteville AR
Garrison Peppers – McKinney TX
Andrew Gunsch – Tulsa OK
Garrett Moore – Prosper TX
Richard Hundza – Richardson TX
Bryce Hampton – Carrolton TX
Joshua Aguilar – Kansas City MO
Boston Woodworth – Kansas City MO
Corey Thorpe – Caledona MI
Jake Denne – Tulsa OK
Garrett Farren – Dallas TX
Chris Lang – Keller TX
Augie Irons – Austin TX
John Hankes – Collierville TN
Trevor Blue – Southlake TX

Have names for our Fall Pipeline? Reach out to the chapter through Facebook, or the alumni board and we will make sure they make the right decision on Bid Day. Can you help us recruit this summer? Let us know.

Alumni Profile: Omar Kasim

Omar Kassim

Coming Soon to Fayetteville…

Con Quesos

Con Quesos Logo

Omar Kasim is graduating this spring with a BSBA in Small Business Management. He came to Fayetteville from Tulsa and as a SigEp, played a big role in building our annual Autism Speaks Kickball Tournament.

Con Quesos is a restaurant startup based in Fayetteville launching this summer. The concept was devised by Omar his freshman year of college. Through his tenure in the Sam Walton College of Business, he put together a viable business model. By engaging the University, Omar’s establishment will be on campus and will quickly become a must stop on The Hill. Omar states: “Entrepreneurship is in my blood; my dad is an entrepreneur and my grandfather was an entrepreneur. I enjoy the freedom to innovate and the ability to grow my business.”


Omar has served as the VP of Philanthropy for the chapter. Omar “enjoyed the idea of the Balanced Man Program. It allowed me to get involved immediately in the chapter and take a leadership position early on in my college career.” Omar learned the importance of giving back to the community, which is something he plans to do with his startup. Omar’s favorite memory as an undergrad was attending Conclave in 2013.

Omar is also the President and Founder of the Entrepreneurship Club at the U of A and is involved in the Big Brother/Big Sister Program. He enjoys running, hiking, reading, and traveling. We are excited about his new venture and look forward to some great food on campus.

Read more about Omar’s restaurant concept: Con Quesos.

New Members join Sigma Phi Epsilon Brotherhood

Sigma Phi Epsilon would like to recognize our new fall 2014 pledges and future Arkansas Alpha Alumni. Please join us in celebrating our new bothers. Show your support by joining us for one of our wonderful events we have this fall, or just by stopping by to say hello.

ADDISON HICKEN, McKinney, TX Business Undeclared

ANDREW COREY, Dallas, TX International Business

AUSTIN BAKER, McKinney, TX Broadcast Journalism

AUSTIN PROCHASKA, Westlake, TX, Business Management

BERT BRANHAM, Waco, TX Business Undeclared

CASEN KANDAL, McKinney, TX Marketing

CASEY MEDLEN, Tulsa, OK Finance

CHARLIE PROUDMAN, South Lake, TX Engineer Undeclared

CHRISTIAN MASON, Carrollton, TX Mechanical Engineering

COLE BAKALAR, Leawood, KS Finance

DREW HAMMONS, McKinney, TX Finance

DREW MCRAE, Flower Mound, TX Business Undeclared

EDDIE SWEENEY, Keller, TX Business Management

HAYDEN COUPE, Waco, TX Business Undeclared

HUNTER BARICK, Carrollton, TX Marketing/Finance

HUNTER WEBB, Bentonville, AR Business Management

JACK RAYBUCK, Kansas City, MO Business Undeclared

JARED COX, Joplin, MO Engineer Undeclared

JARED THOMAS, Dallas, TX Business Undeclared

JOEY KIRAN, Dallas, TX Economics

JOHN RAY (JP), Bentonville, AR Supply Chain Management

MATT RODRIGUEZ, Dallas, TX Finance

MATTHEW KANTOR, German- town, TN. Finance

MATTHEW SILVEY, Broken Arrow, OK. Finance/Accounting

MICHAEL DIGIORNO, Leawood, KS Business Undeclared


NICK DAVIS, McKinney, TX Business Undeclared

REED BARTZ, Fayetteville, AR Supply Chain Management

RILEY VAUGHAN, Keller, TX Mechanical Engineering

RYAN GRANT, Joplin, MO Psychology

SAM FLOOD, Carrollton, TX Finance

SETH HOFFMANS, Bryant, AR Marketing

SINJIN VENEGAS, Dallas, TX Marketing

TAYLOR HANNA, Andover, KS Biology


TRENT JARRETT, Bentonville, AR Mechanical Engineering

WILL BERRY, Austin, TX Finance

ZACH FRUEH, O’Fallon, IL Civil Engineering

ZACH GORMAN, Bentonville, AR Marketing/Finance

ZACH RYAN, Fayetteville, AR Marketing

Founder’s Day Weekend a Success!

Founder’s Day 2014 was at this year’s Alabama game. A great tailgate near The Pit and a golf tournament at Stonebridge Mead- ows. We had 12 teams of alumni and undergrads participating in a 4-man scramble. Thank you to our undergrads for supporting the tour- nament this year. Big thanks to our hole sponsors Robert Buddig, Drew Speed, Joe Neal, and others.

A spring 2015 golf tournament in Maumelle is in the works, please send your suggested dates to Phillip at or to Jonathan at jonathanwleonard@ We are looking forward to next year!

Golf Tournament Photo Gallery