Alpha Epsilon Pi Omega Chapter – The University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Fall 2018 Newsletter
Seniors at the Fall 2018 Parents’ Weekend Dinner at Top of the
Hill, featuring Gunzo!
Greetings, AEPi Parents and Alumni!
Another amazing semester has officially come to a conclusion for
the brothers of the Omega
chapter. Going forward, we would like to highlight for you some of
the defining moments of the
term. This Fall, we initiated 11 new members into the fraternity.
We also saw the installation of
a brand-new Executive Board.
We began the semester with another successful Parents’ Weekend. We
also hosted many of the
alumni as they came back to Chapel Hill to reconnect and enjoy some
Tar Heel Football. Thanks
to everyone who came out!
The Brotherhood also had the opportunity to share a weekend of fun
together in Daniels, West
Virginia, for AEPi’s Fall 2018 Mountain Weekend. This was certainly
the climax of the
semester for many of our brothers. We were also afforded the
experience of celebrating the
holiday season together with Menorah lightings and a Covert Moses
Lastly, we continued to perform at a level of excellence
academically, leading the way in the
fraternity system and on campus. Brothers participated in a variety
of activities that gave back to
the community and were able to develop lifelong skills.
The Executive Board This Fall, the chapter elected a new Executive
Board to serve the
fraternity over the coming year. Below, you’ll find a short
and a picture of each member.
President: Troy Vulpis
being elected President. Outside of AEPi, Troy performs in
UNC Symphonic Band and will soon begin to conduct research
in organic chemistry.
Carolina, majoring in Computer Science and Peace, War, and
Defense with a minor in Philosophy. Noah volunteers with
Sonder Market in his free time.
Scribe: Sean McDowell
majoring in Political Science. He was initiated this fall. He
also serves on the Housing Committee as Detective. Sean is
involved with UNC's Club Cross Country and Track team.
Exchequer: Ryan Vulpis
majoring in Political Science and History with a minor in
Environmental Studies. He was initiated in the fall. Outside
the fraternity, Ryan is an editor at Cellar Door Literary
Magazine, and is the Executive Assistant to the Student Body
majoring in Statistics and Analytics with a minor in
Politics, and Economics. He served on this fall's Rush
Committee. Ryan is also involved with Chabad on campus.
House Manager: Grey Silverman
majoring in Biology (BS) with a minor in Chemistry. Grey
previously served as the Lt. House Manager. He is a Splash
Lt. House Manager: Justin Fligstein
Justin Fligstein is a freshman from Northport, New York. He
majoring in both Public Policy and Music (percussion). He was
initiated in the fall.
New Member Educator: Brandon Klee
Brandon Klee is a junior from New Rochelle, New York, majoring
Business with a concentration in Investment Banking and
Finance, and a minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
summer, he will be working as an intern in equity sales and
Social Chair: Max Kobernick
previously served as Social Chair.
Past President: Sam Killenberg
Sam Killenberg is a senior from Chapel Hill, North Carolina
majoring in Journalism and Political Science. Sam has served
years on the Executive Board, first as Scribe, then as
and has also served the fraternity as Parents and Alumni
Brotherhood Chair and as a member of the social and housing
Mountain Weekend This Fall the men of AEPi took to the mountains of
Daniels, West Virginia for a relaxing
weekend retreat. They were able to hike, and kick back and relax in
the midst of the season.
Fall Initiation 2018
In October, we initiated the Lambda Deuteron pledge class into the
We are more than excited to welcome these 11 new members into the
family and to
watch them build on the chapter’s current successes. Here’s to
The Lambda Deuteron pledge class poses outside of the house this
Sean McDowell is a freshman from
Asheville, North Carolina majoring in
Political Science. He was elected as Scribe
in this Fall’s elections.
Ryan Vulpis is a freshman from Cary,
North Carolina majoring in Political Sience
and History with a minor in Environmental
Studies. He was elected as Exchequer this
Policy and Music. He was elected as Lt.
House Manager during the recent elections.
Eli Grossman is a freshman from Syosset,
New York majoring in History. He serves
as the Parents and Alumni Chair and is on
New York majoring in Biology and
Business. He serves on both Rush and
undecided in his field of study. He serves as
Jewish Life Chair and is on Housing
Caribou, Maine majoring in Political
Science and Media/Journalism. He serves
on both Social Committee and New Member
Bethesda, Maryland majoring in Computer
Science and Global Studies. He serves on
Housing and Rush Committee.
California majoring in Political Science and
Computer Science. He serves on both Rush
and Social Committee.
North Carolina majoring in Environmental
Studies with a minor in Computer Science.
He serves on Social Committee.
Eli Sturm is a freshman from Bethesda,
Maryland majoring in Public Policy and
Global Studies. He serves on the Housing
and New Member Education Committees.
Jewish Life At AEPi, we are dedicated to furthering and
contributing to the Jewish community on
campus. This semester, from Shabatt dinners at Hillel to visits
from Rabbi Zalman, the
young men of AEPi could be found promoting Jewish life. We were
enough to attend a Menorah lighting headlined by UNC Chancellor
Carol Folt. This
semester, we hosted a “Covert Moses” gift exchange at the house. We
are proud of our
Jewish identity and are thankful for the vibrant community we have
found at UNC.
Members on the Move Each semester, AEPi, has members who complete
outstanding work or gain opportunities across
an array of interests. Here are some of the highlights from the
Josh Dunn ’20 will be working on the Carolina Baseball Analytics
Team this Spring.
Brandon Klee ’20 will be working on the Carolina Baseball Analytics
Team this Spring.
Philip Schectman ’20 is actively pursuing an internship with Moog
Jake Oringel ’21 will be working on the Carolina Baseball Analytics
Team this Spring.
Jeremy Vlacancich ’21 will be working on the Carolina Baseball
Analytics Team this Spring.
Troy Vulpis ’21 accepted an offer to return to Fujifilm Diosynth
Biotechnologies as an intern in
their Process Development group.
Ryan Vulpis ’22 has accepted a position on the UNC Student Supreme
2018 Fall Parents’ Weekend This Fall, the chapter hosted a
fantastic parents’ weekend that was made up of a family
before the football game against Pittsburgh, a delicious dinner at
Top of the Hill, and a bagel
brunch at the house to round out the festivities. Thank you to all
who came out, and we can’t
wait to host again this Spring!
our house on Fraternity Court, it’s
important to reflect on all of the great
changes that have been made. The
front lawn has been completely
redone, and the interior of the house
has been updated with wooden
paneling along the walls. We are
currently working on replacing the
bathroom floors in the backhouse. A
big thank you goes out to Grey
Silverman and his family for putting
so much time and effort into house
3:45 PM UNC v. FSU basketball game
Evening – Dinner at the Carolina Inn
Be on the lookout for more information
about Parents’ and Alumni weekends soon!
Contact me: [email protected]
Donations As a fraternity, we truly value any and all
contributions from parents, alumni and
friends. Our members work tirelessly to
keep improving our fraternity, our house,
and our brotherhood. We are constantly
looking for new avenues to expand our
chapter’s outreach through community
service and philanthropic efforts. We also
hope to put your donations to use by
continuing the process of improving our
why your contributions can make all the
difference. If you would like to make a
donation, please visit our website at
www.aepiunc.org. Thank you so much for
your continued support!