Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest travels (and food choices) at University cities all across North America!

Carrie Anton: How can college students brainstorm ideas effectively to solve problems?

Welcome to episode #29 of Fraternity Foodie! On this episode, we get to speak with Carrie Anton, Chief Wonder Woman at her own company called Wonder: An Idea Studio. We talk to her about her undergraduate experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison, her time as an editor for a big company like American Girl, the different services she offers today at her own company, the book she recently co-authored called “Me, Myself & Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Brainstorming Solo”, how to inject creativity into tired philanthropy events or community service events, how to create stronger connections with your community and members, changing the Greek narrative with the media to a more positive one, how to brainstorm solutions in large groups, how to be a leader in your student organization, and where to go for food in Madison. Don’t miss this! Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/Cn2M8HHURQM

Blake Bratcher: How can undergraduate fraternity members raise money from alumni?

Check out episode #28 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast! We interview Blake Bratcher, a Sigma Pi alumnus from Arkansas Tech who now works in Development for the University of Utah. We ask why he chose Arkansas Tech, what it was like joining a fraternity, should students work while going to school, how fraternity helped after graduation, what it was like getting a Masters Degree, how he transitioned into Development at a major university, his responsibilities as a Development Officer, how undergraduate fraternity and sorority members can raise money from alumni, volunteer opportunities for youth and animals, and where to go for great food in Salt Lake City. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-inZgLZKs3M

Kevin Pons: What are some of the new initiatives at NGLA?

Check out my interview today with Kevin Pons, the new Executive Director for NGLA (Northeast Greek Leadership Association). We talk about his choice to attend Johnson & Wales as an undergraduate, being involved as a student leader, his Masters degree from the University of Delaware, working for Sigma Pi Fraternity’s headquarters, the family atmosphere at the NGLA conference, why students are so engaged at NGLA, new initiatives at NGLA, being a father, how we can ensure the growth of the Greek community in the future, and the best place to eat in Boston. Buckle up, it’s a good one! Link: https://youtu.be/S1950UO_zjE

Ka Baw Say: Why is Fraternity an Excellent Fit for First Generation Students?

Check out my interview with Ka Baw Say, a first generation college student who is originally from Burma, but now a student at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and an undergraduate member of Phi Gamma Delta. We talk about living in a refugee camp in Thailand, immigrating to the United States without his parents, teaching himself English over the Internet, choosing UMKC for college, joining FIJI, why more first generation students should consider fraternities or sororities, what fraternities could do to be more attractive to first generation students, writing his own book, and what he likes to eat in Kansas City. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KckK3OqV2hE