Fraternity Foodie

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

Rich Herrera: How Fraternity Helped My Career in Sports Broadcasting

Check out episode #34 of Fraternity Foodie where I interview Rich Herrera, a broadcaster, play by play announcer, sports anchor, talk radio entertainer, and so much more. We talk about his experience in Sigma Pi Fraternity at Cal State Bakersfield, why he joined the fraternity, how it has helped his career, diversity in college fraternities, how being Hispanic in sports radio is viewed by outsiders, his favorite memories of being on the air, how to get a job working for a baseball or football team, his philanthropy work, and his favorite places to eat near stadiums all across the country. I even get to ask him about the baseball sign stealing scandal. Don’t miss this fun, entertaining, and informative episode. Click here to watch:

Zach Westerbeck: What is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Professional and how has it helped you?

There are so many exciting things happening with Zach Westerbeck as he speaks on college campuses all over the country, so we decided to catch up with him again on Fraternity Foodie to see what’s new! Zach tells us about the issues he is seeing with the students regarding their mental health when he speaks on college campuses like UC San Diego, Penn State, and Georgia Tech, the student takeaways, the feedback he gets from the students after the presentation, how being a Sigma Chi fraternity member has helped him in this process, how being a Certified Mental Health First Aid has helped him as a speaker and advocate, how he is able to manage stress every day, the support he gets from his soon to be wife Kate, the new book he wrote that is coming out in the spring, and his favorite restaurant in Costa Mesa that literally made him hungry while he was on camera. Enjoy. Link:

Sterling Jowers: What should college students know about finances, budgeting & student loan debt?

Check out episode #32 of Fraternity Foodie with Sterling Jowers, a tax accountant and alumnus of Beta-Mu chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity at Ole Miss! We talk about how this chapter was able to recruit so many men into the fraternity, how to manage chapter finances and reduce any possibilities of fraud/theft, what’s the right amount of student loan debt, budgeting, financial goals, credit cards, working while in school, investing in stocks as a college student, and where to eat the next time you’re in Houston, Texas. Enjoy! Video link:

Michael Angelo Caruso: What are the 5 steps to an amazing presentation?

In our 31st episode of Fraternity Foodie, I interview Michael Angelo Caruso, a communication consultant, author, and speaker. Michael has delivered over 2,000 presentations and keynotes speeches on 5 continents and in 49 of the 50 states (he’s speaking in Hawaii shortly to check off the last state). We talk about how he got started as a professional speaker, the 5 steps to amazing presentations, how to develop an elevator pitch, how to enter a room with confidence, how to remember people’s names when you meet them, the 15 most important words you can use with another person, how to get others in your organization to ‘do stuff’, why Rotary is so important to Michael, and some great spots for dinner the next time you’re in Detroit. The information conveyed in this interview should be required for any college student or new professional! Check out the video here: