2014-2015 AVC Officers


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Gavel, Source: sbnewspaper.com

The ΣΦΕ Nevada Alpha Alumni and Volunteer Corporation elections on Sunday, June 1, 2014 for the new AVC officers for the 2014-2015 year. Thanks to everyone who showed up to participate.

A special thanks goes out to outgoing officer Chris Strader who has contributed greatly to the success of the AVC for nearly a decade serving in a variety of roles, including President. And also to Shenea who obviously played a major role in Chris’ success, but in the success of the board serving as our first female and first non-Sigep to hold an officer position on the AVC. We cannot wait for their eventual return! (fingers crossed)

2014-2015 AVC Officers

  • President – David Bradfield
  • Vice President – Duane Kellogg
  • VP Alumni Relations – Chris McQuattie
  • VP Finance – Jordan Slotnick
  • VP Communications – Will Hull
  • VP Housing – Nancy Kellogg
  • Legal Counselor – Steven Caloiaro
  • Chapter Counselor – Cody Wagner
  • Balanced Man Steward – Mike McDowell

At-large members include: Rob Hill, Thomas Coughlin, Bill Bingham, and Chris and Shenea Strader.

If you need to contact anyone in their official capacity on the AVC, please visit http://nvalpha.org/about/ and take a look at the position email contact info.

Calling for all ΣΦΕ Nevada Alpha alumni to submit their news


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Quill and Pen, Source: Flickr
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Quill and Pen, Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

The time has come. Submit your story today!


The time has come to call upon you to submit an article for our site to share with other Nevada Alpha alumni. I have found through every newsletter I have ever received in the mail from Nevada Alpha that the best stories are those featuring our brothers and what they are up to these days. Brothers like Marcus Liem who is now spending time in New York City working in the public sector doing Public Relations work. Stories like how Dustin Mills (of Gardnerville) lived in China for several years and now is back in the area and has opened up his own restaurant. Stories about how Jordan Slotnick is a successful business owner with The Waterfall and now onto new ventures with MiSenarios on Moana in Reno. Maybe even about Corey Felker and his sports therapy clinic in northern California. Or even how Brian Hughes is still in Vegas but he no longer works for the Water Department and hasn’t been for some time and now spends his time in a courthouse. He is on to bigger and better things. What’s your story? I know we all would love to hear about it.

We accept submissions at any time. Please submit yours today.

What’s your story?

Story submissions can be about, and not limited to, any of the following topics:

  • A life update such as
    • A birth in the family
    • A new job
    • Acceptance to a law/post-graduate school
  • Information about the work you do for networking purposes (e.g. Come check out my law firm, shop at my business, etc.)
  • Job opportunities at your place of business
  • Community events alumni might want to know about (e.g. a community yard sale, ski swap event, etc.)
  • A road trip/camping trip organized for brothers

The possibilities are endless

To submit your story

When submitting your article, hover over the “News” tab of our website at NVAlpha.org and select the “Submit An Article” link.

Submit your news, Copyright 2014 Sigma Phi Epsilon Nevada Alpha Alumni & Volunteer Corporation

Copyright 2014
Sigma Phi Epsilon Nevada Alpha
Alumni & Volunteer Corporation

Once you are on that page, simply fill out the fields and attach any images of you and your story.

We look forward to hearing about you

*We reserve the right to edit your submission for grammar and syntax, if necessary. In all reality, we will leave it completely in tact; it’s just in case we need to.

Chapter house receives two new washers and dryers


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Washers and Dryers at SigEp Nevada Alpha, Source: Chris Strader
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Thanks Chris and Shenea!

On January 24, 2014 Chris and Shenea Strader oversaw the installation of two new washers and dryers for the SigEp Chapter house at 401 University Terrace.

They are front loading washers and dryers with matching storage drawers underneath.

They look great and when you get a chance, please thank Chris and Shenea for their hard work on getting these in place in the chapter house.

A new website for ΣΦΕ Nevada Alpha Alumni to call home


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Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) Nevada Alpha Alumni Website

Homepage screenshot

Yesterday, I announced publicly that I established a new web address for the Sigma Phi Epsilon Nevada Alpha Alumni to call home. As an alumnus of Sigma Phi Epsilon Nevada Alpha, this website project was near and dear to my heart.

The new website, located at http://nvalpha.org/, is housed on a WordPress platform and utilizes a theme found from Themeforest.net and several plugins from Codecanyon.net to enhance the user experience and functionality of the site.

The website took about three days to set up and it will enable SigEp Nevada Alpha alumni & volunteers to be able to:

  1. Submit an article for submission as news about themselves or a fellow alumnus.
  2. Submit images of them or a fellow alumnus for things such as
    1. Alumni events
    2. Family celebrations (weddings, a birth in your family, etc.)
    3. Life accomplishments (purchase of a new home, a new job/career, post-graduate degree, etc.)
    4. Just you with some fellow alumni at a casual get together
    5. Etc.
  3. Submit information about business alumni work for or own and for networking purposes in the Alumni Helping Alumni section of the site
    1. A place to house discounts for their place of business or for a product their business provides
  4. A place to register as a user to share your contact information with the rest of the alumni base (what you display to the public is at the alumnus’ discretion, all else will be displayed behind a login only visible to other users who are logged in)
  5. A place to update alumni contact information
  6. A place to see who is on Alumni & Volunteer Corporation (AVC) and a way to contact the AVC
  7. A place to highlight volunteers and those who have made donations in excess of $100 or its equivalent in materials to the Nevada Alpha AVC and Undergraduate chapter for the calendar year
  8. A place to view recent images of alumni events or images in general as a gallery
  9. A place to make donations to the AVC to support the undergraduate chapter and alumni events (e.g. the fund to purchase the house at 401 University Terrace and the fund for the in-house scholarship or just to make a general donation)
  10. An events calendar and place to showcase upcoming major events
  11. A link to the undergrad chapter website

This is just a brief overview of the site and its capabilities. We, as alumni that are a part of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Nevada Alpha Alumni & Volunteer Corporation, can always add onto the site with such modules as adding a forum, if there is a need for it in the future or perhaps a full-on business directory of where everyone works to share with the alumni base.

Further, this site is based on a “responsive” design which means that the site is both mobile and tablet browser-friendly. How it works is that there is specific coding in the CSS stylesheet to produce a different look and feel when difference screen resolutions are present. You can symbolize the effect by holding your Control key on your keyboard and using the scroll wheel on your mouse, you can scroll up to decrease the screen resolution; essentially increasing the size of things on your screen. You can return it to normal by hitting CTRL + 0 and it will return it to your normal browsing resolution.

I am very pleased with the turnout of this site and hope you are as well. Even though I didn’t design this site from scratch; using a blank Adobe Photoshop document and hand coding, it did take some skill with aesthetics and code to modify the theme to suit the needs of our organization. It is my hope that this professional presence will attract new volunteers as well as donations to support the undergraduate chapter in both the form of scholarships as well as purchasing the house that the chapter is currently renting.

So what do you think?  Will this serve the needs of the alumni base of this Sigma Phi Epsilon Nevada Alpha chapter?