Matt Pearlson, #001
Chemical Engineering, 2007, Boston, MA
Matthew served as the first President of the UMass-Associate Chapter and as the Historian on the Executive Council. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Commonwealth College. Hisinterests are in alternative fuels and energy efficiency technologies. He was recognized with several awards for his academic achievements including a William Field award from the University, Outstanding Fraternity Scholar from the Office of Fraternities and Sororities, as well as nominations for the Rhodes and Barry Goldwater scholarships. Matthew moved toSeattle after graduation and worked on the Windows 7 project for the MicrosoftCorporation. While there he began a successful career as an amateur endurance athlete and regularly trained and participated in triathlons and marathons. In August 2009, he moved back to Massachusetts to attend MIT where he is pursuing a dual masters in the Technology and Policy, and Mechanical Engineering Departments. He hopes reconnect with the chapter while continuing his education, and act as a resource for his younger brothers and fellow alumni. Looking toward the future, Matthew plans to pursue a multidisciplinary PhD focusing on global sustainability and secure a position helping government officials understand the technological and social impacts of energy technologies and policy.
Diego Torres-Palma, #002
Civil Engineering, 2007, Springfield, MA
Diego served as the Chartering President for the Theta Mu Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi and served as the Vice President and Secretary for the UMass-Associate Chapter. He graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering. As an undergrad Diego served as a Teaching Assistant for Calculus and was a member of such organizations as UMass Golf, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, Academic Honesty Board, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Diego was also nominated for the Senior Leadership Award established by the Alumni Association to recognize graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the campus. Diego moved back home to Springfield, MA after graduation and currently works as the BIM Manager for Daniel O’Connell’s Sons. Keeping his commitment to Push America, in May of 2008 Diego participated in Gear-Up-Florida and became a Pi-Alpha. Looking toward the future, Diego plans to pursue an MBA at either Boston University or Boston College.
Jake Descheneaux, #003
Political Science & Communication, 2009, Newburyport, MA
Jake served on the Interfraternal Council as Vice President of Communications.Outside the fraternity, he was a member of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band and previously worked on the Production Crew at the Mullins Center. Jake is a First Degree Mason and a member of the AF/AM Pacific Lodge in Amherst.
Matt Sloan, #004
Biology, 2009, Beverly, MA
Matthew previously held the position of Push America Officer for the associate chapter and Community Service Chair. In his role as Push America Officer he helped to found the First Annual Eric’s 5K Road Race, one of the first 5K charity races organized on the UMass Amherst campus. His other activities include working as a Student Admissions Representative and tour guide at the university, as a research assistant in the Primate Research Laboratory performing cognitive and developmental studies, as a Resident Assistant in the Orchard Hill living area, and as the UMass campus campaign manager for the Teach For America organization. Matthew also serves as the chapter Secretary and President.
Phil Benevides, #005
Biology, 2008, Hudson, MA
Phil served the Theta Mu Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi as Vice President and President during his last two years as an undergraduate at UMass. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a Culture Health and Science Certificate. Before graduation, Phil pursued graduate studies in Public Health and plans to continue his education while serving his commitment as an Air Force Officer. He received his commission through ROTC with Detachment 370 based at the University. He was recently stationed at Fort Meade, MD working with the 94th Intelligence Squadron. Upon graduation, Phil participated in the Journey of Hope in the Summer of 2008 on the South Team. Since then, he has participated in the Push America Challenge and continues to support Theta Mu and the greater fraternity through contact with executive members, donations, and participation in Push America events.
Kevin Libby, #006
Social Thought & Political Economy, 2009, Beaufort, SC
Kevin previously served on the Chapter Executive Board as Chaplian. He also worked as an Apartment Living Advisor in North Residential Area. He was a volunteer in the Boltwood Project, was a member of the Commonwealth College, and was a former President of the Residential Leadership Association (RLA).
Derrick Bessaoud, #007
Finance & Operations Management, 2009, Georgetown, MA
Derrick served on the chapter’s Push America Committee and has helped coordinate such events as ACCESSability and Eric’s Race. He has served on the Finance and Budget Committee and played on several of our intramural teams, including softball, baseball, volleyball, and basketball. Outside the fraternity, Derrick was a member of the Finance Society and the Investment Club and was a Resident Assistant in Grayson Hall.
Kyle Wood, #008
English, 2008, Shrewsbury, VT
Kyle served as the chapter’s chartering Warden, and following, served on the New Member Education Committee. He was a member of Commonwealth College and a Citizen Scholar. Kyle did weekly service at the Amherst Survival Center. He is the founder of the Campus Underground Press, an alternative campus newspaper. Kyle spent a summer on the Pacific Ocean as part of a Semester At Sea program.
Varun Vuppala, #009
History, 2008, Collegeville, PA
Varun Vuppala graduated with a degree in History. As a part of the fraternity, he helped plan the Easter Seals retreat and was the chapter representative to the Inter-Fraternity Council. Outside the fraternity, he was a Resident Assistant in Gorman Hall, a Lieutenant Governor of Central Area Government, and President of the UMass Mac User Group. Varun is currently working for Apple, Inc.
Mike Richetti, #010
Event & Convention Management, 2008, South Hadley, MA
Michael was an active member of Pi Kappa Phi. Michael currently worked as a Resident Assistant in Washington Tower and was a student of the Isenberg School of Management. His future endeavors consist of attaining his Captain’s License in boating and working within the corporate field for the World Wrestling Entertainment.
Mike Czabaj, #011
Mathematics & Economics, 2006, Springfield, MA
Michael Czabaj graduated in May of 2006 with a dual degree in Math and Econ. Outside the fraternity, he worked for the University Housing Office as a painter, carpenter and supervisor. Mike was a community leader within the the Thatcher-Lewis-Johnson cluster as well as a Resident Assistant in Lewis. He also served as the Vice President of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). While in NRHH, Mike represented the university as well as our fraternity across the country at regional and national conferences. Mike is currently working as a systems specialist for MassMutual Financial Group in Springfield, MA.
Matt Schoenberg, #012
Finance & Operations Management, 2009, East Longmeadow, MA
Matthew Schoenberg was the chapter Secretary and Push America Executive. He was responsible for composing Chapter and Executive Board minutes, e-mail list serve maintenance, administrative reports, and membership reports with national headquarters. Matt was involved with the Homecoming Committee to plan Homecoming activities, as well as the Finance Society and Isenberg Honors Council. On top of all that, he worked two jobs, one at the Undergraduate Admissions Office, and the second at Shutesbury Elementary School with the after school program.
Nick Druar, #013
Neuroscience, 2009, Franklin, MA
Nick served as the Vice Pesident for Theta Mu. His responsibilities included organizing recruitment events, managing the Recruitment Committee, and planning recruitment strategy for the organization. Nick was also a Resident Assistant in Cance Hall, a representative for Southwest Area Government, and a member of the Men’s Crew Team.
Chris Caton, #015
Philosophy, 2007, Houston, TX
Chris is a former Chief Justice and former Push America Executive. He is an Intro to Logic tutor, and has been for seven semesters. Off campus, Chris is the business manager of a law practice in Northampton. He was also the cofounder of a program to provide free legal services to indigent victims of domestic violence, where his main role was the training of undergraduate students to work as interns for attorneys participating in the program.
TJ Kelly, #016
Communication, 2007, North Andover, MA
TJ has served as the fraternity’s Publicity Chair. Along with designing and helping maintain this website, TJ is charged with supervising and approving all materials dispersed outside the fraternity. Any publication, flyer, t-shirt, or symbol you’ve ever seen from the Theta Mu Chapter has passed through TJ’s hands. Along with handling the fraternity’s publicity, TJ served on the Recruitment Committee. Outside the fraternity, TJ workd as a Campus Tour Guide and Student Admissions Representative and a web-technician for the Center for Student Business. He was a member of the UMass Drumline for four seasons and on the drumline’s teaching staff for one season. TJ played on the Club Lacrosse Team and has been a Co-Manager at Sweets & More Snack Bar in Orchard Hill.
Jerome Rogich, #017
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2009, Leominster, MA
Jerome Rogich served as Historian for chapter and was the first cyclist from our chapter to complete the Journey of Hope in 2007. He graduated Cum Laude from the Commonwealth College at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. During his time as an undergraduate he was recognized for his research as well as his service to others with a Commonwealth College Honors Research Grant, Brother of the Year Award, Commonwealth Essay in Community Service Award, and Community Service of the Year by and Individual Award. He is currently continuing his education at UMass by pursuing a M.S. degree in Structural Biology while also serving as an Assistant Residence Director for the Patterson and MacKimmie dormitories. He hopes that he can serve as a resource to younger brothers through his continued presence on campus, while also reaching his career goals. Jerome plans to attend either Medical School or a doctorate program focusing on Molecular Biophysics, and begin a career as a clinical researcher and professor.
Chris Sacco, #018
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2009, Stoneham, MA
Christopher graduated Cum Laude in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science, from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Throughout college, Christopher worked as a Resident Assistant in Washington Tower, as well as volunteering at Berkshire Hills Music Academy through the BOLTWOOD Project and on his own time. Upon graduation, Christopher worked for New England Biolabs briefly as a technical writer, and he is currently working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a Lab Technician for Ann Graybiel, in the Brain and Cognitive sciences department. For the future, Christopher would like to pursue a masters degree in a biochemistry related field, and hopes to eventually work for the science industry.
Matthew Caesar, #019
Japanese Language & Literature, 2006, Fresh Meadows, NY
Matt graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006, with a degree in Japanese Language and Literature. As a recipient of a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship, Matt spent his junior year studying at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. While on campus, Matt was a member of the Thatcher-Lewis-Johnson House Council, a Community Leader, a Resident Assistant in Lewis Hall, and a peer tutor, teaching Japanese at the Learning Resource Center. Matt is the second PiKapp in his family. His brother, Joshua, is a graduate of the Alpha Tau chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Joe Piedrafite, #020
Communication & English, 2006, Ashburnham, MA
Joe graduated Cum Laude in 2006 earning dual degrees in Communication and English. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, a columnist for the Daily Collegian, a Resident Assistant and spent two summers working with incoming freshmen through the New Students Program. In 2006, he interned at the Cannes Film Festival in France and was awarded the Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies. Joe currently works as an Advancement Associate at Museum of Science in Boston and as a drill/music instructor for the Oakmont-Overlook High School Marching Band. He is a proud Pi Kappa Phi legacy; his father is a brother from Xi Chapter, at Roanoke College.
Mike Paquette, #021
Finance & Operations Management, 2009, East Longmeadow, MA
Mike served on the Push America Committee where he aided in publicizing and organizing the fraternity’s Push America-related community service events, such as AccessABILITY and the annual 5K Road Race. He has also served on the Recruitment Committee. Outside of Pi Kappa Phi, he worked at TD Banknorth, was a member of the Commonwealth College, and has been a member of ULead and UMASSM.
Val Ilchenko, #024
Legal Studies, 2008, Canton, MA
Val served as the Outdoor Committee Chairman and as a Justice on our internal Standards Board. Outside the fraternity, he was involved with the University Judicial Hearing Board, the liaison for the American-Israeli Political Action Committee, the Vice President of the Triathlon Club, and was a member of the Men’s Crew Team. Off campus, Val worked as an intern at Western Massachusetts Legal Services, an intern for Judge Carhart at Hampden Superior Court, and as an IT technician for Wizard Computer Services. Val’s future plans are eventually attend Law School.
Jared Kramer, #025
Kinesiology, 2008, Newton, MA
Jared was the Intramural Chair and was responsible for the chapter’s involvement in several intramural sports on campus including soccer and basketball with softball, flag football and tennis doubles. Jared has served on the Push America Committee which is currently organizing the 2nd Annual Eric’s 5K Road Race. Outside the fraternity, he is a member of Commonwealth College and a volunteer for the outpatient rehabilitation clinic at the Amherst site of Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Jared was also a member of the Men’s Crew team.
2nd Lieutenant Brian M. Gilb, USMC, #026
Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies, 2009, Alhambra, CA
Brian pioneered the first New Member Retreat. He served as the New Member and Brotherhood chair positions. Brian graduated UMass in 2009 with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies. He reads, writes, and speaks Arabic on an intermediate level. Brother Gilb was commissioned as an officer for the United States Marine Corps on May 30th, 2009. He plans to get a military operation specialty in Logistics or Linguistics. Brian also plans to attend the American University in Cairo, Egypt to receive his language certificate after his service with the Marines has concluded.
Eric Buchka, #028
Economics, 2008, San Diego, CA
Originally from Sweden, Eric has lived and studied in London, England as well as San Diego, California where he was enrolled at college before transferring to UMass in the fall of 2005. Eric was the Push America Executive. Outside of the fraternity, Eric was the co-president of the Undergraduate Economics Club and has also written for the department’s economics journal and has won the annual spring economics debate in the spring of 2006. He served as a Resident Assistant in Lewis Hall, the international residence hall. Eric has also played on the men’s intramural hockey team.
Dan Jeannotte, #029
Chemical Engineering, 2009, Enfield, CT
Dan was the Chief Justice of the Theta Mu Chapter. Dan has previously served on the Standards and Judicial Board and the Recruitment Committee as well as being the Publicity Chairman. He as also an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers.
Matt Weinberger, #030
Sports Management, 2008, Livingston, NJ
Matt served as the New Member Education Chair and was responsible for teaching potential new members about the fraternity’s history and policies before they become full members. Outside the fraternity, Matt worked in the Men’s Hockey office and is a member of UMassm, the sport managers club. He has interned with the New York Knicks and the New Jersey Jackals minor league baseball team. Matt is currently attending law school in New York City.
Steve Mach, #031
Biology, 2009, Newton, MA
Dicky Gilmore, #032
Biology, 2009, Merrimac, MA
Dicky served on the Recruitment Committee and has organized several fraternity events, such as visiting and serenading sororities. Outside the fraternity, Dicky was the President of his House Council in Washington Tower, an RLA Representative, a Community Leader, and he was voted NRHH student of the month.
James Sanderson, #033
Kinesiology, 2007, Methuen, MA
James worked as a Resident Assistant in Washington Tower. He was the founder of the Kinesiology Club here at school and was a member of Commonwealth College. Off campus, James was a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dave Paquette, #034
Biochemisty & Molecular Biology, 2010, Westfield, MA
Dave was the Scholarship Chair and was responsible for the implementation of a successful academic program. After graduating as valedictorian from Westfield High, he has continued his quest for academic excellence as a University Scholar and as a member of the Commonwealth College. Besides being involved in the fraternity, he has participated in the Arsenic Research.
Robert Petrie-Corriveau, #035
Political Science & Philosophy, 2009, Braintree, MA
Rob served as the president of the fraternity. He previously served as Chaplain, Chief Justice, Risk Management Chair, and the IFC representative for the fraternity, as well. His other extracurricular activities include serving as Treasurer of Southwest Area Government, IFC Vice President of Finances, and House Council president for the John Adams cluster. In regards to academics, his majors were political science and philosophy and he pursued the International Relations and Public Policy and Administration certificates. For work, he served as a resident assistant in Pierpont Hall. In his free time, Rob enjoys pending time at home, reading about and discussing politics, and helping others whenever possible.
Ryan LeBlanc, #037
Civil Engineering, 2007, Charlotte, NC
Ryan previously served on the Push America Committee. Outside the fraternity, he was a member of SHARE (“Students Helping Area Reach-Out Efforts”) where he served as treasurer, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Commonwealth College, XE (Chi Epsilon), a Civil Engineering Honor Society, and is an undergraduate research assistant in the Environmental Engineering Department. Ryan also worked as a senior bartender for UMass Catering.
Josh Quackenbush, #038
Theater, 2008, Middleboro, MA
Justin Wan, #039
Finance & Operations Management, 2009, Lexington, MA
Justin has served on the Finance Committee, helping with Chapter budget and finances. Outside the fraternity, he was a member of the Residential Wellness Program, and worked for Residence Hall Security. Off campus, Justin worked as a graphic designer and helped other students as an English tutor.
Andrew Moffett, #044
Psychology, 2010, Farifield, CT
Andrew served as the Warden and interim Secretary for the chapter and was heavily involved with the New Member Education process. In the past he has served as the Recruitment Chairman and the Beta Class President. He was a member of the Recruitment, Push America, and Ritual of Initiation Committees. He has helped fundraise and volunteer for such events like Relay For Life, Eric’s Race and Give-A-Push weekends. In the summer of 2009, Andrew participated in the Journey of Hope on the Trans-America route. Outside of the fraternity Andrew served on the UDance Committee Team.
Dave Anderson, #045
Finance, 2009, Millis, MA
David joined Pi Kappa Phi in Spring 2007 and served as Vice President of the Beta class. He served as the first finance and fund-raising chairman in Fall 2007. He then became appointed the Treasurer in Fall 2007, and served until Fall 2008. He was voted Brother of the Year in Fall 2008. David worked his first job in the Commercial Lines Corporate Finance Department at Travelers Insurance. He is currently working for The Hanover Insurance Group in their Future Leaders Program in Worcester MA. He is pursuing a CPCU and BA certifications. Looking into the future, David would like to obtain a MBA at UMass Amherst.
Karthik Sugumaran, #046
Kinesiology, 2010, Lexington, MA
Karthik was a member of Commonwealth College. He served as House Council President of Brett/Brooks cluster, co-secretary the UMass Jiu-jitsu Club, and was a member of the UMass Shotokan Club. Karthik is a musician. He has been playing the Indian string instrument, the Veena, for the past twelve years and has delivered numerous public performances. Karthik aspires to become a doctor and open his own practice.
Chris Silvia, #047
Sports Management, 2010, Dartmouth, MA
Chris was an enthusiastic member of PiKapp’s intramural teams, including flag football, basketball and softball. He served as the 2008 UDance Co-Chair, planning the Greek Life event that raised $20,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network and Baystate Children’s Hospital. Chris also served as Social Chair where he coordinated the PiKapp/Smith College “Date Auction” each spring with all proceeds benefiting Push America. After working in sales for the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, Chris now works for the Kraft Sports Group.
Brian Ambrozavitch, #048
Accounting, 2009, Danvers, MA
Brian was a member of Commonwealth College & the Isenberg Honors Council, and was a Community Leader in Cance Hall in Southwest. He worked for the Danvers Department of Public Works in the summer as a member of the Building Maintenance Department, mostly painting schools.
Joe MacDermott, #049
Economics, 2010, Norton, MA
Joseph served as the New Member Education Committee chairman. He was a member of the Push America Committee, and the Push Club, an RSO started to expand the vision and reach of Push America, Pi Kappa Phi’s national philanthopy. Joe was a Community Leader, a Minutemover, Resident Assistant, and has recently applied to the National Resident Hall Society for an honorary membership.
Adam Hemingway, #050
Civil Engineering, 2010, Leominster, MA
Kegan Fielding, #051
Natrual Resource Economics, 2009, Dartmouth, MA
Kegan served on the Community Service Committee. Outside of the fraternity, he was an RA in Orchard Hill and was a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation, Audubon Society, and New England Bonsai Association. Kegan was also involved with several intramural sports.
Matt Rosenthal, #052
Sports Management , 2010, Hewlett Harbor, NY
Matthew served as the Chaplain for the chapter. He has previously held both the Housing and Finance/Fundraising Committee Chairman positions. He has volunteered to build ramps for individuals with disabilities, raised money for U-Dance, Eric’s Race, the Special Olympics and Pi Kappa Phi Theta Mu. He was also involved in the Ritual Committee and Finance/Fundraising Committee. Outside of the fraternity, Matt worked for UMASS at the Berkshire DC and was a Sport Management Major. He was also in the Commonwealth College.
Kurt Jalbert, #053
Undelcared, 2008, Dalton, MA
Kurt Jalbert transferred to UMass from Berkshire Community College as a member of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. He performed vocal percussion for the UMass Dynamics, and was a member of Commonwealth College. Kurt was a member of the Finance Committee in his hometown. Upon graduation, he plans to either attend law school or pursue an MBA.
Joe Villegas, #054
Mathematics, 2010, Hillsborough, NJ
Joseph was a member of the UMass Drumline and hopes to pursue a career in mathematical finance. At home, Joe gives private drum lessons, and co-operates a landscaping business during the summer.
Andy Dawson, #055
English, 2011, Agawam, MA
Rusty Brown, #056
English & Philosophy (Pre-Med), 2011, Methuen, MA
Mike DiPietro, #058
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Pre-Med), 2011, Henderson, NV
Biography coming soon.
Jason Hochman, #059
Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies, 2011, Providence, RI
Mike Keough, #060
Music Education & Trumpet Performance, 2009, Weymouth, MA
Mike graduated from the University in May of 2009. As a student he has served as principal trumpet in the UMass Wind Ensemble and lead trumpet in Jazz Ensemble 1 in addition to his role as section leader and Student Director of the 400 member Minuteman Marching Band. In the fraternity Mike worked as the Push America Chairman coordinating the chapter’s first partnership with the Special Olympics of Western Massachusetts. In 2009, he became the fifth member of Theta Mu to cycle cross-country in Push America’s Journey of Hope. This event raises over $500,000 annually for organizations which support members of the community with a disability. Currently Mike works in the public schools in Quincy, MA teaching instrumental music. He is active as a trumpet player in the Boston area and performs with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony.
Matt McDonald, #061
Comparative Literature, 2008, South Easton, MA
Matt was a Resident Assistant in Sylvan. He committed his academics to awareness and activism and is receiving practicum credit as a Massachusetts State-Certified Rape Crisis Counselor at the Everywoman’s Center. Matt previously attended Boston University and the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he participated in a student-run organization for transgendered people and their allies. His aspirations change day-to-day, but he always succeeds at what he does.
James Stewart, #063
English Literature, 2008, Warely, Brentwood, Essex, England
James was a House Council Floor Representative in the Patterson/MacKimmie Cluster. An aspiring writer, he has been published in the Independant, a national public newspaper in England. James has also written, produced, and directed several films and is currently writing a stage production.
Chris Gagnon, #065
Kinesiology & Pre-Medical Studies, 2009, Millbury, MA
Chris graduated from Millbury High School, ranking 13th in his class. Here at UMass, he was an EMT and served as Director of Operations for UMass EMS. Chris was a Resident Assistant in the Grayson/Field Cluster, a Research Assistant in a Biomechanics Lab, a Teaching Assistant for two courses, and plays on several intramural sports teams.
Mike Williams, #066
Mathematics & Economics, 2011, Merrimac, MA
Mike is a Resident Assistant at UMass. He serves as the IT Director for the Student Government Association, Undergraduate Leadership Council, and Finance Society. Mike serves on Student Alumni Association, runs his own IT company, and works as a systems engineer for a direct variable marketing company.
Greg LeMoine, #072
Business Entrepreneurship & E-commerce, 2010, Lunenburg, MA
Greg was the Treasurer of the chapter. He also served as the Delta Class President and Finance and Budget Chairman. Outside the fraternity, Greg had an internship with Apple in Sales and Marketing and was a UMass Tour Guide. Greg also played on the PiKapp intramural softball team.
Mike Holmes, #073
History, 2010, Acton, MA
Mike served as the Delta Class Vice President. He was actively involved with Recruitment, Greek Week, and Push America. Outside of PiKapp, he was a member of the Freshman National Honor Society and the UMass Drumline. Off campus, Mike participated in numerous community service projects with St. Elizabeth’s Parish of Acton, MA. In the past, he has been involved with the Young Neighbors in Action Program in places such as Alabama and St. Thomas Islands.
Jesse Trzpit, #074
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2011, Ware, MA
Josh Jost, #075
Mechanical Engineering, 2010, Attleboro, MA
Josh prides himself on excellence in academics. In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society and served as President of the Music Honor Society. Here at UMass, Josh was a member of Commonwealth College in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He was a member of the UMass Drumline where he performed in the Front Ensemble. Josh has been involved with the Recruitment Committee. Off campus, Josh has worked in sales for Edwin Watts Golf, an organist at St. John the Evangelist Church in Attleboro, MA, and with General Dynamics C4 Systems as a Mechanical Engineering Intern.
Mike Pearson, #076
Histoty, 2010, Weymouth, MA
Mike was the chapter’s Chaplain. Outside PiKapp, he served as a Resident Assistant in Brooks Hall and participated in intramural soccer. Off campus, Mike worked as a sales clerk at Stop & Shop.
Brandon Kurtich, #077
Hospitality & Tourism Management & Food & Beverage Management, 2010, Burkhamsted, CT
Brandon was an active member of his high school Student Council. He recently returned from a service trip to China, where he taught English to high school students. In Pi Kappa Phi, Brandon became involved with fund raising efforts and PiKapp’s charity, Push America. Brandon is also an aspiring entrepreneur, operating his own catering business. He served for a semester as an interim Historian for the chapter.
Billy Anderson, #078
Psychology, 2011, Centereach, NY
Pat Holly, #079
Business, 2011, Needham, MA
Jake Lees, #084
Microbiology (Pre-Med), 2011, North Attleboro, MA
Paul Levitan, #085
Psychology, 2010, Fair Lawn, NJ
Paul served as the Epsilon Class Vice President and the Secretary of the Push Club. Outside the fraternity, he was a member of the Psi Chi Honors Fraternity. Paul worked as a substitute teacher and a camp counselor, and has held positions across campus such as a Psychology Research Assistant, Psych TAP Ambassador, and Psychology 100 Teaching Assistant.
Tom Barnes, #086
Neuroscience, 2010, Ware, MA
Tom was a member of Psi Chi Honors Fraternity and previously held an internship at a law firm in Delaware. Focusing more on his major, Tom worked at a Neuroscience lab here on campus.
Andrew Venooker, #087
Mechanical Engineering, 2010, Franklin, MA
Andrew has served as the Push America Executive for Fall 2009/Spring 2010 academic school year. He was a member of Commonwealth College and worked as a teaching assistant for mechanical engineering classes. “Nooks”, as he is commonly referred, has served as an intern for the past three years at Nova Biomedical in Waltham, MA. Off campus, he was a member of the Society of Mechanical Engineers and is a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout.
Jitesh Khushalani, #088
Hospitality & Tourism Management, 2012, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Joe Fox Jr., #089
Mechanical Engineering & Physics, 2011, Natick, MA
Tyler DeMarco, #091
Physics, 2011, Queensbury, NY
Kenny Neyhart, #093
Electrical Engineering, 2010, Hadley, MA
Josh Slocum, #095
Economics, 2011, Sutton, MA
Derek Nokes, #097
English, 2011, Rehobeth, MA
Joe Bliss, #098
Mechanical Engineering, 2011, Medway, MA
Ryan Casey, #099
Mechanical Engineering, 2011, North Andover, MA
Robby Vasquez, #100
Finance & Operations Management, 2010, Sudbury, MA
Curtis Corthell, #103
Anthropology, 2012, Haverhill, MA
Andrew Costain, #111
Mechanical Engineering, 2012, Foxboro, MA
Ted Seavey, #112
2011, Rochester, NH
Kevin Cunningham, #114
Chemical Engineering, 2012, Braintree, MA
Brian Leavy, #115
Communications, 2011, N. Bellmore, NY
Dan Abrams, #122
Civil Engineering, 2012, Marlborough, MA
Jim Dodd, #128
2013, Randolph, MA
Luke Mertes, #135
Shawn Blubaugh, #137
Matthew Bourque, #139
Greg MacDonough, #140
John Strachan, #141
Nick Cummings, #ΘΤ 029
Psychology & Sociology, 2012, Cambridge, MA