Welcome to the Delta Sigma Pi/Epsilon Theta website!
As previous Dean of the Chico College of Business and a DSP Faculty Brother, it is my pleasure to invite you to explore this website and update yourself on the current events occurring in the DSP/ET campus community. I am proud to be associated with such an active and professional group of students. While I am now the Dean of the COB at Brooklyn College, DSP's passion for civic engagement and contributions to the College of Business and to Chico State never ceases to amaze me. As DSP/ET alumni, my hope is that you will come to campus often and continue your involvement with this impressive Chapter!
Willie Hopkins, Dean
Active Epsilon Theta Brothers with Brothers Willie and Shirley Hopkins at Pink in the Plaza, Fall 2009
Brothers representing at Lam Research Leadership Boot Camp, Spring 2009.
Brother Chris Purkis getting shown around at the Google HQ as a visitor, with Alumni Brother Michelle Landers (Global Mobility Specialist @ Google)
14 Brothers from Epsilon Theta, including Faculty Brother/Advisor Bob Sprague and two Alumni Brothers, visiting Workday (rated as the #1 company to work for in the Bay Area) and getting a face to face interaction with their recruiters! (August 10, 2012). 14 other elite students from the College of Business came with us for this awesome experience. It all became possible because of connecting with our Alumni Bro, Amber Lowry, and current Consultant at Workday.
The newest Epsilon Theta crew winning a regional competition in Spring 2012! Welcome to the new Brothers!
A yearbook picture of the first pledge class of Epsilon Theta Chapter ever, to our founding fathers!
Former Business Division Dean and one of our founding Fathers behind the scenes, who played a critical role in our start up.
Epsilon Theta Chapter achieved first place ranking in the nation for performance after only being active for three years
Below, you will find testimonials from Alumni who were and still are Brothers from Epsilon Theta Chapter. These statements show the positive impact that has been made for those who were involved with Delta Sigma Pi while in college. Just think, if you could find yourself making a similar statement in the future if you join our pledge process today!
John Vashon, Epsilon Theta 528
Active Brother Position: President, VPPE, Historian
Principal at Iron Oak Properties - residential property management company based in NorCal
Many experiences directly contributed to my success in business: leading, following, enrolling, managing, etc...
Christel Whetstone, Accountant, EO 1101
Active Brother Position: VP of Alumni Relations
Staff Accountant for TYS (trusted advisors and accountants)
"Joining DSP really taught me how to be more professional - how to dress, how to carry myself, how to act/respond during interviews, etc. I truly believe that I would not have gotten a job right out of college if it weren't for DSP."
Miskella-Perry, Epsilon Theta 528
General Manager for Deer Creek Broadcasting in Chico
It was a great resource for preparing for interviews, resume building skills, community involvement, and a great organization for meeting quality people on the CSUC, Campus.
Lisa Scaduto, 1100
Active Brother Position: Social Chair, Inter-Chapter relations chair, recruitment chair, SVP, VPPE, and AVPPE
General Manager for Deer Creek Broadcasting in Chico
I thank Epsilon Theta for helping me create a new family and memories to last a life time. I pledged Fall 2008 and loved every minute of it. PHALANX is my family, which grew into an even larger family when we crossed into DSP. DSP has given me the tools to grow as an individual and professional woman. The pledge class ADONIS inspired me in different ways, and I am so lucky to have been their pledge educator. Every moment I learned and grew into the brother I am today. I dedicated 3 active years in the fraternity, and I am now involved in a Alumni Chapter. Brotherhood is for life!
George Backhus, Epsilon Theta #392
Active Brother Position: Social, Chairman, Vice President, Professional Activities and Chapter President. Also attended the Grand Chapter Congress in Tan Tara, Missouri in 1976
Yacht racer, skipper of Moonshadow - Circumnavigation
I feel that I benefitted from my involvement with Delta Sigma Pi by learning to better work with people, in the context of a volunteer organization, to achieve personal and professional goals and objectives.
Brother Robert Gerry, EO 823
Active Brother Position: President for 2 semesters, Professional Activities
Currently works for Proxair - director of market and sales development for $400 million central region (12 states)
I appreciated my time with dsp and it has helped me to become successful in the market place. And I have enjoyed the long term life long relationships that were created during my time in DSP.
Dave Galloway, EO 932
Active Brother Position: Vice President, Pledge Education
Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard
DSP helped me in two areas, public speaking and interviewing. Being involved in DSP forced me to gain experience speaking in front of people. The numerous interview workshops and practice sessions with brothers were key to getting hired after graduation. Prior to joining DSP, I was lost in the interview room. I benefited greatly from the help of my brothers.
Ernesto Flores, EO 1005
Active Brother Position: VPPE
Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard
The opportunity to present and network with other business professionals really helped me excel in my personal and professional life.
Michelle Landers, EO 1080
Active Brother Position: Attendance Director, AVPIE, VPIE
Global Mobility Specialist at Google
DSP helped me form a professional network and provided me with the tools that helped me get to where I am today. Not only did DSP help me professionally, it provided an opportunity to give back to the community, allowed me to make an impact on those around me and make life long friends along the way. It was definitely the most beneficial decision I made while in college.
Brian Roland, EO 600 Spring '82 BROADS Pledge Class
Active Brother Position: Vice President of Pledge Class, CEI Chairman, Vice President for Pledge Education, Created new Vice Presidental office to connect recruiters and graduating seniors. Voted Most Inspirational Active.
Been in Controller/CFO jobs for the last 12 years. Now going into sales, selling the #1 cloud SAAS based accounting software as Corporate Business Consultant. Past CFO of CenCal Services, the finest specialty lines full-service general insurance agency in the industry (in AZ, CA, NV, OR, UT, WA).
Going through the pledge process, making presentations, holding offices not only gave me a sense of responsibility but a huge sense of pride and accomplishment. I also made friendships that I have held since graduation and many of us do business with each other.
Becoming a member of Delta Sigma Pi was one of the greatest experiences I've had and I cherish my many fun memories.
I was a Finance Major and have been in Controller/CFO jobs for the last 12 years... Now going into sales... But I am going to be selling the #1 cloud SAAS based accounting software... Past CFO of CenCal Insurance Services, the finest specialty lines full-service general insurance agency in the industry (in AZ, CA, NV, OR, UT, WA). Now in Corporate Sales for Intaact Corporation, #1 Seller of Saas based Cloud accounting software."
DeMario Glemann, EO 1056
Graphic Designer at Dave Rogers Design
Delta Sigma Pi connected me with other success driven individuals and has taught me skills for life and business that are invaluable.
Brandt Wilson, EO 990 Active Brother Position: President, VPPE, Chancellor, Career Fair Director, VPPA
SAP Security Administrator
The most valuable experience I had with Epsilon Theta was my involvement with the CSU, Chico Career Fair. I ran 4 career fairs over the course of 2 years, and it proved to be an invaluable experience that helped me obtain my first career opportunity after graduating. Today I am a SAP Security Administrator at SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District)
Garrett D. Traub, EO 944
Active Brother Position: Social Chair and other
Fastenal Co: National Accounts Implementation Sourcing
DSP taught me the basic fundamentals of becoming an organized business professional in my everyday career and in life.
William Yeack, EO 1037
Active Brother Position: Chancellor
Hedge Fund Manager in New York
Managing small groups
Jeff Schnepple, EO 1066
Entrepreneur, IT Consultant
Friendships with brothers have evolved into mutually beneficial business relationships. I currently am starting a mobile application business and am an IT consultant.