From Brotherhood and Beach Music to Peace Keeping Missions

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Thank you to James de Luca '80 for participating in this Q&A. He returned home in June of 2010 to try his hand at consulting after spending the previous nine years overseas working for the United Nations in Peace Keeping Missions as a staff member in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. He shares why he joined SigEp, his most memorable moments, and how the fraternity taught him all about leadership.

Thank you to James de Luca '80 for participating in this Q&A...

Why did you join SigEp over other fraternities?
I found that SigEp was the most diversified frat on campus and the brotherhood was well rounded.

What song(s) best defines your college experience?
Any beach music!

What is your most memorable moment about being an undergrad member of North Carolina Delta?
Loved grading the sorority girls during rush and the parties we gave.

What role does leadership play in a man's life?
As a US Marine Lieutenant I learned that this is an essential requirement if you want to succeed in any business. A good leader must have the ability to develop a team environment through trust.

If you were walking onto the UNC campus as a young freshman, what advice would you give to the younger you?
Study harder; it does make a difference in the end in providing you more options.

What's new in your life today?
After spending the last nine years overseas working for the United Nations in Peace Keeping Missions as a staff member in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, I returned home in June of 2010 to try my hand at consulting. I worked for Save the Children drafting their Agency Procurement Manual and was then sent to Afghanistan to train their staff in those new procedures. Once completed I enjoyed a well needed rest and found that The Citadel Military College of South Carolina was looking for a new Director of Procurement Services. I was selected for the position and have been enjoying my time working for them since October 2011.

Brothers can reconnect with James at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..