SigEp Brothers "Feel Like Family"

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Thanks to Brent Dixon '90 for participating in this Q&A

Why did you join Sig Ep as an undergraduate? I liked the guys. I hadn't planned to join a fraternity but the guys were down to earth and fun.

What is the funniest memory from your Sig Ep days? I laughed a lot during my days as an undergraduate Sig Ep. One of my funniest memories occurred one night during Hell Week when all the pledges stayed at the house in the Boom Room. There were 16 pledges and maybe 9 twin sized mattresses. I decided to go to sleep relatively early one night since I was so darn tired and I really wanted a mattress, albeit a small nasty twin. One by one the guys would walk in and try not to disturb whoever was sleeping and find a spot to sleep. Once all of the mattresses were full, then it was up to chairs or floor space. The last man in the room was my buddy Jay O'Hara '91. Jay was playing football for the Heels at the time and needed to keep his weight around 250lbs and was relatively hairy on top of that. Jay apparently wasn't interested in the floor and he didn't believe in pajamas. Instead, he cut on the light and woke everybody up and looked down at me on my comfy twin mattress and grunted, "Move Over!" When I looked up (squinting in the light), all I saw was a 250lb hulk of a man covered in red hair with nothing on but a pair of wine colored bikini briefs. So, what did I do? I rolled over.

What is the single fondest memory you have shared/will share with your children and grandchildren? My fondest memory is of hanging around the house in the afternoon on a spring day, music on, windows open, just hamming it up with the guys. Maybe playing basketball as well.

How do you stay connected with your brothers as an alumnus? I keep in touch with about 10-12 of the guys on a regular basis. We used to camp and raft in WV every year until 2 years ago when balancing time with kids got real hard. I own a business with a brother, Keith Miller.

Have you visited Chapel Hill since graduation? I come to town for 1 or 2 games a year. I share season tickets with 2 brothers Keith and Daniel Fischler '90.

What about your membership in Sig Ep makes you the most proud? I'm proud of the friendships I made. I've not developed the same kind of friends since. Sig Ep relationships go deep.

How would your life be different today if you had never joined Sig Ep? My career would have certainly been different without Sig Ep since I'm in business with a brother. It's hard to imagine not having that relationship with Sig Ep and really a connection to the school through a fraternity.

If you could go back and relive one moment from your Sig Ep years, what would it be and why? I would relive a night at Troll's playing foosball and drinking extremely cheap beer. A close second would be to spend the afternoon playing basketball (dominating) on the parking lot basketball court.

Where has life taken you since graduation? What's new in your life today? I now own a modular home construction company in Hampstead, NC; Future Homes.

Who do you stay connected with in your alumni years? I stay in close touch with Keith Miller, Ben Flores '92, Jay O'Hara, Robert Gray '91 and Daniel Fischler. I keep up with several others occasionally.

Why would you encourage other brothers to engage with Sig Ep in their alumni years? I really like keeping up and/or getting together with my old Sig Ep brothers. The ones you're really tight with feel like family. Just like that first night I rushed, it's down to earth and fun.

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