ALUMNI SUPPORT

“Once a Pike, always a Pike.” As a fraternity, it is important to maintain strong relationships with our alumni, and our 900+ living alumni feel strongly about supporting the organization that set them on a course for success after graduation. One way they demonstrate this is through financial support. Many of our alumni are willing to donate to the fraternity to help with operational costs and to fund events and activities, and this support is crucial to the success and sustainability of the fraternity. Additionally, alumni were instrumental in providing the Pikes with the premier on-campus living experience; through their generous collective donations of over $100,000, the Pike House underwent extensive renovations in 2021.

Our alumni also provide incredible professional support to current members; many of our alumni are successful professionals in various fields including business, law, medicine, entrepreneurship, and entertainment. Alumni are enthusiastic about offering advice and mentorship to current members as they navigate their own life after college. This can be incredibly valuable to our members as they look to start or advance their careers. The active brothers are in constant contact with the Alumni Association and our Chapter Advisor, and we are thankful for these unparalleled resources.

Finally, our alumni offer personal support to current members. As fraternity brothers, we often build strong bonds and friendships that last a lifetime. Our alumni are always willing to offer support and guidance to current members, whether it be through difficult personal situations or simply offering a listening ear.

Overall, the support provided by our fraternity’s alumni is invaluable. Their financial, professional, and personal support helps us to continue to grow and thrive as an organization and provides valuable resources and support to our current members.

 

ALUMNI LEADERSHIP AT SOUTHWESTERN

Many Pike men continue their service and leadership long after they receive their degrees. These individuals bring a unique perspective to the university’s decision-making process, as they have firsthand experience of what it is like to be a student at the institution and have a deep understanding of the university’s culture and values.

As university trustees, alumni have the opportunity to shape the direction of the university and ensure that it is meeting the needs of its students and the larger community. They can provide valuable insights into the experiences of current and former students, and help the university address any issues or challenges that may arise. Alpha Omicron is proud to be represented by five alumni on the Board of Trustees – the most of any fraternity on campus, as well as the chairman of the Board, Chris Cragg. In sum, these alumni are not only excellent examples to current members, but they have been instrumental to our success as a chapter and as individuals.

In addition to the trustees, alumni who serve on the Board of Visitors, President Trombley’s advisory board, play a critical role in providing counsel and guidance to the university leadership on a variety of issues. They offer valuable insights into industry trends and best practices, and help the university stay current and competitive in a rapidly changing world.

Overall, the participation of alumni as university trustees and members of the president’s advisory board is essential to the success and long-term viability of the institution. It allows the university to benefit from the collective wisdom and experience of its alumni, and helps to ensure that the university remains relevant and responsive to the needs of its students and the larger community.

Chris Cragg

Chris Cragg

Chairman of the Board

Jorge Cuervo

Jorge Cuervo

Member, Student Life Committee

Glover O. L. Johnson III

Glover O. L. Johnson III

Member

Steve Raben

Steve Raben

Vice Chair Trusteeship, member of Academic Affairs & University Relations Committees

Miguel Zorrilla

Miguel Zorrilla

Member, Investment Committee

Billy Echols '80

Billy Echols '80

Lead Pastor, Grace Avenue United Methodist Church

Phillip Moffatt ‘20

Phillip Moffatt ‘20

Institutional Consulting Analyst at Morgan Stanley

Clint Bledsoe ‘93

Clint Bledsoe ‘93

Real State Attorney

Tom Herzig ‘84-

Tom Herzig ‘84-

Commandant of the Medical Education & Training Campus, Defense Health Agency

Dennis Moore ‘95

Dennis Moore ‘95

Vice President, Legal/ Client Solutions Group for Dell Technologies

Bruce Gilmour ‘74

Bruce Gilmour ‘74

CPA

Michael S. Lade ’88

Michael S. Lade ’88

President and Chief Financial Officer, OilServ LLC and Rapid Hot Flow LLC

Javier E. Riofrio Orrego ’97

Javier E. Riofrio Orrego ’97

Managing Partner at ACRES Finance

R. Stephen Ressling ’81-

R. Stephen Ressling ’81-

Attorney, Chernosky, Smith, Ressling, & Smith PLLC

Donald Sherwood ’76

Donald Sherwood ’76

Drew York ’02

Drew York ’02

Partner, Gray, Reed, & McGraw, LLP

Stuart Soloman ‘83

Stuart Soloman ‘83

President of Tulsa-based Public Service Co. of Oklahoma

FACULTY AND STAFF

Bill Bowman

Bill Bowman

Head Lacrosse Coach

Dr. Bob Snyder

Dr. Bob Snyder

Professor of Political Science

James Gaeta

James Gaeta

Director Of Financial Aid

Austin Painchaud

Austin Painchaud

Internship & Employment Developer