Major: Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Favorite Penn memory: Halloween 2021
Fun fact: Restores classic motorcycles in his free time
Positions Held: Magister and Risk Manager
Our November Brother of the Month is brother Andrew Lane ‘22. Andrew (known by most in the chapter as “Lane”) joined our chapter his freshman year, and he has been an integral member of our chapter ever since. Lane cares deeply about both the present and future state of our fraternity, as he has been very involved on our executive board as our Magister and Risk Manager. Regardless of his position, he has been an all-around leader within our chapter, and we all agree that we are better for it.
Andrew is not only beloved by our chapter for his efforts in the upkeep of the bond we all share. He is a calming presence, and he is always ready to support his brothers regardless of what they need. He is a great source of advice, and there isn’t a circumstance where his presence isn’t appreciated. All in all, Andrew is a great friend, and we are lucky to call him our brother. We are grateful for these last couple years, and we are well on our way to having a great last one before he graduates in the Spring.
Andrew contributes a lot to our chapter, and we appreciate it even more knowing the depth of his responsibilities outside of our fraternity. Beyond balancing a rigorous academic load, he is on Penn’s Club Hockey Team where he starts as a defenseman. With this, Lane has been a great recruiter for the team, and we’ve benefited from the members he has helped to join our chapter. Further, with his academic ability, Andrew is always ready to help his brothers in their STEM courses.
Cheers, Lane! While we are sad to see you go, we are excited for your bright future! In Hoc!
Favorite Penn memory: Winter Break trip to Florida
Fun fact: Speaks French, Russian, and Spanish
Positions Held: Social Chairman, Housing Manager, IFC Diversity and Inclusion Chairman, and IFC Treasurer
Our October Brother of the Month is brother Rico Cabeza de Vaca ‘22. Rico joined our chapter his freshman year, and he has been heavily involved since his initiation. He has been a strong advocate for our chapter, and we very much appreciate all the work he’s put in to make our experience the best it can be. Rico has been a strong presence both in IFC and in our own chapter, and his leadership has led to the betterment of our organization in many ways. Further, we all love our beautiful chapter house, and Rico works hard as the house manager to keep it in its best shape while ensuring future classes can appreciate it as well.
In addition to our appreciation of his efforts, Rico has established himself as a much beloved member of our chapter. He has a certain type of charisma that makes it almost difficult to not enjoy being around him. Rico cares about his brothers, and he has proved time and time again that he will do whatever he can to be there for all of us. All around he’s a great guy, and we’re lucky to call him our friend.
Rico is also admired for his ability to take on a lot of responsibility while also tackling a rigorous academic load. It’s almost a mystery to us that he is able to juggle all he does for our fraternity and still be successful in his studies within Penn’s Huntsman program. Because of the program’s structure, Rico will be staying on one more semester after he graduates, and we will make sure to utilize his experience/counsel until he ultimately moves on to the next chapter of his life.
Cheers, Rico! While we are sad to see you go, we are excited for your bright future! In Hoc!
Favorite Penn memory: Winter Break trip to Florida
Fun fact: Dual citizen (US and Ireland)
Positions Held: Magister and Recruitment Chairman
Our September Brother of the Month is brother Sean Hughes ‘22. Sean joined our chapter his freshman year, and he has strived to make it better since day one. He has been very involved in the recruitment process both as an underclassman and a senior as he cares deeply about the state of the Phi Phi Chapter in the long-term. Sean knows what it means to be a Sigma Chi, and he is serious about admitting only those who can fully appreciate what the brotherhood has to offer. Through his hard work, we’ve taken on great classes of new members, leading to a strengthening of the bond we all work to uphold.
Sean is beloved by all in our fraternity not only for his effort in make it the best it can be, but also for the friendship he offers. He’s a great guy to talk to regardless of the circumstances. Whether it’s 11pm on a Friday, 11am on a Tuesday or the conversation is about something serious or trivial, Sean’s a great presence to be around. Overall, Sean is a great friend, and he makes time for his brothers whenever he can. We will surely miss him when he graduates!
Sean is also admired for his effort and subsequent success in his professional aspirations. He spent this last summer as a Restructuring IB Summer Analyst at Miller Buckfire & Co. and will be returning full-time next summer. Sean is always happy to help his brothers prepare for the recruiting process, and we have really appreciated his advice these last couple of years.
Cheers, Sean! While we are sad to see you go, we are excited for your bright future! In Hoc!
Favorite Penn memory: Kegs and Eggs with alumni during Homecoming
Fun fact: Has been to every continent except South America and Antarctica
Positions Held: Magister and Philanthropy Chairman
Our August Brother of the Month is Brother Joel Alexander ‘22. Joel joined our chapter in his freshman year, and he has been an integral member since. He is very easy to get along with, and his presence is appreciated in every room he is in. Joel cares deeply about our brotherhood, and he strives to maintain it in order for future Sigs to benefit from it in a similar way he did. With that being said, he works hard to do his part in helping his brothers out whenever he needs it.
Joel consistently brings a positive energy regardless of the situation, whether it is on a Friday night or a Tuesday morning. He is especially beloved for his calming presence when brothers are in the midst of stressful situations both academic, professional, and in general. However, he doesn’t forget the importance of our time as undergraduates. Joel will always be honest with you, and with that, he will push those around him to reach their full potential. We’ve been lucky to have him these last couple years, and we look forward to our last one coming up very soon.
Joel is very proud to be Sigma Chi, and he works hard to uplift everyone in our chapter. With this, he is always ready to help brothers who are struggling in class or just struggling in general. We are also proud of Joel for his achievements in the professional world as this summer, he is working at FTI as a TMT Consulting Summer intern. Joel plans to go into consulting after he graduates, and he has done very well to create the bright future ahead of him. He is always ready to answer any questions our younger brothers have about the interviewing process.
Cheers, Joel! We wish you good luck this summer, and for the year ahead. We’ll see you in the Fall and In Hoc!
Major: Accounting and Economic History (double major)
Favorite Penn memory: Partying in the Gun when he didn’t live there
Fun fact: Was a season ticket holder to an arena football team
Positions Held: Annotator and Philanthropy Chairman
Our July Brother of the Month is Brother William Zimmerman ‘22. Will has been a beloved member of our chapter since he joined his freshman year. He is someone any brother can go if they need the support our brotherhood works hard to uphold. With this, Will is not only a great brother but a great friend as well. We’ve been very lucky to have him these last couple years, and we will make sure to cherish this last one coming up in the fall.
Will loves to have a good time, and he is a great presence to have in any situation. With that being said, he has qualities that go beyond bringing great energy to a party. His loyalty to his brothers and the other important people in his life is admirable. Further, whether it is Friday night or Sunday morning, time spent with Will is time well spent. We are very excited for the the bright future Will has worked so hard to create for himself, and we can be fairly certain he will be back to visit with his class after their graduation this spring.
Will is a die-hard Sigma Chi, however, he not only excels but is a leader outside of the fraternity. He is a tutor and is very involved in the Penn Newman Center. With this, he is always ready to help brothers who are struggling in class or just struggling in general. We are also proud of Will for his achievements in the professional world as this summer, Will is working in tax accounting at Ernst and Young. He is always ready to answer any questions our younger brothers have about the interviewing process.
Cheers, Will! We wish you good luck this summer, and for the year ahead. We’ll see you in the Fall and In Hoc!
Favorite Penn memory: Always having a place on campus to call home
Fun fact: Was an All-Conference lineman in high school
Positions Held: Brotherhood Chair, Recruitment Chair, and Magister
Our June Brother of the Month is Brother Robert Littlefield ‘22. Since joining the chapter in his freshman year, Rob has been indispensable part of our fraternity. He does more than his fair share in preserving the longevity of the brotherhood, ensuring that it can continue for years after he and his class graduate. While Rob worked in recruiting new, worthy members, but also is beloved for his relationship with current and past brothers.
Rob brings a great energy to the room, and subsequently, has made him a must-have at any party hoping to create life-long memories of our college days. Even in quieter days, Rob is a great friend and doesn’t need much to get the brothers around him to have a good time. Further, when academics become stressful, his presence is helpful in not letting it get too overwhelming, while still supporting us to be successful. We are lucky to have known him these last couple years, and we look forward to our last one coming up this Fall.
While very involved in the chapter, Rob also excels in both his academics and his professional pursuits. With this, he is always ready to help brothers who are struggling in class and/or preparing for job interviews. This summer, Rob is working in Strategy and M&A at Lockheed Martin.
Cheers, Rob! We wish you good luck this summer, and for the year ahead. We’ll see you in the Fall and In Hoc!
Our January Brother of the Month is Brother Jonathan Webb ‘21. Jonathan quickly became an integral part of the chapter after transferring from Morehouse his junior year. Almost immediately after getting to campus, he became beloved by all in our fraternity. He proved to be quick to adapt, being elected Brotherhood Chairman. Jonathan knows what it means to be a good brother, and he cares about maintaining the benefits and responsibilities involved for the years after he graduates.
Jonathan’s charisma is seen in work as a stand-up comedian. Arguably his true passion, Jonathan has an extraordinary ability to bring laughter to a room. Throw him a follow on his stand-up Instagram page: @simplyjonathanwebb! In addition to that, Webb stands as a pillar of support for those who need it in our chapter. When a brother needs something, Jonathan will put anything aside in order to lend a hand. We appreciate him greatly and are lucky to call him a friend.
Despite his heavy involvement in the chapter and in comedy, Jonathan’s academic prowess is highly respected. It has led him to incredible career opportunities as he plans to join Blackstone as an analyst in their Private Wealth Solutions group. With this, Jonathan is a go-to for career advice and finding your passion.
Good luck, Jonathan! We will miss you terribly, but we also can’t wait to see what lies ahead. Hopefully we’ll all be able to gather together one day and watch your Netflix special. In Hoc!
Fun fact: When Keegan comes around it’s bound to be a good time
Our December Brother of the Month is Brother Keegan Otte ‘21. Keegan has the attitude that we all pursue to best enjoy and succeed in our time at Penn. Hailing from Katy, Texas, he enjoys to travel as well as taking in all that life has to offer. Keegan is a driving force within our fraternity, and subsequently, has held prominent roles in the Phi Phi Chapter. Serving as our Annotator, Keegan cares deeply about the state of our brotherhood, and works tirelessly to maintain it. We all hope to emulate his high energy.
Keegan is beloved by all in the chapter and has done his part to change it for the better. No matter what, when brothers are together, at some point “Where’s Keegan?” will be asked. He is certainly the life of the party and never fails to lift our spirits. Keegan has also achieved a good balance between having fun and maintaining success in academics. He is the definition of a free spirit, enjoying opportunities to travel when they are available. Additionally, he enjoys the outdoors, as seen above with his beloved dog, Nyxi.
Despite his heavy involvement in the chapter, Keegan maintains good focus on his academics here at Penn. Studying Finance and Real Estate in the Wharton School, he is a go-to for advice for the many who are interested in similar careers. We are sad to see him go but excited for what lies ahead.
Good luck, Keegan! We will always miss your presence and hope for nothing but success for you in the future. Cheers!
Fun fact: Has slept in four of Jackson Baker’s (’20) beds
Position: Social Chair, Brotherhood Chair
Our November Brother of the Month is Brother Brett Rahbany ‘21. Always ready to help and support a brother, Brett is much beloved by all in the chapter. Hailing from Sudbury, Massachusetts, he also played Center for Penn’s hockey team. In addition to his contributions on the ice, Brett has held prominent roles in the Phi Phi Chapter. Serving as our Social and Brotherhood chair, Brett has always been working to enrich the experiences of his brothers. If someone’s down, Brett always has the remedy.
Brett truly encompasses what it means to be a Sigma Chi. His personality draws people in, making him a great member of the chapter. Brett cares deeply about the brotherhood fostered in our fraternity, and he has a prominent role in its strength. Brett’s mentorship is not restricted to his interpersonal skills. His work ethic is admired by all in the chapter; he’s a role model for younger and older brothers alike. He has accomplished the right balance of work and leisure in order to be successful and have fun doing it.
He’s a great guy and an even better friend. He will be missed as he graduates in the spring.
Despite his heavy involvement in the chapter and in university athletics, Brett still finds time to excel in his studies and post-graduation pursuits. Brett studies Finance and Real Estate in the Wharton School, and he is pursuing real estate private equity upon graduating. After graduation, Brett is off to Blackstone as an analyst. We are sad to see him go but excited for what lies ahead.
Cheers, Brett! Good luck in the future ahead, and make sure to stop by and visit!
Favorite thing about Sigma Chi: The lifelong friendships I have made with a great group of guys. These friendships always help me to escape from the stresses of school.
Fun fact: Once ate 14 hot dogs at a Phillies dollar dog night
Position: Pro Consul (Vice President)
Brother Peter “Pete” Solomon ‘21 is our October Brother of the Month and is currently serving as Pro Consul (Vice President). He comes to Penn from not too far away, having previously attended The Haverford School in Haverford, PA. His enthusiasm for the fraternity is truly contagious and, as all his brothers know, he is always ready for a great night with the boys.
Pete’s time in Sigma Chi is marked by countless memories. His older brother, Michael, was a member of the Phi Phi Chapter until graduating from Penn in 2018, so Pete had Sigma Chi in his blood for a long time. For these reasons, he felt it was his duty to give back to the chapter before he graduated; he did this by running for Pro Consul. Little did he know how much he would be in for – managing a brotherhood of 60 through a pandemic is no easy feat. Despite the unusual remote circumstances, Pete has excelled in keeping brothers involved with and close to the chapter.
One of Pete’s defining characteristics is that he is always up for a challenge. He is constantly coming up with new eating or physical challenges to participate in (for his own pride and the entertainment of the chapter). A memorable challenge of his took place just before finals in December of 2019: Smoke’s Day. Pete and four brothers (Austin Muss ‘22, Brett Rahbany ‘21, Trevor Lyons ‘20, and Jack Copaken ‘20) decided to spend the day at Smokey Joe’s, Penn’s go-to campus bar and Sigma Chi’s home-away-from-home. They sat in a booth from opening at 11:00 AM until closing at 2 AM. Brothers came by throughout the day to share a pitcher of beer and play a board game for the entertainment and company of the group. Ultimately, they survived the day and went down in Penn history as the venerable Smokey Joe’s Five.