HOUSTON, TEXAS — Chapter President Drake Grimes (2020) and Vice President of Member Development Brady Heath (2021) attended the 56th Sigma Phi Epsilon Grand Chapter Conclave in Houston last week. SigEp gathers every two years for undergraduate members to propose and pass legislation, as well as elect the leaders of the Grand Chapter.
The undergraduate members were joined in Houston by alumni Ken Blankenship (2000), Kevin Teets (2006), Stephen Yeargin (2006) and Keith Boatright (1998). Teets serves as an Alumni & Volunteer Corp. Trustee for the chapter, while Yeargin is that organization’s President. Boatright is the Chapter Counselor of the Missouri Eta chapter at Missouri State University. D. Renard Miles of the Memphis-Lambuth chapter attended as the chapter’s Faculty Fellow.
For Blankenship and Teets, this was their ninth Grand Chapter Conclave.
For the undergraduate members, their week in Houston was highlighted by weighing in during committee meetings on proposed legislation, voting in the legislative sessions and attending programming specific to their needs in professional and career development, personal and leadership skills and excellence in chapter operations.
Alumni attendees learned more resources available through their District Governors, working with their campus staff and responsibly managing chapter property.
“Conclave is our opportunity as mentors to learn about how to best work with our undergraduate members,” said Yeargin. “We learned a lot from our facilitators and headquarters staff this week and are excited to bring these things into practice.”
The 57th Grand Chapter Conclave will be held July 28 – August 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.