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Alex D. Hepp
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Alex D. Hepp has been announced as Pi Kappa Alpha?s March 2013 Pike of the Month! Hepp a senior at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is one of many to apply for this great recognition. Proudly deserving of this award, Hepp has been a dedicated and motivated brother since his initiation in the Beta Eta Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity in 2010.
Hepp, has served the chapter as treasure, external vice president, and continuing education chair. Most notably, Hepp was able to reach a 98% collections rate even after inheriting a 50% collection rate from the previous administration. As external vice president Hepp reformed and reorganized the alumni relations committee along with the alumni relations chair to establish more outreach and involvement. Along with the co-continuing education chair, Hepp reinvented the position, holding nearly 10 presentations during the spring 2012 semester. Hepp and his executive board accepted Beta Eta’s 7th and 8th Consecutive Smythe Award. Alex is a member of the prestigious Beta Eta Honors Program, a program ran jointly by the alumni relations committee as well as the Beta Eta Alumni Association. This program requires member to hold positions in the chapter, positions in other selective campus organization, and maintain a GPA of 3.33+.
Outside of the chapter Hepp is a part of the Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity (president), OTCR Consulting (engagement partner), James Scholar Executive Committee (vice president), and Illinois Investment Banking Academy (member).
Outside of school Hepp gives back to community numerous ways through the positions that he has held in both PIKE as well as the Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity. Through PIKE, Hepp was involved in operating Pike Presents – chapter philanthropy that provides Christmas presents to children of a local elementary school that are suffering in poverty as well as tutoring, soup kitchens, and adopt a highway programs. Through Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity, Hepp was involved with Sweet Corn Philanthropy, Beer and Chili Philanthropy, It Starts at Home Tutoring, KickIt with Coop, and Compete for a Cure.
After graduating with a degree in Accountancy and Finance and minor in Technology and Management, Hepp plans to move to Chicago where he has accepted a position working in mergers and acquisitions for Lincoln International, a global middle market investment banking firm.
What did Hepps chapter brothers have to say about him?
?Alex encompasses and truly represents exactly what ever Pike should be: SLAG. His academic excellence is unparalleled, double majoring in Accountancy and Finance as well as being admitted into the prestigious co-op business and engineering Hoeft Technology and Management Minor Program, all while achieving a cumulative 3.68 GPA. Simultaneously, Alex has given back to the organizations that he has been a part of by holding executive board positions and going above and beyond the call of duty to step up and be a leader all the while performing with successful results. With recently accepting his offer at Lincoln International, a middle market investment banking firm, Alex has truly devoted his time and commitment to being the best of the best and proves to be a positive role model for both his own peers as well as those younger than him. As busy as Alex is, he is always willing to help and advance his fellow brothers in whatever they need and gives his time and energy back to the community through services provided by PIKE as well as Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity. I know that Alex would be greatly honored to hear that he was nominated to be the Pike of the month, and he is one that will give back, not only to Beta Eta, but also to Pi Kappa Alpha” – Michael A. Cunningham (SMC)