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Senior receives fraternity appointment following graduation

Since joining Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity as a freshman in Fall 2006, Caleb Roberts has climbed the ladder of leadership.

The Austin Peay State University senior has served as chapter president and vice president of programming. And as soon as Roberts graduates in May 2010 with a bachelors degree in corporate communication, he will move to the fraternitys headquarters in Richmond, Va., where he will begin his orientation as one of Sig Eps regional directors.
Since joining Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity as a freshman in Fall 2006, Caleb Roberts has climbed the ladder of leadership.

The Austin Peay State University senior has served as chapter president and vice president of programming. And as soon as Roberts graduates in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in corporate communication, he will move to the fraternity's headquarters in Richmond, Va., where he will begin his orientation as one of Sig Ep's regional directors.

According to the fraternity Web site, regional directors are highly trained chapter consultants. They are full-time field representatives who travel from mid-August to mid-April each year, assisting chapters in effective chapter operations.

“I will live in Richmond until the end of August when I will begin traveling my specific region, visiting each chapter in the region,” Roberts said. “I will get my region placement upon arrival in Richmond in June.”

He can choose any region in the country except the region of his home chapter, which includes the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

“I would like to be placed in either the southern California, New Mexico and Arizona region or the Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas region,” Roberts said.

The regional director position is a one-year commitment. After Roberts completes his service, he has the options to attend graduate school, extend his regional director appointment for another year or apply to work as a staff member at the fraternity's headquarters, if positions are available. His career goal is to work in student affairs in a higher education institution.

Roberts credits APSU as one of the reasons why he was tapped for a one-year commitment as a regional director.

“My time spent at Austin Peay, both in and out of the classroom, allowed me the necessary skills to excel in the competitive hiring process,” he said. “I had so much support and assistance from much of the faculty and staff while interviewing. I do not think I could have received the same concern had I been attending a different university.” -- Melony Shemberger