See what Brother Jack Hesser, IA-1795, had to say when reflecting on his time here as being a part of Iota-Alpha and Ball State:
Do you have any post graduation plans? If so, what will you be doing?
"Starting this fall I will be a corps member for Teach for America. This means I will be teaching biology in the Indianapolis Public School system and getting my Masters degree in Teaching and Education. The time commitment is two years and Teach for America is generous to pay the expenses of my graduate program because I will be working as a full time teacher."
What is a favorite memory of being a brother of Iota-Alpha:
"My favorite memory in Lambda Chi Alpha has been working with the Air Jam teams. Being the angry person yelling at people as well as surprising everyone with capri suns at rehearsals, I had such a blast working with both the women we paired with and my brothers and genuinely had an overwhelmingly positive experience."
What will be some things you will miss about Ball State University?
"I will miss the community above all things. Being able to grab coffee or a smoothie in the middle of the day and catch up on a diverse subject matter with friends, I believe, will be much more difficult in the years ahead. I have been so fortunate to surround myself with such a vibrant, intelligent group of people in my undergrad who have challenged me to be a better person."
What would be some advice you'd give to an incoming freshmen?
"The most important thing to remember is passion. Why are you going the things you are doing?? If you are not passionate about something, seriously think over why you're doing it. I would even argue that with your school work, if you are not satisfied with the content or subject matter, explore other majors or fields of study! Yes, there WILL be times that you hate your school work but if you find yourself with no passion for the subject matter it is helping you to gain success in then maybe it's not right for you -- and that's okay. People think that changing interests or giving up something, like an organization or event, means that you have failed. The reality is, being able to let go is an incredible mature and necessary life skill to have in order to be successful in life."
Thanks for everything Jack! You were a huge part of this organization and we hope to see you back here at some point in the future!
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