Why SAE

  • How Did SAE Change you life?


     

  • Will Barnett ’10 

    Without SAE, I would not have the incredible friendships and wide network that I have today. Last month, for example, I spent time in Maine with friends who now live in California, Atlanta, and New York, among other places. We met as members of the same pledge class and have been friends ever since. In fact, we were recently in Maine to celebrate the marriage of a pledge brother, Roaming Robbie Waters. Without the facilitation of the fraternity, I would not know these great guys or their wonderful families. My wife, Beth Darling Barnett, and I currently live in Raleigh, NC. I work in development for the North Carolina Medical Society and am enrolled in NCSU’s MBA program, where I take class in the evenings.


     

  • Trey Odom ’07

    Probably the most glaring way in which my life would be different is that I wouldn’t have the same group of lifelong friends that I made during my four years as a member of SAE. They were my pledge brothers and my fraternity brothers, and since then, they have been my groomsmen and ever present “uncles” to my son! My wife, Anne Marie, and I live in Greenville, SC and welcomed our first child, Graham, in April of this year.


     

  • Ed Royall ’51

    SAE provided me with an enjoyable college experience and lifelong
    friends around South Carolina. I am proud to say that I am a member of the chapter. I am
    still practicing law after 63 years and enjoying living in Camden. My wife, Helen, and I have been married for 63 years. We have four daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.


     

     

  • Bill Britton ’70

    I can tell you my life would not have been the same without SAE. I came to Carolina not knowing anyone and came away knowing many, all due to my SAE affiliation. Those friendships have continued through the years. Many have remained acquaintances, some very good friends, and some business partners. SAE was and is the cornerstone of my networking base wherever I go. Doors have opened for me that would not have been as easy to open if I hadn’t been an SAE. The classes of 1965 to 1970 are having a reunion this year. It is our second reunion of this type, the first being three years ago. We had over 65 Delta guys come from all over. It was a great success and this time we have even more planning to attend. What a great group!