Early Fraternity Life and Career
Rich enrolled at Virginia Tech after graduating from high school, beginning in Fall 2000. As a sophomore, he rushed Phi Sigma Pi in Fall 2001. After a successful Initiation period, Rich was Inducted into the Chapter with the Upsilon Initiate Class in November of that year.
Collegiate Years at Alpha Rho Chapter
During his time as an undergraduate Brother, Rich was very active within the chapter. Sandwiched between semesters spent away from school on co-op experiences, he served as the chapter's Fundraising Chair. His senior year he served as the 15th President of Alpha Rho Chapter.
Alumni Years to Present
After graduating in May 2005, Rich remained at Virginia Tech to pursue a Master's in Mechanical Engineering. During graduate school he remained active with Alpha Rho as a local Alumnus and was recognized at the Chapter's 2007 Alumni Weekend as the "Most Familiar Face".
Rich completed graduate school in May 2007 and moved to Southern Maryland to work for NAVAIR. He continues to live and work there today. He still makes regular trips back to Blacksburg and is an avid Virginia Tech football fan, attending most home football games.
At the 2009 Alumni Weekend, Rich was elected to a two year term on the Alpha Rho Alumni Advisory Board. At the following year's Alumni Banquet, he was honored for his participation as an Alumnus with the Loren P. Johnson Outstanding Alumni Award. Rich also continues to be a major supporter of the Alpha Rho Chapter Endowment Fund.
Bigs and Littles
Rich's Big Brother is Michael Brody.
Rich has 1 Little Brother:
- Dan Spracher, Alumnus
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Class of 2005, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Class of 2007, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Other Interesting Facts
- Rich gained his nickname Y Pimp by being one of only 2 males in the Upsilon initiate class, with the other male resigning from the fraternity shortly after his induction.
|Alpha Rho President|
|Alpha Rho Chapter Awards - Loren P. Johnson Outstanding Alumni Award|