Zeta Iota Beta Alpha Mu Family

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Zeta Iota Beta Alpha Mu Family
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BAM Family at Zeta Class Pinning Ceremony, 2014
Family Name Beta Alpha Mu (BAM)
Founding Patriarch Nick Conway
Current Patriarch Nick Conway
Founded 2011
Motto Carpe Noctem
Slogan Do you bro?
Greeting Stay Bro (with Spartan clasp)
Colors Black and Blue
Song "Yeah" by Usher
Family Members 7

The Beta Alpha Mu Family, or BAM, is a family of the Zeta Iota Chapter descended from Nick Conway.

Family History

The Beta Alpha Bu Family, better known as B.A.M., began during the Fall of the 2011 semester when Charter Class Brother Nick Conway received his first little, Travis Knapp. Travis received a great internship in North Jersey and was not on campus for the semester. Nick then decided to apply for another little, Grant Mallues. The following semester, Nick fell in love with Mark McShane during the recruitment process and applied one more time to be a big. Nick received Mark as a little and was happy with his family size and togetherness. Travis came back from a year of absence due to his internship in North Jersey and adventures in Australia and applied to become a big. Nick Pedano then joined BAM as Travis' little. BAM did not gain any new members from the Epsilon Class, but the Zeta Class allowed further expansion for the family. Mark received Luigi Nuñez as his little, and Nick Pedano had Ryan Vance as his. Travis aided in mentoring Ryan Vance because Nick was hospitalized and his ribs were removed. The BAM Family has held several Executive Board Positions, Initiate Positions, and Executive Council Positions. Each BAM Family member has held a leadership position in the Zeta Iota Chapter.

Family Traditions

Nick Conway giving BAM-BAM to Travis Knapp

One of the biggest traditions is yelling the word 'BAM' whenever any BAM family member does something great. We also have a sock monkey called 'BAM-BAM'. BAM Family is currently on its 2nd BAM-BAM. BAM also has a paddle made by Travis Knapp that is bestowed to the current patriarch/matriarch of the family. The paddle is a symbol of leadership of the family.

Positions Held

The BAM Family has held the following positions:

Family Tree

BAM Family Tree
Nick Conway
Charter Class (2011)
Travis Knapp
Alpha Class (2011)
Grant Malleus
Beta Class (2012)
Mark McShane
Gamma Class (2012)
Nick Pedano
Delta Class (2013)
Luigi Nunez
Zeta Class (2014)
Ryan Vance
Zeta Class (2014)