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Sigma Phi Epsilon hosts talent show for philanthropy 

SigEp's Got Talent | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian

SigEp’s Got Talent | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian

With performances of song, dance, music, and comedy from students, fraternity members, Miracle Makers and the Gem City Brass Band, SigEp members looked forward to congratulating the winners.   

On Nov. 24, Wright State University’s Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) hosted its third annual SigEp’s Got Talent.

Dedicated to raising money for their philanthropy Big Brothers Big Sisters, students, faculty and fraternity members came together to put on a total of eight acts.   

SigEp's Got Talent | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian
SigEp’s Got Talent | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian

Raising money while featuring talent

“Since its founding, our chapter has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters [BBBS] to raise money for their operations in donating school supplies, clothes and hygiene products to low-income families along with matching volunteer adults to at-risk children who are in need of a mentoring/guiding figure in their life,” said Ian Huelskamp, president of SigEp.   

“Our mission is to build balanced men [and] make well-rounded individuals,” said Trent Fuller, vice president of programming.   

A panel of four judges were chosen to determine the winner, including: Jeremy Keller, program manager of Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Government President Ivan Mallett, SigEp AVC President Cody Butz and Dr. Diane Huelskamp, associate professor at WSU Lake Campus.  

Audience members were also given a chance to get involved and compete against one another to win a prize.

“The people’s choice award is a crowd favorite tradition our chapter upholds every year,” said Huelskamp.   

SigEp's Got Talent | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian
SigEp’s Got Talent | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian

Prizes and auction give aways

Among the prizes were the auction for the chance to pie several SigEp brothers and raffle baskets donated by different organizations with contributions from the Dayton Dragons, alumni, Miracle Makers, and ReyRey Café.   

“This event has seen widespread success and involvement from a myriad of different organizations on campus and businesses in the community,” said Huelskamp.   

Lee Huntsberger, past member of the executive board, brother mentor to SigEP and fellow performer, spoke on the admiration and excitement of SigEp’s work with BBBS.  

“I am a brother mentor so I help the newer/younger members [advance]. We have a balanced man program where we build off each other and help [improve ourselves as men]. [BBBS is] why we are here,” said Huntsberger. 

SigEp's Got Talent | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian
SigEp’s Got Talent | Photo by Shaddia Qasem | The Wright State Guardian