Joe Noonan is a 2015 graduate of SigEp – Iowa Theta and the University of Northern Iowa. During his time at UNI Joe majored in Management with an emphasis in Supply Chain Operations. As a SigEp Joe served as the VP of Finance and the chair of both the Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) committee and Dance Marathon. Outside of SigEp, Joe was heavily involved in Dance Marathon, NISG, CATS, SAA, Supply Chain Management Association, and the College of Business President’s Council.
After graduating from UNI Joe worked in Michigan at General Motors until relocating to Cedar Rapids almost a year ago, in 2018, with his wife Kristen (Another UNI alum and proud member of ADPi sorority) and works at Collins Aerospace. Joe has recently re-engaged with the chapter and serves as the Balanced Man Steward responsible for assisting the VP of Member Development and acts as a resource for chapter leaders.
How has the SigEp experience impacted your life outside of college?
“Without SigEp I don’t think I would have made it through college and graduated. Being surrounded by a group of guys that push you to be your absolute best in all that you do has helped me be more focused and disciplined in my everyday life.”
How has SigEp set you up for success?
“SigEp made me a man of accountability and integrity. Specifically, the BMP [Balanced Man Program] helped prepare me to enter the ‘real world.’”
What moment made you proudest to be a SigEp?
“During my sophomore year my Mom was admitted to the hospital and I shared this during our chapter meeting. The next day brothers sent flowers to my Mom in the hospital and they provided gift cards for gas.”
Favorite SigEp memory
“At the start of my second semester senior year, Alex Stepanek and I began to meet weekly to have an outlet to just talk. Whether it be about life, school, chapter, you name it we had each other. It eventually became coined as Gentlemen’s Club as we would enjoy a whiskey and others would join us from week to week but as this evolved, other brothers joined us, including Bart Frederick, Michael Foley, and many others throughout the semester.”
Meet the Author
Caleb Gipple ’21
Public Administration & Ethics Major
IFC President & Alumni Relations Chairman