Justin Davie is a SigEp UNI alumnus who graduated in 2003. Growing up in Grundy Center, Iowa, Justin came to UNI to major in Social Science Education. He held various positions within Sigma Phi Epsilon like Vice President of Member Development, Vice President of Recruitment, and other chair positions. Justin was also involved in NISG and the Homecoming Committee!
He now teaches social studies and coaches forty minutes from Cedar Falls at Wapsie Valley High School. When asked what his favorite memory from his time at SigEp was Justin responded:
“It’s hard to pick out just one. We had many different events, trips, and just hanging out with the guys that were so much fun. Besides those fun parts, when I look back I think about the ritual weekends. I had fun at brotherhood events but there was extra meaning on those weekends.”
Why did you join SigEp?
“I was looking to belong to something after high school with sports being over but mostly it seemed like a great bunch of guys.”
Why did you stay in SigEp?
“Mostly the guys becoming some of my best friends. I also got a great deal out of SigEp and grew as a student and a person because of it.”
How has SigEp helped you since graduating?
“I have used the recruitment and people skills to recruit athletes to my sports teams. Many of the volunteer experiences I had through SigEp helped me as a young teacher. I have continued the desire to work within the community, which I attained through SigEp. I have also become involved with a state and a national coaching organization. Much like I did SigEp, I serve on committees, lead committees, have responsibilities, and manage people as well as my time. In 3 years I will be President of the National High School Athletic Coaches Organization; I feel my experience in SigEp has prepared me for such a big task.”
What is your favorite memory from your time as an alumnus in SigEp?
“The 25th year anniversary celebration hosted on campus a few years ago. I enjoyed being back and seeing guys I don’t normally get to see and reliving memories from college. I also try to make it back each year during recruitment to talk to potential new brothers about my experience. It’s fun to talk to them and relive some great times and memories.”
Meet the Author
Isaak Espersen ’20
Political Science & History Major
Alumni Relations Chairman & Former VP of Member Development