Class: Spring 2017
Class Dad: Kerr Evangelista
Program Educator: Kenneth Yap
Captain: Peter Van
Co-Captain: Sai Nethi
Anchor: Victor Reyes
Big Brother: Lester Dela Cruz
HUGEE shoutout to my big brother Lester! Thank you for always supporting me and urging me to go for more. Golden hair brothers for life. Props to my Pops and Mom, Kerr Evangelista and Allison Chueng for believing in our line and showing us lots of unconditional love (even though we were a bunch of savages at times). Another HUGE shoutout to my Educator, Ken Yap, for teaching us the valuable lessons that shaped us into fine gentlemen of KAPPA PI BETA. Not only were you a fantastic mentor, but an irreplaceable motivation figure. I am also grateful to all the brothers KAPPA PI BETA for sacrificing their time in order to help me throughout the process. Lastly…SHOUT OUT TO MY LINE BROTHERS, WE DID IT!! We went through hell and lost our way but by motivating and pushing each other, we were able to bounce right back up and continue forward. Thanks for being a bunch of savagely funny dudes, y’all the best, love you lots line!
“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo”
Big Brother: Rubin Lee
Shout out to my big bro Rubin! Thank you for supporting me through everything and being my mentor. Props to my PE for teaching me so much and guiding me throughout the semester. Props to my CD for always being there for us and for all the good laughs. A HUGE shout out to my line. Thank you for always encouraging me and always being there for me.
“New situations can be intimidating. You’re looking around and it’s all scary and different. Meeting them head on, charging right into them like a bull, that’s how we grow as people” -Rich Sanchez
Big Brother: Deepesh Patel
My brothers are the best leaders and they believed in me at times when I had given up. Now, I know that I must believe in myself at all times through success and failure because that is what ultimately shapes who we are. I would like to shout out my class dad for always having our back. He believed in us and didn’t baby us, which in turn made us use our resources and grow stronger as brothers. Shout out to my program educator. He believed in us when all of our hope was fading. He knew we had potential and taught us valuable lessons that will continue to grow us as extraordinary leaders. Finally, my big has been a great mentor to me and despite his lengthy assignments, I preserved. I have developed into a better leader and brother and we will continue to grow one another in the years to come.
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it” – Oprah Winfrey
Big Brother: Ryan Fontillas
Thanks to Pops, Mom, Educator, Big Bro and especially my line. I am extremely proud to see the growth in my line and myself from start to finish. This fraternity taught me a lot of things that will stay in my heart forever. As a gentleman of KPiB, I am ready for the next challenges ahead of me.
“We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges”
Mijiddorj “Michael” Enkhbaatar
Big Brother: Warren DeCastro
I want to give huge shout to my line brothers from persevering this huge physical and emotional challenge with me. Props to my big bro Warren for taking care of me while I was sick. Shout to my Class dad and Program educator for teaching valuable skills, I will keep those lessons until the day I die. Finally, shout to the active house for taking their time out their schedule to help us accomplish our goals.
“If you don’t take risks, you can’t create the future” – Monkey D Luffy
Big Brother: Lester Dela Cruz
First, I would l would like to thank my big bro Lester. He was always there for me and always motivated and believed in me. He inspired me to take charge and taught me leadership skills with his experience as president. I would like to also thank our Class Dad, Kerr for all his motivation and encouragement. He never gave up on us and pushed us to improve ourselves and become more confident. I would like to give huge props to our Program Educator, Ken Yap. You taught us so well and inspired us to become true gentlemen. You were strict and kind and taught us lessons that I will keep with me for the rest of my life. I would also like to give props to all the actives for also helping us learn the lessons. Most of all I would like to thank my line. They were strangers to me at first and I was shy with them mostly but now they are like my family and I know will always be there for me no matter what. They were my biggest support through the process and I love them. We have accomplished so much and made history together.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
Big Brother: Kenneth Yap
I’d like to thank my line for being a great support system. I know there were times I could be frustrating to deal with and hard to work with, but thank you for sticking it through with me. I promise I’ll try hard to not forget things and remember directions better. Thank you Big for always taking me out to eat and being a great example of what a role model should be. You are talented in so many areas and I hope to be as motivated and as hard working as you. Props to pops for always making sure all of us are doing well and keeping in constant contact. Thank you to all the actives that put countless hours into teaching us the lessons that we will forever hold dear.
“We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions” ― Ian Percy
Big Brother: Bao Phan
Little Brother: Pedro Rojas
I can’t give props to anyone without first giving props to my every single one of my line brothers. Not only did we do it, but we did it making history. I love you guys and I’m glad to see how close we all got through our unforgettable experience. I would also like to give props to our Class Dad, Kerr, for being awesome and giving us that charismatic push. Our Educator, Ken, thank you for seeing what you did in us, I couldn’t be thankful enough. Finally, Thank you to my big brother, Bao, for sacrificing your resources, your time, and yourself for my success. I hope I made all of you proud, I know you all made me proud for sure. Honestly, I couldn’t wish for a better group of brothers to accompany me in this journey.
“Dude, sucking at something is the first step to being sort of good at something.” – Jake the Dog