Jordan Kuperschmid '87

Thanks to Jordan Kuperschmid '87 for participating in this Q&A.

Why did you join SAE as an undergraduate?
  Diverse group of grounded people who formed a strong bond together. The classes ahead of us were particularly interested in our joining.

What is the funniest memory from your SAE days?
  Our fraternity winning the Philadelphia deep dish pizza eating contest was pretty amusing.

What is the single fondest memory you have shared/will share with your children and grandchildren?
 Working with the chef to put out meals for the house; Rebuilding the basement into a chapter room.

How do you stay connected with your brothers as an alumnus?
 Email and LinkedIn mostly.

How would your life be different today if you had never joined SAE?  It's really where I first learned how to be part of a group and have responsibilities for the group.  I liked it and it's still important in what I do now.

Have you visited Penn since graduation? Why or why not? A few times, mostly for recruiting and a walk down memory lane.  Almost time for my kids to think about colleges so I will likely make more visits.

Where has life taken you since graduation? What's new in your life today?  I am settled now in NJ, working for the same consulting entity since I graduated, now named Navigant Consulting.  I travel quite a bit for the job.  I am also married with a 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son.

Who do you stay connected with in your alumni years? Are there any brothers you've lost touch with whom you'd like to reconnect?
  Most frequently, I keep in touch with Eliot Dorfman ’87.  It's fun to have our kids meet each other.

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Ron Bond '59

After graduation, many people go into the business world to start their careers.  Unlike many of his brothers,Ron Bond ’59 didn’t take an ordinary career path after graduating; Ron joined the Air Force for 28 years of service.  Ron spent most of his time in the service flying a 707, which is a KC 135 Tanker that refuels other planes.

His duties shifted during the Vietnam War however.  Due to need, Ron flew an RF-4 as a fighter pilot during the war.  “It was exciting taking pictures of North Vietnam and Laos, but I didn’t enjoy getting shot at,” Ron recalls.  He then spent the last 8 years of his service time flying congressmen and their families around the world.  After leaving the military, Ron worked with the Army Corps of Engineers as a contractor flying up and down the Mississippi River repairing dam sites for 14 years.

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Henry Litman '12

Thank you to Henry Litman ’12 for participating in this Q&A.

Why did you join SAE? 
I wasn't exactly planning to join a fraternity. At first I went to rush events just for the free dinner. At the first rush event, I met a guy Adam Bloch that I really saw myself becoming friends with. I figured that, if the other SAEs were like him, this would probably be a good place for me. Adam ended up becoming my big and is still one of my best friends, even though he has graduated. I am an only child, and the opportunity to have "brothers" for the first time in my life really appealed to me. When I got my bid, I just couldn't say no to it.

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