Spring Recruitment 2015
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Each semester, members of the Florida Greek community
strive to advance the University of Florida and Gainesville
area communities through service and philanthropy.
Members of the Interfraternity Council have historically held
some of the highest leadership positions and honors on campus.
A Message From Our President
The Boys from Old Florida since 1884, fraternities at the University of Florida have played an integral role in creating much of the rich history and tradition that make our university the world-class institution that it is today. Through high standards of character and integrity, fraternities have fostered and influenced the development and growth of many of today’s most prominent leaders and visionaries, both during their time in Gainesville and long after they have left the university. Our fraternity alumni have achieved incredible success in all aspects of life, from the Capitol to the playing field and everything in between.
Our current members continue to set the highest standards of leadership, service, scholarship, and dedication to the University of Florida community. Today, fraternities at the University of Florida continue many of the traditions that have led to our proud legacy, while working to create a vision for future success for generations to come. On behalf of the 2,500+ members of the Interfraternity Council, I would like to welcome you to our website. Please take the opportunity to explore what makes the University of Florida IFC one of the nation’s largest and most successful fraternity councils, while ensuring that it is and always will be great to be a Florida Gator.
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This fall, The Interfraternity Council decided to make a drastic change in their usual collection drive. Instead of collecting canned food, the Interfraternity Council decided to create a care package drive, in which fraternities pledged care packages for active military members. The way it worked was simple: The IFC provided…
Athletics amongst IFC organizations are a very large factor in determining who wins the President’s Cup each year. This year, IFC held an All-Star game involving all 25 fraternities. The IFC All-Star game is an all-day philanthropic intramural event. The event occurred this past Veteran’s Day, November 11th, from 3:30 to…
On Ocotber 28th, Chi Phi held it’s third annual Chi Phactor benefitting the Tender Hearts Educational Society. This competition is modeled after Fox’s hit Television show the X Factor. Chi Phactor is a two round singing competition consisting of 12 organizations within the Panhellenic Council and Theta Alpha. It is…
On October 23rd, Sigma Nu held their annual Sigma Nu Slam benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For the second year in a row, this tournament was a dodgeball tournament. Prior to that, this event was a tennis tournament. The dodgeball tournament consisted of teams that competed in 8-on-8 single…
As President, I act as the official spokesperson for IFC, the liaison between the University and our chapters, and I oversee and advise the Presidents Council. This year it is my goal to provide a positive atmosphere for our men to grow and develop, and to create a council that provides increasing value to the UF community. I am a fourth year Industrial & Systems Engineering major from Fort Pierce, FL, with a minor in business administration. In my free time I enjoy playing sports, House of Cards, and drinking coffee.
Armani AbreuExecutive Vice President
The Executive Vice Presidents primary responsibilities are to oversee IFC chapters in the Greek Conduct Process, ensure that IFC philanthropies adhere to the ARB Constitution, and maintain the IFC Constitution and By-Laws. I'm a third year Political Science major with minors in Spanish and Mass Communications. In my free time I enjoy playing sports, hanging out with friends and watching Netflix.
Kia RahmanianVice President of Operations
As the Vice President of Operations, I oversee all of the Directors and Assistant Directors within the Interfraternity Council to ensure that all IFC sponsored events are properly planned and executed. I am a second year Master of Public Health student in the Social & Behavioral Sciences concentration from Sebring, Florida who enjoys playing golf, kayaking, and going to the movies.
Will MoorVice President of Membership
It is my duty to advise chapters in year round recruitment strategies, organize fall and spring rush weeks, and ensure that the chapter of the IFC maintain an exceptional retention rate. I am a third year Construction Management student from Tallahassee, Florida. My hobbies include golfing and being on the water.
Tim CarneyVice President of Finance
My role is to manage all budgets, bills, and cash flow streams. I also help the Executive Board and Directors fund creative and engaging programs for the Council. I am a third-year Economics major from Winter Park, Florida. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, playing golf, and watching Entourage.
Zachary O'NealVice President of Administrative Affairs
I am a senior Finance major from Tampa, Florida. As Vice President of Administrative Affairs, I'm in charge of overseeing communications between the IFC executive board and UF administration, the UF Greek community, and the general Gainesville community. In my spare time I enjoy long walks on the beach, smooth jazz, and poetry.
Tristan AhlquistDirector of Public Relations
As the Director of Public Relations, I must constantly update the surrounding Gator community of Interfraternity events through various methods. My entire life I grew up near the warm waters of Naples, Florida where I actively enjoy fishing, golfing, and picnics with my beautiful nieces. I am a second year Plant Science major and aspire to conduct plant research and travel to as many places as possible. Aside from IFC, I am also a proud Innovation Academy Ambassador.
Stephen SchwartzDirector of Service
I am a third year Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major from Suwanee, Georgia. My role in IFC is to organize IFC's community service efforts as well as providing members with opportunities to perform community service on their own. I am also a Campus Diplomat as well as a Dance Marathon captain. After college, I plan on going to medical school, then joining the military.
Michael StavelyDirector of Multicultural Awareness
I am a fourth year Geography major, with a minor in Soil and Water Science, and a certificate in Meteorology. I'm from Pensacola, FL and I'm a hurricane researcher for UF. My job as Multicultural Director is to program events that educate the IFC community on issues over diversity, as well as act as liaison between IFC and various cultural organizations. I am also currently a Recruitment Captain for Dance Marathon, the Treasurer of the Hispanic Student Association, and member of Pi Lambda Phi.
Ryan WolisDirector of Special Projects
I'm a third-year Political Science major with a minor in European Union Studies from Miami, FL. As the Director of Special Projects it is my job to successfully to put on IFC's annual philanthropy, Chicken Wing Charity Thing, as well as other events throughout the year. Aside from IFC, I am a member of AEPI and involved with the Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament.
Troy StromingerDirector of Sponsorships
My main responsibilities are to obtain funding for IFC events, develop relationships with local businesses, and explore opportunities for the IFC to support and sponsor other organizations. I am a second year Finance major pursuing a combined Master of Science in Finance degree. On campus I am also involved with the Florida Leadership Academy and the Department of Recreational Sports.
Trevor McMillinDirector of Scholarship
I am a Junior Construction Management major with a Minor in Real Estate from Fort Myers, Florida. As Director of Scholarship, I am responsible for upholding the academic excellence that is expected of the members and chapters of IFC at the University of Florida. I will help new members get accustomed to these standards, as well as provide them with the proper tools to help them succeed academically. My goal for this year is to see the IFC GPA exceed the All University Male GPA.
Thomas BurtDirector of Educational Programming
I'm a second year Health Science Major from Jacksonville pursuing a Masters in Health Administration. I'm an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and also enjoy playing golf. My primary responsibilities are to oversee the education of both new and current members on any issues pertaining to the Greek community and the University. I hope to develop a successful risk management seminar program in an effort to keep chapters out of trouble.
Parker HoffmanDirector of Intramurals
I am from Palm Beach Gardens, FL and a Senior studying Economics. I am the Director of Intramurals. Along with my role in IFC, I am the Internal Vice President for my fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, as well a serving member on the Board of Directors for Rec Sports. After graduation I will be working in various capacities with the Miami Marlins and the front office of Major League Baseball.
Thomas EchezabalDirector of Information Technology
My role is to maintain the upkeep and security of all software/IT related services for IFC. I'm the proud designer/programmer of the new IFC website and data systems as a whole. I'm a second-year Advertising major from Miami, FL. On my spare time I like to follow Tech news, play a little Golf, and cheer for my team - Miami Heat!