Fall 2018 Recruitment
August 26 - August 31
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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As President, it is my responsibility to ensure that our 25 men's Greek fraternities continue to stand as prominent organizations on our campus and within our community. As the liaison between our chapters and the school, I work daily with sorority and fraternity affairs, university administration, and various leaders on campus to do all that I can to move our community forward. Lastly, I oversee the IFC executive board, ensuring that we function in the most efficient way that supports our nearly 3,000 undergraduate members. I am a fourth year Industrial Systems Engineering major with a minor in Sales Engineering from Melbourne, Florida. In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf and just about anything on the water.
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Jack WanamakerExecutive Vice President
As Executive Vice President, I 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 am a fourth-year Materials Science and Engineering Student from Virginia Beach, VA. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and traveling.
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Brawn NelsonVice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, my duties involve overseeing the proper function of; Scholarship, Philanthropy, Service, Intramurals, Diversity, Educational Programming, Public Relations, and Information Technology within the council. Appointing and overseeing the Interfraternity Council Directors and Assistant Directors. Educating new members on the four pillars that govern our council. In addition, I serve as the liaison between the Office for Sorority and Fraternity Affairs and the IFC community regarding special events and programming. Outside of my position, I am a fourth-year pre-med student double majoring in Sociology and Dual Language. I am from West Palm Beach, FL where I enjoy spending time with God, eating, and having a good time with my brothers & friends.
Alex CaputoVice President of Membership
As the Vice President of Membership, it is my duty to advise chapters in year-round recruitment strategies, organize fall and spring rush, and ensure that IFC chapters maintain an exceptional retention rate. I am a third year combined Masters in Real Estate and Bachelors in Finance student from Tarpon Springs, FL. I one day hope to work in real estate private equity/ development. I love scuba diving and reading Cormac McCarthy.
Aaron BlauVice President of Finance
As Vice President of Finance, I oversee the approval of the budget, as well as monitor the collection of dues and the appropriation of our funds for the calendar year. I am a third-year economics major from Sarasota, FL. My passions include playing the drums, traveling, and fitness. Looking forward to a great year for the Greek Community!
William RandVice President of Administrative Affairs
As Vice President of Administrative Affairs, I am in charge of overseeing communications between the IFC executive board and UF administration, the UF Greek community, and the general Gainesville community.
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 a 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 of my fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, as well a serving member of 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!
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