Mark Hopkins ’79

For Mark Hopkins ’79, Chapter Provided an

Enhanced Collegiate Experience

 

Mark HopkinsForty years is a long time to remember things, especially from a time as hectic as college is for most of us. But for Mark Hopkins ’79, his experience with Sigma Alpha Epsilon stands out as if it were yesterday. Mark feels that the fraternity was one of the highlights of his college career. He remembers attending football games and various social events with his brothers. Each year, they would prepare and race in the Purdue Grand Prix. Being an engineering student, this was the perfect event for Mark.

 

Following college, Mark has had an extremely successful career. He is a partner at Deloitte Consulting LLP. The company is a business consulting firm that offers services in four main areas: audit, financial advisory, tax, and general business consulting. While his hard work and dedication are what got him where his is today. Mark knows that his experience with Sigma Alpha Epsilon helped him in his career. His biggest advice to undergraduates is that “95% of the job is showing up,” something that Sigma Alpha Epsilon taught him. He also says that his experience living in the fraternity house taught him to get along with many different individuals from different backgrounds, a very valuable skill in our ever-expanding world.

 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon gave Mark great memories and taught him a lot of lessons and skills useful for life after college. It is because of this experience that he wants to give back to the chapter however he can. He feels that it’s a responsibility that all alumni have for future generations to keep the legacy of Indiana Beta alive. While there aren’t a lot of alumni in the Atlanta area where Mark works and lives, he feels that he is still connected to the chapter and has been reconnecting with other alumni in recent years. “Our shared experience at the Indiana Beta Chapter connects us, despite the time that has passed since we last spoke.” It is this connection that reminds Mark of his time at Indiana Beta and keeps him giving back to the legacy.

"Sigma Alpha Epsilon gave you a sense of belonging and keeping your act together in the house. My fraternity is a ‘big deal’ it represents what it means to be an SAE."
‐ Lew Green ’60

The True Gentleman

“The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.”

- John Walter Wayland

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Contact Information

P.O. Box 442100
Lawrence, KS 66044
alumni@saepurdue.com

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