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Meet Our 2015-2016 Area Recruitment Managers

Published June 5, 2015

Kirk Sasaki (Epsilon-Iota, San Diego State, ’13)

Kirk Sasaki

  • West: AK, HI, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, UT, CO, NV, AZ, and Western Canada
  • [email protected]
  • Why did you join Kappa Sigma?
    • I joined Kappa Sigma as an opportunity to grow and develop, both as a person and a leader.
  • What made you want to become an ARM?
    • Assisting with the reinstallation of my chapter and witnessing its growth, as well as that of myself and my brothers, influenced me to want to spread Kappa Sigma; providing others the opportunity to have the same experiences that Kappa Sigma has given me.
  • What is your best Kappa Sigma memory?
    • My best Kappa Sigma memory is winning Ex 4 Vets, a school-wide philanthropy, four consecutive years and raising a combined $30,000 during my tenure in the chapter.
  • What else were you involved in during college?
    • During college, I was involved in various positions and committees in Student Government, Order of Omega, and Rotaract as the Vice President of Service.
  • What would you like to accomplish as an ARM?
    • I would like to increase overall growth in the West by starting new colonies and chapters, and help the existing chapters increase their recruitment class sizes by increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of their recruitment.
  • Interesting fact: When interviewing for the ARM position in Boston, I slipped in the snow and fell flat on my back in front of all the other candidates.

 

John Marisie (Beta-Rho, Iowa, ’14)

John Marisie

  • Midwest: ND, SD, MN, WI, MI, IA, IL, NE, Northern KS, Northern MO, OH, Western and Central PA, WV, and KY
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Why did you join Kappa Sigma?
    • Unlike the other fraternities that were on my campus, I saw an opportunity to grow with Kappa Sigma. My Chapter has an unbeatable brotherhood that was an automatic sell in itself, but the professionalism that Kappa Sigma teaches was unlike anything else on campus. Personal advancement is one thing that I saw in Kappa Sigma that was not offered with the other fraternities on my campus.
  • What made you want to become an ARM?
    • The Midwest Area used to be what some would call a backbone to Kappa Sigma, but it has seen a gradual decline over the years. Being a brother of Kappa Sigma, I saw this problem in my home area and I felt I needed to do something about it. Being a key part in the re-installation process of the Beta-Rho Chapter at the University of Iowa, I thought that I would be more than able to help get the Midwest back to where it used to be.
  • What is your best Kappa Sigma memory?
    • The best memory of Kappa Sigma was when my Chapter’s charter was reopened. My Chapter and I were told that we would never be allowed to open a Chapter at the University of Iowa and our hard work and dedication proved this to be false. There was no greater feeling than hearing that we would be a recognized Chapter after over a year of hard work.
  • What else were you involved in during college?
    • I was very involved with the River Run at the University of Iowa. I was the Executive Director one year and the Fitness Fair director the other. It was a great experience and during my involvement we raised a lot of money for the Extend the Dream Foundation in Iowa City.
  • What would you like to accomplish as an ARM?
    • I would really like to open as many Colonies as I can within this upcoming year. There are nearly 150 colleges within my area without Kappa Sigma Chapters or Colonies and I hope to decrease that number. My general goal is to increase the density of Chapters and Colonies within my area to match the other areas of the United States.
  • Interesting fact:  Well, my nickname in college was “Father John”. The reason I got this name is actually a hilarious story and if you’re lucky I will share it with you. If you get a chance to hear the story, you’ll get an idea of who I am.

Mason McAnally (Lambda-Pi, Delta State, ’11)

Mason McAnally

  • South: AR, MS, West TN, Southern MO, NM, TX, OK
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Why did you join Kappa Sigma?
    • I went to Delta State strictly to play soccer. It was my life’s passion up to that point, and it’s all I knew. I remember in January of 2011 I walked past the campus quad, and I saw a huge cut out of “The Most Wanted Man”. I thought it was the coolest freaking thing and it really stuck with me, although at that point I was still uninterested in joining. A few weeks later the captain of my soccer team busted into my room, threw dress clothes at me, and said he wasn’t going to let me waste my time by playing video games. That night I went to my very first Kappa Sigma meeting, and became the Pledge Class President. I have not looked back since that evening. I joined because a friend cared enough not to let me waste my college experience.
  • What made you want to become an ARM?
    • Early Fall 2011 I had an ARM come and visit my chapter. He seemed to have everything together, and was very knowledgeable about the fraternity. I saw him immediately as someone to look up to. Over the coming years, there were some wonderful ARMs hired by Kappa Sigma, but most did not seem to understand what it took to make a SMALL chapter successful. I knew that I could come in and help the small chapters, because that’s what I know and that’s who needs my help.
  • What is your best Kappa Sigma memory?
    • My best memory is a blur of anxiety, nervousness, and excitement. I was told to keep the weekend of April 23rd, 2011 open because we had some community service to do. That Friday after class we were asked to pack a suitcase with our best clothes. After a 13 hour drive, having no idea where I was going, my pledge class and I arrived at the Kappa Sigma International Headquarters. We were then initiated in the Model Chapter Room, and my life was forever changed.
  • What else were you involved in during college?
    • Delta State Hall of Fame, Mr. Delta State, Delta State Soccer (Goalkeeper), Student Athletic Adviser President, Intern for Assistant Athletic Ditrector, Helped create the annual Kappa Sigma Cleveland Haunted House, Chapter Grand Procurator, Champions Quest Chairman, Master of Recruitment, and IFC President.
  • What would you like to accomplish as an ARM?
    • I want to be the person that takes the time to extensively visit the small chapters and assist them with their recruitment issues. I know from firsthand experience that a small chapter can exponentially grow in a small amount if time if motivated correctly and given the right knowledge. I want to be the example that most smaller chapters need to see.
  • Interesting fact: I played college and semi-pro soccer, I’m a huge Star Wars nerd, I love the outdoors (i.e. hiking, backpacking, paddling), and my dog Liberty is my best friend.

 

Ryan Kozusko (Omicron-Iota, Armstrong State, ’12)

Ryan Kozusko

  • Southeast: NC, SC, GA, AL, East TN, FL
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Why did you join Kappa Sigma?
    • I joined Kappa Sigma because Omicron-Iota exemplified the type of gentlemen I wanted to become. My chapter was the most involved in service and scholarship opportunities, which are the best ways to develop college freshmen into leaders on campus.
  • What made you want to become an ARM?
    • The previous ARMs had a positive impact on both my chapter and myself.  I want to be able to have the same impact for other schools.
  • What is your best Kappa Sigma memory?
    • My favorite Kappa Sigma memory is winning numerous Intramural championships with my brothers, nothing is more satisfying than proving your number one on the field.
  • What else were you involved in during college?
    • While at college I was also involved in the Armstrong cross country team, basketball team, club ultimate team and the IFC.
  • What would you like to accomplish as an ARM?
    • My goal as an ARM is to disperse positive rush ideas from successful schools to help the entire southeast grow. I would also like to bring Kappa Sigma to smaller schools that might have been overlooked by previous ARMs. If Kappa Sigma can expand to schools that don’t have greek life established, we can dominate the Southeast leaving the rest of the fraternal world to play catch up.
  • Interesting fact: I really enjoy spending time outside with my Brothers. In Savannah we go kayaking or hiking in various nature reserves. My dog Stud is definitely my best friend; I love taking him to the park. Also, I’m 6’8” so I get asked how tall I am on a daily basis.

 

Daniel Kennedy (Nu, William and Mary, ’12)

Daniel Kennedy

  • Northeast: VA, MD, DE, Washington D.C, Eastern PA, NJ, NY, RI, CT, MA, VT, NH, ME, and Eastern Canada
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Why did you join Kappa Sigma?
    • My older brother was a Kappa Sig at William and Mary.  I visited many times in high school, and had a great time with him and all the brothers.  This is largely why I decided to go to William and Mary and join the fraternity.
  • What made you want to become an ARM?
    • My DGM, Kenton Dunn, recommended me for the position.
  • What is your best Kappa Sigma memory?
    • Having the president of William and Mary over to the chapter house for dinner with the EC and their dates and serving a four course meal. He said he was “pleasantly surprised” as he “was expecting pizza.”  To be fair, the girls did all the cooking.
  • What else were you involved in during college?
    • I was heavily involved with student government at William and Mary.  I was president of my freshman hall, Senator for the class of 2015 my junior year, and then Vice President of the Class of 2015 my senior year.
  • What would you like to accomplish as an ARM?
    • As an ARM, I would like the Northeast to experience a net growth of several percentile points and establish colonies at several prestigious institutions where Kappa Sigma has never been.
  • Interesting fact: Both my parents are attorneys and my older brother is in law school.  I hope to follow in their footsteps and attend law school next year.  This past spring, I helped curate an exhibit featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo at William and Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art. Also, I’m the only person I know who can’t cross his fingers.