2013 Ellsworth C. Dent “Man of the Year” Finalists

Published on June 30, 2013 in News, Press Releases

The following brothers have been selected as the finalist for the 2013 Ellsworth C. Dent “Man of the Year.”

Ryan Meditz, CSM, Beta Gamma ’13 (Youngstown State University) was named the 2013 Ellsworth C. Dent “Man of the Year” on August 3, 2013 at the Stan Musial Strategic Leadership Conference.

The Ellsworth C. Dent “Man of the Year” Award is annually given to honor the most outstanding undergraduate leaders of Sigma Tau Gamma. Named for a charter member of Delta chapter at Emporia State University, the Dent award is the highest honor the fraternity can bestow upon a student member. It was established in 1966. Selection of the five finalist is based upon a number of criteria, including leadership, extracurricular activities, scholastic achievement, and service to college and chapter. The winner will be selected by the Society of Seventeen after interviews at the Strategic Leadership Conference.

Michael “Gage”Crosen, CSM-EF, Beta Iota ’13 (California University of Pennsylvania) – Gage will graduate this December with a degree in history and has an overall 3.45 GPA. He currently serves as chapter president and has held the offices of vice president of finance, fraternal education chair, alumni relations, and white rose formal chair. Gage stays active on campus by serving on the Cal U Alumni Board, Cal U Council of Trustees, a student representative for the Office of Grants and Contacts and is a First Sergeant in Army ROTC. He served as the Three Rivers Regional Conclave intern in 2013 and has been awarded the Beta Iota Leadership Award and was the 2012 Beta Iota – Brother of the Year. Gage is working towards a MBA in finance and one day wants to work for the CIA.

Ryan Meditz, CSM, Beta Gamma ’13 (Youngstown State University).  – Ryan will graduate this August with a degree in international business and a degree in Spanish and has an overall 4.0 GPA. Ryan has served as chapter president, secretary and attended the Grand Chapter as a delegate from Beta Gamma in 2010 and 2012. On the Youngstown campus, Ryan serves on the Board of Trustees as the Student Trustee and is a member of the Student Government Association and the American Marketing Association. He is a Gilman Scholar, a Margarita Metzger Scholar and an Academic Excellence Scholar. After graduation, Ryan will pursue an MBA in business administration.

Chadwick Kern, CSM, Gamma Chi ’12 (Michigan Technological University).- Chad graduated in May with a degree in mechanical engineering with an overall 3.62 GPA. Chad served the Gamma Chi Chapter as house manager, scholarship chair, vice president of finance, executive vice president, fraternal educator and served on the judicial board. On campus, Chad was involved with Order of Omega Honor Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Undergraduate Student Government, and the Interfraternity Council. In 2010, Chad was a graduate of LeaderShape. In 2013, Chad was named the Michigan Tech Greek œMan of the Year, the Gamma Chi œMan of the Year and has been presented many prestigious scholarships. Since graduating, Chad has accepted a position in a development program with Polaris Industries.

Jacob Western, CSM, Gamma Phi ’13 (University of Southern Indiana). – Jacob will graduate in December with a degree in management. He served as the president and executive vice president, while holding chair positions in community service, judicial board, ritual and brotherhood. Jacob currently serves on the Interfraternity Council as president. Additionally, he is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Fraternital Values Society and Order of Omega. He will serve as the 2013 Strategic Leadership Conference intern. Jacob has applied for a position with Sigma Tau Gamma Headquarters as a traveling staff member.

Christian Woo, CSM-EF, Delta Pi ’13, (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown). – Christian graduated this past April with a degree in communications and an overall 3.87 GPA. He served as executive vice president, fraternal educator, judicial board officer and university relations chairperson. On the Johnstown campus, he was involved with Student Government Association (SGA), Student Council on World Affairs, and Lambda Pi Eta communications fraternity. Christian has won many prestigious awards and scholarships including the Delta Phi Man of the Year in 2013 and SGA President’s Award. This summer, Christian will be attending the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law and plans to receive his Masters of Law in international law.