INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Sigma Tau Gamma proudly announces six gentlemen as inductees into the 2021 Noble Man Hall of Fame. Each Hall of Fame member is also now a finalist for the Ellsworth C. Dent Man of the Year – one of the highest honors an undergraduate member can achieve. This June, each of these men will be honored digitally as a Hall of Fame inductee and Dent Man of the Year Finalist.
Get to know each of the 2021 Noble Man Hall of Fame inductees. Congratulations to all six of these noble men!
Robert “Bobby” Green, Western Michigan
“Bobby is the type of young adult who aggressively seeks to help others while never seeking recognition for himself.”
Initiated into the Chi Chapter at Western Michigan in 2018, Green immediately began to serve the chapter and his campus. He served as Chi Chapter White Rose Banquet Coordinator in 2018, Chi Chapter Social Coordinator in 2019, and then as Chi Chapter President last year. He has maintained a 3.61-grade point average (GPA) as a sports management major and has volunteered with Special Olympics since 2018. Following graduation, he plans on finding work in the field of sports management.
Zach Hanson, UW – La Crosse
Zach Hanson was initiated into the Beta Kappa Chapter at UW – La Crosse in 2018 and has upheld the standard of being a noble gentleman his entire undergraduate career. As a biology major with a concentration in aquatic science, he has maintained a 3.93 GPA and plans to attend graduate school. Hanson has been a leader in the chapter and on campus. He had been a two-term Beta Kappa Chapter Director of Recruitment and served as Beta Kappa Chapter President in 2020. He is currently executive vice president of the UW – La Crosse bowling club, serves as director of marketing for the local interfraternity council (IFC) and serves as UW – La Crosse Order of Omega president.
“Zach is an excellent example of an outstanding student, friend, and fraternity man. He role models the values of Sigma Tau Gamma and keeps them close to his heart every day.”
Caleb Liles, Northwest Missouri
“He is responsible, reliable, and is a natural at connecting with students and helping them find their way during the transition to university.”
Caleb Liles has been an accountable and driven leader for the Theta Chapter since 2017. A biology major with a specialization in biomedical sciences at Northwest Missouri, Liles has excelled in and out of the classroom, maintaining a 3.59 GPA while serving in multiple leadership roles. He has served as IFC judicial board member, Order of Omega president, Theta Chapter Vice President, and Theta Chapter President. Liles was also the recipient of the 2020 Principle of Integrity Award. After graduation from Northwest Missouri State, Liles has been accepted into the medical school at A.T. Still University and plans to become a physician.
Brandon Tolsma, Michigan Tech.
“Brother Tolsma has remained humble, caring, and compassionate for the brotherhood.”
Brandon Tolsma has made the Michigan Tech. Dean’s List four times as an undergraduate and was initiated into the Gamma Chi Chapter in 2017. He has served the chapter in multiple ways, including as director of member and community engagement and vice president. He was also the Gamma Chi Chapter Representative for the local IFC. Tolsma has a passion for helping others, as he logged over 100 hours of community service on and around campus. He volunteered with Master’s Hillclimb, volunteered with the Copper Dog sled race, and with Make a Difference, a partner organization with Michigan Tech.
Thomas Torres, Emporia State
“His focus and determination are unmatched.”
Maintaining a 3.57 GPA as a psychology and sociology double major, Tom Torres has been involved in almost every aspect of Sig Tau and campus life at Emporia State. Since his initiation in 2018, he has served as Delta Chapter Director of Education and Wellness and Delta Chapter Standards Board Chairman. Since last academic year, he has also been involved at the national level, serving on the member education committee and the ritual committee. He is also a two-term IFC president, was vice president of the student veteran’s association, and helped start the Emporia State University Disc Golf Club. Finally, Torres was recognized as the recipient of the Principle of Leadership Award in 2020.
Jared Wilkinson, Cleveland State
“Jared is a beneficial individual who will do what is asked of him and assist as he can.”
Jared joined the Beta Upsilon Chapter at Cleveland State in 2019 and is a civil engineering major, graduating with a 3.65 GPA. Goal focused; Wilkinson aspires to be a project manager in civil engineering within five years of graduating. He served as director of finance and operations and as Beta Upsilon Chapter President. During Wilkinson’s term as president, the chapter nearly doubled in size. They also raised more money for Special Olympics and volunteered more hours of community service than in recent memory. He is the recipient of the Cleveland State President’s Scholarship, Cleveland State Greek Man of the Year, and is in Order of Omega.
ABOUT SIGMA TAU GAMMA FRATERNITY
Founded at the University of Central Missouri on June 28, 1920, Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity celebrated 100 years of brotherhood in 2020. In the last 100 years, the organization has called 197 campuses home and has more than 73,000 initiated members. With a current presence on 75 campuses from coast to coast, our membership includes more than 2,700 undergraduate men. The Headquarters, which is home to the Fraternity, Foundation, and WPN Housing Company, is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit http://sigtau.org for additional information.