Brandon Burgess, Beta Tau 828, graduated in May 2010. While at Valdosta State, he served as IFC President, IFC Vice President of Risk Management, SGA Parliamentary, Greek Ambassadors Greek Week Committee Chair, was a member of Order of Omega (Greek honor society) and was one of the three founders of GAMMA. He was also awarded Valdosta State University Senior Leader of the Year, Greek Man of the Year and IFC recruitment nearly doubled in his tenure as IFC President. He served as Historian, SGT at Arms, Public Relations Chair, Housing Chair, Sweetheart Chair, Community Service Chair and Chief Budgeting Officer within the fraternity. Burgess now resides in Gray, Georgia, where he is Vice President of Marketing for PAR Church Builders in Macon. PAR Church Builders is a design/build firm that specializes in churches and was founded by Brandon's Uncle, Wes Hardin. Burgess bought and sold over one million dollars in inventory with PAR properties in his first year. He says Pi Kappa Phi Taught him time management, the importance of networking and how to overcome adversity. His advice to active brothers is to make the best out of the cards you were dealt and to never settle with being average.