Hard Work Pays Off
Despite a late-season surge, Eli and the Giants fell short of making the playoffs this year, but that didn’t stop another Sigma Nu from stealing the show on Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you watched the big game or not, you could not have missed the buzz about the ‘Puppy Love’ commercial featuring actor Don Jeanes (Texas State).
Earlier this year we had the chance to interview Don near his home in Los Angeles. Don shared with us his path to acting and how his approach to the business side of the industry is rooted in the skills he developed in Sigma Nu and later working an entry-level sales job. As Don’s story shows, there is no substitute for hard work, and when you stick around good things are bound to happen.
Don’s smashing success with two consecutive Super Bowl commercials is also a reminder of Sigma Nu’s widespread influence. No matter where or when, if there’s a major event taking place in the world, there’s a good chance one of our Sigma Nu brothers is involved in a significant way.
Only five days after the Seattle Seahawks won their first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, the big stage shifted to Russia and the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Sochi Games, like the Super Bowl, are yet another example of Sigma Nu brothers turning up to take prominent roles in major events.
Drew Bogs (Ball State) leads our Olympics coverage with his trip to Sochi covering the Winter Games with his immersive journalism program. Our story about George Bauernfeind (Indiana) provides a unique look at what is involved with sponsoring the athletes looking to fulfill their Olympic dreams.
Rounding out our Olympics coverage is a flashback to the 1956 Winter Games where the U.S. swept the podium in men’s figure skating, led by Sigma Nu Brother Hayes Jenkins (Northwestern).
Whether it’s Don Jeanes scoring a lead role in the top Super Bowl commercial or Drew Bogs landing a scoop at the Olympics, we hope you’ll see in our stories how Sigma Nu brothers positively influence the world we live in.
Yours in Sigma Nu,
Nathaniel Clarkson (James Madison)
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