Where Are They Now? – Adam Feinberg

Whatever happened to Adam Feinberg? Before Delta Zeta even named their classes, Adam Feinberg was there! It was 1987 when this young college student pledged the Delta Zeta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity, and Brother Feinberg fondly recalls, “it was simple [back then], and I still have my ‘Squid #86’ pledge jersey! The great idea of class names started once we knew it was forever and not just 50 guys and li’l sisters having fun!” He stuck with it, though, and graduated in 1990 with a degree in International Studies and Economics (“Why?” he asks, “I have no idea!”).

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After college, Brother Feinberg married his beautiful wife, Dganitt, who, coincidentally enough, he went to high school with but never knew her at that time! They have four great kids, ages 7, 10, 12, and 14, and to support this amazing family, he works as the Guardian Protection Services Regional Sales Manager for not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR states!

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He currently resides in Pennsylvania, just south of Philadelphia. He remains in contact with several of his Brothers through Facebook, and he checks in with them from time to time. “Chip Woodward was my roommate in Lambda II Dorm when he joined Chi Phi,” Brother Feinberg recalls. “The next semester, I joined, and we have been great friends ever since. My door is always open to a DZ!” He definitely misses Chip, as well as George King. “And even Tanner,” he adds, “formally known as Gary Chaiken, and several others too.” But with all of the modern technology of cell phones, e-mails, and Facebook, Brother Feinberg tries to stay in touch with them all.

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When thinking about how his years with Chi Phi has impacted his life, Brother Feinberg admits that is a huge question. “I tried to answer that in a Chakett article that came out a few months ago. The three “L’s” come to mind all the time – Listen, Learn, and Lead. When thinking back to having to do so much with so little time, and yet have such a great time doing it keeps me sane with things get tough in my day to day life. At least now, when I work my butt off, there is a paycheck attached to it,” he adds with a grin.

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Brother Feinberg states he is always a Chi Phi and will always remain in the bonds.

Where Are They Now? – Bryan Callaway

Whatever happened to Bryan CallawayBryan Callaway It’s been more than 15 years since Brother Bryan Callaway pledged with the Tau class to join the Delta Zeta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity back in the Fall of 1998 – but while he may have graduated in 2002 with a major in Biology and a minor in Military Science, he has never forgotten his Brothers and the time spent with Delta Zeta.  Although he’s still single (and loving it!), he hopes to one day settle down and have some kids.

Between the military and his current profession as an Aerospace Program Manager, Brother Callaway has moved all over the world – from San Antonio to Nashville, from Iraq to India, and even Brazil and Germany.  But of all the places he’s lived, he likes to call “Lower Slower Delaware” (or “LSD” as he refers to it) his home.  With all of his traveling, he has not had the opportunity to visit Florida as much as he would have liked; however, Facebook has been a great tool that has allowed him to stay in touch with his Chi Phi Brothers.

When considering what Brother(s) he misses the most, Brother Callaway admits it is a tough question.  “All of the Chi Phi Brethren treated me very well during my college years,” he states.  “From Rush Week to Graduation, and to this day!  Bryan Callaway - thenHowever, if I must pick, the following two Brothers stand out:  (1) Brother Mark Smith, my Big, who still lives in the Tampa Bay area.  I was able to meet him last year at Tia’s, and the conversation flowed like nothing had changed.  For those of you still in the Tampa Area, Mark continues to throw great parties via ‘After Dark Productions’!  (2)  Brother Mike Grafstrom, who still lives in the Tampa Bay area as well.  Mike was the Alumni Advisor for a majority of my active years, and he was always there to provide some words of wisdom, pick-up lines, or just a random joke at the most inappropriate times!”

Looking back at his years in college and with Chi Phi, Brother Callaway re-iterates the words of his fellow Alumni, Brother Quincy Banis, with a caveat:  “’The Fraternity showed me leadership and the real-world consequences.  It gave me confidence to go to my first unit, and it gave me experiences that I could relate back to when I was starting in the Army.’  Quincy couldn’t have stated it better.  The Fraternity is a bunch of 18-22 year old Alpha males experiencing the real world together for the first time.  Chi Phi taught me negotiation and social skills, along with integrity and moral character attributes that are required to succeed in all avenues of life.  Joining Chi Phi was one of the best decisions I have made in my life, as it prepared me to succeed in both the military and corporate business sectors after college.”

Where Are They Now? – Steve R. Hisaw

Hisaw - CurrentWhatever happened to Steve R. Hisaw?  For those who can remember that far back, Steve Hisaw was a member of the pledge class way back in the Fall of 1987.  Brother Hisaw graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.  He resides in Columbus, Ohio and has spent the last 23 years working in sales, currently serving as a Regional Sales Director for a pharmaceutical company.   Brother Hisaw fondly recalls…

“I grew up in a small town in Southern Ontario – Port Dover.  It is on the north shore of Lake Erie.  I left Canada in 1983 when I was 19 year old and drove to Florida on a motorcycle (not so smart, but fun).   I worked 3 years in steel building construction out of Sarasota, Florida as a steel monkey and crane operator.  We built metal pre-fab buildings all over the State of Florida.  In 1986, I got my citizenship and was accepted to University of South Florida, where I commuted from Sarasota for my first semester.   I really wanted the Florida college experience, so I decided to look Hisaw - Great Memoryfor a place near campus…and went to Off Campus Housing to look for a place.  There were two Chi Phi brothers in there (Sean Winter was one of them), and they were looking for a room-mate for 184 Village Square.   Well, a dozen beers later, I was accepted as the 3rd room-mate, and we all moved into # 184.  I went back to Canada for the summer….and when I returned for the Fall Semester, # 184 was now the Chi Phi Fraternity House.  The rest is history!   I pledged that semester and have so many great memories from my experience at USF as a Chi Phi.”

While Brother Hisaw is divorced, he re-united with his high school sweetheart from his home town, and they have been together for almost two years.  “It is awesome,” are his exact words!  He has two children – a daughter, Sydney, who is 15-years old and will start driving soon (interesting times ahead!), and a son, Connor, who is 13-years old.

Brother Hisaw remains in contact with a few Chi Phi Alumni over the phone and through Facebook, and a couple of years ago, he came back to Tampa and enjoyed catching up with some “old” Chi Phi Brothers:  Sean, Chip, Lou, Durso, Grafstrom, and Tony, Hisaw - 25 Years Agojust to name a few.  He has often thoguht of all the great times they had together, and admits that Facebook has been a great way to see old photos and bring back some old memories!  He does wish he had more contact with Mike Baylis, the National Advisor that would stop in from time to time to check in on the Brothers.  “It was always fun when Mike stopped in,” Hisaw says.  “In addition, it was Mike that encouraged me to go into Sales…”

For Brother Hisaw, Chi Phi taught him about leadership and the ability to influence and inspire others in a positive way.  He remembers guiding new brothers to set goals, to be organized, to focus on working hard, and to prioritize school and good grades – thus better preparing themselves to compete for jobs after graduation.  Hisaw enjoyed these things and belive that experience helped pave the way for his life and career.  “But most importantly,” he shares, “I learned that Brothers are for life.  No matter how far you are away, you can always count on Brothers for help…for advise…or simply to share some good times together!”