Profiles

Markus Beissinger ’13


“The group of guys Sigma Nu attracts are hardworking, honest, honorable, and giving. All the guys I met there will give very selflessly to other people and help out no matter what. It makes me proud to be associated with that type of person.”

We caught up with entrepreneur and recent graduate, Markus Beissinger ’13, who has made strong bonds with his brothers, and despite living in San Francisco, he continues to keep in touch. Though he’s new to the alumni experience, he feels a sense of gratitude for the alumni support during his time at the chapter and hopes to one day give back to the chapter, just as those before him did.

Markus received his BS in Economics, Operations & Information Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship in 2013 and received his Master of Science in Engineering in 2014. He is the Founder and CEO of Vitruvian Science, a startup in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Click below to read about his work and his Sigma Nu experience.

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Matt Raimondi '11

Matt Raimondi
11/16/2011
Thank you to Matt Raimondi, a senior studying Economics for his participation in this undergrad Q&A. 

Why did you join Sigma Nu? I joined Sigma Nu because I was very impressed by the brotherhood camaraderie. The brothers seemed to be not just friends, but good friends. Additionally, I thought that the Chapter House was awesome. Originally built in the 1700s, it served as a church, fire station, and Victorian manor before becoming the Chapter House of the Beta Rho Chapter in 1912. We’re also one of the few houses on campus not to be university owned. 

What is your best Sigma Nu memory so far? I have a lot of fun memories from Sigma Nu, but one of the things I’ll miss most when I graduate is hanging out with the guys. Whether it’s watching the Eagles or Jets, playing N64 or doing anything else, I’ve always had fun just hanging out and chilling.

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Sigma Nu Alum Gives Glimpse into Mask & Wig History

Did you catch the story in the recent Penn Gazette on the Mask and Wig, featuring Sigma Nu's very own John Hackney '50? John was one of several senior members of the club who sat down for an interview with the magazine. In the feature, John gives a glimpse into the history of the club, from dressing in drag to playing practical jokes to fending off the ladies, John tells tales that highlight the storied history of Mask and Wig. Soon to be 90 years old, John says his membership in the club has shaped his life in many ways.

Click here to read the story in The Penn Gazette.