On April 6th the brothers at Alpha Nu had a unique opportunity during their weekly chapter meeting. Brother Roger Williams, of the Epsilon Mu Chapter at Texas Christian University, joined the gathering. However, more appropriately, it was U.S. Congressman Roger Williams who was in attendance. Brother Williams is the incumbent Representative for the 25th District of Texas. Williams discussed his years in college, from playing baseball for TCU to being actively involved in Sigma Chi, where he served as Social Chairman twice and Pro-Consul once. After graduating, Williams played professional baseball for the Atlanta Braves.
After working more than 40 years in the private sector, Williams served as the Secretary of State of Texas from 2004 to 2007. In 2012 he was elected to his first term in Congress. The Congressman then opened the floor to the brothers of Alpha Nu for a Q&A session. Brothers asked a wide array of questions ranging in topic from who Williams thought would win the NCAA Basketball Championship game, to his stance on various economic, social and foreign issues. He was asked about the difficulties of representing such a large district (his district includes large municipalities like Austin, wide ranges of farmland, a nuclear power plant, and the Fort Hood military base), as well as his favorite memories from his baseball career.
Before Congressman Williams left, he made a final point urging the brothers of Alpha Nu to engage in public policy and government. He stressed the importance of studying issues and candidates so they could be informed and be able to cast meaningful votes. It was a great experience for the undergraduate brothers to converse with their U.S. Representative in a close and friendly way, and is yet another example of how the values of our fraternity continue to have an effect on brothers even after graduation.
– Matthew Salas, Alpha Nu 2018