Graduation does not signify the end of Sigma Alpha Epsilon—membership is for life. More life is spent as an alumnus, and there are 17 times more of them than our collegiate body. Alumni are a significant piece of the organization, with many programs and events directly funded by those who want to give back. The Fraternity Service Center is always proud of our members’ accomplishments, especially those who excel in their careers.
Clifford Yee (Richmond ’97) was awarded as one of Washington Business Journal’s 2020 Minority Business Leaders. He serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Northern Virginia Family Services, a non-profit that provides development, foster care/adoption, youth initiatives, housing, and other stability services for those in poverty. Yee was recognized for his leadership, work ethic, and focus on mental health services and educational programs.
Joshua Cohen (Miami FL ’96) was inducted into the Northwestern Mutual Forum Group, which honors the company’s leading advisors that excel in guiding clients on future planning and financial security. Less than 5% of the 6,000 eligible advisors receive this recognition. He has been with Northwestern Mutual since 1999, serving in various financial advisor roles. Cohen was recognized for his holistic approach and comprehensive focus on planning covering both insurance and investment needs.
For the 5th consecutive year, Reid Sherard (South Carolina ’00) was named the top Family Law attorney in South Carolina by Greenville Business Magazine. He leads the Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Family Law practice group, concentrating on divorce-related litigation, asset and jurisdiction disputes, and is often requested to speak at statewide seminars. Sherard was recognized for his deep litigation and appellate experience and is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America.”
Donald Smith (Western Kentucky ’94) was named the recipient of Western Kentucky University’s 2020 Spirit of WKU Award, which honors an individual who represents enthusiasm for WKU, loyalty to the institution, and principles of the WKU experience. He serves as President of the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University, where he led a record-breaking fundraising effort over the past seven years. Since 1994, he has served WKU in various roles of institutional advancement. Smith was recognized for his hard work, determination, and an ever-present commitment to make a meaningful difference in higher education.