Jonathan Rutledge Q&A

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How did you make the decision to attend PSU and then join AZ?
I grew up having the Penn State pride, which partially came from the fact that my father and brother went here, but more so due to Penn State football. Coming into college, I wanted to become more involved, one to get to make connections and two, build my resume. I was initially opposed to Greek life but I gave AZ a chance since they were agriculturally based. Once meeting the brothers and seeing how laid back and down to earth they were, I knew I wanted to be a part of this brotherhood.

What is your favorite memory from AZ?
In all honesty, the favorite memory of my time here at AZ was during “Fun Week”. Like many brothers and Alumni have stated before, “It’s the best time you’ll never want to have again.”

How do you feel that AZ has prepared you for your future after college?
Typically I have been a laid back person not exactly the one to jump out and join committees and become one who upholds positions. I feel that AZ has pushed me out of my comfort zone to try new things, which can benefit me greatly in the years to come.

What is your biggest success?
My biggest success in college would have to be getting an A in accelerated organic chemistry. The fact that I am proud of it is because it was two separate organic chemistry courses in the same semester.

Conversely, what is your biggest failure and how did you overcome it?

My biggest failure, and struggle, was failing an exam in biochemistry, and grades are crucial. I ended up getting a B in the class due to hard work and countless hours of studying.

What advice would you have for young people thinking of joining Morrill Chapter?

Take advantage of this opportunity to become a part of something great. Even if you are on the edge of whether you want to be in a fraternity or not, give it a chance. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity like this.