Corey Esquenazi is the new Assistant Director of Greek Life for the Captains
Greek life has a major presence on campus here at CNU. There are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes that people do not necessarily know about. A few months ago a new Assistant Director of Greek Life started, and he has already made an impact.
“I have been involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life since my first year in college at the University of Central Florida. I am a member of Theta Chi Fraternity and served as a leadership consultant for my international organization for a two year period after graduate school,” Assistant Director of Greek Life Corey Esquenazi said.
Aside from working for his international headquarters, he has also served as a campus based advisor, facilitated leadership workshops and he is currently completing his dissertation which focuses on the fraternity experience.
He feels a strong connection to Greek Life for many reasons.
“Fraternity and Sorority Life provides individuals with the unique opportunity to build bonds that transcend their time at their undergraduate institution,” Esquenazi said. “Furthermore, fraternities and sororities expect their members to uphold the highest standards, thus pushing them to be the best versions of themselves. To me, my fraternity experience surrounded me with individuals that did not let me settle on just being average, but pushed me to be more.”
His energy is not going unnoticed in the community. Many students have enjoyed meeting him and are excited to have him here on campus.
“Corey is doing a fantastic job so far in his first semester. He’s very engaged with all of the fraternities and sororities, and I have weekly meetings with him to discuss how to make everything run more smoothly with my own fraternity,” President of Phi Gamma Delta Gray Goodrich said.
Greek Life is very different at Christopher Newport University than at other schools. Members of the Greek community embrace that, and Corey Esquenazi is embracing that as well.
“One of the first things that I noticed about fraternity and sorority life at Christopher Newport was the extraordinary potential it has to influence the campus and Newport News community in a positive way,” Esquenazi said.
He is very passionate about his position and making Greek Life at CNU even better than it already is. The students love him and it is evident that he loves the students as well.
“The students I have interacted with all have this desire to better themselves and this community. A value that defines me is authenticity. As I gain the trust of our students, I am able to see an authentic passion they have for supporting one another. This, to me, is special,” Esquenazi said.
~Taryn Hannam-Zatz, News Editor~