Rich East Graduate Gets Full Ride at IIT

Ross Brazzale and Habitat for Humanity

IIT students from the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Chapter, take a break from their work with Habitat for Humanity. From left to right, Saager Patel, Geneva; Tony Smith, Tinley Park; Kevin Franke, Burbank; Brian Lipski, Naperville; Ross Brazzale, Park Forest. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Ross Brazzale, 2006 Valedictorian from Rich East High School, recently learned that he has been awarded a 4-year full-tuition scholarship from Illinois Institute of Technology’s Leadership Academy. The application process included 10 written essay. Brazzale is working toward a dual degree in Civil and Architectural Engineering. The Architectural Engineering degree is a 5 year program. This scholarship allows him the opportunity to fulfill his wish.

Ross and his fraternity brothers from the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity; Alpha Epsilon Chapter recently worked on a Habitat for Humanity project in Bend, Oregon. The fraternity is involved in many philanthropic endeavors in the local and national community.

Five Illinois Institute of Technology students from the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity; Alpha Epsilon Chapter, visited Bend Oregon during spring break to work with Bend Area Habitat for Humanity in roofing homes. The students who worked on the project were Saager Patel, Geneva; Tony Smith, Tinley Park; Kevin Franke, Burbank; Brian Lipski, Naperville; Ross Brazzale, Park Forest.

Ross is the son of Bill and Sue Brazzale. In his Valedictory address, available here, Brazzale spoke highly of his experiences at Rich East, "Though there may be people you or I did not have the opportunity to talk with much during our time at Rich East, the diversity and resulting experience and knowledge we have all gained during our time at Rich East cannot be duplicated."

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