Texas Tech University

Sig Eps Come Together to Honor Kevin Janik

Trevor Bell

October 23, 2015

In 2004, the Rawls College of Business initiated a capital campaign to raise funds to build a new facility dedicated solely to business education. The new building opened for classes in spring 2012. More than just a donation to bricks and mortar, our donors have created a first-class learning environment for our students and faculty. The professional atmosphere has established a distinct identity for the Rawls College, which focuses on the success of graduates as leaders of business and industry.

The brothers at Sigma Phil Epsilon wanted to honor the life of  a fraternity brother, Kevin Janik, who tragically passed away while he was in  the business college. Through a generous donation to the Rawls College building campaign by Sig Ep, Kevin will forever be remembered in the Rawls College, as an interview room in the Rawls Career Management Center bears his name, "Our Sig Ep Brother - in memory of Kevin Janik." In addition to the CMC space, the gift in his memory is recognized on the Rawls Donor Wall.

Kevin, who was an accounting major, was president of the fraternity and left a lasting impression on everyone he interacted with.

"He was just a great guy. I've never met anyone who was more well-loved or respected than Kevin," Dory Wiley, a 1987 finance and accounting alumnus and Kevin's fraternity brother, said. "He had his life taken away from him with no warning, and we thought this would be a great way of honoring him."