Candidates

Candidate

Reno M Ruiz

Declared for: National Collegiate Representative

Personal Information

Residency:

Brookshire, Texas

Initiating Chapter:

Zeta Sigma (Texas Tech University)

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Leadership Roles Held:
  • Chapter President
  • Other
Other Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Positions Held:

Chapter Webmaster, Chapter Social Chair

Reason for Joining Sinfonia:

Fraternity, I began my process into membership after seeing the unity, true friendship, and brotherhood between students I interacted with daily. This brotherhood was something I at first envied. I did not understand how a man could feel so close to not just one man but many. Throughout my days before my probationary process, I saw the brothers as men that treated each other with pure kindness and treated others no less. They were the men I looked up to and people I needed as my brothers.

Professional & Qualifying Information

Education:
Educational Institution Degree Area of Study Year Received
Texas Tech University Bachelor's of Music Music Education/Music Performance 2024
Current Employer:

N/A

Current Job:

N/A

Weekly Employment Hours:

Unemployed

Achievements/Awards/Honors:
Award/Achievement Associated Organization/Company Year Received
Presidential Merit Scholar Texas Tech University 2020 - Present
Outstanding Officer Award Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - Zeta Sigma Chapter 2022

Candidacy Information

Office Sought:

National Collegiate Representative

Vision for Sinfonia:

I wish to help bring unity to the brothers across the nation. I believe every man has a place at the table, and every brother should feel the warm welcome of fraternity. We treat each other with grace, and we must work together for the common goal of our great object. How can we achieve this when we turn away from the true meaning of fraternity, brotherhood? I seek a future where all brothers will be heard fairly, with all brothers working together for the great object of this fraternity. Our future must have true brotherhood, not a superficial feeling of such. I believe we can have unity and fairness. We must work together to show all the power of music, and we must work together to help each other find the true meaning of brotherhood.

Why Are You Running:

I wish to run for office to help us find a fraternal path through these unprecedented times in our lives, fraternity, and world. The collegiate body is the heart that keeps our fraternity alive. This body needs to be represented to the absolute highest ability as they keep us moving. I hope to sit as the representative for the collegiate body, for I know that I can fully voice the needs of our brothers as we work through the struggles of our world as a fraternity, and our struggles as a fraternity, as brothers. I vow to keep an open mind and ear to all brothers' wants, needs, and concerns as a member of the NEC and will make decisions representatively of the entire fraternity so we can move forward with grace and ease.

Qualifications for Office:

Everyone has unique experiences, strengths, and weaknesses. In this office, I would bring all of my own. My qualifications are not in competition or vain, but a small piece of what I can bring to the table with a fresh approach. I am young and have come into this fraternity with only the ideals written in our object, giving me a clear head on how we move forward. We must evolve as an organization, I come from many privileges in this world, but I have seen that conversation is much too late and much too little. I am a listener, and my ear is open to all brothers, not only to have a "conversation" about what to change but so I can take action. I am organized and will bring that strength to our NEC to bring fairness to all brothers. I will make the mountains move. We are faced with some of the biggest obstacles to challenge us as a brotherhood. I know that I am more than capable of representing all voices of the collegiate body without having to compromise our ideal of brotherhood.