Meet Upsilon Alpha's Newest Bobcats
BRYCE MICHAEL '24
Bryce Michael '24, a rising senior at the University of Arizona and loyal member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, has recently been selected for the 2023-2024 class of Bobcats Senior Honorary. One of only thirteen students to be chosen, Bryce will spend the next year serving the university and its extensive alumni population. “I truly do believe in the quote: ‘Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future,’” says Bryce of his motivation to join the organization, “seeing how altruistic, goal-oriented, and amazing the previous classes of Bobcats were, I was automatically attracted to the group.”
Bryce is a dedicated member of both Fiji and the university community. Serving as Pledge Class President, Community Service Chairman, and Health and Fitness Chairman within the chapter, he also holds membership and leadership roles with UA Campus Rec, Arizona Men’s Soccer Team, Agave Surgical Associates, Dr. Floyd Chilton Research Lab, Clínica Amistad, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Doctors Without Borders Club, and Physiology Honors Academy.
On track to earn his Physiology and Medical Sciences degree in 2024, Bryce’s proudest achievement will be graduating with Honors, a 4.0 GPA, and his Physiology and Medical Sciences degree in Spring 2024. Bryce has already received early acceptance into the University of Arizona’s Medical School and will begin in Fall 2024 to earn his MD. When he has free time outside of his busy schedule, Bryce loves spending it outdoors. Whether working out, going on runs, snowboarding, offroading, or fixing up trucks with his dad, he enjoys staying active in the beautiful Arizona desert.
To Bryce, Phi Gamma Delta is more than just a fraternity. “Fiji has always been a place where some of my fondest memories have been made. More importantly, it has also pushed me to become the best version of myself– whether that be physically, academically, or spiritually. My time here at the University of Arizona would not be the same if it were not for my initial involvement in Fiji. For that, I am extremely grateful.” He gives the following advice to any future undergraduates in the chapter: “It’s a quote we all know, but genuinely make a conscious effort to live your life according to what persistence is. P!”
TOBI ADIGUN '24
Tobi Adigun '24 has recently received the honor of being one of only thirteen students chosen for the 2023-2024 class of Bobcats Senior Honorary. A dedicated member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and newly elected President of Bobcats, Tobi will spend his senior year serving the university and its expansive population of alumni. “I want my class to be the best my class can be. I want us to hit our ceiling,” says Tobi of his goals for the upcoming year, “I don’t know what our ceiling looks like yet– none of us do. But I want to achieve everything we can possibly achieve.”
After graduating in Spring 2024, Tobi plans on spending a few months traveling to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. After going back to his home country of Nigeria and having the opportunity to live there for two years, he hopes to continue experiencing diverse ways of living around the globe. Receiving his Chemical Engineering degree, however, will be his proudest achievement so far. “I know that a lot of people who look like me don’t even get the privilege to go to university, let alone study a major like Chemical Engineering. Just getting to where I am is something I’m really proud of.”
Currently serving on the executive board of the National Society of Black Engineers and Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the UA’s Interfraternity Council, Tobi is an incredibly active member of the campus community. Outside of his busy schedule, you can find him at the gym, playing music on his piano, or catching a soccer game.
Tobi attributes a great amount of his personal success to Phi Gamma Delta. Through his pledging process and past roles as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chairman, Risk Manager, and Judicial Board Co-Chairman, Tobi gained invaluable leadership experience and learned how to carry himself as a successful individual. “Fiji is my home away from home. I’ve always known I can truly express myself to the fullest extent here. I don’t need to pretend to be somebody that I’m not.” He encourages any future undergraduates in the chapter to take risks, put themselves out there, and get involved with the organizations that truly inspire them.