Andrew Schaum

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Q. Why did you join Tau Kappa Epsilon?
A. To have a sense of community during my undergraduate years at a large university.

Q. What is your favorite memory of the fraternity?
A. Developing friendships with brothers that were strong then, and in many cases still endure, despite geographical limitations.

Q. What kind of influence has the fraternity had on your life since graduation?
A. It helped me to learn how to work better with others, and expanded my leadership skills - both of which are critical to success in business and life in general.

Q. With whom are you still in touch?
A. Chris Olivia '84, Steve Shane '84, and Rich Colucci '83.

Q. Tell us about your family. Are you married? Do you have children?
A. I'm married to Jennifer Ann Drury, from Ironwood, Mich. (located in the Upper Peninsula area of the state). Live in the Strodes Mill Historic District in the town of East Bradford, Pa. (located just outside of West Chester, in the Greater Philadelphia region). We have an 8-year-old son named Casey.

Q. What other organizations or activities did you enjoy in school?
A. Penn State Ice Hockey; president, Pennsylvania Legal Society; and part of the famed Brady Bunch of jurists serving on PSU's Traffic Court.

Q. What is your nickname and how did you get it?
A. When I was a goalie on the Penn State ice hockey team, they gave me the nickname of Tink, because so many pucks got past me, but I was lucky to have them hit the post and not go in the net. The sound of the puck hitting the post lead to the moniker.

Q. Did you live in the house? Who were your roommates?
A. Steve Shane was my roommate, and also one of the persons I admire most. He has it all in perspective: an accomplished doctor, devoted family man, and one of the most fun guys you could ever ask to be with. From our days tailgating in his Jeep before football games, to our present lunches in State College, nothing much has changed. He is simply one of my very best friends in life.

Q. What do you do for a living?
A. Attorney and professional management consultant to nonprofit organizations.

Q. What organizations are you affiliated with in your community?
A. Vice President, West Chester Regional Portal Corp., East Bradford Historic Commission, member of many smart growth organizations working for better public policies in Southeastern Pennsylvania region.

Q. What hobbies do you enjoy?
A. Playing sports with my son, going for family hikes and walks, and when I can find the time - trying to learn how not to be such a pathetic fly fisher.

Q. What are your goals for the next few years?
A. To be a role model for my son, and to make a difference in this world through my work and volunteer efforts in our community.