“I have known Brent Burk for 4 years. I met Mr. Burk during the Spring 2008 semester at Los Angeles Harbor College when he was in my Public Speaking course. Mr. Burk did well and earned an A in the course. I then had the pleasure of having Mr. Burk in my upper division Business 301 Writing Course at California State University where he excelled as well. In addition, Mr. Burk is also a member of Delta Sigma Pi in which I am the Faculty Advisor. As his professor for two important communication classes and as the Faculty Advisor for Delta Sigma Pi at California State University Fullerton, I am fairly knowledgeable about his character and relevant abilities. Mr. Burk frequently met with me to fill me in and ask for my advice regarding school and Delta Sigma Pi activities. This semester he served as Director of Faculty Relations and did a tremendous job. He organized a Faculty Appreciation Dinner that gave members a chance to express gratitude toward faculty members. I really appreciate his updates and professional demeanor.
From other relevant sources you will be made aware of his excellent academic record, his achievements, participation and personal character. First, I would like to mention Mr. Burk’s excellent interpersonal skills. What I can clarify to is that Mr. Burk is a man of outstanding character: disciplined, hardworking, trustworthy, loyal and responsible. He has very high standards for himself and worthy long term goals that he works steadily to maintain and meet. I not only consider Mr. Burk a student, but, also a good friend.
Interpersonally, it did not take me long to see that Mr. Burk is very poised, personable, well mannered and surprisingly easygoing given his busy schedule. When meeting with him regarding DSP events and meetings, I found that he surrounds himself around family and friends that are warm, close and supportive of his academic and professional goals. He is very confident and successful in following through.
Mr. Burk is ambitious and determined to be the best at whatever he does. When he sets out to plan an event, it gets done. The importance of meeting deadlines in the “real world” is something that quite a few students are not aware of, and therefore, do not last in their career very long. Mr. Burk has always done what I have asked him to do prior to the deadlines set forth. His writing skills and communication skills are evident in the e-mails that he sends to me. He is capable of researching, organizing, writing and orally defending his positions.
As a Faculty Advisor, the three things that I really appreciate about Mr. Burk is that he is a leader, he follows directions well and has excellent oral and written communication skills. A few words other Brothers have used to describe him are: assertive, positive, pleasant and determined. It is a very real pleasure knowing Mr. Burk. He is the perfect candidate and much deserving of a position within your organization.”
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Brent Burk for almost two years. While Brent was pledging for Delta Sigma Pi, I was his Pledge Educator. Over the eight week period, Brent participated and helped organize pledge class fundraisers, community service and professional events. The quality that sent him apart from his other nineteen pledge brothers was his curiosity. Brent continuously wanted to know more; he wanted to learn and be truly educated throughout the process. During my term of Presidency, Brent was Vice President of Scholarship and Awards. While holding this position, he hosted an awards ceremony during our 25th anniversary banquet (hosting +150 guests) and followed through with all responsibilities. Today, Brent continues to be a great brother and contributor to Delta Sigma Pi. His most admirable qualities are his dedication and desire to grow.”