Meet the Elders

What’s your name?Jim Peta

What’s your current town? New Hartford, CT

What is your current occupation? I'm semi-retired. I am a part-time regular faculty member at the University of Hartford, and I do consulting work for Danaher.

When did you graduate from RPI? I graduated in 1964.

When did you pledge Zeta Psi? Why did you choose to join? Who is your big brother? I chose to join because I really enjoyed the company of the great upperclassmen that rushed me. I pledged in 1960 and my big brother is Richard Matteson.

What is your favorite memory from your undergraduate years? Picking up our dates with the chapter's hearse and the socialization with the brothers.

What house positions did you hold as an active? House manager, sports director, and Supreme Council.

What is your favorite part about returning to the chapter house? Visiting with the elders, meeting the new brothers and rehashing the good times we had at the house.

What brothers do you still keep in contact with? Many from the classes of 1961 through 1967.

What are some of your hobbies? Gardening in the summer, working in my greenhouse in the winter, golf, and travel. I go to many college football and basketball games and a few Red Sox games each year.

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi

Finally, what’s your favorite beer? Heineken