Getting to Know Texas Pike Recent Grads: Pike Men Begin Careers, Head to Graduate School

Getting to Know Texas Pike Recent Grads: Pike Men Begin Careers, Head to Graduate School

Texas Pike congratulates its 2016-17 graduates and welcomes them as Pike alums and Texas-Exes!  Nine members of the fraternity graduated in December 2016 joined by another 20 in May 2017.  The recent graduates included a number of officers and leaders including several Texas Cowboys and Silver Spurs.  Best wishes to these young men as they leave the 40 Acres and begin graduate schools and careers.  Several of the recent grads are profiled here.

Ross Crutchfield ’13: Ross graduated in May 2017 with a BBA in Finance from the McCombs School.  Ross who is originally from Mansfield served Pike as Risk Management Chair. Ross has joined the University of Texas Investment Management Co., an external investment company managing investments for the UT and Texas A&M Systems, as an investment analyst based in Austin.  His father, also named Ross, was a Pike at Baylor University in the 1980s, and Ross’ younger brother Alex ’15 is a Beta Mu Pike entering his junior year at UT.  Email:

Eric DeVelasco ’13:  Eric earned a BBA in Corporate Finance with an Accounting minor in May 2017.  Eric was Beta Mu’s Treasurer and active on several Pike committees.  He is employed with the Zieben Group in Houston, a firm engaged in real estate development and investments, which is headed by Lee Zieben ’95, a member of Beta Mu’s Alumni Advisory Board.  Eric, who is originally from Houston, interned several summers with the Zieben Group through the Beta Mu alumni’s Hire-a-Pike program.  Email:

Sterling Hackley ’13: Sterling earned a BS in Computer Science in May 2017.  Originally from Arlington, Sterling will be joining Snapchat as an engineer in Venice Beach, CA.  Sterling served on Pike’s Academic Committee.  His younger brother Landon ’16 is a Beta Mu Pike entering his sophomore year at UT.  Email:

Nick Sorsby ’13:  Nick graduated from UT’s McCombs School of Business prestigious joint BBA/MPA in Public Accounting in May 2017.  While at Pike Nick served as a pledge educator and rush captain.  He was a member of Texas Cowboys.  Nick, originally from Dallas has returned to his hometown where he has joined PwC as an assurance associate.  Email:

J.D. Swancoat ’12:  J.D. graduated from the McCombs School with a BBA Finance in December 2016.  After an elongated southeast Asia and Australia trip during this past spring, J.D. is headed to Duke University for law school in August.  J.D. served Beta Mu in number of ways including as Vice President, External and President.  J.D. is originally from Tustin, CA.  Email:

Jake Webb ’12:  Jake graduated in December 2016 with a BS in Computer Science.  Originally from the Dallas area, Jake is working there as an engineer with Kibo Software.  Jake served Beta Mu as a rush captain and was a member of Silver Spurs. Email: