His fraternity brothers called him “brother Pancake”. One of his Lambda Chi brothers has this to say; Dan was blessed with an over-abundance of empathy for others. Anyone’s struggle or hardship deeply affected Dan. Whether it was the heavy weight of poverty within an underserved community to the survival of the Tibetan culture amidst systemic persecution, Dan wanted to help and make a personal difference. He was passionate about almost everything, but even more personally emotionally invested when he met someone undergoing unjustifiable misfortune. Once Dan understood a person’s troubled circumstances, it became his personal call to action to help. He used his intelligence to take the time to fully understand a different perspective, and then adopted that perspective as his own. We will never forget his passion and empathy.

Submitted by Doug Bentele