With a heavy heart, the International Headquarters of Phi Sigma Kappa reports that early yesterday morning, September 20, 2018, Brother Adam Umbrasas (Ferris State ‘06) joined Chapter Eternal. Last week Brother Umbrasas suffered a seizure which caused him to fall and sustain severe head trauma. He was airlifted to South Bend, IN where he underwent further testing and treatment until his passing.
Brother Umbrasas graduated from The Ferris State University in 2006 and had been an involved, dedicated and influential volunteer since that time. He served as the Ferris State Chapter Advisor beginning in 2007 until he was elected to the Grand Council in 2013 at the 64th General Convention in Palm Springs, CA. During which time he was an essential part in the stewardship of returning the Alpha House property to the local Alpha Alumni Association. He served on the Grand Council until 2017 and immediately began his tenure with the Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation as a Trustee. He has served on various committees and initiatives, bringing new ideas and thinking to their operations. However, most importantly, Adam was always an advocate for the thoughts and feelings of the undergraduate men. He was consistently focused on forging relationships with those men so that he could speak on their behalf, bring their perspective, and coach his peer groups on particular topics related to the undergraduate experience.
Professionally, Brother Umbrasas was known for his passion for the community; it led him to his major in Public Administration at college. He began his career in Big Rapids, MI serving his community within the Department of Neighborhood Services. His aptitude for the job and his ability to further his community’s mission meant that his work did not go unnoticed for long. He was quickly hired as a Village Manager in 2007 at The Village of Kingsley where he stayed until 2013 when he became the Village Manager of The Village of Three Oaks where he was tasked with managing the day-to-day operations of the Village. Most recently, Brother Umbrasas served as the Director of Community Engagement at Wade Trim, a community infrastructure company that works with complex engineering challenges to create stronger communities.