I was born on October 15th, 1983 in Passaic County Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey to my mother Sara Rincon and my father Osvaldo Hernandez. We lived in New Jersey until I reached the age of six, then we moved to Miami, Florida, where I was raised ever since. We really never had money, but my parents made ends meet as well as they could.
When I started high school, education was not my highest priority and I spent my time and energy on trivial things. My grades were suffering as a result. Finally, during the middle of my sophomore year, after some growing up, I realized that I needed to go to college; that college wasn’t an option. I did not, however, have some of the liberties many people have, and therefore needed to find funding for my own education. After working hard and long the last two and a half years of college, I was granted multiple scholarships to go to college. In the Fall of 2002, I started classes at Nova Southeastern University.
I pledged for Lambda Theta Phi in my first semester of college, as a freshman. Now when I started school, a fraternity was not something I thought I would be interested in. After working so hard in high school, I wasn’t about to waste my hard earned time and money in college. With that attitude, I attend the NSU Orientation Club Fair held at the Flight Deck. After hearing about all the organizations at the university, none really sparked my interest. As I walked out, however, a gentleman walked up to me and asked me “This really isn’t your scene, is it?” to which I replied “Not at all.” He then asked if he could tell me about his organization, a fraternity, that was completely different from what I’ve heard and seen, that broke every stereotype in the book. I said ok, and spoke with him for about ten minutes. After researching a bit on my own, I found that Lambda Theta Phi was more than I had ever thought a fraternity could be. Doing more academic and service activities than organizations solely dedicated to those causes, and maintaining a realistic view of college life and the real world. Two weeks later, I started to attend Informationals held by the chapter, and the rest is history.
Joining Lambda Theta Phi is one event in my life that I will never forget. Unlike the rest, this organization is not just about college, or about partying, it’s about making the best of its members, for the life of the members and the organization. I, as many other brothers, will continue to give our time and energy to this organixation in persuit of it's goals. I believe whole-heartedly in our mission, and try everyday to be a better Lambda Man.