Andrew Realon joined Pi Kappa Phi as a founding father at High Point University. There, Realon was twice elected chapter president, and held positions on campus as the Student Government Association president, and a Captain University Ambassador. Realon graduated High Point University in May 2011, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Human Relations, and minors in Communications and Religion. Realon continued his education at Elon University School of Law, where he was a Leadership Fellow, and Editor-in-Chief of the law school’s Journal of Leadership and the Law. He graduated, cum laude, in May 2014, and passed the North Carolina Bar Exam in July 2014. Currently, Andrew serves as the Regional Director of Kaplan Bar Review. As a law student, Realon interned with Disability Rights North Carolina, an advocacy group devoted to the legal protection of persons living with a disability. He also collaborated with a fellow law student and local attorneys to form a nonprofit “Greensboro Connect” which pairs attorneys with persons living with a disability; these attorneys volunteered pro bono hours to persons who might not be able to afford legal representation. As an attorney, Andrew volunteers in programs such as “Wills for Heroes”, an event where servicemen can obtain free legal counsel and estate document preparation.
Advice for students and young alumni:
“Specialize in something. It’s great to have diverse experiences and to try many things. But, find the one skill, hobby, special interest or profession you want to immerse yourself in, and then go after it.”