"Friend from college" and "fraternity brother" would fall incredibly short of who Joe is to me. While we did meet during undergrad, it was almost like we were already old friends. I always get a kick thinking about how simultaneously similar and different we were. One of us was cool, charismatic, confident, and laser-focused - the other one was me. He was always there to help me break out of my shell, inspire confidence in myself, and just crack jokes when we needed to disconnect from all we had going on. Even as we've grown older and wiser, our friendship has endured. Friend, brother, mentor, and confidant, Joe was, and continues to be, a person I could always lean on.
Although we don't see each other all too often, whenever we do, we always pick up right where we left off. (PS LB!