45th Board of V.C.M.W Sigma: Joey van den Broek, Alex Verbruggen, Arjen Brenninkmeijer, Dominik Napolski, Teoman Guimaraes

The 45th Board of V.C.M.W. Sigma

Alex Verbruggen

Joey van den Broek

Teoman Guimaraes

Arjen Brenninkmeijer

Dominik Napolski

Chairman h.t

Secretary h.t

Treasurer h.t

Commissioner External Affairs h.t

Commissioner Internal Affairs h.t

Alex Verbruggen

Chairman: Alex Verbruggen

Dear Sigmates,

My name is Alex Verbruggen. I’m currently 19 years old and in my second year of MLS. This year I will be the chairman of the 45th board of Sigma. This means I get to go to many meetings and lead a lot of them as well. Besides that, I will also keep an eye on my fellow board members and be in contact with the faculty. 

I was born and raised in a little village called Rijkevoort in Noord-Brabant with my parents and brother. After attending high school in a nearby village, I decided to come to Nijmegen to continue my studies. In my first year, I joined Bacchus and later on also SOS and Photon. Which kickstarted my love for Sigma!
In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends, go on long walks with my camera, and listen to music. I also want to pick up a weekly sporting schedule again at some point during this year.

If you ever see me around Huygens or during activities, feel free to come up to me for a chat. But you’re also welcome to send me an email or a text.

Hopefully, I’ll see you around!
Alex Verbruggen

Joey van den Broek

Secretary: Joey van den Broek

Dear Sigmates,

My name is Joey van den Broek, I am 20 years old and currently in my third year of the best study of all, MLS. This year I will be the secretary of the 45th board of V.C.M.W. Sigma, which means I will be responsible for making minutes of board and general meetings, mail, and member administration.

I was born in a little village in Brabant called Lith, which is so famous they even made a book and film about it. After high school, I started my study here in Nijmegen and quickly became active within Sigma by joining the OneCee.

In my free time, I like to go for a run or a swim or simply hang out with some friends. I hope that after 1.5 years, we can finally see each other on campus again and sing along to all the music at parties. I hope that you are as excited for the next year as me!

If you bump into me, feel free to have a chat with me on just about anything!

Lots of love,


Teoman Guimaraes

Treasurer: Teoman Guimaraes

Dear Sigmates,

My name is Teoman Guimaraes. I am 21 years old and I'm a 3rd year MLS student. I am half Portuguese and half Turkish and this year I will be the treasurer of the 45th board of V.C.M.W Sigma. I will be responsible for everything financial-related within the association and some activities such as the Proton Pub Crawl. 

I spent most of my life living in Turkey and over the summer last year my parents moved to Portugal. During my years living in Turkey, I participated in several social activities such as being a boy scout, being a member of Interact Club (Rotary youth club), doing the Duke of Edinburgh awards, and even sang as part of a chorus in an opera called La Boheme by Puccini! I also went on an exchange with Eindhoven for a week which was one of the main reasons I decided to study in the Netherlands. Other than that I also spent a year studying A levels in Wales before finishing high school in Turkey. I have a 13 year old brother and a Portuguese water dog named Azul. In my first year studying MLS, I was in 5 committees which were A-Team, We Can't Camp, Photon, IntegraCee, and the G-Mi! Other than that I was also a member of the rowing association Phocas. I enjoyed being in all these committees quite a lot and this really inspired me to become a board member.

In my free time, I quite like to hang out with friends and being social in general. Other than that I quite enjoyed gaming, hiking, and listening to music. I am also able to speak Portuguese, English, and Turkish fluently and a bit of Russian. I am also trying to learn Dutch on the side but I am too afraid of the Duolingo owl to continue.

If you ever see me at uni or anywhere else don't be afraid to ask me anything or start a chat, I am always up for a good talk! Contacting me via WhatsApp or e-mail is also a viable option.

I'll see you around! ;)
Teoman Guimaraes

Arjen Brenninkmeijer

Commissioner External Affairs: Arjen Brenninkmeijer

Dear Sigmates,

My name is Arjen Brenninkmeijer, I am 21 years old and am currently a third-year Chemistry student. For the upcoming year, I will be the Commissioner External Affairs of V.C.M.W. Sigma, this means that I will be the one responsible for contacting companies and asking them if they want to sponsor us. We then do something back for them, for example, we can organize a lunch lecture where they can have a nice talk about what it is they do!

My origin lies in the west of the Netherlands in a town called Reeuwijk, which is right next to Gouda (you know from the cheese and stroopwafels). I lived here until I turned 18, which is when I decided Nijmegen was the place to be as I started Computer Science here. Unfortunately, my adventure with Computer Science lasted only half a year because I thought Chemistry was actually more interesting so I ended up dropping out of the study.

Luckily Chemistry suited me more and I also very quickly got involved with Sigma. In my first year, I already joined both the OneCee and Bacchus right off the bat. After a very fun weekend in Berlin with SOS, I also decided to join that committee. That was the moment I knew I wanted to do a board year within Sigma. In my second year, I got even more involved as I joined the orientation committee, StudyCee, and the Acquisition Committee, which means that I am now on a whopping 5 committees!

But my life isn’t all Sigma. I also enjoy hanging out and drinking with friends (which I also do at Sigma) and I spent a considerable amount of time behind my computer playing video games and watching the occasional anime, if you have any nice suggestions let me know! I have also recently tried to pick up exercising more, but that is a work in progress.

I am super hyped for this upcoming year and I hope you are too! If you ever see me at uni or at an activity don’t be afraid to come to talk to me and/or have a drink. See you then!



Dominik Napolski

Commissioner Internal Affairs: Dominik Napolski

Hi Sigmates!

My name is Dominik Napolski. I am currently 21 years old, and I am in my third year of studying MLS. This year I will be the Commissioner Internal Affairs of the 45th board of V.C.M.W Sigma. This means that I will be the voice of the committees on our board. I am also responsible for the year planning, managing all the promotion channels this year. 

I was born in the City of Düsseldorf lived there early but mostly grew up in the small village Kleinenbroich close to it. I went to school in Mönchengladbach and followed the westward trend to end up Studying in Nijmegen. 

In my first year, I signed up for the IntegraCee and the A-Team and have stayed there ever since. During those two years, I experienced organizing some great in-person and online activities, although I am definitely fed up with the latter. So I want to bring some hype back this year.

I have played basketball since I was 8 years old, more or less continuously, although the last two years were definitively more an "on and off" scenario. Besides that, I go sailing in the summer and skiing in winter, or now I can finally try out some of the RSC courses again.

This upcoming year will be a blast! If you see me at Uni or activities, I won't turn down a nice talk and/or a drink. 

Hope to see you around!