TKE News

04/24/2014 |

 

 

The Tau-Delta chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon received a tremendous honor from the Jersey City, New Jersey Mayor this past week. Mayor Steven Fulop approved a resolution that honored the local TKE chapter. Tau-Delta was awarded this proclamation for being positive role models, performing charitable services and exercising good citizenship which has contributed toward building a greater and better Jersey City.

"It was an honor to receive this proclamation from the city. Serving our community is something that motivates our chapter. This experience made us realize that we can achieve greater goals next year," said Chapter Prytanis William Cordero. 

Chapters like Tau-Delta are living up to the reality of Building Better Men for a Better World. Congratulations on your chapter success in Jersey City and the great things you continue to do in the future.

Has you group been awarded for positively impacting your campus or community? Share your story with the TKE Professional Staff by emailing tkeogc@tke.org

 

For more information, please contact:

Kyle Erdman
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533
KErdman@tke.org

04/23/2014 |

 

 

Frater Robert Bradley (Omicron-Delta, University of North Carolina – Pembroke) has been a part of a tradition that stretches across the world. Frater Bradley and his wife Angie are members of a five person team who will fly an airplane around the world in an effort to raise awareness of the care offered to children who have life threatening diseases.

For the past 8 years, the team has raised over $300,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Frater Bradley and friends decided to start an event that would continue to motivate people to donate year after year. "My good Friend Mike Geissler, who is a private pilot, had a dream to fly around the world and that became the passion for our work.  I spent twenty years in aerospace before my current career, so twisting my arm was no problem," said Frater Bradley.

The team will begin their 2014 campaign around the world starting on May 17th in Roxboro, North Carolina. The cause will then travel to Morristown, NJ as the group will begin the 1st of 5 legs of the trip through Canada, Greenland, and across the North Atlantic. The remaining four legs of the trip will take the team across the world as they will finish where they started in Roxboro, North Carolina on August 30th. 

Track the trip by going to www.flightaware.com and entering the tail number of the plane in the link on the left side of the page. The tail number is N773PT.

To Donate to the cause and support Frater Bradley and his team fly for life across the world, please visit their fundraising website at http://www.mricharitablefoundation.com/.

 

For more information, please contact:

Kyle Erdman
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533
KErdman@tke.org

04/22/2014 |

 

 

This past weekend Providence, Rhode Island played site to the newest re-chartered group in TKE Nation. The Alpha-Rho Tekes celebrated their group achievement by becoming a fully recognized chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity. Founded in 1937, Alpha-Rho has a history at the University of Rhode Island. The active membership today shows the potential to be a top-performing chapter in Region 1 (Northeast) in the future.

"It was a huge step for the Tau Kappa Epsilon Alpha-Rho Chapter. Preparing for chartering was grueling for the men of this fraternity, but we knew that great reward would await us at the end of this journey. Being chartered does not mean we can relax or take our foot off the pedal. This is the time where we must go 110% and make a difference," said Chapter Crysophylos Frater Kevin Leveillee.

The University of Rhode Island was established on May 19, 1892 in Kingston, Rhode Island. The active enrollment on campus is over 16,000 students. Tau Kappa Epsilon joins a growing Greek Community at URI by becoming the 14th fraternity.

Congratulations to the men of the Alpha-Rho chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

 

For more information, please contact:

Kyle Erdman
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533
KErdman@tke.org

more...