Tau Kappa Epsilon Announces Enhanced Alumni Programming

Tau Kappa Epsilon Announces Enhanced Alumni Programming

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity proudly announces the revival of the William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy (AVA), a training academy unlike any other hosted by the Fraternity. Named for Frater William V. Muse (Epsilon-Upsilon, Northwestern State University), esteemed Past Grand Prytanis and former President of Auburn University, the AVA focuses on alumni skill development. The 2008 AVA will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 1-3.

Frater Muse once said, "There is nothing on a university campus that presents as significant an opportunity for leadership development, character formation, and the cultivation of skills that will be important in career advancement as does membership and active participation in college fraternal organizations. One has opportunities to become both a leader, as well as an effective follower or team member. When experienced to its fullest, there is hardly any better preparation for the challenges of life after graduation."

The AVA aims to cultivate and develop emerging alumni leaders within the Fraternity. The weekend-long, multi-faceted training program will allow participants the opportunity to recommit to their Bond by being engaged and equipped to give back. The curriculum will encompass a variety of topics such as facilitation skills, chapter visit how-to's, utilizing resources provided by the Offices of the Grand Chapter, partnerships in TKE such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the White Ribbon Campaign, and cultivating an effective relationship with campus professionals.

"We want to provide volunteers with a 'tool box' of life-skills to develop stronger men in the Fraternity," said TKE Vice President for Fraternal Services Frater John Deckard (Grand Chapter). "In addition we will arm these volunteers with functioning sets of institutional and operational knowledge for working with collegiate chapters, university and college campuses, and the Fraternity at large."

Participants will not only have the opportunity for fellowship with other Fraters, but also reconnect with a sense of purpose in the TKE Nation.

For additional information and to apply to the Alumni Volunteer Academy, click here. The AVA is accepting applications until July 1, so be sure to get yours in today.

For more information, please contact Frater John Deckard (Grand Chapter), the Vice President for Fraternal Services at 317.872.6533 or by email. The Offices of the Grand Chapter looks forward to seeing you all at the AVA.

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