The Teke 02 01 2016 E Edition Page 2

2015 will go down in Fraternity and Foundation history as one of the most memo- rable years of our magnificent obsession. We celebrated our 117th year in January and re-launched the Life Loyal Teke program. We received a generous gift from Donald R. Tapia to name the Midwestern Regional Leadership Conference in February. In May, Epsilon chapter celebrated their 100th chartering anniversary. We hosted 72 of the Fraternity's best and brightest at TKE Leadership Academy in June. In August, we celebrated your greatest Fraternity experience in New Orleans at Conclave 2015 with more than 750 Tekes, friends and family. Attendees elected the new Grand Council and celebrated the completion of our $1 million commitment, a year early, to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We also honored three outstanding Tekes who entered the Chapter Eternal: Fraters Tom Castner, Charlie Trabold and Danny Villanueva. This fall, we hosted more than 2,000 collegiates and alumni at Province Forums. Today, as we wrap up Q1 2016, we have so much already accomplished. In Q1, we launched a brand new, mobile optimized and announced our new $2.6 million commitment to St. Jude to fund the proton therapy synchrotron/particle accelerator, a first of its kind machine designed specifically for pediatrics. TKE also hosted nearly 1,000 collegiates and alumni at four Triangle Summit (RLC) locations in February. We've only just begun to make an impact on TKE Nation in 2016. This issue is about honoring you. The TKE Educational Foundation Annual Report is one of our favorite to produce. In it, we are able to celebrate the thousands of Tekes who help make Tau Kappa Epsilon great. On the cover, we share the story of Donald R. Tapia, a Frater who through his dedication to doing things the right way has made him one of the most impactful Tekes in our history. This issue also celebrates Tekes and friends who have given to the TKE Educa- tional Foundation. Because of you, we continue to have the ability to build Better Men for a Better World. Thank you for helping us make an impact on thousands of collegiate members each day. We couldn't do it without your time, talent and treasure. Yours in the Bond, Alex Baker Editor, THE TEKE 2015 Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. THE TEKE is the official publication of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity. TKE was founded on January 10, 1899, at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. HOW TO CONTACT THE TEKE Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765 Tel: 317-872-6533 Fax: 317-875-8353 Email: Website: HOW TO SUBMIT STORIES/PHOTOS Send news & photographs for THE TEKE to the ad- dress above . Chapter news should contain information about events, community service projects, and other no- table achievements. Articles and photos can be emailed to Mail hard copies and prints to the Offices of the Grand Chapter. Digital photos should be at least 300 dpi in resolution or on a digital cameras highest-quality setting. Photos showing alcoholic bever- ages or members displaying inappropriate behavior will not be accepted. the teke What a Year It Has Been Content Deadlines Spring - December 1 / Summer March 1 / Fall June 1 / Winter - September 1 THE TEKE (ISSN 1527-1331) is an educational journal published quarterly in spring, summer, fall and winter by Tau Kappa Epsilon (a fraternal society), 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765. Periodicals Class postage paid at Indianapolis, IN, and additional mailing offices. All alumni Fraters who donate $10 or more to the TKE Educational Foundation, Inc. will receive a one-year subscription to THE TEKE . Its our way of saying thank you and of keeping you informed regarding whats going on in your Fraternity today. MISSION STATEMENT VISION Tau Kappa Epsilon creates lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success. MISSION Our mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life. PURPOSE TKE contributes to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members, and service to others. POSTMASTER: send address changes to THE TEKE, 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765. THE TEKE STAFF Donald E. Aldrich, Chief Executive Officer Rho-Upsilon, Franklin College Alex Baker, Chief Information Officer and Editor Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI Daniel Klopfenstein, Communications Specialist Alpha-Gamma, Washington State University Katie Sayre, Production Manager 2015 - 2017 GRAND COUNCIL Rodney G. Talbot, Grand Prytanis Beta-Chi, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Christopher T. Hanson, Grand Epiprytanis Alpha-Pi, The George Washington University Ted Bereswill, Grand Grammateus Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Dr. James Hickey, Grand Crysophylos Zeta-Alpha, Wagner College Brian Montgomery, Grand Histor Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Fredrick T. Jacobi, Grand Hypophetes Lambda-Alpha, University of South Florida Ryan Vescio, Grand Pylortes Rho-Omega, University of South Carolina Anthony F. Clemens, Grand Hegemon Nu-Mu, University of South Alabama Rob J. Guarini, Grand Council At-Large Sigma-Nu, State University of New York at New Paltz Peter Sobich, Grand Council At-Large Chi, University of Washington Jonah Griego, Collegiate Advisory Committee Chair Tau-Psi, University of West Florida THE FIRST WORD THE TEKE 2 SPRING 16

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