From the monthly archives: June 2011

Today is June 22.

167 years ago today, DKE was founded at #12 Old South Hall, at Yale University in New Haven.

Our great fraternity boasts a glorious history and a vibrant future.

Please join our brothers in celebrating the 167th Anniversary of the founding of Delta Kappa Epsilon!

Thanks to Doug Lanpher for the post!


DKE reunion photo
As previously announced over 30 Dekes came to reunion this past weekend with an especially strong showing of the class of ’86. In addition to the registered attendees, impromptu appearances were made by Will Forbes ’96, Christos Katsiaouni ’01, Brendon Carlson ’01, and Salvatore Caiazzo ’03.

In addition to the college’s planned festivities Brother Jared Piette ’12, Director of Service & Philanthropy and a rising senior, was on hand to welcome alumni back to the DKE House. Walter Luby welcomed alumni back Friday evening with a BBQ. Walt and Jared pulled several composites, Melanges, and Chapter Minutes for easy review by the returning alumni. The DKE house was open Saturday with members of all reunion classes coming over throughout the day. This was the start of a great DKE tradition at reunion.

While gathering for the reunion picture, Steve Vecchione ’76 played a cassette recording of “Son of a DKE” and George Benson ’61 came by before giving the keynote talk at his class 50th reunion. The photos below are most of the alumni who made it to reunion, but not all of us because herding Dekes is a little more difficult than herding cats. A Lion March followed the group pictures Saturday evening.

To download a higher resolution version of the photos below click here, here, here, and here. Look for additional reunion information in the next Rho News and on this website. Feel free to leave comments on this post or e-mail us any reunion notes.
DKE reunion photo 2

This past Tuesday June 7th a number of DKE alumni attended cocktails and dinner at the Yale Club in New York City. The night kicked off with drinks on the roof overlooking Grand Central and a view of the New York Skyline. The event was organized by David Kiefer, Paul McCurdy and Jay Mehr. The turn out was phenomenal, a total of 18 DKEs made an appearance with class years ranging from ’65 to ’09. The atmosphere was great with the discussions running the gambit, from the simple “what do you do for a living?” to sharing stories of past college experiences. Business cards were exchanged and plans for future events were confirmed by handshakes. There should be many more of these types of events to come and only good things lay ahead for this group. It was great to see so many of us get together and share a common unity that does not fade after we leave the the house. Thanks to all who attended and I look forward to the next time.

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