Brother John C. Kallop ’73 passed away last Tuesday April 17, 2012, at the age of 60 after a battle with abdominal cancer. Our thoughts and prayers extend to John’s family.
Always focused on helping others be successful, he was a confidante and mentor for many, providing advice, guidance or an introduction to his professional network.
John was devoted to family and friends, always generous when he saw a need. His giving was well known among those closest to him, most often done anonymously. He took great pleasure in helping others achieve their potential.
A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 94 Tindall Road, Middletown, at 11am on Saturday, April 28. Visitation is prior to the service from 9:30am to 10:45am in Harlan Hall at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Journeys of Solutions, Attn: Bonnie Dupuis, Treasurer, PO Box 28, Webster, NY 14580 or, VNAHG-Hospice, Attn: Development Office, 176 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Senior Gregory Baldwin is a finalist for the Pepper Prize, which is awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal” according to Lafayette College.
You can read Greg’s impressive candidate profile at this link, which includes a description of Gregory’s academic achievements, career goals (medical field), community service, and of course Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Greg’s 300 word statement closes with:
The Lafayette ideal is not someone who simply aces all his tests, but someone who is able to effectively engage with his peers and greater community in order to affect change and better both his and their lives, and I believe my Lafayette experience has allowed me to do just that.
Good luck Brother Baldwin! Full profile preserved from Lafayette’s website after the jump…
Delta Kappa Epsilon hosted the fourth annual Jeremy Saxe basketball tournament recently. You can check out the description by the students here. The Rho House Association again supported this worthy cause close to the hearts of many of our brothers.
Chris McConnell ’09 forwarded the Jeremy Saxe Tournament Program for all Rho Dekes to see. It contains the following letter from Jeremy’s family:
Thank You from the Saxes
There really isn’t strong enough words to express the extreme gratitude we feel toward all of you for the incredible support you gave Jer during his time at Lafayette, your incredible commitment to honor his life through your continued dedication to his legacy foundation and our family. You are truly remarkable people and we are very proud of Jeremy for choosing Lafayette and pledge brotherhood with DKE.
We remember how much time Jeremy put into his decision to pledge DKE. He worried about fraternity life and whether he could make the necessary commitment. The day he said he was pledging DKE, we asked him what it was that finally compelled that decision. He simply stated with conviction, “it’s the guys…I want to be brothers for life with these guys”
We thank you for all the love, support and fun times you generously shared with Jer. It is through the support of his DKE brothers that he thrived at Lafayette.
After Jer’s tragic death, you have continued your relationship with him through support of his legacy foundation and by outreach to our family. Through close relationships with so many of you and involvement with all of you in the annual tournaments, we feel included in the Lafayette and DKE family and we are deeply grateful for all your love and support.
The choice of this 3 x 3 Basketball Tournament is a perfect way to honor Jer – DKE brothers all know how much he loved playing sports with his friends and brothers. We strongly believe he is smiling down on this event and is thrilled that everyone is having fun at an affordable event while helping make a difference for those less fortunate.
With Much Love and Great Appreciation,
Heidi, Tracy & Ryan Saxe
Lafayette College’s annual reunion is June 1-3, 2012. You can register online today at this link.
In addition to the reunion festivities being on March Field this year due to construction on the quad, the DKE House will again be open to all Rho Dekes and their families.
As of April 20th, there are 14 Rho Dekes registered to attend, with more to come:
Matt Sheeleigh ’50
John Neff ’52
Robert Rothman ’66
Tom Turner ’82
Gregory Bahtiarian ’87
Mark Gupta ’87
Walter Gurzynski ’87
Michael McCormack ’87
Chris Tedeschi ’87
David Wolff ’87
Peter Carlson ’02
Lance Lacoff ’02
Steve Rosen ’02 (Saturday)
Brian Schranz ’02
Michael De Lisi ’03
Once again The Lafayette published several articles touching on the topic of Greek Life at Lafayette College.
Brett Billings ’12 reports in the article Court Rules in Favor of Chi Phi:
After almost a year of legal wrangling, a trial date has been set in a lawsuit brought by Chi Phi fraternity to regain possession of their chapter house.
Read the full article for views from current students in Chi Phi, who choose to remain anonymous.
An article announces Panhel brands Sorority Life by Stacey Goldberg ’12
The Sorority Life, outfitted with a stylish new logo and literature explaining the four core values of the system. It’s a potential solution to the miscommunication created by the media. “It’s not what you saw on TV,” Director of Fraternity and Sorority life Stuart Umberger said.
This branding has two main objectives to communicate that were inspired from a student-critique at the Finding We event this January: that Sororities are open to anyone who wants to get involved, but to also to make clear what membership entails, Umberger said.
The Four Pillars Panhellenic considers core values of the six sororities are friendship, leadership, scholarship and service.
Read on for more details about Sorority Life.
The Implementation and Assessment Group on Greek Life (IAGGL) hosted their second virtual town hall on Thursday April 19, 2012. You can access the recording by clicking here.
This is the second town hall that the IAGGL hosted. It is the first virtual town hall since the draft metrics for Greek Life were published for community comment.