From the monthly archives: September 2012

Register for Homecoming 2012 today! We have a full schedule of events for our alumni, students, and friends. Come enjoy a great day on campus with fellow brothers on Oct 20th.

5PM – 7PM Marquis Reception @ DKE House
Prior to the Marquis Founders Dinner & Reception (College invitation only), our students welcome all Rho Dekes to the DKE House. Semi-formal attire suggested.

8AM – 10AM Breakfast (DKE Dining Room)
Join us for a delicious DKE breakfast served by the one and only Walter Luby including his famous egg McWalts and egg McLubies.

10AM – 11AM Annual Meeting
We’ve come through a tumultuous four years stronger than ever. You’ll hear all about it at the annual meeting of the Rho House Association. Come get the latest alumni news, meet our students, hear about their strategic plan, and receive updates about our beloved Rho Chapter. Bring any ideas, questions or concerns to our chapter’s leadership.

11AM – 1PM Tailgate (Markle Parking Deck)
Don’t Panic. The location is right. We’re moving our traditional tailgate to Markle to mingle with the Trustees and other alumni. We are already registered as a group, but space will be proportional to the number of Dekes registered with the Office of Alumni Relations. So register today and help us DOMINATE THE DECK (as only gentlemen can of course)! Be sure to click the radio button for “Delta Kappa Epsilon with Michael De Lisi ’03” under the heading for “Tailgating with Affinity Group.” If you want food & drinks from the alumni association’s tailgate, you’ll need to check the boxes for that as well. Just don’t buy tickets because…

1PM – 4PM Lafayette v Holy Cross Football Game
DKE shows up in force for the football game. We reserved a block of seats for Rho Dekes on the 40 yard line. The entire Rho Chapter of DKE – students, alumni and our families – will be out in force supporting our Lafayette Leopards against the Patriot League rival Holy Cross Crusaders. Tickets for the DKE Section are $10 per person. E-mail Michael at or call him at (781) 234-8485 to reserve your ticket now while supplies last!

DKE Section (approximately) reserved for Homecoming game

View from the DKE Section

4:30PM – 8:30PM Homecoming @ DKE!
What you’ve been waiting for…cocktails! Help your brothers return a time honored tradition to Lafayette College: main bar room parties in the DKE House. The students of Rho are re-christening the bar room and invite all Rho Dekes and our families back to the DKE House immediately following the game. We’ll be serving appetizers at 4:30 followed by more substantial food around 7PM. So don’t worry about dinner.

Come back to the DKE House to unwind and hopefully celebrate with your fellow Dekes the thumping we just delivered to the Crusaders.

Please be sure to register for Homecoming 2012, and under “Tailgating with Affinity Group” click the box for Delta Kappa Epsilon, Michael De Lisi ’03. If you want to nosh the College’s tailgate make sure to register for that too, but be sure to also the click box for DKE under “Tailgating with Affinity Group.” If you don’t want the College’s tailgate, simply enter the number of people in your party under “On Campus Only.” To pay for tickets in the DKE section of the football game, follow the payment instructions below and send an e-mail to (which goes to Michael De Lisi ’03).

See you at the DKE House in a few short weeks!

To pay for tickets in the DKE section or to make a donation towards the cost of these events (like third party security, food, etc.), please either use our paypal feature to send an electronic donation or mail a check payable to the Rho House Association to:

Rho House Association
c/o Peter Carlson, Treasurer
3026 Wayne Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Gentlemen, we cannot stress enough the importance of this opportunity to present an image of DKE as a vital, positive contributor to a vibrant campus life; and you and your family get to have a great time.  So register today, and we look forward to seeing you and welcoming you back to DKE !

Spread the word and get ready to Let the Lion Roar!


A brother dead and brothers mourning Fill the heart with grief today, And the earnest grasp fraternal; Speaks, “a dear one passed away.” Yes, no longer we shall greet thee In the halls of DKE, Yet thy name in sweet remembrance Graven on our hearts will be. We have parted, Brother, parted, As we trust, to meet again, In a full unbroken circle, Free from sorrow, grief and pain.

The family of Charles Hann ’48 requested we inform Rho Dekes that he passed away on Saturday.  If you wish to send a letter of condolence, please contact to receive his mailing address.


Charles R. Hann, 85, of Newtown Square PA. husband of the late Althea C. Hann, and Rosemarie D. Hann, passed away peacefully Saturday September 15, 2012 at his home in Dunwoody Village, in Newtown Square, PA. He was born in Newark, NJ. On October 16, 1926 to the late Floyd J. Hann and the late Grace D. Hann. Charles is survived by his son, Christopher R. Hann, (Colleen) of New Canaan, CT. Devoted step-father to Edward C Meyer Jr. (Patricia), Kathryn Meyer Addis (Paul), Christine E. Meyer, Thomas J. Meyer M.D. (Harriet). Also survived by 7 grandchildren, Lili Meyer, Michael Addis, Victoria Addis, Robert Addis, Claire Addis, Daniel Meyer, and Joseph Meyer. He was also survived by 4 neices: Betsy T. Casciano (Anthony), Donna K. Erb (Harley), Robin K. Collier, Karen K. Skeehan (Thomas), and a nephew, Thomas P. Tanis Jr. (Janet), and their children. While studying at Lafayette College, he was called into Military duty during WW II, to learn the Japanese language. He completed the Armed Services Training program, Japanese Area and Language Program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Fortunately, the War ended before he was to travel overseas. He was also a member of the fraternity DKE (Delta Kappa Epsilon) in college. After graduating from Lafayette College in 1948, he went on to Cornell University, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in Law in 1951. He also took graduate courses in anti-trust and trade regulation law at the New York University of law. His career spanned six decades, and after graduating from Cornell, he held positions in several law firms in New Jersey and New York, including Milbank Tweed. In 1955, he joined the law department at Allied Chemical Corporation in New York, where he practiced general commercial and corporate law. In 1961 he moved to Olin Corporation in Stamford CT, where he was International Council and remained there until 1989. After a very brief retirement, he joined Altman Weil in Newtown Square, PA in 1990, where he stayed until his retirement in 2003.

Charles was active in the legal community throughout his career, holding numerous leadership positions for organizations, including the Law Department Management Committee of the American Corporate Council Association; the Corporate Division of the ABA section on the Economics of Law Practice; and the Law Department Organization and Management Subcommittee, Corporate Council Committee of the ABA Business Law section. His admissions include: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1989, The State of New York 1951. The State of New Jersey 1952, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 1952, and The United States Supreme Court, 1964. His memberships include: The Westchester Fairfield Corporate Council Association (WESFACCA), President 1984, The American Bar Association, Section on Economics of Law Practice, Corporate Division, Liaison Chairman; The section on International Law and Practice Senior Lawyers Division; American Corporate Council Association; Past member of the Executive Committee of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association; New Jersey Corporate Council Association; New Jersey State Bar Association; and the Philadelphia Bar Association. After retirement, his memberships include: The Right Angle Club of Philadelphia, The Brown Bag Lunches at Ludington Library, Overbrook Country Club, President of the Dunwoody Village Resident Association, and many others.

Family and friends may visit at the McConaghy Funeral Home, 328 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore Pa. Thursday September 20 from 7 – 9 P.M. Funeral Mass will be on Friday September 21 at 10 AM, St. Anastasia Church, 3301 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, and interment will follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler Pa. Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society , 1626 Locust St., Phila., PA 19103. Funeral arrangements by McConaghy Funeral Home.


Lafayette College recently announced that the Presidential Search is requesting input from the Lafayette community via this survey about what to consider in the search for the College’s next President. Send your input to the Search Committee today! In addition, the College is hosting regional forums as described in this update from the Search Committee. For your convenience, the schedule is copied below.

The Search Committee is chaired by Alan Griffith ’64 with Elisabeth Hughes MacDonald ’81 serving as vice chair. Ed Ahart, Chair of the Lafayette College Board of Trustees, describes the Search Committee’s charge here.

Philadelphia: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 10016

Lehigh Valley: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Saucon Valley Country Club
2050 Saucon Valley Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015

New York City: Thursday, Sept. 13, 7-8:30 p.m.
University Club
1 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019

Los Angeles: Thursday, Sept. 20, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
The Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

San Francisco: Friday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m.
The Fairmont
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Northern/Central New Jersey: Thursday, Sept. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Park Avenue Club
184 Park Ave.
Florham Park, NJ. 07932

Norwalk, CT: Thursday, Oct. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location to be announced

Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Williams & Connolly LLP
725 Twelfth St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

Boston: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210

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