Congratulations to the Rho undergraduates in securing DKE’s most prestigious award, the Lion Tropy for the second year in a row!
The chapter’s placement by category can be found below:
Chapter Operations – T 1st
Community Service – 2nd
Leadership – 1st
Overall – 1st
You can also checkout the quick video announcement of the placements from DKE International HQ here:
Announcing the Delta Award, Lion Trophy, and Blaisdell Leadership Award!Update after being live:For Delta Award for Chapter Improvement:Winner: Sigma Kappa-Michigan State UniversityRunner up: Gamma Iota: Gannon UniversityLion Trophy Winner: Rho-Lafayette CollegeRunner Up: Phi Alpha-University of British ColumbiaScholarshipFirst place: Iota-Centre College(tie) Second Place: Phi Alpha-University of British Columbia and Theta Zeta- University of California,BerkeleyChapter Operations:(tie) First Place: Phi Alpha-University of British Columbia and Rho-Lafayette CollegeCommunity Service & PhilanthropyFirst Place: Phi Alpha-University of British ColumbiaSecond Place: Rho-Lafayette CollegeLeadershipFirst Place: Rho-Lafayette CollegeSecond Place: Iota-Centre CollegeThe winner for this year for the Blaisdell Leadership Award is Devin Tarantino, Pi Alpha-University of Missouri ‘18
Posted by Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The Rho chapter is honored to represent the highest recognition awarded by our organization for another year. More exciting news to come as the chapter prepares their return for the Fall semester, and Lafayette Homecoming…where the Lion Trophy will be making an appearance!
We are happy to announce that we placed second in the Lion Trophy Competition from DKE International.
An application based process, the award is the highest honor given to the chapter with best overall performance from the previous year. Rho came in second place overall behind the Alpha Phi chapter from the University of Toronto.
Brothers Rob Pollastro ’16 and Henry Boozan ’16 accepted the prestigious award at the 2014 DKE convention at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The announcement was made following a banquet held at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs. Former astronaut Brother Alan Bean was on hand as the keynote speaker at the event.
Broken up into four sections, Chapter Operations, Philanthropy and Service, Scholarship, and Leadership, individual awards are also given to the chapters who shined in those areas. As well as winning first runner-up overall, Rho won third place for the individual Chapter Operations section.
The brothers of Rho are extremely proud to accept this award and look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence at Lafayette College and in DKE International.
Brothers Seery and McAndrew reported from this summer’s DKE Leadership Summit that the Rho Chapter placed in the overall Lion Trophy award this year, behind Psi (Alabama) and Iota (Centre College). We placed second in the individual categories of Scholarship and Alumni Relations.
Congratulations to all Rho Dekes who worked towards these achievements. I would like to especially recognize Brother Beta Michael Kelley ’14, Scholarship Chair Henry Sandman ’15, and Scott Harris ’95 our alumni Scholarship Director. Excellent work gentlemen.
Rho once again brought home some hardware from the DKE International Convention this year. We won 1st place in Chapter Improvement and 3rd place in Alumni Relations. Congratulations to the undergraduates for continuing our tradition of excellence. You can view our winning application here.