The Rho-Upsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Franklin College has been awarded TKE International’s “Top TEKE” Award for 2018. This annual award is the highest honor given by the organization to the top collegiate chapters of the fraternity. The recipients have exemplified the cornerstone principles of the organization – scholarship, leadership, teamwork, service and brotherhood.
The awards were announced on TKE’s official website, with the following message:
“On behalf of the International Headquarters of Tau Kappa Epsilon, I want to congratulate all of our 2017-2018 award winners,” said Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Aldrich. “These chapters and individual Fraters are prime examples of Building a Championship Culture within TKE. Their dedicated work shows the impact that Tau Kappa Epsilon can have on campuses and communities.”
Jamison Pittman, president of the Rho Upsilon Chapter, says receiving a Top TEKE Award has honored and humbled the entire chapter. “The award was an entire chapter effort with long dedicated hours of preparation. We are extremely excited for the upcoming year to set the bar even higher.”
Pittman, a Triton Central graduate, says the local chapter supports the fraternity’s national philanthropy, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Last year, the chapter raised more than $9,000 to help further the hospital’s mission of helping families across the nation.
“You will find many TKE members at the ‘Up til Dawn’ event on campus. Last spring, we hosted a benefit country concert that raised more than $1,500 for our philanthropy. We have big things planned for this coming year for St. Jude.”
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.
(Posted Aug. 24, 2018)
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