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SU Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Named Top TKE Chapter

August 30, 2007

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – The Susquehanna University chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) was one of nine chapters worldwide to be honored as a Top TKE Chapter during Tau Kappa Epsilon’s 54th Biennial Conclave in Las Vegas, Nev., earlier this month. The award is the highest chapter distinction at the undergraduate level.

It recognizes excellence in six areas: academics, recruitment, philanthropy, alumni relations, chapter size and extracurricular involvement. Susquehanna’s TKE chapter received awards in five of those six areas.

Susquehanna’s TKE chapter also received its charter during the Conclave. The chapter was reinstalled as an operating chapter in April 2006 after being dormant on the Susquehanna campus for more than 20 years.

“This award is a culmination of all of the efforts put forth by the re-founding fathers of the [Iota-Beta] chapter,” says chapter president Andrew Lyon, a senior business administration major from Glenside, Pa. “I couldn’t be more proud of our chapter. We will continue to pursue the Top TKE Chapter award in the years to come.”

Todd Farmer, director of the northeast region of Tau Kappa Epsilon, said Susquehanna’s chapter is one of the most elite TKE chapters in the world. I'm very proud of the TKE men at Susquehanna. Their hard work and dedication is being rewarded with selection as a Top TKE Chapter,” he said.

Founded in 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University, Tau Kappa Epsilon is the largest social fraternity in the world with chapters on more than 270 campuses in the United States and Canada. TKE has initiated more than 242,000 men since its founding. The fraternity's purpose is to contribute to the advancement of society through the personal growth of its members and service to others. Tau Kappa Epsilon is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information, contact Brian Savard, vice president of the Susquehanna chapter, at 610-761-6102.

 Contact: Victoria Kidd
570-372-4119

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