Thank you to our generous donors!
Alumni support is the heart and soul of our fraternity, giving our active chapter a strong foundation and reminding our alumni volunteers that their efforts are paramount. Your gift fuels our commitment and sets an important example for our alumni brotherhood. If you haven’t donated yet this year, would you consider making a gift this month and join those who are on our Honor Roll?
Brothers who have entered the Mystic Circle
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Daulton '59 and Stephen Coenen ’81 into the Mystic Circle. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to their family, friends, and loved ones. Click "Read More" to view their obituaries.
Welcome the newest grads to Alumni Brotherhood!
It is with great honor that we announce the newest fraternity alums! We reached out to our newest grads and asked them what they gained from DKE, why they joined, and where they are headed after graduation. Join us in welcoming them to the alumni brotherhood!
Chas Gill on DKE’s Sunday night clean-ups, the value of brotherhood, and his thriving CBD business
Chas Gill ‘82 (firstname.lastname@example.org) says that he became a DKE for many reasons. “Kenyon’s social scene relied on social groups to provide for social gatherings, and I wanted to be part of that. Many of my fellow freshmen who I had bonded with also became members. Lots of memories — grilling a side of beef off the patio, the weekly parties. Oddly for me, I loved the Sunday clean up."
Help A Brother Out
Prior to the Chapter’s dark days, the Alumni Association worked with the Administration to establish an exclusive DKE Internship Fund. With Lambda DKE reinstated, this is an innovative way to contribute to the Kenyon Fund and help our Actives.
One of Our Newest Actives Featured In An International Documentary
Last week, over 20 Alumni welcomed the 17 new Actives to the Lambda Family via Zoom. One of those new Actives is Kamal Aubakirov ’22, a student athlete from Kazakhstan.
Help Connect Us to Brothers from Your Decade
We want to keep each of you in touch with your brothers from your decade, but we need your help! We have some brothers with whom we have lost touch with over the years, and you can help us get back in contact.
Photo Flashback: Lambda DKE in the ’70s
This month we are taking a trip down memory lane, all the way back to the ’70s! How “baller” does this Lambda DKE hangout look? Were you there? Or have any great photos to share? Click “Read More” for some trivia that will take you right back; plus, learn how to share your own flashback pics.
Carlie Berlin ‘75 and Mark Jacoby ‘77 on Lambda DKE, fine antiques, and lifelong bonds
What does New York City, Lambda DKE and the small world of antiquities have in common? At the center of this Venn diagram is Carswell (Carlie) Berlin ‘75 and Mark Jacoby ‘77. While these brothers had no intention of going into such aligned businesses during their time in West Wing, they have both become preeminent in the antiquities world in New York and around the world.
Ben Grannis '16 is Connecting with DKE's All Along his Bike Trip
Ben Grannis ‘16 is on a mission to end distracted driving with a bike trip that you can follow on EyesUpRide.com. He’s riding through May, and connecting with DKEs all along the way.
What Lambda Means to Me
Beginning with this issue, we are launching a new series call, “What Lambda Means to Me,” in which we’ll ask Brothers to share their stories of why they stay connected. First up in the series is Executive Board member Hewitt Heiserman '82.
Special Kenyon Fund Established to Honor Clay Capute ‘81
Alumni President Sam Adams ’81 had a chance to ask classmate Gates Lloyd '81 about his work in co-founding the Clay Capute Lacrosse Fund at Kenyon in honor of Clay Capute '81, who passed away from complications from COVID last year.
Brother who Entered the Mystic Circle
Patrick Augusta ’88 passed into the Mystic Circle on January 4th after a brief battle with brain cancer. Pat had a heart of gold, a deep compassion for animals and was loved by many.
Alumni Profile: Cal Frost '63
Thanks to Cal Frost '63 for answering our survey! We asked him about his favorite college tradition and what he sees as his most valuable experience from DKE. Click "Read More" to see what he had to say.
Annual Shawn Kelly Holiday Party Benefits Knox County's Vulnerable
On Dec. 2 and 3, Lambda Actives along with the Theta Delta Phi sorority, hosted the 30th annual Shawn Kelly Holiday Party. The event honors the legacy of former Kenyon student and DKE Shawn Kelly, who passed away during his first year in 1990. The annual celebration is Head Start’s largest event of the year, with over 400 attendees this year.
Dr. David DeForest Benedict: One of Lambda’s Founders & Civil War Physician
David Benedict was born August 1, 1833 in Norwalk, Ohio, the second child of Jonas and Fanny Benedict. He helped start the Lambda Chapter of DKE and founded (and was the first editor of) The Collegian.
Into the Mystic Circle: Rob Stringert ’77
Earlier this month we bid adieu to a Brother who has been welcomed into the Mystic Circle. Click "Read More" to see the comments from some of his classmates on social media.
A Proper Lambda Send Off
Due to the impacts of the pandemic and a late reinstatement of the Chapter at Kenyon, Lambda emerged with a single Pledge at the end of the last school year. 7 Alumni from the Fairfield County area took Ben Nash ’24 out for a send-off dinner earlier this month and regaled him with Lambda stories told from different eras.
As we shared in our last newsletter, Ben Grannis ’17 is peddling coast to coast to raise awareness about distracted driving. Brother Mark Robinson ’81 joined Ben for part off his ride. Click "Read More" for an update on the journey.
Lodge Upgrade Underway
If it seems like it’s been years since the Alumni Association renovated the Lodge…it has been! But, with Rush approaching within weeks, exclusive access to West Wing no longer available and 4 Brothers on campus this semester, the Board decided to step up and create a spot where DKEs could entertain.
DKE Alumni Profile: Stewart Brown '62
Thanks to Stewart Brown '62 for answering our survey! We asked him about his favorite place to go in Gambier, his favorite college tradition, and where life since Kenyon has taken him. Click "Read More" to see what he had to say.
DKE Alumni Profile: Peter Bianchi '78
"Our tradition of DKE Brotherhood, "Friends from the Heart Forever" really rings true as I am in close touch with many of my brothers on a weekly or monthly basis, sometimes daily..." Thanks to Peter Bianchi '78 for taking the time to speak with us about his DKE experiences. Click "Read More" to see what he had to say.
DKE Alumni Profile: Noah Winterer '09
"I didn't realize it at the time, but DKE taught me so much about leadership..." Thanks to Noah Winterer '09 for letting us in on what he has been up to since DKE. Click "Read More" to see what he had to say.