Recent News

Mar 31, 2022

Question of the Month

What is a funny story you remember from your time in Delta Kappa Epsilon? As always, photo evidence is always welcome! 

Feb 15, 2022

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 He’s riding through May, and connecting with DKEs all along the way.  

Feb 8, 2022

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.

Jan 31, 2022

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.

Jan 21, 2022

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.

Dec 20, 2021

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.

Dec 17, 2021

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.

Oct 7, 2021

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.

Aug 24, 2021

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.

Aug 24, 2021

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.

Aug 24, 2021

Eyes Up

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.

Aug 24, 2021

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.

Aug 3, 2021

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.

Jul 30, 2021

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.

Jul 30, 2021

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.

Jun 28, 2021

DKE Alumni Profile: Bobby Mullarkey '84

Thanks to Bobby Mullarkey '84 for answering our recent survey! He told us what he has been up to since Kenyon, his most valuable lesson learned, and what it is like to have a child play at an elite level. Click "Read More" to see what Bobby had to say!

Jun 24, 2021

One of the Seven Dwarfs Voiced by A Lambda Alum

One of Lambda's very own was the voice behind the popular character Happy, one of the Dwarfs from Snow White. To learn more about this infectious character of a man, click "Read More."

Jun 23, 2021

DKE Alumni Profile: Bob Heasley '60

We moved to Gambier in 2000 where Jeff Robinson in 2001 bestowed upon me the grand responsibility of both the Alumni Association Treasurer and Lambda Alumni Advisor..." Thanks Bob Heasley '60 for telling us your story, you have been a courageous leader for DKE and we can not thank you enough! Click "Read More" to see what Bob had to say.

May 20, 2021

David Griffith and Mason Mrojikian in the Deke Quarterly

Our very own David Griffith and Mason Morjikian (Chairman of the Board of Deke International) are featured in the Spring 2021 Deke Quarterly. To read the letter from Mason, and the profile on David, click "Read More."

May 20, 2021

Brothers who have entered the Mystic Circle

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeffrey Scott "Hambone" Taylor '78 and Richard Clairborne "Clay" Capute '81 into he Mystic Circle. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to their families, friends, and loved ones. Click Read More to view their obituaries.

May 20, 2021

DKE Alumni Profile: Sam Hull '12

"I've been fortunate enough to go on some excellent trips with brothers..." Thanks, Sam, for giving us an update on what you have been up to since DKE! To read what Brother Sam had to say, click "Read More."

May 20, 2021

Spring Clean Pictures

Before our graduating Seniors left campus, they were joined by 4 Alumni to Spring Clean the first Fraternity Lodge in America. Click "Read More" to view the pictures from the day!

Apr 7, 2021

DKE Alumni Profile: James “Jim” H. Logan Jr. '78

"I gained a greater appreciation for my brothers and felt a greater kinship..." Thanks to Jim for taking the time to speak with us about his DKE experience and where life has taken him since then. Click "Read More" to see what Brother Jim had to say.

Apr 7, 2021

Brother Beta on What Sustained Us

It is no secret that the last few years were tough for the Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon. With classes graduating, we saw our numbers dwindle down to six active members. However, our pledge class never gave up. We always kept the undying spirit and belief that we would return to campus and grow the fraternity once again. Click "Read More" to view the entire letter from the 165th Pledge Class of Lambda DKE.