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.
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!
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."
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.
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."
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.
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."
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!
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.
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.