Recent News

Jan 15, 2021

165th Pledge Class Initiated

On New Year’s Day, the 165th Pledge Class was finally inducted into the Mystic Circle of DKE via Zoom. Click "Read More" to see the men that were recently welcomed into our Brotherhood.

Jan 15, 2021

When Spring Break Intersected with History

It was the Spring of 1965 when Biff Butler ’68, Breece McKinney ’68 and another Kenyon student decided to go on a Spring Break road trip. The trio headed to Daytona Beach, then drove cross country to Ole Miss for pre-arranged dates. Click "Read More" to see the historical figure Biff and Breece ran into along the way!

Jan 12, 2021

Proud to be a DKE: Jay Johannigman ’79 reflects on Lambda DKE in the ’70s and his 8 combat medical tours to the Middle East

Today, Jay Johannigman ’79 is back in Afghanistan where he serves as a medical advisor, as well as a flight surgeon. “Weighing in my support and HUA's from the Afghanistan theater,” he writes in response to the news that Lambda DKE has been reinstated. “I’m proud to be a DKE.”

Jan 7, 2021

Delta Kappa Epsilon Kenyon Memories: read your brothers' stories and share your own

What's your best DKE memory? Where are you now and what are you up to these days? Click “Read More” to see how other Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon alumni answered these questions, and to find out how to answer them yourself!

Dec 29, 2020

2021 is the Year of Connection

We look forward to continuing to connect you with your fellow Delta Kappa Epsilon Kenyon alumni in 2021, but in order to do this we need your help. We have 72 brothers who we’ve lost touch with since they graduated and you can help us get back in contact. Click “Read More” to find out how you can help keep our alumni community strong.

Dec 22, 2020

Lambda On the Web

Are you plugged in to our Delta Kappa Epsilon Kenyon social media page? Follow us to reconnect with your Lambda alumni buddies online, find out about upcoming virtual and in-person events, and keep up with the latest news from the chapter.

Dec 17, 2020

10 Years Later…

“Friends from the Heart, Forever” is more than a saying; it’s a promise that endures long after you sing your swan song on the steps of Rosse Hall. 10 years after graduation, the Class of 2010 reflect on their favorite Lambda DKE memories and share life updates. Thanks to Dr. Basil Kahwash ’10 and Matt Sargent ’10 for contributing. Click “Read More” to see what these brothers have to say in 2020.

Dec 17, 2020

A Statement from the 165th

First, we just wanted to thank everyone for their support over the last few years. This has been a long, arduous process and we would not have been able to get to this point without the support of the alumni base. With our approval in hand, we will be conducting spring rush and fielding a spring class, the 168th class of Lambda DKE. Click “Read More” to see the full statement from the 165th Pledge Class.

Dec 17, 2020

“We’re Back.”

Those were the words Alumni President Biff Butler ‘68 shared with the Board of Directors earlier this month upon hearing that the Kenyon Student Council had approved the reinstatement of Lambda Chapter at Kenyon. Now, the real and, in a way, more difficult work begins. Click “Read More” to see the challenges the new Actives are going to face, and what DKE International President Doug Lanpher had to say about the commitment of these fine men.

Dec 15, 2020

A Holiday Challenge from Delta Kappa Epsilon Kenyon: Help us make the 2020-21 Giving Year Strong!

It’s been a heck of a year, but it’s not over yet. Are you ready for your 2020 holiday challenge? Without all of us, Lambda of Delta Kappa Epsilon does not exist. Our giving year began again on September 1, 2020, and we need to make this year our strongest one yet. I need YOU to step up to the challenge. Click “Read More” to find out how.

Dec 14, 2020

Dare to Dream of a Better 2021

Never before has a year been more anticipated than 2021. And obviously, we’re hoping that the New Year won’t bring more of 2020. As Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon alums, we’re daring to plan for a better year. Click “Read More” for how to get moving, involved, and engaged with your Delta Kappa Epsilon alumni brothers in 2021, even if we still start from behind a computer.

Nov 11, 2020

6 Reasons DKE Still Matters After Kenyon

For many of us, DKE was an important part of our Kenyon experience. Whatever your key takeaways from your time at Kenyon, I think we can all agree on this: DKE’s impact extends far beyond our brief time at the chapter house. Click “Read More” for 6 reasons DKE still matters after you graduate, according to your fellow alumni brothers.

Oct 27, 2020

Art Stroyd '67 Leads Effort to Refresh Alumni Association By-Laws

Oct 27, 2020

A Message from Jim Pierce '78

Oct 13, 2020

Alumni Interview: Brother AJ House '80

We asked Brother AJ House '80 about life and his Lambda DKE memories. Here's what he had to say.

Sep 24, 2020

Annual Meeting: October 20, 2020

Brothers: mark your calendars for the 2020 Lambda DKE Virtual Annual Alumni Meeting. This year, the meeting will take place via Zoom at 9:00 PM (EST) / 6:00 PM (PST) on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. To receive the link, please send an RSVP email to

Sep 23, 2020

Alumni News: Dekes Share Stories and Life Updates

Thanks to these brothers for responding to our recent alumni email survey! If you’d like to submit an update of your own for publication in an upcoming e-letter or a future edition of our alumni newsletter, email us your updates and photos at

Sep 23, 2020

Seeking Scanned Composites & Alums to Become Era Agents

DKE Kenyon's Alumni Association is currently seeking or Era Agents to help us identify alumni who should be highlighted in upcoming Lambda DKE communications. Plus, we are seeking scanned composites for the Lodge!

Sep 23, 2020

Lambda DKE Chapter Eternal

Lambda has sadly learned of the loss of three Brothers: Richard C. Binzley ’59, Eric W. Gluesenkamp ’62, and Michael J. Tavener ’72. Join us in extending our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the friends and families of these fine men.

Aug 31, 2020

Lambda DKE Brother Mason Morjikian '88 - Chairman of the DKE International Board of Directors

We recently had the oppurtunity to speak with Lambda DKE, Mason Morjikian '88. Brother Morjikian was kind enough to share with us how Lambda DKE prepared him to become the Chairman of the DKE International Board of Directors. In addition he also shared his own Lambda DKE memories. Click "Read More" to hear what Brother Morjikian '88 had to say.

Aug 31, 2020

Look at the Gills in This Picture

Congratulations to our Brother Chas Gill ’82 who hauled in this beautiful 44 inch, 29 pound striper earlier this year. Send us your summer photos for our next issue and the website. Click "Read More" to see a larger version of the photo.

Aug 31, 2020

History Made as Students Return to Kenyon

Kenyon students are back on campus this week…but only Freshmen and Sophomores, as the College attempts an in-person experience at half capacity (Juniors and Seniors will return second semester). Click "Read More" for more details.

Aug 25, 2020

Delta Kappa Epsilon International’s Statement on Racial Justice

"Our Fraternity abhors racism and violence and condemns all the ugly forms of prejudice and hatred – wherever and whenever they occur. DKE’s Objects, our code of conduct set forth in our Constitution, asks members to strive to be useful citizens; to tolerate and respect the rights and views of all people; and to act with dignity and morality in all circumstances." Click “Read More” to hear the full statement that was released by DKE International.

Aug 25, 2020

Help us Find Missing Brothers

As discussions continue regarding Chapter reinstatement, we need our Alumni to remain informed and involved. You can help our Brotherhood stay strong and connected by providing missing contact information for members of Lambda. Click “Read More” to see if a Brother you know is on our lost list.