The Xi-Lambda chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon is excited to announce that fraters Hilton Huff, Luke Smith, and Nick Callies have been selected as representatives for the Freshman Greek Leaders. Similar to the Sophomore Leaders Circle, the Freshman Greek Leaders will meet once a week and hold various seminars and workshops relating to building a resume, successfully handling job interviews and much more. Seminars will also include guest speakers who discuss how they chose and started their career paths. Since the freshmen are the future of their respective chapters, their roles in the program will prove to be paramount. TKE has full confidence that the aforementioned fraters will represent the chapter well as we wish them good luck in the program.
November 5th, 2011 marked another great University of Georgia homecoming. The Bulldogs managed to blowout the visiting New Mexico State Aggies 63 to 16. Red and black faithful filled Sanford Stadium as distinguished alumni and students were honored throughout the game. Homecoming is always a big deal, especially for the greek community and the Xi-Lambda chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon did not disappoint.
TKE hosted a tailgate at the house which is conveniently located a short walk from the stadium. Alumni, parents, active brothers, and friends enjoyed the opportunity to meet and interact with one another, sharing their college experiences. After the decisive UGA victory everyone returned to the TKE house for a catered dinner courtesy of Plantation Buffet and live music by the Daniel Lee Band. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend!
TKE again participated in the annual Trunk or Treat event sponsored by the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council. Each year fraternities and sororities come together around Halloween, dress up, and hand out candy to local area school children who may not get to celebrate Halloween. Malay Patel, Kareem Mahmoud, and David DeReus represented TKE well at this year’s event held at the Varsity. The event proved once again to be a great opportunity for TKE to give back to the community as well as gather with other Greek organizations for a worthy cause.
Five members of TKE participated and took 1st Place in the Gamma Sigma Sigma Charity Challenge Field Day on October 23rd. Brothers Hilton Huff, Nick Callies, Sam Katz, Luke Smith, and Keith Kanzler won $300 for TKE to donate to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, one of TKE’s International Philanthropy efforts.
Events included several relay races, a football toss accuracy challenge, a three-legged race, a grape eating contest, a ping pong bounce, and a final obstacle course. The obstacle course included a dizzy bat relay, tire pick-up, army crawl, rope ladder, puzzle challenge, and then a sprint to the finish.
Xi-Lambda is proud of its brothers for their outstanding effort and coming through with the 1st Place trophy. Frater Hilton Huff said “we just kept moving up each round and finally edged out the competition at the end. It was an all-around great achievement and day of fun for TKE.”
The Xi-Lambda chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon would like to congratulate President Grayson Jacobs and Secretary Alex Chickowski for being awarded membership in to the Order of Omega. Order of Omega is the most prestigious leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations in the country. The Order of Omega selects the top 3% of Greek leaders from each campus to be members of the organization.
Every member is involved with the Greek Community, the college campus, and the local community. There are three distinct purposes of the organization: “to recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment; to bring together outstanding fraternity men and women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs; and to bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.” We are thrilled that Alex Chickowski and Grayson Jacobs will be representing Tau Kappa Epsilon in the Order of Omega.