New TKE Sweetheart

March 12th, 2012
Rachel Winslow - 2012 TKE Sweetheart

Rachel Winslow - 2012 TKE Sweetheart

About a week and a half ago, March 2-4, Tau Kappa Epsilon had its Red Carnation Formal in New Orleans, where we initiated our new sweetheart. The sweetheart for the next year for the Beta-Pi chapter of TKE will be Rachael Winslow, a lovely member of the Iota Theta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. For the third year in a row our sweetheart will be coming from this prestigious sorority on campus. All of the brothers of TKE would like to officially welcome her to our family and say that we cannot wait to spend the next year with her.

 

St. Baldricks

February 18th, 2012
St. Baldricks - Brothers of TKE

TKE Brothers shaving their heads for St. Baldricks

This year, the Georgia Tech chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon is participating in a nationwide philanthropy event sponsored by St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick’s funds more childhood cancer research grants than any other organization, second only to the government. Last year, the Beta Pi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Georgia Tech participated in this event and raised $15,845.

At this event, volunteers have their heads shaved to show support for kids who usually lose their hair due to cancer treatments, and each “shavee” receives donations to support their dedication. This year, Tau Kappa Epsilon is looking to be the top team at our event and raise over $18,000!

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If you’d like to donate money:
2. On the right you’ll see 3 TKE members’ names, above that click “View All Team Members”
3. You’ll see a list of all the members shaving their heads. To the right of each name you’ll see a black box titled “Donate”, click any of those boxes to the right of any name and you can handle it from there!

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Click on https://www.stbaldricks.org/donate/to/teamid/73084 to donate to the entire team (and not an individual member on our team).
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Feel free to look at all the other pages describing the foundation and the event that we are participating in. We’d really appreciate your help if you are willing to donate or not. 

Again, thank you for supporting our entire fraternity in this philanthropic event.

TKE Spring Rush 2012

January 17th, 2012
Matthew Tymchuk - TKE Rush Chair

Matthew Tymchuk - TKE Rush Chair

This spring is a crucial time, as is always, for our recruitment in Tau Kappa Epsilon. With the new house construction underway, it is a time of great growth for our fraternity. Our new Recruitment Chair, Matthew Tymchuk, and the Assistant Rush Chair, Paul McCoy, show great potential and leadership for the most important part of the semester. It will be a challenge to recruit new members with all of the change, but we are looking forward to a successful rush. The new members will be lead by the new Hegemon, Darren Domaracki, who is excited to mentor and teach the TKE traditions. In order to help with this year’s recruitment, our chef Steve Hewins has made a great menu for all.

The menu for this week’s menu is as follows:

Tuesday: Chicken Parmigiano, Wilted Greens, Fresh Bread
Wednesday: Sausage, Beef, and Peperoni Calzones, Greek Salad
Thursday: Grilled Marinated London Broil, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roasted Mushrooms, Fresh Bread

We look forward to seeing everyone at the house this week who is interested in making TKE a better place and are excited to see the results from this years recruitment!

Alumni Dinner – Ric Gray

November 13th, 2011
Ric Gray

Ric Gray - Beta Pi TKE Alum

On Monday, November 7th, our chapter was fortunate enough to have former Beta-Pi TKE Ric Gray speak for our monthly alumni dinner.  Gray graduated from Georgia Tech in 1981, with a degree in Industrial and Systems engineering, and is currently the President of the Solutions Americas Division of Adtech, a computer technology and services company.   In his speech, he emphasized the importance in attitude within both the fraternity and the workplace, citing his need for positive attitude through his personal struggles.  At the age of 47, Gray, and non-smoker, was diagnosed with throat cancer, and after several unsuccessful treatments, underwent mandibular retraction surgery to remove a life threatening tumor from his tongue.  Given a low chance of ever being able to regain his speech, or being able to function normally in his work, Gray went through 18 months of physical and speech therapy to overcome his debilitating cancer, and is able to resume in his every day functions.  He stated that a large part of overcoming his life-altering condition was the attitude that he had throughout the process, and he advised all brothers to keep a positive and healthy attitude to all aspects of life, especially within the fraternity, and strive for the best of one’s capabilities.

To learn more about Ric Gray and/or the Solutions Americas Division of Adtech, Click Here.

Musicians of TKE

July 25th, 2011

Over the years, a diverse group of guys have lived the TKE experience. As many brothers have become great friends, the musical talents of many of them have come together. Three of the more recent bands to come from and/or currently in TKE are The O-Line, Almost Legendary, and HBGJ.

The O-Line

The O-Line

The O-Line

Founded by two TKEs, Brendan O’Leary (Beta-Pi 1313) and Brian O’Connor (Beta-Pi 1294), The O-Line started in Brian’s garage before both heading to Georgia Tech together. While both becoming Beta-Pi TKEs, their roots kept the duo writing and performing. After seven years of writing music together, the two pooled their resources to bring together the idyllic group of guys now known as “The O-Line”. With the band now formed, three new members joined: Mike Miles on the bass guitar, Nathan Hadley on the drums, and Paul Hsieh playing the violin. The band also occasionally plays alongside touring lead guitarist John Rosser (Beta-Pi 1297). The O-Line has released 1 CD and is currently playing various venues. Their next show is Friday, August 5th, in the Atlanta Room at Smith’s Olde Bar.
To learn more about the band, Click Here or check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Almost Legendary

Almost Legendary

Almost Legendary
Beta Pi TKE alumni, Brian O’Connor, has been working diligently as a technology consultant but spends a lot of his free time writing, recording, and playing music with his Atlanta-based pop band, Almost Legendary. Alongside Brian on the Guitar and Keyboard are three other members: Mark on the bass guitar, Chris on the guitar, and Ryan on the drums.  The band has played up and down the east coast playing shows ranging from Atlanta to New York. They have performed alongside many major acts including Bowling for Soup, Hawthorne Heights, and Hello Goodbye. Almost legendary will be recording their first EP in the summer of 2011 so keep an eye out for their upcoming track releases.
For more information and to listen to demos and futures releases visit their website:www.almostlegendarymusic.com.

 

HBGJ

HBGJ - TKE Stock 2011

HBGJ performing at TKE Stock

Comprised of four currently active TKE brothers, HBGJ is a high-energy band influenced by Blink-182 and Third Eye Blind. With Michael Zerkus on the bass guitar, Michael Duley on the guitar, Noah Ta on the Guitar, and Sam Elia on the drums, HBGJ has been known to ignite the crowd during their shows. The four members are also full-time students, but still find time to shred at every possible moment.
For more information on HBGJ, Click Here.