DN Awards

Over the years, Delta Nu and its members have been the recipients of many awards from Tau Kappa Epsilon. If you know of any updates to this list, please email brad.shelton@nwtke.com.

 

Top TKE Chapter Awards (8): 1964, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1993, 2007, 2008 and 2012

TKE Fraternity at NWMSU Awarded with Highest Honor
Top TKE Chapter Awarded for 2011-2012 School Year

The Delta Nu Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) at Northwest Missouri State University received the highest honor amongst TKE chapters nationwide for the 2011-2012 academic school year – Top TKE Chapter. This is the third Top TKE Chapter award the fraternity has earned in the past five years, making it one of the top chapters nationwide. TKE Fraternity only awarded 15 Top TKE Chapter awards out of a total of 290 chapters.

Criteria for Top TKE Chapter measures individual chapters on students’ success in academics, community involvement, university extracurricular activities, alumni relations, and overall strength of the student organization. Most notably, the men of TKE–Delta Nu logged over 7,200 hours of community and philanthropic service, raising over $3,200 for the Maryville Humane Society, St. Jude’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and other organizations. As an act of pride and respect for campus life at NWMSU, the Tekes helped re-paint buildings and clean up residence halls and parking lots. The chapter organized and participated in a total of 13 service activities throughout the year, living up to the fraternity’s motto “Better Men for a Better World.”

“Although the men of TKE–Delta Nu stay focused on scholastic, collegiate and fraternal goals, we feel a sense of responsibility to our campus and community,” stated Chris Fuller, NWMSU Senior and TKE–Delta Nu Chapter President.

Delta Nu Tekes stayed very involved in campus life throughout the year, holding 11 diverse campus leadership positions, including IFC President, Student Ambassadors, Residence Assistants, Student Senate, volunteer teachers, and honor society members. As part of ongoing character development, the chapter had 24 attendees at both non-TKE and TKE-focused leadership conferences. All while participating in a total of 10 intramural sports leagues, claiming four championships in team sports.

“TKE has always prided itself on having a diverse group of men. From intramural champions to Student Ambassadors to Northwest athletes, the chapter continues to bring together men, not for wealth, rank or honor, but for personal worth and character,” explained Gunner Sumy, NWMSU Senior and TKE–Delta Nu Rush Chairman.

Despite a tragic fire to the TKE Fraternity House in August 2011, the fraternity found a way to excel as a student-organization as well as an alumni-lead fraternity. The Delta Nu Alumni Association (DNAA) worked diligently during the Fall 2011 semester to rebuild and remodel the 32-man residence. While the students rallied to find temporary housing on campus and throughout the community, the DNAA not only reconstructed damaged portions of the house, they made student safety a top priority. Additions of a state-of-the-art fire suppression sprinkler system and property-wide security monitoring system were installed to help to deter vandalism, theft and uninvited guests.

“Since Maryville authorities suspect arson as the cause of the fire, the alumni felt a deep responsibility to rebuild a safer residence for the students, and make it a place all Tekes can be proud to call home,” commented Mark Witthar, TKE–Delta Nu Board of Advisors President.

Founded in 1899, Tau Kappa Epsilon is the world’s largest social fraternity, with over 257,000 initiated members and more than 291 undergraduate chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada. The TKE Vision is to be the best lifelong collegiate social fraternity; the TKE Mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life; and the TKE Purpose is to contribute to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members, and service to others.

Other Awards

1958

  • Scholarship Emphasis
1985
  • GC Public Relations Award
1986
  • GC Public Relations Award
1990
  • GC Membership Recruitment
1991
  • GC Membership Recruitment
1994
  • Cert of Achieve/Alumni Relations
  • Cert of Achieve/Chapter Mgmt
  • Cert of Achieve/Membership Development
1995
  • Cert of Achieve/Alumni Relations
  • Cert of Achieve/Chapter Mgmt
  • GC Membership Recruitment
1997
  • GC Membership Recruitment
2001
  • GC Membership Recruitment
2002
  • Award of Excellence/Ave Chap Size
  • Award of Excellence/Community Service & Outreach
  • Honorable Mention/Rush Results
2003
  • Award of Excellence/Ave Chap Size
  • Award of Excellence/Community Service & Outreach
  • Honorable Mention/Academic Involvement Achievement
  • Honorable Mention/Academic Achievement
  • Honorable Mention/Rush Results
2007
  • Award of Excellence/Academic Success
  • Award of Excellence/Alumni Relations
  • Award of Excellence/Chapter Size
  • Award of Excellence/Community Service
  • Award of Excellence/Extracurricular Activities
  • Award of Excellence/Recruitment Results
2008
  • Award of Excellence/Academic Success
  • Award of Excellence/Alumni Relations
  • Award of Excellence/Chapter Size
  • Award of Excellence/Community Service
  • Award of Excellence/Extracurricular Activities
  • Award of Excellence/Recruitment Results
  • Top 5 Recruiting Class            
2009
  • Most Improved Chapter
  • Award of Excellence
    • Academic Success
    • Chapter Size
    • Community Service
    • Extracurricular Activities
  • Honorable Mention
    • Alumni Relations
    • Recruitment Results
2010
 
  • Most Improved Chapter
  • Award of Excellence
    • Alumni Relations
    • Chapter Size
    • Community Service
  • Honorable Mention
    • Academic Success
    • Recruitment Results
Individual Awards
TKE Hall of Fame
  • B.D. Owens (77)
Top Teke
  • John F. Moore (697), 1978
  • Stephen E. Moss, CFC (927), 1986
  • Mark D. Gerling (1044), 1991
Key Leader
  • Richard W. Wiles (365), 1976
  • Keith J. Jorgensen (438), 1992
  • Paul R. Northup (350), 1994
  • Stephen E. Moss, CFC (927), 2004
Knights of Apollo (former staff)
  • Dale Cooper (110)
  • Pete J. Greve (580)
  • Stephen E. Moss, CFC (927)
Triangle
  • B.D. Owens (77), 1977
Order of Omega
  • Wm. Keaton Guess (1444), 2006
  • Cameron Hill (1491), 2009
Top TKE Recruiter
  • Kenneth J. Hamilton (1436), 2007, 2008
TKE Volunteer of the Month
  • Daniel R. Canchola (873), May 2005
  • Bradley Shelton (651), November 2010
 
Scholarship Winners
All-Teke Academic Teak Scholarship
  • Ross B. Crouch (1399), 2005
  • Cameron Hill (1491), 2008
TEF Member’s Scholarship
  • Michael W. Reiff (1120), 1992
Wallace G McCauley Memorial Scholarship
  • Matthew R. Sevart (1347), 2001