Triangle Award - DN Hall of Honor 2019

2019 Inductees

Congratulations to the four Fraters selected to the TKE Delta Nu Hall of Honor making up the Class of 2019.  All have shown outstanding leadership and commitment in their selected field of work, service to their community and continued support of Tau Kappa Epsilon and Delta Nu in particular. 

Triangle Inductees must be nominated by their Delta Nu Alumni brothers and then go through a selection process outlined here.

Dwight Grantham:  Dwight grew up in N Kansas City and earned an Eagle Scout ranking and later served in the army and earned a SPC 5 ranking.  He then enrolled at NWMSC and pledged TKE in the Fall of 1958 where he was involved in many chapter and school activities and served as Pylortes for 2 years.

Dwight graduated with a Business degree and taught business at Lenox and Atlantic, IA for many years and later at IWCC. 

Dwight was also involved in organizing many of the 5 year DN reunions.  He served as the treasurer for the New TKE House Project and was very instrumental in that whole process.

Dwight served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader including being a District Commissioner.

Dwight is one of the original TKE for Life Donor Wall contributors and a long time member of DNAA.


Jim Hawkins:  Jim Grew up in South Central Iowa and went on to NWMSC where he pledged TKE in the Fall of 1962.  His campus activities included Freshman Student Senator; President of the Industrial Arts Club as well as being very popular around the house and on campus.

Jim earned his Master's Degree from Drake U. and was involved in education most of his adult life, teaching industrial arts, serving as a Junior High Principal and serving on numerous state education committees.

Jim was instrumental in starting the Professional Educators of Iowa and served as their first Executive Director and is now a Senior Director.  Jim is also very active in his church serving as a teacher and on the Elder Board.

Jim has served as the Recording Secretary for the DNAA and is a TKE For Life Donor Wall contributor.


Leroy King:  Lee grew up in Bedford, Iowa and went on to NWMSC where he pledged TKE in the Fall of 1962.  His enthusiasm and leadership qualities made him very popular in the chapter and on campus.  He really was instrumental in sparking TKE’s deeper involvement and success in the competitive intramural sports program at NWMSC.

Lee had a lifelong career in the railroad industry starting with the Chicago Great Western RR and ending up as a Vice President for Sales with Union Pacific in Omaha.

Lee served on many committees at Tiburon Golf Course in Omaha where he and his wife Dotty and family spent many happy hours together.

Lee played a huge part in the New TKE House fund drive and encouraged many Fraters to get re-engaged in the fraternity.  Lee was an early and strong supporter of the DN Alumni Golf outing and loved reuniting with old friends.  Lee entered into Chapter Eternal on August 9, 2008.


Bobbie Nielsen:  Bobbie grew up in the Coon Rapids and Bayard, Iowa area and went on to NWMSC where he pledged TKE in the Fall of 1974.  Bobbie was very active in the chapter and served as Hypothetes.  He graduated with a Business Management degree and is now the Inside Sales Manager for YRC Freight in Kansas City.

Bobbie has been very involved with the DNAA for many years where he has served as the Recording Secretary,  the Special Projects Fund Chairman, the DNAA Chapter Calendar Project and the 2011 Composite Resurrection Project.  Bobbie currently serves as the Membership Chairman for the DNAA.


The Delta Nu Hall of Honor Triangle Award was established in 2015 to recognize those Fraters who have excelled above and beyond expectations in their profession, in their community, within a civic organization or endeavor, with service to Tau Kappa Epsilon on the local level or within the international fraternity or to Northwest Missouri State University.  Significant accomplishments will be honored for areas in a Frater’s  life that truly exhibit the life skills that being a member of the Delta-Nu Chapter of TKE sought to enhance or instill in them during their college years at Northwest Missouri State.

Click Here to download the Nomination Form

The criteria for the award will be based on, but is not limited to;

·         The Frater’s accomplishments and awards within their specified profession.

·         Accomplishments within their community, civic group or service to others.

·         The Frater’s history of service to his country.

·         Continued service to the Delta-Nu Chapter, the Delta-Nu Alumni, and other chapters within TKE or to the TKE International Fraternity.

·         Service or support to Northwest Missouri State while proudly representing TKE.

Triangle Award Process

I.          Triangle Award Nomination Committee

a.   The nomination process for each new class of inductees will begin during the month of November with the formation of each year's Triangle Award Selection Committee.  Every effort will be made to have at least one representatives from each decade on the selection committee.  Each member will be asked to serve their choice of one, two or three year terms.

b.   The Triangle Award Selection Committee will gather, review and evaluate the nominations for each new class of initiates.  The information collected on each candidate meeting the criteria will be shared with all members of the selection committee and past award winners.

c.     Nominations for each new class of inductees will be completed by the end of February of that year.


II.         Nomination and Voting Process

a.   New Triangle Award candidates will be nominated each year.  Nominations will be based on the general criteria stated in the criteria for the Triangle Award and submitted to the Triangle Award Selection Committee.  There is a link to a nomination form on the alumni page (

b.    Inductees must have graduated or been away from NWMSU for at least 10 year, initiated and signed scroll and in good standing with the local and International fraternity. Posthumous nominations are considered as well.

c.     Any formally initiated TKE Delta-Nu alumnus with a scroll number can nominate another Delta-Nu member or alumnus for the Triangle Award.

d.    ΔN Triangle Award Selection Committee will meet after March 1st , via a phone conference.  All nominees for that year’s new class of possible inductees will be discussed with those meeting the criteria being identified.  A vote by the selection committee will be held to select those members of the class of inductees for that year.  The goal is to select three to five new inductees each year.

e.    Once new potential inductees are identified, each will be assigned to a member(s) who will be responsible for contacting the new nominee to:

1.    ask if they will accept the invitation to be inducted in the Hall Of Honor,

2.    asked if they can provide a short biography,

3.    asked to provide a portrait picture, preferably in a suit,

4.    and if they will be able to attend the Induction Ceremony.

f.     Nominees accepting the selection will be announced by March 31 of the nomination year by a special communication of the DNAA.  A special communication will be sent to each new inductee's pledge class members inviting them to come and help celebrate this honor for their pledge brother.

III.           Induction Ceremony and Award

a.    An Induction Ceremony and presentation will be held each year at a dinner and awards ceremony on the evening of the Delta-Nu Memorial Scramble.

b.    Inductees will receive a personalized Triangle Award trophy, have their picture hung on the Hall of Honor at the TKE House, and have their biography framed and on display in the trophy case at the TKE House.  Communication of the award recipients will be full write up in the Delta-Nu Review.

Triangle Award - Hall of Honor Inductees by Class

Inaugural Class - 2015

James D. Hammond - 21    B.D. Owens - 77                   Benny Johnson - 104          Larry Apple - 325

John Banning - 327              Paul Russ Northup -350     Richard Wiles - 365             Billy Ingels - 508

Peter Greve - 580                Mark Witthar - 853             Anthony Dorrel - 920          Stephen Moss - 927


Class of 2016

Paul White - 76                    David Hansen - 81               Orlo Shroyer - 281              

Jerry Knauss – 345               Kevin Smith - 932


Class of 2017

Robert Cotter - 212             Keith Jorgensen - 438         Stephen Eckard - 536         

Bradley Shelton – 651         Daniel Canchola - 873


Class of 2018

Richard Dinkel - 13              Ed Propst - 276                    Bruce Barlow - 533             

Jeffrey McNeely – 818        Michael Reiff - 1120


Class of 2019

Dwight Grantham  - 125     James Hawkins - 294          Leroy King - 296          Bobbie Nielsen - 640



Delta Nu Hall of Honor - Triangle Award Time Line 2019-2020




Establish Hall of Honor - Triangle Award Committee


Identify voting members:  Committee and past award winners

Mid November

Email blast to DNAA seeking nominations for Triangle Award

January 31

All nominations due


Research each nominee and identify those that meet the criteria


Assign each nominee to a committee member; collect info needed

By February 28

Share information collected with all voting members of the selection committee and past winners

After March 1

Conference with committee to select new inductees


Contact each new award recipient


Collect consent to receive the award, if they can attend the induction ceremony, send a biography and photo


Order new trophies, picture frames

March 31

Email blast to all alumni to announce new HOH inductees for that year


Format all biographies and photos for framing

Golf Outing

Dinner and HOH induction ceremony following the TKE Annual Golf Outing at Mozingo Golf Course