This summer marks the 50th anniversary of our acceptance into the bond of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Northwest Missouri State University.

To celebrate, we are organizing a 50th Reunion of the Spring Class of 1974 Pledge Class to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of TKE at Northwest (May 15, 1954) with a banquet and the Annual Memorial Golf Tournament.

There will be a special reunion for our pledge class at the new TKE house on Saturday, June 1, 2024.  If you are a golfer or even just a hacker, the tournament on Friday is a great time.  The weekend includes a semi formal dinner Saturday night that will include Randy Buxton’s induction into the TKE Delta Nu Hall of Honor and presentation of the Triangle Award. 

I encourage you to attend the entire weekend but if you only have time for one event, please plan to attend the Open House // Backyard BBQ from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday June 1st.  The fire truck will make a surprise visit and offer rides around campus!  There will be a special recognition event for our pledge class at the TKE House on Saturday. After 50 years it’s time to make the trip to Maryville and reconnect with your pledge brothers after five decades!!!

This does require advanced registration so we can plan the food accordingly.

Here is the link to the details and the registration.  If you have questions, contact Brad (Rollo) Shelton at or text at 630 240-2758


10:00 am — Open House // Backyard BBQ @ TKE House (BYOB)

12:00 pm — Bags/Cornhole Tournament

5:00 pm — 70th Anniversary Celebration Banquet // Cocktail Hour @ Student Union Ballroom

5:30 pm — 8:00 pm Dinner // Triangle Awards // Auction

Here is the link to the registration page 

For this year’s Alumni Weekend, we will get things started on Thursday, with the main events on Friday (golf + TKE House Party) and Saturday to celebrate 70 years of TKE. Fraters from all eras [especially ours] are coming into town (Maryville) to gather throughout the weekend. [Insert names of key fraters you’ve recruited.]


Here’s the schedule and event lineup:
• The Johnny U “warm up” golf tournament is on Thursday at 1:15 pm
• The Memorial Golf tournament is on Friday, May 31 at Mozingo Lake Golf Course. A casual welcome dinner will follow.
• Then there’s a “House Party” scheduled for Friday night at the TKE House. It’s BYOB.
• On Saturday, June 1, we’ll be at the TKE House for a Backyard BBQ and Bags Tournament – food, games, music, etc. to give everyone a chance to catch up and reminisce about stories of “back in your day”.

• Saturday night, we have the 70th Anniversary Celebration Banquet, which will be on campus at the Student Union Grand Ballroom. There will be a cocktail hour, dinner, a few guest speakers…AND we’ll also host the 2024 TKE Triangle Awards, which recognizes outstanding alumni. Oh, and a live auction fundraiser for the TKE Education Scholarship Fund.

Were you at the 50th or 60th Anniversary Celebrations?
Yes: We’re gonna capture that same magic, and add a few twists.
No: Well, this is one of the best events we hold as alumni, so you should definitely make a point to attend.

Your spouse or significant other is welcome to join!
Besides joining for the TKE House Party, Saturday BBQ and 70th Banquet, we have a Friday Night Winery trip set up at a new winery in Maryville. And on Saturday morning you and they can take a walking tour of the Northwest campus. There are so many new additions over the years that will certainly be worth seeing!

As you can see, there is a full weekend of events scheduled, so your trip to the ‘Ville will be worth it. We have several accommodations options for you to choose from:

• We’ve blocked rooms at Cobblestone out at Mozingo; the Holiday Inn, and other hotels. You should call now to reserve a room.

• You have the opportunity to stay on campus in the Perrin Hall Dorm for only $30/night, which is within walking distance to the TKE House and the 70th Banquet at the Student Union. Reservations can be made when you register and pay for the weekend.

• Or you can claim a room at the TKE House for only $100 and be in the middle of the action throughout the weekend.

We got you covered with plenty of sleeping options!

Registration cut-off is May 1. So be sure to get registered this month while it’s top-of-mind. After May 1, we aren’t able to add anyone to the banquet or stay in Perrin Hall.

Last thing — What are the names of three guys I should be sure to call and make sure they have this info?
Are you in contact with them?  Can you reach out to them and spread the word?