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Board of Directors Ernest




Chairman Richard C. Ernest Beta-Mu, Bucknell University President/CEO Crown Metal Manufacturing Company

John B. Phillips Nu, University of California-Berkeley Trustee, Group Insurance Trust of the California Society of CPAs

Vice Chairman Mark A. Fite, CFC Delta-Xi, Miami University President/CEO Option Technologies Interactive, LLC

Lee M. Stacey Rho-Sigma, Grand Valley State University CEO/President Britton-Gallagher

Secretary-Treasurer Elmer R. Smith Mu-Sigma, Morehead State University President, Interactive Learning Systems, Inc. Benjamin








Grand Prytanis Edmund C. Moy Lambda, University of Wisconsin Former Director U.S. Mint Gary E. Benjamin Beta-Rho, University of Akron Former International Division Manager Abbott Laboratories James E. Crockard, III Zeta-Epsilon, Waynesburg University Senior Vice President EQT Production Company R. Don Johnson Grand Chapter Board, Hospice of St. John Board of Adjustment and Appeals Cherry Hills Village Lonnie G. Justice, PGP Pi-Alpha, Ashland University Vice President/General Manager Agilent Technologies






William V. Muse, PGP Epsilon-Upsilon, Northwestern State University Business & Educational Consultant

Donald R. Tapia Sigma-Theta, Saint Leo University Former CEO Essco Wholesale Electric, Inc. James L. Totten, PGO Kappa-Psi, Quinnipiac Univ. Global Process Development Advisor, ExxonMobil Corp. Downstream Conrollers Daniel D. Villanueva Alpha-Omicron, New Mexico State University Partner, Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners Charles W. Witters Gamma-Omega, Eastern Illinois University Senior Vice President, Lee & Associates Commerical Real Estate Service Chairman Emeritus Gregory P. Woodson Beta-Sigma, University of Southern California Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Colgate Palmolive Company

Mission Statement The TKE Educational Foundation’s mission is to establish and support scholarships and leadership training programs which promote academic achievement and strengthen moral, social, and community values.

Board of Directors The TKE Educational Foundation is guided by a Board of Directors of up to 30 members. All members are Tekes who meet the following criteria: 1. Is enthusiastic about his TKE experience and wants to continue to engage as a volunteer 2. Has been successful in his chosen profession and is willing to share his knowledge to benefit the Fraternity 3. Resides in an area of the country that complements geographic diversity in order to extend the Foundation’s outreach 4. Is willing to give back in gratitude for the role TKE has played in his success. Board members offer their time, talent and treasure in guiding the Foundation. An Executive Committee leads the board and is comprised of the chairman, vicechairman, secretary/treasurer, Grand Prytanis and two at-large members. The board meets twice a year, with a third meeting held during Conclaves every other year. To learn more about becoming a member of the Board of Directors, contact

In addition to the Board of Directors, a number of Fraters serve on committees for the Foundation, helping to recommend policies that will support the Foundations mission. Those committees include: Investment Committee, Rob Olcott Awards and Scholarship Committee, Lon Justice Development Committee, Ernie Ernest Budget Committee, Jim Totten Audit Committee, Rick Schultz Nominations Committee, Bill Muse Grants Review Committee, Mark Fite/Jim Totten Foundation Ambassadors are guided and trained by a steering committee chaired by Scott Melton.

Thank You Heritage Society What legacy are you leaving?

Fraters have the opportunity to invest in the future of the TKE Educational Foundation and young men for generations to come through a planned gift—a will, trust, retirement gift, life insurance policy or charitable gift annuity. By naming the Foundation as a beneficiary for such a gift, you are ensuring the ideals you have as a Teke will be sustained. The Heritage Society recognizes those who have made a planned gift commitment above and beyond their regular annual support. We are grateful to the Heritage Society members for their forethought and willingness to continue their legacy as Tekes. Any individual making a commitment of this nature should advise the TKE Educational Foundation to be included in the Heritage Society. For more information, please contact or 317-872-6533.

Bequests (Living) Gabriel Anaya Paul C. Aspinwall Christopher Beck Johnston B. Bell R. Felix Bishop Brian M. Bosarge Bruce E. Carlson Thomas M. Castner, PGP Robert W. Conklin Brian D. Coons James E. Crockard, III Lloyd D. Dickensheets Edward R. Dominy Joe A. Dumbauld Richard C. Ernest Mark A. Fite Kenneth L. Georgevits Christopher A. Grasso Stuart E. Hallett, III Christopher T. Hanson Harry E. Hawkins Jim R. Haws Russell H. Heil James J. Hickey James M. Hooker Fredrick T. Jacobi Mark A. Jacobson Bobby A. Jarred John C. Jenkins Joel E. Johnson, PGP Kevin W. Johnson Mark K. Johnson Steven A. Jones Lonnie G. Justice Kirk E. Klein Kurt F. Klein Thomas J. Kuchan Dr. Ron Lennon Maurice J. Lindquist Dwight D. Maddess John M. Manzanares Thomas M. McAninch Edward R. McDowell James A. Meyers

New Mexico State University University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee California State University – Northridge Marshall University Christian Brothers University Southeastern Louisiana University University of St. Thomas Utica College Trine University Salisbury University Waynesburg University University of Kansas Clarkson University The Ohio State University Bucknell University Miami University of Ohio University of Massachusetts – Lowell Drexel University Longwood University George Washington University Newberry College University of Central Oklahoma Georgia Institute of Technology Wagner College Bowling Green State University University of South Florida Frostburg State University University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Nebraska – Lincoln University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Grand Chapter University of Utah Knox College Ashland University Illinois State University Southeastern Louisiana University University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Barry University Carroll College Whitman College California State University – Fullerton Purdue University Cornell University Valparaiso University

Gary S. Michel Virginia Polytechnic Institute Michael A. Moxley North Carolina State University Ronald F. Neukam Central Michigan University John M. Perme, Jr. Kent State University Dennis “Buckwheat” Perry University of New Hampshire Louis W. Pfleckl, Jr. University of Missouri – St. Louis J. Wesley Pierce Western Carolina University John W. Plumb University of Southern California David B. Raddatz University of Kansas Dr. Randall Rentfro Fr. W. Patrick Resen University of Texas – El Paso Mark C. Romig University of New Orleans William R. Rothe George Washington University Jerome E. Schewe University of Wisconsin – Platteville Walter K. Schindhelm Humboldt State University T. J. Schmitz University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Elmer R. Smith Morehead State University Michael A. Smith Georgia Institute of Technology Kyle J. Swetzig University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Wayne D. Switzer Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robert D. Taflinger, CAE Western Illinois University Rodney G. Talbot Southern Illinois University – Carbondale Timothy L. Taschwer University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point William A. Thompson University of Michigan Christopher B. Tidwell Southern Illinois University – Carbondale Frank P. Troost Drake University James C. Upton Glenville State College Coby S. Villalobos University of Texas – El Paso Micah B. Vinson University of Houston Alvin J. Walker, Jr. University of Louisville Richard B. Walker University of Texas – El Paso Charles W. Witters Eastern Illinois University Alan E. Wright University of Northern Iowa

GIVING BACK “TKE has been a major part of my life since I joined on November 18, 1975. I strongly believe that where I am today in my career came from the lessons I have learned from TKE. Going forward, there are challenging times ahead for fraternities including TKE. Students today are graduating with thousands of dollars of student loans which they could be paying off for years to come. Online education is a threat to the bricks and mortars institutions we have always come to know as a four-year college experience. A strong TKE Educational Foundation can give TKE the resources to weather the storms ahead and continue to provide the programs we need in building those men to become part of a better world. When I look back at my college days at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, I vaguely remember anything I learned in my classes, but I remember hundreds of memories I had with TKE. Please consider a gift to the Fraternity so our men today can have those memories as well.” —Rod Talbot, Beta-Chi Chapter Southern Illinois University-Carbondale


THE TEKE Winter 2012  

The Magazine of Winter 2012