An Evening to Honor Conrad SolumSeptember 30, 2017

Evening to Honor Conrad Solum TKE USC

On Saturday, September 30, 2017 we honored Conrad Solum #171, The Chairman of the Board, with a classic “Roast”. It was 1965 again at the Downtown Jonathan Club, Grill Room, as a 20 piece big band played songs by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. More than 100 alumni, family, friends, and undergraduates gathered starting with cocktails at 7pm. Dinner was served at 8pm and soon thereafter the Roast began. David Bohline #777 served as the Emcee and introduced speakers Donnie Aldrich, CEO of TKE International, Bill Skinner, Friend and Dirty 11, Sam Smock, TKE Fraternity brother #290, Bill Hare, Trojan Club Associate, and Rex Rolf, Beta-Sigma Chapter Advisor 1982-1990.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the establishment of the Conrad and Alli Solum Scholarship for Beta-Sigma. The scholarship was created to honor Connie and his wife Alli, and build a legacy that will last for many generations to come. Initial donations totaled $100,000. The fund will be managed by the Beta-Sigma Investment Club, Beta-Sigma Capital Holdings which is organized and run by the undergraduates. If you would like to thank Connie for his service to our fraternity or if Connie made an impact on your life, as he has for so many others, please consider donating to this worthy cause. Donate Here. View the Event Photo Gallery Here.

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Congrats to TKE ΒΣ Spring ’17May 16, 2017

TKE USC Spring 2017 New Initiates

Jack Jablonski on ESPN E:60April 8, 2017

Jack Jablonski

Watch the ESPN E:60 feature on Jack Jablonski, a Junior at USC and a member of Beta-Sigma TKE. It’s a powerful story about tragedy and hope. Much of the feature is filmed at USC TKE and you will recognize our chapter room, library and backyard. http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19101936

RIP Frater David HarbuckMarch 31, 2017

David and Jill Harbuck

We will miss Frater Dave Harbuck (#842). Dave pledged TKE as a freshman in the Fall of 1989 and graduated from USC in 1993.  He died on March 16, 2017 at the very young age of 45.  He is survived by his wife Jill; daughter Haley, and son Cooper.

RIP Frater Thayer HolbrookMarch 23, 2017

 

Thayer Holbrook 1958 TKE USC

Sad news arrived today from Jerry Murphy…”My good friend and Frater Thayer Holbrook has been suffering for many years. This morning his suffering ended. Frater (bwana) Holbrook passed away. ”  In honor of Frater Thayer we are posting this photo from the LA Times Archives (April 12, 1959). Its caption reads: Surrounded by friends and fraternity brothers, Thayer Holbrook (Beta-Sigma #352), 19-year-old University of Southern California freshman, cools his feet after playing table tennis for 50 hours at Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house.

“I would have gone on longer,” he told a cheering crowd of spectators, “but I have classes tomorrow.”

RIP Frater

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