RIP Alli SolumAugust 18, 2022

Alli Solum, beloved wife of our Board Chairman Conrad Solum passed away Tuesday. Connie and Alli have been married for more than 60 years and met each other at USC. We will provide information regarding funeral arrangements as soon as information is available. Connie is doing as well as can be expected under these circumstances and has a large network of family support.

RIP George Strella #21July 6, 2022

We are sad to announce that Frater George Strella, Beta-Sigma #21 and a chartering member of our chapter, died on June 14, 2022.  Frater George lived a very full life.  He would have been 93 years old on July 21st.  We remember George as a generous and consistent donor to our annual fund, an attendee of our alumni open house and bbq, and an alumni we are incredibly proud to call our own.  His last of many gifts to us were priceless photographs of our founders and 1948 chapter chartering event which we now proudly display here, here and here.  He even included a handwritten list of names by row in one of the photos.  We had never seen these photos before George sent them to us, and they are an incredibly important part of our history.  You can read George’s obituary here and watch his celebration of life service here.

Check Out the New TKE West Back DeckJune 23, 2022

Top level for fun and sun.  Often used as the DJ booth.

Lower level cabana for shade and chillin next to the volleyball court.

The deck at night complete with dimmable lights, fan, and power outlets.


RIP Nico StillmanFebruary 17, 2022

After a more than year long battle with cancer, Nico Stillman passed away on January 30th shortly after his 28th birthday.  A former Beta-Sigma TKE President, Nico will be greatly missed.  A Celebration of  Life will be held on February, 23rd at 4:30PM at The Jonathan Club Santa Monica.  All are invited but please RSVP here:

Margaret Gray RIPDecember 28, 2021

Our most beloved cook for most of the 1980’s and 1990’s has passed away on December 6, 2021 after a short battle with ovarian cancer. She was 81 years old. News was received from her son Bryant who is a USC graduate. Margaret’s family has invited all TKE’s, or as she would say “her boys” to attend the funeral to be held on Saturday, January 8th. 

Please share your thoughts, stories, and photos of Margaret with us and join us to honor her and thank her for all that she did for TKE. If you would like to make a donation to support her family and to help cover expenses please contact David Bohline who will be coordinating a gift from TKE alumni.

Margaret circa 1980s

Margaret 2020