Frater Nicholas Maloof Tours TKE HQAugust 23, 2019

Frater Nick Maloof is a legend who started the TKE philanthropic partnership with St. Jude in 1972, secured the Miller High Life national sponsorship for the TKE Keg Roll, and poured his creative talent into the Beta-Sigma Chapter from 1975 to 1977.  Initiated at the Epsilon-Alpha Chapter at St. Louis University in 1969, Nick was elected Prytanis of the Gamma-Kappa Chapter at Indiana University when he transferred in 1971.  In 1975 Nick moved to Los Angeles and connected with the Beta-Sigma Chapter where he was the first guest performer in the history of USC Songfest.  He teamed up with six-time Emmy award winning composer Mark Watters.  Together, they co-wrote the TKE Songfest skit “Welcome to Our World.”

Frater Nick recently visited TKE HQ in Indianapolis where he met the movers and shakers of TKE Staff including Donnie Aldrich, Alex Baker and Nathan Lehman. During his visit Frater Nick said he, “wanted to meet key TKE Personnel, and relive some of the highlights of my TKE experience and my presentation before the TKE Grand Council in 1972, which resulted in the TKE / St. Jude philanthropic partnership.”  And his creativity is still flowing.  He pitched TKE on a PR initiative for the TKE / St. Jude 50th Anniversary partnership and proposed a St. Jude Museum.  Beta-Sigma is proud to claim TKE legend Frater Nick Maloof as one of its own.

Alumni Open House and BBQ 2019July 23, 2019

Alumni Open House and BBQ, July 20th, 12PM – 3PMJuly 1, 2019

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Congratulations Jack JablonskiMay 21, 2019

Looking great, filled with optimism, and sporting TKE letters, The LA Times covers Jack Jablonski’s graduation from USC.

RIP Frater Dr. Edward GarrMay 1, 2019

Sad news from Frater Jerry Murphy, “My frater and friend Ed Garr (Beta-Sigma #326) has passed away. He was about three years ahead of me in the house. He was a great guy and a loyal frater, a veteran who served in Vietnam as a medic.  His funeral will be this Saturday at 1:30 at the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Sisters of St. Joseph on the Sister of St. Joseph grounds at the Mother House. The address is 480 South Batavia, Orange, 92868. All of our fraters deserve a good sendoff. I am looking forward to finally meeting his sister Teri Garr. Lets make it a wonderful celebration of a good man’s life.” More details: Brown Colonial Mortuary

Dr. Edward L. Garr was born in Manhattan, New York, on May 20, 1938, and died Monday April 16, 2019 at St. Joseph’s hospital where he dedicated 40 years as an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Wound Care Doctor.  The Service will be on May 4th at 1:30pm at the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Sisters of St. Joseph on the Sisters of St. Joseph grounds at the Mother House.  Ed is survived by his loving wife, 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and his brother and sister. Ed believed that laughter and humor were very important remedies in the healing process. And he said, in his comical way, “Life was good, life was great. Glad to know you, Sorry I’m late!”

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dr. Garr’s name may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation. Call for information at 714-347-7900 or go online to  Checks may be mailed to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, 1100 West Stewart Drive, Orange, CA 92868 in memory of Edward L. Garr, MD.  Gifts will be designated to the Wound Care Center.