SEMO Homecoming 2021 marked a return to their event after a two year absence (2019-rained out and 2020-Covid). There was a great turnout of alumni and chapter members, and we got to see the legendary TKE bell in action as well during the parade.
SEMO Homecoming 2021 began Friday afternoon with the scholarship reception. The TKE DZ Alumni Memorial Scholarship recipients this year are Fraters Kyle Murray, Aaron Christianson, Alex Morelock, and Jake DeVaughn (not pictured). Alumni in attendance included myself, Don LaFerla, Bill Diepenbrock, and Dick Gettinger. A photo was also taken with Dr. Carlos Vargas, President of SEMO.
SEMO Homecoming 2021 continued Friday evening with the alumni awards dinner and TKE was represented as well.
Frater Don LaFerla and his wife Gloria were awarded Friends of the University for 2020 for their long history of contributions and accomplishments for SEMO.
Frater Tom Meyer was awarded the Alumni Merit Award for 2021 for his contributions and dedication to the university.
SEMO Homecoming concluded with Frater Garion C Beatty (chapter Prytanis) winning 2021 SEMO Man of the Year award. It was the 3rd time in 5 years that a member of TKE was nominated for that award, and the 2nd time in 5 years that TKE won! Congratulations Frater Beatty for your well deserved accomplishment!