Delta Psi Executive Board Leadership Retreat 

August 25 - 26, 2004

Bradford Woods, Martinsville, Indiana


In 2003, after growing steadily as a brotherhood and a chapter for three years, the student leaders of the Delta Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon realized the need for a traditional fraternity house to continue the chapter’s success and competitiveness.


Chapter president Cullen Harkness ’04 and Past President Nathan Hartman ’02 were the primary forces behind the effort that saw the Delta Psi brothers move together into the chapter house at 815 N. Jordan Avenue and share a common residence for the first time. 

The day started with several 

“warm-up” activities including this, designed to teach a group to communicate as one.


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2004 Chapter President Brendan McPherson ’05, who led the group through the sometimes difficult adjustment of living under one roof at the opening of the 2004 - 05 school year, kicked off the year by hosting an Executive Board leadership retreat at I.U.’s Bradford Woods Ropes Course.  The eight-man board spent two days, led by a trained facilitator, participating in exercises aimed at teaching leadership, communication, trust, and teamwork.


The Ruby Cup Foundation (RCF) underwrote the costs of the retreat.  Managed by a board of Deke alumni, the RCF is a charitable foundation whose mission is to improve the student and alumni experiences of the Delta Psi, Delta Pi (University of Illinois) and Psi Phi (DePauw University) chapters of Delta Kappa Epsilon.


Attending the retreat were President Brendan McPherson, Vice President Kevin Cane, VP for Membership Adam Hist, VP for Social Drew Eggers, Treasurer Scott Shtofman, Secretary Bill Henry, Pledgemaster Peter Nestingen, and House Manager Jared Palay.



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Post Office Box 813     Greencastle,  Indiana  46135