Hagedorn '06 Elected Brother Beta
Delta Psi Chapter of DKE
president, with Mike Morton, rush chair (right)
Hagedorn, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Hagedorn of Columbus, Ind.,
has been elected president of Delta Kappa Epsilon, a 40-man social
fraternity at Indiana University.
As president of the chapter, he will lead an eight-man
executive board, have responsibility for university and alumni
relations, and oversee a $200,000 budget and the efficient operation
of property valued at $1.6 million.
directly to I.U.’s Honors College and the Kelley School of
Business as a freshman, Hagedorn will be a senior this fall at I.U.
Pursuing a double major in business finance and operations
management within the Kelley School, he recently returned from a
semester studying international business in London at City
University's Cass Business School.
This summer, while
taking 12 credit hours at I.U. that focus on his operations
management degree, he will intern at Blackwell Homes, a realty
association in Bloomington.
to studying abroad, he served as vice president, scholarship chair,
and recruitment chair for the Delta Psi chapter of Delta Kappa
Epsilon, founded in 2000 at I.U.
This summer, he will begin work on his goals as president of
the fraternity. "Increasing
chapter membership by stressing the friendship and brotherhood
associated with Greek life, is an important goal of mine,"
Hagedorn said. "I
also want to work with the other officers to improve scholarship by
promoting a productive work environment, and also to foster a safe
and enjoyable lifestyle inside the fraternity house."
Columbus native, Hagedorn is a 2002 graduate of Columbus North High
School. In Columbus, he
worked for Olympia Dairy and for three summers for Pioneer
Detassling. He also was
a swimming teacher at Donner Swim Club.
At I.U., he has been active in intramurals, playing flag
football, dodge ball, basketball, softball, ultimate Frisbee, and
will serve as chapter president until December.
Delta Kappa Epsilon is a social fraternity founded at Yale
University in 1844. More
than 70,000 men have been initiated into DKE, including newspaperman
William Randolph Hearst, financier J.P. Morgan, Senate Majority
Leader Henry Cabot Lodge, Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner,
Composer Cole Porter, Chase Manhattan’s Irving Chase, Proctor and
Gamble’s James Gamble, and the Wrigley Company’s William
Wrigley. Four current
U.S. congressmen and four current state governors are members of the
fraternity, as are five presidents of the United States. Rutherford
Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and George
W. Bush have been active members.