Karl Hagedorn '06 Elected Brother Beta

of Delta Psi Chapter of DKE


Karl Hagedorn, president, with Mike Morton, rush chair (right)

Karl 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.  


Admitted 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.


Prior 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."


A 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 volleyball.


Hagedorn 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.


April 30, 2005




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