Kevin Cane '05 Elected Brother Beta

of Delta Psi Chapter of DKE


Kevin Cane, a 2001 graduate of Munster High School, and current senior at Indiana University, has been elected president of the Delta Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, a 35-man social fraternity founded at I.U. in 2000.  He is the son of Michael and Mylinda Cane, of Munster.  His mother, Patty Cane, resides in Noblesville.  As president, he will lead an eight-man executive board, hold responsibility for university and alumni relations, and oversee a $200,000 budget and the efficient operation of property valued at $1.6 million.


Cane served as executive vice-president of the chapter during the Fall, 2004 semester.  He served as Vice President of Membership during the 2003 – 04 school year and as Philanthropy Chair during 2002 – 03.  He follows Brendan McPherson ’05, from Overland Park, Kansas, who served as president during the fall semester.  McPherson will graduate in May with degrees in finance-real estate and entrepreneurship and will matriculate at the University of Kansas Law School this fall.


            An Honors College student who was named the Arthur R. Metz Scholar by Indiana University for his academic achievement, Cane carries a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  He will graduate in May with honors and a B.S. degree in biology, and he intends to enter medical school in Fall, 2006.


          Cane is a member of Blue Key Honor Society, serving as the society’s president since May, 2004.  He is a three-year member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed community service fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. 


Since the beginning of his sophomore year, he has served as a Campus Tour Guide for the I.U. Office of Admissions.  In 2002, he joined the Student Alumni Association and the Student Athletic Board, where he served on the Varsity Club, Homecoming Committee, and as volleyball chairman.  He also has been a volunteer with the Bloomington Hospital Emergency Department.


            To prepare for a career in medicine, Cane interned last summer at Community Care Center in St. John, Indiana, where he facilitated professional patient care in clinical rounds with a family practice physician.  In 2003 he was a Research Assistant/Laboratory Technician with Estelle Laboratory on the Indiana University campus.  There he identified mutations in plant species and investigated the role of mutation effects on plant hormones.  He maintained more than 2,000 individual plants and mapped the genomic sequence of mutant strains and catalogued seed stocks for future generations.  In 2002, he served as a Chemical Laboratory Technician with Hammond Lead Products in Hammond, Indiana, where he regularly tested color, specific gravity, molecular weight, median particle size, and chemical composition of 25/80% red lead, granular litharge, lead borates, and silicates to meet industry standards.


            Kevin will serve as chapter president until May.  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.




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