Cane '05 Elected Brother Beta
Delta Psi Chapter of DKE
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.
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.
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.
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
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.