Peter Nestingen '07 Elected Brother Beta

of Delta Psi Chapter of DKE



Peter J. Nestingen, a junior at Indiana University, has been elected president of the Delta Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, a 47-man social fraternity founded at I.U. in 2000.  He is the son of David and Carol Nestingen of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.


An active participant in the fraternity, Nestingen has served on the budget, continual development, ritual, and standards committees.  He has been the chapter’s fundraising chair, its master of ceremonies, and a member of the Junior Greek Council.  As chapter treasurer, he oversaw a budget of nearly $300,000 and had financial responsibility for property valued at nearly $2 million.  As president, he will lead an seven-man executive board, hold responsibility for university and alumni relations, and oversee the efficient operation of the chapter. 


A graduate of Whitefish Bay High School, where he lettered in football, Nestingen maintains a 3.5 GPA as an economic geography major at I.U., with minors in German and international studies.  He has traveled extensively overseas, having visited 13 countries, as well as having studied at the Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany, in 2005.  This summer he will intern in New Jersey at Alpha Wire and Cable, where he will gain experience in international market analysis. 


His work experience includes managing a team of five landscapers, as Landscaping Team Leader with Dukes Landscaping in Milwaukee.  As the Recreation Management Associate with Milwaukee Parks in 2003 and 2004, Nestingen developed and maintained four baseball diamonds for numerous recreational baseball leagues, was responsible for the maintenance and visual appearance of the 130-acre park, and managed natural resources within the park.


      Nestingen will serve as chapter president until December, 2006.  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.


January, 2006



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