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Frater Philip Hoyle, LLT (ΛΥ 192)
Frater Phil was recently promoted as the Senior Business Development Manager for Summit Technical Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He and his wife are expecting their seventh baby in December. (added 08.28.09)

Frater Clarence "Ceege" Butler, LLT (ΛΥ 1)
It is with much sadness that the Lambda-Upsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity announces the passing of Frater Clarence "Ceege" Butler (
ΛΥ 1) into the TKE Chapter Eternal. Frater Butler passed away at his home in Statesboro on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. A Chapter Founder, Frater Butler was one of seven Fraters who were instrumental in the establishment of “The Southern Colony” in 1967. When the International Fraternity officially installed Lambda-Upsilon Chapter on May 25, 1968, the collegiate membership selected Frater Butler to become the first initiate of the chapter. However, because he was not enrolled at Georgia Southern College at the time of the chapter installation, he was initiated into the Fraternity as an Honorary Member (Alumni Initiate), also becoming the first member of the chapter to hold this distinction. Read More.. (added 08.13.09)

Frater Randy Ray, LLT (ΛΥ 474)
Tau Kappa Epsilon mourns the loss of Frater Randy Ray (
ΛΥ 474), who passed into the Chapter Eternal on Sunday, February 22, following a short but valiant fight with cancer. Frater Ray led the effort to establish our TKE Parents Association, and also served as a member of the Board of Advisors and Alumni Association Board of Directors. Frater Randy is the father of Frater Cody Ray (ΛΥ 465) and Frater Corey Ray (ΛΥ 512), pictured above. No funeral services are planned, but the family has indicated that they will host a celebration of Frater Randy's life in the next few months. (added 03.27.09)

Frater Earl Roberts (ΛΥ 308)
Frater Earl and his wife Deana were married in July. He now has two new wonderful children, Kala Martin (18) and Jordan Martin (13) ... and Frater Earl adds that he will become a proud grandfather in July. He also wanted everyone to know that his sons Teke and Alex are doing great and that they can't wait to become uncles later this year. (added 02.06.09)

Frater Joshua Nicoara (ΛΥ 507)
Frater Josh has announced his engagement to Rodica Toderic. The couple hasn't set a date for the wedding, but expect that it will take place in late November or early December of 2009. Congrats, Frater Josh! (added 11.03.08)

Frater Sean Gilstrap (ΛΥ 496)
Frater Sean reports that he he is the new manager of the Wolf Camera located at 1258 West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. He invites all his Lambda-Upsilon Fraters to drop by and pay him a visit. (added 11.02.08)

Frater Buddy Clay, LLT (ΛΥ 2)
Frater Clay has been recognized by the International Fraternity as "Volunteer of the Month" for October 2008. Frater Clay, a Founding Father of Lambda-Upsilon Chapter, currently serves as Chapter Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Board of Advisors. Congratulations to Frater Clay! (added 10.30.08)

Frater Brian Chapin (ΛΥ 355)
Frater Brian reports that his father, Howard Raymond Chapin, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, after a long illness. The funeral was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in Sharon, Pennsylvania. to send condolences to Frater Chapin via email. You can view the online obituary here. (added 06.12.08)

Frater Robert F. (Bob) Gilstrap (ΛΥ 3)
Frater Bob and his wife Pam proudly announce the arrival of their first granddaughter, Abigail Renee Gilstrap. She was born on April 12, 2008, and weighed in at 6 lbs 8 oz, 19 inches. (added 06.12.08)

Frater Clint Brown (ΛΥ 452)
Frater Clint and his wife Tiffany proudly announce the birth of their son, Mason William Brown. He was born at 6:02 am on April 19, 2008. He weighed 9lbs 7 oz, and was 22 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing great! to send a congratulatory email to Frater Clint and Tiffany. The couple have posted photos here. (added 06.09.08)

Frater Josh Holley (ΛΥ 319)
Frater Josh and his wife Amanda announce their arrival of their first child, Katherine Taylor Holley, who was born on May 31, 2008, and weighed in at 8 lbs 4 oz, and 19.25 inches long. Josh reports that the mother and baby are doing very well. to send a congratulatory email to Frater Josh and Amanda. (added 06.09.08)

Frater Patrick Gribbin