Greek Briefs

Tau Kappa Epsilon member wins national award

Recent graduate Jordan Schwartz is this year’s recipient of the Reagan Leadership Award, a nation-wide honor for outstanding scholarship and leadership given to one member of a Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity each spring.

Schwartz applied for this award in early May and was notified the day before Commencement ceremonies at GW that he had been chosen from a pool of more than 60 applicants from about 20,000 members of all Tau Kappa Epsilon chapters around the country, Schwartz said.

“President Ronald Reagan, a former Tau Kappa Epsilon member at Eureka College, was quite open about his support for the fraternity,” Schwartz said. “This award will serve to remind me of the type of Tau Kappa Epsilon alumnus I should be and hopefully will be.”

Through an essay and letters of recommendation, Schwartz said each applicant had to prove he demonstrated the award’s criteria of strong scholarship and leadership skills.

Schwartz, who was named GW’s Greek Man of the Year by the Student Activities Center, will be attending GW Law School this fall.

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