Fraternity Chapter Founder Wins International Award
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Julius “Poppi” Edelmann, founder of Florida Tech’s Omicron Nu chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity, has earned the Grand Prytanis
Award. The award is given just four times in a biennium by the international organization’s leadership to the fraternity member who has contributed the
most to Tau Kappa Epsilon. Edelmann was honored in August at the TKE’s biennial conclave
in Las Vegas, Nev.
He is a graduate of Florida Tech with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer engineering. Edelmann currently is a senior program engineer in the Space
Shuttle Program Office of the Space Operations Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C. His hometown is Mims, Fla.
Founded in 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University, Tau Kappa Epsilon is the largest social fraternity in the world, with chapters on more than 270 campuses
in the United States and Canada. TKE has initiated more than 243,000 men since its founding. The fraternity’s purpose is to contribute to the advancement
of society through the personal growth of its members, and service to others. Tau Kappa Epsilon is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information
on TKE, visit www.tke.org.