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LEWISBURG, Pa — Bucknell University senior biomedical engineering major Kyle Rosendale is studying in Greece June 23 through July 2 as a Tragos Quest to Greece scholar.
A senior majoring in biomedical engineering at Bucknell University, Rosendale is the son of Kelly and Mark Rosendale, Canton, Ohio. He is a graduate of Jackson High School.
A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity (SigEp), Rosendale has been named to the dean's list at Bucknell for achieving a grade point average of at least 3.5 of a possible 4.0.
Rosendale was selected from more than 15,000 undergraduate members of the fraternity as one of 17 students to participate in an intense, one-week journey through ancient Greece in search of the fraternity's foundation.
He says, "I look forward to this incredible opportunity to challenge myself and exchange ideas with some tremendous Brothers."
During the Quest, he will discuss the Socratic method of teaching in the Agora where Socrates taught, compete in the original Olympic stadium, and study the SigEp ritual in Delphi after learning about the Mysteries of Eleusis.
In August of 2005, the Tragos Quest to Greece was endowed with a $1 million gift by Washington University alumnus William G. Tragos '56, and his wife, Lilli, of Montecito, Calif. Past grand president of SigEp and founder of TBWA, the world's first international advertising agency, Tragos is an active volunteer in the fraternity. The Quest is an exhausting personal and educational experience that challenges the individual intellectually, physically and emotionally.
Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded Nov. 1, 1901, at Richmond College (now the University of Richmond). Since its founding, SigEp has grown to be the largest fraternity in the nation with more than 15,000 undergraduates in 256 chapters across the country and more than 250,000 alumni in its 105-year history.
Story posted June 22, 2006