College Fraternity Honors Concord Employee with "Sweetheart" Award on Valentine’s Day

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 27 2002

College Fraternity Honors Concord Employee with "Sweetheart" Award on Valentine’s Day

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College’s Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity honored longtime College employee Ms. Libby Alvis, Thursday, February 14, by making her the fraternity’s "sweetheart."

This honor gives her all the rights and privileges that an active fraternity member has.

With tears in her eyes, she accepted the plaque and said, "They’ve helped me out a lot, they’re just a good bunch of kids!"

Ms. Alvis has worked in the food services division of the College since October 16, 1957, and is originally from Hungary. She met her husband while living in Germany and then moved to the United States in 1953.

The fraternity relies on Ms. Alvis to store props for homecoming, and has reciprocated by helping with chores around her home.

She is a great lady and we love her," stated Ross Huddleston, member of the fraternity. Huddleston is from Henderson, North Carolina.

When asked why she was fond of the TKE fraternity Ross stated "Guess we just had that special ‘gleam’ in our eyes!"

Eric Lester, Sun Hill, Wyoming County, is the fraternity’s social chair and presented the award to Ms. Alvis. "She is my mom away from home; she gives us work to do to keep us out of trouble!"

Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity is a national organization which was established at Concord in 1963. They maintain an active membership of 33 students and their philanthropic activity is Special Olympics.