Sigma Phi Epsilon District Governor Stephen Yeargin (’06) recently announced the appointment of Ken Blankenship (’00) to serve as a Balanced Man Steward for Tennessee Kappa in the upcoming academic year. He joins Past Grand Chapter President Dr. Stephen Shanklin (Murray ’70) in the role.
“Ken is an incredible resource for our brothers,” Yeargin said. “He is one of Tennessee Kappa’s most dedicated volunteers, and I know that his mentorship will be vital in building the chapter’s Balanced Man Program in the years to come.”
Blankenship has served as AVC President and Chapter Counselor. As an undergraduate, he served as Vice President of Finance. Since graduation, he has taken on various volunteer roles to support the chapter, including lending his technical talent to maintaining the chapter’s websites and alumni directory. He is a member of SigEp’s Board of Governors and performs as Grand Chapter Conclave Choir.
Blankenship is a 2000 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, earning a degree in Computer Science. He is an IT Infrastructure Implementation Team System Engineer for LKQ Corporation, a large auto parts supplier. He has experience in maintaining critical systems for banking and higher education.
Sigma Phi Epsilon describes the Balanced Man Steward role as:
Balanced Man Stewards educate and assist the vice president of member development and his committee as they operate the Balanced Man Program. Additionally, they help chapter leaders continuously improve the programming opportunities available to members to ensure the Balanced Man Program instills purpose and perspective members can rely on for the rest of their lives.
Every SigEp chapter is supported by dedicated volunteers, many of which are alumni who give back to the fraternity that has meant so much to them.