On April 6, 1962, these 18 men became the founding fathers of the Delta Xi chapter of KKY at Kansas State Teacher's College (Emporia State University) and created the third KKY chapter in Kansas. A. Frank Martin was the Installing Officer and the Initiation team was the Beta Tau chapter from Wichita State.
Edwin E. Bartley
Sidney C. Allison
George F. Alexander
K. Roger Dill
Donald L. Fleeman
W. Clinton Poppe
Richard E. Weldon
Gordon C. Woolf
- Bill A. Nugent was the ESU band director at the time of installation and was the sponsor of Delta Xi and was instrumental in starting a chapter at Emporia State.
- He later become a District V governor, the district which our chapter was in
- Mel Nixon was the ESU band director from the early 60's through the early 80's and was the second sponsor of Delta Xi.
- He was originally a member of the Alpha chapter at OSU and played under the direction of Bohumil Makovsky
- He served as the Grand National President from 1975-1977, and was last person to hold this office under this title.
- Mrs. Joyce Nixon was the wife of Mel Nixon and was very involved in both the Delta Xi chapter and the Gamma Zeta chapter of TBS at Emporia State University.
- She was the first female honorary member of KKY in 1974
- Tom Sirridge was a brother of Delta Xi and was the sixth National Executive Secretary (1976-1984) and was the first person to hold the position of National Executive Director.
- Ken Zuel, "Kappa Kappa Ken," was the only active member in the Delta Xi chapter in the late 80's partly due to the loss of the marching band during this time. Through Ken's efforts the chapter was rebuilt, growing from 1, to 2, to 3, to 5, to 11 in 1992. The chapter would have gone inactive if it were not for Ken and his other brothers.
- Our chapter motto, "We're not dead yet," was created during this difficult time for the chapter.
- Tawny (Bunting) Flowers was the first female active member of Delta Xi, and was initiated in 1996.