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Election Results: Carroll Confirmed as Mayor of Galena, Maryland

Published on: May 17, 2017

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, John T. Carroll (Zeta Gamma–Goldey-Beacom ’01) was elected as the mayor or Galena, Maryland. After serving a year on the city council, Carroll decided to run unopposed for mayor as opposed to re-election to the city council. He will be sworn in at the July town meeting to begin his four-year term….

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Ensuring Quality Leadership Education: Stricklin Establishes Fund for Walsh Province

Published on: May 16, 2017

Kappa Alpha Order seeks to the a moral compass for the modern gentleman, and it does not end with our values and mission. KA’s leadership education, like the Number I’s Leadership Institute, enhanced Province Councils, and the Emerging Leaders Academy, are all designed to develop leaders among men. One particular Texas State University alumnus saw…

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Two Trustees Join the KAOEF Board

Published on: May 16, 2017

Robert W. “Bob” Hagan (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’74) and Richard L. Burke (Zeta–Randolph-Macon ’83) were recently added as a member of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. Bob is the President of Sterling Healthcare, a healthcare advisory group focused on long-term, managed and senior care. He attended Valdosta State University where he earned…

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Preventing a School Bombing in Denmark: KA Honors U.S. Army Major for Service

Published on: March 24, 2017

While stationed at Iraq’s al Asad Airbase while deployed, U.S. Army Major Bradley A. Grimm (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’90) helped to foil a plot to bomb a school in Denmark. Grimm  provided “actionable intelligence” from captured documents about foreign fighters that included information on threats against a Danish school using home made explosives. “The information he provided helped to…

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Former Knight Commander joins Marshall Foundation Board of Trustees

Published on: March 15, 2017

William E. “Bill” Dreyer (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’57), 39th Knight Commander of Kappa Alpha Order, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the George C. Marshall Foundation located in Lexington, Virginia. Bill joins another KA who is involved in the Marshall Foundation. Dr. Rob Havers (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’14) has been serving as president…

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Texas House Representative Recognized for Public Service

Published on: March 15, 2017

On February 25, 2017, during the Mikell and Walsh Province Courts of Honor Induction Ceremony and Reception at the Crescent Club in Dallas, Texas, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay presented Harvey R. Hilderbran (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’80) with the Award for Distinguished Public Service for his long service in the House of Representatives of the…

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40th Year Reunion Brings Alpha Brothers back to Lexington

Published on: March 14, 2017

Some had not seen each other in over a few decades, but the Kappa Alpha Order initiation ceremony changed all of that for a group of 1977 Alpha Chapter initiates. Neil Treger was initiated into the Alpha Chapter at Washington and Lee University in 1977, along with three dozen other men from around the nation….

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Tux Rental for the 77th Convention in St. Louis

Published on: March 3, 2017

With the 77th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend rapidly approaching, it is time to make plans to reserve your formal wear. The Knight Commander’s Banquet will be held on the evening of Saturday, August 5th at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, and all attendees must be in black tie attire. In addition, the attire…

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Shaw Recognized for Courage in El Centro College Shooting

Published on: March 1, 2017

Knight Commander Darren S. Kay presented Bryan Gale Shaw (Gamma Upsilon–Texas A&M-Commerce ’98) with the Knight Commander’s Medal on February 25th, 2017 at the Crescent Club in downtown Dallas, Texas following the Bishop Henry J. Mikell Province and the William Archibald Walsh Province Courts of Honor induction ceremony. Shaw was recognized for his courage and character during the shooting in Dallas, Texas….

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Lacox Recognized for Courage in College Station Shooting

Published on: February 27, 2017

Knight Commander Darren S. Kay presented Travis Burton Lacox (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’00) with the Knight Commander’s Medal on February 25th, 2017 at the Crescent Club in downtown Dallas, Texas following the Bishop Henry J. Mikell Province and the William Archibald Walsh Province Courts of Honor induction ceremony. Lacox was recognized for his courage and character during the…

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