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Staff Departures: May 2016

Published on: May 24, 2016

On Friday, May 19, 2016, the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office said farewell to Matthew T. Mandeville (Beta Rho – Roanoke ’12) and Brandon J. Steadman (Delta Lambda – Middle Tennessee ’11) who will be leaving staff and moving on in their professional careers. Brandon, who has served as Associate Director for Chapter Services…

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Alabama KA Recognized as 2016 Distinguished American Sportsman

Published on: May 18, 2016

REPOSTED ARTICLE Retired Birmingham business man Edgar Welden (Alpha Beta – Alabama ’62) has worked behind the scenes for decades to promote athletics in his home state. Welden founded the Birmingham Athletic Partnership, a non-profit that supports the city’s middle and high school athletic programs, has served as the chairman/president of the Bryant-Jordan Scholarship Program…

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KA and Transylvania Alumnus Named Coach of the Year

Published on: May 17, 2016

Transylvania baseball head coach, Chris Campbell (Alpha Theta -Transylvania ’97), has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 2016 Coach of the Year. Chris, who also won the HCAC Coach of the Year Award in 2007, led the Pioneers in a 22-19 season, with a 17-9 record in HCAC conference play, making their first HCAC Tournament appearance…

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Kappa Alpha Soldier Promoted to Brigadier General during Camp Robinson Ceremony

Published on: May 16, 2016

REPOSTED ARTICLE NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (PRESS RELEASE) – A lone soldier stood in uniform elevated above the crowd by the stage. To each side of him stood his family. One placing a single star on the space on his chest, and the other placing his cap, adorned with an identical single star, upon his…

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Alumni Profile: Jordan Wheat Lambert, Founder of Listerine

Published on: May 16, 2016

While a student at Randolph-Macon College, Jordan Wheat Lambert (Zeta – Randolph Macon) showed his flair for chemistry and business that would lead to his later success in inventing Listerine and founding the pharmaceutical company that bears his name. Lambert first invented the product as a safe disinfectant for surgical procedures, and named it “Listerine”…

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2016 White Province Court of Honor Inductees

Published on: May 9, 2016

The Horace H. White Province Court of Honor of Kappa Alpha Order held an induction ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Bocage Racquet Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three men were added to the Court’s roll, and they included the following: SSG Gerard Martin Laborde (Epsilon Kappa – Southeastern Louisiana ’06) Richard Briseno (Epsilon Kappa – Southeastern Louisiana…

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KAOEF Scholarship Recipients 2016-2017

Published on: May 3, 2016

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Scholarship Program remains an important benefit to members of Kappa Alpha Order.  As a primary focus of the KAOEF, these academic, merit and needs-based scholarships serve as an inspiration for excellence inside and out of the classroom and oftentimes prove the difference in whether recipients can continue their undergraduate or…

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2016 Hardeman Province Court of Honor Inductees

Published on: May 3, 2016

The John L. Hardeman Province Court of Honor of Kappa Alpha Order held an induction ceremony on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Five men were added to the Court’s roll, and they included the following: W. Wright Gammon, Jr. (Kappa – Mercer ’80) Ray S. Smith III (Upsilon – North Carolina ’79) John Wood Cox, Jr. (Delta Theta – Georgia…

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Restoration of Gamma Tau Chapter at Sam Houston State

Published on: April 28, 2016

On Saturday, April 23rd at the Elkins Lake Country Club, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta – Westminster ’88) re-issued the Gamma Tau Charter to the gentlemen of the Sam Houston State University Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet was well attended by alumni. The SHSU provisional chapter received its provisional certificate on October 31, 2013, and since…

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KAOEF is Now Hiring!

Published on: April 27, 2016

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship. All interested individuals should apply HERE no later than May 16, 2016. Position Description Type & Term of Position: Permanent, full-time staff position employed…

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