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Province Commander Pinson Named CEO of Trinity Multifamily

Published on: August 25, 2016

Trinity Multifamily added the title of CEO to their current president, H. David “Dave” Pinson (Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas Tech ’00). Dave, who is the Commander of Kappa Alpha Order’s Howard P. Locke Province, succeeds Cliff Cabaness (Delta Eta–Arkansas State 188) who co-founded the company in 2003 with John Baxter. “I have always been of the mindset…

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Holden Named to North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame

Published on: August 24, 2016

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association named Leroy Holden (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’66) to their prestigious Hall of Fame. The eight person class for 2016 is the 30th group of inductees in the 180 member hall of fame. They were selected based on their long-term contributions to hight school interscholastic athletics in the NCHSAA. Hoden…

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The Kappa Alpha Journal Preview Videos – Summer 2016

Published on: August 23, 2016

Army Staff Sergeant Luke Murphy (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’09) was the Squad Leader of an 11 man Reconnaissance Team with the 187th Infantry Regiment, a component of the 101st Airborne Division. On his second deployment when he lost his right leg above the knee and severely injured his left leg in an Explosively Formed Penetrator…

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Texas A&M-Commerce Alumni Chapter – Summer 2016 Update

Published on: August 22, 2016

The Texas A&M-Commerce Alumni Chapter held its Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on May 21st, 2016 at Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Rockwall, Texas. As usual, the tournament celebrated an outstanding day of brotherhood including approximately 100 brothers ranging from undergraduates to founding members. The annual event included a calcutta, raffle and auction raising over $5,000 for…

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Passing of James C. Young

Published on: August 22, 2016

Kappa Alpha Order is sad to report the passing of James C. Young (Gamma Kappa–Oklahoma City ’52). Brother Young was 84 years old and passed away in Houston, Texas on August 4, surrounded by family. After graduating in 1949 from the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri, Brother Young enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War….

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Cullowhee Alumni Chapter – Summer 2016 Update

Published on: August 22, 2016

The Cullowhee Alumni Chapter held  its annual meeting and lake event in Charlotte. This year they celebrated the 20th year of hosting the event at the residence of William R. “Bill” Harper (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’66). More than 100 alum through various decades were in attendance.  -Josh Paris (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’99), President

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Mourning the Loss of Delta State KA Alumnus

Published on: August 15, 2016

KA is saddened by the passing of Dr. Herny “Austin” Poole, DMD (Delta Beta–Delta State ’95) and his wife, Angie. On the morning of Sunday, August 14th the couple was returning home from a dental convention in Florida with two other couples when their plane crashed in Northport, Alabama. The Pooles operated a dental practice…

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Louisiana-Monroe Alumnus Serves in Concussion Symposium

Published on: August 15, 2016

Former Number I Dr. Marcus C. “Marc” Stokes (Gamma Nu–Louisiana-Monroe ’93) is an emergency medicine medical director and team physician for Northwestern State University Athletics. He recently served with Dr. Julian Bailes in a “Concussion Symposium” in Natchitoches, LA for high school and collegiate athletic trainers. Dr. Bailes is a nationally recognized neurosurgeon researching traumatic brain…

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Harry Simmons Featured for Catfish in Mississippi Delta

Published on: August 9, 2016

Harry D. Simmons, Jr. (Beta Tau-Mississippi State ’70) was featured as the cover story for the July 2016 edition of the Delta Business Journal. For over 40 years, Simmons has raised catfish, and in that time, he has grown his business, Simmons Farm-Raised Catfish, to one of the largest non-governmental employer in Yazoo County. Simmons’…

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Tallahassee Alumni Chapter Update – Summer 2016

Published on: August 8, 2016

10 Successful Years of the Dave Miller Memorial Golf Classic Dave was a member of the Gamma Eta Chapter at Florida State University. Dave battled a brain tumor for approximately nine years and sadly lost the fight on March 23rd, 2004. Dave is dearly missed by all who knew him. He was a special person…

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