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Niblock Named Volleyball Coach at White House Heritage High

Published on: July 1, 2016

Brandon Niblock (Delta Upsilon–Tennessee-Martin ’03) was named the head volleyball coach for White House Heritage High School in White House, Tennessee. Niblock has served as head coach for the middle school for three years and was a perfect match for the program. His predecessor, Pat Rue, is the only volleyball coach in the program’s history….

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Four Generations of KAs across Four Chapters

Published on: June 29, 2016

W. Eastland Gray (Gamma Nu–Louisiana-Monroe ’65) is part of long line of KAs in his family. His maternal grandfather, Robert Fletcher Ormond, was initiated into the Phi Chapter at Birmingham-Southern College (then Birmingham College) in 1897. Eastland’s father, Courtland Prentice Gray Jr, was initiated into the Order in in 1926 by the Alpha Alpha Chapter…

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Chinnery Named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Published on: June 28, 2016

David Chinnery (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’88) was honored by Ernst & Young as part of their Entrepreneur of the Year program for Adams Dairy Bank, which he founded and serves as President and CEO. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and…

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John Harris to Lead Worldwide Partners Inc.

Published on: June 28, 2016

John Harris (Delta Sigma–Houston Baptist ’85) has been named CEO/President of Worldwide Partners, Inc. (WPI), a global advertising and marketing communications network with over $2.7 billion in worldwide advertising expentitures made up of 70 agencies, 4,500 employees in nearly 150 offices in over 50 counties.   Harris is a 15-year veteran of Omnicom Group and has previously held…

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Kappa Alpha Order Executive Director to Receive Interfraternity Award from Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity

Published on: June 22, 2016

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity has selected to grant the Durward W. Owen Interfraternity Award to Larry S. Wiese, executive director of Kappa Alpha Order. Larry has been on the KA staff continuously since 1995, acting as chief executive since 1996. Larry is past president and a member of the board of directors for the Fraternity Executives…

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2016 Ammen Province Court of Honor Inductees

Published on: June 14, 2016

The Samuel Zenas Ammen Province Court of Honor of Kappa Alpha Order held an induction ceremony on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Five men were added to the Court’s roll, and they included the following: Stephen E. Foster (Beta Chi – West Virginia Wesleyan ’68) Joseph J. Collins (Epsilon Phi – George Mason ’92) Bensley Hammon Longstreet Field…

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Kappa Alpha Order Alumnus Named Head Baseball Coach of Tennessee’s Northwest High

Published on: June 9, 2016

REPOSTED ARTICLE Northwest High School’s Athletic Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Benne (Delta Upsilon – Tennessee-Martin ’10) as the new Head Baseball Coach for the Northwest High School Vikings. Coach Benne holds a bachelor’s degree in History Education from The University of Tennessee at Martin. Benne is also a 2009 graduate…

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Beasley Named as Director of Leadership Education

Published on: June 8, 2016

Following the conclusion of a national search, Tullis D. Beasley (Delta Rho – Valdosta State ’09) has been named the Director of Leadership Education, effective June 16. Tullis has previously been serving in this role on an interim status. Tullis graduated from Valdosta State University in December, 2013, with a degree in Political Science. Tullis…

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Passing of Former Councilor Barnard

Published on: June 7, 2016

Irvin Sutherland Barnard (Zeta – Randolph-Macon ’47), passed away on May 17, 2016. Irvin or “Barney” was born on September 5, 1925 in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from John Marshall High School, received his Bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College and his Master’s degree from New York University. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army in…

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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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