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Passing of Vance E. Rule

Published on: July 22, 2016

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Vance E. Rule (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’47). Brother Rule was 91 years old and passed away at his residence in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on July 10. Brother Rule enlisted in the Army Air Corps and completed flight school as World War II was ending. He continued…

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Burke Named to Omicron Delta Kappa National Advisory Committee

Published on: July 20, 2016

Lawrence R. “Larry” Burke (Gamma Pi–Florida Southern ’74) was appointed by the Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔK) Board of Directors to serve on the OΔK National Advisory Committee. Larry, who was an OΔK Initiate at Florida Southern College Circle, will serve on the Committee for two years represent OΔK’s key constituencies—students, faculty secretaries, faculty advisors and alumni. Another…

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Province Commander Singleton Appointed to Serve on ODK Honor Society Advisory Board

Published on: July 20, 2016

Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82), Commander of William E. Forester Province and National Scholarship Chair for Kappa Alpha Order, was appointed by the Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔK) Board of Directors to serve on the OΔK National Advisory Committee. Greg, who currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at…

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Province Commander Welcomes Twin Girls to the World

Published on: July 18, 2016

Commander of Graves Province, L. Charles Banks Jr. (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ’02), and his wife, Cayci, welcomed into the world identical twin girls on May 26th, 2016. Their names are Annabelle Lane Banks and Mary Georgia Banks. Congratulations Province Commander Banks!

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19th Annual Bid for Brotherhood – Oklahoma City

Published on: July 13, 2016

19th annual Bid for Brotherhood This year, the KAOEF will host its 19th annual Bid for Brotherhood (B4B) in Oklahoma, City on Friday, July 29, 2016. B4B will take place at V2 atop Devon Tower. Click here for more details. You may but tickets through making a donation ($75 per person) to the KAOEF and entering “B4B Ticket” in the special…

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Michael Wilson to Depart KA Staff for NIC after 13 Years of Service

Published on: July 11, 2016

After more than 13 years of service to the Order, Michael Wilson, Assistant Executive Director for Alumni Affairs, is departing the staff of the National Administrative Office. He has accepted a position as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) beginning July 15th. While this is sad news for our office,…

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Alumni Profile: David Israelite President & CEO of National Music Publishers’ Association

Published on: July 10, 2016

David M. Israelite (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’87) is President and CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), a position he has held since February 2005. Israelite is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the NMPA’s operations, from legal strategy and implementation to government affairs and advocacy.  His tenure to date has produced landmark legal successes…

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Austin Peay State KA Drafted by Toronto Blue Jays

Published on: July 10, 2016

Jared Carkuff (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’16) was selected in the 35th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. The overall 1,062nd pick, Carkuff was the fourth pitcher from the Austin Peay State to be selected in the 2016 draft. Carkuff had a stellar career at Austin Peay State, topping it off with 63…

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Alumni Profile: Bryan Allen, Assistant Athletics Director for Major Gifts at James Madison University

Published on: July 10, 2016

Bryan L. Allen (Beta Upsilon–Marshall ’02) became the Assistant Athletics Director for Major Gifts at James Madison University in October of 2014.  In this role, he is in charge of management of major giving and capital campaign initiatives. Bryan spent the previous seven and a half years at the University of Cincinnati, most recently serving as the director…

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Duke KA Signs to Play Football with the Oakland Raiders

Published on: July 10, 2016

Maxwell E. “Max” McCaffrey (Alpha Phi–Duke ’14) had an outstanding football career at Duke University as a receiver, lettering all four seasons and becoming the 18th player in Duke history to reach the 100-catch plateau and the 35th to amass 1,000 or more receiving yards. He is also a two-time Academic All-ACC honoree (2013-15) and represented Duke in the…

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