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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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A Decade of Remembrance for Dave Miller at Golf Tournament

Published on: August 8, 2016

The reunion has now raised over $125,000 for scholarship  Dave Miller 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 23, 2004. Dave is dearly missed by all who knew him. He was a special person…

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Bowling Green Alumni Chapter Update – Summer 2016

Published on: August 8, 2016

The Bowling Green alumni chapter held Convivium on February the 20th of 2016 in the city of Bowling Green, Ohio. This was the sixth alumni Convivium which was organized and hosted by alumni. During this Convivium, John Wallace was accepted into the Military Division of Kappa Alpha Order. The Bowling Green alumni chapter is currently…

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Hammond Alumni Summer 2016 Update

Published on: August 5, 2016

The Hammond Alumni chapter has been busy these past few months. We have elected a new eboard to represent us for 2016-2018. They are as follows; President Matthew Rousseau, Vice President Trey Roth, Secretary Nick Mayer, and Treasurer Gerard Laborde. We would also like to announce the newly created scholarship named the Gerard Laborde Armed…

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