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California Alumnus Named Pleasanton City Attorney

Published on: February 5, 2017

Daniel G. Sodergren (Alpha Xi–California ’85) appointed as the City Attorney of Pleasanton In April 2016, Daniel G. Sodergren (Alpha Xi–California ’85) was appointed as the City Attorney of Pleasanton. Sodergren previously served as City Attorney for the city of Tracy for 11 years. “I am pleased to announce Daniel Sodergren as our new City Attorney,” said  Mayor Jerry…

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Former Dallas Mayor Robert Folsom Passes Away at 89

Published on: February 4, 2017

Robert S. “Bob” Folsom (Beta Lambda–Southern Methodist ’44) passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at his home in Dallas, Texas. Bob was a successful businessman, turning $4,000 into a multi-million-dollar real-estate business and was Mayor of Dallas from 1976 to 1981. He saw the Reunion Arena to its completion, helped bring the NBA…

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Call to the 77th Convention

Published on: February 1, 2017

CALL TO THE 77th CONVENTION Pursuant to Kappa Alpha Laws Article 1, Section 131, the 37th Executive Council has designated that the 77th Session of the Convention shall be held August 3 through August 5, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, Missouri. The Opening Meeting for…

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Graham Elected to Advisory Commissioner of Washington, D.C. Neighborhood

Published on: January 31, 2017

On November 8, 2016, Alex J. Graham (Alpha Nu–George Washington ’08) was elected to the office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) for the high-density and heavily traveled district of 2F03, in Washington, D.C.’s historic Logan Circle neighborhood. Graham will represent more than 2,000 constituents as one of ANC 2F’s eight voting members, and will advise the…

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Charlottesville Area Alumni Chapter Convivium

Published on: January 29, 2017

The Charlottesville Area Alumni Chapter held their annual Convivium on Friday, January 20, 2017, at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. More than 40 attendees heard from Ammen Province Commander Darron E. Franta (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’90), John G. Laurini (Lambda–Virginia ’15), the Number I of Lambda Chapter, and keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Long (Zeta–Randolph Macon…

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KAOEF Day of Giving Recap – Pull Together for KA

Published on: January 27, 2017

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) held its second annual Day of Giving, Pull Together for KA, on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Themed and named after a famous quote by our Chief Founder James Ward Wood, the goal was to pull together 750 donors to the KAOEF on or before December 21st. Members, alumni, parents, and friends were able to…

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Published on: January 17, 2017

David R. Murphey III (Alpha­–Washington & Lee ’51) passed away on July 2, 2015. Recently, the KAOEF received an estate gift totaling $20,000 from the estate of David R. Murphey, III.  David graduated in 1953 and throughout his life he remained a devoted and loyal KA. In addition to having joined the 1865 Trust in…

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Passing of Former KAOEF Trustee, Andy Heyward

Published on: December 12, 2016

Andrew H. “Andy” Heyward III (Gamma–Georgia ’53) passed away peacefully at the age of eighty-one in his home surrounded with family on the evening of Thursday, December 8, 2016 after a lengthily illness. The son of Andrew Hasell Heyward Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’23) and Mildred Goodrum, Andy was born on December 20, 1934 in New York,…

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Havers Recognized by International Churchill Society

Published on: December 7, 2016

Dr. Robin P. W. “Rob” Havers (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’14) was recognized with the 2016 Emery Reves Award by the International Churchill Society during the 33rd International Churchill Conference on Thursday, October 27 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The award is presented in recognition of excellence in writing or speaking about Churchill’s life and times and/or applying his…

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Dr. Pressly Recognized by American College of Rheumatology

Published on: December 7, 2016

Thomas A. Pressly III, M.D. (Omicron–Texas ’76) was awarded with the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) Paulding Phelps Award during the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The award is a reflection of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of rheumatology. The ACR recognizes leading researchers, clinicians, mentors, and other professionals exhibiting superior commitment to…

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