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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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Linebacker Coach Heads into Second Season with Buffalo Bills

Published on: July 10, 2016

Robert W. “Bobby” April III (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’01) has been on the football field or sideline his entire life, learning from his father, Bobby April II, a long-time NFL assistant coach. April III is now making a name for himself in the NFL as a linebacker coach for the Buffalo Bills. Going into his sixth year in the…

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KA Proved their Purple at Western Carolina Homecoming

Published on: July 8, 2016

The Delta Alpha Chapter at Western Carolina University won the 2015 Catamount Club Greek Challenge in fundraising for the Club including first place in total giving. The Challenge’s goal was to raise money for the athletic programs and scholarships Western Carolina did just with $534,607 in total giving. Six brothers were recognized on the field, a KA…

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Tulane KA Alumnus Inducted into University Athletics Hall of Fame

Published on: July 8, 2016

Taylor K. Bertin (Psi–Tulane ’03) was inducted into the Tulane University Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, November 6, 2015 by the Tulane University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Bertin, a football player, was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the 2005-2006 “Katrina Class.” The 308 student-athletes were honored for representing Tulane Athletics, competing and attending…

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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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