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2016 White Province Court of Honor Inductees

Published on: May 9, 2016

The Horace H. White Province Court of Honor of Kappa Alpha Order held an induction ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Bocage Racquet Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three men were added to the Court’s roll, and they included the following: SSG Gerard Martin Laborde (Epsilon Kappa – Southeastern Louisiana ’06) Richard Briseno (Epsilon Kappa – Southeastern Louisiana…

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KAOEF Scholarship Recipients 2016-2017

Published on: May 3, 2016

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Scholarship Program remains an important benefit to members of Kappa Alpha Order.  As a primary focus of the KAOEF, these academic, merit and needs-based scholarships serve as an inspiration for excellence inside and out of the classroom and oftentimes prove the difference in whether recipients can continue their undergraduate or…

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2016 Hardeman Province Court of Honor Inductees

Published on: May 3, 2016

The John L. Hardeman Province Court of Honor of Kappa Alpha Order held an induction ceremony on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Five men were added to the Court’s roll, and they included the following: W. Wright Gammon, Jr. (Kappa – Mercer ’80) Ray S. Smith III (Upsilon – North Carolina ’79) John Wood Cox, Jr. (Delta Theta – Georgia…

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Restoration of Gamma Tau Chapter at Sam Houston State

Published on: April 28, 2016

On Saturday, April 23rd at the Elkins Lake Country Club, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta – Westminster ’88) re-issued the Gamma Tau Charter to the gentlemen of the Sam Houston State University Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet was well attended by alumni. The SHSU provisional chapter received its provisional certificate on October 31, 2013, and since…

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KAOEF is Now Hiring!

Published on: April 27, 2016

Update: The KAOEF has hired Aaron D. Masey as the Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship. The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship. All interested individuals should apply HERE no later…

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Golf Tournament in Honor of Middle Tennessee KA

Published on: April 23, 2016

The Inaugural TeVrucht Scholarship Fund Golf Event was held on April 1, 2016 at the WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester, Tennessee. The tournament was organized in honor of Michael Scott TeVrucht (Delta Lambda – Middle Tennessee ’88), who passed away on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at the age 46 after a heroic two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Michael, a…

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Hampden-Sydney Alumnus to Chairman of Virginia YMCA

Published on: April 22, 2016

On April 19, James R. “Rusty” Foster (Alpha Tau – Hampden-Sydney ’05) was named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Loudoun County. He will lead the overall strategic direction, fundraising, and advocacy efforts for the nonprofit in Loudoun County. He is president of Bow Tie Strategies – a boutique public relations…

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Two KA Presidents Graduate Officer Training School

Published on: April 22, 2016

Second Lieutenants Joshua D. Spence (Beta Upsilon – Marshall ’01) and Daniel N. Pitts (Zeta Tau – Austin Peay State ’12) graduated from the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School. Both brothers are former Number Is of their respective chapters. Dan Pitts graduated in the top 10% of his class and received the Distinguished Graduate Award.

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KA and JMU Alumnus as VP of Advancement for Alma Mater

Published on: April 21, 2016

REPOSTED ARTICLE Nick Langridge (Zeta Theta – James Madison ’97) became James Madison University’s vice president for advancement at age 33. Four years later, he’s working to get university officials more involved in cultivating donors. After getting his bachelor’s degree from James Madison University, Nick Langridge had a tough choice. He had offers for well-paying…

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Mundorf Named to 2016 Florida Outstanding Young Alumni

Published on: April 19, 2016

REPOSTED ARTICLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Jon Mundorf (Zeta Lambda – Bowling Green State ’98) was considering quitting the profession after three years of teaching elementary school in Naples, Florida. He felt frustrated and ineffective despite doing his best to follow the top teaching methods, curriculum, and steps laid out in…

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