The Celebration Begins!
On January 19th, over 150 alumni and active KA brothers and their dates gathered in Richmond, Virginia at the first of eight Regional Sesquicentennial Celebrations. Held in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this “kick-off” event not only honored the Order’s Spiritual Founder, but also the founding of Kappa Alpha Order and the start of our year-long celebration of 150 years of EXCELLENCE.
Attendees were able to enjoy refreshments and hor d’oeuvres while meeting other attendees and viewing the traveling Kappa Alpha Order archives. Historical pieces included the first picture of KA members in 1867, cufflinks belonging to James Ward Wood, and one of the six original badges created in 1866.
Knight Commander William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell) officially commenced the Sesquicentennial Celebrations by giving a speech on the state of the Order. Senior Councilor Darren Kay (Alpha Eta – Westminster) delivered the Sesquicentennial Toast. Visit KA150.org to find the official Regional or Local Celebration nearest you! For more photos of the Richmond, Virginia Regional Sesquicentennial Celebration, like Kappa Alpha Order‘s Facebook Page.
Kappa Alpha Order and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation would like to thank our Alumni Host Committee:
Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Wallace Baker (Zeta – Randolph-Macon ’89)
Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Becker (Delta Omicron – Clemson ’06)
Mr. and Mrs. James H. “Jim” Cochrane, Jr. (Epsilon Eta – Virginia Tech ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jason Cording (Beta Rho – Roanoke ’91)
Mr. and Mrs. James Randolph Vivian Daniel, IV (Lambda – Virginia ’79)
Mr. and Mrs. William Birch Douglass (Alpha Tau – Hampden-Sydney ’62)
Mr. and Mrs. Bensley H. L. “Ben” Field (Alpha Zeta – William and Mary ’54)
Mr. and Mrs. Darron E. Franta (Gamma Tau – Sam Houston ’90)
MG and Mrs. Donald R. Gardner (Gamma Gamma – Memphis ’59)
Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Hager (Alpha Rho – West Virginia ’99)
Mr. Jason Y. Joyner (Eta – Richmond ’08)
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Long (Zeta – Randolph-Macon ’79)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Louthan (Beta Commission – VMI ’77)
Mr. and Mrs. Littleton M. “Lit” Maxwell (Zeta – Randolph-Macon ’59)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. McDaniel (Lambda – Virginia ’83)
Mr. and Mrs. William Richmond McDaniel (Lambda – Virginia ’87)
Mr. and Mrs. David M. O’Dell (Delta Gamma – Old Dominion ’79)
Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Shuford (Alpha – Washington and Lee ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert “Rob” Ukrop, Jr. (Sigma – Davidson ’89)
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Scott White (Eta – Richmond ’75)
LTC and Mrs. William Earl “Bill” Wray, Jr. (Beta Commission – VMI ’73)