2016 Alumni College Agenda
Make plans to come to Lexington for an alumni-centric getaway. The Order will host the Alumni College in Lexington, Virginia on June 9-12. Alumni members and guests are encouraged to participate in an exciting new program centered on bringing alumni together in the birthplace of the Order to explore all that Lexington and the surrounding area have to offer. Attendees will spend a weekend of tours, sightseeing, lectures and brotherhood, a perfect weekend for any KA and their guest(s).
The registration fee includes all tours, activities and meals. If flying it is recommended you fly into either Roanoke or Charlottesville airports. A room block has been secured with the Hampton Inn Col Alto in Lexington (540) 463-2223. Information regarding other local accommodations are available upon request. Accommodations are not included in the registration fee.
Space is limited, register today. A minimum of 15 participants are required to host the Alumni College.
For more information please contact Michael P. Wilson, Assistant Executive Director for Alumni Affairs for additional information (540) 463-1865 or (540) 460-2656.
The schedule is subject to change based on availability of tours and facilities. Final schedule will be available by May 1st.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
6:00pm Welcome Reception, Mulberry Hill
7:00pm Tour of National Administrative Office and Grounds, Mulberry Hill
8:00pm The History of the Order, Mulberry Hill
Martin Clagett, author of Excelsior: the Story of Kappa Alpha Order
Larry Stanton Wiese, Executive Director
E. Kent McMichael, Archivist
8:45pm Viewing of Special Collections, Mulberry Hill
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
9:00am Stonewall Jackson House Tour
11:30am Depart for lunch
12:45pm Lunch and tasting – Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards
1:45pm Depart for Monticello
3:30pm Tour of Monticello
5:30pm Depart for Lexington
8:00pm Dinner, Southern Inn Restaurant
9:45am Tour of Lee Chapel
10:45am Tour of Virginia Military Institute and Museum
12:30pm Lunch, The Palms
1:30pm Lecture on George C. Marshall
Dr. Rob Havers, President of the George C. Marshall Foundation
2:00pm Tour of George C. Marshall Museum
3:00pm Free time in Lexington
5:00pm Lecture on Robert E. Lee
6:30pm Tour of Sunnyside
7:15pm BBQ Dinner, Mulberry Hill
8:30pm Ritual Session (for initiated brothers only)
Councilor C. Douglas “Bubba” Simmons
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
8:30am Worship Service, W&L – Robert E. Lee Chapel
9:15am Meet and Greet with Knight Commander Darren S. Kay, Mulberry Hill
9:45am Conclusion of the Alumni College
Additional tours, golf and other events and activities can be set-up for attendees and guests on Sunday upon request.