Kappa Alpha Order

2017 Model
Initiation

Missouri Chapters Perform Model Initiation at 77th Convention

On Friday, August 4, 2017, a model initiation ceremony was held at the Missouri Athletic Club during the 77th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. Members of the Alpha Eta Chapter at Westminster College and the Beta Alpha Chapter at Missouri University of Science and Technology performed the ceremony. Model initiation director James R. “Jim” Hennessey (Beta Alpha–Missouri S&T ’84) assisted both chapters hold many practices over several months.

INITIATION TEAMS

Beta Alpha Chapter at Missouri S&T

  • Kyle J. Cage ’16
  • John R. Conroy ’14
  • Daniel S. Ellerbrock ’14
  • Mason J. George ’16
  • Jared W. Hanisch ’16
  • Christian J. Matoushek ’16
  • Landen P. Smith ’15
  • Jacob S. Walker ’15
  • Cody A. Witt ’15
  • Zachery D. Wren ’16

Alpha Eta Chapter at Westminster

  • Andy S. Bennett ’16
  • Matt J. Brown ’16
  • Blake A. Strebler ’15
  • Sam J. Vogel ’15
  • Hayden M. Wallace ’16


SPECIAL INITIATES

Tony C. Fala (Zeta Omicron–Southern Indiana ’17)
Tony is a Senior Relationship Manager for Nationwide Strategic Partnerships Organization focusing on the Alumni, Greek, and Auto Enthusiasts affinity segments. He develops long-lasting relationships with partner organizations. Tony has been with Nationwide 20 years.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Franklin University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University.

Tony is a U.S. Air Force veteran with 12 years of service as a non-commissioned officer in the 445th Security Forces Squadron. Outside of work, Tony loves cycling and kayaking, is a serious foodie, and self-proclaimed car enthusiast. Tony is a graduate and board member of Leadership Westerville (a signature program developing business professionals into community leaders). Tony lives in Westerville, Ohio with his wife Betsy. Tony and Betsy have two adult children.


Collin K. Mooney (Sigma Alpha Commission–USMA ’17)
Collin was a member of the United States Military Academy football team from 2005-2008. During his tenure as team captain in 2008, Mooney ran for a school record 1,339 yards in 12 games. He graduated from Army with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. Upon graduation, Mooney served 3 years on active duty in the US Army as a field artillery officer, honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant.

After serving as an Army officer, he was granted a release to play professional football. Mooney was signed in 2012 by the Tennessee Titans, where he played for 2 seasons, and also spent time as a member of the Atlanta Falcons organization.

Currently, Collin works as a financial advisor for UBS and resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Michalyn.


Bryan N. Tramont (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’17)
Bryan is the managing partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP in Washington, D.C., and advises companies on business opportunities in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors. Before joining WBK, Mr. Tramont served as Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Michael Powell, managing all aspects of the agency’s operations.
 

He currently is an adjunct law professor in Catholic University of America’s Communications Law Institute and a senior adjunct fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been recognized by leading publications like Legal 500, Chambers USA, and Washingtonian as one of the nation’s top communications lawyers, and has been awarded The Best Lawyers in America © “Lawyer of the Year” for Media Law and also for Communications Law. In 2016, he was also named one of the Top 10 Washington, DC Super Lawyers.

He is on the Board of Trustees at William Woods University and has served in numerous leadership positions for the Federal Communications Bar Association, including President for 2010-2011.


 

Garrett Frederick Snodgrass (Zeta Omicron–Southern Indiana ’17)
Garrett attended Purdue University before graduating from Missouri State with a BS degree in Horticulture. While at Missouri, he served as a Senator in Student Government, was the Technical Chairman for the University Activities Council, and served as Treasurer in the AG Council of Presidents.

It was at Missouri State that Garrett met the love of his life, Monica Lynxwiler. After graduating from Missouri State, Garrett went to work for Western Lithotech, where he was instrumental in creating a Quality System certified to ISO 9001 standards. Most recently, he has worked as a Territory Service Manager for McCormick International USA, covering the Southwestern region of the United States.

Garrett and his wife Monica have been married for over 25 years and live in Rogersville, Missouri. They are active in their local church, helping where they can and serving on mission trips. They have two daughters, one a middle school teacher in the St. Louis area and the other a sophomore Psychology major at Missouri State.

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