2019 Graves Court of Honor
On Thursday, March 21st, the John Temple Graves Province Court of Honor held an Induction Dinner at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. More than one hundred brothers gathered to honors those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy and service to KA.
The following men were recognized and invested with the provincial cross of honor in recognition of their outstanding service to the Order and accomplishments which have brought honor to Kappa Alpha Order.
Steven D. Christman (Delta Tau–Francis Marion '75)
Steven is actively involved with the Delta Tau Chapter Housing Corporation and is a founding member of the Pee Dee Alumni Chapter. He is the State Director of Cross Trail Outfitters and is a volunteer with the Men’s Mission Outreach for Kellytown Baptist Church and Chesterfield Baptist Association. Brother Christman is also on the Board of the Chesterfield County Habitat for Humanity.
Rev. C. Andrew Collins, Jr. (Zeta Omega–Coastal Carolina '17)
Andrew is a Chaplin with Intrepid Hospice in North Charleston, SC and with the Berkeley County Crisis Chaplaincy. Brother Collins was initiated with the charter class of Zeta Omega at Coastal Carolina University and has served on its Alumni Advisory Committee ever since. He is also a member of the Military Division of Kappa Alpha Order and a Forever KA participant.
David J. Driver (Delta Tau–Francis Marion '94)
David, a former Delta Tau No. III, is a registered nurse specializing in the area of vascular surgery and kidney transplants. Brother Driver serves on the Delta Tau Housing Corporation, which he helped create, and mentors the chapter closely through his position on the Delta Tau Alumni Advisory Council. He is also the Secretary of the Frances Marion Board of Alumni Directors.
Kevin L. Metzger (Theta Commission–Citadel '14)
Kevin is the Graphical Representation Designer at The Citadel where he is responsible for all graphic arts design and use for the college. As Theta Commission’s Deputy Historian, he has dedicated hundreds of hours keeping the Commission’s history, Knight of the Order, up to date, maintaining their website and designing the media for Convivium, initiations, meetings and special events.
R. Alexander Murdaugh (Rho–South Carolina '87)
Alexander, a former Rho No. II, is a Hampton, SC attorney and serves as the Assistant Solicitor for the 14th Judicial Circuit. He completed his term as President of the South Carolina Association for Justice in 2016. Brother Murdaugh is now on the Board of the Arnold Fields Community Endowment and was Chairman of the Hampton County Democratic Party from 1996-2006.
Samuel S. Pickens (Iota–Furman '61)
Samuel retired from the insurance industry after a long and distinguished career. He is known for his loyal service to KA and Iota Chapter and is considered the unofficial information officer for the alumni. Brother Pickens regularly organizes and hosts alumni events and outings. He is also the North Carolina representative of the Furman University Alumni Network and was inducted into the Greenwood Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
Andrew D. Shuler (Delta Epsilon–Newberry '07)
Andrew is a Commercial Real Estate Developer from Orangeburg, SC. A former No. II, Brother Shuler now serves as the Alumni Advisor for Delta Epsilon Chapter. Also, to help improve alumni participation, Brother Shuler was instrumental in helping organize a very well attended pre-Homecoming gathering and plans are being made to make it an annual event.
Paul G. Trippe (Beta Pi–Presbyterian '72)
Paul, a former Beta Pi No. III, is the Managing Director and Marketing Investment Executive for Bank of America Private Bank. Since graduation, Brother Trippe has worked tirelessly to organize several pledge classes for an annual reunion that has become a forty-five year Beta Pi tradition. He also served on the Board of Spoleto USA and is a past Chairman of the Board for the Central South Carolina Red Cross.
Hugh L. Willcox, Jr. (Rho–South Carolina '65)
Hugh is an attorney in Florence, SC. Brother Willcox was very instrumental in the establishment of Delta Tau Chapter at Francis Marion University. Also, for the past forty-five years, Brother Willcox and his family have provided a home in Florence for Delta Tau to use as their chapter house. He is a former President of the Kiwanis Club of Florence and former board member of the University of South Carolina Alumni Association.