Journal and KA Receive Top Awards from Fraternity Communications Association
The 2022 Annual Conference of the Fraternity Communications Association (FCA) was held April 27–29. At the Recognition Banquet, the Order and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation received three first-place awards and one third-place award. Two of these were in the top two award categories of the Association:
1st Place, Critics’ Choice – Logo – 79th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend (2021)
1st Place, Writing – Long Form – The Country Doctor Who Helped Make Missouri Spaces Smoke-free by Katilyn McConnell with Ozarks Alive
FCA’s second-highest honor: This award honors the best communications program by an organization directed to members and/or an outside audience for a single purpose, such as a membership campaign, convention or other. Entries display the program’s creativity in writing and design and its ability to communicate effectively the message to the intended audience.
1st Place Fred F. Yoder Award for Overall Excellence
The Kappa Alpha Journal
FCA’s highest honor: This award is given for overall excellence of a total publication as demonstrated in a magazine. All magazines will be judged, from cover to cover, on writing, design, readability, and relevance of the publication to its intended audience.
Additionally, Brent E. Buswell (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’09), Director of Communications, began his second year of a two-year term on the FCA Board of Directors as Director of Finance. FCA Past President Jesse Lyons (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’98), Assistant Executive Director for Advancement and Editor, will now serve as the Association’s Centennial Commission Chairman ahead of the 2023 Centennial Celebration.
This year, FCA received more than 600 entries in four main categories for 27 separate awards. FCA has 71 member organizations including national fraternities and sororities as well as leadership and honor societies. FCA provides outstanding networking, educational, and recognition opportunities for its members.