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Reunion: Delta Lambda Brothers Reunite

Published on: January 18, 2019

On Thursday, January 17, 2019, a group of alumni of the Delta Lambda Chapter got together for lunch. In attendance included founding members of the chapter from 50 years ago and brothers involved with the re-colonization chapter.

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Passing of George Randall Smith, Former Graves Province Commander

Published on: January 17, 2019

George Randall “Randy” Smith (Iota–Furman ’59), former Graves Province Commander, passed away on Monday, December 31, at the age of seventy-eight. Randy was a native and lifelong resident of the Greenville/Taylors area and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 from Furman University. He was an active member of Taylors First Baptist Church for…

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Passing of T. Michael Cobb, Former Hamilton Court of Honor Registrar/Preceptor

Published on: January 16, 2019

T. Michael “Mike” Cobb (Beta Upsilon–Marshall ’65), former Registrar and Preceptor for the Hamilton Province Court of Honor passed away on January 7, 2018, at the age of seventy-four. From his full obituary, “The beliefs by which Mike lived his life were embodied in his college fraternity Kappa Alpha Order.” Mike was a graduate of…

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Murray State KA Raises Funds for Special Olympics

Published on: January 16, 2019

Members of the Murray State Provisional Chapter played an important role in the October 2018 Murray State University Campus Plunge, where participants were dunked in cold water (“freezin’ for a reason”) to benefit Special Olympics of Kentucky. The chapter’s efforts helped raise nearly $2,000 of more than $10,000 that was raised to benefit the charity,…

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Barksdale Receives Highest Individual Honor

Published on: January 16, 2019

During a Brotherhood Reception at the Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon David P. Barksdale (Tau–Wake Forest ’83) The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the sole discretion of the Knight Commander….

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Jones & Satcher Receive SC Appointments

Published on: January 14, 2019

Two KA gentlemen have been appointed by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (Rho–South Carolina ’67)to assist in oversight of that state’s higher education system. Richard A. “Dick” Jones, Jr. (Rho–South Carolina ’66) and Ben Satcher (Delta Omicron–Clemson ’79) have been named to fill seats on the USC board of trustees and the South Carolina Commission…

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2019 National Undergraduate Chairman & Vice-Chairman

Published on: January 10, 2019

The Undergraduate Conference met at the Number I’s Leadership Institute on January 4, 2019, and elected Cole Evans and Tripp Knight as the 2019 National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice-Chairman, respectively. These brothers will represent the undergraduate KA membership throughout 2019. A junior from Peachtree City, Georgia, Cole is pursuing a degree in finance and real estate. As…

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Newberry Dedicates New Pearson Hall

Published on: January 10, 2019

In November, Newberry College hosted a dedication for Pearson Hall, the school’s newly constructed residence hall named in memory of L. Wayne Pearson, Sr. (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ’67). Pearson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lowcountry Savings Bank in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina from 1986 until it was acquired by Carolina First Bank in…

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Take Philanthropy to the Next Level with CrowdChange

Published on: January 9, 2019

Kappa Alpha Order is excited to partner with CrowdChange to help our chapters raise more money for their philanthropy events, while also making their lives easier. This online fundraising platform offers tons of features to help chapters take their philanthropy events to the next level at no cost to them. Chapters have been EXTREMELY successful…

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2019 Number I’s Leadership Institute Recap

Published on: January 9, 2019

The 2019 Number I’s Leadership Institute (NLI) took place at the Caraway Conference Center in Sophia, North Carolina, January 3rd through 6th. All of Kappa Alpha Order’s Number Is (chapter presidents) participated in the three-day, alcohol-free conference. The focus of NLI is to educate and empower Number I’s to understand their role and responsibility as the chapter’s highest elected…

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