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Passing of Former Knight Commander Jack Richesin Taylor

Published on: July 9, 2021

The Order is saddened to report that Jack Richesin Taylor passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He served as the 31st Knight Commander from 1981 until 1985. Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III has declared an official period of mourning for thirty (30) days beginning on July 1, 2021. During…

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2021 ELA Schedule

Published on: June 14, 2021

Monday, June 21st 1:30pm Conference Registration, Lobby 5:30pm Dinner, Dining Room 6:30pm Welcome, Hollifield Hall Evan M. Hanna, Director of Chapter Operations 6:45pm Leadership Lecturer #1 – Values in Action, Hollifield Hall Marlon L. Gibson, Ph.D., Director of Community Engagment 8:15pm Team Meeting #1 – Goals for Your Experience See page 4 for meeting locations….

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Florida’s Fishing Tournament Reels in $6,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Published on: June 4, 2021

On March 27, 2021, the Beta Zeta Chapter at the University of Florida brought back their “KAtch em All” fishing tournament to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Brothers and guests gathered at Newnan’s Lake, just East of Gainesville, Florida, to compete in the tournament sponsored by Sodium Fishing Gear. For just $30 per person, participants…

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JMU Brothers Come Together for Brain Injury Victims

Published on: May 13, 2021

By Rick Moore After recently hearing of the plight of a KA alumnus with a terminal brain condition whose family needed support, the brothers of Zeta Theta at James Madison University banded together to raise money for them. And then, the men of the chapter went even further, raising additional funds for a nonprofit organization…

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Two Alumni Join FGCU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Published on: May 11, 2021

Two alumni brothers of the  Zeta Pi Chapter at Florida Gulf Coast University recently joined the  FGCU Alumni Association Board of Directors; David C.Merrill ’08 and Bradley D. Williams ’12. The FGCU Alumni Association promotes and assists with programs and attends key alumni events, inspiring other graduates to give their time, talents, and financial support…

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JMU Donates All-Terrain Track Wheelchair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: May 11, 2021

On Sunday, May 2nd, the Zeta Theta Chapter at James Madison University virtually presented an all-terrain track wheelchair to veteran Randall Pope from Woodford, Virginia, who served with the first Attack Helicopter Company for eight and a half years. To make this possible, the chapter fundraised more than $20,000 for the Independence Fund throughout the…

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2021 Interns

Published on: May 11, 2021

The Kappa Alpha Order Internship Program was created to provide deserving undergraduates with the desire to become better educated and informed on both the public and private sectors of our national government. In addition, this program will give undergraduates the opportunity to gain professional work experience while living in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Texas, or Atlanta,…

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Two West Virginia Wesleyan Brothers Inducted into Nation Marketing Honor Society

Published on: May 11, 2021

Dakota M. Bull (Beta Chi–West Virginia Wesleyan ’17) and Cole D. Skaggs (Beta Chi–West Virginia Wesleyan ’17) were two of the four seniors at West Virginia Wesleyan College who were inducted into the Alpha Mu Alpha national marketing honor society. To be eligible for membership, senior marketing majors must have achieved an overall grade point…

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Thomason Retires as Keeneland’s President and CEO

Published on: May 10, 2021

In July, Keeneland President and CEO William W. “Bill” Thomason, Jr. (Theta–Kentucky ’74) announced that he would be retiring from the global horse racing and sales company to spend more time with his family at the end of 2020. “Bill Thomason has led Keeneland with passion and integrity and with a commitment to its customers…

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Florida Hold 1K Run/Walk and Raises $4,700 for Children’s Miracle Network

Published on: May 10, 2021

In late February, the Beta Zeta Chapter at the University of Florida held their 5th Annual 1K benefitting Dance Marathon. The fun event was not only enjoyable, but it raised awareness and more than $4,700 for the Children’s Miracle Network. “Brothers, sorority women, and other guests came together, dressed up, and enjoyed good company all…

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