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Northwestern State Alumnus Selected to Alumni Hall of Distinction

Published on: October 7, 2021

Thomas N. Whitehead (Gamma Psi–Northwestern State ’72) was one of six distinguished Northwestern State University alumni who were named to NSU’s Alumni Hall of Distinction, the Long Purple Line, in 2020.  After being postponed twice due to COVID-19, the group will be honored on October 22, 2021, at the Natchitoches Events Center, followed by a noon…

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FGCU Alumnus Named to University Foundation Board of Directors

Published on: October 4, 2021

The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Inc. approved its slate of officers, elected four new board members, and re-elected another four members for a second term. Included in the newly elected board members is Brett W. Diamond (Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast ’08). Brett is a native of Naples and serves as the chief innovation officer…

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West Florida Provisional Chapter Established

Published on: October 4, 2021

On Thursday, September 27, 2021, a group of fifteen men at the University of West Florida were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation.  The ceremony was held on campus in the Commons’ Lounge. Councilor L. Blair Bailey (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’88) installed the chapter officers and led the Induction Ceremony with Crawford…

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KAOEF Recognized for Best New Development Idea

Published on: October 4, 2021

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence held its 2021 Awards Program and honored nine member organizations for their outstanding work and for excelling and innovating in particular areas. The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAEOF) was recognized with the Best New Development Idea for the Rose Circle of the Crimson &…

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Provisional Chapter Established at Southern California

Published on: September 29, 2021

On Thursday, September 2, 2021, a group of twenty-five men at the University of Southern California were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation.  Due to extenuating circumstances around COVID-19, the ceremony was held virtually on Zoom. Neal Province Commander Douglas “Doug” W. Hanisch (Epsilon Tau–Northern Arizona ’98) installed the chapter officers and…

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Three Chapters Team Up to Donate Track Wheelchair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: September 27, 2021

Teaming up to raise $20,000 for The Independence Fund, the Delta Theta Chapter at Georgia Southern University, the Delta Phi Chapter at Jacksonville State University, and the Zeta Kappa Chapter at the University of West Georgia presented a track wheelchair to U.S. veteran Karen Dery during the Georgia Southern football game on Saturday, September 25,…

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NC State Alumnus Named Top 10 Lobbyists in North Carolina

Published on: September 27, 2021

Charles Franklin “Ches” McDowell IV (Alpha Omega–North Carolina State ’11) is an attorney and lobbyist at Kilpatrick, Townsend, & Stockton in Winston-Salem. McDowell was selected as one of the Top 10 lobbyists in North Carolina by the North State Journal, and he received honorable mentions for representing 45 clients during the 2020 North Carolina General Assembly…

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Ole Miss Donates Second Track Chair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: September 27, 2021

After raising $20,000 for The Independence Fund, the Alpha Upsilon Chapter at the University of Mississippi presented an all-terrain track chair to retired SGT Brian Mogensen at the Ole Miss football game on Saturday, September 11, 2021. SGT Mogensen joined the U.S. Army in 1984 and served until 1990 when he was honorably discharged. This…

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Francis Marion Spotlights Brother Harper Jackson

Published on: September 27, 2021

Student Spotlight: Harper Jackson The Patriot • September 13, 2021 Lesley Willard, Assistant Editor After taking advice from the most influential people in his life, 21-year-old environmental science major Robert “Harper” Jackson (Delta Tau–Francis Marion ’19) is working toward earning a degree that will allow him to make his favorite hobby a career. “When I…

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2021 Dunwody Province Court of Honor Induction

Published on: September 27, 2021

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, the W. Elliott Dunwody Province Court of Honor held an induction ceremony at Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville, in Birmingham, Alabama. This 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…

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