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Centenary Alumnus Publishes Debut Book Honoring Autistic Sons

Published on: January 31, 2023

Merrill C. Wautlet, Jr. (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’78) just celebrated the publishing of his first book titled The Rat. A profoundly autistic boy is kidnapped for no apparent reason. Years later, that same boy, now a highly trained operative for a covert government agency, sees something while on assignment that triggers a memory of his mother…

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2023 National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice Chairman Elected

Published on: January 29, 2023

On January 7, 2023, the Undergraduate Conference met at the Number I’s Leadership Institute and elected Zachary C. Burks (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’20) and Carson P. Moody (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’21) as the 2023 National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice Chairman. Zachary and Carson will represent the undergraduate members during meetings of the Executive Council…

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Beta Sigma Chapter Restored at Southern California

Published on: January 27, 2023

On Saturday, January 14th, 2023, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Beta Sigma Charter to the gentlemen of the University of Southern California Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at Town & Gown Ballroom in Los Angeles, California, and were well attended by alumni, parents, staff, and…

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Epsilon Xi Chapter Restored at North Carolina-Charlotte

Published on: January 27, 2023

On Friday, March 18th, 2022, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Epsilon Xi Charter to the gentlemen of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, and were well attended by alumni, parents,…

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Western Carolina Alumni Surpass $1 Million in Support to the University

Published on: January 24, 2023

Kappa Alpha alumni raise $170K in WCU Greek Challenge, pushing fraternity’s total above $1 million by Western Carolina University The Delta Alpha chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order at Western Carolina University did more than merely win the 2022 rendition of the Greek Challenge by raising more than $170,000 for the Catamount Club, the university’s…

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Mississippi Family’s Tragedy Turned into Substance Misuse and Mental Health Support

Published on: January 24, 2023

The lives of Cal Mayo (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’83) and his family changed on April 14, 2022, when they received the news that their youngest son, Thomas Hayes Mayo, passed away from fentanyl poisoning. A 21-year-old student at the University of Mississippi, Thomas was described as “a great friend that lit up every room he entered”…

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Florida Holds 1K to Raise $4,500 for Dance Marathon

Published on: January 24, 2023

The Beta Zeta Chapter at the University of Florida held its 6th Annual 1K Race benefitting Dance Marathon on January 17, 2022. The chapter raised more than $4,500 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

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Florida Fishes for MDA

Published on: January 24, 2023

On April 2nd, the Beta Zeta Chapter at the University of Florida held its second annual KAtch Fishing Tournament and Crawfish Boil. It was another successful event, raising more than $12,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, twice as much as 2021.

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VMI Professor Recognized by Southern Conference

Published on: January 23, 2023

Col. Tom Timmes (Sigma Alpha Commission–USMA ’12), professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Military Institute was recognized recently by Jim Schaus, Southern Conference league commissioner for being named to the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team for the 2022-23 academic year. With two representatives chosen from each of the Southern Conference’s 10 member…

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Delta State Brothers Gather for Alumni Reunion

Published on: January 23, 2023

The Delta Beta Chapter at Delta State University held an alumni reunion the weekend of Saturday, August 6, 2022, and was joined by Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95). Their next reunion in 2024 will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Delta Beta Chapter.

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