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Missouri S&T Alumnus Donates $5M for New ‘Front Door’ to Campus

Published on: January 7, 2021

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY Claudette Riley at the Springfield News-Leader A couple that has long supported Missouri University of Science and Technology gave $5 million to support a new arrival district that will create a “front door” to the Missouri S&T campus. The gift from Tim Bradley (Beta Alpha–Missouri S&T ’74) and his wife Kay will…

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Virginia Wesleyan Alumnus Hired to 8News Team

Published on: January 5, 2021

Jordan Bondurant (Epsilon Omicron–Virginia Wesleyan ’08) joined WRIC 8News in December 2020 as a Digital Content Producer. Jordan has a sports journalism background with experience covering everything from youth baseball to NASCAR and the Washington Capitals. He is an avid Atlanta Braves, Caps and Dallas Cowboys fan, with an affinity for motorsports. You can catch Jordan…

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Dr. Saloom Joins KAOEF Board of Trustees

Published on: December 17, 2020

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation welcomes our newest trustee, Dr. Russell J. Saloom, MD (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’74), who is joining the Board for the first time.  Russell J. Saloom, M.D., is a 1974 initiate of Gamma Phi Chapter at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A longtime KA volunteer and donor to the KAOEF,…

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LaFollette Elected to the Executive Council

Published on: December 7, 2020

Pursuant to the bylaws, Stephen J. LaFollette (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ’84) was elected to the Executive Council on October 8, 2020. Stephen is a 1984 initiate of Delta Phi at Jacksonville State University. While an Active Member, he served as the Number VI and the Number I. Stephen has spent the last 24 years volunteering…

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King Aiken Elected to Senior Councilor

Published on: December 1, 2020

Pursuant to the bylaws, the Executive Council elected King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’83) as Senior Councilor on Friday, September 18, 2020. King served as the Commander of the John L. Hardeman Province from 1995–1997, and again from 2006–2008. In 2008, he was elected by the Advisory Council to the Executive Council, where he has…

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Beta Gamma Chapter Restored at Charleston

Published on: December 1, 2020

On Saturday, November 21st, 2020, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Beta Gamma Charter to the gentlemen of the College of Charleston Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at Emeline in Charleston, South Carolina. Since the provisional chapter was established in April of 2019, members have been…

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MTSU Restored as Delta Lambda Chapter

Published on: December 1, 2020

On Saturday, November 14th, 2020, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Delta Lambda Charter to the gentlemen of the Middle Tennessee State University Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Since the provisional chapter was established in December 2018, members have…

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Pritchett Appointed to Serve Alabama as Dunwody Province Commander

Published on: November 20, 2020

Pursuant to Article 7, Section 116, of the Order’s Bylaws, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III, has appointed E. Preston Pritchett III (Nu–Auburn ’10) as Dunwody Province Commander effective November 9, 2020. Preston Pritchett is a high school business teacher and football coach. Preston previously served as an Associate Director for Chapter Services on the…

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Ole Miss Presents All-terrain Trackchair to Injured Veteran

Published on: November 18, 2020

The Alpha Upsilon Chapter at the University of Mississippi presented injured Army Veteran, Alton “Ray” MacBain, with an all-terrain trackchair at the Ole Miss vs South Carolina football game on Saturday, November 14, 2020. MacBain served 23 years in the United States Army, where his exposure to oil fields and burn pits resulted in diminished…

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Houston Baptist Alumnus Named Executive Director of Texas Radio Hall of Fame

Published on: November 11, 2020

Douglas B. Harris (Delta Sigma–Houston Baptist ’73) was named the Executive Director for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame by retiring Operations Manager Josh Holstead. The announcement was made on November 7th during the Hall of Fame’s virtual awards ceremony. Doug is Chief Creative Officer of Creative Animal International and President of Noisemaker Communications and…

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