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Richerson to Lead PGA of American President

Published on: November 2, 2020

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, Jim Richerson (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’86) was sworn in as president of the PGA of America during its 104th annual meeting held virtually. As the 42nd president, Jim will serve a two-year term. “I’m very humbled and honored to be elected as the Association’s next president,” Jim said. “My focus…

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FGCU Alumnus Named Tillman Scholar, Receives DoD Fellowship

Published on: November 2, 2020

Many KA brothers continue on after college to lead lives of exceptional achievement, but there are some whose accomplishments and successes are far beyond the norm. Luis A. Martinez Jr. (Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast ’09) is one of those men whose passion, drive, and obvious intellect have helped make him a man destined to make…

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Georgia College Raises $2,500 for Local Life Enrichment Center

Published on: November 2, 2020

The Epsilon Nu Chater at Georgia College and State University recently donated $2,500 to Baldwin County’s Life Enrichment Center (LEC), which serves individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. In the wake of COVID-19, the LEC facility was closed in March, and many in the area were without services until “LEC at Home,” a virtual way…

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North Texas Alumnus Pruett Promoted to Senior Vice President of Cooksey Communications

Published on: October 29, 2020

Randy E. Pruett (Gamma Lambda–North Texas ’76) has been promoted to senior vice president and account manager at Cooksey Communications, a North Texas-based strategic communications firm. He leads or co-leads Cooksey’s account teams serving clients such as Jackson-Shaw, Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, the City of Fort Worth’s “Wear a Mask” public awareness campaign,…

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Scholarship Applications Open for 2021-22

Published on: October 19, 2020

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation is proud to support undergraduates with financial aid. Anyone interested in applying for a KAOEF Scholarship for the 2021 – 2022 academic year should complete the application by 11:59 pm Eastern on January 31, 2021. 2021 – 2022 KAOEF Scholarship Application A Completed Scholarship Application must include the following:…

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2020-21 KAOEF Scholarship Recipients

Published on: October 19, 2020

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) Scholarship Program remains an important benefit to members of Kappa Alpha Order. As a primary focus of the KAOEF, these academic, merit and needs-based scholarships serve as an inspiration for excellence inside and out of the classroom and oftentimes prove the difference in whether recipients can continue their undergraduate…

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Fall 2020 Journal – Wood.

Published on: October 16, 2020

This issue features the family legacy of our Chief Founder James Ward Wood, an open letter from the Knight Commander, interviews and stories from brothers recovering from COVID-19, a review of the Order’s evolution as an organization, and Voluntary Remarks on Race and Grace in KA. We hope you enjoy this issue of KA’s award-winning…

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Centenary Number I Serves as Governor’s Fellow

Published on: October 15, 2020

Though Covid-19 limited what many of us did last summer, Patrick Riley (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’19) spent part of the summer months participating in the 2020 Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government in Baton Rouge. A senior and a political science major at Centenary, and the president of Alpha Iota, Riley underwent an arduous application process…

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Tulsa Alumnus Assists in Production of Gold Star Family Video

Published on: October 7, 2020

Edward D. “Ed” Ladner (Mu–Tulsa ’75) recently served as the voice actor for an awareness video for Gold Star families.  The video released for Gold Star Family Remembernece Week, September 20-26, honors America’s fallen servicemen and servicewomen and features “The Star-Spangled Banner,” performed line by line by surviving family members. Ed assisted Air Force veteran…

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Satcher Elected as President of FSPAC

Published on: October 5, 2020

The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC) has elected Former Knight Commander Ben W. Satcher, Jr. as its President for the 2021. Ben is the Executive Vice President for the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation and recently completed a term as President of the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence. The FSPAC is the largest political…

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