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“Deus et Dames” Inspires Female Empowerment

Published on: March 5, 2019

Brother uses physical fitness to build confidence, support philanthropy “Our motto is “for God and for women.” KA always holds women in reverence,” said Jim Beebe (Epsilon Rho—Purdue ’94), a brother who has devoted himself to living out the values of The Order by empowering women through physical fitness. Beebe founded his own CrossFit affiliate…

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Brother Coudrain Recognized for Community Service

Published on: February 12, 2019

Patrick G. Coudrain (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’07) was named Holy Ghost Catholic School’s Distinguished Graduate for the 2018-2019 school year. “It is a tremendous honor considering that Holy Ghost was founded in 1912 and there are thousands of very deserving and qualified candidates to choose from,” said Coudrain. Patrick now works as an associate at…

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Gamma Chi Puts Toys Under the Tree

Published on: January 17, 2019

Chapter Donation Makes Christmas Wishes Come True The Gamma Chi Chapter (Texas Tech University) donned holiday sweaters for a good cause last month when they donated an estimated 80 toys to children in need. The members brought in toys themselves to the last chapter meeting of the semester, benefiting kids in the local Lubbock area…

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$3,000 Raised by Lamar this Fall

Published on: November 30, 2018

From softball to shaving, the Gamma Xi Chapter at Lamar University has found some creative ways to connect with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “The KA Chapter of Lamar University is the largest and most dedicated group of volunteers that MDA Southeast Texas has the pleasure of working with,” said Development Director Nicole Turvey. “We know…

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Citadel Brother Named to Academic All-American Team

Published on: November 6, 2018

2018 Google Cloud program recognizes extraordinary student athletes Both on the track and in the classroom, Will Braddock (Theta Commission—Citadel ’18) makes an impression. The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) named him to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American first-team for his accomplishments at The Citadel. Braddock represents the Southern Conference as the only…

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Brother Secures School Board

Published on: September 27, 2018

Brother Erhard Charles “Chad” Karl IV (Alpha Sigma–Georgia Tech ’86) is proof that it takes a wide range of experiences to earn a place in the Board of Education. Karl was installed to the School Board of Wilson County, Tennessee—after years of project management, community involvement, and of course, spending time with the kids. Chad…

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Lyons Honored by Fraternity Communications Association

Published on: May 16, 2018

The Fraternity Communications Association has awarded Jesse Lyons (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’98) the Marilyn Simpson Ford Award of Distinction. This award is dedicated to someone who has adamantly worked to advance the Association’s vision and purpose. Jesse has served FCA since 2012, contributing to the Association in a variety of manners. He has served the…

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Brother Turns Accident into Inspiration

Published on: May 11, 2018

Uriah Steffen’s life changed forever with a single bicycle ride. “I’ve never had any issues, anger, or fears with the amputation. I trust that God has a plan for me and will take care of me,” said Steffen (Epsilon Rho—Purdue ’06). He was riding to work in Plainfield, Indiana on a fall day in 2012…

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Newest Trustees of the KAOEF Board

Published on: April 26, 2018

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation welcomes our newest trustees, R. Scott Heath (Delta–Wofford ’77), who is joining the Board for the first time, and the Honorable David M. Warren (Tau–Wake Forest ’78) returns to the Board. Both men will serve a three-year term. Scott is the Branch Manager, First Vice President-Investments and PIM Portfolio…

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Fraternity Men Unite: Brother Leads SEIFC

Published on: March 29, 2018

Since 1966, more than 50 fraternity-governing councils have gathered from all over the southeastern United States to share their commitment to leadership and fraternity life. This is the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC)—now meet the brother at the helm. Baxter Ray (Zeta Chi–Kennesaw State ’17) has risen through the ranks, serving as Number VIII for his chapter…

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