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Two Presidents, One Historic Rivalry

Published on: March 27, 2018

Two Presidents, One Historic Rivalry Two brothers are making waves at their Alabama universities. By Liz Janisse Dane Block (Nu–Auburn’15) was elected president of Auburn University’s Student Government Association (SGA), while Price McGiffert (Alpha Beta–Alabama ’15) now reigns as SGA president at the University of Alabama. Both are bound by a unique tradition—the Iron Bowl, an annual…

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Smashing Cars and Raising Spirits

Published on: March 6, 2018

Reed White is known for his infectious smile. That smile came out when the brothers of Alpha Omicron (University of Arkansas in Fayetteville) came together last fall to host a Car Smash in his honor. “His friendship means the world to me, because I get to see the adversity he goes through on a daily…

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Call to Community: Remembering Doug Young

Published on: March 6, 2018

The Order invites you to pause in remembrance of a brother whose dedication to community shaped his life and embodied the values of KA. Doug Young (Delta Lambda—Middle Tennessee State ’69) did it all. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1971-1973, where he worked in military intelligence. He owned and…

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Recipe for success: top chef speaks out on brotherhood

Published on: January 30, 2018

Chef Mike Shetsky (Delta Lambda­­­–Middle Tennessee State ’07) has risen through the ranks of culinary excellence to claim a coveted role as executive chef. Although his career has taken him to restaurants across the country, he began his climb to the top chef spot during his days at MTSU. “While in KA I did all…

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KA Helps Veteran Fighting Cancer

Published on: November 11, 2017

Dr. Lowrance fills hearts and cavities alike Dr. Stan Lowrance (Gamma Sigma—West Texas A&M ’74) goes above and beyond the call of dentistry for his patients in Rockwall, TX. A local military veteran battling cancer was in constant pain. Gum bleeding and loose teeth were side effects of her treatment. Those effects made it difficult…

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Leading Brothers on the High Seas

Published on: November 3, 2017

Captain Shannon Attales Offers Charters and Inspiration  Shannon Attales (Delta Upsilon–Tennessee-Martin ’03) graduated 13 years ago, packed up, and moved to the Florida Keys to become a deep-sea fishing captain—all before he had even caught his first mahi-mahi. “I’d never been saltwater fishing before,” said Attales, better known to his clients as Captain Shannon. “But…

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Ole Miss Remembers Brothers with $60,000 Donation

Published on: October 19, 2017

“One of the biggest fears of a parent who has lost a child is that the child will be forgotten,” said Ken Wilbanks, whose son, Bryant Mason Wilbanks, was among three brothers killed in a tragic car accident. All members of the University of Mississippi’s Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Wilbanks, Charles Walker Kelly and Samuel Clayton…

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Top 8 Tips for Successful Summer Recruitment

Published on: May 21, 2017

School’s out for summer! Well, at least for those not taking courses to catch up or get ahead. This is often the time of year when chapter members disengage and are not as focused on doing things to move the chapter forward. However, this window of time has the potential to be some of the…

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Baylor University Brothers Recognize Outstanding Faculty

Published on: December 5, 2016

Ms. Mei Lan Tam’s efforts to encourage students at Baylor University with kind words and warm cookies did not go unnoticed by the provisional chapter (Delta Omega). The brothers presented Mei Lan Tam, a member of the university’s dining hall staff, with Kappa Alpha Order’s Outstanding Faculty Award for fall 2016. “Every day they come…

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Agajanian Brothers Honored for Motor Sports Legacy

Published on: December 2, 2016

The San Pedro Sportswalk gained three new honorees last month. Modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the award has honored star athletes since 1978. Biological and Kappa Alpha brothers of University of Southern California’s Beta Sigma chapter, Cary ’60, Chris ’69, and J.C. ’69 Agajanian followed in their father’s footsteps of motor racing legend….

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