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Staff Updates

Published on: February 27, 2013

Staff Updates Transitions, Promotions, & One Moving On… Much is happening in Lexington, Virginia at the National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill. In an effort to keep our Official Family and key stakeholders better informed and engaged, we are testing the use of digital e-newsletters for information delivery. We feel that important information may be…

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Showalter to leave staff, work with Congressman

Published on: February 27, 2013

Erik T. Showalter, Chief Development Officer, will be leaving staff effective March 1, 2013. A transition has been ongoing since February 4, when Erik was offered and accepted the position of Director of Finance for Congressman Robert M. Pittenger (Omicron – Texas ’67) and for the Free Markets Political Action Committee (PAC), of which Congressman…

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KAs in Public Service

Published on: January 24, 2013

The following is our “roll call” of brothers who are candidates, elected officials, or soon to be sworn-in public servants. They represent our known listing of all KAs in the United States Congress, state-wide elected offices, or those running. Here’s a little bit about each of them.    

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City Council Brotherhood

Published on: January 21, 2013

By: Rick Moore In an election year a lot is said about public service, about taking the lead in making our country a better place, by men and women who claim they want to do it in the spirit of love and selflessness. Quite often that ends up not being the case. But two KA…

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Chiefs of the Hill

Published on: January 21, 2013

By: Jesse S. Lyons (Delta Alpha – Western Carolina ’98) Photos by Ali McLaughlin Photography Some of our greatest leaders and public servants in Washington are not elected. They’re not in the President’s Cabinet. They don’t have executive offices, chambers, or even a high paid salary. Many walk to work, ride the Metro, and run…

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2012 MDA Top Ten Fundraising Chapters

Published on: January 21, 2013

Kappa Alpha continues to enjoy a strong relationship with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. At NLI in January, Tom Boyle, Vice President of MDA and Luke Christie (Iota – Furman ’12), National Youth Chairman for MDA, presented the top ten fundraising awards to our KA chapters for 2012. The list is below. Click here for more…

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Unbranded – Alumni take their movie to Kickstarter

Published on: January 18, 2013

Two recent KA alumni, Ben Masters (Epsilon Delta – Texas A&M ’07) and Thomas Glover (Epsilon Delta – Texas A&M ’09) are going on a journey of a lifetime: 3,000 miles through Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho using 18 wild mustangs they broke and trained. They’re creating a documentary: Unbranded the story of their…

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2013 Conviviums

Published on: January 12, 2013

Below is an incomplete list of 2013 Conviviums. The tradition is alive and well in the Order. For information on creating your own Convivium (chapter level, regional, chapter alumni, whatever!) click here for the Convivium guide. Conviviums are traditionally held on or around January 19th, but they most certainly can be held throughout the year!…

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A case against pushing charitable deductions over the fiscal cliff

Published on: December 6, 2012

by: Erik T. Showalter, CFRE, Chief Development Officer Pick up any newspaper on any newsstand today and you will read about the looming “fiscal cliff” coming on December 31. As a result, Congress is putting everything on the table to find more revenue for the federal government. Now on the table, for the first time…

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Zeta Tau “Draws Blood”

Published on: November 2, 2012

Zeta Tau Chapter literally “drew blood” recently by hosting their first ever Operation Crimson Gift Blood Drive on the campus of Austin Peay State University. With students, faculty, and staff literally waiting in line to give blood, the event was overwhelmingly successful. Every spot was taken for blood donations and the chapter is gearing up…

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