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2021-22 KAOEF Scholarship Recipients

Published on: October 5, 2022

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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Oklahoma Provisional Chapter Established

Published on: September 27, 2022

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, a group of twenty-one men at the University of Oklahoma were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation.  The ceremony was held on campus in the Chapter House. H. David “Dave” Pinson (Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas Tech ’00), Commander of Locke Province, installed the chapter officers and led the Induction…

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Francis Marion Senior Presents Scholarly Work in Italy

Published on: September 27, 2022

Samuel J. “Sam” Cathcart (Delta Tau–Francis Marion ’20), an academic senior at Francis Marion University, is presenting a scholarly work at the University of Parma in Parma, Italy. He is making this presentation during the 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance. Sam is an undergraduate research assistant at FMU for Dr….

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Western Carolina Provisional Chapter Established

Published on: September 19, 2022

On Saturday, September 17, 2022, a group of eighteen men at Western Carolina University were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation.  The ceremony was held on campus in the Catamount Room of the A.K. Hinds University Center. Robert H. “Rob” Wall (Tau–Wake Forest ’95), Commander of Smith Province, installed the chapter officers…

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Tulsa Leaders Recognized by Fraternity & Sorority Life Office

Published on: July 13, 2022

During the University of Tulsa’s 2022 Greek Banquet held by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, two brothers were recognized. Dominic J. “Dom” Lupo (Mu–Tulsa ’19) received the Outstanding Senior award and Outstanding Chapter President award. Blake A. Chrismer (Mu–Tulsa ’19) received the Outstanding Scholar award. Additionally, the Mu Chapter was recognized for excellence…

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2022 Interns

Published on: June 6, 2022

The Kappa Alpha Order Internship Program was created to provide deserving undergraduates with the desire to become better educated and informed on both the public and private sectors of our national government. In addition, this program will give undergraduates the opportunity to gain professional work experience while living in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Texas, or Atlanta,…

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Auburn Holds Career Day for Alumni and Undergraduate Brothers

Published on: May 3, 2022

During a Chapter Meeting in the fall, Hugh A. Farmer III (Nu–Auburn ’72) and two other alumni visited to share the story of Jack B. Carter II (Nu–Auburn’71). “The Chapter room is named for him,” Hugh commented. “Jack was single-handedly responsible for returning KA to Auburn.” Unfortunately,  Jack passed away in 2014, and Hugh and…

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West Florida Recognized for Campus Engagement

Published on: May 2, 2022

The University of West Florida Provisional Chapter received an award from Fraternity and Sorority Life for Campus Engagement. “I believe that campus engagement is a very important aspect of fraternity sorority life,” Number I James “Ryley” Barker said. “Not only does it help the members of your organization see how other organizations work but also…

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Spring 2022 Journal – Unknown Legend

Published on: April 20, 2022

Spring 2022 – “Unknown Legend” This issue features the unknown legend of Jack Jacobs (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’39), a young man from the Creek Nation who would become a football star in college and two countries.  Knight Commander’s Message C. Douglas Simmons III proudly shares that the Order is thriving and provides updates. [Read More] Who…

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Northern Arizona Raises $32,500 for Special Olympics

Published on: April 19, 2022

The Epsilon Tau Chapter at Northern Arizona University recently completed its month-long fundraiser for Special Olympics Arizona. The chapter planned events like percentage nights, coin wars, trivia night, and a flag football game to fundraise for their initial goal of $20,000. Their events saw a growing attendance and participation from 50 to 300 attendees for…

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