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Pritchett Appointed to Serve Alabama as Dunwody Province Commander

Published on: November 20, 2020

Pursuant to Article 7, Section 116, of the Order’s Bylaws, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III, has appointed E. Preston Pritchett III (Nu–Auburn ’10) as Dunwody Province Commander effective November 9, 2020. Preston Pritchett is a high school business teacher and football coach. Preston previously served as an Associate Director for Chapter Services on the…

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Houston Baptist Alumnus Named Executive Director of Texas Radio Hall of Fame

Published on: November 11, 2020

Douglas B. Harris (Delta Sigma–Houston Baptist ’73) was named the Executive Director for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame by retiring Operations Manager Josh Holstead. The announcement was made on November 7th during the Hall of Fame’s virtual awards ceremony. Doug is Chief Creative Officer of Creative Animal International and President of Noisemaker Communications and…

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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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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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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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Louisiana Tech Alumnus Named to Association of for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40

Published on: October 1, 2020

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) recently released it 40 Under 40 Program recipients for 2020, and Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) Trustee Erik T. Showalter (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’02) was included in the listing. The AHP’s 40 Under 40 Program recognizes the future leaders within the healthcare development community and honors the industry’s…

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LSU Alumnus Honored by American Bar Association

Published on: September 30, 2020

Edmund J. Giering IV (Alpha Gamma–Louisiana State ’87) was recently named the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding In-House Counsel Award for distinguished service by a nonprofit in-house counsel by the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section. As General Counsel of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Giering’s practice…

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Ole Miss Alumnus Elected to Mississippi House of Representatives

Published on: September 25, 2020

In the November 5th, 2019 general election, Clay Deweese (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’01) won a seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated Tiffany Kilpatrick for Mississippi’s 12th District. Clay said that he is excited and honored to represent the people of District 12 in a press release announcing his candidacy. “The opportunity to represent…

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