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Middle Tennessee State Brother Takes His Cooking Skills to a National Audience

Published on: November 28, 2022

Middle Tennessee State Brother Takes His Cooking Skills to a National Audience by Rick Moore Fans of the Hell’s Kitchen reality cooking show on the Fox network this year are no doubt familiar with a chef who is part of a group of contestants called “The 40-Somethings,” Alex Belew (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’99). As…

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Former Knight Commander Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Order

Published on: November 10, 2022

Darren Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Kappa Alpha Order BY SARAH RUMMEL BACKER, Westminster College Darren Kay, ’91 ΚΑ, is an assurance partner with Ernst & Young in Indianapolis, IN, whose fraternity remains as important to him today as it was in the early 1990s. Kay just completed his second two-year…

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Roanoke Alumnus Donates $5 Million for College Science Center

Published on: November 1, 2022

Linda and John Snyder donate $5 million for Science Center project John P. Snyder (Beta Rho–Roanoke ’58) and his wife, Linda, have generously chosen to honor Roanoke College with a $5 million commitment of support that will put the College one step closer to its goal for the construction of a new Science Center. The…

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Texas A&M Alumnus Named CEO of ARCOS, Resource Management Solutions Firm

Published on: October 31, 2022

In February 2022, ARCOS® LLC, the market leader for utility and critical infrastructure resource-management solutions, named Odus “Boogie” Wittenburg (Epsilon Delta–Texas A&M ’91) – a veteran at building and leading fast-growing, innovative publicly traded and private technology firms – as the company’s CEO effective immediately. Wittenburg succeeds Bruce Duff who, after 10 years as CEO of…

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Louisiana-Monroe Alumnus Receives Professionalism Award from Shreveport Bar Association

Published on: October 31, 2022

Lawrence W. “Larry” Pettiette, Jr. (Gamma Nu–Louisiana-Monroe ’72) is the 2021 recipient of the Professionalism Award by the Shreveport Bar Association (SBA). This award is given annually to attorneys whose practice and personal conduct exemplify the highest level of integrity, dedication, and honor in the practice of law. Larry was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in…

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Southern Indiana Holds Annual Active Alumni Softball Game

Published on: October 27, 2022

On Saturday, October 8th, the Zeta Omicron Chapter at the University of Southern Indiana held its annual Active/Alumni Softball Game. “We had a great turnout this year thanks in part to the great efforts of Brother Tanner Gilligen’s updates and postings on the alumni chapter Facebook page,” commented Alumnus Advisor Tom Murray (Delta Nu–Murray State ’69)….

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Western Carolina Alumnus to Receive University’s Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

Published on: October 26, 2022

Western Carolina University recently announced that Paul C. Johnson (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’77) will be recognized with the Alumni Award for Professional Achievement at its upcoming Chancellor’s Brunch and Alumni Awards on Saturday, November 5, 2022, during Homecoming Weekend. The Alumni Award for Professional Achievement recognizes an alumnus who has attained extraordinary distinction and success…

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MTSU Alumnus Recognized for Distinguished Service by Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors

Published on: October 18, 2022

Clemson University Assistant Dean of Students Gary Wiser (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’99) has been named a recipient of the 2022 Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award, given annually by the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA). The award recognizes individuals who have exhibited outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas:…

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CHAPTER ETERNAL: Kenneth M. Romines

Published on: October 17, 2022

Kenneth M. Romines (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’63), Judge on the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals 2005 to 2012, died on Monday, October 3, 2022. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Ken worked as a law clerk on the Mississippi Supreme Court, an assistant Missouri attorney general, and a private practice lawyer….

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VMI Alumnus Promoted to Major General

Published on: October 17, 2022

Brigadier General William B. Dyer III (Beta Commission–VMI ’85) will be promoted to the rank of Major General on Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Brigadier General William B. Dyer III is currently serving as the Commanding General for the United States Army Reserve Legal Command, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Prior to…

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