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Missouri S&T Alumnus Donates $5M for New ‘Front Door’ to Campus

Published on: January 7, 2021

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY Claudette Riley at the Springfield News-Leader A couple that has long supported Missouri University of Science and Technology gave $5 million to support a new arrival district that will create a “front door” to the Missouri S&T campus. The gift from Tim Bradley (Beta Alpha–Missouri S&T ’74) and his wife Kay will…

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Virginia Wesleyan Alumnus Hired to 8News Team

Published on: January 5, 2021

Jordan Bondurant (Epsilon Omicron–Virginia Wesleyan ’08) joined WRIC 8News in December 2020 as a Digital Content Producer. Jordan has a sports journalism background with experience covering everything from youth baseball to NASCAR and the Washington Capitals. He is an avid Atlanta Braves, Caps and Dallas Cowboys fan, with an affinity for motorsports. You can catch Jordan…

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Dr. Saloom Joins KAOEF Board of Trustees

Published on: December 17, 2020

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation welcomes our newest trustee, Dr. Russell J. Saloom, MD (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’74), who is joining the Board for the first time.  Russell J. Saloom, M.D., is a 1974 initiate of Gamma Phi Chapter at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A longtime KA volunteer and donor to the KAOEF,…

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LaFollette Elected to the Executive Council

Published on: December 7, 2020

Pursuant to the bylaws, Stephen J. LaFollette (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ’84) was elected to the Executive Council on October 8, 2020. Stephen is a 1984 initiate of Delta Phi at Jacksonville State University. While an Active Member, he served as the Number VI and the Number I. Stephen has spent the last 24 years volunteering…

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King Aiken Elected to Senior Councilor

Published on: December 1, 2020

Pursuant to the bylaws, the Executive Council elected King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’83) as Senior Councilor on Friday, September 18, 2020. King served as the Commander of the John L. Hardeman Province from 1995–1997, and again from 2006–2008. In 2008, he was elected by the Advisory Council to the Executive Council, where he has…

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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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