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LTC Boone to Lead Columbia College Military Locations

Published on: June 22, 2019

ROBERT BOONE NAMED ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR COLUMBIA COLLEGE MILITARY LOCATIONS by Sam Fleury, COLUMBIA COLLEGE Columbia College Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Palmer recently announced the hiring of Robert Boone (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’90) as associate vice president for Columbia College Global-Military. In this role, Boone will oversee the operations…

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Veteran Establishes Spirits Company for American Patriots

Published on: June 22, 2019

Review: Leadslingers Bourbon Whiskey By Lee Williams, The Gun Writer There’s an M4 on the label along with an eagle and an American Flag. An M4! Make no mistake, this is Second Amendment-friendly bourbon — pro-gun booze. Leadslingers Bourbon Whiskey, the brainchild of seven combat veterans, is hard not to like. The backstory Brad Premo…

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Miami Alumnus Competes in ‘The Voice’ with Sisters

Published on: June 22, 2019

MIAMI ALUMNI HEAD TO THE NEXT ROUND OF ‘THE VOICE’ By Caroline Haubenstricker, The Miami Student After singing a cover of “Closer to Fine” on the hit TV show “The Voice”, the Bundys, a trio of siblings and Miami alumni, are off to the next round of competition, with the aid of Kelly Clarkson as their…

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Texans Draft A&M’s 12th Man

Published on: June 22, 2019

A&M 12th Man Cullen Gillaspia selected in the seventh round by the Houston Texans By Olin Buchanan, TexAgs Cullen Gillaspia (Epsilon Delta–Texas A&M ’15), perhaps the best player to ever don Texas A&M’s 12th Man jersey, now will wear a Houston Texans jersey. The Texans chose Gillaspia on Saturday in the seventh round of the NFL…

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Published on: June 21, 2019

Win Cramer (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’96), CEO of JLab Audio, an award-winning Bluetooth headphone brand, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Technology and Services category in San Diego. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation,…

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Rockwall Rotary Officer of the Year

Published on: June 21, 2019

Johnie Clark (Gamma Upsilon–Texas A&M-Commerce ’80) of the Royse City Police Department was recognized by the Rockwall [Texas] Noon Rotary Club as their 2019 Officer of the Year. Although he was unable to attend, Johnie was one of several first responders from the area who were recognized at the Rockwall Noon Rotary meeting on Thursday,…

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Restoring Cars and Memories

Published on: June 21, 2019

Natchez Car Buff Restores Austin-Healey For English Motoring Club past president Terry Trovato, restoring his best buddy’s Austin-Healey was the project of a lifetime By James Fox-Smith, Country Roads Predictably, it was face-meltingly hot on the early August day when Dunleith tour guide Terry Trovato (Theta–Kentucky ’62) took me for a spin around Natchez in…

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Westminster Alumnus Named Head Basketball Coach

Published on: June 21, 2019

Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, MO, named Mark Wright (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’09) head boys’ basketball coach in May. Wright also serves as head boys’ golf coach at Francis Howell. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Wright teaches U.S. History, AP Government, and Psychology. Wright says he is thrilled to lead the basketball…

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Legacy of Former Knight Commander Frampton Continues

Published on: June 4, 2019

by Drew Collins (Zeta Omega–Coastal Carolina ’17) On a May Sunday in the midst of a heatwave in South Carolina I attended the funeral of one of the patients of the hospice that I serve as Chaplain in a Summerville church. I had been told that my participation might be needed so I was prepared…

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Two KAs Recognized Nationally by North-American Interfraternity Conference

Published on: June 4, 2019

Two distinguished brothers have been recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for exemplifying excellence in leadership, service, and education within the fraternal community. John Price McGiffert, Jr. (Alpha Beta–Alabama ’15) has been selected to receive the Undergraduate Award of Distinction for his leadership and character as the President of the Student Government Association (SGA)…

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