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Oklahoma State Celebrates its Centennial

Published on: May 19, 2023

The Beta Xi Chapter at Oklahoma State University celebrated its centennial throughout the weekend of May 6, 2023. Although the chapter was founded on May 18, 1920, the anniversary was postponed due to COVID-19. More than one hundred brothers were in attendance over the weekend which included a reception on Friday, a lunch at the…

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App State Alumnus Donates $1.3 Million to Athletics and College of Business

Published on: May 18, 2023

Dennis W. Covington (Delta Psi–Appalachian State ’89) and his wife, Katherine, have made a $1.3 million gift to Appalachian State University in support of facilities for App State Athletics and academic resources for the Walker College of Business. The Covingtons’ gift will help fund campus projects, including the Appalachian 105 complex and a future learning lab for the Walker…

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Southeastern Alumnus Appointed Administrator of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Published on: May 16, 2023

Father Lamar F. Partin III (Epsilon Kappa–Southeastern Louisiana ’89) will be leading our parish effective July 1, 2023, following the retirement of Father Bayhi. Father Partin is a priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) and currently Parochial Vicar at St. John the Evangelist in Prairieville.

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Zac Brown Receives Honorary Degree from West Georgia

Published on: May 15, 2023

Carrollton, Georgia, May 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The University of West Georgia awarded an honorary degree to Zac Brown – the internationally renowned musician, singer-songwriter, and founder and lead singer of Zac Brown Band – during its spring Commencement ceremonies, deepening Brown’s connection to an institution that played a role in shaping his love…

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Passing of Dick Barnes, the Order’s Fourth Executive Director

Published on: May 10, 2023

Richard Allan “Dick” Barnes (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’69) passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2023, in Lexington, Virginia. He served as Executive Director from 1985 until 1995. Dick was born in Tallahassee, Florida, on August 30, 1940. At Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) where he majored in Education, he and twelve friends formed a…

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2023 Hardeman Court of Honor

Published on: May 9, 2023

The John L. Hardeman Province Court of Honor held its annual induction ceremony on April 15, 2023, at Idle Hour Golf & Country Club in Macon, Georgia.  Brothers and friends gathered to celebrate our beloved Kappa Alpha Order and those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy and service to KA. Additionally, the Court…

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Schmuck Inducted Into High School Hall of Fame

Published on: May 9, 2023

Councilor James M. “Jim” Schmuck (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’69) was inducted into the Parkway South High School Hall of Fame. Jim was an English teacher and track coach for many years, and the ceremony took place on the track where he spent countless hours.

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Texas A&M Alumnus Named to KAOEF Board of Trustees

Published on: May 1, 2023

At the KAOEF Board of Trustees Meeting held April 28, 2023, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Eric J. Doyal (Epsilon Delta–Texas A&M ’03) was elected to the Board of Trustees. Eric will serve a term of three years. Eric is the Founder and Managing Partner of Briarwood Partners, a Houston-based private investment firm, where he focuses…

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Showalter Selected to Committee of 100 for Economic Development

Published on: April 30, 2023

The Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. has selected Erik Showalter (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’02) as a member for 2023. C100 Committee Member Kris Kirkpatrick who nominated Erik for membership stated, “C100 is excited to have Erik. He brings experience and knowledge to the membership of C100 that will greatly benefit our members and…

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Five Recognized with Induction into Hardeman Court of Honor

Published on: April 25, 2023

The John L. Hardeman Province Court of Honor held their annual induction ceremony on October 1, 2022, at the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Brothers and friends gathered to celebrate our beloved Kappa Alpha Order and those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy and service to KA. The following men were recognized…

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