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Most Outstanding Alumni Chapter Goes to…Joplin, Missouri Alumni Chapter

Published on: September 1, 2017

During the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay awarded the Joplin, Missouri Alumni Chapter with the William E. Forester Alumni Chapter Award. President Chad E. Waggoner (Delta Pi–Missouri Southern State ’93) was present to receive this recognition. The William E. Forester Alumni Chapter Award is given in memory of…

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Relief Efforts in Harvey’s Aftermath

Published on: August 31, 2017

Harvey had devastating impacts in Texas and Louisiana, and many people are left to deal with the historic destruction. Here are three ways that any KA can assist in the recovery effort for the people of Texas and Louisiana, including many KAs. Donate Blood: The American Red Cross and other local/regional blood banks are always…

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South Carolina KAs Honored for Courage & Heroism

Published on: August 25, 2017

Throughout the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Medal upon seven brothers of Rho Chapter at the University of South Carolina. The Knight Commander’s Medal was established in 2007 by the Executive Council, at the request of Former Knight Commander J. Michael Duncan, to recognize brothers who demonstrate…

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KAOEF Home Run: Auction Event Raises $88,000 for Scholarships, Internships & Leadership Education

Published on: August 24, 2017

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) hosted its 20th annual Bid for Brotherhood (B4B) auction on Friday, August 4, 2017, at Busch Stadium during the Kappa Alpha Order’s 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. Through and live and silent auctions, reverse bingo raffle, and a fund of need solicitation, the KAOEF…

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Missouri Chapters Perform Model Initiation at 77th Convention

Published on: August 23, 2017

On Friday, August 4, 2017, a model initiation ceremony was held at the Missouri Athletic Club during the 77th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. Members of the Alpha Eta Chapter at Westminster College and the Beta Alpha Chapter at Missouri University of Science and Technology performed the ceremony. Model initiation director James…

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Gateway Alumni Chapter Receives Charter

Published on: August 23, 2017

Knight Commander Darren S. Kay presented the charter of the Gateway Alumni Chapter to Anthony “Tony” M. Maheu (Zeta Sigma–Southern Illinois ’11) at the reception prior to the Knight Commander’s Banquet in the Hyatt Regency at the Arch during the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. The Gateway Alumni Chapter was established on…

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2017 Executive Council Elections

Published on: August 23, 2017

On August 5, 2017, during Session II of the 77th Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, the Convention elected to retain 40th Knight Commander Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’88), retain Senior Councilor C. Douglas Simmons (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95), and re-elect the following brothers to the 38th Executive Council: King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’83)  L….

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Brothers & Friends Recognized at the 77th Convention in St. Louis

Published on: August 23, 2017

The 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend was held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch. Along with completing the business of the Order, many alumni and friends of KA were recognized for various reasons ranging from service to the Order, to giving back to the local community, to saving lives. Knight…

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Singleton Recognized for Continued Leadership in Fraternal Movement by North-American Interfraternity Conference

Published on: August 23, 2017

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, Former Knight Commander Dr. Idris R. Traylor, Jr. (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’70) and Former Knight Commander James R. Estes (Alpha Kappa–Missouri ’60), both past presidents of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), presented Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82) with the 2017 NIC Silver Medal at the Interfraternal Recognition Luncheon during the 77th…

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Sheldon Recognized as Undergraduate of Distinction by North-American Interfraternity Conference

Published on: August 23, 2017

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, Michael P. Wilson (Alpha Theta–Transylvania ’00), chief financial officer for the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), presented Jesse A. Sheldon (Zeta Mu–Univ. of Washington ’14) with the 2017 Undergraduate Award of Distinction at the Interfraternal Recognition Luncheon during the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch…

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