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Leake Inducted into Oklahoma State Greek Hall of Fame

Published on: November 1, 2021

On October 28, 2021, Sam O. Leake, Jr. (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’61) was inducted into the Oklahoma State University Fraternity and Sorority Hall of Fame. The ceremony, which was held during Homecoming week, included the induction of the 2020 and 2021 classes and was attended by Sam’s wife Lynn, Executive Director Larry Stanton Wiese, Assistant…

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Softball Connects Southern Indiana Actives and Alumni

Published on: October 26, 2021

The 2021 Zeta Omicron Chapter Alumni/Active Softball game was held on Saturday, October 9, the last day of the West Side Fall Festival. After one year off due to COVID-19, the annual game held in Evansville, Indiana, resumed with a great turnout. The undergraduate brothers surprised LTC Thomas R. “Tom” Murray (Delta Nu–Murray State ’69)…

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FSU Alumnus Promoted to Colonel

Published on: October 25, 2021

Curtis C. “Curt” Owens (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’95) was promoted to the rank of Colonel of the U.S. Army Reserve on Monday, September 13, 2021. COL Owens is currently serving as Legislative Liasion for the U.S. Army and previously served the Order as the Commander of William B. Crawford Province (State of Florida) in 2004.

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Northwestern State Alumnus Selected to Alumni Hall of Distinction

Published on: October 7, 2021

Thomas N. Whitehead (Gamma Psi–Northwestern State ’72) was one of six distinguished Northwestern State University alumni who were named to NSU’s Alumni Hall of Distinction, the Long Purple Line, in 2020.  After being postponed twice due to COVID-19, the group will be honored on October 22, 2021, at the Natchitoches Events Center, followed by a noon…

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FGCU Alumnus Named to University Foundation Board of Directors

Published on: October 4, 2021

The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Inc. approved its slate of officers, elected four new board members, and re-elected another four members for a second term. Included in the newly elected board members is Brett W. Diamond (Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast ’08). Brett is a native of Naples and serves as the chief innovation officer…

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NC State Alumnus Named Top 10 Lobbyists in North Carolina

Published on: September 27, 2021

Charles Franklin “Ches” McDowell IV (Alpha Omega–North Carolina State ’11) is an attorney and lobbyist at Kilpatrick, Townsend, & Stockton in Winston-Salem. McDowell was selected as one of the Top 10 lobbyists in North Carolina by the North State Journal, and he received honorable mentions for representing 45 clients during the 2020 North Carolina General Assembly…

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2021 Dunwody Province Court of Honor Induction

Published on: September 27, 2021

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, the W. Elliott Dunwody Province Court of Honor held an induction ceremony at Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville, in Birmingham, Alabama. This honors those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy, and service to KA. The following men were recognized and invested with the provincial cross of honor in recognition…

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Inaugural Induction of the Traylor Province Court of Honor

Published on: September 23, 2021

The recently renamed Traylor Province, consisting of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio,  held a Court of Honor induction ceremony on Friday, September 10, 2021. The ceremony was held at the SILO Auto Club and Conservancy in Indianapolis, Indiana. The following four brothers were added to the Court’s roll: The purpose of the Court of Honor is to recognize…

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2021 Neal Province Court of Honor Induction Ceremony

Published on: September 9, 2021

The Daniel R. Neal Province Court of Honor of Kappa Alpha Order held an induction ceremony on Friday, July 30, 2021, during the Alumni Conference of the 79th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend. The ceremony was held in the Sedona room at The Arizona Biltmore, in Phoenix, Arizona. The following eight men were added to the…

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Special Initiates of the 79th Convention

Published on: September 9, 2021

The following brothers were initiated into the Order in the Model Initiation Ceremony on Saturday, July 31, 2021, during the 79th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. The ceremony was held in the Grand Ballroom of The Arizona Biltmore and conducted by brothers of the Gamma Epsilon Chapter at the University of Arizona, assisted…

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