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Archive of: Awards

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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KAOEF Recognized for Best New Development Idea

Published on: October 4, 2021

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence held its 2021 Awards Program and honored nine member organizations for their outstanding work and for excelling and innovating in particular areas. The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAEOF) was recognized with the Best New Development Idea for the Rose Circle of the Crimson &…

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Accolade for Interfraternal Service Presented to Marc Stine

Published on: September 24, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held July 29–31, 2021, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Marc Stine was presented with the Order’s Accolade for Interfraternal Service. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Greek or fraternity community. The award is granted by a majority vote of the Executive…

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Award for Fraternal Excellence Presented to Tennessee’s Amanda Samsel

Published on: September 24, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held July 29–31, 2021, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Amanda Samsel was presented with the Order’s Award for Fraternal Excellence. The award recognizes a faculty member, a higher education staff member, or an administrator, for excellence and achievement in support of or service to a member,…

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Award for Fraternal Excellence Presented to Texas A&M’s Danny Pugh

Published on: September 24, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held July 29–31, 2021, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Danny Pugh was presented with the Order’s Award for Fraternal Excellence. The award recognizes a faculty member, a higher education staff member, or an administrator, for excellence and achievement in support of or service to a member,…

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Cullowhee KA Alumni Chapter Named as Alumni Chapter of the Year

Published on: August 25, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, The Cullowhee KA Alumni Chapter of North Carolina was recognized as the William E. Forester Alumni Chapter of the Year. Robert A. “Bobby” Byrd, Jr. (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’71) was present to receive the award from Knight Commander Simmons. The…

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Texas Tech Alumnus Named as Alumnus Advisor of the Year

Published on: August 25, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, C. Shannon Devaney (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’76) was presented with the Order’s Alumnus Advisor of the Year award. This recognition is given annually to recognize an alumnus advisor for excellence and achievement. Shannon was born in Big Spring, Texas, on…

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Tulsa Senior Recognized for Leadership by National Fraternity Trade Association

Published on: August 11, 2021

It was recently announced that Dominic J. “Dom” Lupo (Mu–Tulsa ’19) would be one of eight recipients of the 2021 Undergraduate Award of Distinction by the North American Interfraternity Conference. This recognition seeks to recognize fraternity men who have found in their experience an outlet for developing as both a leader and a better man….

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Wollermann Honored as Inaugural FSU Greek Leadership and Service Award Recipient

Published on: April 28, 2021

Florida State University held its Pursuit of Excellence Awards ceremony on April 14, 2021, at Capital City Country Club, and inducted Florida State President John Thrasher into FSU’s Greek Hall of Fame for his lifetime of service to the FSU community. Following this highest individual recognition of the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the…

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Lambert Named South Alabama’s IFC Man of the Year

Published on: April 28, 2021

During the University of South Alabama’s 2020 Greek Awards Ceremony,  Caleb Lambert (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ’18) was recognized as the 2020 IFC Greek Man of the Year. “This is an extreme honor since I have worked with the nine chapters on campus,” Caleb said in a post on LinkedIn. “I know each has amazing men…

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