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Track Chair Presented to Veteran by Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon Chapters

Published on: December 1, 2022

During Veterans Day Weekend, the Alpha Tau chapter at Hampden-Sydney College and the Zeta chapter at Randolph-Macon College presented an all-terrain track chair to retired Navy veteran Heather Miner during halftime of the football game between the schools. Former Number I Dominic Pastore (Alpha Tau–Hampden-Sydney) thought of teaming up with the Zeta chapter during a…

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High Point Donates All-Terrain Track Chairs to Two Wounded Veterans

Published on: November 18, 2022

During High Point University’s 12th annual Veterans Day Celebration, which welcomed more than 1,500 veterans and their families, the Zeta Phi Chapter presented two wounded veterans with all-terrain track chairs. The chapter raised more than $40,000 for The Independence Fund to sponsor the purchase, transport, and outfit of the chairs. One of the track chairs…

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Westminster Presents All-Terrain Wheelchair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: October 27, 2022

Life as Eric Jordan knew it changed forever in 2004 while serving in Iraq as an infantryman with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division: The 2.5-ton vehicle he traveled in that day drove over an improvised explosive device, causing severe injuries he would never fully recover from.   Members of the Alpha Eta chapter at Westminster…

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Northern Arizona Raises $32,500 for Special Olympics

Published on: April 19, 2022

The Epsilon Tau Chapter at Northern Arizona University recently completed its month-long fundraiser for Special Olympics Arizona. The chapter planned events like percentage nights, coin wars, trivia night, and a flag football game to fundraise for their initial goal of $20,000. Their events saw a growing attendance and participation from 50 to 300 attendees for…

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LSU raises $20K for wheelchair, expenses, to improve life of disabled Veteran

Published on: April 12, 2022

by Travis Spaulding, The Advocate Disabled U.S. Air Force and Army veteran J.D. Roberts, of San Antonio, Texas, received a life-changing gift, a new Action Trackchair, an offroad power wheelchair that uses tracks instead of wheels, as a result of the philanthropy of LSU’s Alpha Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha fraternity, on Saturday, November 20,…

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McNeese State Donates $5,000 to Center for Children

Published on: September 1, 2021

On Monday, April 12, 2021, the Delta Xi Chapter at McNeese State University presented a check for $5,000 to the St. Nicholas Center for Children, a nonprofit pediatric therapy center for children with Autism, located in Lake Charles, LA.  The chapter raised these funds during their “Rent a Gent” event. “Every year in the spring we…

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JMU Brothers Come Together for Brain Injury Victims

Published on: May 13, 2021

By Rick Moore After recently hearing of the plight of a KA alumnus with a terminal brain condition whose family needed support, the brothers of Zeta Theta at James Madison University banded together to raise money for them. And then, the men of the chapter went even further, raising additional funds for a nonprofit organization…

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$50k to Purchase School Laptops

Published on: August 13, 2020

Pi Chapter Alumnus Leads Effort to Donate 150 Chromebooks The City Schools Foundation presented a big check to Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) on Monday, August 10, 2020. Holding one end was Travis M. (Pi–Tennessee ’97) who is currently serving as chair of the Foundation. The $50,000 contribution will support students by purchasing 170 Chromebooks. “I…

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Eastern Kentucky Alumnus Named First Executive Director of Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission

Published on: June 12, 2020

Joshua T. Barrett (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’12) was named the first executive director of the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission. The newly formed Commission, which was recently created by the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Bill, will evaluate, develop plans, and provide support to educators to improve the financial literacy of Kentuckians. “I am excited to join the…

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South Carolina Helps Support Single Mother of Three during COVID-19

Published on: April 6, 2020

With COVID-19 shutting universities and businesses across the nation, many are left without a paying job. The Rho Chapter at the University of South Carolina decided to take care of one of their own during these difficult times. Alberta Garcia, a single mother of three, works to help keep the chapter house clean every day….

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