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Kennesaw State Raises $20,000 and Donates Track Wheelchair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: January 31, 2020

The Zeta Chi chapter of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity launched a fundraiser in February aimed at raising $20,000 to buy a track chair for a local Vietnam War veteran. The fundraiser will help support the Independence Fund through KA’s “Operation KARE,” standing for knowledge, awareness, results and empowerment, the fraternity’s philanthropy mission for this year….

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South Alabama Alumnus Directs Mobile Triathlon

Published on: January 31, 2020

Professionally, Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ’77) oversees one of the State’s busiest probate court operations. In addition to participating in a number of civic and community endeavors, and participating in triathlons and long bike rides, Judge Davis is also the chairman of the Mobile Bar Foundation’s Triathlon Committee and race…

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BBQ Chicken: Washington College KA Helps Local Lions Club with Fundraiser

Published on: January 31, 2020

The Chestertown Lions Club held its annual chicken BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Trinity Lutheran Church across the street from Washington College. “This is an event that Kent County residents look forward to and enjoy every year. It was a successful event again this year as 700 chicken halves were sold by 2:30…

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Dancing with the KAs – South Carolina Donates $25k to Camp for Children with Disabilities

Published on: November 13, 2019

On Friday November 1st, Rho chapter at the University of South Carolina hosted their annual philanthropy event for Camp Cole, Dancing with The KAs. The event is held each year to raise funds to complete construction of Camp Cole, an ADA-compliant, state-of-the-art facility currently being built in the Midlands of South Carolina for children and adults…

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Supporting SC Camp for Children

Published on: October 3, 2019

On October 29, 2019, several members of Rho Chapter at the University of South Carolina volunteered at Camp Cole’s second annual “Sprint to Shine” 5k trail run located at their new camp location. Members in the chapter helped set up, take down, and facilitate the race overall. There were over 100 runners at the event….

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Mercer Raises $2,000 to Support MDA

Published on: April 29, 2019

The dedicated members of the Kappa Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity at Mercer University recently hosted a golf tournament to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Through the golf tournament, the chapter raised $2,000 to benefit local kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases. “The members of Kappa Alpha Order…

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South Carolina Chapter Serves Camp for Disabilities

Published on: April 11, 2019

On April 7, 2019, Camp Cole hosted its first annual Happy Campers Food Truck Festival. The festival promoted the camp and featured the presence of several different local Columbia, South Carolina food and retail vendors. Camp Cole is Rho Chapter’s official philanthropy, as the chapter has raised over $83,000 during the past three years with…

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“Deus et Dames” Inspires Female Empowerment

Published on: March 5, 2019

Brother uses physical fitness to build confidence, support philanthropy “Our motto is “for God and for women.” KA always holds women in reverence,” said Jim Beebe (Epsilon Rho—Purdue ’94), a brother who has devoted himself to living out the values of The Order by empowering women through physical fitness. Beebe founded his own CrossFit affiliate…

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KAOEF Trustee Fights Polio in India

Published on: March 4, 2019

Robert “Bob” Hagan (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’74) recently returned from India, where, as a member and a past district governor of Rotary International, he was participating in a project to immunize the children of India against polio. He said that the project to not only wipe out polio but to prevent its re-emergence has been…

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Southwestern Recognizes Pate with Community Award

Published on: February 27, 2019

Gerald L. “Jerry” Pate (Xi–Southwestern ’74) was recently honored with the Martha Diaz Hurtado College Town Award in Georgetown, Texas, recognizing his dedication to SU and Kappa Alpha Order, as well as his continuous efforts to enhance the “college town” environment for students, faculty and staff at SU. The award was presented to Pate at the Georgetown…

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