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Murray State KA Raises Funds for Special Olympics

Published on: January 16, 2019

Members of the Murray State Provisional Chapter played an important role in the October 2018 Murray State University Campus Plunge, where participants were dunked in cold water (“freezin’ for a reason”) to benefit Special Olympics of Kentucky. The chapter’s efforts helped raise nearly $2,000 of more than $10,000 that was raised to benefit the charity,…

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$3,000 Raised by Lamar this Fall

Published on: November 30, 2018

From softball to shaving, the Gamma Xi Chapter at Lamar University has found some creative ways to connect with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “The KA Chapter of Lamar University is the largest and most dedicated group of volunteers that MDA Southeast Texas has the pleasure of working with,” said Development Director Nicole Turvey. “We know…

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FGCU Swings for Big MDA Donation

Published on: November 18, 2018

The men of Zeta Pi at Florida Gulf Coast University hosted a golf tournament on Saturday, September 29th that raised exactly $10,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the fifth year in a row for such a successful outing. Held at the Raptor Bay Golf Club in Bonita Springs, Florida, 25 teams played, with around only…

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South Carolina Chapters Recognized by MDA

Published on: November 14, 2018

Two chapters of Graves Province, Beta Pi (Presbyterian College) and Delta Tau (Francis Marion University), were recognized by MDA of South Carolina for collectively raising over $10,000, making it possible for five children with muscular dystrophy to attend MDA’s annual summer camp. The chapters were presented their awards by Robert Watts, CFRA, Executive Director of…

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KA Firefighter Recognized for Bravery

Published on: November 12, 2018

Firefighter James P. “Jim” Lee, Jr. (Beta Kappa–Maryland ’95), Fire Department of New York Rescue 1, was named the winner of the 2016 Firehouse Magazine Michael O. McNamee Award of Valor, as well as the recipient of the 2017 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award, for his life-saving actions in an October 2016 New York…

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Citadel Brother Named to Academic All-American Team

Published on: November 6, 2018

2018 Google Cloud program recognizes extraordinary student athletes Both on the track and in the classroom, Will Braddock (Theta Commission—Citadel ’18) makes an impression. The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) named him to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American first-team for his accomplishments at The Citadel. Braddock represents the Southern Conference as the only…

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Joplin Fire Department & KA Raise $4k for MDA

Published on: October 29, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Delta Pi Chapter at Missouri Southern State University hosted a “Firehouse Run.” The 5K race was co-sponsored by the Joplin Fire Department and raised more than $4,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Just as KA has supported MDA as our national philanthropy for many years, local fire departments…

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Chapter Update: Missouri Southern State

Published on: October 17, 2018

On September 29, 2018, fourteen brothers of the Delta Pi Chapter and their Alumnus Advisor, Danny Day ’77,  helped renovate flower beds at the Joplin Lafayette House. The House’s mission is to provide a safe sanctuary, compassionate, and empowering services to heal those suffering from effects of domestic violence, sexual assault and substance use disorders.  Joseph…

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Midwestern State KA and MDA raise $25,000

Published on: October 3, 2018

Reposted article from theWichitan.com by Tommy Chhe, Reporter • October 2, 2018 Kappa Alpha and the Muscular Dystrophy Association raised $25,000 for kids and adults diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscular-debilitating diseases on Sept. 12 at the Lake Center. Small and big businesses and community leaders within Wichita Falls went for the cause of donation. Kaleb Collins,…

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Brother Secures School Board

Published on: September 27, 2018

Brother Erhard Charles “Chad” Karl IV (Alpha Sigma–Georgia Tech ’86) is proof that it takes a wide range of experiences to earn a place in the Board of Education. Karl was installed to the School Board of Wilson County, Tennessee—after years of project management, community involvement, and of course, spending time with the kids. Chad…

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