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Western Carolina Alumni Surpass $1 Million in Support to the University

Published on: January 24, 2023

Kappa Alpha alumni raise $170K in WCU Greek Challenge, pushing fraternity’s total above $1 million by Western Carolina University The Delta Alpha chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order at Western Carolina University did more than merely win the 2022 rendition of the Greek Challenge by raising more than $170,000 for the Catamount Club, the university’s…

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Former Knight Commander Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Order

Published on: November 10, 2022

Darren Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Kappa Alpha Order BY SARAH RUMMEL BACKER, Westminster College Darren Kay, ’91 ΚΑ, is an assurance partner with Ernst & Young in Indianapolis, IN, whose fraternity remains as important to him today as it was in the early 1990s. Kay just completed his second two-year…

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1865 Trust ESTATE GIFT RECEIVED: Kent Stoffel

Published on: September 20, 2022

Kent B. Stoffel (Alpha Eta Chapter–Westminster ’42) passed away in 2022, at the age of 99. Recently, the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation received an estate gift from him totaling more than $500,000. His gift will provide meaningful scholarships to members of the Alpha Eta chapter. Kappa Alpha Order and the KAOEF appreciate his generosity…

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North Carolina State Alumnus Dedicates Engineering Lab in Honor of His Professor

Published on: April 12, 2022

The Fitts-Woolard Hall is the latest addition to the campus of North Carolina State University. The 225,000 square foot building houses the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE); cutting-edge laboratories; administrative offices; and more than 100 classrooms. The construction of Fitts-Woolard…

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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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Florida State Alumnus Elected Chair of University’s Board of Trustees

Published on: September 2, 2021

The Florida State University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Trustee Peter H. Collins (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’90) as its chair on Friday, August 27, 2021. “It’s a big responsibility but we have a great board, and we have a great new president,” Collins said. “My job will be to marshal all the resources to assist…

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Davidson Alumnus Donates $4 Million for College’s Career Development Center

Published on: August 12, 2021

B. Frank Matthews II (Sigma–Davidson ’46) recently donated $4 million to help enable Davidson College students to find joy in productive careers. In addition to renovating part of the Student Union to creating spaces for career workshops and employer interactions, his gift will also support programming to develop students and connect them with employers. “We…

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Missouri S&T Alumnus Donates $5M for New ‘Front Door’ to Campus

Published on: January 7, 2021

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY Claudette Riley at the Springfield News-Leader A couple that has long supported Missouri University of Science and Technology gave $5 million to support a new arrival district that will create a “front door” to the Missouri S&T campus. The gift from Tim Bradley (Beta Alpha–Missouri S&T ’74) and his wife Kay will…

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KAOEF to Host 23rd Annual Bid for Brotherhood

Published on: July 8, 2020

This year, the KAOEF will host its 23rd annual Bid for Brotherhood (B4B), an exciting and engaging fundraising auction event, on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office in Lexington, Virginia, TICKETS Tickets are $75 per person for general admission. For current members of the Crimson & Gold Society, tickets…

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Passing of Dr. James L. Bowers, Jr., Former KAOEF Trustee

Published on: June 6, 2018

Sadly, Dr. James L. Bowers (Beta Omega–Washington College ’57), former trustee and Life Trustee of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation, passed away on Friday, May 25, at the age of eighty-nine in San Diego, California. A pioneer in the fundraising and development field, Jim gave of his time, talent, and treasure to the Order…

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