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Archive of: Every|Day Hero

Arizona Brother Pulls Two from Car on Fire

Published on: January 3, 2023

On December 15th, there was a horrific traffic accident in Gilbert, Arizona involving multiple vehicles, one of which caught fire with two people trapped inside. Off-duty firefighter and paramedic Ryan G. Spilsbury (Epsilon Tau–Northern Arizona ’10) just happened to be driving by when the accident occurred. Without hesitation, Brother Spilsbury jumped into action. Spilsbury blocked…

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Louisiana-Lafayette Cancer Survivor Plans Another Ironman

Published on: February 14, 2022

The typical Ironman Triathlon is a series of long-distance races consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile run, in that order. It’s one of the most grueling sporting events in the world. While most of us would never even consider doing it, Daniel Allemond (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’05) has not only…

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A Higher Calling: Hurricane Florence Relief From Above

Published on: January 22, 2019

By Bettie Kelley Sousa The Wednesday after Hurricane Florence left the state, Smith Debnam partners gathered for their monthly lunch meeting, normally chaired by the law firm’s managing partner, Jerry T. Myers (Tau–Wake Forest ’79). Many learned then that Myers’ absence resulted from his accepting a higher calling – delivering supplies in his small air­plane…

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Florida Teacher has Students use Six Words to Share their Hurricane Irma Stories

Published on: August 28, 2018

Jon Mundorf (Zeta Lambda–Bowling Green State ’98) was featured in the London, England-based Daily Mail newspaper, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Mundorf, a seventh-grade teacher at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, Florida, shared the reactions and feelings of the members of his class after he asked the students to summarize Hurricane Irma…

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KA Helps Veteran Fighting Cancer

Published on: November 11, 2017

Dr. Lowrance fills hearts and cavities alike Dr. Stan Lowrance (Gamma Sigma—West Texas A&M ’74) goes above and beyond the call of dentistry for his patients in Rockwall, TX. A local military veteran battling cancer was in constant pain. Gum bleeding and loose teeth were side effects of her treatment. Those effects made it difficult…

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Leading Brothers on the High Seas

Published on: November 3, 2017

Captain Shannon Attales Offers Charters and Inspiration  Shannon Attales (Delta Upsilon–Tennessee-Martin ’03) graduated 13 years ago, packed up, and moved to the Florida Keys to become a deep-sea fishing captain—all before he had even caught his first mahi-mahi. “I’d never been saltwater fishing before,” said Attales, better known to his clients as Captain Shannon. “But…

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The Tale of a Heroic ODU Veteran: Jared Walker’s Bravery in Service

Published on: April 19, 2016

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY GIRISH SREEVATSAN  NANDAKUMAR, CONTRIBUTING WRITER FOR MACE & CROWN Old Dominion University recently ranked second for best veterans programs by the military/veteran advocacy organization CollegeRecon.com. Approximately 25 percent of current ODU students are military-affiliated. This means we share our campus with many real-life heroes. The Mace talked to Jared Walker (Delta Gamma – Old Dominion ’16),…

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Wofford Kappa Alpha Order Brothers Coach Little League Team

Published on: October 6, 2015

Lessons from the dugoutWofford College Kappa Alpha Order brothers coach Little League team 6/23/2015 “What’s your favorite jelly bean color?” That was the question that Little League baseball coaches Henry Cornelson (Delta – Wofford ’14), Owen Hughes (Delta – Wofford ’14) and Cason Wells (Delta -Wofford ’14) asked their players at their first practice as…

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Congrats to Councilor Barksdale

Published on: February 13, 2015

We should all wish Councilor David P. Barksdale a hearty congratulations! He has recently been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Premier Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina. Councilor Barksdale was initiated into Kappa Alpha Order in 1983 by Tau Chapter at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was previously a Chief…

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Washington & Lee brothers support local Health Center

Published on: February 2, 2015

January 17, 2015 – Members of Alpha Chapter were part of over 35 lacrosse players from Washington and Lee volunteered their time at the Rockbridge Area Health Center.  The group participated in the “thankathon” by calling and personally thanking all donors from the 2014 calendar year and assisted in cleaning and reorganizing the Development and…

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