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Newberry Dedicates New Pearson Hall

Published on: January 10, 2019

In November, Newberry College hosted a dedication for Pearson Hall, the school’s newly constructed residence hall named in memory of L. Wayne Pearson, Sr. (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ’67). Pearson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lowcountry Savings Bank in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina from 1986 until it was acquired by Carolina First Bank in…

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Delta Phi Hosts Successful Golf Tourney

Published on: September 7, 2018

The men of Delta Phi at Jacksonville State staged another successful gold tournament in memory of KA brother Steve Smith (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ’85) and his 21-year-old daughter, Sydney, who died tragically in a 2016 auto accident in Roswell, Georgia. The tournament, held at Pine Hill Country Club in Anniston, Alabama on Sunday, August 26th,…

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VFW Raised in Honor of Fallen Brother

Published on: August 28, 2018

A new Veterans of Foreign Wars post based at Atlanta’s Bobby Jones Golf Course was named in memory of Army 1st Lt. Tyler Hall Brown (Alpha Sigma–Georgia Tech ’97). Tyler was killed in action in 2004 when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire in Ramadi, Iraq. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and…

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Memphis Alumni Raise $27k for MDA in Memory of Cliff Davis

Published on: July 3, 2018

On May 4, 2018, Alumni of the Gamma Gamma Chapter at the University of Memphis held their inaugural Cliff Davis Memorial Golf Tournament to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The tournament was held at Cherokee Golf Club in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Clifford Young “Cliff” Davis (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’84) served two terms as Number I of…

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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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SGT Gros Rides for Fallen Officers

Published on: April 14, 2018

SGT Darren E. Gros (Epsilon Kappa–Southeastern ’98), of the St. Charles Parish Sheriffs Office, has participated in the Police Unity Tour for the past two years, riding more than 240 miles on his bicycle from Portsmouth, Virginia to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to…

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Call to Community: Remembering Doug Young

Published on: March 6, 2018

The Order invites you to pause in remembrance of a brother whose dedication to community shaped his life and embodied the values of KA. Doug Young (Delta Lambda—Middle Tennessee State ’69) did it all. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1971-1973, where he worked in military intelligence. He owned and…

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Newberry Brothers Honored with Campus Bricks

Published on: October 24, 2017

Alumni from the Delta Epsilon Chapter at Newberry College honored all their deceased brothers by supporting the Newberry College Alumni Walk Brick Campaign. A brick was placed in honor of each deceased brother. The bricks were shared with the families at the 2017 Homecoming on Saturday October 21, 2017. The memories of our brothers will…

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Ole Miss Remembers Brothers with $60,000 Donation

Published on: October 19, 2017

“One of the biggest fears of a parent who has lost a child is that the child will be forgotten,” said Ken Wilbanks, whose son, Bryant Mason Wilbanks, was among three brothers killed in a tragic car accident. All members of the University of Mississippi’s Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Wilbanks, Charles Walker Kelly and Samuel Clayton…

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Scholarship in Honor of J. West Summers IV Established for Delta Chapter

Published on: March 6, 2017

Since 1913, the Kappa Alpha Order has been an important part of the Summers family, as 12 men in our family belong to the Order. J. West Summers, IV (Delta–Wofford ’11), a second semester Senior at Wofford College, passed away on November 15, 2015. His parents, West (Delta–Wofford ’81) and Liz, and brother Rob (Delta–Wofford…

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