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40th Year Reunion Brings Alpha Brothers back to Lexington

Published on: March 14, 2017

Some had not seen each other in over a few decades, but the Kappa Alpha Order initiation ceremony changed all of that for a group of 1977 Alpha Chapter initiates. Neil Treger was initiated into the Alpha Chapter at Washington and Lee University in 1977, along with three dozen other men from around the nation….

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Making your Initiation Ceremony more Impactful

Published on: June 9, 2016

The initiation ceremony is what connects all KAs as brothers whether you went to school in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, California or somewhere else entirely. Without it, we do not not have that shared experience, so it is important to make every member’s initiation ceremony as impactful as possible. Here are some tips to help your…

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Restoration of Gamma Tau Chapter at Sam Houston State

Published on: April 28, 2016

On Saturday, April 23rd at the Elkins Lake Country Club, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta – Westminster ’88) re-issued the Gamma Tau Charter to the gentlemen of the Sam Houston State University Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet was well attended by alumni. The SHSU provisional chapter received its provisional certificate on October 31, 2013, and since…

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James Rembert Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: September 28, 2015

Knight Commander William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell) conferred on James A. W. Rembert (Theta Commission – Citadel ’08) the Knight Commander’s Accolade, the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, on Saturday, May 9, 2015 during the Annual Theta Commission Induction and Initiation Ceremonies at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Colonel Rembert served in…

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5 Activities to Enhance Initiation

Published on: February 16, 2015

Shortly prior to initiation it is important that new members have the correct understanding of the responsibilities that come with full membership and the proper attitude for the initiation ceremony. The following activities could serve as a catalyst to achieve a more impactful initiation ceremony.  1) Charter Examination: The Charter is the governing document that gives…

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KA Who’s Who – the largest compilation of Charter Members

Published on: August 12, 2014

By Jesse S. Lyons, Assistant Executive Director for Advancement The staff at the National Administrative Office is completing a comprehensive Charter Member List of each previously chartered chapter. It is most likely the most comprehensive list of chapter historical data since the 1966 Alumni Directory. This information will be published in the 150th Anniversary Alumni…

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Initiation Reports Are Due

Published on: April 2, 2014

If you inducted new members this spring, there is a 99% chance your Initiation Report (Report 4) is due. With new member ed only 8 weeks long and the report due 2 weeks before initiation, now is the time. Don’t risk not getting your badges in time or a fine, or social suspension. Just submit…

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