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Updated History to be Released at 76th Convention

Published on: June 18, 2015

2015 marks the Sesquicentennial of the founding of Kappa Alpha Order, and before celebrating our present, we must remember our past. The Order is proud to announce that a new history book will be unveiled at the Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention. Earlier this year, Dr. Martin Clagett completed Excelsior: The Story of Kappa Alpha Order….

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Tampa, Florida Celebration Recap

Published on: June 17, 2015

May 7, 2015 – The sixth Sesquicentennial Regional Celebration was held in the Tampa Yacht and Country Club overlooking Tampa Bay. Brothers and their guest enjoyed an opportunity to meet  William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell) and hear him discuss his four objectives as Knight Commander and the Order’s accomplishments in this historic year.  James L. Ferman…

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Passing of Former Knight Commander Paulson

Published on: May 26, 2015

It is my sad duty to inform you that Thomas G. Paulson II passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Orinda, California. He served as the 34th Knight Commander from 1993 until 1997. Paulson was born in Modesto, California on March 5, 1930.  He was initiated by the Alpha Xi Chapter at the University of California,…

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St. Louis Sesquicentennial Recap

Published on: May 21, 2015

April 24, 2015 – The fifth Sesquicentennial Regional Celebration was held in the Champion’s Suite at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri home of the MLB Cardinals. Brothers and their guest enjoyed an opportunity to meet members of the Kappa Alpha Order Executive Council and hear William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell) discuss his four…

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Nashville Sesquicentennial Celebration Recap

Published on: May 13, 2015

April 17, 2015 – Nashville, Tennessee played host to the fourth Regional Sesquicentennial Celebration. Held at the Belle Meade Country Club, over one hundred and fifty alumni and guests enjoyed an evening of great food and fellowship. Brothers and their guests had an opportunity to meet members of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Board of Trustees…

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Winner of the Third Sesquicentennial Rifle Announced

Published on: April 28, 2015

Kappa Alpha Order and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) are proud to announce the third winner of the year-long Sesquicentennial Rifle Raffle.  Our newest winner was drawn on April 17th by Kookie Liles, wife of KAOEF trustee Malcolm Liles, during the Nashville Regional Sesquicentennial Celebration.    Congratulation to Neal Sumter (Alpha Sigma –…

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Delta Upsilon Convivium

Published on: March 30, 2015

On Saturday February 21, 2015 the Delta Upsilon chapter of Kappa Alpha Order celebrated its 40th Anniversary Convivium & the Sesquicentennial of the Order at the Teton Trek Lodge located within the Memphis Zoo. Upon arrival each guest received a 150th anniversary coin and lapel pin, a 40th anniversary koozie, and a Southern Proper tie…

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Atlanta Sesquicentennial Celebration Recap

Published on: March 23, 2015

The Atlanta Sesquicentennial Regional Celebration held at the Cherokee Town Club was a huge success. Nearly 200 attendees enjoyed an evening was filled with some great food, fellowship of brothers, and recognition of those who have served the Order faithfully. Actives, alumni and their guests also enjoyed taking photos on the red carpet and viewing…

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Largest Celebration to Date

Published on: March 6, 2015

The Dallas, Texas Sesquicentennial Regional Celebration held at the Dallas Country Club was a huge success. Although Dallas experienced some winter weather prior to the event, it was well attended by over 300 people which makes it the largest nationally organized KA event to date outside of a Convention. The evening was filled with some great…

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Dr. Nickles Receives KA’s Highest Honor

Published on: March 6, 2015

At the Sesquicentennial Regional Celebration at the Dallas, Country Club, Knight Commander William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell) conferred on Dr. Joel Alan Nickles (Delta Sigma – Houston Baptist ’74) the Knight Commander’s Accolade. This recognition is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive. Over the one hundred and forty-nine years of the Order’s…

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