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Georgia College Senior Recognized with Knight Commander’s Commendations

Published on: October 26, 2021

During the Knight Commander’s Banquet of the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend, Turner P. Hargrave (Epsilon Nu–Georgia College ’18) was presented with the Knight Commander’s Commendation. The Knight Commander’s Commendation was created by the Executive Council to recognize outstanding service and leadership to the Order by members of Active Chapters. The award was established in 2020…

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Passing of Former Knight Commander Jack Richesin Taylor

Published on: July 9, 2021

The Order is saddened to report that Jack Richesin Taylor passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He served as the 31st Knight Commander from 1981 until 1985. Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III has declared an official period of mourning for thirty (30) days beginning on July 1, 2021. During…

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Joyner Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: May 10, 2019

During a Brotherhood Reception at the City Club of Wilmington in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday, May 2, 2019, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon Max Ray Joyner Jr. (Gamma Rho–East Carolina ’79). The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the sole discretion…

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Barksdale Receives Highest Individual Honor

Published on: January 16, 2019

During a Brotherhood Reception at the Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon David P. Barksdale (Tau–Wake Forest ’83) The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the sole discretion of the Knight Commander….

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McMichael Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: January 4, 2019

During the Beta Chapter/Commission 150th Anniversary Brunch at the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill on Saturday, October 3, 2018, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon SGM E. Kent McMichael (Beta Commission–VMI ’95). The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the sole discretion…

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Jason Barrett Honored with KA’s Highest Award

Published on: October 15, 2018

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay conferred the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon Dr. Jason R. Barrett (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’98). Knight Commander Kay awarded this highest individual honor an alumnus can receive during the 2018 Emmett Lee Irwin Province Court of Honor Banquet & Induction Ceremony at the The Fairview Inn in Jackson,…

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Aiken Honored with Order’s Highest Award – Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: August 6, 2018

Knight Commander Darren S. Kay conferred the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon King V. Aiken, Jr.  (Kappa–Mercer ’83) on Friday, August 3, 2018, during the 6th annual Crimson & Gold Society Dinner at the Cherokee Town & Country Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the…

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Mark Hale Receives KA’s Highest Individual Honor

Published on: June 19, 2018

Knight Commander Darren S. Kay conferred the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon Dr. Mark D. Hale (Gamma Lambda–North Texas ’90) on Thursday, May 31, 2018, prior to the Gamma Lambda Chapter Restoration Banquet & Ceremony at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the…

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Chartering of Zeta Omega Chapter at Coastal Carolina University

Published on: January 22, 2018

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Wild Wing Plantation in Conway, South Carolina, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’88) issued the Zeta Omega Charter to the gentlemen of the Coastal Carolina University Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet was well attended by area alumni and parents. The Coastal Carolina University Provisional Chapter…

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Chartering of Zeta Psi Chapter at Campbell University

Published on: January 22, 2018

On Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Indigo Room in Erwin, North Carolina, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’88) issued the Zeta Psi Charter to the gentlemen of the Campbell University Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet was well attended by area alumni and parents. The Campbell University Provisional Chapter received its provisional…

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