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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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Robert Wall Appointed to Smith Province Commander

Published on: April 30, 2015

Knight Commander William E. Dreyer has appointed Robert H. Wall (Tau –Wake Forest University ’95) as the Commander of the Ed Chambers Smith Province effective April 24. Rob has served as Deputy Province Commander for the past three years and is counsel with Spilman, Thomas & Brattle, PPLC in Winston-Salem, NC where he practices in the area of…

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J. Ray Gill Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: March 13, 2015

Knight Commander William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell) conferred on Joseph Ray Gill (Alpha Delta – William Jewell ’06) the Knight Commander’s Accolade, the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Wrights at the Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. J. Ray Gill is president of Gill Grain Company…

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Cleve C. Luckadoo Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: March 12, 2015

Clevie Clifford Luckadoo (Delta Alpha – Western Carolina ’65) was awarded the Knight Commander’s Accolade from Knight Commander William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell) at Delta Alpha’s  50th Anniversary at the Crowne Plaza in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive. …

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J. Baxter Wood Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: March 11, 2015

J. Baxter Wood (Delta Alpha – Western Carolina ’64) was awarded the Knight Commander’s Accolade from Knight Commander William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell) at Delta Alpha’s  50th Anniversary at the Crowne Plaza in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive. …

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Kriss Parikakis Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: March 10, 2015

Kriss Parikakis (Delta Kappa – Stephen F. Austin ’76) was awarded the Knight Commander’s Accolade from Knight Commander William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell). This honor was presented to Parikakis by Former Knight Commander J. Michael Duncan (Delta Kappa – Stephen F. Austin ’69) at Delta Kappa’s Chapter Lodge Dedication Ceremony at Stephen F. Austin State…

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