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2019 Washington, DC Interns

Published on: July 11, 2019

The E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship Program was created to provide deserving undergraduates with the desire to become better educated and informed on both the public and private sectors of our national government. In addition, this program will give undergraduates the opportunity to gain professional work experience while living in the Washington, D.C. area. The…

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Two KAs Recognized Nationally by North-American Interfraternity Conference

Published on: June 4, 2019

Two distinguished brothers have been recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for exemplifying excellence in leadership, service, and education within the fraternal community. John Price McGiffert, Jr. (Alpha Beta–Alabama ’15) has been selected to receive the Undergraduate Award of Distinction for his leadership and character as the President of the Student Government Association (SGA)…

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Middle School Teacher Accepts Prestigious Fulbright Teachers Program

Published on: April 29, 2019

UPDATE:  “The year long fellowship allowed me to emerge myself in global education and participate in an international field experience to Peru in the summer of 2019,” Brian J. Cook (Beta Beta–Bethany ’03) said. “During my experience, I co-taught in a Peruvian classroom and worked on research involving literacy.” Learn more on Brian’s blog. Local…

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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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2019 National Undergraduate Chairman & Vice-Chairman

Published on: January 10, 2019

The Undergraduate Conference met at the Number I’s Leadership Institute on January 4, 2019, and elected Cole Evans and Tripp Knight as the 2019 National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice-Chairman, respectively. These brothers will represent the undergraduate KA membership throughout 2019. A junior from Peachtree City, Georgia, Cole is pursuing a degree in finance and real estate. As…

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2019 Number I’s Leadership Institute Recap

Published on: January 9, 2019

The 2019 Number I’s Leadership Institute (NLI) took place at the Caraway Conference Center in Sophia, North Carolina, January 3rd through 6th. All of Kappa Alpha Order’s Number Is (chapter presidents) participated in the three-day, alcohol-free conference. The focus of NLI is to educate and empower Number I’s to understand their role and responsibility as the chapter’s highest elected…

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Barnwell Given Presbyterian Young Alumnus Honor

Published on: January 5, 2019

At Presbyterian College’s Homecoming ceremonies in September, Brian Barnwell (Presbyterian–Beta Pi ’03) was named the recipient of the 2018 Young Alumnus Award, given to an alumnus under 40 years of age for early competence within his chosen field of endeavor, and for exceptional promise of future achievement. Barnwell is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley…

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Valdosta State Announces New Scholarship

Published on: January 5, 2019

The Office of Greek Life at Valdosta State University has announced the establishment of the Kevin Klepper Greek Leadership Award to recognize an outstanding student in the VSU Greek community. The scholarship is named in honor of VSU alumnus Kevin Klepper (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’95), who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2007. The…

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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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South Carolina Chapters Recognized by MDA

Published on: November 14, 2018

Two chapters of Graves Province, Beta Pi (Presbyterian College) and Delta Tau (Francis Marion University), were recognized by MDA of South Carolina for collectively raising over $10,000, making it possible for five children with muscular dystrophy to attend MDA’s annual summer camp. The chapters were presented their awards by Robert Watts, CFRA, Executive Director of…

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