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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 South Carolina, 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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Chapter Update: Missouri Southern State

Published on: October 17, 2018

On September 29, 2018, fourteen brothers of the Delta Pi Chapter and their Alumnus Advisor, Danny Day ’77,  helped renovate flower beds at the Joplin Lafayette House. The House’s mission is to provide a safe sanctuary, compassionate, and empowering services to heal those suffering from effects of domestic violence, sexual assault and substance use disorders.  Joseph…

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KA “Sheep Dog” Leader Helps Disaster Victims

Published on: October 16, 2018

“Helping Others Is a Way of Life” is the motto of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA), an Arkansas-based non-profit organization whose main focus is on helping people affected by disasters, like the hurricanes that have hit the South in the past month. When a natural disaster strikes, teams of skilled “Sheep Dogs” – military, law enforcement,…

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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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Texas Tech Alumnus Receives Distinguished Honor

Published on: October 15, 2018

James B. “Jim” Smith (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’69) has been named a Distinguished Alumni by his alma mater’s School of Accounting, housed in the Rawls College of Business. Smith graduated with a BBA in accounting in 1972, and went on to become a highly successful businessman in the insurance industry. After working for other companies,…

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