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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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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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KA Brother Named GE CEO

Published on: October 4, 2018

In a move that that has taken many in the business world by surprise, General Electric Company (GE) has named Henry Lawrence “Larry” Culp, Jr. (Beta Omega–Washington College ’82) as its chairman and chief executive officer. Culp is the first person from outside GE’s own ranks to assume the top position, though he has been…

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2019 Province Council Dates & Locations

Published on: October 3, 2018

Candler, Chiles, Forester & Frampton Provinces January 25-26, 2019 Southern Illinois University – Student Center 1255 Lincoln Drive Carbondale, Illinois 62901 Neal Province February 2, 2019 Arizona State University – The Greek Leadership Village Community Center 975 S Rural Road Tempe, Arizona 85281 Ammen, Hamilton, Smith & Wood Provinces February 8-9, 2019 Blue Ridge Hotel and Conference Center 2801…

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Kentucky Chapter Update – Spring 2018

Published on: August 31, 2018

With the 125th anniversary of Theta this fall quickly approaching, the chapter is looking forward to connecting with its alumni and having as many chapter members as possible, past and present, on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion together. In the fall of 2017 the chapter welcomed 28 new brothers into the Order, and six…

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Georgia Chapter Update – Spring 2018

Published on: August 31, 2018

The men of Gamma partnered with Sigma Alpha Epsilon in March to conduct a 3v3 basketball tournament to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Awareness, as well as for Phi Delta Theta at Ole Miss to assist with the tragic suicides they have faced in recent months. The event was arranged and conducted by brother…

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