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Former Knight Commander Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Order

Published on: November 10, 2022

Darren Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Kappa Alpha Order BY SARAH RUMMEL BACKER, Westminster College Darren Kay, ’91 ΚΑ, is an assurance partner with Ernst & Young in Indianapolis, IN, whose fraternity remains as important to him today as it was in the early 1990s. Kay just completed his second two-year…

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KA Family Skis for Catalog Ad

Published on: November 8, 2018

Competition water skiers and brothers Reagan Burns (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ‘16) and Chandler Burns (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ‘17) are slated to appear online and in print in an Academy Sports + Outdoors catalog representing the company’s “O’Rageous” brand of life vests. The Burns brothers spent a 12-hour day doing a water photoshoot for…

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40th Year Reunion Brings Alpha Brothers back to Lexington

Published on: March 14, 2017

Some had not seen each other in over a few decades, but the Kappa Alpha Order initiation ceremony changed all of that for a group of 1977 Alpha Chapter initiates. Neil Treger was initiated into the Alpha Chapter at Washington and Lee University in 1977, along with three dozen other men from around the nation….

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Scholarship in Honor of J. West Summers IV Established for Delta Chapter

Published on: March 6, 2017

Since 1913, the Kappa Alpha Order has been an important part of the Summers family, as 12 men in our family belong to the Order. J. West Summers, IV (Delta–Wofford ’11), a second semester Senior at Wofford College, passed away on November 15, 2015. His parents, West (Delta–Wofford ’81) and Liz, and brother Rob (Delta–Wofford…

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Passing of Former KAOEF Trustee, Andy Heyward

Published on: December 12, 2016

Andrew H. “Andy” Heyward III (Gamma–Georgia ’53) passed away peacefully at the age of eighty-one in his home surrounded with family on the evening of Thursday, December 8, 2016 after a lengthily illness. The son of Andrew Hasell Heyward Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’23) and Mildred Goodrum, Andy was born on December 20, 1934 in New York,…

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Agajanian Brothers Honored for Motor Sports Legacy

Published on: December 2, 2016

The San Pedro Sportswalk gained three new honorees last month. Modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the award has honored star athletes since 1978. Biological and Kappa Alpha brothers of University of Southern California’s Beta Sigma chapter, Cary ’60, Chris ’69, and J.C. ’69 Agajanian followed in their father’s footsteps of motor racing legend….

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Four Generations of KAs across Four Chapters

Published on: June 29, 2016

W. Eastland Gray (Gamma Nu–Louisiana-Monroe ’65) is part of long line of KAs in his family. His maternal grandfather, Robert Fletcher Ormond, was initiated into the Phi Chapter at Birmingham-Southern College (then Birmingham College) in 1897. Eastland’s father, Courtland Prentice Gray Jr, was initiated into the Order in in 1926 by the Alpha Alpha Chapter…

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KA Brothers Lead Efforts to “TaketheFight” to Cancer

Published on: November 10, 2015

When Steve Warren (Iota – Furman) a prominent South Carolina attorney was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, he and his son, David (Chi – Vanderbilt ’05) decided to take the fight to the “enemy”. The father and son duo founded TaketheFight, a non-profit organization designed to train and pair college students with cancer patients…

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Dr. Nickles Receives KA’s Highest Honor

Published on: March 6, 2015

At the Sesquicentennial Regional Celebration at the Dallas, Country Club, Knight Commander William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell) conferred on Dr. Joel Alan Nickles (Delta Sigma – Houston Baptist ’74) the Knight Commander’s Accolade. This recognition is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive. Over the one hundred and forty-nine years of the Order’s…

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Charitable IRA Roll-Over Renewed

Published on: December 18, 2014

BREAKING NEWS! The charitable IRA rollover expected to be renewed for 2014 only. Act quickly to complete your gift before the Dec. 31, 2014, deadline. Congress passed legislation renewing the charitable IRA rollover on the evening of Dec. 16, 2014 — for tax year 2014 only. The president was expected to sign the bill soon….

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