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Ole Miss Provides Aid Following Tornado

Published on: May 18, 2023

Following the devastating tornado in Rolling Fork, Mississippi on Friday, March 24, 2023, the Alpha Upsilon Chapter at the University of Mississippi sprang into action. Teaming up with the local Phi Delta Theta chapter, collected items and supplies for those affected. Before long, the KA house became a collection location for brooms, garbage bags, cleaning…

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Southern Florida Alumnus Constructs Little Free Libraries around Orlando

Published on: January 23, 2023

While walking home from an event in 2020, Orlando-area special education teacher Jacqulynn Wood Williams noticed a Little Free Library. Never really noticing it before, she was drawn to it for some reason. Before long, she got the idea to construct her own Little Free Library. Woods sent a picture to her Florida Southern College…

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LSU raises $20K for wheelchair, expenses, to improve life of disabled Veteran

Published on: April 12, 2022

by Travis Spaulding, The Advocate Disabled U.S. Air Force and Army veteran J.D. Roberts, of San Antonio, Texas, received a life-changing gift, a new Action Trackchair, an offroad power wheelchair that uses tracks instead of wheels, as a result of the philanthropy of LSU’s Alpha Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha fraternity, on Saturday, November 20,…

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Louisiana-Lafayette Cancer Survivor Plans Another Ironman

Published on: February 14, 2022

The typical Ironman Triathlon is a series of long-distance races consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile run, in that order. It’s one of the most grueling sporting events in the world. While most of us would never even consider doing it, Daniel Allemond (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’05) has not only…

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North Florida Donates Track Chair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: August 27, 2021

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the Zeta Nu Chapter at the University of North Florida presented an all-terrain track wheelchair to retired Marine veteran Chris Scott. To make this possible, the chapter fundraised more than $20,000 for the Independence Fund through a number of events over the past six months. Chris enlisted in the Marine…

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FGCU Alumnus Named Tillman Scholar, Receives DoD Fellowship

Published on: November 2, 2020

Many KA brothers continue on after college to lead lives of exceptional achievement, but there are some whose accomplishments and successes are far beyond the norm. Luis A. Martinez Jr. (Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast ’09) is one of those men whose passion, drive, and obvious intellect have helped make him a man destined to make…

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South Carolina Helps Support Single Mother of Three during COVID-19

Published on: April 6, 2020

With COVID-19 shutting universities and businesses across the nation, many are left without a paying job. The Rho Chapter at the University of South Carolina decided to take care of one of their own during these difficult times. Alberta Garcia, a single mother of three, works to help keep the chapter house clean every day….

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Supporting SC Camp for Children

Published on: October 3, 2019

On October 29, 2019, several members of Rho Chapter at the University of South Carolina volunteered at Camp Cole’s second annual “Sprint to Shine” 5k trail run located at their new camp location. Members in the chapter helped set up, take down, and facilitate the race overall. There were over 100 runners at the event….

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Joyner Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: May 10, 2019

During a Brotherhood Reception at the City Club of Wilmington in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday, May 2, 2019, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon Max Ray Joyner Jr. (Gamma Rho–East Carolina ’79). The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the sole discretion…

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Mercer Raises $2,000 to Support MDA

Published on: April 29, 2019

The dedicated members of the Kappa Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity at Mercer University recently hosted a golf tournament to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Through the golf tournament, the chapter raised $2,000 to benefit local kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases. “The members of Kappa Alpha Order…

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