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Satcher Elected as President of FSPAC

Published on: October 5, 2020

The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC) has elected Former Knight Commander Ben W. Satcher, Jr. as its President for the 2021. Ben is the Executive Vice President for the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation and recently completed a term as President of the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence. The FSPAC is the largest political…

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Louisiana Tech Alumnus Named to Association of for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40

Published on: October 1, 2020

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) recently released it 40 Under 40 Program recipients for 2020, and Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) Trustee Erik T. Showalter (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’02) was included in the listing. The AHP’s 40 Under 40 Program recognizes the future leaders within the healthcare development community and honors the industry’s…

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Beta Tradition Celebrates 150 Years at VMI

Published on: January 4, 2019

On Saturday, November 3rd, Kappa Alpha Order celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Beta tradition at Virginia Military Institute with a brunch at the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill. Initiates of the Beta Commission joined local KA alumni and staff to hear Knight Commander Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’88) speak…

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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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KAOEF Hires Gellinger

Published on: December 30, 2018

Tanner L. Gellinger (Zeta Omicron–Southern Indiana ’12) has been hired by the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation as a director of development. His first day will be January 7, 2019. Tanner previously served the Order as an associate director for chapter development from 2016 to 2018. Tanner graduated in May, 2016, with a degree in…

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Staff Update: December 2018

Published on: December 30, 2018

Damian C. Doolittle (Zeta Psi–Campbell ’17) and Jacob W. “Jake” Warren (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’14) have joined the staff of the National Administrative Office as associate directors. Their first day was December 17. Jake graduated from the University of Memphis in December, 2018, with a degree in accounting. Jake served as Number III, Number V, Number…

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2018 Associate Directors

Published on: June 19, 2018

In June of 2018, the National Administrative Office hired Evan M. Hanna (Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas Tech ’17), Aamir S. Ibrahim (Gamma Mu–Houston ’13), Aristeo S. Ruiz (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’14), and T. Shofner Smith, III (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’13) were hired as Associate Directors for Chapter Services/Development. They join Blake Ball, a third-year member of staff,…

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Schumpert Promoted to Director of College and University Relations

Published on: June 11, 2018

Carl O. Schumpert (Beta Gamma–Charleston ’10) has been promoted to the new position of Director of College & University Relations for the Order, effective June 1, 2018. In this role, his primary responsibilities will be to manage the expansion and recolonization strategy for the Order. Carl will develop expansion opportunities by visiting prospective campuses and…

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Misguided Legislation: Interfraternal Organizations Take United Stance

Published on: February 2, 2018

Interfraternal Organizations Unite to Challenge TN Rep. John DeBerry’s Misguided Legislation In response to legislation introduced in the Tennessee House of Representatives by Rep. John Deberry (D) that would ban fraternal organizations from state colleges and universities, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and the Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC) released the following statements….

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KA Staffer to Visit India with Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange Program

Published on: October 19, 2017

Director of Communications Brent E. Buswell (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’09) has been selected to travel to India as part of The Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange program. Brent, along with three team members and team leader, will travel to Western India on Sunday, November 26, 2017, and spend four weeks visiting various Rotary clubs and presenting on…

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