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Navigating with KA’s Moral Compass – Travel Suggestions and Experience

Published on: March 18, 2020

Dear Brothers, The Order and its leadership remain concerned for every brother. We want you to remain healthy both physically and mentally, and we want the same for your families and friends. We know many campuses are closing for the remainder of the semester. First, we want to acknowledge how deeply upsetting the COVID-19 situation has…

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Arkansas-Fort Smith Homecoming King Crowned

Published on: March 4, 2020

Luis “Wicho” Negrete Becerra and Taely Dedmon Homecoming King and Queen Saturday, February 29, 2020 The Roaring 20s slate of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith culminated in the crowning of students Luis “Wicho” Negrete Becerra (Zeta Rho–Arkansas-Fort Smith ’17) of Saltillo, Mexico and Taely Dedmon of Mansfield as 2020 Homecoming…

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UGA Alumnus 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Published on: February 24, 2020

Robert Dickey named 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year By Sharon Dowdy for CAES News Crawford County peach farmer Robert Dickey (Gamma–Georgia ’72)has been named the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year. A fourth-generation farmer, Dickey manages approximately 1,000 acres of peaches and 3,000 acres of timberland with the help of his 90-year-old father, Bob…

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Top 50 in Tech: Oklahoma Alumnus Highlighted by Future Tech Award

Published on: February 13, 2020

Win Cramer (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’96) was named to Future Tech Awards’ Future 50. Win is the CEO of JLab Audio, an award-winning Bluetooth headphone brand. The Future Tech Awards are a premier technology celebration, featuring the best people, products, and services from across the US technology sector. The only awards of its kind, the Future 50…

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Plunkett presented SC’s Order of the Palmetto

Published on: February 5, 2020

On August 1, 2019, Ron Plunkett (Theta Commission–Citadel ’09) received South Carolina’s highest civilian honor,  The Order of the Palmetto, the state’s lifetime achievement award for surpassing the expectations of his public service that spans over five decades. The prestigious award dates back to 1971, recognizing those who have made significant contributions to the life…

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Kennesaw State Raises $20,000 and Donates Track Wheelchair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: January 31, 2020

The Zeta Chi chapter of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity launched a fundraiser in February aimed at raising $20,000 to buy a track chair for a local Vietnam War veteran. The fundraiser will help support the Independence Fund through KA’s “Operation KARE,” standing for knowledge, awareness, results and empowerment, the fraternity’s philanthropy mission for this year….

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Texas State Alumnus Named Baseball Coach of the Year by SETCA

Published on: January 31, 2020

The Southeast Texas Coaches Association (SETCA) named Jacob C. Hooker (Epsilon Iota–Texas State ’01) as the 2019 Baseball Coach of the Year during their annual Hall of Honor Banquet and Coach of the Year Presentation in Beaumont on January 25, 2020. “I am very thankful for the COY plaque and the recognition of the state…

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Overcoming Adversity to Publish Book

Published on: December 16, 2019

by Rick Moore Scott Sergent (Delta Delta–East Tennessee State ’85), writing under the pen name of Ivan Scott, has released his second novel, Redhead in a Blue Convertible. It’s the story of a Georgia doctor whose life crumbles when she loses a patient, and how she learns to appreciate her life again when she meets…

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Dancing with the KAs – South Carolina Donates $25k to Camp for Children with Disabilities

Published on: November 13, 2019

On Friday November 1st, Rho chapter at the University of South Carolina hosted their annual philanthropy event for Camp Cole, Dancing with The KAs. The event is held each year to raise funds to complete construction of Camp Cole, an ADA-compliant, state-of-the-art facility currently being built in the Midlands of South Carolina for children and adults…

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KA Fall Fest offers games, festivities to benefit MDA

Published on: November 1, 2019

By Bridget Sjoberg | News Editor, Baylor Lariat Autumn-themed games and festivities will be present at Kappa Alpha Order’s third annual Fall Fest, which will raise money to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This year’s Fall Fest will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in Burleson Quadrangle. San Antonio junior Chris Estrada serves as…

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