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Newberry Alumnus Recognized as 2020 South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year

Published on: June 9, 2022

The Forestry Association of South Carolina named LeGrande “Guerry” Burnett (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ’13) of Taylors, South Carolina, the 2020 SC Tree Farmer of the Year. “Guerry Burnett is an outstanding advocate and ‘poster child’ for the American Tree Farm Program,” says Walt McPhail, 2012 National Tree Farmer of the Year. “His turning point on forest…

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Journal and KA Receive Top Awards from Fraternity Communications Association

Published on: May 16, 2022

The 2022 Annual Conference of the Fraternity Communications Association (FCA) was held April 27–29. At the Recognition Banquet, the Order and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation received three first-place awards and one third-place award. Two of these were in the top two award categories of the Association:  1st Place, Critics’ Choice – Logo –…

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Spring 2022 Journal – Unknown Legend

Published on: April 20, 2022

Spring 2022 – “Unknown Legend” This issue features the unknown legend of Jack Jacobs (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’39), a young man from the Creek Nation who would become a football star in college and two countries.  Knight Commander’s Message C. Douglas Simmons III proudly shares that the Order is thriving and provides updates. [Read More] Who…

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Northern Arizona Raises $32,500 for Special Olympics

Published on: April 19, 2022

The Epsilon Tau Chapter at Northern Arizona University recently completed its month-long fundraiser for Special Olympics Arizona. The chapter planned events like percentage nights, coin wars, trivia night, and a flag football game to fundraise for their initial goal of $20,000. Their events saw a growing attendance and participation from 50 to 300 attendees for…

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North Carolina State Alumnus Dedicates Engineering Lab in Honor of His Professor

Published on: April 12, 2022

The Fitts-Woolard Hall is the latest addition to the campus of North Carolina State University. The 225,000 square foot building houses the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE); cutting-edge laboratories; administrative offices; and more than 100 classrooms. The construction of Fitts-Woolard…

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Arkansas Brother Named Homecoming King

Published on: April 12, 2022

The Associated Student Government and Alumni Association announced Jack L. Berg (Alpha Omicron–Arkansas ’19) and Grace Crain as the 2021 Homecoming King and Queen and crowned them at the 2021 Homecoming football game hosted at the Razorback Stadium Saturday, Oct. 16. Grace Crain of Little Rock, a senior marketing major in the Sam M. Walton…

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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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High Point Donates Two Track Wheelchairs to Wounded Veterans

Published on: April 12, 2022

At High Point University’s 11th Annual Veterans Day Celebration, the Zeta Phi Chapter presented all-terrain track wheelchairs to two catastrophically wounded veterans. The chapter raised $40,000 and worked in partnership with The Independence Fund to procure and outfit the chairs for Sgt. Joey Aguilar and Sgt. 1st Class Randy Stone. Sgt. Aguilar, from Hillsborough, North…

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Whitehead Named Among Louisiana Legends Honorees

Published on: March 30, 2022

For more than 30 years, Friends of LPB has honored Louisiana’s best and brightest as Louisiana Legends and this year a Natchitoches man is among the honorees. They have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as philanthropy, science, sports, environmental conservation, and the humanities. Thomas N. Whitehead (Gamma Psi–Northwestern State ’72), expert and preservationist for the Clementine Hunter…

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Singleton Selected to Board of Trustees of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs Foundation

Published on: March 17, 2022

Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82), associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Austin Peay State University, was recently selected for a 3-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association for College Student Affairs Foundation (SASCA). SASCA is an independent, regional, and generalist association designed for the professional…

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