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Arkansas State Alumnus Named to ASU System Board of Trustees

Published on: March 29, 2021

After increasing the number of board positions from five to seven and extending the appointments to seven-year terms, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchkinson appointed Paul Rowton (Delta Eta–Arkansas State ’95) to the Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees. ASU System President Chuck Welch said the three appointees, which also include Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr….

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Outstanding Beginning Teacher – Branden Beeler

Published on: March 29, 2021

Branden Beeler (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’17) was recently named as an outstanding beginning teacher by the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Branden is a physical education teacher for Bush Elementary School in Fulton, Missouri. To celebrate his achievement, friends and collegues surprised him with a caravan of cars decked out with signs and streamersMonday…

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Missouri S&T Alumnus Donates $5M for New ‘Front Door’ to Campus

Published on: January 7, 2021

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY Claudette Riley at the Springfield News-Leader A couple that has long supported Missouri University of Science and Technology gave $5 million to support a new arrival district that will create a “front door” to the Missouri S&T campus. The gift from Tim Bradley (Beta Alpha–Missouri S&T ’74) and his wife Kay will…

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King Aiken Elected to Senior Councilor

Published on: December 1, 2020

Pursuant to the bylaws, the Executive Council elected King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’83) as Senior Councilor on Friday, September 18, 2020. King served as the Commander of the John L. Hardeman Province from 1995–1997, and again from 2006–2008. In 2008, he was elected by the Advisory Council to the Executive Council, where he has…

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Ole Miss Presents All-terrain Trackchair to Injured Veteran

Published on: November 18, 2020

The Alpha Upsilon Chapter at the University of Mississippi presented injured Army Veteran, Alton “Ray” MacBain, with an all-terrain trackchair at the Ole Miss vs South Carolina football game on Saturday, November 14, 2020. MacBain served 23 years in the United States Army, where his exposure to oil fields and burn pits resulted in diminished…

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Houston Baptist Alumnus Named Executive Director of Texas Radio Hall of Fame

Published on: November 11, 2020

Douglas B. Harris (Delta Sigma–Houston Baptist ’73) was named the Executive Director for the Texas Radio Hall of Fame by retiring Operations Manager Josh Holstead. The announcement was made on November 7th during the Hall of Fame’s virtual awards ceremony. Doug is Chief Creative Officer of Creative Animal International and President of Noisemaker Communications and…

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Richerson to Lead PGA of American President

Published on: November 2, 2020

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, Jim Richerson (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’86) was sworn in as president of the PGA of America during its 104th annual meeting held virtually. As the 42nd president, Jim will serve a two-year term. “I’m very humbled and honored to be elected as the Association’s next president,” Jim said. “My focus…

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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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Georgia College Raises $2,500 for Local Life Enrichment Center

Published on: November 2, 2020

The Epsilon Nu Chater at Georgia College and State University recently donated $2,500 to Baldwin County’s Life Enrichment Center (LEC), which serves individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. In the wake of COVID-19, the LEC facility was closed in March, and many in the area were without services until “LEC at Home,” a virtual way…

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Centenary Number I Serves as Governor’s Fellow

Published on: October 15, 2020

Though Covid-19 limited what many of us did last summer, Patrick Riley (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’19) spent part of the summer months participating in the 2020 Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government in Baton Rouge. A senior and a political science major at Centenary, and the president of Alpha Iota, Riley underwent an arduous application process…

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