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Aplin introduces himself to Rotary Club

Published on: August 10, 2020

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY WAYNE CLARK LANETT — West Point Rotary Club’s newest member, attorney Brian Aplin (Kappa–Mercer ’05), had the speaker’s role at the club’s noon meeting on Thursday. The meeting took place inside the Jane Farrar Event Center in downtown Lanett. Aplin talked about how his experiences in being a high school classroom teacher…

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Values in Action

Published on: August 3, 2020

Editor’s Note: Marlon Gibson joined the KA national staff in January 2020, but his relationship with the Order has spanned several years. After KA and Marlon’s personal and professional paths crossed several times, yielding success at each turn, he was recruited to be the first Director of Community Engagement focused diversity, equity, and inclusion, in…

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Eastern Kentucky Alumnus Named First Executive Director of Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission

Published on: June 12, 2020

Joshua T. Barrett (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’12) was named the first executive director of the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission. The newly formed Commission, which was recently created by the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Bill, will evaluate, develop plans, and provide support to educators to improve the financial literacy of Kentuckians. “I am excited to join the…

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Centenary leader selected as 2020 Louisiana Governor’s Fellow

Published on: June 10, 2020

Patrick Riley (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’19), a political science senior, was chosen for the 2020 Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government. The Program is an opportunity for college and university students to experience public policy in action, learn the rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government, and earn three hours of academic credit. The extensive…

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Shelton Honored for Service to Fraternity Communications Association

Published on: May 27, 2020

During the virtually-held 2020 annual meeting of the Fraternity Communication Association (FCA), former Journal editor Todd Shelton (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’91) was recognized with the Marilyn Simpson Ford Distinguished Service Award. Named after longtime editor of Phi Beta Phi’s The Arrow, this award honors individuals who have diligently worked to advance the FCA’s vision…

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Singleton wins Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award

Published on: April 6, 2020

Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82), Forester Province Commander and National Scholarship Officer, was recently recognized by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition as one of 10 national recipients of their Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award. For more than 30 years, the award has honored college faculty, administrators, staff,…

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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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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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