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FGCU Alumnus Named to University Foundation Board of Directors

Published on: October 4, 2021

The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Inc. approved its slate of officers, elected four new board members, and re-elected another four members for a second term. Included in the newly elected board members is Brett W. Diamond (Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast ’08). Brett is a native of Naples and serves as the chief innovation officer…

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West Florida Provisional Chapter Established

Published on: October 4, 2021

On Thursday, September 27, 2021, a group of fifteen men at the University of West Florida were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation.  The ceremony was held on campus in the Commons’ Lounge. Councilor L. Blair Bailey (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’88) installed the chapter officers and led the Induction Ceremony with Crawford…

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Provisional Chapter Established at Southern California

Published on: September 29, 2021

On Thursday, September 2, 2021, a group of twenty-five men at the University of Southern California were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation.  Due to extenuating circumstances around COVID-19, the ceremony was held virtually on Zoom. Neal Province Commander Douglas “Doug” W. Hanisch (Epsilon Tau–Northern Arizona ’98) installed the chapter officers and…

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Three Chapters Team Up to Donate Track Wheelchair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: September 27, 2021

Teaming up to raise $20,000 for The Independence Fund, the Delta Theta Chapter at Georgia Southern University, the Delta Phi Chapter at Jacksonville State University, and the Zeta Kappa Chapter at the University of West Georgia presented a track wheelchair to U.S. veteran Karen Dery during the Georgia Southern football game on Saturday, September 25,…

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Ole Miss Donates Second Track Chair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: September 27, 2021

After raising $20,000 for The Independence Fund, the Alpha Upsilon Chapter at the University of Mississippi presented an all-terrain track chair to retired SGT Brian Mogensen at the Ole Miss football game on Saturday, September 11, 2021. SGT Mogensen joined the U.S. Army in 1984 and served until 1990 when he was honorably discharged. This…

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Francis Marion Spotlights Brother Harper Jackson

Published on: September 27, 2021

Student Spotlight: Harper Jackson The Patriot • September 13, 2021 Lesley Willard, Assistant Editor After taking advice from the most influential people in his life, 21-year-old environmental science major Robert “Harper” Jackson (Delta Tau–Francis Marion ’19) is working toward earning a degree that will allow him to make his favorite hobby a career. “When I…

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Award for Fraternal Excellence Presented to Tennessee’s Amanda Samsel

Published on: September 24, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held July 29–31, 2021, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Amanda Samsel was presented with the Order’s Award for Fraternal Excellence. The award recognizes a faculty member, a higher education staff member, or an administrator, for excellence and achievement in support of or service to a member,…

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Award for Fraternal Excellence Presented to Texas A&M’s Danny Pugh

Published on: September 24, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held July 29–31, 2021, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Danny Pugh was presented with the Order’s Award for Fraternal Excellence. The award recognizes a faculty member, a higher education staff member, or an administrator, for excellence and achievement in support of or service to a member,…

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Florida State Alumnus Elected Chair of University’s Board of Trustees

Published on: September 2, 2021

The Florida State University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Trustee Peter H. Collins (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’90) as its chair on Friday, August 27, 2021. “It’s a big responsibility but we have a great board, and we have a great new president,” Collins said. “My job will be to marshal all the resources to assist…

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McNeese State Donates $5,000 to Center for Children

Published on: September 1, 2021

On Monday, April 12, 2021, the Delta Xi Chapter at McNeese State University presented a check for $5,000 to the St. Nicholas Center for Children, a nonprofit pediatric therapy center for children with Autism, located in Lake Charles, LA.  The chapter raised these funds during their “Rent a Gent” event. “Every year in the spring we…

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