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Satcher Elected as President of FSPAC

Published on: October 5, 2020

The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC) has elected Former Knight Commander Ben W. Satcher, Jr. as its President for the 2021. Ben is the Executive Vice President for the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation and recently completed a term as President of the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence. The FSPAC is the largest political…

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Missouri Provisional Chapter Established

Published on: October 1, 2020

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, a group of twenty-five men at the University of Missouri were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation. Held on the front lawn of the Chapter House, Councilor James M. Schmuck (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’69) installed the chapter officers and led the Induction Ceremony with the assistance of Chiles…

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Louisiana Tech Alumnus Named to Association of for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40

Published on: October 1, 2020

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) recently released it 40 Under 40 Program recipients for 2020, and Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) Trustee Erik T. Showalter (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’02) was included in the listing. The AHP’s 40 Under 40 Program recognizes the future leaders within the healthcare development community and honors the industry’s…

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New Study Confirms Benefits of Fraternity Membership

Published on: September 10, 2020

A new national study has found that fraternity and sorority membership has a significant positive effect on college students–getting and keeping them engaged, satisfied, and successful. The study, conducted by Indiana University’s Professor Gary Pike, utilized one of the largest sample sizes of Greek versus non-affiliated students ever undertaken. The study used data from the…

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KAOEF Recognized for Development and Stewardship

Published on: August 26, 2020

The 2020 annual Seminar of the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence (FFE), was held virtually August 24-26.  During the organization’s Awards of Distinction ceremony, the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) was recognized with two major awards: Best Development Effort in an Annual Campaign – for our Crimson & Gold Society campaign Best Stewardship Effort for our…

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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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KAOEF to Host 23rd Annual Bid for Brotherhood

Published on: July 8, 2020

This year, the KAOEF will host its 23rd annual Bid for Brotherhood (B4B), an exciting and engaging fundraising auction event, on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office in Lexington, Virginia, TICKETS Tickets are $75 per person for general admission. For current members of the Crimson & Gold Society, tickets…

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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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KAOEF Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund for #GivingTuesday

Published on: May 1, 2020

The needs of Kappa Alpha Order’s undergraduate brothers are rapidly changing in the wake of COVID-19 as many are dealing with unexpected financial hardships and other challenges. We see it as a responsibility of KA to aid and support our brothers in circumstances like these. Therefore, the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation is joining #GivingTuesday, a global day of…

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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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