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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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KAOEF Recognized for Best New Development Idea

Published on: October 4, 2021

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence held its 2021 Awards Program and honored nine member organizations for their outstanding work and for excelling and innovating in particular areas. The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAEOF) was recognized with the Best New Development Idea for the Rose Circle of the Crimson &…

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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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2021 Dunwody Province Court of Honor Induction

Published on: September 27, 2021

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, the W. Elliott Dunwody Province Court of Honor held an induction ceremony at Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville, in Birmingham, Alabama. This honors those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy, and service to KA. The following men were recognized and invested with the provincial cross of honor in recognition…

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Accolade for Interfraternal Service Presented to Marc Stine

Published on: September 24, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held July 29–31, 2021, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Marc Stine was presented with the Order’s Accolade for Interfraternal Service. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Greek or fraternity community. The award is granted by a majority vote of the Executive…

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Inaugural Induction of the Traylor Province Court of Honor

Published on: September 23, 2021

The recently renamed Traylor Province, consisting of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio,  held a Court of Honor induction ceremony on Friday, September 10, 2021. The ceremony was held at the SILO Auto Club and Conservancy in Indianapolis, Indiana. The following four brothers were added to the Court’s roll: The purpose of the Court of Honor is to recognize…

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Appointment of Province Commanders

Published on: August 30, 2021

Pursuant to Article 7, Section 116, of the Order’s Bylaws, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III has appointed the following Province Commanders to serve for his second term. He and the Order wish to thank former Frampton Province Commander L. Charles Banks, Jr. (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ’02), for his service. A new appointment is noted with…

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Houston Baptist Alumnus Recognized with Certificate of Service

Published on: August 25, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Douglas B. “Doug” Harris (Delta Sigma–Houston Baptist ’73) was presented with a Certificate of Service for his two consecutive terms as Chief Alumnus. With more than 30 years in marketing and clients around the world, Doug Harris has earned a…

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Cullowhee KA Alumni Chapter Named as Alumni Chapter of the Year

Published on: August 25, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, The Cullowhee KA Alumni Chapter of North Carolina was recognized as the William E. Forester Alumni Chapter of the Year. Robert A. “Bobby” Byrd, Jr. (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’71) was present to receive the award from Knight Commander Simmons. The…

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Texas Tech Alumnus Named as Alumnus Advisor of the Year

Published on: August 25, 2021

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, C. Shannon Devaney (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’76) was presented with the Order’s Alumnus Advisor of the Year award. This recognition is given annually to recognize an alumnus advisor for excellence and achievement. Shannon was born in Big Spring, Texas, on…

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