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2023 National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice Chairman Elected

Published on: January 29, 2023

On January 7, 2023, the Undergraduate Conference met at the Number I’s Leadership Institute and elected Zachary C. Burks (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’20) and Carson P. Moody (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’21) as the 2023 National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice Chairman. Zachary and Carson will represent the undergraduate members during meetings of the Executive Council…

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Beta Sigma Chapter Restored at Southern California

Published on: January 27, 2023

On Saturday, January 14th, 2023, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Beta Sigma Charter to the gentlemen of the University of Southern California Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at Town & Gown Ballroom in Los Angeles, California, and were well attended by alumni, parents, staff, and…

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Epsilon Xi Chapter Restored at North Carolina-Charlotte

Published on: January 27, 2023

On Friday, March 18th, 2022, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Epsilon Xi Charter to the gentlemen of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, and were well attended by alumni, parents,…

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Mississippi Family’s Tragedy Turned into Substance Misuse and Mental Health Support

Published on: January 24, 2023

The lives of Cal Mayo (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’83) and his family changed on April 14, 2022, when they received the news that their youngest son, Thomas Hayes Mayo, passed away from fentanyl poisoning. A 21-year-old student at the University of Mississippi, Thomas was described as “a great friend that lit up every room he entered”…

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Delta State Brothers Gather for Alumni Reunion

Published on: January 23, 2023

The Delta Beta Chapter at Delta State University held an alumni reunion the weekend of Saturday, August 6, 2022, and was joined by Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95). Their next reunion in 2024 will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Delta Beta Chapter.

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Former Knight Commander Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Order

Published on: November 10, 2022

Darren Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Kappa Alpha Order BY SARAH RUMMEL BACKER, Westminster College Darren Kay, ’91 ΚΑ, is an assurance partner with Ernst & Young in Indianapolis, IN, whose fraternity remains as important to him today as it was in the early 1990s. Kay just completed his second two-year…

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2022 Wood Court of Honor Induction

Published on: October 11, 2022

On Thursday, October 7, 2022, the Wood Court of Honor held its annual induction ceremony at the University and Whist Club in Wilmington, Delaware. Following a reception and the installation of Eugene M. “Gene” Julian as Preceptor, two brothers were recognized and invested with the provincial cross of honor in recognition of their outstanding service…

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2022 Dunwody Court of Honor Induction

Published on: October 7, 2022

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, the Dunwody Province Court of Honor held an induction ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn – EastChase in Montgomery, Alabama. This honors those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy, and service to KA. More photos are available on KA’s Facebook Page.  After Dunwody Province Commander E. Preston Pritchett III…

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2022-23 KAOEF Scholarship Recipients

Published on: October 7, 2022

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) Scholarship Program remains an important benefit to members of Kappa Alpha Order. As a primary focus of the KAOEF, these academic, merit and needs-based scholarships serve as an inspiration for excellence inside and out of the classroom and oftentimes prove the difference in whether recipients can continue their undergraduate…

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2021-22 KAOEF Scholarship Recipients

Published on: October 5, 2022

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) Scholarship Program remains an important benefit to members of Kappa Alpha Order. As a primary focus of the KAOEF, these academic, merit and needs-based scholarships serve as an inspiration for excellence inside and out of the classroom and oftentimes prove the difference in whether recipients can continue their undergraduate…

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