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Passing of Former Knight Commander Jack Richesin Taylor

Published on: July 9, 2021

The Order is saddened to report that Jack Richesin Taylor passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He served as the 31st Knight Commander from 1981 until 1985. Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III has declared an official period of mourning for thirty (30) days beginning on July 1, 2021. During…

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Lambert Named South Alabama’s IFC Man of the Year

Published on: April 28, 2021

During the University of South Alabama’s 2020 Greek Awards Ceremony,  Caleb Lambert (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ’18) was recognized as the 2020 IFC Greek Man of the Year. “This is an extreme honor since I have worked with the nine chapters on campus,” Caleb said in a post on LinkedIn. “I know each has amazing men…

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Provisional Chapter Established at Colorado

Published on: February 11, 2021

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, a group of seventeen men at the University of Colorado were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation. A first of its kind, the ceremony was held virtually on Zoom. Neal Province Commander Douglas “Doug” W. Hanisch (Epsilon Tau–Northern Arizona ’98) installed the chapter officers and led the…

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2021 National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice Chairman Elected

Published on: January 20, 2021

On January 18, 2021, the Undergraduate Conference met and elected Caleb L. Lambert (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ’18) and Zachary K. Wollermann (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’19) as the 2021 National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice Chairman. Caleb and Zach will represent the undergraduate members during meetings of the Executive Council and will preside over meetings of the…

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Dr. Saloom Joins KAOEF Board of Trustees

Published on: December 17, 2020

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation welcomes our newest trustee, Dr. Russell J. Saloom, MD (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’74), who is joining the Board for the first time.  Russell J. Saloom, M.D., is a 1974 initiate of Gamma Phi Chapter at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A longtime KA volunteer and donor to the KAOEF,…

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LaFollette Elected to the Executive Council

Published on: December 7, 2020

Pursuant to the bylaws, Stephen J. LaFollette (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ’84) was elected to the Executive Council on October 8, 2020. Stephen is a 1984 initiate of Delta Phi at Jacksonville State University. While an Active Member, he served as the Number VI and the Number I. Stephen has spent the last 24 years volunteering…

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King Aiken Elected to Senior Councilor

Published on: December 1, 2020

Pursuant to the bylaws, the Executive Council elected King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’83) as Senior Councilor on Friday, September 18, 2020. King served as the Commander of the John L. Hardeman Province from 1995–1997, and again from 2006–2008. In 2008, he was elected by the Advisory Council to the Executive Council, where he has…

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Beta Gamma Chapter Restored at Charleston

Published on: December 1, 2020

On Saturday, November 21st, 2020, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Beta Gamma Charter to the gentlemen of the College of Charleston Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at Emeline in Charleston, South Carolina. Since the provisional chapter was established in April of 2019, members have been…

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MTSU Restored as Delta Lambda Chapter

Published on: December 1, 2020

On Saturday, November 14th, 2020, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Delta Lambda Charter to the gentlemen of the Middle Tennessee State University Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Since the provisional chapter was established in December 2018, members have…

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Pritchett Appointed to Serve Alabama as Dunwody Province Commander

Published on: November 20, 2020

Pursuant to Article 7, Section 116, of the Order’s Bylaws, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III, has appointed E. Preston Pritchett III (Nu–Auburn ’10) as Dunwody Province Commander effective November 9, 2020. Preston Pritchett is a high school business teacher and football coach. Preston previously served as an Associate Director for Chapter Services on the…

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