Kappa Alpha Order


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2023 Interns

Published on: May 26, 2023

The E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship Program was created to provide deserving undergraduates with the desire to become better educated and informed on both the public and private sectors of our national government. In addition, this program will give undergraduates the opportunity to gain professional work experience while living in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Texas, or…

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Oklahoma State Celebrates its Centennial

Published on: May 19, 2023

The Beta Xi Chapter at Oklahoma State University celebrated its centennial throughout the weekend of May 6, 2023. Although the chapter was founded on May 18, 1920, the anniversary was postponed due to COVID-19. More than one hundred brothers were in attendance over the weekend which included a reception on Friday, a lunch at the…

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Passing of Dick Barnes, the Order’s Fourth Executive Director

Published on: May 10, 2023

Richard Allan “Dick” Barnes (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’69) passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2023, in Lexington, Virginia. He served as Executive Director from 1985 until 1995. Dick was born in Tallahassee, Florida, on August 30, 1940. At Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) where he majored in Education, he and twelve friends formed a…

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2023 Hardeman Court of Honor

Published on: May 9, 2023

The John L. Hardeman Province Court of Honor held its annual induction ceremony on April 15, 2023, at Idle Hour Golf & Country Club in Macon, Georgia.  Brothers and friends gathered to celebrate our beloved Kappa Alpha Order and those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy and service to KA. Additionally, the Court…

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Texas A&M Alumnus Named to KAOEF Board of Trustees

Published on: May 1, 2023

At the KAOEF Board of Trustees Meeting held April 28, 2023, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Eric J. Doyal (Epsilon Delta–Texas A&M ’03) was elected to the Board of Trustees. Eric will serve a term of three years. Eric is the Founder and Managing Partner of Briarwood Partners, a Houston-based private investment firm, where he focuses…

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Wiese Makes Visit to Louisiana Tech

Published on: April 30, 2023

Executive Director Larry Stanton Wiese (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’87) has worked for the Order for more than 25 years and has visited nearly every chapter in some capacity. Larry marked another chapter off of his list in October for the 75th Anniversary Celebration for the Gamma Alpha Chapter at Louisiana Tech University.

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Bowling Green State Provisional Chapter Established

Published on: April 19, 2023

On Sunday, April 2, 2023, a group of sixteen men at Bowling Green State University was inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation.  The ceremony was held on campus in the Prout Chapel. Collin B. Taylor (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’96), Commander of Traylor Province, installed the chapter officers and led the Induction Ceremony…

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Inaugural Duncan Court of Honor Inducts Twelve Brothers

Published on: March 20, 2023

The J. Michael Duncan Province Court of Honor held its inaugural induction ceremony on Saturday, February 25th, 2023, at the Royal Oaks Country in Dallas, Texas. More than one hundred and fifty brothers and friends gathered to celebrate our beloved Kappa Alpha Order and those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy, and service…

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2023 Rhodes Induction

Published on: March 10, 2023

On Sunday, February 26, 2023, the Alpha Epsilon Chapter at  Rhodes College held an induction ceremony at the chapter lodge and inducted twenty men into the Chapter. Director of College and University Relations Cooper W. Carroll (Delta Kappa–Stephen F. Austin State ’17) provided opening remarks followed by an invocation by Associate Director for Chapter Services…

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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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