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KAOEF’s Andrew Carr Awarded Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Designation

Published on: September 21, 2022

CFRE International has named Andrew Philip Carr (Epsilon Iota–Texas State ’00) as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Andrew Philip Carr, Chief Development Officer for Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation joins over 7,500 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by…

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KAOEF ESTATE GIFT RECEIVED: Kent Stoffel

Published on: September 20, 2022

Kent B. Stoffel (Alpha Eta Chapter–Westminster ’42) passed away in 2022, at the age of 99. Recently, the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation received an estate gift from him totaling more than $500,000. His gift will provide meaningful scholarships to members of the Alpha Eta chapter. Kappa Alpha Order and the KAOEF appreciate his generosity…

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Western Carolina Provisional Chapter Established

Published on: September 19, 2022

On Saturday, September 17, 2022, a group of eighteen men at Western Carolina University were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation.  The ceremony was held on campus in the Catamount Room of the A.K. Hinds University Center. Robert H. “Rob” Wall (Tau–Wake Forest ’95), Commander of Smith Province, installed the chapter officers…

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Dawn Wiese Receives Silver Medal from North American Interfraternity Conference

Published on: July 11, 2022

The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) announced that it had selected Dr. Dawn Wiese as a 2022 honoree of its Silver Medal award. The presentation of the NIC Gold Medal and NIC Silver Medal dates back more than 70 years, making it one of the oldest interfraternal traditions. The Gold Medal is the highest honor…

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2022 Interns

Published on: June 6, 2022

The Kappa Alpha Order 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 Atlanta,…

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Journal and KA Receive Top Awards from Fraternity Communications Association

Published on: May 16, 2022

The 2022 Annual Conference of the Fraternity Communications Association (FCA) was held April 27–29. At the Recognition Banquet, the Order and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation received three first-place awards and one third-place award. Two of these were in the top two award categories of the Association:  1st Place, Critics’ Choice – Logo –…

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Spring 2022 Journal – Unknown Legend

Published on: April 20, 2022

Spring 2022 – “Unknown Legend” This issue features the unknown legend of Jack Jacobs (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’39), a young man from the Creek Nation who would become a football star in college and two countries.  Knight Commander’s Message C. Douglas Simmons III proudly shares that the Order is thriving and provides updates. [Read More] Who…

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Singleton Selected to Board of Trustees of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs Foundation

Published on: March 17, 2022

Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82), associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Austin Peay State University, was recently selected for a 3-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association for College Student Affairs Foundation (SASCA). SASCA is an independent, regional, and generalist association designed for the professional…

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2021 Award for Chapter Excellence

Published on: February 10, 2022

This spring, hundreds of undergraduate officers and future leaders of their respective chapters met at one of five regional Officer Training Conferences throughout the nation. Along with educational programming on scholarship, risk management, sexual misconduct, Ritual, and other areas of chapter operations, chapters were recognized for their achievements for the previous calendar year. Chapters are recognized…

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Chiles Court Inducts Washington University and Southern Illinois Alumni

Published on: February 10, 2022

The Gateway Alumni Chapter held a Convivium in St. Louis, Missouri. The late Dr. Robert W. Kaps (Beta Theta–Washington’64) and Gateway Alumni Chapter President Anthony M. Maheu (Zeta Sigma–Southern Illinois ’11) were inducted into the Chiles Province Court of Honor. Dr. Robert W. Kaps (Beta Theta–Washington’64) Kaps is a 1964 initiate of the Beta Theta…

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