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Archive of: Recognition

Two Brothers Recognized by Austin Peay State

Published on: June 21, 2019

Two undergraduate brothers were recognized with prestigious awards by Austin Peay State University. Tyler J. Hagemann (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’17) was recognized with the Mr. Governor Award and Colin A. Crist (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’19) received the Harvill Citizenship Award. Tyler is the third KA in a row to receive the Mr. Governor…

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Published on: June 21, 2019

Win Cramer (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’96), CEO of JLab Audio, an award-winning Bluetooth headphone brand, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Technology and Services category in San Diego. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation,…

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Rockwall Rotary Officer of the Year

Published on: June 21, 2019

Johnie Clark (Gamma Upsilon–Texas A&M-Commerce ’80) of the Royse City Police Department was recognized by the Rockwall [Texas] Noon Rotary Club as their 2019 Officer of the Year. Although he was unable to attend, Johnie was one of several first responders from the area who were recognized at the Rockwall Noon Rotary meeting on Thursday,…

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Two KAs Recognized Nationally by North-American Interfraternity Conference

Published on: June 4, 2019

Two distinguished brothers have been recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for exemplifying excellence in leadership, service, and education within the fraternal community. John Price McGiffert, Jr. (Alpha Beta–Alabama ’15) has been selected to receive the Undergraduate Award of Distinction for his leadership and character as the President of the Student Government Association (SGA)…

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Joyner Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: May 10, 2019

During a Brotherhood Reception at the City Club of Wilmington in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday, May 2, 2019, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon Max Ray Joyner Jr. (Gamma Rho–East Carolina ’79). The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the sole discretion…

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Bob Kelly Inducted into MSSU Inaugural Class of Greek Council Hall of Fame

Published on: April 9, 2019

On Friday, April 5, 2019, Robert D. “Bob” Kelly (Delta Pi–Missouri Southern State ’71) was inducted into the MSSU Greek Council Alumni Hall of Fame. Bob was recognized as a member of the Hall’s inaugural class for his outstanding commitment to Delta Pi Chapter and to Greek Life at MSSU. In addition, Daniel R. “Danny”…

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Southwestern Recognizes Pate with Community Award

Published on: February 27, 2019

Gerald L. “Jerry” Pate (Xi–Southwestern ’74) was recently honored with the Martha Diaz Hurtado College Town Award in Georgetown, Texas, recognizing his dedication to SU and Kappa Alpha Order, as well as his continuous efforts to enhance the “college town” environment for students, faculty and staff at SU. The award was presented to Pate at the Georgetown…

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Arkansas-Monticello Recognizes Jack Lassiter

Published on: February 27, 2019

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name the University of Arkansas at Monticello Indoor Practice Facility after the school’s former chancellor and his wife, Dr. Harold J. “Jack” Lassiter, Jr. (Gamma Upsilon–Texas A&M-Commerce ’65) and Judy Lassiter.  Lassiter had been the chancellor of UAM for a…

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Missouri Judiciaries Recognized for Public Service

Published on: February 27, 2019

Fourteen Judges recognized in less than two years Four Missouri judiciaries who were unable to attend the 77th Convention in St. Louis, Missouri in 2017, were presented with the Award for Distinguished Public Service. At the Convention, the Knight Commander recognized seven Judges including the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. Honorable Roy L….

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ASU KA Serves as Millennium Fellow

Published on: February 14, 2019

Nathan Alexander Tom (Epsilon Omega–Arizona State ’16) was recently announced as a Millennium Fellow for the class of 2018. As a Millennium Fellow, Nathan will serve low-income students at Arizona State University by organizing and providing food for them. Through the Culinary Collective Project at ASU, fellows hope to understand how citizens across the world deal with…

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