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Archive of: Recognition

Brother Coudrain Recognized for Community Service

Published on: February 12, 2019

Patrick G. Coudrain (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’07) was named Holy Ghost Catholic School’s Distinguished Graduate for the 2018-2019 school year. “It is a tremendous honor considering that Holy Ghost was founded in 1912 and there are thousands of very deserving and qualified candidates to choose from,” said Coudrain. Patrick now works as an associate at…

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Barksdale Receives Highest Individual Honor

Published on: January 16, 2019

During a Brotherhood Reception at the Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon David P. Barksdale (Tau–Wake Forest ’83) The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the sole discretion of the Knight Commander….

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McMichael Receives Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: January 4, 2019

During the Beta Chapter/Commission 150th Anniversary Brunch at the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill on Saturday, October 3, 2018, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon SGM E. Kent McMichael (Beta Commission–VMI ’95). The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the sole discretion…

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South Carolina Chapters Recognized by MDA

Published on: November 14, 2018

Two chapters of Graves Province, Beta Pi (Presbyterian College) and Delta Tau (Francis Marion University), were recognized by MDA of South Carolina for collectively raising over $10,000, making it possible for five children with muscular dystrophy to attend MDA’s annual summer camp. The chapters were presented their awards by Robert Watts, CFRA, Executive Director of…

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Citadel Brother Named to Academic All-American Team

Published on: November 6, 2018

2018 Google Cloud program recognizes extraordinary student athletes Both on the track and in the classroom, Will Braddock (Theta Commission—Citadel ’18) makes an impression. The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) named him to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American first-team for his accomplishments at The Citadel. Braddock represents the Southern Conference as the only…

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Jason Barrett Honored with KA’s Highest Award

Published on: October 15, 2018

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay conferred the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon Dr. Jason R. Barrett (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’98). Knight Commander Kay awarded this highest individual honor an alumnus can receive during the 2018 Emmett Lee Irwin Province Court of Honor Banquet & Induction Ceremony at the The Fairview Inn in Jackson,…

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Texas Tech Alumnus Receives Distinguished Honor

Published on: October 15, 2018

James B. “Jim” Smith (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’69) has been named a Distinguished Alumni by his alma mater’s School of Accounting, housed in the Rawls College of Business. Smith graduated with a BBA in accounting in 1972, and went on to become a highly successful businessman in the insurance industry. After working for other companies,…

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Georgia Southern Homecoming King

Published on: October 11, 2018

Tyler Robledo (Delta Theta–Georgia Southern ’16) was crowned Homecoming King during Homecoming ceremonies at Georgia Southern on Saturday, October 6. Robledo, a senior construction engineering major, is Delta Theta’s Number III, as well as the chapter’s chaplain for the second year. Robledo explained how he got to be king. “The fraternity puts up a candidate,…

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Nicholls State gets a KA Alumnus as President

Published on: October 9, 2018

Dr. Jay Clune (Epsilon Beta–Nicholls State ’83) became president of Nicholls State University on January 1, 2018, becoming the first alumnus to lead the university. Before he was named President by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Dr. Clune served as the interim dean of the graduate school at the University of West…

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KA Honors Virginia Tech Dean of Students & Interfraternal Friend

Published on: October 9, 2018

The Active members and alumni of Epsilon Eta Chapter at Virginia Tech and the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office hosted a dinner honoring Dr. Byron A. Hughes for his years of support and service to the Fraternity and Sorority Community at Virginia Tech. The dinner at Preston’s Restaurant on Monday, October 8, also celebrated…

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