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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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KAOEF Trustee Fights Polio in India

Published on: March 4, 2019

Robert “Bob” Hagan (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’74) recently returned from India, where, as a member and a past district governor of Rotary International, he was participating in a project to immunize the children of India against polio. He said that the project to not only wipe out polio but to prevent its re-emergence has been…

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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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A Higher Calling: Hurricane Florence Relief From Above

Published on: January 22, 2019

By Bettie Kelley Sousa The Wednesday after Hurricane Florence left the state, Smith Debnam partners gathered for their monthly lunch meeting, normally chaired by the law firm’s managing partner, Jerry T. Myers (Tau–Wake Forest ’79). Many learned then that Myers’ absence resulted from his accepting a higher calling – delivering supplies in his small air­plane…

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Gamma Chi Puts Toys Under the Tree

Published on: January 17, 2019

Chapter Donation Makes Christmas Wishes Come True The Gamma Chi Chapter (Texas Tech University) donned holiday sweaters for a good cause last month when they donated an estimated 80 toys to children in need. The members brought in toys themselves to the last chapter meeting of the semester, benefiting kids in the local Lubbock area…

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$3,000 Raised by Lamar this Fall

Published on: November 30, 2018

From softball to shaving, the Gamma Xi Chapter at Lamar University has found some creative ways to connect with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “The KA Chapter of Lamar University is the largest and most dedicated group of volunteers that MDA Southeast Texas has the pleasure of working with,” said Development Director Nicole Turvey. “We know…

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Joplin Fire Department & KA Raise $4k for MDA

Published on: October 29, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Delta Pi Chapter at Missouri Southern State University hosted a “Firehouse Run.” The 5K race was co-sponsored by the Joplin Fire Department and raised more than $4,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Just as KA has supported MDA as our national philanthropy for many years, local fire departments…

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KA “Sheep Dog” Leader Helps Disaster Victims

Published on: October 16, 2018

“Helping Others Is a Way of Life” is the motto of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA), an Arkansas-based non-profit organization whose main focus is on helping people affected by disasters, like the hurricanes that have hit the South in the past month. When a natural disaster strikes, teams of skilled “Sheep Dogs” – military, law enforcement,…

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How to Track Your Chapter’s Community Service

Published on: September 7, 2018

Service is a great way to bond with brothers, recruit new members, mix with sororities, and, more especially, make a positive impact on the local community. Some campuses or Greek life offices have their own system for tracking community service hours, but if your campus doesn’t offer one, there is still hope! The best way…

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Bleating the Heat: KA Hosts Goat Yoga

Published on: September 6, 2018

Bleating the Heat: KA Hosts Goat Yoga, by Whitney Forbis Reposted from The Emory Wheel Vriksasana, or Tree Pose, is a balancing act in which yogis stand on one leg, their other foot resting lightly on their ankle. Transfixing their Drishti, or “Yogic Gaze,” onto a still object, the practitioner wobbles toward near stillness. Suddenly, a…

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