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Aplin introduces himself to Rotary Club

Published on: August 10, 2020

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY WAYNE CLARK LANETT — West Point Rotary Club’s newest member, attorney Brian Aplin (Kappa–Mercer ’05), had the speaker’s role at the club’s noon meeting on Thursday. The meeting took place inside the Jane Farrar Event Center in downtown Lanett. Aplin talked about how his experiences in being a high school classroom teacher…

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Centenary Leads on Campus as Student-Athletes

Published on: August 10, 2020

Cole Mrozek (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’20) and Sami Borchalli (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’19) have been named to the 2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The committee, comprised of five student-athletes, has a focused purpose, “to provide all Centenary student-athletes with an opportunity to present their perspective to the leadership of the school,” according to Centenary’s website. In addition, gives…

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Westminster Celebrates Advisor’s Continued Involvement and 50 Years of Membership

Published on: July 23, 2020

The Alpha Eta Chapter at Westminster College recently recognized brother Al Jenkins (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’66) for his more than fifty years of membership and commitment to the Chapter and the Order. “Al has been a member of the Housing Corporation for decades, but his involvement goes much further than that,” Thad Stubbs (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’96)…

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Values in Action

Published on: August 3, 2020

Editor’s Note: Marlon Gibson joined the KA national staff in January 2020, but his relationship with the Order has spanned several years. After KA and Marlon’s personal and professional paths crossed several times, yielding success at each turn, he was recruited to be the first Director of Community Engagement focused diversity, equity, and inclusion, in…

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Arkansas State Sophomore Awarded Agricultural Scholarship

Published on: July 23, 2020

Tiner Gunnell (Delta Eta–Arkansas State ’19), a sophomore majoring in agricultural systems technology at Arkansas State University, is the recipient of the $1,000 Katherine E. Franzen Memorial Scholarship for 2020-21. “I chose agricultural systems and technology for my major since I have been around farming all my life,” said Gunnell. “It seems to me this…

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Leading Fraternity at Hampden-Sydney

Published on: July 23, 2020

James W. Patterson II (Alpha Tau–Hampden-Sydney ’18) was recently elected as Chairman of the local Interfraternity Council. In this role, James will lead the ten fraternities at Hampden-Sydney College for the next year and help develop policies for chapters to operate within. A pre-med senior, James has served Alpha Tau Chapter as their Number I…

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Eaton Named 40 Under 40 by Memphis Business Journal

Published on: July 23, 2020

Kyle Eaton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’00) was recently named to Memphis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 listing for 2020. Kyle is the Quality Improvement Officer at Meritan, Inc., and directs company-wide compliance initiatives including quality assurance, incident management, and accreditations. He will chair the safety and the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee as well as manage the…

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Sullivan Leading Eastern Kentucky Advisory

Published on: July 20, 2020

LTC Robert M. “Bob” Sullivan (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’70) serves on Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) International Alumni Board. Bob serves as the chair of the Alumni Awards & Recognition Committee and is the ROTC Representative on the Alumni Board. Bob graduated from EKU in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Park Administration and…

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2020 Interns

Published on: July 20, 2020

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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William Jewell KA Named Academic All-American

Published on: July 6, 2020

Senior men’s track and field athlete Ryan Hoffman (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’19) was named Academic All-America Second Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Ryan becomes just the second athlete in William Jewell’s history to be honored with the Academic All-America™ program which “celebrates outstanding academic and athletic achievement by student-athletes.” Ryan, who…

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