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Recipe for success: top chef speaks out on brotherhood

Published on: January 30, 2018

Chef Mike Shetsky (Delta Lambda­­­–Middle Tennessee State ’07) has risen through the ranks of culinary excellence to claim a coveted role as executive chef. Although his career has taken him to restaurants across the country, he began his climb to the top chef spot during his days at MTSU. “While in KA I did all…

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Smith Court of Honor Inducts Twelve Deserving Brothers

Published on: November 21, 2017

On Friday, November 17, 2017, the Ed Chamber Smith Province Court of Honor held an induction ceremony at the Indio Room in Erwin, North Carolina prior to the Chartering Banquet of the Zeta Psi Chapter at Campbell University. Former Knight Commander Hon. David M. Warren (Tau–Wake Forest ’78) acted as Preceptor and M. James “Jim”…

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Leading Brothers on the High Seas

Published on: November 3, 2017

Captain Shannon Attales Offers Charters and Inspiration  Shannon Attales (Delta Upsilon–Tennessee-Martin ’03) graduated 13 years ago, packed up, and moved to the Florida Keys to become a deep-sea fishing captain—all before he had even caught his first mahi-mahi. “I’d never been saltwater fishing before,” said Attales, better known to his clients as Captain Shannon. “But…

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Newberry Brothers Honored with Campus Bricks

Published on: October 24, 2017

Alumni from the Delta Epsilon Chapter at Newberry College honored all their deceased brothers by supporting the Newberry College Alumni Walk Brick Campaign. A brick was placed in honor of each deceased brother. The bricks were shared with the families at the 2017 Homecoming on Saturday October 21, 2017. The memories of our brothers will…

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Ole Miss Remembers Brothers with $60,000 Donation

Published on: October 19, 2017

“One of the biggest fears of a parent who has lost a child is that the child will be forgotten,” said Ken Wilbanks, whose son, Bryant Mason Wilbanks, was among three brothers killed in a tragic car accident. All members of the University of Mississippi’s Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Wilbanks, Charles Walker Kelly and Samuel Clayton…

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Ohio Alumni Organize Teams for MDA Muscle Walks

Published on: October 4, 2017

The Bowling Green Alumni Chapter helped to organize a team for both the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s  Muscle Walks in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ohio-area KA’s helped to raise $468 for the Cleveland Muscle Walk and $405 for the Columbus Muscle Walk. We hope to continue this tradition and look forward to more brothers participating in…

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2018-19 KAOEF Scholarship Applications Now Open

Published on: September 7, 2017

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation is proud to support undergraduates with financial aid. Anyone interested in applying for a KAOEF Scholarship for the 2018 – 2019 academic year should complete the application by 11:59pm Eastern on February 2, 2018. 2017 – 2018 KAOEF Scholarship Application DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO Aaron Masey amasey@ka-order.org 540-463-1865

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Most Outstanding Alumni Chapter Goes to…Joplin, Missouri Alumni Chapter

Published on: September 1, 2017

During the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay awarded the Joplin, Missouri Alumni Chapter with the William E. Forester Alumni Chapter Award. President Chad E. Waggoner (Delta Pi–Missouri Southern State ’93) was present to receive this recognition. The William E. Forester Alumni Chapter Award is given in memory of…

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Relief Efforts in Harvey’s Aftermath

Published on: August 31, 2017

Harvey had devastating impacts in Texas and Louisiana, and many people are left to deal with the historic destruction. Here are three ways that any KA can assist in the recovery effort for the people of Texas and Louisiana, including many KAs. Donate Blood: The American Red Cross and other local/regional blood banks are always…

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KAOEF Home Run: Auction Event Raises $88,000 for Scholarships, Internships & Leadership Education

Published on: August 24, 2017

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) hosted its 20th annual Bid for Brotherhood (B4B) auction on Friday, August 4, 2017, at Busch Stadium during the Kappa Alpha Order’s 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. Through and live and silent auctions, reverse bingo raffle, and a fund of need solicitation, the KAOEF…

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