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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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Singleton Named Austin Peay State Interim VP for Student Affairs

Published on: October 9, 2018

With the retirement of Sherryl Byrd from Austin Peay State University, Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82) was named interim vice president for student affairs effective July 1. Arriving at Austin Peay State University in July 2007, Gregory Singleton previously served as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Judicial Affairs at the University of Miami; Assistant…

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Westminster ’73 Graduates become Medical Marvels

Published on: October 9, 2018

Reposted article by Sarah Backer with Westminster College Although the Counterculture Movement, an Animal House atmosphere, and streaking often dominated college campuses in the early 1970s, Westminster College achieved an unusual distinction during that time. Seven close-knit Kappa Alpha fraternity brothers from Westminster’s Class of 1973 all graduated from medical school and are physicians today. Drs. Ted…

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Opinion: College fraternities stay with us for a lifetime

Published on: October 9, 2018

Reposted opinion piece by Sam Wyche, published by Cincinnati.com I write today as many students are heading off to college to start the next phase in their lives. Little did I know more than 50 years ago, that friendships and support gained from my fraternity experience would make a difference and endure. The studies that…

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Delta Phi Hosts Successful Golf Tourney

Published on: September 7, 2018

The men of Delta Phi at Jacksonville State staged another successful gold tournament in memory of KA brother Steve Smith (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ’85) and his 21-year-old daughter, Sydney, who died tragically in a 2016 auto accident in Roswell, Georgia. The tournament, held at Pine Hill Country Club in Anniston, Alabama on Sunday, August 26th,…

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Mississippi State Chapter Update – Spring 2018

Published on: August 31, 2018

For the 2017-2018 year, Beta Tau had the most improved chapter GPA on campus. Two chapter members were inducted into Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honors society at Mississippi State, and the chapter received the Academic Achievement Award from KA National for having achieved above a 3.0 GPA. In one of several philanthropic undertakings, the chapter collected…

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Auburn Chapter Update – Spring 2018

Published on: August 31, 2018

Former Number V Dane Block ’15 was elected Auburn SGA president, and former Number I Jackson Fite ’14 was awarded Nu’s annual Definition of a Gentlemen award. The chapter hosted their 4th Annual Stomp the Plains philanthropy event, raising over $2,000 for childhood cancer research. In addition, the chapter’s officers attended Province Council in Jackson,…

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Arkansas-Fort Smith Chapter Update – Spring 2018

Published on: August 31, 2018

With the highest fraternal GPA on campus for the fall semester, the men of Zeta Rho are proud to hold multiple positions in organizations on campus, including the roles of SGA president and IFC president. The chapter also initiated 10 men in the fall and three in the spring. In philanthropy news, the chapter’s annual…

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Arizona Chapter Update – Spring 2018

Published on: August 31, 2018

The men of Gamma Epsilon started spring semester very strong by inducting a 12-man pledge class. Also, near the beginning of spring semester, the chapter hosted over 130 people for this year’s Fathers Weekend. This weekend proved to be an excellent opportunity for the brothers and their fathers to come together, get to know one…

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Wingate Chapter Update – Spring 2018

Published on: August 31, 2018

Men from Wingate University and Campbell University joined together at a Homes For Our Troops event, where the brothers of Zeta Zeta (Wingate) put down sod, planted flowers and bushes, and did other general yard work at a new home for veteran SGT Donald Walters, who is in a wheelchair from his injuries. Everyone had…

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