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Kentucky Alumni at Churchill Downs

Published on: November 18, 2018

On Friday, November 16, 2018, a group of alumni from the Theta Chapter at the University of Kentucky met for a day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Acadiana Alumni Shoot for Charity

Published on: October 22, 2018

About 40 attendees, with some 30 of them being current Louisiana-area actives and alumni, participated in the 2nd Annual Acadiana Skeet Shoot Tournament, presented by the Acadiana Alumni Association. Association president Harlan Kappel (Gamma Phi–University of Louisiana, Lafayette ’92) reported that silent auctions for a good quality bow and a shotgun were held, and that…

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Chapter Update: Missouri Southern State

Published on: October 17, 2018

On September 29, 2018, fourteen brothers of the Delta Pi Chapter and their Alumnus Advisor, Danny Day ’77,  helped renovate flower beds at the Joplin Lafayette House. The House’s mission is to provide a safe sanctuary, compassionate, and empowering services to heal those suffering from effects of domestic violence, sexual assault and substance use disorders.  Joseph…

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2018 Irwin Court of Honor

Published on: October 15, 2018

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Emmett Lee Irwin Province Court of Honor held an induction ceremony at The Fairview Inn in Jackson, Mississippi. The following men were recognized and invested with the provincial cross of honor in recognition of their outstanding service to the Order and accomplishments which have brought honor to Kappa Alpha…

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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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