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Westminster Brother Named Pitcher of the Week Honorable Mention by NCBWA

Published on: March 25, 2023

Freshman Derek S. Archer (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’22) was recently an honorable mention for “Pitcher of the Week” for the NCBWA and was named the “Rookie of the Week” by the NCBWA.  Derek notched his first collegiate win with a one-hit, nine-inning shutout in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Grinnell College (Iowa). The right-hander, who carried a…

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VMI Alumnus Wins National Tennis Championship and Enters Roanoke Regional Tennis Hall of Fame

Published on: March 13, 2023

Roanoke native Billy W. Kingery (Beta Commission–VMI ’54) won the 90-and-over men’s clay-court title at the USTA national championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in October 2022. Kingery did not come from a tennis background. His main sport at the Virginia Military Institute was wrestling, and he was on teams that finished second in the…

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Beta Sigma Chapter Restored at Southern California

Published on: January 27, 2023

On Saturday, January 14th, 2023, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Beta Sigma Charter to the gentlemen of the University of Southern California Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at Town & Gown Ballroom in Los Angeles, California, and were well attended by alumni, parents, staff, and…

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Epsilon Xi Chapter Restored at North Carolina-Charlotte

Published on: January 27, 2023

On Friday, March 18th, 2022, Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) re-issued the Epsilon Xi Charter to the gentlemen of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet were held at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, and were well attended by alumni, parents,…

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Western Carolina Alumni Surpass $1 Million in Support to the University

Published on: January 24, 2023

Kappa Alpha alumni raise $170K in WCU Greek Challenge, pushing fraternity’s total above $1 million by Western Carolina University The Delta Alpha chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order at Western Carolina University did more than merely win the 2022 rendition of the Greek Challenge by raising more than $170,000 for the Catamount Club, the university’s…

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VMI Professor Recognized by Southern Conference

Published on: January 23, 2023

Col. Tom Timmes (Sigma Alpha Commission–USMA ’12), professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Military Institute was recognized recently by Jim Schaus, Southern Conference league commissioner for being named to the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team for the 2022-23 academic year. With two representatives chosen from each of the Southern Conference’s 10 member…

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Citadel Grad Promoted to Major General

Published on: January 20, 2023

The South Carolina National Guard announced the promotion of U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Jones (Theta Commission–Citadel ’19), the deputy adjutant general for the South Carolina Military Department, to major general. The official promotion ceremony took place on May 13, 2022. “Brig. Gen. Jeff Jones has proven himself as an outstanding officer and leader…

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Beta Tau Number I Named MSU Chapter President of the Year

Published on: January 20, 2023

Matthew J. Frischhertz (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’18) was named Mississippi State University IFC President of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year. Matt has served as Number I, Number V, and Number IX. “He left his chapter better than he found it and created a great foundation for the upcoming leadership,” his nominator commented. “He has…

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Col Juaire – Assistant Chief of Staff of Marine Forces Reserve

Published on: January 20, 2023

Col Brian P. Juaire (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’97) was promoted and assumed the duties as Assistant Chief of Staff G-3/5, Force headquarters Group in June 2020. Colonel Brian Juaire was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Klein Oak High School, Spring, Texas in 1993. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps…

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Wofford Names Calhoun Kennedy ’86 as VP of Advancement

Published on: January 6, 2023

Wofford College has named Calhoun L. Kennedy, Jr. (Delta–Wofford ’86) as its new vice president for advancement after a national search. Kennedy had been serving as interim vice president and executive director since August 2021. He has 18 years of experience in fundraising and alumni engagement as well as a dozen years of experience in…

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