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MTSU Raises Most Money and Wins Crowd Favorite at Alpha Omicron Pi All Sing Competition

Published on: December 2, 2022

On November 30th, the Delta Lambda chapter at Middle Tennessee State won 1st place in Alpha Omicron Pi’s All Sing Competition for Crowd Favorite. KA members raised more money for AOII’s philanthropy than any of the others sororities and fraternities.

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Track Chair Presented to Veteran by Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon Chapters

Published on: December 1, 2022

During Veterans Day Weekend, the Alpha Tau chapter at Hampden-Sydney College and the Zeta chapter at Randolph-Macon College presented an all-terrain track chair to retired Navy veteran Heather Miner during halftime of the football game between the schools. Former Number I Dominic Pastore (Alpha Tau–Hampden-Sydney) thought of teaming up with the Zeta chapter during a…

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Vanderbilt Alumnus Elected as Chief Justice of Kentucky Supreme Court

Published on: November 30, 2022

In November 2022, Hon. Laurance B. VanMeter (Chi–Vanderbilt ’77) was been chosen as Kentucky’s next chief justice. VanMeter, who was elected to the state Supreme Court in 2016, succeeds Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr., who is retiring Jan. 1. Minton has served more than 14 years as administrative head of the judicial branch. VanMeter…

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Middle Tennessee State Brother Takes His Cooking Skills to a National Audience

Published on: November 28, 2022

Middle Tennessee State Brother Takes His Cooking Skills to a National Audience by Rick Moore Fans of the Hell’s Kitchen reality cooking show on the Fox network this year are no doubt familiar with a chef who is part of a group of contestants called “The 40-Somethings,” Alex Belew (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’99). As…

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High Point Donates All-Terrain Track Chairs to Two Wounded Veterans

Published on: November 18, 2022

During High Point University’s 12th annual Veterans Day Celebration, which welcomed more than 1,500 veterans and their families, the Zeta Phi Chapter presented two wounded veterans with all-terrain track chairs. The chapter raised more than $40,000 for The Independence Fund to sponsor the purchase, transport, and outfit of the chairs. One of the track chairs…

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Former Knight Commander Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Order

Published on: November 10, 2022

Darren Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Kappa Alpha Order BY SARAH RUMMEL BACKER, Westminster College Darren Kay, ’91 ΚΑ, is an assurance partner with Ernst & Young in Indianapolis, IN, whose fraternity remains as important to him today as it was in the early 1990s. Kay just completed his second two-year…

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Centenary Senior Named SCAC Athlete of the Week

Published on: November 1, 2022

Jaron B. Petreas (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’19), a senior on the men’s soccer team for Centenary College from Denton, Texas, has been selected the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Character and Community Male Student Athlete of the Week for the week beginning October 24. The SCAC Character & Community award honors the efforts of student-athletes who excel…

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Roanoke Alumnus Donates $5 Million for College Science Center

Published on: November 1, 2022

Linda and John Snyder donate $5 million for Science Center project John P. Snyder (Beta Rho–Roanoke ’58) and his wife, Linda, have generously chosen to honor Roanoke College with a $5 million commitment of support that will put the College one step closer to its goal for the construction of a new Science Center. The…

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Texas A&M Alumnus Named CEO of ARCOS, Resource Management Solutions Firm

Published on: October 31, 2022

In February 2022, ARCOS® LLC, the market leader for utility and critical infrastructure resource-management solutions, named Odus “Boogie” Wittenburg (Epsilon Delta–Texas A&M ’91) – a veteran at building and leading fast-growing, innovative publicly traded and private technology firms – as the company’s CEO effective immediately. Wittenburg succeeds Bruce Duff who, after 10 years as CEO of…

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Tulsa Brother Named Outstanding Senior

Published on: October 31, 2022

Matt Mangan (Mu–Tulsa ’19), a biochemistry major from Hot Springs, Arkansas, was honored by the University of Tulsa for outstanding achievement as a 2022-23 Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior. The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award recognizes TU seniors who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award is bestowed…

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