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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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KA Helps Veteran Fighting Cancer

Published on: November 11, 2017

Dr. Lowrance fills hearts and cavities alike Dr. Stan Lowrance (Gamma Sigma—West Texas A&M ’74) goes above and beyond the call of dentistry for his patients in Rockwall, TX. A local military veteran battling cancer was in constant pain. Gum bleeding and loose teeth were side effects of her treatment. Those effects made it difficult…

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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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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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Texas Commissioner Recognized for Public Service

Published on: September 19, 2017

On February 25, 2017, during the Mikell and Walsh Province Courts of Honor Induction Ceremony and Reception at the Crescent Club in Dallas, Texas, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay presented Christopher Rhea Traylor (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’82) with the Award for Distinguished Public Service for his long service in government of the State of Texas….

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Ole Miss Pledges $25,000 for Wellness Education Center

Published on: August 31, 2017

The Alpha Upsilon Chapter at the University of Mississippi made a major financial commitment to the recently-announced William Magee Center for Wellness on the Ole Miss campus. As one of the founding members, Alpha Upsilon Chapter has pledged to donate $25,000 to the Center that will be located at the South Campus Recreation Facility on…

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Brothers & Friends Recognized at the 77th Convention in St. Louis

Published on: August 23, 2017

The 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend was held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch. Along with completing the business of the Order, many alumni and friends of KA were recognized for various reasons ranging from service to the Order, to giving back to the local community, to saving lives. Knight…

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Sheldon Recognized as Undergraduate of Distinction by North-American Interfraternity Conference

Published on: August 23, 2017

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, Michael P. Wilson (Alpha Theta–Transylvania ’00), chief financial officer for the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), presented Jesse A. Sheldon (Zeta Mu–Univ. of Washington ’14) with the 2017 Undergraduate Award of Distinction at the Interfraternal Recognition Luncheon during the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch…

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Election Results: Carroll Confirmed as Mayor of Galena, Maryland

Published on: May 17, 2017

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, John T. Carroll (Zeta Gamma–Goldey-Beacom ’01) was elected as the mayor or Galena, Maryland. After serving a year on the city council, Carroll decided to run unopposed for mayor as opposed to re-election to the city council. He will be sworn in at the July town meeting to begin his four-year term….

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Preventing a School Bombing in Denmark: KA Honors U.S. Army Major for Service

Published on: March 24, 2017

While stationed at Iraq’s al Asad Airbase while deployed, U.S. Army Major Bradley A. Grimm (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’90) helped to foil a plot to bomb a school in Denmark. Grimm  provided “actionable intelligence” from captured documents about foreign fighters that included information on threats against a Danish school using home made explosives. “The information he provided helped to…

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