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Archive of: Excellence

Brother Turns Accident into Inspiration

Published on: May 11, 2018

Uriah Steffen’s life changed forever with a single bicycle ride. “I’ve never had any issues, anger, or fears with the amputation. I trust that God has a plan for me and will take care of me,” said Steffen (Epsilon Rho—Purdue ’06). He was riding to work in Plainfield, Indiana on a fall day in 2012…

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Newest Trustees of the KAOEF Board

Published on: April 26, 2018

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation welcomes our newest trustees, R. Scott Heath (Delta–Wofford ’77), who is joining the Board for the first time, and the Honorable David M. Warren (Tau–Wake Forest ’78) returns to the Board. Both men will serve a three-year term. Scott is the Branch Manager, First Vice President-Investments and PIM Portfolio…

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2017 Awards for Chapter Excellence

Published on: April 3, 2018

This spring, hundreds of undergraduate officers and future leaders of their respective chapters met at one of six regional Province Councils throughout the Nation. Along with educational programming on scholarship, risk management, sexual misconduct, Ritual, and other areas of chapter operations, chapters were recognized their achievements for the previous calendar year. Chapters are recognized for…

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Fraternity Men Unite: Brother Leads SEIFC

Published on: March 29, 2018

Since 1966, more than 50 fraternity-governing councils have gathered from all over the southeastern United States to share their commitment to leadership and fraternity life. This is the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC)—now meet the brother at the helm. Baxter Ray (Zeta Chi–Kennesaw State ’17) has risen through the ranks, serving as Number VIII for his chapter…

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Smashing Cars and Raising Spirits

Published on: March 6, 2018

Reed White is known for his infectious smile. That smile came out when the brothers of Alpha Omicron (University of Arkansas in Fayetteville) came together last fall to host a Car Smash in his honor. “His friendship means the world to me, because I get to see the adversity he goes through on a daily…

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Call to Community: Remembering Doug Young

Published on: March 6, 2018

The Order invites you to pause in remembrance of a brother whose dedication to community shaped his life and embodied the values of KA. Doug Young (Delta Lambda—Middle Tennessee State ’69) did it all. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1971-1973, where he worked in military intelligence. He owned and…

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Ruiz Named SEIFC Fraternity Man of the Year

Published on: February 20, 2018

At the Awards Banquet during the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference’s annual leadership academy in Buckhead, Georgia, Aristeo S. “Ari” Ruiz (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’14) was named the SEIFC’s Gregory R. Singleton Fraternity Man of the Year. “This award means a lot for me because it has given me a platform to say that we all…

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2018 Hamilton Province Court of Honor

Published on: February 12, 2018

The William Sprigg Hamilton Province Court of Honor held their annual Convivium and Induction Ceremony on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Moody Hall on post at Virginia Military Institute. View photos from the evening on KA’s Facebook page. The purpose of the Court of Honor is to recognize and honor alumni for their continuing interest, support,…

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Recipe for success: top chef speaks out on brotherhood

Published on: January 30, 2018

Chef Mike Shetsky (Delta Lambda­­­–Middle Tennessee State ’07) has risen through the ranks of culinary excellence to claim a coveted role as executive chef. Although his career has taken him to restaurants across the country, he began his climb to the top chef spot during his days at MTSU. “While in KA I did all…

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Statue Erected of Texas Advocate for the Blind

Published on: January 24, 2018

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, more than 250 friends John Milton Turner (Gamma Lambda–North Texas ’55) gathered for a special celebration—the unveiling of a statue in his honor at Frisco Heritage Center. A life-long resident of Frisco, John lost his eyesight at the early age of seventeen due to a detached retina from a hereditary…

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