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Louisiana-Lafayette Cancer Survivor Plans Another Ironman

Published on: February 14, 2022

The typical Ironman Triathlon is a series of long-distance races consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile run, in that order. It’s one of the most grueling sporting events in the world. While most of us would never even consider doing it, Daniel Allemond (Gamma Phi–Louisiana-Lafayette ’05) has not only…

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Chiles Court Inducts Washington University and Southern Illinois Alumni

Published on: February 10, 2022

The Gateway Alumni Chapter held a Convivium in St. Louis, Missouri. The late Dr. Robert W. Kaps (Beta Theta–Washington’64) and Gateway Alumni Chapter President Anthony M. Maheu (Zeta Sigma–Southern Illinois ’11) were inducted into the Chiles Province Court of Honor. Dr. Robert W. Kaps (Beta Theta–Washington’64) Kaps is a 1964 initiate of the Beta Theta…

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Missouri S&T Recognized for Outstanding Scholastic Program by University

Published on: January 11, 2022

During the Greek Awards Banquet at Missouri University of  Science and Technology on November 11, 2022, the Beta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order was recognized for Outstanding Scholastic Program. The Chapter achieved a 3.340 overall grade point average in the fall of 2020 and a 3.571 in the spring of 2021. “At the Beta…

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MSSU Alumnus Inducted into Chiles Court of Honor

Published on: January 4, 2022

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, the Henry C. Chiles Irwin Province Court of Honor held an induction ceremony during the Delta Pi Chapter 50th Anniversary Celebration. This honors those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy, and service to KA.  Steven B. “Steve” Lindsey (Delta Pi–Missouri Southern State ’77) was recognized and invested with…

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Ole Miss Senior Inducted into Prestigious Hall of Fame

Published on: December 14, 2021

On April 9, 2021, Harrison McKinnis (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’17) was inducted into the University of Mississippi’s Hall of Fame as part of the 2020-21 class of just ten seniors. One of the most prestigious honors an Ole Miss student can receive, the inductees were selected by a committee based on outstanding contributions in all aspects…

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Buswell Elected National Vice President of United States Jaycees

Published on: November 17, 2021

During the JCI USA (U.S. Junior Chamber or Jaycees) Annual Meeting and Celebration of the Century held in St. Louis, Missouri, September 16–18, 2021, the Order’s Director of Communications Brent E. Buswell (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’09) was elected as a 2022 National Vice President. Throughout 2021, Brent served as the 87th State President for the Virginia…

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Leake Inducted into Oklahoma State Greek Hall of Fame

Published on: November 1, 2021

On October 28, 2021, Sam O. Leake, Jr. (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’61) was inducted into the Oklahoma State University Fraternity and Sorority Hall of Fame. The ceremony, which was held during Homecoming week, included the induction of the 2020 and 2021 classes and was attended by Sam’s wife Lynn, Executive Director Larry Stanton Wiese, Assistant…

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Georgia College Senior Recognized with Knight Commander’s Commendations

Published on: October 26, 2021

During the Knight Commander’s Banquet of the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend, Turner P. Hargrave (Epsilon Nu–Georgia College ’18) was presented with the Knight Commander’s Commendation. The Knight Commander’s Commendation was created by the Executive Council to recognize outstanding service and leadership to the Order by members of Active Chapters. The award was established in 2020…

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High Point Brothers Recognized with Knight Commander’s Commendation

Published on: October 26, 2021

During the Knight Commander’s Banquet of the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend, Alexander F. “Alex” Hallahan (Zeta Phi–High Point ’18) and Holden A. Quinn (Zeta Phi–High Point ’17) were presented with the Knight Commander’s Commendation. The Knight Commander’s Commendation was created by the Executive Council to recognize outstanding service and leadership to the Order by…

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Northwestern State Alumnus Selected to Alumni Hall of Distinction

Published on: October 7, 2021

Thomas N. Whitehead (Gamma Psi–Northwestern State ’72) was one of six distinguished Northwestern State University alumni who were named to NSU’s Alumni Hall of Distinction, the Long Purple Line, in 2020.  After being postponed twice due to COVID-19, the group will be honored on October 22, 2021, at the Natchitoches Events Center, followed by a noon…

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