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SHSU Names New Tennis Complex after Chuck Beckner

Published on: September 24, 2020

During the Texas State University System Board of Regents quarterly meeting on August 13-14, approval was given for the naming of SHSU’s future tennis complex to the Chuck and Wanda Beckner Tennis Center. To be located south of Bowers and Sanders Stadiums, the facility will provide more (and better) courts for matches and practice, opportunities…

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$50k to Purchase School Laptops

Published on: August 13, 2020

Pi Chapter Alumnus Leads Effort to Donate 150 Chromebooks The City Schools Foundation presented a big check to Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) on Monday, August 10, 2020. Holding one end was Travis M. (Pi–Tennessee ’97) who is currently serving as chair of the Foundation. The $50,000 contribution will support students by purchasing 170 Chromebooks. “I…

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Aplin introduces himself to Rotary Club

Published on: August 10, 2020

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY WAYNE CLARK LANETT — West Point Rotary Club’s newest member, attorney Brian Aplin (Kappa–Mercer ’05), had the speaker’s role at the club’s noon meeting on Thursday. The meeting took place inside the Jane Farrar Event Center in downtown Lanett. Aplin talked about how his experiences in being a high school classroom teacher…

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Values in Action

Published on: August 3, 2020

Editor’s Note: Marlon Gibson joined the KA national staff in January 2020, but his relationship with the Order has spanned several years. After KA and Marlon’s personal and professional paths crossed several times, yielding success at each turn, he was recruited to be the first Director of Community Engagement focused diversity, equity, and inclusion, in…

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Sullivan Leading Eastern Kentucky Advisory

Published on: July 20, 2020

LTC Robert M. “Bob” Sullivan (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’70) serves on Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) International Alumni Board. Bob serves as the chair of the Alumni Awards & Recognition Committee and is the ROTC Representative on the Alumni Board. Bob graduated from EKU in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Park Administration and…

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Eastern Kentucky Alumnus Named First Executive Director of Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission

Published on: June 12, 2020

Joshua T. Barrett (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’12) was named the first executive director of the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission. The newly formed Commission, which was recently created by the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Bill, will evaluate, develop plans, and provide support to educators to improve the financial literacy of Kentuckians. “I am excited to join the…

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Centenary leader selected as 2020 Louisiana Governor’s Fellow

Published on: June 10, 2020

Patrick Riley (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’19), a political science senior, was chosen for the 2020 Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government. The Program is an opportunity for college and university students to experience public policy in action, learn the rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government, and earn three hours of academic credit. The extensive…

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South Carolina Helps Support Single Mother of Three during COVID-19

Published on: April 6, 2020

With COVID-19 shutting universities and businesses across the nation, many are left without a paying job. The Rho Chapter at the University of South Carolina decided to take care of one of their own during these difficult times. Alberta Garcia, a single mother of three, works to help keep the chapter house clean every day….

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McNeese State Donates $4,000 to MDA with Rent-a-Gent Fundraiser

Published on: February 27, 2020

The Delta Xi Chapter at McNeese State Univesrity donated $4,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) from their 2019 Rent-a-Gent fundraiser. “Our actives dress up and perform a skit in front of a room full of ladies,” Number I Matthew Taylor ’17 said. “They are then auctioned off one at a time with 100% of…

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UGA Alumnus 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Published on: February 24, 2020

Robert Dickey named 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year By Sharon Dowdy for CAES News Crawford County peach farmer Robert Dickey (Gamma–Georgia ’72)has been named the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year. A fourth-generation farmer, Dickey manages approximately 1,000 acres of peaches and 3,000 acres of timberland with the help of his 90-year-old father, Bob…

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