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Dancing with the KAs – South Carolina Donates $25k to Camp for Children with Disabilities

Published on: November 13, 2019

On Friday November 1st, Rho chapter at the University of South Carolina hosted their annual philanthropy event for Camp Cole, Dancing with The KAs. The event is held each year to raise funds to complete construction of Camp Cole, an ADA-compliant, state-of-the-art facility currently being built in the Midlands of South Carolina for children and adults…

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KA Fall Fest offers games, festivities to benefit MDA

Published on: November 1, 2019

By Bridget Sjoberg | News Editor, Baylor Lariat Autumn-themed games and festivities will be present at Kappa Alpha Order’s third annual Fall Fest, which will raise money to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This year’s Fall Fest will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in Burleson Quadrangle. San Antonio junior Chris Estrada serves as…

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Engineering Honor Society Honors Georgia Tech Alumnus

Published on: October 10, 2019

Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, has named William E. “Bill Jennings (Alpha Sigma–Georgia Tech ’82) as one of their 2019 recipients of its Distinguished Alumnus Award. Now in its 23rd year, the award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated adherence to the ideals of Tau Beta Pi and to fostering a spirit of liberal…

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Supporting SC Camp for Children

Published on: October 3, 2019

On October 29, 2019, several members of Rho Chapter at the University of South Carolina volunteered at Camp Cole’s second annual “Sprint to Shine” 5k trail run located at their new camp location. Members in the chapter helped set up, take down, and facilitate the race overall. There were over 100 runners at the event….

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Ole Miss Alumnus Remembered with Scholarship

Published on: October 1, 2019

The late Glenn W. Cofield (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’80) of Memphis, Tennessee, was known for waiting by cash registers at the grocery store, paying bills for large families and then leaving before anyone could thank him. He was a community servant who wanted no accolades. “Everyone should know how giving Glenn Cofield was and how much…

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South Carolina Supports Camp for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders

Published on: June 22, 2019

On June 12, 2019, Rho Chapter at the University of South Carolina, along with Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Delta, and Tri-Delta,  donated $1,700 towards a dinner meal for Camp KEMO at their annual summer camp program. Camp KEMO was started in 1980 with the goal of helping families navigate through dealing with childhood cancer and…

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Two Brothers Recognized by Austin Peay State

Published on: June 21, 2019

Two undergraduate brothers were recognized with prestigious awards by Austin Peay State University. Tyler J. Hagemann (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’17) was recognized with the Mr. Governor Award and Colin A. Crist (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’19) received the Harvill Citizenship Award. Tyler is the third KA in a row to receive the Mr. Governor…

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Middle School Teacher Accepts Prestigious Fulbright Teachers Program

Published on: April 29, 2019

UPDATE:  “The year long fellowship allowed me to emerge myself in global education and participate in an international field experience to Peru in the summer of 2019,” Brian J. Cook (Beta Beta–Bethany ’03) said. “During my experience, I co-taught in a Peruvian classroom and worked on research involving literacy.” Learn more on Brian’s blog. Local…

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Chapter Update: Jacksonville State – Spring 2019

Published on: April 1, 2019

The Delta Phi Chapter from Jacksonville State University hosted a bass tournament in order to raise money for Megan McDuffie, a patient with Muscular Dystrophy. The event raised over $1,000 to go towards a lift for her to access the second floor of her house. They had a total of 24 boats in the tournament.

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Leading Texas Boy Scouts

Published on: March 8, 2019

In March 2017 after a 20-year career in higher education, George F. Niebling IV (Delta Iota–Texas-Arlington ’89) took a position with the Texas Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America to serve the youth of West Central Texas as a District Executive. Mr. Niebling has been a member of the faculty at Abilene Christian University,…

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