Kappa Alpha Order

Chapter Update

Archive of: Gentility

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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“Deus et Dames” Inspires Female Empowerment

Published on: March 5, 2019

Brother uses physical fitness to build confidence, support philanthropy “Our motto is “for God and for women.” KA always holds women in reverence,” said Jim Beebe (Epsilon Rho—Purdue ’94), a brother who has devoted himself to living out the values of The Order by empowering women through physical fitness. Beebe founded his own CrossFit affiliate…

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KAOEF Trustee Fights Polio in India

Published on: March 4, 2019

Robert “Bob” Hagan (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’74) recently returned from India, where, as a member and a past district governor of Rotary International, he was participating in a project to immunize the children of India against polio. He said that the project to not only wipe out polio but to prevent its re-emergence has been…

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Southwestern Recognizes Pate with Community Award

Published on: February 27, 2019

Gerald L. “Jerry” Pate (Xi–Southwestern ’74) was recently honored with the Martha Diaz Hurtado College Town Award in Georgetown, Texas, recognizing his dedication to SU and Kappa Alpha Order, as well as his continuous efforts to enhance the “college town” environment for students, faculty and staff at SU. The award was presented to Pate at the Georgetown…

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South Carolina Brothers Dance for Camp Cole

Published on: February 4, 2019

The men of Rho chapter at the University of South Carolina hosted their annual philanthropy event for Camp Cole, Dancing With The KAs, on the weekend of October 26, 2018. 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…

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South Carolina Chapter Update – Winter 2019

Published on: January 31, 2019

On the weekend of October 26, 2019, the Rho Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at the University of South Carolina hosted an annual philanthropy Event: Dancing With the KAs to raise funds for Camp Cole. The event, which was composed of over 370 brothers, parents and friends, featured five featured dancing teams, all vying against each other for the audience’s donations in…

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Centenary Chapter Update – Spring 2019

Published on: January 28, 2019

Our chapter has some of the brightest, hardest working, and accountable men that Centenary has to offer. Just in the past year alone we’ve made much needed improvements to the Kappa Alpha House. We installed a new tile floor in the chapter room, planted new grass in the front yard, and installed donated washers and…

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Northern Arizona Chapter Update – Winter 2019

Published on: January 26, 2019

The Epsilon Tau Chapter achieved an overall GPA of 2.87 for this previous semester. Two of our active brothers have been elected as members of the IFC executive board. Brother Hamilton Mee is the Scholarship Char, and Brother Bryson Smith is Secretary. A few weeks ago we held a community service event where the whole…

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A Higher Calling: Hurricane Florence Relief From Above

Published on: January 22, 2019

By Bettie Kelley Sousa The Wednesday after Hurricane Florence left the state, Smith Debnam partners gathered for their monthly lunch meeting, normally chaired by the law firm’s managing partner, Jerry T. Myers (Tau–Wake Forest ’79). Many learned then that Myers’ absence resulted from his accepting a higher calling – delivering supplies in his small air­plane…

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