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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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Gamma Chi Puts Toys Under the Tree

Published on: January 17, 2019

Chapter Donation Makes Christmas Wishes Come True The Gamma Chi Chapter (Texas Tech University) donned holiday sweaters for a good cause last month when they donated an estimated 80 toys to children in need. The members brought in toys themselves to the last chapter meeting of the semester, benefiting kids in the local Lubbock area…

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Murray State KA Raises Funds for Special Olympics

Published on: January 16, 2019

Members of the Murray State Provisional Chapter played an important role in the October 2018 Murray State University Campus Plunge, where participants were dunked in cold water (“freezin’ for a reason”) to benefit Special Olympics of Kentucky. The chapter’s efforts helped raise nearly $2,000 of more than $10,000 that was raised to benefit the charity,…

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Barksdale Receives Highest Individual Honor

Published on: January 16, 2019

During a Brotherhood Reception at the Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon David P. Barksdale (Tau–Wake Forest ’83) The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the sole discretion of the Knight Commander….

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FGCU Swings for Big MDA Donation

Published on: November 18, 2018

The men of Zeta Pi at Florida Gulf Coast University hosted a golf tournament on Saturday, September 29th that raised exactly $10,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the fifth year in a row for such a successful outing. Held at the Raptor Bay Golf Club in Bonita Springs, Florida, 25 teams played, with around only…

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South Carolina Chapters Recognized by MDA

Published on: November 14, 2018

Two chapters of Graves Province, Beta Pi (Presbyterian College) and Delta Tau (Francis Marion University), were recognized by MDA of South Carolina for collectively raising over $10,000, making it possible for five children with muscular dystrophy to attend MDA’s annual summer camp. The chapters were presented their awards by Robert Watts, CFRA, Executive Director of…

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KA Firefighter Recognized for Bravery

Published on: November 12, 2018

Firefighter James P. “Jim” Lee, Jr. (Beta Kappa–Maryland ’95), Fire Department of New York Rescue 1, was named the winner of the 2016 Firehouse Magazine Michael O. McNamee Award of Valor, as well as the recipient of the 2017 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award, for his life-saving actions in an October 2016 New York…

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Midwestern State Participates in Alzheimer’s Walk

Published on: November 5, 2018

A group of KA brothers from the Gamma Omega Chapter at Midwestern State joined a total of about 200 people in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which raised more than $71,000 for the Wichita Falls Alzheimer’s Association.

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Joplin Fire Department & KA Raise $4k for MDA

Published on: October 29, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Delta Pi Chapter at Missouri Southern State University hosted a “Firehouse Run.” The 5K race was co-sponsored by the Joplin Fire Department and raised more than $4,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Just as KA has supported MDA as our national philanthropy for many years, local fire departments…

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Military Man Serves During Hurricane Florence

Published on: October 28, 2018

Thousands of residents of the Southeast have been adversely affected by hurricanes and their attendant storms and flooding this year, with KA brothers involved in weather forecasting, search and rescue, and other related matters. North Carolina National Guard Brigadier General Todd Hunt (Gamma Rho–East Carolina ’84) is one of those men, as he was asked…

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