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International student-athlete Alexis Dimanche

Published on: March 15, 2019

Reposted Article Thinking Ahead: International student-athlete Alexis Dimanche ’20 is always planning for the future. by Meilee Bridges, Southwestern University Alexis S. Dimanche (Xi–Southwestern ’17) is truly a global citizen. An international student who was born in New Orleans, grew up in France, and moved to Texas to attend Southwestern, Alexis is a student–athlete, a leader of…

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Texas Tech Alumnus Receives Distinguished Honor

Published on: October 15, 2018

James B. “Jim” Smith (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’69) has been named a Distinguished Alumni by his alma mater’s School of Accounting, housed in the Rawls College of Business. Smith graduated with a BBA in accounting in 1972, and went on to become a highly successful businessman in the insurance industry. After working for other companies,…

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Singleton Named Austin Peay State Interim VP for Student Affairs

Published on: October 9, 2018

With the retirement of Sherryl Byrd from Austin Peay State University, Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82) was named interim vice president for student affairs effective July 1. Arriving at Austin Peay State University in July 2007, Gregory Singleton previously served as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Judicial Affairs at the University of Miami; Assistant…

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Westminster ’73 Graduates become Medical Marvels

Published on: October 9, 2018

Reposted article by Sarah Backer with Westminster College Although the Counterculture Movement, an Animal House atmosphere, and streaking often dominated college campuses in the early 1970s, Westminster College achieved an unusual distinction during that time. Seven close-knit Kappa Alpha fraternity brothers from Westminster’s Class of 1973 all graduated from medical school and are physicians today. Drs. Ted…

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Opinion: College fraternities stay with us for a lifetime

Published on: October 9, 2018

Reposted opinion piece by Sam Wyche, published by Cincinnati.com I write today as many students are heading off to college to start the next phase in their lives. Little did I know more than 50 years ago, that friendships and support gained from my fraternity experience would make a difference and endure. The studies that…

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Nicholls State gets a KA Alumnus as President

Published on: October 9, 2018

Dr. Jay Clune (Epsilon Beta–Nicholls State ’83) became president of Nicholls State University on January 1, 2018, becoming the first alumnus to lead the university. Before he was named President by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Dr. Clune served as the interim dean of the graduate school at the University of West…

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Baker on Board of Middle Tennessee State

Published on: October 5, 2018

Julian B. “J.B.” Baker Jr. (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’69) currently serves as a Board of Trustee member at his alma mater school of Middle Tennessee State University, a public university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Being on the Board, J.B. helps with Academic Affairs, Student Life, and Athletics as well as Finance and Personnel. In…

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Fort Smith KA Named Business Journal’s Fast 15

Published on: October 5, 2018

Hale Named to Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Fast 15 Reposted Article from University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Jordan L. Hale (Zeta Rho–Arkansas Fort-Smith ’09), director of government and community relations at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and a UAFS alumnus, was recently recognized for his work by being named to the Fast 15, an…

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Delta Phi Hosts Successful Golf Tourney

Published on: September 7, 2018

The men of Delta Phi at Jacksonville State staged another successful gold tournament in memory of KA brother Steve Smith (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ’85) and his 21-year-old daughter, Sydney, who died tragically in a 2016 auto accident in Roswell, Georgia. The tournament, held at Pine Hill Country Club in Anniston, Alabama on Sunday, August 26th,…

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Mississippi State Chapter Update – Spring 2018

Published on: August 31, 2018

For the 2017-2018 year, Beta Tau had the most improved chapter GPA on campus. Two chapter members were inducted into Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honors society at Mississippi State, and the chapter received the Academic Achievement Award from KA National for having achieved above a 3.0 GPA. In one of several philanthropic undertakings, the chapter collected…

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