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Vanderbilt Alumnus Elected as Chief Justice of Kentucky Supreme Court

Published on: November 30, 2022

In November 2022, Hon. Laurance B. VanMeter (Chi–Vanderbilt ’77) was been chosen as Kentucky’s next chief justice. VanMeter, who was elected to the state Supreme Court in 2016, succeeds Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr., who is retiring Jan. 1. Minton has served more than 14 years as administrative head of the judicial branch. VanMeter…

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High Point Donates All-Terrain Track Chairs to Two Wounded Veterans

Published on: November 18, 2022

During High Point University’s 12th annual Veterans Day Celebration, which welcomed more than 1,500 veterans and their families, the Zeta Phi Chapter presented two wounded veterans with all-terrain track chairs. The chapter raised more than $40,000 for The Independence Fund to sponsor the purchase, transport, and outfit of the chairs. One of the track chairs…

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Former Knight Commander Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Order

Published on: November 10, 2022

Darren Kay Reflects on His Decades of Service to the Kappa Alpha Order BY SARAH RUMMEL BACKER, Westminster College Darren Kay, ’91 ΚΑ, is an assurance partner with Ernst & Young in Indianapolis, IN, whose fraternity remains as important to him today as it was in the early 1990s. Kay just completed his second two-year…

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Texas A&M Alumnus Named CEO of ARCOS, Resource Management Solutions Firm

Published on: October 31, 2022

In February 2022, ARCOS® LLC, the market leader for utility and critical infrastructure resource-management solutions, named Odus “Boogie” Wittenburg (Epsilon Delta–Texas A&M ’91) – a veteran at building and leading fast-growing, innovative publicly traded and private technology firms – as the company’s CEO effective immediately. Wittenburg succeeds Bruce Duff who, after 10 years as CEO of…

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Tulsa Brother Named Outstanding Senior

Published on: October 31, 2022

Matt Mangan (Mu–Tulsa ’19), a biochemistry major from Hot Springs, Arkansas, was honored by the University of Tulsa for outstanding achievement as a 2022-23 Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior. The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award recognizes TU seniors who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award is bestowed…

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Louisiana-Monroe Alumnus Receives Professionalism Award from Shreveport Bar Association

Published on: October 31, 2022

Lawrence W. “Larry” Pettiette, Jr. (Gamma Nu–Louisiana-Monroe ’72) is the 2021 recipient of the Professionalism Award by the Shreveport Bar Association (SBA). This award is given annually to attorneys whose practice and personal conduct exemplify the highest level of integrity, dedication, and honor in the practice of law. Larry was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in…

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Westminster Presents All-Terrain Wheelchair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: October 27, 2022

Life as Eric Jordan knew it changed forever in 2004 while serving in Iraq as an infantryman with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division: The 2.5-ton vehicle he traveled in that day drove over an improvised explosive device, causing severe injuries he would never fully recover from.   Members of the Alpha Eta chapter at Westminster…

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Western Carolina Alumnus to Receive University’s Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

Published on: October 26, 2022

Western Carolina University recently announced that Paul C. Johnson (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’77) will be recognized with the Alumni Award for Professional Achievement at its upcoming Chancellor’s Brunch and Alumni Awards on Saturday, November 5, 2022, during Homecoming Weekend. The Alumni Award for Professional Achievement recognizes an alumnus who has attained extraordinary distinction and success…

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MTSU Alumnus Recognized for Distinguished Service by Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors

Published on: October 18, 2022

Clemson University Assistant Dean of Students Gary Wiser (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’99) has been named a recipient of the 2022 Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award, given annually by the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA). The award recognizes individuals who have exhibited outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas:…

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VMI Alumnus Promoted to Major General

Published on: October 17, 2022

Brigadier General William B. Dyer III (Beta Commission–VMI ’85) will be promoted to the rank of Major General on Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Brigadier General William B. Dyer III is currently serving as the Commanding General for the United States Army Reserve Legal Command, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Prior to…

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