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Aplin introduces himself to Rotary Club

Published on: August 10, 2020

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY WAYNE CLARK LANETT — West Point Rotary Club’s newest member, attorney Brian Aplin (Kappa–Mercer ’05), had the speaker’s role at the club’s noon meeting on Thursday. The meeting took place inside the Jane Farrar Event Center in downtown Lanett. Aplin talked about how his experiences in being a high school classroom teacher…

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Centenary Leads on Campus as Student-Athletes

Published on: August 10, 2020

Cole Mrozek (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’20) and Sami Borchalli (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’19) have been named to the 2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The committee, comprised of five student-athletes, has a focused purpose, “to provide all Centenary student-athletes with an opportunity to present their perspective to the leadership of the school,” according to Centenary’s website. In addition, gives…

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Values in Action

Published on: August 3, 2020

Editor’s Note: Marlon Gibson joined the KA national staff in January 2020, but his relationship with the Order has spanned several years. After KA and Marlon’s personal and professional paths crossed several times, yielding success at each turn, he was recruited to be the first Director of Community Engagement focused diversity, equity, and inclusion, in…

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Leading Fraternity at Hampden-Sydney

Published on: July 23, 2020

James W. Patterson II (Alpha Tau–Hampden-Sydney ’18) was recently elected as Chairman of the local Interfraternity Council. In this role, James will lead the ten fraternities at Hampden-Sydney College for the next year and help develop policies for chapters to operate within. A pre-med senior, James has served Alpha Tau Chapter as their Number I…

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Sullivan Leading Eastern Kentucky Advisory

Published on: July 20, 2020

LTC Robert M. “Bob” Sullivan (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’70) serves on Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) International Alumni Board. Bob serves as the chair of the Alumni Awards & Recognition Committee and is the ROTC Representative on the Alumni Board. Bob graduated from EKU in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Park Administration and…

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2020 Interns

Published on: July 20, 2020

The Kappa Alpha Order Internship Program was created to provide deserving undergraduates with the desire to become better educated and informed on both the public and private sectors of our national government. In addition, this program will give undergraduates the opportunity to gain professional work experience while living in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Texas, or Atlanta,…

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Connections of Brothers Leads to Job Opportunities

Published on: June 16, 2020

by Ian Treger (Alpha–Washington & Lee ’17) A recent graduate of Washington and Lee University One of the highlights of college for me was being a part of the Kappa Alpha Order, a fraternity that allowed me to make close friends and enjoy my four years in college. I found another benefit of being part…

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Eastern Kentucky Alumnus Named First Executive Director of Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission

Published on: June 12, 2020

Joshua T. Barrett (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’12) was named the first executive director of the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission. The newly formed Commission, which was recently created by the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Bill, will evaluate, develop plans, and provide support to educators to improve the financial literacy of Kentuckians. “I am excited to join the…

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Centenary leader selected as 2020 Louisiana Governor’s Fellow

Published on: June 10, 2020

Patrick Riley (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’19), a political science senior, was chosen for the 2020 Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government. The Program is an opportunity for college and university students to experience public policy in action, learn the rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government, and earn three hours of academic credit. The extensive…

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Shelton Honored for Service to Fraternity Communications Association

Published on: May 27, 2020

During the virtually-held 2020 annual meeting of the Fraternity Communication Association (FCA), former Journal editor Todd Shelton (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’91) was recognized with the Marilyn Simpson Ford Distinguished Service Award. Named after longtime editor of Phi Beta Phi’s The Arrow, this award honors individuals who have diligently worked to advance the FCA’s vision…

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