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Hometown Patriot: Louisiana Tech Alumnus Richard Campbell served as platoon leader in Vietnam, reflects on Army service

Published on: March 25, 2023

REPOSTED ARTICLE By BILL LUNN, KTBS TV MINDEN, La – For nearly 47 years, dentist Richard Campbell (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech’65) has been serving the people of this small city in Webster Parish. Campbell grew up in Minden and by the 1960s was attending college at Louisiana Tech and later graduated school at LSU.  In 1968,…

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VMI Alumnus Wins National Tennis Championship and Enters Roanoke Regional Tennis Hall of Fame

Published on: March 13, 2023

Roanoke native Billy W. Kingery (Beta Commission–VMI ’54) won the 90-and-over men’s clay-court title at the USTA national championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in October 2022. Kingery did not come from a tennis background. His main sport at the Virginia Military Institute was wrestling, and he was on teams that finished second in the…

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VMI Professor Recognized by Southern Conference

Published on: January 23, 2023

Col. Tom Timmes (Sigma Alpha Commission–USMA ’12), professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Military Institute was recognized recently by Jim Schaus, Southern Conference league commissioner for being named to the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team for the 2022-23 academic year. With two representatives chosen from each of the Southern Conference’s 10 member…

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Col Juaire – Assistant Chief of Staff of Marine Forces Reserve

Published on: January 20, 2023

Col Brian P. Juaire (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’97) was promoted and assumed the duties as Assistant Chief of Staff G-3/5, Force headquarters Group in June 2020. Colonel Brian Juaire was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Klein Oak High School, Spring, Texas in 1993. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps…

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JMU Donates Wounded Veteran All-Terrain Chair

Published on: December 9, 2022

The Zeta Theta chapter presented veteran Sgt. Randall Pope with an all-terrain track chair during halftime of the JMU’s Military Appreciation football game on November 19, 2022. The Chapter raised more than $20,000 for The Independence Fund to fund the chair and its outfitting. In 2016, the Zeta Phi Chapter partnered with The Independence Fund…

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McNeese State Presents Wounded Veteran Track Chair

Published on: December 9, 2022

The Delta Xi Chapter at McNeese State University presented veteran Todd Croft with an all-terrain track chair during a recent home football game. Croft, a 28-year veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps, developed Multiple Sclerosis while serving all over the world, including Afghanistan, losing the mobility in his legs. “With the help of the alumni…

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Track Chair Presented to Veteran by Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon Chapters

Published on: December 1, 2022

During Veterans Day Weekend, the Alpha Tau chapter at Hampden-Sydney College and the Zeta chapter at Randolph-Macon College presented an all-terrain track chair to retired Navy veteran Heather Miner during halftime of the football game between the schools. Former Number I Dominic Pastore (Alpha Tau–Hampden-Sydney) thought of teaming up with the Zeta chapter during a…

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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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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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1865 Trust ESTATE GIFT RECEIVED: Kent Stoffel

Published on: September 20, 2022

Kent B. Stoffel (Alpha Eta Chapter–Westminster ’42) passed away in 2022, at the age of 99. Recently, the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation received an estate gift from him totaling more than $500,000. His gift will provide meaningful scholarships to members of the Alpha Eta chapter. Kappa Alpha Order and the KAOEF appreciate his generosity…

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