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KA Helps Veteran Fighting Cancer

Published on: November 11, 2017

Dr. Lowrance fills hearts and cavities alike Dr. Stan Lowrance (Gamma Sigma—West Texas A&M ’74) goes above and beyond the call of dentistry for his patients in Rockwall, TX. A local military veteran battling cancer was in constant pain. Gum bleeding and loose teeth were side effects of her treatment. Those effects made it difficult…

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High Point gives wounded Veteran his Mobility back

Published on: March 21, 2017

Zeta Phi Chapter raises $25,000 for a veteran’s Track Chair and The Independence Fund Patrick J. Glavey lost both of his legs in 2010 while on tour in Afghanistan. While after more than a year of rehabilitation at the Naval Medial Center, Glavey’s life is not back normal, but he is able to pursue his dream with…

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Hunt Promoted to Brigadier General

Published on: November 22, 2016

On Wednesday, November 09, 2016, the North Carolina National Guard celebrated the promotion of Durham native, Todd Hunt (Gamma Rho–East Carolina ’84), to the rank of Brigadier General, in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Hunt has served in the military for more than 29 years. Hunt currently serves as the North Carolina National Guard’s…

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Captain Pendergast Honored as Exceptional Miami University Alumnus

Published on: November 2, 2016

KA Captain William Pendergast ’04 of the U.S. Marine Corps was named one of Miami University of Ohio’s “18 of the Last 9” 2016 honorees. The award—based on the “30 under 30” model—honors exceptional young alumnae who embody the university’s values. Pendergast certainly fits this description. The 2007 graduate has been on active military duty…

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3rd Annual Crimson and Gold Society Dinner

Published on: October 24, 2016

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual Crimson and Gold Society Dinner on Thursday, September 22nd at the Carolina Yacht Club in Charleston, South Carolina. Attendees heard from MG James E. Livingston, USMC, (Ret.) who is just one of 77 living Medal of Honor recipients. The Crimson and Gold Society honors alumni…

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The Kappa Alpha Journal Preview Videos – Summer 2016

Published on: August 23, 2016

Army Staff Sergeant Luke Murphy (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’09) was the Squad Leader of an 11 man Reconnaissance Team with the 187th Infantry Regiment, a component of the 101st Airborne Division. On his second deployment when he lost his right leg above the knee and severely injured his left leg in an Explosively Formed Penetrator…

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Passing of James C. Young

Published on: August 22, 2016

Kappa Alpha Order is sad to report the passing of James C. Young (Gamma Kappa–Oklahoma City ’52). Brother Young was 84 years old and passed away in Houston, Texas on August 4, surrounded by family. After graduating in 1949 from the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri, Brother Young enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War….

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High Point Kappa Alpha Order Raises $26,000 for Wounded Veterans

Published on: June 21, 2016

Members of the Zeta Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at High Point University raised at total of over $26,000 for wounded veterans through their fundraising campaign, Operation KAre. The four month campaign, in which brothers solicited donations from friends and family, was able to purchase a brand-new TrackChair for local, U.S. Army veteran Michael…

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The Tale of a Heroic ODU Veteran: Jared Walker’s Bravery in Service

Published on: April 19, 2016

REPOSTED ARTICLE BY GIRISH SREEVATSAN  NANDAKUMAR, CONTRIBUTING WRITER FOR MACE & CROWN Old Dominion University recently ranked second for best veterans programs by the military/veteran advocacy organization CollegeRecon.com. Approximately 25 percent of current ODU students are military-affiliated. This means we share our campus with many real-life heroes. The Mace talked to Jared Walker (Delta Gamma – Old Dominion ’16),…

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