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Tulsa Alumnus Assists in Production of Gold Star Family Video

Published on: October 7, 2020

Edward D. “Ed” Ladner (Mu–Tulsa ’75) recently served as the voice actor for an awareness video for Gold Star families.  The video released for Gold Star Family Remembernece Week, September 20-26, honors America’s fallen servicemen and servicewomen and features “The Star-Spangled Banner,” performed line by line by surviving family members. Ed assisted Air Force veteran…

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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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Kennesaw State Raises $20,000 and Donates Track Wheelchair to Wounded Veteran

Published on: January 31, 2020

The Zeta Chi chapter of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity launched a fundraiser in February aimed at raising $20,000 to buy a track chair for a local Vietnam War veteran. The fundraiser will help support the Independence Fund through KA’s “Operation KARE,” standing for knowledge, awareness, results and empowerment, the fraternity’s philanthropy mission for this year….

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LTC Boone to Lead Columbia College Military Locations

Published on: June 22, 2019

ROBERT BOONE NAMED ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR COLUMBIA COLLEGE MILITARY LOCATIONS by Sam Fleury, COLUMBIA COLLEGE Columbia College Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Palmer recently announced the hiring of Robert Boone (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’90) as associate vice president for Columbia College Global-Military. In this role, Boone will oversee the operations…

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Veteran Establishes Spirits Company for American Patriots

Published on: June 22, 2019

Review: Leadslingers Bourbon Whiskey By Lee Williams, The Gun Writer There’s an M4 on the label along with an eagle and an American Flag. An M4! Make no mistake, this is Second Amendment-friendly bourbon — pro-gun booze. Leadslingers Bourbon Whiskey, the brainchild of seven combat veterans, is hard not to like. The backstory Brad Premo…

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Acadiana Alumni Shoot for Charity

Published on: October 22, 2018

About 40 attendees, with some 30 of them being current Louisiana-area actives and alumni, participated in the 2nd Annual Acadiana Skeet Shoot Tournament, presented by the Acadiana Alumni Association. Association president Harlan Kappel (Gamma Phi–University of Louisiana, Lafayette ’92) reported that silent auctions for a good quality bow and a shotgun were held, and that…

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KA “Sheep Dog” Leader Helps Disaster Victims

Published on: October 16, 2018

“Helping Others Is a Way of Life” is the motto of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA), an Arkansas-based non-profit organization whose main focus is on helping people affected by disasters, like the hurricanes that have hit the South in the past month. When a natural disaster strikes, teams of skilled “Sheep Dogs” – military, law enforcement,…

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Wingate Chapter Update – Spring 2018

Published on: August 31, 2018

Men from Wingate University and Campbell University joined together at a Homes For Our Troops event, where the brothers of Zeta Zeta (Wingate) put down sod, planted flowers and bushes, and did other general yard work at a new home for veteran SGT Donald Walters, who is in a wheelchair from his injuries. Everyone had…

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SGT Gros Rides for Fallen Officers

Published on: April 14, 2018

SGT Darren E. Gros (Epsilon Kappa–Southeastern ’98), of the St. Charles Parish Sheriffs Office, has participated in the Police Unity Tour for the past two years, riding more than 240 miles on his bicycle from Portsmouth, Virginia to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to…

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Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes

Published on: December 27, 2017

On Saturday, December 16th, several brothers of the Delta Tau Chapter at Francis Marion University volunteered in the annual Wreaths Across America event at the historic Florence National Cemetery. Thousands of wreaths were placed at the graves of our nation’s heroes by volunteers, including veteran’s families and active brothers Tyler Moore ’17, Joshua Rodgers ’16,…

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