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Passing of Former Knight Commander Jack Richesin Taylor

Published on: July 9, 2021

The Order is saddened to report that Jack Richesin Taylor passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He served as the 31st Knight Commander from 1981 until 1985. Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III has declared an official period of mourning for thirty (30) days beginning on July 1, 2021. During…

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King Aiken Elected to Senior Councilor

Published on: December 1, 2020

Pursuant to the bylaws, the Executive Council elected King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’83) as Senior Councilor on Friday, September 18, 2020. King served as the Commander of the John L. Hardeman Province from 1995–1997, and again from 2006–2008. In 2008, he was elected by the Advisory Council to the Executive Council, where he has…

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Westminster Celebrates Advisor’s Continued Involvement and 50 Years of Membership

Published on: July 23, 2020

The Alpha Eta Chapter at Westminster College recently recognized brother Al Jenkins (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’66) for his more than fifty years of membership and commitment to the Chapter and the Order. “Al has been a member of the Housing Corporation for decades, but his involvement goes much further than that,” Thad Stubbs (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’96)…

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McNeese State Chapter Update – Winter 2020

Published on: February 2, 2020

The Delta Xi chapter is proud to be partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It is an honor to be able to support such a great philanthropy. Last year Delta Xi presented over $4,000 to the association that were raised through our annual concert and other fundraisers. We are also proud to report that our…

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Brother Coudrain Recognized for Community Service

Published on: February 12, 2019

Patrick G. Coudrain (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’07) was named Holy Ghost Catholic School’s Distinguished Graduate for the 2018-2019 school year. “It is a tremendous honor considering that Holy Ghost was founded in 1912 and there are thousands of very deserving and qualified candidates to choose from,” said Coudrain. Patrick now works as an associate at…

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Midwestern State Participates in Alzheimer’s Walk

Published on: November 5, 2018

A group of KA brothers from the Gamma Omega Chapter at Midwestern State joined a total of about 200 people in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which raised more than $71,000 for the Wichita Falls Alzheimer’s Association.

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Singleton Named Austin Peay State Interim VP for Student Affairs

Published on: October 9, 2018

With the retirement of Sherryl Byrd from Austin Peay State University, Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82) was named interim vice president for student affairs effective July 1. Arriving at Austin Peay State University in July 2007, Gregory Singleton previously served as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Judicial Affairs at the University of Miami; Assistant…

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How to Track Your Chapter’s Community Service

Published on: September 7, 2018

Service is a great way to bond with brothers, recruit new members, mix with sororities, and, more especially, make a positive impact on the local community. Some campuses or Greek life offices have their own system for tracking community service hours, but if your campus doesn’t offer one, there is still hope! The best way…

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Bleating the Heat: KA Hosts Goat Yoga

Published on: September 6, 2018

Bleating the Heat: KA Hosts Goat Yoga, by Whitney Forbis Reposted from The Emory Wheel Vriksasana, or Tree Pose, is a balancing act in which yogis stand on one leg, their other foot resting lightly on their ankle. Transfixing their Drishti, or “Yogic Gaze,” onto a still object, the practitioner wobbles toward near stillness. Suddenly, a…

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Aiken Honored with Order’s Highest Award – Knight Commander’s Accolade

Published on: August 6, 2018

Knight Commander Darren S. Kay conferred the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon King V. Aiken, Jr.  (Kappa–Mercer ’83) on Friday, August 3, 2018, during the 6th annual Crimson & Gold Society Dinner at the Cherokee Town & Country Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive, bestowed in the…

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