Delta Pi Celebrates 50 Years at Missouri Southern State

Chartered on October 15th, 1971, as the first national Greek organization on campus then named Missouri Southern College, the Delta Pi Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order held its 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 9th, 2021, at Indigo Sky Casino and Resort in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

Friday night included a reception and registration. Saturday morning the brothers played golf while their Roses had a luncheon. On Saturday night, a banquet and presentations were held. Entertainment was provided by the MSSU Jazz Orchestra to the enjoyment of all present. A silent auction was held for the Delta Pi Scholarship fund held by the KAOEF.

Brothers from all years were in attendance including thirteen founding brothers. The program included updates on the Order from Councilor James M. Schmuck (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’69), Chiles Province from Province Commander M. Tyler Griffin (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’98), Missouri Southern State University from University President Dr. Dean Van Galen, Joplin Area Alumni Chapter from Dr. Chad Wagoner ’93, and the Active Chapter by Number I Dakota Harris ’19. The Chiles Province Court of Honor held an Induction Ceremony and added Steve Lindsey ’77 to their rolls and memberships into the Military Division of Kappa Alpha Order were presented.  Brother Jamie Estes ’97 read a congratulatory letter from his father Former Knight Commander James R. Estes (Alpha Kappa–Missouri ’60). Founders Dave Richard ’71 and Rick Lewis ’71 enthralled the brothers with memories of how it all came to be.

Delta Pi Chapter displayed their many awards earned including the George C. Marshall Award for Chapter Excellence and many Samuel Zenas Ammen Awards for Chapter Excellence.

View all the photos from the event on KA’ Facebook Page.