Dunwody Court of Honor Recognizes Alumni in Alabama

On Saturday, April 27, 2024, the Dunwody Province Court of Honor held an induction ceremony at the Indian Hills Country Club in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This honors those distinguished alumni who have given their time, energy, and service to KA. This marked the fourth COH induction for Dunwody Province in as many years. Six alumni were recognized and invested with the provincial cross of honor in recognition of their outstanding service to the Order and accomplishments which have brought honor to Kappa Alpha Order.

  • Chuck Beech (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ‘80)
  • Ethan Clemons (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ‘17)
  • Brad Cooper (Nu–Auburn ‘05)
  • Caleb Lambert (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ‘18)
  • Tyler Reynolds (Nu–Auburn ‘11)
  • Dr. William Vandervoort (Alpha Beta–Alabama ‘06)

The Preceptor of the Court is Michael Robards (Alpha Beta–Alabama ‘04) and the Registrar is Paul Lammers (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ‘80). Preston Pritchett (Nu–Auburn ‘10) is the Province Commander. These three men teamed together to plan and host the event. In total, over 40 individuals attended the celebratory event, including current members, alumni members, family, and friends.

three men in front of step and repeat logo bannerChuck Beech (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ‘80)
Brother Beech is from Foley, Alabama and started college at the University of South Alabama in 1978. As an active member of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter, he served as the Little Sister Coordinator, parliamentarian, treasurer. He graduated in Spring 1982 with a bachelor’s in business administration. Chuck has been married for 41 plus years to Wendy, a wonderful lady who is a former Epsilon Alpha Little Sister and KA Rose. They have a son, two grandchildren, and five grandnieces and nephews they count as their own. Chuck spent most of his career working for what is now ProAssurance, a medical professional liability insurance company based in Birmingham. His role involved claims litigation management, due diligence reviews, and quality assurance and reinsurance reviews. During his tenure, he witnessed the company’s transition from an Alabama mutual company into a national/international NYSE corporation. Chuck retired from this challenging and rewarding role in 2023. Chuck is active in his church in Birmingham as an elder/deacon, teaching bible study, and participating in foreign and domestic mission trips. He stays busy by pursuing his interests in collegiate sports (South Alabama and the Univ. of Alabama), Braves baseball, golf, travel, and helping with the grandchildren. He is a founding member of the Epsilon Alpha Traveller Alumni Chapter which is named as a nod to a faithful servant to Robert E. Lee and because this group of brothers and their families travels the world together.

three men in front of step and repeat logo bannerEthan Clemons (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ‘17)
Ethan Clemons rushed KA in Fall of 2017 at Jacksonville State University. He served as the recording secretary, where he helped raise the chapter GPA to 3.1 for consecutive terms. He also served as Treasurer. During that time, he was able to assist in lowering chapter delinquencies below 10%. Ethan was known for his calmness and wisdom, often helping brothers during their times of need. After graduating with a double major in Finance and Marketing, he and his wife moved to Birmingham where he accepted a job with a commercial real estate firm.

three men in front of step and repeat logo bannerBrad Cooper (Nu–Auburn ‘05)
Brad Cooper rushed KA in 2004 at Auburn University. While focusing heavily on social activities and networking opportunities as he told his parents, Brad did find time for his coursework and served a stint as the House Manager for Nu Chapter. After graduation, Brad started his accounting career in Montgomery and later accepted an opportunity to return to his alma mater in 2012. While back at Auburn, Brad completed his graduate degree in Accountancy, served as an adjunct instructor for the Harbert College of Business, and served Nu Chapter as an alumnus advisor. His roles as an instructor and as an advisor were deeply rewarding as he mentored brothers of Nu Chapter both in and outside of the classroom. Brad and his family are now in Huntsville where he serves as the Assistant VP for Finance & University Controller at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Caleb Lambert (Epsilon Alpha–South Alabama ‘18)
Caleb Lambert pledged Kappa Alpha Order in the Fall of 2018. Shortly after his initiation, he was appointed Number IV of the Epsilon Alpha chapter. Later, Caleb served two terms as the Chapter’s Number I. In his second term as Number I, Caleb was elected National Undergraduate Chairman and served as a bridge between the Order’s Executive Council and undergraduate members. Caleb had the pleasure of serving in this role at the 79th Convention. Today, Caleb and his wife, Ashlyn, live in Helena, Alabama. Caleb still remains an active alum as he and other alums are in the process of chartering an alumni chapter in the Birmingham Area.

three men in front of step and repeat logo bannerTyler Reynolds (Nu–Auburn ‘11)
Tyler Reynolds rushed KA in 2011 and joined Nu Chapter at Auburn University. In his time as an active brother, he served as Assistant Rush Chair as a Sophomore and Number IV as a Junior. He enjoyed his time as an active brother, and more importantly cherished the friendships that he made – many of which continue to this day. After graduating with a degree in Finance, Tyler continued on at Auburn and obtained his MBA. After graduating from the MBA program, Tyler and his Dad started Reynolds Outdoors in Opelika, AL which is an outdoors sporting goods store. Tyler grew up with a passion for hunting and the outdoors and hopes to pass that along to others through his business. In the last several years, Tyler has begun serving on the Advisory Committee for Nu Chapter and works closely with the Number IV to organize alumni events.

three men in front of step and repeat logo bannerDr. William Vandervoort (Alpha Beta–Alabama ‘06)
Will Vandervoort pledged KA at The University of Alabama Alpha Beta chapter in 2006. During his time at UA, Will served in multiple leadership roles including Rush Chairman (2007), Number V (2008), and Number I (2009-2010). Will graduated from UA in 2010 and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (an academic honor society). He attended dental school at The University of Alabama in Birmingham from 2010-2014 and graduated with his DMD in 2014. After a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at The Foundry Dental Center in Bessemer, AL from 2014-2015, Will and his wife Nancy moved to Tuscaloosa. Will and Nancy have three daughters – Virginia, Julia, and Elizabeth. Will practices in Tuscaloosa at Vandervoort Family Dentistry. KA has deep roots in the Vandervoort family as Will’s father (Kenneth L. Vandervoort Sr.), grandfather (Harold M. Vandervoort), and brother Kenneth L. Vandervoort Jr. were all KAs at The University of Alabama. Multiple cousins and other family members have been KAs at Alabama as well. Will keeps in touch with many of his KA brothers and has fond memories of his time at the KA house at The University of Alabama.