General J. H. Binford Peay III (Beta Commission–VMI ’62), a retired four-star U.S. Army General and the Superintendent Emeritus of the Virginia Military Institute—our 20th recipient of the Order’s Award for Distinguished Achievement.

"Visionary Leadership"

Summer 2024

In this Issue

Knight Commander’s Message

King V. Aiken, Jr. shares his first message as Knight Commander

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From Journals Past

R.W. Woodruff Presented KAO Distinguished Achievement Award

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Moral Compass

Southern Indiana Brother Does More than Just Protect and Serve

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KAOEF 2022-23 Annual Report

An in-depth look at the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation's fundraising efforts, the impact its support has provided the Order and its members, and recognition of its generous donors

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Close Quarters

Berkeley's KA Home at 2425 Piedmont–Alpha Xi Building Association Marks 101 years at House Centennial

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80th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in Orlando

A detailed recap of the Order's 80th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend held August 10 through 12, 2023, at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

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Courts of Honor

The Order’s Courts of Honor system recognizes dozens of deserving KA alumni.

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Newest Knight Commander's Accolade Recipients

Eugene M. Julian (Beta Epsilon–Delaware '63), Toya S. McLeod (Gamma Sigma–West Texas A&M '00), COL Guy D. Colado (Gamma Pi–Florida Southern '64), Frederick B. "Trey" Horne III (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi '02), MG Robert M. Bunker (Sigma Alpha Commission–USMA '12), Lee P. Oliver III (Kappa–Mercer '86), and LTC Thomas Ray Murray, USA (Ret.) (Delta Nu–Murray State '69), Dwain Paul Knight (Delta Kappa–Stephen F. Austin State '04), and Daniel Keith McAfee (Delta Iota–Texas-Arlington '84) receive the Order's highest individual honor.

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2023 Appointment of Province Commanders

Following his election, Knight Commander Aiken appointed his Province Commanders to serve until 2025.

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150 Years at Mercer

The Kappa Chapter Celebrates its Centennial

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Athletic Department

Hampden-Sydney Punter Named Semifinalist for Football Scholar-Athlete Award

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Loyal Legacy

Brian Roberts (Alpha Kappa–Missouri '97)

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Chapter Eternal

Listing of our Brothers lost

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Sir, You Are A KA

MG Donald R. Gardner, USMC (Ret.) (Gamma Gamma–Memphis '59)

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Voluntary remarks

The Numbers Tell the Story: How fraternity and sorority membership assists with retetion in a post-pandemic campus.

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The Kappa Alpha Journal is an educational journal published two to four times a year by Kappa Alpha Order. The Kappa Alpha Journal seeks to reflect the Kappa Alpha experience by presenting news of active and alumni chapters, individual members, and the national organization; by addressing current issues facing the Greek system and the Order; by educating and entertaining those interested in the welfare of Kappa Alpha; and by serving as a historical record. The Kappa Alpha Journal has been published since 1879. From 1883 to 1885 it was known as The Magazine of Kappa Alpha. Kappa Alpha Order was founded in 1865 at Washington College (Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia. Today, Kappa Alpha boasts 127 undergraduate chapters and over 70 alumni chapters across the nation.

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