West Florida Provisional Chapter Established

On Thursday, September 27, 2021, a group of fifteen men at the University of West Florida were inducted into Kappa Alpha Order as members awaiting initiation.  The ceremony was held on campus in the Commons’ Lounge.

Councilor L. Blair Bailey (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’88) installed the chapter officers and led the Induction Ceremony with Crawford Province Commander Hon. P. Michael “Mike” Ruff (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’67),  Director of Chapter Development Aristeo “Ari” S. Ruiz (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’14), and Associate Director for Chapter Services Steven L. Gros (Delta Xi–McNeese State ’16).

The group was presented with their provisional certificate as the University of West Florida Provisional Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order. Once the provisional chapter has completed its chartering requirements, it will be fully restored as the Epsilon Sigma Chapter.

Congratulations to the men who were inducted and those installed as officers of the new chapter.

  • Ryley Baker, Number I
  • Cameron Ball, Number III
  • Jay Callahan
  • Hayden Cornelius
  • Cade Fierro, Number VII
  • Jackson Freeman, Number VI
  • Brannon Hogue
  • Christopher Kolosky
  • Matthew Mai, Number IX
  • Colby McDermott, Number V
  • Ryan Obray, Number II
  • Bryan Oxender
  • Connor Ray, Number IV
  • James Richardson
  • Abhi Sampathi
  • Brayden Tuel
  • Corbin Whitlatch