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W IN T ER 2017 INCLUDING: BRONZE MEDALISTS FROM STANFORD Vandy Brother Becomes Ironman COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS AT TEXAS A&M & ARIZONA KAOEF Annual Report

zeal & Determination A new generation of KA athletes are pursuing their upward course across their campus, country, and globe

Volume CXXIV | Number 1 | Published Since 1879

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Crimson & Gold Society Why do you support the KAOEF as a member of the Crimson & Gold Society?

MAJOR GENERAL DONALD R. GARDNER, USMC (RET.) (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’59) CAMPUS/COLLEGE  University of Memphis,

Bachelor of Science in history, 1960  University of Memphis,

Master of Arts in history, 1973  Distinguished Alumni Award, 1992

MILITARY/PROFESSIONAL  Enlisted, 1955, U.S. Marine Corps

Reserve, Sergeant  Commissioned, 1960, U.S. Marine Corps,

Second Lieutenant (retired 1994)

FINAL STAFF ASSIGNMENT  Deputy Chief of Staff for

Requirements and Programs, HQMC, Washington, D.C. (1990-92)

FINAL COMMAND ASSIGNMENT  Commanding General,

III Marine Expeditionary Force,  Commanding General,

Marine Corps Bases, Japan (1992-94),  Commanding General,

3d Marine Division (Rein) (1993)

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

(INCLUDES BUT NOT LIMITED TO)

 Distinguished Service Medal  Silver Star; Legion of Merit

with Combat “V” and gold star  Purple Heart  Defense Meritorious Service Medal  Meritorious Service Medal with gold star

PROFESSIONAL/CIVILIAN  Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum,

President & CEO, 1996-99  Marine Corps University Foundation,

CEO, 1999-2004  Marine Corps University, President,

2004-2009, named President Emeritus  Senior Executive Service, 2004-2009

KAPPA ALPHA ORDER  Distinguished Lecturer,

73rd Convention (2009), Washington, D.C.  Speaker, KA’s Leadership

Education Programs  Crimson & Gold Society Member

My support of KA started shortly after graduation in 1960 during the “second hundred years” of the Order. The Centennial Medallion for donors at that time still reminds me of the call to arms. I had joined two organizations of young men dedicated to high ideals of character and achievement, the Marine Corp and Kappa Alpha Order! When one becomes a Marine or a Kappa Alpha, both are a lifetime brotherhood. The lifelong friendships continue the tradition of gentility accompanied by moral and ethical values. I spoke at the 73rd Convention (2009) in D.C., and was highly impressed by the caliber of new men joining the Order. Former Knight Commander Ben Satcher inspired me to continue my support and join the Crimson & Gold Society. What kind of impact do you hope to have on KA and its undergraduates? One of the most important programs KAOEF supports is the Emerging Leaders Academy. It was an honor to deliver one of the leadership lectures to the 2016 class during ELA that year. After meeting and speaking with them, I was again impressed with the caliber of our news brothers. There is no doubt that ELA’s curriculum, faculty, mentors, and advisors make this, and other leadership education programs, absolutely essential for KA’s future success. The nation and KA require exceptional leaders! If we can encourage and support the current generation of young leaders, we will have made a positive impact on Kappa Alpha Order and perhaps the nation. I desire to be part of this commitment to our ideals and tenets. Will you join me?

 Loyal Order Member, Military Division  Samuel Zenas Ammen

Court of Honor Member

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Table of Contents

20 features

departments

20 | Bronze Brothers

2 | Knight Commander’s Message

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Shojis of Stanford Aimed for Excellence at the Summer Games

24 | Becoming Ironman Rob Mohr leaves NYC life for the Ironman World Championship

3 | Letter from the Editor 4 | Connections 5 | Our Order 36 | On Campus

27 | Dream Chaser

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Pitcher from Austin Peay State begins journey in the minors

28 | Sideline to Offensive Line Pace Murphy from Northwestern State makes splash in NFL

90 | Chapter Eternal 99 | Foundation Today

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106 | From the Archives 108 | Remembering the Reason

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104 | Our Legacy

Two KAs (at Arizona and Texas A&M) on College Football’s Biggest Stage

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80 | Alumni News

102 | Housing

30 | Inside the Helmet

52 | KAOEF Annual Report

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Knight Commander’s Message Dear Brothers, I am both honored and humbled for the privilege to continue to serve as the 40th Knight Commander of Kappa Alpha Order. My vision for our beloved Order remains constant. I want us to be all that we say we are going to be, and do all that we have sworn to do. Throughout the recent 77th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend numerous accomplishments were shared from the past two years. However as excellence can only be sought, not gained, our DUTY is to continue our pursuit of higher levels of achievement. We must remain steadfast in our purpose to serve as A Moral Compass For The Modern Gentleman. In so doing, we must also continue to approach each and every day Living Our Values, Leading With Excellence. As we embark upon this next portion of our journey together, we must continue our efforts in certain areas while we launch new efforts in others. There will be continued focus on leadership education, housing, advocacy, academic achievement, and the health and safety of our members and guests. I spoke at the closing session of the Convention and shared this comment, “Thank you again for your continued belief in me, a kid from rural Oklahoma who on his own doesn’t warrant this honor. But God has a plan for each of us, and this is part of his plan for me.” Brothers, indeed our past has been noble, our accomplishments many, and our future belongs to you. May God continue to bless you, your families, our beloved Kappa Alpha Order, and our great country. Fraternally,

EDITOR Jesse S. Lyons ASSISTANT EDITOR Brent E. Buswell CREATIVE DESIGN Tria Designs Inc. CONTRIBUTORS Blake Ball Andrew Carr Liz Janisse Aaron Masey Kent McMichael Becky Moore Rick Moore Kristy Reed Ben Satcher Brianne Tillotson Michele Wojciechowski EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Knight Commander Darren S. Kay Senior Councilor C. Douglas Simmons, III

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Councilors King V. Aiken, Jr. L. Blair Bailey David P. Barksdale Sam O. Leake, Jr. Dr. James M. Schmuck National Undergraduate Chairman M. Hayden Vick KA/KAOEF Executive Director Larry Stanton Wiese HOW TO CONTACT THE JOURNAL Editor, The Kappa Alpha Journal P.O. Box 1865 Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 463-1865 (540) 463-2140–fax email: jlyons@ka-order.org TO CHANGE AN ADDRESS Fill out Alumnus Update on the website or send both your new and old address to Kristy Reed at the above mailing address or to: kreed@ka-order.org

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Letter from the Editor Dear Brothers,

The Kappa Alpha Journal (ISSN #0888-8868, USPS #014-747) is an educational journal published four times a year by Kappa Alpha Order, 115 Liberty Hall Rd., Lexington, Virginia. Periodicals postage paid at Lexington, Virginia, and additional mailing offices. 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 125 undergraduate chapters and more than 60 alumni chapters across the nation. Volume CXXIV, Number 1 Winter 2017 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Kappa Alpha Order, P.O. Box 1865 Lexington, VA 24450 Member of

Copyright © 2017 Kappa Alpha Order; KAPPA ALPHA® is a registered trademark of Kappa Alpha Order.

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Fraternally,

Jesse S. Lyons Editor jlyons@ka-order.org

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THE KAPPA ALPHA JOURNAL 2018 SUBMISSION DATES: Issue 1/ Spring—Jan. 14 Issue 2/Summer—March 14 Issue 3/Fall—Oct. 12 Issue 4/Winter—Nov. 14

This issue of The Kappa Alpha Journal is devoted to some special young athletes. Over the years, past editors and I have highlighted grand careers from all spheres of sports. This massive missive, however, is devoted to the new generation of KA competitors. As you flip through, you’ll notice that the range of chapters and institutions represented is as colorful as the variety of jerseys and uniforms. The Shoji brothers from Stanford are as humble as they are successful. Both dutifully responded to our interview questions from Russia, with fraternal greetings of course. I need not extoll the history of Stanford KAs and the Olympics—the Shojis however are much more than simply the newest medalists in line. I’d like to give a shout out to B.J. Hoeptner Evans who helped me with the story and illustrations. B.J. is a Tri Delta alumnae and the communications manager for USA Volleyball. Pace Murphy and Jared Carkuff are both young men who exemplify excellence as their aim. Pace remains as close to the NFL action as he can as a practice squad member of the San Francesco 49ers. Jared is hurling and grinding through the minors with the Toronto Blue Jay’s organization (AAA at press time). Pace took time to talk to Brent Buswell, our assistant editor. Jared sat down with his chapter brother Blake Ball, a current national staffer, and took an interview during a road game trip. Both men hail from regional public universities and both had a positive chapter experience. Rob Mohr joined KA at Vanderbilt shortly after we re-installed the Chi chapter. I was lucky to lead that project fourteen years ago. Rob recently dropped the bustle of New York livin’ to take up the hustle of becoming an Iron Man. As for his story, don’t let the competition name fool you— Mohr is no movielike Tony Stark. He has ran, swam, and rode to the top third in the world. Finally, we come to two of college football’s biggest stars this fall: Texas A&M’s Cullen Gillespia and Arizona’s Zach Green. Each is special in his own right. Cullen walked on the team with zeal, subsequently earning both a full scholarship and A&M’s coveted title of “12th man.” Zach, on the other hand, is what head coach Rich Rodriguez calls, “everything that is right with college football.” He graduated in three years, is completing his final year of eligibility, and has been a star on the field filling in for injured starters. Determination personified. To these brothers and to all the young athletes in the Order—our very best wishes we send to you as you pursue your upward course.

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Connections Facebook.com/ KappaAlphaOrder

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Kappa Alpha Order It’s official! Congrats to Jesse Brown (Gamma OmegaMidwestern State ‘14), the newest member of the Wichita Falls, Texas City Council. #Vote4JesseBrown 134 Likes, 29 Shares, 16 Comments

Further Reflection on Wounded Warrior Luke Murphy Luke Murphy is one of the most impressive men I know. After working with Luke for four years I have consistently been amazed with his work ethic, respect for others and most of all his positive attitude. Given his situation, as described in the article in the KA magazine, Luke always is looking for an opportunity to help someone and always has a smile on his face. His willingness to spend time with wounded veterans that are less fortunate than Luke speaks to his character. Luke embodies the spirit of KA and being a True Southern Gentleman. We should all take note and follow his lead. Rob Langford (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’85), Broker, Southern Land Realty

I was grateful to receive a copy of The Kappa Alpha Journal featuring wounded warrior Luke Murphy on the cover. Even though I was Luke’s co-author on his memoir, I still never tire of hearing his story—and you represented it well. I’ll admit that the part of Luke’s story that hit closest to home for me was his connection to KA (Florida State), the very chapter where I was honored to be a “little sister,” 25 years before Luke’s membership. He credits the KA brotherhood for much of his post-injury success and I know the relationships he forged continue to serve him. Thanks for recognizing this worthy brother of yours. His story can inspire others to get through whatever adversity they’re facing, too. Julie Bettinger

Bravo Zulu I want to congratulate you … for your knowing and sensitive approach to Generals (and Admirals) and reference to the “military structure” and “pride and support for our own U.S. Armed Forces” in your “Letter from the Editor.” As we say in the navy—“Bravo Zulu,” or “Well Done,”—the highest compliment that can be paid in naval parlance. CAPT Sid Wood (Kappa–Mercer ’54)

Correction I would like to make a correction to the Fall 2016 KA Journal. On page 81, in the right hand column under “Donations In Memory of:” my name should appear as the donor under James D. Hunter’s name (second name down) not under Burton A. Richards III’s name (third name down). E. Linwood Swain, Jr. (Alpha Sigma– Georgia Tech ’61)

Thank you all for the kind words and support! It is an honor to serve the citizens of Wichita Falls and give back to a community that has given me so much. God Bless Wichita Falls! – JESSE BROWN

Congratulations Jesse!! Looking forward to working with you!!! – TOMMY SMYTH

Congrats! Jesse Brown you deserve it! – CINDY TACKETT-STEPHENS

Congrats Jesse Brown so proud of you! Do a good job. – C INDY YOUNGBLOOD JORDAN

Congratulations young man! So proud of you!! – KIM REDMAN

Good stuff man! You are going to do great!! – CAMERON MOORE

Way to go Jesse! Fly high! – SHERI PHELPS BICKERS

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Spirit of Brotherhood Surrounds 77th Convention THE 77TH CONVENTION & BROTHERHOOD WEEKEND WAS HELD

model initiation at the Missouri Athletic Club. Former NFL player and head coach Sam Wyche (Iota–Furman ’66) was the featured speaker at the KAOEF Leadership Lecture Luncheon, and coach Wyche challenged all brothers to support organ and tissue donation. The evening was spent by all at Busch Stadium where the KAOEF hosted the 20th Annual Bid for Brotherhood. B4B featured stadium tours, batting practice, photos with baseball legend Ozzie Smith (lower left), and live and silent auctions. The evening raised more than $88,000 for the KAOEF’s mission to provide funds for leadership education, scholarships, and internships.

August 3rd through the 5th in St. Louis, Missouri. Brothers and guests enjoyed a grand experience that included brotherhood, recognition, and business. If you were not able to attend, here are some of the highlights.

Saturday The excitement and brotherhood continued through Saturday. Lunch was shared with interfraternal friends, and Gregory R. Singleton and Jesse A. Sheldon were recognized by the NorthAmerican Interfraternity Conference. Officer elections were held, and Darren S. Kay was retained as Knight Commander for a second term. The Gateway Alumni Chapter was presented with its charter. Finally, the Knight Commander’s Banquet celebrated the value of brotherhood. Brothers were honored for their courage and heroism, and Terri Mitchell shared a heart-warming story of KA support after the loss of her husband, Steven.

Friday KAOEF sponsored the bulk of Friday’s activities. Undergraduates from the Beta Alpha Chapter at Missouri S&T and Alpha Eta Chapter at Westminster performed a fantastic

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Thursday The weekend opened up with an expo-style registration where brothers could experience and celebrate KA’s values, purchase some KA gear, and meet some famous KA brothers. Convention was called to order and many brothers were recognized including seven current and former members of the Missouri judiciary, brothers who saved a life, and those brothers who have given back to the Order. The KAOEF hosted its 5th Annual Crimson & Gold Society Dinner at the Racquet Club; the same location that Charles Lindbergh received his funding to make his famous flight. Finally, brothers toured the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and enjoyed a live performance from country music artist Rich O’Toole (Epsilon Delta–Texas A&M ’03).

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* * Recognized at the Mikell/Walsh Court of Honor. All others are from the 77th Convention.”

2017 Accolades, Medals, Awards, Recognition

Above: Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed Knight Commander’s Medals upon these men during the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend.

Knight Commander’s Accolade

Knight Commander Darren S. Kay bestowed the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon four distinguished brothers for their excellence in leadership and service to the Order. It is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive. See pages 10-11 for full bios.

ƒƒ Stephen E. Foster (Beta Chi–West Virginia Wesleyan ’68) ƒƒ Marshall James “Jim” Donathan Jr.  (Alpha Omega–North Carolina State ’72) ƒƒ Samuel D. Wyche  (Iota–Furman ’66) ƒƒ Dr. James M. “Jim” Schmuck  (Alpha Eta– Westminster ’69)

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Knight Commander’s Medal

The Knight Commander’s Medal was established in 2007 by the Executive Council, at the request of Former Knight Commander J. Michael Duncan, to recognize brothers who demonstrate “Courage” and “Character” in the face of “Adversity.” The decoration is a gold medallion with a knight on horseback, with the words “Kappa Alpha Order” and “Courage” engraved on the front surrounded by a golden sunburst. On the back is the phrase “Be a hero in the strife” along with the initials of the recipient and the sequential number of the medal.

ƒƒ Travis B. Lacox* (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’00) During the shooting in College Station, Texas, Travis Lacox responded

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to a call of a shooting where two officers were reported to be “down.” Lacox and another officer secured the suspect, who was armed with a rifle, after approaching with no cover. ƒƒ Bryan G. Shaw* (Gamma Upsilon–Texas A&M-Commerce ’98). During the sniper attack on police in Dallas, Texas, Brother Shaw was not only shot by the attacker, but he continued pursue the attacker and pin him into one location until other officers could come to assist. Undoubtably, lives of police officers and civilians were saved due to Brother Shaw’s courage and bravery. Five brothers from the Zeta Tau Chapter at Austin Peay State University were honored for their efforts in detaining the assailants of an assault and robbery of another student.

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ƒƒ Christopher Adam Walker (Zeta Tau– Austin Peay State ’15) ƒƒ Matthew Brandon Hogan (Zeta Tau– Austin Peay State ’14) ƒƒ Andrew James Crawford (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’16) ƒƒ Trenton Daniel Alan Delane (Zeta Tau– Austin Peay State ’15) ƒƒ Hunter Jacob Winters (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’16) Six members of Rho Chapter at the University of South Carolina were honored for forming a human chain to save a young man from the rapidly flowing waters of a flooded street during the devastating floods of October 2015.

ƒƒ Scott Mercer Heath (Rho–South Carolina ’13) ƒƒ Logan Breeding McVey (Rho–South Carolina ’12)*Evan Joel Parker

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Award for Distinguished Public Service The Award for Distinguished Public Service was established by the Executive Council to recognize members of Kappa Alpha Order who have demonstrated public service by serving in local, state or in the federal government.

ƒƒ Chris R. Traylor* (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’82) most recently was the head of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the state’s largest agency. ƒƒ Harvey R. Hilderbran* (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’80) Harvey served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1988 until 2015 and is now the executive director of the Texas Facilities Commission. Kappa Alpha Order is proud to boast at least fourteen active and retired members of the Missouri judiciary, from associate judges to current and past Chief justices of the Missouri Supreme Court. At the Convention in St. Louis, seven of these KA brothers were recognized with the Award for Distinguished Public Service.

ƒƒ Hon. Robert M. Clayton, III (Beta Lambda– Southern Methodist ’88), Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

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Greek Life Professional of the Year Award

ƒƒ Hon. Mark D. Pfeiffer (Alpha Eta– Westminster ’86), Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District

Greek Life Professional of the Year Award recognizes outstanding work on a college campus, and the various chapters of the Order submit nominations.

ƒƒ Hon. Roy L. Richter (Beta Iota–Drury ’69), Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

ƒƒ Meg S. Pevarski, Director of Greek Life, at the University of Richmond, Eta Chapter.

ƒƒ Hon. Kenneth M. Romines (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’63), retired Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District

Alumnus Advisor of the Year Award The Alumnus Advisor of the Year Award given annually to recognize an alumnus advisor for excellence and achievement.

ƒƒ Hon. Gary Schmidt (Alpha Eta– Westminster ’66), retired Associate Circuit Judge of Moniteau County, Missouri

ƒƒ Ronny J. Snow (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’87), alumnus advisor to Gamma Tau Chapter at Sam Houston State University.

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The Faculty Advisor of the Year Award The Faculty Advisor of the Year Award was established to annually recognize a faculty advisor for excellence and achievement.

ƒƒ Brad Bundy, faculty advisor to Epsilon Lambda Chapter at Miami University in Ohio. Brad Bundy is the Senior Associate Vice President for University Advancement at Miami University, and, has two sons that are initiates of Epsilon Lambda Chapter.

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ƒƒ Hon. Zel M. Fischer (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’82), current Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court

Above: Seven active or retired members of the Missouri judiciary were honored with the Award for Distinguished Public Service.

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Our Order 2017 Accolades, Medals, Awards, Recognition (continued)

Above: Knight Commander Darren S. Kay discusses the Value of Brotherhood at the Knight Commander’s Banquet.

The William E. Forester Alumni Chapter Award The William E. Forester Alumni Chapter Award is given in memory of William E. Forester, Former Executive Director, Executive Vice President and Archivist, to recognize the most outstanding Alumni Chapter.

ƒƒ Joplin, Missouri Alumni Chapter and president, Chad E. Waggoner (Delta Pi–Missouri Southern State ’93)

Certificates of Service Over the years, the Order has been shaped by members, supporters, and leaders. Both national administrative staff and our devoted volunteer leaders give time and energy to the betterment of our members and the entire Order—but there comes a time where they must conclude certain aspects of their service.

ƒƒ Stephen E. Foster (Beta Chi–West Virginia Wesleyan ’68), Hamilton Province Commander (2009-2017) ƒƒ D. Brook Sebren (Gamma Nu–LouisianaMonroe ’09), White Province Commander (2013-2017)

Robert E. Lee Appreciation Award Robert E. Lee Appreciation Award was established to recognize persons who have credibly interpreted the life of Robert E. Lee to the American people in contemporary times.  

ƒƒ Scott Bowden was recognized for his personal efforts to educate the American public on the life and legacy of Robert E. Lee after his presentation on Lee during Convention Session I.

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ƒƒ Tullis D. Beasley (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’09) ƒƒ Robert E. Deal, Jr. (Alpha Eta– Westminster ’15)

ƒƒ Anthony M. Graziani (Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast ’07) ƒƒ Douglas W. Hanisch (Epsilon Tau–Northern Arizona ’98)

ƒƒ Nina B. Campbell, Assistant to the Executive Director (2008-2017)

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The Court of Honor system was established for each Province to recognize brothers in the region for their outstanding service to the Order and accomplishments which have brought honor to Kappa Alpha Order. Congratulations to the following bothers were inducted into the Henry Clay Chiles Province (Missouri) Court of Honor.

ƒƒ Brent W. Fellows (Epsilon Theta–Western Kentucky ’98)

ƒƒ Douglas S. Ewalt (Beta Omega–Washington College ’68), Wood Province Commander (2000-2017)

Chiles Province Court of Honor

ƒƒ Neil A. Stewart (Beta Alpha–Missouri S&T ’99)

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Honors from the NIC

Kappa Alpha Order is proud to have honored individuals who have been recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for their leadership and service to the fraternal movement and Greek community during the Interfraternal Recognition Luncheon at the 77th Convention on Aug. 5, 2017. Three distinguished brothers have been recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference for exemplifying excellence in leadership, service and education within the fraternal community. ALUMNUS AWARD OF DISTINCTION Wayne E. Dawson (Gamma Epsilon–Arizona ’60) has been selected to receive the Advisor Award of Distinction for his long-time service as housing corporation president and his unwavering support of the Gamma Epsilon Chapter. Gamma Epsilon Chapter at the University of Arizona has greatly benefitted from his continued involvement and support. Wayne has served the Gamma Epsilon Chapter as the Housing Corp president since 1999. Additionally, he has served as an informal advisor and role model to the chapter when possible. His wife, Carol, is also very supportive of Kappa Alpha Order, and is involved with her own Alpha Phi Sorority. Wayne served as Number I as an undergraduate and now has more than 50 years of involvement. Eli Cohen, Former Number I at Gamma Epsilon wrote, “He is the first to sign up for the Order’s annual blood drive, Operation Crimson Gift. His dedication at both the local and national levels has not gone unnoticed, as he was the recipient in 2002 of the Knight Commander’s Accolade; the highest individual award an alumnus can receive recognizing excellence in leadership, service and dedication to the Order.” He has overseen many major house projects and renovations, helped steer and direct the Gamma Epsilon Chapter Fund as part of the former Williamson Trust, and is also a member of the Neal Province Court of Honor.

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD OF DISTINCTION

SILVER MEDAL

Jesse A. Sheldon (Zeta Mu–Univ. of Washington ’14) was selected to receive the NIC’s Undergraduate Award of Distinction for his work as the founder, Executive Director and President of Inland NW Baby, a nonprofit organization providing basic necessities for families with young children in need including diapers, clothing and hygiene items. Jesse was named the 2015 Spokane Valley Entrepreneur of the Year and Spokane Young Philanthropist of the Year. He also received the Spokane Human Rights Award and Key to the City of Spokane Valley because of his persistence and dedication to improving the lives of others within the community. While serving in these leadership roles throughout the community, Jesse also remained committed to his chapter and to his studies in the Lavin Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program. He has served as both social chair and recruitment chair for the Zeta Mu chapter. Jesse’s involvement and contributions to the chapter assisted the chapter receiving the Samuel Zenas Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence in 2014 and 2015.

Forester Province Commander Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82) was selected to receive the NIC’s Silver Medal for his more than 25 years of service to the interfraternal community. In KA history, there has been only one other Silver Medal recipient, and that is Dr. Kent L. Garnder (Gamma Kappa–Oklahoma City ‘60). Greg Singleton began his career in the fraternal industry as an Educational & Leadership Consultant for the Kappa Alpha Order. His work on college campuses includes roles at University of Memphis, Purdue University, University of Miami and currently, Austin Peay State University, where he serves as Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. Greg has remained an active volunteer for various interfraternal organizations and KA. He served on the Executive Board of the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) for 18 years in roles that included SEIFC Advisor, Assistant Executive Director and Executive Director. He is a former recipient of both the SEIFC and Southeastern Panhellenic Conference (SEPC) Outstanding Greek Advisor Award and is also highly involved in volunteer roles for Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary. Greg currently serves the Order as the Commander of the William E. Forester Province and National Scholarship Officer. Greg is also a recipient of the Knight Commander’s Accolade.

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Conferral of the Knight Commander’s Accolades THE FIRST KNIGHT COMMANDER’S ACCOLADES were awarded by Knight Commander Henry J. Foresman (Beta Commission–VMI ’41) in 1967. He created the award to recognize excellence in leadership and service to the Order. The Executive Council subsequently passed a regulation creating and defining the award as such and stating that the award is given at the sole discretion of the Knight Commander. In 1999, Former Knight Commander Dr. Idris R. Traylor, Jr. (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’70) designed, and the Executive Council authorized the creation of a jewel for this award. The jewel is a crimson cross, outlined in gold, with a golden knight on horseback, centered. It hangs from a ribbon collar of crimson and old gold. The jewel was first presented in 2001. The Knight Commander’s Accolade is the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive. In over forty-eight years, fourteen Knight Commanders have conferred this high honor on just two hundred and twenty-five recipients. Knight Commander Darren S. Kay conferred the Knight Commander’s Accolade upon Stephen E. Foster, Marshall James Donathan Jr., Samuel D. Wyche, and Dr. James M. Schmuck during the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Marshall James “Jim” Donathan Jr. Alpha Omega–North Carolina State ’72 CONFERRED: 77th Convention, Session I, Aug. 3, 2018

Jim served as the Number IX, Number III, and the Number I. Jim graduated from North Carolina State in 1975 with a degree in Psychology. After graduation, Jim continued his education at Appalachian State University where he earned a master’s degree in counseling. Jim worked at Guilford College and Rhode Island School of Design before returning to Appalachian State University to work as an Academic Advisor. Jim became the Alumnus Advisor for the Delta Psi Chapter at Appalachian State from 1988 to 1994. Jim is a recipient of the Greek Advisor of the Year award for the 1993-94 academic school year and was also inducted into the Ed Chambers Smith Province Court of Honor in 1993. Jim has worked at Elon University since the fall of 1994 as Associate Director of Academic Advising and the Director of Academic Support. He also has served as the faculty advisor for the Epsilon Mu Chapter at Elon University since 1995. In the 1997-98 academic year. Since then, Jim has also been a recipient of the Administrator of the Year award, the African/African American Studies Staff Person of the Year award, and the Excellence in Mentoring award all from Elon University. Jim has served as the Smith Province Deputy Province Commander for Academic Affairs, has helped the Epsilon Mu chapter conduct their Council of Honor program, and has been a recipient of the Order’s Faculty Advisor of the Year Award in 2000.

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Stephen E. Foster Beta Chi–West Virginia Wesleyan ’68

Dr. James M. Schmuck Alpha Eta–Westminster ’69

CONFERRED: Advisory Council, Aug. 3, 2017

CONFERRED: Knight Commander's

As an undergraduate, Stephen served as the recruitment chairman and the as Number I. Upon graduation from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1970 with a degree in Chemistry, he worked for twenty-five years with Union Carbide Corporation in sales and marketing, as president of Amerchol Corporation for five years, and seven years as vice president of sales & logistics for Roquette America. Most recently he has served for ten years as the executive director of the Upshur County Development Authority and president of Foster Consulting LLC in Buckhannon, West Virginia. For the past four years, Steve has served as a member and president of the Beta Chi Housing Authority and the Commander of William Sprigg Hamilton Province. He is a member of the Hamilton Province Court of Honor, the Loyal Order, and the Crimson and Gold society. He was also a donor to the Sesquicentennial Campaign. Steve and his wife, Kathy, have two daughters and one grandson, and they are involved with many community activities, including the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Foundation. Steve enjoys golfing, travel, choral singing, and spending time with his grandson; a future KA.

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After graduating from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri with a degree in English, Jim spent more than 33 years as a teacher of English and Communications at the high school level. In addition, he was an adjunct college professor for both St. Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he was recognized as a Teacher of Merit by each of those institutions. He furthered his education with a Master’s Degree in English from St. Louis University, and studies abroad in English Literature at King Alfred’s College in Winchester, England and Selwyn College, Cambridge University. He ultimately earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from St. Louis University. Jim spent 34 years as a head coach in cross country and 29 years as a head coach in track and field. He was named National Coach of the Year in Cross Country and elected to the Missouri Cross Country and Track Coaches Hall of Fame. Jim has been active in giving back to his community, and is currently a member of the National Churchill Museum Board of Governors, having served as the Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board. He has served as Commander of Henry C. Chiles Province from 2007 to 2015. Jim is also a member of the Henry C. Chiles Province Court of Honor. In 2015 at the Sesquicentennial Convention, Jim was elected to the Executive Council.

Samuel D. Wyche Iota–Furman ’66 CONFERRED: Leadership Lecture Luncheon, Aug. 4, 2017

Sam played college football after “walking on” without a scholarship. He earned a three year scholarship following his freshman year. He earned his MBA at the University of South Carolina. As a graduate assistant, he was assigned to the young defensive backfield coach, Lou Holtz. Drafted in 1968, Sam played in the AFL & NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, and ending with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1976. Sam was part of multiple playoff teams and appeared in Super Bowl VII. In 1979, Coach Wyche joined his former Bengal’s quarterback coach, Bill Walsh, and drafted Joe Montana in their first draft. Sam coached the passing game in the 1981 Super Bowl XVI win over the Cincinnati Bengals. In 1984, Wyche was hired as the Bengal’s new Head Coach where he introduced the “No Huddle/ Hurry Up” offense which helped the Bengal’s offense become one of the best in the NFL for eight straight years. Sam was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as head coach in 1992. He spent the next four years as head coach until joining Marv Albert on the NBC broadcasts of the NFL in 1996. Sam currently travels and attends many KA programs, where he speaks to the undergraduate members about how to become better leaders in their chapters, on their campuses, and in their communities.

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2017 Emerging Leaders Academy

2017 Province Councils

The Order held its annual Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) at Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute June 8–11, 2017. A total of 205 undergraduates attended the leadership education program, representing 72 chapters from across the United States. ELA seeks to educate upcoming and future undergraduate leaders on various aspects of chapter operations and leadership. ELA also allows the undergraduate attendees to visit the National Administrative Office, the birthplace of KA, and other sites significant to the Order including the final resting place of some of our founders and past national leadership. ELA attendees heard from featured speakers present in large group facilitation, experts in small breakout sessions, and facilitated small group discussions. Some of the featured speakers included Meg S. Pevarski, Assistant Director for Greek Life at the University of Richmond, Councilor David P. Barksdale, Teri Cugliari, Director of Greek Life at Hight Point University, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay, Eric Maddox, the interrogator responsible for the information that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein, and National Chaplain Dwain P. Knight. Along with the educational sessions, attendees to ELA participated in community service projects throughout Lexington, Virginia, and Rockbridge County in KA’s Project Outreach. A total of 615 community service hours were completed and logged by attendees to ELA. A total of 28 KAs arrived a day early and completed the Stewards of the Order program, gaining a deeper understanding of the symbolism and philosophy of our ritual. In addition, 62 Crusade Commanders completed the Crusade RoundTable track to help them understand and implement KA’s premier leadership development program. For more information on the summer programming for 2018, visit www.KappaAlphaOrder.org/ELA.

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Province Councils are the Order’s program vehicle to deliver standardized leadership education for all officers and the most important committee chairmen of each chapter. Province Council curriculum builds on themes from the Number I’s Leadership Institute and empowers the chapter officers to assist the Number I in operations and accountability. During the months of January and February, a total of seven Province Councils were held throughout the country at various hotels and conference centers. More than 1,100 undergraduate officers met to discuss their role in their chapter’s operations. From small group discussion, to large group facilitation, members are engaged for a day and a half. Attendees learn from other officers in their position, alumni facilitators, and from expert speakers. Hundreds of alumni participate by leading group discussions throughout the program with 8-12 active members. It is an enriching experience for both the attendees and the alumni facilitators.

The conference concludes with presentation of the Order’s annual National Awards for Chapter Excellence and other operational awards. For 2018 locations, information or to volunteer to be a facilitator, visit www.KappaAlphaOrder.org/Province-Council.

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Kappa Alpha Order’s Values:

ƒƒ Former Knight Commander J. Michael Duncan (Delta Kappa– Stephen F. Austin State ‘69)

Number I’s Leadership Institute Mission, Goals, and Philosophy

ƒƒ Senior Councilor C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau– Mississippi State ‘95) ƒƒ Councilor David. P. Barksdale (Tau– Wake Forest ‘83) ƒƒ Executive Director Larry Stanton Wiese (Gamma Omega– Midwestern State ‘87) ƒƒ Director of Leadership Education Tullis D. Beasley (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ‘09) ƒƒ Forester Province Commander Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ‘82)

2017 Number I’s Leadership Institute

ƒƒ Assistant Executive Director for Advancement Jesse S. Lyons (Delta Alpha– Western Carolina ‘98) ƒƒ National Chaplain Dwain P. Knight (Delta Kappa– Stephen F. Austin State ‘04) ƒƒ Chris M. Woods (Epsilon Theta– Western Kentucky ‘03), Partner of Plaid.

Photos of the 2017 Number I’s Leadership Institute, are on Kappa Alpha Order’s Facebook Page. This educational retreat was made possible at cost to the Number Is by generous donations to the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. For more information on how you can support NLI or the KAOEF, visit KAOEF.org.

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MISSION: The mission of NLI is to effectively and efficiently educate the Order’s newly elected Number I’s on the mission, vision, and policies of the Order.

GOALS: THE FOUR E’S ‚‚ Educate 100% of newly elected Number Is on the Kappa Alpha Laws and the Order’s policies that concern chapter. ‚‚ Equip Number Is with the tools needed to successfully lead their chapter. ‚‚ Empower Number Is to confidently return to their chapters and effectively enact positive change. ‚‚ Engage Number Is in a network of support to take with them throughout their term and through life.

PHILOSOPHY: NLI is the Order’s most intense leadership education program designed to educate, equip, empower, and engage Number Is. This conference utilizes National Administrative Office staff, volunteer facilitators, National and local leadership, and nationally recognized speakers to accomplish the mission and goals of NLI. Number Is will be challenged mentally and emotionally to understand the importance of their role at their chapter and the importance each of them plays in the overall structure of Kappa Alpha Order. As the leader of their chapter, Number Is must be prepared to make tough real-time decisions that will affect them and their peers. In order to make the right decisions, Number Is must feel confident in their abilities and their obligations to lead their chapters in accordance with the Kappa Alpha Laws. As KAs we are taught to constantly push ourselves to expand our knowledge and improve our character, NLI and its faculty will prove to be a catalyst for Number Is in this endeavor. Our core values will provide the backbone of the curriculum presented at NLI in conjunction with topics, presentations, and conversations that are relevant.

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January 5th through 8th, 2017—Chapter presidents from 133 chapters attended the Number I’s Leadership Institute, the Order’s premiere educational conference, in Sophia, North Carolina. The weekend-long conference, located at the Caraway Conference Center, was full of large group facilitation and small group discussions that focused on educating and empowering chapter presidents to perform their duties and make the right and sometimes difficult decisions to ultimately lead their chapter to excellence. Along with educational sessions, every Number I took their oath of office administered by Knight Commander Kay.

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Burke & Hagan Added to KAOEF Board of Trustees Richard L. Burke (Zeta– Randolph-Macon ’83) and Robert W. “Bob” Hagan (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’74) were elected to serve as a member of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Board of Trustees beginning in 2017.

Nina B. Campbell retired as Assistant to the Executive Director in September, 2017. For more than eight years, Nina has worked for the National Administrative Office. She will be moving to Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband, O.T. Nina was honored for her service to the Order during the 77th Convention & Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. Nicholas S. Palmer (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ’04) departed staff of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation in April. Director of Risk Management David C. Merrill (Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast ’08) left the staff to attend Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida, in June. Director of Chapter Development Samuel E. Mynhier (Zeta Tau–Austin Peay State ’11) departed staff and moved back to his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, in June.

HIRES After an extensive search, Anita Snyder was selected to fill the role of Assistant to the Executive Director in August. Since 2008, Anita has been working for the Order as Fraternity Services Assistant in May.

Richard is currently the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., the largest privately owned environmental services company in the U.S.

Evan L. Stack (Zeta Chi–Kennesaw State ’15) was hired as the Director of Chapter Development in May. Evan has been serving as an Associate Director for Chapter Services since 2016. Erika Brooke was hired as the Fraternity Services Assistant in July.

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• David H. Alexander (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’13) • Tyler D. Bell (Epsilon Omega– Arizona State ’12) • G. Dallas Weaver (Gamma Rho– East Carolina ’12) Bob is the President of Sterling Healthcare, a healthcare advisory group focused on long-term, managed and senior care.

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Associate Directors for Chapter Services:

Associate Director for Chapter Development Carolton O. Schumpert (Beta Gamma– Charleston ’10)

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For the sixth straight year during the month of September, the men of the national administrative staff will be growing beards and fundraising for prostate cancer treatment and research. This year, the team raised more than $2,800. Septembeard is a not-for-profit organization with a simple, focused goal: eradicating prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, in our lifetime.

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Coastal Carolina The Coastal Carolina Provisional Chapter received it’s provisional certificate on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at the Kline Hospitality Suite in Brooks Stadium. The ceremony and reception, which inducted 32 outstanding men into the Order and installed the nine officers of the provisional chapter by Councilor Sam O. Leake (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’61), was attended by more than 20 family members and girlfriends.

KAOEF Recognized for Effort in Annual Campaign During the North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation’s Seminar, the KAOEF was recognized with the “Best New Development Effort in an Annual Campaign” for their 2016 Day of Giving. The KAOEF would like to everyone for their support in making Pull Together for KA a tremendous success.

North Texas The University of North Provisional Chapter (Gamma Lambda) received its provisional certificate on Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at the Greek Life Center. The ceremony and reception, which inducted 19 men into the Order and installed the nine officers of the provisional chapter, was attended by numerous alumni, family members and friends.

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Hastings College In January 2017, the Order began the expansion process at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. The chapter has since been inducted and is off to a great start!

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UPDATES As of publication time Baylor University, Coastal Carolina, Arkansas Tech, and Campbell University all had received their charters and Missouri State University has been inducted as a provisional chapter. Check out the Spring edition for a robust recap of this great KA growth!

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PROVINCE COMMANDERS SAMUEL ZENAS AMMEN Darron E. Franta JOHN S. CANDLER Collin B. Taylor HENRY C. CHILES John T. Rooney

Province Commander Appointments Pursuant to Article 7, Section 116, of the Order’s Bylaws, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay appointed the following men to serve as Commander of their Province.

WILLIAM B. CRAWFORD Hon. P. Michael Ruff

NEW APPOINTMENTS

W. ELLIOTT DUNWODY Stephen J. LaFollette

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RICHARD T. FELLER Jason L. Potts WILLIAM E. FORESTER Gregory R. Singleton W. MCLEOD FRAMPTON, JR. Jeffrey W. Love JOHN TEMPLE GRAVES L. Charles Banks Jr. WILLIAM SPRIGG HAMILTON James M. Ransbottom* JOHN L. HARDEMAN Lee P. Oliver III EMMETT LEE IRWIN Hunter M. Lipscomb* HOWARD P. LOCKE H. David Pinson HENRY J. MIKELL David T. Martineau V DANIEL R. NEAL Douglas W. Hanisch ED CHAMBERS SMITH Robert H. Wall WILLIAM ARCHIBALD WALSH Dr. Joel A. Nickles HORACE H. WHITE Matthew D. O’Neal* JAMES WARD WOOD Dr. Steven E. Hastings*

Hunter M. Lipscomb (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’04) is the Province Commander for the Emmett Lee Irwin Province, which includes the Active and Alumni Chapters in the State of Mississippi. Hunter graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is a former Number VI and VII, and Province Undergraduate Chairman. He was also selected as an E. Fleming Mason Memorial Intern. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from Mississippi State and a Masters in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a member of the Loyal Order and the Crimson and Gold Society. Professionally, he is the Director of Governmental Affairs at the Mississippi Development Authority. He is also a U.S. Air Force Officer in the Mississippi Air National Guard. He is married to the former Whitney Holliday. He was appointed briefly before Convention to fill a vacancy in the province and thus is re-appointed.

WHITE PROVINCE

Matthew D. O’Neal (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’06) is the Province Commander for the Horace H. White Province, which includes the Active and Alumni Chapters in the State of Louisiana. Matthew graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science and is a former Number I, II, and VI. He worked for the National Administrative Office as an Associate Director for Chapter Services from 2009 to 2010. He has served for six years as the Alumnus Advisor for Gamma Alpha Chapter and is a member of the Loyal Order, Forever KA, Crimson & Gold Society, and the White Province Court of Honor. Professionally he is a Field Manager at Baker Hughes, Upstream Chemicals, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He and his wife Anna have one KA legacy, William Rome. CONTACT:

matthew oneal01@ gmail.com (318) 3640009

CONTACT:

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Dr. Steven E. Hastings (Beta Epsilon–Delaware ’70) is the Province Commander for the James Ward Wood Province, which includes the Active and Alumni Chapters, and Commissions, in the States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. Steve graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1978. He is a former Number IX. He has served as the Alumnus Advisor for Beta Epsilon since 2012 and the Faculty Advisory since 2004, and is a past recipient of the Faculty Advisor of the Year Award. He has also served for six years as the Deputy Province Commander for Academic Affairs. He is a member of the Wood Province Court of Honor. Steve has been on the faculty of the University of Delaware since 1978 rising to the rank of Full Professor and has served as Associate Chair of the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics for 13 years. He and his wife Jeanne have a son, Scott, and two daughters, Hanna and Rebecca. CONTACT:

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39th Executive Council HAMILTON PROVINCE

James M. Ransbottom (Alpha Rho–West Virginia ’99) is the Province Commander for the William Sprigg Hamilton Province, which includes the Active and Alumni Chapters in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. James graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with a minor in sociology. He is a former Number V, IV, Hamilton Province Undergraduate Chairman, and served on the IFC board. He has served on the Alpha Rho Housing Corporation Board as Secretary, on other alumni chapter committees, and most recently as the Alpha Rho Alumnus Advisor. Professionally he is a project manager with Kennametal, Inc., in Irwin, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Kristie reside in Pittsburg. CONTACT:

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On August 5, 2017, during Session II of the 77th Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, the Convention retained 40th Knight Commander Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’88), and Senior Councilor C. Douglas Simmons (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95), and re-elected the following brothers to the 39th Executive Council:

National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice Chairman

ƒƒ King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’83) ƒƒ L. Blair Bailey (Gamma Eta– Florida State ’88)

Michael “Hayden” Vick (Upsilon–North Carolina ‘14) and Joseph M. “Joe” Szymanski (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ‘14) were elected by their peers as the National Undergraduate Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, at the Number I’s Leadership Institute in Sophia, North Carolina. They attend Executive Council meetings throughout the year and represent nearly 8,000 undergraduate brothers. Hayden is a junior majoring in history and serves as the chairman of the College Republicans, the ambassador coordinator for Order of the Bell Tower, and as an Admissions Ambassador. Joe is a junior studying accounting.

ƒƒ David P. Barksdale (Tau–Wake Forest ’83) ƒƒ Sam O. Leake, Jr. (Beta Xi– Oklahoma State ’61) ƒƒ Dr. James M. Schmuck (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’69) Below: Pictured from left to right, Aiken, Schmuck, Simmons, Kay, Bailey, Barksdale, Leake

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THANK YOU The Order wishes to thank Former Province Commanders: Hamilton: Stephen E. Foster (Beta Chi–West Virginia Wesleyan ’66), Irwin: Dr. Jason R. Barrett (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’98), White: D. Brook Sebren (Gamma Nu–Louisiana-Monroe ’09) and Wood: Douglas S. Ewalt (Beta Omega–Washington College ’70) for their years of faithful service to the Order. THE KAPPA ALPHA JOURNAL

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[1.] A group of alumni from Alpha Upsilon Chapter gathered in the Grove for the University of Mississippi football game versus Georgia Southern. [2.] David Roberts (Epsilon Omega–Arizona State ’13) led the Arizona State Interfraternity Council as president to receive the 2016 North American Interfraternity Conference’s Council Award of Distinction. The award recognizes the Interfraternity Council which operates in full compliance with NIC Standards and works to maintain an environment on their respective campus which is conducive to the success of member chapters. David served Epsilon Omega Chapter as Number I throughout 2015. [3.] Brothers including Congressman Richard Hudson (Epsilon Xi–North Carolina-Charlotte ’90) (NC-08) attended the 2017 Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee Dinner in Washington, 1

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But the Shojis are no stranger to hard work and success. For the championship-heavy Stanford, the athletic program had only captured one men’s volleyball championship in its history—in 1997. In 2006, the record was 4-24. In 2007, Kawika’s first season brought a 3-25 record. 2008 it was 17-11; 2009 it was 19-11. And then in In 2010, with both Erik and Kawika playing together (and a few more KAs on the team) the Cardinal racked up 24 wins to lead the team to the school’s second national title. Today, only six of the 2016 Olympic team remains on the current men’s team—including both Shojis. Kawika is now the team captain. They recently placed fourth in World League play while missing four of their normal starters. The Journal caught up with the Shojis to discuss the Olympics, their thoughts about KA, and to give a little advice to other brothers across the Order.

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has been a launchpad for successful athletes in professional sports and the Olympic Games. Men like Water Polo legend Tony Acevedo (Alpha Pi– Stanford ’02) have been synonymous with KA values of excellence and brotherhood both on the field or in Acevedo’s case in the pool, and in the Order. Not since NBA veterans Jason and Jarron Collins (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’01), however, have a set of both family and KA brothers competed in their sports grandest stage. Until last year that is. Erik (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’09) and Kawika Shoji (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’07) did just that and more this past summer when the pair competed for the U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janero, Brazil. For theirs and their teammate’s efforts, they were awarded the bronze medal. The bronze gives the U.S. men a fifth Olympic medal all time, adding to that gold from 2008, golds in 1984 and 1988, as well as bronze in 1992.

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“It had been a rollercoaster Olympics, in fact, for the U.S. men, who started with losses to both Canada and Italy in pool play, but then registered wins over world No. 1 Brazil, France and Mexico, as well as Poland in the quarterfinals. But after their defeat at the hands of the always-pesky Italians in the semis, they rebounded quickly, coming back from the disappointment of not being able to play for gold and earning their spot on the medal podium.” — TEAMUSA.org

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On KA and Stanford What drew you to KA in college? KAWIKA: The house was a big family. Many of our friends and teammates were a part of KA, but we met many new people as well, and the guys mingled so well together. It was a fun atmosphere.

How was it juggling athletics, academics, and KA involvement, when you were at Stanford? ERIK: At first juggling all of these things was challenging because you I wanted to be able to do all three things at once. Obviously this was impossible so I had to prioritize and figure out when I could do one thing without hurting the other. Having KA activities provided a way to de-stress when athletics and academics were tough.

Was there a major confluence of your Stanford Athletics success and Kappa Alpha Order?

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ERIK: We won the NCAA men’s national championship in 2010. 15 members of our team were in KA at that point!

Do you still keep in touch with your KA brothers? If so, who and do you return to campus? ERIK: Yes I do! Most of them were volleyball teammates but we are still great friends and often chat about our days in KA. I have not been able to return to campus many times because of my volleyball schedule but I look forward to the days where I am able to visit.

On the Olympics Did you know you’d be going to the Olympics one day? ERIK: I had the dream of going to the Olympics throughout college but I never actually knew if I would be able to accomplish that goal. After Stanford I began playing professional volleyball in order to improve and work towards that goal of playing in the Olympics.

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Share about the process, or your individual journey, to join Team USA. ERIK: My first full, official summer with the national team was in 2013. I competed with the youth and junior national teams before that but 2013 was the first year with the Olympic team.

Diving Team Kristian B. Ipsen (Alpha Pi– Stanford ’13)

Volleyball Team Kawika T. Shoji (Alpha Pi– Stanford ’07)

Erik T. Shoji (Alpha Pi– Stanford ’09)

Water Polo Team Tony L. Azevedo (Alpha Pi– Stanford ’02), Captain

KAWIKA: Most people don’t see or understand the sacrifices that go into an Olympic run. For volleyball players, we spend eight months a year overseas playing professionally and honing our craft for the national team summer season. We spend a ton of time away from family and friends and often miss important events like weddings, baby births, and holidays for our careers and

"I had the dream of going to the Olympics throughout college but I never actually knew if I would be able to accomplish that goal." – Erik Shoji (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’09)

Jesse A. Smith (Alpha Pi– Stanford ’03)

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Do you have any great stories from your time in Brazil that you’d like to share with KAs everywhere? KAWIKA: Of course winning a Bronze Medal was the best story, especially after we started 0-2 and needed to beat the home team and favorite Brazil to

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Here is a good one away from the volleyball court. One evening after dinner a few of us took a walk through the park in the middle of the village and randomly ran into Novak Djokovic (Serbian professional tennis player), who was stretching by himself. We decided to ask him for a photo, and he agreed and proceeded to tell us all about the Serbian volleyball team. He knew his stuff! This was a great example of the atmosphere in the [Olympic] village. All of the athletes, including the most famous ones, were excited to be in Rio and were excited about participating in the world’s greatest sporting event. We were all experiencing it together and mingled in the positive environment.

Did you interact with or see other KA alumni at the games? KAWIKA: Yes, we saw the Water Polo guys a lot, including Tony Acevedo (Alpha Pi–Stanford ‘02). I think there were one or two more KAs on the water polo team. It’s really cool to know there is such a great history of Stanford KAs in the Olympics.

What is the best advice you have to a young KA, athlete or not, on being successful? KAWIKA: In my opinion, if you give your absolute best to achieve a goal, you can consider yourself successful, no matter the end result. If you always give your best effort, you’ll more often achieve that goal as well.

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Olympic dreams. It really is a four-year long process with very little down time. I like to lead a balanced life away from the gym in order to manage the stress and grueling process. I like to read in a cafe, explore historical areas in my home city in Europe (currently Novosibirsk, Russia), and keep up with my favorite TV shows. This balance keeps me going.

keep our tournament hopes alive after just the first few days. We went on to win 3-1 and make it out of pool play to give us a chance for a medal.

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fulfill a dream. He’d be braving the heat and wind of the day in Kona, Hawaii as part of the Ironman World Championship. Mohr had sacrificed a lot to get here, including a job in New York City. But he had trained for this. He was ready. On your mark. Get set. Go.

Always an Athlete Growing up, Mohr was always involved in sports. And while the 30-year-old played baseball, football, basketball, and lacrosse, he wasn’t a strong enough athlete to play at Vanderbilt, a Division 1 school. “I certainly stayed active. I had an interest in health and wellness, but I let the dream of playing sports die off, and I focused on my studies,” says Mohr. After graduation, Mohr headed to New York City to work in public relations and

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communications. While there, he was looking for a way to stay in shape. A conversation with his dad would end up changing his life.

The First Time Mohr’s dad suggested he run in the eight-mile Turkey Trot being held over Thanksgiving of 2009 in Dallas, Texas. “He had run this race at a seven-minutes pace when he was about 35, and he challenged me to run it at that pace,” says Mohr. While in New York, Mohr had already begun running and decided to give the Turkey Trot a shot. “I had gone from running really slowly to actually being able to hold that pace for the duration of the race,” recalls Mohr. “This was the big breakthrough that got me hooked on the sport.” Mohr set his next goal to run a half marathon. In April, he ran a half marathon in Nashville, which had a full marathon

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Becoming Ironman compenent, with a friend. When he reached the halfway point, Mohr decided that he wanted to finish the whole race. While the weather had been, in Mohr’s words, “glorious” during the first half of the marathon, as soon as he started running the other half, “the skies opened up.” Mohr continued on and crossed the finish line in the pouring rain. Now, he was really hooked on running. Previous to the marathon goal, Mohr had participated in his first triathlon. “It was incredibly hard,” says Mohr. “I did well in the run, but I hadn’t trained for the bike and swimming parts. Doing the triathlon kind of shocked my system.”

The Next Step What Mohr discovered is that with high endurance sports like triathlons, if he worked harder, he would see results. He continued to train and compete. When he found out that New York City was going to host an Ironman distance triathlon for the first time, he took it as a sign. “I had wanted to do an Ironman,” says Mohr. “I knew this was one I needed to do.” At the time, Mohr was still training on his own, and, he admits that preparing for a triathlon in New York City isn’t the easiest thing to do. “I’d be riding on a bike trainer for three-to-six hours a day in the common area of the apartment that I shared with four close friends,” says Mohr. “Sometimes I’d think to myself, ‘What am I doing?’” On the day of the NYC Ironman, Mohr was happy. “It didn’t feel like an 11-hour race. Largely, that’s because it’s such a daunting distance at the outset that you break it down mentally,” says Mohr. “Crossing the finish line, I remember thinking that I could do one of these again—and probably a lot faster.” That’s when Mohr knew he wanted to go even bigger and compete in the Ironman World Championship.

Training on a Whole New Level In September 2014, Mohr reached out to Justin Daerr, co-owner and coach, Endurance Corner, LLC. Mohr said he wanted to qualify for the race in Kona and asked if Daerr would coach him. Daerr agreed.

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“The initiatives he was taking and his motivation level gave me the impression that he was serious about his goals,” says Daerr. Mohr was so serious about training to qualify for the Ironman in Kona, that in March 2015, he quit his public relations job. “I think my mom and dad probably thought I was a bit crazy, but they know that when I’m focused on something, I’m one to put everything into it,” explains Mohr. “I was doing well in my job, but at the same time, I felt as though I was selling myself short in triathlon and my career. By having a partial focus on each, I felt like I would never be able to maximize how well I would do in either. So either I had to focus on work one hundred percent and scale back on the triathlon or vice versa. Having Justin

”I felt as though I was selling myself short in triathlon and my career. By having a partial focus on each, I felt like I would never be able to maximize how well I would do in either.”

take me on as a client and believe in me helped me make the decision.” While he trained, Mohr worked as a PR and social media consultant. For three weeks during the summer of 2015, he moved to Boulder, Colorado to train with Daerr. His goal was to finish in the top three in his age group in the Ironman Mont-Tremblant in Canada so that he would qualify for Kona. Despite all his training, Mohr finished in fifth place. He didn’t qualify. But he wouldn’t be deterred.

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Mohr temporarily moved back to Boulder, this time to train for the Ironman Cozumel in November 2015. He worked with Daerr and again, this time even harder. “Rob has excellent intuition. He puts his trust in me to manage the overall program, but he also takes the initiative to learn about the sport and what it takes to be the best—particularly in regards to other non-training areas like nutrition, recovery, etc.,” says Daerr. “Rob has an expectation that his goals are going to take hard work and doesn’t look for short cuts.” At Cozumel, Mohr finished first in his age group. He was going to Kona.

The Big Race To prepare for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Mohr returned to Boulder for six more weeks in August and September, 2016. While he hoped to finish in the top 20 in his age group on October 8, Mohr just wanted to finish, period. “Hawaii is known as the hardest of the Ironman races—just given the climate, the wind, and the fact that everyone around you is a really strong triathlete,” says Mohr. “It’s easy to make stupid decisions and go too hard at points in the race. It’s easy to succumb to the heat or to the wind while riding your bike. My goal is to go faster than I did in Cozumel and to finish well in my age group.” In the Ironman World Championship, Mohr finished in 51st place out of 168 athletes in the Men’s 30-34, 243rd overall, and 185th amateur out of 2,300 people in the entire race. “One aspect of this that I really enjoy is that triathlons are kind of like a lifestyle sport, and you meet really amazing people in it,” says Mohr. “No matter what, I can’t see myself as totally walking away from triathlon, just given the community within the sport. Even if I’m racing slowly, there’s so much to be gained from people and the atmosphere at races. And there’s the opportunity to go out there and give it everything you have.”

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Dream Chaser BY BLACK BALL (ZETA TAU–AUSTIN PEAY STATE '12) COUNTLESS KA BROTHERS HAVE PARTICIPATED

in high school and college sports, and many have continued on to professional, even legendary, sports careers. Buffalo Bisons pitcher Jared Carkuff (Zeta Tau– Austin Peay ’16) is one of those men whose athletic achievements may one day secure him a spot in Cooperstown, and will no doubt make his fraternity brothers and the folks back home proud.

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After high school Carkuff chose to go to school and play baseball at Austin Peay, just a couple hours from home, where he was a standout pitcher for the Governors while also making the Dean’s list. He didn’t become a member of Zeta Tau until his senior year, but he said that being in KA definitely had an impact on his life as a young man entering the world of professional sports. “I was always really good friends with several guys in KA all four years at Austin Peay,” he said. “I got to know them and that’s why I decided to join. I credit my parents with raising me with KA-type qualities, but I credit KA with holding me to those standards in a time [during college] that can be tough to maintain at times. And

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”Every man has dreams, but it takes a real man to follow those dreams.” that share something in common.” Carkuff said that what keeps him continually inspired as a player is his faith. “I’ve been dreaming of that day of playing baseball since I was very young, and everything I’ve done and been through over the years has prepared me for it,” he said. “I’m definitely up for it, and God has truly blessed me with the opportunities to play the game I love with no worries. Being alive and well and able to play baseball is enough inspiration for me, and that’s all thanks to God.”

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Carkuff hails from tiny Bell Buckle, Tennessee, and attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he performed well enough on the mound and at the plate to make him a draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He has since played for the Vancouver Canadians and the Lansing Lugnuts, and was assigned to the Blue Jays’ AAA affiliate Bisons in September. A well-respected athlete in high school, he helped lead his baseball team to a third-place State finish, and he also was a football player.

felt like I had to be just like him.” And on top of that, one of Carkuff’s football coaches was his father, Maurice. “Being a coach’s son gives you a different mind for all sports. Although he coached football he still taught me so much about mentally preparing, and just working your hardest no matter what. My dad has taught me a lot, but one thing he told me that has gotten me this far is, ‘Every man has dreams, but it takes a real man to follow those dreams.’”

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Sideline to Offensive line A NFL Dream Come True By Brent Buswell (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’09)

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the National Football League was a life goal for Pace Murphy (Gamma Psi–Northwestern State ’12); a goal that many players have, but few ever achieve. “When I first started playing football, I can remember imitating the players that we would watch on TV, dreaming of becoming like one of them some day.” After four years of playing for the Northwestern State Demons, Pace sought the 2016 NFL draft. Although he showed well at his Pro Day at 6', 6", 295 pounds, Pace went undrafted. Luckily, that all changed for the 22 year-old with a single phone call from the Los Angeles Rams head coach, Jeff Fisher. “He said congratulations and welcomed me to the team,” Pace said. “He said I did the right things and he let me know that I can keep improving on my strength. Congratulations, but there is still a lot to be done.” Pace immediately made the usual calls; his family, his girlfriend, her family, and his friends, and just a few days later, he was off to rookie

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mini-camp and organized team activities. But as an undrafted, free-agent rookie, Pace still had a long way to go and would have to beat all odds to achieve his dream of actually playing in the NFL. Getting signed by the Rams was the first step, but Pace still had to make the final 53-man roster. Many of the early predictions by sports writers had him missing the cut, with six other players in the fight for just four tackle spots. One even went as far as saying that Pace “is going to need a miracle” to make the final roster. Pace did not let the odds get to him.

“There have always been doubts. I think it’s human nature to doubt certain things,” Pace said. “But I tried to push myself with those doubts so that when I have looked back, there would be no regrets, and I would know I gave it everything.” Ben Norton, Northwestern State’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, described Pace as “a tremendous worker with great functional intelligence.” Norton

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also stated that Pace “has always had his priorities in the proper order and is passionate about succeeding in anything he does.” Every week, Pace would prepare, working on his technique and learning from the other players, to make his NFL debut, but week after week, offensive line coach would give him the news that he wasn’t suiting up. “They say, ‘Get ready, you’re probably going to go here or you might go here,’ ” Murphy said. “Then, as the week progresses, they say, ‘Hey, thanks. We have these guys up, but keep ready just in case something does happen.’ ” Pace was inactive for the first fourteen games of the season. It was not until week sixteen of the 2016 season that Pace got to see his dream into fruition. During the game versus the San Francisco

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o 49ers, starting Rams tackle, Rob Havenstein, suffered an ankle injury. Pace, who had continued to improve throughout the season, was called to the line of duty. “I wish it was under different circumstances, but it’s been great,” Pace humbly said. Although it was due to an unfortunate injury of his teammate, Pace took his first ten snaps as a professional football player in the National Football League. Fighting through all odds, his dream had finally come true.

up or help motivate and push me towards my goal. The memories that I’ve made with my brothers … are the ones that will stick with me forever. These are the people who I’ll remain friends with for years to come.” After appearing in two regularseason games as a rookie in 2016, Pace was waived from the Rams on September 2, 2017. However, the San Francisco 49ers did sign him to the team’s practice squad. Pace has faced adversity before and is excited for the opportunity to continue to play football in the NFL.

“It’s really fun to see players’ dreams come true, literally, right before your eyes,” Rams interim head coach John Fallel said. “That stuff happens on the sideline that the fans don’t really see and know it happens.” Pace attributes overcoming these great obstacles to the helpfulness of his teammates and the backing of his family and friends.

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A candid conversation with Arizona running back Zach Green (Gamma Epsilon) and linebacker Cullen Cullen Gillaspia (Epsilon Delta) about playing big-time college football and discovering the Kappa Alpha Order. KAJ: How did you come to decide to attend Texas A&M and Arizona and play football there?

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Growing up in Miami, Florida, Zach moved to California to live with his dad and play football. Through a diligence and discipline, Zach developed his own style of running; a style that focused on the power of his legs. “I’m not an East-West runner, I’m a North-South Runner,” says Zach. “I’m downhill.” Zach used this power and style of running to rush for more than 1,000 yards during his junior year in high school, which ultimately led him to interviews, TV segments, camp circuits, and attention from college coaches.

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Going into his senior year of high school, Zach still didn’t have any offers to play college ball until he received a call from his dad. Arizona wanted to give him a shot. Soon after, the offers flooded in, and with the weight off of his shoulders, Zach rushed for a whopping 1,600 years his senior year. In addition to playing football, Zach earned his bachelor’s degree in just three years, and he will finish his masters just before he takes his shot at the NFL.

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ZACH: After my junior year, I was going through a whole bunch of camp circuits, but I wasn’t really getting any offers. Then one day after practice, my dad calls me and says, “Zack, did you hear? You got an offer from the University of Arizona.” I felt relieved and like the pressure was all gone. I just wanted to play college ball, and University of Arizona was the first one who gave me that chance. I knew University of Arizona was interested in me from the beginning, and so I took my visit out there. I loved it. I loved the atmosphere. I loved the coaches. I loved the people on the campus, the fans, and it was close to home too, so I just pulled the trigger so I could focus on my senior year instead of all the recruiting and stuff like that. My senior year came and I rushed for over 1,600 yards and the rest is history.

KAJ: What has been the most memorable moment of your college career? CULLEN: Other than being named the 12th Man and receiving a scholarship from Coach Sumlin, my most memorable moment, from a football standpoint, would be the Tennessee

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ZACH: Due to a lot of injuries, I actually got my chance to go out on the field in the game versus Colorado, in 2014. I stepped up to the plate, and got my first touchdown. It was kind of like a weight lifted off my shoulders, and I felt like my old self again. I didn’t think anything was ever going to top that. The following game versus ASU, I just went off. I think the first game in 40 years where there were three 100-yard rushers. I rushed for about 120 yards on 14 carries and had two touchdowns. It was crazy actually doing it against ASU because it is a nationally televised and known rivalry game.

KAJ: What’s your favorite part about football, on or off the field? CULLEN: The friendships that I have made. It’s a fraternity within itself. The guys and the friends I’ve made on the team mean more to me than anything in the world. They’re such a great group of guys, and the part that I enjoy most is that you get to hang out with guys and really get to know guys from all sorts of backgrounds. There are people from all around the county, who all have different stories. It’s cool that the guys who elected me captain have trust in me to lead the team. ZACH: The friends I have made along the way. In particular, Shawn Wick, the other running back who rushed for 1,000 yards my junior year in high school, still is to this day one of my best friends. He was going to play in the NFL, but he broke his collarbone, so he’s trying out for the Canadian league right now. We still text each other, and we still watch each other’s games. It’s just awesome to see that we’re still doing what we love.

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CULLEN: Coming out of high school, I had a few offers from smaller schools, and I decided that if I was going be playing major Division I football, I wanted to go to Texas A&M. I wanted to get my education, so I applied to Texas A&M. Literally two weeks after I got the acceptance letter, I got a email from a coach at Texas A&M. I was actually sitting in my government class in high school. My dad sent an email saying “Hey, I think they just offered you walk-on spot at Texas A&M.” So fast-forward two weeks, get to go up there, meet a couple of the coaches, and joined the football team in June.

game last year, where I caused a fumble. We went to double overtime and ended up beating Tennessee. I still get some death-threats from Tennessee fans.

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inside the helmet KAJ: Why did you join KA? CULLEN: I knew going into college that I wanted to join a fraternity. That was what I wanted to do, and joining KA was an easy decision for me. I knew that the guys that I met going through the recruitment process had a foundation and a background that was like my own. We were on the same moral compass. Joining KA was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made since coming to college.

"When I wanted to talk to someone I knew that, if I couldn’t go to my football team, KA was always a place that I could go anytime of the day and if I needed any help, these guys were here. And I just love them for that.” – Z ach Green (Gamma Epsilon–Arizona) It’s cool to get a break away from football. Those guys have been supersupportive of me. When I come home, they don’t want to sit there and talk about football, they want to get to know me, hang out with me. It’s nice to be able to unplug from the athlete life and be able to just hang out with the friends I’ve made within KA. ZACH: My freshman year, I was just getting acclimated to everything, and I was kind of a loner. Then I met some guys that were in KA. They told me to come over, and see how I like the guys in the house. I wasn’t sure if I would have time for it or that my grades might suffer. They explained, “No, trust me. It’s probably something you’ll want to

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do. It’s not all play. We go hard in the books, and if you need anything we’d help you and we’d be there for you.” I went there for spring rush, and I loved it. These guys were great, I connected with them instantly, and they took me in as one of their own, and it was nice to see a group of people that I could connect with. It was just a different feeling, going from being a loner to having a group of guys and brothers that supported me every way, through every game. Even when I wasn’t playing, they would cheer me up. There was a death on the football team, and everyone in the fraternity came together and made sure I had my head on straight. This is just my home away from home. When I wanted to talk to someone I knew that, if I couldn’t go to my football team, KA was always a place that I could go anytime of the day and if I needed any help, these guys were here. And I just love them for that.

KAJ: What does a typical day look like for you? CULLEN: It’s a full day. I wake up in the morning, then we have morning workouts at 7am, and then I have class all day. At 2:30pm, I head over to the locker room and start watching film and meet for a couple hours. Then we go outside and have a practice for a few more hours. By the time I get off the practice field, it’s almost 8 o’clock at night. When I figure in my studies, it’s a jam-packed day. It’s an all day thing. It’s a grind. But, I know at the end of the day, it’ll make me better. It’s just preparing me for life in the workforce and the life ahead of me. ZACH: Football is so time demanding. We have lift starting at 6am. Then after those lifts at 6am, we’d have mandatory study hall at 10am. After that, you have your classes. Then after your classes you have to come back for meetings, and your whole day is filled, and you only have so much time to do your homework. You pretty much have no time for fun, and I kind of realized that early on. I didn’t really get any playing time behind Ka’Deem Carey my freshman year. I needed to get my degree and focus on that, so I buckled down. I went to summer school. I’d take

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Walking-on to the team, Cullen was excited to play Division I football, but he set a higher goal for himself. He was determined to become the Texas A&M’s coveted 12th Man, a century-long tradition that is reserved for a walk-on who shows leadership and dedication to the program. “That was my goal once I stepped foot on campus,” Cullen explained. “I said, ‘You know what, I want to do that. I can do this. I know I can play with these guys.’ ” Cullen not only accomplished his goal prior to the 2016 season, but he also earned a scholarship and the title of captain of special teams.

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inside the helmet three classes in the winter. I’d take two classes every opportunity I’d get, and I ended up graduating in three years with my bachelor's degree.

KAJ: What are you studying? CULLEN: I’m an environmental geoscience major specializing on human impact on the environment. ZACH: I got my bachelor of science in urban and regional development. For my master’s, I’m studying real estate and development.

KAJ: How do you fill your time outside of football? CULLEN: I love to hunt and fish. Those are my two biggies. Over the summer, I go down to Gavelston and go fishing just about every weekend. Then in the fall, I try to get into a deer stand as many weekends as possible, but with football, it’s difficult. I love to cook as well. I do a lot of cooking for KA whenever we have crawfish boils or just hanging at the house. I’m always the one who’s boiling 700 pounds of crawfish for the Superbowl party or things like that. ZACH: Man, I don’t really have time to do anything. So I was usually just sleep, maybe get a couple of video games in, maybe chill with a couple of friends.

KAJ: Who has made the largest impact on your life?

KAJ: Which is your favorite team and what players did you look-up to? CULLEN: I’ve been a Texans fan my whole life. Definitely one player I look up to the most is Clay Matthews, hence the hair. I grew it out and wanted to be like him. He was a walk on at USC, and it’s nice to know that there are other success stories out there like yourself. ZACH: I don’t really have any favorites. It’s weird. I don’t really watch NFL football like that. I don’t watch any professional sports, because I’m really a college guy. Miami maybe. I was born there. The Dolphins might be a really cool team to play for since all my family is still out there.

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Growing up, Ricky Williams was a running back I really looked up to. And my dad instilled that in me. That’s why my number’s 34. And Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson were people that I was compared to because of the size of my legs.

KAJ: What do you see in your future? CULLEN: I’d like to try and play in the NFL. Whether that happens or whether that’s a realistic thing or not, I don’t know. I’m going to train for it, and if it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. If not, I have an internship with an environmental testing company this summer, and I’ve got a couple opportunities that I hope to explore within the workforce. I’d like to maybe go into the oil fields or maybe do some kind of environmental consulting. ZACH: I want to play in the NFL. The coaches in the NFL know that you can play if you play D-1 football, but they also want to know if you can protect their multi-million dollar investment. That’s something that I’ve showed on multiple occasions, and I can definitely read defenses. I’m healthy, I haven’t been injured, and I have a lot of mileage left on my legs. That’s something that the NFL coaches also look at, so after this season, I’ll probably look into a couple of agents and go into training right after this season ends. My dad is an air traffic controller for the federal government, and he had me do a whole back up plan. I applied for the FAA last year after the season ended. After I passed all the pretests, physical, the FAA offered me a job for after the season. I plan to become an air traffic controller, if football doesn’t really pan out.

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”I knew going into college that I wanted to join a fraternity. That was what I wanted to do, and joining KA was an easy decision for me ... We were on the same moral compass." – C ullen Gillaspia (Epsilon Delta–Texas A&M)

CULLEN: My dad is probably my biggest supporter out of anyone. And its kind of funny, because he took the same kind of route that I did. He was a walk on at Southwest Texas, or Texas State now. He walked on the football team, ended up earning a scholarship, and was actually the captain of the team as well. That’s kind of the same path I took. To have him behind me and to know he went through the same thing, It’s easy to talk to him. He knows what I’m going through, and he’s always very supportive and trying to make me into a better athlete, better person as well.

parent’s got a divorce, and my brothers and I had to choose who to live with as we became teenagers. I chose to live with my dad, and it was one of those crossroads. I knew that if I did this, my life’s going to be dramatically different. I chose the hardest path, and I knew it would pay off someday. My dad has been there for every game, every practice, supporting me 110% of the way, and there’s no way I could thank him enough for everything he’s done. Hopefully, one day I can make it to the NFL and make him proud.

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Brothers from Alpha Iota and Alpha Gamma unloading the thousands of cans and supplies.

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Centenary Rises up to Provide Relief THE ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER AT CENTENARY College organized an initiative to assist Louisiana residents who were devastated by the historic flooding in August 2016. The men of the chapter raised over $1,200, collected 5,000 of cans of food, eight bags of clothing, and 4 bags of medical supplies from the local Shreveport community and KA chapters around Louisiana. The items and money collected were delivered and donated to the Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge. “Nine chapters across the state are participating in this event,” says Number I Gage Dabin. “As the president

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of the chapter, I knew that we needed to give back to the community. I reached out to the presidents of all the other chapters and they stood behind the initiative to get everything started at their respective institutions. We feel called to help our state. It’s a plea that we could not ignore because KA is founded on and promotes the notion that the community comes before the self in times of dire need.” Members of the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Louisiana State University showed up in Baton Rouge to assist in delivering the items.

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Birmingham-Southern: The men of Phi are having a great time working on ecoscapes in Birmingham. Arkansas-Fort Smith Zeta Rho The men of Zeta Rho participated in a community effort to raise funds and support for the Fort Smith Police Department and the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office that was spearheaded by Harry Robinson Buick GMC. T-shirts and caps with a supportive message about law enforcement were sold by the chapter to raise funds for updated dashboard cameras, training, among other needs.

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Birmingham-Southern Phi We are happy to announce that Phi initiated 12 new members into our chapter this fall. To become more involved in the community around BSC we have adopted various ecoscapes in Birmingham, and we work to make sure they stay in great shape. We also participated in EcoFest, an event used to help allocate funds for ecoscapes all across the city. In support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, our chapter participated in the Birmingham ALS walk in October to raise awareness of the disease. – Andrew Brock, V

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Clemson Delta Omicron During our Parents’ Cocktail on September 30th, Delta Omicron held a silent auction with 10 items that were donated by families and friends of KA, including autographed footballs, a dove hunt, paintings, and a Yeti cooler tailgating basket. Occasions at Wedgefield was very helpful in giving us the space and tables needed for the auction, which proved to be a huge success. We raised $2,310 for our philanthropy, Muscular Dystrophy Association. – Mitchell Pennington, V Duke Alpha Phi Benji Satloff ’15 has been named to the White House’s “It’s On Us” student advisory committee for the 2016-17

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Baylor Delta Omega The Baylor University Provisional Chapter presented Lan Tam with an “outstanding faculty award” for her dedication to making students’ days better with her cookies as well as her positive attitude. Mei Lan Tam bakes

cookies at Memorial dining hall and leaves students with smiles, encouraging words and tasty, warm cookies.

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Camp Chatter Spurs Chapter

ALPHA PHI CHAPTER AT DUKE University raised $4,304 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was the top fundraiser out of 60 teams for the 2016 MDA Muscle Walk of Raleigh. The event, which raised more than $43,000, was held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Pullen Park Amusements. So far this year, the Alpha Phi chapter has raised $8,255.73 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through various fundraising efforts including, “ChipotKA,” a fundraising night at the campus Chipotle, and Philanthropy Field, a campus wide fundraising tailgate concert featuring Texas-country band Shane Smith & the Saints. “When Alison Hicks of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Raleigh came to speak at a chapter meeting early in 2016, she focused on one thing — MDA Summer Camp,” philanthropy chair Jake Fox said. “All of a sudden, what once seemed like a tenuous concept became tangible - every dollar we raised would go toward sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to summer camp. As many of our brothers broke into chatter about their summer camp experiences, the room instantly united under the idea that we could provide a week of good old-fashioned fun for these children, for them to be just like we all were as kids during the summer. It is for the smiles and the laughs, for the unforgettable memories that the campers at MDA Summer Camp that ultimately is the reason we walk in the MDA Muscle Walk and work year round to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.”

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academic year. Satloff is one of 28 college students on the committee, which aims to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses and work to end it. His role will be to plan events at Duke that work to change how students think about sexual assault. Through the committee, Satloff will host events on Duke’s campus in collaboration with Wake Forest and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Florida Beta Zeta The men of Beta Zeta hosted the successful Kappa Alpha Cornhole Classic benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, with a cornhole tournament and a BBQ dinner at the Kappa Alpha Mansion on fraternity row. Guests enjoyed food provided by Adams Rib Company and a competitive tournament that was won by Alpha Chi Omega. The event raised $2,000 for MDA, and the chapter is excited about putting on more events to benefit the organization. – Michael J. Peil, V High Point Zeta Phi Zeta Phi Chapter won a Chili CookOff as part of the Homecoming week festivities. As part of their victory, the chapter, along with their teammates of Sigma Sigma Sigma, were given the privilege of selecting to which charity the $2,742 would be donated. The two groups selected the Greater High Point Food Alliance as the beneficiary. During the past two-plus years, the men of Zeta Phi have raised over $52,000 to give track wheelchairs to disabled veterans in Operation KARE (Knowledge. Awareness. Respect. Encouragement.), the chapter’s initiative to support wounded veterans. The cost for one of these state-of-the-art track chairs is $16,000, and the money is donated through the Independence Fund to support the various wellness and rehabilitation programs they offer. Former Number I and founding Zeta Phi member Michael Esposito ’14, who has played a role in the success of Operation KARE, received the University Award for Service. Esposito, a peer mentor who was named an HPU Extraordinary Leader, has served in leadership roles on campus through the

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University Volunteer Center and the Student Alumni Council. – Michael Esposito, Former Number I Jacksonville State Delta Phi More than twenty brothers spent four hours volunteering at the local Salvation Army, sorting through clothes and other donated items. The chapter was featured on local news for their efforts. Kennesaw State Zeta Chi Zeta Chi hosted its first-ever Convivium last February at Mountain View Community Center in Marietta, Georgia. The chapter received its charter in March 2015 at Kennesaw State, and has quickly grown to over 60 active brothers. A total of 82 people, including brothers’ dates, attended the Convivium dinner. The highlight of the evening was KA alumni speaker David Carico (Epsilon-Emory ’84) delivering his speech and the toast to Robert E. Lee. – Ron Redner Marshall Beta Upsilon Matthew R. Jarvis was elected as the 2016-2017 President of the Student Government Association. He is a finance and economics major and musical enthusiast who was born and raised in Nitro, West Virginia. Mississippi Alpha Upsilon A scholarship endowment paying tribute to the lives of three Alpha Upsilon brothers has grown to more than $335,000. Continuing gifts have expanded the memorial scholarship endowment for Charles Walker Kelly, Samuel Clayton Kelly, and Bryant Mason Wilbanks, who were killed in a 2011 auto accident. Scholarship recipients for 2017 were brothers Michael Deauville, Dillon Pitts and Kyle Thigpen, with alumni advisors to Alpha Upsilon and UM’s Scholarship Committee working together to select recipients. The award is based on a number of criteria, including financial need, leadership and academic performance. In other chapter news, the Greek Night of Worship organized by Alpha Upsilon brought together over 500 Greek students at Ole Miss to share an evening of worship together.

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On Campus Mississippi State Beta Tau Following several semesters of poor grades, Beta Tau was given a semesterlong social probation by National in 2016. But in 2017, Beta Tau posted one of its highest GPAs in recent history. Launching an impressive academic plan that included incentives and disciplinary measures, the chapter improved in the classroom while earning MSU’s top volunteer award for community service and recruiting the largest spring pledge class of any on-campus fraternity. Moving from probationary status to one of the university’s top-performing fraternities is significant, and reflects what a team can do when it sets a goal and works together to accomplish it.

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Feeding the Hungry, One Bag of Chips at a Time

“Josh Monahan showing off a bag of salt and balsamic vinegar chips, his favorite flavor.”

Missouri Southern State Delta Pi Delta Pi Chapter hosted their second annual 5K Fun Run on Sunday, September 25, 2016, raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Rylee Hartwell says, “(the money) stays to send kids to camp here in this area for kids who have muscular dystrophy, for cures in the area and for doctors appointments, incidentals, you name it.” McNeese State Delta Xi Number I Aaron Myers was named 2016 homecoming king by the student body at McNeese State, and was the first homecoming king in the chapter’s history. Myers is a business administration senior and is a program coordinator for the Student Life Coalition. He was also recognized as the 2015 Phi Mu Man of the Year. – Aaron Myers, I

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produced in Pennsylvania, but the 21-yearold agribusiness management senior hopes to move production to North Carolina after graduation. Monahan didn’t take on debt for his company, saving up money by working holidays at his parent’s store, The Peanut Roaster, in Cary and doing tasks for a property management company, but he did get plenty of good advice from his parents. To date, 1 in 6 Snacks has its Carolina Kettle potato chips on shelves of Harris Teeter grocery stores and at specialty food stores throughout Raleigh and has donated more than $500 to the food bank and $1,000 worth of products. –B  rent Buswell (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’09)

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Mississippi State Beta Tau Beta Tau continues to make a difference in our community, having captured the Community Service Award during Mississippi State’s recent Maroon Volunteer Center campus celebration. Leading to the chapter’s recognition is a comprehensive strategy that seeks to make a difference in the community and state. Members combined forces to support the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge in two cleanup days, representing 300 hours in community service. The chapter also donated more than 500

WITH HIS FAMILY IN THE SNACK AND GIFT industry for over six decades, deciding to open his own snack company wasn’t a difficult decision for Josh Monahan (Alpha Omega–North Carolina State ‘13). After two years of planning, Monahan launched 1 in 6 Snacks, the maker of Carolina Kettle potato chips, after learning that 1 in 6 Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. Deciding to donate a nickel for each bag sold to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina was even easier. “It’s a pretty shocking statistic,” he said. “I just know there’s room for a lot of change, so we need to help out.” The chips, made from North Carolina chipping potatoes, are currently being

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DELTA THETA CHAPTER AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN PARTICIPATED in the 4th Annual Fireball 40 Baseball Tournament on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The tournament is held in honor of Cory Wilson (Delta Theta–Georgia Southern ’11) who passed away in 2013 as a result of a fatal heart arrhythmia. Regrettably, there was not an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) available to treat Cory at the time he needed it the most.

Cory’s parents Kenny and Lisa Wilson have made it their mission to educate and install AED defibrillators anywhere they can, including the KA house and all over the campus of Georgia Southern. The Fireball 40 Tournament raises money to install AEDs in numerous facilities throughout the Savannah community, and it also commemorates the life of Cory Wilson.

Brothers of Delta Theta Chapter participated in the 4th Annual Fireball 40 Baseball Tournament.

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Mississippi State: The members of Beta Tau took part in the cleanup of the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, finding a somewhat-docile alligator

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canned foods to an area church, raised $6,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, donated 54 units for the house blood drive, and posted a 100 percent participation in MSU’s annual Big Event community service day. Beta Tau plans similar projects in the days ahead. “We’re proud to say that Mississippi State’s KA chapter is helping meet some very important needs, putting in hundreds of hours to help low-income families, children and our community in general,” said Beta Tau Number I Hunter Gillon. “All of us hope that our efforts will encourage others to help out.”

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North Carolina Upsilon M. Hayden Vick ’14 was named a “Hometown Hero” for the Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for his volunteer work with the Chapel Hill/ Carrboro City Schools system. Vick volunteers with first and third graders at a local elementary school several days every week and. spends some of his time in the summer as a camp counselor at Falling Creek Camp in Tuxedo, North Carolina, teaching basketball and writing the camp’s blog. He serves as the chairman of the College Republicans and as the UNC Student Volunteer Ambassador, working alongside the

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Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Volunteer Office to recruit as many UNC student volunteers as possible. – M. Hayden Vick, I North Florida Zeta Nu Zeta Nu has had a banner year, setting a new record with 25 inducted members-in-waiting. We conducted a very successful Operation Crimson Gift, which is the biggest blood drive on campus, and raised money for the Wounded Warrior project during “KA for Veterans Week.” We recently won Zeta Roundup, one of the biggest philanthropies for breast cancer in north Florida, for the second consecutive year, and placed 3rd at Greek Sing. Zeta Nu has numerous brothers in leadership positions, ranging from senators in Student Government to the undergraduate chairman of the Health Administration Student Association, and some of our brothers were involved in recent political campaigns. Number I Brett Burton, who served three tours of duty as a Marine in Afghanistan, expresses his gratitude to the Order and the men of Zeta Nu for their camaraderie since having served in

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Missouri S&T Beta Alpha The men of Beta Alpha had an outstanding 2016 homecoming celebration. Province Commander John T. Rooney gave a great speech, and our alumni awarded over $54,000 in scholarships to the active chapter. – Jacob Walker, V

70 runners raising over $2,000. Delta Pi also celebrated its 45th anniversary in October with an alumni tailgate where Knight Commander Darren S. Kay made a surprise appearance. The tailgate was followed by a social gathering after the football game that was attended by many alumni. Brothers from our chapter also helped campaign for KA brother Roy Blunt (Alpha Eta-Westminster ’89), a Missouri senator who was elected to another term. – Darren Prater

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Raising Money and Recognizing Leadership

Members of Rho Chapter presenting check to The Cole & Stacy Sawyer Memorial Foundation

ON THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 1, 2016, the Rho Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at the University of South Carolina hosted a philanthropy Event: Dancing With the KAs to raise funds for The Cole & Stacy Sawyer Memorial Foundation. The event, which drew a crowd of over 350 brothers, parents and friends, featured five featured dancing teams, all vying against each other for the audience’s donations in a friendly dance contest. When the dust finally settled on the dance floor, Dancing With the KAs raised a total of $24,259 for the Foundation, all supporting the Foundation’s goal of providing Camp Kemo with a permanent Midland’s home for at-need children in the camp’s programs. Scott C. Sawyer (Rho–South Carolina ‘84) was the father of Cole Sawyer who passed away from cancer in 2004. Cole’s mother and wife of Scott, Stacy, was very

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Left to right: Alumnus Tommy Lydon, Gus Chapman (father), Eleanor Chapman (sister), Graham, Page Chapman (mother), Elliot Chapman (brother and member at Rho), and Banks.

involved with Camp Kemo and served on the board as President. Stacy recently passed away earlier this year. To learn more about their story, The Cole & Stacy Sawyer Memorial Foundation, or Camp Kemo, visit sawyermemorial.com. Additionally, former Number I Graham

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Chapman was honored for his leadership in steering Rho chapter in a positive direction through the implementation of PLAID’s ACE program for the chapter and support with the University. He was presented with a Province Commander’s Accolade by L. Charles Banks.

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Missouri S&T: The men of Beta Alpha had an enjoyable and memorable 2016 homecoming celebration. the war in Afghanistan: “You guys have no real idea how much The Order has helped me grow as a man and to put my leadership to use. You all have helped me more than words can ever say ‘thank you’ for.” Burton details some of his journey on the Republican Party of Florida website at http://www.florida. gop/brett_burton. – Shane Wright, V; Brett Burton, I North Texas Provisional (Gamma Lambda) More than 50 Gamma Lambda alumni and several provisional chapter members attended homecoming festivities at the University of North Texas on Saturday, November 5th.

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Presbyterian Beta Pi As one of three coordinators for student ambassadors on campus at Presbyterian College, Joel Tillirson ’14 was a featured presenter at the Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association’s Student Development Institute in Phoenix, AZ. The Student Development Institute is the premier learning and leadership conference for campus visit programs nationwide. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day, 24 men from Beta Pi raked leaves and assisted in other yard-keeping tasks at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Clinton, and also had two brothers working with the football team at Thornwell Children’s Home. In addition, Beta Pi hosted its second MDA Charity Clay Shoot at the NWTF Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield, S.C. Through the help of our brothers, generous donors, and various shooters, we were able to raise $6,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In addition, we were able to give $1,000 to the Dave Behrend Soccer Scholarship Fund, a scholarship given to a senior in high school who will be moving on to play soccer at the collegiate level. Mr. Behrend was the father of one of our

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Southeastern: 2016 Southeastern Homecoming Queen, Maggie Hinson, with King, Justin Bankston brothers, Connor Behrend, and passed away unexpectedly in late April. – Joel Tillirson, III; Grandison Howard, I Southeastern Epsilon Kappa Justin Bankston was named Southeastern Louisiana University’s 2016 Homecoming King during the football game versus Houston Baptist

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Oklahoma Beta Eta The Beta Eta house received a new makeover as nearly $2,500,000 in renovations were completed over the summer, including the second half of a massive two-phase plan, with most of the effort going towards updates to the second floor, the basketball court, and the kitchen. Actives returned to the Beta Eta house to witness stunning changes, and older members were particularly impressed. The goal was to provide newer members with better living accommodations overall. The renovations in toto include refurnished bedrooms, repainted hallway walls, new

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Tennessee: The men of Pi, with friends from the community and some sorority sisters, celebrate a successful “Run With the Bulls” fundraiser. as well as the people of the Gatlinburg community,” said Wyatt. The men of Pi partnered with Moe’s to host its “Run With the Bulls” 1K race to raise over $1,300 for MDA. The brothers were also recognized for their efforts in assisting the victims of last year’s fires in Sevier County, Tennessee, by coordinating with the Knoxville Scottish Rite in the collection and distribution of donations. The chapter was recognized in an article in the Scottish Rite Journal, the Rite’s national magazine.

Oklahoma: The Beta Eta house, which underwent over $2,500,000 in extensive renovations. University on Saturday, October 22nd. “There’s really no way to explain this,” said Bankston. “It’s a great honor, but I was not expecting this at all. It means a lot that there is enough people out there at Southeastern that think I am a great representative.” Bankston, a computer science major from Loranger, Louisiana, is the Number I of Epsilon Kappa chapter. He is also a member of the Order of Omega, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, and is Beau of Alpha Omicron Pi. He is the recipient of the Green ‘S’ Award and was listed in 2016 Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

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Tennessee Pi The Pi Chapter at the University of Tennessee collected donations of supplies and donations for families who lost their homes in the recent fires throughout Tennessee. The supplies, which filled two cars, included cases of water, various food items, and clothing, and were taken to Gatlinburg. The effort was led by Wyatt Morton (Pi– Tennessee ’16) who is originally from the Gatlinburg area and has friends and families who lost their homes and businesses. “Although this is just a small act by a group of people who care, it has made a significant impact on myself

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Tennessee-Martin Delta Upsilon The men of Delta Upsilon and alumni hosted a dinner and reception for Dr. Keith Carver, the new chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin. In attendance were about two dozen alumni (including five charter members of Delta Upsilon from 1975) and the entire undergraduate membership. Also in attendance were several university administration members, including Dr. Jamie Mantooth, who serves as Executive Director of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement. After dinner, Chancellor Carver spoke to those in attendance and held a question and answer session. Texas Tech Gamma Chi Gamma Chi was proud to welcome Senior Councilor C. Douglas Simmons

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On Campus III to Lubbock for our annual Convivium banquet. Senior Councilor Simmons spoke about the meaning of KA and the academic opportunities offered. Former Knight Commander Dr. Idris R. Traylor, Jr., recited the Convivium toast. We are very proud of the Gamma Chi alumni awarded for their outstanding service to KA and the State of Texas at the Mikell Province Court of Honor. We congratulate these exceptional men, who were no doubt shaped by their undergrad experiences in KA and we look forward to seeing their future success. The men of Gamma Chi volunteered and participated in the MDA Muscle Walk, taking honors as the top fundraising team of the event. – Joseph Szymanski, I & James A. Payne Tulsa Mu The men of Mu had an amazing semester. During homecoming, brothers Jeremiah Benes and Tim Witham were honored as two of the 10 Outstanding Seniors, and Benes, Carter Garrison, and Matthew Tygart were three of the five nominees for homecoming king. Sophomore Jordan Sosa presented his exhibit “Designing and Constructing a Multi-Functional Polarized Microscope” at the Oklahoma State University Science Symposium, where he placed 3rd overall. Senior Chandler Losing competed in the International PetroBowl competition, which matches Society of Petroleum Engineers student chapter teams against one another in a fast-paced quiz competition covering technical and nontechnical aspects of the oil and gas industry. The contest took place in Dubai, where Losing and his team qualified as one of 36 teams globally. – Andrew Zehentner, V

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Tulsa KAs Named as Outstanding Seniors Jeremiah Benes (Mu–Tulsa ‘13) and Timothy Witham (Mu–Tulsa ‘13) were recognized with the Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award for 2016. The award recognizes seniors at the University of Tulsa who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award is bestowed upon no more than ten seniors each year. Winners are selected by alumni of The University of Tulsa and are recognized at Homecoming.

JEREMIAH BENES, the current Number I of Mu chapter, is a computer science and Spanish double major in the College of Engineering & Natural Sciences and the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences. He is involved with Future Alumni Council, Mortar Board Honor Society, Global Scholars, TU Student Association, Math Association, and Engineers Without Borders. Benes is a Phillips 66 SHIELD Scholar and recipient of the TU Vision Scholarship. He has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List and is a member of Order of Omega, Mortar Board, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He has had several internships with the U.S. Government. He is a reading partner volunteer at Kendall-Whittier Elementary and has participated in other community activities assisting nonprofits with their technology. While at TU, he continued operating his website design and technology consulting service, working with many local Tulsa businesses. After graduation, he plans to continue his education at TU by earning a master’s degree in computer science through the Cyber Corps program.

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TIMOTHY WITHAM, the current Number V of Mu chapter, is a geoscience major in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. He is a TU Orientation Leader and member of GeoClub, Catholic Newman Center, TU University Ambassadors and Sigma Eta Phi honor society. He has received the Tulsa Geological Society’s award for most “Outstanding Geoscience Student” and been named the Interfraternity Council’s Greek Philanthropist of the Year. He is a recipient of the PJ & GF McMahon Engineering Scholarship and a Heritage Award Scholarship. Witham has interned at Netherland and Sewell and Associates, Inc., and TransSolutions. He has studied abroad in Natal, Brazil, through the “Descobrindo a Terra” geophysics program and volunteered at the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Tulsa office, Kendall-Whittier Elementary School, Nathan Hale High School and the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. He plans to attend graduate school. KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

William Jewell Alpha Delta This year has been another great one for the men of Alpha Delta. We put on two successful events, including the annual Kappa Alpha Alumni Golf Tournament and the annual Mom’s Weekend celebration. Grades have been superior, and philanthropy and community service participation among the men have been strong. We also took home the crown in a 3-on-3 basketball tourney

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Two Ole Miss KA’s elected to Prominent Posts

Cole Putman and friends celebrating the announcement of Mr. Ole Miss.

After running a two-week campaign, COLE G. PUTMAN (ALPHA UPSILON–MISSISSIPPI ‘14) was elected by the University of Mississippi student body as Mr. Ole Miss for the 2016-2017 academic year with more than 57% of votes. Cole worked with Miss Ole Miss, Acacia Stantos, to plan a student body wide community service event. “We help with alumni fund raising, and we get to be a part of the homecoming court on the field for the homecoming game,” Cole explains. “More than that, as Mr. Ole Miss I truly want to leave a legacy of kindness and inclusivity on this campus. Over the next year, I hope to only do things that unify this student body

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and propel it forward.” Cole, a senior from Brandon, Mississippi studying social work, has served the Ole Miss community in a variety of ways including the Associated Student Body government, the president’s cabinet as the Director of First Year Experience, and the Inclusion Team through the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement. “My favorite place I’ve served is as an Orientation Leader through the Office of Admissions for the past two summers,” Cole states. In addition, Cole has been involved with the Reformed University Fellowship and was philanthropy chair for Alpha Upsilon Chapter. “KA has been an essential

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part of my journey of involvement here at the university,” Cole said when asked about KA’s emphasis on campus involvement. “My big brother in KA, Rod Bridges, is truly the reason I am where I am today. He paved a way for me to get involved at this campus, and he is the reason I wanted to be KA in the first place. Through him and KA, I saw that your time in college is precious. You have to use it to serve and love others. I never expected to receive this honor while I was at the University of Mississippi, but I can truly say that I wouldn’t be here today without the people like Rod in KA that have influenced me.

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JORDAN M. COOPWOOD (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ‘15) was elected by the student body to one of two political senate seats of the Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi. “I chose to run for Associated Student Body Senate with hopes of achieving better student involvement and more accurate representation,” Jordan stated. “I have felt that recent changes to Ole Miss’s campus have been decided on without much student knowledge or vote. As senator I now plan to reduce this gap and hope to see more student participation in campus elections.” “KA promotes campus involvement and good leadership,” Jordan noted when asked about KA’s emphasis on campus involvement. “All of our founders and successful alumni can be seen in various leadership positions, whether it is spiritually, on campuses, and even in their career endeavors. I specifically felt obligated to be involved here at Ole Miss being an Alpha Upsilon member. Over the recent years a significant amount of our members have held campus leadership positions and I wanted to continue our tradition. I hope future KA’s will do the same and give back.”

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Kennesaw State: The men of Zeta Chi, clearly pleased to be attending their first Convivium.

Texas Tech: The men of Gamma Chi were proud to be named the top fundraising team of the MDA Muscle Walk at Texas Tech.

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passed away on November 15, 2015. His parents, West ’81 and Liz, and brother Rob ’13, recently established a meritbased scholarship in West’s memory and to honor the brothers of Delta that will follow in his footsteps. The scholarship is currently the only existing scholarship designed to directly benefit a Wofford KA. West was from a family that claims

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2016 National Awards

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AWARDS FOR CHAPTER EXCELLENCE This spring, hundreds of undergraduate officers and future leaders of their respective chapters met at one of eight regional Province Councils throughout the months of February and March. Along with educational programming on scholarship, risk management, sexual misconduct, Ritual, and other areas of chapter operations, chapters were recognized their achievements for the previous calendar year. Chapters are recognized for excellence in finances, recruitment and chapter growth, communications, Project Outreach, Operation Crimson Gift, and overall chapter excellence. The highest honor that can be bestowed upon a chapter is the George C. Marshall Award of chapter excellence. This award is presented annually to the top one to three chapters in the Order in recognition for their superior operations and performance. Every year the top 10 percent of KA Chapters are recognized with the Samuel Zenas Award for chapter excellence. This award takes all areas of chapter operations into consideration and recognizes those chapters achieving a high level of excellence. Lastly, the Carl Albert Award for Chapter Improvement is given to the one or two chapters who show the most overall improvement from the previous calendar year. Congratulations to our 2016 Award Winners!

George C. Marshall Award for Chapter Excellence

Austin Peay State University– Zeta Tau

Missouri University of Science and Technology–Beta Alpha

University of Tulsa– Mu

Key Accomplishments: ƒƒ Academic Excellence–achieved a 3.34 GPA and a 3.36 GPA in the fall and spring semesters of the 2015-2016 academic year. ƒƒ Membership Education–awarded “Excellence in Educational Programming,” with 11 members attending Emerging Leaders Academy. ƒƒ Project Outreach –acknowledged for “Outstanding Dollars per Man,” with a total of $8,663.00, or $262.50 per man. ƒƒ Leadership–100% of membership is involved in the leadership of other organizations. ƒƒ Communication–achieved “Excellence in Social Media Communication” and “Excellence in Campus & Community Communication.”

Key Accomplishments: ƒƒ Academic Excellence–achieved a 3.25 Fall GPA and a 3.342 Spring GPA this academic year, which earned them a Scholastic Excellence Award. ƒƒ Membership Education–recognized as top new member education program in the Order, including the honor of “Excellence in Educational Programming.” ƒƒ Project Outreach–awarded “Outstanding Service Hours Per Man” with 3,554 hours (about 53.85 hours per man). ƒƒ Ritual–attained 100% ritual memorization and proficiency and 100% chapter membership in Council of Honor. ƒƒ Communication–achieved “Excellence in Social Media Communication,” Excellence in Campus & Community Communication,” and “Excellence in Fraternal Communication.”

Key Accomplishments: ƒƒ Academic Excellence–achieved a 3.294 Fall GPA and a 3.204 Spring GPA in the 2015-2016 academic year. ƒƒ Membership Education–recognized for “Excellence in Educational Programming” and “Outstanding Recruitment and Chapter Growth.” ƒƒ Ritual–attained 100% ritual memorization and proficiency, including 100% chapter membership in Council of Honor. ƒƒ Communication–achieved “Excellence in Social Media Communication,” Excellence in Campus & Community Communication,” and “Excellence in Fraternal Communication.” ƒƒ Leadership–100% of membership is involved in the leadership of other organizations.

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Chapter Excellence The Samuel Zenas Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence is awarded to chapters that are in the top 15-20% in the Order based on the applications received. It is named for Samuel Zenas Ammen, Kappa Alpha Order’s Practical Founder. Ammen committed his time as a member of Kappa Alpha Order to improving, first the ritual and operations of our very first chapter at Washington College, and later to the chapters across the nation as he served as Knight Commander for two terms, totaling nine years. Much like our practical founder, the Ammen award winning chapters exhibit a commitment to excellence. They strive to be the best on campus and in the nation in every aspect of chapter operations.

Samuel Zenas Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence

California–Alpha Xi

Louisiana Tech University–Gamma Alpha

Millsaps College–Alpha Mu

Missouri Southern State University– Delta Pi

Missouri University of Science and Technology–Beta Alpha

Transylvania University–Alpha Theta

University of Mississippi–Alpha Upsilon

University of Tulsa–Mu

Westminster College–Alpha Eta

William Jewell College–Alpha Delta

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Academic Excellence has been a priority of many Knight Commanders. Through the work of our chapters, and elevated standards from the Executive Council, we continue to see a rising national GPA and successful brothers on campus. We recognize them here as such.

Scholarship Trophy for Exceptional Scholastic Achievement This trophy, housed in the national administrative office, is awarded to the chapter that achieves the highest combined GPA for the year.

Stanford University– Alpha Pi Fall 2015 3.6486 Spring 2016 3.61 COMBINED AVG. 3.6293

Scholastic Excellence Awards The following chapters achieved a 3.25 semester GPA during the fall 2015 and/or spring 2016 semester(s). Chapters meeting this criteria exhibit excellence and will not receive any lower scholastic awards. Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 1. University of North Carolina–Upsilon (Fall–3.272 and Spring–3.405) 2. Duke University–Alpha Phi (Fall–3.448 and Spring 3.413) 3. University of California-Berkeley– Alpha Xi (Fall–3.369 and Spring–3.47) 4. Stanford University–Alpha Pi (Fall–3.648 and Spring–3.61) 5. University of Washington–Zeta Mu (Fall–3.37 and Spring–3.33) 6. University of Tennessee–Pi (Fall–3.3 and Spring–3.25) 7. William Jewell College–Alpha Delta (Fall–3.37 and Spring–3.36)

8. Missouri Univerity of Science and Technology–Beta Alpha (Fall–3.25 and Spring–3.342) 9. Drury University–Beta Iota (Fall–3.266 and Spring–3.32) 10. Austin Peay State University–Zeta Tau (Fall–3.34 and Spring–3.36) 11. Tulane University–Psi (Fall–3.33 and Spring–3.285) 12. Washington and Lee University– Alpha (Fall–3.31 and Spring–3.308) 13. University of Virginia–Lambda (Fall–3.286 and Spring–3.281) 14. College of William and Mary–Alpha Zeta (Fall–3.251 and Spring–3.25)

15. Princeton University–Zeta Beta (Fall–3.47 and Spring–3.41) 16. University of Georgia–Gamma (Fall–3.37 and Spring–3.36) Fall 2015 Only 1. Furman University–Iota (Fall–3.444) 2. Wake Forest University–Tau (Fall–3.254) 3. Vanderbilt Provisional (Fall–3.52) 4. Westminster College–Alpha Eta (Fall–3.396) 5. University of Richmond–Eta (Fall–3.36)

6. Washington College–Beta Omega (Fall–3.27) 7. University of South Alabama–Epsilon Alpha (Fall–3.36) 8. University of Tulsa–Mu (Fall–3.294) 9. Southern Methodist University–Beta Lambda (Fall–3.299) Spring 2016 Only 1. Georgia Tech–Alpha Sigma (Spring–3.31) 2. University of Oklahoma–Beta Eta (Spring–3.281) 3. Arkansas TechProvisional– (Spring–3.271)

Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Awards Chapters qualify by achieving one of the following: 1) have a collective GPA average higher than both the all men’s and all fraternity average; 2) be academically ranked in the top 25% of fraternities on their campus; or 3) achieve a 3.0 GPA. Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 1. Davidson College–Sigma (Fall–3.24 and Spring–3.206) 2. High Point University–Zeta Phi (Fall–3.0 and Spring–3.02) 3. University of Miami–Epsilon Lambda (Fall–3.21 and Spring–3.08) 4. Rhodes College–Alpha Epsilon (Fall–3.03 and Spring–3.06)

5. Millsaps College–Alpha Mu (Fall–3.103 and Spring–3.165) 6. Hampden-Sydney College–Alpha Tau (Fall–3.04 and Spring–3.095) 7. Roanoke College–Beta Rho (Fall–3.012 and Spring–3.053) 8. Virginia Tech–Epsilon Eta (Fall–3.07 and Spring–3.131)

9. West Virginia Wesleyan College–Beta Chi (Fall–3.04 and Spring–3.05) 10. George Washington University– Alpha Nu (Fall–3.16 and Spring–3.22) 11. University of Maryland–Beta Kappa (Fall–3.03 and Spring–3.08) 12. University of Florida–Beta Zeta (Fall–3.116 and Spring–3.11)

13. University of Arkansas–Alpha Omicron (Fall–3.151 and Spring–3.217) 14.Southwestern University–Xi (Fall–3.183 and Spring–3.027) 15. University of Texas–Omicron (Fall–3.2116 and Spring–3.223) 16. Texas A&M University–Epsilon Delta (Fall–3.147 and Spring–3.19

6. Clemson University– Delta Omicron (Spring–3.086) 7. Francis Marion University– Delta Tau (Spring–3.19) 8. Wake Forest University–T au (Spring–3.199) 9. University of the South– Alpha Alpha (Spring–3.04) 10. Southern Illinois University– Zeta Sigma (Spring–3.08) 11. Westminster CollegreAlpha Eta (Spring–3.184) 12. University of MemphisGamma Gamma (Spring–3.04) 13. University of Arkansas-Monticello– Epsilon Chi (Spring–3.0) 14. University of Mississippi– Alpha Upsilon (Spring–3.06)

15. Louisiana Tech University– Gamma Alpha (Spring–3.03) 16. Nicholls State University– Epsilon Beta (Spring–3.03) 17. University of Richmond– Eta (Spring–3.122) 18. Marshall University– Beta Upsilon (Spring–3.07) 19. Washington College– Beta Omega (Spring–3.01) 20. University of Tulsa– Mu (Spring–3.204) 21. Southern Methodist University– Beta Lambda (Spring–3.181) 22. University of Texas at Arlington– Delta Iota (Spring–3.239) 23. Baylor Provisional– (Spring–3.08)

Semester Scholastic Achievement Awards Fall 2015 Only 1. Appalachian State University– Delta Psi (Fall–3.087) 2. Campbell Provisional– (Fall–3.24) 3. University of Kentucky– Theta (Fall–3.058) 4. University of TennesseeChattanooga–Zeta Upsilon (Fall–3.02) 5. Vanderbilt Provisional– (Fall–3.216) 6. University of Tennessee-Martin– Delta Upsilon (Fall–3.02) 7. Louisiana State University– Alpha Gamma (Fall–3.045) 8. Auburn University–Nu (Fall–3.0116)

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9. University of Alabama– Alpha Beta (Fall–3.1) 10. Jacksonville State University– Delta Phi (Fall–3.18) 11. Georgia Tech– Alpha Sigma (Fall–3.09) Spring 2016 Only 1. University of Arizona– Gamma Epsilon (Spring–3.02) 2. University of Nevada-Reno– Zeta Delta (Spring–3.083) 3. Wofford College–Delta (Spring–3.01) 4. Furman University–Iota (Spring–3.235) 5. Presbyterian College–Beta Pi (Spring–3.19)

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Chapter Excellence

PROJECT OUTREACH AWARDS

CHAPTER OPERATIONS AWARDS Outstanding Recruitment & Chapter Growth

Excellence in Campus and Community Communication

These chapters must also show the coordination of a year-round approach to recruitment, using the Order’s values and chapter’s accomplishments to effectively recruit and retain new members.

This chapter shows effective communication and promotion of the interfraternal spirit on their campus, connection to the faculty, staff, and administration and promotion of their efforts to the surrounding community.

1. University of California–Alpha Xi 2. Presbyterian College–Beta Pi 3. Millsaps College–Alpha Mu 4. Missouri Southern State Univ.–Delta Pi 5. Auburn University–Nu 6. University of Tulsa–Mu

Project Outreach is KA’s umbrella initiate to encourage our chapters to engage in philanthropic fundraising, service, and volunteerism in various facets. From raising money for our national philanthropy, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, to local worthy causes and from volunteering to giving blood, KA’s make a difference in our community. We are indeed bound to do so by our ritual.

Cross & Rose Award The Cross & Rose award is the highest recognition given by the Order for community service. It awards a chapter program that excels in all aspects of service and community impact, hours and dollars donated, the potential ease of continuing the program, interaction with other groups and individuals, percent of the chapter involved, and the adaptability of the program to other communities.

1. University of Mississippi– Alpha Upsilon 2. Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology–Beta Alpha

1. University of Washington - Zeta Mu

3. Austin Peay State University– Zeta Tau

Most & Outstanding Community Hours

4. Auburn University–Nu

Overall & Excellence in Chapter Finances These chapters should have submitted all national reports on time and maintained generally a zero balance with the national administrative office. They also maintain great records, utilize the tools of OmegaFi for record keeping, budgeting, and collecting, as well as maintaining a minimum accounts receivable from their membership dues.

6. University of Oklahoma–Beta Eta

Excellence in Social Media Communication

1. Southern Illinois University– Zeta Sigma

Excellence in Fraternal Communication

2. University of Mississippi– Alpha Upsilon

1. William Jewell College–Alpha Delta

Most Community Services Hours Per Man 1. University of Washington–Zeta Mu (1,461/56.19 hours per man)

These chapters utilize many forms of new media in a frequent, values-centric way, continually sharing news about their chapter on various outlets, throughout the year.

Westminster College–Alpha Eta

This chapter shows effective communication and promotion of fraternal brotherhood amongst other KA chapters, to include newly chartered chapters and those winning national awards.

Chapters must log and complete an outstanding amount of hours relative to the number of men in their chapter through their Project Outreach efforts. This may include MDA events, local philanthropy work, participation in interfraternal service events, or community service and volunteerism.

5. University of Tulsa–Mu

Outstanding Services Hours Per Man 2. Tennessee Tech University–Zeta Epsilon (954 hours/ 43.36 hours per man) 3. William Jewell College–Alpha Delta (2400/50 hours per man) 4. Missouri University of Science and Technology–Beta Alpha (3,554/53.85 hours per man)

Most & Outstanding Community Service Dollars Raised Chapters must log and donate an outstanding contribution relative to the number of men in their chapter though their Project Outreach efforts. They may raise money from any worthy cause, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

3. Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology–Beta Alpha 4. Austin Peay State University– Zeta Tau

Most Dollars Donated Per Man

5. University of Tulsa–Mu

1. University of Mississippi– Alpha Upsilon ($102,602.85/$371.75 per man)

6. University of Oklahoma–Beta Eta 7. Midwestern State University– Gamma Omega

Outstanding Dollars Per Man

2. Westminster College–Alpha Eta 3. University of Mississippi– Alpha Upsilon 4. Missouri University of Science and Technology–Beta Alpha 5. Louisiana Tech University– Gamma Alpha 6. Florida State University–Gamma Eta 7. University of Tulsa–Mu 8. University of Oklahoma–Beta Eta 9. Midwestern State University– Gamma Omega

1. University of Washington– Zeta Mu ($4,022/$138.69) 2. University of South Carolina– Rho ($25,000/357.14 per man) 3. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga–Zeta Upsilon ($10,000/$166 per man) 4. Austin Peay State University–Zeta Tau ($8,663.00/$262.50 per man)

Overall & Excellence in Educational Programming These chapters must schedule speakers and/or workshops, attend opportunities on campus, and lead an overall educational approach to membership education, which might include Council of Honor, The Crusade, and other areas of leadership and values education.

Operation Crimson Gift Knight Commander’s Cup

1. Presbyterian College– Beta Pi

3. Missouri Southern State University– Delta Pi

1. Florida Gulf Coast University–Zeta Pi (62 members and 321 non-members)

4. Louisiana Tech University– Gamma Alpha

Operation Crimson Gift Century Society

5. Austin Peay State University– Zeta Tau

1. Missouri University of Science and Technology–Beta Alpha (66 members) 2. Louisiana Tech University–Gamma Alpha (58 members/20 non-members) 3. Florida Gulf Coast University–Zeta Pi (62 members and 321 non-members)

6. University of Tulsa–Mu

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This annual award recognizes the active chapter that displays the most outstanding participation in Operation Crimson Gift–The Order’s year-long, nationwide blood drive effort.

2. Missouri University of Science and Technology–Beta Alpha

5. Millsaps College–Alpha Mu ($12,144.00/$187.00 per man) 6. Westminster College–Alpha Eta ($5,707.21/$126.82 per man) 7. Missouri Southern State University–Delta Pi ($2,000.00/$118.00 per man) 8. Southeastern Louisiana State University–Epsilon Kappa ($5,651.00/$141.28 per man) 9. Louisiana Tech University–Gamma Alpha ($13,200.00/$245.00 per man) 10. Florida Gulf Coast University–Zeta Pi ($15,500.00/$250.00 per man) 11. University of Texas–Omicron ($15,000.00/$98.00 per man)

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KAPPA ALPHA ORDER

3.01 Spring 2017 GPA

124 Active and Provisional Chapters

FUNDING FOR LEADERSHIP EDUCATION NUMBER I’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Premiere education for every single Number I at the beginning of his term, free to all chapters ENHANCED PROVINCE COUNCILS

Regional leadership education for each set of nine chapter officers (more than 1,000 attendees) EMERGING LEADERS ACADEMY

Summer leadership program for our next general chapter leaders (300 attendees) THE CRUSADE

Total membership development program blending online and in person learning (40 chapters)

Founded in 1982 “To raise funds for the benefit of the Order” PRIMARY INITIATIVES

CRIMSON & GOLD SOCIETY

In a campaign to acquire 1,000 alumni at $1,000 annually, 1865 TRUST

Planned gift society, minimum gift $10,000 FOREVER KA

25% Membership up

in past decade

8,000 Nearly

Active Members

HIGHER EDUCATION Cost of college is up

221%

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Societal pressures are stronger than ever

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FUNDING FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

2016-2017​# of donations

provides much-needed support and academic financial aid (more than $70,000 granted) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

offers real-world and unmatched summer experience in D.C. (5 interns annually, more than 60 men placed previously)

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LEADERSHIP FUND

The annual fund to meet annual and continuing needs DAY OF GIVING

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Average Chapter Size

$18.65 per month, consistent giving program for graduating and all alumni

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Reaves

Kay

Estes

Close

Akin

Julian

+ Staff & Trustees +

Liles

CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT

Dreyer

Knight

VICE PRESIDENT

Todd D. Reaves (Nu–Auburn ’89)

Derick S. Close (Alpha Omega–North Carolina State ’78)

TREASURER

KNIGHT COMMANDER

Malcolm H. Liles (Gamma– Georgia ’71)

Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta–Westminster ’88)

TRUSTEES

Paulin

Showalter

Simmons

Skipper

Wiese

Adams

Dan H. Akin (Gamma Omicron–Lambuth ’60) William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’57), Former Knight Commander James R. Estes (Alpha Kappa–Missouri ’60), Former Knight Commander Eugene M. Julian (Beta Epsilon–Delaware ’63) Steve C. Knight (Gamma Kappa– Oklahoma City ’70)

Michael V. Paulin (Beta Sigma–Southern California ’60) Erik T. Showalter (Gamma Alpha–Louisiana Tech ’02) C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95), Senior Councilor Willam H. Skipper Jr. (Delta Tau–Francis Marion ’84) Larry Stanton Wiese Secretary

LIFE TRUSTEES

Bowers

Taylor

Timothy Killen Adams (Epsilon–Emory ’57) Dr. James L. Bowers (Beta Omega–Washington College ’57)

Traylor

Jack R. Taylor (Beta Iota–Drury ’50), Former Knight Commander Dr. Idris R. Traylor Jr. (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’70), Former Knight Commander

STAFF

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Carr

Masey

Moore

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Larry Stanton Wiese (Gamma Omega– Midwestern State ’87), Executive Director Ben W. Satcher, Jr. (Delta Omicron–Clemson ’79), Former Knight Commander & Chief Development Officer

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T R U S T E E S & S TA F F |

+ 5 Ways to Give Back to Kappa Alpha Order +

WAY S T O G I V E B AC K

The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF), a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, was created in 1981 to promote the education of undergraduate and graduate students in academic improvement, leadership, alcohol and substance abuse prevention and other general educational areas. The KAOEF receives no government funding but provides a vehicle for tax-deductible contributions from alumni and friends to be made in support of KA. With these gifts, the KAOEF helps underwrite a number of educational programs to the benefit of the Order.

01 02 03 04 05 APPRECIATED SECURITIES A gift of your appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares is an ideal way support the KAOEF. The educational programs of the Order will benefit from your support and you will receive a tax deduction for your contributions. In addition, transferring the securities prior to liquidation will help you avoid capital gains taxes. Please contact the KAOEF for personal assistance with the transfer of assets of this type. Donors can select the KAOEF to receive transfers from an IRA account without a tax consequence. Please contact KAOEF staff for personal assistance.

REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY Your real estate and other marketable personal items can be given to the KAOEF an outright gift. For tax purposes, the contributor may deduct the fair market value of the real estate. Items of personal property must be related to the KAOEF’s purpose and function to be fully deductible. For example, a brother can donate a percentage interest in a building to the KAOEF that can be sold and the proceeds would be directed to the KAOEF.

Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation 115 Liberty Hall Road P.O. Box 1865 Lexington, Virginia 24450

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CASH GIFTS

M  ATCHING GIFTS

The KAOEF has benefited greatly from planned gifts from members of the 1865 Trust and other planned giving. Inclusion of the KAOEF in your will or trust should reference KAOEF, P.O. Box 1865, Lexington, VA 24450. Please visit www.kaoef. org/giving or contact the KAOEF directly for further information.

The most convenient and frequently used method of supporting the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) is a gift of cash – personal check, credit card authorization or money order – made payable to the KAOEF and mailed to P.O. Box 1865, Lexington, VA 24450. Online donation can also be made through the KAOEF website (www.kaoef.org).

Many corporations will match gifts the KAOEF. If you or your spouse works for one of these organizations, your gift could multiply. Please ask your human resources office if your company provides matching gifts to charitable organizations. If so, please ask your employer for the proper form to include with your gift. You may also visit www.kaoef.org/giving or contact the KAOEF for assistance in determining if your employer offers a matching gifts program.

Phone: (540) 463-1865 Fax: (540) 463-2140 foundation@ka-order.org

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+ “Without KA, I wouldn’t have had this opportunity. I don’t have the money; my family doesn’t have the money. This is something I couldn’t do. An organization that I decided to join—because of my value system and what I believe in— provided to me a way to break down that barrier. I’m very thankful for the KAOEF... I wouldn’t be here without it.” James T. Ruedlinger, Jr. (Delta Iota–Texas-Arlington ’14)

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F INANCIALS

Condensed Statements of Activities

Condensed Statements of Financial Position

For the years ending June 30, 2017 and 2016

June 30, 2017 and 2016

Assets: 2017* 2016 a. Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 33,012 $ 79,564 $ 1,000,947 $ 615,195 b. Investment Income Receivable - 61,115 62,594 c. Prepaid Expenses 45,319 39,005 49,390 49,390 d. Receivable from Affiliates 14,233 18,124 18,158 19,642 e. Contributions Receivable 251,807 46,046 426,990 596,860 f. Land, Buildings, and Equipment 2,540,226 2,644,692 g. Long Term Investments 6,732,330 6,323,625 TOTAL UNRESTRICTED REVENUES $ 1,556,600 $ 1,343,681 h. Assets Held in Trust - i. Other Assets 89,946 62,546 Expenses: a. Program Support Awarded $ 184,264 $ 221,510 TOTAL ASSETS $ 9,706,873 $ 9,213,602 b. Salaries and Benefits 382,624 311,850 c. Occupancy Expenses 215,309 244,419 Liabilities: d. Fundraising Expenses 339,562 327,244 a. Accounts Payable $ 9,409 $ 27,231 e. Administrative Expenses 212,907 167,749 b. Notes Payable - f. Professional Services 44,204 44,540 c. Accrued Expenses 21,613 21,794 g. Scholarships Awarded 58,375 35,300 d. Annuity Obligation 223,641 240,523 h. Uncollectible Pledges - e. Payable to Affiliates 292,844 235,448 TOTAL EXPENSES $ 1,437,245 $ 1,352,612 f. Deferred Revenue 10,000 10,000

Unrestricted Activities: Revenues: a. Contributions b. Investment Income c. Rental Income d. Other Income e. Restrictions Released

2017*

2016

Operating Revenue Minus Expenses Non-operating Income / (Expenses)

$ 119,355 231,604

$ (8,931) (175,744)

CHANGE IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS

$ 350,959

$ (184,675)

Temporarily Restricted Activities: Contributions Investment Income Restricted Released

$ 95,451 311,111 (426,990)

$ 161,210 (59,140) (596,860)

CHANGE IN TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS

$ (20,428)

CHANGE IN PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS

$ 247,695

$ 140,229

Change in Net Assets Net Assets at Beginning of Year

$ 470,760 $ (431,770) 8,678,606 9,110,376

NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR

$ 9,149,366

ASSETS 2017

e

9,213,602

Comprehensive annual audited financial statements are available on written request to the Executive Director at the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation.

$ 8,678,606

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9,706,873

REVENUES 2017

EXPENSES 2017

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$ 1,509,819 602,061 6,566,726

*unaudited

LIABILITIES 2017

e

$ 534,996

TOTAL NET ASSETS $ 9,149,366 $ 8,678,606

$ (494,790)

$ 253,895 (6,200)

$ 557,507

Net Assets: Unrestricted Net Assets $ 1,451,188 Temporarily Restricted Net Assets 991,223 Permanently Restricted Net Assets 6,706,955

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

Permanently Restricted Activities: Contributions $ 140,789 Investment Gain / (Loss) (560)

c

TOTAL LIABILITIES

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+ Chapter Endowment Fund Accounts + In keeping with the KAOEF’s mission and obligations as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the distributions from each specific chapter endowment account will be used to benefit the local chapter and/or active members and must satisfy the IRS Code for educational purposes only.

SUBJECT TO CHANGE, THE DISTRIBUTIONS MAY BE USED FOR: • Purchase of chapter computer equipment, software, and/or internet wiring for educational purposes. • Residential educational advisor lodging/stipend. • Establishment of educational areas in chapter facilities. • Educational percentage of national training travel expenses and registration fees. • Scholarships (tuition payments) and academic expenses (books, fees, equipment). ESTABLISHED AND ENDOWED AS OF 6/30/2017 Alabama–Alpha Beta Delware–Beta Epsilon Duke–Alpha Phi Florida–Beta Zeta Florida State–Gamma Eta Georgia Tech–Alpha Sigma Larry F. Robb Chapter Endowment Account for Midwestern State– Gamma Omega Louisiana State– Alpha Gamma Memphis–Gamma Gamma Mississippi–Alpha Upsilon Missouri–Alpha Kappa

Missouri S&T–Beta Alpha Missouri Southern State– Delta Pi North Carolina–Upsilon Oklahoma–Beta Eta Southern Methodist– Beta Lambda Tennessee-Martin– Delta Upsilon Texas State–Epsilon Iota Tulsa–Mu Univ. of the South– Alpha Alpha Westminster–Alpha Eta

ESTABLISHED AS OF 6/30/2017 Southern California–Beta Sigma Baylor–Delta Omega Bowling Green State–Zeta Lambda

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+ The E. Fleming Mason Memorial Interns +

OUT OF THE DISTRICT BY TYLER GARCIA, 2017 E. FLEMING MASON MEMORIAL INTERN

The E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship Program was created to provide deserving undergraduates with the desire to become better educated and informed on both the public and private sectors of our national government. In addition, this program will give undergraduates the opportunity to gain professional work experience while living in the Washington, D.C. area. The E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship Program provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to any interested Kappa Alpha Order undergraduate. The internship, living and working in Washington, D.C., and interacting with other interns from across the country, provides an everlasting experience. To help fund this unparalleled program, please contact Chief Development Officer and Former Knight Commander Ben W. Satcher, Jr., at (540) 463-1865, or bsatcher@ka-order.org. If you have any questions about the program itself, please contact Director of Leadership Education Tullis Beasley at (540) 463-1865 or tbeasley@ka-order.org.

Thanks to the generosity of KAOEF donor Bensley H. L. Field (Alpha Zeta–William & Mary ’54), our internship summer was elevated by a weekend trip out of the district. Brother Field made possible a visit to Stratford Hall, the ancestral Virginia home of the Lee Family. The weekend was filled with history, outdoors, and stories we will never forget. We woke up early on a Saturday morning on July 1st to quietly leave D.C. Bill Skipper (Delta Tau–Francis Marion ‘80) hosted us at his river house along the Potomac. Once we got to Stratford Hall, we settled in our cabins on the property and went on to take a tour. Touring the home in which Robert E. Lee was born was beyond an awesome experience. It was really interesting to see the history that was coursing through the landscape. All of us wish to thank Brother Field for his kindness and generosity which led to this enviable experience.

Brett J. Burton (Zeta Nu–North Florida ’15) INTERNSHIP:

MEYERS & ASSOCIATES, LLC Tyler L. Garcia (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’14) INTERNSHIP:

DAVIS & HARMAN LLP Matthew P. Reaves (Delta Tau–Francis Marion ’13) INTERNSHIP:

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Above: 2017 Interns with longtime supporter in D.C., Lisa Spies, of the LS Group.

Elliott K. White (Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast ’13) INTERNSHIP:

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+ Scholarships +

Joshua Gloss HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP Trenton Daniel Alan Delane FOUNDERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HENRY G. TILLER, JR. SCHOLARSHIP BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN–PHI

The KAOEF Scholarship Program remains an important benefit to members of Kappa Alpha Order. As a primary focus of the KAOEF, these academic, merit and needs-based scholarships serve as an inspiration for excellence inside and out of the classroom and oftentimes prove the difference in whether recipients can continue their undergraduate or graduate education. In April 2017, the KAOEF was very pleased to award 59 academic scholarships totaling more than $74,000 to undergraduate and graduate Kappa Alpha brothers and friends. Scholarship applications for the 2018–19 academic year are available online at www.kaoef.org or www.kappaalphaorder.org. All application materials must be received by February 2, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST. For further questions, please contact Becky Moore at the National Administrative Office by phone at (540) 463-1865 or e-mail bmoore@ka-order.org.

John Harmon Abbott HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

APPALACHIAN STATE–DELTA PSI

ARKANSAS STATE–DELTA ETA

Stuart F. Whetsell HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Elijah Cason Bauer CHARLES W. MCCRARY SCHOLARSHIP JAMES D. HUNTER SCHOLARSHIP

ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON

Daniel Holcomb GAMMA EPSILON SCHOLARSHIP ROBERT E. LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WILLIAM C. MORROW, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ARIZONA STATE–EPSILON OMEGA

JACKSONVILLE STATE–DELTA PHI

Harris Olsen Krogh ROBERT W. WOODRUFF SCHOLARSHIP

Joseph Graves Dothard COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP W. E. DUNWOODY PROVINCE SCHOLARSHIP

James Dreyer Norris E. FLEMING MASON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP THE CAIN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP VERNON & MARION PIPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON

Kory Zelen WILLIAM L. MEIER SCHOLARSHIP

Dustin Alexander Jones VERNON & MARION PIPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ARKANSAS–ALPHA OMICRON

Nathanael Joseph Garcia SAMUEL Z. AMMEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP VANCE E. RULE SCHOLARSHIP Ryan Hunter Rose DR. BOLLING S. DUBOSE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP GEORGE O'MARA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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Aristeo Skyy Ruiz HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP Brandon Michael Herbert SAMUEL Z. AMMEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Colin Aaron Crist HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP Dominik Alan Shannon HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP Jesse A. Brewer COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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Logan Greene DAVID FRIBLEY SCHOLARSHIP WILLIAM C. MORROW, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

Peter Tsirnikas KIM WELLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Dane William Block, Jr. JACK B. CARTER II/NU SCHOLARSHIP

INDIANA STATE–ZETA IOTA

Gage Alan Dabin COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

AUBURN–NU

Morgan Baxter Sowell, III MICHAEL B. HARGROVE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Tanner Smith DR. JOSEPH G. WEBSTER SCHOLARSHIP THOMAS G. PAULSON II SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA THE KAOEF IS PROUD TO CONGRATULATE AND HONOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

GEORGIA–GAMMA

David C. Merrill HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP WILLIAM E. DREYER ALPHA DELTA SCHOLARSHIP FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

Holden E. Fellows LEMUEL C. SHEPHERD SCHOLARSHIP MULBERRY HILL SCHOLARSHIP Luke A. Del Balzo MARK HUNTINGTON PRUITT SCHOLARSHIP Sameer Lal Kapur MARK HUNTINGTON PRUITT SCHOLARSHIP

Madison Kyle Burt DR. JAMES SAMMONS SCHOLARSHIP JOHN PAUL RECTOR SCHOLARSHIP JULIAN A. PARDINI SCHOLARSHIP LOUISIANA STATE–ALPHA GAMMA

Jefferson Honeywell STEWART TURLEY SCHOLARSHIP THOMAS C. MAIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA

Jake Warren COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP Mckenzie Clayton Hill ANDREW R. EICKHOFF, JR. SCHOLARSHIP MERCER–KAPPA

Daniel Thomas Muldrew HUGH COMER SCHOLARSHIP JAY CLAUDE CONRAD SCHOLARSHIP SAMUEL Z. AMMEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA

Jesse Brown HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP JAMES D. ROESSLER SCHOLARSHIP MARK A. ROBB SCHOLARSHIP

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Cavan Breland BRUCE D. STAFFORD / WALTER M. JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Peyton James Boysen COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ROBERT E. LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Grant Haik Kalil HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

TENNESSEE–PI

MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON

Jordan Coopwood DICK WILSON SCHOLARSHIP EMMETT LEE IRWIN SCHOLARSHIP HUNTER W. HENRY SCHOLARSHIP MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE– DELTA PI

Darren Prater VANCE E. RULE SCHOLARSHIP Joseph Blank COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP JACK R. TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP Rylee Hartwell COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON

Jacob Scott Crutchfield VERNER & MILDRED MCCALL SCHOLARSHIP NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON– EPSILON PSI

Luke Robert Barcley MARSHALL JAMES DONATHAN, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Miles Chistopher Ownby CHARLIE R. ASHFORD SCHOLARSHIP

Charles Robert Marczynski FRED W. DISMUKE SCHOLARSHIP JESSE & LALA SAMMONS SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP Spencer Smith HUNTER W. HENRY SCHOLARSHIP LUKE PATTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WILLIAM C. MORROW, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

Joseph Michael Szymanski IDRIS R. TRAYLOR, JR. SCHOLARSHIP JOHN R. BERRYMAN SCHOLARSHIP SAMUEL Z. AMMEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TULANE–PSI

Austin Quigley CRAWFORD PROVINCE SCHOLARSHIP OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA

VALDOSTA STATE–DELTA RHO

Bryce Logan Bonnet HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Christopher John Petty KNIGHTS OF ARLINGTON SCHOLARSHIP

Nicholas Jefferson Curley HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

VIRGINIA TECH–EPSILON ETA

Jack Spicer F. M. STEVENSON SCHOLARSHIP

Joe Famularo ROBERT E. LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP SAMUEL Z. AMMEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

SOUTH ALABAMA–EPSILON ALPHA

WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA

OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI

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William Gray Rixey WARREN FRAZIER SCHOLARSHIP WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

Jackson Phillip Bauer JOHN W. NOWELL SCHOLARSHIP MONROE CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP VERNER & MILDRED MCCALL SCHOLARSHIP

I had a very good experience at the 2017 Province Council. The review of each officer's responsibilities helped me to see that as Number I, I must ensure each of us is reflecting the values of KA. I also found the officer breakout sessions to be extremely helpful. All of the Number l's in my province were able to discuss our chapters' strengths and weaknesses, and get advice on how to overcome the weaknesses.

TEXAS A&M–EPSILON DELTA

Gregory Alex Benes HART/HEATH/SIMS/WATERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP JAY CLAUDE CONRAD SCHOLARSHIP

NORTH FLORIDA–ZETA NU

+

TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA– ZETA UPSILON

Sam Vogel VERNON & MARION PIPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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+ Making A Difference For Today’s Crimson & Gold +

CRIMSON & GOLD

SOCIETY ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA George Merrill Jones III, LO385, 5 years W. T. Goodloe Rutland, 1 year Paul M. Speake*, 1 year Ken D. Tidwell, 4 years Hugh P. Whitehead, 4 years Fred C. Williamson Jr., LO1046, 1 year John D. Wyker II*, 1 year APPALACHIAN STATE–DELTA PSI Wyatt T. Dixon III, LO2829, 5 years

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT… BECAUSE OF BROTHERS LIKE YOU. The KAOEF has exceeded our first-year campaign goal of 400 Crimson & Gold Society Members. Thank you all for your support and dedication as a member for fiscal year 2017. With your support we continue to make a positive difference in the lives of our undergraduate brothers. Therefore, we hope that you will continue to support the KAOEF's effort to provide much needed scholarships and leadership education to our undergraduate members. For the 2018 fiscal year, our membership goal is 650. This takes the foundation just one step closer to our three-year goal of 1,000 alumni and friends contributing $1,000 annually. Help the KAOEF achieve this goal by renewing today and challenging other brothers to join as well.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS: • • • • •

Special recognition in the KAOEF Annual Report Crimson & Gold Society lapel pin for first-time members Special gift in recognition of membership each year Access to the Crimson & Gold Society membership roster Annual Crimson & Gold Society event

ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON Scott W. Humphrey, LO1140, 3 years Stephen G. Muzzy, 1 year Patrick J. Williams, 1 year ARKANSAS TECH–EPSILON ZETA Dr. George Robert Franks Jr., LO52, 1 year H. David Pinson, LO63, 1 year AUBURN–NU Jack B. Carter III, LO1000, 1 year Timothy C. Eggena, 1 year James D. Kay Jr., LO2147, 4 years John D. Lentz DDS, LO753, 1 year William D. Melton, LO1204, 1 year William T. Morgan III, 1 year J. S. Powell III, LO3430, 1 year Todd D. Reaves, LO1315, 4 years William B. Reed, LO520, 2 years Curt L. Thompson, 1 year BAYLOR–DELTA OMEGA Keven Brelsford Caldarera, 2 years Robert D. Fletcher, LO1317, 3 years John C. Martin, LO1272, 1 year Ralph M. Randall, 1 year BETHANY–BETA BETA Lawrence S. Branch, LO1262, 5 years BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN–PHI Anthony L. Cherry Jr., LO2005, 1 year CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI Gerald C. Down, LO2293, 4 years

1000

CALIFORNIA STATEBAKERSFIELD–EPSILON UPSILON Clifford F. Loader, LO1157, 3 years

800

CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA Robert J. Jordan, 1 year

600

400

CITADEL–THETA COMMISSION LCDR Edward John Derst III, USCGR Ret., 2 years CPT Ronald C. Plunkett, LO2241, 4 years Palmer R. Stokes, LO3115, 1 year

Goal was 400

200

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON David T. Cline, 1 year Josiah Crudup III, LO2363, 1 year Fred W. Faircloth III, LO1416, 3 years

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John N. McCarter Jr., LO1414, 1 year Charles C. Mickel, 3 years Daniel B. Pattillo Jr., LO1365, 1 year David A. Pattillo, 4 years H. Hall Provence III, LO1524, 2 years Ben W. Satcher, Jr., LO17, 5 years S. Davis Taylor, LO1044, 1 year DAVIDSON–SIGMA Hon. Rudolph Bumgardner III, LO3259, 1 year Jeffrey D. McEwen, LO341, 1 year DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON Francis E. Gardiner Jr., LO1941, 4 years Eugene M. Julian, LO1239, 5 years Dr. Frederick T. Lewis, LO2992, 1 year Michael D. Wedlick, LO580, 5 years DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA Eddie S. Wilson, LO228, 4 years J. Walter Wood Jr., LO881, 1 year DUKE–ALPHA PHI Richard R. Crosier, LO433, 3 years Alexander B. Feinberg, 2 years Raymond A. Jones III, LO3334, 3 years James J. Kiser III, 3 years Edwin F. Payne, 4 years Roy O. Rodwell Jr., LO2749, 4 years EAST CAROLINA–GAMMA RHO David W. Dupree, 1 year EASTERN KENTUCKY–DELTA MU Ronald Coleman Taylor, 1 year LTC John Michael Wills (Ret), LO3379, 1 year EMORY–EPSILON Timothy K. Adams, LO326, 4 years Dr. L. Adolph Casal, 4 years Walter M. Deriso Jr., 3 years James L. Ferman Jr., LO185, 5 years J. Gordon McGill, 2 years John W. Stephenson, 1 year Dr. Mell B. Welborn Jr., LO2986, 1 year FLORIDA–BETA ZETA Gregory B. Adams, LO817, 1 year Henry H. Beckwith, LO346, 3 years Thomas A. Davis, LO1717, 1 year James H. Dowling Jr., 2 years Stumpy Harris, LO919, 4 years Dan H. Honeywell, 1 year John A. Langley, 1 year John K. Roberts, 2 years Edward G. Sullivan Esq., LO1393, 4 years Timothy W. Volpe, 1 year James R. White, 1 year FLORIDA GULF COAST–ZETA PI Anthony M. Graziani, 2 years FLORIDA SOUTHERN–GAMMA PI COL Guy D. Colado, LO1832, 4 years James C. France, 5 years FLORIDA STATE–GAMMA ETA L. Blair Bailey, LO84, 5 years Walter Fitz-James Hindry Conner Jr., 1 year Randal H. Drew Sr., LO1138, 2 years James C. Kitts, LO1390, 1 year William G. Smith Jr., 4 years John A. Yearty, LO1637, 1 year

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FRANCIS MARION–DELTA TAU Ted Maness, 2 years Dr. Ronald E. Miller, Jr., LO3411, 1 year CPT William Robert Simpson, III, 1 year William H. Skipper Jr., LO2380, 5 years FURMAN–IOTA C. Tucker Moore, LO1278, 3 years James M. Ney, LO2361, 4 years GEORGE MASON–EPSILON PHI Philip P. Noftsinger, LO208, 3 years GEORGIA–GAMMA Paul V. Kilpatrick Jr., LO673, 1 year Malcolm H. Liles, LO342, 5 years John W. Walden Jr., 4 years GEORGIA SOUTHERN–DELTA THETA Leon C. Watson, LO1104, 1 year T. Draper Watson, LO1348, 2 years Edmond H. Wilson, LO366, 3 years GEORGIA TECH–ALPHA SIGMA Barry E. Cox, LO1710, 1 year James L. Herrin, LO3050, 2 years Edward L. Kelly, LO1336, 3 years James L. Oliver II, 2 years

1-5 Years: Length as C&G Donor MCNEESE STATE–DELTA XI Ethan J. Bush, LO18, 4 years Patrick G Ryan MD, LO1987, 1 year

MISSOURI STATE–GAMMA BETA Gordon L. Kinne, LO886, 5 years Christopher J. Puricelli, 4 years

MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA MG Donald R. Gardner USMC (Ret), LO2192, 3 years COL Edward T. Ladd Sr. USAF, LO1574, 1 year S. Morgan Morton, Jr., 5 years Gregory R. Singleton, LO184, 4 years David C. Wadlington, 1 year

NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON Hugo A. Pearce III, LO506, 1 year L. Wayne Pearson Sr., LO1077, 2 years Michael E. Reid, LO2356, 1 year

MERCER–KAPPA King V. Aiken Jr., LO99, 4 years B. Sandford Birdsey III, LO3178, 2 years Philetus S. Harison Jr., 1 year R. M. Warren III, LO2453, 4 years MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA Bruce Benes, LO1234, 2 years MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE–DELTA LAMBDA Stephen D. Grand, 1 year H. Lynn Greer Jr., LO105, 1 year Nicholas S. Palmer, LO1864, 5 years S. Todd Shelton, LO23, 3 years Dr. Gary Gribble Wiser Jr., LO254, 2 years

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY–ALPHA TAU Raymond B. Bottom Jr., LO687, 2 years W. Birch Douglass III, LO2521, 4 years

MIDWESTERN STATE–GAMMA OMEGA William M. Bone, 5 years Stephen A. Gustafson, LO1948, 3 years Mitchell S. Hill, LO2568, 4 years Larry Stanton Wiese, LO37, 5 years

HOUSTON BAPTIST–DELTA SIGMA Dr. Joel A. Nickles, LO1641, 2 years Chris R. Sawyer, LO3332, 1 year David Y. Stutts, LO1556, 1 year

MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU Dr. Russell Peyton Atchley DMD, LO3260, 2 years Samuel G. Cole III, LO2856, 1 year J. Murray Underwood Jr., 2 years

INDIANA STATE–ZETA IOTA Douglas E. Hess, LO3190, 1 year

MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON Chad W. Franks, LO3166, 1 year Joseph A. Haley III, LO1224, 1 year Trey Horne, 1 year Alwyn H. Luckey, LO460, 1 year David T. Martineau V, 4 years Sheriff William Barrett Travis, LO354, 1 year T. Newell Turner III, LO768, 3 years Jon Crosby Turner, LO971, 1 year Hon. W. Swan Yerger (Ret.), LO1759, 5 years

JACKSONVILLE STATE–DELTA PHI Marcus E. Angle Jr., LO1082, 5 years Rex C. Angle, 1 year Stephen J. LaFollette, LO2330, 3 years KENTUCKY–THETA W. Malcolm Bryant, LO2841, 1 year William K. Downey, LO2219, 1 year Larry M. Roy, LO1020, 1 year Gary A. Smith Sr., LO3313, 2 years LAMBUTH–GAMMA OMICRON Dan H. Akin, LO2549, 3 years Ken A. Crill, 1 year Jimmy K. Morrison, 1 year LOUISIANA STATE–ALPHA GAMMA Dr. James R. Andrews, 2 years B. Terry W. Bennett, LO1133, 5 years Paul R. Burns, LO46, 3 years W. Regi Mullins, 3 years T. Michael Stanberry, LO1773, 3 years LOUISIANA TECH–GAMMA ALPHA SGT David C. Flurry, 1 year Donald O'Neal, LO2815, 4 years Matthew D. O'Neal, LO2228, 3 years Erik T. Showalter, LO884, 5 years Jeremy D. Smith, LO3414, 1 year

MISSISSIPPI STATE–BETA TAU Stephen L. Burwell, LO1993, 5 years Earnest W. Deavenport Jr., LO1318, 5 years Walter L. Dowdle, LO3219, 1 year William Ogden Plyler II, 1 year Jonathan Matthew Shook Esq., 1 year C. Douglas Simmons III, LO179, 5 years David J. Wilder, 1 year MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA BG Patrick O. Adams, 4 years James Earl Davis, LO1084, 4 years James R. Estes, LO10, 5 years Ralph O. Hoevelman, LO2255, 4 years Charles J. Hoffman Jr., LO830, 2 years Kenneth Rickli, LO922, 4 years J. William Schulz, LO2503, 4 years Jack R. Taylor, LO2022, 1 year Lewis H. Wyman III, LO47, 3 years

MARYLAND–BETA KAPPA Carl W. Buchheister, LO3240, 1 year Thomas B. McGee, LO1050, 2 years

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE–DELTA PI Daniel R. Day, LO35, 1 year Dr. Chad E. Wagoner, LO32, 5 years

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE–ALPHA OMEGA Dustin G. Brann, LO3000, 3 years Derick S. Close, LO2838, 5 years Paul F. Haddock III, LO408, 4 years Dickson M. Lupo, 3 years Robert Jones Smith, LO2957, 3 years Edward I. Weisiger Jr., 3 years George N. Whiting Jr., 3 years G. Smedes York, LO2540, 3 years NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON–EPSILON PSI G. Akers Moore IV, 1 year NORTH TEXAS–GAMMA LAMBDA Blake E. Benney, LO1137, 3 years James B. Fincher, LO1332, 1 year NORTHWESTERN STATE–GAMMA PSI Christopher M. Axberg, LO399, 1 year Charles Randolph Gentz, LO2816, 4 years Thomas M. Wright, LO978, 1 year OGLETHORPE–BETA NU Karl E. Chatham, 1 year OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA Dr. Jess F. Armor, 1 year Dr. Jason E. Drake, 2 years Christopher S. Hoppe, 4 years Harold F. MacDowell Jr., LO213, 2 years Harry H. Phillips Jr., LO1879, 4 years William C. Routh, LO1418, 2 years Don R Symcox, 1 year OKLAHOMA CITY–GAMMA KAPPA 1LT David O. Beal, LO3307, 3 years Steve C. Knight, LO1147, 5 years Ronald E. Willis, LO3293, 1 year OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI Joe M. Bohannon, LO1203, 1 year Kent T. Chapin, LO1258, 3 years Richard I. Evans, 1 year Stewart D. Hames, LO178, 1 year Sam O. Leake Jr., LO21, 5 years Frank W. Podpechan, LO445, 3 years OLD DOMINION–DELTA GAMMA William E. Lobeck Jr., 4 years PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI David M Hay, LO1497, 2 years J. Derrill Rice, 4 years William B. Shearer Jr., LO3370, 2 years Brian M. Wilson, LO145, 1 year PURDUE–EPSILON RHO Scott T. Clifford, LO3412, 1 year RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA Carlton W. Baker, LO335, 1 year Richard L. Burke, LO1038, 4 years Littleton M. Maxwell, LO568, 2 years Arthur S. McCray, 1 year Hon. W.T. McDonald Jr., LO2924, 1 year Daniel F. Scandling, 2 years

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

MARSHALL–BETA UPSILON Franklin T. Brackman, 5 years

MISSOURI S&T–BETA ALPHA R. Tim Bradley, 1 year Robert G. Brinkman, 1 year Dennis L. Dutton, LO1557, 2 years Dwight T. Hafeli, 1 year Brett L. Hanke, 1 year C. Edward Schmidt Jr., LO294, 5 years

LOUISIANA-MONROE–GAMMA NU Destin Brook Sebren, LO2391, 1 year Louisville–Beta Omicron Robert M. Bouse, LO729, 4 years

NORTH CAROLINA–UPSILON Garth K. Dunklin, LO2759, 3 years Scott W. Warren, 1 year Van Wyck H. Webb Jr., 1 year

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4TH AND 5TH CRIMSON AND GOLD SOCIETY DINNERS

2016 The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) hosted the 4th Annual Crimson and Gold Society Dinner on Thursday, September 22nd at the Carolina Yacht Club in Charleston, South Carolina. Attendees heard from MG James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.) who is just one of 77 living Medal of Honor recipients.

MG James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.) who is just one of 77 living Medal of Honor recipients.

2017 During the 77th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend in St. Louis, the 5th Annual Crimson & Gold Society Dinner was held on Thursday, August 5th at the St. Louis Racquet Club, the same location that Charles Lindbergh received the $15,000 in funding from a small group of businessmen to make his famous flight. In return, Lindbergh named his plane the "Spirit of St. Louis." Learn more at KAOEF.org.

The historic St. Louis Racquet Club.

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RICHMOND–ETA Robert W. Allen, 2 years Clayton Eugene Bunting Esq., LO204, 3 years George W. McCall III, LO2607, 3 years Douglas L. Nickel, 2 years Camden R. Webb, 3 years ROANOKE–BETA RHO Samuel B. Adams, LO664, 3 years Hon. Paul Jason Cording, LO54, 2 years R. Arvis Layton Jr., 1 year Dale C. Sarjeant, 1 year John H. Turner, Jr., LO2596, 4 years UNIV. OF THE SOUTH–ALPHA ALPHA Dr. G. Patterson Apperson III, LO266, 4 years Nelson H. Puett, LO1485, 1 year SOUTH CAROLINA–RHO Dr. C. Edward Floyd, 1 year William C. Hubbard, 1 year James W. Smith, LO807, 1 year SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA–BETA SIGMA Robert C. Davis, LO2427, 1 year Michael V. Paulin, LO1623, 4 years John E. Raidy, Jr., 3 years Douglas George Strugar, 1 year Grafton P. Tanquary Jr., 2 years SOUTHERN METHODIST–BETA LAMBDA William D. Balthrope, 5 years James B. Cain, 2 years J. Jerry Campbell III, LO3120, 2 years Barry B. Donnell, LO1045, 5 years Dustin B. Donnell, 5 years Brad B. Freeman, LO1942, 5 years David T. Kastor, LO1836, 2 years Thomas F. Maxwell III, 2 years Frank A. McGrew IV, 1 year Andrew Van Pittman, LO2033, 1 year Warren S. Wingert, LO2116, 5 years SOUTHWESTERN–XI James M. Croley, LO1561, 5 years Edwin Bryan Gentle, 4 years William Mansfield Gilker III, LO557, 1 year Rock N. Houstoun, LO961, 4 years Gary T. Scott, LO859, 1 year STANFORD–ALPHA PI Thomas B. Coleman, 1 year Dr. James K. Collins, LO1081, 1 year William J. Hagenah, LO1155, 5 years James Parker Myerson, LO3090, 1 year STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE–DELTA KAPPA J. Michael Duncan, LO11, 4 years Gerald W. Schlief, LO1214, 2 years TENNESSEE–PI Thomas G. Chappell, LO3250, 1 year Travis M. Lampley, LO1386, 1 year William S. Porter, LO1083, 1 year TENNESSEE-MARTIN–DELTA UPSILON Charles S. Briggs, LO285, 4 years James L. Crews II, LO2796, 4 years Tracy H. Lomax, 2 years

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TEXAS A&M–EPSILON DELTA Eric J. Doyal, LO1186, 1 year David L. Schoonover, LO2832, 3 years

WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA Dr. John G.P. Boatwright Jr., 3 years David R. Murphey III*, 3 years

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE–GAMMA UPSILON John C. Cain, 2 years

WASHINGTON COLLEGE–BETA OMEGA Dr. James L. Bowers, LO496, 3 years Douglas S. Ewalt, LO78, 5 years Donald Lee Shafer III, 2 years Joseph M. Van Name III, LO69, 3 years Dean S. Zang, 3 years

TEXAS STATE–EPSILON IOTA William R. Bolen, 3 years David W. Cade, LO2791, 1 year Andrew P. Carr, LO2993, 2 years Scott D. Carter, 4 years Blake K. Chambers, 1 year Dillon J. Cheverere, 2 years Zachary Allen Diamond, LO619, 1 year Ross W. Newberry, 3 years Blake M. Perdue, 2 years David C. Ruff, 1 year D. Mitchell Sheaffer, LO41, 3 years L. Don Stricklin, 2 years W. Madison Wickham, LO3024, 3 years

WEST TEXAS A&M–GAMMA SIGMA Dr. N. Andy Cole, 1 year Michael W. Jones, LO65, 2 years WEST VIRGINIA–ALPHA RHO Gregory J. Totterdale, 2 years WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN–BETA CHI Millard L. Cursey Jr., LO537, 5 years Stephen E. Foster, LO2062, 4 years WESTERN CAROLINA–DELTA ALPHA Jesse Samuel Lyons, LO39, 4 years

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI Thomas A. Bessant Jr., 1 year Henry B Dorris IV, LO3172, 1 year Tanner B. Flood, LO3125, 1 year CAPT Christopher A. Huff, 2 years N. Dean Morrison, 1 year James R. Purvis, LO678, 5 years Paul H. Tarwater, LO3109, 1 year E. Powell Thompson, 4 years Dr. Idris R. Traylor Jr., LO866, 5 years

WESTERN KENTUCKY–EPSILON THETA Brent Fellows, LO2628, 3 years Thaddeus Matthew Fine, LO1040, 1 year

TEXAS-ARLINGTON–DELTA IOTA Alfred Diaz Jr., LO549, 4 years Scott M. Hughes, LO3292, 1 year Lynn A. Morgan, LO2701, 1 year TRANSYLVANIA–ALPHA THETA Michael P. Wilson, LO40, 1 year TULANE–PSI Dr. James W. Denham, 4 years Jonathan H. Parker, LO967, 1 year TULSA–MU Timothy J. Dixon, LO2669, 1 year MAJ R. J. MacDowell USAF (Ret.), LO387, 1 year Calvin Moniz, LO2658, 4 years Curtis R. Parker, LO2544, 1 year

WILLIAM & MARY–ALPHA ZETA Phillip A. Buhler, 1 year WILLIAM JEWELL–ALPHA DELTA Stuart L. Bascomb, LO2776, 2 years Philip A. Cantwell, 2 years William E. Dreyer, LO12, 5 years Tyler Griffin, LO114, 5 years Dr. Burnell Landers, LO1885, 2 years Thomas Edwin Norris, LO75, 1 year Robert T. Steinkamp, LO1282, 5 years

USMA–SIGMA ALPHA COMMISSION MG Robert M. Bunker, LO2849, 1 year USNA–SIGMA BETA COMMISSION Rymn Parsons, LO3203, 1 year VALDOSTA STATE–DELTA RHO Cary L. Chastain, 1 year Donald O. Davis, LO1118, 1 year Robert W. Hagan, LO2150, 4 years VANDERBILT–CHI Robert Howell Baker III, LO1647, 1 year James W. Davidson, LO3325, 1 year VMI–BETA COMMISSION CSM G. Jeffery Jackson (Ret.), LO1865, 1 year SGM E. Kent McMichael, LO251, 4 years J. Carlton Showalter Jr., 4 years LTC William Earl Wray Jr., USA (Ret.), LO872, 4 years WAKE FOREST–TAU David P. Barksdale, LO156, 5 years Hon. Thomas H. Fetzer Jr., 4 years Norman B. Kellum Jr., LO1480, 4 years Benjamin C. Sutton, Jr., 2 years Robert H. Wall, LO2698, 3 years Hon. David M. Warren, LO13, 5 years

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA Fred D. Binggeli, 1 year Philip J. Boeckman, LO425, 1 year David C. Chinnery, LO2251, 1 year David H. Crane, LO164, 1 year Robert E. Deal, Jr,, LO3416, 3 years Darren S. Kay, LO55, 5 years Erik K. Lescher, 2 years LTC William Hugh Millar, LO2751, 2 years Kevin P. Moritz, LO3056, 2 years David J. Neihart, LO2727, 5 years William R. Piper, 1 year Travis L. Sartain, LO214, 5 years Dr. James Michael Schmuck, LO1064, 5 years Thaddeus Aaron Stubbs, LO2009, 4 years James N. Tennyson, 1 year David S. Thomas, 1 year Bryan Tramont, 1 year

WOFFORD–DELTA H. Paige Carlton, 1 year LaFon C. Dees, LO1852, 4 years Raymond Scott Heath, LO2243, 5 years Jerry J. Richardson, 3 years Randolph Smith II, LO995, 3 years FRIENDS OF THE ORDER Patrick J. Alderdice (Delta Chi), 1 year Mrs. Elizabeth Asbury, 3 years Mrs. Barbara T. Cromwell, 4 years Mrs. Rosann F. Hooks, 3 years Mrs. Peggy Kimbell, 1 year Jeff Martini, 1 year Howard C. Pickett (Sigma Nu), 4 years

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON–ZETA MU Jeffrey G. Leigh, 5 years

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TEXAS–OMICRON Todd W. Carter, 1 year Franklin W. Denius, 2 years Wofford F. Denius, 2 years Eric O. English, 2 years Norman C. George, LO2672, 5 years Hon. Paul W Green, 1 year James D. McBride III, 3 years Michael Lee Neely*, LO513, 1 year Frank P. Sebastian Jr.*, 1 year Walter H. Snider III, 1 year William M. Thacker Jr., LO1757, 4 years Steven W. Tomson, 1 year

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DEAR BROTHERS,

1865 TRUST MEMBERS

The 1865 Trust recognizes the generosity and foresight of those of you who choose to embrace the vision of KA’s future by making a meaningful planned gift to the KAOEF. Your entrance into the 1865 Trust bears powerful testimony to the charitable expressions of your values, ideals, and commitment to Kappa Alpha Order’s future. Membership in the 1865 Trust is obtained when provisions for a planned gift of $10,000 or more are made to the KAOEF. This past year the Trust welcomed four (4) new members to its ranks. There have been 175 brothers join the Trust since it was created in 1992 and we continue the quest to encourage brothers to leave a legacy to Kappa Alpha Order so that future generations of young men will have the same great opportunities that each of us have experienced. In closing, I cannot emphasize more strongly how important it is that we are all committed. If you have any questions about the 1865 Trust, or if you wish to join the ranks of 175 other KA brothers who are already members, please contact Ben Satcher, Chief Development Officer, either by phone, (540) 460-4148, or by e-mail, bsatcher@ka-order.org. Thank you for your continued support of the Order, and for making Kappa Alpha Order a lifelong commitment.

ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA Adolph N. Hampton 1928*+ Paul M. Speake 1924*+ H. Grady Tiller Jr. 1947*+

Fraternally yours,

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON Ben W. Satcher, Jr. 1979

APPALACHIAN STATE–DELTA PSI M. Lee Barnes, Jr. 1987 Stuart F. Whetsell 2006 ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON Wayne E. Dawson 1960 ARKANSAS STATE–DELTA ETA Walter J. Dunn 1987 BAYLOR–DELTA OMEGA John C. Martin 1982 BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN–PHI G. Allen Brown Jr. 1982 Valrey W. Early III 1980 Richard H. Marks 1988 CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI Kenneth R. Mitchell 1932*+ Julian A. Pardini 1952*+ Thomas G. Paulson II 1949* CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA John M. Moore 1990 COL William E. Steger 1938* CHARLESTON–BETA GAMMA Douglas D. Ashley 1987*+ CITADEL–THETA COMMISSION LT Alexander F. Giles III 2013 CPT Ronald C. Plunkett 2009

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON John F. Bishop II 1946*+ DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA Hon.Hon. Paul C. Artman Jr. 1970

Idris Rhea Traylor, Jr.

Former Knight Commander/Chairman 1865 TRUST

DRURY–BETA IOTA Bret R. Neathery 1984 John Thomas Woodruff 1975

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EAST TENNESSEE STATE–DELTA DELTA Lawrence E. Ault 1971*+ EASTERN KENTUCKY–DELTA MU Donald W. Wells 1970 EMORY–EPSILON Timothy K. Adams 1957 Ely R. Callaway Jr. 1937* J. David Carico 1984 Hugh M. Comer 1934*+ FLORIDA–BETA ZETA Stumpy Harris 1957 FLORIDA STATE–GAMMA ETA Daniel Richard Amato, Jr 2008 L. Blair Bailey 1988 FRANCIS MARION–DELTA TAU Kenneth Wayne Jackson 1981 William H. Skipper Jr. 1980 GEORGE WASHINGTON–ALPHA NU Edward W. Lansing 1943 GEORGETOWN–BETA DELTA COL James C. Coleman Jr. 1928*+ GEORGIA–GAMMA Boone A. Knox 1956*+ Malcolm H. Liles 1971 Philip C. Rand 1968 GEORGIA SOUTHERN–DELTA THETA Leland I. Hyer 1993 L. Jay Mehaffey 1982 HAMPDEN-SYDNEY–ALPHA TAU Raymond B. Bottom Jr. 1948 James R. Foster 2005 KENTUCKY–THETA John R. Hutchings IV 1977 LOUISIANA STATE–ALPHA GAMMA William T. Pegues III 1932*+ LOUISIANA TECH–GAMMA ALPHA Erik T. Showalter 2002

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MARYLAND–BETA KAPPA Edgar B. Rouse Jr. 1937*+ MCNEESE STATE–DELTA XI Ethan J. Bush 1997 MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA Gregory R. Singleton 1982 MERCER–KAPPA M. Woody Faircloth 2005* M. Tom Faircloth 1961 James T. Turner Jr. 1970 MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA Gregory B. Smith 1985 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA William S. Dinker II 1974 H. Lynn Greer Jr. 1969 J. Devin McClendon 1994 John R. Milam 1972 Robert A. Pugh 1975 Dan Webb 1972 MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA Don Canada 1964 Larry Stanton Wiese 1987 MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU Bruce D. Stafford 1966*+ MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON Mr.Richard Baxter Wilson Jr. 1958 MISSISSIPPI STATE–BETA TAU Dr. Jason R. Barrett 1998 MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA Lance E. Calvert 1990 CPT David R. Cheney II 1990 James R. Estes 1960 Robert L. Graves 1990 Harold J. Hudson Jr. 1942 J. William Schulz 1960 Jack R. Taylor 1950 Lewis H. Wyman III 1963 MISSOURI S&T–BETA ALPHA C. Edward Schmidt Jr. 1962 MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE– DELTA PI Robert D. Kelly 1973 Dr. Chad E. Wagoner 1993 Capt Thomas Langston Williams 1997 MISSOURI STATE–GAMMA BETA Ty G. Morgan 1991 NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON L. Charles Banks Jr. 2002 NORTH CAROLINA–UPSILON Wallace A. Brown Jr. 1940*+ Charles Z. Flack Jr. 1955*+ Frederick L. Munds Jr. 1948*+ Morris W. Pully 1945

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA Dustin G. Brann 2011 Marshall James Donathan Jr. 1972 Charles Franklin McDowell IV 2011 G. Leonard Pittman Jr. 1980 Robert Jones Smith 1959

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA Scott Jeoffory Berlin VP 1972 Barry B. Donnell 1958 Rufus C. Porter 1938*

NORTH TEXAS–GAMMA LAMBDA Blake E. Benney 1986 Gary Recer 1967

STANFORD–ALPHA PI William R. Williamson 1908*+

NORTHWESTERN STATE– GAMMA PSI W. Julian Foy 1972*+ Charles Randolph Gentz 1968 OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA Gilbert I. Hayes 1968 Hugh Howard III 1948*+ OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI Edward P. Leslie Jr. 1932*+ F. M. Stevenson 1930*+ PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI COL David M. Buie USA (Ret.) 1939*+ PURDUE–EPSILON RHO Scott T. Clifford 2004 Jeffrey W. Love 1986

SOUTHWESTERN–XI Rock N. Houstoun 1970 Gary T. Scott 1963

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA J. Michael Duncan 1969 TENNESSEE–PI Dr. Edwin P. Rather 1960 TENNESSEE-MARTIN–DELTA UPSILON Nathaniel JoDann Spears 2001 TEXAS–OMICRON Frank W. Maresh 1958 Frank P. Sebastian Jr. 1944*+ TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE– GAMMA UPSILON John F. Ory 1990 Marc Allan Scott 1984 John E. Trotter 1988

RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA Carlton W. Baker 1981 Frank H. Robinson Jr. 1951

TEXAS STATE–EPSILON IOTA Troy W. Cooper 1987

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON Rufus W. Shivers 1942*+ Paul E. Snodgress 1943*+

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI J. Coleman McDowell Jr. 1978 Dr. Idris R. Traylor Jr., PhD 1970

RICHMOND–ETA Grant V. Harrison 1926*+ ROANOKE–BETA RHO Harry J. Breithaupt Jr. 1933*+ SAM HOUSTON STATE– GAMMA TAU Michael K. Nikkel 1978 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA Dr. G. Patterson Apperson III 1980 SOUTH ALABAMA–EPSILON ALPHA Hon.Hon. M. Donald Davis Jr. 1977 Paul W. Lammers 1980 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA Michael P. McManus 1989 Michael V. Paulin 1960 Warren Reed Sprinkel 1941*

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TRANSYLVANIA–ALPHA THETA Michael D. McCaslin 1970*+ Michael P. Wilson 2000 TULANE–PSI CDR A. Corey Schmidt 1992 TULSA–MU John Sulton Jr. 1947*+ Dr. William A. Weinrich 1951 VALDOSTA STATE–DELTA RHO E. Ken Cain Jr. 1982 Robert W. Hagan 1974 Perry S. Ivey Jr. 1982 VANDERBILT–CHI Robert Howell Baker III 1971 Paul H. Kuhn Jr. 1962 Philip D. Rowe Jr. 1946 Robert M. Varn 1957*+ Frank A. Walker Jr. 1948 VIRGINIA TECH–EPSILON ETA James H. Cochrane Jr. 1978 Michael C. Matthews 1978

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VMI–BETA COMMISSION COL William H. Hastings Jr. (Ret) 1939* SGM E. Kent McMichael 1995 Dr. Andrew J. Thacker 1961*+ WAKE FOREST–TAU J. Guy Revelle Jr. 1952*+ Robert H. Wall 1995 Hon. David M. Warren 1978 WASHINGTON UNIV. – BETA THETA Vernon W. Piper 1933*+ WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA David R. Murphey III 1951*+ WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA Dr. James L. Bowers 1957 UNIV. OF WASHINGTON– ZETA MU Allen R. Sandico 1997 WEST GEORGIA–ZETA KAPPA David W. Smith 1996 WEST TEXAS A&M– GAMMA SIGMA Michael W. McDowell 1990 WEST VIRGINIA–ALPHA RHO Dr. Richard T. Feller 1937*+ CPT John W. Swartzwelder Jr. 1969 Roy H. Whipp 1968 WESTERN KENTUCKY– EPSILON THETA Todd P. Lowe 1979 WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA William H. Angle 1945*+ Darren S. Kay 1988 Dr. James Michael Schmuck 1969 Thaddeus Aaron Stubbs 1996 Carl Trauernicht Jr. 1942*+ WILLIAM & MARY–ALPHA ZETA Bensley H. L. Field 1954 WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA William E. Dreyer 1957+ Tyler Griffin 1998 Louis W. Romigh 1928*+ Robert T. Steinkamp 1964 FRIENDS OF THE ORDER– Howard C. Pickett Mrs. Virginia N. Toombs + ANONYMOUS * deceased + gift fulfilled

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+ Forever KA + CHANGES COME FOR THIS EXCITING PROGRAM

DRURY–BETA IOTA Mitchell S. Gibbon LO2846

With the gifts that Forever KA participants have made over the past ten years, brothers have helped to make their chapters, the Order, and the KAOEF stronger. The program is changing effective July 1st, 2017, and these new descriptions apply:

EAST CAROLINA–GAMMA RHO Matthew R. Hollomon LO2414 Patrick C. O'Bryant LO3069 J. Ben Whiteside Jr. LO2649 EASTERN KENTUCKY–DELTA MU Christopher M. Castle LO2851 Gary Wayne Grider LO2692 Collin B. Taylor LO2411

• Each member will now receive a subscription to The Kappa Alpha Journal throughout their participation in Forever KA. Loyal Order membership is immediate.

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA Stumpy Harris LO919 Andrew C. Steele LO3073 Donny Thompson III LO2757 Douglas G. Tibbett LO2656

• Additional perks and merchandise opportunities will be announced annually. • Donations made through Forever KA will no longer be split between the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF), the Order, and a specified Chapter Endowment Fund (CEF). Unfortunately, the CEFs have not grown as had been anticipated, and none are near the required endowment level of $10,000. The significant ongoing accounting costs associated with these accounts can no longer be justified.

FLORIDA GULF COAST–ZETA PI Nicholas Kutz LO3415 FLORIDA SOUTHERN–GAMMA PI Brent E. Ellis LO FLORIDA STATE–GAMMA ETA Daniel Richard Amato, Jr LO2599 Edward L Horne LO3418 FRANCIS MARION–DELTA TAU Maxwell P. Davenport LO3429 Dr. Ronald E. Miller, Jr. LO3411 John D Waters LO3020

• Forever KA contributions will be treated as unrestricted annual support for the KAOEF and will be 100% tax-deductible.

GEORGE WASHINGTON–ALPHA NU Alex J. Graham LO3029 Alexander J. Hutkin LO3387 Clay W. Socha LO3383

Each year, when an active member becomes an alumnus, they’ll be invited to join this program. It is our aim to make sure that every new alumnus becomes Forever KA and begins a lifetime of giving back to their Order. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship Aaron Masey at amasey@ka-order.org or (540) 463-1865. FOREVER KA PARTICIPANTS

AUSTIN PEAY STATE–ZETA TAU Max Helms LO3424 John Michael Mills LO

ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON Zach D. Nadler LO3381

CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA Roy Eugene Prestwood CPA LO1826 Merrill C. Wautlet Jr. LO2447

ARKANSAS TECH–EPSILON ZETA H. David Pinson LO63 ARKANSAS-FORT SMITH– ZETA RHO Aaron W. Brown LO2635 Hunter K. Cabe LO2519 AUBURN–NU Todd D. Reaves LO1315

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BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN–PHI Andrew James Bailey LO

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON Lewis F. Lowery III LO2854 Ben W. Satcher, Jr. LO17 DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA Hon. Paul C. Artman Jr. LO3327 Richard S. Myers Jr. LO3158 Eddie S. Wilson LO228

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MERCER–KAPPA King V. Aiken Jr. LO99 Dorsey L. Covenah LO3151 MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA Michael D. Fox LO3147 William Harrelson LO3311 Ryan Holloway LO1588 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA Robert A. Pugh LO2650 MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA Kevin J. O'Connell LO3012 Larry Stanton Wiese LO37 Benjamin J. Wilson LO3004 MISSISSIPPI STATE–BETA TAU Dr. Jason R. Barrett LO2632 William H. Walker LO2825 MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA J. William Schulz LO2503 MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE– DELTA PI Patrick A. Law LO2870 Dr. Chad E. Wagoner LO32 MISSOURI STATE–GAMMA BETA John Murrell LO3405

GEORGETOWN–BETA DELTA M. Brent Drury LO3400

NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON Lewie E. Shealy LO2687

GEORGIA–GAMMA William E. Robinson III LO2784

NICHOLLS STATE–EPSILON BETA Abram Billiot LO3421

GEORGIA COLLEGE–EPSILON NU Joel B. Buck LO2710

NORTH CAROLINA–UPSILON Clay A. Campbell LO2451

GEORGIA TECH–ALPHA SIGMA James Hunt Yancey Jr. LO474

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA Charles Franklin McDowell IV LO2709 G. Leonard Pittman Jr. LO850

HOUSTON BAPTIST–DELTA SIGMA Douglas B. Harris LO873 Dr. Joel A. Nickles LO1641 David Y. Stutts CPA LO1556

APPALACHIAN STATE–DELTA PSI Hurd Grier Bradford IV LO609 Wyatt T. Dixon III LO2829 Charles Yates Pharr LO436 Clarence E. Williams III LO3038

LOUISIANA TECH–GAMMA ALPHA Benjamin S. Arceneaux LO2703 Jeremy D. Smith LO3414 Jared P. White LO2702

JACKSONVILLE STATE–DELTA PHI Phillip K. Bradley LO589 Stephen J. LaFollette LO2330

NORTH CAROLINA-CHARLOTTE– EPSILON XI Garrett Alexander Bedenbaugh LO2644 Joseph C. Wilson LO3224

KENNESAW STATE–ZETA CHI Evan L. Stack LO3422

NORTH FLORIDA–ZETA NU Charles Ray Jordan NPA LO95

KENTUCKY–THETA Gary A. Smith Sr. LO3313

NORTH TEXAS–GAMMA LAMBDA Blake E. Benney LO1137 Mark D. Hale LO1784 Gary Recer LO3064 Dr. Curt H. Stiles LO3407 Drew A. Terrell LO3296

LAMAR–GAMMA XI Curtis W. Moreland LO2492 LOUISIANA STATE–ALPHA GAMMA Damon P. Gautreau LO2847 Gannon J. Lasseigne LO3053

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NORTHERN ARIZONA–EPSILON TAU Douglas W. Hanisch LO2217 NORTHWESTERN STATE–GAMMA PSI Alfred A. Claude LO3423 Donald J. Nici LO981 John J. Waller LO3364 OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA Brent Everett Buswell LO3185 James M. Kruger LO3408 Raymond C. Lauchner LO3153 OKLAHOMA CITY–GAMMA KAPPA Charles C. Caldwell LO2292 OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI Sam O. Leake Jr. LO21 Chase P. Martin LO3216 Mason Tarpley LO3378 OLD DOMINION–DELTA GAMMA David M. O'Dell LO24 ROANOKE–BETA RHO David M. Gritte LO3205 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA Stephen A. Rowe LO2655 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA– EPSILON KAPPA Matthew H. Alombro LO2708 Bradley James Kiff LO3215 SGT Gerard M. LaBorde LO2394 Randy S. Vicknair LO2705 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA Erik R. Barkhimer LO3074 SOUTHERN INDIANA– ZETA OMICRON Tanner L. Gellinger LO3345 SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA Raymond Randolph Beard LO1148 SOUTHWESTERN–XI Mark B. Holmes LO1329 Andrew B. Mullinax LO3398 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA J. Michael Duncan LO11 Dwain P. Knight LO618 Steven M. Steele LO1645 David W. White LO3294

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE– GAMMA UPSILON Ryan Frahm LO3344 S. Kyle Lowe LO3399 John F. Ory LO59

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TEXAS STATE–EPSILON IOTA Kevin C. Brueggeman LO3033 David W. Cade LO2791 Andrew P. Carr LO2993 TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI J. Todd Gregory LO1489 TULSA–MU Micah Bolin LO3420 Timothy J. Dixon LO2669 John Gregory Gray LO3072 Calvin Moniz LO2658 USNA–SIGMA BETA COMMISSION Rymn Parsons LO3203

The Foundation Chapter program is an effort for current active brothers to support the KAOEF, and commit themselves to helping ensure that the programs they currently enjoy and benefit from will continue for future members of their chapter. Four (4) Chapters representing more than 196 undergraduate brothers each gave $18.65, or more, per man, contributing $17,027.75 to the KAOEF this past fiscal year. These funds are used to support the Order’s leadership programs and training initiatives, and to provide scholarship dollars to our active brothers.

VALDOSTA STATE–DELTA RHO Lawson L. Patten II LO3401 VIRGINIA TECH–EPSILON ETA Carlyle R. Wimbish, III LO2670 VIRGINIA WESLEYAN–EPSILON OMICRON Scott A. Brown LO1736 VMI–BETA COMMISSION John K. Harper LO3315 WAKE FOREST–TAU David P. Barksdale LO156 Dr. J. Ivey Smith LO3382 Robert H. Wall LO2698 UNIV. OF WASHINGTON–ZETA MU Kurt E. Gazow LO2106 WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA W. Anderson Wasden IV LO2665 WEST TEXAS A&M–GAMMA SIGMA Brandon L. Finke LO2686 Michael J. Zoch LO3045 WESTERN CAROLINA–DELTA ALPHA Jared Thomas Hopkins LO2997 Jesse Samuel Lyons LO39 James H. Webb LO WESTERN KENTUCKY– EPSILON THETA Travis A. Simpson LO2756 CPL Joseph B. Tharp IV LO2212 Chris Woods LO2642

FOUNDATION CHAPTERS FYE 6/30/2017

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA Blake Berkbuegler LO3207 Robert E. Deal, Jr, LO3416 Darren S. Kay LO55 Shawn McWilliams LO3157 Kevin P. Moritz LO3056 David J. Neihart LO2727 Dr. James Michael Schmuck LO1064

Alpha Upsilon ..................... $9,541.45 Delta Omicron .................... $2,368.55 Beta Tau ............................. $2,517.75

WILLIAM JEWELL–ALPHA DELTA William E. Dreyer LO12 Tyler Griffin LO114

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TENNESSEE-MARTIN– DELTA UPSILON Christopher B. Churchill LO2225 J. David Nailling LO2780

+ Giving to Their Own Cause +

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+ 2016 Day of Giving Pull Together for Kappa Alpha + In the KAOEF’s second Day of Giving event, another success was found as brothers around the world heeded the supportive words of our Chief Founder, James Ward Wood. “Let us pull together and pull hard…” The “Pull 4 KA” Day of Giving was a major challenge among chapters and alumni to see just which group could raise the most money for scholarships, internships leadership education, and to support the Order. In the end, the University of Mississippi’s Alpha Upsilon chapter and their alumni raised more than $18,000 in one day. We will pull together once again on December 21, 2016 and bring together our entire brotherhood for one cause—to raise funds for the benefit of the Order! CHAPTER Mississippi William Jewell Westminster Clemson Texas Tech Auburn Southern Methodist Lambuth Mississippi State Millsaps Citadel Missouri Missouri S&T Midwestern State Wofford Hampden-Sydeny Roanoke Vanderbilt Arizona Delaware Florida Southern California Bowling Green State

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# DONORS

Alpha Upsilon 18,282.90 Alpha Delta 17,425.00 Alpha Eta 9,146.00 Delta Omicron 8,418.55 Gamma Chi 8,236.00 Nu 5,700.00 Beta Lambda 5,275.00 Gamma Omicron 5,000.00 Beta Tau 4,968.75 Alpha Mu 3,075.00 Theta Commission 3,009.00 Alpha Kappa 2,925.00 Beta Alpha 2,880.00 Gamma Omega 2,819.13 Delta 2,750.00 Alpha Tau 2,700.00 Beta Rho 2,632.38 Chi 2,453.20 Gamma Epsilon 2,335.00 Beta Epsilon 2,195.00 Beta Zeta 2,175.00 Beta Sigma 2,150.00 Zeta Lambda 2,125.00

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CHAPTER Southwestern Northwestern State Baylor Randolph-Macon Texas Francis Marion Louisiana Tech Georgia Southern Texas-Arlington Memphis Oklahoma State Valdosta State West Texas A&M Georgia South Carolina Oklahoma City Maryland Washington College Jacksonville State Louisville Austin Peay State North Texas George Mason Stanford Bethany VMI Middle Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Missouri Southern State Florida State Delta State Western Carolina Oklahoma Virginia Tech Richmond George Mason Southern Mississippi Miami (OH) Alabama Arkansas Tech Mercer Houston Baptist Northern Arizona Wake Forest Georgia Tech Florida Gulf Cost Washington & Lee William & Mary Stephen F. Austin State KAOEF Tennessee North Carolina State Duke Western Kentucky Oglethorpe

Xi Gamma Psi Delta Omega Zeta Omicron Delta Tau Gamma Alpha Delta Theta Delta Iota Gamma Gamma Beta Xi Delta Rho Gamma Sigma Gamma Rho Gamma Kappa Beta Kappa Beta Omega Delta Phi Beta Omicron Zeta Tau Gamma Lambda Epsilon Phi Alpha Pi Beta Beta Beta Commission Delta Lambda Delta Mu Delta Pi Gamma Eta Delta Beta Delta Alpha Beta Eta Epsilon Eta Eta Phi Gamma Zeta Epsilon Lambda Alpha Beta Epsilon Zeta Kappa Delta Sigma Epsilon Tau Tau Alpha Sigma Zeta Pi Alpha Alpha Zeta Delta Kappa General Pi Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Epsilon Theta Beta Nu

TOTAL $ 2,085.00 2,025.00 2,000.00 1,900.00 1,628.00 1,525.00 1,484.00 1,478.70 1,450.00 1,425.00 1,370.00 1,340.00 1,325.00 1,200.00 1,195.00 1,150.00 1,100.00 1,100.00 1,100.00 1,075.00 1,075.00 1,068.65 1,020.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 995.00 950.00 875.00 855.00 683.65 682.00 670.00 660.00 650.00 600.00 575.00 530.00 485.00 475.00 451.00 450.00 450.00 450.00 425.00 412.30 400.00 375.00 350.00 350.00 317.00 300.00 300.00 300.00 275.00

# DONORS 6 3 2 9 7 7 5 6 4 9 6 6 5 3 5 4 3 2 2 2 22 10 2 1 1 12 10 3 6 15 5 10 11 5 6 6 3 7 5 3 4 3 3 9 3 7 5 4 4 5 5 2 2 5 2

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CHAPTER Alpha Gamma Theta Zeta Chi Alpha Nu Delta Psi Zeta Iota Gamma Beta Gamma Iota Upsilon Alpha Alpha Gamma Rho Gamma Tau Beta Pi Beta Delta Zeta Mu Gamma Nu Alpha Theta Delta Xi Mu Beta Upsilon Delta Delta Epsilon Sigma Epsilon Xi Gamma Phi Zeta Epsilon Zeta Rho Alpha Iota Delta Epsilon Epsilon Epsilon Delta Epsilon Iota Epsilon Rho Sigma Zeta Delta Zeta Theta Delta Upsilon Zeta Omicron Beta Chi Beta Iota Beta Phi Delta Eta Iota Psi Zeta Nu Epsilon Omega Epsilon Beta Zeta Zeta Alpha Omicron Campbell Provisional Epsilon Nu Gamma Theta Gamma Mu

Totals

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# DONORS

251.13 250.00 250.00 225.00 220.00 209.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 188.30 176.00 175.00 159.00 150.00 150.00 134.00 125.00 125.00 109.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 84.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 65.00 60.00 51.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 30.00 25.00 25.00 20.00 20.00 18.65 15.00 10.00

4 3 4 5 5 5 2 1 2 1 2 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1

174,581.29

655

THE KAPPA ALPHA JOURNAL

1,324 826 donors

first time gifts

600

alumni and friends of the Order

724

active members (including chapters that became Foundation Chapters that day)

$174,581.29 total raised

$151,947.59 unrestricted

$22,633.70 restricted

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Louisiana State Kentucky Kennesaw State George Washington Appalachian State Indiana State Missouri State San Diego State North Carolina Univ. of the South East Carolina Sam Houston State Presbyterian Georgetown Univ. of Washington Louisiana-Monroe Transylvania McNeese State Tulsa Marshall East Tennessee State West Florida North Carolina-Charlotte Louisiana-Lafayette Tennessee Tech Arkansas-Fort Smith Centenary Newberry Emory Texas A&M Texas State Purdue Davidson Nevada James Madison Tennessee-Martin Southern Indiana West Virginia Wesleyan Drury New Mexico Arkansas State Furman Tulane North Florida Azizona State Nicholls State Wingate Arkansas Campbell Georgia College Miami (FL) Houston

TOTAL $

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KAOEF

The KA Leadership Fund assists our members with the rising costs of higher education and provides the resources necessary to be successful in life. In part, it supports our unrestricted funds, scholarships, internship program, and leadership education programs all year long. The KAOEF asks alumni to contribute annually, and it is through your generosity that these programs, which benefit our undergraduate brothers, are supported. Our hope is that every KA will annually contribute to the KA Leadership Fund annually and we humbly ask for your support.

+ Annual Giving + KNIGHT COMMANDER’S SOCIETY - $5,000 +

OLD DOMINION– DELTA GAMMA

GEORGE C. MARSHALL SOCIETY – $1,000 TO $4,999

Richard L. Burke LO1038

Charles C. Mickel Daniel B. Pattillo Jr. LO1365 David A. Pattillo H. Hall Provence III LO1524

RICHMOND–ETA

DAVIDSON–SIGMA

William E. Lobeck Jr. RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA

Dr. Scott C. Cole LO2800 ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

Paul M. Speake* John D. Wyker II* AUBURN–NU

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA

Nelson H. Puett LO1485 SOUTH ALABAMA– EPSILON ALPHA

William D. Melton LO1204 Todd D. Reaves LO1315

Hon. M. Donald Davis Jr. LO570

BAYLOR–DELTA OMEGA

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA

Keven Brelsford Caldarera BOWLING GREEN STATE– ZETA LAMBDA

Kevin P. Hughes LO3108 CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI

Thomas G. Paulson II LO44* CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

Ben W. Satcher, Jr. LO17 DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON

Eugene M. Julian LO1239 FRANCIS MARION– DELTA TAU

William H. Skipper Jr. LO2380 GEORGIA–GAMMA

Malcolm H. Liles LO342 GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

Barry E. Cox LO1710 LAMBUTH–GAMMA OMICRON

Dan H. Akin LO2549 LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

Dr. James R. Andrews B. Terry W. Bennett LO1133 MIDWESTERN STATE–GAMMA OMEGA

Larry Stanton Wiese LO37 NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

Derick S. Close LO2838 Robert Jones Smith LO2957 Edward I. Weisiger Jr. OKLAHOMA CITY– GAMMA KAPPA

J. Jerry Campbell III LO3120 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA

J. Michael Duncan LO11 TEXAS–OMICRON

Norman C. George LO2672 Frank P. Sebastian Jr.* TEXAS STATE– EPSILON IOTA

L. Don Stricklin WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA

David R. Murphey III* WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA

Joseph M. Van Name III LO69 WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

Darren S. Kay LO55 WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

William E. Dreyer LO12 WOFFORD–DELTA

J. West Summers III LO1153 FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

James Howard Andrew Robert Edgerton Mrs. Rosann F. Hooks Alpha Upsilon Chapter House Corporation Kappa Alpha Order Howard C. Pickett Eric Robb Ms. Freda S. Summers

Steve C. Knight LO1147

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CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

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ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

George Merrill Jones III LO385 W. T. Goodloe Rutland Ken D. Tidwell Hugh P. Whitehead Fred C. Williamson Jr. LO1046 APPALACHIAN STATE–DELTA PSI

Wyatt T. Dixon III LO2829 ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON

Scott W. Humphrey LO1140 Stephen G. Muzzy Patrick J. Williams ARKANSAS TECH– EPSILON ZETA

H. David Pinson LO63 AUBURN–NU

Jack B. Carter III LO1000 James D. Kay Jr. LO2147 William T. Morgan III J. S. Powell III LO3430 William B. Reed LO520 BAYLOR–DELTA OMEGA

Robert D. Fletcher LO1317 John C. Martin LO1272 BETHANY–BETA BETA

Lawrence S. Branch LO1262 BIRMINGHAMSOUTHERN–PHI

Anthony L. Cherry Jr. LO2005 CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI

Gerald C. Down LO2293 CALIFORNIA STATEBAKERSFIELD–EPSILON UPSILON

Clifford F. Loader LO1157 CITADEL–THETA COMMISSION

LCDR Edward John Derst III, USCGR (Ret.) CPT Ronald C. Plunkett LO2241

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Hon. Rudolph Bumgardner III LO3259 Jeffrey D. McEwen LO341 DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON

Francis E. Gardiner Jr. LO1941 Dr. Frederick T. Lewis LO2992 Michael D. Wedlick RCDD LO580 DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA

FLORIDA SOUTHERN– GAMMA PI

COL Guy D. Colado LO1832 James C. France FLORIDA STATE– GAMMA ETA

L. Blair Bailey LO84 Randal H. Drew Sr. LO1138 James C. Kitts LO1390 William G. Smith Jr. John A. Yearty LO1637 FRANCIS MARION– DELTA TAU

Ted Maness FURMAN–IOTA

C. Tucker Moore LO1278 FURMAN–IOTA

Eddie S. Wilson LO228

James M. Ney LO2361

DUKE–ALPHA PHI

GEORGE MASON– EPSILON PHI

Richard R. Crosier LO433 Alexander B. Feinberg Raymond A. Jones III LO3334 James J. Kiser III Edwin F. Payne Roy O. Rodwell Jr. LO2749 EAST CAROLINA– GAMMA RHO

David W. Dupree EASTERN KENTUCKY– DELTA MU

Ronald Coleman Taylor EMORY–EPSILON

Timothy K. Adams LO326 Dr. L. Adolph Casal Walter M. Deriso Jr. James L. Ferman Jr. LO185 J. Gordon McGill John W. Stephenson Dr. Mell B. Welborn Jr. LO2986 FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

Henry H. Beckwith LO346 James H. Dowling Jr. Stumpy Harris LO919 Dan H. Honeywell John A. Langley Edward G. Sullivan Esq. LO1393 Timothy W. Volpe James R. White FLORIDA GULF COAST– ZETA PI

Anthony M. Graziani

Philip P. Noftsinger LO208 GEORGIA–GAMMA

Paul V. Kilpatrick Jr. LO673 John W. Walden Jr. GEORGIA SOUTHERN– DELTA THETA

T. Draper Watson LO1348 GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

James L. Herrin LO3050 Edward L. Kelly LO1336 James L. Oliver II HAMPDEN-SYDNEY– ALPHA TAU

Raymond B. Bottom Jr. LO687 W. Birch Douglass III LO2521 HOUSTON BAPTIST– DELTA SIGMA

Dr. Joel A. Nickles LO1641 Chris R. Sawyer LO3332 David Y. Stutts CPA LO1556 JACKSONVILLE STATE– DELTA PHI

Marcus E. Angle Jr. LO1082 KENTUCKY–THETA

W. Malcolm Bryant LO2841 Gary A. Smith Sr. LO3313 LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

Paul R. Burns LO46 W. Regi Mullins T. Michael Stanberry LO1773

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Membership in the Crimson & Gold Society is reserved for those who make an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more in a fiscal year. The Knight Commander’s Society and the George C. Marshall Society includes Crimson & Gold donors as well as those who may have given restricted gifts.

LOUISIANA TECH– GAMMA ALPHA

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA

PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI

TEXAS–OMICRON

J. Derrill Rice

Robert M. Bouse LO729

BG Patrick O. Adams James Earl Davis LO1084 James R. Estes LO10 Ralph O. Hoevelman LO2255 Charles J. Hoffman Jr. LO830 Kenneth Rickli LO922 J. William Schulz LO2503 Jack R. Taylor LO2022 Lewis H. Wyman III LO47

MARSHALL–BETA UPSILON

MISSOURI S&T–BETA ALPHA

Todd W. Carter Franklin W. Denius Wofford F. Denius Eric O. English Honorable Paul W Green James D. McBride III Walter H. Snider III William M. Thacker Jr. LO1757 Steven W. Tomson

Donald O'Neal LO2815 Matthew D. O'Neal LO2228 Erik T. Showalter LO884 LOUISIANA-MONROE– GAMMA NU

Destin Brook Sebren LO2391 LOUISVILLE–BETA OMICRON

Franklin T. Brackman MARYLAND–BETA KAPPA

Carl W. Buchheister LO3240 Thomas B. McGee LO1050 MCNEESE STATE–DELTA XI

Ethan J. Bush LO18 MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA

MG Donald R. Gardner USMC (Ret.) LO2192 COL Edward T. Ladd Sr. USAF LO1574 Kenneth R. Madden S. Morgan Morton, Jr. Gregory R. Singleton LO184 David C. Wadlington MERCER–KAPPA

King V. Aiken Jr. LO99 Philetus S. Harison Jr. R. M. Warren III LO2453 MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA

Bruce Benes LO1234 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA

Stephen D. Grand H. Lynn Greer Jr. LO105 Nicholas S. Palmer LO1864 S. Todd Shelton LO23 Dr. Gary Gribble Wiser Jr., EdD LO254 MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA

Stephen A. Gustafson LO1948 Mitchell S. Hill LO2568 MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU

Dr. Russell Peyton Atchley DMD LO3260 Samuel G. Cole III LO2856 J. Murray Underwood Jr. MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON

MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

Stephen L. Burwell LO1993 Earnest W. Deavenport Jr. LO1318 Walter L. Dowdle LO3219 C. Douglas Simmons III LO179

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE– DELTA PI

Daniel R. Day LO35 Dr. Chad E. Wagoner LO32 MISSOURI STATE– GAMMA BETA

Gordon L. Kinne LO886 Christopher J. Puricelli NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON

L. Charles Banks Jr. LO2690 Hugo A. Pearce III LO506 L. Wayne Pearson Sr. LO1077 Michael E. Reid LO2356 NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

Paul F. Haddock III LO408 Dickson M. Lupo George N. Whiting Jr. G. Smedes York LO2540 NORTH TEXAS– GAMMA LAMBDA

Blake E. Benney LO1137 NORTHWESTERN STATE– GAMMA PSI

Christopher M. Axberg LO399 Charles Randolph Gentz LO2816 Thomas M. Wright CPA LO978 OGLETHORPE–BETA NU

Karl E. Chatham OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA

Dr. Jess F. Armor Keith Beall LO265 Christopher S. Hoppe Harold F. MacDowell Jr. LO213 Don R Symcox OKLAHOMA CITY– GAMMA KAPPA

1LT David O. Beal LO3307 Dr. George R. Randall OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI

Joe M. Bohannon LO1203 Kent T. Chapin LO1258 Richard I. Evans Sam O. Leake Jr. LO21 Frank W. Podpechan LO445 COL Andre B. Whiteley, MD LO1797

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Littleton M. Maxwell LO568 Hon. W.T. McDonald Jr. LO2924 Daniel F. Scandling RICHMOND–ETA

Clayton Eugene Bunting Esq. LO204 George W. McCall III LO2607 Douglas L. Nickel ROANOKE–BETA RHO

Samuel B. Adams LO664 Hon. Paul Jason Cording LO54 Dale C. Sarjeant John H. Turner, Jr. LO2596 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA

Dr. G. Patterson Apperson III LO266 SOUTH CAROLINA–RHO

Charles A. Carson, Jr. James W. Smith LO807 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE– GAMMA UPSILON

John C. Cain TEXAS STATE–EPSILON IOTA

William R. Bolen Scott D. Carter Dillon J. Cheverere Zachary Allen Diamond LO619 Ross W. Newberry Blake M. Perdue David C. Ruff D. Mitchell Sheaffer LO41 W. Madison Wickham LO3024 TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

Robert C. Davis LO2427 Michael V. Paulin LO1623 John E. Raidy, Jr. Douglas George Strugar Grafton P. Tanquary Jr. SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA

William D. Balthrope James B. Cain Barry B. Donnell LO1045 Dustin B. Donnell Brad B. Freeman LO1942 David T. Kastor LO1836 Thomas F. Maxwell III Andrew Van Pittman LO2033 Houston N. Tuel III Warren S. Wingert LO2116 SOUTHWESTERN–XI

James M. Croley LO1561 Edwin Bryan Gentle William Mansfield Gilker III LO557 Gary T. Scott LO859 STANFORD–ALPHA PI

Thomas B. Coleman Dr. James K. Collins LO1081 William J. Hagenah LO1155 James Parker Myerson LO3090 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA

Thomas A. Bessant Jr. Henry B Dorris IV LO3172 Tanner B. Flood LO3125 N. Dean Morrison James R. Purvis LO678 Paul H. Tarwater LO3109 E. Powell Thompson Dr. Idris R. Traylor Jr., LO866

Dr. James W. Denham Jonathan H. Parker LO967 TULSA–MU

WEST TEXAS A&M– GAMMA SIGMA

Dr. N. Andy Cole Michael W. Jones LO65 WEST VIRGINIA– ALPHA RHO

Gregory J. Totterdale WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN– BETA CHI

Stephen E. Foster LO2062 WESTERN CAROLINA– DELTA ALPHA

Robert A. Byrd Jr. LO2764 Jesse Samuel Lyons LO39 WESTERN KENTUCKY– EPSILON THETA

Brent Fellows LO2628 Thaddeus Matthew Fine LO1040 WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

Donald O. Davis LO1118 Robert W. Hagan LO2150

Stuart L. Bascomb LO2776 Philip A. Cantwell Tyler Griffin LO114 Dr. Burnell Landers LO1885 Thomas Edwin Norris LO75 Robert T. Steinkamp LO1282

VANDERBILT–CHI

WOFFORD–DELTA

MG Robert M. Bunker LO2849 VALDOSTA STATE– DELTA RHO

Robert Howell Baker III LO1647 James W. Davidson LO3325 VMI–BETA COMMISSION

TENNESSEE-MARTIN– DELTA UPSILON

David P. Barksdale LO156 Hon. Thomas H. Fetzer Jr. Norman B. Kellum Jr. LO1480 Robert H. Wall LO2698 Hon. David M. Warren LO13

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Douglas S. Ewalt LO78 Donald Lee Shafer III Dean S. Zang

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

TULANE–PSI

WAKE FOREST–TAU

WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA

USMA–SIGMA ALPHA COMMISSION

Alfred Diaz Jr. LO549 Lynn A. Morgan LO2701 Jared B. Mullen

Thomas G. Chappell LO3250

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Dr. John G.P. Boatwright Jr.

Calvin Moniz LO2658

TEXAS-ARLINGTON– DELTA IOTA

TENNESSEE–PI

Dr. Michael L. Bobo Charles S. Briggs LO285 James L. Crews II LO2796 Tracy H. Lomax

WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA

Fred D. Binggeli Philip J. Boeckman LO425 David H. Crane LO164 Erik K. Lescher LTC William Hugh Millar LO2751 Kevin P. Moritz LO3056 David J. Neihart LO2727 William R. Piper Dr. James Michael Schmuck LO1064 Thaddeus Aaron Stubbs LO2009 James N. Tennyson Bryan Tramont

SGM E. Kent McMichael LO251 J. Carlton Showalter Jr.

Clifton W. Matthews Gerald W. Schlief LO1214

Jeffrey G. Leigh

LaFon C. Dees LO1852 Raymond Scott Heath LO2243 Jerry J. Richardson Randolph Smith II LO995 FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

Boyce E. Adams Patrick J. Alderdice Mrs. Elizabeth Asbury Ms. Sissy Bynum

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

Chad W. Franks LO3166 Trey Horne Alwyn H. Luckey LO460 David T. Martineau V Sheriff William Barrett Travis LO354 T. Newell Turner III LO768 Jon Crosby Turner LO971 Hon. W. Swan Yerger (Ret.) LO1759

R. Tim Bradley Robert G. Brinkman Dennis L. Dutton LO1557 Brett L. Hanke C. Edward Schmidt Jr. LO294

RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON– ZETA MU

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KAOEF ANNUAL GIVING (CONTINUED) Alpha Upsilon Chapter Hamilton Province Court of Honor Mrs. Barbara T. Cromwell Tom Healy Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. Retirement Plan Contributions IRA Mrs. Peggy Kimbell Jeff Martini Ms. Holly E. McCollum Ms. Debra M. Wood Stacey Zengel

* deceased

INDIANA STATE–ZETA IOTA

TEXAS A&M–EPSILON DELTA

Douglas E. Hess LO3190

Eric J. Doyal LO1186

KENTUCKY–THETA

TEXAS STATE–EPSILON IOTA

Larry M. Roy LO1020

David W. Cade LO2791 Andrew P. Carr LO2993

LOUISIANA TECH– GAMMA ALPHA

Ronald S. Childress Gordon R. McDowell TEXAS-ARLINGTON– DELTA IOTA

MARSHALL–BETA UPSILON

Scott M. Hughes LO3292

T. Michael Cobb LO1542

TRANSYLVANIA–ALPHA THETA

Patrick G Ryan MD LO1987

Michael P. Wilson LO40

MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA

TULSA–MU

William M. Bone

Timothy J. Dixon LO2669 MAJ R. J. MacDowell USAF (Ret.) LO387 Thomas E. Stanton

MISSISSIPPI– ALPHA UPSILON

USNA–SIGMA BETA COMMISSION

Joseph A. Haley III LO1224 LTG James E. Sherrard III LO1012

Rymn Parsons LO3203 VALDOSTA STATE–DELTA RHO

MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

VANDERBILT–CHI

Richard J. Brunner MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA

APPALACHIAN STATE– DELTA PSI

R. Craig Cass LO2700 AUBURN–NU

John D. Lentz DDS LO753 Roy T. McCrary Jr. BAYLOR–DELTA OMEGA

Ralph M. Randall CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA

Lewis T. Baker Jr. Robert J. Jordan CITADEL–THETA COMMISSION

Palmer R. Stokes LO3115 CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

Fred W. Faircloth III LO1416 John N. McCarter Jr. LO1414 DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON

Peter H. Sargent DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA

John R. Armstrong EAST CAROLINA– GAMMA RHO

Matthew R. Hollomon LO2414 EASTERN KENTUCKY– DELTA MU

Dr. Charles Jackson Barnett PhD

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE– DELTA PI

VIRGINIA–LAMBDA

FLORIDA STATE– GAMMA ETA

Hon. P. Michael Ruff LO3060 GEORGIA–GAMMA

Bryan A. Schivera GEORGIA SOUTHERN– DELTA THETA

NORTH FLORIDA–ZETA NU OKLAHOMA CITY– GAMMA KAPPA

Dr. Garry L. Nall LO929 WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

Ronald E. Willis LO3293

Daniel E. Harris Travis L. Sartain LO214

OLD DOMINION– DELTA GAMMA

James B Hichak LO1494 PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI

Robert W. Allen ROANOKE–BETA RHO

R. Arvis Layton Jr. ROLLINS–ALPHA PSI

Michael O'Donnell LO3280 SOUTH CAROLINA–RHO

Robert P. Jordan SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI– GAMMA ZETA

Arthur M. Park LO3257

DONOR TYPE

CONTRIBUTIONS # OF DONORS

a. Parents/Non-Members $108,023.41

182

Evan L. Tripp

b. Undergraduates

14,445.69

500

c. Staff/Volunteers

151,546.55

68

d. Alumni

763,639.85

1,703

$1,037,655.50

2,453

Russell Bernthal Charlotte KA Alumni Chapter Hammond Alumni Chapter Pee Dee Area Alumni Chapter Charles F. Childress, III William R. Cline, Jr. Randy Dodge Mark S. Forbis David B. Foss Paul E. Gangl Blue River Studio Group Michael D. Kierstead Leo P. Mallamaci William M. McBain John F. Prim Charles H. Schmit Alton W. Suosso, Jr. Bruce Tria

RICHMOND–ETA

DONOR SUMMARY

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

Carlton W. Baker LO335 Irvin S. Barnard*

TEXAS–OMICRON

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WEST TEXAS A&M– GAMMA SIGMA

Adam R. Newell LO1663

GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

Michael R. Meads LO2440 David L. Miller LTC William Earl Wray Jr., USA (Ret.) LO872

G. Akers Moore IV

STANFORD–ALPHA PI

Robert A. Bowen Jr.

VMI–BETA COMMISSION

NORTH CAROLINAWILMINGTON– EPSILON PSI

Michael J. Long Leon C. Watson LO1104

The following list shows how many individual donors, both Active and Alumni, from each of these chapters gave a gift to the KAOEF and the total amounts of gifts per chapter. No members from your chapter donated if your chapter is not listed. Figures are reflective of initiates of specified chapter. Transfer chapters are not indicated.

Michael B. Gimbert Patrick K. Moore LO2207

Garth K. Dunklin LO2759 V. Charles Wyatt

RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA

Gregory B. Adams LO817 John K. Roberts

VIRGINIA TECH–EPSILON ETA

NORTH CAROLINA–UPSILON

EMORY–EPSILON

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

COL Malcolm S. Underwood Jr. (Ret.)

Capt Thomas Langston Williams LO2110

Royce M. Cannington III William B. Shearer Jr. LO3370 Brian M. Wilson LO145

Norman George Houston III Justin W. Renshaw GYSgt Andrew C. West LO3350

Cary L. Chastain

Harold D. Walker

Collin B. Taylor LO2411 LTC John Michael Wills (Ret) LO3379

+ Annual Giving by Chapter +

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

Ronnie E. Bounds Jr. Jeremy D. Smith LO3414 Richard H. Wilcox, Jr. LO3252

MCNEESE STATE–DELTA XI

ROBERT E. LEE SOCIETY – $500 TO $999

LO: Loyal Order

TOTALS

a b d

DONORS 2017 c

Robert F. Sawyer Michael Lee Neely LO513*

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DONORS

SCHOOL

Alpha Omega Epsilon Iota Omicron Alpha Delta Alpha Beta Alpha Upsilon Alpha Eta Alpha Nu Delta Kappa Alpha Gamma Beta Lambda Gamma Chi Delta Omicron Delta Epsilon Eta Alpha Kappa Alpha Sigma Gamma Beta Zeta Gamma Kappa Beta Xi Beta Commission Alpha Alpha Zeta Beta Epsilon Beta Tau Beta Eta Delta Omega Beta Alpha Tau Gamma Alpha Beta Sigma Gamma Omega Gamma Gamma Beta Omega Alpha Phi Delta Tau Gamma Eta Delta Iota Beta Rho Alpha Xi Delta Lambda Delta Gamma Alpha Mu Gamma Omicron Delta Pi Zeta Lambda Gamma Epsilon Rho Kappa Epsilon Alpha Theta Commission Alpha Pi Xi Delta Upsilon Gamma Sigma Beta Pi Delta Epsilon Mu Alpha Tau Delta Sigma Theta Gamma Psi Delta Beta Chi Epsilon Lambda Delta Theta Delta Rho Iota Delta Mu Beta Kappa Epsilon Zeta Delta Alpha Psi Epsilon Theta Delta Psi Gamma Rho

North Carolina State Texas State Texas William Jewell Alabama Mississippi Westminster Washington & Lee Auburn Stephen F. Austin State Louisiana State Southern Methodist Texas Tech Clemson Wofford Emory Richmond Missouri Georgia Tech Georgia Florida Oklahoma City Oklahoma State VMI Univ. of the South Randolph-Macon Delaware Mississippi State Oklahoma Baylor Missouri S&T Wake Forest Louisiana Tech Southern California Midwestern State Memphis Washington College Duke Francis Marion Florida State Texas-Arlington Roanoke California Middle Tennessee State Old Dominion Millsaps Lambuth Missouri Southern State Bowling Green State Arizona South Carolina Mercer South Alabama Citadel Stanford Southwestern Tennessee-Martin West Texas A&M Presbyterian Newberry Tulsa Hampden-Sydney Houston Baptist Kentucky Northwestern State Delta State Vanderbilt Miami (OH) Georgia Southern Valdosta State Furman Eastern Kentucky Maryland Arkansas Tech Western Carolina Tulane Western Kentucky Appalachian State East Carolina

$43,087.00 39,884.34 38,865.16 31,655.21 28,826.28 28,474.40 24,343.05 22,269.16 22,199.33 21,719.47 20,449.45 20,144.16 19,811.16 19,164.68 17,587.51 17,445.22 14,835.00 13,482.33 13,062.96 12,660.38 12,530.60 12,442.06 12,378.79 12,234.09 12,224.89 11,420.00 11,372.30 10,963.29 10,748.82 10,580.00 10,386.00 9,732.69 9,379.66 9,092.81 8,990.22 8,901.00 8,716.82 8,350.00 8,068.66 7,967.95 7,850.00 7,121.74 6,450.00 6,381.46 6,224.33 6,100.00 6,075.00 5,783.80 5,750.00 5,549.34 5,525.00 5,490.49 5,434.42 5,412.00 5,365.00 5,283.32 5,266.32 5,103.16 4,907.00 4,849.16 4,784.93 4,765.00 4,605.21 4,553.32 4,090.81 4,082.63 3,808.20 3,686.03 3,189.70 3,189.32 3,050.00 3,037.64 3,018.65 3,001.59 2,962.18 2,950.00 2,748.32 2,737.30 2,708.48

23 15 17 20 15 299 42 12 23 7 15 23 177 153 20 25 16 15 31 13 35 19 23 53 8 16 21 153 26 6 24 16 18 14 9 22 7 18 9 25 8 36 8 12 7 19 7 13 4 30 19 16 2 12 12 13 9 13 21 10 14 11 4 11 9 14 12 21 10 8 13 8 10 5 14 8 7 13 11

Upsilon North Carolina Sigma Davidson Gamma Lambda North Texas Pi Tennessee Delta Phi Jacksonville State Gamma Nu Louisiana-Monroe Gamma Beta Missouri State Beta Upsilon Marshall Phi Birmingham-Southern Gamma Pi Florida Southern Delta Xi McNeese State Beta Chi West Virginia Wesleyan Beta Beta Bethany Epsilon Eta Virginia Tech Gamma Upsilon Texas A&M-Commerce Sigma Alpha Commission USMA Alpha Rho West Virginia Alpha Iota Centenary Zeta Pi Florida Gulf Coast Gamma Zeta Southern Mississippi Zeta Mu Univ. of Washington Alpha Zeta William & Mary Beta Nu Oglethorpe Lambda Virginia Zeta Tau Austin Peay State Beta Omicron Louisville Epsilon Phi George Mason Epsilon Upsilon California State-Bakersfield Alpha Psi Rollins Alpha Theta Transylvania Zeta Iota Indiana State Zeta Nu North Florida Epsilon Kappa Southeastern Louisiana Epsilon Delta Texas A&M Delta Eta Arkansas State Gamma Tau Sam Houston State Alpha Nu George Washington Sigma Beta Commission USNA Epsilon Tau Northern Arizona Zeta Rho Arkansas-Fort Smith Beta Iota Drury Epsilon Psi North Carolina-Wilmington Beta Delta Georgetown Epsilon Xi North Carolina-Charlotte Beta Gamma Charleston Epsilon Rho Purdue Gamma Phi Louisiana-Lafayette Delta Delta East Tennessee State Alpha Epsilon Rhodes Zeta Chi Kennesaw State Delta Nu Murray State Omega Commission Gamma Iota San Diego State Beta Theta Washington Epsilon Gamma California-Davis Epsilon Omicron Virginia Wesleyan Gamma Delta San Jose State Alpha Omicron Arkansas Alpha Lambda John Hopkins Zeta Epsilon Tennessee Tech Epsilon Epsilon California-Riverside Epsilon Sigma West Florida Zeta Omicron Southern Indiana Gamma Xi Lamar Beta Phi New Mexico Epsilon Omega Arizona State Gamma Theta Miami (FL) Epsilon Beta Nicholls State Zeta Theta James Madison Zeta Zeta Wingate Zeta Kappa West Georgia Campbell Provisional Campbell Epsilon Nu Georgia College Zeta Upsilon Tennessee-Chattanooga Gamma Mu Houston

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TOTAL($)

DONORS

2,613.16 2,603.64 2,553.11 2,545.00 2,498.65 2,459.34 2,400.00 2,350.00 2,275.00 2,210.00 2,083.00 1,983.59 1,960.00 1,959.16 1,910.51 1,842.42 1,745.00 1,704.66 1,687.30 1,480.00 1,311.59 1,190.00 1,175.00 1,150.00 1,119.65 1,075.00 1,020.00 1,000.00 950.00 914.78 839.00 759.16 746.36 700.00 675.00 666.21 654.95 629.59 624.32 609.69 599.16 500.00 449.66 423.35 350.00 346.00 325.00 325.00 305.00 300.00 250.00 250.00 200.00 200.00 150.00 149.32 125.00 120.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 76.00 62.15 50.00 40.00 40.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 24.86 20.00 18.65 15.00 10.00

12 7 14 10 4 7 6 7 11 2 7 7 10 7 4 1 7 6 8 7 4 12 3 3 20 2 2 1 1 3 5 2 6 3 5 6 8 1 3 3 6 1 6 2 2 2 6 4 3 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

111,444.76

189

$ 1,037,655.50 2,453

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SCHOOL

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KAOEF

+ Cumulative Giving + 25 YEARS OR MORE OF CONSECUTIVE GIVING

52 YEARS

32 YEARS

John H. Turner, Jr. (Beta Rho–Roanoke ’10)

Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ’82) LO184

49 YEARS

31 YEARS

LT Clinton M. Hunter Jr. (Alpha Sigma–Georgia Tech ’55) LO583

John M. Schattyn (Beta Alpha–Missouri S&T ’61) J. Michael Duncan (Delta Kappa–Stephen F. Austin State ’69) LO11

48 YEARS

Walter Wingfield Walker Jr. (Epsilon–Emory ’66) D. Melson Butler (Kappa–Mercer ’47) LO901

CAPT Sidney Ezell Wood Jr. USN (Ret.) (Kappa–Mercer ’54)

Littleton M. Maxwell (Zeta–Randolph-Macon ’59) LO568

39 YEARS

28 YEARS

Black Blackshear Hamilton Chaffe III (Psi–Tulane ’52) LO1778

Sam O. Leake Jr. (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State ’61) LO21

36 YEARS

Tom David Wagster Jr. (Gamma Omicron–Lambuth ’65) LO1295

Jon Crosby Turner (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’75) LO971

Dr. Heber Grey Winfield III, MD (Sigma–Davidson ’63) LO2575

35 YEARS

27 YEARS

Timothy K. Adams (Epsilon–Emory ’57) LO326

Robert C. Cragon (Alpha Epsilon–Rhodes ’75) Dr. Cleveland H. Porter Jr. (Alpha Zeta–William & Mary ’57) LO1610

34 YEARS

Victor J. Herbert Jr. (Beta Beta–Bethany ’64)

Dr. John A. Hildreth MD (Beta Epsilon–Delaware ’56) LO1176

26 YEARS

James H. Heidelberg (Gamma Zeta– Southern Mississippi ’72) LO1007

John H. Tucker (Beta Commission–VMI ’78) C. James Holloway Jr. (Beta Omega–Washington College ’56)

33 YEARS

25 YEARS

James E. Bates Jr. (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’38) Dr. Edwin P. Rather (Pi–Tennessee ’60) LO617

Robert Moderwell Sloan (Beta Pi–Presbyterian ’48) COL Walter Middelton Fitts Sr. (Upsilon–North Carolina ’56) LO1636

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* deceased

LO: Loyal Order

$1 MILLION AND ABOVE

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA

MISSOURI S&T– BETA ALPHA

ROANOKE–BETA RHO

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

Harry J. Breithaupt Jr.*

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

William E. Dreyer LO12

$500,000 TO $999,999 OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI Edward P. Leslie Jr.*

PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI

COL David M. Buie USA (Ret.)*

SOUTHWESTERN–XI

Rock N. Houstoun LO961

STANFORD–ALPHA PI William R. Williamson*

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA William H. Angle*

Barry B. Donnell LO1045

Gerald W. Schlief LO1214

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

J. Coleman McDowell Jr. LO516

VALDOSTA STATE– DELTA RHO

Dr. Charles Thomas Hopkins Jr.

WASHINGTON–BETA THETA

C. Edward Schmidt Jr. LO294

David Blair Hagan CCIM, SIOR LO43

RICHMOND–ETA

Dr. Scott C. Cole LO2800

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA Michael V. Paulin LO1623

Vernon W. Piper*

TENNESSEE–PI

WASHINGTON & LEE– ALPHA

TEXAS–OMICRON

David R. Murphey III*

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

HOUSTON BAPTIST– DELTA SIGMA

Henry C. Goodrich*

Douglas B. Harris LO873

Frank W. Maresh LO14 Harry A. Trueblood Jr.

MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

Dr. Idris R. Traylor Jr., LO866

FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

VANDERBILT–CHI

WILLIAM & MARY– ALPHA ZETA

Bensley H. L. Field LO651

$100,000 TO $499,999

$50,000 TO $99,999

AUBURN–NU

AUBURN–NU

Todd D. Reaves LO1315

Jack B. Carter II LO57*

CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI

WAKE FOREST–TAU

Norman B. Kellum Jr. LO1480

James H. Sammons, M.D.*

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN–BETA CHI Harvey P. White

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

DUKE–ALPHA PHI

Darren S. Kay LO55

Ben W. Satcher, Jr. LO17

Roy O. Rodwell Jr. LO2749

EAST TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA DELTA

EMORY–EPSILON

Joseph Ray Gill*

Lawrence E. Ault LO167*

Timothy K. Adams LO326 Robert J. Beckham*

EMORY–EPSILON

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

James L. Ferman Jr. LO185

Stumpy Harris LO919

FRANCIS MARION– DELTA TAU

FLORIDA STATE– GAMMA ETA

Gamma Eta Educational Foundation Mrs. Gretta Robb*

William H. Skipper Jr. LO2380

L. Blair Bailey LO84

$25,000 TO $49,999

GEORGETOWN–BETA DELTA

GEORGIA–GAMMA

ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

William Lawrence Manning Knox Jr. LO2539 Wyckliffe A. Knox Jr. Boone A. Knox* John W. Walden Jr.

GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

R. Jack Alexander Jr.*

LAMBUTH–GAMMA OMICRON James L. Ostner

MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA S. Morgan Morton, Jr.

MERCER–KAPPA

Andrew H. Heyward III LO16*

MISSOURI S&T–BETA ALPHA

Theodore L. Weise LO293

GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

James W. Bowyer Jerry B. Fussell Hubert L. Harris Jr.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY– ALPHA TAU

MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA

Larry Stanton Wiese LO37

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA

MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

Hugh Howard III*

OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI F. M. Stevenson*

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON

Dr. Russell Peyton Atchley DMD LO3260

C. Douglas Simmons III LO179

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA James R. Estes LO10 J. William Schulz LO2503

Paul E. Snodgress*

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NORTH CAROLINA– UPSILON

Wallace A. Brown Jr.* Morris W. Pully LO189

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA Robert Jones Smith LO2957

CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI

Larry F. Robb LO66*

NORTH TEXAS– GAMMA LAMBDA

Gerald C. Down LO2293 Bruce B. Higton LO683*

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON

NORTHWESTERN STATE– GAMMA PSI W. Julian Foy*

John F. Bishop II* Francis E. Gardiner Jr. LO1941

OGLETHORPE–BETA NU

DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA

Eddie S. Wilson LO228

Richard C. Beveridge*

William W. Francis IV LO500 Frank L. Asbury III LO751* J. David Carico

FLORIDA SOUTHERN– GAMMA PI

Max S. Flynt, Jr.*

OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI Sam O. Leake Jr. LO21

Upshaw C. Bentley Jr.* W. Waldo Bradley Daniel G. Broos G. Anthony Campbell John H. Crawford IV

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TEXAS A&M– EPSILON DELTA

Russell C. Brown LO22

TEXAS STATE– EPSILON IOTA L. Don Stricklin

TEXAS-ARLINGTON– DELTA IOTA Alfred Diaz Jr. LO549

TRANSYLVANIA– ALPHA THETA

Michael D. McCaslin*

VIRGINIA TECH– EPSILON ETA

James H. Cochrane Jr. LO804

VMI–BETA COMMISSION

SGM E. Kent McMichael LO251 Dr. Andrew J. Thacker*

WAKE FOREST–TAU

Dr. John W. Nowell* Hon. David M. Warren LO13

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY– BETA THETA Eugene E. Brucker

WEST VIRGINIA– ALPHA RHO

Dr. Richard T. Feller*

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA Dr. James Michael Schmuck LO1064 Thaddeus Aaron Stubbs LO2009

WOFFORD–DELTA

LaFon C. Dees LO1852 Robert E. Graham Jr.

ANONYMOUS FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

Mrs. Paulina T. Beall* Epsilon Delta Chapter Mrs. Virginia Bateman Comer Estate Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta Kappa Alpha Foundation For Leadership & Service Mrs. Rosann F. Hooks Masterpiece Investments Coca-Cola Foundation Matching Gift Program Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt Mrs. Mildred H. Street Mrs. Virginia N. Toombs

$10,000 TO $24,999 ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA

GEORGIA–GAMMA

Michael R. Gonzalez LO174

RICHMOND–ETA

FLORIDA STATE– GAMMA ETA

James M. Ney LO2361

TENNESSEE–PI

Rufus W. Shivers*

James C. France

FURMAN–IOTA

J. Michael Duncan LO11

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON Clayton Eugene Bunting Esq. LO204 Raymond Wilkinson*

David J. Middleton LO180 Curt Steger

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA

Dr. G. Patterson Apperson III LO266 Alvan S. Arnall LO1054* Robert D. Fowler*

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA Otis M. Healy LO1518

Clyde B. Anderson Victor H. Hanson II LO315 George Merrill Jones III LO385 Carl E. Jones Jr. Thomas C. Moxley Paul M. Speake* F. Brook Voght* Ernest G. Williams*

APPALACHIAN STATE– DELTA PSI

M. Lee Barnes, Jr. LO1396 R. Craig Cass LO2700

AUBURN–NU

James D. Kay Jr. LO2147 William D. Melton LO1204 William T. Morgan III

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU

Dr. Chad E. Wagoner LO32

Harold M. Anderson H. Grady Tiller Jr.* Hugh P. Whitehead

EMORY–EPSILON

Edgar B. Rouse Jr.*

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE–DELTA PI

FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

MARYLAND–BETA KAPPA

Earnest W. Deavenport Jr. LO1318 Hunter W. Henry Jr.* Robert W. Maupin LO1591* Lewis H. Wyman III LO47

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

DRURY–BETA IOTA

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA Derick S. Close LO2838 Edward I. Weisiger Jr.

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

Raymond B. Bottom Jr. LO687

B. Terry W. Bennett LO1133

MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

Eugene M. Julian LO1239

GEORGIA–GAMMA

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA

David T. Martineau V Richard Baxter Wilson Jr. LO93

WASHINGTON & LEE– ALPHA

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON

Richard J. Arroll William A. McRae Edwin Richard Neel Lewis L. Scruggs Jr. Barry L. Storey

David C. Wadlington

Richard A. Barnes H. Lynn Greer Jr. LO105

Robert M. Varn*

Thomas G. Paulson II LO44*

COL James C. Coleman Jr.*

GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

Charles L. Wallace LO1829

Vance E. Rule*

Clyde E. Williams* Ruth A. Elder Estate* Alfred I. duPont Foundation Mrs. Dorothy Tyree*

J. Rex Fuqua Rutledge A. Griffin Jr. George M. D. Hunt IV William W. Kidd LO744* Paul V. Kilpatrick Jr. LO673 Robert E. Knox Jr. Andrew Hall Knox Jefferson B. A. Knox S. Wistar Lewis Malcolm H. Liles LO342 Matthew G. Moffett

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KAOEF CUMULATIVE GIVING (CONTINUED) BAYLOR–DELTA OMEGA Keven Brelsford Caldarera

BETHANY–BETA BETA

Lawrence S. Branch LO1262

CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI

LOUISVILLE–BETA OMICRON

OKLAHOMA STATE– BETA XI

MARSHALL–BETA UPSILON

PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI

Robert M. Bouse LO729

Lloyd P. Cornell Jr.* Kenneth R. Mitchell* Julian A. Pardini*

Franklin T. Brackman James C. Musser

CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA

Lawrence A. Heinze LO2242*

MARYLAND–BETA KAPPA

Kent T. Chapin LO1258 Frank W. Podpechan LO445 J. Derrill Rice

PURDUE–EPSILON RHO

BOWLING GREEN STATE– ZETA LAMBDA

William G. Bean Jr. LO661

Kevin P. Hughes LO3108

WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA

CALIFORNIA-DAVIS– EPSILON GAMMA

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON Dr. William R. Baldt Dr. John A. Hildreth MD LO1176 Bruce L. Hudson Esq. LO2148 Michael D. Wedlick RCDD LO580

EMORY–EPSILON

MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA Bennett P. Applegate

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE–DELTA LAMBDA Thomas H. Campbell Nicholas S. Palmer LO1864

MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU

Nat S. Rogers LO646* Charles M. Sours LO640*

Rev. James L. Duncan* James L. Ferman Sr.* James L. Matte John M. McNatt Jr. John W. Stephenson

MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

James Earl Davis LO1084 Loren Q. Hanson LO883* David T. O'Neal Jr. Kenneth Rickli LO922

Michael D. Abney LO933* Wogan S. Badcock, Jr.*

GEORGE WASHINGTON– ALPHA NU John D. Smoot, Jr.*

GEORGETOWN– BETA DELTA

Donald W. Webb, Sr.* Ralph Dudley Webb

GEORGIA–GAMMA

Mark C. Cross Jr. John Evans Dowlen Jr. Hugh M. Inman* John R. Jackson John D. Jones Jr. LO989 John F. Knight Jefferson B. A. Knox Jr. Stephen C. Owings George W. Simmons

GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

Barry E. Cox LO1710 Edward L. Kelly LO1336

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY– ALPHA TAU

Stephen L. Burwell LO1993 U. Edwin Garrison

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE–DELTA PI Robert D. Kelly LO25

MISSOURI STATE– GAMMA BETA

Gordon L. Kinne LO886

NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA Paul F. Haddock III LO408

NORTH CAROLINACHARLOTTE–EPSILON XI NORTHWESTERN STATE– GAMMA PSI

LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

Paul R. Burns LO46 Ray P. Oden Jr. LO637* William T. Pegues III*

Charles Randolph Gentz LO2816

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA

Wayne T. Biddle* Jerry L. Milligan* William Jeffrey Thompson

OKLAHOMA CITY– GAMMA KAPPA

Steve C. Knight LO1147

LOUISIANA TECH– GAMMA ALPHA

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Stewart Turley LO312

SAM HOUSTON STATE– GAMMA TAU

Hon. Anthony L. Polumbo

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA Nelson H. Puett LO1485

SOUTH ALABAMA– EPSILON ALPHA

Hon. M. Donald Davis Jr. LO570

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA

Red Cavaney CAE LO3179 J. Frank Mahoney III* Carlton Mulcahy Rogers* Warren Reed Sprinkel LO656*

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA Warren S. Wingert LO2116

STANFORD–ALPHA PI

John B. De Nault LO2973* William J. Hagenah LO1155 James Parker Myerson LO3090 Robert Daniel Valdez

Steven M. Steele LO1645

Dr. Edwin P. Rather LO617

TEXAS–OMICRON

Franklin W. Denius Norman C. George LO2672 James D. Goudge Clyde R. Littlefield LO860 Frank P. Sebastian Jr.*

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI James R. Purvis LO678 John E. Simpson III

TULANE–PSI

W. Thomas Hopkins

TULSA–MU

John Sulton Jr.*

VALDOSTA STATE– DELTA RHO

Robert W. Hagan LO2150

VANDERBILT–CHI

William W. Featheringill LO819* Paul H. Kuhn Jr. LO2103 Samuel W. Magruder LO1406 Philip D. Rowe Jr. LO697

VIRGINIA–LAMBDA

Erik T. Showalter LO884

ROLLINS–ALPHA PSI

TENNESSEE–PI

JOHN HOPKINS– ALPHA LAMBDA

Dan H. Akin LO2549

Grant V. Harrison*

NORTH CAROLINA– UPSILON

W. Birch Douglass III LO2521

LAMBUTH– GAMMA OMICRON

RICHMOND–ETA

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE–DELTA KAPPA

Maj Steven Morris Williams KM, MStJ LO1631

G. Walther Ewalt LO77*

John H. Bryan Jr.

Hugo A. Pearce III LO506

Charles Z. Flack Jr.* Frederick L. Munds Jr. LO1890* George A. Webster

Gregory A. McCrickard LO3137

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BAYLOR–DELTA OMEGA

WASHINGTON & LEE– ALPHA

MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA

Charles C. Mickel David A. Pattillo

J. S. Powell III LO3430 William B. Reed LO520

Jeffrey G. Leigh

CHARLESTON– BETA GAMMA

M. Tom Faircloth LO19 James T. Turner Jr. LO963

AUBURN–NU

Hon. William M. Acker Jr. LO2914 Joseph M. Farley* Robert Ervin Luckie, Jr*

Richard L. Burke LO1038 Hon. Porter Hardy Jr.*

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

E.L. Scott McLain LO3104

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON– ZETA MU

Ethan J. Bush LO18

MERCER–KAPPA

WAKE FOREST–TAU

ARKANSAS TECH– EPSILON ZETA

RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA

MCNEESE STATE–DELTA XI Kenneth A. May Gregory R. Singleton LO184

COL Henry Joyce Foresman Jr., USA (Ret.) LO1361 COL William H. Hastings Jr. (Ret.) LO691* Dr. O. Hunter McClung Jr.* David P. Barksdale LO156 Ross A. Berlin LO3139 Robert McWhorter Boswell III John L. Hall LO870 J. Guy Revelle Jr.*

Michael Jerry Garrison

M. Allen Dickson* William T. Green LO812

Clayton P. Boardman III LO1917

VMI–BETA COMMISSION

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Robert D. Fletcher LO1317

BIRMINGHAMSOUTHERN–PHI

Dr. James L. Bowers LO496 Douglas S. Ewalt LO78 Joseph M. Van Name III LO69

Dr. Larry A. Jenkins

WEST VIRGINIA– ALPHA RHO

Michael A. Costa LO1622

James A. Todd Jr. LO1861

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN–BETA CHI

Millard L. Cursey Jr. LO537

CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE– EPSILON EPSILON CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA Lewis T. Baker Jr. John M. Moore LO1704

CHARLESTON– BETA GAMMA

WESTERN CAROLINA– DELTA ALPHA

Douglas D. Ashley LO284*

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

CPT Ronald C. Plunkett LO2241

Jesse Samuel Lyons LO39

Gary D. Barnes William K. Dillingham LO1425 Tyler Griffin LO114 Dr. Burnell Landers LO1885 Louis W. Romigh* Robert T. Steinkamp LO1282

WOFFORD–DELTA

CITADEL–THETA COMMISSION

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

Milton E. Pate Timothy J. Reed LO769

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON Stephen R. Welch LO1672

Jerry J. Richardson Dr. March E. Seabrook J. West Summers III LO1153

DRURY–BETA IOTA

FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

DUKE–ALPHA PHI

Alpha Upsilon Chapter John Paul Foundation GrandStand Sports, Inc. Mrs. Helen R. O'Mara Howard C. Pickett Jim Possehl The Chapters of Irwin Province Eric Robb Elizabeth Hampton Trust McCall Trust

$5,000 TO $9,999 ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA Charles M. Fitts Jr. LO639 Arthur L. Lenahan* Ken D. Tidwell

APPALACHIAN STATE– DELTA PSI

Wyatt T. Dixon III LO2829 Dr. D. Wayne Whetsell LO2601 Stuart F. Whetsell LO2185

ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON

Wayne E. Dawson LO2718 Colby J. Hunter Todd H. Langley LO1979* Patrick J. Williams

George W. Culler Jr.* Bret R. Neathery LO972 Richard R. Crosier LO433 George G. Guthrie Jack Y. Harrison LO1481 John B. McKinnon Edwin F. Payne A. Curtis Walker*

EMORY–EPSILON

John W. Cox* John T. Glover Norman George Houston III J. Gordon McGill William D. Morrison LT James M. Tallman, MD LO834 Randolph William Thrower Sr.* Robert W. Woodruff*

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

Henry H. Beckwith LO346 Dr. Donald M. Bryan MD William Robinson Frazier* John W. Frost II LO1235 Leland M. Hawes Jr.* Randolph W. McLaughlin W. Godfrey Smith* Edward G. Sullivan Esq. LO1393 Chas. Robert Yates

FLORIDA SOUTHERN– GAMMA PI

COL Guy D. Colado LO1832 L. Lamar Rou, Jr.*

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* deceased

LO: Loyal Order

FLORIDA STATE– GAMMA ETA

M.R. Buck Clements, Jr.* William G. Smith Jr.

FRANCIS MARION– DELTA TAU

Kenneth Wayne Jackson LO1123

FURMAN–IOTA

Lawrence L. Keefer LO959 C. Tucker Moore LO1278

GEORGE MASON– EPSILON PHI

Philip P. Noftsinger LO208

MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA MG Donald R. Gardner USMC (Ret.) LO2192 MG James L. Hobson Jr. LO2401 Michael E. Hopper LO976 Charles E. Stone LO2741

OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA

OLD DOMINION– DELTA GAMMA

Gregory B. Smith

GEORGIA–GAMMA

William H. Allen LO795 Robert A. Bowen Jr. Daniel H. Bradley Frederick W. Dismuke Sr.*

HOUSTON BAPTIST– DELTA SIGMA

Dr. Joel A. Nickles LO1641

JACKSONVILLE STATE– DELTA PHI

Marcus E. Angle Jr. LO1082 Stephen J. Lafollette LO2330 Jeff A. Parker LO1358

JOHN HOPKINS– ALPHA LAMBDA Craig S. Thompson

KENTUCKY–THETA

Jay F. Rutherford Jr. LO1331 W. Hunt Smock LO3244

LAMBUTH–GAMMA OMICRON

MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON

Douglas C. Stone* Hollis C. Thompson, Jr.* Hon. W. Swan Yerger (Ret.) LO1759

MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

William Fritz Maxwell Sr. LO662 John W. Ramsay* Leo W. Seal Jr.*

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA Kenneth L. Brown LO313 Ralph O. Hoevelman LO2255 Charles J. Hoffman Jr. LO830 Carl S. Quinn LO926 Jack R. Taylor LO2022 George T. Wootten, Jr.

MISSOURI STATE– GAMMA BETA

Harry R. Baker LO964 Christopher J. Puricelli

NORTH CAROLINA– UPSILON

Michael E. Gunn Edgar L. Woods

Thomas M. Belk* John R. Griffin Jr. LO1675 Arthur F. Jones II J. Emmett Sebrell* Thomas Hamilton Sloan V. Charles Wyatt

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

LOUISIANA-MONROE– GAMMA NU

Ceasar Cone III Marshall James Donathan Jr. LO1144 Dickson M. Lupo G. Smedes York LO2540

MARSHALL–BETA UPSILON

NORTH TEXAS– GAMMA LAMBDA

William M. McGee LO987 Samuel A. Wigley*

MARYLAND–BETA KAPPA

Blake E. Benney LO1137

NORTHERN ARIZONA– EPSILON TAU

Ernest R. Eaton, Jr. Robert M. Ross LO1279 Thomas T. Wallace

Douglas W. Hanisch LO2217

MCNEESE STATE–DELTA XI

Thomas M. Wright CPA LO978

NORTHWESTERN STATE– GAMMA PSI

Patrick G. Ryan MD LO1987

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COL John B. McKinney LO745* William S. Porter LO1083

Dr. W. McLeod Frampton Jr.* William M. Matthews V LO2745

TENNESSEE-MARTIN– DELTA UPSILON

Charles S. Briggs LO285 James L. Crews II LO2796

TEXAS–OMICRON

Jeffrey W. Love LO79

RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA Dr. Stephen P. Long LO876 Littleton M. Maxwell LO568

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON

Dr. John R. Adams Jr. LO1273

RICHMOND–ETA

Bernard G. Cline Jr.* George W. McCall III LO2607 Hubel Robins Jr.*

ROANOKE–BETA RHO

Samuel B. Adams LO664 Hon. Paul Jason Cording LO54 Curtis A. Sumpter* James C. Turk Jr. John H. Turner, Jr. LO2596

ROLLINS–ALPHA PSI E. William Pautler Jr.

Richard M. Blades Wofford F. Denius J. Kirby Ewing LO930 Lowell H. Lebermann Jr.* Richard M. Lucas* Clarence M. Malone, Jr. Hon. Robert M. Pittenger William M. Thacker Jr. LO1757

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE– GAMMA UPSILON John C. Cain John F. Ory LO59 Marc Allan Scott LO88 John Terry Turner

TEXAS STATE– EPSILON IOTA

F. Michael Carr Scott D. Carter Ronald R. Morgan LO295*

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

SAM HOUSTON STATE– GAMMA TAU Darron E. Franta LO856

Mitchell Louis Heidenheimer Larry D. Meyers LO790 E. Powell Thompson

SAN DIEGO STATE– GAMMA IOTA

TRANSYLVANIA– ALPHA THETA

David K. Dere LO83

Michael P. Wilson LO40

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA

TULANE–PSI

William R. Stamler Jr. LO257

Black Blackshear Hamilton Chaffe III LO1778

SOUTH ALABAMA– EPSILON ALPHA

TULSA–MU

SOUTH CAROLINA–RHO

VALDOSTA STATE– DELTA RHO

George Keith Hatheway* Joe F. Mills LO260

Paul W. Lammers LO108 D. Brady Wilson LO1741 W. Edgar Helms III LO985* Robert P. Jordan Thomas M. Lane Ernest G. Lawhorne James W. Smith LO807

J. Larkin Wright Jr.

VANDERBILT–CHI

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA Robert J. Lucas LO1683 Grafton P. Tanquary Jr. Kenneth Amestoy Tipton LO1249*

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA

William D. Balthrope James B. Cain J. Jerry Campbell III LO3120 Hon. William P. Clements Jr.* Dustin B. Donnell Brad B. Freeman LO1942 Loy B. Moore LO1212 Houston N. Tuel III

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William P. Acker III LO15 M. Timothy Carey LO1394 W. Winston Hoy Jr. LO2091 William A. Mitchell Jr.

WASHINGTON & LEE– ALPHA

Dr. John G.P. Boatwright Jr. Peter M. Candler John G. Guerrant*

WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA George T. Cromwell Jr.* William R. Janney III LO45 Dietrich H. Steffens*

WEST TEXAS A&M– GAMMA SIGMA

Dr. Garry L. Nall LO929

WEST VIRGINIA– ALPHA RHO

James W. Craig LO1417* Gregory J. Totterdale

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN–BETA CHI Stephen E. Foster LO2062 David E. Reemsnyder II

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA Raymond F. Burfeind LO894 Dr. Paul J. Davis David J. Neihart LO2727 Travis L. Sartain LO214 Carl Trauernicht Jr.*

WOFFORD–DELTA

Raymond Scott Heath LO2243 Dr. Paul D. Kountz Jr. LO1843

ANONYMOUS FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

Mrs. Elizabeth Asbury Charlie R. Ashford Jr.* Alpha Beta Chapter Gamma Eta Chapter Mu Chapter The Chapters of Graves Province State Mutual Insurance Company James Ward Wood Prov. Court of Honor Mrs. Barbara T. Cromwell Robert R. Feagin III Duke Energy Foundation Jurenko Foundation Overstreet Short Mountain Foundation Sumter & Ivilyn Lowry Foundation Mrs. Virginia Hardesty Alpha Upsilon Chapter House Corporation Kappa Alpha Tenth Order Ms. Suzy Nelson Kappa Alpha Order Travis M. Osborne Windsor Plaza Mrs. Frances M. Pruitt Deloitte Services LP J. Frank Surface Ms. Martha P. Tarpen John L. Wynne Delos H. Yancey III

VMI–BETA COMMISSION

James Aylor Anderson, Jr.* Henry J. Foresman Sr.* MG Richard Logan Irby* George G. Phillips Jr. J. Carlton Showalter Jr. LTC William Earl Wray Jr., USA (Ret.) LO872

WAKE FOREST–TAU

J. Melville Broughton III

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Robert W. Buskirk II LO2943* T. Michael Cobb LO1542 Roger P. Wood LO1681

STANFORD–ALPHA PI TENNESSEE–PI

W. Thomas Bell LO559 Timothy L. Kelly III William E. Lobeck Jr. David M. O'Dell LO24

PURDUE–EPSILON RHO

Bruce D. Stafford LO1280* J. Murray Underwood Jr.

James M. Croley LO1561 Edwin Bryan Gentle William Mansfield Gilker III LO557 Clyde Mick Jones LO166 George G. Langston III LO545 Gary T. Scott LO859 Thomas B. Coleman Robert F. Sawyer

MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU

LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

John R. Bolton LO2666 Ronnie E. Bounds Jr. Donald O'Neal LO2815 Matthew D. O'Neal LO2228 Douglas W. Robertson LO110

Bill J. Ramsey

PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI

NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON

LOUISIANA TECH– GAMMA ALPHA

1LT David O. Beal LO3307 Dr. Charles R. Walker

William M. Bone Mitchell S. Hill LO2568 William R. Thacker LO914

Dr. Thomas Scott Dunavant Jr. LO588 Tom David Wagster Jr. LO1295

W. Regi Mullins T. Michael Stanberry LO1773

SOUTHWESTERN–XI

MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA

King V. Aiken Jr. LO99 R. M. Warren III LO2453

MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA

GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

James H. Heidelberg LO1007

MERCER–KAPPA

Julian B. Baker Jr. LO1492 John R. Milam

William Y. Atkinson IV Harry G. Haisten Jr. LO2911 Steve K. Kendrick Sam D. King William L. Nix Neal J. Quirk Gordon Saussy Varnedoe

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI– GAMMA ZETA

Henry R. Carr, Sr.* Christopher S. Hoppe David A. Kimbell LO1294* William C. Routh LO1418 Warren B. Weeks Jr. LO805

OKLAHOMA CITY– GAMMA KAPPA

GEORGETOWN–BETA DELTA Robert A. Gritton*

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA

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Alumni News INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Searching for Insects J. JUDSON “JUT” WYNNE (DELTA THETA–GEORGIA SOUTHERN ’87)

completed the first island-wide effort to search for native insects on Easter Island. “Based on my earlier research, colleagues and I identified 10 new species of insects restricted to caves on the island,” Jut said. “This work is important because all native terrestrial vertebrates are now extinct and only 46 native plant species remain.” Working with the National Park and Council of Monuments, Jut and his international team sampled caves, cliffs, coasts and the three crater lakes. Their preliminary results suggest they may have an additional 10 new species. Jut believes this number will likely double once they work through the 20,000 specimens collected. Presently, Jut is in Santiago coordinating a workshop and giving lectures at two universities and the national natural history museum.

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HONORED BY THE ALABAMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

BLAKE JACKSON (ALPHA UPSILON–MISSISSIPPI '06)

served up a victory in September at Louisiana

– Liz Janisse

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Alabama Sports Hall of Fame are executive director Scott Myers and board chairman Edgar Welden visit during the 2012 induction ceremony.

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On Wednesday, November 09, 2016, the North Carolina National Guard celebrated the promotion of Durham native, Todd Hunt (Gamma Rho–East Carolina ‘84), to the rank of Brigadier General, in the North Carolina Army National Guard. COL Hunt received his commission in 1987 through the Army ROTC Department at East Carolina University where he also received a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Minor in Military Science. Commissioned as an aviation officer, COL Hunt completed initial rotary-wing aviation training at Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1990. He is a graduate of several military courses and he holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Hunt has served in the military for more than 29 years, and he currently serves as the North Carolina National Guard’s Director of Joint Staff where he manages day to day operations of the Army and Air staff, special staff, state operations and is the Joint Force Headquarters installation commander. He resides in Cary, NC with his wife, Kim and two sons, Jack and Ben.

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Food Prize’s grand cook-off event: the race for the 2016 Golden Fork. Five local chefs were given a bag full of mystery ingredients and a single hour to prepare appetizers and entrées for a panel of celebrity chefs. These chefs judged the dishes based on presentation, taste, and creativity. The University of Mississippi grad’s Vietnamese tin pot chicken over mushroom grits and gochujang yogurt sauce earned him $5,000 cash, and of course, the coveted Golden Fork trophy. The event was held in Shreveport’s Festival Central in front of crowds of loyal foodies. The Society of the Golden Fork, a private supper club, sponsored the contest. Jackson is the founder, owner, and executive chef of Drake Catering, a local high-end catering service founded in 2011. The Alpha Upsilon alumnus was selected to compete by the Society of the Golden Fork.

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COOKING HIS WAY TO A GOLDEN FORK

Retired Birmingham businessman Edgar Welden (Alpha Beta–Alabama ’62) has worked behind the scenes for decades to promote athletics in his home state. For his efforts, Welden was named the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s 2016 Distinguished American Sportsman. Growing up in Wetumpka, Alabama, Welden earned a business degree from the University of Alabama in 1965, beginning his successful career in property management and mortgage business. He served as chairman of the Alabama Republican party from 1975-76 and three terms as Alabama’s republican National Committeeman. Travelling more than 120,000 miles in 1997, Welden attended more than 250 sporting events in all 50 states from the World Series to the Super Bowl to the X Games to the Iditarod. In 2002, Welden founded the Birmingham Athletic Partnership, a non-profit that helps fund equipment, education and facilities for sports and other extracurricular activities. In addition, Welden has served on numerous boards including, chairman and president of the Bryant-Jordan Scholarship Program since 2003, chairman of the Crippled Children’s Foundation, board member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, and co-chair of the committee than landed the 2021 World Games for Birmingham.

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Mike Ledford, College of Charleston

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Maggio named President of Northwestern State

New Trustee at the College of Charleston DAVID M. HAY (BETA PI– Presbyterian ‘78) was elected

DR. CHRIS MAGGIO (GAMMA PSI–NORTHWESTERN

State ’83) was unanimously appointed as the 19th president of Northwestern State University effective May 12 by the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System. Dr. Maggio is well respected all throughout campus including praise from former president Dr. Jim Henderson. “Chris is passionate about the university and with his experience and knowledge I am confident he will be a positive leader for the entire community,” said UL System President and CEO Dr. Jim Henderson. Northwestern State University President Dr. Jim Henderson had previously recommended Maggio to serve as Acting President of Northwestern State University until the UL System board selects a permanent president. A faculty and staff member at Northwestern for nearly 30 years, Dr. Maggio has served the university in numerous positions. He was Vice-President of the Student Experience for two years before his appointment as President. Dr. Maggio has also directed alumni and development activities at the university and served as Director of Enrollment Services and Director of

Admissions and Recruiting. He began his career at Northwestern as women’s track and field and cross country coach and assistant athletic director. Dr. Maggio has been a member of the Health and Human Performance faculty since 1988. A graduate of Northwestern with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Physical Education, he earned his doctorate in Developmental Education from Grambling State University. Dr. Maggio’s wife Jennifer is also an educator and a graduate of Northwestern. They have three children, Melanie, Scott and Emily. He has been an active and loyal supporter of Gamma Psi chapter and the Order.

as chair of the College of

Above: Dr. Chris Maggio was formally invested as the 19th president of Northwestern State University Sept. 15, donning the presidential robes of the university for the first time during a ceremony steeped in academic and university traditions. Student Government Association President Otha “Tre” Nelson of Baton Rouge, left, and Dr. Jim Henderson, president of the University of Louisiana System and immediate past president of NSU, right, presented the robes to Maggio, who has served the university in numerous capacities since 1988.

founder of Hay Tire Company,

Charleston Board of Trustees and will serve a two-year term. Hay, who graduated from the College of Charleston in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration, has served multiple terms on the College’s Foundation Board and is a past president of the Alumni Association Board. Hay is president and coInc. He has served as a member of the Charleston Metro Chamber’s Executive Committee and as chairman for the Commission of Pilotage for the State of South Carolina. Hay’s wife, Mariana, is the owner of Croghan’s Jewel Box on historic King Street.

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More than a Decade of Remembrance for Dave Miller THE REUNION HAS NOW RAISED OVER $125,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIP DAVE MILLER WAS A MEMBER OF THE GAMMA ETA CHAPTER AT FLORIDA

State University. Dave battled a brain tumor for approximately nine years and sadly lost the fight on March 23, 2004. Dave is dearly missed by all who knew him. He was a special person and someone you enjoyed being around. Brothers Chuck Donaldson, Sean Fee, and Mike Hardiman were determined to establish a way to honor Dave. With the help of their wives, they created this golf tournament and established The Dave Miller Memorial Fund at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, where they all attended high school together with Dave. This tournament has continued to grow and has become a wonderful reunion for many of our Gamma Eta brothers. This year was no exception, over 30 brothers were in attendance at the events. A fantastic time was had by all, but more importantly, over $150,000 has been raised for the scholarship. Join us each year for the fun! – John Yearty (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’85)

Catamount Inducted into Local Hall of Fame

JOHN D. FURCHES (DELTA ALPHA–WESTERN CAROLINA ‘73) WAS INDUCTED

into The Spartan Hall of Fame of Mount Tabor High School for his professional accomplishments. He attended Mount Tabor from 1966 to 1971, and is a member of the famous “class that never was.” He was a member of the football team from 1968 through 1971 and was active in Student Council. Furches later attended Western Carolina University, and has been a practicing public artist since 1981. Today, Furches resides in Elkin, NC, where he owns his own art gallery downtown.

Holden Enters High School Hall of Fame LEROY HOLDEN (DELTA ALPHA–WESTERN CAROLINA ’66) WAS NAMED TO THE

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North Carolina High School Athletic Association prestigious Hall of Fame for his long-term contributions to high school interscholastic athletics. “This is the highest reward I could ever receive,” said Holden. “I’m humbled, very elated, very thankful because the journey was great with a lot of people.” Holden spent 38 years at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina where he was head basketball coach for 25 years. His teams won 464 games, made six regional appearances, and made it to the 4A state finals in 1987. Holden also served as athletic director, where two more basketball teams made it to the state finals in 2005 and 2006. WINTER 2017

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Vice Chancellor with Vision AFTER A NATIONWIDE SEARCH, THE TEXAS TECH University System appointment of William “Brett” Ashworth (Epsilon Iota–Texas State ‘90) as vice chancellor for communications and marketing. He will be responsible for overall communications, messaging, marketing and branding activity for the Texas Tech University System. Ashworth, a native of Irving, Texas, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas State University, a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, and a Master of Science in Integrated Strategic Leadership from the Air Force Institute of Technology. A retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, Ashworth has more than two decades of experience in public relations and communications strategy in the military and higher education. He has served as director of Air Force media relations and will be leaving his role at The Citadel as the vice president for communications and marketing for his new role. “I am honored to join the Texas Tech University System and help advance Chancellor Duncan’s vision for the system,” Ashworth said. “I look forward to working with the communications and marketing teams throughout the system to highlight the research and successes of students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters.”

Ablaze With Pride The Robert W. Hagan Court Named

“THE YEAR I GRADUATED, I SAID I WOULD ALWAYS GIVE BACK SOMETHING

to Valdosta State. I remember the first year I gave $100. I have never missed a year in giving since.” Robert “Bob” Hagan (Delta Rho–Valdosta State ’74) is a loyal supporter of Valdosta State University. For more than 30 years, he has given faithfully to the university and to the athletic program. “I believe in giving back and taking care of the institution that got me where I am today,” he says. Bob has always been a big fan of the Valdosta State athletic program. His love for basketball, specifically, was built on the stories of his father’s success as a basketball player at the University of Georgia. Bob first got involved with VSU athletics when he served as the water boy for the Lady Blazer basketball team during his first semester on campus. Many years have passed since his days as a water boy, but Bob’s support of the program has never wavered. As a result, in February, Valdosta State University honored Bob by naming the basketball court The Robert W. Hagan Court. “When they made the announcement, I was floored! NO, I didn’t play on that court, but my name is on it. I’m very proud of that, and I know my dad is proud too.” Bob continues, “Knowing my name is on that court and knowing that it’s an everlasting gift makes me feel good all over. One day my children and grandchildren will see it, and that’s exciting.”

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Maxwell Leaves his Mark at Richmond Randolph-Macon’s Distinguished Alumnus Award Goes to KA The following is the text of the citation presented by RMC College Bob Lindgren:

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Carolina Dermatology Association and was founding chairman and chairman of the board for Physicians Health Plan of North Carolina for 10 years. Kudos, Harrison, for your dedication and expertise. Harrison is a Yellow Jacket through and through. From 19941997, he was a member of R-MC’s Board of Associates. He is a member of the Presidents Society and Heritage Society, and we are grateful for his steadfast support—nearly 40 years of support, I might add—of Randolph-Macon. He is generous with his time, too: In 2014 he served on the 50th Reunion Committee for the Class of 1964, helping make this milestone reunion memorable and fun for all involved. Tonight we honor you, Harrison, for your exemplary career, and for your unwavering support of your alma mater. On behalf of the Society of Alumni and Randolph-Macon College, it is my great pleasure to present you with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Congratulations.”

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“W. Harrison Turner III (Zeta– Randolph-Macon ’64) was recently honored by Harrison earned his B.A. in philosophy from R-MC in 1964, where he play for the golf team and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He earned his M.D. at VCU in 1968, and then served three years in the Air Force, where he was assigned to triage patients. After completing his military service in 1972, he entered the dermatology residency program at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. In 1976 he completed his residency and began practice with Greensboro Dermatology Associates. He served there until his retirement in 2012. Within the Greensboro community, Harrison is a respected physician and a civic leader. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including Greensboro’s Distinguished Citizen award and the Dermatology Foundation’s Practitioner of the Year. He served as president of the North

Littleton M. Maxwell (Zeta–RandolphMacon ’59) has retired from the University of Richmond after 40 years of working as Business Librarian at the University’s Boatwright Library. Lit served as Eta Chapter’s Faculty Advisory from 1983 to 2017 ... and some say much longer! Assistant Executive Director for Advancement Jesse S. Lyons presented Lit with a Certificate of Service on behalf of the Knight Commander and Executive Director at his retirement ceremony. The award was presented in front of Lit’s family and colleagues and he spoke fondly of his support for Greek life and KA.

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Appalachian State Delta Psi Ashley D. Worboys ’88 was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the United States Army Reserve at the Exchange Banquet Hall in Asheboro, North Carolina, on January 13, 2017. Ashley is a former Assistant Executive Director for Chapter Services at the National Administrative Office.

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Citadel Theta Commission COL Leo Mercado ’15 was elected Vice President of The Citadel Alumni Association by the living graduates of The Citadel.

Above: Captain Pendergast, left, poses with Miami University President Gregory Crawford.

Military Social Aide Awarded KA CAPTAIN WILLIAM PENDERGAST (EPSILON LAMBDA–MIAMI ‘04) OF the U.S. Marine Corps was named one of Miami University

of Ohio’s “18 of the Last 9” 2016 honorees. The award—based on the “30 under 30” model—honors exceptional young alumnae who embody the university’s values. Pendergast certainly fits this description. The 2007 graduate has been on active military duty for the past nine years, during which time he has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Washington, D.C. As Military Social Aide to the President, Pendergast worked closely with President Barack Obama and even got the chance to put his bachelor’s degree in music to good use. He has sung for both the President and Pope Francis, among various government officials. Pendergast returned to campus Oct. 27-28 to be honored at a dinner among his fellow awardees. He was selected from over 100 nominees in the fourth year of the program. – Liz Janisse

Delta State Delta Beta Jeffrey Farris ’01 was recently selected as the head coach of the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams at Delta State University. Since 2008, Farris has managed over 32,000 alumni and friends from across the United States and the world as Delta State’s director of alumni affairs. “I am humbled and honored about the opportunity to be the head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis program at Delta State,” Farris said. “I have been a proud member of the Delta State tennis family since I first arrived on campus in 2000, and I’m

Cal Alumnus Tells Private Story of Football Star PHILIP T. SCHAAF (ALPHA XI–CALIFORNIA ’84) WROTE AND DIRECTED

Don’t Quit: The Joe Roth Story, a documentary that traces the remarkable biography of the late All-American, quarterback, Joe Roth, who privately battled cancer (melanoma) in 1976. For more details and to view the film, visit joerothfilm.com.

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thrilled to be a head tennis coach in the best conference in Division II athletics.” Florida Gulf Coast Zeta Pi Dan Herrin ’10 was taking off in life; beautiful girlfriend, great job, and huge potential, but Dan would be diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. After recovering from his fight with cancer, Herrin put his journey on paper. His article, What Kicking Cancer’s Ass Taught Me, is published online by Bossroyal.com. George Washington Alpha Nu Alex J. Graham ’08 was elected to the office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) for the high-density and heavily traveled district of 2F03, in Washington, DC’s historic Logan Circle neighborhood on November 8, 2016. Graham will represent over 2,000 constituents as one of ANC 2F’s eight voting members, and will advise the District of Columbia Mayor and City Council on local issues ranging from city services to zoning. Established in a 1974 referendum to the District of Columbia Charter, as enacted by Congress’s passing of the DC Home Rule Act of 1973, ANCs are a form of hyperlocal Government unique to the Federal District. Graham is the President of Graham Capital Wealth Management and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The George Washington University and a Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves as President of the Alpha Nu House Corporation, and Financial Advisor on the Alpha Nu Alumni Advisory Committee.

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Lamar Gamma Xi Rolland D. Comeau ’67, is retired from Chevron Oil and Breckenridge Ski Resort. He currently works part time at Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, Maine. Louisiana-Lafayette Gamma Phi Robert W. “Bobby” April III ’01 has been on the football field or sideline his entire life, learning from his father, Bobby April II, a long-time NFL assistant coach. April III is now making a name for himself in the NFL as a linebacker coach for the Buffalo Bills. Finishing up his sixth year in the NFL, April previously spent two seasons working with the New York Jets and two seasons with Philadelphia Eagles. A native of Mandeville, Louisiana, Bobby and his wife, Laura, have a daughter, Olivia Grace. Marshall Beta Upsilon Bryan L. Allen ’02 is the Assistant Athletics Director for Major Gifts at James Madison University. Bryan spent the previous seven and a half years at the University of Cincinnati, most recently serving as the director of development and leadership gifts for Bearcat Athletics. Prior to his appointment at UC, Allen served as a football video operations staff assistant with the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. Allen and his wife, Becky, reside in Harrisonburg with their son, Carson.

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Mississippi State Beta Tau Dr. Allen Sills ’83 has been named Chief Medical Officer for the National Football League. Sills, a neurosurgeon who has specialized in the treatment of athletes, will fill a new full-time position based in New York. He comes to the league from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he serves as professor of neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation, and is the founder and co-director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center. Sills will work with NFL team medical staffs and the NFL Players Association, as well as experts on the league’s medical committees, and will guide the NFL’s health and research efforts.

VMI: United States Presidential Social Aide Mark Searles (Beta Commission) meets then Sec. of Defense Ash Carter. INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

New American Road Horse and Pony Association Hall of Fame Inductee

North Carolina State Alpha Omega David Hagan ’76 is the SIOR Foundation President for the 2016-2017 term. Hagan is a Senior Vice President/ Brokerage Services with CBRE Inc. in Greensboro, NC. Prior to joining CBRE in April 2014, Hagan delivered a full spectrum of commercial real estate services representing tenants, buyers, landlords and sellers at the firm he founded in 1989 – Hagan Properties Incorporated. The mission of the SIOR

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Larry Jenkins (Gamma–Georgia ’71) was inducted into the American Road Horse and Pony Association Hall of Fame on August 25, 2016 during the World’s Championship Horse Show held in Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky. In recognition for his many years of service to the American Roadster Horse. Larry served as an officer of the association for six years, four years as president. The Jenkins family has been nationally known for road horses for over seventy years. Larry has trained and shown road horses that have won six World’s Championship titles.

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Maryland Beta Kappa Gregory L. Waterworth ’10 was inducted as a distinguished scholar into the University of Baltimore

Law School’s Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society. The honor society was created in 2014 to recognize students who have distinguished themselves academically with the minimum GPA requirement for induction at 3.15. Students who achieved a 3.7 GPA or higher are inducted as distinguished scholars.

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Foundation is to promote and support initiatives that educate, enhance and expand the commercial real estate industry. SIOR was founded in 1941 to assist in securing manufacturing facilities across the nation to put into service to support production needs for World War II. Presbyterian Beta Pi Cody T. Mitchell ’05 was recognized as Presbyterian College’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumnus. This award honors an alumnus who displays early competence within a chosen field and exceptional promise of future achievement. Mitchell earned his bachelor of arts degree in history and business in 2008. While attending Presbyterian College, he served as student president, ROTC battalion commander and Number I of Beta Pi chapter. Mitchell then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he earned a doctor of jurisprudence degree. He served as vice president of the Student Bar Association, and was a member of the Order of Barristers, Moot Court Bar, and ABA National Moot Court team. “KA has given me a standard of conduct in how to live my life by introducing me to General Lee’s Definition of a Gentleman, but more importantly it gave me brothers who ensure that I adhere to this standard in my daily life.” Mitchell currently practices law in Hartsville, South Carolina at the law offices of Lucas, Warr & White with his mentor, Speaker of the House of Representatives Jay Lucas. In addition to serving on numerous associations and boards, he is a member of the Hartsville Rotary Club, Hartsville Kiwanis Club,

Above: Irwin Province Court of Honor: Hon. James D. “Jimmy” Maxwell, III, Court Preceptor Peder Johnson, and Colonel Chandler P. Seagraves.

Candler Court of Honor The brothers of the alumni chapter organized and gathered at the exciting Keeneland Racecourse, in Lexington, Kentucky, for a Court of Honor induction ceremony and brotherhood day at the races. The event was held on April 13, 2017, and twelve alumni were inducted, including, William W. “Bill” Thomason, Jr., the President of Keeneland, and John D. Nicholson, the President of the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, and former head of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Irwin Province Court of Honor The Emmett Lee Irwin Province Court of Honor held an induction ceremony on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at The Fairview Inn, in Jackson, Mississippi. The following two men were added to the Court’s roll: COL Chandler P. Seagraves (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’90) Hon. James D. “Jimmy” Maxwell, II (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’94) Locke Province Court of Honor The Locke Province Court of Honor held its annual induction ceremony on January 21, 2017 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The ceremony followed the Locke Province Annual Convivium. Knight Commander Darren Kay was the featured speaker and many court members, active chapters and alumni chapters were in attendance.

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Lynchwood AFM Lodge No. 197, and Harmony Baptist Church. Tennessee-Martin Delta Upsilon Clint F. Cummins ’00 was named as the new executive vice president for the Memphis Medical Society. Clint served the Order from 2005 to 2008, working for the National Administrative Office as an associate director for chapter development. Brandon Niblock ’03 was named the head volleyball coach for White House Heritage High School in White House, Tennessee. Niblock has served as head coach for the middle school for three years. Tulane Psi Taylor K. Bertin ’03 was inducted into the Tulane University Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, November 6, 2015 by the Tulane University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Bertin, a football player, was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the 20052006 “Katrina Class.” The 308 student-athletes were honored for representing Tulane Athletics, competing and attending classes, on four different campuses throughout Louisiana and Texas, with ever having a true home field. Edward C. Bush ’72, is Vice President of Dorsey and Co., Inc., in New Orleans, and was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Synod of the Sun Presbyterian Foundation. West Georgia Zeta Kappa S. Andy Kight ’96 was added as the newest real estate agent for Toles, Temple and

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Southern Indiana Alumni Chapter: Members of Southern Indiana Alumni Chapter and Zeta Omicron Chapter at annual softball game.

Charlotte, North Carolina Alumni Chapter The brothers of Charlotte KA Alumni Chapter held their inaugural chapter business meeting on September 10, 2016 at the Oasis Shriners facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. There were nearly 40 alumni brothers in attendance, including Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC, 8th District), former National Undergraduate Chairman Scott Rogers, and six former chapter presidents. Chapter President Paul Gallimore and Chapter Secretary Joseph Wilson presented our new chapter by-laws and welcomed our guest speakers, Ben W. Satcher, Jr., KAOEF Chief Development Officer and Former Knight Commander and Robert Wall,

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Clarksville, Tennessee Alumni Chapter Forester Province Commander Gregory R. Singleton presented the Clarksville, Tennessee Alumni Chapter Charter to Jesse Brewer, secretary of the alumni chapter at the Zeta Tau chapter Convivium on January 21, 2017. The official alumni chapter now has 29 members. The undergraduates who are graduating in May are already excited to join once they graduate.

Elrod’s Glass. Kight currently lives in Floyd County with his wife, Tracy, and two sons, Steven and Joseph. He and his family are members of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. Kight was a Founding Father of the Zeta Kappa chapter at the University of West Georgia.

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Ruston, Louisiana Alumni Chapter The Ruston, Louisiana Alumni Chapter (Gamma Alpha) hosted the chapter’s Annual Alumni Golf Tournament and Alumni Chapter meeting, May 19-20, 2017, at L’Auberge Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Southern Indiana Alumni Chapter On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Alumni and Active Members of the Zeta Omicron chapter at the University of Southern Indiana, and KA alumni in the area gathered for their annual softball game during the Evansville Annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival.

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Wright Inc. Andy is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors and the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. He currently owns J& S Properties and ATSJ Properties. Kight has been a business owner in Rome since 1997. He owned and operated both Vend-Rite, Inc. and

Smith Province Commander. Number Is from Davidson College, Ned Ukrop, and Wingate University, Christian Cauthen, were also in attendance, and gave a status report on their Active Chapters.

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Chapter Eternal as reported to Kappa Alpha Order through September 25, 2017.

The Official Badge of the Order is shown as worn on a “hatchment” (a crepe of piece of black ribbon 1/2" wide and 3/4" long). Brothers are to wear this arrangement during a period of mourning as set forth in the Kappa Alpha Laws (App. 103).

Alabama Alpha Beta Thomas W. Barnes Jr. 1947, 4/17/17 Nolan Fields 2015, 2/20/16 Charles R. Green 1939, 9/5/08 Charles F. Horton 1951, 12/5/99 W. Watt Jones, Jr. 1961, 12/9/15 James L. Oliver Jr. 1953, 11/16/14 Harold L. Speake 1946, 9/29/12

Appalachian State Delta Psi William H. Wilder III 1988, 4/19/17

Arizona Gamma Epsilon Howard Boulter Jr. 1949, 4/18/16

Arkansas Alpha Omicron Gene A. Cherry 1959, 2/24/17

Arkansas State Delta Eta Ralph M. Clifton 1970, 4/20/17 James R. Lewis 1992, 6/18/16 Grover Cleveland Warrick 1968, 8/18/15

Auburn Nu James H. Garrett 1946, 12/18/12 C. Gene Goss Jr. 1955, 9/15/17 Thomas A. Morris Jr. 1947, 2/16/17 Len B. Shannon Jr. 1954, 9/12/15 Lyle H. Smith Jr. 1943, 12/25/16 John T. Voltz 1992, 5/21/12 Charles W. Walter Jr. 1963, 6/23/17

Birmingham-Southern Phi Michael D. Carlisle 1964, 12/11/15 William D. Cornwell, Jr. 1968, 4/21/17 Walter S. Fletcher 1943, 3/22/16 R. Todd McBurnett 1982, 9/15/11

Centenary Alpha Iota Sebastian Jacob Durr Jr. 1941, 10/30/23 James E. Hanvey, Jr. 1971, 6/4/17 Walter E. Hawkins, Jr. 1943, 9/14/16 COL Larry W. Madden 1959, 10/10/16

Citadel Theta Commission CAPT Peple McGuire Burton, Jr. 2015, 3/1/17 COL Robert H. Nuttall Sr. 2011, 7/16/17

Clemson Delta Omicron Richard A Black Sr. 1970, 1/3/17 James M. Isom, Jr. 1975, 11/25/16

Davidson Sigma Harris W. Asbury 1950, 1/5/17 Dr. William L. Pomeroy Jr. 1955, 8/13/16 Henry E. Ramsey 1957, 6/4/17

Delaware Beta Epsilon Stewart E. Hild 1942, 7/12/14 James F. Kearns 1947, 3/8/14

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Raymond W. Kee 1950, 12/15/14 William J. Kuhn, Jr. 1948, 10/20/15 Frank H. Miller 1949, 4/3/10 Richard T. Onley 1947, 9/30/16

Andrew Hasell “Andy” Heyward III

Drury Beta Iota Orvis U. Sigler, Jr. 1941, 12/31/16 Michael J. VanStavern 1989, 11/4/16 Jesse W. Welsh Jr. 1947, 12/11/10

(Gamma–Georgia ’53) Heyward served as a trustee of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) from 1998 to 2000, and 2003. He was also a member of the Loyal Order and the John L. Hardeman Province Court of Honor.

Duke Alpha Phi Jerry H. Barger 1951, 5/3/14 Benner B. Crigler 1949, 6/12/17 Rev. Richard J. Crowder 1949, 1/19/17 Dr. Joseph H. Hardison, Jr. 1951, 4/4/17 Claude T. Moorman II 1958, 4/28/09 Charles W. Smith 1946, 1/8/17

Heyward was born on December 20, 1934 in New York, New York. At UGA he served as Number I and was inducted into the Gridiron Secret Society. After serving in the U.S. Army for two and a half years, Andy had a successful career with NorthWestern Mutual Life Insurance Company for 48 years. He was a founding member of the Board of Advisors for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia, he was emeritus Trustee of Wesleyan College, after serving on the board for many years.

East Tennessee State Delta Delta Ronald K. Poarch 1975, 11/30/16

Emory Epsilon Dr. Scott H. Bronleewe 1976, 7/2/17 Dr. Henry Tucker Clay MD 1949, 12/23/16 Dr. James M. Hale 1951, 10/28/16 Arthur G. Kennerly Jr. 1951, 7/12/17 Dr. George R. Lee Jr. 1959, 7/21/16 Cubbedge Snow Jr. 1948, 12/4/16

Florida Beta Zeta James H. Andrews Jr. 1965, 9/23/15 James N. Daniel Jr. 1944, 5/7/75 Elroy C. Grace 1948, 5/22/16 COL Richard B. Kent USAF (Ret.) 1951, 4/12/16 Charles S. Lloyd 1945, 10/25/16 Carroll C. Phillips 1947, 7/17/15 COL Corydon A. Veley Jr. 1949, 5/14/17

Florida State Gamma Eta Byron Dixon Camp 2001, 6/17/09 William L. Van Dyke III 1965, 1/23/17 Dr. Walter R. L. Wood 1979, 10/2/16

Francis Marion Delta Tau

Edward T. Parks III 1951, 8/27/16 John T. Parramore 1962, 8/12/11 James A. Schaefer 1967, 6/10/03 Kenneth R. Seamon 1973, 5/6/16 John C. Wilson 1955, 5/9/17 Robert N. Wilson Jr. 1971, 8/25/17

Hampden-Sydney Alpha Tau

Georgia Southern Delta Theta

Jacksonville State Delta Phi

C. McNeil Dudley 1994, 6/7/17

Rodney W. Turner 1976, 4/21/17

Georgia Tech Alpha Sigma

Furman Iota John B. League Jr. 1962, 12/12/16 James M. Sharp Jr. 1961, 1/20/17 D. Leslie Tindal 1948, 6/27/17

George Washington Alpha Nu Hugh G. Berry 1947, 10/27/95 Henry L. Watkins 1948, 2/27/04

Georgia Gamma John W. Blakesmith 1967, 1/5/11 Spencer W. Boyd Jr. 1951, 12/29/12 James L. Dewar Jr. 1962, 4/7/17 Andrew H. Heyward III 1953, 12/8/16 Harry L. Hogan 1950, 7/11/17 Edmond Feris Jared Jr. 1960, 6/5/17 Harold Mercer Morris Jr. 1950, 12/17/16

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Andy passed away peacefully at the age of eighty-one on December 8, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Inman Heyward, along with his children and their families.

James F. Bagwell 1954, 3/28/16 Thomas R. Boys 1962, 9/1/16 Ledlie William Conger Jr. 1945, 10/8/16 MG Marcus F. Cooper USAF (Ret) 1928, 11/18/05 John Wesley Ford 1949, 1/11/06 Charles Frank Hollberg III 1953, 6/11/17 Barry R. Mathis 1964, 3/7/17 James R. Moreton 1953, 6/7/17 David A. Preston 1960, 1/16/17 Henry T. Snead 1954, 4/30/17 Robert C. Stults 1951, 8/27/16

Goldey Beacom Zeta Gamma Matthew S. Smith 2003, 3/22/16

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Dr. John D. Beall 1943, 11/27/03 Percy James Burton Jr 1947, 6/11/17 Robert A. Scott 1943, 10/27/15 Claude S. Turner, Jr. 1951, 10/12/16

Robert S. Smith 1985, 11/28/16

Johns Hopkins Alpha Lambda Roland L. Brown, Jr. 1946, 3/11/13 George W. Holdefer 1946, 3/10/11

Kentucky Theta Robert W. Dickinson 1960, 8/6/17 Dr. Thomas L. Jones 1957, 8/27/17 Jay Kirk Kittell 1967, 11/20/16 Gardner L. Turner 1949, 9/13/16

Lambuth Gamma Omicron W. Terry Kennon 1966, 2/13/17

Louisiana State Alpha Gamma Robert Conway, Jr. 1943, 10/26/14 Douglas R. Pearce 1974, 6/25/17 Winston C. Rice 1934, 5/6/17 Collie B. Sledge 1946, 8/16/17

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John M. Webb 1940, 7/24/17 William Heard Wright Jr. 1944, 7/24/13

Louisiana-Lafayette Gamma Phi Robert F. Rodgers 1965, 7/23/17

Louisiana-Monroe Gamma Nu Richard E. Ethridge, Jr. 1963, 4/15/17 Michael R. Miletello 1975, 5/19/17 Archie D. Parker Jr. 1957, 1/13/11

Louisville Beta Omicron Kenneth R. Barnes 1954, 4/12/11 William A. Kantlehner 1952, 2/23/15

Marshall Beta Upsilon James C. Nash 1967, 8/11/17

David A. King 1949, 4/25/01 Henry F. Martin 1943, 7/25/17 John P. McGee 1974, 10/7/16 Manship Phelps 1940, 4/8/15 Barclay P. Roberts 1960, 10/29/15 William L. Solomon III 1972, 12/16/16 Walter B. Swain, Jr. 1959, 5/16/17 Leslie L. Tomlinson 1949, 5/21/14 Earl A Truett III 1970, 11/11/09

Missouri S&T Beta Alpha

Lawrence A. Heinze 1961, 6/24/17 Gervis Gardner Shugart 1958, 1/31/17 Alexander J. Vouzikas 1957, 1/21/17

North Carolina Upsilon

Mercer Kappa Gary E. Mann 1980, 7/27/17

Miami Gamma Theta Dr. J. Patrick Fuller 1956, 11/2/16

Middle Tennessee State Delta Lambda Douglas B. Young 1969, 12/18/16

Midwestern State Gamma Omega Tommy A. Valenta 1969, 2/12/17

Millsaps Alpha Mu Rev. Reynolds S. Cheney II 1954, 7/10/17 Larry E. Clark 1966, 7/10/17 Joseph R. Huggins 1947, 5/31/17

Mississippi Alpha Upsilon

Mississippi State Beta Tau Joseph A. Bethay 1953, 8/22/16 Joe C. Douglass 1952, 7/26/17 Warren I Hammett 1945, 9/22/12 Charles P. House, Jr. 1941, 4/1/08

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Bob was born April 24, 1932, in Carrollton, Missouri. At Missouri Bob served as Number I and earned a bachelor’s degree in in political science, and then earned his Juris Doctorate. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955- 1958. In 1959, he joined the Missouri Farmers Association as an attorney, progressing to become General Counsel & Secretary/Treasurer. In 1980, he became associated with Shelter Insurance Companies, ultimately serving as President & CEO. He served on a number of insurance company boards and on that of Columbia College.

Dr. Karl L. Barkley 1953, 1/3/17 Cliff C. Glover 1931, 8/25/17 Hon. C. Weston Houck 1952, 7/19/17 Elmo D. Sparks Jr. 1950, 3/12/16

North Carolina State Alpha Omega Godfrey Cheshire, Jr. 1937, 11/30/16 Oscar P. Hay, Jr. 1947, 11/23/15 COL Charles D. Slocumb Jr. 1936, 10/24/08 Robin L. Wooten 1987, 7/21/17

North Texas Gamma Lambda

Maupin was 85 years old and passed away in Fort Myers, Florida, on April 28.

James M. Brightman 1955, 2/13/17

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Miles Maupin, along with his children and their families, including grandson Graham Gausnell (Alpha Kappa–Missouri ’17).

Northwestern State Gamma Psi Humberto G. Guerrero, Jr. 1986, 9/21/16 M. Todd Huddleston 1989, 2/5/17 Kerlin C. Sutton 1967, 1/17/17

Oklahoma Beta Eta Matthew Marian Hinson 2004, 9/20/07 Bradley E. Middleton 1972, 4/1/16 Matthew C. Shoush 1994, 1/17/17 King D. Simon 1941, 7/31/15 Hon. John D. Southwood 1953, 5/12/17 George E. Wyatt, Jr. 1941, 3/19/17

Richmond Eta

William F. Bartee, Jr. 1960, 7/15/17 Elbert S. Felder 1966, 9/5/16 James R. Martin 1941, 3/8/17 J. Allen Morris Jr. 1952, 2/27/17 Robert E. Settle III 1969, 9/14/17 CPT John F. Thames 1956, 11/18/16 Julius Wannamaker Jr. 1948, 4/24/10

Samuel Crane Jr. 1951, 9/2/14 Dr. William C. Day 1947, 3/8/17 Hon. Joseph Elna Spruill Jr 1951, 3/17/17

Randolph-Macon Zeta

Oklahoma City Gamma Kappa William O. Alexander 1952, 4/29/17 Clyde H. Hale, Jr. 1957, 4/8/98 COL W. T. Lunsford USMC (Ret) 1952, 4/12/16 Robert L. Medley 1957, 12/23/16 Edwin W. Parker II 1959, 4/11/17

Oklahoma State Beta Xi William B. Irvin 1939, 7/13/09 Hammond G. Riggs Jr. 1951, 9/18/16

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Presbyterian Beta Pi

Richard Minor Hamrick Jr. 1943, 5/24/16 Dr. James Elbert Hedrick Jr. 1974, 8/2/16 Jack R. Kidd 1949, 6/3/17 Ralph Vincent Partlow Jr. 1946, 6/4/17

Rhodes Alpha Epsilon William D. Hedden 1948, 4/11/15 Thomas F. Malone 1941, 7/6/10

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Roanoke Beta Rho Dr. Robert L. Hock Jr. 1954, 12/9/15

Rollins Alpha Psi Paul F. Klinefelter, Jr. 1947, 8/7/16 COL Robert S. MacArthur 1935, 9/29/08

Univ. of the South Alpha Alpha Edward J. O'Brien IV 1974, 12/7/16

South Carolina Rho COL Robert R. Dobson (Ret) 1948, 12/10/11 Hon. C. Victor Pyle Jr. 1954, 6/2/17

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Samuel Alman III 1944, 2/25/15 Robert W. Emmons 1942, 7/18/12 Dr. E. Douglas Hodo 1953, 10/10/16 John R. Laws 1957, 3/6/16 Everett D. Lovelace 1960, 7/14/17 James E. McGinnis Jr. 1947, 1/6/16 John R. Pepper III 1966, 3/26/17 John R. Presley 1972, 2/5/16 William Richardson 2016, 6/9/17 Harry L. Smith Jr. 1959, 1/12/16 Phineas Stevens 1936, 12/13/16

Maupin established the KAOEF’s Robert W. Maupin Scholarship, the Alpha Kappa Chapter Endowment Fund, and was a member of KAOEF’s Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2003. A member of the Loyal Order and the Henry C. Chiles Province Court of Honor, he served as the as the alumnus advisor for Alpha Kappa Chapter for more than twenty years.

Mark L. Cornwell 1976, 9/11/17 Thomas E. Crane 1952, 12/22/13 David H. Frith 1952, 6/11/17 Robert E. Lee 1958, 3/4/17 Robert W. Maupin 1951, 4/28/17 Loyd Rex Steelman Jr. 1951, 3/18/17 John Z. Williams 1960, 3/1/09

James L. Newcombe 1962, 8/13/17 William M. Taggart 1955, 12/10/16

Jerry Neal Daniel 1971, 7/18/16 David C. Sullivan 1958, 9/16/16

(Alpha Kappa–Missouri ’51)

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Maryland Beta Kappa

Memphis Gamma Gamma

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Texas-Arlington Delta Iota

John G. Beckner 1952, 11/16/16 Robert J. Beliveau 1956, 4/22/16 Bruce Tanner Blackman 1952, 3/26/16 Gary D. Driver, Sr. 1954, 6/24/17 Roscoe Moss Jr. 1949, 5/10/10 Warren Reed Sprinkel 1941, 6/12/17 Terry M. Supple 1964, 1/10/16 Joseph W. Tatchell 1952, 3/16/17 Wayne O. Veatch Jr. 1963, 8/7/16

Dr. David E Reed 1969, 11/6/16

Robert Spencer Hatler 2012, 11/11/16 Jack B. Llewellyn 1949, 10/24/16

Jermaine A. Nixon, Jr. 2014, 8/5/16

Southern Methodist Beta Lambda

Tulsa Mu

David B. Baxter 1969, 10/22/15 Julian W. Feild 1947, 7/18/16 Robert S. Folsom 1944, 1/24/17 Robert G. Langdon 1940, 3/19/11 H. Lou Morrison, Jr. 1942, 6/2/16 Jack T. Norton 1950, 12/19/15 LTC Hugh W. Robbins 1938, 4/28/08 Charles B. Roessler 1948, 5/2/17 James C. Tubb 1949, 12/4/15

Melbourne F. Christerson 1952, 3/5/17 James D. Hull II 1952, 8/1/16 Robert E. McCormack 1958, 6/7/17 R. James Unruh II 1948, 5/29/17

Southern Mississippi Gamma Zeta

Vanderbilt Chi

John W. Little 1948, 8/14/16

Southwestern Xi John D. Perrigin 1994, 4/8/17 Thomas White 2015, 7/4/16

Stanford Alpha Pi John B. De Nault 1938, 12/19/16 Edward W. Finucane PE QEP CSP CIH 1955, 1/19/16 Karl Guntermann 1938, 2/11/17 Alex C. McDonald 1955, 9/8/16 Dr. James B. Roe 1965, 12/19/16

Tennessee Pi Stephen L. Davis 1974, 1/18/17 Arthur Hermsdorfer, Jr. 1962, 12/24/15 Charles W. Hord 1961, 10/24/16 Roger C. Lowe 1966, 12/5/16 Andrew G. Shockley 1955, 7/9/17

Tennessee-Martin Delta Upsilon Joe P. Jones 1975, 3/4/17

Texas Omicron Howard M. Bunch 1947, 4/7/15 Michael Lee Neely 1974, 2/17/17

Texas A&M-Commerce Gamma Upsilon Dr. William S. Drake 1960, 2/26/17 C. Ed Hall 1962, 3/5/17

Texas State Epsilon Iota Michele M. Colaluca 1979, 3/22/13 Brian C. Zody 1983, 8/5/17

Texas Tech Gamma Chi James E. Byrne Jr. 1968, 1/25/17 Jeffrey D. Kelley 1987, 5/28/17 Joseph Michael Ricketts 1967, 8/7/17

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Mrs. Adams was the wife of Timothy K. Adams (Epsilon– Emory ’57), Life Trustee of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation.

Tulane Psi Dr. Charles L. Brown Jr. 1947, 1/4/17 Gordon E. Clay Jr. 1947, 12/27/16 C. Denton Gibbes Jr. 1941, 8/29/09 Stephen A. Schmedtje Jr. 1958, 7/4/15

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Julie Bearden Adams

Transylvania Alpha Theta

Julie was born on September 13, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Sweet Briar College prior to marrying Tim and moving to Macon, Georgia. From 1990 to 2006, she was a partner in Tift-Adams Bridal Consultants. Julie was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and active in her community, serving as President of the Board of the Museum of Arts and Sciences and President of the Friends of the Library. She was a former member of the Junior League of Macon.

Valdosta State Delta Rho Zachary Austin Butler 2016, 7/12/17 Matthew K. Wheeler 1995, 7/17/17

Dr. John M. Clariday 1945, 10/7/16 Franklin L. Estes Jr. 1946, 1/31/17 Albert K. Gilbert 1975, 6/13/17 John M. Higgason Jr. 1969, 1/21/16 John M. McGowan II 1942, 9/22/16

Julie passed away at home in Macon, Georgia on Sunday, May 14, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Timothy K. Adams, her four children, including Timothy Killen Adams, Jr. (Alpha–Washington & Lee ’91), grandchildren, and brothers.

Virginia Lambda Henry C. Landon III 1943, 7/6/17 Robert A. Mason Jr. 1950, 12/17/15 Cleveland R. Willcoxon III 1974, 7/15/17

VMI Beta Commission Isiah Coker 2013, 8/26/16 Z. C. Dameron Jr. 1948, 9/15/16 Joseph Frederick Fil 1948, 9/9/16 Thomas F. Guthrie III 1971, 12/8/15 COL Willard M. Hays 1985, 12/6/16 William R. Hopkins 1957, 11/9/16 Thomas D. Kelly 1950, 11/15/16 MG James H. Marshall 1951, 6/5/16 Vaughn L. Maxwell Jr. 1949, 1/11/16 Joseph W. McCarthy Jr. 1953, 11/25/15 James McDowell 1954, 10/29/15 Nathaniel W. Pendleton Jr. 1957, 6/5/14 Samuel B. Segar Jr. 1955, 6/17/16 Christopher Lloyd Stone 2006, 11/11/15 W. Bruce Taylor 1949, 10/8/16 John D. Williams 1948, 10/11/16 W. Luke Witt 1953, 12/18/15 LTC William E. Woodward 1956, 10/24/16 Thomas V. Wornham 1951, 8/23/16 Robert F. Yurachek 1968, 12/4/16

Wake Forest Tau Charles A. Hostetler, Jr. 1973, 1/27/17 Peter J. Jones 1971, 9/4/17 David M. Kiser 1964, 11/1/16 Zeno Martin, Jr. 1957, 1/26/17 James B. Simons 1970, 12/8/05 Charles L. Snipes 1954, 10/4/16 Dr. Thomas R. Vaughan, Jr. 1957, 11/30/09

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Washington College Beta Omega

William & Mary Alpha Zeta

Dr. Ronald E. Smith 1967, 3/17/14

Elmo Legg 1937, 9/18/02 John L. Sibley Jr. 1958, 11/17/16 Austin Zheng 2015, 10/15/16

Washington & Lee Alpha James Hugh Gordon Jr. 1949, 7/27/17 Henry W. Grady IV 1950, 2/1/17 Mitchell A. Touart 1947, 4/9/14

West Virginia Alpha Rho James B. Blair 1963, 7/16/16 Robert B. Campbell 1947, 3/7/15 Sean Michael Guthrie 2015, 10/16/16 Jack L. Hewitt 1969, 2/4/17 Donald G. Wood 1941, 8/22/16

West Virginia Wesleyan Beta Chi David C. Sheridan 1971, 12/30/16

Western Carolina Delta Alpha Thomas L. Buckner 1993, 3/29/17 Henry T. Finch Jr. 1971, 8/17/17 Emmett C. Haskin Jr. 1991, 4/10/17 Mason P. Moore 1994, 5/16/17

William Jewell Alpha Delta Lawrence E. Dickerson III 1966, 2/18/17 William R. Dunbar 1948, 12/6/14 Kenneth E. Euritt 1955, 7/4/17 Rev. Loyd Raymond Gentry 1955, 12/26/16 Richard Stuart Monaghan 1973, 10/27/14 Brian K. Thompson 1999, 1/25/17 Larry L. Zahnd 1952, 3/28/17

Wofford Delta Dr. H. Cooper Black Jr. 1960, 10/24/93 Philip F. Foster 1950, 1/14/15 Dr. Crispin W. Paul 1960, 8/7/17 James William Thomson Jr. 1962, 7/24/12

Westminster Alpha Eta Carr P. Collins 1985, 8/29/17 Dr. Charles B. Handy 1943, 1/4/16 Chris P. Lange 1990, 10/4/11 Richard A. Lemler 1952, 2/17/16 Peter C. Myers Jr. 1977, 2/20/17

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Nathan Noble making touchdown saving tackle for Ole Miss.

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which they missed. "There are many many memorable moments in my career playing football at Ole Miss," Noble said. "I would have to say the number one most memorable moment has to be beating Alabama in Oxford my junior year. It was crazy and seemed like a dream even into the next week." Noble, who red-shirted the 2013-14 season, graduated in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in managerial finance, and is currently pursuing a MBA degree. He made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll for spring 2013, fall 2013, fall 2014 and fpring 2015 semesters, the Dean’s Honor Roll for fall 2012 semester, and the U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for spring 2014, fall 2015 and spring 2016. Noble was

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also named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. "I was recently named a semifinalist for the 2016 National Football foundation Cambell Trophy, which honors college football's top scholar athlete," Noble added. "My father was a KA at Ole Miss along with his cousins, and the bond I have seen them share through years made me want that experience. The friends I gained through the fraternity have had a huge impact on my life and have brought about some great memories. My roommates were actually all KA's and don't play football, so most of the time I lived vicariously through them and would listen to their stories about the parties and other events."

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Mississippi '13), kicker for the Ole Miss Rebels, made a touchdown saving tackle during the football game versus Georgia. With Ole Miss up 17-0 from a D'Vaughn Pennamon touchdown run, Noble kicked-off for 40 yards to the Georgia 1-yard-line. Flanker Reggie Davis dances his way though the Ole Miss special teams for 40 yards before coming to the last defender. As the last line of defense, Noble wraps up Davis, saving Ole Miss from a Georgia touchdown. While the game evolved into an assertive 45-14 victory for Ole Miss, it could have been very different game without Noble's first-quarter tackle. Ole miss held strong on that drive, forcing Georgia to a 36-yard field goal attempt,

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FOOTBALL: Head Coaches

Tanner McCarthy ’16, kicker

Paul Johnson (Western Carolina-Delta Alpha ’77) ƒƒ Georgia Tech 8-4 in 2016

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Charlie Beall ’16, kicker

Jackson Hannah ’15, offensive line AUBURN-NU (SUGAR BOWL) Robert Muschamp ’15, linebacker

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Hal Mumme (Delta Rho – Valdosta State ’99) ƒƒ Belhaven College 2014-2016

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Matt Mumme (Delta Rho– Valdosta State ’95) yyLaGrange College 2015-2016

Cullen Gillaspia ’15, linebacker Mac Labhart ’16, linebacker

Will Muschamp (Gamma–Georgia ’92) ƒƒ University of South Carolina 6-6 in 2016

CLEMSON-DELTA OMICRON (FIESTA BOWL) James Barnes ’16, quarterback

FOOTBALL: Other 2016 football players BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN-PHI Dylan Main ’15, defensive back ƒƒ Played in 8 games, 27 tackles Jesse Handlon ’13, receiver ƒƒ 7 catches for 111 yards Andrew Brock ’14, defensive back Dylan Carl ’16, linebacker David Hardenbergh ’16, guard/ linebacker Matt Huhn ’16, receiver Donavan King ’16, offensive line

Andy Teasdall ’12, punter ƒƒ 48 punts for a 37.5 average

Michael Waller ’16, defensive back

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Chase Alford ’14, linebacker ƒƒ Played 12 games, 31 tackles

Ben Humphreys ’16, linebacker ƒƒ Second with 106 tackles, All-ACC 3rd team

Ryan Braswell ’14, fullback

Jake Kite ’15, safety ƒƒ Played in 9 games Colin Duffy ’15, deep snapper Kyle Wellner ’14, defensive back

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Beau Wells ’13, receiver

Carl Rider ’13, linebacker ƒƒ Second with 89 tackles

Bubba White ’14, quarterback

Andy Godwin ’16, offensive tackle Jack Bryant ’15, offensive guard GEORGETOWN COLLEGEBETA DELTA Josh Copley ’16, offensive lineman Harrison Shelton ’16, offensive lineman HAMPDEN-SYDNEYALPHA TAU Jordan Beck ’15, defensive back ƒƒ Played in 6 games LOUISIANA-MONROEGAMMA NU Alex Prince ’16, punter

MISSISSIPPI-ALPHA UPSILON Nathan Noble ’13, kicker ƒƒ SEC Academic Honor Roll; 78 kickoffs for a 63.2 average with 32 touchbacks; ƒƒ Semi-Finalist for NFF Campbell Trophy NEWBERRY-DELTA EPSILON Tyler Stasky ’13, offensive tackle ƒƒ ECAC Division II All-Star first team Burton Able ’15, deep snapper ƒƒ Played in 11 games Mac McCurry ’15, linebacker ƒƒ Played in 9 games Sumner Cooler ’14, quarterback Wyatt Craig ’16, tight end

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Hector Sandoval ’13, linebacker ƒƒ All-SAA first team, led with 98 tackles

Lawson Scott ’16, offensive tackle

Chandler Loy ’13, defensive back ƒƒ All-SAA honorable mention, 28 tackles

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Zachary Borne ’16, wide receiver ƒƒ Caught 12 passes for 103 yards

Max Garrett (Alpha–Washington & Lee)

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Bradford Lemmons, ’16,receiver ƒƒ Played in 7 games

Brant Cameron ’15, deep snapper ƒƒ Played in 11 games Elil Teeselink ’15, center ƒƒ Played in 9 games, with 7 starts

Steven Kubicki ’13, running back ƒƒ 7 games

Zach Cooper ’14, center

Garrett Brinneman ’15, fullback

Garner Duckworth ’15, punter

C.J. Coleman ’15, linebacker

Cal King ’15, quarterback

Chase Hale ’15, defensive back

Guy Revelle ’15, offensive lineman

Caleb Kitchens ’16, quarterback

Trey Maurer ’15, defensive end Tanner Menist ’13, receiver Dalton Symm ’14, fullback

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Connor Holden ’16, tight end

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Zach Loskie ’16, fullback

R.J. Bacon ’14, punter

John Clarke ’16, receiver Spencer Cotton ’16, receiver Jack Knight ’15, offensive lineman

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Above: Team captain Brian Nana-Sinkam accepts the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Trophy from head coach Jeremy Gunn SMU-BETA LAMBDA Charlie Mitelhaus ’16, linebacker STEPHEN F. AUSTINDELTA KAPPA Travis Lock ’16, offensive tackle ƒƒ Started the last 6 games UNIV. OF THE SOUTHALPHA ALPHA John Cleveland ’15, punter/back ƒƒ All-SAA 1st team punter with 43.8 avg; ƒƒ All-SAA 2nd team back, 54 tacklesˆ

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Tony Dykes ’14, linebacker ƒƒ All-SAA mention, 50 tackles

Michael LaSalla ’14, offensive lineman ƒƒ College Division Offensive Lineman of the Year; All-ODAC first team

Glenn Ireland ’15, defensive back played in 10 games, 29 tackles

Max Garrett ’15, linebacker ƒƒ All-ODAC first team; ODAC Scholarƒƒ Athletic of the Year; 109 tackles

Will Behnke ’16, receiver Sam Daniels ’16, offensive lineman Allan Parrott ’16, receiver

Charlie Nelson ’14, quarterback ƒƒ All-ODAC 2nd team; ran for745 yards and hit 44 of 79 yards, 5 TDs

Brinley Rhys ’16, defensive lineman Jack Spenser ’16, offensive lineman

Matt Underhill ’14, kicker ƒƒ All-ODAC 2nd team; scored 57 points on 6 field goals, 39 extra points

Rocky Tips ’16, defensive lineman

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Marshall Hollerith ’15, running back ƒƒ All-ODAC 3rd team; 816 yds, 7 TDs Evan Hinkle ’14, running back ƒƒ All-ODAC 3rd team; 617 yds, 8 TDs Walker Brand ’15, running back ƒƒ All-ODAC 3rd team; 362 yds, 4 TDs Michael Shields ’15, defensive back ƒƒ 10 games, second in tackles with 82 Thomas Freedland ’16, defensive back ƒƒ 8 games, posted 68 tackles

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David Hogan ’15, defensive back ƒƒ 10 games, posted 60 tackles John Carrick ’14, linebacker ƒƒ 10 games, posted 35 tackles

Robert Armstrong ’14, back ƒƒ Played in 9 games Matt Margarita ’14, fullback ƒƒ Played in 7 games Sal Esposito ’16, linebacker Jacob Jaster ’16, back Derek King ’16, quarterback

Matt Sgro ’15, quarterback ƒƒ Rushed 32 times for 264 yards

Michael McKinney ’15, lineman

Reed Clark ’16, defensive lineman ƒƒ 10 games, posted 20 tackles

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Mitch Lowery ’15 tight end played in 10 games Charlie Voudouris ’16, linebacker ƒƒ played in 8 games Brian Denman ’15, defensive line Jimmy Fiume ’16, offensive line Witt Hankins ’15, receiver McKenna Johnston ’15 back Anton Livshin ‘16 L.B. Nuri ’15, offensive line R.J. Perciavalle ’15, back Grey Reams ’16, back Patrick Ryan ’16, back WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYANBETA CHI Donnie Richards ’14, offensive line ƒƒ All-NEC 2nd team; played 10 games Jordan Barnes ’14, offensive line ƒƒ All-NEC honorable mention

Zach Schademan ’14, receiver ƒƒ Caught 34 passes for 448 yds, 3 TDs

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Matt Floyd ’13, back Frankie Gomez ’15, lineman

Alex Thompson ’13, forward ƒƒ 10 games

Jared Hobby ’15, back

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Chance Nelson ’15 fullback

Nick Tadros ’15, goalie ƒƒ All-OAC 3rd team, 19 games ƒƒ 0.94 goals against AVG., 56 saves

Hayden Schmidt ’15, lineman

Eric Lewis ’14, receiver

Clay Stulce ’15, back David Warton ’15, lineman

Dale Wood ’14, linebacker

Quayde Bauman ’15, defensive back ƒƒ Second on team with 58 tackles

Caleb White ’16, lineman

Brandon Bauer ’15, mid-field ƒƒ 18 games

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STANFORD-ALPHA PI (NCAA CHAMPIONS, 15-3-5) Brian Nana-Sinkim ’14, defense ƒƒ All-American 2nd team; All-Far West Region 2nd team, Team Captain

Collin Heller ’15, defensive lineman ƒƒ Played 10 games, made 38 tackles

Bryce Marion ’16, mid-field ƒƒ 21 games, 6 points

Drake Hoffer ’14, receiver ƒƒ Played 9 games, caught 21 for 234 yds

Sam Werner ’16, mid-field ƒƒ 21 games, 7 points

Trejuan Mask ’15, back/receiver ƒƒ Ran for 157 yds, caught 17 passes

PRESBYTERIAN-BETA PI Connor Behrend ’14, goalie ƒƒ All-Big South mention; All-Academic team; 21 goals against avg.(1.1), 88 saves

Parker Wood ’14, linebacker ƒƒ Played 10 games, made 31 stops Cory Edwards ’13, receiver ƒƒ Played 10 games, caught 15 passes Staton Rebeck ’14, receiver ƒƒ Played 9 games, caught 14 passes Christian Hunt ’15, linebacker ƒƒ Played 10 games, made 24 stops Kier Stamp ’15, linebacker ƒƒ Played 7 games, made 21 stops

Cole Thornton ’15, forward ƒƒ 19 starts, 7 points

Alex Bourland ’14, mid-field yyAll-SAA 2nd team, 19 points Gregory Hurley ’13, mid-field ƒƒ 15 starts Mikey Domangue ’14, defense ƒƒ 13 games SOUTHWESTERN-XI David Arellano ’14, defense ƒƒ All-SCAC 1st team; 3 year captain ƒƒ 20 starts, 5 points Carlos Huntley-Jiminez ’15, forward ƒƒ All-SCAC 2nd team, 10 points

Cade Crow ’13, mid-field ƒƒ All-Big South 2nd team; 14 points, including 5 goals

Mac Light ’14, forward ƒƒ All-SCAC Sportsmanship Team ƒƒ 13 games

Sebastian Carlson ’14, defense ƒƒ 17 games

Michael Oliveros ’14, mid-field ƒƒ 20 starts

John Speed ’13, mid-field ƒƒ 20 games

Nick Petterson ’15, mid-field ƒƒ 18 starts

Hunter Del Valle ’16, mid-field ƒƒ 17 games

Martin Vila ’16, mid-field ƒƒ 16 games, 5 points

Ryan Standridge ’16, mid-field

Austin Robinson ’14, defense ƒƒ 16 starts

Mike McCuaig ’15, back ƒƒ Played 7 games, made 18 stops

Jake Fuller ’15, mid-field CENTENARY-ALPHA IOTA

Tanner Irons ’14, defense ƒƒ 19 games

Jack Kutey ’16, defensive lineman ƒƒ Played 8 games, made 17 stops

Rylan Whan ’14, goalie ƒƒ 18 games; 1.68 goals against avg; 112 saves

Mason Tomasek ’15, mid-field ƒƒ 19 games

FURMAN-IOTA

Trevor Goforth ’13, lineman ƒƒ Played 8 games

Kyle McLagan ’15, defense ƒƒ 17 games

Jake Anthony ’14, lineman Josh Blochlinger ’14, lineman

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Jacob Buckley ’14, defense Sam Eichner ’15, goalie Christian Lopez ’15, mid-field Clay Martin ’15, mid-field

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Tyler Fisher ’16, kicker/punter ƒƒ Scored 44 points (5 FGs, 29 XP); punted 60 times for a 35.6 avg.

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James O’Connor ’15 lineman

Nate Faber ’16, linebacker ƒƒ 10 games, posted 26 tackles

Alex Cantrell ’16, defensive back ƒƒ 8 games, posted 18 tackles

Ian Burch ’14, receiver

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WATER POLO

Nick Gregory ’16, forward ƒƒ All-Mid South Conf. 2nd team; led team with 22 points (10 goals)

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Noah Mills ’15, mid-field ƒƒ 16 games, 7 points Patrick Schwarz ’15, goalie UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHALPHA ALPHA

Spencer Rogers ’15 ƒƒ 10 goals

Blake Parrish ’16, driver ƒƒ All-MPSF 1st team; led in scoring with 48 goals, including best of 7 goals versus Santa Clara

Marco Stanchi ’16 ƒƒ 9 goals Adam Warmoth ’13 ƒƒ 9 goals

Cody Smith ’15, driver ƒƒ All-MPSF 2nd team, 37 goals

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Oliver Lewis ’15, goalie ƒƒ All-MPSF honorable mention; ƒƒ Averaged 10.09 saves per match

Tre’ Taliaferro ’14, forward ƒƒ 17 games

Mitchell Mendoza ’15 ƒƒ 33 goals

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Sam Pfeil ’14 ƒƒ 20 goals

Caswell Fuller ’16, mid-field ƒƒ 18 starts; 6 points

Justin Roberts ’14 ƒƒ 17 goals

Ryan MacDonald ’15, mid-field ƒƒ 19 games

Kyle Weikert ’14 ƒƒ 11 goals

Nelson Perla-Ward ƒƒ 4 goals Drew Holland ’14, goalie Jackson Kimble ‘14 Connor Stapleton ‘14

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NEWBERRY-DELTA EPSILON Charlie Cook ‘13 ƒƒ Best 8K time 28:36 at USC Upstate; ran a best 10K time of 34:16.41 at the NCAA DII Southeast Region meet; placed 7th at the Jaguar Challenge with a 4 mile time of 22:36.91 MILLSAPS-ALPHA MU Michael Sullivan ‘14 ƒƒ At the NCAA South/ Southeast DIII meet, he ran an 8K time of 30:19 James Armstrong ‘15 ƒƒ At the DIII meet, his 8K time was 30:08 Evan Jones ‘16 ƒƒ Had an 8K time of 31:27 at the DIII meet Jacob Harth ‘16

Ryan Hughes ’16, goalie

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Russell Wilkes Tyler by Evan R. Karanovich R. James Unruh II by Joe F. Mills

Dustin G. Brann by Kevin P. Moritz Aaron W. Brown by D  r. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD Joel B. Buck by Kevin P. Moritz James B. Cain by The Cain Foundation John C. Cain by The Cain Foundation Kyle Foster Cain by William King Nina B. Campbell by Ben W. Satcher Jr. Hon. Tom D. Capshaw by Dr. Charles R. Walker Andrew P. Carr by D  aniel Richard Amato Jr. Blake Carter by Todd W. Carter William Bailey Carter by T homas M. Wright CPA Chi ChapterVanderbilt University by D  aniel Richard Amato Jr. Dr. Charles Jackson Barnett PhD Nancy Cobb by T. Michael Cobb Samuel G. Cole III by Anonymous Andrew P. Carr Rustin Bradley Combes by Ronald P. Cuenod Jr. Jasmine Cressel by Alex Clayton Cowan Derek Todd Dale by Joseph A. Haley III James W. Davidson by J ames Wesley Davidson

David R. Deal by Dr. James Michael Schmuck Delta Alpha Alumni Association by James H. Webb Delta Beta-Delta State University by J. Walter Wood Jr. Delta Gamma Chapter-Old Dominion University by J ames B. Hichak Delta Omicron Chapter-Clemson University by Ben W. Satcher Jr. Delta Rho PledgeValdosta State University Pledge Class Fall 1984 by Lawson L. Patten II Delta Tau ChapterFrancis Marion University Fall 1997 by Matthew E. Reich Franklin W. Denius by The Cain Foundation Wofford F. Denius by The Cain Foundation Barry B. Donnell by Dustin B. Donnell William E. Dreyer by J. Michael Duncan Dr. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD Jeremy D. Duke by Kevin P. Moritz J. Michael Duncan by Alfred Diaz Jr. Douglas B. Harris Dr. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD Epsilon ChapterEmory University Class of 1956 by Dr. Mell B. Welborn Jr. Epsilon Eta ChapterVirginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Spring 2012 by William Mason Mitchell Epsilon Iota Chapter-Texas State University-San Marcos by William R. Bolen Dillon J. Cheverere Blake M. Perdue David C. Ruff W. Madison Wickham Epsilon Rho ChapterPurdue University Class of 1986 by Christopher J. Tsai James R. Estes by David L. Westol

Robert H. Davis by Collins Williamson

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Foundation Today Douglas S. Ewalt by Francis E. Gardiner Jr. Brent W. Fellows by M. Tom Faircloth

Gamma Rho ChapterEast Carolina University Class 2003 by Lyle J. Hagwood

Howard E. Fisackerly by C. K. Fisackerly Jr.

David A. Goheen by Thaddeus Matthew Fine

Stephen E. Foster by Franklin T. Brackman

Dr. D. Tyler Greenfield by Robert D. Fletcher

Richard Leon Fulmer by D  r. Ronald Calhoun Fulmer

M. Tyler Griffin by Kevin P. Moritz

Gamma ChapterUniversity of Georgia by D  r. Philip Bates Bailey MD Gamma Alpha Chapter-Louisiana Tech University by Patrick G. Coudrain Gamma Beta ChapterMissouri State University 1973 by Gordon L. Kinne Gamma Epsilon Chapter-University of Arizona by William F. Flyge Jr. Gamma Epsilon Chapter-University of Arizona 2003-2004 by Perry A. Edholm Gamma Epsilon Chapter-University of Arizona Class of 2004 by Alec E. Linde Gamma Epsilon Chapter-University of Arizona Alpha Nu Class by Dave S. Friedman Gamma Epsilon Chapter-University of Arizona Class of 1960 by William A. Ward Gamma Eta-Florida State University Fall 2013 by Christian Brice Griffith Gamma Eta-Florida State University Fall 2013 by Daniel Cole Gamma Eta-Florida State University Pledge Class Fall 1987 by L. Blair Bailey Gamma Gamma Chapter-University of Memphis by Rigo J. Vannucci Gamma LambdaUniversity of North Texas 2015 by Matthew Kyle Brill

Gamma Omicron Chapter-Lambuth University by Dan H. Akin

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Robert J. Hampton by Jesse Brown

Sam E. Mynhier by Julia I. Batson Stephen Dominy Richard Dustin James Rob Mynhier

Paul S. Lynch by G. Edwin Johnson Jr. Jesse S. Lyons by Daniel Richard Amato Jr. Ethan J. Bush M. Tom Faircloth Brent W. Fellows Edward Kirklin

Corey N. Neal by Andrew P. Carr Hugh A. Neighbors Jr. by T he Hon. William M. Acker Jr.

William Lawrence MacDowell by M  AJ R. J. MacDowell USAF (Ret)

S. Todd Shelton by Collin A. Zimmerman

Lee P. Oliver III, FACHE by M. Tom Faircloth

C. Douglas Simmons III by D  r. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD

Larry S. Wiese by M. Tom Faircloth Edward Kirklin Dr. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD

Russell Benedict Herbert, III by Dr. John E. Ross III

Marshall Andrew Martin by John C. Martin

COL Dennis Hilton by Robert B. Glenn Jr.

E. Fleming Mason Internship by Jesse Brown Hunter M. Lipscomb

Omicron ChapterMidwestern State University by William M. Thacker Jr.

Leslie Bernard Ille by W  illiam Jeffrey Thompson Dave Jeffrey by John C. Wood William C. Jepsen by Walter L. Dowdle Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Staff by William H. Walker Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Staff by William H. Walker Darren S. Kay by J. Michael Duncan by Edward Kirklin by Ty G. Morgan by Dr. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD Darren S. & Karen Kay by Franklin T. Brackman Edward Franklin Keller by D  r. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD Steve C. Knight by 1LT David O. Beal Weldon Knight by Thomas E. Dalton PhD Nicholas Brian Kutz by Timothy Jay Kutz Timothy Adam Kutz by Timothy Jay Kutz Jim Lawson by C layton Eugene Bunting, Esq. Jeffrey W. Love

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Littleton Miller Maxwell by T he Hon. W. T. McDonald Jr.

The Hon. William Thomas McDonald Jr. by Littleton M. Maxwell

E. Preston Pritchett III by Kevin P. Moritz

J. Gordon McGill by The Cain Foundation

John L. Read Jr. by Richard R. D’Antoni

SGM E. Kent McMichael by Dr. David A. Ellington

William Boyd Reeves by William G. Cox

SGM E. Kent and Betty McMichael by T. Michael Cobb

James Guy Revelle, IV by Gertrude Revelle

COL Leo Angelito Mercado USMC (Ret.) by M  G Donald R. Gardner USMC (Ret.)

John Roberts Jr. by John K. Roberts Dr. John E. Ross, III by Fred W. Faircloth III

David C. Merrill by Kevin P. Moritz

Frank E. Ruby by James F. Kirtley

John W. Middleton Jr. by C OL Wilmer L. McIlroy Jr.

The Hon. P. Michael Ruff by M. Tom Faircloth

Dr. Calvin V. Morgan Jr. by Leland Ivey Hyer

Ben W. Satcher Jr. by D  r. G. Patterson Apperson III M. Tom Faircloth W. T. Goodloe Rutland Robert C. Satcher

Kevin Patrick Moritz by Jeremy D. Duke Jimmy K. Morrison by Dan H. Akin

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Jackson Hugh Williamson by Collins Williamson LTC John Michael Wills USMC (Ret.) by Joseph C. Murphy Jr.

William Richard Stonecipher by Blake E. Stonecipher

Brantley Lanier Wilson by Edmond H. Wilson

Mike Stringfellow by Edmond H. Wilson

H. David Pinson by D  r. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD

Norman D. Wilder by Collins Williamson

Samuel Draughn Smith by Mrs. Mary Loch Smith

James Allen Payne by D  r. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD

Wallace D. Pilkinton by Dr. Walter C. Bach Jr.

John Nichols McCarter III by John N. McCarter Jr.

Marion W. Smith by Malcolm H. Liles

Blake Anthony Strebler by William Robert Miller

John Marshall Pierce by R  obert E. Canterbury

George William McCall Jr. by George W. McCall III

Ronald Keith Sine by Joe F. Mills

Simon J. Palmer by Eleanor Barbee

Mitchell Deane Pennington by John N. McCarter Jr.

Daniel K. McAfee by D  r. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD

Stuart F. Whetsell by Dr. D. Wayne Whetsell

Edward J. O’Brien IV by Nelson H. Puett

Thomas Oliver by L TC William Earl Wray Jr. USA (Ret)

Julian Grice Hunt, Jr. by Nelson H. Puett

Dr. James Michael Schmuck by Dr. Rob Havers Stuart F. Whetsell

Gregory Lee Waterworth by Kevin P. Moritz

W. Madison Wickham by Andrew P. Carr

Dr. John Quentin Mantooth by Clint F. Cummins

E. Fleming Mason Internship Class 2015 by M  atthew Gwynn Brownlee

C. Edward Schmidt Jr. by William E. Steinkamp

Wiley Anderson Wasden IV by Katherine A. Datz

Justin Casey Shaw by Eleanor Barbee

Bryan Collier Heck by Ross W. Newberry

Jefferson Daniel Honeywell, Jr. by Dan H. Honeywell

William Clay Schlosser by Valerie Schlosser

Joseph Michael Szymanski by D  r. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD Theta CommissionThe Citadel by Jimmy Green Dr. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr. PhD by Thomas A. Bessant Jr. J. Kirk Corbin James C. Echols III James W. Harle Cuyler C. Lawrence Durward W. Owen H. David Pinson Gary T. Scott Paul H. Tarwater Stanley J. Viner by Allen House Jeffery Scott Thompson Steven W. Tomson *Multiple gifts in honor of Stanley Viner for the Stanley J. Viner Scholarship Sam John Vogel by Arlene Vogel Robert H. Walker by Walter L. Dowdle Arthur Georg Wannage by Robert E. Guillory Jr. The Hon. David M. Warren by Edward Kirklin

Lawton H. Wilson by Edmond H. Wilson Michael Paul Wilson by M. Tom Faircloth Patrick Ryan Wilson by Edmond H. Wilson Richard Baxter Wilson Jr. by Alpha Upsilon Chapter Mark A. Winnett by Thomas Joseph Hagale J. B. Wood by Robert A. Byrd Jr. William A. and Edna Wood by T. Michael Cobb David M. Woods by Chris Woods John A. Yearty by M. Tom Faircloth The Hon. P. Michael Ruff Ryan Thomas Young by Andrew P. Carr Zeta Iota ChapterIndiana State University Beta Class by Michael J. Vesci Zeta Pi ChapterFlorida Gulf Coast University Class 2008 by Abel J. Echemendia Jr. Zeta Tau ChapterAustin Peay State University by CustomInk, LLC

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Gamma Omega Chapter-Midwestern State University by Jesse Brown

Hamilton Province by Franklin T. Brackman

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Housing

Alpha Omicron Brothers Move Into New Home In 2016, the men of Alpha Omicron at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville found themselves with more reasons than usual to be thankful at the Christmas holidays. They have a new fraternity house to live in, thanks to a KA brother who saw and acted upon their need. MANY OF THE ALPHA OMICRON BROTHERS HAD BEEN LIVING IN A DORM ON CAMPUS, AND

Above: Scott McLain (left) with Locke Province Commander H. David Pinson in front of the Alpha Omicron Chapter house after the dedication ceremony

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though the chances of getting a house anytime soon seemed slim to none. That was when Scott McLain (Epsilon Zeta-Arkansas Tech ’84) got involved. McLain is the founder of The McLain Group, a Fayetteville-based company specializing in real estate development, program and project management, project funding and more. “The chapter clearly needed a house, but the university was going to take several more years to give them one and wanted a large donation right away,” McLain says. “So I started looking for private ways to provide a house. We [his company and he and his wife, Cindy] own and lease property for a living, so I was able to strike a deal with the university [to build a house] on land they own.” In less than nine months, under McLain’s direction, a 19,800-square-foot antebellum-style house was constructed to house 50 men. “My wife and I actually own the house, and we’re leasing it to the individual members,” McLain says. And this wasn’t done by McLain the real estate entrepreneur,

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“It’s definitely a KA thing,” says Connor Cook. “It’s about perseverance, sticking it out, overcoming and finding a way to make things happen. And in this case, Scott McLain was just the guy to do it. We’re so grateful to him.”

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Cook maintains that the construction of the house was just one more example of the KA “can-do” attitude that can make even the most unlikely of dreams become reality. “It’s definitely a KA thing,” he says. “It’s about perseverance, sticking it out, overcoming and finding a way to make things happen. And in this case, Scott McLain was just the guy to do it. We’re so grateful to him.”

In less than nine months, under McLain’s direction, a 19,800-squarefoot antebellumstyle house was constructed to house 50 men. Alpha Omicron has made great strides since being re-chartered in November of 2013. In four years the chapter has raised over $20,000 in philanthropy and has logged over 8,600 community service hours. Alpha Omicron has received the Order of Omega Academic Excellence Award twice for having the top GPA, and the Order of Omega Commitment to Service Award for the 2015-2016 school year, and also received the Outstanding Community Partner Award from MDA. For more information about the new KA house at the University of Arkansas, go to https:// websites.omegafi.com/omegaws/ kappaalphaorderar kansasfayetteville and click on “House.”

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but by McLain the KA brother. “I love KA, and not just my own chapter. So being able to help any chapter is a good thing, and we own a homein Fayetteville, so it just made sense to help out the chapter there.” Alpha Omicron Number V Luke Turner ‘15, a sophomore, says he’s looking forward to spending the next three years in the house. “All of the officers, except for our Number IX, live in the house,” he says. “Before that a lot of us we were living in Walton Hall, an on-campus dorm. So this is really quite a blessing.” Number I Connor Cook ’13 is still amazed that the project actually came to

fruition. “I think it’s safe to say that most of us really saw no way that we would be able to get a house,” Cook says. “The university had offered us some options in terms of having a house that were really like no options at all. Scott finally negotiated what eventually became the spot to build, so we were excited. But we still weren’t really all that confident because it seemed like such a huge undertaking. Even when we had the groundbreaking some people were still skeptical. But there was soon a hole in the ground and concrete was poured and there was lumber, and by summer it looked like it was going to be a reality. And we moved in on time, on August 10th at 10 a.m.” Cook says that, even though the men now have a house, they need to continue to raise donations to furnish and maintain the structure. Indeed, the “House” section of the chapter’s website says, “Your donation will be used to pay for the furniture, fixtures, equipment, property manager, and maintenance reserves required for fifty (50) members to occupy the house.” “There are things like couches and other furniture, and plenty of other things, that we’re still raising money for,” Cook says. On October 8th, an official dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of the house. In addition to being attended by the 50 residents and much of the rest of the 200-man chapter, the brothers hosted several guest speakers, including KA Knight Commander Darren S. Kay; University of Arkansas Dean of Students Melissa HarwoodRom; and U.S. Congressman, and KA alumnus, Steve Womack (Epsilon ZetaArkansas Tech ‘78).

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Our Legacy

The Woods of Western Carolina By Jesse Lyons (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ‘98) WHEN A KA OF ANY KNOWLEDGE HEARS THE NAME “WOOD,” NOTES OF OUR

founder James Ward Wood arise. Another Wood family, of no relation, also has a legacy of membership and in a “founding.” James Baxter Wood (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’64) was the founding faculty advisor for Delta Alpha Chapter at Western Carolina University in 1964. In Cullowhee, North Carolina, he wasn’t a young student looking to start a tradition in college. In fact he’d already served in the Korean War. He was the director of the student union and helped breath life into the infant “Kappa Alpha Pi” local fraternity that became KA.

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From Left to Right: Deborah, Jim, and Baxter Wood – A true KA family legacy.

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“It is very important to older generations to have that additional connection, as well as bringing the KA experiences, the history, and the brotherhood forward,” Jim Wood (Delta Alpha-Western Carolina ‘81) says in advice to current chapters considering legacies in recruitment.

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Honor takes Flight In 2016 Baxter Wood was the proud recipient of an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to tour the WWII and Korean War Memorials. He has commented that the monuments were very lifelike and spectacular to view. Complete strangers would walk up and ask to take pictures with the veterans, including he, at the memorials in order to thank them for their service. Upon returing to North Carolina, but before driving back to Cullowhee, hundreds of citizens, veterans, dignitaries, and a band greeted them with honors. Attendees included the Governor, state senator, Congressman and state representatives.

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He has been a fixture in KA for over 50 years. William E. Dreyer awarded him the Knight Commander’s Accolade in 2014 for his leadership and service. He and his late wife Sue were surrogate parents to all KAs their whole lives. They hosted hundreds dinners, met with hundreds of young members joining, and always had time for KA and Delta Alpha Chapter. Even Sue’s mom got into the mix as house mother. Baxter was there at the beginning, but so too was his son, James. James wasn’t there as a student, either. He was there as a young boy. “I started out around KA in 1964 as we were always doing something with the chapter, even though my initiation date was 1981,” says Jim. “Plus, my grandmother was housemother to Delta Alpha for a number of years in the 70s.  It was important for both dad and I to have that fraternal connection.” Some of us graduate and come and go from KA in an active way but Baxter and his family never did. Jim says of his childhood, “Dad talked about KA a lot, but the biggest thing was growing up around all the 1960s KAs, at our house, and at the KA house. Some of our closest relationships are still with the KAs from the 1960s.” Indeed, the brothers of Delta Alpha still rally around Baxter and their brotherhood through lunches, WCU football games, Catamount Club functions, golf, camping, etc. Today Jim and Baxter are both members of the Ed Chambers Smith Province Court of Honor, recognizing their dedication to Delta Alpha and the Order.

KA has continued to keep Baxter and Jim close in both their family ties and their brotherhood. “Dad and I have always had a strong relationship, doing things together, and I think that both being KA (and Delta Alpha) alumni has only contributed to our closeness,” Jim shares. They certainly do like long traditions. This year, the pair went on their 38th annual camping/fishing trip together. “It is very important to older generations to have that additional connection, as well as bringing the KA experiences, the history, and the brotherhood forward,” Jim says in advice to current chapters considering legacies in recruitment. Jim was at the beginning of KA in Cullowhee and is our brother today. Sometimes it takes the watchful eye of a special mentor like Baxter, and, smart legacy decisions from brothers later on in life. Either way, they’ve both made their mark on their chapter’s whole history. “While my connections are more closely with the brothers in the early 80s, Dad’s spans 50+ years of Delta Alpha, and I guess you could say mine does also.”

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From the Archives

A Gift from 1913

Kappa Alpha Journal left to Brothers in Century Chest

After more than a century, a gift to the Beta Eta Chapter at the University of Oklahoma laid waiting in a chest of surprises. Neatly wrapped in paper and tied with twine, a package lays on a rolling cart. The handwritten note on the outside reads, “To be given to the Kappa Alpha Fraternity of twenty thirteen.” With a gentle squeeze to the scissors, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay cuts the twine.

ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017,

a group of KAs visited the Oklahoma History Center to view the contents of a century chest of the First English Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City. Inside the package was a March 1913 edition of The Kappa Alpha Journal. Not seeing daylight since then, the document was in near mint condition. Inside the front cover was the signature of the benefactor, Walter Newton Wetzel. A 1913 initiate, Walter was just twenty-one-years-old when left this special gift. In

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addition to The Journal, the Wetzel family each wrote letters that were included in the time capsule. In Walter’s letter, he discusses his family, where he grew up, and his formal education. “At present attending the law school a branch of the University of Oklahoma, situated at Norman, a little town south of here. I fully expect to finish my study of law and then become a farmer. Since I have been attending the University of Oklahoma, I have been initiated into the Kappa

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Alpha Order, our chapter name is Beta Eta…The one in whose hands this falls can easily find more of my record and of the K.A. boys by looking up our chapter historian record book. Enclosed you will find a Kappa Alpha Journal which you will please hand to the K.A.’s of twenty thirteen.” Walter Newton Wetzel April 20, 1913 Walter made several appearances in other editions of The Journal. His little

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From the Archives

Century Chest now on exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center.

Walter Newton Wetzel

Journal indicate that Walter married Miss Marguerite Hall on 4 December, 1921, in Plainville, Kansas before moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, and Otto was elected as the first president of the Oklahoma Kappa Alpha Association, a state alumni association founded in 1927. On April 22, 1913, a Century Chest was buried in the basement of the First English Lutheran Church (now the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City. The ceremony was witnessed by a capacity

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crowd including Governor Lee Cruce and other notable residents. Through a century of dutiful vigilance the congregation of the First Lutheran Church has guarded the Century Chest in order that on April 22, 2013, the chest would be unearthed and the past would come alive. The church has partnered with the Oklahoma Historical Society to ensure the treasures of 1913 are preserved and exhibited at the Oklahoma History Center.

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Above: Knight Commander Kay with Director of Communications Brent Buswell (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’09) who was an active member of Beta Eta Chapter in 2013.

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brother, Otto Kramer Wetzel a 1913 initiate of Beta Eta Chapter, does as well. Both brothers served as chapter officers; Walter as Number II and Otto as Number IX. Walter was even a founding member of the Beta Xi Chapter at then Oklahoma A&M in 1920. In the October 1915 edition, a letter from Beta Eta Chapter stated that Walter did in fact become a lawyer, but he forsake the profession and was “talking of the glories of farm life.” Other editions of The

Visitors can view neverbefore-seen photographs, documents, and American Indian artifacts and hear Oklahoma pioneer Angelo C. Scott’s speech delivered at the burial of the chest in 1913. The exhibit also includes the 1889 poster promoting the first Fourth of July celebration in Oklahoma City on July 4, 1889, a letter to the blind of 2013 written in braille, the first state flag of Oklahoma, the pen used by President William McKinley to sign the Free Homes Bill for Oklahoma, and a 1913 bird’s-eye view photograph of Oklahoma City showing the city like never before. In addition the exhibit contains dozens of messages, prophecies, and letters from the pioneers of 1913 to their descendants 100 years later.

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Remembering the Reason

Province Council Capital Texas State Alumnus Makes Gift to Ensure Strong Education

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017,

at a reception for members of the KAOEF’s Crimson and Gold Society at The Forest Club in Houston, Texas, Don Stricklin (Epsilon Iota–Texas State ’79) signed the establishment of the L. Don Stricklin Leadership Fund for William Archibald Walsh Province. This endowment will help enhance the educational programming, including Province Council, for chapters in Walsh Province. KA’s leadership education, like the Number I’s Leadership Institute, enhanced Province Councils, and the Emerging Leaders Academy, are all designed to develop leaders among men. Stricklin saw the need to provide unparalleled educational opportunities to KA undergraduates and decided to take action to support the Order’s continued leadership education through the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. “Because Kappa Alpha had such a significant impact on my life—this was a small way of giving back so that same impact might happen with other young men,” Don said. “It was obvious from attending the Province Council in February (2017) that Kappa Alpha provides much needed leadership training that not only helps chapters, but also life-long skills that guys can use forever. In my mind, this is a great investment for anyone’s future.” Don is the Chairman of Far West Capital. Prior to joining Far West Capital, Don was president and CEO of State Bank and Texas United Bancshares in La Grange, Texas. Texas United grew from $80 million in 1997 to more than $1.8 billion in assets by February 2007, with 41 locations prior to its merger with Prosperity Bancshares. Prior to joining Texas United in 1996, Don was senior vice president at Bank One Mortgage in Dallas. He also served in several management positions with Bank One in the community bank division, including president and CEO of Bank One in Abilene, Texas. Don served on the board of Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., formerly Texas United Bancshares, until he joined Far West Capital in 2007. Don was initiated to the Epsilon Iota Chapter at Texas State University in 1979. He has remained involved in leadership roles with chapter’s alumni association over the years and is a member of the KAOEF’s Crimson & Gold Society. Don holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University where he has been honored for his support of academics and athletics at the University. Don makes his home in Austin, Texas with his wife, Tish. Left: Knight Commander Key with Sticklin (center), and KAOEF Chairman & President Todd Reaves

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Leave a Lasting Legacy with the 1865 Trust An esteemed member of the 1865 Trust of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF), David R. Murphey III (Alpha– Washington & Lee ’51) passed away on July 2, 2015. Recently, the KAOEF received an estate gift totaling $20,000 from the estate of David R. Murphey, III.

David R. Murphey III (Alpha–Washington & Lee ’51) ƒƒ Crimson & Gold Society ƒƒ President of the investment-banking firm Pierce, Wulbern & Murphey Corporation ƒƒ President of Murphey Capital, Inc., and E-Wise Investments, Inc. ƒƒ Minority owner of the Boston Celtics ƒƒ Chairman of the National Business Conduct Committee ƒƒ National NASD Chairman ƒƒ Trustee of Bethune–Cookman University ƒƒ Director of the Sumter L. Lowry Foundation and the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation

David graduated in 1953 and throughout his life he remained a devoted and loyal KA. In addition to having joined the 1865 Trust in 2008, David was a donor to the Honoring our Past – Securing our Future, the Campaign for Every KA as well as a donor to the Sesquicentennial Campaign recognizing the Order’s 150th anniversary in 2015. He was a member of the KAOEF’s Crimson & Gold Society and a supporter of several KAOEF sponsored scholarships as well. David resided in Tampa, Florida, and was president of the investment-banking firm Pierce, Wulbern & Murphey Corporation, and he held individual seats on both the American Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchanges. He was later president of Murphey Capital, Inc., and E-Wise Investments, Inc. For 20 years, he was a minority owner of the Boston Celtics. During the 1970s, He served as Chairman of the National Business Conduct Committee, and as a member of the National Board of Governors during the start-up of NASDAQ. He served as National NASD Chairman in 1974. He was a past Trustee of Bethune–Cookman University and was given the 1991-1992 C.H.I.E.F. Award (Champion of Higher Independent

Education in Florida) by the Presidents of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. He was a director of the Sumter L. Lowry Foundation and the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation. He was a member of the Tampa Yacht and Country Club, the Winchester Creek Country Club in Waynesville, N.C. and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, serving as King LXXVII in 1989-90. David is survived by one son, David R. Murphey IV, two daughters, Caroline “Bet” Murphey Snyder and her husband, Tom (Beta Zeta–Florida ’85), and, Helen “Heddy” Murphey Brown and her husband, Andy, along with six grandchildren. David was indeed a brother faithful unto death and committed to the 1865 Trust so that he might leave a lasting legacy to the Order. That final obligation is now complete. On behalf of the KAOEF Board of Trustees and the entire Order, we wish to thank you for your continuing and lasting support.

WHAT IS THE 1865 TRUST? The 1865 Trust recognizes the generosity and foresight of those who choose to embrace the vision of KA’s future by making a meaningful planned gift to the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF). Their entrance into the ranks of the 1865 Trust bears powerful testimony to the charitable expressions of their values, ideals, and commitment to Kappa Alpha Order’s future.

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Membership in the 1865 Trust recognizes those who have made provisions for a planned gift of $10,000 or more to the KAOEF. To date, 140 exceptional alumni have joined the 1865 Trust. Most of our alumni in the 1865 Trust will fulfill their gift through one of the most common and perhaps easiest ways of making a planned gift, by naming the KAOEF in their wills or as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or an IRA.

If you have any questions about the 1865 Trust, or if you wish to join the more than 175 KA brothers who have already become members, please contact Ben W. Satcher Jr., Chief Development Officer at the KAOEF, either by phone (540) 463-1865, or by e-mail, bsatcher@ka-order.org.

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Florida State–Gamma Eta Edward L Horne #3418 Francis Marion–Delta Tau Maxwell P. Davenport #3429 Furman–Iota Logan Hall #3426 Kennesaw State–Zeta Chi Evan L. Stack #3422 Millsaps–Alpha Mu Michael E. Weems #3409 Nicholls State–Epsilon Beta Abram Billiot #3421

Northwestern State– Gamma Psi Alfred A. Claude #3423

Louisiana-Lafayette–Gamma Phi C. E. Cary Pooler III #3425

Oklahoma City–Gamma Kappa Ronald E. Willis #3293

Maryland–Beta Kappa James P. Lee Jr. #3428

Oklahoma State–Beta Xi Brody Chapman #3419

North Carolina-Charlotte– Epsilon Xi R. Tyler Wilhoit #3431

Stephen F. Austin State– Delta Kappa David W. White #3294 Texas A&M–Epsilon Delta John A. Morris #3417

North Texas–Gamma Lambda Dr. Curt H. Stiles #3416 South Alabama–Epsilon Alpha 2LT L. Ethan Hamilton #3433

Southern Indiana–Zeta Omicron Tanner L. Gellinger #3345 Tulsa–Mu Micah Bolin #3420 Washington–Zeta Mu Justin W. Kessel #3427 West Georgia–Zeta Kappa Thomas W. Covington #3343 Wake Forest–Tau David L. Ott #3432 Westminster–Alpha Eta Robert E. Deal, Jr, #3416

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The Kappa Alpha Journal - Winter 2017  

This issue features Erik (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’09) and Kawika Shoji (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’07) at the Summer Olympic Games, Rob Mohr (Chi–Vanderb...

The Kappa Alpha Journal - Winter 2017  

This issue features Erik (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’09) and Kawika Shoji (Alpha Pi–Stanford ’07) at the Summer Olympic Games, Rob Mohr (Chi–Vanderb...

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