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INCLUDING: Brothers “Take the Fight” to Cancer BROTHER ONCE BEAT ALL ODDS. TODAY HE HELPS OTHERS DO THE SAME. Combating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

KAPPA ALPHA ORDER EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION 2014–2015 ANNUAL REPORT

The

Quest Kappa Alpha Order celebrates 150 years of excellence and leadership Volume CXXII | Number 2 | Published Since 1879


Leave a Lasting Legacy with the 1865 Trust

Barry B. Donnell Former Chairman & President Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (Beta Lambda–Southern Methodist ’58) hh Recipient, Knight Commander’s Accolade hh Loyal Order #2110 hh Member, Mikell Court of Honor hh Member, Mustang and Wichita Falls Alumni Chapters hh Member, Crimson & Gold Society hhJoined 1865 Trust in 2015 Why did you decide to leave a legacy to KA through the KAOEF’s 1865 Trust? I have heard you can’t take it with you but you can send it ahead. The 1865 Trust ensures that Kappa Alpha Order will be around for years to come. Why do you remain loyal to the Order and the KAOEF? You should always give back to organizations that help you along the way, building good character, spiritual maturity, and emotional strength. How do you think (or hope) that your gift will have an impact on the future of KA or its undergraduate members?  I hope the undergraduates will benefit in the same ways as I have and will learn to “give” and not just “receive.” We must remember that we are just stewards of what we have, and KA’s should be good stewards. 

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.

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 over 140 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.


Table of Contents

10 features

departments

10 | The Spirit of Celebration

2 | Knight Commander’s Message

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Success and excitement marked the peak of the Sesquicentennial at the 76th Convention.

18 | Kappa Alpha Brothers “Take the Fight” to Cancer

5 | Our Order

26 | On Campus

20 | Golden Opportunities from an Orange Duffel Bag

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Sam Bracken went from being a human dartboard to a champion for others in need.

34 | Alumni News 42 | 2015 KAOEF Annual Report 66 | Sports Page 70 | Foundation Today 72 | Chapter Eternal

24 | KA Brothers Combat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

74 | Our Legacy

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76 | From the Archives 77 | 150 Years of History

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75 | Remembering the Reason

With the KA/MDA relationship turning 40, these are stories of direct need from our brothers.

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4 | Connections 7 | Conferral of the Knight Commander’s Accolades

Extraordinary men helping others in their biggest time of need.

3 | From the Editor


Knight Commander’s Message Dear Brothers, By the time you read this letter, our Sesquicentennial Celebration will have come to a close. What a wonderful year it has been! First of all, I believe that an unstated goal has been met—if you are alive and a KA, there is simply no way that you didn’t know about our 150th anniversary. With great anticipation and much fanfare, the Sesquicentennial Celebration began on January 19th in Richmond, Virginia, with our opening celebration. Since that event, ten regional celebrations were hosted by the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation and the Order, sixteen qualifying local celebrations were hosted by alumni groups and chapters, and several more Conviviums were held. More than 4,000 brothers and guests attended a Sesquicentennial event during this year. While there is not a dollar amount given for this accomplishment, this level of engagement among our alumni has never been accomplished in our history. There have been celebration coins, table medallions, merchandise, lapel pins, and of course, our very popular KA150 socks. If you have not yet purchased a pair, you can do so at KAonlinestore.com. The KAOEF raised more money, in the shortest amount of time, for the Sesquicentennial. These funds supported the history project, brought our undergraduate members to Lexington during Convention, and helped build our Veterans Memorial to honor our Military Division. Further, as of my writing of this note, the Order and KAOEF were about to host their inaugural Day of Giving, entitled, KA Gives. The results of this new event, which already look great, will be in the next issue. Publications were produced, including a new edition of The Varlet, the 150th Anniversary Alumni Directory, and Excelsior: The Story of Kappa Alpha Order. Excelsior has already received much praise from KAs and non-members alike. Finally brothers, I hope that this year has reinvigorated your connection to Kappa Alpha Order. Consider a donation to the KAOEF, join the Loyal Order or become Forever KA. Get involved with a chapter, attend a Convivium, or recommend a young man for membership. I pray that you have been and will continue to be proud to be a KA, and as such, you will live our values every day in your pursuit of excellence. Fraternally,

EDITOR Jesse S. Lyons CREATIVE DESIGN Tria Designs Inc. CONTRIBUTORS Dustin Brann Brent Buswall Martin Clagett Jay Langhammer Chase Manley Kent McMichael Rick Moore Ben Satcher Ryan Smith Brianne Tillotson Eddie Wilson Michele Wojcieohowki EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Knight Commander Darren S. Kay Senior Councilor C. Douglas Simmons III Councilors King V. Aiken, Jr. L. Blair Bailey David P. Barksdale Sam O. Leake, Jr. James M. Schmuck National Undergraduate Chairman Evan G. McInnis KA/KAOEF Executive Director Larry Stanton Wiese HOW TO CONTACT THE JOURNAL Editor, The Kappa Alpha Journal P.O. Box 1865 Lexington, VA 24450

Darren S. Kay Knight Commander

(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, There have been some wonderful things happen for Kappa Alpha Order in 2015. Here are just a couple of highlights…

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 129 undergraduate chapters and over 61 alumni chapters across the nation. Volume CXXII, Number 2 Winter 2015-16

Celebrating our History William A. “Bill” Wood, grandson of our Chief Founder, presented James Ward Wood’s pistol during Session I of the 76th Convention. This artifact of the Order is now on permanent loan from the Wood Family Collection. Having been to Woodlawn myself, where James Ward Wood lived, I know firsthand that Bill and his wife Edna’s connection and dedication to KA is priceless. Read more about this donation, and its importance to our past, on pg. 76. Renewing our Vows A Model Initiation Ceremony took place during Convention in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University. Twice. During two seating’s, the initiation team organized from Beta Rho at Roanoke College and Epsilon Eta at Virginia Tech initiated six new brothers into our Order. Is there a better place to rededicate ourselves to our heritage? Promoting our Order KA Gives, our inaugural Day of Giving, took place on December 21, 2015. This online and offline event was designed to engage new donors, regain previous donors, and rally the membership to give to the KAOEF in honor of their individual chapters. Based on early results, look for some very strong numbers in the next edition of the Journal. The Day of Giving is the culmination of a KA150 brand in both print and digital communications used through 2014 and 2015. Strengthen our Future William E. Dreyer wrapped up his term as Knight Commander. Along with many accomplishments, he announced that this past spring the Order achieved a 3.0 GPA. This was the first time for that mark and our highest in history. He announced the feat at the Convention in Roanoke. Every KA should be proud of this achievement. Excellence is indeed our aim.

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Kappa Alpha Order, P.O. Box 1865 Lexington, VA 24450

Let us continue the momentum of our Sesquicentennial into the next 150 years. As the saying goes, the future belongs to you!

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Fraternally,

Jesse S. Lyons Editor jlyons@ka-order.org; @jesseslyons @kappaalphaorder; #KAjournal KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

THE KAPPA ALPHA JOURNAL 2016 SUBMISSION DATES: Issue 1/ Spring—Jan. 7 Issue 2/Summer—April 21 Issue 3/Fall—July 21 Issue 4/Winter—Sept. 21

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Connections Facebook.com/ Kappa Alpha Order July 31, 2015

Sesquicen-sational! Various notes of thanks and congratulations were sent following the Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention.

William E. Forester served Kappa Alpha Order for over 40 years on the national staff. #KA150 #renewourvows #celebrateourhistory

Twitter.com/ KappaAlphaOrder July 31, 2015

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Join the Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention by watching it live at KA150.org. #KA150

Instagram/ KappaAlphaOrder July 31, 2015

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Kappa Alpha Order 76th Convention attendees at Mulberry Hill in Lexington, Va. #KA150

Although somewhat delayed I am writing to thank and congratulate each and every one of you on your handling of the Convention and 150th Anniversary Celebration. Nothing, nothing was left undone to make this a truly outstanding event and worthy of KA’s Sesquicentennial. Everyone with whom I spoke was hugely impressed by the tireless effort each of you made to keep everything on track, and always with the greatest courtesy and attention to each of us. I especially wish to thank you for all that you did for me personally. We all look forward to another full year of all the varieties of positive action that our National Office does, and accomplishes so well, for undergraduates, alumni and the advancement of the Order. I completely agree with the many who think that WINTER 2015–16

we have the finest staffs of any Greek letter organization. Dr. Idris R. Traylor, Jr. (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’70) Former Knight Commander

Congrats on the big weekend. The flags around town and the [Veterans Memorial] dedicated space looked great. I hope it went as well on the inside as it looked from the outside. Jason Rodocker, Associate Dean of Students and Dean for First-Year Experience, Washington & Lee University

I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for including the Marshall Foundation as part of the Lexington festivities. A good number of KAs visited the foundation and seemed to really enjoy seeing the KA veteran’s memorial, the display of Marshall’s correspondence with various 4

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KA chapters, and other KA-related items. There were two groups in particular who joined us for guided tours of the museum and archives who we thoroughly enjoyed showing around the foundation. They were very attentive, engaging, ended up learning a lot about Marshall, and had a lot of fun while doing it. Jeffrey S. Kozak, Archivist & Assistant Librarian George C. Marshall Foundation

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. I cannot tell you how well organized the event, absolutely superb. [My wife] Elaine said it was one of the best conventional celebrations she has ever attended. Please send my regards to all of your very professional staff. G. Patterson Apperson (Alpha Alpha–Univ. of the South ’80); KAOEF Trustee


Connections Editor’s Note: Judy is the wife of newly elected Councilor Dr. James M. Schmuck. The Order did indeed live stream major events from the Convention and more footage can be found at www.KappaAlphaOrder.org

Executive Director Larry Stanton Wiese is pictured here with Jesse Lyons and Associate Director for Communications Brent Buswell (Beta EtaOklahoma ’09) at the FCA awards banquet.

I had the most wonderful time all week! I have told so many friends—Kappa Alpha really does things first class. Jim had a note from a [Missouri S&T] Rolla advisor telling him that he watched Jim be elected. He was so happy that he got to be a part of the day even though he was in St. Louis. It is so great that you provide the ability for your alumni to be included in the convention no matter where they are. The night of the ball is a blur to me. There was so much to take in. I’d love footage from the minute the first former Knight Commanders walked in to the end of the ball. Judy Schmuck, Trustee, Alpha Chi Omega Foundation

KA Recognized at Fraternity Communications Conference Kappa Alpha Order made off well at the 2015 annual conference of the Fraternity Communications Association (FCA). Held at the historic Seelbach Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the Order was one of the few organizations to receive multiple awards and was fortunate to have two members elected to board positions for the association. Assistant Executive Director for Advancement, Jesse Lyons (Delta Alpha-Western Carolina ’98) was elected to president of the Fraternity Communications Association for a term of two years. He is the third member to serve in this role for FCA, or what was previously known as CFEA, (College Fraternity Editors Association). The first two members were C.W. “Mike” May (Beta Nu–Oglethorpe ’21) in 1940-1941

and Robert E. Lyon (Pi–Tennessee ’71) in 1983-1984. Another KA and former Director of Communications for Kappa Alpha Order was elected to the board. Todd Shelton (Delta Lambda-Middle Tennessee State ’91), who now works for Pi Kappa Phi as Assistant Executive Director for Communication and Technology, was elected to serve as Vice President of Operations. KA received recognition for the great communication work throughout 2014. Kappa Alpha Order received third place in the category Multimedia Presentation General for The Quest Continues! KA also was awarded third place in the category of eNewsletter for the Journal Digital Delivery of the Fall 2014 KA150 Edition of The Journal.

Knight Commander William E. Dreyer Recognized with NICF Outstanding Philanthropist Award

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He is an excellent ambassador for Kappa Alpha Order and the fraternity movement, seeking alumni to assist as advisors, mentors, and donors. He understands the value of the fraternity experience and reflects this in daily life by living the values Kappa Alpha Order instilled in him. Bill has been a lead donor and supporter of the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee since its inception, supporting efforts to improve student housing and enhance the fraternity experience. He has lobbied before Congress several times and has arranged numerous meetings with various legislators to encourage support for fraternity and sorority initiatives.

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The 39th Knight Commander of Kappa Alpha Order, William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’57), received the Outstanding Philanthropist Award by the North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation during the NICF Awards of Distinction Dinner on Tuesday, August 18th at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Bill has been a great volunteer and supporter of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity and Educational Foundation (KAOEF). As the single largest donor to the KAOEF in its history, Bill has given more than $1.1 million. Bill also gives generously of his time. He has served on the KAOEF Board of Directors since 2003 and was elected National President in 2011. He has recruited quality individuals to serve as foundation trustees and has worked tirelessly for the betterment of Kappa Alpha Order. Bill co-chaired the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation’s first major campaign, “Honoring Our Past–Securing our Future”, which raised over $11 million to endow educational programs and preserve the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill.


Our Order Chapters Recognized for Academic Achievement The Order annually recognizes the names of the Active and Provisional Chapters who meet the minimum academic standard set by the Executive Council. The following chapters have achieved over a 2.7 GPA this past spring and will not be on social probation for academic performance.  90% meet minimum standard GPA  78% are above 2.8 GPA

 62% are above 2.9 GPA  52% meet the 3.0 expectation GPA

Overall Term GPA

Overall Term GPA 3.069 3.079 3.069 3.480 2.710 3.100 3.020 2.850 2.734 2.932 3.134 3.356 2.830 2.980 2.950 2.895 3.296 3.187 3.352 3.099 3.128 3.290 3.040 2.839 3.030 3.130 3.070 2.792 3.036 3.167 3.004 2.960 3.001 3.269 3.350 3.050 2.880 3.400 2.830 3.087 2.887 3.01 3.145 3.236 3.230 2.880 2.720 2.993 3.192 3.460 3.172 2.920 2.810 2.805 2.710 3.173 3.350 2.910 3.050

2.980 2.890 3.102 3.330 2.810 3.160 2.780 3.016 2.730 3.220 3.188 2.720 3.235 3.471 2.734 2.940 2.870 2.950 2.900 2.981 3.318 2.980 3.300 3.240 3.000 2.880 3.220 3.015 2.880 2.786 2.707 3.000 2.958 2.750 3.022 2.940 3.027 3.000 2.880 2.790 3.080 3.020 3.182 2.710 3.299 3.006 3.177 2.827 2.860 2.780 3.173 2.840 3.160 3.340 2.950 3.070 2.770 2.826 2.710

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College or University Southern Illinois University Methodist University Southwestern University Stanford University Stephen F. Austin State University Texas A&M University Texas A&M University-Commerce Texas State University Texas Tech University Texas Wesleyan University Transylvania University Tulane University UNC–Wilmington Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga University of Alabama University of Arizona University of Arkansas University of Arkansas -Monticello University of California–Berkeley University of Delaware University of Florida University of Georgia University of Kentucky University of Louisiana-Lafayette University of Maryland University of Memphis University of Mississippi University of Missouri University of Nevada, Reno University of North Carolina University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Florida University of Oklahoma University of Richmond University of South Alabama University of South Carolina University of Southern Indiana University of Tennessee University of Tennessee–Martin University of Texas University of Texas at Arlington University of the South University of Tulsa University of Virginia University of Washington University of West Georgia Valdosta State University Virginia Tech Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington College West Texas A&M University West Virginia Wesleyan College Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Westminster College William Jewell College Wingate University Wofford College

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Member Voted to Serve as Student Director for FSPAC The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC) voted to add Jesse Brown (Gamma Omega– Midwestern State ’14) to serve on its board as a Student Director for a term that runs from June 1, 2015 until May 1, 2016. Service on the FSPAC board includes attendance of various board meetings in Washington, D.C., as well as monthly conference calls. Jesse’s term on the board immediately follows another active member’s term, Thanh Le (Alpha Omicron–Arkansas ’14).

Introducing Doctor Jason R. Barrett Irwin Province Commander Barrett graduated with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration on Saturday, May 9th from Mississippi State University. Dr. Barrett (left) is pictured at graduation with Dr. P. Edward French (Pi-Tennessee ’85), political science and public policy professor, and Executive Director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government, at Mississippi State.

15 Years of Service Recognized at FEA At the 2015 Fraternity Executives Association (FEA) Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort in Arizona. FEA President and Alpha Tau Omega Chief Executive Officer Wynn Smiley presented Brent W. Fellows, assistant executive director for chapter services, with a certificate honoring his fifteen years of service to the National Administrative Office. Brent and his wife Lisa reside in Buena Vista, Virginia, with their two children, Holden and Lauren.

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Conferral of the Knight Commander’s Accolades THE FIRST KNIGHT COMMANDER’S ACCOLADES WERE AWARDED BY THEN KNIGHT COMMANDER HENRY J. FORESMAN (Beta Commission–VMI ’41) in 1967. 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 Idris R. Traylor (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. The jewel 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. To view the entire recipient list and complete bios, go online to kappaalphaorder.org/alumni.

Robert G. Brinkmann (Beta Alpha–Missouri S&T ’68)

Barry B. Donnell (Beta Lambda–Southern Methodist ’68)

Presented Saturday, August 1, 2015; Knight Commander’s Accolade and Sesquicentennial Donor Reception; Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention; Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia.

Presented Saturday, August 1, 2015; Convention Session III; Sesquicentennial Celebration & 76th Convention; Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia.

Robert enrolled at the University of Missouri-Rolla (later renamed Missouri University of Science & Technology) in 1967 and was initiated by the Beta Alpha chapter in 1968. He received a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering in 1971 and a Professional Degree of Civil Engineering in 2001. Robert Brinkmann founded Brinkmann Constructors in 1984, of which he still serves as CEO. His knowledge and more than 43 years of experience in the business have expanded the company from a local firm performing $350,000 in

Barry, a lifelong resident of Wichita Falls, Texas, enrolled at Southern Methodist University in 1957. Upon graduating in 1961, Barry served on the board of Town & Country Homes, a publicly traded company that was founded by his father and eventually listed on the American Stock Exchange.

annual volume to a national design/build firm with an annual volume of more than $300 million. Robert is the President of the Missouri University of Science & Technology Board of Trustees, and also serves on several other boards including the Students Educational & Loan Foundation, the housing corporation for Beta Alpha. His vision, financial contributions, and leadership influence were critical to the success of the recent chapter house renovation.

In 1984, Barry founded Cavalier Homes, Inc., and, eventually, merged with Southern Energy Homes, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, a Warren Buffett company. Barry retired in 2009.

Robert is married to his wife, Kim.

Barry became a member of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) Board of Trustees in

2006 and has served as the chairman since 2012. He lead the KAOEF through the Sesquicentennial Campaign in recognition of Kappa Alpha Order’s 150th anniversary. This campaign raised the most money, in the shortest period of time, in the history of the KAOEF. He has been extremely supportive of his own chapter at Southern Methodist University where he established the Beta Lambda Chapter Endowment Fund for undergraduates. Barry is married to Johnelle and has has two daughters, Tennyson Logan and Paige Donnell, and a son, Dustin Donnell, who is also a KA from Beta Lambda chapter.

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Biennial Appointment of Province Commanders Knight Commander Darren S. Kay was elected at the 76th Convention in Roanoke, Virginia. Pursuant to Kappa Alpha Laws, Article 7, Section 116, and after reviewing proper nominations, Knight Commander Kay has appointed the following men as the Province Commanders of the Order.

Four New Province Commanders Appointed

ƒƒ Ammen–Darron E. Franta (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ‘90) ƒƒ Candler–Collin B. Taylor (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ‘96) ƒƒ Chiles–John T. Rooney (Alpha Eta–Westminster ‘91) ƒƒ Crawford–Hon. P. Michael Ruff (Gamma Eta–Florida State ‘67)

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ƒƒ Dunwody–Stephen J. LaFollette (Delta Phi–Jacksonville State ‘84)

Darron E. Franta

John T. Rooney

received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio/ Television/Film Communications from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He joined the National Administrative Office staff in 1993 where he served as Director of Communications and Editor of the Kappa Alpha Journal until 2000. He served as Deputy Chief Alumnus from 2011 until 2015 and was elected Chief Alumnus by the Alumni Conference during the Convention in Roanoke. Darron has also served as the President of the Richmond, Virginia Alumni Chapter and is a member of the Ammen, Walsh, and Wood Courts of Honor. Darron is the Director of Marketing at LeClairRyan law firm. He and his wife, Audra, live in Glenn Allen, Virginia.

received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He served his chapter as rush chairman, Number IV and Number I. He joined the National Administrative Office staff in 1996 and served as Chapter Development Consultant, Director of Educational Programming, and Director of Chapter Services until his departure in 2000. In a volunteer capacity, Mr. Rooney also served as Alpha Eta House Corporation President and as Irwin Province Commander. John is the vice president of information services for Shelter Insurance Companies. John and his wife, Kate, have two sons (Gaines and John “Xan” Alexander) and live in Columbia, Missouri.

Jason L. Potts received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has served as president of the Murfreesboro Alumni Chapter and Alumni Advisor for Delta Lambda. Jason serves on the Board of Directors for the Middle Tennessee State University Alumni Association and President of the Board of Directors for Maplewood Home Owners Association. Jason is Director and Patent Holder with ProfileJerseyDisplay.com in Nashville. Jason and his wife, Amy, have three children, Carter, Sarah, and Owen and live in Franklin, Tennessee.

ƒƒ Feller–Jason L. Potts (Delta Lambda–Middle Tennessee State ‘83) ƒƒ Forester–Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis ‘82) ƒƒ Frampton–Jeffrey W. Love (Epsilon Rho–Purdue ‘86) ƒƒ Graves–L. Charles Banks, Jr. (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ‘02) ƒƒ Hamilton–Stephen E. Foster (Beta Chi–West Virginia Wesleyan ‘68) ƒƒ Hardeman–Lee P. Oliver III (Kappa–Mercer ‘86) ƒƒ Irwin–Dr. Jason R. Barrett (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ‘98) ƒƒ Locke–H. David Pinson (Epsilon Zeta–Arkansas Tech ‘00) ƒƒ Mikell–David T. Martineau V (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ‘88) ƒƒ Neal–Douglas W. Hanisch (Epsilon Tau–Northern Arizona ‘98) ƒƒ Smith–Robert H. Wall (Tau– Wake Forest ‘95) ƒƒ Walsh–Dr. Joel A. Nickles (Delta Sigma–Houston Baptist ‘74) ƒƒ White–D. Brook Sebren (Gamma Nu–Louisiana-Monroe ‘09) ƒƒ Wood–Douglas S. Ewalt (Beta Omega–Washington College ‘71)

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2014-2015 Order of Omega Initiates Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of fraternities and sororities. Founded in 1959 at the University of Miami by a group of outstanding fraternity men, Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. To date, more than 500 chapters have been chartered throughout North America, each sharing the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution. Dr. Kent Gardner (Gamma Kappa–Oklahoma City ’60) served Order of Omega for more than 40 years, 27 of them as Executive Director. During those years, he helped to grow the society from 10 chapters to more than 450 chapters. Congratulations to members of Kappa Alpha Order who were initiated into the Order of Omega during the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Dr. Joel A. Nickles attended Houston Baptist University and graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in San Antonio. He is a member of the Loyal Order, Forever KA and the KAOEF Crimson and Gold Society and is a recipient of the Knight Commander’s Accolade. He has served as a facilitator at the Walsh Province Council for the last 4 years.He is the founder and owner of Cinco Meadows Dental in Katy, Texas, where he continues his 35-year career as a practicing dentist. He lives in Richmond, Texas, with his wife of 38 years, Polly. They have two sons, John (Beta Xi-Oklahoma State’02) and James (Beta Xi-Oklahoma State’04).

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William Britton ’12 Logan Holley ’12 Erik Schatz ’12 Trent Graham ’12 ARKANSAS–ALPHA OMICRON

Cole Anthony ’13 Jack Panyard ’13 AUSTIN PEAY STATE–ZETA TAU

Dominik Shannon ’13 CLEMSON– DELTA OMICRON

Thomas Offerle ’12 William States Clawson ’12 DUKE–ALPHA PHI

Win Holt ’13 FLORIDA GULF COAST–ZETA PI

Nicholas Kutz ’12 FURMAN–IOTA

Luke Christie ’12 GEORGIA–GAMMA

GEORGE WASHINGTON– ALPHA NU

Jamie Serio ’13

Grant Williamson ’12

ROANOKE– BETA RHO

Blake Allen ’13

LAMAR– GAMMA XI

SAM HOUSTON STATE– GAMMA TAU (PROVISIONAL)

Matthew Swain ’12

Stephen Pickett

LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA

Donald Monk ’11 LOUISIANALAFAYETTE– GAMMA PHI

Zachary Comeaux ’11 MARYLAND– BETA KAPPA

Hudson Worthy ’13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA

Jackson Cunningham ’12 TEXAS STATE– EPSILON IOTA

Kyle Forbes ’13

Chris Scheurich ’12

MILLSAPS– ALPHA MU

Keith Shumaker ’11 MISSISSIPPI– ALPHA UPSILON

Paul Gunn ’13 Joseph Rebentisch ’13 Ryan Snow ’13 Michael Wilkerson ’13

TRANSYLVANIA– ALPHA THETA

Joshua Buckman ’12 TULSA–MU

Jeremiah Benes ’13 WAKE FOREST–TAU

Edward Tillinghast ’13

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The following men have been expelled from Kappa Alpha Order as of September 21, 2015, and a period of 90 days for appeal has lapsed.

Arkansas Alpha Omicron Joshua C. Bird 7/23/15 McKenlee M. Coco 7/23/15 Arkansas–Fort Smith Zeta Rho Michael C. Eubanks 5/6/15 Austin Peay State Zeta Tau Benjamin P. Pafford 7/27/15 Evan C. Toby 11/10/15 California Alpha Xi Nicholas W. Liou 8/25/15 Donald R. Pitts 5/6/15 Midwestern State Gamma Omega Geoffrey A. Gerrard 8/5/15 Nicholls State Epsilon Beta Brandon P. Bergeron 11/10/15 South Carolina Rho Dylan W. Salley 11/06/15 Southern Methodist Beta Lambda Mitchell E. Presas, 5/6/15 West Florida Epsilon Sigma Cory Seth-Michael Hinsch 5/6/15 Western Carolina Delta Alpha Zachary J. Bowen 5/11/15

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Celebratio Success and excitement marked the peak of the Sesquicentennial at the 76th Convention

Story by Jesse S. Lyons (Delta Alpha–Western Carolina ’98) and Brent E. Buswell (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’09) Photos by David Hungate

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he Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention drew more than 500 attendees, from all over the world to honor the Order in Roanoke, Virginia. Attendees and their guests, young and old, celebrated our history, renewed their vows, promoted our Order, and strengthened our future in KA style.

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EVENTS & HAPPENINGS Thursday, July 30 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia hhConvention Session I

on (Clockwise from top): The KA 150 logo in downtown historic Lexington at a KA Storefront rented for the weekend (111 W. Nelson Street); then Knight Commander Dreyer opening Convention; Dr. Andrews was a highlighted speaker on values and history; the Botetourt County Sheriff’s department presented the colors in the opening ceremonies; the KA 150 medallions were one of the most cherished (and heaviest) gifts to the Sesquicentennial Donors, Dr. Robertson spoke at the opening celebration about Robert E. Lee’s role in preserving America post-war; Former Knight Commander Warren, his wife Keena, and KAOEF Trustee Bill Skipper enjoying the Crimson & Gold Society Dinner; Executive Director Wiese calling the roll at Session I.

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hhOpening Celebration During the Opening Celebration, attendees and their guest were able to view the Sesquicentennial Regional Traveling Archives, which have traveled thousands of miles across the country to every Regional Sesquicentennial Celebration. Included in the archives were items from the collections of our founders, historic badges, and much more. James I. “Bud” Robertson (Zeta– Randolph Macon ’49) spoke on Robert E. Lee, primarily focusing on Lee, postwar, as an educator and rebuilder of the nation.

Friday, July 31 Lexington, Virginia hhModel Initiation After traveling via charter buses from Hotel Roanoke, attendees met at R.E. Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University to attend the Model Initiation. Initiation attendance was split between a morning seating and afternoon seating. The newest brothers in the morning were Clayton E. Bunting, Jr. (Beta Epsilon–Delaware ’15), Xavier Dyer Durand (Beta Omega– Washington College ’15), and William D. O’Dell (Omega Commission ’15). At the afternoon seating, Dr. Martin R. Clagett (Alpha–Washington

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The Convention was called to Order by Knight Commander William E. Dreyer on Thursday, July 30th in the Roanoke Ballroom at the Hotel Roanoke. Highlights of that session include: William A. Wood, grandson of chief founder James Ward Wood, presented the gun owned by his grandfather as a gift to the Order. See page 76 (From the Archives) for more. Former Knight Commander Dr. Idris R. Traylor, Jr. delivered an eulogy for the late Thomas G. Paulson II, 34th Knight Commander. Knight Commander William E. Dreyer presented the Biennial Report of the Knight Commander in which he detailed the achievements of the Order over the past two years, specifically in regard to Academic Excellence, Risk Management, Housing, and Alumni Engagement. In this session, he announced that Kappa Alpha Order had met the set objective of a 3.0 national GPA in for the spring of 2015. Dr. Martin R. Clagett, author of Excelsior: The Story of Kappa Alpha Order, discussed his diligent research in the writing of KA’s updated history. He also laid the foundation of a second book that will be compiled over the next year. Dr. James R. Andrews (Alpha Gamma–Louisiana State ’61) spoke to the Convention as the Leadership Lecturer.

the Third Annual Crimson and Gold Dinner to honor those alumni who have contributed $1,000 or more to the KAOEF in the 2015 fiscal year and donors to the Sesquicentennial. Attendees again heard from Dr. Andrews, but he was able to field questions from the audience.


ELECTIONS In accordance with the Kappa Alpha Laws, election of officers was held by the Convention, and the 38th Executive Council was elected and duly installed. They are:

Knight Commander ƒƒ Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta–Westminster ‘88) Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting, Business Administration and Economics. Knight Commander Kay is an assurance partner in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services office, where he has specialized in the insurance industry during his 20+ year career at EY. He leads Ernst & Young’s insurance practice in the Indiana marketplace and is a frequent speaker on insurance industry topics. Knight Commander Kay was first elected to the Executive Council in August 2007 and was elected as Senior Councilor in August 2013. Darren had previously been appointed as the Commander of Henry C. Chiles Province in 2000. He serves on the Audit Committees for Kappa Alpha Order and for the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. He is a member of the Ammen, Candler, Chiles and Frampton Courts of Honor. Darren resides outside of Indianapolis with his wife, Karen, and two children, Allen and Mason.

& Lee ’15) and L. Havard Scott III (Alpha Iota–Centenary ’15) became alumni members. A team comprised of brothers from Beta Rho Chapter at Roanoke College and Epsilon Eta Chapter at Virginia Tech performed the ceremony. Model Initiation Director Jim Lawson and deputy director Matt Clarke worked with the men all summer.

Senior Councilor ƒƒ C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ‘95) Councilors ƒƒ King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ‘83) ƒƒ L. Blair Bailey (Gamma Eta–Florida State ‘88) 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)

hhA Day in Lexington Brothers and their guests were then able to spend time touring, dinning, and supporting the local economy in Historic Lexington. Organized tour stops, with a shuttle bus circuit

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included historic locations at Washington & Lee University, Virginia Military Institute, Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, and the National Administrative Office. A downtown gift certificate was given to each attendee for their lunch or other use.

hhConvention Session II Convention Session II was held on post at the Virginia Military Institute in the Hall of Valor at the George C. Marshall Center for Leadership and Ethics. That session marked the first time in our history that a session was opened Lexington, Virginia, the birthplace of the Order and


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SNAPSHOT OF THE KNIGHT COMMANDER’S BIENNIAL REPORT KA will have had one of its most successful years at the close of 2015. Some highlights include:

ƒƒ Highest GPA ever with a 3.0 national average ƒƒ Highest undergraduate membership ever with more than 7,800 ƒƒ Retention rate 88-90% of new members ƒƒ Average chapters size of 60+ members (Clockwise from left): BG Jeff Smith at the dedication of the Veterans Memorial; Former Knight Commander Traylor signs the 1865 Trust registry book in the Knight Commander’s Room; under the tent in the formal gardens of Mulberry Hill; brothers planning their day after seating one of the Model Initiation in Lee Chapel; KA was always to be seen all around Lexington; tours took place all morning and afternoon; the salute to our war dead and brothers faithful.

General, Jeffrey G. Smith, Jr. (Beta Commission–VMI ‘79), Dean of the Faculty and Deputy Superintendent for Academics at Virginia Military Institute. Also speaking were a Sigma Nu contingent: Executive Director Brad R. Beacham, Former Regent Howard C. Pickett, and Sigma Nu Educational Foundation President, Bradley L. Hastings.

ƒƒ More than 4,000 attendees to Sesquicentennial events in 2015 ƒƒ 50% increase in alumni chapters ƒƒ 40th year of partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association

A reception was held at the National Administrative Office for members of the Military Division and a registry signing for the 1865 Trust.

ƒƒ Excelsior: The Story of Kappa Alpha Order history book completed ƒƒ Honored military with dedication of new Veterans Memorial at Mulberry Hill

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the home of the National Administrative Office. A reading by Executive Director Larry Stanton Wiese from “Lexington in Old Virginia” by Henry Boley in 1936, began the historic session. Mayor of Lexington, Dr. Mimi Elrod, congratulated the Order on 150 years of continuing tradition and presented a proclamation from the City. Representatives of both Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute gave their remarks and congratulations to the Convention: James D. Farrar, Jr., Secretary and Senior Assistant to the President for Washington and Lee and Brigadier

ƒƒ 166 donors to the Sesquicentennial in under 24 months raised $900,000+


hhDedication of Veterans Memorial and Entryway to National Administrative Office The newly constructed Veterans Memorial and Entryway to the National Administrate Office was dedicated with hundreds in attendance, including, Convention attendees, members of the Military Division, and local leaders in the Lexington community. The ceremony began with the posting of the colors by the Lexington Police Department and the singing of the National Anthem Sam Mynhier and Mason Tarpley, members of the National Administrative Staff. General Smith gave the keynote address reminding those in attendance that while the memorial honors members of the Order, it represents all Americans

whose greatest attribute was the instinct to give up their lives for their country. Knight Commander William E. Dreyer dedicated the memorial with a moment of silence and the laying of a wreath.

hhBrotherhood BBQ The Brotherhood BBQ dinner was served in the formal gardens at Mulberry Hill. No one left hungry.

hhBid for Brotherhood and Outdoor Concert Finally, attendees had the chance to attend either KAOEF’s Bid for Brotherhood live and silent fundraising event, overlooking the parade grounds at VMI, or a free outdoor concert in downtown Lexington organized by the Lexington-Rockbridge Jaycees.

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Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia

The last session of the 76th Convention was held at the Hotel Roanoke and began with a special guest, the Mayor of the City of Roanoke, Virginia, David Dowers. The chapters and directors of the Model Initiation were recognized and included Beta Rho chapter at Roanoke College, Epsilon Eta at Virginia Tech, Jim P. Lawson (Delta Delta–East Tennessee State ’68) and D. Matthew Clarke (Beta Rho–Roanoke ’06). Jean Mrasek, Chair of the National Panhellenic Conference, and Buddy Cote, Chairman of the North American Intefraternity Conference, addressed the Convention on the state of Greek Life across the nation, also presenting proclamations recognizing the Order’s Sesquicentennial. Other awards were presented

hhMeetings, meetings, and more meetings The morning saw the necessary committee meetings and conferences meet as required by Kappa Alpha Laws. The KAOEF Board of Trustees also held its meeting and elected Todd R. Reaves as President and Chairman. In the Alumni Conference, Douglas B. Harris (Delta Sigma–Houston Baptist ’73) was elected to serve as Chief Alumnus.

hhSports Legends Luncheon At the Sports Roundtable Luncheon, Kenny B. Davis (Beta Delta–Georgetown ’68) was the keynote and he was introduced by David W. “Buzz” Baker (Beta Delta– Georgetown ’79).

SPEAKERS

hhDr. James R. Andrews (Alpha Gamma–Louisiana State ’61)

hhDr. James I. “Bud” Robertson (Zeta–Randolph-Macon ’49)

Convention Session I; Crimson & Gold Society Dinner Dr. James R. Andrews is a leading American orthopedic surgeon for knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries and is a specialist in repairing damaged ligaments. Andrews received his degree from LSU winning a Southeastern Conference Championship in pole-vaulting. He completed his residency at Tulane Medical School and completed fellowships at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Lyon. Andrews is well known for performing orthopedic surgery on high-profile athletes from a wide array of sports and was the subject of an ESPN news article that praised his talents and listed some of his notable clients. Andrews has numerous practices throughout the country and serves an innumerable variety of boards for sports health and industry. Andrews serves as the team doctor for Alabama, Auburn, and the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

Opening Celebration Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. is one of the most distinguished names in Civil War history. Dr. Robertson was Executive Director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission and worked with Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books. His biography of General “Stonewall” Jackson won eight national awards and was used as the basis for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros. mega-movie, “Gods and Generals.” Robertson was also the chief historical consultant for the film. He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University and honorary doctorates from Randolph-Macon College and Shenandoah University. He is an Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, one of ten such honorees among the 2,200 faculty. He is also Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. His speech centered on Robert E. Lee, in his time post-war, as an educator and re-builder of the United States.

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THE FUTURE MEETS THE PAST: Brothers joined the celebration online, and on their phones, through social media, and, were able to view our traveling archives displays including items from the founding fathers, and more.

hhHon. Richard L. Hudson, Jr. (Epsilon Xi–North Carolina-Charlotte ’90)

Sports Legends Luncheon Kenny Davis is a former American basketball player. After his collegiate career as a small college All-American at Georgetown College, Davis was named Captain of the U.S. national team in the 1972 Olympics. In the aftermath of the controversial finish to the Gold Medal game, Davis famously led the United States team in a refusal to accept the Silver Medal. During his speech he detailed his basketball career, and also recounted the terror attacks of those Olympic games and how they put life into perspective for the young star. Kenny was introduced by friend and longtime TV and radio personality David W. “Buzz” Baker (Beta Delta–Georgetown ’79). Baker also fielded questions from the audience for the two of them on life, sports, and KA.

Convention Session III Richard Hudson has been a member of the United States Congress (R-NC 8th District) since 2013. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science while serving as Student Body President. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he sits on the Energy and Power, Environment and the Economy, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees. Congressman Hudson is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His past volunteer leadership service includes membership on the RowanCabarrus Community College Board of Trustees, Board of Governors of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association, Board of Managers of the West Cabarrus YMCA and Board of Directors of the Cabarrus Jaycees. He and his wife Renee live in Concord, North Carolina, and attend Crossroads Church.

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hhKenneth B. “Kenny” Davis (Beta Delta-Georgetown ’68)


AWARDS

h h KNIGHT COMMANDERS ACCOLADES See page 7 h h DISTINGUISHED LECTURER Convention Session I, Thursday, July 30

‚‚ Dr. James R. Andrews (Alpha Gamma– Louisiana State ’61) h h CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION Opening Celebration, Thursday, July 30

‚‚ Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson (Zeta–RandolphMacon ’49) h h CERTIFICATES OF SERVICE Convention Session I, Thursday, July 30

‚‚ Douglas B. Harris, Walsh Province Commander (2005-2015) ‚‚ David B. Hagan, Smith Province Commander (2013-2015) ‚‚ M. Tyler Griffin, Chief Alumnus (2011-2015)

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Doyle

Herrington

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hh ACCOLADE FOR INTERFRATERNAL SERVICE

h h GREEK LIFE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Greek or fraternity community

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

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‚‚ Thad Doyle (Zeta Lambda– Bowling Green State ’97), Senior Associate Director for Student Life at the University of Akron Convention Session II, Friday, July 31

‚‚ Stacey Hurt-Milner, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Georgia College h h ALUMNUS ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

‚‚ R. Bradley “Brad” Beacham, Executive Director and Chief Staff Officer of Sigma Nu.

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

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‚‚ Jean Mrasek, chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor at Texas Christian University, and Chairman of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)

‚‚ D. Matthew Clarke (Beta Rho–Roanoke ’06), Alumnus Advisor, Roanoke–Beta Rho

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‚‚ Chester N. “Checky” Herrington, Jr., (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ‘76), Fauclty Advisor, Mississippi State– Beta Tau h h WILLIAM E. FORESTER ALUMNI CHAPTER AWARD See Page 34 in Alumni News h h DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

This award was established to recognize members who have demonstrated public service by serving in local, state or federal government Convention Session III, Saturday, August 1

‚‚ Congressman Richard L. Hudson, Jr. (Epsilon Xi– North CarolinaCharlotte ’90)

‚‚ Wynn Smiley, Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

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(Clockwise from top left): The Sesquicentennial Ball concluded the official festivities; National administrative staff gathered for a final photo at the closing reception in the Crystal Ballroom; 40th Knight Commander Kay layed out an aspirational agenda for his term; brothers and guests performed the Virginia Reel; at Session III, Former Knight Commander Warren crash-inducted Rep. Hudson into the Smith Court of Honor; Olympian Kenny Davis told his story of the ’72 games.

and are detailed on page 16. Elections for officers of the Order were held pursuant to the Kappa Alpha Laws, and Congressman Richard Hudson (Epsilon Xi–North Carolina-Charlotte ’91) addressed the Convention.

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The Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention was brought to an apex at the Sesquicentennial Ball, a black-tie gala event. An ensemble from the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra was the special entertainment during dinner, playing a diverse group of musical selections representing songs popular throughout KA’s history beginning in 1865, 1915, 1965 and present. The ensemble

also accompanied the KA Chorus in their performance of Kappa Alpha songs— ending with “Shenandoah” and “God Bless American,” the final chorus including a standing ovation and a room of participation. Local dancers performed and the Virginia Reel, a ballroom dance popular in Virginia and throughout the country during the time of KA’s founding. Finally, Darren S. Kay was installed as the 40th Knight Commander of Kappa Alpha Order and delivered his first address. Photos of the events and video of speakers are available at www.KappaAlphaOrder.org and on our various social media outlets.

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Steve Warren (speaking, and with son David) was both the founder of Take the Fight, and, the reason the initiative was established.

A cancer diagnosis is one of the most dreaded pronouncements in humankind. At best, it can mean treatments that the human body was never meant to endure in the hopes of prolonging a life. At worst, it means the end of that life. But there are ways to fight, even beat, cancer beyond what happens in a hospital, ways to engage the human spirit in a struggle that can be won through attitude, perseverance, and the support of others. By Rick Moore

In April of 2012, prominent South Carolina attorney Steve Warren (Iota–Furman, never formally initiated) was diagnosed with the aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma. He and his son David Z. Warren (Chi–Vanderbilt ‘05) decided that the diagnosis wouldn’t mean the end of his life, but the beginning of a fight. And the only option was to take the fight to the enemy before the enemy gained a greater foothold. Thus, TaketheFight was born. The non-profit organization was initially designed to train and pair college students with cancer patients to help them and their families fight the disease more effectively and more informedly.

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The Warrens selected the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital as their inaugural TaketheFight site for the organization’s activities. But in September 2013, as the project was taking flight, Steve Warren lost his battle. After his father died, CEO David Warren took a hiatus from aggressively promoting the mission of TaketheFight, but he has returned with a vengeance, with an expanded and morefocused mission plan. “I took about a year off, but I’m back, and earlier this year we hired our first-ever full-time employee,” David said from TaketheFight headquarters in New York City. “We still operate at Wake Forest,

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where we pair anyone from freshmen to seniors with cancer patients. But it’s pretty arduous and laborious to pair students one-on-one with these patients, and it takes quite a bit of time and capital. So we needed a bigger goal.” “We modified our model to launch a program where we now recruit college juniors for a two-year fellowship that begins during their senior year,” he continued. “The first year is about serving. It’s about volunteering, like we do at Wake Forest, to support cancer patients and do everything possible to help them achieve a better outcome. But then, after the students have had that experience in their senior year, we actually employ them for a year at our headquarters to problem-solve different systemic issues that they experienced while fighting alongside their patients. We ask them to identify specific barriers to care that can be caused by the patient or by the provider, as well as other problems and inefficiencies in the healthcare system that need to be addressed. That’s where they ask the question, ‘If I had a year to fix a specific problem, what would I do?’” David said that the KA theme has run throughout the project since its inception. “Dad was a KA at Furman and I was a KA at Vanderbilt. Our tax attorney, KA Rob Wall (Tau–Wake Forest ’95), helped in the formation of TaketheFight in terms of working with the IRS, getting our 501(c) (3) designation. He’s been so helpful. Then Rob introduced us to the general counsel at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, McLain Wallace (Tau–Wake Forest ’82), who turned out to be a KA as well, and he became the attorney who drafted initial TaketheFight disclaimers and other documents for us. So it’s been KA all the way. And since KAs have led the way on this from the beginning, I think it would be great if we could continue the trend.”


Austin Rees (Tau–Wake Forest ‘10) was one of the first KA brothers enlisted in 2012 by the Warrens to be part of the program, to give his time to actually work one-on-one with a cancer patient. “David and his dad came into our chapter and pitched the idea,” Rees recalled, “and myself and Brett Donahoo (Tau–Wake Forest ’10), our Number II, got involved. It was a lot of work, but a great idea and really worth it.”

The first year is about serving. It’s about volunteering to support cancer patients and do everything possible to help them achieve a better outcome.

to let me know if I could help with any questions.” “It’s a phenomenal thing that David has done, that he’s put together, and the vision that he has,” Wall said. “TaketheFight is an organization that’s about helping people, and it reflects what we are to do as KAs. I’m incredibly supportive of this and it’s a great thing to be involved in.” While initially reluctant to spearhead the organization’s activities, David said that he realized he had to follow

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TO CANCER through, that he had to continue the work he and his father started. “The brain tumor director at Wake Forest told me long ago that I had to do something with this experience to help other people, and I fought it. But then I came to realize that it’s kind of my obligation to help other people.” 19

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Rees said that spending time with a person who has been given a probable terminal diagnosis is an experience unlike any other. “You develop a strong relationship with your patient, and it’s extremely rewarding,” he continued. “You become very, very close to your patient. But maybe most important, I learned so much about what it means to have someone who is going to potentially die put their trust in you, put their faith in you, and believe what you’re telling them.” Rob Wall recalled his initial meeting with Steve and David Warren, and how he became involved with the organization. “David and his dad came to speak at a meeting of the Wake chapter and I was at that meeting; I was a deputy province commander at the time,” he said. “I told them I was a tax attorney and I do a lot of non-profit work,

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GROWING UP ON THE FRINGES OF THE MOB

and motorcycle gangs in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kappa Alpha brother Sam Bracken was horrifically abused, set on fire, brutally beaten, and even used as a human dart board. He began drinking and using drugs when he was only 8 years old. Bracken could have easily chosen to stay in that lifestyle and ended up in jail or even dead. But that wasn’t his destiny. Not only did Bracken escape it and succeed, but he went on to make sure other teens in tough situations do as well. An Epiphany To manage the stress in his life, Bracken ran everywhere. Not surprisingly, he excelled at track. In eighth grade, he went on a drug binge with his stepbrother. A couple days later, he collapsed in the dirt while doing a warm-up lap at track practice. “I had this amazing revelation that if I kept doing what my family was doing, I was going to be just like them,” recalls Bracken. Drinking and using drugs was impinging on Bracken’s ability to play sports. So at age 13, he stopped both. He became involved in football and began taking out his life’s frustrations on the field. Ninth grade started out lonely for Bracken. He had broken ties with his drug-using friends. Something good happened that year, though. A teacher discovered that Bracken—a C, D, and F student in special education—just needed to wear glasses. Put into mainstream classes, he began earning A’s.

Help From Unlikely Places Bracken worked out to rehabilitate his knee. Discouraged and without plans, he figured he’d remain in Las Vegas. Dr. Andrew Welch, the physician who was helping him with rehab, had other ideas. “He talked me into writing a letter with all my honors,” says Bracken. “Then he wrote a letter, and we sent it out to all the schools that had been recruiting me.” Dr. Welch also sent the letter to many other schools. While most sent Bracken rejections, about 10 wanted to see his game films. He got a call from Coach Ken Blair from the Georgia Institute of Technology. “We like what we see,” he said. “We want to bring you to Atlanta.” Bracken met with Coach Bill Curry, NFL legend and then the football coach at Georgia Tech. As he sat in Curry’s home, Bracken remembers being mesmerized by his accolades—

As much as he wanted to be part of the fraternity, Bracken told them that he just couldn’t afford it. One night, they asked him to come to the fraternity house. Bracken learned that a fraternity brother— whose name he won’t reveal—had paid for all of his fees and dues from then until the time he graduated. “We want you to be part of this fraternity,” they told him.

Left: Bracken in a college picture and sports card as a star outside linebacker for Georgia Tech; Bracken speaking to students at his Orange Duffle Bag Initiative class.

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Finding His Own Way During his sophomore year in high school, Bracken’s mother abandoned him. His younger siblings were already with other relatives. “I had nowhere to go,” recalls Bracken. He was 15 years old. Bracken went running in the desert. He ran and ran until he collapsed in the

dirt. Looking up at the sky, he asked God what he was supposed to do. He then felt he should call his friend, Brent. When he did, Brent told him to pack his stuff and come live with him and his family. Everything Bracken owned fit in an orange duffel bag with his name on it that his mom had given him when he went to football camp the year before. He spent his last two years in high school bouncing from place to place. Despite this, Bracken graduated a straight-A student, and colleges and universities from across the country came calling, wanting him to play for their football teams. Bracken had embraced the Mormon faith and was going to play football for Brigham Young University (BYU). Just before graduation, he found out that the football scholarship he thought was his had been given to someone else. He moved to Utah to practice with BYU anyway. When he came home that summer to play in an All-Star football game in Las Vegas a kid on the opposing team dove into Bracken’s knee, blowing it out. His dreams were shattered.


With over 400 graduates of the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, Bracken’s program is doing what many other agencies cannot—helping them grow up and succeed.

The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative is a 12-week-course, in which the kids receive executive-level life plan coaching using an evidence-based program built on Sam Bracken’s “Seven Rules for the Road.”

his Super Bowl rings and the photos of him with legendary coaches like Vince Lombardi and Don Shula. Curry asked him one of the most important questions of his life: “Sam, why should I give you this scholarship?” “I told him ‘No kid deserves it more,’” recalls Bracken. “I promise you, if you give me a chance, I’ll never let you down. I promise.” Curry replied, “That sounds good. You’ve got a full-ride football scholarship to Georgia Tech.” “When he said that, I knew that I had a shift in my world coming,” says Bracken. He flew back to Las Vegas, packed everything he owned into that orange duffel bag, and returned to Georgia. A Defining Moment Bracken couldn’t have been happier at Georgia Tech. At the end of his freshman year, Bracken says Coach Curry brought him into his office and said, “Barring injury, we think you’ll be an All-American and a Top-10 Draft Pick.” Bracken’s dream was to play in the NFL. Three months later, everything changed. While practicing with broken shoulder pads, Bracken began getting stings in his shoulders. His pads got fixed, but his shoulders started dislocating. The team surgeon told him his shoulders were destroyed and his career was over. “Unfortunately, at that point in my life, my whole self-worth was tied to my performance on the football field,” says Bracken. “I couldn’t accept it.”

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Bracken got the surgeries he needed and fell into a deep depression. His friends convinced him to take a road trip with them to Florida for spring break. While Bracken sat on the beach, miserable, a flock of seagulls flew over and pooped all over him. That was the last straw. Bracken began screaming and yelling. This became a defining moment for him. He realized that with everything he had been through in his young life, he was not going to let the world proverbially— and in this case, literally—crap all over him. He returned to Georgia Tech determined to come back from these surgeries. For the next four months, Bracken rose at 4:30 a.m. each day and worked out for hours. But he wasn’t even able to bench the 45-pound bar. Depressed, he went to Coach Curry. “Fortunately for me, he saw more than just a football player,” says Bracken. “He saw a whole person.” Curry taught Bracken the Total Person Program, developed by Dr. Homer Rich, then Georgia Tech’s athletic director. It developed the whole person—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Bracken set compelling goals in all areas of his life and a reason to accomplish each. Curry was there for him every step of the way. Bracken set high goals. He worked the program. While doing so, he met the brothers of Kappa Alpha. Becoming Part of the Family While he was working back from his injuries, Bracken wanted to expand his social network, as most of his friends had been football players. During “rush,” he went to the Kappa Alpha house. A lot of KA brothers were asking Bracken questions when one said, “I’ll bet you football is everything to you. It’s number one in your life.” The brothers were surprised when he answered: “Not really. What’s number one in my life is my personal relationship with my savior.” Bracken explained to them how his Mormon faith had gotten him through many tough times. He told them about his childhood and even about how he had been homeless during the breaks at Georgia Tech until Don and Joan Conkey, members of his church in

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Atlanta, invited him to stay at their home. “I guess I made an impact, and they invited me to be a part of Kappa Alpha,” says Bracken. As much as he wanted to be part of the fraternity, Bracken told them that he just couldn’t afford it. One night, they asked him to come to the fraternity house. Bracken learned that a fraternity brother—whose name he won’t reveal—had paid for all of his fees and dues from then until the time he graduated. “We want you to be part of this fraternity,” they told him. Bracken started to cry. He loved his Kappa Alpha brothers, and they loved him right back. Soon after, Bracken went through the process to become a Kappa Alpha, and he spent his last two years at Georgia Tech as a KA. “It was beautiful,” says Bracken.

Today, Bracken lives with his family—wife Kim, and children Beau, Ben, Jacob, and Hannah—in Utah. He works as a Managing Partner with the Government Services team, a division of FranklinCovey. On his own time, he gives inspirational speeches throughout the world, talking about change and overcoming obstacles. He still returns to Georgia a number of times a year to talk with kids at The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative.

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The colleges and universities with whom they’ve partnered have reported to the Initiative that “we’re one of the only programs targeting teens and young adults they’ve ever seen that impacts, successfully changes, and improves the students’ critical thinking and decisionmaking skills,

Another proud graduate of the Orange Duffle Bag Initiative.

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Caring for Others Bracken came back in football and started during his junior and senior years. He received Academic All-ACC honors both years as well. His senior year, Bracken was nominated for the Brian Piccolo Award for having come back from his shoulder injuries. In 1986, he graduated with honors in industrial management. As he built his career, got married, and had a family, Bracken also volunteered helping at-risk youth. Through this, he discovered the power of his personal story. While working as the Executive VP of Marketing at Mohawk Industries in Georgia, he met writer Echo Garrett, who was writing a brochure for the company. Together, they decided that Bracken’s story needed to be told, so they began writing My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change. “From the moment we were talking about the book, we wanted to do more than just write a book,” explains Bracken. “We wanted to help some kids.” Bracken and Garrett discovered they shared a passion for helping kids at risk—whether they are in or aging out of the foster care system, are homeless, or are poor. With help, in February, 2010, they started a non-profit, The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative. “Our purpose is to help kids create a life plan that’s achievable and realistic,” explains Garrett. “We encourage them

to complete their education and become contributing members of society.” The Initiative does this through 12-week-course, in which the kids receive executive-level life plan coaching. Garrett says they use an evidence-based program built on Sam Bracken’s “Seven Rules for the Road,” which are part of their book. The colleges and universities with whom they’ve partnered have reported to the Initiative that “we’re one of the only programs targeting teens and young adults they’ve ever seen that impacts, successfully changes, and improves the students’ critical thinking and decisionmaking skills,” says Garrett. Right now, they operate the program only in Georgia, but they plan to take it nationwide. When kids take the course, they are also connected with advocates who follow up with them after it’s over. “One reason why it’s successful is that our kids know they can call any one of their advocates if they need support or hit some sort of bump,” says Garrett. When they complete the program, the kids receive laptop computers in orange duffel bags. “We thought the bag would be most important to the kids,” says Garrett. “But what is really most important to them are the relationships they made, the coaching they received, and the support they’ve gotten.” What happened to that original orange duffel bag? “I still have that duffel bag today,” says Bracken. “I share it with people because you can pack your bag with hopes, dreams, and hard work, or you can pack your bag with disappointment, grief, and sorrow. It will send you in two different directions.”


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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy By Rick Moore

ABOVE: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (in Santa hat) photobombs the football-loving Jurack family: From left, Kaaren holding Caroline, Joel, Jonah above him, Joshua in the middle, Catherine, and proud papa PJ.

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Association (MDA) for forty years, the organization that is perpetually seeking a cure for neuromuscular diseases that affect thousands of people, often children. Most of us are familiar with such muscle diseases as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) because of the publicity surrounding it through the recent “ice bucket challenge.” But little is said of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which strikes young children and nearly always results in death before young adulthood. Two Kappa Alpha brothers, Terry Marlin (Delta Upsilon– Tennessee-Martin ‘93) and Peter “PJ” Jurack (Alpha Kappa– Missouri ‘91) have both been affected by this insidious disease as the fathers of children who have been afflicted.

ABOVE: From left, Sonya and Terry Marlin with sons Jonah and Emory at a FightDMD fundraising event.

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Terry Marlin’s sons Emory, left, and Jonah in a FightDMD promo ad.

“I learned a lot of great things in KA, made a lot of great friends. But there’s no way that being in KA can teach you anything to help you cope or deal with a disease like this when it affects your kids.”

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his son and other children who have been afflicted with DMD. “Joshua’s godparents are actually behind the organization and are the founding members; we kind of provide the backdrop and write a lot of the letters on behalf of the foundation to folks,” says Jurack, who lives in Manassas, Virginia. ”There’s a huge void for families who are in the middle of this disease, so some of us started thinking about how we could bridge the gap, not only for Joshua but for kids like him throughout our area and throughout the United States.” To raise funds, “We took a format we used in support of the MDA where people get a solicitation letter from us once a year, and married that up with an event called the ‘Carnival of Hope’ at a local elementary school,” Jurack says. “We’ve done that twice, raising about $35,000. We’re closing in on the $200,000 mark with donations, between having worked with MDA and other contributions we’ve received.” Marlin says that he would like to see greater awareness of how DMD affects children, especially among his KA brothers. “I learned a lot of great things in KA, made a lot of great friends. But there’s no way that being in KA can teach you anything to help you cope or deal with a disease like this when it affects your kids. I want everybody to know about this disease, how it’s affected my family and affected kids all over this world. And I would like to see more KAs get involved with the fight against this disease.” For more information about the fight these brothers are waging against DMD, go to www.fightdmd.com and www.joshuashope.com.

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Marlin’s sons Jonah and Emory, and Jurack’s son Joshua, were all diagnosed in early childhood with DMD. Making every effort they can in every way they know how, both men are involved in 501(c)3 non-profit organizations to raise funds for research and family support. Marlin and his family oversee FightDMD, while Jurack is part of Joshua’s Hope, Inc., named for his son. Marlin and his wife first became aware of Duchenne when both of their young sons were diagnosed with it. Being familiar with MDA from his KA experience, Marlin assumed that there was ongoing research in the Nashville area, where they live, for Duchenne. But he found out differently. “I assumed that, being so close to Nashville and worldrenowned Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, that there would be research for Duchenne going on there, but there wasn’t,” he says. “So I went to the chairman of pediatrics and asked him how to get research started, and he said, ‘Raise a half a million dollars.’ I figured that, by the time we get this money raised, I didn’t know if our kids were going to make it since it’s usually crippling by the early teens, and completely paralyzing by the late teens, with a life expectancy in the early 20s. Our sons are progressing fast, even early. In a word, it’s cruel.” FightDMD, however, has finally been able to raise that half a million dollars in hopes of getting research started in Nashville, mostly through athletic fundraising events with the support of NFL players and longtime friend and television star Anson Mount. So the hope is that research can be started soon and some type of breakthrough made. As with Marlin, Jurack and his friends and family have started a non-profit organization, Joshua’s Hope, Inc., to help


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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT:

Wofford Brothers Coach Little League Team

Arkansas Alpha Omicron Alpha Omicron will be building a new chapter house on the northeast corner of Maple Street and Storer Avenue in Fayetteville. Planning commissioners recently approved designs for the 16,000–square– foot structure that will house 40 brothers and a house director. Owned by KAAO LLC, construction of the new house is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016. Arkansas– Fort Smith Zeta Rho Brother Heath Slamons has been given the opportunity to intern for an engineering company in Ecuador. He will be traveling to Ecuador next June and working with designing, maintaining, and teaching people how to operate water filtration equipment properly. – Heath Slamons

Delta Brothers: Cason Wells, left, Owen Hughes and Henry Cornelson coach the Hillbrook River Dogs Little League team.

live in is a big part of what KA is about. Accomplishing this by teaching boys (and girls) the principles of good sportsmanship and civil competition is a great place to start, and when the teachers get as much out of the experience as the students, so much the better. Delta brothers Henry Cornelson, Owen Hughes and Cason Wells learned this firsthand as the coaches of a Spartanburg Little League team. The three men coached the team of nine and ten-year-old boys (and one girl), the Hillbrook River Dogs, weekly, through two practices and two games from early March through the end of the spring semester, and got as much out of the experience as the boys did. “Owen kind of spearheaded it,” Cornelson said, explaining how the trio of then-freshman became involved with the team. “None of us had ever coached before, but Owen said he’d been interested in doing it since high school, so we searched online for local leagues.” They contacted a league president, Trent Lancaster – a 1991 Wofford graduate and a fellow fraternity brother – who accepted them to coach the young River Dogs.

The fraternity brothers knew a fair amount about our national pastime, but figuring out how to coach effectively was a different matter. They watched YouTube videos and consulted coaching worksheets to develop best practices. Cornelson said that, while the relationship with the team mostly involved baseball, the kids were also curious about other things. “They asked us things like whether or not we had homework. They didn’t really understand the fraternity thing, but they were familiar with Wofford because this is a small town and Wofford is a pretty big part of what goes on here.” Hughes coached third base for the River Dogs, Wells coached first, and Cornelson kept the record book and managed the dugout. In the end, the brothers and their young charges enjoyed the sweet taste of victory as the Hillbrook River Dogs won their division championship 18-17 in what Cornelson called “a real barnburner.” Cornelson said that the three men hope to coach again next year. “It was a great experience and we really enjoyed it,” he said. “We really enjoyed it and want to do it again next year, maybe 11 or 12-year-olds next time.”

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California Alpha Xi During UC Berkeley’s Parents Weekend, Alpha Xi decided hosted an awards dinner for our brothers and their parents. A scholarship award, an academic excellence award and more were given to deserving brothers. The parents loved it and are excited about coming again next year. – David Hosler, I Davidson Sigma We enjoyed celebrating the return of many of our alumni for Homecoming. In addition, we had a great time over Parents’ Weekend in October. – Nathan Brown, V Delaware Beta Epsilon The brothers of Beta Epsilon came together early this semester to help raise money to benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware. Beta Epsilon was able to raise $4,000 thanks to a strong alumni base, friends, and family. And although it’s extremely muddy, the men will continue to participate in the Delaware Mud Run. – Gregory Gundy, I

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On Campus Duke Alpha Phi During the 13th Annual Order of Omega Greek Awards Ceremony last spring, the Alpha Phi chapter was recognized as a Gold Chapter as part of Duke’s Greek Community Standards Program. The Gold Chapter status takes various areas of chapter operations into account including academics, university and community relations/service, membership and education, chapter management, campus involvement, and financial management. This status was earned for the 2014 calendar year. Florida Gulf Coast Zeta Pi In this past year, Zeta Pi raised the second most money for MDA of all KA chapters with more than $14,000. In addition to MDA, the chapter has been busy hosting blood drives; in just one blood drive, 92 units of blood were donated meaning 276 patients benefited. And the Zeta Pi baseball team won this year's Tri Delta "Frats at Bat" and well as the Spirit award for Kappa Delta's Wing Fling! On February 14th, we lost a brother close to our hearts. William James Detyens III will never be forgotten. We held a Chapter of Sorrow ceremony in his honor and had his family attend via FaceTime. Will

Francis Marion KAs Host 9/11 Remembrance Program INSPIRED BY THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE YOUNG AMERICA’S FOUNDATION, THE DELTA TAU

chapter hosted a six-hour 9/11: Never Forget Project remembrance program on Friday, September 11th. A moment of silence was held across the campus community at 9:11 a.m. Faculty, staff, and students were able to make donations that went directly to the 9/11 victims and their families, and participants were able to place American flags on the campus green space. A total of 2,977 flags were placed in remembrance of each fallen victim of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The program was organized by Phillip King, Kevin Mathewes, Gabriel Poston, Cristian Burris-Durham, Matthew Reaves, Daniel Fox and Austin English. In other news, Delta Tau has undertaken a campaign to raise $3,000 to add a ramp to the back porch of their house to accommodate a new brother, Miguel Velert, who is in a wheelchair. The men are seeking monetary donations in addition to lumber and contracting assistance. To help, visit the chapter’s GoFundMe campaign, Back Porch Renovation Fund.

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Southern Illinois: The men of Zeta Sigma Chapter support the SIU Salukis in all sports throughout the year.


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Nevada KA Chapter hosts "Heroes Cookout For MDA"

Eastern Kentucky Delta Mu We have raised our GPA to the highest it has been in years. Our MDA fundraiser benefited a local boy who had a muscle disease whose family was in dire need of a bathtub to relieve their son's joints. Through a letter campaign and working a carnival put on by the boy's parents, we were able to help raise $1,500 for the family. We’re very happy with our recent successes and improvements. – Luke Lamb, III

The Zeta Delta chapter had our first philanthropy event last spring. “Heroes Cookout For MDA" sold bacon-wrapped Costco hot dogs to raise money for MDA with the Reno Fire Department, men of the United States Marine Corps, and UNR Cheerleaders. We raised nearly $1,600 for MDA through this event. -Garrett Murayama

Southern Indiana Brothers Appear on Televised MDA Fundraiser

2nd Annual KA MDA 5K Fun Run The men of Zeta Iota at Southern Indiana raised $4,000 for MDA during our 2nd Annual KA MDA 5K Fun Run, double what we raised in 2014. A large portion of the funds raised was donated to a local family that attended the event. -Kyle Watkins

A successful week of fundraising for MDA led to a television appearance by some of the brothers of Zeta Omicron chapter. About 15 of the men appeared on WFIE-TV Channel 14, the Evansville NBC affiliate, as part of the station’s “14 Hours for MDA.” The brothers had raised $2,500 for MDA last spring with a cornhole tournament, sales of t-shirts, an event at a Mexican restaurant and more. “It was awesome, and a real honor to be recognized,” said Number I Tanner Gellinger. “It was a very humbling experience, and I’m really glad that I was able to do that, and to be on TV with about 15 of my brothers as well. It was a great experience, and great to know that what we’re doing is important and makes a difference.”

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Florida Gulf Coast Zeta Pi In this past year, Zeta Pi raised the second-most money for MDA of all KA chapters with more than $14,000. – Devin Ossi, V Louisiana-Monroe Gamma Nu The brothers of Gamma Nu raised $500 for MDA with a fundraiser at Catfish Charlie’s, “Catfish for a Cause.” – Jacob Stokes, I, and Austin Allen, V North Florida Zeta Nu This fall we have donated more than $6,000 to MDA. – Shane Wright, V Washington College Beta Omega Beta Omega recently initiated 11 new brothers and participated in the MDA walk in Baltimore that raised more than $100,000. – Neil Pervola, I West Virginia Wesleyan Beta Chi The brothers of Beta Chi started a new fundraiser for MDA in the form of a raffle for a Yeti cooler. Each brother was asked to sell tickets and we have found that this is a great way to raise funds for MDA. The tickets are reasonably priced at $2 each or $5 for three. – Andrew Waters, V

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On Campus befriended all those who flocked to him, and will be remembered for a smile and laugh no one could forget. – Devin Ossi, V Florida State Gamma Eta Recent alumnus Luke Murphy ’09, who served 2 tours with the 101st Airborne division recently published a book. His book, Blasted By Adversity, depicts the struggles of wounded warriors and how he deals with his own. Several Gamma Eta brothers attended a book signing. He mentions how KA helped him transition from military life into the civilian world and is appreciative of the guidance it has offered him. Luke currently lives in Tallahassee, FL and remains an active alumnus with Gamma Eta. – Harvard Medina, V High Point Zeta Phi Brother Zack Astran received a regional Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his article “A Walk with Randy Rogers.” He received the award at a SPJ regional conference at the University of Maryland. Kennesaw State Zeta Chi A woman from Germantown, Maryland noted the gentlemanly conduct of a group of Zeta Chi brothers on spring break. Ms. Brady stated the following: “I wanted to let you know of a recent experience we had with members of your chapter while on Spring Break in Orange Beach, Alabama. Our extended family was there, including seven kids. Your chapter members were courteous and helpful. They were mindful about their noise level and made sure not to set up their beach party near families or where it might distract from our vacation. They even offered to help carry our things up from the beach. Please let them know that we noticed and appreciated their mindfulness.”

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Dr. R. Bowen Loftin who spoke to the chapter. He addressed the importance of academics, the benefits of fraternity brotherhood, and the opportunities for leadership experience in both the chapter and in the many student organizations on campus. He noted that Greek Life organizations are very important at the school, and that the campus has one of the largest percentages of students in the Greek community in America. Chancellor Loftin is working with the school’s Fraternity Alumni Consortium of the 30 Greek life fraternities on campus to strengthen the fraternities, and to help prevent problems experienced on some other college campuses, including sexual assault and alcohol and substance abuse. – Thomas W. O’Neal, advisor Pictured above from left to right: Professor James Sterling (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ’63), Faculty Advisor, Tom O’Neal (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ’58) Housing Corporation President, Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, MU Chancellor, Wes Hilfiker (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ’13) Number I, and LTC Rob Boone (Gamma Tau-Sam Houston State ’90) Alumnus Advisor.

Louisiana–Monroe Gamma Nu The brothers of Gamma Nu raised $500 for MDA with a fundraiser at Catfish Charlie’s, “Catfish for a Cause.” For the 7th consecutive year, Gamma Nu sent several of its up and coming leaders to KA’s Emerging Leaders Academy in Lexington, VA. As part of a project for the Wounded Warriors organization, 12 of the actives went deer hunting in northeast Louisiana with a group of veterans and helped clean the deer that were killed. The house has undergone renovation with new floors, interior work and new air conditioning. We would like to thank the many dedicated alumni who helped us meet our goal of purchasing new air conditioning units. – Jacob Stokes, I, and Austin Allen, V

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Maryland Beta Kappa Beta Kappa’s annual philanthropy, Breastfest, was a success, as we partnered with Zeta Tau Alpha to raising more than $50,000 for breast cancer research. We also celebrated our Centennial with a Gala at the Riggs Alumni Center. Lastly, our current Number II, Kyle Forbes, was inducted into the Order of Omega, an all–Greek academic society that only invites the top one percent of Greek students at University of Maryland. – Matthew Hottman, V Marshall Beta Upsilon The brothers of Beta Upsilon chapter are happy to announce that we have

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Kentucky Theta Cole Gabalis has been studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain, and he spent a week in Dubrovnik, Croatia, with Brian McCarthy who was studying abroad as well in Prague, Czech Republic. – Cole Gabalis

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NC State Brother Wins Matthews Medal AUSTIN BATH (ALPHA OMEGA – NORTH CAROLINA STATE ’12) WAS A 2015 RECIPIENT OF THE MATTHEWS

Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to students at NC State. The medal is awarded to seniors who have made significant contributions based on leadership and service. Each has created a lasting legacy that leaves NC State a better place because of their leadership. Bath is now graduated, but among his many accomplishments during his school years, he used his minor in Spanish by working with the non-profit Open Door Medical Clinic in Raleigh, translating for incoming patients. He served as chaplain and philanthropy chair for Alpha Omega, and as a worship drummer, playing drums and leading services. He was also named 2014 NC State Leader of the Pack. inducted 13 new members awaiting initiation. This is the biggest pledge class our chapter has had in recent years, including two legacies. – Michael Justyn Cox, II Memphis Gamma Gamma Fall recruitment saw Gamma Gamma gain 17 new members. We are very excited to see these young men grow into fine brothers of the Order. – Blake Meeks, V

West Virginia Wesleyan: The new brothers of Beta Chi run to the chapter on an exciting bid day for the campus.

Missouri S&T Beta Alpha Beta Alpha achieved a 3.29 GPA, unheard of in the last 10 years. We also placed first in this year's Greek Sing competition. – Corey Stefanic, V North Florida Zeta Nu Zeta Nu chapter initiated nine new members over the summer and we have another eight members awaiting initiation. The chapter’s Number IX, Brett Burton, recently won a seat on the student government senate. Zeta Nu had the highest GPA of any fraternity on campus. This fall we have donated more than $6,000 to MDA. We are also pursuing increased university involvement, and more–active alumni relations. – Shane Wright, V

Western Kentucky: Epsilon Theta brothers serving the community during the local Special Olympics

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Irwin Province Chapters Become Foundation Chapters Nevada: Zeta Delta brothers raising money for MD in Reno.

Oklahoma Beta Eta This past September, Beta Eta celebrated its 110th anniversary of being the first Greek organization in the state of Oklahoma. It was an event that included the attendance of Knight Commander Kay and Executive Director Wiese. With initiates dating all the way back to 1943, our members all celebrated at the top of Devon Tower, the tallest building in Oklahoma. – Jason Newby, I Richmond Eta The Bandy Field cleanup is an event that the participated in the past two years, clearing the forest pathways from adventitious growth. Our academic advisor Lit Maxwell is on a committee for the field and had brought this event to our attention. A group of 30 KAs spent the morning clearing vines and dead plants from the area. – David Moorin, I

Tennessee–Chattanooga Zeta Upsilon Chattanooga recently lost four Marines and a Navy sailor, and a Marine recruiter and a police officer were wounded in a series of shootings in July. Zeta Upsilon started a "Tilt" account for the victims and their families to raise money to supply them with meals, and to help pay for funeral–related arrangements, various bills, equipment, and whatever else was needed. We contacted all of UTC Greek life/administration, as well as the Student Veterans organization and Veteran Student Services, to extend a donation link to everyone they know. For anyone who is interested in helping out, here is the link: www.chattanoogaheroes.com – James Witkosky, I

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Southern Illinois Zeta Sigma Along with being the 2014–2015 SIU Fraternity of the Year, we have seen tremendous growth from our chapter with this fall's pledge class of 13 men,

bringing us up to a solid 45 brothers. We would like to recognize and congratulate recent alumnus David Lynch, who received the NIC Undergraduate Award of Distinction. Lastly, our chapter helped raise money for the Blackout Cancer Game, and we were happy to be recognized by an SIU football player with our name on his back! – Tyler Wells, V

All of the chapters in Irwin Province in Mississippi have committed their efforts to give back to future undergraduate KA members. The four chapters that comprise Irwin Province all agreed to become Foundation Chapters of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF). These chapters include Alpha Upsilon at Mississippi, Alpha Mu at Millsaps, Beta Tau at Mississippi State and Delta Beta at Delta State. Foundation Chapters are chapters that have contributed $18.65 per undergraduate member of their chapter to the KAOEF in the 2015 calendar year by raising funds through alumni contributions, by allocating part of their chapter's budget, or though the donations of individual members. These Foundation Chapters and others give back to KAOEF to support annual scholarships and the leadership education programs that have greatly assisted in the development of their members.


On Campus Transylvania Alpha Theta Alpha Theta is pleased to announce that we inducted 17 promising new members into the chapter on Monday, October 5th. – Graham McCormick, III Tulsa Mu Brother Bryce Cason was named the 2015 AAPL Graduate of the Year. He was also named homecoming king and outstanding senior this year, and is president of university ambassadors. Equally impressive is that, of the four AAPL finalists nationwide, two were from Mu. – Calvin Michael Moniz, ‘04

Brothers Raise Funds for Sorority Sister When the men of Gamma Nu chapter at Louisiana-Monroe heard about a serious auto accident involving a ULM sorority sister, they wasted no time figuring out a way to help. Carissa Sawyer, a freshman and member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, was hurt in a car accident in early September, suffering severe injuries that will require a substantial recovery period. The Gamma Nu brothers organized a car wash to help raise money for Carissa and her family for her medical bills, and raised $1,200 in their daylong effort, which involved the time and elbow grease of the entire chapter. “We all knew that insurance wasn’t going to cover everything, so we just wanted to help them out in whatever way we could,” said Austin Allen, Number V.

Virginia Tech Epsilon Eta Epsilon Eta had its inaugural Parent and Alumni Weekend to celebrate the chapter’s new house on Roanoke St. in Blacksburg, VA. The weekend was an absolute success with more than 40 parents traveling into town to attend. The event started with a formal dinner on Friday night and continued on Saturday with a pig roast and viewing of the Virginia Tech Football game. – Landon Frazier, V Wake Forest Tau Tau chapter co-sponsored a panel of curtural diversaty leaders this fall to discuss a pressing aspect of race relations across the country, namely, the Confederate flag. The event at Wake Forest University was attended by more than 1,000 students, faculty, and staff. The men of Tau are also pleased that Tau had the second-best overall chapter GPA on campus last spring with a 3.201. – Tiller Tillinghast, I Washington College Beta Omega Beta Omega recently initiated 11 new brothers and participated in the MDA walk in Baltimore that raised more than $100,000. Three of our brothers attended Court of Honor in the beginning of October. We are also volunteering with the local members of the Lions Club during their annual philanthropy event, and we’re looking forward to the Movember philanthropy events we are

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Washington and Lee: Part of an annual tradition, Alpha brothers dress as McGruff, Safety Pup, and the Gobble Wobble Turkey for Lexington’s downtown Trick-or-Treat event.

planning during the month of November for men's health. – Neil Pervola, I West Virginia Alpha Rho During the bad weather last winter, the brothers of Alpha Rho did the gentlemanly thing and rose early to help the sororities in town by cleaning out their driveways, porches, and cars. The Alpha Rho Scholarship Corporation has announced the scholarship winners for the fall 2015 semester. Congratulations to the following brothers of the Alpha Rho chapter at West Virginia: • Klint Hopkins ‘13, Hu S. Vandervort Memorial Academic & Civic Excellence Scholarship • Charles Hill ‘14, Academic Achievement Scholarship • Frank Sperry ‘12, Academic Improvement Scholarship • Jake Saunders ‘13, Queen’s Club Scholarship The Alpha Rho Scholarship Program is primarily funded by the events of the Annual Alpha Rho Alumni Reunion, which was held in October. Visit AlphaRhoKA.com for more information about the Alpha Rho Scholarship Program or to make a contribution to help assist a deserving KA gentleman with a scholarship award. – James Pramberg, I

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Austin Peay State: It was an award winning year for Zeta Tau chapter and their organizational campus awards.

Austin Peay State Dominates Mud Bowl After a successful recruitment with 15 new members, Zeta Tau dominated the annual APSU Mud Bowl, spiking our way through the gallons of mud to a championship victory. We also partnered with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry for homecoming, a decision that broke the campus tradition of partnering with fellow Greek organizations. – Ryan B. Honea, V

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Westminster College Alpha Eta The men of Alpha Eta were pleased to welcome our fathers at our annual Dad's Weekend at the chapter house. The day started with a golf tournament at a local Fulton, Missouri golf course. Following golf, the members and their dads had a short reception leading into a dinner prepared by our house cook, and fellow Alpha Eta alum, Ed Long. Currently, we have brothers actively volunteering at a local community center catering meals for those who are less fortunate. Over the summer, the Alpha Eta house took on some major renovations. The landscaping on the outside of the house was completely redone and the porch was painted. The inside of the house got all new carpet, new paint along all of the walls on the first floor, and new picnic tables for our back patio. Will Miller ’13, recently published an article on the website SeekingAlpha.com entitled “Sonic Corporation: A Superb Business Model With Favorable Prospects And Limited Risk.” The Number VII for Alpha Eta, Miller is also a pitcher on Westminster’s baseball team and is Chief Financial Officer of Blue Blazers Investment Committee, a student–run campus organization which manages a long– term portfolio worth over $500,000 of the college endowment. He is also a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual. – Clayton Harrison, V & Brock Ayers


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On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Delta Upsilon chapter at the University of Tennessee-Martin dedicated its new beautiful home on Hannings Lane adjacent to the UT-Martin campus. Held during homecoming, the event drew more than 150 alumni and guests including then Knight Commander William E. Dreyer, Forester Province Commander Gregory R. Singleton, KAOEF Director of Development Stuart F. Whetsell, and UTMartin Chancellor Thomas Rakes. The alumni were able to able to raise $115,000 from 290 brothers in just a few short weeks to purchase the property. The effort was led by JoDann Spears (Delta Upsilon–TennesseMartin ’01), president of the housing corporation, and Jay Crews (Delta Upsilon–Tennessee-Martin ’86), fundraising chairman. These men, along with Dr. Brad Hoover (Delta Upsilon–Tennessee-Martin ’83), received the Order’s Certificate of Honor for their commitments to the fundraising campaign. The chapter’s new home is a significant upgrade for them after calling their previous house their home for 34 years. It houses 21 brothers and currently houses members with the highest GPAs in the chapter.

Top left: Then Knight Commander Dreyer helps cut the ribbon on the dedication of the new KA house in Martin, Tennessee. Center top: Forester Province Commander Singleton at the dedication. Center bottom: JoDann Spears, house corporation president; Right: The Delta Upsilon alumni and actives gather for a group photo at the dedication.

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Alumni Chapter of the Year

On Saturday February 21, 2015 the chapter celebrated its 40th Anniversary Convivium & Local Sesquicentennial Celebration at the Teton Trek Lodge located within the Memphis Zoo. Upon arrival each guest received a 150th-anniversary coin and lapel pin, a 40th-anniversary koozie, and a Southern Proper tie of their choice. With over four hundred guests in attendance, this Convivium celebration was the largest reunion the chapter has ever seen. In attendance and presentations included:

Because of their success and efforts, the Martin, Tennessee Alumni Chapter was recognized with the William E. Forester Alumni Chapter Award during the Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention on July 30, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. This award is given in memory of William E. Forester, Executive Vice President Emeritus and Archivist, to recognize the most outstanding Alumni Chapter. Alumni Chapter President Ryan Smith (Delta Upsilon–TennesseeMartin ’03) was present to receive the award.

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Many speeches were given by prominent alumni and an especially moving talk by Dr. Hoover about his son’s battle with cancer and how Kappa Alpha helped support him and his family. Former Knight Commander Ben W. Satcher, Jr. presented a moving account on the Sesquicentennial Celebration and the State of the Order. The evening made all hopeful for the future and was a reminder that we are not just a fraternity; we are a family.


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Arkansas State Delta Eta Chris Gibson ‘89, was recently commissioned by Kentucky governor Steve Beshear to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Gibson is the Alumni Advisor for Delta Eta, president of the Northeast Arkansas Alumni chapter, and a member of the Forester Court of Honor. He serves on the Jonesboro City Council and is the Regional Director of Operations for ARcare and KentuckyCare. The Citadel Theta Commission Col. Tom Clark ’14 has been named the new executive director for Citadel’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. The accomplished Marine commander recently retired from active service after accumulating 4,000 hours of flight time and flying 115 combat missions as a Marine fighter pilot. Clark graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/ Computer Science. He holds graduate degrees in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, National Resource Management from the Eisenhower School, and Project Management from The Citadel Graduate College. Duke Alpha Phi Randall B. Terry, Jr. ‘55, who passed away in 2004, was a leading philanthropist whose R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation recently awarded the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State a $16 million gift. The Foundation gave a reported $20,000,000 to help build the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center at

NC State, considered one of the most advanced facilities of its type in the nation. MAJ Thomas S. “Tommy” Sowers II ’95 is the multifaceted co-founder and CEO of SoloPro, a homebuyers assistance program in Durham, NC and San Francisco, CA. Sowers served as the Chairman and Co-Founder of The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family presented by The Friars Club in Washington

D.C., a PBS-broadcast concert that recognized service by, and for, veterans and military families. He had also served as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs from 2012 to 2014. A onetime Congressional candidate in his native Missouri, Sowers led a combat engineering platoon during the Kosovo war, and served two deployments in in Iraq.

Florida Beta Zeta Bradley J. Bondi ’93 is now a Partner in Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s Litigation Practice Group and a leader of its securities enforcement and regulatory practices in Cahill’s Washington, D.C. and New York offices. Professor Bondi formerly served as a member of the executive staff of the SEC as Counsel to two Commissioners for enforcement actions and regulatory rulemaking. He

Buchanan Recipient of the Grimsley Award

Dr. Scott E. Buchanan ’12 was the recipient this year of the Grimsley Award, one of the highest awards that a faculty member of The Citadel can receive. The James A. Grimsley Undergraduate Teaching Award is for outstanding performance in instruction and service to undergraduate students. Dr. Buchanan has an A.B. from the University of Georgia, an M.A. from Auburn University, and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. All three degrees are in political science.

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Alumni Unite!

Travel opportunities for education and fun in store in 2016

Nationally organized alumni events planned are offering new and exciting opportunities for families, couples, and even pledge class or other reunions to rekindle the fraternal spirit.

Alumni College JUNE 16–19, 2016

The Order will host the 2016 “ This past Alumni College in Lexington, College was K A Alumni al, Virginia on June 16-19. t education e of the mos on al Alumni members and d spir itu ly tertaining an en guests are encouraged to er nal events gaging frat en participate in a program ded since I have at ten centered on bringing ed into being induct alumni together in the sion.” is m Theta Com birthplace of the Order to ster lli - John McA explore all that Lexington sion– is m m Co (Theta 1) and the surrounding area have ’1 l Citade to offer. Attendees will spend a weekend of tours, sightseeing, lectures, and brotherhood.

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Alumni Cruise to the Caribbean OCTOBER 2–9, 2016

Enjoy a 7-night western Caribbean cruise, on 2014’s Best Overall Inddividual Cruise Ship award winner, the Allure of The Seas. The port of call is Fort Lauderdale, Florida and cruising destinations include: Labadee, Haiti: Falmouth, Jamaica; Cruising; Cozumel, Mexico; Cruising, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All itineraries are subject to change without notice.

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Registration and more about each of these programs is at www.KappaAlphaOrder.org. Contact Michael Wilson, Assistant Executive Director for Alumni Affairs (540) 463-1865 or mwilson@ka-order.org with any questions.

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Kappa Alpha Order plans to host an international trip for alumni and guests. The Knights (and ladies) Journal will take travelers to the very roots of where our 19th-century founders drew upon for the re-emphasis on knighthood and chivalry. Attendees will visit carefully selected places to learn about knighthood, the Cult of the Lady, the Crusades, and King Arthur and Camelot. Visits will include great castles, ancient churches and chapels, and personal time to enjoy London, Bath, and Edinburgh. This is a trip you will not want to miss. It is a very special Kappa Alpha experience that will illuminate our traditions, ideals, and history.


Alumni News also served on the steering committee for the SEC’s “Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2010-2015.” He also briefly served on detail as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, handling criminal prosecutions in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Virginia. Professor Bondi teaches advanced securities law classes as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and George Mason University School of Law. He earned his JD, MBA, and BS from the University of Florida. Memphis Gamma Gamma Cory Uselton ’90 will be the next superintendent of DeSoto County Schools, Mississippi’s largest public school district. Uselton received 61 percent of the vote in the runoff against Jim Ferguson, and will lead a district with about 33,000 students on 42 campuses countywide when he takes office in January. Uselton, the principal of DeSoto Central High School in Southaven, was named Mississippi’s High School Principal of the Year in 2014 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Running the Length of the East Coast to Find a Cure AL DECESARIS ’92, RAN THE LENGTH OF THE EAST COAST OF THE

United States to raise funds for research to find a cure for Sturge-Weber Syndrome, a congenital, non-familial disorder of unknown incidence and cause characterized by a congenital facial birthmark and neurological abnormalities. DeCesaris ran in honor of his young niece, Jenna Heck, who has SturgeWeber. He began his run in Maine in early September 2014, and covered roughly 2,000 miles through 14 states before concluding in Key Largo, Florida. DeCesaris’ charitable organization, the Celebrate Hope Foundation (CHF), had volunteers provide such assistance as driving his support vehicle, documenting the run through photos and videos, arranging restaurant fundraisers along the route, and procuring media coverage. CHF provided funds for food, gas, and accommodations as well as flights to and from the volunteer’s starting and ending location. If you or someone you know might be interested in participating in this a future version of this worthwhile project, please contact CHF via email at celebratehopefoundation@gmail.com, or by going to www.crossingamericaforacure.org.

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Midwestern State Gamma Omega Ben Wilson ‘60 made news as the subject of a news story on NBCNews.com when his iPhone fell out of the Beechcraft Bonanza airplane some 9,300 feet in the skies over Texas. Using the "Find My iPhone" app on his stepson’s phone, the two tracked the device to a pasture near rural Joplin, Texas, where, while being shadowed by a friendly donkey, they found it in a field. A few scratches and a missing battery notwithstanding, the phone

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was in perfect working order, and it made for a great story. Wilson is the owner of Gas Corporation of America. Jim Iman ‘65, the Texas energy legend behind Jim Iman and Associates, is currently President of Barnett Shale Services, LLC. Previously, Iman served as a sales engineer in the Dallas division of Haliburton Resource Management. Iman also serves as a director for two publicly traded companies. With a wide variety of memberships and affiliations, Iman is heavily involved with the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, the Fort Worth Petroleum Club, the Denton County Water District, the Hood County Water District, the Tarrant County Muscular Dystrophy Association, Children’s Charities of Fort Worth, the Kimball Art Museum, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. North Carolina State Alpha Omega Smedes York ‘60, chairman of York Properties, Inc., and McDonald York Building Company, has been named the 2015 Person of the Year by the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. An NC State legacy student, York attended college on a basketball scholarship, playing four years with the Wolfpack. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering in 1963, and achieved the rank of second lieutenant in the NC State ROTC. York’s ongoing commitment to his alma mater is reflected in his years of service, including his membership on NC State’s Board of Trustees and the Dean’s Advisory Board at Poole College. With accomplishments too


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South Carolina Rho William C. Hubbard ‘71 has been selected by legal research service Fastcase as one of its Fastcase 50, a compendium of leaders in innovations in legal services delivery. Hubbard is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office and immediate pastpresident of the American Bar Association, and practices in business litigation related to breach of contract, unfair trade practices, energy and utilities disputes, and more.

One of many brothers who gives public service and helping his community a shot, Jamie ran for his local school board in Houston recently. While he didn’t win, he took a risk to better his community. He is pictured here with his wife Wendy and son.

numerous to mention, he also has served as president of the NC State Alumni Association, is a member of the Watauga Club, and chaired the 2010 search committee for NC State’s new athletic director. After earning an MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served on the Raleigh City Council from 1977 to 1979, and then as mayor of Raleigh for two terms, from 1979 to 1983.

Oklahoma Beta Eta Ryan Morrison ’99 was named as one of "21 Leaders in the Twenty-First Century" by the Business Times of Edmond, OK in their September 2015 edition. Morrison is the vice-president of sales and marketing at the Morrison Group, his family’s branding and distribution company that has been based in the Oklahoma City Metro area since 1991. He is responsible for customer satisfaction and external communication for more than 180,000 convenience stores throughout the United States and Canada.

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Tulsa Mu Calvin Michael Moniz ‘04 was appointed Assistant Dean of the Collins College of Business and Director of the Business Career Center at The University of Tulsa. Moniz oversees employer

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Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg By Ronald F. Borne, Ph.D. In this insightful tome that is both a character study and a history lesson, author Borne writes about the late KA brother and Number I Hugh Clegg (Alpha Nu–George Washington ’17), who joined the relatively new FBI in 1926. Clegg became the number three man at the FBI before switching gears and locations nearly three decades later as the executive assistant to Chancellor J. D. Williams at Ole Miss. Known as Troutmouth for the odd way he had of pursing his lips, Clegg’s high-profile FBI cases included searches for some of the most legendary gangsters of the 1930s. In his second career at Ole Miss from 1954 to 1969, he was deeply involved in civil rights and desegregation crises at the university and in the state of Mississippi. This is an interesting and engaging read about how a KA brother of both national and regional prominence accomplished great things while remaining mostly under the radar, and also a nice historical look and how a prominent Southern university addressed the divisive racial and social issues of a turbulent era. Available at Amazon.com.

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Robert E. “Bobby” Long ‘74, chairman of the influential Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation’s board of governors, was featured in a Greensboro.com article about how he is credited by many with saving the Wyndham Championship, a legendary Greensboro golf tournament on the PGA Tour. The story

details Long’s loyalty to the Piedmont Triad and his integrity as a businessman and as a man, period.

Tennessee Pi P. Edward “Eddie” French ‘85 is the new executive director of Mississippi State University’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development after serving for a year as interim leader. Professor French also teaches in MSU’s political science and public administration department. French is an MSU doctoral graduate in public policy and administration and also serves as editor-inchief for Public Personnel Management, a SAGE Publications quarterly journal. French holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee, a master’s in city management from East Tennessee State University, and a master’s in higher education administration from the University of Virginia.

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BOOKS Disruption: Destination Marketing in the Post-Advertising Age By Ryan A. Thompson (Beta Eta–Oklahoma ’95)

From the dust jacket: The rules have not been re-written, they’ve been re-invented. Today’s marketing-savvy, advertising-jaded consumer expects more. Now consumers can instantly find rankings, read user reviews, and check out photos taken by vacationers who share the same interest and likes. This book is designed to provide insight into the cultural and technological paradigm shifts that are changing the way visitors choose destinations. More importantly, it helps the reader understand the underlying marketing principles it will take to survive in times like these—times of disruption, chaos, and flux. Embrace change, master it and gain an edge on your less prepared competition. Available at Amazon.com.

Westminster KA Now Managing Partner of Government Affairs Firm

DAVID JACKSON (ALPHA ETA - WESTMINSTER ‘07)

had spent more than 1,000 hours working with 300 lawmakers as the state of Missouri’s youngest registered lobbyist by the time he graduated from Westminster. While his classmates were busy doing their homework, Jackson was advising Fortune 500 companies about matters concerning the state’s $26 billion budget. Today, Jackson is a managing partner and association executive with the Gate Way Group, one of the fastest-growing government affairs firms in the Midwest. He recently helped expand the company’s reach nationwide, working with governors and members of Congress on behalf of corporate clients in health care and technology.

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Jackson has helped grow the Gate Way Group and its parent company, Pelopidas, LLC, by 500% over the last seven years. In addition to his role as the firm’s chief lobbyist, he oversees $1.2 million in assets and 2,000 physicians as the top executive for three professional healthcare associations. Jackson is a frequent contributor to ABC 30’s Allman Report and has appeared on various national television and radio broadcasts. The St. Louis Business Journal named Jackson to the 2014 list of Top 30 under 30 business leaders, and the Missouri Times recognized him as one of the “Top 100 People to Know in Politics.” Jackson received an Executive MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis after earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Westminster.

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Alumni News relations and the recruitment and hiring process for undergraduates, graduate students and alumni of the Collins College of Business. He is also Alumnus Advisor for Mu and is Vice President of the Mu Alumni Chapter.

When Vic Marsico (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’68) graduated, he entered the insurance industry—but he always kept his eye on the energy industry. He soon became a “landman” and worked for 37 years negotiating directly with land owners—he enjoys seeing “good things happen to good people.”

Ben Sutton ‘78 has been recognized by the State of North Carolina for his lifetime of service to the state, receiving The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, conferred by the Governor. Sutton serves on numerous boards, including WFU, IMG Worldwide, Inc., the Reagan Foundation, and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and his dedication and hard work have brought honor to his family, the fraternity, and the Wake Forest community.

The Order of Vandalia Awarded JOHN FISHER ‘64, HAS RECEIVED WVU’S HIGHEST HONOR, THE ORDER

of Vandalia award. Intended to recognize outstanding service to the University and to be uniquely West Virginian, the award is bestowed upon the most loyal servants to WVU. In this case, it was awarded to a man who has served the school for 43 years. Fisher is Dean Emeritus of the WVU College of Law. A Moorefield native, he received a BA in History from WVU in 1964 and JD from the College of Law in 1967.

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West Texas A&M Gamma Sigma Tommy Ray “Spanky” Assiter II ‘76 has been named the president of the National Auctioneers Association. He had previously been the vice president of the organization. Assiter is the founder of Assiter Auctioneers, based in Canyon, Texas.

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In Honor and Service: The Life of a World Warr II Veteran By COL Harold J. “Hal” Salfen (ret.) (Alpha Kappa–Missouri ’42) with Ann Danford *COL Salfen passed away in 2013.

From the dust jacket: Hal Salfen has literally seen the world change. Born on January 6, 1920, Mr. Salfen grew up in an age when young men went to war, discovered its horrors, and returned… changed forever. Mr. Salfen’s life, however altered, did not stop upon his return to the US. He married Marge, who would become the mother of their six children, and he embarked upon a career in the airline industry. He witnessed the result of airline deregulation firsthand. “The Lord blessed me with a loving family. Words cannot express what a wonderful wife and mother has done for our children and me.” Both of Hal’s sons, Ron and Terry, are also KAs. Available at Amazon.com.

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Wake Forest Tau Paul Coble ‘73, a former Raleigh mayor and onetime congressional candidate, is the new legislative services officer who runs the General Assembly’s day-to-day operations. Coble served as Raleigh mayor for two years and later was chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners. He ran for a Republican congressional nomination in 2012, and also once ran for the state Senate.

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ANNUAL REPORT

THE 2014-2015 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE

Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation DEAR BROTHERS, PARENTS, AND FRIENDS OF THE ORDER, Editor’s Note: The KAOEF Chairman & President normally is elected at the April board meeting. Barry B. Donnell wished to see the Sesquicentennial through and therefore completed his term, upon Reaves' election, at a special board meeting at the 76th Convention

On behalf of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) Board of Trustees, it is with great respect and appreciation that we convey our appreciation to Barry B. Donnell for his years of dedicated service to the KAOEF. As you will see in this 2014-2015 Annual Report, under Barry’s leadership and with the work of the dedicated staff, the KAOEF has continued to provide leadership and scholarship opportunities to the young men of the Order. It is an honor to report that in this most recent fiscal year, 1,817 donations were made by 3,645 generous donors raising a total of more than $1.2M. One notable and significant highlight of these efforts was illustrated through the Sesquicentennial Celebration where more than $900K was raised from 170 donors during 2013-2015. Many of you may have attended one or more of the regional celebrations held this year. Thank you to those generous alumni and friends who hosted, attended, and supported the events. The dollars raised go to support the educational and scholarship goals of Kappa Alpha Order. One of the greatest examples

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of the dividends our collective efforts can support is illustrated through the Number I’s Leadership Institute. At this conference, all chapter presidents attend educational sessions where they learn their role and responsibilities to be leaders in their own chapters. They are empowered and educated as leaders of Kappa Alpha—and the funds necessary to host such an impactful event all come from you, our donors. Thank you. Looking forward, the KAOEF will work together with the staff to continue to support the needs of the Order. We will continue to raise money and recruit new Crimson & Gold Society members supporting scholarships, the successful D.C. internship program, and many other programs that create opportunities for our undergraduate membership. Thank you to our many loyal and dedicated supporters. Your gifts make a difference in the lives of young men. Fraternally yours, Todd D. Reaves (Nu-Auburn ’89) Chairman and President Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation

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Todd D. Reaves (Nu–Auburn ’89) VICE PRESIDENT

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

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Malcolm H. Liles (Gamma–Georgia ’71) KNIGHT COMMANDER

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

William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’57), Former Knight Commander

LIFE TRUSTEES

Stumpy Harris (Beta Zeta–Florida ’57) Eugene M. Julian (Beta Epsilon– Delaware ’63) J. Coleman McDowell Jr. (Gamma Chi– Texas Tech ’78)

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Dr. James L. Bowers (Beta Omega–Washington College ’57) Jack R. Taylor (Beta Iota–Drury ’50), Former Knight Commander

Michael V. Paulin (Beta Sigma–Southern California ’60)

Dr. Idris R. Traylor Jr. (Gamma Chi–Texas Tech ’70), Former Knight Commander

C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95), Senior Councilor

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William H. Skipper Jr. (Delta Tau–Francis Marion ’80)

Larry Stanton Wiese (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’87), Executive Director

Hon. David M. Warren (Tau–Wake Forest ’78), Former Knight Commander

Ben W. Satcher, Jr. (Delta Omicron–Clemson ’79), Former Knight Commander & Chief Development Officer

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Five Ways to Give Back

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CASH GIFTS

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).

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

Phone: (540) 463-1865 Fax: (540) 463-2140 www.kaoef.org foundation@ka-order.org www.twitter.com/kaoef

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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

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Financials Condensed Statements of Financial Position June 30, 2015 and 2014 Assets: a. Cash and Cash Equivalents b. Investment Income Receivable c. Prepaid Expenses d. Receivable from Affiliates e. Contributions Receivable f. Land, Buildings, and Equipment g. Long-Term Investments h. Assets Held in Trust i. Other Assets

2015* $ 344,581 – 33,739 12,809 204,578 2,495,735 6,170,668 – 51,491

TOTAL ASSETS

2014 $ 340,447 – 40,466 10,124 559,517 2,289,754 6,256,714 – 41,111

$ 9,313,601

Liabilities a. Accounts Payable b. Notes Payable c. Accrued Expenses d. Annuity Obligation e. Payable to Affiliates f. Deferred Revenue

$ 7,866 – 22,528 109,183 259,366 10,000

$ 230,636

$ 408,943

Net Assets: Unrestricted Net Assets Temporarily Restricted Net Assets Permanently Restricted Net Assets

$ 1,700,984 1,062,949 6,319,032

$ 1,359,989 1,497,426 6,271,775

TOTAL NET ASSETS

$ 9,082,965

$ 9,129,190

e. f.

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$ 9,313,601 $ 9,538,133

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

g. i. a. c. d. e. f.

$ 9,538,133

$ 20,118 – 24,669 101,302 74,547 10,000

TOTAL LIABILITIES

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c.

d.


Financials

Condensed Statements of Activities For the years ending June 30, 2015 and 2014 Unrestricted Activities: Revenues: a. Contributions b. Investment Income c. Rental Income d. Other Income e. Restrictions Released TOTAL UNRESTRICTED REVENUES

a. b. c. d. e.

REVENUES 2015

e. f. g.

EXPENSES 2015

a. b.

$ 369,524 58,996 44,900 14,320 516,390

$ 1,610,773

$ 1,004,130

$ 1,220,738

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

$ 451,010 299,250

$ -216,608 280,303

CHANGE IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS

$ 481,510

$ 74,636

Temporarily Restricted Activities: Contributions Investment Income Restricted Released

$ 519,994 -13,116 -1,081,870

$ 804,841 287,846 -516,390

CHANGE IN TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS

$ -574,992

576,297

$ 94,713 – -47,456

$ 212,749 -63,404 20,080

$ 47,257

$ 169,425

Change in Net Assets Net Assets at Beginning of Year

$ -46,225 $ 9,129,190

$ 820,358 $ 8,308,832

NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR

$ 9,082,965

$ 9,129,190

Permanently Restricted Activities: Contributions Distributed at Donor Request Investment Gain / (Loss)

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$ 408,983 60,510 44,900 14,510 1,081,870

$ 1,159,763

CHANGE IN PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS

c.

2014

Expenses: a. Program Support Awarded $ 92,483 $ 266,382 b. Salaries and Benefits 295,926 271,246 c. Occupancy Expenses 201,222 184,282 d. Fundraising Expenses 332,325 225,257 e. Administrative Expenses 168,399 172,653 f. Professional Services 41,883 31,665 g. Scholarships Awarded 27,525 30,157 h. Uncollectible Pledges – 39,096 TOTAL EXPENSES

d.

2015*


KAOEF

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ANNUAL REPORT

Giving to Their Own Cause This year the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) brought the Foundation Chapter program to another level in honor of our Sesquicentennial anniversary. 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. This year, we asked each Active Chapter to have its members make a commitment or raise $18.65. Nineteen (19) Chapters representing more than 1,900 undergraduate brothers answered the call by contributing $45,000 to the KAOEF this Fiscal Year. This was an alltime high for undergraduate giving and support for the programs that benefit them. These funds are used to support the Order’s leadership programs and training initiatives, and to provide scholarship dollars to our active brothers. Listed below are the Active Chapters that set a wonderful example of personal philanthropy and recognize that KA is much larger than just their local chapter and campus. Their understanding of the need to give back and support the future of the Order, should be an example followed by all.

WHAT IS ONE POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FROM THIS YEAR?

FOUNDATION CHAPTERS Chapters with 100% Undergraduate Member Particpation Alabama Alpha Beta Auburn Nu California Alpha Xi Delta State Delta Beta Florida State Gamma Eta Georgia Gamma Georgia Southern Delta Theta Jacksonville State Delta Phi Midwestern State Gamma Omega Millsaps Alpha Mu Mississippi Alpha Upsilon Mississippi State Beta Tau North Carolina-Charlotte Epsilon Xi Sourthern Methodist Beta Lambda Tulsa Mu West Florida Epsilon Sigma Westminster Alpha Eta William Jewell Alpha Delta Wingate Zeta Zeta

“My communication skills have increased immensely in my time as Number I. I have also learned how to deal with some of the most stressful situations in my life and learned how to stay calm and collective in the face of a challenge." DANIEL BUFFINGTON, NUMBER I SOUTHWESTERN – XI

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Foundation Chapters | Chapter Endowment Fund Accounts

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.

ESTABLISHED AND ENDOWED AS OF 6/30/2015

ESTABLISHED AS OF 6/30/2015 Louisiana-Monroe–Gamma Nu Maryland–Beta Kappa Mercer–Kappa Miami–Epsilon Lambda Middle Tennessee State– Delta Lambda Millsaps–Alpha Mu Mississippi State–Beta Tau Newberry–Delta Epsilon North Carolina State–Alpha Omega North Carolina-Charlotte– Epsilon Xi North Florida–Zeta Nu North Texas–Gamma Lambda Northern Arizona–Epsilon Tau Northwestern State–Gamma Psi Oklahoma State–Beta Xi Old Dominion–Delta Gamma Richmond–Eta Roanoke–Beta Rho Sam Houston State–Gamma Tau South Carolina–Rho Southeastern Louisiana– Epsilon Kappa Southern California–Beta Sigma Southern Mississippi–Gamma Zeta

Appalachian State–Delta Psi Arkansas–Alpha Omicron Arkansas-Forth Smith–Zeta Rho Auburn–Nu Austin Peay State–Zeta Tau Bowling Green State–Zeta Lambda Centenary–Alpha Iota The Citadel–Theta Commission Clemson–Delta Omicron Delta State–Delta Beta Drury–Beta Iota East Carolina–Gamma Rho Eastern Kentucky–Delta Mu Elon–Epsilon Mu Florida Gulf Coast–Zeta Pi Francis Marion–Delta Tau Georgia–Gamma Georgia College–Epsilon Nu Georgia Southern–Delta Theta George Washington–Alpha Nu Hampden-Sydney–Alpha Tau Houston Baptist–Delta Sigma Indiana State–Zeta Iota Jacksonville State–Delta Phi Lamar–Gamma Xi Louisiana Tech–Gamma Alpha

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Southwestern–Xi Stephen F. Austin State– Delta Kappa Tennessee Tech–Zeta Epsilon Texas–Omicron Texas A&M–Epsilon Delta Texas A&M-Commerce– Gamma Upsilon Texas State–Epsilon Iota Texas Tech–Gamma Chi Texas-Arlington–Delta Iota Transylvania–Alpha Theta Univ. of Washington–Zeta Mu Virginia Tech–Epsilon Eta Virginia Wesleyan–Epsilon Omicron VMI–Beta Commission Wake Forest–Tau Washington & Lee–Alpha Washington College–Beta Omega West Georgia–Zeta Kappa West Texas A&M–Gamma Sigma West Virginia–Alpha Rho Western Carolina–Delta Alpha Western Kentucky–Epsilon Theta William Jewell–Alpha Delta

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

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 Tulsa–Mu Univ. of the South–Alpha Alpha Westminster–Alpha Eta

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).


KAOEF

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ANNUAL REPORT

Scholarships 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

THE K AOEF IS PROUD TO CONGR ATUL ATE AND HONOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOL ARSHIP R ECIPIENTS:

ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

AUBURN–NU

EMORY–EPSILON

Nicholas M. Laskay

E. Preston Pritchett

Matthew Cole

FOUNDERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WILLIAM L. MEIER SCHOLARSHI

JACK B. CARTER II/NU SCHOLARSHIP THE CAIN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP MONROE CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON

Jon Bottarini GAMMA EPSILON SCHOLARSHIP JOHN R. BERRYMAN SCHOLARSHIP VERNON & MARION PIPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ARIZONA STATE–EPSILON OMEGA

AUSTIN PEAY STATE–ZETA TAU

Max Helms JAY CLAUDE CONRAD SCHOLARSHIP KAOEF SCHOLARSHIP VANCE E. RULE SCHOLARSHIP

Ryan Honea

David Roberts

HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP DR. JAMES SAMMONS SCHOLARSHIP JESSE & LALA SAMMONS SCHOLARSHIP

COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP JULIAN A. PARDINI SCHOLARSHIP DAVID FRIBLEY SCHOLARSHIP

Robert Drew Large VERNON & MARION PIPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

ARKANSAS–ALPHA OMICRON

Cole Alexander Anthony

Dominik Alan Shannon

VERNER & MILDRED MCCALL SCHOLARSHIP CHARLES W. MCCRAY SCHOLARSHIP COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

ANDREW R. EICHHOFF, JR. SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Grant Ellenberg

CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA

JAMES D. HUNTER SCHOLARSHIP GEORGE O'MARA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

G. William Rolfe HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP DR. JOSEPH G. WEBSTER SCHOLARSHIP CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

ARKANSAS STATE–DELTA ETA

James Godbold

Wesley Bryan Watts

E. FLEMING MASON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ROBERT E. LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IDRIS R. TRAYLOR, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

HUNTER W. HENRY SCHOLARSHIP ROBERT E. LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

education. In April 2015, the KAOEF was very pleased to award 90 academic scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Kappa Alpha brothers and friends. Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are available online at www. kaoef.org or www.kappaalphaorder.org. All application materials must be received by January 31, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EST. For further questions, please contact Becky Moore at the National Administrative Office by phone at (540) 463-1865 or email bmoore@ka-order.org.

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MARK HUNTINGTON PRUITT SCHOLARSHIP FLORIDA GULF COAST–ZETA PI

Bradley Williams JOHN PAUL RECTOR SCHOLARSHIP VERNON & MARION PIPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FLORIDA STATE–GAMMA ETA

Logan James Opsahl WILLIAM C. MORROW, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

Mrs. Melissa Nicole Wilson FRED W. DISMUKE SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP GEORGE MASON–EPSILON PHI

Thomas Elijah Noble SAMUEL Z. AMMEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP HIGH POINT–ZETA PHI

Tanner William Jensen JOHN L. HALL SCHOLARSHIP HART/HEATH/SIMS/WATERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP


Scholarships | Internships

JACKSONVILLE STATE–DELTA PHI

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE–DELTA PI

Santiago Ezequiel Hechart

Darren Prater

W. E. DUNWOODY PROVINCE SCHOLARSHIP COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP KENNESAW STATE–ZETA CHI

Evan Larsen Stack COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP MICHAEL B. HARGROVE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP MARYLAND–BETA KAPPA

Gregory L. Waterworth WILLIAM E. DREYER SCHOLARSHIP MCNEESE STATE–DELTA XI

Patrick W. Brown HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP HART/HEATH/SIMS/WATERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TIM ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA

Drake Everette Wilson COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP MIDWESTERN STATE–GAMMA OMEGA

Clayton Dale Brown COL. DAVID M. BUIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP VANCE E. RULE SCHOLARSHIP

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

Mark Brown WILLIAM L. MEIER SCHOLARSHIP WILLIAM C. MORROW, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ROBERT W. WOODRUFF SCHOLARSHIP MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU

Sean Peter Connelly DICK WILSON SCHOLARSHIP HENRY G. TILLER, JR. SCHOLARSHIP STEWART TURLEY SCHOLARSHIP

JACK R. TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP VANCE E. RULE SCHOLARSHIP

The E. Fleming Mason Memorial Interns

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

Michael Lee Wallace, Jr. MARSHALL JAMES DONATHAN, JR. SCHOLARSHIP DR. BOLLING S. DUBOSE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP JOHN W. NOWELL SCHOLARSHIP

A SUMMER OF A LIFETIME – IN THEIR OWN WORDS

NORTH FLORIDA–ZETA NU

Daniel F. Chwalisz II

JESSE C. BROWN (GAMMA OMEGA– MIDWESTERN STATE ’14)

VERNON & MARION PIPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

National Republican Congressional Committee “The Kappa Alpha Order E. Fleming Mason Internship Program has been the best opportunity ever presented to me. I am from a small town in Texas that has a population of merely 1,000 people. Never in my wildest dreams did I imaging that me, a small town boy from Alvord, Texas would be able to live, work, and learn in our Nation’s Capital. This internship has opened my eyes to the bigger picture. It has allowed me to return home with a renewed sense of purpose and direction. I can guarantee that I am a better man because I was able to experience the E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship Program.”

Evan Gregory McInnis CRAWFORD PROVINCE SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP NORTHWESTERN STATE–GAMMA PSI

William Michael Anglin VERNON & MARION PIPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI

Drew Schmidt F. M. STEVENSON SCHOLARSHIP

MATTHEW G. BROWNLEE (BETA ETA–OKLAHOMA ’11)

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON

Nathaniel Travis Lowman JOHN & PAULINA T. BEALL SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP SOUTHWESTERN–XI

Victor David Arellano LUKE PATTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TENNESSEE–PI

Owen Rockett

R. DUSTIN JAMES (DELTA TAU–FRANCIS MARION ’10)

LS Group and Drucker Lawhon “From learning about real-world government and political operations to working events for Congressmen, Senators and even Presidential Nominees, the possibilities are endless. You are not just an intern in Washington, D.C., you are part of a program that is truly one-of-a-kind. This would not be possible if it were not for the devoted actives, alumni and sponsors to the KAOEF that help keep this program alive and well. It is truly an honor to have served as a 2015 Mason Intern, more especially because of who E. Fleming Mason was and has done for my chapter and Kappa Alpha Order as a whole.”

CHARLIE R. ASHFORD SCHOLARSHIP HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TEXAS–OMICRON

Chase Koger HARRY J. BREITHAUPT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN–BETA CHI

Robert Andrew Waters WILLIAM C. MORROW, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

NICHOLAS A. LOPER (GAMMA EPSILON–ARIZONA ’12)

Davis & Harmon and Congressman Hudson (NC-R) “The amount of networking and experiences in DC can easily set you off in any direction you would like your career and life to go. Most importantly, this experience brings together KAs from across the nation in order to achieve excellence in Washington, D.C.”

MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON

Jackson Gunn IRBY TURNER III SCHOLARSHIP HUGH COMER SCHOLARSHIP ROBERT W. WOODRUFF SCHOLARSHIP

Dillon J. Harstvedt

WESTON Y. LOYD (THETA–KENTUCKY ’13)

EMMETT LEE IRWIN SCHOLARSHIP THOMAS G. PAULSON II SCHOLARSHIP VERNON & MARION PIPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-R) “I am so fortunate to have been selected for the program and I am extremely grateful for the KAOEF for providing its brothers with such a unique opportunity. The alumni base in DC and the surrounding area is unparalleled and the opportunities for the summer are endless. Proud to be a KA!”

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Larry Meyers & Associates “Working and living in DC was quite the experience. Having studied politics throughout my college career, it was great to finally get to see how the country works firsthand. My favorite part of the internship was meeting all the other KAs that lived in the area. From Congressmen to Chiefs of Staff to interns. KA’s are everywhere in D.C. My internship solidified my idea that I want to live and work in D.C. when I graduate in December.”


KAOEF

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ANNUAL REPORT

Sesquicentennial Campaign The Sesquicentennial Campaign, designed to coincide with Kappa Alpha Order’s 150th anniversary celebration, raised the most money, in the shortest amount of time, in the history of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. The effort raised just over $900,000 from 166 donors in less than

a 24-month period. These results exceeded the original goals of $775,000 and 150 donors. These donors below gave generously to support efforts to provide a wonderful educational experience for undergraduate attendees at the 76th Convention, to erect the impressive Veterans Memorial and Entryway, support the day in Lexington during this celebration, provide the new history book to our registered undergraduate attendees, and to provide outstanding leadership education for more than 7,800 undergraduate members.

$50,000

$5000

Barry B. Donnell (Beta Lambda-Southern Methodist ‘58) William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta-William Jewell ‘57) Todd D. Reaves (Nu-Auburn ‘89)

David P. Barksdale (Tau-Wake Forest ‘83) Robert M. Bouse (Beta Omicron-Louisville ‘51) Richard L. Burke (Zeta-Randolph-Macon ‘83) M. Tim Carey (Chi-Vanderbilt ‘63) LaFon C. Dees (Delta-Wofford ‘57) W. Birch Douglass III (Alpha Tau-Hampden-Sydney ‘62) Francis E. Gardiner, Jr. (Alpha Lambda-Johns Hopkins ‘59) Norman C. George (Omicron-Texas ‘75) Michael E. Gunn (Delta Epsilon-Newberry ‘93) William J. Hagenah (Alpha Pi-Stanford ‘63) Victor H. Hanson II (Lambda-Virginia ‘51) Paul H. Kuhn, Jr. (Chi-Vanderbilt ‘62) Malcolm H. Liles (Gamma-Georgia ‘71) Gregory A. McCrickard (Lambda-Virginia ‘78) J. Coleman McDowell, Jr. (Gamma Chi-Texas Tech ‘78) SGM E. Kent McMichael (Beta Commission-VMI ‘95) S. Morgan Morton, Jr. (Gamma Gamma-Memphis ‘60) W. Regi Mullins (Alpha Gamma-Louisiana State ‘70) David R. Murphey III (Alpha-Washington & Lee ‘51) James C. Musser (Delta Mu-Eastern Kentucky ‘87) James P. Myerson (Alpha Pi-Stanford ‘74) James M. Ney (Iota-Furman ‘62) Thomas G. Paulson II (Alpha Xi-California ‘49) Hon. Robert M. Pittenger (Omicron-Texas ‘67) Robert M. Pittenger, Jr. (Sigma-Davidson ‘99) CPT Ronald C. Plunkett (Theta Commission-Citadel ‘09) James R. Purvis (Gamma Chi-Texas Tech ‘85) Robert M. Ross (Beta Kappa-Maryland ‘68) Benjamin W. Satcher, Jr. (Delta Omicron-Clemson ‘79) Dr. James Michael Schmuck (Alpha Eta-Westminster ‘69) J. William Schulz (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ‘60) Erik T. Showalter (Gamma Alpha-Louisiana Tech ‘02) C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau-Mississippi State ‘95) Dr. Idris Rhea Traylor, Jr. (Gamma Chi-Texas Tech ‘70) Joseph M. Van Name III (Beta Omega-Washington College ‘87) Harvey P. White (Beta Chi-West Virginia Wesleyan ‘52) Hugh P. Whitehead (Alpha Beta-Alabama ‘85) Larry Stanton Wiese (Gamma OmegaMidwestern State ‘87)

$25,000 Derick S. Close (Alpha Omega-North Carolina State ‘78)

$20,000 Bensley H. L. Field (Alpha Zeta-William & Mary ‘54)

$15,000​ C. Randolph Gentz (Gamma Psi-Northwestern ‘68)

$10,000 B. Terry Bennett (Alpha Gamma-Louisiana State ‘64) Raymond B. Bottom, Jr. (Alpha Tau-Hampden-Sydney ‘48) Mr. & Mrs. Clayton E. Bunting (Eta-Richmond ‘69) James E. Davis (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ‘53) Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr. (Beta Tau-Mississippi State ‘58) James L. Ferman, Jr. (Epsilon-Emory ‘62) James C. France (Gamma Pi-Florida Southern ‘66) Michael J. Garrison (Epsilon Rho-Purdue ‘88) Gordon "Stumpy" Harris (Beta Zeta-Florida ‘57) W. Thomas Hopkins (Psi-Tulane ‘72) Eugene M. Julian (Beta Epsilon-Delaware ‘63) Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta-Westminster ‘88) David T. Martineau V (Alpha Upsilon-Mississippi ‘88) Charles C. Mickel (Delta Omicron-Clemson ‘76) Michael V. Paulin (Beta Sigma-Southern California ‘60) Vance E. Rule (Alpha Delta-William Jewell ‘47) William H. Skipper, Jr. (Delta Tau-Francis Marion ‘80) George A. Webster (Upsilon-North Carolina ‘68)

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Sesquicentennial Campaign

$3000

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LEARNED AT NLI, WHICH YOU FOUND MOST USEFUL DURING YOUR TERM?

“I learned to not be afraid of confronting another member when he does not meet expectations." SANTIAGO HECHART, NUMBER I JACKSONVILLE STATE – DELTA PHI

SESQUICENTENNIAL FOUNDATION CHAPTERS Gamma-University of Georgia Nu-Auburn University Rho-University of South Carolina Alpha Beta-University of Alabama Alpha Delta-William Jewell College Alpha Eta-Westminster College Alpha Xi-University of California Alpha Upsilon-University of Mississippi Beta Tau-Mississippi State University Gamma Eta-Florida State University Gamma Omega-Midwestern State University Delta Beta-Delta State University Delta Theta-Georgia Southern University

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Timothy K. Adams (Epsilon-Emory ‘57) King V. Aiken, Jr. (Kappa-Mercer ‘83) Dan H. Akin (Gamma Omicron-Lambuth ‘60) G. Patterson Apperson III (Alpha Alpha-Univ. of the South ‘80) Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Asbury (Epsilon-Emory ‘44) L. Blair Bailey (Gamma Eta-Florida State ‘88) Julian B. Baker, Jr. (Delta Lambda-Middle Tennessee State ‘69) William D. Balthrope (Beta Lambda-Southern Methodist ‘58) L. Charles Banks, Jr. (Delta Epsilon-Newberry ‘02) Richard A. Barnes (Delta Lambda-Middle Tennessee State ‘69) John M. Barry (Upsilon-North Carolina ‘79) Blake E. Benney (Gamma Lambda-North Texas ‘86) William R. Bolen (Epsilon Iota-Texas State ‘05) Dr. James L. Bowers (Beta Omega-Washington ‘57) Dustin G. Brann (Alpha Omega-North Carolina State ‘11) Charles S. Briggs (Delta Upsilon-Tennessee-Martin ‘75) Paul R. Burns (Alpha Gamma-Louisiana State ‘71) Ethan J. Bush (Delta Xi-McNeese State ‘97) Scott D. Carter (Epsilon Iota-Texas State ‘01) R. Craig Cass (Delta Psi-Appalachian State ‘81) Jay D. Chamberlain IV (Gamma Lambda-North Texas ‘86) Guy D. Colado (Gamma Pi-Florida Southern ‘64) Douglas R. Coley (Delta Psi-Appalachian State ‘76) Ceasar Cone III (Alpha Omega-North Carolina State ‘59) C. Caleb Connor (Alpha Beta-Alabama ‘01) James L. Crews II (Delta Upsilon-Tennessee-Martin ‘86) Mark S. Crocker (Rho-South Carolina ‘74) Dr. James W. Denham (Psi-Tulane ‘96) Alfred Diaz, Jr. (Delta Iota-Texas-Arlington ‘84) William K. Dillingham (Alpha Delta-William Jewell ‘95) Dustin B. Donnell (Beta Lambda-Southern Methodist ‘01) Jeremy D. Duke (Delta Lambda-Middle Tennessee State ‘09) J. Michael Duncan (Delta Kappa-Stephen F. Austin State ‘69) Garth K. Dunklin (Upsilon-North Carolina ‘81) Gregory M. Eaton (Alpha Gamma-Louisiana State ‘67) James R. Estes (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ‘60) Douglas S. Ewalt (Beta Omega-Washington ‘71) J. Kirby Ewing (Omicron-Texas ‘44) Fred W. Faircloth III (Delta Omicron-Clemson ‘70) COL Henry J. Foresman, Jr. (Beta Commission-VMI ‘76) Stephen E. Foster (Beta Chi-West Virginia Wesleyan ‘68) Michael D. Fox (Epsilon Lambda-Miami ‘97) Brad B. Freeman (Beta Lambda-Southern Methodist ‘59) M. Tyler Griffin (Alpha Delta-William Jewell ‘98) David B. Hagan (Alpha Omega-North Carolina State ‘76) Robert W. Hagan (Delta Rho-Valdosta State ‘74) Loren Q. Hanson (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ‘50) Otis M. Healy (Beta Sigma-Southern California ‘44) R. Scott Heath (Delta-Wofford ‘77) Mitchell S. Hill (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State ‘87) Calvin S. Hopkins III (Gamma-Georgia ‘69) Christopher S. Hoppe (Beta Eta-Oklahoma ‘71) Michael E. Hopper (Gamma Gamma-Memphis ‘59) Rock N. Houstoun (Xi-Southwestern ‘70) CAPT Christopher A. Huff (Gamma Chi-Texas Tech ‘05) Scott W. Humphrey (Gamma Epsilon-Arizona ‘89) Robert P. Jordan (Rho-South Carolina ‘86) James D. Kay, Jr. (Nu-Auburn ‘79) Gordon L. Kinne (Gamma Beta-Missouri State ‘73) Stephen H. Kouba, Jr. (Alpha Omega-North Carolina State ‘11) Dr. Paul D. Kountz, Jr. (Delta-Wofford ‘77) Stephen J. LaFollette (Delta Phi-Jacksonville State ‘84) Sam Leake, Jr. (Beta Xi-Oklahoma State ‘61) Jeffrey G. Leigh (Zeta Mu-Washington ‘97) Dr. Stephen George Luckey, Jr. (Mu-Tulsa ‘96) Jesse Samuel Lyons (Delta Alpha-Western Carolina ‘98) George W. McCall, Jr. (Eta-Richmond ‘48) George W. McCall, III (Eta-Richmond ‘76)

Edward D. McCrady (Lambda-Virginia ‘82) David C. Merrill (Zeta Pi-Florida Gulf Coast ‘08) H. Woodward Middleton, Jr. (Beta Gamma-Charleston ‘89) John Michael Moore (Beta Lambda-Southern Methodist ‘90) Loy B. Moore (Beta Lambda-Southern Methodist ‘56) Philip P. Noftsinger (Epsilon Phi-George Mason ‘91) Donald R. O’Neal, Jr. (Gamma Alpha-Louisiana Tech ‘09) Matthew D. O’Neal (Gamma Alpha-Louisiana Tech ‘06) Herbert Turner Odom, III (Omicron-Texas ‘83) Nicholas S. Palmer (Delta Lambda-Middle Tennessee State ‘04) Howard C. Pickett (Sigma Nu Fraternity) Morris W. "Pete" Pully (Upsilon-North Carolina ‘45) Gary L. Recer (Gamma Lambda-North Texas ‘67) J. Derrill Rice (Beta Pi-Presbyterian ‘80) Mr. & Mrs. Larry Feller Robb (Gamma Lambda-North Texas ‘63) Harrison A. Robb (Alpha Omicron-Arkansas ‘13) Hubel Robins, Jr. (Eta-Richmond ‘51) Roy O. Rodwell, Jr. (Alpha Phi-Duke ‘55) Loyd Jordan Russing (Epsilon Xi-North Carolina-Charlotte ‘06) Jay F. Rutherford, Jr. (Theta-Kentucky ‘91) Travis L. Sartain (Alpha Eta-Westminster ‘95) C. Edward Schmidt, Jr. (Beta Alpha-Missouri S&T ‘62) Brett S. Schoonover (Epsilon Delta-Texas A&M ‘96) David L. Schoonover (Epsilon Delta-Texas A&M ‘00) J. Carlton Showalter, Jr. (Beta Commission-VMI ‘82) Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma-Memphis ‘82) Robert J. Smith (Alpha Omega-North Carolina State ‘59) A. Randolph Smith II (Delta-Wofford ‘80) C. Michael Smith (Delta-Wofford ‘73) T. Michael Stanberry (Alpha Gamma-Louisiana State ‘71) Thaddeus A. Stubbs (Alpha Eta-Westminster ‘96) Edward G. Sullivan (Beta Zeta-Florida ‘77) E. Powell Thompson (Gamma Chi-Texas Tech ‘75) Joseph N. Traigle (Gamma Psi-Northwestern ‘63) John H. Turner, Jr. (Beta Rho-Roanoke ‘10) Dr. Chad E. Wagoner (Delta Pi-Missouri Southern State ‘93) R.M. Warren III (Kappa-Mercer ‘83) Hon. David M. Warren (Tau-Wake Forest ‘78) Gregory L. Waterworth (Beta Kappa-Maryland ‘10) Dr. D. Wayne Whetsell (Delta Psi-Appalachian State ‘09) Stuart F. Whetsell (Delta Psi-Appalachian State ‘06) W. Madison Wickham (Epsilon Iota-Texas State ‘03) Eddie S. Wilson (Delta Beta-Delta State ‘73) Edmond H. Wilson (Delta Theta-Georgia Southern ‘80) Hugh M. Wood (Gamma Alpha-Louisiana Tech ‘99) William A. "Bill" Wood (Alpha-Washington & Lee ‘03) LTC William Earl Wray, Jr. (Beta Commission-VMI ‘73) Lewis H. Wyman III (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ‘63) Ryan T. Young (Epsilon Iota-Texas State ‘01) Dean S. Zang (Beta Omega-Washington ‘00) Samuel Z. Ammen Court of Honor Dallas Alumni Chapter Mustang Alumni Chapter Ratcliffe Foundation in honor of A.M. Ratliff, Jr. Drew Clancy-PCI, Inc.


KAOEF

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ANNUAL REPORT

Bleed Crimson – Give Gold

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS:

The Crimson & Gold Society, the KAOEF’s most exclusive giving level, grew by 33% in membership in the past fiscal year. The Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation’s most exclusive donor giving club, the Crimson & Gold Society recognizes brothers and friends of the Order who make unrestricted contributions of $1,000 or more during a fiscal year. Funding received through this society allows the KAOEF to provide grants to support the leadership education programs undertaken by Kappa Alpha Order. Membership in the Crimson & Gold Society signifies one’s own commitment to our longstanding belief that as men of Kappa Alpha, it is incumbent upon us to do our duty and remain loyal KA brothers throughout our lives. It is the hope of the KAOEF Board of Trustees and staff that this exclusive society continues to attract alumni and friends of KA who recognize and understand the importance of supporting our 7,800 undergraduate Active members.

CRIMSON & GOLD

SOCIETY ALABAMA - ALPHA BETA​

Christopher Caleb Connor JD 2001 George Merrill Jones III 1981 Ken D. Tidwell 1982 Hugh P. Whitehead 1985 APPALACHIAN STATE - DELTA PSI​

R. Craig Cass 1981 Douglas Ross Coley 1976 Wyatt T. Dixon III 1987 Dr. D. Wayne Whetsell 2009 Stuart F. Whetsell 2006

ARIZONA - GAMMA EPSILON​

Wayne E. Dawson 1960 Scott W. Humphrey 1989 David L. Steinheimer 1949

• Special recognition in the KAOEF Annual Report • Crimson & Gold Society lapel pin for first-time members • Special gift in recognition of membership each year • Annual Crimson & Gold Society event • Access to the Crimson & Gold Society membership roster The third annual Crimson & Gold Society annual gathering, including a reception and dinner, took place at Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention in Roanoke, Virginia, at the Hotel Roanoke. Members and guests enjoyed a private presentation and special conversations with worldrenown orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James R. Andrews (Alpha Gamma–Louisiana State ’63). Join these men, members as of June 30, 2015, and show your commitment to our Order’s mission by going to www.kaoef.org/donate and make your $1,000 unrestricted donation today; or mail a check to: KAOEF 115 Liberty Hall Rd. Lexington, VA 24450.

AUBURN - NU​

DELAWARE - BETA EPSILON​

BAYLOR - DELTA OMEGA​

DELTA STATE - DELTA BETA​

BETHANY - BETA BETA​

DUKE - ALPHA PHI​

James D. Kay Jr. 1979 Todd D. Reaves 1989

Eugene M. Julian 1963 Michael D. Wedlick RCDD 1989

Robert D. Fletcher 1977

Eddie S. Wilson 1973

Lawrence S. Branch 1965

Richard R. Crosier 1981 Raymond A. Jones III 1981 James J. Kiser III 1962 Edwin F. Payne 1959 Roy O. Rodwell Jr. 1955

CAL STATE-BAKERSFIELD EPSILON UPSILON​

Clifford F. Loader 1991

CALIFORNIA - ALPHA XI​

EASTERN KENTUCKY - DELTA MU​

Gerald C. Down 1952

CHARLESTON - BETA GAMMA​

Douglas D. Ashley 1987 Henry Woodward Middleton Jr. 1989 THE CITADEL - THETA COMMISSION​

CPT Ronald C. Plunkett 2009 CLEMSON - DELTA OMICRON​

Fred W. Faircloth III 1970 Charles C. Mickel 1976 David A. Pattillo 1979 Benjamin W. Satcher, Jr. 1979

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James C. Musser 1987 EMORY - EPSILON​

Timothy Killen Adams 1957 Dr. L. Adolph Casal 1984 Walter Mabry Deriso Jr. 1965 James L. Ferman Jr. 1962 FLORIDA - BETA ZETA​

Henry H. Beckwith 1954 Gordon H. Harris Esq. 1957 Edward G. Sullivan Esq. 1977 FLORIDA SOUTHERN - GAMMA PI​

COL Guy D. Colado 1964 James C. France 1966

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FLORIDA STATE - GAMMA ETA​

L. Blair Bailey 1988 Richard E. Heath 1967 William G. Smith Jr. 1973

FRANCIS MARION - DELTA TAU​

Earl E. McLeod, Jr. 1974 William H. Skipper Jr. 1980 FURMAN - IOTA​

James M. Ney 1962 GEORGE MASON - EPSILON PHI​

Philip P. Noftsinger 1991

GEORGETOWN - BETA DELTA​

Dave Baker 1979

GEORGIA - GAMMA​

Calvin S. Hopkins III 1969 Malcolm H. Liles 1971 John W. Walden Jr. 1962 GEORGIA TECH - ALPHA SIGMA​

William Hand Allen 1973 Edward Lawrence Kelly 1959

GEORGIA SOUTHERN - DELTA THETA​

Paul E. Parker 1968 Edmond H. Wilson 1980


Crimson & Gold Society * deceased HAMPDEN-SYDNEY - ALPHA TAU​

W. Birch Douglass III 1962

J. William Schulz 1960 Lewis H. Wyman III 1963

HOUSTON BAPTIST - DELTA SIGMA​

MISSOURI S&T - BETA ALPHA​

Douglas B. Harris 1973

JACKSONVILLE STATE - DELTA PHI​

Marcus E. Angle Jr. 1980 Stephen J. Lafollette 1984

JOHNS HOPKINS - ALPHA LAMBDA​

Francis E. Gardiner Jr. 1959 KENTUCKY - THETA​

Jeffery R. McIntosh 1982 LAMBUTH - GAMMA OMICRON​

Dan H. Akin 1960 Raymond Y. Thomasson 1971

LOUISIANA STATE - ALPHA GAMMA​

B. Terry W. Bennett 1964 Paul R. Burns 1971 Gregory M. Eaton 1967 W. Regi Mullins 1970 T. Michael Stanberry 1971

C. Edward Schmidt Jr. 1962

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE DELTA PI​

Dr. Chad E. Wagoner 1993

Gordon L. Kinne 1973 Christopher J. Puricelli 1981

NEWBERRY - DELTA EPSILON​

Leon Charles Banks Jr. 2002 Michael E. Gunn 1993

NORTH CAROLINA-CHARLOTTE EPSILON XI​

MARSHALL - BETA UPSILON​

LOUISVILLE - BETA OMICRON​

Franklin T. Brackman 1961 Roger P. Wood 1945

MCNEESE STATE - DELTA XI​

Ethan J. Bush 1997

MEMPHIS - GAMMA GAMMA​

MG Donald R. Gardner USMC (Ret) 1959 Michael E. Hopper 1959 S. Morgan Morton, Jr. 1960 Gregory R. Singleton 1982 MERCER - KAPPA​

King V. Aiken Jr. 1983 James T. Turner Jr. 1970 R. M. Warren III 1983 MIAMI - EPSILON LAMBDA​

Victor H. Hanson II 1951 Edward D. McCrady 1982 Gregory A. McCrickard 1978 Charles Norman Stallings Jr. 1965

SOUTHERN METHODIST BETA LAMBDA​

VMI - BETA COMMISSION​

James M. Croley 1959 Edwin Bryan Gentle 1970 Andrew Michael Tripodo 2004

NORTH CAROLINA STATE ALPHA OMEGA​

NORTH TEXAS - GAMMA LAMBDA​

Donald O'Neal 2009 Matthew D. O'Neal 2006 Erik T. Showalter 2002 Richard H. Wilcox, Jr. 1964 Hugh M. Wood 1999

Otis M. Healy 1944 Michael V. Paulin 1960 John E. Raidy, Jr. 1975

SOUTHWESTERN - XI​

Loyd J. Russing 2006

Robert M. Bouse 1951

LOUISIANA TECH - GAMMA ALPHA​

VIRGINIA - LAMBDA​

William D. Balthrope 1958 Barry B. Donnell 1958 Dustin B. Donnell 2001 Brad B. Freeman 1959 John M. Moore 1990 Loy B. Moore 1956 John J. Sheehan, Jr. 1977 Warren S. Wingert 1958

MISSOURI STATE - GAMMA BETA​

Dustin G. Brann 2011 Derick S. Close 1978 Ceasar Cone III 1959 Paul F. Haddock III 1980 David Blair Hagan 1976 Stephen H. Kouba Jr. 2011 Dickson M. Lupo 1976 Robert Jones Smith 1959 Edward I. Weisiger Jr. 1979 George N. Whiting Jr. 1975 G. Smedes York 1960

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BETA SIGMA​

STANFORD - ALPHA PI​

William J. Hagenah 1963 James Parker Myerson 1974 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE DELTA KAPPA​

J. Michael Duncan 1969

TENNESSEE-MARTIN - DELTA UPSILON​

Charles S. Briggs 1975 James L. Crews II 1986

TEXAS A&M - EPSILON DELTA​

Brett S. Schoonover 1996 David L. Schoonover 2000

Bryan G. Barretto 1987 Blake E. Benney 1986 Jay D. Chamberlain IV 1986 Charles W. Masoner 1988 Stephen A. Miller 1993 Gary Recer 1967

TEXAS - OMICRON​

J. Kirby Ewing 1944 Norman C. George 1975 James D. McBride III 1980 Herbert Turner Odom, III 1983 Honorable Robert M. Pittenger 1967 William M. Thacker Jr. 1942

NORTHWESTERN STATE - GAMMA PSI​

Charles Randolph Gentz 1968 Joseph N. Traigle 1963

TEXAS STATE - EPSILON IOTA​

OKLAHOMA - BETA ETA​

Christopher S. Hoppe 1971 Ryan A. Thompson 1995 OKLAHOMA CITY - GAMMA KAPPA​

Steve C. Knight 1970

OKLAHOMA STATE - BETA XI​

OLD DOMINION - DELTA GAMMA

W. Thomas Bell 1968 William E Lobeck Jr 1965

PRESBYTERIAN - BETA PI​

TEXAS-ARLINGTON - DELTA IOTA​

PURDUE - EPSILON RHO​

MISSISSIPPI - ALPHA UPSILON​

RHODES - ALPHA EPSILON​

David T. Martineau V 1988 LTG James E. Sherrard III 1962 T. Newell Turner III 1980 The Hon. W. Swan Yerger (Ret.) 1953 MISSISSIPPI STATE - BETA TAU​

MISSOURI - ALPHA KAPPA​

BG Patrick O. Adams 1965 James Earl Davis 1953 James R. Estes 1960 Loren Q. Hanson 1950* Ralph O. Hoevelman 1957 John A. Neubauer 1980 Kenneth Rickli 1959

Richard L. Burke 1983

D. Bryan Darr 1981 Joseph M. Evangelisti 1977

Dr. S. George Luckey Jr. 1996 Calvin Moniz 2004

Samuel B. Adams 1967 John H. Turner, Jr. 2010

VALDOSTA STATE - DELTA RHO​

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH - ALPHA ALPHA​

VANDERBILT - CHI​

Robert W. Hagan 1974

G. Patterson Apperson III 1980

M. Timothy Carey 1963 W. Winston Hoy Jr. 1958 Paul H. Kuhn Jr. 1962

SOUTH CAROLINA - RHO​

Mark S. Crocker 1974 James R. Gilreath 1962 Robert P. Jordan 1986

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WASHINGTON & LEE - ALPHA​

Dr. John G.P. Boatwright Jr. 1978 David R. Murphey III 1951 WEST VIRGINIA - ALPHA RHO​

Donald G. Wood 1941

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN BETA CHI​

Millard L. Cursey Jr. 1965 Stephen E. Foster 1968 Harvey P. White 1952 Jesse Samuel Lyons 1998 WESTERN KENTUCKY EPSILON THETA​

Brent W. Fellows 1998 Jay F. Rutherford Jr. 1991

WILLIAM & MARY - ALPHA ZETA​

TULSA - MU​

ROANOKE - BETA RHO​

Jeffrey G. Leigh 1997

NORTH CAROLINA - UPSILON​

Thomas Barr IV, Esq. 1964 Dr. James W. Denham 1996 W. Thomas Hopkins 1972 Bradley M. Patout 2003

Clayton Eugene Bunting Esq. 1969 George W. McCall III 1976 Hubel Robins Jr. 1951 Camden R. Webb 1989

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON - ZETA MU​

Alfred Diaz Jr. 1984 MAJ Edward S. Oglesby 1992

TULANE - PSI​

RICHMOND - ETA​

Dr. James L. Bowers 1957 George T. Cromwell Jr. 1952 Douglas S. Ewalt 1971 Joseph M. Van Name III 1987 Dean S. Zang 2000

Robert E. Deal, Jr, 2015 Darren S. Kay 1988 Kevin P. Moritz 2010 David J. Neihart 1980 Travis L. Sartain 1995 Dr. James Michael Schmuck 1969 Thaddeus Aaron Stubbs 1996

John M. Barry 1979 Garth K. Dunklin 1981 Morris W. Pully 1945 George A. Webster 1968

RANDOLPH-MACON - ZETA​

WASHINGTON COLLEGE - BETA OMEGA​

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WILLIAM JEWELL - ALPHA DELTA​

William K. Dillingham 1995 William E. Dreyer 1957 Tyler Griffin 1998 Dr. Burnell Landers 1957 Robert T. Steinkamp 1964 WOFFORD - DELTA​

La Fon C. Dees 1957 Raymond Scott Heath 1977 Dr. Paul D. Kountz Jr. 1977 LeRoy B. Lewis Jr. 1977 A. Randolph Smith II 1980 C. Michael Smith 1973 FRIENDS OF THE ORDER​​​

Mrs. Elizabeth Asbury Ms. Rosann F. Hooks Howard C. Pickett Mrs. Gretta Robb

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

Stephen L. Burwell 1969 Earnest W. Deavenport Jr. 1958 C. Douglas Simmons III 1995

Michael Jerry Garrison 1988

David P. Barksdale 1983 The Hon. Thomas H. Fetzer Jr. 1974 Norman B. Kellum Jr. 1956 Robert H. Wall 1995 The Hon. David M. Warren 1978

WESTMINSTER - ALPHA ETA​

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE DELTA LAMBDA​

William M. Bone 1964 Stephen A. Gustafson 1976 Mitchell S. Hill 1987 William R. Thacker 1973 Larry Stanton Wiese 1987

WAKE FOREST - TAU​

TEXAS TECH - GAMMA CHI​

J. Coleman McDowell Jr. 1978 James R. Purvis 1985 E. Powell Thompson 1975 Dr. Idris R. Traylor Jr. 1970

J. Derrill Rice 1980

James H. Cochrane Jr. 1978

WESTERN CAROLINA - DELTA ALPHA​

Kent T. Chapin 1970 Sam O. Leake Jr. 1961

MIDWESTERN STATE - GAMMA OMEGA​

VIRGINIA TECH - EPSILON ETA​

William R. Bolen 2005 Scott D. Carter 2001 Ross W. Newberry 2000 D. Mitchell Sheaffer 2000 W. Madison Wickham 2003 Ryan T. Young 2001

Michael D. Fox 1997 Ryan D. McKillen 2002

Nicholas S. Palmer 2004 S. Todd Shelton 1991

LTC Mark W. Dick 1990 COL Henry Joyce Foresman Jr., USA (Ret.) 1976 SGM E. Kent McMichael 1995 J. Carlton Showalter Jr. 1982 LTC William Earl Wray Jr., USA (Ret.) 1973


KAOEF

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ANNUAL REPORT

Recognizing the generosity and foresight of those who choose to embrace the vision of KA’s future DEAR BROTHERS,

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. Most 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, charitable remainder trust or an IRA. In addition to these significant accomplishments, this past year the Trust welcomed ten (10) new members to its ranks. There have been 156 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. 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 156 other KA brothers who are already members, please contact Ben Satcher, Chief Development Officer, either by phone, (540) 463-1865, 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.

The 1865 Trust Registry was unveiled on July 31, 2015, at the National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill. The first signatures were placed in the ledger during the Day in Lexington during our Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention. Members are invited to sign the 1865 Trust Registry in the Robert E. Lee room of Mulberry Hill, by personal appointment, in the very home where Robert E. Lee stayed after accepting the presidency of Washington College in 1865. Your signature symbolizes your power of personal philanthropy and perpetuation of our founders’ legacy.

Fraternally yours,

THE 1865 TRUST MAGNOLIA LEAF

Dr. Idris R. Traylor, Jr.

A bequest or testamentary trust of $1 million or more will secure your name to be permanently displayed on bronze magnolia leaves affixed to the grounds of the National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill.

Former Knight Commander/Chairman 1865 TRUST

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The 1865 Trust

1865 Trust Members

Troy W. Cooper (Epsilon Iota-Texas State ’87) M. Donald Davis Jr. (Epsilon Alpha-South Alabama ’77) Wayne E. Dawson (Gamma Epsilon-Arizona ’60) William S. Dinker II (Delta Lambda-Middle Tennessee State ’74) M. James Donathan Jr. (Alpha Omega-North Carolina State ’72) Barry B Donnell (Beta LambdaSouthern Methodist '58) William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta- William Jewell ’57)* J. Michael Duncan (Delta Kappa-Stephen F. Austin State ’69) Walter J. Dunn (Delta EtaArkansas State ’87) Valrey W. Early III (PhiBirmingham-Southern ’80) James R. Estes (Alpha KappaMissouri ’60) M. Tom Faircloth (KappaMercer ’61) M. Woody Faircloth (KappaMercer ’05)+ Dr. Richard T. Feller (Alpha Rho-West Virginia ’37)+ Bensley H. L. Field (Alpha Zeta-William & Mary ’54) Charles Z. Flack Jr. (UpsilonNorth Carolina ’55)+ J. Rusty Foster (Alpha TauHampden Sydney ’05) W. Julian Foy (Gamma PsiNorthwestern State ’72)+ C. Randolph Gentz (Gamma Psi-Northwestern State ’68) Alexander F. Giles, III (Theta Commission-Citadel '14) Robert L. Graves (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ’90) H. Lynn Greer Jr. (Delta Lambda-Middle Tennessee State ’69) Robert W. Hagan (Delta RhoValdosta State ’74) Stumpy Harris (Beta ZetaFlorida ’57)* Grant V. Harrison (EtaRichmond ’26)+ COL William H. Hastings Jr. (Ret) (Beta CommissionVMI ’39)+ Gilbert I. Hayes (Beta EtaOklahoma ’68) Rock N. Houstoun (XiSouthwestern ’70) Hugh Howard III (Beta EtaOklahoma ’48)+ Harold J. Hudson Jr. (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ’42) John R. Hutchings IV (ThetaKentucky ’77) Leland I. Hyer (Delta ThetaGeorgia Southern ’93) Perry S. Ivey Jr. (Delta RhoValdosta State ’82)

Kenneth W. Jackson (Delta Tau-Francis Marion ’81) Darren S. Kay (Alpha EtaWestminster ’88) Robert D. Kelly (Delta PiMissouri Southern State ’73) Boone A. Knox (GammaGeorgia ’56)+ Paul H. Kuhn Jr. (ChiVanderbilt ’62) Paul W. Lammers (Epsilon Alpha-Southwestern ’80) Edward W. Lansing (Alpha NuGeorge Washington ’43) Edward P. Leslie Jr. (Beta XiOklahoma State ’32)+ Malcolm H. Liles (GammaGeorgia ’71) Jeffrey W. Love (Epsilon RhoPurdue ’86) Todd P. Lowe (Epsilon ThetaWestern Kentucky ’79) Frank W. Maresh (OmicronTexas ’58) Richard H. Marks (PhiBirmingham-Southern ’88) Richard H. Marks (PhiBirmingham-Southern '88) John C. Martin (Delta OmegaBaylor ’82) Michael C. Matthews (Epsilon Eta-Virginia Tech ’78) Michael D. McCaslin (Alpha Theta-Transylvania ’70)+ J. Devin McClendon (Delta Lambda-Middle Tennessee State ’94) Charles F. McDowell IV (Alpha Omega-North Carolina State '11) J. Coleman McDowell Jr. (Gamma Chi-Texas Tech ’78) Michael W. McDowell (Gamma Sigma-West Texas A&M ’90) Michael P. McManus (Beta Sigma-Southern California ’89) SGM E. Kent McMichael (Beta Commission-VMI ’95) L. Jay Mehaffey (Delta ThetaGeorgia Southern ’82) John R. Milam (Delta LambdaMiddle Tennessee State ’72) Kenneth R. Mitchell (Alpha Xi-California ’32)+ John Michael Moore (Beta Lambda-Southern Methodist ’90) Ty G. Morgan (Gamma BetaMissouri State ’91) Frederick L. Munds Jr. (Upsilon-North Carolina ’48)+ David R. Murphey III (AlphaWashington & Lee ’51) Bret R. Neathery (Beta IotaDrury ’84) Michael K. Nikkel (Gamma Tau-Sam Houston State ’78)

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John F. Ory (Gamma UpsilonTexas A&M-Commerce ’90) Julian A. Pardini (Alpha XiCalifornia ’52)+ Michael V. Paulin (Beta SigmaSouthern California ’60) Thomas G. Paulson II (Alpha Xi-California ’49)+ William T. Pegues III (Alpha Gamma-Louisiana State ’32)+ Vernon W. Piper (Beta ThetaWashington Univ. ’33)+ CPT Ronald C. Plunkett (Theta Commission-The Citadel ’09) Robert A. Pugh (Delta LambdaMiddle Tennessee State ’75) Morris W. Pully (UpsilonNorth Carolina ’45)* Philip C. Rand (GammaGeorgia ’68) Dr. Edwin P. Rather (PiTennessee ’60) Gary Recer (Gamma LambdaNorth Texas '67) J. Guy Revelle Jr. (TauWake Forest ’52)+ Frank H. Robinson Jr. (ZetaWilliam & Mary ’51) Louis W. Romigh (Alpha DeltaWilliam Jewell ’28)+ Edgar B. Rouse Jr. (Beta Kappa-Maryland ’37)+ Philip D. Rowe Jr. (ChiVanderbilt ’46)+ Allen R. Sandico (Zeta MuWashington ’97) Benjamin W. Satcher, Jr. (Delta Omicron-Clemson ’79) CDR A. Corey Schmidt (PsiTulane '92) C. Edward Schmidt Jr. (Beta Alpha-Missouri S&T ’62) James M. Schmuck (Alpha Eta-Westminster ’69) J. William Schulz (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ’60) Gary T. Scott (XiSouthwestern ’63) Marc Allan Scott (Gamma Upsilon-Texas A&MCommerce ’84) Frank P. Sebastian Jr. (Omicron-Lambuth ’44) Rufus W. Shivers (Alpha Epsilon-Rhodes ’42)+ Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma-Memphis ’82) William H. Skipper Jr. (Delta Tau-Francisi Marion ’80) David W. Smith (Zeta KappaWest Georgia ’96) Gregory B. Smith (Epsilon Lambda-Miami ’85) Robert J. Smith (Alpha OmegaNorth Carolina State ’59) Paul E. Snodgress (Alpha Epsilon-Rhodes ’43)+ Nathaniel J. Spears (Delta Upsilon-TennesseeMartin ’01)

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W. Reed Sprinkel (Beta SigmaSouthern California ’41) Bruce D. Stafford (Alpha MuMillsaps ’66)+ COL William E. Steger (Alpha Iota-Centenary ’38) Robert T. Steinkamp (Alpha Delta-William Jewell ’64) F. M. Stevenson (Beta XiOklahoma State ’30)+ Thaddeus A. Stubbs (Alpha Eta-Westminster ’96) John R. Sulton Jr. (MuTulsa ’47)+ Jack R. Taylor (Alpha KappaMissouri ’50) Dr. Andrew J. Thacker (Beta Commission-VMI ’61)+ H. Grady Tiller Jr. (Alpha Beta-Alabama ’47)+ Mrs. Virginia N. Toombs (Friend of the Order) Carl Trauernicht Jr. (Alpha Eta-Westminster ’42)+ Dr. Idris R. Traylor Jr. (Gamma Chi-Texas Tech ’70) John E. Trotter (Gamma Upsilon-Texas A&MCommerce ’88) James T. Turner Jr. (KappaMercer ’70) Robert M. Varn (ChiVanderbilt ’57)+ Dr. Chad E. Wagoner (Delta Pi-Missouri Southern State ’93) Frank A. Walker Jr. (ChiVanderbilt ’48) Robert H. Wall (TauWake Forest '95) David M. Warren (TauWake Forest ’78) Dan Webb (Delta LambdaMiddle Tennessee State ’72) Dr. William A. Weinrich (Mu-Tulsa ’51) Donald W. Wells (Delta MuEastern Kentucky ’70) Stuart F. Whetsell (Delta PsiAppalachian State '06) Roy H. Whipp (Alpha RhoWest Virginia ’68) Larry Stanton Wiese (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State ’87) CPT Thomas Langston Williams (Delta PiMissouri Southern State '97) Michael P. Wilson (Alpha Theta- Transylvania ’00) Richard B. Wilson Jr. (Alpha Upsilon-Mississippi ’58) John T. Woodruff (Beta IotaDrury ’75) Lewis H. Wyman III (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ’63) *deceased +gift fulfilled

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

Timothy K. Adams (Epsilon-Emory ’57) Daniel R. Amato (Gamma Eta-Florida State '08) William H. Angle (Alpha Eta-Westminster ’45)+ Anonymous G. Patterson Apperson III (Alpha Alpha-Rhodes ’80) The Hon. Paul C. Artman Jr. (Delta Beta-Delta State ’70) Douglas D. Ashley (Beta Gamma-Charleston ’87)+ Lawrence E. Ault (Delta Delta-East Tennessee State ’71)+ L. Blair Bailey (Gamma Eta-Florida State ’88) Carlton W. Baker (Zeta-Randolph-Macon ’81) Robert H. Baker III (Chi-Vanderbilt ’71) L. Charles Banks (Delta Epsilon-Newberry ’02) M. Lee Barnes, Jr. (Delta PsiAppalachian State ’87) Jason R. Barrett (Beta Tau-Mississippi State ’98) Blake E. Benney (Gamma Lambda-North Texas ’86) Scott J. Berlin (Beta LambdaSouthern Methodist ’72) John F. Bishop II (Beta EpsilonDelaware ’46)+ Raymond B. Bottom Jr. (Alpha Tau-HampdenSydney ’48) Dr. James L. Bowers (Beta Omega-Washington College ’57) Dustin G. Brann (Alpha Omega-North Carolina State ’11) Harry J. Breithaupt Jr. (Beta Rho-Roanoke ’33)+ G. Allen Brown Jr. (Phi-Birmingham-Southern ’82) Wallace A. Brown Jr. (Upsilon-North Carolina ’40)+ COL David M. Buie USA (Ret.) (Beta Pi-Presbyterian ’39)+ Ethan J. Bush (Delta Xi-McNeese State ’97) E. Ken Cain Jr. (Delta Rho-Valdosta State ’82) Ely R. Callaway Jr. (Epsilon-Emory ’37)+ Lance E Calvert (Alpha Kappa-Missouri '90) Don M. Canada (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State '64) J. David Carico (Epsilon-Emory ’84) CPT David R. Cheney II (Alpha Kappa-Missouri ’90) James H. Cochrane Jr. (Epsilon Eta-Virginia Tech ’78) COL James C. Coleman Jr. (Beta Delta-Georgetown ’28)+ Hugh M. Comer (EpsilonEmory ’34)+


KAOEF

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ANNUAL REPORT

Forever KA Can you put a price on your Kappa Alpha experience? The truth is, KA has given all of us more than we could ever repay. From the days at the chapter house, to the groomsmen in our wedding, and even one-day pallbearers at our funeral, Kappa Alpha is a lifelong experience. Forever KA is an opportunity for any member, active or alumnus, to begin to keep the connection for life. One of the key features of Forever KA is your ability to give money directly to your chapter. After you join the Loyal Order, or if you area already an existing member, one-third of each of your Forever KA contributions will fund a restricted chapter endowment account for your preferred chapter. Once endowed, this account may provide scholarships, study/library space in the chapter house, funding for attendance at educational programs, or other educational purposes. A list of all restricted chapter endowment accounts, including many established through Forever KA participation, appears on page 49.

10 ALUMNI OR ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO BECOME FOR EVER K A WILL ENDOW THEIR CHAPTER FUND ACCOUNT IN ABOUT 4.5 YEARS

20 ALUMNI OR ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO BECOME FOR EVER K A WILL ENDOW THEIR CHAPTER FUND ACCOUNT IN ABOUT 2.5 YEARS

50 ALUMNI OR ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO BECOME

Below is an allocation breakdown of money raised in last fiscal year through alumni and active member participation in Forever KA.

FOR EVER K A WILL ENDOW THEIR CHAPTER FUND ACCOUNT IN ABOUT 1 YEAR

KAOEF UNRESTRICTED $10,121.07

GR AND TOTAL OF GROSS (BEFOR E EXPENSES)

KA CONTRIBUTIONS $9,673.84 LOYAL ORDER REVENUES $7,739.15

R EVENUE FYE 6/30/2015

total $36,749.15

KAOEF CHAPTER ENDOWMENT FUND ACCOUNTS $9,215.09

WINTER 2015–16

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THE KAPPA ALPHA JOURNAL


Forever KA

Forever KA Participants APPALACHIAN STATE DELTA PSI

W. Matt Barger 2006, LO#3107 Hurd Grier Bradford IV 2004, LO#609 Wyatt T. Dixon III 1987, LO#2829 Benjamin G. Duff 2006, LO#3046 Blake A. Glover 2006, LO#2682 George A. Payne 2005, LO#2863 Charles Yates Pharr 1987, LO#436 Aaron M. Stutts 2007, LO#3037 Clarence E. Williams III 2007, LO#3038

ARIZONA - GAMMA EPSILON Zach D. Nadler 2004, LO#3381

ARKANSAS TECH EPSILON ZETA

H. David Pinson 2000, LO#63

ARKANSAS-FORT SMITH ZETA RHO

Aaron W. Brown 2009, LO#2635 Hunter K. Cabe 2010, LO#2519

AUBURN - NU

John G. Brock 1965, LO#3312 Todd D. Reaves 1989, LO#1315 James C. Salter 2008, LO#3123 Donny Thompson III 1975, LO#2757

AUSTIN PEAY STATE ZETA TAU

Max Helms 2011, LO#3343

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN PHI C. Steve Yow 1989, LO#2871

BOWLING GREEN STATE ZETA LAMBDA

Richard J. Maurer 1997, LO#2676

CENTENARY - ALPHA IOTA

Roy Eugene Prestwood CPA 1984, LO#1826 Merrill C. Wautlet Jr. 1978, LO#2447

CITADEL - THETA COMMISSION

EMORY - EPSILON

Dr. Jeffrey K. Wingate 1981, LO#3222

FLORIDA - BETA ZETA

Gordon H. Harris Esq. 1957, LO#919 Andrew C. Steele 1983, LO#3073 Douglas G. Tibbett 1987, LO#2656

FLORIDA STATE - GAMMA ETA Daniel Richard Amato, Jr 2008, LO#2599 Robert Laurence Flohr 1989, LO#2853

FRANCIS MARION DELTA TAU

John D Waters 1978, LO#3020

GEORGE WASHINGTON ALPHA NU

Alex J. Graham 2008, LO#3029 Alexander J. Hutkin 2007, LO#3387 Clay W. Socha 2008, LO#3383

GEORGIA - GAMMA

William E. Robinson III 1962, LO#2784

GEORGIA TECH ALPHA SIGMA

James L. Herrin 1987, LO#3050

GEORGIA SOUTHERN DELTA THETA

James Hunt Yancey Jr. 1995, LO#474

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY ALPHA TAU

James R. Foster 2005, LO#998

HOUSTON BAPTIST DELTA SIGMA

Chris G. Dritsas 1975, LO#3011 Douglas B. Harris 1973, LO#873 Dr. Joel A. Nickles 1974, LO#1641 David Y. Stutts CPA 1979, LO#1556

JACKSONVILLE STATE DELTA PHI

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE DELTA LAMBDA Robert A. Pugh 1975, LO#2650

MIDWESTERN STATE GAMMA OMEGA

Thomas W. Jones 1983, LO#1933 P. Gary Myers 1966, LO#2984 Kevin J. O'Connell 1991, LO#3012 Larry Stanton Wiese 1987, LO#37 Benjamin J. Wilson 1964, LO#3004

C. Douglas Simmons III 1995, LO#179 William H. Walker 2007, LO#2825

MISSOURI - ALPHA KAPPA

James R. Estes 1960, LO#10 Erik G. Holland 1997, LO#3293 J. William Schulz 1960, LO#2503

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE - DELTA PI

Derrick R. Good 1997, LO#814 Patrick A. Law 1977, LO#2870 Steven E. Shore 1972, LO#2105 Dr. Chad E. Wagoner 1993, LO#32 John M. Weedn 1996, LO#2661

NEWBERRY - DELTA EPSILON

L. Charles Banks Jr. 2002, LO#2690 Lewie E. Shealy LUTCF 1970, LO#2687

NORTH CAROLINACHARLOTTE - EPSILON XI Garrett Alexander Bedenbaugh 2008, LO#2644 Jarret B. Burr 2009, LO#3066

NORTH CAROLINA STATE ALPHA OMEGA Stephen H. Kouba Jr 2011, LO#3067 Charles Franklin McDowell IV 2011, LO#2709

NORTH FLORIDA - ZETA NU Charles Ray Jordan NPA 2002, LO#95

Phillip K. Bradley 1977, LO#589 Stephen J. Lafollette 1984, LO#2330

CLEMSON - DELTA OMICRON

KENTUCKY - THETA

Gary A. Smith Sr. 1980, LO#3313

Blake E. Benney 1986, LO#1137 Mark D. Hale 1990, LO#1784 Gary Recer 1967, LO#3064

LOUISIANA STATE ALPHA GAMMA

NORTHERN ARIZONA EPSILON TAU

DELTA STATE - DELTA BETA

Hon. Paul C. Artman Jr. 1970, LO#3327 Richard S. Myers Jr. 1988, LO#3158 Eddie S. Wilson 1973, LO#228

DRURY - BETA IOTA

Mitchell S. Gibbon 2011, LO#2846

EAST CAROLINA GAMMA RHO

Damon P. Gautreau 2011, LO#2847 Gannon J. Lasseigne 1991, LO#3053

LOUISIANA TECH GAMMA ALPHA

Benjamin S. Arceneaux 1997, LO#2703 Erik T. Showalter 2002, LO#884 Jared P. White 2000, LO#2702

LOUISIANA-MONROE GAMMA NU

EASTERN KENTUCKY DELTA MU

MERCER - KAPPA

Christopher M. Castle 1999, LO#2851 Gary Wayne Grider 2012, LO#2692 Collin B. Taylor 1996, LO#2411

Destin Brook Sebren 2009, LO#2391 King V. Aiken Jr. 1983, LO#99 Dorsey L. Covenah 2000, LO#3151

MIAMI - EPSILON LAMBDA

Michael D. Fox 1997, LO#3147 William Harrelson 2005, LO#3311 Ryan Holloway 2004, LO#1588

SAM HOUSTON STATE GAMMA TAU

NORTH TEXAS GAMMA LAMBDA

USNA - SIGMA BETA COMMISSION

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH ALPHA ALPHA

VALDOSTA STATE - DELTA RHO

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA EPSILON KAPPA Matthew H. Alombro 2006, LO#2708 Bradley James Kiff 2005, LO#3215 SGT Gerard M. LaBorde 2006, LO#2394 Cliff R. Lloyd 2001, LO#2224 Randy S. Vicknair 2003, LO#2705

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BETA SIGMA

Erik R. Barkhimer 1988, LO#3074

SOUTHERN METHODIST BETA LAMBDA

Raymond Randolph Beard 1957, LO#1148 John M. Moore 1990, LO#1704

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GAMMA ZETA

Matthew Ryan Farquhar 2005, LO#3028

SOUTHWESTERN - XI

Mark B. Holmes 1989, LO#1329 George G. Langston III 1963, LO#545

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE DELTA KAPPA James Michael Duncan 1969, LO#11 Dwain P. Knight 2004, LO#618

TENNESSEE-MARTIN DELTA UPSILON

Jonathan Eric Bergmark 2010, LO#3380 Christopher B. Churchil 2003, LO#2225 J. David Nailling 1981, LO#2780 Ryan Mark Smith 2003, LO# Brian J. Youngblood 2000, LO#3156

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE GAMMA UPSILON

NORTHWESTERN STATE GAMMA PSI

John J. Waller 1996, LO#3364

OKLAHOMA - BETA ETA

Brent E. Buswell 2009, LO#3185

OKLAHOMA STATE - BETA XI

Sam O. Leake Jr. 1961, LO#21 Chase P. Martin 2010, LO#3216 Cameron J. Price 2008, LO#2694 Robert K. Steinkirchner II 2002, LO#2689 Mason Trapley 2010, LO#3378

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LTC George Mercer Brooke IV 1994, LO#2536 John K. Harper 2000, LO#3315

VIRGINIA TECH EPSILON ETA

Carlyle R. Wimbish, III 1984, LO#2670

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN EPSILON OMICRON

Scott A. Brown 1991, LO#1736

WAKE FOREST - TAU

David P. Barksdale 1983, LO#156 Dr. J. Ivey Smith 1967, LO#3382 Robert H. Wall 1995, LO#2698

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON ZETA MU

Kurt E. Gazow 1997, LO#2106 Washington College - Beta Omega Joseph M. Van Name III 1987, LO#69

WASHINGTON & LEE - ALPHA W. Anderson Wasden IV 2010, LO#2665

WEST GEORGIA - ZETA KAPPA Millard H. Hunter 2008, LO#3345 Joshua Paul Johnson Esq. 2002, LO#3010

WEST TEXAS A&M GAMMA SIGMA

Brandon L. Finke 1995, LO#2686 Gabriel W. Irving 1998, LO#3295 Marcus T. McLean 2000, LO#3294 Drew A. Terrell 1990, LO#3296 Michael J. Zoch 2011, LO#3045

WESTERN CAROLINA DELTA ALPHA

Jared Thomas Hopkins 2008, LO#2997 Jesse Samuel Lyons 1998, LO#39

WESTERN KENTUCKY EPSILON THETA

WESTMINSTER - ALPHA ETA

Kevin C. Brueggeman 1993, LO#3033 David W. Cade 1979, LO#2791 Andrew P. Carr 2000, LO#2993 W. Madison Wickham 2003, LO#3024

TEXAS WESLEYAN - ZETA XI

Clay A. Campbell 2001, LO#2451

Curtis S. Perzinski 2008, LO#3039

VMI - BETA COMMISSION

TEXAS STATE - EPSILON IOTA

RICHMOND - ETA

THE KAPPA ALPHA JOURNAL

Tullis Beasley 2009, LO#3184

Brent Fellows 1998, LO#2628 Travis A. Simpson 2007, LO#2756 CPL Joseph B. Tharp IV 2005, LO#2212 Chris Woods 2003, LO#2642

NORTH CAROLINA - UPSILON

David M. O'Dell 1979, LO#24

Rymn Parsons 2014, LO#3203

Ryan Frahm 2013, LO#3344 Sidney B. Huston 2010, LO#2660 John F. Ory 1990, LO#59

James C. Bridges 2003, LO#3386

OLD DOMINION - DELTA GAMMA

Timothy J. Dixon 2006, LO#2669 John Gregory Gray 2005, LO#3072 Calvin Moniz 2004, LO#2658

Darron E. Franta 1990, LO#856 Donald W. Thompson 1967, LO#3314

TEXAS A&M - EPSILON DELTA

Douglas W. Hanisch 1998, LO#2217

TULSA - MU

WINTER 2015–16

Blake Berkbuegler 2011, LO#3207 David C. Chinnery 1988, LO#2251 Wes W. Gregory 1990, LO#3005 Robert P. Grone 1982, LO#1708 Darren S. Kay 1988, LO#55 Shawn McWilliams 1987, LO#3157 Kevin P. Moritz 2010, LO#3056 David J. Neihart 1980, LO#2727 Dr. James Michael Schmuck 1969, LO#1064

WILLIAM JEWELL ALPHA DELTA

William E. Dreyer 1957, LO#12 Tyler Griffin 1998, LO#114

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

Matthew R. Hollomon 2003, LO#2414 Patrick C. O'Bryant 1991, LO#3069 J. Ben Whiteside Jr. 1977, LO#2649

David M. Gritte 2003, LO#3205

Earl Fain IV 1982, LO#117 Stephen A. Rowe 1972, LO#2655

MISSISSIPPI STATE BETA TAU

2LT Andrew Pryor Nelson III 2013, LO#3063 Lewis F. Lowery III 2000, LO#2854 Benjamin W. Satcher, Jr. 1979, LO#17

ROANOKE - BETA RHO


KAOEF

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ANNUAL REPORT

Annual Giving

CITADEL–THETA COMMISSION CPT Ronald C. Plunkett LO#2241

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

Edward Lawrence Kelly LO#1336 William Hand Allen LO#795

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY– ALPHA TAU

David A. Pattillo

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.

STANFORD–ALPHA PI

William J. Hagenah LO#1155

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

Michael D. Wedlick RCDD LO#580

J. Coleman McDowell Jr. LO#516 Dr. Idris R. Traylor Jr. LO#866

DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA

TULANE–PSI

DUKE–ALPHA PHI

W. Thomas Hopkins

VALDOSTA STATE– DELTA RHO

Robert W. Hagan LO#2150

VANDERBILT–CHI

M. Timothy Carey LO#1394

WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA

Joseph M. Van Name III LO#69

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

Dr. James Michael Schmuck LO#1064 Thaddeus Aaron Stubbs LO#2009

WILLIAM AND MARY– ALPHA ZETA

Bensley H. L. Field LO#651

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

William E. Dreyer LO#12

Eddie S. Wilson LO#228

Roy O. Rodwell Jr. LO#2749 Richard R. Crosier LO#433 Raymond A. Jones III LO#3334 James J. Kiser III Edwin F. Payne

EASTERN KENTUCKY– DELTA MU James C. Musser

ELON–EPSILON MU

KNIGHT COMMANDER'S SOCIETY $5,000 & ABOVE

LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

B. Terry W. Bennett LO#1133

Gordon H. Harris Esq. LO#919 Henry H. Beckwith LO#346 Edward G. Sullivan Esq. LO#1393

FLORIDA SOUTHERN– GAMMA PI

MISSISSIPPI– ALPHA UPSILON CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI Gerald C. Down LO#2293

CHARLESTON–BETA GAMMA Douglas D. Ashley LO#284*

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON Charles C. Mickel Benjamin W. Satcher, Jr. LO#17

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON Eugene M. Julian LO#1239

EMORY–EPSILON

James L. Ferman Jr. LO#185

FLORIDA SOUTHERN– GAMMA PI James C. France

FRANCIS MARION– DELTA TAU

William H. Skipper Jr. LO#2380

FRIENDS OF THE ORDER Alpha Upsilon Chapter Mrs. Gretta Robb John L. Wynne

GEORGIA–GAMMA

Malcolm H. Liles LO#342 John W. Walden Jr.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY– ALPHA TAU

Raymond B. Bottom Jr. LO#687

BAYLOR–DELTA OMEGA

FURMAN–IOTA

Robert D. Fletcher LO#1317

James M. Ney LO#2361

BETHANY–BETA BETA

GEORGETOWN–BETA DELTA

Lawrence S. Branch LO#1262

Dave Baker LO#3058

BOWLING GREEN STATE– ZETA LAMBDA

GEORGIA–GAMMA

Ken D. Tidwell Christopher Caleb Connor JD George Merrill Jones III LO#385

MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

APPALACHIAN STATE– DELTA PSI

Earnest W. Deavenport Jr. LO#1318 C. Douglas Simmons III LO#179

R. Craig Cass LO#2700 Douglas Ross Coley LO#1065 Stuart F. Whetsell LO#2185 Wyatt T. Dixon III LO#2829 Dr. D. Wayne Whetsell LO#2601

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE– DELTA PI Dr. Chad E. Wagoner LO#32

NORTH CAROLINA–UPSILON

ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON

George A. Webster

Scott W. Humphrey LO#1140

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON David L. Steinheimer LO#1483

Derick S. Close LO#2838 Paul F. Haddock III LO#408 Robert Jones Smith LO#2957 Edward I. Weisiger Jr.

AUBURN–NU

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA Hugh Howard III*

RICHMOND–ETA

Dr. Scott C. Cole LO#2800

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA

Kevin P. Hughes LO#3108

Michael V. Paulin LO#1623

CAL STATE-BAKERSFIELD– EPSILON UPSILON

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA

Clifford F. Loader LO#1157

Barry B. Donnell LO#1045

CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI

SOUTHWESTERN–XI

WINTER 2015–16

Lamar Blair Bailey LO#84 Richard E. Heath William G. Smith Jr.

Todd D. Reaves LO#1315 James D. Kay Jr. LO#2147

ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

David T. Martineau V

Thomas G. Paulson II LO#44*

Rock N. Houstoun LO#961

FLORIDA STATE–GAMMA ETA

Duke Energy Foundation Nu Chapter Alpha Beta Chapter Delta Theta Chapter Gamma Chapter Gamma Eta Chapter Howard C. Pickett Mrs. Elizabeth Asbury Mrs. Jane Elliott Baird Foundation Bank of America Foundation Ms. Rosann F. Hooks Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Gamma Omega Chapter Mu Chapter Blue River Studio Group The Progressive Insurance Foundation Delta Beta Chapter Alpha Chapter House Corporation Ms. Jennifer Floyd Baker Hughes Foundation

Larry Stanton Wiese LO#37

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JACKSONVILLE STATE– DELTA PHI

Marcus E. Angle Jr. LO#1082

JOHNS HOPKINS– ALPHA LAMBDA

Francis E. Gardiner Jr. LO#1941

KENTUCKY–THETA

Jeffery R. McIntosh LO#347

LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA

Douglas B. Harris LO#873 Russell C. Brown LO#22

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

Timothy Killen Adams LO#326 Dr. L. Adolph Casal Walter Mabry Deriso Jr.

Earl E. McLeod, Jr.

Erik T. Showalter LO#884

HOUSTON BAPTIST– DELTA SIGMA

LAMBUTH– GAMMA OMICRON

FRANCIS MARION– DELTA TAU

LOUISIANA TECH– GAMMA ALPHA

W. Birch Douglass III LO#2521

EMORY–EPSILON

K. Ward Showalter LO#2968

COL Guy D. Colado LO#1832

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

GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

Donald G. Greene John H. Crawford IV Steve K. Kendrick Calvin S. Hopkins III LO#2548

GEORGIA SOUTHERN– DELTA THETA

Edmond H. Wilson LO#366 Paul E. Parker LO#3130

THE KAPPA ALPHA JOURNAL

Dan H. Akin LO#2549 Raymond Y. Thomasson

T. Michael Stanberry LO#1773 W. Regi Mullins

LOUISIANA TECH– GAMMA ALPHA

Donald O'Neal LO#2815 Hugh M. Wood Matthew D. O'Neal LO#2228 Richard H. Wilcox, Jr. LO#3252

MARSHALL–BETA UPSILON

Thomas Michael Cobb LO#1542 Franklin T. Brackman Roger P. Wood LO#1681

MCNEESE STATE–DELTA XI Ethan J. Bush LO#18

MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA Gregory R. Singleton LO#184 S. Morgan Morton, Jr. Michael E. Hopper LO#976 MG Donald R. Gardner USMC (Ret) LO#2192

MERCER–KAPPA

King V. Aiken Jr. LO#99 James T. Turner Jr. LO#963 R. M. Warren III LO#2453

MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA Bennett P. Applegate Michael D. Fox LO#3147 Timothy A. Gallo Ryan D. McKillen

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA H. Lynn Greer Jr. LO#105

MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA

William M. Bone Stephen A. Gustafson LO#1948 Mitchell S. Hill LO#2568 William R. Thacker LO#914

MISSISSIPPI– ALPHA UPSILON

T. Newell Turner III LO#768 LTG James E. Sherrard III LO#1012 Hon. W. Swan Yerger (Ret.) LO#1759

MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

Stephen L. Burwell LO#1993


Annual Giving

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.

James R. Estes LO#10 Lewis H. Wyman III LO#47 J. William Schulz LO#2503 John A. Neubauer BG Patrick O. Adams Ralph O. Hoevelman LO#2255 Kenneth Rickli LO#922

MISSOURI S&T–BETA ALPHA C. Edward Schmidt Jr. LO#294

MISSOURI STATE– GAMMA BETA

Gordon L. Kinne LO#886 Christopher J. Puricelli

NEW MEXICO–BETA PHI

COL Brian S. Lindamood USA (Ret.) LO#3094

NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA Otis M. Healy LO#1518 John E. Raidy, Jr.

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA John M. Moore LO#1704 Loy B. Moore LO#1212 Dustin B. Donnell Brad B. Freeman LO#1942 John J. Sheehan, Jr. Warren S. Wingert LO#2116

SOUTHWESTERN–XI

James M. Croley LO#1561 Edwin Bryan Gentle Andrew Michael Tripodo LO#1932

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA

VMI–BETA COMMISSION

SGM E. Kent McMichael LO#251 COL Henry Joyce Foresman Jr., USA (Ret.) LO#1361 LTC Mark W. Dick J. Carlton Showalter Jr.

WAKE FOREST–TAU

David P. Barksdale LO#156 Hon. David M. Warren LO#13 Ross A. Berlin LO#3139 A. Grant Whitney, Jr. Robert H. Wall LO#2698 Hon. Thomas H. Fetzer Jr. Norman B. Kellum Jr. LO#1480

WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA Dr. John G.P. Boatwright Jr.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA

NORTH CAROLINA–UPSILON

TEXAS–OMICRON

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN– BETA CHI

Loyd J. Russing

NORTH TEXAS– GAMMA LAMBDA

Blake E. Benney LO#1137 Jay D. Chamberlain IV Charles W. Masoner Stephen A. Miller

WESTERN KENTUCKY– EPSILON THETA

F. Michael Carr Scott D. Carter Zachary Allen Diamond LO#619 W. Madison Wickham LO#3024 Ross W. Newberry Ryan T. Young LO#3023 Peter G. Bennis William R. Bolen J. Kevin Cook L. Don Stricklin

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

OKLAHOMA CITY– GAMMA KAPPA

TEXAS-ARLINGTON– DELTA IOTA

Steve C. Knight LO#1147

OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI Sam O. Leake Jr. LO#21 Kent T. Chapin LO#1258

OLD DOMINION–DELTA GAMMA W. Thomas Bell LO#559 William E Lobeck Jr

PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI J. Derrill Rice

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON

D. Bryan Darr Joseph M. Evangelisti LO#3078

RICHMOND–ETA

Clayton Eugene Bunting Esq. LO#204 George W. McCall III LO#2607 Hubel Robins Jr. Camden R. Webb John H. Turner, Jr. LO#2596 Samuel B. Adams LO#664

SAM HOUSTON STATE– GAMMA TAU Darron E. Franta LO#856

SOUTH CAROLINA–RHO

Mark S. Crocker Robert P. Jordan James R. Gilreath LO#2934

E. Powell Thompson James R. Purvis LO#678

Alfred Diaz Jr. LO#549 Gregory R. Barbosa LO#2310 MAJ Edward S. Oglesby LO#1634

TRANSYLVANIA–ALPHA THETA Michael P. Wilson LO#40

HOUSTON BAPTIST– DELTA SIGMA Frank M. Hicks

LOUISIANA TECH– GAMMA ALPHA

John K. Roberts James H. Dowling Jr. J. Ned Hancock LO#424

Ronnie E. Bounds Jr. Brett T. Braddock

MARYLAND –BETA KAPPA

FLORIDA GULF COAST–ZETA PI David C. Merrill LO#3054 Anthony M. Graziani

Gregory L. Waterworth LO#2952

FLORIDA STATE–GAMMA ETA

Robert A. Bowen Jr.

MERCER–KAPPA

Peter H. Collins

MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA

FRANCIS MARION–DELTA TAU

Robert A. Marchi John M. Tipton

Ted Maness

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA

FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

Ruth's Hospitality Group Alpha Eta Chapter Alpha Mu Chapter Epsilon Xi Chapter Delta Phi Chapter Jim Ewbank Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Alpha Delta Chapter

Jesse Samuel Lyons LO#39

Jay F. Rutherford Jr. LO#1331 Brent Fellows LO#2628

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA Darren S. Kay LO#55 David J. Neihart LO#2727 Kevin P. Moritz LO#3056 Robert E. Deal, Jr,

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

Tyler Griffin LO#114 William K. Dillingham LO#1425 Robert T. Steinkamp LO#1282 Dr. Burnell Landers LO#1885

WOFFORD–DELTA

A. Randolph Smith II LO#995 Raymond Scott Heath LO#2243 C. Michael Smith LO#1522 La Fon C. Dees LO#1852 Dr. Paul D. Kountz Jr. LO#1843 LeRoy B. Lewis Jr. LO#2319

TULANE–PSI

Bradley M. Patout LO#1124 Dr. James W. Denham Thomas Barr IV, Esq.

Daniel H. Bradley Barry E. Cox LO#1710 Carroll B. Hart LO#1074

S. Todd Shelton LO#23 Jeremy Duke LO#3055 Nicholas S. Palmer LO#1864

MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA Don Canada LO#3149

Donor Summary DONOR TYPE

CONTRIBUTIONS # OF DONORS

a. b. c. d.

Parents / Non-members $ 50,709.22 Undergraduates $ 31,262.60 Staff / Volunteers $ 223,547.94 Alumni $ 1,032,497.43

TOTALS

$ 1,338,017.19

81 28 63 1,552 1,724

ROBERT E. LEE SOCIETY– $500 TO $999

TULSA–MU

Dr. S. George Luckey Jr. Calvin Moniz LO#2658

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA

Wiley A. Wasden III LO#2805 G. Patterson Apperson III LO#266

a.

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON– ZETA MU

ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

b.

ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON

c.

VALDOSTA STATE–DELTA RHO

Wayne E. Dawson LO#2718 Patrick J. Williams

VANDERBILT–CHI

BAYLOR–DELTA OMEGA

VIRGINIA–LAMBDA

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN–PHI

VIRGINIA TECH–EPSILON ETA

CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA

Jeffrey G. Leigh Buck Heard

W. Winston Hoy Jr. LO#2091 Charles Norman Stallings Jr. James H. Cochrane Jr. LO#804

W. Scott Berger

d.

Ralph M. Randall James F. Ozment

Lewis T. Baker Jr.

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DONORS 2015 DONORS 2015

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

ROANOKE–BETA RHO

Stephen E. Foster LO#2062 Harvey P. White Millard L. Cursey Jr. LO#537

TEXAS STATE–EPSILON IOTA

Brett S. Schoonover David L. Schoonover LO#2832

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA Christopher S. Hoppe Ryan A. Thompson

Donald G. Wood LO#2961

TEXAS A&M–EPSILON DELTA

GEORGIA TECH–ALPHA SIGMA

George R. Lee III LO#973 J. Gordon McGill William D. Morrison Dr. Mell B. Welborn Jr. LO#2986 GYSgt Andrew C. West LO#3350 Dr. C. Kenneth Williamson

794

NORTH CAROLINA-CHARLOTTE– EPSILON XI

George T. Cromwell Jr. Douglas S. Ewalt LO#78 Dean S. Zang

WESTERN CAROLINA– DELTA ALPHA

Dr. Thomas H. Moseley Jr.

34.

David Blair Hagan CCIM, SIOR LO#43 Dickson M. Lupo Ceasar Cone III Jimmy D. Clark Dustin G. Brann LO#3000 Stephen H. Kouba Jr LO#3067 G. Smedes York LO#2540

GEORGIA SOUTHERN– DELTA THETA

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

WEST VIRGINIA–ALPHA RHO

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

E. Lawton Benton LO#1035 S. Lathan Roddey III LO#2205 James O. Herbert M. Lee Powell IV LO#339

EMORY–EPSILON

James L. Crews II LO#2796 Charles S. Briggs LO#285 Norman C. George LO#2672 Honorable Robert M. Pittenger J. Kirby Ewing LO#930 James D. McBride III William M. Thacker Jr. LO#1757

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

Gary J. Fassler LO#1049 Allan W. Horner LO#3384

J. Michael Duncan LO#11

Morris W. Pully LO#189 Garth K. Dunklin LO#2759

The Resort At Tapatio Springs Beta Tau Chapter FMC Technologies LLC Eric Robb Hamilton Province Court of Honor Verizon Foundation Ms. Wanda Fowler

Gustavous H. Bell

EASTERN KENTUCKY–DELTA MU

Hugo A. Pearce III LO#506 Michael E. Gunn L. Charles Banks Jr. LO#2690

TENNESSEE-MARTIN– DELTA UPSILON

CITADEL–THETA COMMISSION

sre bm em -n set oN / stn au ,23 sreetn dargr eraP 0,1 ulo edn .A V/ U. ff inm atS . B ulA C .D

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA

22. 90 06 7,05 49. .262,1 $ 745 3 ,32 255 2 ,1

LO = Loyal Order

18 82 36

* deceased


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ANNUAL REPORT

Cumulative Giving

Annual Giving (continued) MISSISSIPPI– ALPHA UPSILON

John Sharpless McIntyre Jr R. Preston Wailes LO#2937

MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

Stevan L. Black, Jr. LO#3098

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA

Charles J. Hoffman Jr. LO#830 Carl S. Quinn LO#926

MISSOURI S&T–BETA ALPHA James R. Hennessey

NORTH CAROLINA–UPSILON V. Charles Wyatt

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

William F. Troxler Jr. LO#2827 Ronald Glenn Sherrill Jr George N. Whiting Jr.

NORTH TEXAS– GAMMA LAMBDA Clifford J. Lane II Bryan G. Barretto

NORTHWESTERN STATE– GAMMA PSI

M. Jerome Bodenhamer LO#3258

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA

Harry H. Phillips Jr. LO#1879 William C. Routh LO#1418

TEXAS A&M–EPSILON DELTA Eric J. Doyal LO#1186

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE– GAMMA UPSILON John F. Ory LO#59

TEXAS STATE–EPSILON IOTA Andrew P. Carr LO#2993 D. Mitchell Sheaffer LO#41 Ronald R. Morgan LO#295* Michael J. Beckenholdt Chris Christopher Boeker Scott P. Hamilton Terry C. Hayes Mark J. Patterson J. Roger Turner Jeffrey S. Webster

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

J. Kirk Corbin Robert E. Davis Dustin S. Whittenburg LO#561

Sam O. Leake Jr. (Beta Xi–Oklahoma State 1961) LO#21

Thomas Wilson Beasley LO#2664

VALDOSTA STATE– DELTA RHO

Tom David Wagster Jr. (Gamma Omicron–Lambuth 1965) LO#1295

Marvin H. Dickey James D. Clark

OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI

VMI–BETA COMMISSION

28 YEARS D. Melson Butler (Kappa–Mercer 1947) LO#901

Richard G. Clampitt COL Franklin J. McConnell Jr. LO#1362

COL Howard E. Cody (Ret) (Nu–Auburn 1940) LTC John R. Hayes Jr. (Beta Commission–VMI 1973)

WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA Donald Lee Shafer III

Frank H. Robinson Jr. LO#2378 Dr. Stephen P. Long LO#876 Carlton W. Baker LO#335

WEST VIRGINIA– ALPHA RHO

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON

WESTERN CAROLINA– DELTA ALPHA

Dustin R. Burrows

Timothy Killen Adams (Epsilon–Emory 1957) LO#326

26 YEARS

1LT David O. Beal LO#3307

RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA

33 YEARS

James Michael Duncan (Delta Kappa–Stephen F. Austin State 1969) LO#11

USMA–SIGMA ALPHA COMMISSION

COL Malcolm S. Underwood Jr. (Ret.)

Timothy L. Kelly III James B Hichak LO#1494

29 YEARS

Victor J. Herbert Jr. (Beta Beta–Bethany 1964)

George M. Van Meter Jr.

VIRGINIA–LAMBDA

OLD DOMINION– DELTA GAMMA

25 YEARS

Dr. Heber Grey Winfield III, MD (Sigma–Davidson 1963) LO#2575

TRANSYLVANIA– ALPHA THETA

OKLAHOMA CITY– GAMMA KAPPA

Richard I. Evans

25 YEARS OR MORE OF CONSECUTIVE GIVING

Dr. Paul Killian (Tau–Wake Forest 1956) LO#2032 Walter Wingfield Walker Jr. (Epsilon–Emory 1966)

Richard B. Walker

Michael R. Hancock

$1 MILLION AND ABOVE

SOUTH CAROLINA–RHO

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

ROANOKE–BETA RHO

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA James B. Cain

SOUTHWESTERN–XI

Gary T. Scott LO#859 Michael R. Weir Jr. LO#937

STANFORD–ALPHA PI Stephen A. Fowle Robert F. Sawyer

Harry J. Breithaupt Jr.*

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

William E. Dreyer LO#12

$500,000 TO $999,999

The list of those who gave less than $500 in the prior fiscal year is available at KAOEF.org.

OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI Edward P. Leslie Jr.*

PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI

COL David M. Buie USA (Ret.)*

STANFORD–ALPHA PI William R. Williamson*

TENNESSEE–PI

SOUTHWESTERN–XI

TEXAS–OMICRON

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

Rock N. Houstoun LO#961

Dr. Edwin P. Rather LO#617

William H. Angle*

Hon. Paul W. Green John C. Cain Franklin W. Denius Wofford F. Denius

$100,000 TO $499,999 CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI

Thomas G. Paulson II LO#44*

WINTER 2015–16

James E. Bates Jr. (Beta Eta–Oklahoma 1938) Gregory R. Singleton (Gamma Gamma–Memphis 1982) LO#184

31 YEARS Dr. Edwin P. Rather (Pi–Tennessee 1960) LO#617

32 YEARS

46 YEARS LT Clinton M. Hunter Jr. (Alpha Sigma–Georgia Tech 1955) LO#583

Brother Hunter was recognized at the Poinsett Club in Greenville, South Carolina Local Sesquicentennial Celebration, on January 29, 2015.

James H. Heidelberg (Gamma Zeta–Southern Mississippi 1972) LO#1007

MISSOURI S&T–BETA ALPHA

D. Brady Wilson LO#1741

Dr. John Harry Brunner MD LO#3376 R. Mark Mathes LO#3129

Black Blackshear Hamilton Chaffe III (Psi–Tulane 1952) LO#1778

EAST TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA DELTA

WESTERN KENTUCKY– EPSILON THETA

Michael A. Guhin

30 YEARS

MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA

SOUTH ALABAMA– EPSILON ALPHA

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

36 YEARS

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

Thomas D. Grimes, Jr. SGT Clevie C. Luckadoo Jr. LO#1105

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA

John M. Schattyn (Beta Alpha–Missouri S&T 1961)

Dr. John A. Hildreth MD (Beta Epsilon–Delaware 1956) LO#1176

David K. Dere LO#83

Erik K. Lescher

Jon Crosby Turner (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi 1975) LO#971

V. Charles Wyatt (Upsilon–North Carolina 1967)

SAN DIEGO STATE– GAMMA IOTA

Gordon M. Speed LO#797

Littleton M. Maxwell (Zeta–Randolph-Macon 1959) LO#568

62

Benjamin W. Satcher, Jr. LO#17

Lawrence E. Ault LO#167*

FRANCIS MARION– DELTA TAU

William H. Skipper Jr. LO#2380

FRIENDS OF ORDER

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

GEORGETOWN–BETA DELTA COL James C. Coleman Jr.*

GEORGIA–GAMMA

Boone A. Knox* William Lawrence Manning Knox Jr. LO#2539 Wyckliffe A. Knox Jr. Andrew H. Heyward III LO#16 John W. Walden Jr.

S. Morgan Morton, Jr.

Theodore L. Weise LO#293

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA Derick S. Close LO#2838

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA Hugh Howard III*

OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI F. M. Stevenson*

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON Paul E. Snodgress*

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA Barry B. Donnell LO#1045

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA Gerald W. Schlief LO#1214

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

J. Coleman McDowell Jr. LO#516

LAMBUTH– GAMMA OMICRON

Dr. Charles Thomas Hopkins Jr. Washington Univ.–Beta Theta Vernon W. Piper*

R. Jack Alexander Jr.*

James L. Ostner

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Annual Giving (continued) | Cumulative Giving

* deceased

LO = Loyal Order

WILLIAM & MARY–ALPHA ZETA Bensley H. L. Field LO#651

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA Vance E. Rule Clyde E. Williams*

$50,000 TO $99,999 AUBURN–NU

Jack B. Carter II LO#57* Todd D. Reaves LO#1315

WAKE FOREST–TAU

Norman B. Kellum Jr. LO#1480

WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA James H. Sammons, M.D.* David R. Murphey III*

C. Douglas Simmons III LO#179

Joseph Ray Gill

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA Stumpy Harris LO#919

FLORIDA STATE–GAMMA ETA Lamar Blair Bailey LO#84

FRIENDS OF THE ORDER

Gamma Eta Educational Foundation

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

GEORGIA TECH–ALPHA SIGMA Jerry B. Fussell James W. Bowyer Hubert L. Harris Jr.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY–ALPHA TAU Raymond B. Bottom Jr. LO#687

LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

B. Terry W. Bennett LO#1133

MARYLAND–BETA KAPPA Edgar B. Rouse Jr.*

MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA

Larry Stanton Wiese LO#37

MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU

Dr. Russell Peyton Atchley DMD LO#3260

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA James R. Estes LO#10 J. William Schulz LO#2503

MISSOURI S&T–BETA ALPHA C. Edward Schmidt Jr. LO#294

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

Edward I. Weisiger Jr. David Blair Hagan CCIM, SIOR LO#43

RICHMOND–ETA

Dr. Scott C. Cole LO#2800

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA Michael V. Paulin LO#1623

TENNESSEE–PI

TEXAS–OMICRON

Harry A. Trueblood Jr. Frank W. Maresh LO#14

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

Dr. Idris Rhea Traylor Jr., PhD LO#866

VANDERBILT–CHI Robert M. Varn*

VIRGINIA TECH–EPSILON ETA VMI–BETA COMMISSION

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

CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI Gerald C. Down LO#2293 Bruce B. Higton LO#683*

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON John F. Bishop II*

DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA Eddie S. Wilson LO#228

EMORY–EPSILON

Frank L. Asbury III LO#751* J. David Carico

FLORIDA SOUTHERN–GAMMA PI

SGM E. Kent McMichael LO#251 Dr. Andrew J. Thacker*

WAKE FOREST–TAU

Hon. David M. Warren LO#13 Dr. John W. Nowell*

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON– BETA THETA Eugene E. Brucker

WEST VIRGINIA–ALPHA RHO Dr. Richard T. Feller*

Curt Steger David J. Middleton LO#180

FRIENDS OF ORDER

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

Malcolm H. Liles LO#342 John D. Jones Jr. LO#989 John R. Jackson George W. Simmons Mark C. Cross Jr.

Darren S. Kay LO#55 Dr. James Michael Schmuck LO#1064 Thaddeus Aaron Stubbs LO#2009

WOFFORD–DELTA

William J. Hagenah LO#1155 Robert Daniel Valdez John B. De Nault LO#2973

LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE– DELTA KAPPA

Ray P. Oden Jr. LO#637* William T. Pegues III* Paul R. Burns LO#46

Steven M. Steele LO#1645

LOUISIANA TECH– GAMMA ALPHA

TEXAS–OMICRON

Erik T. Showalter LO#884

MARSHALL–BETA UPSILON MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA

George Merrill Jones III LO#385 F. Brook Voght* Thomas C. Moxley Clyde B. Anderson Carl E. Jones Jr.

AUBURN–NU

CALIFORNIA–ALPHA XI

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA Thomas H. Campbell

MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU

Nat S. Rogers LO#646 Charles M. Sours LO#640*

MISSISSIPPI STATE–BETA TAU

NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON

William T. Green LO#812

CHARLESTON–BETA GAMMA

Clayton P. Boardman III LO#1917

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI John E. Simpson III James R. Purvis LO#678

TULSA–MU

James Earl Davis LO#1084 Loren Q. Hanson LO#883* Kenneth Rickli LO#922

CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA

Clyde R. Littlefield LO#860 James D. Goudge

TULANE–PSI

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA

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

Dr. Edwin P. Rather LO#617

MERCER–KAPPA

Stephen L. Burwell LO#1993 U. Edwin Garrison

William T. Morgan III

TENNESSEE–PI

Kenneth A. May Gregory R. Singleton LO#184

Bennett P. Applegate

ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

Warren S. Wingert LO#2116

STANFORD–ALPHA PI

MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA

$10,000 TO $24,999

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA

Francis E. Gardiner Jr. LO#1941 G. Walther Ewalt LO#77*

James T. Turner Jr. LO#963 M. Tom Faircloth LO#19 Rev. James L. Duncan*

La Fon C. Dees LO#1852 Robert E. Graham Jr.

Red Cavaney CAE LO#3179 Carlton Mulcahy Rogers* Warren Reed Sprinkel LO#656 J. Frank Mahoney III*

JOHNS HOPKINS– ALPHA LAMBDA

Franklin T. Brackman

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

James C. France

FLORIDA STATE–GAMMA ETA

GEORGIA–GAMMA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA

Hugo A. Pearce III LO#506

NORTH CAROLINA–UPSILON

W. Thomas Hopkins John Sulton Jr.*

VALDOSTA STATE–DELTA RHO Robert W. Hagan LO#2150

VANDERBILT–CHI

Paul H. Kuhn Jr. LO#2103 William W. Featheringill LO#819* Philip D. Rowe Jr. LO#697 Samuel W. Magruder LO#1406

VIRGINIA–LAMBDA

Victor H. Hanson II LO#315 Gregory A. McCrickard LO#3137

VMI–BETA COMMISSION

Dr. O. Hunter McClung Jr.* COL William H. Hastings Jr. (Ret) LO#691*

WAKE FOREST–TAU

J. Guy Revelle Jr.* David P. Barksdale LO#156 Robert McWhorter Boswell III Ross A. Berlin LO#3139 John L. Hall LO#870

WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA

FURMAN–IOTA

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON

Charles Z. Flack Jr.* Frederick L. Munds Jr. LO#1890*

GEORGIA–GAMMA

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON

NORTH CAROLINA-CHARLOTTE– EPSILON XI

Douglas S. Ewalt LO#78 Joseph M. Van Name III LO#69 Dr. James L. Bowers LO#496

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA

James M. Ney LO#2361 William W. Kidd LO#744* Andrew Hall Knox Robert E. Knox Jr. Paul V. Kilpatrick Jr. LO#673 W. Waldo Bradley Jefferson B. A. Knox John H. Crawford IV George M. D. Hunt IV J. Rex Fuqua Upshaw C. Bentley Jr.* Rutledge A. Griffin Jr. Daniel G. Broos Matthew G. Moffett S. Wistar Lewis G. Anthony Campbell

GEORGIA TECH–ALPHA SIGMA Charles L. Wallace LO#1829

HOUSTON BAPTIST– DELTA SIGMA

Russell C. Brown LO#22 Douglas B. Harris LO#873

MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA David C. Wadlington

Charles C. Mickel

Dr. William R. Baldt Bruce L. Hudson Esq. LO#2148 Michael D. Wedlick RCDD LO#580

EASTERN KENTUCKY–DELTA MU James C. Musser

EMORY–EPSILON

James L. Ferman Sr.* James L. Matte John M. McNatt Jr. Michael D. Abney LO#933* Wogan S. Badcock, Jr.*

FRIENDS OF ORDER

Mrs. Helen R. O'Mara GrandStand Sports, Inc. Elizabeth Hampton Trust Ms. Rosann F. Hooks The Chapters of Irwin Province Alpha Upsilon Chapter McCall Trust

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

Robert Jones Smith LO#2957 Paul F. Haddock III LO#408

WEST VIRGINIA–ALPHA RHO James A. Todd Jr. LO#1861

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA

Millard L. Cursey Jr. LO#537

Wayne T. Biddle* Jerry L. Milligan

RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA Hon. Porter Hardy Jr.*

RHODES–ALPHA EPSILON John H. Bryan Jr.

RICHMOND–ETA

Grant V. Harrison*

ROLLINS–ALPHA PSI

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN– BETA CHI WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

William K. Dillingham LO#1425 Tyler Griffin LO#114 Louis W. Romigh* Dr. Burnell Landers LO#1885

WOFFORD–DELTA

Dr. March E. Seabrook

Stewart Turley LO#312

$5,000 TO $9,999

SOUTH ALABAMA– EPSILON ALPHA

ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

M. Donald Davis Jr. LO#570

63

M. Allen Dickson* William G. Bean Jr. LO#661

NORTHWESTERN STATE– GAMMA PSI

Charles Randolph Gentz LO#2816

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

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Steven Morris Williams LO#1631

WINTER 2015–16

Ernest G. Williams* Arthur L. Lenahan* Charles M. Fitts Jr. LO#639 Ken D. Tidwell

KAPPAALPHAORDER.ORG

Henry C. Goodrich*

MISSISSIPPI STATE–BETA TAU James H. Cochrane Jr. LO#804

ALABAMA–ALPHA BETA

James L. Ferman Jr. LO#185 Timothy Killen Adams LO#326 Robert J. Beckham*

MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

Harvey P. White

DUKE–ALPHA PHI EMORY–EPSILON

Donald W. Webb, Sr.* Ralph Dudley Webb

Richard Baxter Wilson Jr. LO#93 David T. Martineau V

$25,000 TO $49,999

Roy O. Rodwell Jr. LO#2749

GEORGETOWN–BETA DELTA

H. Lynn Greer Jr. LO#105 Richard A. Barnes

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN– BETA CHI

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON Eugene M. Julian LO#1239

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA


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ANNUAL REPORT * deceased

LO = Loyal Order

Cumulative Giving (continued) APPALACHIAN STATE– DELTA PSI

M. Lee Barnes, Jr. LO#1396 Dr. D. Wayne Whetsell LO#2601 R. Craig Cass LO#2700 Stuart F. Whetsell LO#2185

ARIZONA–GAMMA EPSILON Todd H. Langley LO#1979* Wayne E. Dawson LO#2718 Colby J. Hunter

AUBURN–NU

James D. Kay Jr. LO#2147 J. Stephen Powell III

BETHANY–BETA BETA

Lawrence S. Branch LO#1262

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN– PHI William B. Reed LO#520 Robert Ervin Luckie, Jr* Joseph M. Farley*

CALIFORNIA-DAVIS– EPSILON GAMMA Dr. Larry A. Jenkins

CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE– EPSILON EPSILON Michael A. Costa LO#1622

CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA Lewis T. Baker Jr.

CHARLESTON–BETA GAMMA Douglas D. Ashley LO#284* Dr. W. McLeod Frampton Jr.*

CLEMSON–DELTA OMICRON David A. Pattillo Timothy J. Reed LO#769 Milton E. Pate

DAVIDSON–SIGMA Thomas M. Belk*

DELAWARE–BETA EPSILON Stephen R. Welch LO#1672

DRURY–BETA IOTA

Bret R. Neathery LO#972 George W. Culler Jr.* Jack R. Taylor LO#2022

DUKE–ALPHA PHI

John B. McKinnon George G. Guthrie Jack Y. Harrison LO#1481 A. Curtis Walker* Richard R. Crosier LO#433

EMORY–EPSILON

John W. Stephenson John W. Cox Sr.* William D. Morrison John T. Glover LT James M. Tallman, MD LO#834 Norman George Houston III Gordon Saussy Varnedoe Robert W. Woodruff* Randolph William Thrower Sr.*

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

Leland M. Hawes Jr.* Henry H. Beckwith LO#346 Dr. Donald M. Bryan MD John W. Frost II LO#1235 Randolph W. McLaughlin W. Godfrey Smith* Edward G. Sullivan Esq. LO#1393

FLORIDA SOUTHERN– GAMMA PI L. Lamar Rou, Jr.*

FLORIDA STATE–GAMMA ETA Anonymous William G. Smith Jr. M.R. Buck Clements, Jr.*

FRIENDS OF ORDER John Paul Foundation Jim Possehl

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

LOUISVILLE–BETA OMICRON

Henry R. Carr, Sr.* Warren B. Weeks Jr. LO#805

MARSHALL–BETA UPSILON

OKLAHOMA CITY– GAMMA KAPPA

FURMAN–IOTA

John R. Milam Julian B. Baker Jr. LO#1492 Nicholas S. Palmer LO#1864

Robert M. Bouse LO#729

Roger P. Wood LO#1681 Robert W. Buskirk II LO#2943 Thomas Michael Cobb LO#1542

MARYLAND–BETA KAPPA

OKLAHOMA STATE–BETA XI

Robert M. Ross LO#1279 Ernest R. Eaton, Jr.

Kent T. Chapin LO#1258 Bill J. Ramsey

MCNEESE STATE–DELTA XI

OLD DOMINION– DELTA GAMMA

Ethan J. Bush LO#18

MEMPHIS–GAMMA GAMMA

Michael E. Hopper LO#976 MG James L. Hobson Jr. LO#2401 Charles E. Stone LO#2741

MERCER–KAPPA

Robert A. Bowen Jr. King V. Aiken Jr. LO#99

MIAMI–EPSILON LAMBDA Gregory B. Smith

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE– DELTA LAMBDA

Lawrence L. Keefer LO#959

GEORGE MASON– EPSILON PHI

MIDWESTERN STATE– GAMMA OMEGA

Philip P. Noftsinger LO#208

Steve C. Knight LO#1147 Dr. Charles R. Walker

GEORGETOWN–BETA DELTA

William R. Thacker LO#914

GEORGIA–GAMMA

David M. O'Dell LO#24 W. Thomas Bell LO#559

PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI

Black Blackshear Hamilton Chaffe III LO#1778

RANDOLPH-MACON–ZETA

TULSA–MU

Dr. Stephen P. Long LO#876 Richard L. Burke LO#1038

RICHMOND–ETA

ROANOKE–BETA RHO

VANDERBILT–CHI

MISSISSIPPI STATE– BETA TAU

Darron E. Franta LO#856

GEORGIA TECH– ALPHA SIGMA

Kenneth L. Brown LO#313 D. Tom O'Neal Jr. Ralph O. Hoevelman LO#2255

SAM HOUSTON STATE– GAMMA TAU SAN DIEGO STATE– GAMMA IOTA David K. Dere LO#83

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH

SOUTH CAROLINA–RHO

JACKSONVILLE STATE– DELTA PHI

MISSOURI STATE– GAMMA BETA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA– BETA SIGMA

JOHNS HOPKINS– ALPHA LAMBDA

Gordon L. Kinne LO#886 Christopher J. Puricelli Harry R. Baker LO#964

Robert J. Lucas LO#1683 Kenneth Amestoy Tipton LO#1249*

NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON

SOUTHERN METHODIST– BETA LAMBDA

KENTUCKY–THETA

NORTH CAROLINA–UPSILON

W. Hunt Smock LO#3244

LAMBUTH–GAMMA OMICRON Dr. Thomas Scott Dunavant Jr. LO#588

George A. Webster V. Charles Wyatt William Robinson Frazier* Thomas Hamilton Sloan John R. Griffin Jr. LO#1675 J. Emmett Sebrell*

LOUISIANA STATE– ALPHA GAMMA

NORTH CAROLINA STATE– ALPHA OMEGA

LAMAR–GAMMA XI

The Hon. Anthony L. Polumbo

COL Henry Joyce Foresman Jr., USA (Ret.) LO#1361 Henry J. Foresman Sr.* J. Carlton Showalter Jr. MG Richard Logan Irby* LTC William Earl Wray Jr., USA (Ret.) LO#872 George G. Phillips Jr.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA

Paul W. Lammers LO#108

Robert D. Kelly LO#25

Craig S. Thompson

VMI–BETA COMMISSION

SOUTH ALABAMA– EPSILON ALPHA

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY– ALPHA TAU

Michael E. Gunn Edgar L. Woods

M. Timothy Carey LO#1394 William P. Acker III LO#15 William A. Mitchell Jr.

WAKE FOREST–TAU

W. Edgar Helms III LO#985* Ernest G. Lawhorne Thomas M. Lane

Marcus E. Angle Jr. LO#1082 Jeff A. Parker LO#1358

James Aylor Anderson, Jr.* J. Larkin Wright Jr.

William R. Stamler Jr. LO#257 Nelson H. Puett LO#1485

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE– DELTA PI

W. Birch Douglass III LO#2521

Frank W. Podpechan LO#445 Joe F. Mills LO#260 George Keith Hatheway*

VALDOSTA STATE–DELTA RHO

E. William Pautler Jr.

George T. Wootten, Jr.

Michael P. Wilson LO#40

Hubel Robins Jr. George W. McCall III LO#2607 Bernard G. Cline Jr.*

ROLLINS–ALPHA PSI

MISSOURI S&T–BETA ALPHA

Larry D. Meyers LO#790

TULANE–PSI

MISSISSIPPI– ALPHA UPSILON

Edward Lawrence Kelly LO#1336 Barry E. Cox LO#1710 Frederick W. Dismuke Sr.* William Hand Allen LO#795

TEXAS TECH–GAMMA CHI

Michael Jerry Garrison Jeffrey W. Love LO#79

Hugh M. Inman* John Evans Dowlen Jr. John F. Knight Jefferson B. A. Knox Jr. Stephen C. Owings Harry G. Haisten Jr. LO#2911 Sam D. King William L. Nix William Y. Atkinson IV Neal J. Quirk

MISSOURI–ALPHA KAPPA

Ronald R. Morgan LO#295* F. Michael Carr

PURDUE–EPSILON RHO

Bruce D. Stafford LO#1280*

William Fritz Maxwell Sr. LO#662 Leo W. Seal Jr.* John W. Ramsay*

TEXAS STATE–EPSILON IOTA

TRANSYLVANIA– ALPHA THETA

James C. Turk Jr. Curtis A. Sumpter*

Douglas C. Stone* Hollis C. Thompson, Jr.*

Franklin W. Denius Hon. Robert M. Pittenger Norman C. George LO#2672 Richard M. Blades Richard M. Lucas* Lowell H. Lebermann Jr.* J. Kirby Ewing LO#930 Clarence M. Malone, Jr.

J. Derrill Rice Arthur F. Jones II William M. Matthews V LO#2745

MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU

Robert A. Gritton*

TEXAS–OMICRON

Loy B. Moore LO#1212 Hon. William P. Clements Jr.* William D. Balthrope John M. Moore LO#1704 Brad B. Freeman LO#1942

SOUTHWESTERN–XI

Gary T. Scott LO#859 George G. Langston III LO#545 Clyde Mick Jones LO#166 James M. Croley LO#1561

J. Melville Broughton III

George T. Cromwell Jr. William R. Janney III LO#45 Dietrich H. Steffens*

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON– ZETA MU Jeffrey G. Leigh

WASHINGTON & LEE–ALPHA John G. Guerrant* Peter M. Candler

WEST TEXAS A&M– GAMMA SIGMA

Dr. Garry L. Nall LO#929

WEST VIRGINIA–ALPHA RHO James W. Craig LO#1417*

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN– BETA CHI David E. Reemsnyder II Stephen E. Foster LO#2062

WESTERN CAROLINA– DELTA ALPHA

Jesse Samuel Lyons LO#39

Marshall James Donathan Jr. LO#1144 G. Smedes York LO#2540 Ceasar Cone III

STANFORD–ALPHA PI

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

Robert F. Sawyer James Parker Myerson LO#3090

Carl Trauernicht Jr.* Dr. Paul J. Davis

Douglas W. Robertson LO#110 Donald O'Neal LO#2815 Ronnie E. Bounds Jr. John R. Bolton LO#2666

NORTHWESTERN STATE– GAMMA PSI

TENNESSEE–PI

COL John B. McKinney LO#745* William S. Porter LO#1083

WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA

LOUISIANA-MONROE– GAMMA NU

David A. Kimbell LO#1294* William Jeffrey Thompson William C. Routh LO#1418

W. Regi Mullins T. Michael Stanberry LO#1773

LOUISIANA TECH– GAMMA ALPHA

Thomas M. Wright CPA LO#978

OKLAHOMA–BETA ETA

Samuel A. Wigley* William M. McGee LO#987

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TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE– GAMMA UPSILON Marc Allan Scott LO#88 John F. Ory LO#59 John Terry Turner

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Gary D. Barnes Robert T. Steinkamp LO#1282

WOFFORD–DELTA

Jerry J. Richardson Dr. Paul D. Kountz Jr. LO#1843


Cumulative Giving (continued) | Annual Giving by Chapter

Annual Giving by Chapter SCHOOL

CHAPTER DONORS TOTAL($)

$ 10,420 10,287 5,855 100 555 399 149 9,321 2,350 1,140 1,755 1,249 1,000 8,050 100 1,549 7,031 3,399 21,904 540 15,572 5,989 274 8,200 1,485 500 4,028 1,475 20,474 11,284 1,242 11,680 12,669 26,417 50,655 4,025 250 221 1,500 27,294 300 7,399 8,071 7,425 100 100 5,64 50 3,077 2,650 100

SCHOOL

CHAPTER DONORS TOTAL($)

Kentucky Theta Lamar Gamma Xi Lambuth Gamma Omicron Louisiana State Alpha Gamma Louisiana Tech Gamma Alpha Louisiana-Lafayette Gamma Phi Louisiana-Monroe Gamma Nu Louisville Beta Omicron Marshall Beta Upsilon Maryland Beta Kappa McNeese State Delta Xi Memphis Gamma Gamma Mercer Kappa Miami Epsilon Lambda Miami Gamma Theta Middle Tennessee State Delta Lambda Midwestern State Gamma Omega Millsaps Alpha Mu Mississippi Alpha Upsilon Mississippi State Beta Tau Missouri Alpha Kappa Missouri of S&T Beta Alpha Missouri Southern State Delta Pi Missouri State Gamma Beta Murray State Delta Nu New Mexico Beta Phi Newberry Delta Epsilon North Carolina Upsilon North Carolina State Alpha Omega North Carolina-Charlotte Epsilon Xi North Florida Zeta Nu North Texas Gamma Lambda Northern Arizona Epsilon Tau Northwestern State Gamma Psi Oklahoma Beta Eta Oklahoma City Gamma Kappa Oklahoma State Beta Xi Old Dominion Delta Gamma Omega Commission Presbyterian Beta Pi Princeton Zeta Beta Purdue Epsilon Rho Randolph-Macon Zeta Rhodes Alpha Epsilon Richmond Eta Roanoke Beta Rho Rollins Alpha Psi Sam Houston State Gamma Tau San Diego State Gamma Iota San Jose State Gamma Delta South Alabama Epsilon Alpha

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15 2,750 1 74.66 8 4,965 13 12,998 17 14,830 8 815 17 2,054 5 950 10 6,410 12 1,722 6 2,870 15 9,721 23 8,927 16 8,560 3 195 10 4,390 17 13,394 11 2,080 21 18,253 20 23,454 21 16,606 19 5,681 13 8,157 9 3,600 4 350 3 1,225 9 9,794 15 17,523 37 66,324 10 3,410 2 349 16 6,747 4 694 10 1,424 15 16,492 8 2,370 16 5,231 10 3,819 1 250 15 2,675 1 100 2 425 11 3,131 8 3,280 16 43,153 9 4,700 7 575 5 2,260 2 600 3 375 3 1,125

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SCHOOL

CHAPTER DONORS TOTAL($)

South Carolina Rho Southeastern Louisiana Epsilon Kappa Southern California Beta Sigma Southern Illinois Zeta Sigma Southern Indiana Zeta Omicron Southern Methodist Beta Lambda Southern Mississippi Gamma Zeta Southwestern Xi Stanford Alpha Pi Stephen F. Austin State Delta Kappa Tennessee Pi Tennessee Tech Zeta Epsilon Tennessee-Chattanooga Zeta Upsilon Tennessee-Martin Delta Upsilon Texas Omicron Texas A&M Epsilon Delta Texas A&M-Commerce Gamma Upsilon Texas State Epsilon Iota Texas Tech Gamma Chi Texas-Arlington Delta Iota Transylvania Alpha Theta Tulane Psi Tulsa Mu Univ. of the South Alpha Alpha USMA Sigma Alpha Commission Valdosta State Delta Rho Vanderbilt Chi Virginia Lambda Virginia Tech Epsilon Eta Virginia Wesleyan Epsilon Omicron VMI Beta Commission Wake Forest Tau Washington Beta Omega Washington Beta Theta Washington Zeta Mu Washington & Lee Alpha West Florida Epsilon Sigma West Georgia Zeta Kappa West Texas A&M Gamma Sigma West Virginia Alpha Rho West Virginia Wesleyan Beta Chi Western Carolina Delta Alpha Western Kentucky Epsilon Theta Westminster Alpha Eta William & Mary Alpha Zeta William Jewell Alpha Delta Wingate Zeta Zeta Wofford Delta TOTALS

18 8 21 1 1 30 7 13 14 9 10 2 1 23 16 6 10 36 22 17 9 14 17 11 2

6,700 1,182 13,827 100 30 45,027 1,149 254,499 8,235 2,641 2,275 199 60 7,494 12,029 2,874 2,548 21,919 19,695 5,506 2,745 16,900 5,965 4,387 625

17 13 10 6 1 77 20 13 4 3 14 2 1 15 10 7 12 10 29 11 14 1 15

9,330 7,155 2,904 1,899 149 14,389 14,955 13,119 350 2,095 3,219 100 149 1,723 1,925 7,010 4,346 6,205 21,367 36,681 39,954 187 11,010

1,724 $1,338,018

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Alabama Alpha Beta 16 Appalachian State Delta Psi 13 Arizona Gamma Epsilon 10 Arkansas Alpha Omicron 1 Arkansas State Delta Eta 7 Arkansas Tech Epsilon Zeta 1 Arkansas-Fort Smith Zeta Rho 1 Auburn Nu 17 Baylor Delta Omega 4 Bethany Beta Beta 4 Birmingham-Southern Phi 8 Bowling Green State Zeta Lambda 3 Cal State-Bakersfield Epsilon Upsilon 1 California-Berkeley Alpha Xi 9 California-Riverside Epsilon Epsilon 1 Centenary Alpha Iota 13 Charleston Beta Gamma 2 Citadel Theta Commission 7 Clemson Delta Omicron 16 Davidson Sigma 8 Delaware Beta Epsilon 21 Delta State Delta Beta 12 Drury Beta Iota 3 Duke Alpha Phi 15 East Carolina Gamma Rho 13 East Tennessee State Delta Delta 5 Eastern Kentucky Delta Mu 10 Elon Epsilon Mu 3 Emory Epsilon 35 Florida Beta Zeta 38 Florida Gulf Coast Zeta Pi 2 Florida Southern Gamma Pi 4 Florida State Gamma Eta 27 Francis Marion Delta Tau 7 Friends of the Order 83 Furman Iota 17 George Mason Epsilon Phi 1 George Washington Alpha Nu 3 Georgetown Beta Delta 4 Georgia Gamma 25 Georgia College Epsilon Nu 2 Georgia Southern Delta Theta 8 Georgia Tech Alpha Sigma 39 Hampden-Sydney Alpha Tau 6 High Point Zeta Phi 1 Houston Gamma Mu 1 Houston Baptist Delta Sigma 9 Indiana State Zeta Iota 1 Jacksonville State Delta Phi 8 Johns Hopkins Alpha Lambda 3 Kennesaw State Zeta Chi 1

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.


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FLORIDA STATE BROTHER

Named Top 10 in College Golf

IN GOLFWEEK’S 2016 COLLEGE PREVIEW, TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

Jack Maguire (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’15) was listed as one of the top 10 men in college golf. He was also the featured golfer for Florida State in their number 1 ranking of top 10 college golf teams for 2016. Maguire, a junior from St. Petersburg, Florida, played in this year’s U.S. Open and tied for 58th. He also was a high school state champion in 2013 and ACC freshman of the year in 2014.

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Maguire was just recently named ACC Golfer of the Month for October 2015 after started off his junior campaign with two top-5 finishes at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational and the DICK’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Cup. Maguire also has the record of the best score in Florida State’s history of 62. Watch his video interview discussing his record breaking round at www.seminoles.com.

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Sports Review by Jay Langhammer BASEBALL BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN–PHI David Bourbonnais ’11, reliever/ first baseman ƒƒ All-Southern Athletic Association first teamer ƒƒ 2.35 ERA, 9 saves and .262 Batting Jacob Mayfield ’11, Catcher ƒƒ All-Southern Athletic Association first teamer ƒƒ Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2015 Scholar-Athlete. ƒƒ .339 Batting, team-bests of 43 runs, 6 homeruns and 52 RBI Blake Stevens ’11, Pitcher ƒƒ Division III All-American first team ƒƒ D3baseball.com Pitcher of the Year ƒƒ Capital One Academic All-American ƒƒ 1.70 ERA and 108 strikeouts EMORY–EPSILON Graham Bloomsmith ’12, Pitcher HAMPDEN-SYDNEY– ALPHA TAU Spencer Garrett ’14, Pitcher Matt Hinson ’13, Pitcher Austin Stephan ’14, Catcher MILLSAPS–ALPHA NU Bryce Blackburn ’11, Infielder J.T. Blair ’14, Catcher ƒƒ .241 Batting William Chenoweth ’11, Outfielder/Pitcher ƒƒ All-South first team honors ƒƒ batting .356, 5 homeruns and 38 RBI ƒƒ 3 saves and 3.12 ERA Daniel Gallarno ’13, Pitcher ƒƒ 2.91 ERA West Hammond ’12, Pitcher

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN– BETA CHI

Joe Stearns ’13, outfielder

Bronson Clark ’12, Outfielder

MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON

Daniel Powell ’13, Pitcher

Matt Denny ’13, Pitcher

WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA

PRINCETON–ZETA BETA

Cam Backes ’12, 2nd Baseman ƒƒ .319 Batting

Billy Arendt ’14, 3rd Base ƒƒ .299 average; team highs 43 hits and 22 runs

Nick Bohlmann ’14, Outfielder ƒƒ .343 Batting, 28 runs and 22 RBI

Danny Baer ’15, outfielder

Tanner Branneky ’14, Catcher ƒƒ .245 Batting

Zack Belski ’15, 1st Base ƒƒ .254 Batting Nick Hernandez '15, Infielder ƒƒ .250 Batting Danny Hoy ’14, 2nd Base ƒƒ All-Ivy League first team ƒƒ .311 batting, 6 home runs and 26 RBI. Andres Larramendi ’14, Catcher Paul Tupper ’15, Outfielder ƒƒ .225 Batting

PRINCETON–ZETA BETA Mike LeBlanc ’14, Forward WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA Kellen Brondel ’13, Forward Michael Bussman ’14, Forward Mik Ebert ’13, Forward Blake Stonecipher ’13, Forward Jay Zalis ’13, Guard TRANSYLVANIA–ALPHA THETA Alex Jones ’14, Guard

Tyler Branneky ’13, 3rd Baseman ƒƒ SLIAC Player of the Year ƒƒ Team-best .413 batting, 6 homeruns, 45 RBI and 38 runs

GOLF

Collin Brinker ’14, Pitcher ƒƒ 3 saves, 41 Ks in 35 innings

CENTENARY–ALPHA IOTA

Tim Chambliss ’12, 1st Baseman ƒƒ All-SLIAC ƒƒ .323 Batting Average, 15 doubles, 30 RBI;

ARKANSAS-FORT SMITH– ZETA RHO Caleb Gunsch ’13 Chris Cates ’14 DELTA STATE–DELTA BETA Vance St. Columbia ’11 ƒƒ Low of 71

Ryan Loethen ’13, Outfielder

DRURY–BETA IOTA

Jake Lund ’14, Pitcher

Miles Aduddel ’13

Will Miller ’13, Pitcher ƒƒ 1.69 ERA

Trevor Tannahill ’14

Charlie Morrow ’13, Pitcher

Jake Rule ’12, Pitcher

Marshall Ussery ’12, Pitcher

BASKETBALL

A.J. Crouch ’13 ƒƒ Averaged 73.39, low of 67 ƒƒ SEC Academic Honor Roll

SOUTHWESTERN–XI

GEORGIA–GAMMA

HIGH POINT–ZETA PHI

Noah Clark, Pitcher

Brandon Young ’13, Guard

Brett Marcom, Pitcher

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE–GAMMA PHI

A.J. Hopkins ’14 ƒƒ 77.27 average, low of 67 ƒƒ 10th (T) at the Donald Ross Invitational

UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA Tony Dykes ’14, Outfielder ƒƒ Team-highs .375 Batting and three homeruns

TRANSYLVANIA–ALPHA THETA Bryce Crader ’14, Pitcher ƒƒ 2.70 ERA

Steven Wronkoski ’12, Guard MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU Alex Gerchow ’12, Center ƒƒ Averaged 4.8 points and 4.2 rebounds

Justin Warren ’14, Shortstop WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA

Logan Mancuso ’14

Matt Chapman ’14, Pitcher Connor Thomas ’13, Pitcher WASHINGTON AND LEE–ALPHA

Josh McSwain ’14, Forward ƒƒ Averaged 6.6 points and 4.7 rebounds

FLORIDA–BETA ZETA

Jack Sides ’14 ƒƒ Led team with a 72.65 average, low of 67 ƒƒ All-Big South ƒƒ Tied for 21st (T) at conference championship ƒƒ All-Big South Academic team MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU Garrett Barnes ’11

Matt Hedberg ’12, Pitcher ƒƒ Tri-captain

NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON

Ryan Henry ’12

Mason Spease ’14, Guard

Taylor Rowe ’12, Shortstop ƒƒ Tri-captain

Nick Ingles ’13

PRESBYTERIAN–BETA PI Charlie Inclan ’13, Guard

Matt Wasson ’14, 3rd Baseman ƒƒ .314 Batting

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Tyler Kastner ’13 Ed Kirby ’14 Ryan Martin ’13

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Keith Shumaker ’11, Third baseman-pitcher ƒƒ ABCA and D3baseball.com All-American ƒƒ Southern Athletic Association Player of the Year ƒƒ Finalist for the Boo Ferriss Award

ƒƒ .390 batting, 2.48 ERA, 52 runs, 3 homeruns and 28 RBI


Sports Page MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON Noah West ’13 ƒƒ Averaged 74.70, Career best round, 66, and tournament score, 208 ƒƒ 75th at NCAA tournament ROANOKE–BETA RHO Will Reitan ’12 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA Ford Moriarty ’14 Hal Smith ’12, co-captain ƒƒ All-Southern Athletic Association first team Conley Street ’13 STANFORD–ALPHA PI Dominick Francks ’13 ƒƒ Pacific-12 All-Academic first team ƒƒ Averaged 75.28, best tournament score of 214.

Reid Maxmin

Joe Kruy

Hal Smith ’12, Co-captain ƒƒ All-Southern Athletic Association first team ƒƒ 102 ground balls

Joe Perrella ’14 ƒƒ 18 goals, 7 assists

TRANSYLVANIA–ALPHA THETA Gus Burge ’14 Clay Douthat ’12 ƒƒ 24 goals and 17 assists

Peter Schubert ’12 ƒƒ 20 ground balls

Rowland Pettit WASHINGTON COLLEGE– BETA OMEGA D.J. Bradshaw ’14, Swimmer Danny Furman ’14, Swimmer

Henry Waite ’13

Charlie Logan ’13, Swimmer

Riley Wilson ’14

Jason Mercando ’14, Swimmer

ROWING and CREW

TENNIS

TRANSYLVANIA–ALPHA THETA

Brandon Heller ’14

CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN–PHI

Rob Canady ’14

Alex Nugent ’14 ƒƒ All-ORLC second team ƒƒ 35 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers

David DeSanto ’09, Crew

Patrick Hire ’12 ƒƒ 11-2 singles, 10-3 doubles

Matthew Parker ’14 ƒƒ All-ORLC second team ƒƒ 66 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers

Douglas Guyett ’14

Robert Rhea ’14

Sam Ezratty ’14

Zach Riggs ’14 ƒƒ All-ORLC first team honors ƒƒ 28 points, 62 ground balls and a 64.2% faceoff percentage

SWIMMING

Jacob Weinacker ’14 ƒƒ 11-1 singles, 10-3 doubles

SOUTHWESTERN–XI

DAVIDSON–SIGMA

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship

J.B. Gough ’14 ƒƒ 13-9 singles

Simon Gersib ’14, Swimmer

Jordan Hart ’14 ƒƒ 10-7 singles

Casey Gilligan ’12 Jacob Hamilton ’12 Evan Probst ’14 WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN– BETA CHI Josiah Laulis ’12 WESTMINSTER–ALPHA ETA Blake Stonecipher ’13 ƒƒ 35th at the SLIAC tournament WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA Derek Peterson ’13 ƒƒ Tri-captain ƒƒ best of 69

LACROSSE DUKE–ALPHA PHI

WASHINGTON AND LEE–ALPHA Buck Armstrong ’13, Defenseman ƒƒ 58 ground balls and 34 caused turnovers

Joe Kruy ’14, Midfielder

Will Douthat ’13 ƒƒ 14 ground balls

Reid Maxmin ’13, Midfielder Rowland Pettit ’13, Defenseman MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU Simon Sherman ’12 ƒƒ 29 goals, 19 points and 28 ground balls UNIV. OF THE SOUTH– ALPHA ALPHA Division III NCAA tournament berth

PRINCETON–ZETA BETA

Evan Wright ’12

Jack Blair ’14

Ray Bartolucci ’15

SQUASH

Brock Slater ’14

NCAA championship

PRINCETON–ZETA BETA

Zach Kline ’14, Swimmer Ty Lapinski ’13, Swimmer Josh Van Houten ’13, Swimmer STANFORD–ALPHA PI Michael Carter ’12, Swimmer Ethan Hallowell ’13, Swimmer Kristian Ipsen ’13, Diver ƒƒ Won All-American honors ƒƒ 3rd in 1-meter and 3-meter at NCAA Division I Championship ƒƒ PAC 12 Conference Diver of the Year

Jonathan Henry ’14 ƒƒ 11 goals, 8 assists Max Hutson ’13 ƒƒ 11 points, 32 ground balls Noah Lessing ’12, Tri-captain ƒƒ Division III North-South All-Star ƒƒ 17 goals, 47 ground balls

Connor Kuremsky ’12, Diver Charlie Wiser ’14, Swimmer

Ford Moriarty ’14 ƒƒ 11 games

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Alexander Makarenko ’13 ƒƒ All-Southern Athletic Conference First Team ƒƒ 11-1 singles, 10-3 doubles Ben Reardon ’11 ƒƒ 6-4 singles, 10-3 doubles

Alex Howard ’13 Ricky Saad ’14 ƒƒ 8-9 singles, 5-4 doubles EMORY–EPSILON Andrew Lo ’14 FURMAN–IOTA Ben Horst ’13 Juan Sheppard ƒƒ 9-9 singles, 5-6 doubles MILLSAPS–ALPHA MU Thomas Mills ’12


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Matthew Williams ’14

Jerod Metz ’12, Javelin

PRINCETON–ZETA BETA

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN– BETA CHI

Tom Colautti ’15 ƒƒ 28-10 Singles, 17-15 Doubles Alex Day ’15 ƒƒ 16-18 Singles, 23-14 Doubles Ben Quazzo ’12 ƒƒ 4-4 Doubles SOUTHWESTERN–XI ƒƒ Best-ever 17-3 record ƒƒ Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship match Sam McCready ’14 ƒƒ 5-0 singles, 13-3 doubles

Ben Baird ’12, Discus ƒƒ Won Bobcat Open with 137’ 6” Desmond Sivels ’14 ƒƒ Set school record for 400-Meter relay ƒƒ 2nd in the MEC long jump with 22’ 4”, 1st in 400-Meter relay at Bobcat Open

VOLLEYBALL STANFORD–ALPHA PI Madison Hayden ’13 ƒƒ Led team in kills, 255, and points, 297.5

Madison Hayden

TRANSYLVANIA–ALPHA THETA

Conrad Kaminski ’13 ƒƒ Led team with a .400 hitting percentage

Robert Albrecht ’12 ƒƒ All-HCAC first team

Sean Kemper ’12 ƒƒ 93 assists

Joshua Buckman ’12

Kevin Rakestraw ’14, Middle blocker ƒƒ 124 kills, a 0.85 blocks percentage, averaged 1.91 points per set ƒƒ World University Games roster for the United States

Reza Haider ’12 Zachary Meikle ’12 WILLIAM JEWELL– ALPHA DELTA A.J. Naanep ’14 WOFFORD–DELTA Rob Galloway ’11 ƒƒ All-SoCon first team ƒƒ 16-4 singles, 13-3 doubles

Bob Drebin

Niko Snovely ’14 ƒƒ 11-4 singles, 15-5 doubles

Hector Garcia-Molina

NEWBERRY–DELTA EPSILON

James Shaw ’13 ƒƒ Returning All-American Gabriel Vega ’13 Conrad Kaminski

BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN–PHI Carson Woodward ’13, Weightman Connor Wright ’13, Middledistance runner

Hector Garcia-Molina

Hector Garcia-Molina

TRACK and FIELD

DAVIDSON–SIGMA Greg Sargent ’13, 400-Meter MISSISSIPPI–ALPHA UPSILON Jon Luke Watts ’14, Distance runner STANFORD–ALPHA PI Dartis Willis ’13 ƒƒ 7’ 2 ¼” high jump and 23’ 11 ½” long jump at NCAA championship

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Foundation Today

2015 Bid for Brotherhood

Alumni get ready to “Bid” for brotherhood at the annual foundation live and silent auction event.

Donation In Memory of: R. Byrne Abele by Charles B. Bernhard III Todd R. Angle by Marcus E. Angle Jr. Frank L. Asbury III by Jones Webb Lawrence E. Ault by Jim P. Lawson William S. Baird by Phyllis C. Baird Robert A. Briggs by Charles S. Briggs LT Andrew M. Campbell by Jesse C. Craven James P. Connell jr. by COL Walter Middleton Fitts Sr. George Hugh Covert Sr. by Larry S. Wiese Leon A. Cox II by Jim P. Lawson

Billy G. Crenshaw by Larry S. Wiese Dr. W. Robert Fallaw Jr. by Kevin T. McGarry Rev. Richard M. Flynn by Dr. Thomas B. Flynn

by Benjamin W. Satcher, Jr. by Gregory R. Singleton by Larry S. Wiese by Richard G. Williams by Eddie S. Wilson

Paul S. Lynch by G. Edwin Johnson Jr. Christopher M. Martin by Dave Baker Richard W. McCrary by Jim P. Lawson

W. Julian Foy by John Michael Moore

John F. Hash by Dr. Heber Grey Winfield III, MD

H. Foster Gerrard by Deanna Gerrard

Andrew H. Heyward Jr. by Andrew H. Heyward III

Paul Daniel Monceaux by Jared A. Kennison

Hubert W. Green Jr. by Hon. Paul W. Green

Carroll F. Hoffman by T. Michael Cobb

Robert Russell Gunn II by Timothy K. Adams by Malcolm H. Liles

Charles A. Jordan Jr. by Walter L. Dowdle

David Rhodin Murphey III by Ben W. Satcher Jr. by Larry S. Wiese

Loren Que Hanson by Kenneth L. Brown by Shay and Joe Cates by William E. Dreyer by Graves Province Court of Honor by Kenneth Wayne Jackson by Jesse S. Lyons by Quentin McGown

Jane McLeod by CPT Ronald C. Plunkett

William W. Kidd by Timothy K. Adams by Eldon Cuthert Oliver Jr. Weldon Knight by Thomas E. Dalton PhD Paul Robert Lamb Jr. by CPT Sidney E. Wood Jr. USN (Ret) Larry A. Ledsome by T. Michael Cobb

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by Geroge L. Redheffer by Dr. Martin H. Sours by Larry S. Wiese John D. Rather IV by Dr. Edwin P. Rather Alred E. Rickli by Kenneth Rickli Bryce C. Ruth Jr. by J. Walter Wood Jr. Raymond F. Salmon Jr. by Alpha Upsilon Chapter Linda Gale Scholl by Charles L. Kazlow

Julian A. Pardini by Dr. Edwin P. Rather

Jane McLeod Siegling by GEN Henry I. Siegling

Clarence H. Paulin by Michael V. Paulin

James H. Seignious by CPT Ronald C. Plunkett

Thomas G. Paulson II by Gerald C. Down by Darron E. Franta by Jim P. Lawson by Graves Province Court of Honor by Dr. Edwin P. Rather

Richard Allen Smith by Margaret M. Mebus

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Evan William Spear by Wayne E. Dawson Bruce D. Stafford by Dr. Russell Peyton Atchley DMD


Foundation Today THE 18TH ANNUAL BID FOR BROTHERHOOD (B4B) WAS HELD IN

Lexington, VA, on Friday, July 31, 2015, in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention. Held in Marshall Hall on post at the Virginia Military Institute, this B4B was the most successful live and silent auction the KAOEF has had to date. A record-setting $113,000 was raised during the evening as attendees placed bids on items ranging from vacation trips, art, sporting event tickets, and items for the home or office. Several items commemorating the Order’s Sesquicentennial anniversary were also very popular as well. More than 240 actives, alumni, and guests from across the country were on hand to enjoy the fellowship, fun, and food, while at the same time raising funds for our undergraduate brothers. Proceeds from the B4B are used to support leadership and educational training conducted throughout the year for our Active Members. This annual B4B is the KAOEF’s yearly fundraising event and, since its inception in 1998, the auction has raised more than $775,000.

$113,000 AMOUNT RAISED AT B4Bs IN 2015

Many unique items were up for auction including an American flag was flown on by Major James “SLAM” Duncan (Gamma Chi-Texas Tech ’99)in an F-15E “Strike Eagle” in combat operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve over the skies of Southwest Asia.

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TOTAL NUMBER OF B4Bs SINCE 1998

$775,000 Dwight David Stone by the Buffalo Creek Boys William A. Stroud by Howard M. Stroud Emory C. Thompson by E. Powell Thompson Bill & Dorothy Totterdale by Gergory J. Totterdale Nick Alexander Upton by Alexander J. Hutkin GEN Sam S. Walker (Ret) by Larry S. Wiese Sue Wood by Robert A. Byrd Jr.

Donation In Honor of: The Hon. Alfred Harris Adams by The Hon. Thomas E. Cauthorn III L. Blair Bailey by Darron E. Franta Beta Commission - VMI by CPT Robby R. Jones by J. Patrick Kelly III Dr. Russell D. Briggs by Charles S. Briggs

Arlie Owens Pritchard Jr. by Jim P. Lawson

Kyle R. Fleischmann by Robert S. Pollock

Morris W. Pully by Matthew L. Beasley

Gamma Chi - Texas Tech by Charles C. Chesser

John K. Roberts Jr. by John K. Roberts

Dr. Donald H. Glaeser by Bobby D. Butler Jr.

Dr. James Michael Schmuck by Robert E. Deal Jr. by Darron E. Franta Samuel Draughn Smith by Mary Loch Smith

Douglas B. Harris by Darron E. Franta

Scott D. Carter by Andrew P. Carr

Bryan C. Heck by Ross W. Newberry

Delta Tau - Francis Marion by Dr. Ronald Eugene Miller Jr.

Darren S. Kay by Kenneth L. Brown by Darron E. Franta

Jeremy D. Duke by Jim P. Lawson Charles G. Ellison Jr. by Charles G. Ellison Sr.

Andrew P. Solomon by Daniel R. Amato Jr. Johnson L. Webster by George A. Webster Lyles B. Webster by George A. Webster

Travis M. Lampley by Jim P. Lawson

Stuart F. Whetsell by Garrett A. Bedenbaugh

Thomas Gregory Maynard by Jim P. Lawson

Larry S. Wiese by Dr. Garry L. Nall

L. D. Melton by C. Alan Melton

Clarence E. Williams III by Stuart F. Whetsell

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David Matthew Clarke by Jim P. Lawson

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$43,000

J. Kirby Ewing by Andrew P. Carr

Gary P. Gothard Jr. by Jim P. Lawson

William E. Dreyer by Darron E. Franta

TOTAL AVERAGE AMOUNT RAISED BY B4Bs PER YEAR BEFORE 2015

Total Average Amount Raised by B4Bs Since 1998, including 2015

Total Amount Raised By B4Bs Since 1998

Douglas C. Stone by Betty B. Stone

$38,900


Chapter Eternal as reported to Kappa Alpha Order through November 11, 2015. Editor’s Note: Some names were reserved to the next issue because of space constraints.

Chapter Eternal

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

Stephen Nicholas Zalopany 2010, 10/03/2015

Auburn Nu

William P. Albritton Jr. 1959, 03/11/2014 Samuel J. Baker 1960 09/23/2015 COL Fred Herbert Henderson Jr., USAF (Ret) 1946, 01/20/2015 Dr. Theodore I. Jockisch 1962, 08/13/2015

Centenary Alpha Iota

Dr. William M. Allums 1938, 06/28/2014 Albert C. Benoit 1938, 02/19/2005 Albert C. Benoit III 1965, 06/22/2002 John R. Bird, Jr. 1956, 02/10/2009 Cecil M. Faries 1949, 07/13/2013 Camp R. Flournoy 1939, 06/02/2009 Howell H. Fullilove 1931, 08/11/1998 Dr. C. Lloyd Halliburton 1953, 04/15/2012 John W. Haygood 1942, 11/20/2006 Charles A. Hostetler Jr. 1931, 02/01/2001 Harry M. Jarred 1944, 12/11/2010 Collier A. Kinnebrew 1941, 10/01/2008 Ross B. Nelson Jr. 1929, 02/21/2008 Hardy A. O'Neal 1926, 03/26/2003 Robert A. Stacy 1946, 11/29/2014 Dayton H. Waller, Jr. 1946, 05/26/2015 Dr. Amos L. Wedgeworth, Jr. 1943, 07/31/2012

Davidson Sigma

William F. Sutton 1942, 09/15/2015

Emory Epsilon

William P. Cole 1959, 06/02/2015 M. Sidney Fortson Jr. 1962, 10/16/2015 Dr. George M. MacNabb Jr. 1960, 12/14/2014 Dr. Harold Fritz McDuffie Jr., PhD 1935, 06/07/2015 Dr. Larry A. Morris 1953, 04/07/2015 Fred B. Sheats Jr. 1943, 03/27/2015 Florida Beta Zeta COL William V. Hurston (Ret) 1949, 03/20/2015 L. Donald Rushing 1948, 04/03/2015

Florida State Gamma Eta

Joseph F. Lester 1951, 04/11/2015 D. Dwight Stone 1969, 09/26/2015 George Washington Alpha Nu Nick Upton 2014, 08/30/2015

Georgetown Beta Delta

D. Craig Mullins 1988, 05/11/2015

Georgia Gamma

Robert Russell Gunn II 1971, 08/10/2015 William W. Kidd 1960, 06/16/2015

Georgia Tech Alpha Sigma

Thomas J. Berry, Jr. 1968, 04/17/2015 Ben F. Brian Jr. 1952, 05/19/2015

High Point Zeta Phi

Mario Fernando Mayorga 2014, 04/24/2015

Louisiana StateShreveport Delta Chi

Memphis Gamma Gamma

North Carolina State Alpha Omega

Kim R. Carnes 1984, 10/02/2015

Robert A. Costner Jr. 1952, 02/09/2015 Charles B. Griffin III 1961, 06/16/2015

Mercer Kappa

Hon. Alfred Harris Adams 1966, 08/03/2015 Gary A. Dicus 1969, 08/20/2015 Thomas H. White 1944, 06/05/2015

North Texas Gamma Lambda

Midwestern State Gamma Omega

Oklahoma Beta Eta

Billy G. Crenshaw 1971, 06/08/2015

Millsaps Alpha Mu

LTC S. T. Lloyd 1937, 03/26/2011

Mississippi Alpha Upsilon

James L. Waring 1949, 03/14/2015

Mississippi State Beta Tau

H. Foster Gerrard 1960, 05/11/2015 LTC John D. Watson Jr. 1931, 07/17/2004

Missouri Alpha Kappa

Loren Q. Hanson 1950, 08/28/2015 Jerry M. Hanvey 1957, 10/06/2014

Missouri S&T Beta Alpha

Paul B. Moser 1952, 08/15/2015

Robert J. Cahill 1963, 06/22/2015 Richard A. Smith 1961, 07/22/2015

Joseph A. Coscia 2007, 09/09/2015 Brian P. Doyle 1994, 01/13/2013 COL Wallace H. Franklin 1951, 09/23/2014 Leo D. Noltensmeyer 1962, 07/12/2015 Dr. Olin E. Wyatt 1948, 12/04/2010

Oklahoma State Beta Xi

Thomas A. Archibald 1963, 10/15/2015 Donald N. Fowler 1947, 08/09/2015 Dean A. Kidd 1952, 08/19/2015 Ernest L. Litle 1961, 08/24/2015

Presbyterian Beta Pi

William D. Bryan 1960, 10/24/2015 Christie L. Patterson Jr. 1964, 10/07/2015

Randolph-Macon Zeta

Missouri State Gamma Beta

James E. Reichel 1955, 07/23/2015

Murray State Delta Nu

Buel E. Stalls Jr. 1969, 09/23/2015

Alexis G. Ingram 1958, 06/23/2015 Harry Windsor Ebert Jr. 1936, 08/17/2014 Adrian L. Howard 1962, 11/03/1998

Rhodes Alpha Epsilon

North Carolina Upsilon

William A. Travis, Jr. 1959, 06/29/2015

Alton R. Anderson 1983, 07/08/2015

Brendan M. Worst 2008, 12/08/2014

Richmond Eta

William B. Correll 1937, 12/06/2011

Sterling H. Hale 1967, 04/16/2010 Hubel Robins Jr. 1951, 08/24/2015

George S. King 1957, 12/07/2014 Robert S. Shaw 1984, 08/23/2015

Roanoke Beta Rho

Southeastern Louisiana Epsilon Kappa

William A. Demarest 1951, 01/13/2014 Joe Finley 1950, 02/16/2013 Charles C. Harra 1946, 05/18/2014 William S. Patterson 1940, 11/26/2014

Rollins Alpha Psi

CPT James M. Doubleday Jr. 1956, 02/18/2007

Univ. of the South Alpha Alpha

R. Daniel Mills III 1951, 09/30/2005 Windsor P. Thomas Jr. 1952, 06/03/2015 Otis A. Brumby, Jr. 1959, 09/08/2012 Byron E. Crowley 1951, 11/12/2014 Rev. Richard M. Flynn 1963, 01/15/2012 Rev. M. Wendell Hainlin 1948, 10/03/2010 Charles D. Ham 1953, 08/05/2011 James C. Hoppe 1952, 09/20/2014 Dr. John C. Hungerpiller 1978, 10/23/2010 Theodore R. Keith 1995, 04/28/2012 David M. King 1986, 04/10/2014 Howell A. McKay 1950, 12/21/2014 John Justin Randall, Jr. 1983, 12/19/2014 Charles C. Shaw 1946, 09/15/2014 Gordon R. Tyler 1947, 01/28/2015

South Carolina Rho

Hon. Butler C. Derrick Jr. 1955, 05/05/2014 George F. Henry 1950, 06/11/2014

THE ORDER MOURNS THE LOSS OF A FORMER SENIOR COUNCILOR.

George Hugh Covert, Sr. (Omicron – Texas ’40)

George Hugh Covert, Sr. (Omicron – Texas ’40) was born in Austin, Texas on July 22, 1920. Covert served as Senior Councilor (1955-1957) and was previously Mikell Province Commander (1948-1949). He received the Knight Commander’s Accolade from Giles J. Patterson Jr., in 1969. Covert enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1940. He was on active duty as Officer of the Day at Stockton Air Base in California on December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. After serving as an instructor, he was tasked with creating the U.S. Air Force Glider training

program. He was attached to MGM Studios for the movie Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo and was the pilot that flew the B25 under the Golden Gate Bridge in the movie. He flew General Douglas MacArthur and his entourage into Japan at war’s end and was discharged as a captain in January of 1946. He was a partner and sales manager for Covert Buick and retired in 1982. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen C. Covert, along with many children and grandchildren. A memorial service was held on June 11, 2015, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin.

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John P. Gagliano 2004, 05/30/2015

Southern California Beta Sigma

Donald P. Walker 1952, 10/09/2000

Southern Indiana Zeta Omicron

Robert G. Oswalt 2006, 11/27/2014

Southern Methodist Beta Lambda

Dr. William F. Brown 1940, 09/20/2014

Southern Mississippi Gamma Zeta

Thaddeus R. Brady, Jr. 1960, 02/21/2015 Herbert Summers 1957, 05/27/2014 Cecil T. Williams, Jr. 1951, 05/24/2015

Southwestern Xi

Dr. George H. Brigman 1947, 08/16/2015 Dr. James J. Kennedy III 1959, 01/12/2015 Edwin A. Stary 1947, 03/12/2015

St. John's Beta Mu

William J. Seeley Sr. 1933, 03/17/2003

Stanford Alpha Pi

George P. Havas 1951, 10/07/2014 Richard W. Keusink 1943, 08/20/2015 Dr. R. Merl Ledford Jr. 1943, 01/27/2007

Stephen F. Austin State Delta Kappa

Roy A. Hunnicutt 1973, 08/10/2015 Richard M. Metzler 1984, 08/17/2015


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Editor's Note: Former Knight Commander Loren Q. Hanson passed away on August 28, 2015. He will be featured in the next Journal.

THE ORDER MOURNS THE LOSS OF THE 30TH KNIGHT COMMANDER

Loren Q. Hanson

(Alpha Kappa – University of Missouri '50) Former Knight Commander Loren Q. Hanson passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. He served as the 30th Knight Commander, serving from 1977 to 1981. Hanson was born in Vienna, South Dakota, on September 7, 1929. He was initiated by the Alpha Kappa Chapter at the University of Missouri in 1950. As Commander of Mikell Province from 1964 to 1969, he helped found the province’s Court of Honor. He served as Chairman of the Laws Revision Committee in 1972 and founded and was elected the first president of the Fort Worth Kappa Alpha Alumni Association in 1963. He served on the Executive Council from 1969 to 1977 and was Senior Councilor from 1974 to 1977. He was elected as Knight Commander at the Convention held in Houston. As Knight Commander, Hanson engaged professional consultants to automate fundraising efforts and established a firm policy against hazing. An attorney by profession, he also instituted liability coverage for all active chapters. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment on behalf of Kappa Alpha was the development and founding of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation through 1981 and 1982 to support the National Leadership Institute [now Number I’s Leadership Institute], enhance the education of members, and assist in the establishment of a permanent national headquarters. A leader of the Order’s

— Loren Q . Hanson, Knight Commander

He is survived by his wife Beverly, as well as two children Peder and Amy. Loren’s son Robert (Gamma Psi–Northwestern State ’75) preceded him in passing away in 2008. You may make a contribution to the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation in his memory. A celebration of Loren’s life was held on Friday, September 4, at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth with the Rev. Dr. Lamar Smith and Rev. Dr. William Longsworth officiating. Former Knight Commander’s Jack R. Taylor and J. Michael Duncan delivered eulogies. Knight Commander Darren S. Kay declared an official period of mourning for 30 days, and during that time, all members of the Order were encouraged to observe this period by wearing a hatchment (a piece of black ribbon, 1⁄2 inches wide and 3⁄4 inches long) behind their badge. This mourning period also marked the first time the official flag of the Order was flown at half-staff at the Veterans Memorial and Entryway to the National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill.

Hanson was able to attend the last 74th Convention (2013), at the Arizona Biltmore, where all living Former Knight Commanders were present. Hanson is fourth from the left.

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We believe … that the real strength of any fraternity also lies in its meaningful purpose and the dedication of its members to that purpose. From a humble beginning in 1865 at a then small Southern college to a position of strength as a leading collegiate fraternity with chapters throughout the United States ... That's the story of Kappa Alpha Order in 1979.

progressive movement, he worked to revise the membership qualifications. Hanson served as a director of the State Bar of Texas from 1985 to 1988 and had been active and is gratefully acknowledged for his contributions to legal and local communities.


Our Legacy

My Three KA Sons … and then some. By Eddie Wilson (Delta Theta–Georgia Southern ’80) Former Hardeman Province Commander 1986-1989 and Hardeman Court of Honor member

Left to right: Lawton, Peggy, Eddie, Brantley, and Patrick Wilson – a KA family from Valdosta, Georgia.

(Delta Theta–Georgia Southern ’07) kept the tradition going and later transferred to UGA and joined Gamma Chapter. So, it was a natural fit for my middle son Patrick to join KA when he went to Georgia. Since Brantley was our first to attend Georgia Southern University, I did reach out to the Number I by email to make sure he knew that Brantley was headed to Statesboro. I also asked that the aforementioned brothers, cousins, and friends sent recommendations as well. My favorite memories with my boys center around the times that we have spent as a family foursome playing golf. Given that all four of us are low- to mid-single digit handicaps, the matches get pretty competitive. My favorite KA experience, though, would have to be participating in each of their initiation ceremonies. We all particularly enjoyed Brantley’s initiation this fall. To have all three of my sons as KA brothers obviously makes me one proud Dad. Oh yeah not to leave out anyone – my wife, Penny Rogers Wilson, was our KA Rose at Delta Theta in 1981. Kappa Alpha Order is truly a family affair!

I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW PROUD I AM TO BE A KA. I AM EVEN MORE proud

to share the experience with my three sons. ƒƒ Lawton H. Wilson (Gamma–Georgia ’05) ƒƒ Patrick R. Wilson (Gamma–Georgia ’09) ƒƒ Brantley L. Wilson (Delta Theta–Georiga Southern ’15) While I didn’t push any of my sons to be KAs, I was certainly hopeful that they would become members of the Order when they went to college. My brother, Keith, was also a KA (Delta Theta–Georgia Southern ‘85), so growing up, the boys were very aware of the principles and fundamentals. In addition, many of my friends in Rome [Georgia] were alumni and members of our alumni chapter, so there were a number of recommendations sent for Lawton when he went to University of Georgia. My sons were also exposed to KA when we would attend football games at UGA and at Georgia Southern as they were growing up. In addition to my brother being a KA, my nephew Randall Loggins (Gamma – Georgia ’03) paved the way for Lawton to receive a bid at Gamma Chapter, along with a handful of Lawton’s best friends from Rome. Randall’s brother, Hunter

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Remembering the Reason

THEN AND NOW

JANUARY 1966 JOURNAL: Frank Duncan may have been a good knight, but the Presbyterian alumnus was a brave man to come to the Centennial Convention— his wife gave birth less than a month later to their daughter, Rhea Denise. Duncan remains involved with KA, most recently creating and promoting the Bicentennial Commemorative R. E. Lee bust sculpture project.

NOVEMBER 1965 JOURNAL: Scholarship was important 50 years ago as it is now: Guy Colado, then Number I at Florida Southern, accepted an award for his chapter from the National Scholarship Chairman. Today, Colado is still a strong supporter of the Order and donor to the KAOEF for academic scholarships and leadership education.

MAY 1966 JOURNAL: Gene Julian was big man on campus at Delaware to be named as a “Chapter Luminary” shortly after the Centennial. Julian is still a big man in KA and the KAOEF, too. He is a member of the KAOEF Board of Trustees and is on the Mulberry Hill building and grounds committee.

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"As Number I at Florida Southern College in 1985 I had the privilege to participate in the chapter and leadership training at the National Leadership Institute and 51st Convention in 1965, the celebration of our Centennial. In retrospect, I realize that leadership training went far beyond the immediate intended purpose, which was to enhance my role as a chapter leader. It served as a foundation for future leadership roles both in my military and professional careers. What an honor it was to be present fifty years later at the 150th anniversary – Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention. It was gratifying to see that chapter leaders are being trained to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. While campus life is very different today, the ideals of Kappa Alpha Order continue to be relevant and to positively influence the lives of our future leaders."

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1965 at the Hotel Roanoke are still around to recall their experience, only a small handful made it back to the Star City to celebrate the additional fifty-year milestone. Three alumni made it back to the Hotel Roanoke (we’re not sure if they had the same rooms) to be in attendance at the Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention in 2015. Those men, Frank D. Duncan (Beta Pi – Presbyterian ’57), Guy D. Colado, Number I (Gamma Pi – Florida Southern ‘64), and Eugene M. “Gene” Julian, Number I (Beta Epsilon – Delaware ‘63) each played a role in KA in the 1960s and remain involved, to this day, in their own way. Tying 1965 and 2015 together, COL Colado says:


From the Archives

Founders’ Artifacts on Loan, Donated to the Order “HEARD ‘ROUND THE ORDER” Every KA who has ever read the earliest chapters of The Varlet is familiar with the story of James Ward Wood and his pistol. Befittingly, on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Hotel Roanoke, during the Sesquicentennial Celebration and first session of the 76th Convention, Wood’s grandson, William A. “Bill” Wood made a very special presentation. The text of his remarks is as follows.

Bill Wood: Edna and I are proud to be here at the Sesquicentennial Celebration and 76th Convention—150 years after my grandfather traveled to Lexington from Lost River, West Virginia. Since 2003, when I was initiated at the 70th Convention in Tampa, Florida, Kappa Alpha Order has opened a new chapter in our lives. Undergraduate members, alumni members, leadership, staff, guests and spouses have welcomed us into KA with open arms. Being Hamilton Province Commander, being inducted into Courts of Honor, and attending Conventions and meetings have been hallmarks of these past 12 years. Receiving the Knight Commander’s Accolade from then Knight Commander Mike Duncan was the capstone and a moment in time I will always cherish. I am so very proud to be a KA. Edna and I live in Lost River, at Woodlawn, in the family home where my grandfather and even his father grew up. We are blessed and fortunate to have archives and family papers from very recent and dating back to an original land grant signed by Lord Fairfax in the early 1700s. Three years ago, we were pleased to donate or place on loan numerous documents and items pertaining to or owned by my grandfather, James Ward Wood, my father and also a KA, Jonathan Wood, and/ or Kappa Alpha. Those documents have since

been scanned and are safely stored in the archives of the Order. Some are on display this weekend. But there remained one piece of the family collection that is known by nearly every Kappa Alpha. If I may quote from the new history book: “The story begins in the last months of the Civil War. At home for a short furlough, a young James Ward Wood decided to visit a girlfriend in the neighboring town. As he mounted his horse, he secreted a pistol in his boot, which accidently discharged and effectively ended his military career. During his convalescence, he fell into a conversation with an older man who Wood remembered as being a member of the Masonic Lodge. His new acquaintance intrigued the recovering veteran with his stories of the sacred rites, rituals, and mysteries of his society. Fascinated, Wood said that these stories inspired him with “a desire to be a member of a fraternity.” Thus, the seed was planted.” Brothers, I am here today to place on loan, that very Colt 44 1860 model pistol. You could say that the accidental discharge is still a shot which can be heard ‘round the Order. It was indeed a spark, which ignited a flame, and has resulted in exactly what we have here today. To quote my grandfather

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THE SCOTT BIBLE Reverend William Nelson Scott’s Bible was donated to the Order by his great, great, grand nephew, The Hon. Rudolph “Duke” Bumgardner III (Sigma – Davidson ’60) who lives in Staunton. Scott’s Bible has handwritten notes, and, includes the many travels and locations to which he took it. Notably, this was the Bible Scott used and had while he was in Austin, Texas, and during the Great Flood of Galveston in 1900. Pictured here is the Bible on display, and, in use for the oath of office during the installation of now Knight Commander Darren S. Kay. and many biblical texts—“Behold what a great matter a small fire kindleth.” If it wasn’t for Mike Duncan I would not have considered this donation. And if it wasn’t for Knight Commander Bill Dreyer, I might not be here this weekend. So, if both of you could please come forward. On behalf of Edna, me, and our entire family, I am proud to present to the Order, my grandfather’s pistol. And I do so, with a very fond thank you.

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150 Years of History

Mulberry Hill STAGES OF ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Left: Mulberry Hill, 1903; Two Tyree drawings of early dimentions and changes of the property at Mulberry Hill. THE PRESENT SITE OF KAPPA ALPHA ORDER’S ADMINISTRATIVE

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refined; chimneys changed places and multiplied—framed by impressive mantlepieces and elaborate molding; hand-hewn rafters made way for motif-laden ceilings; raw stonework was replaced with beveled panels and bare walls were transformed by wallpaper and fashionable shades of paint; candles and the glow of the fireplaces were supplemented with brass lamps and chandeliers. In short, a cabin had become a mansion. Andrew Reid’s son, Samuel McDowell Reid, expanded the house by adding a second floor which was composed of four sizable bedrooms and a large central hall that, during formal entertainments at the manor, served as a ballroom. When the younger Reid died the home passed through successive family hands until it was sold to Mrs. Elinor Jackson Junkin Cox Latané. Mrs. Latané, a member of a socially prominent Lexington family, wanted to make Mulberry Hill a showcase residence. She secured the service of architect William G. McDowell and radically changed the appearance of the estate; the front (which at that time faced House Mountain) became the back; the new front of the house faced the town of Lexington, a new wing was built on the north side of the house to accommodate a kitchen, and a front porch with promenade above was added. In 1923, Mrs. Latané, sold the house to a Washington and Lee professor, W. Jett Lauck, who in turn, in 1931, sold the property to another professor, Lewis Tyree Senior. Lewis Tyree Junior came in possession of Mulberry Hill after the death of his father and, in 2004, sold the estate to the Kappa Alpha Order. The Order has made many and considered improvements and renovations to Mulberry Hill, which are admired by all that visit this lovely mansion.

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headquarters is the historically significant manor house, Mulberry Hill. The mansion is situated on 7.7 acres of beautifully manicured rolling hills gently abutting Washington and Lee University and the romantic shell of Liberty Hall Academy. Mulberry Hill has undergone at least four major architectural stages. The property’s first recorded purchase was by the Reverend William Graham in 1777. Whether there was a structure already established on the grounds is not at this time known. The present basement of the building was the original site of Graham’s home. The house faced the south-east and there is evidence that there were two fireplaces, remnants of a beaded chair rail are on the walls, and exposed log joints are still to be seen in the ceiling. The structure was a story and a half high, the rooms on the upper floor were used for instruction. The general appearance of the house seems to have been that of a simple but functional frontier homestead. In 1797, Graham sold the property Andrew Reid, who was the first clerk of the Rockbridge County Court. Reid wanted his home to reflect his status and hired local architect and mason John Jordan, who had just finished working on Monticello, to build the new structure in a polished version of Flemish-bond brickwork. Thus, the old orientation that had been North-South now became East-West; the sides of the house transitioned into the front and the back; the main floor became the basement and the small second half-story became the partial foundation for the main floor; the size of the main house tripled; utilitarian exteriors and cozy living spaces segued into an elegant and balanced external finish and the interior changed from rustic to polished and


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The Kappa Alpha Journal  

Winter 2015-16 Issue. The Kappa Alpha Journal (ISSN #0888-8868, USPS #014-747) is an educational journal published four times a year by Kapp...

The Kappa Alpha Journal  

Winter 2015-16 Issue. The Kappa Alpha Journal (ISSN #0888-8868, USPS #014-747) is an educational journal published four times a year by Kapp...

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