Missouri S&T Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order Recognized with Excellence Award at Regional Educational Conference

January 13, 2016

 Beta Alpha chapter of Kappa Alpha Order (KA) at Missouri University of Science and Technology received the 2015 Samuel Z. Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence at KA’s annual Province Council held at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.

Province Council is a regional conference for undergraduate members of Kappa Alpha Order that focuses educating chapter leaders on scholarship, risk management, ritual, and other aspects of chapter operations though large general sessions, small breakout sessions, and alumni volunteer facilitated discussion. The Province Council in Memphis, Tenn. included over 150 chapter officers from Missouri, Mississippi, eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee. Chapters are recognized for excellence in finances, recruitment and chapter growth, communications, Project Outreach, Operation Crimson Gift, and overall chapter excellence. Every year the top 10 percent of KA Chapters are recognized with the Samuel Zenas Ammen Award for chapter excellence. This award takes all areas of chapter operations into consideration and recognizes those chapters achieving a high level of excellence. Kappa Alpha Order and its first chapter were founded upon the chivalric principles of gentlemanly conduct, with excellence as its aim, at what is now Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Those values remain the focus of the Order today. Kappa Alpha Order has grown to 129 chapters in 27 states. Currently, there are near 7,500 undergraduate members, over 130,000 living initiated members, and well over 160,000 initiates in its history. More information about Kappa Alpha Order is available online, at www.KappaAlphaOrder.org.

For any questions, contact: Jesse S. Lyons Assistant Executive Director for Advancement jlyons@ka-order.org 540-463-1865