Alumni Weekend Update

Kappa Chapter (Actives)

Kappa Chapter wins in campus

probation by Transylvania University for alleged hazing incident.  The University rules that Kappa must restrict all social activities until the end of the school year.

  •  (UPDATE) The 60 days of Social Probation sanctions levied against Kappa in early March have expired.

  • Kappa Chapter graduates 10 actives in 2015.  Our congratulations to:  Ajibola Bakar, John Durbin Neal Carter, Aaron Geoffrey Nicholson, Jared Harper Catron, Ryan D. Coyne, Timothy C. Saylor, George Wu,  Yiyang Feng “Robbie”, Ben William Denny Crosier, Dennis Allen King, Chelsea Michelson (2014 Pike Dream Girl)

 

Alumni Weekend – April 24-25, 2015

  • Atomic Café – Cocktail Party - Over 30 active brothers attended the KCAA Cocktail Party on Friday evening after a day at the races in Keeneland.  Many brothers shared stories and are excited to see the KCAA up and running. (See Photos)

  • KCAA officers met with Dr. Carey and other University officials to discuss Greek life on campus and various options necessary to meet the challenges that the University faces while supporting Fraternities/Sororities along with Independents on campus.  Also discussed was the increasing need for inclusion of all students on campus to participate in open social activities along with the Greeks.

  • 1st Annual KCCA Annual Meeting and Luncheon was held in the President’s Dining Room serving a capacity crowd of over 65 brothers spanning many decades.

  •  Recognition of board members and past alumni

  • Recognition of the KCAA’s achievements and goals from the groups inception in November 2014

  •  Mac Thompson 91’ was awarded the 2015 John T. Gentry Alumni Award

  • KCAA recognized graduating seniors with an award honoring their achievement\

  • Discussed future plans, opportunities, fund raising efforts for KCAA 

    •    The New Chapter Room

    • Care and storage of long time memorabilia

    • Increase our library of Kappa History, pictures, stories, rare item

    • Expand KCAA membership

    •  Create profile page on each KCAA member

    •  Establish a fund raising project memorializing John T Gentry with a Wall Memorial for new Chapter Room

    • The Alumni were invited and many attended the active chapter initiation ceremony for three new brothers that weekend.  We welcome our newly initiated brothers: Richard Churchman, Logan Conley, Jody Robinson.

  • Saying goodbye to a longtime home and monument: The Pike Kappa Chapter Room

 

Other Business

  • On May 19th, all the remaining items from the Chapter Room were moved to the interim space until the new dorms are completed. 

  •  Dr. Allen Eskridge was appointed the Bluegrass Regional President of PKA, effective 2/1/15.  He is a 1991 initiate of Kappa Chapter. 

  • Get Kappa’s mandatory insurance premiums paid to National under control (currently $16K annually)

  • We have recently received annual dues from:

    • Dave Carr 81'

    • Xavier Philip 74’

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