Founders Day 2023

Come join us for the 63rd Anniversary of our founding on Friday March 24 – Saturday March 25th. Below is the agenda and the location to buy tickets is https://givebutter.com/FoundersDay2023

March 24th
7:00pm – Alumni Happy Hour (Big EZ Bar and Restaurant)
March 25th
8:00am – Alumni Chapter Golf Tournament (Raven Nest Golf Course)
12:30pm – Active Chapter Crawfish Boil & Auction (Kappa Alpha Mansion)
6:00pm – Housing Corp Reception (Bonnie’s Hideout across from Jolly Fox)

Contact Tracy Hoffart 713-539-2705 or TracyHoffart@gmail.com for any questions or Tim Jeske TimJeske@gmail.com for any auction item donations.

New 2022 Composite

We have now added the 2022 Composite of these handsome young men and our beautiful Rose representing KA under the Alumni Menu page.

KA Top Gun Leadership Lecture

All attendees at the National Leadership Institute (NLI) were treated to a fantastic lecture on Leadership by CDR Frank J Weisser (Sigma Beta Commission-USNA ’22). CDR Weisser is a two time Blue Angels Pilot who was deployed in combat three seperate times, including to Afghanistan and Iraq. He flew in the front seat as pilot for some of Top Gun: Maverick’s most memorable scenes, including the one in which Tom Cruise blisters through a twisting canyon uncomfortably close to rocky cliffs and the ground at lightning speeds. By completing that canyon course in 2:15 in the movie, Cruise was able to show his Navy bosses that, in fact, the combat mission his pilots were tasked with could be completed. Cruise looks like he is flying the jet; in reality, it was Weisser. 

National Leadership Institute (NLI)

NLI is put on every year and is mandatory for every #1 (President) of an active chapter. The weekend long conference, full of large group facilitations and small group discussions, are focused on educating and empowering these young men, leaders of their chapters, to make the right and sometimes difficult decisions to lead their chapters to excellence.

This conference, no cost to each chapter is made possible by the generous donations of those in the Crimson and Gold Society. Consider donating to make this possible https://kacrimsonandgold.org/

From Left to Right: Tracy Hoffart (Gamma Tau Alumnus Advisor ’85), Zac Mocci (Gamma Tau #1, ’22), Darron Franta (Ammen Province Commander, Gamma Tau ’90), Tanner Chapman ( Provisional Chapter at Rhodes College and Son of Clint Croley (Gamma Tau ’93)

Alumni at Initiation

Thanks to the 8 alumni who showed up to watch and welcome their new brothers. Of special note, Brian Kenrick was there to see his son Mason initiated. Way to keep it in the family!

From Left to Right John Knight ’86, Andy Sanchez ’83, Clay Rawls ’83, Brian Kendrick ’93, Bob McAndrews ’85, Jonny Petix ’94, Tracy Hoffart ’85, Mike Hilliard ’75

Congratulations New Initiates

On Saturday, December 3rd we initiated 20 new members. Congratulations, we are expecting great things!

Homecoming with Agenda

The Homecoming game is November 19th with a Noon kickoff against Southern Utah. There will be a meeting of the Housing Corp beginning at 9:00am at the House and immediately to follow is a meeting of the Alumni Chapter. The tailgate will begin at 10:00am at the stadium. Following the game will be a get together at the house. Reminder: There is no public consumption of alcohol at the KA House. We will have cups and koozies as needed.

Piney Woods Game

Hope to see everyone this Saturday, October 1st at the game against Stephen F. We will again be in Blue Lot 18 closest to the stadium. The best entrance is off of 610 and Kirby – Gate 9. Below is a map to help you find us. The gates open at 11:00am and the game begins at 2:30pm. Please bring lawn chairs for extra seating.

Mid 1980’s Homecoming

To all those Alumni and Belles from the mid 1980’s we are shouting out to everyone to join us for the BearKats game on November 12th for the tailgate to have a reunion with our Rose from 1986 Beth Swann (Knight). Game is at 2:00pm, tailgate to start at noon. She is unfortunately not able to make Homecoming on Nov 19th, but coming from Missouri, she wants to see as many people as she can. RSVP at AlumnusAdvisor@KA-SHSU.com It will be fun and memorable, hope you can make it!

Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the new Members Awaiting Initiation! On Saturday, September 24th we had 25 good men accept bids to KA. On Monday, September 26th we had the induction ceremony at the house to welcome them and begin their exciting journey to initiation into Kappa Alpha Order. Congratulations to the entire Chapter on a successful recruitment!

Back Row from Left: Austin Vandergriff, Tanner Garza, Ryan Nash, Tyler Calvert, Mason Kendrick, Blake Cornejo, Joseph Emerson, Michael Rivich, Brett Long, Cameron Neathery
Front Row from Left: Kendal Moore, Bryson Garrison, Tyler Collins, Troy Albright, Charles Boyettt, Coleman Bohn, Reagan Barbe, Nicholas Cullum, Alex Mazzocchi, Eric Ochoa, Zacarey Mocchi
Not Pictured: Cheighson English, Dalton Prye, Aidan Bennett, Landen Knapp