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 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

Fall 2022 Rush Schedule

Here is the Rush Schedule. We are off to a good start and if any Alumni can make it to the house the night of Friday, September 23rd. This is the night all who have put us 1st or 2nd on their list will come to the house. This is the day before bid day and a good opportunity to let them see the best of KA and help them make their decision. You can email me at if you think you can make it and I will make sure you get the latest information on times and dress. For now I would say 6:00pm and the dress is coat and tie but could change.

Reaffiliation with SHSU

After all the hard work by the University including changes to the Star Program and to Greek Life, the fraternities who had disaffiliated with the school have all agreed that we will return and reaffiliate. Today we sent a note of confirmation to SHSU. Working with the National Office we did not reach this decision lightly and feel the effort on behalf of the school really made a difference. This is just the beginning and we will continue to improve the program going forward. If anyone has any questions or concerns, you can contact me at

Mark Cochran

It is with a heavy heart that I advise that this morning July 14th, Mark Cochran passed away. We have conveyed our condolences to his wife Jodi and his children Travis and Tarah. When we have the funeral arrangements we will pass them along.

He will be greatly missed!

Alumni Chapter in Cypress, TX

On Saturday May 21st an Alumni Chapter Gathering was held at Mo’s Pub in Cypress, TX. It was good to meet some new faces and catch up with old ones. Here’s a picture of the evening from L-R (Mike Jeske ’92, Andy Sanchez ’83, Chris Walding ’94, Jeff Mueller ’87, Tony Nguyen ’95, Bob McAndrews ’85, Neil Farris ’94, Tracy Hoffart ’85) Not shown in Picture Eric McNamara ’84, Fred Irvin ’85, Mary Beth Irvin and Teresa Hoffart