KA Chapter Receives National Award

The Gamma Omega Chapter of Kappa Alpha (KA) Order at Midwestern State University received the 2015 Samuel Z. Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence at KA's annual Province Council held in Dallas recently. This award places the Gamma Omega Chapter in the top 10 percent of Kappa Alpha Order chapters nationwide.

Chapters are recognized for excellence in finances, recruitment and chapter growth, communications, project outreach, Operation Crimson Gift, and overall chapter excellence. This award takes all areas of chapter operations into consideration and recognizes those chapters achieving a high level of excellence.

Gamma Omega officers include Clayton Brown, Austin Hicks, Hunter Wolfe, Brian Warren, Mathew Howard, Clay Rutledge, Manny Hoffmann, Adam Barrera, and Matt Milhollon.

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, Va. 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.