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Kappa Alpha Order at Austin Peay wins major award for the third time

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Zeta Tau chapter of Kappa Alpha Order (KA) at Austin Peay State University received the 2016 George C. Marshall Award for Chapter Excellence at the fraternity’s annual Province Council, held at University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. This is the third time the chapter has received this award and is the youngest chapter in the fraternity’s history to win the award three times consecutively.  Zeta Tau also received the Samuel Z. Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Zeta Tau chapter of Kappa Alpha Order (KA) at Austin Peay State University received the 2016 George C. Marshall Award for Chapter Excellence at the fraternity’s annual Province Council, held at University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. This is the third time the chapter has received this award and is the youngest chapter in the fraternity’s history to win the award three times consecutively.  Zeta Tau also received the Samuel Z. Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence. Zeta Tau was established in 2011, making it the youngest chapter to receive this award for the first time in 2015.

Province Council is a regional conference for undergraduate members of Kappa Alpha Order that focuses on 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 included more than 150 chapter officers from Mississippi, Louisiana, western Tennessee and eastern Arkansas.

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 Award for chapter excellence. This award takes all areas of chapter operations into consideration and recognizes those chapters achieving a high level of excellence. The highest honor that can be bestowed upon a chapter is the George C. Marshall Award for Chapter Excellence. This award is presented annually to the top one to three chapters in the Order in recognition for their superior operations and performance.

Kappa Alpha Order and its first chapter were founded at what is now Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. It 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.