The Beta Alpha chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at Missouri University of Science and Technology has received the fraternity’s top award for an active chapter.
The George C. Marshall Award for Chapter Excellence was presented to the membership at a regional fraternity leadership conference held at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. The national president, or Knight Commander, of Kappa Alpha Order presented the award in front of more than 150 fraternity brothers from chapters across the state of Missouri.
To be eligible for the Marshall Award, a chapter must work together as a team to achieve the highest attainable goals. Missouri S&T’s Kappa Alpha chapter implemented a mentoring program and an improved academic enhancement plan to improve its new-member education program and raised the average chapter grade point average above 3.0.
During the ceremony, the chapter received the Outstanding Chapter Finance Award and the Excellence in Educational Programming Award, one of three given by the fraternity. The chapter was also recognized for its efforts during a campus blood drive with the Outstanding Service Hours Per Man Award.
Kappa Alpha Order was founded in 1865 at Washington College in Lexington, Va. The Beta Alpha chapter at Missouri S&T was founded in 1903.