ka-marshall-pic2-reducFraternity brothers at Missouri Southern State University are celebrating a major achievement.

The Kappa Alpha Order Delta Pi Chapter at MSSU received the George C. Marshall Award for Chapter Excellence, the highest honor given to a chapter by the Kappa Alpha order, on Saturday, Jan. 26 at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. The Award was presented in recognition of activities in the 2012-2013 academic year.

Chapters are recognized for excellence in finances, recruitment and chapter growth, communications, project outreach and overall chapter excellence. Every year the top 10 percent of KA Chapters are recognized for chapter excellence. Awards take all areas of chapter operations into consideration and recognizes those chapters achieving a high level of excellence.

In picture:(Left to right): Allen Tripp, Keaton Burke, Glenn Underwood, Chad Miller, Clint Harper, Sam Ngyuen, Sy Morris and Alex Stockham

This award is presented annually to the top one to three chapters in the Order. The Delta Pi Chapter at MSSU achieved the following goals:

*  Steadily increased chapter academic Grade Point Average over the past two years;
*  Initiated 17 members in 2012, doubling chapter size;
*  Compiled a total of 126 Community Service Hours per member (the most hours per member ever reached in KA history);
*  Raised nearly $9000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association, KA’s national philanthropy;
*  Enacted The Crusade, a program that challenges members in areas such as academics, leadership, career development and community outreach; and
*  Sent 11 members to Emerging Leaders Academy, a week-long educational seminar in Lexington, Virginia.

“We take great pride in receiving the 2013 George C. Marshall Award,” said Allen Tripp, MSSU Delta Pi Chapter president. “This award would not have been possible without the work of our chapter, last year’s president T.J. Steen and the help of the University and the community.”

The Award is named for Gen. George C. Marshall, American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State and third Secretary of Defense and Kappa Alpha member.