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Transylvania’s Alpha Theta chapter of Kappa Alpha Order wins national award

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University’s Alpha Theta chapter of Kappa Alpha Order (KA) is a recipient of the order’s highest honor, the George C. Marshall Award for Chapter Excellence for the 2008-09 academic year. The award is given to up to three KA chapters in the nation, honoring the chapters with outstanding performances in every category including scholarship, member education, chapter growth and development, philanthropy, risk management, ritual, chapter finances, campus activities, campus leadership and communications. This is the second time the Alpha Theta chapter has won the award. “Winning the George C. Marshall Award is a tremendous honor,” said senior John Paul Coyle, president during the 2008-09 year. “It would not have been possible without the help of so many dedicated officers, motivated and active members and the help of our alumni, advisers and the National Office. We hope to build off of the award and are looking forward to another great year next year.” To receive the Marshall Award, the Alpha Theta chapter raised their overall GPA to second-highest on campus, above the fraternity average and the average for all men, and had the highest GPA among Kappa Alpha chapters in Kentucky. The fraternity held a fund-raising walk from Frankfort to campus to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The fraternity members volunteered over 1,700 hours of service and raised $7,300 for various philanthropies.   The Alpha Theta chapter was also awarded the Samuel Z. Ammen Award, which recognized accomplishments in