"Through KA, I Learned Honor, Integrity, and Personal Responsibility"

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Each of us had a unique KA experience, but no matter how different our experiences were, we can all agree on one thing – KA taught us invaluable lessons that we couldn’t imagine our lives without. In a recent survey, W. DeFoor ’87 shared how his KA experience shaped him as a professional.

Here’s what he had to say:

“Through KA, I learned honor, integrity, and personal responsibility, which are core values that I use every day in my professional and leadership roles. Among other things, I learned to solve problems while dealing with those with differing opinions. Also, learning the value of collaboration and teamwork were valuable skills I learned while living in the KA house. Dealing with problems or those who disagree with you head on is a lesson I have used in almost every school, work, and civic role I have had since college. I am currently in my 15th year of practice as a surgeon at one of the busiest children’s hospitals in the country. I am the directory of the Residency and Fellowship program and the director of clinical research. My wife is a practicing pediatrician, and we are raising two teenagers and a pre-teen son, so life is never dull!”

What lessons did you learn from your KA experience? Share your answers with us by clicking here to submit an update so we can share your story with your fellow brothers in future publications. 

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