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Milton Pope ’52 Shares Lt. Everett Shields' Story

This summer, we shared the story of Jim Hunter, a fallen Vietnam War hero who earned many exceptional awards for his gallantry. This story prompted brother Milton Pope ’52 to share the story of his brother First Lt. Everett Lee Shields ’50, who was also regarded as a war hero when he served in the Korean War in the ’50s. Read on for the full story. 

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David McCandless Says KA Experience Teaches Many Valuable Lessons

KA has undoubtedly changed our lives and provided us with leadership skills that have benefited our professional success. David McCandless ’11 said, "Through KA, I learned to respect the chain of command, how to empower people, that change does happen but sometimes takes time, and to choose your battles wisely."

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Dogs Dixie and Scarlett Were Part of the KA Family In the 1980s

We recently asked our alumni members to caption this photo, and Frederick Hampton ’83 said that he was the brother pictured petting the house dogs, Dixie and Scarlett, back in 1981. Frederick said that, although he doesn’t remember how the dogs actually came to live at the house, they were adopted and cared for by all the brothers. “They were fun-loving and good-natured dogs for sure,” Rick said.

The dogs loved to walk through campus and be outside, and when one of them was unfortunately hit by a car, the brothers immediately rushed to her side.

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Photo Flashback

We found this photo of a brother admiring some furry KA mascots, and we thought we'd share it with you. Do you remember these mascots? Can you caption this photo? Tell us more about it by clicking here to submit an update. Be sure to share your own photos from your KA days while you're at it. 

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

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 not knowing now. In a recent survey, W. DeFoor ’87 shared how his KA experience shaped him as a professional.

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