Brother Richard Truly, former astronaut, celebrates 79th birthday

Just last month, Kappa Alpha Order Alpha Sigma Chapter Brother Richard Truly ’59 celebrated his 79th birthday. Truly, a test pilot and Vice Admiral in the Navy, is probably best known as an astronaut and former NASA administrator.

Originally from Mississippi, Truly studied aeronautical engineering at Georgia Tech before embarking on a career in the Navy. He’d been in the Navy ROTC as well as Kappa Alpha Order while in college.

In 1969, Truly joined the NASA Astronaut Corps. He was the capsule communicator for the 1973 Skylab missions.

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Joseph Satterfield's ’10 KA Brothers Provide Support During One of Life's Toughest Moments

On October 24, brother Joseph Satterfield ’10 was getting ready to board a plane when he suffered a stroke. He is currently recovering at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, where he has been living and working as a medical engineer for the past few years. Joseph is currently regaining function of his right arm and leg and will be undergoing intense physical and speech therapy in the coming months. As Joseph's brothers, we want to help him focus on getting better and not have to worry about medical bills and other costs. Read on to find out how you can help. 

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Larry Kelly ’62: "KA Helped Get Me Through College"

Being a KA helped Larry Kelly ’62 get through college. He joined in the late ’50s because, from the very beginning, he felt a connection with the brothers. "I found them to be very friendly. I didn't get the same warm and fuzzy feeling from any of the other fraternities I talked with," he said. And those same brothers he connected with from day one would play an instrumental role in ensuring that Larry focused on academics and graduated from college. Read on for the full story. 

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Give Thanks to KA

What's life like for you today? Chances are, KA played a role in getting you to where you are. Whether you landed your dream job, met your significant other, or gained lifelong friends, there are many reasons to be thankful for your KA experience. Read on for our top four. 

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Homecoming This Weekend!

Homecoming Weekend will be October 27-29. From the Ramblin' Reck Parade to the game against Duke, the weekend is bound to be a great one. Mark your calendars now and join us to celebrate your Yellow Jacket pride and reconnect with your fellow KA brothers. Click here for more information about this year's festivities. 

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