Because of our Alumni’s enthusiastic support, the Alumni Association is expanding their communications means to our Alumni by adding this Website and a Member E-blast to complement the newsletter distribution.
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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.
The Yellow Jackets (8-4) face the Wildcats (7-5) at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. on ESPN. Georgia Tech is once again part of bowl season, having missed out last year following a string of 18 consecutive bowl appearances.
Thanks to Alpha Sigma Chapter, you learned about the seven principles of reverence, gentility, service, leadership, knowledge, perseverance and excellence. With a gift this Christmas season, you’ll be helping other young men discover these great principles – ones that no doubt had an important influence on your life.
When you contribute to the Alpha Sigma Alumni Association, you’re helping to maintain the house we still call home and fund undergraduate programs that changed our lives for the better.
Kappa Alpha Order Alpha Sigma Chapter has given so much to so many. Please help us continue to do so.
Why did you join Kappa Alpha as an undergraduate?
When I came down from Kentucky to start college at Georgia Tech, I didn’t know many students ahead of time. Several of my father’s friends were KA’s in our town and had written letters of recommendation for me so I went by the House during Rush Week. My initial plan was to defer joining a fraternity until after I had been in school for a while (not knowing how difficult the classes would be), but I met a couple of Brothers from Kentucky, Rick Muse and Jeff Cunningham, on the first night and felt very comfortable with everyone.
Ramzi Dudum '02
Brothers, I am writing in good spirits. Three years ago, the active chapter started a philanthropy to benefit a former EC's daughter who suffers from a rare disease known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Please read below about Krissy and our efforts to support.