Kappa Alpha Awards Roanoke College's Dean Its Highest Honor

SALEM, Va.—The Kappa Alpha Order recently awarded Roanoke College Dean of Student Life Robert Hines one of its highest honors.

Roanoke College’s Beta Rho Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order hosted the 71st National Convention in Roanoke, Va.  During the National George C. Marshall Awards Banquet at the convention, the Kappa Alpha Order named Hines its Greek Advisor of the Year.  This award recognizes the advisor who has done the most to further Greek life as a whole at their institution and is the highest recognition a Greek advisor can receive on the national level from the Kappa Alpha Order.  It is presented to one Greek advisor every other year. 

“The Beta Rho Chapter is deeply honored to have Dean Hines join the ranks of the many individuals who have helped our chapter succeed in its goals,” said senior David Gritte, president of Roanoke College’s chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order.

The Kappa Alpha Order is one of the oldest collegiate fraternal organizations in the United States.  The organization seeks to create a lifetime experience which centers on reverence to duty, honor and gentlemanly conduct as inspired by its founders.  Roanoke College’s Beta Rho Chapter was established in 1924 and re-chartered as an active chapter of the national fraternity on April 8, 1988, after a brief period of inactivity.

Roanoke College, the country’s second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the “best in the Southeast.” Roanoke’s 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.