Donor Spotlight: Richard Belford ’68

We want to take this time to say THANK YOU to Richard Belford ’68 for his continued support of Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order over the years. We recently caught up with  Richard and asked him about where life has taken him, Kappa Alpha Order memories, and what Gamma Chapter means to him today. Here’s what he had to say.  

Being asked to join Kappa Alpha Order was one of the most meaningful events in my life.  The closeness of the friendships we all shared as brothers was an integral part of my college experience.  KA was the center of my social activities and everyday life.  The memories of our jam sessions, Old South, Cowboy Ball, meals at the house, hanging around the house between classes, etc. will be with me forever.

I don’t think I have ever heard a KA say they were a KA:  they always say I am a KA.  Becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Order is an honor that you treasure forever.  When working, there was always a special relationship formed when you found out you were dealing with a KA.  You knew they shared your same values, honesty, and integrity.

When I run into a brother that I have not seen in years,  it is like we have never been apart.  There is a special bond that is lasting and sincere.