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Kappa women get new house

September 9, 2016

Michelle Ravel / The Courier - Outside of the new Kappa House.

Sitting across the street from Wallace Hall is the new home for Alpha chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, just one house down from the chapter’s current residence. This yellow colonial home was previously owned by Monmouth College’s former Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Tim Keefauver, and his wife Dr. Susan Keefauver.

During Keefauver’s tenure at the college, he spent much of his time renovating the house, and not long after decided to put the house on the market. The Keefauver’s graciously agreed to sell the house to the college this summer and Kappa was quick to jump at the offer to make it their new home. Monmouth College saw this as a great opportunity for furthering the Greek House Initiative that began with the construction of the Alpha Xi Delta house a few years ago, followed by the new Pi Beta Phi house this past spring.

Through the generosity of many Monmouth College and Kappa alumnae, the chapter was able to utilize the 4 bedroom 2 and a half bathroom house for fall recruitment as well as weekly chapter meetings. Girls will not be able to fully move into the house until the funding for ordinances such as smoke detectors and sprinklers are in place. Despite the delay in moving, members like chapter president and current resident of the Kappa house Jessica Irons are “excited for the opportunities that this new house will bring to Kappa Kappa Gamma.”

An open house is planned for Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, October 1st from 9-10 a.m. Kappa Alumnae and friends are invited to stop by, tour the house, and enjoy the homecoming parade from the front lawn.

Olivia Diaz
Contributing Writer

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