The NIC’s Alumnus Award of Distinction recognizes the fraternity man who has given specifically of his time, talents, and service to the betterment of the fraternity or campus community. The service can be given at the local, regional or national level.

Nominations for 2020 honors have closed. Winners will be announced in June. For questions, email


Congratulations to the 2019 NIC Alumnus Award of Distinction recipient!



As a young alumnus, Michael H. Esposito has continued to develop as a leader and strives to embody the values of Kappa Alpha Order. As an undergraduate, Michael launched a new initiative for his chapter, Operation K.A.R.E., to raise money for wounded veterans. In just one year, his chapter at High Point University raised more than $52,000 to purchase two track chairs. Since graduation, he has led eight other KA chapters in fundraising track chairs for wounded veterans. In total, nearly $150,000 has been raised for wounded veterans due to Michael’s leadership. “He is steadfast in his commitment to helping all Kappa Alpha Order chapters across our country build a desire to serve military families. If all young men had the heart, passion and energy that Michael does, the direction of our young professionals would be unmatched,” a nominator said.