OACAA Executive Director Earns Distinguished Alumni Award

OACAA Executive Director Philip E. Cole was one of six Kappa Sigma Fraternity alumni recently honored with what is deemed one of the highest alumni awards within the national fraternity, the Sen. John G. Tower Alumni Award.

Mr. Cole, who has led the Ohio Community Action network in the fight against poverty since 1989, received the award last month. Current and former Bowling Green State University Kappa Sigma members were in attendance to congratulate him on this achievement.

“This is a true honor and I am pleased to receive it,” Mr. Cole said at the ceremony.

The United States Senator John G. Tower Alumni Award was established in 1995 and is given to those who have shown a “commitment to their community, business, family, church, or philanthropic activities,” per the fraternity website.

Senator John G. Tower was a member of the U.S. Senate from 1961 until 1985. Tower served on the Fraternity Supreme Executive Committee for six years. From 1971 to 1973, Tower was the Chief Executive Officer of the national organization.

There are 250,000 living Kappa Sigma alumni in the world today. Mr. Cole now joins the select few alumni who have been honored with this distinguished award. Join us in congratulating Mr. Cole!