Gary Nichols '68

Profile with Gary Nichols '68

Why did you join Kappa Alpha Order?
My brother Lyle Nichols '62 was a member at Georgia, and another brother, Don Nichols '62, was a member at Georgia Tech.

With whom do you stay in contact? Who would you like to find?
Brothers living in Atlanta and Valdosta, Ga.

Tell us about your family.
Married Nancy Nichols (ADPhi) in 1970 and have a daughter, Cannon Nichols, who was a Kappa Kappa Gamma at UGA.

Did you live in the house? If so, who were your roommates?
Lived one year with twins, Barry '64 and Harry Harris '64, and Jim Nelson '64.

What do you do for a living?
Formed Summit Temporaries in 1986 and sold it in 1999 to a public company. Started a new IT staffing business, Cortech LLC, in 2000. This company also is headquartered in Atlanta and provides IT consultants to companies in seven states.

What affiliations do you currently have and/or public service do you participate in?
I'm active on various community boards and church, and a member of Sea Island Country Club.

What hobbies do you enjoy?
Hunting, golfing and fishing.

What are your goals for the next few years?
To continue to grow my business and spend more time at our coastal home on St. Simons Island, Ga., with my family and friends.

Harold M. (Hal) Morris, Jr.

Profile Harold M. (Hal) Morris, Jr.

I joined KA because I knew many of my hometown (Athens, GA) friends who had been members over the years, including classmates of mine at Athens High School.

I have fond memories of the good times at the frat house on Milledge Avenue across the side street from Lucy Cobb dormitory .I edited the Gamma Chapter newsletter, was Rush Chairman, and represented our chapter on the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC). Our Old South Ball in Atlanta, GA, which included the KA Chapters from Emory, GA Tech, U.GA, and Mercer, was the event of each year in the spring. The KA's wore confederate uniforms, their dates, who stayed at the Emory KA house (vacated by the brothers), wore colorful antebellum dresses. For this event, the urinals contained swimming goldfish! There was a parade on Saturday morning down Peachtree Street in Atlanta to the State Capital where a brother gave a "Secede from the Union" speech. A copy of the speech was attached to a homing pigeon's leg and then the pigeon was released to carry the message to the President in Washington, D.C. Rebel yells ensued. The evening included a big dinner-dance at the Atlanta Civic Center. Through the years, the bands included Tommy Dorsey, Tony Pastor with the Clooney sisters, and many more!

In back of the frat house was the party shack, reputed to be an old slave quarters. One of our brothers was an accomplished pianist and he entertained us there nightly playing pop, rock, blues, jazz and classical music.

Brothers that I occasionally see are terry Wingfield, Jake Hutchins and Tommy Bentley.

Upon graduation in 1952, I married Joanne Moreland from Thomasville, GA. We divorced four years later. I moved to Chattanooga, TN in 1956 to become Advertising/Communications Manager of the Electric Power Board. In 1982, I married Linda Dunavin who had two grown sons. We now have five granddaughters. I retired in 1994 following 38 years of service.

I was co-captain of the U.GA's first SEC championship swimming team in 1951. Four of the team members were KA's, including Tommy Cousins, Charlie Sligh, Irwin ("Yutch") Stolze, and myself.

I was also a member of the "G: Club, Sigma Delta Chi, honorary journalism fraternity, and was cartoonist for the "Georgia Cracker" student magazine.

My nickname, "Snerd", materialized in high school when I once mimicked a Mortimer Snerd skit from the previous night's radio broadcast. It stuck through college and beyond!

In Chattanooga, TN, I have served as President of the U.GA "Bulldog" Club, President of the Chattanooga Chapter-Kappa alpha Alumni, President of the Chattanooga Quarterback Club, President of the Chattanooga Advertising Federation, Secretary of the electric League of Chattanooga, Vice-President of the Chattanooga Jaycees.

Hobbies include traveling~ reading, art, and swimming; and my plans are to "keep on keepin' on."

Best of luck to Gamma Chapter,

Hal Morris

Harold M. (Hal) Morris, Jr. ("Snerd")
910 Battlefield Trail
Chattanooga, TN 27409-1100

Carl Jenkins '66

Q & A with Carl Jenkins '66

Q. Why did you join the fraternity?
A. I joined KA because I really liked the diversity of men in the fraternity. It seemed that other houses were more stereotyped. I was correct and the experience was outstanding.

Q. What is your favorite memory of the fraternity?
A. I don't have any one memory that sticks out. The whole journey was enjoyable. One amusing occurrence was the year that Georgia beat Florida on a Bobby Etter touchdown at the end of the game, and a certain brother who is the mayor of an East Georgia city now, was so excited that he pressed flesh to glass on the inside of our car. I'm sure that he would like to have this brought up in his next campaign.

Q. What kind of influence has the fraternity had on your life since graduation?
A. The influence of the "Southern Gentleman" mentality has stayed with me and the many brothers in all of those Georgia towns has been invaluable.

Q. Tell us about your family. Are you married? Do you have children?
A. I'm married to the former Pat Brown, a Georgia cheerleader and I have three daughters and four grandchildren at this time. Pat and I have been married for 35 years.

Q. What other organizations or activities did you take part in while in school?
A. I played football at Kansas University and transferred to Georgia. I was a part of the program under Johnny Griffith, which was not too enjoyable.

Q. What is your nickname and how did you get it?
A. Bucky and it was given to me on the day that I was born.

Q. Did you live in the house? Who were your roommates?
A. I lived in the house for a couple of years. My roommate for the longest time was Neely Young '63 who never made an 8:00 a.m. class in his college career. However, Neely has gone on to be a successful publisher. He was responsible for me spending the only night that I ever spent in jail in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It did teach me that I never wanted that to happen again!

Q. What do you do for a living?
A. I market financial products: insurance, annuities, mutual funds, etc. I also am a licensed realtor. My company is Jenkins & Associates and Island Realty.

Q. What hobbies do you enjoy?
A. Golf and fishing.

Q. What are your goals for the next few years?
A. To have the option of retiring, but not retire.

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