er Military School and College Alumni

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January 3, 2024


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October 25, 2023

[Re-sent] 2023 Kemper Reunion Recap

What an incredible reunion ya'll! So many fun events with so many awesome Old Boys. So grateful for seeing old friends and even more for making new ones. Way to go KMS Trap TEAM for bringing home the first-place trophy. We had a record turnout this year and can’t wait until the next time. Many, many THANKS for each and every one of you.
That’s a wrap!

1844 Society Membership

1844 Society Membership

We are asking all Kemper Alumni and Friends to join the 1844 Society today! Please click the "1844 Society Membership" buttons above and below to join.

1844 Society Membership

1844 Society Membership

As per our annual meeting last night the KMSAA will reach out to everyone with a survey on the following topics.
1. Satisfaction of Reunion and opportunities
2. Ideas about the long-range plans for the museum and the association
3. Next steps for the Kemper Museum
4. Financial statement dashboard

Thank you to everyone who came and talked with the board and helped make all of this come together.

Much Gratitude!

James Hallam 88'
KMS President

December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2022

Dear Alumni & Friends, 

On behalf of your Kemper Military School and College Alumni Association, we wish you and your family a very warm and Happy New Year. After much reflection about the past year, it’s time to focus on new goals and priorities to achieve this year. To this end, the association has identified three key areas as priorities, the Kemper Museum, Alumni Chapters, and our Digital Presence.

As we head into 2022, these priorities are as follows:

·      Kemper Museum: There are many opportunities to further build out the Kemper Museum and bring the remaining archives to life and feature them across the many spaces in the museum.

·      Alumni Chapters: Per our bylaws, to assist in organizing state and local alumni chapters, it is time to start meeting locally and banding together in our hometowns. 

·      Digital Presence: The Kemper Museum website will be built out further as we head deeper into our strategy for this investment. The Association will leverage this asset to build alumni and community relations to support the core mission of the museum and the Alumni Association. 

Your board of directors believes there has never been a better time to get involved in the association than there is today. We so deeply appreciate each one of you and the support you provide to make all of this happen. In summary, let’s make this year a very memorable one by spending time with each other and sharing our common memories and ideas on how Kemper Military School and College made each of us who we are today.

Your Friend,

James Hallam

December 22, 2021

Merry Christmas!

Dear Alumni,

On behalf of the KMS Alumni Association, we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. There is so much to be grateful for as we celebrate this wonderful time of year with our loved ones and friends. Your association is truly blessed to have all the support from each of you this past year and our future has never been brighter. As each of you reflect over this last year, let us take the time to recognize the true meaning of Christmas. We are so grateful for all our blessings and the purpose of life. It is also important to recognize all the mothers and fathers who fight the good fight every day to provide for their families, especially in a year where this pandemic has turned into an epidemic and inflation is at an all time high.

As I was selecting the images for this year’s Christmas post, I was drawn to imagery from years past when life seemed simpler. Seeing these Cadets huddled around the piano enjoying a song and spending valuable time at Kemper Military School soaking up all the rich traditions that shaped each one of us, made me smile. Maybe there is something to this thought of going back to the basics of life, before all the technology and immediacy. Personally speaking, a few days of quiet time away from computers and more time with family and friends seems wonderful. Like you, my relationships are my most important asset and what a wonderful time to foster them. There really is something to addressing life with meaning and purpose and as I look at each of the cadets in the picture, they seem full of both and truly happy. Harkening back to campus life, it makes you think that waking up at 0600, with a full day of studies, athletics, teamwork, and fellowship has had a positive effect on each of us.

Enough of the nostalgia. This is a great time of year to begin the evaluation of our individual and family growth. Your association is sending each of you positive vibes on your journey for purpose and meaning.

In closing, we celebrate YOU and all the hard work and dedication it takes to make life happen. We look forward to spending time with each of you in the Kemper Museum and wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Your Friend,