Interview with George Leighton, the oldest living Kappa

Grand Polemarch Thomas L. Battles, Jr. presents Brother Leighton with the first KAN pin from the Senior Kappa Affairs Endowment Fund initiative

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Interview with J. Ernest Wilkins

For a quarter century, J. Ernest Wilkins served as the Grand Keeper of Records and Exchequer of Kappa Alpha Psi, handing nearly all the duties that are now undertaken in the International Headquarters. He was the fraternity's 13th Grand Polemarch, serving from 1947 to 1950. In 1954, Wilkins was appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower as Undersecretary of Labor for International Labor Affairs, thus becoming the first African American to have a sub-cabinet position. This is an interview of Wilkins in a nationally televised news interview.

The Brothers of Hendersonville Alumni hosted the Kids Need School Supplies Fall Drive with donations and proceeds going to support Vena Stuart Elementary School in Gallatin, TN. The school supplies were presented to the children and parents at a special program hosted by the Vena Stuart PTO. Pictured with the fraternity are Principal Dr. Brenda Valentine and Assistant Principal Gregg Pursley.

On October 8th the Brothers of Hendersonville Alumni participated in a Habitat for Humanity construction build; they were proud to put the final touches on the house which is of both quality craftsmanship and affordable. The brothers were also on hand for the presentation of the keys to a deserving family from the community.

The Hendersonville Alumni Chapter was proud to support this year’s electoral process by exercising their voting rights, promoting the Keeping African Americans Political-Political Action Committee (KAPPAC) initiatives and volunteering their services to the Davidson County Election Commission.

Kappa's Military Men at the Centennial

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Kappas Among Honorees of Inaugural Trailblazer Award Presented by Mayor of Jacksonville

On Friday, March 8, 2013, Jacksonville (FL) Mayor Alvin Brown, a 1982 Delta Psi initiate, honored 17 community individuals that were the 1st African-Americans in the City of Jacksonville in a variety of disciplines including business, education, & public policy with his inaugural Mayor’s Trailblazer Award. The ceremony took place at the City Council Chambers in downtown Jacksonville, FL. Five …

Jacksonville Alumni Guide Right Kappa League Members Featured as Student & Athlete of the Week in Local News Media

Jacksonville Alumni Guide Right Kappa League Members Kenneth Martin II and Kendal Williams were recently featured on First Coast News as Student of the Week & Athlete of the Week respectively. Martin is a senior at Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology and anchors the Silver Eagle News each morning. He’s an aspiring journalist that teachers describe as a model …

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Kappa Couples Night in Celebration of Valentine’s Day by Jacksonville (FL) Alumni Chapter

On Saturday February 16, 2013, members of the Jacksonville (FL) Alumni Chapter celebrated Valentine’s Day with a Kappa Couples Night. Numerous chapter members and their Silhouettes celebrated at the Comedy Zone in Jacksonville, FL. The group, including event chairman Mark Chapman III, enjoyed an extensive buffet with a champagne toast.  Each Silhouette received a rose, chocolates, and a special Valentine …

Coach Edwin H. “Butch” Lawson Enters Chapter Invisible

Coach Edwin H “Butch” Lawson, the son of James H. and Leola S. Lawson, was born February 12, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1943. During that time he was a member of The Blue Devil Football Team under Coach James P. Small. His athletic talent was evident on the gridiron as a receiver where …

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Dr. James Henderson, Senior & Eldest Member of Jacksonville Alumni Chapter Enters Chapter Invisible

James Ralph Henderson D.D.S., entered into Chapter Invisible at the age of 93 on January 25, 2013. Brother Henderson, a native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was born November 15, 1919.  He received his early childhood education in the Broward County public school system, and due to segregation issues, his parents sent him to Jacksonville, FL to attend the state’s well …

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