Huntsville Alumni Chapter of         Kappa Alpha Psi

Proudly & Faithfully Serving the Huntsville Community Since 1960

 

Huntsville Alumni Chapter Elects 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors

The members of the Huntsville Alumni Chapter are pleased to announce our officers for our next Fraternal year.

Brother Roderick Mack (Polemarch)

Brother Willie Brazile (Vice Polemarch)

Brother Rontario Hicks (Keeper Of Records)

Brother Jay Miller (Assistant Keeper of Records)

Brother Foster Gaddis (Keeper of Exchequer)

Brother Matthew Frost (Assistant Keeper of Exchequer)

Brother Alvin Rankins (Strategus)

Brother Adrian King (Lt. Strategus)

Brother James Bosley (Historian)

Brother Charles Owens (Reporter)

Membership Training Academy: Brother Stephen Cephus, Chairman with Brother Christopher Calhoun, Sr., and Brother Foster Gaddis

Board of Directors: Brother Carlen Chestang, Jr., Brother Otis Harris, and Brother Greg Simpson

 

 
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A father is that rock-solid foundation which a family is built on.
— Roderick Mack, Polemarch - Huntsville Alumni Chapter

Honoring Brother Howard Robinson

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Brother Howard Robinson Recieves his 50 Year Jacket

Polemarch Brother Carlen J. Chestang, Jr. and KOR Brother Cedric D. Cole visited our dear Brother Howard Robinson in Florence, AL and presented him with his 50 year jacket recently. Brother Robinson is doing well and is in great spirits. Brother Robinson wished all his Kappa Brothers well, and told us to "keep on doing it and make sure we always wear that Crimson and Cream". Brother Robinson is a November 1956 initiate of the Beta Zeta Chapter, Alabama State University.

 

Kappas and Silhouettes Enjoy Valentines Day 2018!


6th Annual Revival!

The Brother's from the Huntsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. held our Sixth Interdenominational Spring Revival, April 16-18, 2018, beginning each night at 7:00 PM at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Huntsville, Alabama. This evangelistic effort by the fraternity continued to be a collaborative activity between local churches, service organizations and the Huntsville community. The greater Huntsville community was blessed to hear the evangelist for the week, Reverend Willie Dwayne Francois, III, Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church Pleasantville, New Jersey, a gifted man of God, and a Brother of the noble clan of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Worship through music was led by the First Missionary Baptist Church Youth Adult Ministry (FMBC YAM) Choir, Singing Pearls of Gamma Epsilon Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Alpha Phi Alpha Ensemble, and Kappa Chorus from the Huntsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The Huntsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. initiated this Revival as an opportunity to come together as a Greek Letter Organization with the community in which they served to proclaim the faith that our Founders had through worship and songs; and seek inspiration and guidance through the word of God as they expanded their community involvement and service initiatives.  This opportunity provided a worship experience that serves to reclaim the lost, and continue to build upon the foundation that was built in 1911 by our Founders.

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Huntsville Alumni Chapter Presents Check to St. Jude's During the 68th Southern Province Council Meeting

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Kappa's Donate 

to St. Jude's

Brothers from the Huntsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the 68th Southern Province Council Meeting in Mobile, AL. The chapter presented a check to St. Jude's for $2,150 during the banquet. 

 
 

Healthy Kappas Initiative - 2018

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2018 Founders Day

The Huntsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. celebrated our 107th Founders Day on Sunday, January 21st, 2019 @ the Huntsville Country Club.

Chapter Polemarch, Carlen J. Chestang, Jr. welcomed the Honorable Brother Anthony Daniels (AL Rep, District 53).

 

St. Jude Hospital - Sunday of Hope

The Huntsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc has created a donation site for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Fraternity Brothers, family members and friends can make personal donations at our site towards our chapter goal of $2,000. Our entire Fraternity is working to support this worthwhile charity where you can and we invite you to see the St. Jude Kappa Wall. The Sunday of Hope is scheduled for June 30th, 2018. 

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2017 Thanksgiving Service Project

On November 15, 2017, through the efforts of the Huntsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Kappa Foundation of Huntsville, the Brothers and Kappa League/Kappa Knights worked together for a successful 2017 Thanksgiving Food Basket Community Service event. Through our efforts, we ensured that six families in Madison County will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. This is just another way we are fulfilling the “DREAMS” of our FOUNDERS and CHARTER MEMBERS. We are making a difference in our community and our KL/KK young men are being taught some valuable life lessons. Thanks again, YITB and Happy Thanksgiving!
— CARLEN J. CHESTANG, JR. Immediate Past-Polemarch, Huntsville Alumni Chapter

The Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. - Huntsville Alumni Chapter were presented with a 2016 'Drum Majors for Service' Award! Congrats, Brothers! Read the letter from President Barack Obama.

 

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KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY OBJECTIVES

To unite men of culture, patriotism, and honor in a bond of Fraternity.

To encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor.

To promote the spiritual, social, intellectual, and moral welfare of members.

To assist the aims and purposes of Colleges and Universities.

To inspire service in the public interest.

 

Huntsville Alumni Chapter Signature Programs:

Guide Right Leadership Development - Kappa League & Kappa Knights

Huntsville Alumni Chapter Scholarship Foundation (501c3)

Black & White Ball

Taste of Kappa

Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Christmas Gift Wrapping for the Crisis Services of North Alabama

Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket Shopping & Delivery For Needy Families

St. Jude Children's Hospital Sunday of Hope

Annual Kappa Spiritual Event / Kappa Revival

Senior Kappa Breakfasts

Adopt-a-Mile Program with the Green Team-Huntsville

Alabama Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship License Plate Campaign

Brothers from Huntsville Alumni Chapter Hosting our 66th Province Council Meeting in the Rocket City!

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Huntsville Alumni Chapter History

The Huntsville Alumni Chapter is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. under the leadership of our 33rd Grand Polemarch, Brother Thomas L. Battles, Jr.. Our chapter is part of our Fraternity's Southern Province led by our Provincial Polemarch, Brother Bertram K. Orum. The Huntsville Alumni Chapter was chartered February 21, 1960.  

The chapter strives to meet the expectations of the fraternity's fundamental purpose "Achievement". The charter members of the Huntsville Alumni Chapter are Brothers Thornton Stanley, Sr., Walter Mullins, Edwin Hill, Bennett Higgins, Nathaniel Jackson, Condredge Holloway, Thomas House, Jerry Davis, Lionel Crump, and Alfred Hill.  They had the vision just as our Founders did to make a difference in their community.  From its inception, every endeavor was directed toward providing service projects for the needy in the Huntsville community, leadership programs for our youth and providing positive social events.  The Huntsville Alumni Chapter has hosted four Southern Province Council Meetings; 19th Province Council Meeting - 1969, 36th Province Council Meeting - 1986, 53rd Province Council Meeting - 2003, and the most recent 66th Province Council Meeting -2016.  

The chapter has produced a Laurel Wreath Laureate, Brother GEN (Retired) Dennis L. Via, 18th Commanding General for Army Materiel Command (and the only four-star Signal Corps Officer), Southern Province Polemarch and Grand Board Member: Brother Robert T. Hughes (1951 Gamma Phi initiate - Chapter Invisible), current Southern Province Board Member Brother Jason Jones. Southern Province Chief of Operations - Brother Michael Miller, Southern Province Senior Kappa Chair - Brother Richard Showers, Sr. and Southern Province St. Jude's Chairman Brother Christopher J.  Calhoun, Sr. The chapter is also the home of Alabama A&M University Presidents Dr. Carl H. Marbury (1955 Gamma Phi initiate) and Dr. John T. Gibson, Sr. (1968 Gamma Epsilon initiate). In 2000, the Huntsville Alumni Chapter held the distinct honor of being named Southern Province Medium Chapter of the Year.  2013 Southern Province Reclamation Chapter of the Year, and also in 2013 Southern Province Large Chapter of the year.  

The Huntsville Alumni Chapter holds an annual Kappa Spiritual Event / Kappa Revival. From that event, our Kappa Choir has been requested to perform on several occasions at church events and other chapter Founders Day Ceremonies.  The Chapter has a been very active in Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets, Senior Kappa Breakfast, Christmas Gift Wrap for the Huntsville Crisis Services of North Alabama, and Adopt-a-Mile Program with the Green Team-Huntsville.  Our Guide Right Program (Kappa Knights and Kappa League) have participated in business etiquette workshops and Kappa League graduating seniors received over $200K in college scholarships.  Our Golf Tournament continued to be a success, raising funds for the foundation to help scholarship for our local high school students. Lastly, we're still proud of the success we had in making the Alabama Kappa Alpha Psi License Plate Campaign a success. Our Chapter has been solid and firm, mainly due to the great leadership of each Polemarch that has led this Chapter.

The Brothers of the Huntsville Alumni Chapter are leaders and strive for achievement in every field of human endeavor. Our chapter is proud to count as active members of the bound brothers who are educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, men of faith, doctors, lawyers and public servants. 

 

 
 

The Charter Members of the Huntsville Alumni Chapter:

  • Thornton Stanley, Sr.
  • Nathaniel Jackson
  • Walter Mullins (Chapter Invisible)
  • Edwin Hill (Chapter Invisible)
  • Bennett Higgins (Chapter Invisible)
  • Condredge Holloway (Chapter Invisible)
  • Thomas House (Chapter Invisible)
  • Jerry Davis (Chapter Invisible)
  • Lionel Crump (Chapter Invisible)
  • Alfred Hall (Chapter Invisible)
 
 

Past Polemarchs of the Huntsville Alumni Chapter:

  • William M. Johnson
  • Robert T. Hughes (Chapter Invisible)
  • Lionel L. Crump, Sr. (Chapter Invisible)
  • James D. Foster
  • John w. Beale
  • Theodore C. Dixie, Sr.
  • James M. .Mitchell
  • James Redmond
  • Thornton Stanley, Sr
  • Homer Reynolds
  • Benjamin Ray Harrell
  • Wyla T. Washington
  • Efrem J. Hanson
  • Barry Kaigler
  • Brian Wood
  • Willie Campbell
  • Richard Showers, Sr.
  • Jason M. Jones
  • Michael Miller
  • Christopher J. Calhoun

Host Chapter for four Southern Province Council Meetings:

  • 19th Province Council Meeting (April 4-5, 1969)
  • 36th Province Council Meeting (March 27-29, 1986)
  • 53rd Province Council Meeting (March 27-28, 2003)
  • 66th Province Council Meeting (March 31 - April 3, 2016)
 
 
 

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity History & Our Revered Founders

Kappa Alpha Psi, a college Fraternity, now comprised of functioning Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters on major campuses and in cities throughout the country, is the crystallization of a dream. It was the vision of ten astute men that enabled them in the school year 1910 - 11, more specifically the night of January 5, 1911, on the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, to sow the seed of a fraternal tree whose fruit is available to, and now enjoyed by, college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin. It is a fact of which Kappa Alpha Psi is justly proud that the Constitution has never contained any clause which either excluded or suggested the exclusion of a man from membership merely because of his color, creed, or national origin. The Constitution of Kappa Alpha Psi is predicated upon, and dedicated to, the principles of achievement through a truly democratic Fraternity. Chartered and incorporated originally under the laws of the State of Indiana as Kappa Alpha Nu on May 15, 1911, the name was changed to Kappa Alpha Psi on a resolution offered and adopted at the Grand Chapter in December 1914. This change became effective April 15, 1915, on a proclamation by the then Grand Polemarch, Elder Watson Diggs. Thus, the name acquired a distinctive Greek letter symbol and Kappa Alpha Psi thereby became a Greek letter Fraternity in every sense of the designation.

Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by our late Revered Founders: