Updated: Jan 6
The Greensboro (NC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the 42nd Annual Greater Greensboro Crop Hunger Walk on October 2022. The event moved inside the Greensboro Coliseum due to Hurricane Ian. We participated in the capacity of water station servers and Crop Walkers. The numbers were Brothers from the Greensboro Alumni Chapter, Alpha NC A&T State University (Alpha Nu), Kappa Leaguers, and “Kappa” Kids
Hurricane Ian ravaged Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Florida. Many of the islands mentioned are still without power, and Florida will likely take billions of dollars to rebuild. Ian made landfall as a category one hurricane at 2:00 pm in South Carolina, marching up from shore on a direct path to the Triad. Duke Energy reported power outages in both Carolinas, but this would not stop Brothers of our Noble Clan from handling the call for Community Service.
Nupes exemplified the Five Objectives of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, living out the fifth objective for the day: “To inspire service in the public interest.”
Holiday Meals and Gifts
Annually for 24 years, The Greensboro (NC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has supported 2 Adult living facilities (Coley Jenkins and Morehead Simpkins) here in Greensboro, NC, by providing Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Baskets and catered meals. The year 2022 is no different. With Covid restrictions, the meals were catered and dropped off by the brothers. Our chapter and the residents look forward to this event every year.
Middle School Clean Up (Swann and Hairston Middle)
The Brothers of The Greensboro (NC) Alumni Chapter & NC A&T State University, the Alpha Nu Chapter, and The Greensboro Kappa League supports several schools in the Triad areas. Swann and Hairston Middle Schools havebeen a focus for the past five years.
Swann Middle School’s name comes from Brother “Mel” C. Swann. Brother Swann is a past Polemarch of the Greensboro (NC) Alumni Chapter, who was a major contributor to equal rights/justice for all: Brother Swann was also an avid supporter of making our world and our communities a better place.
The Brothers of the Greensboro Alumni Chapter provided help by raking, cleaning up, and refurbishing landscaping beds at both Swann and Hairston Middle Schools.
Kappa League Induction
TheGreensboro Kappa League Induction took placeonDecember 8, 2022,with the Fall induction of 9 new Kappa Leaguers. With Covid, thisisthe first in-personinduction in almost two years. Now targeting young men in the Middle Schools as well, the Greensboro Kappa League is sure to keep growing and expanding throughout the Triad area. Guide Right is at the forefront andone of the top prioritiesfor our chapter. As our Beautillion Program is also a staple of the Greensboro Alumni Chapter, many of our Kappa Leaguers matriculate into our Beautillion Program, which is truly a blessing. Inductions occurred at the AmeriHealth Building in Greensboro.
Guilford County Pan-Hellenic Christmas Social
The Greensboro (NC) Alumni Chapter is a proud supporter of the Guilford County Pan-Hellenic Council, where our Brother Deandre Melvin serves as Vice President. Our chapter has had several brothers devote their time to various positions in the Guilford County Pan-Hellenic Council over the past years, leveraging the importance of networking. This year’s Christmas social at Fat Dog’s Grille and Pub was a great outing, and it was great to see everyone mix and mingle while having some fun this holiday season.
Submitted by: Brother Jonathan Shannon