Twelve strong Kappa men chartered the New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated on December 9, 1972. The charter members were James W. Alexander*, Edward E. Dickerson III*, Jefferson Dudley *, Robert D. Fullenweider*, George V. Russell*, Harvey C. Russell*, Augustus Smith*, Robert L. Staton, Joe C. Tibbs, William H. Tibbs IV, James C. Vereen*, and Ronald D. Walker. Since its inception, the chapter has been dedicated to serving the Westchester-Rockland County communities through the theme of “Training for Leadership.” Today, the chapter’s focus remains one of assuming education, community, and social action initiatives in the communities where brothers work and live. Among its earlier credits, New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni established the Fordham University Chapter, Iota Rho of Kappa Alpha Psi, served as Big Brothers to Wiltwyck, and provided scholarship opportunities to college bound students with need, served on the Pan-Hellenic council of Westchester-Rockland, and aided in voter registration drives. The chapter still remains at the forefront with initiatives not unlike those of past years. New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni adopted Kendall Cottage at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, New York, providing these young teens with computer equipment, tutoring, sporting activities, and educational and leisure excursions, as well as Christmas gifts. The chapter members sponsor an annual clothing drive, cook and feed the seniors in a local community center, conduct a toy drive for tots, maintain membership in the NAACP, support the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, and assist and financially support the Black Scholars Program. The chapter maintains its own 501 tax-exempt certificate to aid in our scholarship fundraising activity. Presently the chapter is supporting fifteen students at various institutions of higher learning by donating scholarship funds for them throughout their four years of matriculation. The New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni Chapter currently has two members serving as the Province Historian and the General Counsel for the Northeastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi. Brothers can always be counted on to attend Province Councils and Grand Chapter meetings. The New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni Chapter currently is the home of four recipients of the James M. Kidd Distinguished Service Award – Ervin R. Graves, Thomas A. Watkins, William H. Tibbs IV and André G. Early. In addition, the chapter has eight brothers who serve on a combination of national and local civic and community boards. This chapter is making a commitment to Phi Nu Pi in every field of human endeavor, always striving to live up to the standards of those brothers whose footsteps we follow.
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As Polemarch of the New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and on behalf of the brothers of the chapter, I welcome you to our redesigned website.
This year, our chapter will celebrate its 44th anniversary, and throughout those 4+ decades of serving the community, we reflect upon our history and look toward the future with great purpose and commitment. A commitment to the objectives of the Fraternity. A commitment to the communities in which we live and serve. A commitment to the Brothers with whom we so closely share this fraternal bond. It is that bond that moves us forward together while we continue providing services to Westchester and Rockland Counties through such programs as Project Back Pack, holiday gift baskets, toy drives, and support for the White Plains Youth Bureau, Thomas H. Slater Community Center and the Theodore D. Young Community Center. We also partner with our philanthropic entity, the Lower Hudson Valley Diamond Foundation, to provide scholarships for college bound students and to sponsor annual events such as the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Tour and the Masquerade Ball.
It is that same bond that motivates us as we seek new and innovative ways to further deepen our involvement in the community and strengthen connections with those around us. One of our significant focuses throughout the years has been on the development of our Guide Right program for male youth to be exposed to positive influences and develop leadership abilities. The establishment of our chapter’s Kappa Leadership and Development League (Kappa League) has cemented our commitment to the ideals of ‘Training for Leadership and Development of Character’ of young men who will lead our communities in the coming years. Through programs such as this, we hope to have a long lasting impact on the Westchester and Rockland County communities.
Throughout the year, we host numerous programs to help support our endeavors, enrich our communities and otherwise promote the positive values the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity espouse. I hope you enjoy your visit to our site and will continue to visit for information on our events and programs. Feel free to contact us for any further information you may need by clicking on the “CONTACT” tab at the top of the page.
Thank you for connecting with us; we appreciate your support.
Very truly yours,
Anthony A. Morgan
New Rochelle-White Plains (NY) Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.