berkeley alumni chapter of kappa alpha psi

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Community Services

THANKSGIVING

THANKSGIVING

In 2012, Kappa Alpha Psi Community Projects, Inc. saw another opportunity to impact our neighboring community. We began collecting and distributing turkeys and all the trimmings to families living in the West Oakland area. This initiative was completely funded and supported by the members of the organization. In 2014, Kappa Alpha Psi Community Projects, Inc networked with the McWilson Friends and Family Network and shared in the giving of thousands of turkeys to the Oakland, California community.  This networking initiative has allowed us to expand the reach of giving  to our ever growing community today.

CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS

One of the most rewarding projects of the Guide Right Program has evolved to be the Christmas Toy Give-Away. Since this program was introduced in 2000, we have faithfully provided gifts to 150 families of low economic status.   Kappa Alpha Psi Community Project,  Inc. works in conjunction with the Family Giving Tree, Inc., headquartered in the South Bay. The Brothers of Berkeley Alumni give toys to the youth in our communities by distributing toys to the after school program youth at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary school in Oakland, CA.   Members of Berkeley Alumni have continued this tradition for the past 15 years.

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

The fundamental precept of our organization is to provide resources to historically underrepresented students in the Bay Area to improve the likelihood that these students earn bachelor’s degrees from top academic institutions. Additionally, for several decades Kappa Alpha Psi has sponsored a scholarship program which awards students who have displayed high levels of academic achievement and leadership skills. Each year we increase our fundraising goals in effort to provide more $1000 awards than the previous year. Moreover, we have established a separate scholarship fund for the Kappa League graduating class of 2019. Our goal is to provide funding to each graduate planning to attend an accredited four-year university.

OUR LEADERSHIP
Jeffery Brown
Polemarch & Webmaster

Mississippi State University-Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Project Engineering Manager-O-I, Inc., Information Technology Specialist, Mojazz Enterprise, LLC, Better Process Control Certification, Key Concepts of Safety Certification, Kaizen (TPS) Certification, Advance Programming Certification, Computer Sales & Marketing Award, Metasys GPL Engineering Certification

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Derrick Butler
Vice-Polemarch

Derrick T. Butler is a Branch Sales Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, focusing primarily in the Northern California Market. Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., is the $10 Billion US subsidiary of Tokyo-based Konica Minolta Holdings, and is an award-winning leader in information management, enterprise content, 3D, artificial intelligence, and IT technology.

Michael Dudley
Keeper of Exchequer

Mr. Dudley serves as Director of Defense Contract Management Agency Stockton. He is responsible for managing over 280 civilian and military personnel and 10,300 contracts valued at $24B. The office includes two Streamlined Commands; DCMA’s Sacramento, and Seattle and includes over 1000 contractors located in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Nevada.

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Joseph Wilson
Keeper of Records

Joseph serves as our Keeper of Records.  Joseph Wilson is a 2013 initiate of the Gamma Alpha Chapter while a student at San Francisco State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies and a minor in Biology.

Pherelle Fowler
Assistant Keeper of Exchequer

Pherelle is our current assistant keeper of exchequer.  He is a 2016 initiate via the Northport (AL) Alumni Chapter.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources from Trevecca Nazarent University. "People" is his passion.  Service and connectedness to people is what drives him. We are our relationships, God, family, friends and Fraternity

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Pierre Guobadia
Assistant Keeper of Records

Pierre Guobadia is a Spring ’18 initiate of the Berkeley Alumni Chapter and currently functions as the Assistant Keeper of Records. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Anthropology. He currently works as a Program Manager for the Gas Engineering department of PG&E. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering with various youth development organizations.

Mark Woodard
Strategus

Mark is active in the Martinez community by financially supporting Martinez youth sports teams.  He has served on the Board of Directors at the Martinez Boys & Girls Club, and Vice President of the Martinez Kiwanis Club.   In following the footsteps of his father, Mark entered the bond of Kappa Alpha Psi, Berkeley Alumni Chapter in the spring of 2017, and has been active in participation with many of the chapter’s community service events and fundraisers.  He currently serves on the chapter’s Scholarship and Charity Golf tournament committees as well as serving as Strategus officer for the current fraternal year.

Ashton Smith
Lieutenant Strategus

Ashton Smith Sr. is a Spring ‘19 initiate of the Berkeley Alumni Chapter and currently serves as the Lieutenant Strategus. He is a graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology where he played football and received his B.S in Psychology in 2018. He is a current graduate student on track to receive his MBA in 2020. He is passionate about making a difference in the lives of “at risk youth” so they can pursue their dreams in life.

Gordon Bayne
Historian

Gordon Bayne, Chapter Historian, is a Spring 2010 Initiate of the Berkeley Alumni Chapter. Gordon is a graduate of Hampton University (B.S. Physical Ed '90) and Temple University (M.Ed Sport Administration '92). Gordon is the Associate Athletic Director at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is responsible for all home athletic events. Gordon has served on the Board of Directors, is past MOIP (MTA) Chairman, and assists annually with the Kappa Kook-Off. 

Tyrone Guillory Jr.
Board of Director Member/Western Province Board Member

Tyrone Guillory Jr. is a retail executive taking his talents into (AI) retail technology. Tyrone is the President and Chief Executive officer of TG Consulting.  TG Operations Consulting is making complex business questions simple to achieve sustainable results. 

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Reginald Simmons
Board of Director Member

Reginald Simmons has 21 years of experience in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical and Agrichemicals industries as a Research and Development Chemist. Reginald’s experience includes formulations development, analytical development, Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) and pharmaceutical/medical device integration. Reginald attended Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science.

Tre Jenkins
Board of Director Member

Tre Jenkins is a spring ‘17 initiate of the Berkeley Alumni Chapter and currently functions as a Board member. In addition, Tre sits on several committees including Marketing, Founders Day, and Kappa Bowl. He is passionate about helping those in need and inspiring community growth.

 
Chris Shelton
Board of Director Member

Chris Shelton has been in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 26 years and has managed for 13 of those years. Throughout his career he has received many accolades, including Circle of Excellence several years in a row, a nomination to President’s Council, and the Eli Lilly Quality Award for improving communications across the entire US sales division.

Demetrius Robinson
M.T.A. Director

Demetrius Robinson is a spring ‘15 initiate of the Berkeley Alumni Chapter and currently functions as the MTA Coordinator. In addition, Demetrius sits on several key committees and spends a great deal of time supporting the Guide Right initiatives. He has an intense love and passion for helping those in need and inspiring community growth.

Shane Wright
Undergraduate Advisor-Gamma Alpha

Shane Wright a Spring 2002 initiate of the Gamma Alpha Chapter (at UC Berkeley) and currently serves as that chapter’s undergraduate advisor.  Shane is a creative and results-driven retail professional that has excelled in numerous buying, forecasting, and sourcing positions over his career and currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer of a burgeoning all organic lifestyle company that specializes in 100% organic cotton bed linens and sleepwear. In addition to his responsibilities as COO; Shane is also the sole proprietor of SL Premier Events, an event planning company specializing in destination bachelor parties and groom consulting services. 

Alex Baker
Undergraduate Advisor-Nu Sigma

Alex is a Spring 2004  initiate of the Iota Beta chapter and currently serves as the Nu sigma Chapter advisor. He has worked for 10 years in program management in community-based organizations, acute and sub-acute psychiatric hospitals and multi-service organizations in Alameda County. Alex attended California State University Sacramento where he received his BA in Psychology with high aspirations to be a change agent in the community.

Andorian Ramsey
Nupe Night Chairman

Andorian Ramsey is a Spring ‘15 initiate of the Berkeley Alumni Chapter.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Howard University.  Andorian has a bustling career as a Disk Jockey and is affectionately known as "The DJ AnD". Aside from his career as a DJ he also handles the operations and consults at multiple small businesses throughout the Bay Area. He assists and serves on several committees within the Berkeley Alumni chapter. 

CHAPTER HISTORY

History

The Berkeley Alumni chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was officially chartered on May 24, 1947 at the home of our late brother DeWitt Buckingham by brother Frank La Vigne, Polemarch of the Western Province at the time. The charter presentation ceremony was the culminating event and a landmark in the growth and development of Kappa Alpha Psi in the San Francisco Bay Area. With its presentation, the message rang loud and clear that Kappa was here to stay. Prior to that time numerous Kappa men migrated to the west coast during the 2nd World war and the period between 1940 & 1950. Somewhere between 1945 & 1946, Brother Christopher Martin, who crossed the burning sands at Alpha Mu chapter, Lincoln University of Missouri came up with the idea after living in the bay area for a while and getting to know several Kappa brothers in the area. He called several meetings and with every meeting the attendance grew larger. Brother Martin served as chapter Polemarch for the first two years after which Brother Sudduth took over as Polemarch. One of the first big affairs hosted by the chapter was the Black and White Ball. Much needed publicity was garnered from that event which attracted more brothers to join. Another important event in the life of Berkeley Alumni was laying the ground work for establishing the undergraduate chapter at the University of California in Berkeley. Both groups worked hard at contacting potential pledges. Brothers Charles Holford, Byron Alexander, N.W. Wilkerson, and Wilson Willis were initiated into the alumni chapter. The alumni chapter was comprised of 27 members. At the same time, Brothers Charles Sudduth and Lloyd Williams were initiated into the undergraduate chapter. In 1948, one of the first big moves by then Province Polemarch Tom Bradley was to ask Berkeley Alumni and Gamma Alpha to host the first meeting of the Western province.

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Welcome to the Berkeley Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. My name is Jeffery Brown and I am honored to serve as Polemarch for the 2019 – 2020 fraternal year.

As Polemarch, I encourage you to enjoy your tour of our website and to visit often. It is my hope that you find this website a valuable resource of information concerning the activities of our chapter as we engage in works to improve our communities. The legacy of the Berkeley Alumni chapter is one of achievement through social action, scholarship, and mentor-ship and we intend to continue that legacy.
On behalf of the entire membership of the Berkeley Alumni chapter, our board of directors, and officers I thank you for visiting.

 

CONTACT

Berkeley Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. P. O. Box 23411 Oakland, CA 94623 Questions? Comments? Send an email to us and we will get back to you ASAP! Email Address:  berkeley.alumni.1947@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP DUES

Now Accepting Payments for The 2019-2020 Fraternal Year!!!
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGE

Regular Membership

325.00
  • $275 Regular Membership
  • $50 Western Province Membership

Senior Membership

300.00
  • $250 Senior Membership
  • $50 Western Province Membership

Grand Chapter Membership

150.00
  • $150 IHQ Annual Membership
MTA

Membership Training Academy (MTA)

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Membership is a solemn commitment. To this Fraternity, the maker of the commitment becomes synonymous with the commitment itself. Membership in Kappa Alpha Psi is a lifelong dedication to the ideas and lofty purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi, which considers for membership only those aspirants whose personal, social and academic qualifications are acceptable to both the College and Fraternity.

Expectations concerning maturity and dedication are made upon new members and established members alike.

Maturity is more than simply reaching a certain age. Maturity to us means acceptance of reality, the ability to sacrifice and set goals, consideration of others, incisive judgment, emotional balance, development of social skills, intellectual competence, and moral rectitude. We expect our members to be mature.

Dedication means putting those characteristics of maturity into a lifelong program of action to advance the goals and purposes of Kappa Alpha Psi. We expect our members to be dedicated.

But do not let personal goals supersede those of the Fraternity. A person who feels he would do the Fraternity a favor by joining is not worthy of membership. No one who holds himself superior to the Brotherhood of Kappa Alpha Psi is worthy of this distinction.

Kappa Alpha Psi is not interested in the simple accumulation of members and chapters. Its emphasis, however, is in the quality and integrity of its membership. Membership quality manifests itself through an intangible element of brotherhood we call "that Good Old Kappa Spirit."

Acceptable qualities of Kappa Alpha Psi members include:

  • The disposition to live in close companionship with men of similar values.

  • The wisdom to abide by the will of the majority without sacrificing individuality.

  • The discretion to refrain from destructive criticism while seeking to remove the causes of such criticism.

  • The acceptance of responsibility for any effort that moves the group forward.

  • The desire to strive for, and ultimately achieve, excellence in everything you do.

  • The commitment to train for leadership.

The resolution to give lifelong financial support and commitment to the maintenance and development of the Fraternity's programs and purposes.

 If you are interested in seeking membership, contact the chapter by submitting your information via the "Contact" Menu