Fraternity History

 

Chapter History

 

Incarnation of the Chapter

In June 2013, the brothers in the area re-organized and petitioned for a charter with the Fraternity’s Grand Board of Directors to form the new Beaufort-Jasper-Hilton Head Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.(BJHH). On January 3, 2014 at the Grand Board of Directors Meeting under the auspices of International Grand Polemarch, William “Randy’ Bates Jr., ESQ.   Beaufort-Jasper-Hilton Head Alumni was approved and became the first chapter to receive a charter in 2014 in the Southeast Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. under the leadership of Southeast Province Polemarch Lawrence Davis.  The chapter received its charter on February 21, 2014 at a ceremony in Beaufort, SC.

Beaufort Jasper Hilton Head Alumni

 Beaufort-Jasper-Hilton Head Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was organized under the guidance and coordination of Brother Kenneth E. Brown, Sr., Petitioner. The chapter emerged from the remaining members of the former Beaufort Alumni Chapter and the influx of new Brothers moving into the Greater Beaufort communities. The former Beaufort Chapter was originally chartered in the Lowcountry in 1975. Throughout the last 30 years the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi maintain a viable presence in the Greater Beaufort-Jasper community at large by supporting the fraternity’s premiere Guide Right Program.  In 1983, the Kappa Youth League program was organized in the community and served the male youth in the following age category for more than 25 years:  elementary, middle, and high school. 

In June 2013, the brothers in the area re-organized and petitioned for a charter with the Fraternity’s Grand Board of Directors to form the new Beaufort-Jasper-Hilton Head Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.(BJHH).

 

On January 3, 2014 at the Grand Board Director’s Meeting under the auspices of International Grand Polemarch, William “Randy’ Bates Jr., ESQ.   Beaufort-Jasper-Hilton Head Alumni became the first chapter to receive a charter in 2014 in the Southeast Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. under the leadership of Southeast Province Polemarch Lawrence Davis.  

 

BJHH received its official charter at a chartering ceremony in Beaufort on February 21, 2014.


BJHH Alumni was blessed to have Brother Ronald Young, the 28th International Grand Polemarch and 69th Laurel Wreath recipient as a charter member of our chapter. Brother Young spent a short time with us and entered the Chapter Invisible on January 16, 2014.

 

The chapter is proud to have among its charter members: a father-son team -   Brothers Emanuel and Phillip Dore;  biological brothers -  Brothers Kenneth and James Brown; former Senior Province Vice Polemarch (Northeastern Province) Larry Sanders; a Laurel Wreath Commission member, Brother Coleman Peterson. The Laurel Wreath Award is the highest award available to a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 



Eight of the 31 Charter members are Life Members of the Fraternity: 
Ronald Young *
Herman Neal
Larry Sanders
Coleman Peterson
Joseph Buckingham
Ernest Bryan
Alan Hollis

Carl Jones


Eight of the 31 Charter members have served more than 50 years in the Fraternity: 
Thaddeous Coleman *
Henry Driessen
Perry Hooks
Robert Johnson
Carl B. Jones
Mike Labat
Larry Sanders
David White 
* Chapter Invisible

The ideals and objective of our Fraternity continue to be ‘Achievement’  and commuunity service. "Training for Leadership" is our motto. BJHH will continue Kappa's tradition of leadership in Beaufort and Jasper Counties in the South  Carolina Lowcountry.

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