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Welcome

Tadarial J. SturdivantWelcome to the website for the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. We are pleased that you have decided to visit our site to learn more about our chapter and our distinguished fraternity.

Throughout the year, our chapter holds different events for our members as well as the community at large. We are an organization of men who believe in community service and giving back whenever and wherever help is needed.

As the current Polemarch (President) for the chapter, I encourage you to attend some of our events and spend time visiting the various sections of our website to learn more about our fraternity.

Tadarial J. Sturdivant
Polemarch

 

 

Chapter Bids Farewell to Charter Member Allen W. Peterson

Our Chapter remembers a great Brother who served Kappa for 69 years. We extend our deepest and sincerest sympathies to the Peterson family.

Allen Wayman Peterson, Jr. was born in Battle Creek, MI to the late Reverend Allen Wayman Peterson, Sr. and Mrs. Harriet Golden Peterson on January 13, 1928. Allen was a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Due to Reverend Peterson’s ministry as an AME minister, Allen moved frequently around the state of Michigan with his parents. He later joined the Episcopal church as an adult.

Allen received his early education in Battle Creek and Lansing, MI where he graduated from J.W. Sexton High school. Allen served in the United States Coast Guard and received an Honorable Discharge before attending college. He received his BA degree from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI and MSW degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

Brother Peterson was initiated into the Alpha Beta of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. in 1949 at Wayne State University. He was also a charter member of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Brother Peterson entered Chapter Invisible on January 26, 2018 at 90 years of age.

Picture shown: Brother Michael Kinloch presenting Brother Allen Peterson with 50 year member white jacket during Charter Day event on December 1, 2012

 

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(Pictured left to right: Mark Farr, Jon May, Daniel Wilson, Gerard Pryor)

Introducing The Four Knights of the Krimson Kabal

The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter is pleased to introduce our four newest members who were initiated in Spring 2018. Pictured left to right, our four new Brothers are:

  • Mark Farr is CEO of Non Profit Organization and Retired from the United States Air Force
  • Jon May is a Google employee and has served in the United State Air Force (Air National Guard)
  • Gerard Pryor is a retired Lieutenant from the Wayne County Sheriff Office
  • Daniel Wilson is a Sergeant in the United States Army (Active Duty) Military Police Unit assigned to Human Resources

Welcome to Kappa Alpha Psi! 

img-AAYI Kappa Women of Achievement Flyer 2018Eighth Annual Women of Achievement

The Kappa Foundation in conjunction with the Ann Arbor- Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., invite you to attend our “Eighth Annual Women of Achievement Tribute” on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This event honors women in the community for their personal and professional achievements and service to their community. This year, our Senior Grand Vice Polemarch Reuben Shelton and his wife will be in attendance.

For over 59 years, the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has been dedicated to fulfilling our fraternity’s fundamental purpose of “Achievement in every field of human endeavor.”  Consistent with that commitment, we believe it is vitally important to recognize and honor women in our communities who have demonstrated high levels of achievement in their particular fields of human endeavor and service to the community, while meeting the routine demands of everyday living.

These women serve as role models for young women and men who might strive to emulate them. Their names are listed below:

  • Theola Jones – Inkster
  • Mary Hall-Thiam – Ann Arbor
  • Tekisha Lee – Ypsilanti
  • Ana McCune van de Velde – Ann Arbor
  • Lois Richardson – Ypsilanti

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here. For more details or ticket purchases, please contact: John Finn 734.717.7479, Isadore King 313.318.1175, or Michael Kinloch 734.740.4054.

Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Silhouettes Fundraiser

Friends, family, everyone…you’re invited to come out and enjoy some wings with the lovely Silhouettes of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni and the Kappas. Over many years, the Silhouettes have assisted us in providing scholarships for our youth.

The Silhouettes are sponsoring another Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant fundraiser on May 18, 2018, 216 James L Hart Pkwy #1, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. The attached flyer must be shown [electronically or via hardcopy] to secure 20% of both dine-in and carryout sales. If the total sales of our group reach $2,000 for the day, BWW will return 25%; and at $3,000 in total sales, they will return 30%! The proceeds will help to support our contribution to the Kappa scholarship fund.

As in the past, we will have a reserved area from 5 PM until close. Attend between the hours of 2 to 6 PM for Happy Hour specials.

Show your support of the AAYI Kappa Chapter by attending this event and sharing the flyer to help the Silhouettes achieve our goal of making this event a huge success.

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