Brothers Roger Doster, Ted Sturdivant, Jeff Holland, and Larry Davis are pictured here at Brother Holland’s residence for the annual Thanksgiving baskets distributions. The chapter increased the amount of baskets from 9 last year to 13 this year. Five baskets were personally distributed in the Inkster area by Brothers Holland and Sturdivant. Eight baskets were delivered by Brothers Davis and Doster to the SOS for distribution in the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor area.
The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter volunteered at the Ypsilanti District Library’s Prime Time Reading Program on October 5, 2015. Families of children between ages of 3 – 10 participate in an interactive program that works towards improving childhood literacy. The Ypsilanti District Library works with the Michigan Humanities Council as a part of this program.
During the event, our chapter provided food for this program consisting of pizza, salad, and brownies.
The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Kappas partnered with Delta Sigma Theta to hold a Domestic Violence Workshop. Brother Stafford Watts was a presenter during the dating violence prevention portion of the workshop.
Other workshops included:
- Daddy-Daughter Dialogue
- Dating Violence Prevention
- Healthy Relationships
- What Would You Do
- Alternatives Strategies to Domestic Violence
The workshop was held on October 3, 2015 at Washtenaw Community College, Crane Liberal Arts & Science Bldg.
The chapter participated in a Career Fair hosted by Romulus High School on Thursday, November 14. This event was coordinated by Brothers Roger Doster and Melvin Roper. The former principal of Romulus High School is Brother Hal Heard. Brother Roper addressed science, and human relation skills while Brother Doster addressed how to improve your current study habits and working at a college or university. Brother Kinloch focused on engineering/technical career opportunities and requirements. Brother Andre Stringfellow talked about life skills. The audience was primarily 10th and 12th graders. The purpose of the career day was to assist in preparation for college and to provide gap assistance such as Community College. In total, approximately 30 presenters — not all Kappa Men — attended, representing their occupations.
We hosted and co-sponsored our 25th Annual College Fair on November 6, 2013. It is truly special to have provided this service to the community for 25 years. We continue to expose our young people to the best colleges and universities this country has to offer. We also provided an opportunity for the students and parents to learn about funding and scholarship opportunities as well. This event was coordinated by Brothers Darryl Campbell and Roger Doster and Hal Heard who allowed us to use his former high school, Romulus HS.
For the past 24 years, the Kappas have been dedicated to providing this very special event for students looking to get a head start on their future.This year marks our 25th Annual College Fair. This Annual College Fair for high school and middle school students will be held at Romulus High School this year. We continue to expose our young people to the best colleges and universities this country offers. Last year, over 400 students attended this event and we want to increase the attendance this year. This is an opportunity for students and parents to preview colleges admissions requirements and obtain financial aid information. Students, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about college and financial aid are invited to attend.