The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter was able to provide 100 free turkeys to the communities we serve for the Thanksgiving Holiday. This is our largest contribution for Thanksgiving to date. The turkeys were donated to the chapter by Mr. Amad Elzayat who is president of the Amity Foundation.
Brothers were broken into three teams that worked with precision to assist the community. Team one met in Dearborn where we picked up the 100 turkeys and placed them into Brother Tim Lipkin’s and Brother Kilgore’s vehicles. Brother Kilgore transported 33 turkeys to Starfish Inkster for a giveaway and Brother Lipkin transported 64 turkeys to SOS in Ypsilanti for a giveaway.
There was a team of brothers and volunteers in Inkster waiting our arrival and we were able to pass out the turkeys in an assembly line fashion in Inkster.
Our third team met in Ypsilanti where 64 turkeys were dropped off to SOS who hand delivered many of the turkeys to citizens that did not have transportation to pick up at SOS.
The Ann Arbor Kappas continually remember and act on our personal responsibility to give back to our community.
We are pleased to congratulate Brother Bryan Johnson for his recent victory on election day, November 6, 2018. Bryan was newly elected to serve on the Ann Arbor School Board. On behalf of your Alumni Chapter Brother Johnson we wish you the best as you put your best foot forward in the education of our youth and future leaders.
Photo source: http://annarborvotes.org/bryan-johnson
Our own Brother Terrence Reeves (Delta Nu, 2000), was honored during Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 16th Annual Celebration of Black Men. Annually, the Delta Psi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recognize men in our community who have been pillars of success in all fields. The event was held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Holiday Inn in Ann Arbor, MI.
Congratulations to Brother Reeves. We proud of your achievement and your success in life.
Tyler Kinloch, ABS Continuous Improvement Specialist at Davenport Works, received the “Outstanding Young Engineer in Aerospace” award at the 2018 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Aerospace Systems Conference in Houston, Texas.
“I’m extremely honored and grateful to be given this award,” said Tyler. “It’s amazing to be recognized alongside all these other phenomenal candidates throughout our industry.
The award is given to an individual who contributes to the aerospace community, shows a commitment to excellence, and promotes STEM education. It was one of only six presented at the conference. Tyler was nominated by members of the NSBE chapter of the Quad-Cities, where he is the publications chair.
“Tyler is enthusiastic about each of his assignments and has always been very curious to learn the processes and apply his knowledge to suggest improvements,” said Sharon Holmes, Continuous Improvement Manager at Davenport Works. “He has been active in the Employee Resource Groups and volunteers at many activities, which sets a great example for our new employees.”
Tyler first joined Arconic as a Lean Manufacturing summer intern and came on board as a full-time employee after graduation. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Industrial Technology, Industrial Electronics from Tennessee State University.
During the awards ceremony, Tyler shared show he helped improve communications and cycle times at a few of the DPW’s production centers. He also talked about volunteering through AAHN to tutor students in an after-school program. As part of the program, Tyler works on STEM-related projects with the students and teachers them about problem solving.
Congratulations again to Brother Kinloch.
Source: Arconic Inc., 2018-09-25
Our own Brother LaMonta (Coach) Stone is returning to his home high school to take over the reigns as head basketball coach of the number one preseason rated team in the state. We congratulate Brother Stone in his new quest. He brings all kind of experience to his new duties…and now he brings his Kappa Brothers along for the journey. Please see the below link for the article.
(Photo: Bryan Mitchell, The Detroit News https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/2018/10/18/lamonta-stone-returns-coach-river-rouge-boys-basketball-state-title-aspirations/1682211002/)
On Saturday, June 30, 2018, brothers of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni chapter gathered to fellowship with one another and share in good conversation. The chapter would like to convey a special appreciation to Brother Tim Lipkin and his Silhouette for hosting a Brotherhood gathering at his residence. Plenty of good food, conversation and just hanging with the NUPES. Three of our 50 year Brothers attended. Our chapter is unique and special and we always welcome any brothers to return to Kappa!