South Central Province Chapter of the Year 1963 & 1985.

History of Knoxville Alumni Chapter

 

During the mid 1940's there was a realization of eleven KAPPA MEN who felt the need to establish Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. as a presence in Knoxville community. Through their dedication and perseverance, the Knoxville Alumni Chapter was chartered November 5, 1946. Below is alittle information about the Charter Members of Knoxville Alumni;

 

CHARTER MEMBERS INITIATED
Brandon Barton
●Degree from Tennessee State A&I College (Now Tennessee State University)
Alpha Theta 1939

James A. Bond
Taught Psychology and English at Knoxville College
Got his AB Degree from Knoxville College
Got a Ped.D. Degree from Simmons University
Got a Masters from University of Cincinnati
●Further studies at the University of Chicago

 
Major Calvin D. Cosby
Black Postmaster in Knoxville Burlington Branch
●Degree from Knoxville College
Knoxville Alumni 1946
Samuel C. Coleman Jr.
Cousin to Haynes A. Ford Sr. Sam's mother and Haynes' grandmother were sisters.
●Degree from Tennessee State A&I College (Now Tennessee State University)
Alpha Theta 1939
Haynes A. Ford
1st Keeper of Records of Knoxville Alumni
Avid Tennis Player Won doubles championships with sister-in-law Yolande Cornelia Watson Giovanni well known member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the Wilberforce Tennis Tournament twice.
Uncle to Famed Poet Nikki Giovanni also well known member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
●Degree from Tennessee State A&I College (Now Tennessee State University)
Alpha Theta 1936
Jack "The Jeweler" Leflore
Served as South Central Province Polemarch
●Degree from Knoxville College
Knoxville Alumni 1946
Irving A. McCollum
●Degree from Morehouse College
Pi 1940
Smith Rogers Jr.
●Degree from Tennessee State A&I College (Now Tennessee State University)
Alpha Theta 1945
John W. Ruffin
1st Polemarch of Knoxville Alumni
●Degree from Virgina State University in Petersburg, VA
Alpha Phi 1936
William Lofton "Loftus" Smith
Educator who taught Social Science at Swift Memorial Junior College in Rogersville, TN.
●While at Swift Memorial Junior College coached on the Football team.
●AB Degree from North Carolina School for Negroes (now North Carolina Central University)
●Graduate Studies at Atlanta University
Alpha Kappa 1931
Claude A. Walker "Gabby"
●Degree from Johnson C. Smith College Charlotte, NC
Alpha Epsilon 1936


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