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Gretna Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Celebrates milestone

29th March 2016   ·   0 Comments

This year, the Gretna alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi is celebrating its Golden Anniversary.

A highlight of this year-long celebration was a brunch held in February that honored its “sole surviving founding charter members, ” Reverend Harold E. Clark, Sr. and Larry Moody, and featured United States Navy Commander Michael K. Ford, Commanding officer for the Navy Recruiting District in Jacksonville, Florida.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated is an international service organization whose sole purpose is to promote achievement in every field of human endeavor. In accomplishing this goal, the fraternity takes great pride in its legacy of community service and mentoring the next generation through its Guide Right program, which works to inspire and improve the lives of boys.

Among those attending the brunch were State Senator Troy Carter, who is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi; Darryl Ward, Chief Administrative Assistant Community Programs for Jefferson Parish; Gretna City Councilman Jackie Berthelot, Dr. Levon A LeBan, historian with the fraternity’s Southwestern Province region; and Alvin L. Barrington, the 2015 Elder Watson Diggs Awardee, one of the fraternity’s highest awards named after its most revered founder.

Kappa Alpha Psi held its Grand Conclave this past August in New Orleans, amassing the third-highest total of attendees in the fraternity’s 105-year history.

This article originally published in the March 28, 2016 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.

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