By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, Kappa Alpha Psi is a collegiate Greek-Letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership. Since the fraternity’s founding on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington, the fraternity has never limited membership based on color, creed or national origin. The fraternity has over 150, 000 members with 721 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United States, and international chapters in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, Japan, United States Virgin Islands, Nigeria and South Africa; and
WHEREAS, Kappa Alpha Psi sponsors programs providing community service, social welfare and academic scholarship through the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation and is a supporter of the United Negro College Fund and Habitat for Humanity. Kappa Alpha Psi is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC); and
WHEREAS, the founders of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated are: Elder Watson Diggs, most affectionately known as “The Dreamer:, Dr. Ezra D. Alexander, Dr. Byron Kenneth Armstrong, Atty. Henry Tourner Asher, Dr. Marcus Peter Blakemore, Paul Waymond Caine, George Wesley Edmonds, Dr. Guy Levis Grant, Edward Giles Irvin, and Sgt. John Milton Lee; and
WHEREAS, The “Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation”, established in 1981, is the philanthropic arm of the fraternity and assists both alumni and undergraduate chapters in support of scholarships, after school programs, and national projects such as Habitat for Humanity; and
WHEREAS, the motto of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is, Achievement in every field of human endeavor:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim May 2, 2017, as
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 2nd day of May 2017.