Welcome to the Kappa Kommunity of Achievement
It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the Polemarch for the Montgomery Alumni Chapter. My roots in Kappa stem from the Oklahoma State University Chapter, the Zeta Theta of Kappa Alpha Psi, founded in 1971, even under my leadership. The Crimson and Crème Spirit is evidenced by Kappa’s role in the leadership of the Montgomery Community and the River Region toward achievement in every field of human endeavor.
In Kappa Alpha Psi’s beginning as a college Fraternity, it now comprises functioning Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters on major campuses and in cities throughout the world. Kappa is the crystallization of a dream. It is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by the late Revered Founders Elder Watson Diggs; John Milton Lee; Byron K. Armstrong; Guy Levis Grant; Ezra D. Alexander; Henry T. Asher; Marcus P. Blakemore; Paul W. Caine; Edward G. Irvin and George W. Edmonds. It was the vision of these astute men that enabled them in the school year 1910 - 11, more specifically the night of January 5, 1911, on the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, to sow the seed of a fraternal tree whose fruit is available to, and now enjoyed by, college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin. The Montgomery Alumni Chapter began in 1949, celebrated under leaders such as the Late Brother Ralph D. Abernathy, our revered Laurel Wreath Holder, Dr. Ralph J. Bryson, and moves steadily toward its vision of promise, productivity and influence today.
Today, the Vision of Montgomery Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi is to bring a robust element of funding to programs, a deliberate nurturing for the Brothers in Montgomery and surrounding areas and ensure that the image and impact of the chapter is enhanced through its facilities, programs and activities. We purposely follow the leadership of the Six Point Plan of the 33rd Administration Grand Polemarch and the Southern Province Polemarch. The Six Point Plan focuses on: Community Service, Infrastructure, Undergraduate Development, Reclamation, New Member Recruitment and Training, and Executive Leadership Training and Succession Planning. The Vision for the Montgomery Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi is the following tenets also congruent with linkages to the provincial and national leadership by enhancing funding, developing brotherhood and supporting facilities.
The goals of the Montgomery Alumni Chapter are as follows:
1.To engage in a robust Kappa Funding Kampaign anchored by dues, innovative fund raising and development of gifts; 2.To engage in healthy Kappa Member Training/Intake and Reclamation Kampaigning to ensure our processes are strictly supported; nurture Brothers, and support Senior Kappas; and, 3.To engage a program to enhance Kappa Facilities with pride, support and promotion.
I want to encourage Brothers to maintain a spirit of k-cooperation to k-corroboration to the team of k-collaboration and Kappa vision. As we move through this year forward together, let’s nourish the Bond of Achievement that Konnects us. Every Brother is requested and required to be a part of the Team Kappa in order to Karry our intent for the betterment of Kappa Alpha Psi for the Montgomery Alumni Chapter. I appreciate and I am gratefully honored to continue achieving for Kappa.
May you be blessed,
Legand L. Burge, Jr.
Polemarch, Montgomery Alumni Chapter