Kappa Theta Newsletter
Table of Contents: Pg. 1: Presidential Address Pg. 2: Strategic Plan Pg. 3-5: Meet the Chapter Pg. 5: 2012 Graduates Pg. 6-7: Year in Review Pg. 8: Homecoming Events Pg. 9: Semester Calendar of Events
Presidential Address Gree$ngs to the 427th House of Alpha, It is with great pleasure and humility that I write you as the 2012-‐2013 President of the Kappa Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated! My name is Michael McGee, and the current chapter and I are eager to aﬀord you with a lens for a greater understanding of the chapter’s past accomplishments, current endeavors, and future developments. Over the past year, we have worked relentlessly and enthusias$cally to surpass and exceed the great expecta$ons that have guided our chapter since its incep$on in 1975. With an ambi$ous vision and commiTed chapter members, we were able to achieve many dis$nc$ons as a chapter, including Outstanding Faculty Rela$ons, Outstanding Collabora$ve Program, Outstanding Fraternity New Member, 2012 Regional Ms. Black and Gold, Tennessee District Scholar Bowl Champions, and two Order of Omega inductees. Kappa Theta has remained a force of exemplary “…We are now faced with scholars, devoted campus leaders, and humble community advocates. the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted I have challenged the chapter to capitalize on our strengths, enhance our deﬁcits, with the ﬁerce urgency of and overcome our weaknesses. Con$nuing our remarkable brotherhood, aligning now. In this unfolding our chapter goals with na$onal requirements, and improving our chapter GPA are conundrum of life and all among our priori$es for this year. You will be able to see our strategic vision for history, there "is" such a how we plan to accomplish our goals and push ourselves forward in the Vanderbilt thing as being too late…” and Nashville communi$es. -‐Mar$n Luther King, Jr Our hope is that this newsleTer will provide a framework for current and graduated chapter members to forge new rela$onships, reconnect with one another, and remember the reasons why we all pledged to the values of manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind. Please contact me or any other chapter members with any ques$ons, concerns, or sugges$ons that you may have for our chapter. I oﬀer deep-‐felt apprecia$on for what you all have done and your unparalleled support as Kappa Theta con$nues to march onward and upward toward the Light! Best, Michael McGee President, Kappa Theta Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Strategic Plan 2012-‐2013 Vision Be Crucial-‐ Be indispensible to each other. Be essen$al to our campus. Be cri$cal of ourselves. Be decisive in making the best choices. Be vital in our community. Be momentous in programming and campus ini$a$ves. Be insistent in achieving all of our goals, both individually and collec$vely. Top Priori$es: Chapter GPA will be increased by at least .2 points. Each brother must record at least 5 study hours per week that must be completed in one of the rooms we have reserved as “The Alpha Business Room”. Our chapter will maintain a recogni$on wall that will allow all brothers to submit grades from A to B-‐. All events have also been scheduled and planned ahead of $me so brothers can beTer fulﬁll all the requirements of being a successful student. There will also be a chapter wide reward if we are collec$vely able to reach this goal. Chapter communica=on will be improved in order to best serve produc=vity and achievement. Brothers will check emails on a regular basis and respond to all emails that are Alpha related, even if it is to simply iden$fy that they have read it. Group texts will be used for business, and GroupMe will be used for pleasure. Chapter members will increase their individual community service hours by 20% and collec=ve community service hours by 50 hours. The chapter will conduct one community service event every three to four weeks that is open to the public. Each brother must become a member of one community service organiza$on and fulﬁll all the service requirements to maintain status as an ac$ve member of that organiza$on. Chapter will take the necessary steps to become more ﬁnancially stable. Chapter dues have been increased by 300%. The chapter will capitalize on fundraising events in order to raise funds. The chapter will also follow closely to a budget. *With it cos?ng more than $2300 for our chapter to operate na?onally and because our chapter has been in debt for the past three years, if you are able to make a dona?on to the chapter it would be very helpful. Please contact Treasurer Allan Regis at Allan.S.Regis@vanderbilt.edu or President Michael McGee at Michael.N.Mcgee@vanderbilt.edu if you are able to give back.
Name: Michael McGee (SP ‘10) Posi=on in Chapter: President Classiﬁca=on: Senior Major: Human and Organiza=on Development Involvement: Head Resident, SEF, Senior Class Fund, AWB, Tour Guide, MOSAIC Michael.N.Mcgee@vanderbilt.edu Memphis, TN
Name: Devin Brooks (SP ‘11) Posi=on in Chapter: Educa=onal Chair; Step Master; WebMaster Classiﬁca=on: Senior Major: Computer Engineering Involvement: Head Resident, VOP, Senior Class Fund, NSBE Devin.M.Brooks@vanderbilt.edu Memphis, TN
Name: Daniel Getachew-‐ Smith (SP ‘11) Posi=on in Chapter: Historian Classiﬁca=on: Senior Major: Economics Involvement: Resident Advisor, NBMBAA, Are You Mad Daniel.V.GetachewSmith@vanderbilt.edu Atlanta, GA
Name: Aaron Lowe (SP ‘12) Posi=on in Chapter: Vice President Major: Sociology Involvement : BSA, NAACP, VSVS Aaron.W.Lowe@vanderbilt.edu Memphis, TN
Name: Jojackson Igietseme (SP ‘11) Posi=on in Chapter: Editor of the Sphinx Classiﬁca=on: Senior Major: Psychology Involvement: BSA, MAPs, Y.E.S. Jojackson.U.Igietseme@vanderbilt.edu Atlanta, GA
Name: Allan Regis (SP ‘12) Posi=on in Chapter: Treasurer Classiﬁca=on: Junior Major: Mechanical Engineering Involvement: BSA, VOP, NSBE Allan.S.Regis@vanderbilt.edu Silver Springs, MD
Name: Oshane McCrae (SP ‘12) Posi=on in Chapter: Social Chair Classiﬁca=on: Junior Major: Environmental Science Involvement: VOP, Environmental Club, Are You Mad Oshane.O.McCrae@vanderbilt.edu Brooklyn, NY
Name: Balemba Balemba (SP ‘11) Posi=on in Chapter: Secretary; Step Master Classiﬁca=on: Senior Major: Medicine, Heath, and Society Involvement on Campus: Student Alumni Board, BSA, VSVS Balemba.N.Balemba@vanderbilt.edu Lible Rock, AR
Name: Jonathan Williams (SP ‘11) Posi=on in Chapter: Community Service Chair, Director of Intake Classiﬁca=on: Junior Major: Management Informa=on Systems Involvement: NSBE Jonathan.C.Williams@vanderbilt.edu Atlanta, GA
Name: Bronson Worthy (SP ‘10) Undergraduate Member at Large Major: Economics and Medicine, Health and Society Intern at the Memphis Music Founda=on BronsonWorthy@Gmail.com Memphis, TN
2012 Graduates From Led to Right: 1. DeAndre Jones (SP ‘10); Consultant at Capgemini in Atlanta, Georgia 2. Waymon Peer (SP ’10); 7th Grade Learning Specialist at KIPP Academy in Nashville, Tennessee 3. Courtland Blount (SP ‘09); Candidate for a Master’s in Biomedical Science at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia
Year in Review 1
3 6 1 6 4
1. Brother Michael McGee, Brother Jonathan Williams and Brother Daniel Getachew-‐ Smith at the Fall 2011 All White Aﬀair 2. Brother Devin Brooks, Brother Daniel Getachew-‐ Smith and Brother Courtland Blount at our 2011 Back to School Event: the ICEbreaker. 3. Brother Courtland Blount and Brother Waymon Peer suppor=ng the Mu Rho chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at their 2011 mini-‐week. 4. The Spring 2011 ini=ates of the Kappa Theta Chapter at the ICEbreaker.
5. Our Fall 2011 Alpha Week theme: Watch the Throne. 6. Park Clean-‐Up with our Tri-‐ Council Circle during our 2011 Alpha Week. 7. Community Service with the Vanderbilt NPHC at L as a part of our Fall 2011 Alpha Week.
8. Brother Daniel Getachew-‐ Smith, Brother Jojackson Igietseme, Brother Waymon Peer and Brother Courtland Blount winning the Fall 2011 District Scholar Bowl.
Year in Review 1
4 1. Brother DeAndre Jones, Brother Jonathan Williams, Brother Michael McGee and Brother Waymon Peer at the Kappa Theta Founder’s Day Celebra=on 2. The Spring 2012 Mini Week Theme: Knockout 3. The Kappa Theta Chapter ader a mini step performance at Dance Marathon 4. Our 2012 Regional Ms. Black Gold winner, Ms. Megan Piphus 5. The MOSAIC Step Show Intro Stroll led my Brother Waymon Peer 7. The Prodigious 3: The C.H.A.S.E. (Caused Havoc and Saw Enlightenment 8. Kappa Theta Fall ‘07-‐ Spring ’12 9. The Fall 2012-‐ Spring 2013 members of the Crucial Kappa Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
Homecoming 2012 Event
Kappa Theta Homecoming Mixer
Friday, 10/26 4pm-‐6pm
Carmichael Towers 1&2 Lounge
Quake Concert j. Childish Gambino and J. Cole
*Homecoming Football Saturday, 10/27 Time TBD Game vs. University of MassachuseTs
Dudley Field, Vanderbilt University
**NPHC Step Show Tickets
Saturday, 10/27 Time TBD
Brotherhood Brunch/ State of the Chapter
Sunday 10/28 11:30am-‐
*The &me of the Homecoming Football game will be announced the week before the actual game. ** The &me of the NPHC Step Show is con&ngent upon when the game &me is decided upon. The chapter will ensure that all members who plan to a@end will know the &me of the show well enough in advance to avoid any problems that may occur. If you plan on a@ending Homecoming, please email Michael McGee (Michael.N.McGee@Vanderbilt.Edu) or Jojackson Igietseme (Jojackson.U.Igietseme@Vanderbilt.edu) so that we can have an accurate account for the amount of food that needs to be ordered.
Semester Calendar of Events
Greetings Brothers, On behalf of the Kappa Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., I would like to present to you the Fall 2012...