50 YEAR KAPPAS / SENIOR KAPPAS
(Pictured) Brother Byron Braggs, Brother Gerald Harvey and Brother Frank Jenkins
Founded January 5, 1911, to date, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is organizationally and administratively mature. It moves steadily toward a tomorrow of promise, productivity and influence. Within that tomorrow, there are today an ever-increasing number of brothers that have been members for fifty years or more. Dulles-Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated is fortunate to have several men affiliated who have reached this momentous milestone of fraternal membership, service and achievement.
Brother John Coleman (Chapter Invisible) John Henry Coleman, M.D., age 88, of Potomac Falls, VA passed away on November 26, 2016. Dr. Coleman was born in Madison, IN and lived, raised his family and practiced medicine in Toledo, OH for over 50 years and in Northern Virginia for 13 years.
The heritage and cultural resources of many organizations, including ours, are deeply embodied within and through its elders and senior members. Experience, wisdom and length of days are important realities, traits and characteristics that our fifty-year brothers have contributed and continue to contribute to the fraternity as a whole.
The stories and memories of these men, before and during Kappa, are sources of instruction on good living, fraternal bonding, role modeling, trials and tribulations, joy, intellectual and professional growth and success, humor and fulfillment. Each, in his own way, is emblematic of the founding precept of the fraternity: Achievement. They have earned the respect of their fraternity, their communities, admiration of many near and far, and have stayed true to Phi Nu Pi.
Brother Chester L. Wilson is a 1956 initiate of the Howard University Chapter, the Xi of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He is a charter member and the first 50-year member of the Dulles-Leesburg (VA) Alumni Chapter. (Left) Brother Wilson receiving his 50-year pinning by the past Grand Polemarch, Brother Samuel C. Hamilton (#30) in 2006. Brother Wilson served 20 years in the United States Army as an aviator in the Vietnam War (2 tours) retiring in 1975; his marriage to Julie D. Colbert- a 1958 initiate of the Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at Howard University) in 1959.
Brother Gerald Harvey
Howard University, Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.
Brother Robert Seabrooks
Johnson C. Smith University, Alpha Epsilon
Brother Dr. Frank Jenkins
Brother Reginald Hill, Sr.