Mobile Alumni Chapter Wins
Jay Crosby Award
 
Jacksonville, Florida-The Mobile Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Incorporated's Guide Right/Kappa League Program won the Jay Crosby Award at the 67th Southern Provincial Council meeting, held April 20-23, 2017.  The Jay Crosby Award, named in honor of Elder Watson Diggs Awardee Jay Crosby, who served as founder and mentor of the Dayton Kappa League Program, is presented annually to the most outstanding Guide Right Program.  The Mobile Kappa League previously won the award in both 2003 and 2005. 
 

Picture provided by Carl Cunningham, Jr.

Kappa League Volunteers at
Mobile County Relay For Life
 
On Saturday, April 30, 2017, the Mobile Kappa Leaguers volunteered at the Mobile County Relay For Life at Hank Aaron Stadium where the group assisted with check-in and set-up. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer.  
 
Many Mobile Kappa Leaguers expressed a strong desire to support this worthwhile cause because of the impact cancer has had on their own lives or that of relatives.  Kappa Leaguer Darian Hill  stated, "I am here because my mom is a cancer survivor." 
   
 
Pictured: Zyhan Archible.  Picture provided by Sherry Archible.

Upcoming Events  
June 2017 
KL LEADERSHIP WEEK  
 
MONDAY, JUNE 5 TH  
  Setting Goals for the Mobile Kappa League  @ 6-8:30 PM
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 6 TH
" Self-Identity: Who Am I?" Hosted by Jamion Burny  @ 6:30-8:30 PM
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 TH
Financial Stability with Solomon Davis  @ 6:30-8 PM
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 8 TH
Discussion: Corey Wallace, Author of "90's Baby" @ 6:30-8 PM
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 9 TH
Evening Dinner at BlueGill on the Causeway  @ 5:30 PM 
(Load bus at Dauphin Street @ 5 PM) 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 TH
ACT Test
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 24 TH
KL Summer Step Show Grove Hill, AL @ Clarke County High School  
@ 6 PM (Tickets $13 in advance & $17 day of show)
 
 
 
Kappa Leaguer of the Month:
Brandon Martin

Brandon Tyrek Martin is the 3 rd Vice President of the Mobile Kappa League.  He was inducted into the League in Spring 2014.  Brandon is a senior honors student at Mattie T. Blount High School where he maintains a 3.49 GPA.  He is a member of the MCPSS Superintendent Student Advisory Council, National Technical Honor Society, D.E.C.A, the Yearbook staff, and the Varsity Football team.  Brandon plans to attend Auburn University in the fall where he will major in computer engineering.  He loves solving difficult math problems, working with computers and, most importantly, mentoring other male teens. 

Why did you join the Kappa League? 
I wanted to join the Elite Chapter of the Mobile Kappa League because I noticed that the demeanor of the Kappa Leaguers at my school was different than that of the other students.  I observed a brotherhood like no other: the members spoke English correctly, their pants were never below the waistline, and they were always involved with things at school and taking part in service to the community.  On top of that, the Kappa Leaguers always dressed with impeccable flavor.  The Mobile Kappa League is prestigious in Mobile and across the country.  I wanted to be part of their great legacy. 

How has Kappa League Impacted your life? 
Kappa League has impacted my life tremendously.  It has shown me how it feels to have true brothers. It's helped me become a leader in my community.  The Kappa League also helped me build my confidence level up so that no one can tear it down.  Without Kappa League, I would not be the person I am today.

KL Alum of the Month: 
Zach Lucas
Born to Pastor Charles Lucas and the late Wanda Faye Malone Lucas, Zachary Lucas was raised by his grandparents in Mobile, AL.  He attended John L. LeFlore High School where he was a member of the baseball team and earned a 6A State Championship in basketball before graduating sixth in his class.  In the spring of 2005, Mr. Lucas became a member of the Elite Chapter of the Mobile Kappa League.  
 
After graduation, Zachary attended Tuskegee University to major in accounting. There, he became a member of Gamma Beta Sigma Honor Society, was ranked among the top percent of students in the School of Business, and served as the Finance Chair for the SGA.  During his sophomore year, Mr. Lucas received an offer to work at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.  In the spring of 2011, Zachary became a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.  He graduated from Tuskegee in December of that year and returned to Cleveland the following January to begin his career as an Accountant and Budget Analyst for NASA.  In 2015, Mr. Lucas transitioned to a different role: Resources Manager and Community Relations Specialist.
 
Though he and his wife of two years, Khalia Lucas, remain residents of Cleveland, Zachary is an active participant in the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association.
 
Mr. Lucas credits the Mobile Kappa League with teaching him the importance of having confidence, building relationships, and networking.  He specifically recognizes Carl Cunningham, Sr., Carl Cunningham, Jr., and Joseph Roberson with encouraging him to always strive to be his best, even if that meant being different.  "In my eyes," he stated, "being different means standing out.  If I could give the young men in this organization any advice, it would be to start taking your life seriously now! Make a plan, execute that plan, speak up, and have CONFIDENCE in yourself.  Keep God in your life.  Be grateful.  And take advantage of the positive role models that you have within the Mobile Kappa League."

2017-2018 Sponsors of the Elite Chapter  
of the Mobile Kappa League 

5th Quarter Barbershop
Aaron Hudson
The Abarikwu Family Supports Andrew
Abundance of Love Care Team
African American Student Association - USA
Mr. & Mrs. Alcea Braggs
Allstar Auto Salvage, Inc.
All-State - Alvin Presnell, Jr.
American Check Exchange
American Financial Services - 1866 B, Gov't St.
Andry's Construction
Antwan J. Hogue, M.D.
A Precision Auto Glass, Inc.
The Archibald Family
ATL Bartending School
Barbara Taylor
The BBQ STOP
Belinda Harris Supports Corey "Luke" Diamond
BHS c/o 1999
Blossom Residential, LLC
Blount High School Distributive Education Clubs of America
Bowtie Productions Educational Program
The Brandyburg Firm
Brenda & Anthony Hurst
Brennan Woods
Brent Williams - Los Angeles Rams
Byron Cunningham - Los Angeles Rams
C. Maye
Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Moore - Always Do Your Best
Dr. Carl Cunningham, Jr.
Carlton Income Tax Service
Certified Collision
Chad Collins & Associates, LLC
Chanel & Lance
Charita Kimbrough Lett
Charles & Patricia Harris
Mr. Charles Owens
Chinnita Young
Chris and Teneshia Edwards Support DeAvis
Christian Emonina - Parents, Godfather, Aunt & Uncle
CJ Smalls
Mr. Clarence & Dr. Katrina Trammell
Companion Veterinary Hospital
Congrats, Cameron McIntosh - From Your Mom, Beth Wright
Congrats, James Taylor - From The Family
Congratulations, Jared - Love, April & the Bell Family
The Credit Store
Curtis Moore Photography
Dale Enterprise
Dr. Damion Collins
Dancefit Divas - Like Us On Facebook
Daphne Pharmacy
Darryl & Nakita Williams
Davis Tax Service
Dean's Tax Service - 251.895.0996
Debra Ransburg
Diane Richardson
The Dinkins Real Estate
Dione Howell
DJ Money Mic - DJMoneyMic@gmail.com
DJ Tech
E. Russ
Ebenezer Baptist Church Adult Choir
Ebony Stewart
Ed Sanderson, Principal, Pillians Middle School
Mr. & Mrs. Elmore Pate - Paeton Harris' Grandparents
Emanuel Crawford
Emma "Nana" Dexter 
Erica M. Davis
Erica, Lisa & Derrick Support Corey Diamond
Erin B. Reimer & Family
Erin Thomas
Ernestine E. Gulley
Esoteric Couture
Ethan Hunt Automotive - Naser
Eustress & Distress Group
Exit Realty Lyon Real Estate
Dr. Eyston A. Hunte Supports Darian Hill
Fade Zone Classic Cuts Barbershop - 4124 Gov't Blvd. Suite E, 36693
Family & Friends of Brandon Martin
Family & Friends of Cameron Ezell
Fire Station #16 Montgomery, AL
Fonzo Jackson
Freedom P. Woods, Sr.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Gaines Plumbing Company
Gary Johnson
The George-Carter Family
George E. Preston III - Kappa Alpha Psi
Geraldine Manuel
Glen Long
Great Job, President G. Preston! Love, Mom
Gulf Coast Association of Black Journalists, Inc.
The Harbins
Harold James at the Walt Disney Company
Harry McGadney Supports DeAvis
Harvard's Film Video & Audio
Hats and Heels, Inc.
Henry Jordan
Highpoint Baptist Church
Hudson Vault
I support you, Andrew - LaTanya Lofton, MD
In Memory of Ira & Clara Grissom
In Memory of Meddie Clark
Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Simmons
James Gilbert & Annette Presswood
Dr. James Gordon, D.C.
Janet & Michael Grimes, Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. James Murphy
Janet Womack
Jimme E. McMillian
Jimmy & Brandi Turner
Joshua Hewitt
Junior Knights of St. Peter Claver
Karen Raine
Kawanes Bellamy, Avon Worker
Kazoola Eatery & Entertainment
Keller Williams Realty Mobile - Chinnita Young, Realtor
Kendell Young Supports Marco Demings
Kentriss Morrissette
Kezley Amari Shepard
Kishuana L. Shepard - Delta Sigma Theta
Kris Branch & Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kyle Burney - Kappa Alpha Psi, Spr. '14
Kyris Brown
L.A. Subs
Larry Bellamy
Lakeisha Bellamy
LaKeshia Dotson
Larry W. Nicholson, Jr.
Latanya Houge
Lee & Jewell Criddle
Lemingos Tax Service & Convenience Store
Leon & Myra Williams
Leonard K. Spencer
LeRoy Raine, Jr.
Leshounda Robinson
LHS Fine Arts Department
Liberty Missionary Baptist Church
Lomax Healthcare Services, LLC
Mainline Charters, Inc.
Malinda & Mac McMurphy
Mara Hall, Actress
Marcus Catchings
Marilyn Hall
Maxine Jackson
MCPSS Department of Federal Programs
Minnie Taleton
Mitch Davis
Mitchell Edwards Mitchell Pro Health Certified Personal Nutritionist
Mobile Import Salvage Co., Inc.
Mt. Ararat Learning & Development Center
Mount Olive Baptist Church #1 Youth Ministry
MTosh Handmade Custom Bags
Myron & Schandra James
New Generation International Church
Nikki
No Luv Entertainment & Crowned Jewelz Band
Noah W. Lewis & Associates Insurance Services
Norman & Christian Abrams Support Winston Young
Northview, Inc.
The Norwood Family
Paint Party Studios, LLC
Palmer's Airport Hyundai - 251.338.1501
Palmer's Toyota Superstore
Paul & Lisa Young Support Winston Young
The Payne-Belle Family
Perfect Stroke Painting & Remodeling Residential & Commercial - 251.366.7671
P. H. Lewis Security and Investigation Services
Print-Em Up Custom Tees
Professional Blendz Barber Studio, LLC
Proud Mother & Brother of Charles Love
Providence Hospital
Quentin Richardson Photography
The Randle Family
The Rankin Family
Reginald D. Vaughn
Reese Funeral Home, Inc. - We are Here to Do God's Will - 251.456.2257
Reuben Miller
Rhonda Crawford
RK Electrical Services, LLC
Rock of Faith Baptist ChurchRoosevelt & Tillie Mosley Family
Roxanne Isom, RN, CLNC - roxanneisomclnc.com
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Sam & Jackie Support Corey Diamond
ShoppeInsideout.com
Showtime Auto Painting, LLC
Small's Mortuary, Inc.
The Smiley-Flower Family
The Smith Family
Snapp's Barbershop
Spring Hill Toyota
The Stallworth Family Supports Dylan Stallworth
Stan Chavis - State Farm
Supporters of Tyler Rice
Sylvester Trucking
T.K.O.
Taylor Made Creations Supports DeAvis
Temitshia Brown
Tenerah & Kim Rice
Terry King & Family
Thomas & Sons Electric
Tim & Tangie Smith
Toni Derrickson
Mr. & Mrs. Tony Patterson & Family
Tony Phelion
Trademark Promotions
Tripar Travel Agency - Michael Taylor - 251.513.0601
TWSUMC - United Methodist Men Support G. Preston
Ultra Car Wash - 633.8000
Uncle Ogbonna & Aunt Connie Abarikwu, MD
The Uniform Store - 5444 Zeigler Blvd.
USA Adolescent & Endocrinology Clinic
VIA Healthcare
Dr. Walter G. Bracy
The Wayne Family
We Care Private Sitting
We Love You Andrew! From Uncle Ben, Aunty Angie, Ben & Jacob
Webb's Heating & Air Conditioning
Wemo's Wings - 251.633.5877
West Ready Mix, Inc.
Whitfield Construction
Wilbert & Paula Young Support Winston Young
The Willett Family Congratulates EJ
Work First Then Rest
Yesterday's Treasure & More - 3307 DIP
Dr. Yvette A. King, Pharm D., Xavier Univ.
Yvette Nicholson - In Memory of Larry W. Nicholson, Sr.

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