Chapter Installation Announcement – Fall 2022

On behalf of the National Council, I am proud to announce the successful chartering and installation of the Xi Delta chapter at Stony Brook University! The process started earlier this semester with a petitioning group of nineteen band members, which was led by Marco Melendez and their Director of Bands, Dr. Justin Stolarik. The initiation and installation ceremonies took place at their institution on Sunday, December 4th, 2022.

This process would not have been possible without the help of our dedicated Advising Team, which was led by NED Governor, Rassii Elliott. The Advising Team consisted of several NED alumni members, who are listed below. Thank you to these Brothers for their guidance and leadership in this process. We are deeply grateful for their service and support. 

Stony Brook Advising Team

  • Michael Napolitano (Life Member, Kappa Upsilon & Sponsor/DOB Committee Co-Chair)
  • Laura Borzellieri (Life Member, Lambda Delta & Curriculum Committee Member)
  • Evan Choy (Life Member, Kappa Gamma & Chapter Ops Committee Member)
  • Mia Harvey (Alumna, Nu Zeta & Communications Committee Member)

Lastly, I would like to give thanks to everyone else who assisted with this process: thank you to the Eta Rho chapter at West Chester University for providing the Ritual gear; thank you to Michael Coppola (Life Member, Kappa Upsilon) and Collin Alekson (Alumnus, Nu Zeta) for their assistance; and thank you to our HQ staff for all of their support in making this possible. It was extremely heartwarming to see everyone come together to welcome our new Brothers. We are excited to transition to the post-installation process with Xi Delta and for the opportunity to have these students represented at the upcoming NED and National Conventions. Please help us congratulate and welcome them to the Brotherhood! AEA.

If you or anyone you know has questions about our petitioning process, please visit our Expansion page or email me at bangco@kkpsi.org

Bang T. Co (He/Him/His/他)
National Vice President for Membership & Expansion
2021-2023 Kappa Kappa Psi National Council
Life Member | Alpha Zeta Chapter at Indiana University

Chapter Installation Announcement – Fall 2021

Hello and happy Wednesday, Brothers –

On behalf of the National Council, I am proud to announce the successful re-chartering and installation of the Lambda Omicron chapter at Valdosta State University! The process started at the beginning of this semester with a petitioning group of eleven band members, led by Daniel Slone and with the support of their Director of Bands, Dr. Benjamin Harper. The event took place on Sunday, December 12th in Valdosta, GA, and was the first in-person chapter installation that we have had in quite some time.

This process would not have been possible without the help of our amazing Advising Team. This group was led by Past National President, Evan Thompson and consisted of five advisors. Thank you to these Brothers for their guidance and leadership in this process. We are deeply grateful for their service and support.

  • Justyn Paul Davis, SED Governor (Zeta Chi)
  • Miaka Kemp, KKPsiAA Member (Kappa Mu)
  • Michael Bradford-Calhoun, Past SED President (Iota Zeta)
  • Brittany Woodruff, SEDAA Board Member (Pi)
Several chapters offered to help out by providing supplies for the Ritual and installation. We would like to extend our appreciation to the following chapters for their assistance:
  • Pi (Auburn University)
  • Zeta Chi (University of South Carolina)
  • Eta Sigma (University of Central Florida)
  • Kappa Mu (University of Georgia)
Lastly, we would like to give thanks to the several chapters that made the trip to support the installation of the Lambda Omicron chapter. It was extremely heartwarming to see everyone come together to welcome our new Brothers. Thank you to the following chapters:
  • Pi (Auburn University)
  • Alpha Eta (University of Florida)
  • Alpha Sigma (University of Tampa)
  • Zeta Chi (University of South Carolina)
  • Eta Sigma (University of Central Florida)
  • Kappa Mu (University of Georgia)
  • Nu Alpha (Georgia State University)
  • Beta Xi (University of Florida – Tau Beta Sigma)
Daniel and Dr. Harper will start next semester as Chapter President and Chapter Sponsor, respectively. Please help us congratulate and welcome them to the Brotherhood! Go Blazers and AEA.

If you or anyone you know has questions about our petitioning process, please visit our Starting A Chapter page or email me at bangco@kkpsi.org.

Bang T. Co (He/Him/His/他)
National Vice President for Membership & Expansion
2021-2023 Kappa Kappa Psi National Council
Life Member | Alpha Zeta Chapter at Indiana University

Fall 2021 Petitioning Group Announcement

Brothers – 

On behalf of the National Council of Kappa Kappa Psi, I am wishing you a safe and healthy start to your Fall 2021 semester. We are honored to announce the acceptance of two petitioning groups and the team of advisors that will be working closely with them this fall. Please see below for more information about each group.

Valdosta State University – Lambda Omicron Rechartering – Southeast District

Advising Team:

  • Evan Thompson (Life Member, Zeta Chi & Past National President) – Lead Advisor
  • JP Davis (Life Member, Zeta Chi & SED Governor)
  • Michael Bradford-Calhoun (Alumnus, Iota Zeta & past SED President)
  • Brittany Woodruff (Life Member, Pi & SEDAA Board Member)
  • Miaka Kemp (Alumna, Kappa Mu & KKPsiAA Member)

The Valdosta State University band program is under the leadership of their Director of Bands, Dr. Benjamin Harper, and Assistant Director of Bands, Dr. Skye Holmes. The band program offers a variety of ensembles for students and community members to participate in including their Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, the Blazin’ Brigade Marching Band, and the Hot Shots Basketball Band. To learn more about the Valdosta State University band program, please visit their website

We are excited to welcome back our friends at Valdosta State University to Kappa Kappa Psi! You may send notes of congratulations to Director of Bands, Dr. Benjamin Harper (bgharper@valdosta.edu).

Cleveland State University – New Petitioning Group – North Central District

Advising Team:

  • Marc Renaud (Life Member, Zeta Epsilon & NCD Governor) – Lead Advisor
  • Michelle Banis (Life Member, Iota Lambda & NCD Governor)
  • Akilah Thomas (Life Member, Beta Kappa & NCDAA Board Member)
  • Viet Nguyen (Life Member, Eta & Past NCD Vice President for Membership)
  • Jack Gornick (Alumnus, Alpha Zeta & Past NCD President)

The Cleveland State University band program is under the leadership of their Director of Bands, Dr. Birch Browning. The band program offers a variety of ensembles for students and community members to participate in including their Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Percussion Ensemble, and Clarinet Ensemble. To learn more about the Cleveland State University band program, please visit their website

We are excited to welcome our friends at Cleveland State University to Kappa Kappa Psi! You may send notes of congratulations to Director of Bands, Dr. Birch Browning (b.browning@csuohio.edu).

With Love and Appreciation, 

Bang T. Co (He/Him/His/他)

National Vice President for Membership & Expansion

2021-2023 Kappa Kappa Psi National Council

Life Member | Alpha Zeta Chapter at Indiana University