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

Installation of Theta Tau Chapter at Fayetteville State University

Brothers:

I am pleased to announce the installation of the Theta Tau Chapter (#211) at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. This is the third installation of the biennium!

Brothers from Iota Omicron at Appalachian State University served as the ritual chapter, and brothers and alumni from Iota Zeta, Eta Alpha, Eta Omicron, Zeta Sigma, Delta Iota and alumni from Theta Tau were present. Edward Savoy, Member of our Board of Trustees, served as the Installing Officer and served as our Colony Advisor and will continue to work with the chapter for the coming first year as a part of our Brotherhood.

Please send notes of congratulations to the Chapter President Bryan Flippin ( bflippin@broncos.uncfsu.edu )!

Congratulations to Theta Tau! Welcome to the brotherhood!

AEA,
Marco A. Krcatovich II
National Vice President for Colonization and Membership
mkrcatov@kkpsi.org

INSTALLATION OF NU SIGMA CHAPTER AT CAL POLY STATE – POMONA

Brothers:

I am pleased to announce the installation of the Nu Sigma Chapter (#330) at California Polytechnic State University – Pomona in Pomona, California. This is the first installation of the biennium, and 15th Chapter in the Western District!

Brothers from Mu Phi at Fullerton College served as the ritual chapter, and brothers from Theta Beta, Iota Alpha, Iota Pi, and Psi were present. Western District Governor, Charlene Ronne, and Western District Secretary-Treasurer, Micki Welther were also in attendance. Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, National Vice President for Programs, served as the Installing Officer.

Please send notes of congratulations to the Chapter President Nicole Gage at nicole_gage12@yahoo.com.

Congratulations to Nu Sigma! Welcome to the brotherhood!

AEA,

Marco A. Krcatovich II

National Vice President for Colonization and Membership

mkrcatov@kkpsi.org

Installation of Nu Rho at Old Dominion University

Brothers:

I am pleased to announce the installation of the Nu Rho Chapter (#329) at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. This is the eighth installation of the biennium, and the second for the Northeast District.

Brothers from Mu Nu at Christopher Newport University served as the ritual chapter, and brothers from Alpha Iota, Gamma, Kappa Psi, Mu Nu, Nu, and Iota Xi were in attendance. Ms. Yvonne Daye, former National Headquarters Staff Member, served as the Colony Advising Person. Mr. Marco Krcatovich II, National VPP, served as the Installing Officer.

Please send notes of congratulations to the Chapter President Jack Himmelman at jhimm001@odu.edu.
Congratulations to Nu Rho! Welcome to the brotherhood!

AEA,

Evan L. Thompson
National Vice President for Colonization & Membership
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity
evan@kkpsi.org

Installation of Alpha Chi at the University of Texas at El Paso

Brothers:

I am pleased to announce the installation of the Alpha Chi Chapter (#46) at the University of Texas at El Paso. This is the fifth installation of the biennium.

Gamma Eta at New Mexico State University served as the ritual chapter, and brothers from Gamma Iota at the University of New Mexico were in attendance. Also in attendance was Alpha Chi Alumnus and Professor of Horn Mr. Richard Lambrecht. New honorary members include Sponsor Joshua Lott, Director of Bands Dr. Brad Genevro, Associate Director of Bands Mr. Kenneth Capshaw, and Music Department Chair Dr. Steve Wilson.

Mr. Clinton Wieden, Southwest District Governor, served as the Colony Advising Person. Mr. Jack D. Lee, National President, served as the Installing Officer.

The elected officers of the chapter are:

President: Caitlyn Collette

Vice President: Michelle Shaheen

Secretary: Ayleen Sanchez

Treasurer: Mario Guerra

Historian: Antonio Lugo

Parliamentarian: Caleb Tullius

Sponsor: Joshua Lott

Director of Bands: Dr. Brad Genevro

Please send notes of congratulations to the Chapter President Caitlyn Collette at cccollette@miners.utep.edu.

Congratulations to Alpha Chi! Welcome to the brotherhood!

AEA,

Evan L. Thompson

National Vice President for Colonization & Membership

Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity

evan@kkpsi.org

Installation of Nu Pi at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Brothers:

I’m pleased to announce the installation of the Nu Pi Chapter (#328) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This is the fifth installation of the biennium.

The Mu Delta chapter at Western Michigan University served as the advising chapter and NCD Governor Jason Mlady served as the colony adviser. Many thanks to these brothers for their service and leadership!

Active and alumni members from Nu, Gamma Pi, Kappa Chi, and Mu Delta attended the initiation and installation. Director of Bands, Dr. José Riojas and NCD Governor Jason Mlady were also in attendance.

Mr. Marco Krcatovich, National Vice President for Programs, served as the Installing Officer.

The chapter is electing and installing new officers in the next few days. We will send out new contact information once we have it so that everyone can send congratulatory notes to our new brothers.

Congratulations to Nu Pi! Welcome to the brotherhood!

AEA,

Evan L. Thompson
National Vice President for Colonization & Membership
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity
evan@kkpsi.org