Fall 2022 Petitioning Group Announcement

Brothers –

On behalf of the National Council, I am excited to announce that we have voted to approve a new petitioning group at Stony Brook University for the Fall 2022 semester.

The Stony Brook University band program is under the leadership of Dr. Justin Stolarik. The band program offers a variety of ensembles for students and community members to participate in including the “Spirit of Stony Brook” Marching Band, jazz ensembles, chamber groups, and the Wind Ensemble. To learn more about the Stony Brook University music program, please visit their website.

Stony Brook University – New Petitioning Group – Northeast District

The Stony Brook University group will be a new Petitioning Group in the Northeast District. The group will be instructed by an Advisor Team, which consists of the following members:

  • Rassii Elliott (Life Member, Eta Omega & NED Governor) – Lead Advisor
  • 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)

We are excited to welcome our friends at Stony Brook University as they start on this journey! If you would like to send a congratulatory note, please email Dr. Stolarik at justin.stolarik@stonybrook.edu.

To learn more about Kappa Kappa Psi’s Petitioning Process and how to start a chapter, please visit the Expansion page on our National website. For further inquiries, please email our National Vice President for Membership and Expansion, Bang Co, at bangco@kkpsi.org.

Spring 2022 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 February 2022. We are honored to announce the acceptance of two petitioning groups and the team of advisors that will be working closely with them this spring. Please see below for more information about each group.

Tennessee State University – Zeta Pi Rechartering – Southeast District

Advising Team:

  • Kalem Graham (Life Member, Zeta Psi & SED Governor) – Lead Advisor
  • Rassii Elliott (Life Member, Eta Omega & NED Governor)
  • Atia Aroonsakulwongse (Life Member, Theta Theta & Past SED Sec/Treas)
  • Jessica Needham (Alumna, Eta Sigma & Past SED VPP)
  • Bryan Flippin (Alumnus, Theta Tau & Past Chapter President)

The Tennessee State University band program is under the leadership of their Director of Bands, Dr. Reginald McDonald. The band program offers a variety of ensembles for students and community members to participate in including the “Aristocrat of Bands” Marching Band, the TSU Jazz Collegians, Commercial Music ensembles, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and many other instrument-specific small groups. To learn more about the Tennessee State University band program, please visit their website

We are excited to welcome back our friends at Tennessee State University to Kappa Kappa Psi! You may send notes of congratulations to Director of Bands, Dr. Reginald McDonald (rmcdonald3@tnstate.edu).

Savannah State University – Lambda Upsilon Rechartering – Southeast District

Advising Team:

  • Arupa Gopal-Campbell (Life Member, Kappa Tau & SED Governor) – Lead Advisor
  • Tar-Shae Odom (Active Member, Zeta Eta & National VPSA)
  • Greg Boike (Life Member, Kappa Mu & KKPsi AABOD Chair)
  • Marina Peña Guiot (Life Members, Nu Alpha/Kappa Mu & KKPsi AABOD Vice Chair)
  • Jordan Barnes (Life Member, Iota Xi & Past NED Historian/Alumni Liaison)

The Savannah State University band program is under the leadership of their Director of Bands, Dr. Gabriel Arnold. The band program offers a variety of ensembles for students and community members to participate in including the “Powerhouse of the South” Marching Band, the SSU Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Symphonic Band. To learn more about the Savannah State University band program, please visit their website

We are excited to welcome back our friends at Savannah State University to Kappa Kappa Psi! You may send notes of congratulations to Director of Bands, Dr. Gabriel Arnold (arnoldg@savannahstate.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

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