Kappa Alpha Psi to host inaugural scholarship brunch

Published 8:13 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020

Troy Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi will host its Inaugural Scholarship Brunch from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25 at the Trojan Center Ballroom in the Adams Center.

“Lieutenant General Gwendolyn Bingham, (Ret.) will be the featured speaker. Bingham is a native of Troy and a graduate of Charles Henderson High School.

“Our Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi is honored to have such a distinguished guest speaker for the Inaugural Scholarship Brunch,” said Jerome Solomon. “Lieutenant General Bingham is known around Troy as Gwen McMillian.

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She graduated from Army ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Alabama in August 1981. She has received numerous military and civic awards and decorations.”

Bingham’s recognitions include the White House Correspondents “Be Fearless” Award, the Joint Women’s Leadership in Excellence Meritorious Service Award and the Ellis Island Medal and Women in Defenses Service to the Flag Award.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Lieutenant General Gwen Bingham back home and to having her speak on this special occasion,” Solomon said. “She will also speak to the young people at 6 p.m.  Friday January 24 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The public is invited.

The Troy Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was chartered in 2013 and has been doing charitable work in Troy and Pike County since that time, Solomon said.

“Our biggest event is the annual Senior Fish Fry for senior adults in May which is Older Americans Month,” Solomon said. We also support the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Pike and Surrounding Counties.”

But the Kappa Alpha Psi brothers wanted to do more so that established the scholarship program,

“As a small chapter, we are proud to be able to award a $500 scholarship to a senior at each of the high schools in the county, Charles Henderson, Goshen and Pike County,” Solomon said. “The scholarships are based on GPA, recommendations, references and an essay.”

Tickets for the Troy Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship Brunch are $25 and may be purchased by calling 334-672-0582 or by PayPal https://bit.ly 138a94dh until the close of the business day on January 24.