PLANO, TEXAS — The Richardson-Plano Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi welcomed a record number of new members Saturday in Houston during an intake ceremony sponsored by the Southwestern Province, the regional body of undergraduate and alumni chapters representing New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Okoye Milledge, Erik Taylor, Jemail Cheatham, Donovan Ellis, Eric Gaines, George Baltimore IV, Christian Benton, David Young, Jeremiah Taylor, Demetrius Morgan, and Eddie Allen Jr., the eleven members of the Alpha Gamma class of RPA, make up the largest class ever initiated in the chapter’s history.
“Our new brothers are the embodiment of achievement in every field of human endeavor,” said RPA Polemarch Michael Whitaker. “Each of them has achieved in ways that will not only promote but also inspire service in the public’s interest.”
Milledge works as an English instructor for a local school district with a bachelor’s degree in integrative studies from the University of North Texas. Taylor is an insurance agent with a degree in business administration from Central State University and a degree in healthcare from Southern New Hampshire University.
Cheatham, a high-performance instructor, holds a degree in child development and family psychology from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Ellis is a payroll specialist for an IT firm and is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in sports administration.
A graduate of Florida A&M University with a doctorate in pharmacy and a master’s degree in pharmacoeconomics from the University of Florida, Gaines works as a system director of outpatient pharmacy for a primary healthcare system.
Baltimore, a Dallas-area firefighter, holds a communications degree from Texas Christian University with a minor in business. Benton is an IT security compliance manager for a local bank and earned a degree in network operation and security from Western Governors University.
Young works in vendor management for a major telecommunications company and earned a family and consumer science degree from Western Illinois University.
Working as a scientific sales representative for a biologics research firm, Jeremiah Taylor holds a degree in chemistry from Louisiana Tech University and is currently enrolled at UCLA’s School of Medicine, pursuing a medical degree.
Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree in business education from Florida A&M, and a master’s in education administration from Lamar University. He works as an assistant principal for a north Dallas area school district.
A graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in logistics and supply chain management, Allen is a sales operations manager for a laundry and air service vendor.
“These eleven men hail from all across the nation and work diverse roles in varied fields of human endeavor. Yet, they came together as one to overcome obstacles unseen since the illustrious Elder Watson Diggs (one of the fraternity’s founders) was Grand Polemarch,” said MTA chairman Oscar Carter. “I am proud to have been part of their journey, and I know that there will be many years of these brothers’ achievements.”
About Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi is a college Greek-letter fraternity founded on the campus of Indiana University on Jan. 5, 1911. It is the second oldest existing collegiate historically Black Greek-letter fraternity in the United States. The fraternity has over 125,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in nearly every state of the United States and international chapters in Nigeria, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, and Japan.