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MWAC Wins 2016-17 Large Chapter of the YEAR in the North Central Province

Posted March 21, 2017

It was announced at the 96th North Central Province Council, March 17-18, 2017, in Minneapolis, MN that the Maywood-Wheaton Alumni won the Large-Size Chapter of the Year (2016-17).  This was fifteenth time Maywood-Wheaton has been recognized as chapter of the year.  This is the first time as a large chapter.  Over the past year, MWAC has donated over $1000.00 to community ministries through our Spiritual Renewal initiative.  As a result of our collaboration with the Diamond Youth Foundation, we expanded our Guide Right program from 4 high schools to 5.  We now mentor youth in Bartlett, East Aurora, Bolingbrook, South Elgin, and Metea Valley HIgh Schools.  We took students to tour Western Illinois University, in Macomb, IL.  This year we increased our annual Thanksgiving support by  increasing our turkey and ham giveaway from 200 to 250.  We did all this and still made brotherhood our priority.  We promoted our Senior Kappa activity by increasing the number of activities for our senior brothers.  These are just a few of the accomplishments that were achieved over the past year and we are excited about doing even bigger and better things next year!

34th Annual Chicago Metro Founders' Day Banquet

Posted February 2, 2017


Congratulations Brothers!  The 34th Annual Chicago Metro Founders' Day Banquet hosted by Maywood-Wheaton (IL) Alumni was a huge success.  Our keynote speaker was none other than the 33rd Grand Polemarch of our fraternity, Thomas L. Battles, Jr. and he gave a keynote address that was exactly what was needed, given the times we are in.  Brothers came from as far as Detroit, MI and Houston, TX to fellowship and enjoy the celebration of our Fraternity's 106th year of existence.

The official afterparty of the banquet, THE AFTERFLOW, was a resounding success with both  the brothers and our  guest.

Our goal was to ensure the all Brothers and guest would have night they would enjoy and find memorable as we enter into the 106th year of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  We sincerely hope that we achieved that goal.

Yours in the Bond,
Steve Carnes
2017 Chicago Metro Founders' Day Chairman

Annual Roller Skate Party!

Posted December 1, 2016


RESCHEDULED Due to Weather!

Sunday, January 16, 2017 | Lombard Roller Rink


The Brothers of the Maywood-Wheaton Alumni Chapter (MWAC) are hostng their Annual Roller Skating Party. It promises to be hours of fun and fellowship! You will be able to skate to the latest R&B and Hip-Hop, as well as, Ole Skool music. 

Cost:  Adults - $10.00
           Children under 6 - $6.00
           Skate Rental - $4.00 

North Central Province Meeting a Success!

Posted May 2, 2016


Thursday, April 21, 2016 – Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Chicago, IL


There was a visible presence of Maywood-Wheaton Alumni Chapter Brothers at this year's 95th NPC meeting. Brothers Whitaker and Ford served the chapter well as delegates from the chapter. Our neophyte Brothers also stepped up during the course of the weekend by assisting the NCP Planning chair whenever needed. A big YO to Brother Adams for serving as a last minute replacement for emcee that fell ill just prior to the start fo the closed.  Great job Nupe!  


Maywood-Wheaton took home some hardware for their effort this past year. MWAC received the runner-up Jay Crosby award for the Outstanding Alumni Guide Right program of the year.  We also received the runner-up award for large size 'Alumni Chapter of The Year'.


Finally, congratulations to our very own Brother Steven C. Carnes on being re-elected to the North Central Province Board of Directors 3 year term.


Richton-Park Alumni and Theta Zeta did a good job as host chapters.  A good time was had by all.


Introducing K. S. Kalkulated Risk
Posted April 11, 2016


The Maywood-Wheaton Chapter had six men join the great scroll of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Saturday April 9, 2016.  The men joining our membership are Jules Reynolds, Jamar Shelton, Antoine "Tone" Harvey, Travis Ellis, Gabriel Daniels, and Jimal Miller also known as Kappa Ship Kalkulated Risk.  We are excited to have these men join our Fraternity and more specifically our Chapter!  YO!


For additional pictures click here!



Photo Credit: Brother LeVern A. Danley, III.


Centenarian Pinning Ceremony
Posted March 17, 2016


On March 4th 2016, our 40th Anniversary celebration weekend had truly a historic beginning with the Centenarian Pinning Ceremony of Brother Shirley Foley, Jr. by our Grand Polemarch, Thomas L. Battles Jr.  Brother Foley, who will soon turn 100 years of age, is a 1935 initiate of the Alpha Delta Chapter (Fisk University) with over 80 years in the bond.  Brother Foley was honored by being pinned with the "Original Badge" (aka Legacy Badge). This badge was designed by Founder Byron K. Armstrong at the close of the 1911-12 school year. 


Photo Credit: Brother LeVern A. Danley, III.

Sankofa Awards

Posted February 20, 2016


And the award goes to......

Maywood - Wheaton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Winner of the Medium Size Fraternity Chapter of the Year at the 2016 Chicago NPHC Sankofa Awards


This is the second time that MWAC has won this prestigeous award.  Thanks and appreciation goes out to Brother Brian Stephens (pictured in the middle) for representing our chapter.



50 years in Kappa

Posted January 23, 2016


Past Polemarch, Robert L. Engram (pictured with Polemarch Whitaker), was honored at the 32nd Chicago Metro Founders’ Day Banquet with his 50 Year Lapel Pin in celebration of 50 years in the Bond.Brother Engram was initiated in the Spring of 1966 into the Howard University Chapter, the Xi of Kappa Alpha Psi.

MWAC Turns 40 Years Old
Posted January 11, 2016
Maywood-Wheaton Turns 40 years old.  A great example of Achievement of in the Western Suburbs of Chicago
In celebration of the milestone event the chapter is having a banquet.  The Theme for the 40th Anniversary is "Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Present and Challenging the Future". Our keynote speaker will be  Jim Montgomery Esq. Brother Montgomery is a fellow of the
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, laureate of The Illinois Academy of Lawyers, honorary fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation and trustee of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. He was named by Chicago Magazine as one of Chicago's 30 toughest lawyers. He is also a family member of Brother Chuck Allen.
Weekend of Events
  • Friday, March 4th 2016, Meet n' Greet – Embassy Suites
  • Saturday, March 5th, 2016, Banquet - Location is Embassy Suites, 1823 Abriter Court Naperville IL 60563
  • Sunday, March 6th, 2016, Spiritual Renewal Service - DuPage AME Church, 4300 Yackley Ave, Lisle IL 60532 - 11:15am Service Banquet Details Date: March 5th, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites in Naperville
Start Time: 6:15pm
Cost: $100/person
Kappa Alpha Psi Condems Flint, MI Water Crisis

Posted December 20, 2015


According to Thomas L. Battles, Jr., Grand Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., "Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity firmly believes that in denying the citizens of Flint clean water the Michigan state government committed a human rights violation which could have detrimental repercussions on Flint residents, particularly its children, for years to come. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. strongly condemns the denial of clean water as required by law to the people of Flint, Michigan and thus calls for Gov. Rick Snyder to swiftly ameliorate this public health crisis for which he and his administration are directly responsible." As a result of this severe crisis, Battles stated that "Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. urges its membership to call on Gov. Snyder, via letters and otherwise, to resolve this disaster by repairing or replacing Flint's water system immediately and for the federal government to ensure that these actions are executed through financial support and oversight."

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