Brief History of the Hyattsville/Landover (MD) Alumni Chapter

In early October, 1978, a group of twelve (12) KAPPAS expressed an interest in establishing an Alumni Chapter in the Prince George's County, Maryland. The Provincial Polemarch was contacted and granted authorization to undertake preliminary steps to establish a chapter. As an initial requirement, the Grand Chapter mandated that the names of five (5) Brothers in good standing be submitted to Philadelphia. This was necessary for the Grand Chapter to conduct its investigation of this request. In the interest of expediting chapter formation, the group of twelve (12) Brothers decided to submit the names of the following Brothers who are life members:


James Childs * Larry Jenkins * McKinley Hayes * Marty Miller * George Yates



On October 12, 1978, the Largo-Landover Alumni Association was established. Efforts were then concentrated on pursuing a Charter. After the completion of a favorable investigation by the Grand Chapter, the names of ten (10) Brothers in good financial standing were submitted as required. Those Brothers included:

Roland Dotson * Leon Johnson * Joseph Pasteur * Delray Gooch * Tyrone Medley
Charles Richardson * Roland Moore * Albert Squire * Nathaniel Hopkins * Elmore Wright


Receipt of this list was acknowledged by the Grand Chapter on January 4, 1979.

While the procedural requirements were being met, a nucleus of twenty-two (22) Brothers, renewed their bonds and diligently worked to procure the Charter. In addition to the previously mentioned Brothers, the names of the following seven (7) KAPPAS were also submitted as petitioners for our Charter:

Thomas Johnson * Lionel Acosta * Herman Roebuck * David Winfield * Lynn Edwards
K. Bernard Chhase * Andre Robinson


This group of twenty-two (22) has become to be known as the Charterers of the Hyattsville-Landover (Maryland) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

On February 4, 1979, the Grand Board of Directors officially approved our Chapter. The formal Chartering Ceremony took place on the eighteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord One-thousand nine hundred seventy nine. We were honored to have the ritual conducted by Dr. James Abrams, the Eastern Province Polemarch with assistance from Past Grand Polemarchs Greene and Davenport and Laurel Wreath holder Massie.

Charter Members

James Childs*
Larry Jenkins
McKinley Hayes
Marty Miller
George Yates
Roland Dotson
Leon Johnson
Joseph Pasteur
Delray Gooch
Tyrone Medley
Charles Richardson*
Roland Moore
Albert Squire
Nathaniel Hopkins
Elmore Wright
Thomas Johnson
Lionel Acosta
Herman Roebuck
David Winfield
Lynn Edwards
K. Bernard Chase
Andre Robinson*

* Chapter Invisible

Charter Officers

McKinley Hayes, Polemarch
Albert Squire, Vice Polemarch
Charles Richardson*, Keeper of Records
Nathaniel Hopkins, Keeper of the Exchequer
George Yates, Strategus
Tyrone Medley, Lieutenant Strategus
Delray Gooch, Historian and Reporter
Roland Dotson, Board of Directors
Larry Jenkins, Board of Directors
Tyrone Medley, Board of Directors

* Chapter Invisible


Charter Artifacts


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Charter Members Group Photos
at Anniversary Banquets



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