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KKPsi & TBSigma

Volume 11, Number 5
April 23, 2010

Editor: Aaron Moore
Alumni, Chapter, & Colony Affairs Coordinator

News from Headquarters


Chapter Summary Reports must be postmarked by June 1 to be considered ontime. Make sure you have the newest version of the form which includes information on your MEP. Also include a copy of the Graduating Senior Report.



Congratulations to the recently elected 2010-2011 District Officers.

District officers, if you have not yet done so, please submit your contact information to National Headquarters for the Chapter Directory.



Submissions for the Fall 2010 issue are due June 1st. Please remember, if sending photos, we can only use higher resolution (300 dpi) files.

Please send your articles and photos to:



When you complete your Initiate Classes, please remember that you have 30 days following Third Degree to submit the Initiate Registration Form. An additional fee of 25% is applied to all forms that are late.



To all District Officers and Chapter Presidents:

Please ensure the widest possible distribution of this newsletter to the chapters, colonies and members in your district.

The purpose of this newsletter is to quickly and efficiently send information to each member.

District Leaders should ensure that this newsletter is forwarded to every Chapter President in their district.

Issues of the NewsNotes can also be found on the Headquarters website at

Many thanks,
Lt. Col. Alan L. Bonner, USAF (ret)
National Executive Director

Leadership Symposium

by Christine Beason, National VP for Programs

Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi The National Leadership Symposium on-time deadline is drawing very near. Please visit for more information and to register. The Leadership Symposium is based on the Ritual of Kappa Kappa Psi and is open to Active, Conditional, and Associate members of the Fraternity.

Remember the deadline is May 1 and the price is just $65.00. That $65.00 covers your hotel and registration. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Tau Beta Sigma Advisory Panel

by Melanie Meehan, Chair, Board of Trustees

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of Tau Beta Sigma,

It is my pleasure to announce the newly formed TBS Advisory Panel. The Advisory Panel consists of members who are selected based upon their unique professional expertise and insight which is needed by the Board of Trustees. They possess outstanding business or professional ability and serve as professional advisors to the Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees. They do not hold a vote on the Board of Trustees and they serve without compensation.

We have the honor of welcoming Michelle Himes-Wiederschall, J.D., Tyra Yiare, Dr. Richard Lewis, and Peter Murray as the first four members of the TBS Advisory Panel. Michelle Himes-Wiederschall is an Attorney with Wolf, Horowitz & Etlinger, LLC, in Hartford, Connecticut, and Tyra Yiare is a Mortgage Consultant & Financial Planner with Wells Fargo Mortgage. Dr. Lewis is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio and President of Round Top Consulting Associates; Peter is an Assistant Director for New Service Development at OhioLINK, and is the moderator of the National Listserv.

Mu Rho - Benedict College

by Kirk Randazzo, Board of Trustees


It is my pleasure to announce the installation of the Mu Rho Chapter (#305) of Kappa Kappa Psi at Benedict College. The installation ceremony and Third Degree occurred today, March 21st, at 2:30 p.m. Special thanks go to the Iota Zeta Chapter at NC A&T University for serving as the advising chapter. Also, thanks to the Brothers from Zeta Phi at Tuskegee University and Zeta Chi at the University of South Carolina for attending. I am extremely proud to have served as the installing officer and the colony advisor. Please join me in congratulating the Brothers of Mu Rho at Benedict College.

Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Sisters and Brothers:

Did you know that Tau Beta Sigma has three scholarships that are awarded annually for members in their Junior or Senior years of college? The deadline to apply for the following scholarships is June 1.

  • Tau Beta Sigma National Scholarship for Outstanding Student Leaders
  • Tau Beta Sigma National Scholarship for Musical Achievement
  • Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees Scholarship

    Please visit for more details and for the application form.


    Mu Sigma - Lincoln University of PA

    by Adam Cantley, National VP for Colonization and Membership

    Brothers and Sisters,

    Please join me in congratulating the Mu Sigma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. This chapter was installed on April 3, 2010 on the Lincoln University campus. The chapter was installed by Northeast District Governor, Marie Burleigh.

    Five new active members and two honoraries were welcomed into Kappa Kappa Psi by Alumni and Active brothers from a variety of chapters in the Northeast District.

    A special thank you goes to the Eta Rho Chapter at West Chester University for serving as the advising chapter and to Marcus Wyche for serving as the advising person.

    Please feel free to send notes of congratulations to chapter sponsor Malik Parks at

    Mu Sigma, Chapter #306, is the sixth installation of this biennium. Kappa Kappa Psi currently has 16 colonies across the country. If we continue to show our relevance to the college band world through living our values and furthering the mission of Kappa Kappa Psi, then we can expect to see this continued growth in our fraternity.

    Iota Pi - Lincoln University of PA

    by Dawn Farmer, National VP for Colonization and Membership

    Sisters and Brothers:

    It my pleasure to welcome our newest chapter to the bond.  Welcome to the Iota Pi Chapter, #232, at Lincoln University in Lincoln, PA.  This was our fifth installation this biennium. 

    The Installation took place on Friday, April 16, 2010.  I was honored to be the Installing Officer of this chapter, and would like to thank the others in attendance:
    Zeta Upsilon (Advising Chapter) - West Chester University
    Members/Alumni from Eta Iota, Delaware State
    Alumni Members from Eta Delta, Howard University
    Alumni Members from Theta Zeta, NC A&T
    Honorary Members from Beta Eta, University of Maryland
    Other supportive friends

    District Officers:
    Kat Tribulski, NED VPSP

    On behalf of the National Council of Tau Beta Sigma, I welcome the Iota Pi Sisters to the Bond.  I also express sincere thanks to those who traveled to be a part of their Installation, and to those who were a constant source of support and help to these students.  Thank you especially to the Sisters of West Chester, Amy Bovin for serving as their Colony Advisor, NED Council, and Tom Franklin,Counselor.

    Notes of welcome can be sent to the Chapter President,
    Amani Haskins,

    Please welcome them to the Sisterhood.  What a remarkable time of growth for Tau Beta Sigma.  Stay tuned for more installation announcements, as we have four more colonies projected to finish this academic year!
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