Our Fifty Year Brothers

Founded January 5, 1911 on the campus of Indiana University, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity celebrated its 100th year during the 81st Grand Chapter Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.  “To date, KAPPA ALPHA PSI Fraternity is organizationally and administratively mature. It moves steadily toward a tomorrow of promise, productivity and influence.” (From:  “A Short Chronicle of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity”)

Within that tomorrow, there are today an ever increasing number of brothers that have been members for fifty years or more.  The Petersburg (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated includes nine men affiliated with the chapter whose years of fraternal membership, service and achievement, combined total four hundred seventy six.  Those nine Brothers are:

Initiation Date Years Chapter
Frasier W. Brickhouse April 21, 1956 60 Alpha Phi
Samuel E. Busch December 9, 1950 66 Sigma
Fred D. Choice April 11, 1964 52 Petersburg Alumni
Raymond Griffin, Sr. March 10, 1964 52 Delta Gamma
Abraham D. Maven December 8, 1962 54 Alpha Phi
Samuel B. Spicely December 10, 1949 67 Alpha Phi
Porcher L. Taylor, Jr. November 8, 1948 68 Gamma Epsilon
Sherman C. Vaughn, Sr. April 11, 1964 52 Petersburg Alumni
Andrew J. White, Sr. March 14, 1951 65 Alpha Gamma

The heritage and cultural resources of many organizations, including ours, are deeply embodied within and through its elders and senior members.  Experience, wisdom and length of days are important realities, traits and characteristics that our fifty year brothers have contributed and continue to contribute to the PAC and to the fraternity as a whole.

The stories and memory of these men, before and during Kappa, are sources of instruction on good living, fraternal bonding, role modeling, trials and tribulations, joy, intellectual and professional growth and success, humor and fulfillment.  Each, in his own way, is emblematic of the founding precept of the fraternity: Achievement.  They have earned the respect of their fraternity, their communities sacred and secular, admiration of many near and far, and have stayed true to Phi Nu Pi.