About Spartanburg Alumni
The Spartanburg Alumni share linage with the Greenville alumni chapter dating back to June 11, 1950 when the works of Brother J.C. Abercrombie, joined by Frank Bennett, Harry C. Gardin, Herman Glover, Thomas E. Hampton, and H.C. Ogelsby. At the September 19, 1965 meeting the chapter name was changed to THE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG ALUMNI CHAPTER by the Grand Chapter.
This process was originated during the administration of Brother Thomas E. Hampton, Sr. and became effective under the administration of the designation of the Chapter with the other areas, institution and facets of this Metropolitan Statistical Area.
It was realized thru the guidance of Brothers Anthony Long, Tim Suber, George Wideman and Brian Jones, that the Greenville Spartanburg area had grown too large for one chapter to serve 2 cities and surrounding communities. Through their vision The Spartanburg (SC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was chartered September 26, 2003 at the University of South Carolina Spartanburg now called USC-Upstate. The Spartanburg (SC) Alumni Chapter was chartered by Fifteen dynamic Brothers; Brian P. Jones, Michael D. Brown, Esq., Dr. Warren J. Carson, Truman Brightman, Tim Suber, Donald L. Peake, Rev. Dr. George Ashford, Karras Cohen, Corey Cole, Anthony Long, Don Martin, Monson Owens, Jr., Rev. Dr. J. Roland Sullivan (Chapter Invisible), George Wideman (Chapter Invisible), Adrian Williams.
Seated, from Left to Right:
Thomas Hampton, Thomas Whaley, Herman Glover, J.C. Abercrombie
Standing, from Left to Right:
Harry C. Gardin, Luther Batiste, Frank Bennett, Dr. H.C. Oglesby
The chapter is located in the Upstate of Spartanburg, SC and Spartanburg County. The chapter governs the Nu Chi undergraduate chapter at Wofford College and Pi Omicron at USC-Upstate. It is part of the Southeastern Province and was chartered by the 11th Province Polemarch, Chester Leaks. Officers of the new chapter were Polemarch, George Wideman, Vice Polemarch, Michael Brown, Keeper of Records, Anthony Long, Keeper of Exchequer, Adrian Williams and Strategus, Tim Suber.
The new chapter embraced the local communities of the Spartanburg area developing programs within the guidelines and objectives of Kappa Alpha Psi. Although a young chapter over the past 7 years, they have hosted the 57th Southeastern Province Council Meeting in March of 2008, CR Wilson Leadership Conference in 2009-2010 as well as MOIP intake, embracing the Southeastern Province and continuing the strong heritage of Creating Inspiration: A Call to Service.
• 2015-2016 Southeastern Province Small Chapter of the Year