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U of M Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity wins four national awards

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Kappa Alpha Psi, the largest predominantly African American fraternity at the University of Minnesota won four awards at the national convention in Minneapolis. The U of M chapter received the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, given to the top-ranked chapter in the country based on community, campus, leadership and national fraternity initiatives. This is the first time that the University of Minnesota has received this award. Kappa Alpha Psi members Dameon Daniels, William Snowden and Oscar Stewart at a recent U of M Tony Diggs Award ceremony.

Kappa Alpha Psi, the largest predominantly African American fraternity at the University of Minnesota won four awards at the national convention in Minneapolis. The U of M chapter received the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, given to the top-ranked chapter in the country based on community, campus, leadership and national fraternity initiatives. This is the first time that the University of Minnesota has received this award.

Fraternity member Oscar Stewart was one of five undergraduates in the country to receive the Guy Levis Grant Award. Stewart, who graduated in spring 2007, received the award for his leadership within the fraternity and his involvement within the Greek community. He is the first University of Minnesota student to win this award.
The third award was given to Fred Thomas, who was recognized as Advisor of the Year for his work with the chapter. The chapter also won the step show competition at the convention.

In addition to the awards, chapter member Dameon Daniels was elected as a National Board member for the fraternity. He will represent all of the undergraduates around the country.

The chapter is extensively involved in the national Guide Right Program, an initiative designed to engrain Kappa as a prominent role model for young students in the community. During Christmas, the chapter volunteered at the Phyllis Wheatley Center Breakfast with Santa, an event where the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi prepared, served and provided breakfast to over 200 families. Another example of the chapter's community contribution is its get-out-the-vote drive last year.

This summer the chapter hosted the 78th national convention, a biennial event attracting about 8,000 fraternity members.
 

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