Past Polemarchs

  The Past Polemarchs support the growth and development of the presiding Polemarch by sharing their wisdom, experience and lending their leadership when called upon.

Province Dignitaries

The Grand Polemarch is the chief executive officer of the Fraternity. As chief executive officer, he is vested with a broad range of powers that enable him to shape the official agenda of the Fraternity. During the 20th century, the delegates at Grand Chapter meetings elected 29 members to this office; four of these members were affiliated with chapters assigned to the Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi.

The 10th Grand Polemarch
James Edward Scott

James Edward Scott

[1938-1940]
The 15th Grand
Polemarch
William Henry Greene

William Henry Greene

[1952·1954]
The 20th Grand
Polemarch
William Thomas Carter

William Thomas Carter

[1970-1973]
The 29th Grand
Polemarch
Tutman-J-16th

Howard Lloyd Tutman Jr

[1999-2003]

Laurel Wreath Recipients

The Laurel Wreath of Kappa Alpha Psi is the highest award available to a member. The specific requirements for the award are set forth in the governing laws of the Fraternity. The award consists of a Certificate of Achievement and a specially designed and engraved jeweled badge that replaces the traditional Fraternity badge. Below are the names of recipients affiliated with chapters in the Eastern Province.

LWR

Judge Armond W. Scott

The 7th Laurel Wreath [1936]

Attorney Leon Ransom

The 13thLaurel Wreath [1947]

Attorney George Hayes

The 15th Laurel Wreath Wearer [1950]

Dr. Jesse Tinsley

The 17th Laurel Wreath Wearer [1953]

Dr. William Henry Greene

The 21st Laurel Wreath [1970]

Dr. Samuel Massie

The 25thLaurel Wreath [1976]

William T. Carter

The 26thLaurel Wreath [1977]

Dr. George Fleming

The 30rd Laurel Wreath Wearer [1980]

Ernest H. Davenport

The 36th Laurel Wreath [1985]

Dr. William L. Crump

The 42ndLaurel Wreath [1991]

AMB Edward Perkins

The 43th Laurel Wreath [1991]

Dr. Paul Cooke

The 44th Laurel Wreath [1995]

Dr. Samuel Proctor

The 46thLaurel Wreath [1999]

Carl Anderson

The 63rdLaurel Wreath [2009]

Thomas Moorhead

The 66thLaurel Wreath [2009]

(Ret.) Dennis L. Via

The 72thLaurel Wreath [1999]

The Guy Levis Grant Award Recipients

The Guy Levis Grant Award of Kappa Alpha Psi is the highest award of the Fraternity available, exclusively, to a member affiliated with a Greek letter chapter of the Fraternity. The specific requirements for the award are set forth in the governing laws of the Fraternity. The award consists of a Certificate of Achievement, and a specially designed and engraved medallion. Below are the names of recipients affiliated with chapters in the Eastern Province.

Guy Levis Grant.

Guy Levis Grant Award Recipient

Henry Lewis

The 6th Guy Lewis Grant Award Recipient [1977]
Henry Lewis

Eastern Province Junior Vice Polemarch Henry Lewis, 1974. Alpha Iota initiate, was the first student member of the Province to earn the Guy Levis Grant Award.

Guy Levis Grant.

Guy Levis Grant Award Recipient

Anthony B. Hill

The 8th Guy Lewis Grant Award Recipient [1980]
Anthony B. Hill

Washington (DC) Alumni – (Alpha Pi Chapter)

Guy Levis Grant.

Guy Levis Grant Award Recipient

Richard A. Naylor II

The 17th Guy Lewis Grant Award Recipient [1986]
Richard A. Naylor II

Richard A. Naylor II was a charter member of the Stanford University Chapter, the Lambda Nu of Kappa Psi in 1983. He transferred to American University and was affiliated with the Kappa Chi.

Guy Levis Grant.

Guy Levis Grant Award Recipient

D. Jason Desousa

The 18th Guy Lewis Grant Award Recipient [1988]
D. Jason Desousa

D. Jason Desousa was a 1983 Alpha Iota initiate. He earned a BS degree from Morgan State University, and would continue his academic pursuits by earning an MS degree from Bowling Green University and an Ed.D degree from Indiana University.

Guy Levis Grant.

Guy Levis Grant Award Recipient

Richard Edwards

The 8th Guy Lewis Grant Award Recipient [1980]
Anthony B. Hill

Richard T. Edwards is a Kappa legacy. Edwards, a 1986 Beta Chi initiate, was elected the Eastern Province Junior Vice Polemarch in 1987. The delegates at the 68th Grand Chapter meeting elected him to the Grand Board of Directors.

The Elder Watson Diggs Award Recipients

The Elder Watson Diggs Award of Kappa Alpha Psi is the second-highest award of the Fraternity available to a member. The specific requirements for the award are set forth in the governing laws of the Fraternity. The award consists of a Certificate of Achievement, and a specially designed and engraved medallion. Below are the names of recipients affiliated with chapters in the Eastern Province.

The 5th Elder Watson Diggs Award Recipient [1961]
Dr. William Henry Greene

Dr. William L. Crump [Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter], a 1941 Alpha Mu initiate, was the third editor of the Kappa Alpha Psi Journal. In addition, to his responsibilities for editing the Journal, Crump was co-author of the second edition of the Story of Kappa Alpha Psi - published in 1972.The

6th Watson Diggs Award Recipient [1961]
Dr. I. W. E. Taylor

Dr. L W. E. Taylor [Baltimore (MD) Alumni Chapter], a 1932 Epsilon initiate, was a college professor. Small in stature, he was a giant of a man devoted to the ideals of Kappa Alpha Psi. While working at Delaware State College, he helped establish the Beta Sigma of Kappa Alpha Psi. When he came to Morgan State College, he became the advisor to the Alpha Iota.

The 7th Elder Watson Diggs Award Recipient [1973]
Dr. William Crump

Dr. William L. Crump [Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter], a 1941 Alpha Mu initiate, was the third editor of the Kappa Alpha Psi Journal. In addition, to his responsibilities for editing the Journal, Crump was co-author of the second edition of the Story of Kappa Alpha Psi - published in 1972.

The 10th Elder Watson Diggs Award Recipient [1973]
LaMont H. Lawson

LaMont H. Lawson [Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter], a 1928 Epsilon initiate, was the Keeper of Records of the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter for over 25 years. He was the cornerstone of a chapter that was one of the largest in the Fraternity. His ability to collaborate with young men was one of the reasons the chapter membership swelled during the 1960s.

The 18th Elder Watson Diggs Award Recipient [1977]
William H. Smith

William H. Smith, a 1933 Alpha Epsilon initiate, was a charter member of Princess Ann (MD) Alumni Chapter and among the members when the Grand Board approved a name change to the Cape Charles - Accomac (VA) Alumni Chapter. He served as Province Keeper of Records and Exchequer [1955-1975].

The 116th Elder Watson Diggs Award Recipient [2021]
Johnny S. Newman, II

Johnny S. Newman, II, a 1983 Eta Xi initiate, is a former 16-year NBA star. He is a member of both Danville (VA) and Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapters and has served as the Past Eastern Province Vice Chairman of the CRWLC Committee. He currently serves as the National Sports & Entertainment Committee Chairman for the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. Newman has dedicated much of his career to service and mentorship and is sought out to speak all over the country for the fraternity..

William L. Crump National History Award Recipients

In 1991, upon the recommendation of the Publicity and Publications Commission, the Grand Board of Directors authorized the William L. Crump History Award of Kappa Alpha Psi. Named for Dr. William L. Crump, the third editor of the Kappa Alpha Psi Journal, who served as Grand Historian for 30 years and was involved in the publishing of the first four editions of the Story of Kappa Alpha Psi, the award recognizes the contributions of members towards the development of histories at the Province level. The award consists of a Certificate of Achievement and a specially designed medallion.

George F. David III - [1991]
Baltimore (MD) Alumni

Elbert W. Strouthers - [1999]
Baltimore (MD) Alumni

Terrence Blount - [1995]
Washington (DC) Alumni

Sharif Dejonette - [1997] 
Petersburg (VA) Alumni

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