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Zeta UPSIL ON Alumni Association
Brothers, I hope that this email finds you well. It has been a busy summer with the Kappa Konversation, Conclave and the C. Roger Wilson Leadership Conference. The University of North Texas Athletics, Student Affairs, UNT Advancement & Development, UNT Marketing and Membership and the Department of Business Development & Advancement participated in ZUAA 1st annual Kappa Konversation in July. There were over sixty (60) brothers in Houston for the Conclave. Members of the reinstatement committee attended the CRWLC in Jackson, Mississippi to support and development efforts of reactivating Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity on the campus of UNT. In the coming days and weeks, I will send out updates, new initiatives and upcoming deadlines to keep all brothers of Zeta Upsilon informed so that everyone can actively participate in the process of advancing the goals and objective of the Zeta Upsilon Alumni Association. In the meantime, there are a few things that have been on my mind that I would like to share with you. Zeta Upsilon Alumni Association (ZUAA) was formed and named in part to reunite brothers who were initiated at the University of North Texas. In the last two years, brothers from Zeta

Fall 2013

KAPPA-ZUAA
UP COMING EVENTS
UNT Homecoming Nov’ 2013 Founder’s Dau Luncheon Jan’ 2014 Southwest Province Meeting March’ 2014 Kappa Konversation July’ 2014 .Roger Wilson Leadership Conference Sept’ 2014—Ft. Worth, TX

The 35th Southwestern Province C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference was held on September 13-14, 2013 at the Hilton Jackson hotel in Jackson, MS. The Canton-Madison, (MS) Alumni Chapter and the Gamma Rho Chapter, Tougaloo College were the chapter hosts for the province. Zeta Upsilon charter line member, Brother Ronald Jones, is a member of the Canton-Madison Alumni Chapter. ZUAA members, Brothers A. Richard Wills, Elwood Shannon, Aaron Williams and Mike Whitaker

35th SWP C. RodgerWilson Leadership Conference

attended the conference representing the Mansfield-Cedar Hill (MAC) Alumni Chapter. The overall objective of the CRWLC is to improve the skills, knowledge and abilities of the Undergraduate and Alumni Chapter Leaders by enhancing the responsiveness of the elected officers to their duties and responsibilities, and increase their participation at all levels of the Fraternity. Thursday at CRWLC This year’s CRWLC was kicked off with a spirited public meeting on Thursday, September 12, held at the Anderson United Methodist Church. The event was highlighted with keynote address by Brother Cleophus Thomas, General Counsel for the Fraternity. Bro. Grand Polemarch Bates and Bro. Province Polemarch Tim Albert were present. Cont’d on page 5…….

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Mailing Address: 1501 S. Loop 288 Suite #104-182 Denton, Texas 76205 Steering Committee Brothers’ Richard Wills ‘76 Ron Calloway ‘76 Vivyon Bowman’ 78 Steve Johnson ‘79 Elwood Shannon ‘76 (Eta Phi) Clyde Henderson ‘78 Sheldon Smith ‘82 Joe Henderson ‘83 Kevin Adkins ‘85 Robert Mack ‘90 Earnest Sanford ‘92 Darin Daniels ‘96 Kelleyton Wilson ‘99 Michael Van Dyke ‘00 James Darthard ‘03 Michael Potts ‘07

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Unite college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of Fraternity; Encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor; Promote the spiritual, social, intellectual and moral welfare of its members; Assist the aim and purposes of colleges and universities. Inspire and perform service in the public’s interest.

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Yesterday today & tomorrow Zeta Upsilon Brothers' Anniversary Dates:

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Zeta Upsilon Brothers “2003—2008”

NEWSLETTER STAFF CHAIRMAN-PUBLISHER Richard Wills MANAGING –SENIOR EDITOR Ron Calloway CONTRIBUTING EDITORS/WRITERS Kelleyton Wilson Mark Harty Elwood Shannon CONTRIBUTING/COPY WRITERS Henry Milton Maurice Potts Aaron Williams Robert Mack PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO Aaron Williams Carl Sams Richard Wills Ron Calloway ZUAA Et Al DIGITAL EDITOR TBD GRAPHICS ARTIST/DESIGN Tracey Suber

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Congratulations 14 years
Chris Burrows’ 99 Shawn Florence’ 99

Cedric Bankston’ 03 James Darthard’ 03 Jason Hilliard’ 03 Tavares Johnson’ 03 Kent Pearson’ 03 Jonathan Winbush’ 03 Antonio Echols’ 04 Ernest Osel’ 04

Kelleyton Wilson’ 99 Montee Kelly’ 99 Ricky Earl Williams’ 99 Zeta Upsilon Brothers “1999—2000”
Michael VanDyke Monyae Walkins Cory Wagner Damien Halton John Jones Aaron Barber RC Williams

2000 2008

Jada Morrow’ 04 Michael Berry’ 05 Brandon Malone’ 05 Temitayo Harriman’ 06 Eric Myles’ 06 Eric Hardy’ 07 Terry Lee’ 07 William Whitner’ 07 Maurice Potts’ 07 Emmanuel Bradford’ 08 Jordan Jones’ 08 Christian Onuoha’ 08 Charles Sneed’ 08

Billy Cunningham’ 03 Jason Day’ 03 Eric Johnson’ 03 Ronald King’ 03 Joseph Todd’ 03 Chris Winton’ 03 Michael Hatcher’ 04 Eric Baker’ 04 Edmund Alabi’ 05

Malcolm Gomez’ 05 Courtney McCoy’ 05 LaCour LaCour’ 06 Terrance Wiley’ 06 Britt Jones’ 07 James Matlock’ 07 Ryan Avery’ 07 Malcolm Woods’ 07 Raymond Brown’ 08 Michael Luster’ 08 Jamal Petillo’ 08 Marcus Young’ 08

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Zeta Upsilon Alumni Association (ZUAA) hosted it's first annual Kappa Konversation event - KAPPA KONVERSATION 2013 - on Saturday, July 20th, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Duncanville, TX. The one day retreat drew nearly 50 ZY alumni brothers along with six special guest attendees /speakers representing the University of North Texas (UNT). Richardson-Plano alumni member and former Polemarch, Brother Kevin Burnett, Chairman of the Southwestern Province Guide-Right program, was our special guest speaker. Topics included mentoring and business networking opportunities with the University of North Texas as well as ways in which ZUAA/ UNT can partner in the future. In additions, updates were shared regarding the reinstatement of our chapter, Zeta Upsilon. Stay tuned for more info regarding opportunities and how you can participate.

The North Texas Alumni Association, Black Alumni Network & the Zeta Upsilon Alumni Association have joined forces to give Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity a presence on University Of North Texas campus not like no time before! Congratulations to all the current brothers of the Alumni community and thanks to all the brothers that are joining this year. NOTE: You only have to be a student for one semester to qualify to join either alumni associations. Gene Austin Fredrick Bohanna Bill Brooks James Guillory Steve Johnson Terrence Martin Keith Spencer Aaron Williams Aaron Braber Vivyon Bowman Ronald Coley Damiem Halton Ronald Jones Samuel Golden Gregory Taylor Richard Wills Charles Beckworth Steve Bradley Ron Calloway Howard Hughes Robert Mack Sheldon Smith Casey Thomas Kelleyton Wilson

Please forward your $75 towards the 2013-2014 membership drive:

UNTAA ($40), BAN ($25) & ZUAA ($10)
*These name are listed under code ZUAA, if you are a UNT Alumni Member and not listed above, contact zuaa.intl@gmail.com and we will have the university make the correction.

November 8-9, 2013
Rendering - New UNT Greek Life Center

Homecoming -University of North Texas

New Greek Life Center to serve Greek organizations and alumni
Construction has begun on the new UNT Greek Life Center that will provide a site for UNT's Greek alumni to meet and continue their association with the university and serve as a new home to all Greek organizations and the Greek Life administration. UNT is building the 6,000square-foot facility at the corner of Welch and Highland Streets. When the center opens in spring 2014, it will offer an intimate and memorable space for hosting Greek ritual activities and special events. And as a central location for all Greek activities, the new center also will allow Greek organizations' leadership to create a longstanding tradition for students, members, and guests to visit each year during Homecoming and other important campus events, says Maureen McGuinness, dean of students and assistant vice president of student affairs, who oversees

(cont.) UNT Greek Life. Currently, only 16 of the 38 fraternities and sororities on UNT's campus have a chapter facility. As UNT's Greek community continues to grow and expand, the number of organizations without a centralized meeting, ritual and home space continues to grow, McGuinness says. "The Greek Life Center will be the central location for all things Greek at UNT and will serve our entire Greek population," McGuinness says. "By constructing the first ever, stand-alone Greek Life Center in the United States, UNT is showing it's highly committed to the advancement and growth of Greek Life." McGuinness says the new center also will be a prime facility to host alumni events, meetings, and reunions. Courtesy of UNT/ZUUA Staff

81st Grand Chapter Meeting in Houston
KonKlave UPDATE & RECAP ……... ZUAA in Houston
Dear Brothers of Zeta Upsilon, I hope this message finds all of you well and in good spirits. For those of you who were in Houston for the 81st Conclave, I hope you had a grand time. For those of you who did not attend, I hope to see you the next time. I didn’t say you missed it, because whatever reason you were not here I am sure it was important. The Houston Konnection was very excited to plan events for all Brothers, so we hope you enjoyed the planned events. Although the Conclave started on Tuesday night at the public meeting, many Brothers arrived on Thursday Kappa Alpha Psi Public Meeting (l-r, Bro. Robert for the “WelKome to Houston Meet and Greet” Mack, Terrance Martin, Nabil Abu lssa, Jonathan Elder Watson Diggs Awardee, and Henry at the Sam Houston Hotel. Brothers from every Hicks, Milton decade were represented, especially Brother Bruce Johnson from “Beta Upsilon”. Charter Line Members Samuel Golden and Ronald Jones were in attendance as well to round out the start of a great weekend. A great start to many other great events. On Friday, Brothers were treated to a Kool Houston Day at the picnic which featured a “Kane Competition” by old and new school Brothers. Our very own Robert Mack (Spring ’90) jumped in the mix to represent Zeta Upsilon. Saturday, the Brothers went bowling at the Lucky Strikes before the evening events at the host Hotel. We had lots of fun and enjoyed stories of ZU days gone and to come.

Zeta Upsilon Brothers from all over the world came to enjoy the Conclave in Houston. We saw Brothers who we had not seen in years, had line reunions and definitely set the tone for future events. I hope you enjoyed our city and look forward to seeing all of you at Homecoming. Yours in the Bond, Henry Milton - Fall 1988

CRWLC..cont’d pg. 1 Friday at CRWLC Friday was a full day of CRWLC workshops for undergraduate and alumni brothers to attend. Brothers Dr. Reginald Rigsby and Ray Haze conducted MIOP Training during the morning session. Also during Friday morning sessions were Chapter Advisor workshops where brothers can obtain information on requirements to become a chapter advisor and Introduction to Investigations and Hearings workshop. Grand Polemarch Town Hall Meeting Bro. Grand Polemarch Bates held a Town Hall meeting during the CRWLC. Some of Bro. Grand Polemarch Bates comments during his Town Hall meeting including: He was extremely satisfied with the Grand Chapter meeting in August and looks forward to the next Grand Chapter meeting hosted in New Orleans, LA in August 2015. He was very complimentary and supportive of this past summer’s Kappa Kamp held on the campus of Paul Quinn College. Kappa Kamp held over 100 young black males attended. Bro. Grand Polemarch Bates stressed that he felt it is important for young high school black males to simulate for a week the “college experience” on a collegiate campus. He also mentioned the Fraternity’s relationship and support of Piney Woods school. For many years the Fraternity has been a benefactor of the school and Bro. Grand Polemarch Bates hopes to continue this relationship. Bro. Grand Polemarch Bates also stressed that his administration is extremely concerned with the progressively declining rates of black males attending college. His administration is focused on supporting programs such as Kappa Kamp, Guide Right and Kappa League to get young black males “thinking about college” and is focused on supporting scholarship and other programs that help black males achieve the means to attend college. Saturday at CRWLC Brother Keith Campbell, provincial Chapter Reactivation chairman, provided a short overview of required steps and forms that must be initiated by the advising chapter, which in Zeta Upsilon’s case is Richardson-Plano Alumni. Key points in Bro. Campbell’s remarks were:

Need to set up an Advisory Committee designated by the advising alumni chapter; Provincial Polemarch must approve chapter reactivation process prior to moving forward; Letter of Support from the university to province concerning the university’s position on reactivation of a Kappa chapter to their campus. In the Zeta Upsilon’s case, this Letter of Support would be generated by the UNT Dean of Students office; Chapter on suspension must meet the terms of its suspension prior to reactivation. Article contributed by Brother Aaron Williams
……..continued from cover page…….Upsilon have come together from

four decades 1970 to 2010. There are now many more brothers calling for a change; but I find that somewhat ironic because for the last two years, brothers have been slow about getting involved in the process. Recently, brothers have experienced reunions and brotherhood activities that will last a lifetime which has given us momentum to support ZUAA efforts. Change is inevitable, but the resistance of change is counter-productive and undermines the process. However, I want to thank everyone who has participated in this process and supported the efforts of the alumni association. Here is an update of the progress towards the goals and objectives set forth since October’2011. ZUAA foundation was based on four (4) principles: Reclamation, Reconciliation, Rebranding and Reinstatement. Reclamation……alumni brothers have renewed their membership to Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, joined local alumni chapters, and became active in the fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi-Achievement. Reconciliation……alumni brothers have apologized for not supporting the undergraduate chapter of Zeta Upsilon after leaving college, they have mended relationships between their line brothers (LBs) and other brothers from their eras, plus they have accepted responsibility surrounding the substances that lead to the suspension of the chapter. Rebranding……..alumni brothers have participated in building a new positive image with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity locally and nationally, with the Alumni Chapter Advisor & Alumni Chapter plus ZUAA brothers have supported and contributed to the advancement of the University of North Texas. Reinstatement……..alumni brothers have reengaged themselves in the process of activating their undergraduate chapter, attended fraternal meetings and leadership conferences such as Conclave, Province meetings and CRWLC plus, brothers have joined and became active with the Alumni Advising Chapter who is responsible for developing the process to bring Zeta Upsilon back. Finally brothers, structure is the process of getting things done. Without structure there no plan and if there’s no plan, there’s no direction. Remember brothers….. ONE Kappa; One Direction, in ACHIEVEMENT…….IN PHI NU PI……see everyone at Homecoming in November. Richard Wills “Nitty” 76 Chairman ZUAA Zeta Upsilon Alumni Association

HOPE... FAITH… ENCOURAGEMENT
Z e t a U p s i l o n A l u m n i A s s o c i at i o n

CHAPTER INVISIBLE
Brothers, during our daily invocations, let’s please remember our brethren, fellow achievers in the bond, as we all overcome the challenges of this life in every field of human endeavor …

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Brother James Edward "Billy" Kelly, Pastor, 66, entered into Chapter Invisible Friday, June 7, 2013 in California. He married the love of his life, Karen Davenport and served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. He worked as a train engineer for Union Pacific Railroad for 25 years before retiring. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.
Brother Kelly was one of the 19 members of the first initiation line under the Zeta Upsilon charter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, at UNT, in the Spring of 1972. One of Bro. Kelly’s sons, Montee Omar Kelly, was initiated into the fraternity at the Zeta Upsilon chapter - Fall 1999.

Brother Ronnell Coleman died peacefully in the loving care of his family & friends on June 18, 2013, in California. Brother Coleman married his best friend and wife of 38 years, Karen, and they had two daughters, Erika and Kelle. He was employed at Chrysler for 25+ years and served as President of the UAW Local 597.
He was a member of the first initiation line under the Zeta Upsilon charter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, at UNT, in the Spring of 1972. Brother Ronnell “Meathead” Coleman will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Tabius Latroy Barrett, 38, of Dallas died July 27, 2013, in Dallas. The son of Willene Barrett and Marcus Fleming, he was born July 2, 1975, in San Leandro, Calif. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Dallas. He was a member of Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. Survivors are his mother, Willene Barrett of Greenville; his stepmother, Audra Fleming; a son, Scyler Barrett; three brothers, Courtney Barrett and Monier Buchanan, both of Dallas, and Marquiz Fleming of Houston; a sister, Nicole Buchanan of Dallas; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, godsister Charlotte Anderson and godbrother Irelant Williams.

Please keep the families and loved ones of our departed brothers in your prayers. To add others to our prayer list and brothers to Chapter Invisible, please e-mail us: zuaa.intl@gmail.com

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Saturday November 9, 2013
9:00A 11:00A 2:00P 5:00P 10:00P UNT Homecoming Parade UNT Campus, Denton UNT Homecoming Tailgate Apogee Stadium, Denton UNT vs UTEP Homecoming Football Game Apogee Stadium, Denton Hospitality Suite (ZUAA after game Celebration) Fairfield Inn, Denton Olde Sckool Party @ The Downtowner, Denton

Sunday November 10, 2013
9:00A 10:00A Devotional/Worship Observance (Fairfield Inn - Suite) Wrap-up / Close

SEMINAR
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 8, 2013 TIME: 2:30PM (Business Meeting) WHERE: Fairfield Inn Hospitality/Meeting Suite “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children…” Prov. 13:22