Conyers-Covington (GA) Alumni Chapter
Chartered Date: November 12, 2011
The Conyers-Covington (GA) Alumni Chapter was officially chartered on November 12, 2011 at 5:20PM, during the 2011 Southeastern Province – C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference held in Spartanburg, SC. The chapter was chartered by twelve (12) members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity who were from the Conyers-Covington area. The charter members were as followed: V. Kelly Bennett (Polemarch), Michael Cobb (Vice Polemarch), Robert Daniels Jr. (KOR), Reginald Thompson (KOE), Gerald E. Herod (Strategus), Swindle Rhodes (Historian), Dr. Sean R. Tartt (BOD), Joseph C. Weatherspoon (BOD), Dr. Robert E. Culver (BOD), Jerry M. Manlove-Simmons (Guide Right/KL), Carl H. McRae (Chaplain) and Rodney “R.J.” Johnson (Senior Kappa Committee Chairman). CCAC was sworn in by the 25th Southeastern Province Polemarch, Lawrence H. Davis, Jr.
The chapter’s first Kappa League program was established with 10 male youth from Salem High School located in Conyers, GA. During this time, CCAC also launched its foundation, The Kardinal Foundation, designed to provide scholarships and college training for Kappa Leaguers as they matriculate into their senior year of high school and onto post secondary pursuits. On October 24, 2014, CCAC held its Silhouette Chapter chartering ceremony for a number of wives of its members. The ceremony was held at Memorial Middle School in Conyers, GA, and was officiated by the Southeastern Province Silhouette Coordinator, Janice H. Dean.
Conyers-Covington Alumni Chapter has continued to thrive, and look forward to sound leadership and a prosperous future ahead. CCAC is within the Southeastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, and is a member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Coalition of Kappas (M.A.C.K.). The M.A.C.K. was organized to create an atmosphere of camaraderie, community involvement, and city-wide reclamation & fraternal participation among chapters within the Atlanta metro area.
The Charter Members:
- V. Kelly Bennett
- Micheal Cobb
- Robert Daniels Jr.
- Reginald Thompson
- Gerald E. Herod
- Swindale Rhodes
- Dr. Sean R. Tartt
- Joseph C. Weatherspoon
- Dr. Robert E. Culver
- Jerry M. Manlove-Simmons
- Carl H. McRae
- Rodney “RJ” Johnson
Chapter Motto: Keepers of the East Gate
The Conyers-Covington Alumni Chapter (CCAC) considers it a privilege to serve the Rockdale and Newton county communities. Our core values are to actively contribute to our community, to mentor our youths, and to broaden our Fraternity’s brand. Our fraternal motto: ‘Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor’ rings true at The Conyers-Covington Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
At CCAC, we continue to utilize our past accomplishments as fuel for endeavoring into the awesome opportunities awaiting us as an influential stakeholder in the communities we serve.
Chapter Awards and Recognition:
National Jay Crosby Award – Most Outstanding Guide Right Program 2023 (Second Place) (Med Chapter)
National Bert V. Watkins Award – Guide Right Director of the Year 2023 (Second Place) (Med Chapter)
Southeastern Province Bert V. Watkins Award – Guide Right Director of the Year 2023 (Med Chapter)
Southeastern Province Jay Crosby Award – Most Outstanding Guide Right Program 2023 (Med Chapter)
Guide Right Centennial Jay Crosby Award – Most Outstanding Guide Right Program 2022 (Med Chapter)
Southeastern Province Jay Crosby Award – Most Outstanding Guide Right Program 2022 (Med Chapter)
Southeastern Province J. Michael Graves Alumni Chapter of the Year 2019 (Small Chapter)
Southeastern Province Jay Crosby Award – Most Outstanding Guide Right Program 2019 (Small Chapter)
Southeastern Province Outstanding Guide Right Service and Mentorship Award 2019
The Historic 1st National Kappa League Conference Leadership Award (July 2018)
Southeastern Province J. Michael Graves Alumni Chapter of the Year 2018 (Small Chapter)
Southeastern Province Website of the Year 2014 (Alumni Chapter)
Southeastern Province Reclamation Award (Percentage Growth) Small Chapter 2012
Southeastern Province Reclamation Award (Absolute Growth) Small Chapter 2012
Southeastern Province Website of the Year 2012 (Alumni Chapter)