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The Little Rock Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. held its annual Black & White Scholarship Ball on Dec. 16 at the Four Points by Sheraton.

Guests of the sold-out event -- which included representatives of other black fraternities and sororities known as the "divine nine" -- gathered in the hotel lobby before going upstairs to a dinner of marinated grilled chicken on a bed of fettuccine and Alfredo sauce.

Arkansas National Guard Lt. Col. Harold Williams was master of ceremonies for a program during which a number of people were honored, including Col. Erica L. Ingram, recently promoted to become the first black female colonel in the Arkansas National Guard. Kappas Troy Ellison, Q. Steve Ficklin, Darryl Swinton, Dieterick Govan, James Bobo and Telly Noel were also honored with certificates for their service.

A video chronicling the work of the youth-oriented Little Rock Kappa League, led by Noel, was shown. Kappa League is the national youth initiative of the fraternity and focuses on training young men in sixth through 12th grades for leadership, achievement and service, with an emphasis on personal development, academic achievement, and college and career preparation.

Among those making remarks were Bobo, chairman of the Little Rock Diamond Foundation, an associate organization. Bobo introduced the board of directors; outlined the purpose and activities of the foundation, which supports the Kappa League; and spoke of the Diamond Center, a future building at 2220 Wright Ave. to be used for foundation and fraternity meetings and community outreach.

Chapter polemarch, or president, Antonio Mosby received framed commemorative wall art in appreciation of his service. The evening ended with dancing, including the Kappas doing a stroll around the floor.

Proceeds for the event will be used for the Little Rock Kappa League and Little Rock Diamond Foundation scholarship funds.

Gallery: Annual Black & White Scholarship Ball

High Profile on 01/06/2019

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