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Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. gather in front of a painting of one of their founding fathers, Elder Watson Diggs. Pictured left to right are members Richard L. Snow, executive director and chief operating officer; Michael J. Owens, Polemarch, North Central Province; Kristerpher J. Smith, Junior Grand Vice Polemarch; Dwayne M. Murray, Esq., Grand Polemarch; Eugene G. White, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools; Senior Grand Vice Polemarch William “Randy” Bates Jr., Esq.; William G. Mays, president of Mays Chemical Co.; Arthur L. Carter Sr.; and Eugene L. Murray, Polemarch of the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter.

Myron L. Hardiman (left) attends the ceremonies at IPS #42, which was named in Elder Watson Diggs’ honor. Also pictured is Mays (center) and Carter.

Diggs Achievers receive a special award from Dwayne Murray.

The Indianapolis Alumni Chapter donated school uniforms to the Kappa Closet at IPS #42. Pictured front row left to right: Snow; Eugene Murray; Deloris Sangster, principal of the school; Martin Hill; Jennifer Botts, the school’s elementary director; Dwayne Murray; and White. Second row left to right: Kevin Adams; Bates; Lee Morgan; Chuck Carr Brown; and Smith. (Photos/L. Blaylock)

Wreaths, markers honor founders

In celebration of their 100th anniversary, members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Crown Hill Cemetery gravesite of founder Ezra Alexander (1891-1971). Pictured left to right are: Kevin Adams, Dwayne Murray, and John Lanier Sr.

Phillip E. Burton (left) and Myron Hardiman pray at the gravesite. Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on Jan. 5, 1911.

Left to right: Eugene N. Anderson, Korlon Kilpatrick II, Kristerpher Smith, an unidentified member, and Myron El also pray at the gravesite, where a special marker was unveiled. (Photos/C. Guynn)

Special wreaths are provided for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. founders Elder Watson Diggs (left) and Guy Levis Grant.

πLeft to right: Rev. William A. Adkins Jr.; Kendale L. Adams; Grand Polemarch Dwayne Murray; and Senior Grand Vice Polemarch William “Randy” Bates read dedications to their founding fathers.

Left to right: Adkins; Murray; and Bates ® attend the memorial service for the fraternity founders. There was a dedication of markers on each gravesite. (Photos/R. Foster Sharif)

Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. gather in front of a painting of one of their founding fathers, Elder Watson Diggs. Pictured left to right are members Richard L. Snow, executive director and chief operating officer; Michael J. Owens, Polemarch, North Central Province; Kristerpher J. Smith, Junior Grand Vice Polemarch; Dwayne M. Murray, Esq., Grand Polemarch; Eugene G. White, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools; Senior Grand Vice Polemarch William “Randy” Bates Jr., Esq.; William G. Mays, president of Mays Chemical Co.; Arthur L. Carter Sr.; and Eugene L. Murray, Polemarch of the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter.
Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. gather in front of a painting of one of their founding fathers, Elder Watson Diggs. Pictured left to right are members Richard L. Snow, executive director and chief operating officer; Michael J. Owens, Polemarch, North Central Province; Kristerpher J. Smith, Junior Grand Vice Polemarch; Dwayne M. Murray, Esq., Grand Polemarch; Eugene G. White, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools; Senior Grand Vice Polemarch William “Randy” Bates Jr., Esq.; William G. Mays, president of Mays Chemical Co.; Arthur L. Carter Sr.; and Eugene L. Murray, Polemarch of the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter.
πLeft to right: Rev. William A. Adkins Jr.; Kendale L. Adams; Grand Polemarch Dwayne Murray; and Senior Grand Vice Polemarch William “Randy” Bates read dedications to their founding fathers. Left to right: Adkins; Murray; and Bates ® attend the memorial service for the fraternity founders. There was a dedication of markers on each gravesite. (Photos/R. Foster Sharif)
πLeft to right: Rev. William A. Adkins Jr.; Kendale L. Adams; Grand Polemarch Dwayne Murray; and Senior Grand Vice Polemarch William “Randy” Bates read dedications to their founding fathers. Left to right: Adkins; Murray; and Bates ® attend the memorial service for the fraternity founders. There was a dedication of markers on each gravesite. (Photos/R. Foster Sharif)
The Indianapolis Alumni Chapter donated school uniforms to the Kappa Closet at IPS #42. Pictured front row left to right: Snow; Eugene Murray; Deloris Sangster, principal of the school; Martin Hill; Jennifer Botts, the school’s elementary director; Dwayne Murray; and White. Second row left to right: Kevin Adams; Bates; Lee Morgan; Chuck Carr Brown; and Smith. (Photos/L. Blaylock)
The Indianapolis Alumni Chapter donated school uniforms to the Kappa Closet at IPS #42. Pictured front row left to right: Snow; Eugene Murray; Deloris Sangster, principal of the school; Martin Hill; Jennifer Botts, the school’s elementary director; Dwayne Murray; and White. Second row left to right: Kevin Adams; Bates; Lee Morgan; Chuck Carr Brown; and Smith. (Photos/L. Blaylock)
In celebration of their 100th anniversary, members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Crown Hill Cemetery gravesite of founder Ezra Alexander (1891-1971). Pictured left to right are: Kevin Adams, Dwayne Murray, and John Lanier Sr.
In celebration of their 100th anniversary, members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Crown Hill Cemetery gravesite of founder Ezra Alexander (1891-1971). Pictured left to right are: Kevin Adams, Dwayne Murray, and John Lanier Sr.
Phillip E. Burton (left) and Myron Hardiman pray at the gravesite. Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on Jan. 5, 1911.
Phillip E. Burton (left) and Myron Hardiman pray at the gravesite. Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on Jan. 5, 1911.
Myron L. Hardiman (left) attends the ceremonies at IPS #42, which was named in Elder Watson Diggs’ honor. Also pictured is Mays (center) and Carter.
Myron L. Hardiman (left) attends the ceremonies at IPS #42, which was named in Elder Watson Diggs’ honor. Also pictured is Mays (center) and Carter.
Diggs Achievers receive a special award from Dwayne Murray.
Diggs Achievers receive a special award from Dwayne Murray.

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