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Star City Nupes

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Lincoln, Nebraska Alumni Chapter - May 19, 1989

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History of the Middle Western Province

The Middle Western Province was established in 1920 as the "Seventh Region" of Kappa Alpha Psi, under the leadership of Regional Director Harrison W. Hollie who served in that capacity until 1924.

Regional Director Roy C. Garvin served from 1924 through 1926, then Carl Roman Johnson became Polemarch of what was then described as the "Western Province" of the fraternity.

Brother Johnson served from 1926 through 1929. He was followed by J. S. Hunnicutt (1929-1932), W. H. Beckett (1932-1933), Percy Harold Lee (1933-1955), Wyatt F. Jeltz (1955-1967), Charles F. McAfee (1967-1975), Art S. Williams (1975-1977), Ed Bivins (1977-1982), Ivory Johnson, Jr. (1982-1991), Cordell A. Stephens, Sr. (1991-1994), Willie H. Burnett, Sr. (1994-1996), Reuben Anderson Shelton, III (1996-1998), Broderick R. Crawford (1998-1999), Adolphus Morris Pruitt, II (1999-2003), and Elmer J. Crumbley (2003-2009), Clifford Franklin (2010-Present).

In 1935, the Western Province was renamed the Middle Western Province. At the time, there was one chapter in the Western Province - the Upsilon in Los Angeles (CA). In that year, the Middle Western Province was defined to include four states: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. In 1939, Colorado was added when Beta Theta was chartered on May 29th of that year in Denver, Colorado. Beta Theta was a "hybrid" chapter that included both undergraduate and alumni members until Denver Alumni was chartered fifteen years later on February 20, 1954.

In 1979, the northwest corner of Arkansas was added to the province when Iota Tau was chartered on April 8th of that year in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Consequently, there are now chapters from six states in the Middle Western Province.

The 46 chapters of the Middle Western Province are:

01/01/16 - Eta
03/27/20 - Mu
04/19/21 - St. Louis Alumni
11/05/21 - Rho
04/25/22 - Oklahoma City Alumni
03/31/23 - Kansas City Alumni
04/14/25 - Topeka Alumni
04/14/25 - Wichita Alumni
09/09/29 - Alpha Eta
05/23/31 - Tulsa Alumni
10/28/33 - Alpha Pi
05/16/36 - Alpha Psi
05/29/39 - Beta Theta
05/18/40 - Jefferson City Alumni
03/22/41 - Pittsburg Alumni
02/07/42 - Beta Nu
03/15/46 - Muskogee Alumni
03/17/47 - Beta Psi
11/22/50 - Omaha Alumni
02/20/54 - Denver Alumni
06/13/56 - Wewoka Alumni
09/06/58 - Delta Upsilon
03/18/61 - Delta Omega
02/23/63 - Epsilon Gamma
03/23/63 - Lawton/Fort Sill Alumni
05/18/63 - Epsilon Eta
04/03/71 - Zeta Theta
02/26/72 - Zeta Rho
04/13/73 - Langston Alumni
04/14/73 - Zeta Omega
05/05/74 - Eta Kappa
09/21/74 - Colorado Springs Alumni
11/01/74 - Eta Omicron
01/15/76 - Norman Alumni
04/08/79 - Iota Tau
02/23/80 - Iota Omega
09/20/81 - Columbia Alumni
11/17/84 - Mu Alpha
02/09/85 - Mu Epsilon
03/23/85 - Mu Eta
10/10/87 - Nu Epsilon
05/20/89 - Lincoln Alumni
12/14/96 - Fayetteville Alumni
05/15/99 - Omicron Zeta
12/05/02 - Omicron Pi
03/23/03 - Independence Alumni

(NOTE: Not all of the chapters listed are currently active and/or in good standing. And, there are three undergraduate chapters whose letters were irrevocably "retired/recalled" from Kappa Alpha Psi and are not listed with our province. Therefore, there "have been" a total of 49 chapters charterd in the province.)