Honoring The Divine Nine: The Alpha Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Alexis Davis, theScore Lead Reporter | February 9, 2022

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Antonio Rivers Jr. is a proud graduate of N.C. A&T’s College of Engineering. Rivers Jr. was initiated into the Alpha Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. in Spring 2018. He also served as the president of the chapter and now runs Royal Crown Collections LLC.

“The biggest thing I took away from it was constantly being around people that were excelling in life,” Rivers Jr. said. “It was a motivation for me to push and be a better person whether in business or success in general. It’s also helped me when it comes to my corporate life, networking, and how to be more of a man. One of the biggest things we say is to be strong. It’s a reminder to push through and see things through. This standard really resonates with Alpha Nu to be the best you can be in everything you do.”

The Alpha Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has won the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Medium/Large Chapter of the Year, 2020-2021 Undergraduate Guide Right Chapter of the Year and 2020-2021 Undergraduate Scrapbook Award. On April 14, 2022, the Alpha Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will celebrate 89 years of achievement.

Myles Greer was initiated into the Alpha Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. in Spring 2020. While being a senior civil engineering student, Greer also serves as the current vice president of the chapter.

“One of my proudest moments as a member has been this past year,” Greer said. “We won chapter of the year which is a pretty big accomplishment, of course, and even in a pandemic. We were still able to accomplish the goals set forth for ourselves, community and classroom. We were recognized by our fraternity for our achievements. The second proudest moment for me was participating in the step show because it was something I never thought I would do. It really made me step outside of my comfort zone.”

The current president of the Alpha Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is a Spring 2020 initiate and senior biology pre-med student Correggio Peagler. While balancing his rigorous science studies, he ensures he is a resource for his brothers and the Greensboro, NC community.

“The chapter has pushed me to achieve and challenge what I perceive as normal,” Peagler said. “The chapter constantly challenges me to think about how I can give 100% everyday,” The people that have come through the Alpha Nu chapter have impacted the N.C. A&T community and beyond. Henry Frye was the first African-American chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. There are big things the Alpha Nu chapter is doing.”

Black History Month is a month to reflect on the trials and tribulations of African-Americans, but it is also a time for people to rejoice about the persistence of the race. Divine Nine organizations play an integral role in the advancement of African-Americans. Woods believes if it wasn’t for some of the members of these organizations, key moments in Black history would not exist.