National Kappa League College Signing Day Is Thursday

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Chattanooga Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated’s Chattanooga Kappa League program will host their 1st annual National Kappa League College Signing Day event on Thursday.

The main purpose of this event is to celebrate the academic excellence, achievements and future aspirations of seniors that are taking the next step in their academic future.   

The event will take place at Kingdom Center formerly the Central City Complex from 6-7:30 p.m. All family, friends, teachers, school counselors, principals, community leaders and public leaders are welcome to attend.

 



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