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1896
11/27/1896

Birth of Founder William A. Scroggs

Birth of Founder William A. Scroggs

Kappa Kappa Psi founder, William A. Scroggs was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on November 27, 1896 to William E. & Minerva Scroggs.

1919
11/27/1919

Kappa Kappa Psi Founded at Oklahoma A&M College

Kappa Kappa Psi Founded at Oklahoma A&M College

In the years that followed World War I, a movement developed among college and university bands, searching for some motivating force that would create a greater interest in band music. This movement sought expression in an effort to develop good will, fellowship and understanding among bands and their members, and..Read More

1920
12/16/1920

Gamma chapter installed at the University of Washington

Gamma chapter installed at the University of Washington

The Gamma chapter (#3) was installed at the University of Washington on December 16, 1920. Raymond Shannon and William Scroggs served as the installing officers. Charter members include: Albert Adams, C. S. Baker, Edwin Benson, W. K. Berford, Newdall Clifford, I. Walter Hawkins, Jerald Heacock, Joseph Hicks, Kenneth Johnson, John..Read More

12/17/1920

Beta chapter installed at Montana State College

Beta chapter installed at Montana State College

The Beta chapter (#2) was installed at Montana State College on December 17, 1920. Raymond Shannon and William Scroggs served as the installing officers. Charter members include: Herbert Cashmore, Byron Rouse, Leonard Neuman, and John Wiley.

1921
05/21/1921

Delta chapter installed at the University of Oklahoma

Delta chapter installed at the University of Oklahoma

The Delta chapter (#4) at the University of Oklahoma was installed May 21, 1921 by the Alpha chapter. Charter members of the Delta chapter include: Fred Bullard, Oscar Lehrer, Alfred Lubovitz, R. H. McCurtain, Edward Mats, Leslie Meyers, Ben Parks, Kloster Powell, Scott Squyres, Edwin Smith, Philip McNeill, and William..Read More

1922
01/02/1922

1st Biennial Convention Held

1st Biennial Convention Held

The first biennial convention of Kappa Kappa Psi was held on the campus of Oklahoma A&M College. The following members were elected to the Grand Council and served until December 30, 1923: Grand President: Scott P. Squyres (Delta) Grand 1st Vice President: W.A. Nelson (Gamma) Grand 2nd Vice President: John..Read More

1923
04/25/1923

Zeta chapter installed at Pennsylvania State College

Zeta chapter installed at Pennsylvania State College

The Zeta chapter (#6) at Pennsylvania State College was installed April 25, 1923 with Grand President Scott Squyres serving as the installing officer. Charter members of the Zeta chapter include: Wilfred Thompson; Wesley Romberger; Roy Bittner; Archie Rockwell; William Auman; Daniel Pomeroy, Jr.; Granville Lane; Raymond Anderson; Raymond Fellows; Winton..Read More

04/26/1923

Eta chapter installed at the Ohio State University

Eta chapter installed at the Ohio State University

The Eta chapter (#7) at the Ohio State University was installed April 26, 1923 with Grand President Scott Squyres serving as the installing officer. Charter members of the Eta chapter include: Ralph Bayles; Paul Benedum; Lester Bernhard; Capt. R. C. Birmingham; Gustav Bruder; Jenie Lee Burke, Jr.; Raymond Dachsteiner; Elvin..Read More

05/12/1923

Theta chapter installed at Oregon Agricultural College

Theta chapter installed at Oregon Agricultural College

The Theta chapter (#8) at Oregon Agricultural College was installed by the Gamma chapter from the University of Washington. Charter members of the Theta chapter include: Capt. Harry Beard, Floyd Willert, William Hicking, John Garman, Harry Dobbs, Donald Bogie, Raymond Hixon, Roy Patrick, Elmer Johnson, Raymon Kettner, Riley Ewina, and..Read More

12/30/1923

2nd Biennial Convention Held

The 2nd Biennial Convention of Kappa Kappa Psi was held at the Huckins Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK. The following members were elected to the Grand Council and served until June 15, 1926: Grand President: Scott P. Squyres (Delta) Grand 1st Vice President: J. Lee Burke (Eta) Grand 2nd Vice..Read More

1924
04/21/1924

Iota chapter installed at the Georgia School of Technology

Iota chapter installed at the Georgia School of Technology

The Iota chapter (#9) at the Georgia School of Technology was installed April 21, 1924 by Charles Springer (Delta), James Chester Floyd (Epsilon), Harry Atkinson (Delta), and John Robert Hill (Epsilon). Charter members of the Iota chapter include: Gary Boyle; Frank Bryan, Jr.; Irving Dobbs; Harold Hill; Hammnett Munger; Lewis..Read More

05/31/1924

Kappa chapter installed at Colorado Agricultural College

Kappa chapter installed at Colorado Agricultural College

The Kappa chapter (#10) at Colorado Agricultural College was installed May 31, 1924 with Grand 2nd Vice President Arthur Harvey serving as the installing officer. Charter members of the Kappa chapter include: James Wiley, Caroll Clark, Warren Turner, Clark Blickensderfer, John Little, Hugh Pinnock, Maurice Little, Samuel Turner, Herbert Reeder,..Read More

06/05/1924

Lambda chapter installed at the University of Arkansas

Lambda chapter installed at the University of Arkansas

The Lambda chapter (#11) at the University of Arkansas was installed June 5, 1924 with Grand President Scott Squyres serving as the installing officer. Charter members of the Lambda chapter include: Preston Hathcock, Thurl Benbrook, Nichols Greer, Bruce Bennett, Joel Blake, Owen Mitchell, Neumon Leighton, Thomas Douglass, Aubrey Baber, J...Read More

1925
05/31/1925

Mu chapter installed at the University of North Dakota

Mu chapter installed at the University of North Dakota

The Mu chapter (#12) at the University of North Dakota was installed May 31, 1925 with Grand President Scott Squyres serving as the installing officer. Charter members of the Mu chapter include: Leland Burgum, Gordon Carper, William Gerrish, Robert Knapp, Gerald Knutson, Leland Langeness, Lloyd Lobb, Kenneth Lohn, Roy Ronneberg,..Read More

06/12/1925

Nu chapter installed at the University of Michigan

Nu chapter installed at the University of Michigan

The Nu chapter (#13) at the University of Michigan was installed June 12, 1925 with Grand President Scott Squyres serving as the installing officer. Charter members of the Nu chapter include: Theodore Schneirla, Quentin Kline, Ray Wells, Wilbur Butler, Walter Shipley, Roland Evans, Carl Morgensteon, Robert McPherson, Charles Beardsley, Ward..Read More

11/21/1925

Xi chapter installed at Colorado School of Mines

Xi chapter installed at Colorado School of Mines

The Xi chapter (#14) at Colorado School of Mines was installed November 21, 1925 with Grand 2nd Vice President Arthur Harvey serving as the installing officer and the Kappa chapter serving as the installing chapter. Charter members of the Xi chapter include: Donald Austin, Charles Beech, Nicolai Beliaeff, Martin Bender,..Read More

1926
05/18/1926

Pi chapter installed at Alabama Polytechnic Institute

Pi chapter installed at Alabama Polytechnic Institute

The Pi chapter (#16) at Alabama Polytechnic Institute was installed May 18, 1926. Charter members of the Pi chapter include: Rosser Alston; Lewis Bayne; Jesse Collins, Jr.; Ludlow Hallman, Jr.; Joseph Jones; James Leslie, Jr.; James Lowley; Frank Malone; J. B. Merrill, Jr.; Robert Mosley; James Naftel; Frank Perkins; and..Read More

06/15/1926

3rd Biennial Convention Held

The 3rd Biennial Convention of Kappa Kappa Psi was held at the Huckins Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK. The following members were elected to the Grand Council and served until December 30, 1927: Grand President: J. Lee Burke (Eta) Grand 1st Vice President: D.P. Donovan (Zeta) Grand 2nd Vice President:..Read More

06/17/1926

Omicron chapter installed at West Virginia University

Omicron chapter installed at West Virginia University

The Omicron chapter (#15) at West Virginia University was installed June 17, 1926 by the Zeta chapter. Charter members of the Omicron chapter include: George Blackburn, Claud Browning, Willis Davis, Walter Hostettler, Thomas Humphrey, Robert Hyde, Walker Mestrezat, Carl Monday, Melville Peck, George Saari, John Schramm, and Irvin Smith.

1927
05/23/1927

Sigma chapter installed at Ohio Northern University

Sigma chapter installed at Ohio Northern University

The Sigma chapter (#18) at Ohio Northern University was installed May 23, 1927. Charter members of the Sigma chapter include: Paul Haager, Merrill Heft, Jesse Long, Paul McCurdy, Olin Pfeiffer, John Reed, G. L. Smith, Thomas Smull, George Galladay, and Leon Wolford.

10/18/1927

Rho chapter installed at Tulane University

Rho chapter installed at Tulane University

The Rho chapter (#17) at Tulane University was installed October 18, 1927. Charter members of the Rho chapter include: Frank Jensen; Herman Kohlmeyer; Phillippe Schaffner; Edmond Salassi; J. Edmund Ullman; George Prichard, Jr.; Michael Debakey; John Mayer; Bennie Cohn; Albert Meyers; Marvel Schilling; Ellis Robbert; Robert Segal; Leon Haas, Jr.;..Read More

12/30/1927

4th Biennial Convention Held

The 4th Biennial Convention of Kappa Kappa Psi was held at the Huckins Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK. The following members were elected to the Grand Council and served until July 1, 1929: Grand President: Bohumil Makovsky (Alpha) Grand 1st Vice President: Addison L. Wall (Lambda) Grand 2nd Vice President:..Read More

1928
06/02/1928

Tau chapter installed at the University of Montana

Tau chapter installed at the University of Montana

The Tau chapter (#19) at the University of Montana was installed June 2, 1928. Charter members of the Tau chapter include: Vernon Hoven, Paul Judge, Elmer Luer, Melville Rawn, Richard Rodrick, C. P. Smith, William Davis, John Kamps, and Earl Hersrud.

06/11/1928

Upsilon chapter installed at the University of Cincinnati

Upsilon chapter installed at the University of Cincinnati

The Upsilon chapter (#20) at the University of Cincinnati was installed June 11, 1928 with Grand Executive Secretary Scott Squyres serving as the installing officer. Charter members of the Upsilon chapter include: Merrill Van Pelt; Francis Todd; William Gabo, Jr.; Philip Riddinger; Oscar Egolf; M. Clyde Condrey; Vernon Curran; Edwin..Read More

1929
03/20/1929

Phi chapter installed at Stanford University

Phi chapter installed at Stanford University

The Phi chapter (#21) at Stanford University was installed March 20, 1929. Charter members of the Phi chapter include: John Brady; Evewrett Andreson; Keith Bering; Fred Burlew; Ernest Martin; Edward DeGroot, Jr.; Donald Hise; Russell Lyster; Francis Martin; W. Sherwood Martin; Herbert Marsh; Howard Rode; Clarence Neighbors; William Okker; William..Read More

04/04/1929

Omega chapter installed at the University of Arizona

Omega chapter installed at the University of Arizona

The Omega (#24) chapter at the University of Arizona was installed April 4, 1929. Charter members of the Omega chapter include: H. H. McMullen; Godfrey Atwater; Elmer Coker; Fred Noon; Claude Soule; Wm. H. Fowler; James Fruin; William Leslie; Richard Whipple; Waldo Huber; W. Ralph VanSant; Wm. A. Hamilton, Jr.;..Read More

04/20/1929

Chi chapter installed at the University of California, Berkeley

The Chi chapter (#22) at the University of California, Berkeley was installed April 20, 1929 with the Phi chapter serving as the installing chapter. Charter members of the Chi chapter include: Leslie Clausen, Lloyd Day, Modesto Alloo, Glen Haydon, Charles Cushing, Charles Richardson, Fernando Silveira, George Goody, Loyd Miller, Malcolm..Read More

05/04/1929

Psi chapter installed at the University of California, Los Angeles

Psi chapter installed at the University of California, Los Angeles

The Psi chapter (#23) at the University of California, Los Angeles was installed May 4, 1929. Charter members of the Psi chapter include: Fred Kienzl; Richard Petrie, Jr.; Bunton Stokes; Harry Bunton; Norman Hanwell; Lee Halstead; Ted Bourne; Robert Matson; Martin Ruderman; Frederick Cooper, Jr.; Ronald Abernethy; Robert Callahan; Henry..Read More

05/14/1929

Alpha Alpha chapter installed at the University of Nevada

Alpha Alpha chapter installed at the University of Nevada

The Alpha Alpha (#25) chapter at the University of Nevada was installed May 14, 1929. Charter members of the Alpha Alpha chapter include: Theo Post, Lester Spinney, Walter Siegel, Michele DiRicco, L. Everett Appleton, Roland Boyden, Norman Brown, Horace Church, Albert Davis, Raymond Evans, Dwight Ewing, Nelson Giberson, Harold Phipps,..Read More

05/31/1929

Alpha Beta chapter installed at Butler University

Alpha Beta chapter installed at Butler University

The Alpha Beta chapter (#26) at Butler University was installed May 31, 1929. Charter members of the Alpha Beta chapter include: Henry Hebert; Thompson Abbett; George Piercy; Owen Calvert; Walter Geisler; Edward Kimberlin; J. Harold Miller; Ivan Yeager; George Shelby; Virgil Hebert; Elzie Partlow; Von Scherb; Urban Wilde, Jr.; Glen..Read More