The Norfolk Kappas are honoring one of their own by naming the chapter’s annual Black History Month event, The Clarence F. Nelson, Jr. Black History Month Scholarship & Community Service Awards Breakfast.
Nelson, Jr. is a 49-year financial member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and he has served for 19 years as the Chairman of the Norfolk (VA) Alumni Chapter/ Save Our Youth Foundation Inc.
Over a 19-year period, Nelson and committee(s) have been responsible for raising $125,000+, awarding over 125 scholarships, and recognizing 300+ youth for academic and community achievements. He will be recognized for his outstanding and continuous contributions, and service to the community, service to the annual Black History Month Program, mentoring, fund raising, and philanthropy on Saturday, February 17, at the Murray Center, 9 a.m. The highlight of the program will be the Norfolk Kappas presenting their annual scholarships and achievement medallions to the 2018 scholarship recipients.
Nelson, a graduate of Union-Kempsville High School, Hampton University, and the University of Pennsylvania, retired from the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority’s Youth Services and Workforce Development Department. He worked with job development and placement, training, mentoring, program development, as corporate liaison; and he did fund raising through the African-American Male Focus, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit affiliate of NRHA.
Nelson continues to serve the community and various institutions in the capacities of Major Gift Officer at Virginia State University; Secretary of the Ministry of Trustees, the historic Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church; the Eureka Club of Portsmouth; Olympic Social Club (ΩΣΧ); National Hampton Alumni Association; and fund raising. He authored the U.S. Department of Transportation’s national report entitled, “Buckle-up with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., A National Survey and Review of the Safety Impact on Utilizing Seat Belts.”
Nelson has served as Polemarch (president) of the Norfolk (VA) Alumni Chapter; Province Polemarch (regional director) for seven years; and Director of the Fraternity’s Habitat For Humanity National Project. In these capacities, he has demonstrated the fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity – Achievement – the chapter has noted.
For ticket information, please call Dr. George F. Reed at 650-0174 or Clarence F. Nelson, Jr., at 621-8713. Your gift is 100 per cent tax deductible. Help the Kappas “Save Our Youth!”