MOBILE, AL – On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017,
the Mobile Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. held its 12th annual National College Signing Day where senior high school students and student-athletes officially committed to their selective programs. The total amount of scholarships awarded exceeded $12.5 million from the 23 seniors in the Mobile Kappa League.
The purpose of College Signing Day is to build excitement around going to college. For many years, College Signing Day was often associated with students signing only athletic scholarships. However, the Mobile Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., feels that every student should have the opportunity to publicly celebrate their postsecondary plans.
The event was also an inspiring opportunity for younger students. By applauding seniors who are transitioning to higher education, younger students begin to form their own educational aspirations and plans. Additionally, schools that partner with College Signing Day have the opportunity to grow the relationship between colleges, their school and their students.
The senior Mobile Kappa Leaguers will be attending Alabama State, Auburn University, Bishop State Community College, Jacksonville State University, Morehouse College, Pepperdine University, Shelton State Community College, Stanford University, Xavier University, New Orleans, University of Southern Mississippi, University of South Alabama.
The Kappa Leaguers were supported by their family, friends, and other students in attendance and community leaders such as Dr. Reginald Sykes, President, Bishop State Community College.
Prayers and encouraging words were given by The Very Reverend Beverly Finley Gibson, Rector and Dean of Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral.