MOBILE, AL – On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, the Mobile Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. held its 11th 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 $2.6 million from the 18 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 post-secondary 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 A & M University, Alabama State University, Baylor University, Birmingham Southern College, Bishop State Community College, Jackson State University, the University of Alabama, and Wofford College, just to name a few.
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, and members of his staff.
Encouraging words were given by Wilbert Merriweather, Polemarch, Mobile Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and Alabama State University Alumnus, “Your college years will be the best times of your life. Enjoy it and surround yourself with those who want to graduate and you too will be successful.”