Bro. Rodney Parks

Bro. Rodney O. Parks of Little Rock was elected chairman of the Arkansas State Banking Board on Jan. 18.

The board works with the Arkansas State Bank Department "to accurately and fairly consider all applications and proposed regulations presented ... in a proper and timely manner and to ensure the continuance of safe and sound financial practices in the state chartered banking industry of Arkansas."

Parks, 42, was appointed to a five-year term on the board by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe in 2009.

Parks has spent the past four years working as Philander Smith College's director of development, and also is the founder of Parks Professional Group, a public speaking/management firm. He is a native of Russellville.

Bro. Parks is an initiate of the Nu Alpha Chapter in Russellville, AR. He is currently a member of the Pi Lambda Chapter.

Information courtesy of  Arkansas Business.com

Brother in the Spotlight!

Bro. Kent J. Broughton, II, a senior graduating with a degree in Political Science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has received a full scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas System Clinton School of Public Service. He plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Service.

A native of Pine Bluff, Kent served as President of the Student Government Association at UAPB where he was an advocate for students and addressed issues on student involvement, technology, academic, and community engagement.  Kent’s campus involvement also included an array of organizations and causes such as the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors College, Circle of Pride, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Political Science Club, and Gamma Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Kent is family oriented and has a strong passion for education and helping people.

The Clinton School of Public Service is thefirst graduate program in the nation offering a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree. The program is designed to help students gain knowledge and experience to further their careers in the areas of nonprofit, governmental, volunteer or private sector service work. Applicants are drawn from a variety of disciplines that are relevant to public service. The MPS program provides academic and practical hands-on training for its students and is particularly geared to individuals who want to use their acquired skills in a new way to promote social change.

“We are definitely proud of Kent,” said Dr. Ebo Tei, chair of the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “We know he is going to do great things.”

Kent intends to obtain a Master in Public Services, Juris Doctorate, and PhD in Education before 30 years of age. With plans to devote his life to serving others and representing all mankind, he wants to address educational issues within society because he believes that education is the foundation of every community and the solution to its growth. Kent is guided by Psalm 37:5, “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.”

Kent will receive his degree during Commencement Exercises this Saturday in the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Bro. Broughton is an intiate of the Gamma Delta Chapter at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Bro. Kent Broughton

Information courtesy of  UAPB News

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Posted May 11, 2012

Brother Cameron C. McCree, a Fall 2000 initiate into the Kappa Kappa Chapter, recently accepted an appointment to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.  In his role as an AUSA, Brother McCree will work with federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secret Service, and the Internal Revenue Service to investigate and prosecute alleged violations of federal criminal law.  Brother McCree will also serve as the asset forfeiture coordinator for the Eastern District.  Brother McCree’s area of responsibility encompasses a significant portion of Arkansas including Pulaski, Independence, Jefferson, St. Francis, and Craighead counties.

Prior to his employment at the United States Attorney’s office, Brother McCree worked in civil litigation at the law firm of Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC where his practice focused on employment discrimination litigation, contract and commercial disputes, and other business-related matters.   Previously, Brother McCree worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lavenski R. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

While in private practice, Brother McCree served as legal counsel for the Fraternity at the district and region levels.  Brother Cory Childs has succeeded Brother McCree as Arkansas District Counsel.

Posted Sep 6, 2012

Bro. Cameron McCree

Brother DeShaun Artis, a Fall 2011 initiate into the Kappa Kappa Chapter, is a senior at The University of Arkansas majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Marketing.  He was born in Magnolia, AR, but has lived in El Paso, TX, Bamberg, Germany and Conway, AR due to his mom’s service in the U.S. Army. He is a Fall 2011 initiate of the Kappa Kappa chapter. On campus DeShaun has served as a R.O.C.K. (Razorback Outreach for Community & Knowledge) Camp mentor, a resident assistant, a student ambassador and a senator in Associated Student Government. He has been involved in Alpha as Kappa Kappa's chapter secretary, through the Alpha Leadership Academy (Omicron Class), the GE/Alpha C2C Leadership Forum (Gamma Class), and as an intern to Alpha's Executive Director at the General Office. He is also the 2013 recipient of the AVP Servant Leader Award and is serving as the Regional Assistant Vice President.

Over the next year, DeShaun will be taking part in a documentary/blog series called "More Than A Student." The series will follow DeShaun and Ismael Brown, Southern Regional Assistant Vice President, and will give an inside look into how the two brothers manage their time, stay on top of their studies, stay motivated push through struggles as they balance being more than just students. The series can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/MoreThanAStudent and the blog and information on the series can be found at www.MoreThanAStudent.com.

In his free time, DeShaun loves to travel, try new foods and meet and connect with new people. He aspires to anchor a major news network, covering stories that he feels are often left untold. Eventually he would like to have his own television network where he can offer opportunities to those who have a passion for telling stories and entertaining.

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Bro. DeShaun Artis

Brother Frank D. Scott, Jr., a native of Little Rock, AR, serves as a bank executive with First Security Bank. On October 17, 2013, Governor Mike Beebe appointed Scott to fill the unexpired term of John Burkhalter on the Arkansas State Highway Commission. Scott received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. He also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).

He’s a former member of the Pulaski Technical College Board of Trustees, appointed by Governor Mike Beebe. His current community leadership includes service on several boards including the Little Rock Port Authority, UALR Alumni Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas.

Additionally, Scott is a faithful and life-long member of the Greater Second Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR, where he serves as an ordained minister on the associate ministers’ staff and member of the church’s board of trustees.

Posted Dec 2, 2013

Bro. Frank Scott