Englewood-Teaneck NJ Alumni Chapter of
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Proudly serving the communities of Englewood, Teaneck and Hackensack
since charter established in 1987
Brother Ramon Hazell September 23rd 2019
Brother Abe Martin August 30th 1942 - August 29th 2017
Brother Martin devoted many years of service to the citizens of New Jersey as a Police Officer. He and his brother Charles, are credited with breaking the race barrier by becoming some of the first officers of color in Teaneck New Jersey. He served on the Teaneck Police force for twenty-nine years, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. He served as a mentor to many encouraging and working to facilitate ongoing education of community youth in conjunction with serving at many levels within Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Englewood Teaneck Alumni Chapter.
Brother Edward Clarke August 6th, 1942 - February 28, 2017
Brother Clarke after receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Armed forces, he enrolled in Pace University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, then acquired a Master's Degree of Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickerson University. Ed retired from the New York City Board of Education, Human Resources Department. A proud life member of the the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Brother Ronnie Lidell Rakestraw July 8, 1956 - January 19, 2016
Brother Rakestraw while attending Winston Salem State University, in the Spring of 1976 pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, and received many academic scholarships from the fraternity. He was proud to be a life member, while serving as chapter Historian, Vice Polemarch, Membership Training Academy Chapter Coordinator and was selected as Kappa of the Year within the Englewood-Teaneck Alumni Chapter.
Brother James “Jimmy” Witten April 18, 1931 – February 16, 2015
On February 16, 2015, Brother James Edward Witten made the transition to Chapter Invisible. Brother Witten, or “Jimmy” as he was fondly known as, was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. on December 12, 1952 with the Alpha Upsilon Chapter in West Virginia. A scientist by trade, Brother Witten worked extensively in the field of science, attaining Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Science and Chemistry respectively. His love for science would inevitably lead him to conduct groundbreaking research for Sickle Cell Anemia that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Brother Witten’s achievements would also extend to his service in the United States Air Force where he served as a military training instructor.
Upon relocating to New Jersey, Brother Witten would continue his work for Kappa, serving as past Vice Polemarch, Lt. Strategus and a dedicated Brother always in “good standing” with the Fraternity between both, New York and New Jersey; his enduring love of and support for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is deeply missed and irreplaceable.