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22 Beaux Selected for 2013 Beautillion

Congratulations to the 22 amazing young men who are selected to participate in the 2013 Kappa Beautillion!  This talented class of beaux includes musicians, athletes, student government leaders, thespians and much more.  Read the full press release on the 2013 class here.

Pearsall Accepts New Position

Beautillion mentor, J. Maurice Pearsall, was recently hired as the talent acquisition manager for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (“TMCF”).  In this role, Mr. Pearsall will visit the 47 public HBCUs associated with TMCF.  During his visits, he will identify and prepare highly qualified students for TMCF’s leadership programs.

Mr. Pearsall is a graduate of Metropolitan College of NY and New York University.

Mentor Presents at National Conference

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, beautillion mentor, Donte Coleman, presented at the IRS Chief Counsel National CLE for the General Legal Service Department.  Mr. Coleman, along with one other paralegal and two attorneys, made a presentation entitled “GLS Alphabet Soup,” which covered a number of topics that paralegals deal with on a daily basis.  Specifically, Mr. Coleman presented the following topics: litigation holds in Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) cases that are filed in U.S. District Court; litigation reports and common defenses in Bivens cases filed in U.S. District Court; and claims collection cases to recover damages to government property.  The audience members included all six of the Internal Revenue Service field offices across the country, IRS national headquarters, the associate chief counsel, the deputy associate chief counsel, and the six area counsels.

Mr. Coleman works in the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel, General Legal Services in New York, NY.  He obtained a bachelors degree from Howard University and a masters from Georgia State University.

Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors

Nordstrom Scholarship Program

Deadline: Feb 2013 

Award $10,000

Scholarship Description

Nordstrom is committed to celebrating our communities, and we think helping you achieve your dreams of a higher education is a great way to start. The Nordstrom Scholarship is about enabling you to achieve your educational goals.  Since 1993, Nordstrom has awarded college scholarships to hard-working high school students from across the country. Annually, we award 40 scholarships of $10,000. These scholarships are paid out in equal installments of $2,500 over four years to the college of the student’s choice.

 How to Qualify

To be considered for a scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  •  Be a high school junior
  • Have and maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout your high school career
  • Have participated in community/volunteer activities
  • Be planning to apply for financial assistance to attend college
  • Attend an accredited four-year college or university during all years for which the scholarship is awarded Maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout your college career Be eligible to attend a four-year college or university in the United States Live and attend school in one of the participating geographic areas (below) designated by Nordstrom
  • Not have a conviction for any crime

 

 How the Scholarship Is Awarded

Regional selection committees, made up of local community leaders, interview our scholarship finalists in person. Once the recipients are selected, Nordstrom makes a surprise visit to the students’ school where, with their friends and family watching, the students are informed that they have won a Nordstrom scholarship.

 How to Apply

 To ensure you receive prompt notification, add nordstromscholarship@ACT.org to your address book.  The scholarship application for 2013 will be available online in February  2013 at nordstrom.com/scholarship

Former Beau Receives Scholarship from NFL Player

Robert Ransom, Mr. Beautillion 2009, recently received a scholarship award from the D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation. Ransom, a senior political science major at Howard University, was selected because of his academics, commitment to volunteer and community activities and long term educational/career goals. Upon graduation, Mr. Ransom plans to enroll in law school and continue his passion for public service.

The D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation is a non-profit committed to improving the quality of life for students across the country. Founded by the offensive tackle for the New York Jets by the same name, the Foundation makes awards to both undergraduate and high school students. For more information on the Foundation, please visit: http://www.dbrickashawfergusonfoundation.org/.

2009 Beau Tyree Watkins in Duke University Elections

Tyree Watkins, 2009 beau and graduate of Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden, is campaigning for election to the House Council at Duke University.  Watkins, a senior, is interested in campus leadership both within the House Council and student government.  We wish him the best of luck in his campaign!

Philadelphia Inquirer Publishes Article on Success of Beautillion Mentoring

This article was originally published by the Philadelphia Inquirer on August 31, 2012 (written by columnist, Kevin Riordan):

Rashon Bennett began imagining a law career in middle school.

But he had never met a lawyer until Lloyd Freeman became his mentor two years ago.

Bennett, valedictorian of Camden High’s Class of 2012, left his hometown last week to start his freshman year at Seton Hall University. Freeman, a litigator at Archer & Greiner, couldn’t be prouder.

“Rashon is a one-of-a-kind student. He didn’t need a lot of hand-holding,” says Freeman, 30, who lives with his wife, Ebony, in Sicklerville.

I’m at his firm’s Haddonfield headquarters, where mentor and mentee first met, in 2010. Bennett was a shy Camden junior applying for a “Beautillion” scholarship from the Burlington-Camden Alumni Chapter of the Kappas, a national, historically African American, fraternal organization.  Click here to continue…

Beautillion Chairman Lloyd Freeman Delivers Camden High Commencement Address

At the 2012 Camden High School graduation, beautillion chairman, Lloyd Freeman, delivered the commencement address. Freeman’s speech titled, “All this Hassle for a Tassle,” challenged the graduates to continue to persevere after high school. Graduates were urged to continue striving for higher education and to follow their dreams even if it leads them down a road no one has traveled before.  2011 beau Rashon Bennett was class valedictorian and also delivered a speech to the graduates.

Click here for excerpts of the commencement address and the full text of the press release.

Beautillion Ball

The Burlington-Camden Achievement Foundation, Inc. is proud to present the 2013 Kappa Beautillion. At this event, the participants (“beaux”) will be formally presented to society. The beaux will also perform talents, receive scholarships and dance a waltz with their escorts (“belles”). Dinner will be served to all guests.

The attire for this event is black-tie optional.

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MLK Day Event

Calling all past beaux and other young men!

Please join the men of Kappa Alpha Psi as we host an MLK Day event targeted toward young black men.  The event will take place on Monday, January 16, 2012 at St. John Baptist Church in Camden, NJ.  This promises to be an excellent event.  To read the full press release on the event, click here.  For more information, email us at kappabeautillion@gmail.com.  This event is co-sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Burlington-Camden Achievement Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1054
Haddonfield, NJ 08033