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Former Orlando police chief Val Demings keynotes at Winter Park Alumni’s community service awards pr

 | Published on 4/1/2014

Winter Park Alumni Chapter

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

P.O. Box 3572

Winter Park, FL  32789


April 1, 2014


Contact:  Stuart W. Doyle

              (407) 538-1785


Former Orlando police chief Val Demings keynotes at Winter Park Alumni’s community service awards program


7 awards given for chapter, community service


WINTER PARK – Former Orlando police chief and Orange County mayoral candidate Val Demings inspired an audience of 65 last Thursday evening with the story of her road to leadership in the public and law enforcement realms.  Most importantly, she emphasized how voluntary community service activities by the Orlando Police Department during her tenure as its chief contributed to a dramatic decline in the city’s violent crime. 


Demings’ message was timely and relevant to an audience invited to see five members of the Winter Park Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and two local citizens receive awards for outstanding community service and professional achievements.  The event was held March 27 at the Winter Park Farmers Market. 


The honorees were:


Member Awards

Recipient and residence


Earl T. Tildon Service Award – presented for exceptional service to the chapter during the 2012-13 administrative year.

  • Steven Larson, Orlando
  • Derek L. Walls, Orlando

Polemarch’s Award – awarded by the 2012-13 chapter president to a member whose contributions proved valuable to the president’s administration

  • Howard Washington, Apopka

Professional of the Year Award – recognizes outstanding career achievements

  • Gregorio A. Francis, partner and shareholder, Morgan & Morgan, P.A. Windermere

Michael Kelker Kappa of the Year Award – acknowledges all-around service to the chapter, community and membership

  • Augustus Johnson, Orlando


Citizen Awards


Recipient and residence


Unsung Hero Award – pays tribute to effective public service and community commitment that may have received little or no widespread recognition.

  • Mr. Alonzo Roberts, longtime youth mentor and barber at Deluxe Barber Shop for 55 years.Winter Park.

Community Service Award – applauds notable contributions that have enhanced a community but, more importantly, the lives of individuals and families residing there.

  • Rev. Alphonso C. Cobb, former pastor of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.Winter Park.


Founded in 1911, Kappa Alpha Psi is a service organization with more than 100,000 members in 600-plus college and alumni chapters worldwide.  Winter Park Alumni has served Central Florida since March 1992, focusing on the youth guidance and development.


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