2023-2024 Southeast District Council
Jesse is a Spring 2021 brother from The Mighty Iota Zeta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. Jesse is a senior at A&T studying political science and minoring in
public relations. He hopes to one day run for a political office or continue his education to get a masters in public administration. Jesse has marched four years in the Blue and Gold Marching Machine and participated in the university jazz band, stage band, wind ensemble, and saxophone choir. He has held various leadership positions including saxophone section leader, Joint Greek Council President and Vice President, and Southeast District President. In his next term Jesse hopes to continue the work of his previous council while making everyone’s fraternal experience even more uplifting and engaging.
vice President for Membership
Savanna is a Fall 2018 Brother originally from the Alpha Sigma Chapter at The University of Tampa where she obtained her B.A. in Communication back in May 2022. Currently, she is an active brother at the Gamma Nu
Chapter at Florida State University where she is pursuing her M.S. in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs. She plays trumpet in the FSU Campus Band. In undergrad, she participated in the UT Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra, and Spartan Band. Savanna previously served on Alpha Sigma’s Executive Board as their Secretary and President. She served as the Southeast District Webmaster for the '21-'22 school year and Vice President for Membership for the ‘22-’23 school year. In Gamma Nu, she currently serves on the Membership Committee. Savanna is extremely excited to be returning as SED VPM for the ‘23-’24 school year and plans to continue building upon the foundations set last year with an emphasis on conflict management and communication. In her free time, Savanna enjoys watching Youtube and reality tv, taking naps, and traveling (especially back to Tampa Bay). She hopes to serve as a friend to all in the district outside of her position, being someone anyone can go to at any time.
Maddie is a Fall 2019 Brother from the Nu Kappa Chapter at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. She is currently a fourth-year Criminal Justice major and hopes to one day become an FBI agent or work in
vice President for Programs
homicide investigation to assist others. Maddie is the Piccolo Section Leader and Uniform Head this season for the Southern Pride Marching Band. She has also played flute in Georgia Southern’s Wind Symphony and University Band. Maddie has previously served on Nu Kappa’s Executive Board as Sergeant at Arms and Historian and currently serves as a member of the Judicial Committee. In her spare time, Maddie enjoys roller skating, painting, traveling, and cuddling with her cat named Salem. She is very excited for the ‘22-’23 school year to serve as SED Parliamentarian. During her term, she will strive to enhance brothers’ understanding and use of Roberts Rules. She also hopes to serve as a resource to brothers in the District for Parliamentary Procedures.
Catherine is a Fall 2022 brother from the Iota chapter at The Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a fourth year majoring in Civil Engineering with a Concentration in construction engineering. In the Yellow Jacket
Marching band, she serves as one of the two section leaders for the Mellophone section. For concert band, her primary instrument is the French Horn. Catherine has previously served the Iota Chapter as the Continuing membership chair. This Fall she will serve as the fundraising chair and Steputy! When not enjoying music, she is involved with the concrete canoe team and the American Society for Civil Engineers. She loves a good book and always wants suggestions for the next book she should read. For her term as Sec/Treas, she hopes to be a resource for any brother and to continue to support the district with a good budget, organized meeting minutes and a heart to serve others!
Cameron Ratcliff, a native from Birmingham, Alabama, was initiated into the Brotherhood in the Spring of 2022. He had served as the Rechartered Parliamentarian for the Zeta Pi Chapter at Tennessee State University from
February 2022 until May of 2023. Currently, a senior Political Science major, he has worked within the Mayor’s Office in the City of Birmingham Government and interacted with the Panama City Commission to study up on the different governmental styles that municipalities are being operated as and to gain an understanding of its bylaws. He has participated in the University’s two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Aristocrat of Bands, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, and has worked as an Assistant to the University Bands. Cameron aspires to become a public official on his journey and later on expanding his knowledge to become a political expert/analyst
Jonathan is a Spring 2022 Brother from the Gamma Nu Chapter at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He is currently a fourth-year Information Technology major and hopes to join a web development team.
Jonathan and his chapter serve the Florida State University Marching Chiefs though projects and fundraising. Jonathan has served on projects such as the Marching Chiefs 5k and Field Day. Outside of his chapter, Jonathan enjoys mountain biking and hammocking. Throughout his candidacy he was known to always be hammocking on campus. Jonathan's goal as Webmaster is to make the district website more accessible and effcient for a wide range of users. He hopes that he can be a resource to his fellow brothers for any technology needs.
Justyn “JP” Davis is the Assistant Director of Bands at Mauldin High School in Greenville, South Carolina. JP is in his 5th year of teaching after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education along with a Certificate of
Performance at the University of South Carolina in 2017. So far at Mauldin, he has helped the ensembles receive multiple superior ratings at concert and contest performances, appear multiple times at the SCBDA 5A State Marching Band Finals Competition (with a record high of 4th place in the state), and perform for the program’s first time at the 2019 SCMEA Professional Development Conference. While in school at USC, he performed in all of the University’s Concert Ensembles and has been a featured soloist with the USC Wind Ensemble. In the University’s athletic bands, JP served as Drum Major of the Carolina Band for 3 years and played Saxophone with the University’s Pep Bands. Professionally, JP is a member the National Association for Music Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, where he has previously served as Vice President of Programs for the Southeast District of Kappa Kappa Psi and on the National Ritual Performance and Education Committee; he currently is serving as a governor for the Southeast District. JP is currently pursuing his Master's Degree at Florida State University, is very passionate about leadership, and spends a lot of his breaks around leadership camps and workshops.
Kalem Graham was initiated into the Zeta Psi chapter at Virginia State University in 2003, and is now a Life Member of the fraternity. He serves as the Assistant Director of Bands at North Carolina Central University in Durham,
NC. He also serves as advisor to the Zeta Sigma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Epsilon Lambda chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. He has previously served as the Director of Bands at Dudley High School in Greensboro, SC, as well as Assistant Director of Bands at Langston University in Langston, OK. He was initiated into the Zeta Psi chapter at Virginia State University in 2003, and is now a Life Member of the chapter. From 2015 to 2018, Kalem served as a Southwest District Governor and, during that time, served on the National Nominations Committee. He is the most recent addition to the SED Governors team, and he is looking forward to meeting chapters across the District in person and learning more about the SED.
Arupa Gopal serves as Executive Administrative Specialist to the Dean at the University of South Florida College of The Arts. She was initiated into the Kappa Tau Chapter in April of 2004 and while active served as Chapter
President and Vice President of Membership. She participated in the Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, and was Drum Major of the Herd of Thunder Marching Band. She also served as Administrative Coordinator for Festival of Winds. During this time she gave two recitals, performed in various intercollegiate bands, and was a Finalist in the USF Concerto Competition. In 2007 she graduated from USF with a Dual Major in Music and Management and continued her education at New York University where she attained a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration in 2009. While in New York she worked for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Distinguished Concerts International New York, and On Stage at Kingsborough. Currently, she lives in Tampa and serves as Co-Chair of the USF Music Alumni Society, President of the NYU Alumni Club of West Florida, is a member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association, and is on the board of the KKPsi Tampa Bay Local Alumni Association. She is a Life Member of the fraternity and is currently serving as a Governor of the Southeast District and as the Chapter Sponsor for the Kappa Tau Chapter at the University of South Florida.