2022-2023 Southeast District Council

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ABOUT JESSE

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 junior at A&T studying political science and hopes to one day

Jesse Jackson

President

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run for a political office or continue his education at law school. He is currently first alto saxophone in the University band’s Stage Band under the direction of Dr. Kenneth G. Ruff as well as saxophone section leader in the Blue and Gold Marching Machine. Jesse has played alto sax and bari sax in the Wind Ensemble and the University Jazz Band. He has served as his chapter’s parliamentarian and chair of the accountability committee as well as the Greek Letter Council Vice President in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Engagement at North Carolina A&T. In his free time, Jesse enjoys playing the drums, learning about history, collecting records, and watching The Office. In his term, Jesse hopes to further bring together HBCU and PWI chapters by consistent connection and education between chapters as well as enhancing the image of the fraternity as a whole.

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ABOUT SAVANNA
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Savanna Perry

vice President for Membership

Savanna is a Fall 2018 Brother from The Alpha Sigma Chapter at The University of Tampa where she is currently a senior communication major.  After graduating in May, she will be attending Florida State University where she

will be obtaining her M.S. in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs.  She will be transferred to the Gamma Nu chapter during her time at FSU. Currently, she plays trumpet in the UT Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, and Spartan Band. Savanna has previously served on Alpha Sigma’s Executive Board as their Secretary and President and currently serves on their Brotherhood committee. Savanna also served as the Southeast District Webmaster for the '21-'22 school year. In her free time, Savanna enjoys watching youtube and reality tv, taking naps, and exploring Tampa Bay with her friends. Savanna is very excited to serve as the SED VPM for the '22-'23 school year. She hopes to bring back the Membership Education Retreat and continue hosting the District Leadership Conference so all brothers in this district can continue growing. She also hopes to serve as a friend to all in the district outside of her position, being someone anyone can go to at any time.

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ABOUT ALEX

Alex is a Spring 2020 Brother from the Alpha Eta Chapter at the University of Florida. He is currently a fourth-year Biology major with a minor in Health Disparities in Society. Alex is dedicated to science, helping others, and strives 

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Alex Jenks

vice President for Programs

to combine these passions through the field of medicine. Outside of his pre-health endeavors, Alex is passionate about music and is a member of the University of Florida’s Gator Marching Band and Concert Band. He has played euphonium/baritone for 10 years. In his free time, Alex enjoys going to the beach, painting, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Alex serves on the Membership Education Committee where he works to foster an appreciation for the Fraternity and inspire unswerving loyalty in the future Brothers of Alpha Eta. He also served as District Liaison for the past 2 years, where he developed an immense passion for the District’s programs. Alex is extremely excited to serve as the District VPP. He wants to help every chapter in the SED strive for the highest through programs. During his office, Alex strives to maintain the integrity of the District programs, promote equitability and accessibility for the future of programs, and promulgate a new level of fraternal participation.

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ABOUT HUNTER

secretary/treasurer

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Hunter is a Fall 2018 Brother from The Epsilon Chapter at Mississippi State University. He is currently a first-year graduate student obtaining his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a focus in Autonomous

Vehicles and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems).  Currently, he plays clarinet in the MSU Wind Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, and Men's Basketball Pep Band. He also served the Famous Maroon Band as a squad leader, Drum Major, and now serving as a Graduate Assistant. Hunter served on Epsilon's Executive Board as their Treasurer and currently serves on their Ways and Means and Service committees. Hunter also served as the Southeast District Secretary/Treasurer for the '21-'22 school year. In his free time, Hunter thoroughly enjoys being outside, learning his Choctaw Culture, hanging with friends, and being with family. He is very excited to return to the council and continue achieving his goals as your Secretary/Treasurer. He will continue being the voice of chapters that aren't big in size and ensure our HBCU chapters continue to thrive in today's environment. Hunter is a people person and would love to get to know every one of you. This District means a lot to him as it has given him so much to become a better brother and leader. He wishes everyone a great school year and Godspeed.

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ABOUT MADDIE
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Maddie Olmos

parliamentarian

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

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.

Taylor Hughes

webmaster

ABOUT TAYLOR
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Taylor is a Spring 2020 Brother from The Mu Eta Chapter at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is currently a senior majoring in Psychology and Exercise and Sports Science. After graduation Taylor plans to

attend physical therapy school to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has previously been on the drumline for UNC’s Marching Tar Heels and will serve as one of four drum majors for the upcoming 2022 season. She also plays clarinet in the UNC Pep Band and Bass Clarinet in the University Band Ensemble. When she’s not making or listening to music, Taylor enjoys spending time with her friends, painting, reading, and listening to true crime podcasts. She is very excited to serve the Southeast District as webmaster for the 2022-2023 year and plans to spend her time on the council getting to know new brothers from across the district as well as making the district website and more fun and interactive place to be!

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ABOUT JP
JP Davis
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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.

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governor

ABOUT KALEM
Kalem Graham
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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.

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governor

ABOUT ARUPA
Arupa Gopal-Campbell
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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.

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