Albany (NY) Alumni Chapter 

Founded in 1971

The Krimson & Kream at the Kasino was on May 5, 2018 at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady,  NY.  Over $40,000 in scholarships awarded to high school seniors over the last few years.


The Fraternity and Chapter continues to mourn the loss of our beloved Brother Jeffrey Fryar.  God called Brother Fryar home on December 3, 2016.  His love for this fraternity was unwavered, having dedicated 15 spirited years as a member of the organization.


The 2015 Black and White Scholarship Ball held on May 2, 2015 was a huge success.  Close to $30,000 in scholarships and prizes awarded the last three years.

The Fraternity Giving Back -

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. raised over $1.5 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help find cures and save children with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Rosalalind Gaines-Harrell, Administrator at City School District of Albany

Rosalind Gaines-Harrell will be honored at the upcoming 2019 Black & White Scholarship Ball.  Ms. Gaines-Harrell will receive the Chapter’s Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.  Ms. Gaines-Harrell, a 26-year veteran of Albany City School District, previously has been recognized for outstanding service and dedication to students and families by her fellow administrators within the City School District of Albany. Most recently, the Capital Area Principals and Supervisors Association (CAPSA) named Rosalind Gaines-Harrell as Administrator of the Year for her strong leadership and incredible dedication to the students, staff, families and neighborhood of Arbor Hill Elementary School.

The award recognizes area administrators who consistently perform at a superior level. Gaines-Harrell was instrumental in Arbor Hill Elementary's marked improvement from a Priority School to a School in Good Standing, according to accountability data released by the State Education Department for 2018-19.

Gaines-Harrell has spent her entire career educating children in the City School District of Albany. She first worked as a teacher and ATLAS coordinator at Arbor Hill Elementary for 13 years. Then, she spent four years as an assistant principal at Albany High School, ultimately returning to Arbor Hill Elementary as principal 11 years ago.

She has a B.S. in Education from the College of Saint Rose. She continued her educational pursuits at SUNY Albany, where she received her Master of Science Degree in Reading and later at the College of St. Rose, earning her certification in School District Administration. 

For the past two years, she has provided professional development with the Assistant Principals of Albany City School District, hoping to be a launchpad to continually grow the next generation of academic leaders, guiding them into the principal’s chair.  Ms. Gaines-Harrell is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.