Elbert Strothers, PhD.

Elbert Walker Strothers was born in Baltimore August 3, 1920. He was educated in the primary and secondary schools there graduating from Douglass HS in 1938. He received a B.S. in Ed. From Coppin Teachers College in 1942. He was initiated into the Alpha Iota of Kappa Alpha Psi on May 10, 1940. He earned the B.D. degree from the Howard University School of Divinity in 1946, M.A. from Columbia and Ph.D. from New York University in 1974 as a result of its External Degree Program.At the 74th Grand Chapter Meeting in August 1999, the Baltimore Alumni Chapter 50+ Year Brothers were awarded the William L. Crump History Award. The award was for THE HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANT MEMORIES OF THE 50 YEAR (PLUS) MEMBERS, a collection of profiles of 50 year members with a photograph, a professional and fraternity biography, and their most significant Kappa memory. This is an important contribution to the history of the chapter. Dr. Strothers was the chairman of the 50+ Year Brothers Committee. The Publication Committee also included Melville Pugh, Herbert Jenkins, Craig Sims and Edgar J. Powell.

 

 

LM Strothers served as Keeper of Records and Polemarch of the Alpha Iota, Keeper of Records of the Baltimore Alumni Chapter, Keeper of Records of the Eastern Province, Polemarch and Director of New York Alumni Chapter. He was the National Director of Guide Right from 1945-1955. As Chairman of the Guide Right Commission he published 20 Manuals and 10 Quarterly publications from 1945-54. He has received 14 Kappa Achievement Awards.

 

Dr. Strothers has served as Associate Pastor and Director of Christian Education of Payne Memorial Church in Baltimore and Visiting Lecturer at Lincoln Theological Seminary. In New York City he was a Probation Officer and Case Supervisor in Domestic Relations Court, Alternate in Charge of Manhattan Children’s Court. At the Board of Education, he served as District Supervisor of the Bureau of Attendance in 1963. He held several administrative positions, retiring as the 2nd Deputy Community Superintendent, School District 17 in 1983. He has received more than 110 school and community awards.

LM Strothers served as Keeper of Records and Polemarch of the Alpha Iota, Keeper of Records of the Baltimore Alumni Chapter, Keeper of Records of the Eastern Province, Polemarch and Director of New York Alumni Chapter. He was the National Director of Guide Right from 1945-1955. As Chairman of the Guide Right Commission he published 20 Manuals and 10 Quarterly publications from 1945-54. He has received 14 Kappa Achievement Awards.

 

Dr. Strothers has served as Associate Pastor and Director of Christian Education of Payne Memorial Church in Baltimore and Visiting Lecturer at Lincoln Theological Seminary. In New York City he was a Probation Officer and Case Supervisor in Domestic Relations Court, Alternate in Charge of Manhattan Children’s Court. At the Board of Education, he served as District Supervisor of the Bureau of Attendance in 1963. He held several administrative positions, retiring as the 2nd Deputy Community Superintendent, School District 17 in 1983. He has received more than 110 school and community awards.

Dr. Strothers joined Chapter Invisible on September 4, 2017.

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