Sep 12

Do You Know Your Voting Status? Here’s How to Check!

With Election Day fast approaching, please click on the video below to learn how to make sure you’re all set to let your voice be heard!


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May 27

Chapter Names Recipients of the Caleb Brown Jr. Scholarship

The Brothers of the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Bro. Caleb Brown Jr. Scholarship.  Initially only given to one African American male, graduating from a Cincinnati-area high school, the selection committee felt that two individuals were equally deserving of our support for them to continue their education.

Elijah Catalan was this year’s recipient of a $1500 scholarship. Elijah is a graduate of Walnut Elijah CatalanHills High School, boasting a 4.47 GPA.  He will be furthering his education at Howard University, the home of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, where he will be studying Biochemistry.  While in high school, Elijah was the captain of the Cross Country and Track team, WHHS Sustainability Club 3rd Bell Recycling captain, and worked part time as a cashier at Kroger.  As one of his recommenders said, he is a respectful young man who works cooperatively with others.

Daniel Jett will be receiving a $1000 scholarship from the fraternity.  Graduating from Mount Healthy Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 10.32.20 AMJunior/Senior High School with a 4.30 GPA, he will be continuing his educational journey at the University of Cincinnati, where he will be majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.  While in high school, Daniel was a member of the Band, Academic Team, Student Government, and the National Honor Society.  He also proved his resiliency by having perfect attendance all four years of high school!  He was also a captain of the football team and member of the track and field team.

The Caleb Brown Jr. Scholarship is co-sponsored by the Delta Theta Sigma Chapter Foundation, Inc., the non-profit affiliate to the chapter.  To make a tax deductible contribution to the scholarship, please contact Justin Gibson, the Foundation’s Chairman, at 513.314.3467 or at

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May 03

Sigma Beta Club Informational Set for May 9th


Do you know of a young man, grades 8-11, who is interested in community service, academic excellence, and joining a brotherhood with over 5,000 members around the world?

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sigma Beta Club is having its next informational on Monday, May 9th at the West College Hill Community Center (2062 North bend Road).  The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Bro. Irvin Carney, the Sigma Beta Club coordinator, at (334) 590-4564 or


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Feb 04

Cincinnati Alumni Chapter Initiates New Brothers


(l-r) Bro. Paul Pierre, Bro. Sonjay Jones, Bro. Cameron Fitzpatrick

On Monday, February 1st, the Delta Theta Sigma Cincinnati Alumni chapter initiated three new brothers into our Wondrous Band.  The neophyte brothers are Bros. Paul Pierre, Sonjay Jones, and Cameron Fitzpatrick.  Please join us in welcoming them into the Blue & White Family, and for their commitment to Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service!

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Dec 21

Chapter Announces 2016 Community Awards

The Cincinnati Alumni chapter created a new tradition at the Centennial Gala in 2014 – that we would recognize individuals and organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area who exemplify our motto of “Culture for Service, Service for Humanity” in their works.  The awards are given out in three categories based on our three National Programs: Bigger and Better Business, Education, and Social Action.  The awards will be presented to winners at the 102nd Founders’ Day Celebration Breakfast on January 9, 2016 at the Courtyard Marriott Rookwood.

Tickets for the 102nd Founders’ Day Celebration Breakfast can be purchased by click here

The winners of the community awards are: Carl Satterwhite (Bigger and Better Business), Ceair Baggett (Education), and Yvette Simpson, Esq. (Social Action).

Bigger and Better Business Award – Carl Satterwhite

Carl Satterwhite is the President/Owner of RCF Group. RCF Group focuses on providing tailored and Carl 4comprehensive workplace solutions, gaining insight through listening sessions to understand your business culture, needs and challenges. At RCF Group, We Make The Workplace For You.

RCF Group is a National Minority Supplier Development Council Corporate Plus Member, one of less than 100 minority businesses endorsed by the NMSDC as such. RCF Group is a NMSDC Northeast Regional Corporation of the Year recipient and three-time SCOMSDC Corporation of the Year. RCF Group is dedicated to a supportive environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion while working together for the long term benefit of our clients, business, and community.

Carl is a member of the Board of Trustees for numerous professional organizations including: the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, BEARE Board, Cincinnati Branch of the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, Regional Chamber Executive Committee, Munoz Foundation Board of Directors, and is United Way Chair.

He is Minority Business Advisory Council Co-chair, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Sickle Cell Committee, Cincinnati Leadership Advisory Committee Co-chair, Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee VP for Cincinnati and Chair for the United Way Herbert R. Brown Society. He is the founder and host of Executive Straight Talk.

He is married to his Mt. Healthy high school sweetheart of 30 years, Dawn. They have two sons: Cameron and Brice, including daughter-in-law, Courtney granddaughter, Zoey, and grandson Braylen.

Education Award – Ceair Baggett

Ceair Baggett is the principal for Ethel M. Taylor Academy, a Cincinnati Public School serving Pre-K-6 grades. Ceair BaggettTaylor Academy is a Title 1 school, located in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Millvale. Before coming to Taylor, Mr. Baggett served as Assistant Principal for Cincinnati Public Schools, Robert A. Taft Information Technical High School and Gilbert A. Dater high School respectively.

Mr. Baggett has a long relationship with Cincinnati Public Schools not only as an Administrator but as a student as
well. A proud product of Cincinnati Pubic Schools, he attended Midway Elementary and College Hill Elementary before graduating from Taft Information Technology High School. Upon graduating high school, he received the Cincinnati Bell scholarship from Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School.

Mr. Baggett enrolled as a full-time college student at Xavier University majoring in Education. Through his scholarships and academic achievements Mr. Baggett was hired as was an Operational Administrator for Cincinnati Bell while in undergrad. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Mr. Baggett continued at Xavier where he acquired a Masters in Education Leadership.

Mr. Baggett has numerous accomplishments and received several awards in his professional and academic career. Most notably, in his first year as Assistant Principal at Taft High School, Taft went from a CP rating to Effective on the school Report Card!

Read more about Mr. Baggett’s efforts at the Taylor Academy by clicking here.

Social Action Award – Yvette Simpson, Esq.

Cincinnati City Council President Pro Tem Yvette Simpson grew up in Lincoln Heights, and after graduating from Y S 98Princeton High School attended Miami University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. In 2014, she received her MBA through Xavier University’s Executive MBA Program.

Simpson is serving her second term on Cincinnati City Council. She is the Chair of the Human Services, Youth, and Arts committee, and serves on the Budget & Finance, Law and Public Safety, Neighborhoods and Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation committees. Simpson is also a member of the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission, as appointed by the City Planning Commission.

On Council, Simpson focuses on creating jobs by developing and expanding Cincinnati small businesses, improving the lives and empowering Cincinnati youth, and providing the tools for our neighborhoods to become more vibrant places to live and work. She sponsored a motion to create two new commissions, the Small Business Advisory Committee (the SBAC) and the Youth Commission of Cincinnati (the YCC). She is currently the City Council Representative and coordinator of these commissions. The commissions are charged with evaluating the state of Cincinnati small business and youth and advising the Mayor and City Council on ways to improve in these areas.

Simpson also led the effort to create a new consortium, “Youth to Work” comprised of the departments and organizations using city funding to create summer employment opportunities for Cincinnati youth.

Councilmember Simpson spends as much time as possible in the community talking directly with her constituents about their ideas and concerns at neighborhood walks/coffees and community council meetings. Since her election, Simpson has been to nearly all Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods, and plans to reach all our communities during her time on Council.

Simpson has held board positions with many community organizations throughout Cincinnati, including the YWCA and the Urban League. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter and the Cincinnati Chapter of the Links, Inc. In 2005, she was recognized as one of the Business Courier’s Forty under 40 and a YWCA Rising Star. In 2014, Simpson was honored as one of the YWCA’s Career Women of Achievement.

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Dec 08

Chapter Elects Officers for 2016

During the December chapter meeting, the brothers of the Cincinnati Alumni chapter elected new officers for the 2016 year.  Held annually, the new officers will officially fill their respective seats on January 1, 2016.  The new officer are:

President – Dan Davis

Vice President – Irvin Carney

Secretary – Dr. Tai Collins

Treasurer – Rev. Kenneth Bibb

Chaplain – Min. Marcus LaCour

Parliamentarian – Darrell Phillips

The officers-elect will be officially installed at the 102nd Founders’ Day Celebration Breakfast on January 9, 2016 at the Courtyard Marriott Rookwood.  The event starts at 9 a.m. with a brief welcome, then a breakfast buffet.   Tickets for the Breakfast can be purchased at

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May 26

Oak Hills Senior Named Recipient of Scholarship

It is our pleasure to announce the recipient of the 2015 Caleb Brown Jr. Scholarship is Mr. Montell Brown.Montell Brown Picture

Montell will be graduating from Oak Hills High School this spring. He will be attending the University of Pennsylvania, one of eight Ivy League institutions, where he will major in Biological Basis of Behavior.

Montell served as President of his Senior Class and the Mock Trial Team. He was a member and captain of the Oak Hills football team, and member of the National Honor Society. He will graduate as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Brown on a job well done, and to much success in his future endeavors!

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Apr 23

Lambda Theta Graduate Awarded Univ. of Cincinnati’s Most Prestigious Honor

Congratulations to Lambda Theta/University of Cincinnati brother Brian Barney​, recipient of the 2015 Presidential Leadership Medal Medal of Excellence – THE HIGHEST HONOR BESTOWED ON A UC STUDENT!!!
Established in 2002, the medal is awarded by the university president to exceptional graduating students who best exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, service and the ideals of the University of Cincinnati.
The 2015 honorees were selected from applications of 29 graduating seniors from across the university. A UC committee represented by faculty, staff and student leaders reviewed the 13 finalists.
Brian Barney is from South Holland, Illinois. Barney is in the University Honors Program and is graduating summa cum laude this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from the College of Allied Health Sciences. Upon entering his freshman year, Barney was awarded the Cincinnatus Presidential Scholarship for his academic excellence, and he also started his career as a Division I NCAA track and field athlete. Barney’s leadership skills, love for a challenge and pushing the academic boundaries earned him the title of captain of the track team, Greek Life’s Male Athlete of the Year and nominations for the Rhodes Scholarship and Fulbright Fellowship Program.
In addition to his goal of becoming a practicing physical therapist, Barney has had success as an undergraduate academic researcher. Through his work in neuroexcitability and stroke recovery, Barney has earned an Undergraduate Research Fellowship Grant for his first summer as a research assistant and he later published his work and presented it at several presentations at the university and national level. Barney has demonstrated excellence for service, not only to the university, but also internationally through a Serve Beyond Cincinnati trip to Croix-des-Bouquets in Haiti where he helped build a house for a family in need. In 2014,
Barney served as the African American Cultural and Resource Center’s Mr. Kuamka and currently serves as president of the ADVANCE Organization, a student group providing leadership and professional development for students of color. In addition, he is president of the Lambda Theta chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and is the men’s track and field representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Barney has engaged in the University Honors Program and has completed the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program.
Brian will be pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky this fall. Congratulations Brian, and best of luck!

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Dec 05

Chapter Elects New Officers for 2015

At the past chapter meeting, the brothers selected the new administration to lead Phi Beta Sigma in Cincinnati.  The following brothers were elected to the respective posts:

  • President – Brother Dan Davis

  • Vice President – Brother Mario Cannon

  • Secretary – Brother Dr. Tai Collins

  • Treasurer – Brother Rev. Kenneth Bibb

  • Chaplain – Brother Dave Walcott

  • Parliamentarian – Brother Darrell Phillips

The above-mentioned brothers will be installed at the 101st Founders’ Day Celebration Breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott in Rookwood on Saturday, January 10.  Tickets are $25 each or $175 for a table of eight.  To purchase tickets email or purchase tickets online at

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Nov 24

Cincinnati Sigmas Partner with Alpha Kappa Alpha on ASCEND Program

The Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce their collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Sigma Omega Chapter with their signature event, ASCEND.

 The ASCEND program is designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential.  ASCEND will focus on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental skills. Students in the ASCEND program will be coached in academic enrichment, and receive life training skills to support their journey to college or vocational employment. The sorority will place additional emphasis on SMART careers (Science, Math And Related Technologies).

 “The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Sigma Omega Chapter are excited to partner with the men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Delta Sigma Chapter”, said Sandra D. Mosley, ASCEND Program Chair for the Sigma Omega Chapter.  “Together, we will engage in the sorority’s signature youth enrichment program to motivate, engage and assist high school students – males and females – in reaching their maximum potential.”

The ASCEND program will meet six times, one Saturday a month from January through June from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (the location will be disclosed at the time of your acceptance letter is sent out).  A nominal fee of $10.00 must accompany this application, along with a copy of your most recent report card, and letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or community leader.

ASCEND Application

The application must be returned by December 9, 2014 to the following address:

Sigma Omega Chapter
P. O. Box 17194
Cincinnati, Ohio 45217-0194

 If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Mosley at 513.477.4944 or

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