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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Nov 05

Chapter Reestablishes Local Sigma Beta Club

On Sunday November 2, the Cincinnati Alumni chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. celebrated the reestablishment of the local Sigma Beta Club!  Four young men from the Cincinnati area were inducted into the oldest youth auxiliary program among the historically African American fraternities and sororities in the country.



“The Sigma Beta Club Induction ceremony was a great event that reminded the community and  our new SBC initiates that their lives are valuable and that The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in Cincinnati are committed to making a positive impact on young black men’s lives” says Bro. Irvin Carney, coordinator of the local Sigma Beta Club.

The SBC program is for young men ages 8-18 who have an interest in social, academic, and personal development.  Programs the young men will participate in are community service, programs with other young groups around the region, and attending the fraternity’s National Conclave in Little Rock, AR in July 2015.

“The Sigma Beta Club is the root of our fraternity’s principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service,” says Justin M. Gibson, President of the Alumni Chapter.  “We stand with President Obama and his ‘My Brothers’ Keeper’ program, and the SBC aligns with the goals of his administration.”

Membership into the Sigma Beta Club is accepted throughout the year.  If you or someone you know is interested in SBC, please visit or contact Bro. Irvin Carney directly at 334.590.4564.

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Oct 31

Cincinnati Sigmas Continue Partnership with Local Charity for the Holiday Season

The Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting the “Live to Give Holiday Jam” on Friday, December 12 at the Sharonville Holiday Inn from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  This event is being held to raise money for the Adopt-a-Family program sponsored by St. Vincent De Paul Charities.  This will be the third consecutive year the Sigmas will be joining St. Vincent de Paul in their efforts.


This holiday season, St. Vincent De Paul hopes to help 350 families through its Adopt-a-Family program.  They bring hope to the front line of poverty, with more than 900 parish volunteers visiting the homes of neighbors in need to provide innovative, practical emergency assistance.  St. Vincent de Paul has served residents for more than 145 years.

“On Christmas morning, all parents want nothing more than their children to have presents under the tree,” says Matt Flege, Strategic Initiative Manager for St. Vincent de Paul.  “When you adopt a family, you are not only bringing joy of Christmas to a child, but giving the gift of hope to families in need.  We can’t thank Phi Beta Sigma enough for being a blessing to the families we serve.”


 Brother Dan Davis, the chapter’s Social Action Chairman, has spearheaded our relationship with St. Vincent de Paul for the third consecutive year.  “The smiles and tears that have been shared with us by the families continue to uplift our spirits and allow us to appreciate the joy of giving. We have been truly blessed and can’t say enough good things about our adopt-a-family experiences.”

Tickets for the event are $15 per person, or $25 for two.  The event will include the music and a cash bar.  Raffle tickets and door prizes will also be available.  The Sharonville Holiday Inn is located at 3855 Hauck Road.  Contact Bro. Robert White at 513.885.0021 with questions, or click HERE to purchase tickets.



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Oct 16

Welcome to the New & Improved Cincinnati Alumni Chapter Website!

Greetings Sigma brothers, Zeta sisters, fellow Greeks, family and friends… welcome to the official website of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Delta Theta Sigma Chapter!

As our great fraternity approaches its Centennial, we are looking forward to 100 years with great deal of enthusiasm and a great deal of purpose. We will celebrate the greatest milestone of our existence to date on January 9, 2014, but we will also do so understanding our mission is yet unfulfilled. Brothers from around the world will gather by the tens of thousands, resolute in seeing our fraternity’s motto – “Culture for Service, Service for Humanity” – create an awareness and determination to see our communities flourish with economic empowerment, political participation, and educational opportunities.

In Cincinnati, the Brothers of the Delta Theta Sigma chapter stand unyielding to be the standard bearers. We look forward to providing our community with resources and programming that will make the Tri-State region desirable for all residents, especially those of the Black Community. Whether it the Sigma Beta Club (our youth auxiliary for young men, ages 8-17) or through one of our quarterly happy hour events, we plan to do our part in becoming an integral part of civic and social life in the City of Cincinnati.

We thank you in advance in helping us remain the “fraternity of choice”, and we look forward to partnering with you in one of our future social, educational, or service events!

Our Cause Speeds Nobly on its Way!

Justin M. Gibson
President, Cincinnati Alumni Chapter
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

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