Wilberforce student earns given a national position

By Scott Halasz

April 19, 2014

WILBERFORCE — Eddie D. Scott, a senior at Wilberforce University majoring in political science, was recently elected as the 60th Junior Grand Vice Polemarch, which is the highest undergraduate position in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Scott’s journey began in the fall of 2011 when he was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi’s Delta Chapter. He has held the positions of chapter president and junior vice-president and currently serves on the Province Board. His path to this high position started with the Delta Chapter, which is one of the oldest fraternities at Wilberforce University and the fourth oldest fraternity in the National Panhellenic Council.

Scott entered Wilberforce University in the fall of 2010. He chose Wilberforce University because he heard a lot of positive comments about the university from his family, and friends. Scott is an active member of the Student Government Association, where he served as parliamentarian and is the new elected president. He also serves as the chairperson of spiritual and social events in the Student African American Brotherhood.

“I am most proud of being the first on my father’s side to go to college, being able to travel to 23 states, and being a part of several organizations,” Scott said. “My mother has been the foundation for most of my life. She has also been supportive.”

When he leaves Wilberforce, Scott hopes he is remembered for two things.

“That I always gave back and that I tried to have an impact on someone here at Wilberforce University,” he said.

Scott hopes to be an ordained minister, following in the steps of his former pastor and mentor, the Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, pastor of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., and mentor, the Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid, III, pastor of Bethel AME Church in Baltimore.