The Jacksonville Alumni Chapter was a recipient of the Wilma Austin Newton Community Service Award from New Bethel AME Church in Jacksonville, FL on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the church’s 3rd Annual Black & White Ball. The event took place at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel and featured gospel recording artist Karen Clark-Sheard. The chapter was recognized for its initiatives in Health & Wellness, Community Service, Voter Education & Awareness, Mentorship, Leadership Training, & Scholarship. The chapter’s involvement in the Jacksonville community included the 5K Healthy, Fit & Smart Family Run/Walk, Kappa Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, Mayor Alvin Brown’s Mayor Mentors program, 19th Annual Kappa Charity Golf Tournament, and the 5th Annual Public Meeting showcasing “Outstanding Humanitarians” and awarding over $20,000 in scholarships to deserving students. Vice Polemarch Mark Chapman III accepted the award on behalf of the Chapter.