Kappa Sigma is an organization that has evolved since our founding in 1869. We have grown from a chapter of five friends and brothers at the University of Virginia to North America’s most preferred fraternity, initiating men from all walks of life and increasingly diverse backgrounds.
In this spirit, Kappa Sigma joins in commemorating Black History Month this February. We are also shining our Alumni Spotlight on several of our distinguished African-American alumni, Kappa Sigmas in successful careers who serve as role models for us all:
Jonathan Holloway (Theta-Upsilon, Miami University ’00), Entertainment Personality. Brother Holloway is the In-Arena Host for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. Brother Holloway is also recognizable to TV fans as a contestant on ABC’s The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.
Jeff Riles (Theta-Psi, Oklahoma City University “05), Global Energy Markets and Policy at Google in San Francisco, CA. Brother Riles is past President of the Oklahoma City University Alumni Association and has been named one of Oklahoma’s 30 under 30 in ionOklahoma magazine. Brother Riles has also served Kappa Sigma as a past District Grand Master.
James Patton (Theta-Upsilon, Miami University ’75), Architect and Educator. Brother Patton is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award as a leader in the architectural industry. Brother Patton also served as Director of Minority Affairs at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was also an Assistant Professor. Brother Patton was honored by his home chapter as a Theta-Upsilon Hall of Fame Inductee in 2017.
Craig Melvin (Alpha-Nu, Wofford College ’98), Journalist, NBC News. Brother Melvin is a news anchor on NBC’S TODAY. Prior to joining NBC News, Brother Melvin was an Emmy Award-winning anchor for WIS-TV in Columbus, South Carolina, and a weekend anchor for WRC-TV in Washington, DC.