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PattersonDennis Audel Patterson
Beta Chi 1947

Dennis Audel Patterson was born in Newport News Virginia, November 14, 1925. A graduate of Huntington High School Class of 1942, at the age of 16, initially attended Hampton Institute from 1942 until 1943. However, in 1943 he enlisted as a member of Cooper Union, U.S. Corps of Engineers and participated in WWII from 1943 until the end of the war, September 1945. Upon the end of the war Brother Patterson returned to Hampton Institute and continued his education from 1946 until 1948 where he graduated achieving a Masters of Electrician License by the age of 22. Brother Patterson became a member of the Hampton Institute Chapter, the Beta Chi of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., on April 19, 1947. Brother Patterson served as Beta Chi’s first Polemarch 1947-1948 fraternity years. He also served as Hampton-Newport News (VA) Alumni Chapter Polemarch for the 1953 – 1954 and 1956 – 1958 fraternity year. Brother Patterson has lived a long and historic life as a pioneer of his time and a true KAPPA MAN.


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William Baker Alpha Phi 1956
Frank Dillard Alpha Phi 1957
Augustus L. Owens Alpha Lambda 1957
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